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Protest in Ramallah in Solidarity with Palestinian Children Held in Israeli Jails!

  • Published on Apr 22, 2015
    People and activists have held a protest in Ramallah in solidarity with Palestinian children held in Israeli jails. The participants also honored 15-year-old Khaled al-Sheikh who was recently released from an Israeli prison. Our correspondent in the city Mona Kandil has this report.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1164222/Boy-11-used-human-shield-Israeli-soldiers-gunfire-Gaza-claims-UN.html

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/tales-from-gaza-what-is-life-really-like-in-the-worlds-largest-outdoor-prison-8567611.html

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3595097,00.html

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/professor-noam-chomsky-jew-my-visit-to-gaza-the-worlds-largest-open-air-prison/

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http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!

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April 24, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Debate: Saudi Invasion of Yemen (April 23rd)

  • Published on Apr 23, 2015
    Even though Operation Decisive Storm has ended, the new Saudi operation: Restoring Hope appears to be not much different for now. The Saudi bombs continue to fall and Yemenis continue to pay the price. So is this the beginning of the end of the Saudi war on Yemen? What did Decisive Storm achieve? And will all this pave the way for dialogue to take place? We try and answer some of these questions in this edition of The Debate.

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April 24, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Pentagon’s “Operation Jade Helm 15″: The Floodgate Towards Martial Law and World War III?

WW3 is near?

WW3 is near?

  • The Pentagon’s “Operation Jade Helm 15″: The Floodgate towards Martial Law and World War III?
    by Joachim Hagopian, http://www.globalresearch.ca/  
    First we learned that Operation Jade Helm 15 is coming this summer from mid-July through mid-September to a Southwest neighborhood near you stretching from Texas to California. Per government sources and their mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post, it’s nothing more than a benign massive military drill designed to test how effectively US Special Operations forces can covertly and as seamlessly as possible embed themselves into the civilian populace as a mere security training exercise to keep us all safe in the future. The Washington Post March 31st headline – “Why Operation Jade Helm 15 is Freaking out the Internet and Why it Shouldn’t Be” – then goes on to list several alternative news sites like InfoWars making the claim that martial law in America is coming soon.

    According to last August’s CNN poll, an all-time high of 87% of Americans simply do not trust their own government nor mainstream media as truthful or credible. More and more Americans are turning to alternative news sources in an attempt to find out what’s really going on in their world.

    But the rash of “sky is falling” headlines from the internet news sources have created a media firestorm. Millions of Americans could hardly be consoled by the Washington Post article encouraging them not to worry that our government once again is up to no good. Instead those distrusting MSM believe Jade Helm 15 is a training exercise that will pave the way for US martial law similar to how the Boston Marathon false flag was a litmus test for martial law imposed on a major US metropolitan city. Except this time Jade Helm’s unprecedented size and scope covers a large expansive area taking up the southwestern quadrant of the United States.

    The US military has designated certain states like Texas, Utah and part of Southern California during this operation as “hostile,” adding that “New Mexico isn’t much friendlier.” That the one time reputable DC newspaper that broke Watergate in the 70’s describes the Jade Helm operation in terms as if it were some kind of board game like Risk or Monopoly doesn’t help its already dubious credibility. Millions of Americans have realized their own oligarchic government has betrayed them and their interests and simply can no longer be trusted. So in the eyes of the feds, that would automatically make them “hostile.”

    The Post article also list several past covert military operations where states have been labeled as hostile territory for purposes of the training exercises. And of course that they went by unnoticed should give us solace the Jade’s outcome will be no different.

    Now that the fascist totalitarian oligarchy posing as our federal government has been busily expanding its military wars from the Middle East to American soil against its own law abiding citizens, the Post tells us we shouldn’t worry. George W Bush once infamously proclaimed “you’re either with us or against us.”

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/major-general-jerry-curry-why-are-domestic-government-agencies-purchasing-enough-lethal-ammunition-to-put-5-rounds-in-every-american/

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2013/03/11/1-6-billion-rounds-of-ammo-for-homeland-security-its-time-for-a-national-conversation/

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April 24, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video: “Death to the Arabs” March Forces Its Way Through Occupied Jerusalem!

Jewish Racism: "To Hate Arabs is not Racism, it is Values!"

Jewish Racism: “To Hate Arabs is not Racism, it is Values!”

  • Video: “Death to the Arabs” March Forces Its Way Through Occupied Jerusalem!
    by Ali Abunimah, http://electronicintifada.net/
    This disturbing video shows Israeli youths, escorted by police and occupation forces, marching through the Old City of Jerusalem chanting “mavet la’aravim” – “death to the Arabs” – and other cries of hate.


    According to the racism-monitoring website Kifaya, the 19 April march was part of the monthly “Tour of the Gates” by Jewish extremists through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.

    As part of the event, held at the beginning of every month according to the Jewish calendar, the one-kilometer-long route is blocked to Palestinians, and businesses and stores must close, Kifaya says. Palestinians are forbidden from leaving their homes during the march.

    “Some 1,500 Jews participated in the march,” Kifaya says, “and it was secured by hundreds of policemen and soldiers, who thronged the area.”

    Organized hate
    In addition to “death to the Arabs,” the marchers’ repertoire of cries and songs included: “revenge,” “may your name be wiped out,” “may your village be burnt down,” and the anti-Muslim chant “Muhammad is dead” –- all heard by the police and occupation forces who secured the event, Kifaya says.

    Some of the marchers even banged on the doors of homes and businesses and there were also some attempts to damage property.

    Israel expert Dena Shunra told The Electronic Intifada that “may your name be wiped out” is a “very potent curse, generally used for enemies of the entire Jewish nation. Hitler is always mentioned with that curse.” Shunra observes that the video reveals the highly organized nature of the march: the youths in the yellow vests in front have the word “ushers” on their backs.

    At 0:24, a young man can be seen wearing a kippa – skull cap – with the word “Nachman” on it, indicating that he, at least, is affiliated with the Breslauer sect of Hasidic Jews. At 0:54 some participants can be seen holding what look like papers with slogans printed on them. It is striking, Shunra adds, “the way liturgical texts and songs are interspersed amongst the hate cries.”

    Israelis regularly hold similar hate marches on “Jerusalem Day,” a government-decreed annual celebration of the city’s military occupation and annexation in violation of international law

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem!

    Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version)
    Nations Descended from Noah
    1 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath,[a] and Togarmah.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/former-israeli-soldier-describes-how-idf-troops-do-not-view-palestinians-as-human-beings-9828056.html

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We are trained to not see Palestinians as humans – former IDF soldier!

http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-1.590048?trailingPath=2.169%2C2.216%2C2.217%2C

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/a-good-jew-hates-arabs-1.459832

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.530993

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

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  • Sir Gerald Kaufmann (UK Jewish MP):
    “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. “My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. ”

    “The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.”

  • He said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants “was the reply of the Nazi” and added: “I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

‘Israel was born out of Jewish Terrorism! …. They are not simply war criminals. They are fools!’

  • … it turns out the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directives of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.” from 4:22 onwards
  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/29/the_gatekeepers_in_new_film_ex#.UQf8XvB8aRA.email

Click on image to goto video interview of director Dror Moreh!

“Shalom (Ex ShinBet chief) shocked viewers. He called Israeli occupation no different from Nazi occupied Europe.” – Quote

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!

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April 23, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama is the Detonator for World War!

WW3 is near?

WW3 is near?

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  • Obama is the Detonator for World War!
    by https://larouchepac.com/
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    Developments over the past several days provide a devastating reminder that, so long as Barack Obama remains in office as President of the United States, the world stands on the edge of general war, a war that could quickly become a war of thermonuclear extinction.

    The issue is not Obama per se. He is a degenerate patsy of the British Empire and allied Wall Street forces that are currently being driven mad by the reality that their entire trans-Atlantic financial system is doomed, and that an alternative paradigm, centered in the China-Russia led BRICS emerging system, is coming into being. The forces who have owned Obama, since they launched his political career, are ready to start World War III, rather than surrender their power.

    Lyndon LaRouche warned on Tuesday that:

    “we are on the verge of virtual extinction, as the result of chain-reaction effects of this situation.”

    The refusal of the British and Wall Street to surrender their failing grip on power will drive them, in desperation, to have Obama launch World War III.

    “This is the first threat of human extinction in modern history,”

    LaRouche concluded.


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April 23, 2015 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel Boycotts Spreading Among US Academia!

  • Published on Apr 22, 2015
    Many across the US are taking up the call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. As Caleb Maupin reports, 120 faculty members of New York University recently called on the institution to end its investment in Israel.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

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April 23, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wayne Madsen: “NATO Is Turning Into A Global Army To Protect The Oligarchs!”

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April 23, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feds Keep on Stockpiling Ammo! Justice Soliciting Bids for 9mm hollow-Point Bullets!

http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/feds-buying-95000-rounds-with-maximum-stopping-power/

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http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/feds-buying-enough-bullets-for-24-year-war/

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April 23, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Assad: ISIS Was Created in Iraq, ‘Under the Supervision of the Americans’!

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/19258-obama-s-anti-isis-coalition-built-isis-biden-admits

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  • Assad: ISIS Was Created in Iraq, ‘Under the Supervision of the Americans’!
    by Patrick Goodenough, http://www.cnsnews.com/
    (CNSNews.com) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was created in Iraq in 2006 “under the supervision of the Americans,” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told French television in an interview broadcast on Monday.

    With the civil war in its fifth year, Assad presented a customarily defiant face in the interview with France 2 TV, denying using chemical weapons or “barrel bombs” against his foes, denying that Iranian troops were fighting in support of his regime, and accusing the West and regional Arab states of supporting the infiltration of terrorists into Syria.

    Asked whether he had helped ISIS to emerge in order to present himself as “a shield” against the terrorists, Assad bristled.

    ISIS was created in Iraq in 2006 under the supervision of the Americans,” he said, according to a transcript provided by the official SANA news agency. “I wasn’t controlling Iraq. The Americans controlled Iraq, and ISIS came from Iraq to Syria, because chaos is contagious.”


    (The Syrian leader was alluding to ISIS’ origins:  Jordanian Sunni militant Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi renamed his jihadist group al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and then Islamic State of Iraq in 2006. With its expansion into Syria, the group’s name changed in 2013 to ISIS/ISIL, a move that sparked a split with al-Qaeda and its official Syria-based affiliate, the al-Nusra Front.)

    “When there is chaos in Syria, ISIS came to Syria,” Assad said. “Before ISIS came al-Nusra Front, which is al-Qaeda, and before that you had the Muslim Brotherhood. They all represent the same grassroots for ISIS to come later.”

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http://www.infowars.com/iraqis-have-evidence-u-s-arms-islamic-state-terrorists/

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/19824-isis-the-best-terror-threat-u-s-tax-money-can-buy

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http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150222/1018598246.html

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April 23, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DEAGEL.com Just LOWERED 2025 US Population Forecast to 65 Million ! (ECN Alert 2015-04-21)

http://www.deagel.com/country/United-States-of-America_c0001.aspx

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http://www.deagel.com/country/United-States-of-America_c0001.aspx

23 Oct 2014 – US population reduction from 316 million to 69 million! Click on image to goto deagel.com !

http://www.infowars.com/from-7-billion-people-to-500-million-people-%E2%80%93-the-sick-population-control-agenda-of-the-global-elite/

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http://www.infowars.com/the-move-to-depopulate-the-planet/

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http://www.infowars.com/ngo-envisages-global-one-child-policy-pandemics-to-solve-overpopulation/

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April 22, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Military Build Up For Jade Helm Is Biggest Ever Seen!

April 22, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yemen Continues Chaotic Fall as Saudi Strikes Intensify with US Support!

  • Published on Apr 21, 2015
    The US government was providing Saudi Arabia with military support and had been working with the Gulf nation to control the political climate in Yemen years before the current Saudi-led bombing campaign in the country. Manila Chan reports on the US and Saudi collusion before the latest outbreak in violence.

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April 22, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Officials Warn About Drug Shortages Caused by Israeli Siege in Gaza!

  • Published on Apr 21, 2015
    The Palestinian Health Ministry is warning of a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip due to the ongoing crippling Israeli siege. The ministry says hospitals and medical centers are facing a critical shortage of drugs and medical disposables due to the blockade. It says hundreds of patients are in life-threatening conditions and urgently need medical supplies. The Health Ministry is now calling on international bodies, including the Red Cross and the World Health Organization, to exert pressure on Tel Aviv to lift the blockade and open the crossings. Gaza has been under siege since 2007. Dozens of Palestinians including children have lost their lives because of a lack of medical supplies.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1164222/Boy-11-used-human-shield-Israeli-soldiers-gunfire-Gaza-claims-UN.html

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Noam_chomsky-It_is_not_War_it_is_murder_by_Zionist_Israel

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/tales-from-gaza-what-is-life-really-like-in-the-worlds-largest-outdoor-prison-8567611.html

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3595097,00.html

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/professor-noam-chomsky-jew-my-visit-to-gaza-the-worlds-largest-open-air-prison/

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http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!

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April 22, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Preparing for Ground Offensive in Ukraine: Ex-Kremlin Advisor

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  • US Preparing for Ground Offensive in Ukraine: Ex-Kremlin Advisor!
    by http://www.presstv.ir/  
    Press TV has conducted an interview with Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin adviser in London, about US paratroopers training Ukraine government forces to battle pro-Russia forces in the east.

    The following is a rough transcription of the interview.
    Press TV: You have Ukraine’s information minister saying that we want to thank the US because their know-how and knowledge about how to deal with a war is going to get translated to the Ukrainian troops. Is Ukraine preparing for a war that we are unaware of?

    Nekrassov:
    Well first of all I think we should remember that NATO and the US have been helping the Ukrainian army all along and that they have been training not only the National Guard as you mentioned in your introduction, but they are also helping those cutthroat nationalists and neo-Nazis that are also going to be trained by these American advisers. So we have been seeing it for a while.


    Now the whole point of the American involvement in Ukraine, which started with the funding of the coup last year, which overthrew the legitimate government, was to create tension in Ukraine for a long time.

    Now Americans failed to grab Crimea, which was the jewel in the crown for them because they wanted that naval base there and failing to do that, they are now basically waging a long-term campaign and when you say they are not providing arms yet, well through third parties they do provide arms.

    They are not providing them officially but unofficially the Ukrainian army would not have had enough equipment and enough ammunition to fight the rebels in the east without some sort of support and that is why we are witnessing now the training.

    It is not just part of this whole strategy. It is also a symbolic move to basically blackmail and threaten Russia into some sort of submission which I doubt will work and it will not work obviously.

    But I think that these are attempts by the Washington administration to create more tensions in Ukraine. We will continue seeing this for quite some time. I do not really see any sort of agreement like Minsk II. At the moment we have this agreement and then probably Minsk III and so on. I do not think anything will help to stop crisis in Eastern Ukraine.   

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April 22, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why An American And A Russian General Are Suddenly Very Worried About Nuclear War!

WW3 is near?

WW3 is near?

  • Why An American And A Russian General Are Suddenly Very Worried About Nuclear War!
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com 
    Over the past several years, there has been an alarming escalation of two very disturbing trends: an increasing preponderance of cyberattacks on complex infrastructure (whether domestic or abroad and whether instigated by external sources or internally, in a false falg attempt to evolve the issue to the benefit of various military-industrial complex benficiaries) as well as around the globe, and a largely unexpected return to a Cold War footing, one catalyzed by the violent US-sponsored overthrow of the former Kiev government and the eagerness to escalate the resultant conflict exhibited by the Kremlin.

    If one extends said trends, one would arrive at a very unpleasant conclusion: due to the porous nature of modern technology and the increasing prevalence of cyberattacks, coupled with Cold War-era nuclear doctrines and rising tensions between the two superpowers who are now back to a Cold War regime, a nuclear war has suddenly emerged yet again as a very real threat.

    At least such is the opinion of two high-ranking military commanders, American James E. Cartwright, a former Marine Corps general, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commander of the United States Strategic Command, and Russian Vladimir Dvorkin, a retired major general who headed the research institute of Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces. Both are members of the Global Zero Commission on Nuclear Risk Reduction, and both are very concerned about the future of the world if the current nuclear status quo between the US and Russia is left unchanged.

    The two express their joint concern in a NYT Op-Ed, in which they warns of the dangers of old nuclear strike doctrines at a time when relations between the two superpowers are at such a low point. As a result, they call on Moscow and Washington to prevent possible provocations.

    In the Op-Ed, the authors state that there are three Cold War legacy strategic options at the two countries’ disposal: i) a first strike; ii) retaliation after an attack and iii) launch on warning. The generals opine that the latter is the riskiest scenario, “since provocations or malfunctions can trigger a global catastrophe. Since computer-based information systems have been in place, the likelihood of such errors has been minimized. But the emergence of cyberwarfare threats has increased the potential for false alerts in early-warning systems. The possibility of an error cannot be ruled out.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/opinion/how-to-avert-a-nuclear-war.html

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April 22, 2015 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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