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The Debate – US Anti-Iran Allegation

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Dec 15, 2017
    We waited for the smoking gun & what we seemed to have gotten was more of a Colin Powell repeat. The US ambassador to the UN’s presentation to apparently prove Iranian violations of int’l obligations has been ridiculed for its lack of substance. This may an attempted deflection from the US role in the Saudi-led war & blockade on Yemen, in which countless Yemenis die & suffer. Beyond logistical questions about how Iranian arms could ever reach Yemenis, how is providing a people under attack with a defensive capability wrong? Join me, Waqar Rizvi, as we seek to answer that & more in tonight’s discussion.
http://www.addictedtowar.com/docs/The.War.Against.the.Third.World.pdf

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December 16, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Bad Day for Our Enemies’: European Leaders Take ‘Historic’ Step Toward Joint EU Army

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/837340/Brexit-news-MEPs-unveil-plan-for-EU-army-navy-and-air-force-Britain-left

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  • ‘Bad Day for Our Enemies’: European Leaders Take ‘Historic’ Step Toward Joint EU Army
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Leaders of 25 European Union states have signed the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) pact that will see them undertake more joint projects and increase their defense budgets with the idea to likely create a permanent EU army.

    Arriving at a summit in Brussels, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini hailed a “historic decision that turns the European Union into a credible security provider, globally,” saying that the EU is already contemplating “the possibility of deploying one of our battlegroups in one of the crisis theaters.”

    “For many years the strongest argument against PESCO had been the fear that it would lead to the weakening of NATO. But it is quite the opposite – strong European defense naturally strengthens NATO,” said EU President Donald Tusk.

    “This is why PESCO is not only good news for us, but it is also good news for our allies and bad news for our enemies,”
     he added, before heading to the leaders’ group photo call and signing ceremony.


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https://sputniknews.com/europe/201708011056067174-france-germany-draft-defense-pact/

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/819625/EU-army-Europe-set-cross-Rubicon-unified-defence-plan-UK-Britain

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/734827/eu-army-military-schengen-meps-european-parliament

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December 16, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

UK Gov’t Exposed For Funding Terrorist “Councils,” “Police,” And “White Helmets”

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Affairs-Britains-Collusion-Radical/dp/1846687640#_

In this ground-breaking book, Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups. Secret Affairs shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments. The story of how Britain has helped nurture the rise of global terrorism has never been told.

  • UK Gov’t Exposed For Funding Terrorist “Councils,” “Police,” And “White Helmets”
    by Brandon Turbeville, https://www.activistpost.com/
    The BBC has recently surprised everyone with a rare act of journalism, exposing the UK government for funding terrorists in Syria through a foreign aid programme that has dished out millions of pounds of taxpayer money over the years. The money has been awarded to groups like Adam Smith International which is then funneled to the extremists. At the focus of the BBC article is the fact that taxpayer money has been provided to the Free Syrian Police, a police force operated by “rebel” councils.

    While ASI argues that the FSP is an unarmed security force, an abundance of evidence demonstrates to the contrary as anyone who pays even a shred of attention to the Syrian crisis would already know. FSP is heavily armed, heavily sectarian, units of terror employed by units of terrorists. They are, in reality, simply more terrorists employed to control and oppress the people of Syria. Of this there is no doubt. As BBC reports,

    The government has suspended a foreign aid project after a BBC Panorama investigation found taxpayers’ cash was being diverted to extremists in Syria. Officers from a UK-backed police force in Syria have also been working with courts carrying out brutal sentences.

    A UK government spokesman said it takes allegations of co-operation with terrorist groups “extremely seriously”. Adam Smith International, the British company running the project, said it strongly denies the allegations.

    The Free Syrian Police (FSP) was set up following the uprising in Syria, to bring law and order to parts of the country that were controlled by opposition forces. Adam Smith International (ASI) has been running the project since October 2014.

    Britain was one of six donor countries paying for the project, which provides community policing to the rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Idlib and Daraa provinces.

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

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Weapons Went From The CIA To ISIS In Less Than Two Months

  • Weapons Went From The CIA To ISIS In Less Than Two Months
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
    * Mainstream media in 2013: “Conspiracy Theorists!”
    * Mainstream media in 2017: “ISIS Got a Powerful Missile the CIA Bought!”

    Years late to the party, mainstream media outlets like USA Today, Reuters, and Buzzfeed are just out with “breaking” and “exclusive” stories detailing how a vast arsenal of weapons sent to Syria by the CIA in cooperation with US allies fuelled the rapid growth of ISIS. Buzzfeed’s story entitled, Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria, begins by referencing “a new report on how ISIS built its arsenal highlights how the US purchased munitions, intended for Syrian rebels, that ended up in the hands of the terrorist group.”

    The original study that Buzzfeed and other media are referencing comes from a UK-based independent weapons research organization called Conflict Armament Research (CAR) which has had a team of weapons and munitions experts on the ground in the Middle East for years examining arms and equipment recovered from ISIS and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Using serial numbers, crate shipping markings, and all available forensics data, the CAR experts began finding that as early as 2013 to 2014 much of the Islamic State’s advanced weapons systems as well as small arms were clearly sourced to the United States and the West.

    “Supplies of materiel into the Syrian conflict from foreign parties – notably the United States and Saudi Arabia – have indirectly allowed IS to obtain substantial quantities of anti-armor ammunition,” states the CAR report. “These weapons include anti-tank guided weapons and several varieties of rocket with tandem warheads, which are designed to defeat modern reactive armor.”

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http://theantimedia.org/tulsi-gabbard-plan-refugee-crisis/

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https://www.rt.com/usa/379119-tulsi-gabbard-terrorists-syria/

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December 16, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Netanyahu is Calling Shots as US Beats Drums of War vs Iran’ – CIA Veteran

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

  • ‘Netanyahu is Calling Shots as US Beats Drums of War vs Iran’ – CIA Veteran
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, was dancing to Israel’s tune by calling for a Western coalition against Iran while posing in front of the wreckage of a missile, former CIA officer Ray McGovern told RT, saying the spectacle was aimed at distracting attention from Yemen.

    “I think that Netanyahu is calling the shots. Look, Jerusalem has just been recognized as the capital of Israel, Nikki Haley is getting on this bandwagon. She sees this as being very propitious for her, politically,”
     McGovern said.


    Describing Haley as “frightfully ambitious,” McGovern argued that if US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had given her some guidance on the issue, he has not been very effective, as the US ambassador to the UN seems to be “following the kind of talking points that are originating not only in Washington, or in New York, but in Tel Aviv.”

    The supposed proof provided by Haley of Iran’s alleged violation of the UN resolutions pales when compared to the scope of violations committed by US-backed Saudi Arabia, Iran’s archrival, McGovern said.

    “It’s giving hypocrisy a bad name, when you look at the situation in Yemen, where the US supported Saudi attacks that indiscriminately killed so many civilians as opposed to this one rocket that was sent by the Houthis into Saudi Arabia to land whatever it might,”
    McGovern said.


    “This is the time to beat the drums against Iran and the best thing they could find are some missile parts,”
    McGovern said, adding that while the missile might indeed have originated in Iran, it was used by Haley “to deflect a conversation from the fact that a million people in Yemen now have cholera, 70 percent of the Yemenis now depend on outside food to survive.”

    The rocket might have been supplied to the Houthis “years ago,” he said, and the fact that it landed near a Riyadh airport on November 4 was a mere “piece of luck” for the rebels.

    McGovern added that by focusing on Iran, Washington is trying to heal the wounds from its defeat in Syria, where it was effectively excluded from the settlement process, led by Russia, Iran and Turkey.

    “Nikki Haley and Washington seem to be in an unreal world, largely because they have just lost big time. Syria – they lost. They lost to the Russians and the Syrians, and the Iranians, and Hezbollah. Now, what’s the proper reaction to that – the proper reaction would be too come back and reassess where we are,”
     McGovern suggested, but instead what he calls an “unholy alliance”of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel “are out to put all kinds of pressure to Iran.”

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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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Chinese Navy Begins Live-Fire Drills Near N. Korea as S. Korea & US Escalate Activity

  • Chinese Navy Begins Live-Fire Drills Near N. Korea as S. Korea & US Escalate Activity
    by https://www.rt.com/
    China’s navy has begun four-day live-fire drills off the coast of North Korea as Pyongyang warned that Washington’s actions are pushing the region toward nuclear war.

    The drills began Thursday off the coast of Lushun in China’s northeast province of Liaoning. Ahead of the exercise, an area of some 276 square kilometers was declared off limits, Chinese media reported, citing the country’s Maritime Security Agency.

    Lushun is home to an important naval base for the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) North Sea Fleet, responsible for safeguarding China’s waters off the Korean Peninsula. The scale of the drills as well as the exact number of ships participating remained unclear.

    The four-day naval exercise kicked off amid a flurry of military activity in the region. The United States, South Korea and Japan held joint military exercises this week aimed at pressuring North Korea to abandon its missile testing.

    Last week, more than 40 warships from the Chinese Navy took part in a major exercise in the East China Sea, just days after the country’s Air Force had carried out similar high-level drills.

    On Thursday, Pyongyang said that a Trump administration plan to impose a naval blockade on North Korea, if implemented, would be “extremely dangerous” and “big step” toward nuclear war.

    Moscow and Beijing have repeatedly advocated a “double freeze” solution to the crisis, in which North Korea would halt missile and nuclear programs in exchange for Washington dialing down its military drills in the region. Earlier this month, Moscow said it was ready to help facilitate talks between Washington and Pyongyang, with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stating that “North Korea wants to talk to the US about its own security assurances.”

    Washington has ridiculed international calls for dialogue, opting instead for incendiary tweets and military drills, in hopes that Pyongyang will acquiesce. In a rare glimmer of diplomatic protocol, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the United States was “ready to talk anytime”with North Korea “without preconditions.” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert walked back his statement the next day, however, saying that North Korea would have to suspend its weapons tests before such talks could take place.

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December 16, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

EU Leaders Toast Launch of European Army

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/621880/EU-army-war-world-war-three-Europe-Vladimir-Putin-US-tanks-troops

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  • EU Leaders Toast Launch of European Army
    by SIMON OSBORNE, https://www.express.co.uk/
    EU LEADERS have been celebrating the launch of their new defence co-operation pact – again.

    The Permanent Structured Co-operation (PESCO) – a European army in all but name – has already been feted at several different launch events over recent months. But it has now received the official blessing of heads of state and government who joined to toast its success at their summit in Brussels. Critics have dismissed the initiative as a paper tiger but European Council President Donald Tusk hailed it as a big moment in the history of the EU.

    Mr Tusk said PESCO was the successor of a more than 50-year-old vision for European security co-operation. He said: “The dream was at odds with reality. Today the dream becomes reality. “PESCO is good news for our allies and bad news for our enemies.” Twenty-five of the EU’s current 28 members have signed up — Britain, Malta and Denmark are not involved.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-emmanuel-macron-eu-army-joint-defence-budget-french-president-nato-britain-brexit-russia-a7968346.html

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/853462/Juncker-speech-LIVE-Jean-Claude-Juncker-State-of-the-Union-EU-European-Union

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/848559/European-Union-Guy-Verhofstadt-Brexit-France-transnational-vote-European-Parliament

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December 16, 2017 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Putin Warns The United States And North Korea Are About To Start A Massive War

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Dec 14, 2017
    Alex Jones presents a video clip of Putin from RT where he specifically asks North Korea and the US to stop escalating tensions in the South China Sea for fear of sparking World War III. A video from Alabama shows a Doug Jones voter claiming he and a group of people “came from different parts of the country” to vote. Also, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is grilled over conflicts of interest in Special Counsel Mueller’s probe. Media analyst Mark Dice breaks down the latest in liberal lunacy and fake news, and Jon Rappoport hosts the fourth and final hour.

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December 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newly-Declassified Documents Show Western Leaders Promised Gorbachev that NATO Would Not Move “One Inch Closer” to Russia

  • Newly-Declassified Documents Show Western Leaders Promised Gorbachev that NATO Would Not Move “One Inch Closer” to Russia
    by WashingtonsBlog 
    The U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union at the time it broke up and many other experts have said that the West promised Gorbachev that – if the USSR allowed German re-unification – NATO wouldn’t move “one inch closer” to Russia.

    While Western leaders have long denied the promise, newly-declassified documents now prove this. The National Security Archive at George Washington University reported Tuesday:

    U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University (http://nsarchive.gwu.edu).

    The documents show that 
    multiple national leaders were considering and rejecting Central and Eastern European membership in NATO as of early 1990 and through 1991, that discussions of NATO in the context of German unification negotiations in 1990 were not at all narrowly limited to the status of East German territory, and that subsequent Soviet and Russian complaints about being misled about NATO expansion were founded in written contemporaneous memcons and telcons at the highest levels.


    The documents reinforce former CIA Director Robert Gates’s criticism of “pressing ahead with expansion of NATO eastward [in the 1990s], when Gorbachev and others were led to believe that wouldn’t happen.” 
    The key phrase, buttressed by the documents, is “led to believe.”


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December 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Billionaire Bilderberger Busted Building Bioweapons – #NewWorldNextWeek

  • corbettreport Published on Nov 30, 2017
    Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

    Story #1: Russia Will Build Its Own Internet Directory, Citing US Information Warfare http://bit.ly/2jsspP9
    OpenNIC.org: Open Democratic Alternative DNS Root http://bit.ly/2wQqzAw
    Blockchain-DNS.info: First Step Towards Uncensored Internet http://bit.ly/2AJCcLJ
    Bit.Namecoin.org: Using Bitcoin Tech to Decentralize Website Addresses http://bit.ly/2Bn7eoT

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December 15, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran: Purported US Evidence on Yemen Missile ‘Fabricated’

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Dec 14, 2017
    Iran’s UN mission has categorically dismissed as “unfounded” US Ambassador Nikki Haley’s claim that a missile fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen last month was supplied by the Islamic Republic.
http://news.antiwar.com/2016/10/16/us-again-attacks-yemen-coast-despite-growing-doubts-over-missiles/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/vietnam-war-and-yemen-false-flags-the-gulf-of-tonkin-incident-vs-the-alleged-missile-attack-on-uss-mason-off-the-coast-of-yemen/5552257

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https://sputniknews.com/military/201610181046433259-yemen-radar-glitch/

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December 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China Regulators Complete Final ‘Drill’ In Preparation For Petro-Yuan Futures Trading

  • China Regulators Complete Final ‘Drill’ In Preparation For Petro-Yuan Futures Trading
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
    Amid all the chatter of Venezuela and Russia potentially creating oil-backed cryptocurrencies, the “huge news” of China’s launch of the Petro-Yuan has fallen off the front page… until now.

    This week saw the Shanghai Futures Exchange complete its fifth yuan-back oil futures contract trading drill successfully…

    As Bloomberg reports149 members of Shanghai International Energy Exchange traded 647,930 lots in the drill with total value of 268.2b yuan, according to a statement from the exchange, which added that the system basically met the listing requirements of crude futures after the drill.

    While this was a success, it’s not all plain-saling…
    As Bloomberg notes,
     as the world’s largest energy consumer and an increasing source of investment capital for oil-producing nations, China has an interest in using its own currency rather than that of a geopolitical competitor.

    One hurdle for setting up a rival to Brent or West Texas Intermediate: Overseas oil producers and traders would need to swallow China’s capital controls and penchant for occasional market interventions.

    Similar hurdles have kept foreign investors as bit players in China’s giant mainland stock and bond markets, and the share of payments in Yuan in the Global SWIFT system has fallen…

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December 14, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Catherine Austin Fitts: 21 Trillion Missing From Pentagon / DOD Announces Audit Under Trump

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Dec 13, 2017
    Catherine Austin Fitts joins Alex Jones live via Skype to break down how there is 21 trillion dollars missing from the Pentagon, and an audit of the Department of Defense has been ordered under Trump.

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December 14, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israeli Intel. Ministry Invites Saudi Crown Prince

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/10/26/the-doenmeh-the-middle-easts-most-whispered-secret-part-ii.html

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http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/06/the-jewish-roots-of-the-saudi-royal-family-2/

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December 14, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Serves The War Gods

https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-War-Machine-Connection-Afghanistan/dp/074255595X

This provocative, thoroughly researched book explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott marshals a convincing array of evidence to expose the extensive trail of sanctioned but illicit violence in politics and state affairs, especially when related to America’s long-standing involvement with the global drug traffic. Beginning with Thailand in the 1950s, Americans have become inured to the CIA’s alliances with drug traffickers (and their bankers) to install and sustain right-wing governments. The pattern has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan-to name only those countries dealt with in this book. The so-called war on terror, and in particular the war in Afghanistan, constitutes only the latest chapter in this disturbing story. Click on image to goto Amazon.

December 14, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment