Hillary Clinton’s Stonewalling of Peace Agreement with Libya: Bombshell Tapes Confirm Citizen Commission’s Findings on Benghazi

 

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Hillary Clinton, 68 yrs old

 

As Hillary Clinton further delays the announcement of her 2016 run for the White House, more news has broken regarding her role in the 2011 disastrous intervention in Libya, which set the stage for the 2012 Benghazi attacks where we lost four brave American lives.

Two new stories from The Washington Times expose some of the infighting among government agencies and branches of government on this controversial decision, and highlight the key role that Clinton played in initiating the war. You can listen to tapes of discussions between Pentagon staffers, former Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), and the Qaddafi regime for yourself.

This news also validates the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) 2014 interim report, which exposed that Muammar Qaddafi had offered truce talks and a possible peaceful abdication to the United States, which Washington turned down.

“[The article] also makes it clear that the Benghazi investigation needs to be broadened to answer the question: ‘Why did America bomb Libya in the first place?’” commented Rear Admiral Chuck Kubic (Ret.), a key source for the CCB’s interim report who was also quoted by the Times.

“Despite the willingness of both AFRICOM Commander Gen. Carter Ham and Muammar Qaddafi to pursue the possibility of truce talks, permission was not given to Gen. Ham from his chain of command in the Pentagon and the window of opportunity closed,” reads Kubic’s statement for our report from last year. You can watch here, from a CCB press conference last April, as Admiral Kubic described his personal involvement in the effort to open negotiations between Qaddafi and the U.S. government.

Now we learn that the likely source of the stonewalling came from the State Department—and Secretary Clinton—herself. “On the day the U.N. resolution was passed, Mrs. Clinton ordered a general within the Pentagon to refuse to take a call with Gadhafi’s son Seif and other high-level members within the regime, to help negotiate a resolution, the secret recordings reveal,” reported the Times on January 29.

Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates indicated in his book, Duty, that he was opposed to the war for national security reasons. He highlighted a division among White House advisors—with Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, and Samantha Power “urging aggressive U.S. action to prevent an anticipated massacre of the rebels as Qaddafi fought to remain in power.” Add to that list the former Secretary of State.

“But that night, with Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces turning back the rebellion that threatened his rule, Mrs. Clinton changed course, forming an unlikely alliance with a handful of top administration aides who had been arguing for intervention,” reported The New York Times on March 18, 2011, the day after UN Resolution 1973 authorizing a “no fly” zone in Libya was voted on and passed.

“Within hours, Mrs. Clinton and the aides had convinced Mr. Obama that the United States had to act, and the president ordered up military plans, which Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hand-delivered to the White House the next day.”

The Washington Times now reports that “In the recovered recordings, a U.S. intelligence liaison working for the Pentagon told a Gadhafi aide that Mr. Obama privately informed members of Congress that Libya ‘is all Secretary Clinton’s matter’ and that the nation’s highest-ranking generals were concerned that the president was being misinformed” about a humanitarian crisis that didn’t exist. However, one must wonder just how much President Obama implicitly supported Clinton in her blind push to intervene in what was once a comparatively stable country, and an ally in the war against al Qaeda. While this new report is certainly damning of Mrs. Clinton’s actions, and appears to place the blame for the unnecessary chaos in Libya—which ultimately led to Benghazi—on her shoulders, President Obama shares the blame as the ultimate Decider-in-Chief.

“Furthermore, defense officials had direct information from their intelligence asset in contact with the regime that Gadhafi gave specific orders not to attack civilians and to narrowly focus the war on the armed rebels, according to the asset, who survived the war,” reports The Washington Times in its second of three articles. Saving those in Benghazi from a looming massacre by Qaddafi seems to have been a convenient excuse made by the administration for political expediency. Could it be, instead, that President Obama, as well as Mrs. Clinton, put greater value on the rise to power of an “Arab Spring” government with Muslim Brotherhood connections? And, as the CCB interim report shows, the U.S. government was willing to go so far as to facilitate the provision of arms to al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Libya in order to ensure that Qaddafi fell.

Will the mainstream media pick up on these new revelations, or will they cast them aside as another “phony scandal” to throw into their dustbins filled with other stories that might possibly embarrass the Obama administration, or prove to be an impediment to Mrs. Clinton’s path to the White House?

“It’s critical to note that Qaddafi was actively engaged with Department of Defense officials to arrange discussions about his possible abdication and exile when that promising development was squashed by the Obama White House,” noted CCB Member Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer, regarding the failed truce talks. “The Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi has been asking, ‘Why?’ for well over a year now.”

“It is time the American people and the families of those who fought and gave their lives at Benghazi in September 2012 were told why those brave Americans had to die at all, much less die alone with no effort made to save them,” she said.

Clinton, through House Democrats, has indicated that she is willing to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. But Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) recently indicated that the Committee must first examine her emails from the State Department before questioning his witness. This complicates the issue of her testifying, since Mrs. Clinton is in the process of calculating when she will announce her presidential run.

Do the emails that Gowdy has requested from the State Department even extend back to 2011?

Chairman Gowdy identified three “tranches” that his potential questioning would fall under in an interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren:

  • Why was the U.S. Special Mission Compound open in the first place?
  • What actions did Clinton take during the attacks?
  • What was Clinton’s role during the talking points and Susan Rice’s Sunday morning talk show visits?

A fourth tranche should be: Clinton’s push to intervene in Libya and how it set the stage for an insecure country and strong jihadist movement willing—and able—to attack the Americans posted there. And while he’s at it, Rep. Gowdy should ask Mrs. Clinton to explain why all of the very legitimate requests for increased security in Benghazi were turned down, and why were Ambassador Chris Stevens’ personal security staff, from the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) directed to store their weapons in a separate location—not on them—on the night of September 11, 2012?

Roger Aronoff is the Editor of Accuracy in Media, and can be contacted at roger.aronoff@aim.org.

Сириза дает мастерски урок демократии в мире

 

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Mondialisation.ca, 4 июля 2015
Этот адрес электронной Лейр строфа в ainhoa.aristizabal@gmail.com

Каждый гражданин несколько ответственность и должным образом проинформирован – подразумевая другие, чем средства массовой информации и их программирование отупляющей источники – настоящие и будущие времена выглядят довольно мрачно. Будь то в экономической, социальной, экологической, культурной, образовательной, безопасности, и т.д. … А в непрерывном потоке информации, который не пересекаются и часто сталкиваются, ничего более сложного, чем пытаться разобраться факты от ложь, чтобы попытаться выяснить, где находится мир идет и что будет сделано наши завтрашние, и те из наших детей …

В эти времена обобщенной террора, – которые не обязаны ничего на волю случая, но тщательно поддерживается некоторыми, кто получает прибыль, даже на самом высоком уровне [только помните шараду, что рано окруженный события Чарли-Hebdo в год и способ, в котором власть восстановлена, чтобы добиться цели быстро, законы драконовские более] – обо всем и часто ничего не ставить граждан и постоянно поддерживается в состоянии стресса, который парализует и предотвращает его от необходимости четкого отражения, которые могут быть разработаны с определенным отступлением от непредвиденных, которые окружают со всех сторон.

По останавливаясь, каждый понимает, что ситуация, в которой мы оказываемся не на основе какой-либо фатальности, а, скорее, результатом решений, принимаемых в основном политических сил. Эти полномочия чаще в сговор с миром индустриальной мощи, основные средства массовой информации они во многом контролировать, высокий финансов, мировой олигархии. Результат вообще обнищание политической вещь – что приводит к неверным решениям для людей в большинстве случаев [принять любую тему, вы увидите] – личного обогащения в пользу тех, которые стекаются в доступ к этим привилегированные сферы, где все валюты … Когда нынешний министр экономики Е. Макрон хотел иметь в Франция многих молодых людей, жаждущих стать миллиардерами, он мог завершить свое наказание и консультировать их Политическая карьера … кроме него, в основном за счет обучения, знания, культуры, компетентности, и это обобщенное обнищание политическом мире, который имеет более Другая цель, чем остаться в энергокомпаний, в результате тупика, который мы видим сегодня …

Хуже того, она, кажется, постоянная, независимо страна континента, режим, культура, с несколькими исключениями, но почти никто не говорит … Поэтому там, где взгляд падает, Ответственность политиков в мире дрейфа подавляющее!

В Европе сегодня, граждане присутствовавшие ошеломлен разрыва в хорошем положении страны поймали в зубах хищников. Гидра называется “Тройка” (ЕЦБ МВФ и ЕС) имеет постоянно поддерживать голову греческих людей под водой, в то время как сам объявив готов “возобновить диалог и помощь (!) Стране.” лицемерие и цинизм правящего класса находится на своем пике. Лукавые коммюнике имя широкой общественности ходу в диаметрально противоположном фактов. Таким образом, ценные бумаги этой бульварной прессы в последние дни, используя лексику и тенденциозную иждивенцев, А. Tsipras обвинили в “обнажить оружие референдума” … Кто имеет “наголо” первый “оружие” в шантаж и ультиматум А. Tsipras справедливо подчеркнул незаконность в глазах правил и договоров европейских? Или заявления различных должностных лиц, таких, как, что из J-Cl. Юнкер Председатель Комиссии, заявив, что “НЕТ” на референдуме “не будет означать, что греки говорят не в Европу”, в то время как правительство во главе с Syriza просто хочу еще Европу, чем тот, который ставит людей на колени для Преимущество мало, и какой видит провал по линии, даже правильно оценить это создает глубокие трещины в популяциях попали в постоянной конкуренции … Или, что немецкий министр Штайнмайер обвиняя А. Tsipras “принять греческую заложников” … когда 1 Греческий министр сделал прямо противоположное, обращаясь к своему народу, чтобы убедиться, чтобы всегда быть в уполномоченный представитель. Как долго мы должны терпеть эту авторитаризм, который больше не представляет стремление всех народов в европейской мечты? Как долго это возьмет, чтобы принять низведения на обочину теми, кто сами не остановить, чтобы пополнить слово «демократия» они опустели его сущности? Те, надеюсь, чтобы держать нас в страхе, чтобы держать нас от реакции, поддерживать решения СИРИЗА и ее альтернативы, чтобы противостоять диктату тройки несправедливой и его подхалимов?

Времена серьезно. Такое поведение политических персонал вдвое СМИ разгильдяев на самом деле поставить под угрозу сами принципы подлинной демократии, в которой большинство из этих сатрапов претендовать. Но они не попрали без стеснения. Разве не видно в последнее время, министр Вальс 1 – gôôôche него, кажется! – Спросите момент отражения в памяти парламента Ch Паскуа оказался мафию, файлы были сложены на протяжении многих лет, но всегда выходят из которого юстиции черные дыры, когда это известно. “Это политическое персонала? И следует пересмотреть ряд случаев, когда имя за Саркози … причудливый характер, в недобросовестных, которые, в то время как пьяный стыда, осмелился представить перед избирателями недостатками системы, что позволяет, в то время как менее неверный шаг, избран мандат должен быть запрещен для жизни? И так далее …

И это, наверное, то, что приводит к эксцессам выращивания мы посещаем. не Опасения этих людей уже не какие-то сомнения: они в любом случае, что греческий случай делает пятно масла и распространения в других европейских странах, включая Испанию и партии Podemos скоро не хотят. Проблемы носят иной вес, чем греческой случае. Кредиторы должны содрогнуться сделку с этой возможности. Банковская система уже трясутся. И кризис, который будет следовать будет кошмар хуже, чем в США ипотечных кредитов. Те, возможно, начинают понимать, что люди не позволяют себе манипулировать носа и хотите забрать их право смотреть в перспективу другого Европе, которая лишит их от бесстыдных привилегий. Я недавно заметил абсолютно непристойное Лагард зарплаты -. Всегда Заряженные в разных папках – покровителя МВФ, заплатил кажется, в соответствии с его навыками и высокой ответственности. Это не помешало лидерам небольшой Syriza участник принять МВФ против стопы и удивил своими знаниями выработок и тексты священного института, этих наглых чиновников, противопоставив два положения редко используемые ( видеть : http://www.lalibre.be/economie/actualite/quand-la-grece-maitrise-mieux-les-regles-du-fmi-que-le-fmi-lui-meme-5594d9b83570e4598cb01bf4 ).

“Греческий случай” Для этих финансовых хищников, лаборатория, где он, чтобы увидеть, как далеко мы можем поставить на коленях людей. И если она работает, формула будет применяться для всех европейских государств. Почему это абсолютно необходимо, чтобы греческий народ следовать за теми, он принес к власти путем голосования “НЕТ” во время референдума в воскресенье. И вопреки тому, что некоторые хотели бы заставить нас поверить, греческое правительство дает мир мастерски урок демократии, напоминая нам, кстати, что это причина и не намерен унизить значение и очистить его содержимое как некоторые технократов использовать ее с большим усердием …

Даниэль Vanhove

Даниэль Vanhove: Гражданское наблюдатель. Автор:

“Если вы разрушить наши дома, вы не будете уничтожить наши души” – 2005 – ред. М. Pietteur

“Ли демократия” – 2008 – Ред М. Pietteur.

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Les mensonges de l’Empire: Comment lutter contre la propagande occidentale

Par Andre Vltchek
Mondialisation.ca, 26 mai 2015
Région : États-Unis
Thème: Désinformation médiatique

 

US_empire_cartoon-war-400x381«…Lorsqu’une maison est attaquée par des brigands, qu’un village est envahi par des gangsters, que de la fumée, des flammes et des cris sortent de partout, pouvons-nous nous permettre le luxe de prendre le temps de calculer, d’analyser et de rechercher des solutions logiques, éthiques, globales et objectives complètes?»

D’abord, ils commencent par fabriquer des mensonges monstrueux puis nous disent d’être objectifs!

L’amour est-il objectif? La passion est-elle objective?

Les rêves sont-ils défendables, logiquement et philosophiquement?

Lorsqu’une maison est attaquée par des brigands, qu’un village est envahi par des gangsters, que de la fumée, des flammes et des cris sortent de partout, pouvons-nous nous permettre le luxe de prendre le temps de calculer, d’analyser et de rechercher des solutions logiques, éthiques, globales et objectives complètes?

Je suis fermement convaincu que non. Nous sommes obligés de nous battre contre ceux qui incendient nos maisons, de frapper avec force ceux qui tentent de violer nos femmes, et de répondre au feu par le feu à chaque fois que des innocents sont massacrés.

Lorsque la force la plus puissante et la plus destructrice du globe mobilise tout son pouvoir de persuasion, faisant flèche de tout bois, depuis les grands médias jusqu’aux institutions pédagogiques, pour justifier ses crimes, lorsqu’elle répand sa propagande empoisonnée et ses mensonges pour opprimer le monde et anéantir tout espoir, est-ce que nous prenons du recul? Est-ce que nous nous lançons dans un travail incessant et approfondi sur des récits précis et objectifs? Est-ce que nous opposons au mensonge et à la propagande notre propre version des faits, renforcée par notre intuition, notre passion et nos rêves d’un monde meilleur?

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L’Empire ment continuellement. Il ment le matin, pendant la journée, le soir et même la nuit, quand la plupart des gens dorment profondément. Il le fait depuis des décennies et même des siècles. Pour les tromperies à grande échelle, il s’en remet à d’innombrables propagandistes, qui se présentent comme universitaires, enseignants, journalistes et intellectuels. En matière de désinformation, on a atteint la perfection. La publicité occidentale (si admirée et exploitée par les nazis allemands) a certaines racines communes avec la propagande, bien que celle-ci soit plus ancienne et plus achevée.

Il semble que même certains dirigeants de l’Empire en soient aujourd’hui arrivés à croire à la plupart de leurs inventions – sans parler de la plupart des citoyens ordinaires. Sinon, comment parviendraient-ils à dormir ?

L’appareil de propagande occidental est extrêmement efficace. Il est également brillant dans sa manière de veiller à ce que ses inventions soient transmises, diffusées et acceptées aux quatre coins du monde. Le système par lequel la désinformation se répand est incroyablement complexe. Sur tous les continents, des médias et des universitaires serviles usent de tout leur pouvoir pour garantir qu’une seule version des faits soit autorisée à pénétrer le cerveau de milliards d’individus.

Résultat : lâcheté intellectuelle et ignorance, partout dans le monde, mais en particulier en Occident et dans ses États vassaux.

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Nous, les opposants au régime, que sommes-nous censés faire?

Premièrement, les choses sont moins désespérées qu’elles ne l’ont été.

Nous ne sommes plus dans le monde unipolaire morbide du début des années 1990. Aujourd’hui, le Venezuela, la Russie, la Chine et l’Iran soutiennent de puissants médias opposés à l’Empire. De puissantes chaînes de télévision ont vu le jour : RT, Press TV, TeleSUR et CCTV. D’énormes magazines en ligne et sites en anglais, aux États-Unis, au Canada et en Russie révèlent également les mensonges des agents de propagande officiels de l’Occident. Des noms tels que Counterpunch, Information Clearing House, Global Research, Veterans News, Strategic Culture ou New Eastern Outlookviennent aussitôt à l’esprit. En outre, des centaines de sites importants font de même en espagnol, en chinois, en russe, en portugais et en français.

La lutte pour un monde intellectuellement multipolaire est engagée. C’est une lutte acharnée et sans merci! C’est une bataille décisive, tout simplement parce que les métastases du cancer de la propagande occidentale se sont répandues partout. Elles ont contaminé tous les continents, et même certains des pays et des cerveaux les plus courageux en lutte contre l’impérialisme et le fascisme occidentaux. Personne n’est à l’abri. Franchement, nous sommes tous contaminés.

Faute de remporter cette bataille, en commençant par identifier et prouver clairement que leur discours est mensonger puis en proposant une vision humaniste empreinte de compassion, nous ne pouvons même pas rêver d’une révolution ni de tout autre changement notable de l’état du monde.

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Comment remporter la victoire? Comment convaincre les masses, les milliards d’individus qui constituent l’humanité? Comment leur ouvrir les yeux et leur montrer que le régime occidental est malhonnête, vicié et destructeur? La majeure partie de l’humanité est accro à la propagande de l’Empire. Cette propagande n’est pas seulement le fait des médias mainstream, mais également de la musique populaire, des feuilletons télévisés, des réseaux sociaux, de la publicité, du consumérisme, des tendances de la mode et de tout autre moyen dissimulé. Elle revêt aussi les habits d’une soupe culturelle, religieuse et médiatique qui conduit à la stupeur émotionnelle et intellectuelle. À l’instar d’une drogue hautement addictive, elle est administrée régulièrement et avec persistance.

Sommes-nous en mesure de contrer la tactique et la stratégie de cet Empire brutal et destructeur par notre honnêteté, la recherche, le compte rendu d’enquêtes méticuleuses sur les faits?

L’Empire pervertit les faits. Il ne cesse de répéter ses mensonges dans les haut-parleurs et sur les écrans. Il les clame des milliers et des milliers de fois, jusqu’à ce qu’elles envahissent les cerveaux et jusqu’au plus profond du subconscient.

Bonne volonté, honnêteté naïve, asséner la vérité au pouvoir : tout cela peut-il changer la face du monde et le pouvoir lui-même? J’en doute fort.

L’Empire et son pouvoir sont illégitimes et criminels. À quoi sert la franchise avec un gangster? Franchement? C’est aux peuples, aux masses qu’il faut dire la vérité, pas à ceux qui terrorisent le monde.

En adressant la parole aux méchants, en les suppliant d’arrêter de torturer les autres, nous ne faisons que légitimer leurs crimes et reconnaître leur pouvoir. En essayant d’apaiser les gangsters, les gens se mettent à leur merci.

Et cela, je le refuse absolument!

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Pour emporter l’adhésion de milliards d’individus, nous devons les inspirer, les enflammer. Nous devons les provoquer, les embrasser, leur faire honte, les faire rire et les faire pleurer. Nous devons veiller à ce qu’ils aient la chair de poule lorsqu’ils regardent nos films, lisent nos livres et nos essais, ou lorsqu’ils écoutent nos discours.

Nous devons les désintoxiquer, leur faire retrouver l’usage des sens et réveiller leurs instincts.

La vérité nue est inopérante. Le poison instillé par nos adversaires s’est enfoncé trop profondément. La plupart des gens sont trop léthargiques et insensibles aux vérités simples, énoncées tranquillement.

Nous avons essayé. D’autres aussi ont essayé. Une de mes connaissances (mais certainement pas un camarade), John Perkins, ancien apparatchik US formé par le Département d’État, a rédigé un long compte rendu de ses actes épouvantables en Équateur, en Indonésie et ailleurs, Les confessions d’un assassin financier. Il s’agit d’un compte rendu méticuleux de la manière dont l’Occident déstabilise les pays pauvres par la corruption, l’argent, l’alcool et le sexe. Ce livre s’est vendu à des millions d’exemplaires dans le monde. Pourtant, rien n’a changé! Il n’a pas déclenché de révolution populaire aux États-Unis. On n’a assisté à aucune protestation, à aucune demande de changement de régime à Washington.

Dernièrement, j’ai publié deux ouvrages académiques, ou du moins semi-académiques, truffés de détails, de citations et de notes de bas de page : l’un traitait de l’Indonésie, l’un des pays utilisés par l’Occident comme modèle pour effrayer le reste du monde après le coup d’État militaire appuyé par les États-Unis en 1965. Ce coup d’État a fait 2 à 3 millions de victimes. La vie intellectuelle a été assassinée, et le quatrième pays le plus peuplé du monde a été lobotomisé. Cet ouvrage est intitulé Indonesia – Archipelago of Fear (Indonésie – L’archipel de la peur). Le second, unique en son genre car il traite d’une très grande partie du monde, à savoir la Polynésie, la Mélanésie et la Micronésie Oceania – Neocolonialism, Nukes and Bones – (Océanie – Néocolonialisme, bombes nucléaires et ossements), montre comment les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni, l’Australie, la Nouvelle-Zélande et la France ont littéralement divisé et détruit les cultures et les peuples des îles du Pacifique Sud. Aujourd’hui, mes livres sont utilisés dans l’enseignement, mais le nombre de gens influencés par les faits exposés est très limité. Les élites d’Indonésie et d’Océanie ont veillé à ce que ces livres ne soient pas lus par un grand nombre de gens.

J’ai passé de nombreuses années à faire des recherches, enquêter et compiler les faits. L’efficacité révolutionnaire de mon travail universitaire est, je dois bien l’admettre, quasiment nulle.

Ce n’est pas difficile à constater : lorsque j’écris un essai, bien construit et émouvant, qui exige que justice soit rendue, qui accuse l’Empire de meurtre et de vol, il est lu par des millions de gens sur tous les continents et traduit dans des dizaines de langues !

Pourquoi est-ce que j’écris cela, pourquoi partager cela avec mes lecteurs? Parce que nous devons tous être réalistes. Nous devons voir et comprendre ce que les gens veulent – ce qu’ils exigent. Ils sont malheureux et terrifiés. La plupart ne savent même pas pourquoi. Ils détestent le système, ils sont seuls, frustrés ; ils savent qu’on leur ment et qu’on les exploite. Pourtant, ils ne parviennent pas à cerner ces mensonges. Quant aux ouvrages universitaires qui en font état, ils sont trop complexes. La plupart des gens n’ont pas le temps de lire des milliers de pages indigestes ou n’ont pas reçu une instruction suffisante pour comprendre ce qu’ils lisent.

Notre devoir est donc de nous adresser à ces gens, qui représentent la majorité. Sinon, quel genre de révolutionnaires sommes-nous? Après tout, nous sommes censés créer pour nos frères et sœurs, pas pour une poignée de chercheurs universitaires, surtout quand on sait que la plupart des universités sont au service de l’Empire, qu’elles ne font que régurgiter une nomenclature officielle et des démagogues aux ordres.

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L’Empire parle, écrit puis répète à l’envi des mensonges éhontés sur ses bienfaits et le caractère exceptionnel de son régime, ou bien sur les maux que représentent l’Union soviétique, la Chine, l’Iran, le Venezuela, la Corée du Nord ou Cuba. Il le fait quotidiennement. Tout est fait pour que quasiment chaque être humain ait sa dose de toxine au moins plusieurs fois par jour.

Nous estimons devoir réagir. Alors, nous commençons à passer plusieurs années de notre vie à prouver méticuleusement, pas à pas, que la propagande de l’Empire est soit un énorme mensonge, soit de l’exagération, soit les deux. Au fur et à mesure que nous compilons nos arguments, nous publions les résultats chez un petit éditeur quelconque, le plus souvent sous la forme d’un petit livre peu épais. Cependant, presque personne ne le lit à cause de sa diffusion restreinte, parce que les faits constatés sont généralement trop complexes et difficiles à digérer, ou simplement parce que les faits en question ne choquent plus personne [ou parce que les gens ne peuvent pas les entendre, NdT]. Un millions d’innocents de plus assassinés quelque part en Afrique, au Moyen-Orient, en Asie? Et à part ça, quoi de neuf?

En effectuant un travail de recherche honnête et approfondi, en disant la vérité sans fard, nous estimons faire un excellent travail professionnel et scientifique. Et pendant ce temps-là, les agents de propagande de l’Empire sont morts de rire en nous regardant! Nous ne représentons guère de danger pour eux. Ils n’ont aucune difficulté à l’emporter!

Pourquoi cela? La vérité dans tous ses détails n’a donc aucune importance?

Si, elle en a, au moins du point de vue de principes supérieurs. C’est important sur le plan de l’éthique. C’est important sur le plan moral. C’est important sur le plan philosophique.

C’est cependant moins important sur le plan stratégique, car nous sommes engagés dans une guerre idéologique. La vérité, elle, conserve toute son importance quoi qu’il advienne. Cependant, ce doit être une vérité simplifiée, digeste, présentée avec une forte charge émotionnelle.

Lorsque la perte des repères moraux s’empare du monde, sans la moindre pitié, lorsque des millions d’innocents meurent, ce qui compte, c’est d’abord d’arrêter le massacre en identifiant les meurtriers puis en les arrêtant.

Le langage doit être fort, les émotions, brutes.

Face à des hordes meurtrières, la poésie, les chansons chargées d’émotions et les hymnes patriotiques ont toujours été plus efficaces que les études universitaires approfondies. Il en va de même avec les romans et les films politiques, les documentaires passionnés, et même les dessins animés et les affiches provocateurs.

Certains ne manqueront pas de poser la question suivante : «Mais alors, s’ils mentent, devons-nous mentir aussi?» Non! Nous devons au contraire rester le plus fidèles possible à la vérité. Toutefois, il convient d’abréger notre message, afin qu’il soit compris des masses et non d’une élite triée sur le volet.

Cela n’implique pas pour autant que la qualité de notre travail doive en pâtir. Il est souvent plus difficile d’atteindre la simplicité que de rédiger des travaux encyclopédiques comportant des milliers de notes de bas de page.

L’ouvrage de Sun Tsu, L’art de la guerre, est court. Ce n’est guère plus qu’un pamphlet qui va directement à l’essentiel. On peut en dire autant du Manifeste du parti communiste et de l’article J’accuse!

Il n’est pas impératif que notre travail révolutionnaire soit bref, mais il doit être présenté sous une forme compréhensible par le plus grand nombre. Je fais constamment de nouvelles expériences sur la forme, mais sans jamais sacrifier le fond. Le livre Exposing Lies of the Empire que j’ai publié dernièrement comporte plus de 800 pages. J’ai toutefois veillé à ce qu’il soit truffé de témoignages captivants, d’individus habitant les quatre coins du monde, et de descriptions très vivantes à la fois des victimes et des tyrans. Je ne tiens pas à ce que la poussière s’accumule sur mes livres dans des bibliothèques universitaires. Je veux faire bouger les gens.

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Je suis fermement convaincu qu’il n’est pas impératif de perdre du temps avec l’objectivité dans une bataille, idéologique ou autre, quand l’enjeu est la survie de l’humanité.

Les mensonges de l’ennemi doivent être dévoilés. Ce sont des mensonges monstrueusement toxiques.

Lorsque la destruction prendra fin, que des millions d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants innocents cesseront d’être sacrifiés, nous pourrons toujours revenir à nos chers concepts philosophiques complexes pour nous immerger dans les détails et les nuances.

Avant de remporter la bataille finale sur l’impérialisme, le nihilisme, le fascisme, l’exceptionnalisme, l’égoïsme et l’avidité, nous devons employer nos armes les plus puissantes : notre vision d’un monde meilleur, notre amour pour l’humanité et notre soif de justice. Notre détermination et nos convictions doivent être présentées de manière forte, même dogmatique ; notre discours doit être imaginatif, artistique, puissant!

Camarades, il y a le feu! Toute la ville est en flammes. Toute la planète est pillée, dévastée, lobotomisée.

Ce n’est pas avec des armes nucléaires et des navires de guerre que nous pouvons affronter les fanatiques. En revanche, notre talent, nos muses et nos cœurs sont là, prêts à se lancer dans la bataille.

Soyons plus malins que nos ennemis et faisons en sorte que le monde entier se moque d’eux! Vous les avez vus, ces losers patriotes, ces bouffons de PDG? Vous les avez écoutés, ces premiers ministres et ces présidents, ces valets du marché? Laissez-nous convaincre les masses que leurs tyrans – les impérialistes, les néo-colonialistes et tous leurs prédicateurs dogmatiques – ne sont rien d’autres que de pitoyables guignols, avides et toxiques. Discréditons-les. Ridiculisons-les.

Ils spolient et tuent des millions de gens. Le moment est venu au moins de leur pisser dessus!

Pour lutter contre la propagande occidentale, commençons par révéler qui est derrière elle. Le moment est venu de livrer des noms.

Faisons de cette révolution un événement plein d’imagination et de rigolade!

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And The Benghazi Media Circus Plays On…

Global Research, May 06, 2014
Region: Middle East & North Africa
Theme: Intelligence, Media Disinformation
In-depth Report: NATO’S WAR ON LIBYA, SYRIA: NATO’S NEXT WAR?

By Joachim Hagopian

 

129366The Benghazi story has once again become the “banzai!” rallying cry for a swarm of pundits and politicians in Washington. Lining up on both sides of the partisan aisle on all the Sunday morning talk shows, like it or not, the American public is being barraged with yet another frenzied round of media circus hype in the shark-infested political waters circling over four dead corpses of the murdered-in-Benghazi Americans. With their wagons drawn, the Democrat-leaning, pro-Hillary-Obama “liberal left” camp are in full damage control overdrive while diehard Republican predators smelling blood move in for the kill Obama legacy with their eye on the bonus prize killing Democrats’ and Hillary’s 2016 presidential chances all in one fell swoop. Like in the Roman gladiator coliseum, the presstitutes announce, “Let the circus games [once again] begin!” Since attacking the hornet’s nest of Obamacare is beginning to fizzle out, all the Hillary and Obama haters are frothing at the mouth over this latest Benghazi opening.

A recent article written by this writer for Global Research posted last Saturday – “The Benghazi Scandal Is Obama’s Watergate But Worse” – was written in an effort to seek and uncover the truth. Accurate reporting on major world events is a challenge in today’s world where propaganda and disinformation are mainstream media norms and where virtually all major players in American politics simply lie through their teeth every time they open their mouths in constant effort to look good and cover up the truth. The American public knows this pathetic and sobering fact that deception has come to rule in the world of both politics and the media. People today neither believe their newscasters nor their political leaders. That is why examining the content of the tidal wave of assertions and opinions spewing forth from politicians and pundits in the aftermath of the latest Benghazi revelations must be taken with a grain of salt. Again, truth in today’s world is hard to come by. But as an investigative reporter, presenting a brief overview of recent comments and statements for any informed citizen to process and digest seems a worthwhile and important enterprise.

A timeline of recently unfolding events: On 10/12/12 exactly one month after the Benghazi incident, the legal conservative group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking documents related to the Benghazi attack on September 11th, 2012 that killed the US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Obama, who had campaigned on a promise of transparency in the criminal wake of the Bush regime, has proven to be anything but open and transparent. Having to sue the US government for access to the records, on April 18th, 2014, a full year and a half later, the Obama administration’s stonewalling ultimately failed and Judicial Watch successfully got hold of 41 State Department Benghazi related documents. Emails between high level White House officials discussing damage control strategies in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi assault were released last week. Jubilant Republicans are now calling one of those emails their “smoking gun,” believing it is so incriminating that it will do in their would-be opponent Hillary Clinton from potentially competing in the 2016 presidential election.

The newly declassified email written by Obama’s then Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes specifically directed then UN Ambassador Susan Rice in preparation for her Sunday morning talk show appearances on September 16th, 2012 to explain the administration’s take on what it knew of the Benghazi murders. Rhodes advised Rice to attribute the Benghazi uprising as “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy,” pushing talking points designed to bolster Obama’s presidential image as a cool-as-a-cucumber-under-fire kind of wise and benevolent leader and statesman. The major emphasis of the email instructed Rice to blame the bogus anti-Moslem video as inciting a spontaneous protest like in other countries in the region that apparently grew violently out of control, of course all the while knowing that that was a boldface lie.

This crucial piece of evidence proves that President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both knew that the video did not cause the attack but that they chose to willfully deceive the American public in order to protect their own political careers and hence was born the infamously never ending Benghazi cover-up. Obama and Hillary withheld this damning email evidence even from the House Oversight Committee led by Congressman Darrel Issa (R-CA) requesting all documents pertaining to Benghazi more than a year ago. With the presidential election less than two months away at the time of the attack, Obama and Hillary were determined at all cost to keep hidden from Americans the real truth of criminal Benghazi activity they were guilty of engaging in during the months leading up to the attack. Last Thursday an angry Issa subpoenaed current Secretary of State John Kerry to appear before the committee on May 21st to further explain why those critical State Department records recently given to Judicial Watch were not among the 3200 documents originally handed over to his committee well over a year ago.

Another disclosure at last Thursday’s House Oversight Committee hearing further damaging the credibility and actions of the Obama administration came from retired Air Force General Robert Lovell who at the time of Benghazi was in Germany serving as the senior African Command deputy director for intelligence. Lovell testified, “We should have sent help,” adding that the White House decision not to attempt military assistance due to the time factor was unacceptable. Lovell also stated unequivocally that the military knew that the Benghazi attack had nothing to do with the video falsely used by the administration to explain away the tragedy. The ex-general felt his military should have intervened and was waiting all night long for the call that never came from his bosses in Washington. Clearly he feels a sense of remorse and regret over the passivity imposed on him by his commander-in-chief Obama and State Department head Clinton.

Within hours of the general’s testimony came rebukes from both the senior Republican and Democrat on the powerful House Armed Services Committee making claims backing the administration’s that the military was incapable of responding in time to assist the ill-fated Americans in Benghazi. Because they represent the military in Congress that had already drawn the conclusion that nothing tactically could have been done to save the four Americans, they were quick to rebut the general’s testimony. Yet the day before 9/11 every year since 9/11/01 including on 9/10/11, the president meets with top military and security personnel to ensure that US embassies around the globe are bolstered with much needed extra security for 9/11 readiness. Yet the Benghazi compound was so insecure despite repeated requests, both Obama and the military apparently failed to have any military units on standby that could reach Benghazi to be of service on the night of 9/11/12. And this comes after intelligence sources have been reporting insufficient security at the Benghazi embassy compound.

Investigative reporter Kenneth R. Timmerman as author of a new forthcoming book entitled ‘Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi’ states:

We know that orders were issued, then recalled, to deploy a 50-man Special Forces unit from Croatia that could have reached Benghazi within hours.
Timmerman concludes that to date no documents revealing the person who ordered that unit to stand down have yet to surface.

Meanwhile, last week in a heated exchange with ABC correspondent Jon Karl a visibly agitated White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted that Rhodes’ email was not related to Benghazi at all but referred to the Moslem protests generally taking place in the region in response to the video. The next day Fox reporter Ed Henry engaged Carney on the same issue, eliciting the same haranguing reaction. All this appears to be yet more desperate lies in a feeble attempt to cover his bosses’ Obama and Hillary’s asses called criminal guilt, and by so doing committing his own. Carney had been among the original recipients of Rhodes’ email.

Carney further explained that the same Rhodes talking points echoed those delivered earlier to Congress and the White House by deputy CIA director Mike Morell who a month ago claimed he received no pressure or influence from anyone in the Obama administration in coming up with his version of what most likely transpired on 9/11/12 based on all CIA intelligence sources available at the time. Yet on his own Morell admitted to toning down the intelligence reports leading up to the Benghazi attack purposely so as to not appear to be an “I told you so” gesture that would offend Hillary and her State Department. That said, Hillary’s underling and rising star Victoria Nuland (the later promoted to profanity-speaking Assistant Secretary of State who played such a key role in the recent US backed fascist Ukrainan coup) objected to Morell’s talking points that in her mind leaned too heavily toward blaming her boss and their State Department for insufficient security at the Benghazi compound. Her words:

Why do we want Hill to start fingering Ansar Al Sharia [the known al Qaeda affiliated attackers that murdered the four Americans], when we aren’t doing that ourselves until we have the investigation results…and the penultimate point could be abused by Members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings so why do we want to feed that?… Concerned.

Observe how the exclusive focus of all post-Benghazi interdepartmental correspondence from Rhodes’ to Morell’s to Nuland’s all center on appearance and potential perception to avoid CYA blame. Furthest down on their priority list is honest and truthful disclosure and self-accountability. Again, the name of the game in the world of politics is passing the buck whenever possible to minimize potential heat that comes with looking bad and maximizing looking good by any means or lies necessary. Benghazi perfectly illustrates all of this.

Based on the information finally coming to light all last week, last Friday House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called for a special select committee not unlike the one for Watergate to further investigate Benghazi. Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-R) has already been selected as its lead investigator. This grandstanding ploy seems a bit superfluous and redundant since the House Oversight Committee has ostensibly been trying to get to the bottom of Benghazi for nearly a year and a half, albeit thus far ineffective in its results, no help from the State Department’s prior email omissions.

Not only is Benghazi the hot topic buzzing here in America, on that same day last Friday, more bullets was buzzing in Benghazi as well. Nine police security soldiers were gunned down by, you guessed it, the same murderers still remaining at large that were behind the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack – the militant group the US has for years labeled an al Qaeda affiliated terrorist organization Ansar al-Sharia. After massacring 31 peaceful demonstrators protesting outside the militants’ headquarters last June, last week’s massacre is a powerful statement showing that the terrorists are still in charge in Benghazi and immune from any accountability from the US installed puppet government either in Tripoli or Washington. They remain free men at large despite Obama’s promise to hunt them down and bring them to justice.

The senior Democratic House Intel Committee Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) typifies the partisan Obama-Hillary politics games of each side racing to the media to point fingers at each other in their same old, same old blame game. On Sunday Schiff stated he does not want any Democrats to participate in the newly forming select committee that the Republican House Speaker Boehner has just recently called for, already naming its GOP chair. That is simply a game the Dems will refuse to play. Why? Because Republicans cannot make them. Sound familiar? Perhaps your 7-year old child might employ this same game strategy.

Insider Dems like former White House advisor turned ABC analyst (and another original recipient of Rhodes’ infamous email) David Plouffe conveniently took to ABC’s Sunday morning On This Week with George Stephanopoulos crying foul even louder with their familiar “conspiracy” chant they customarily use to discredit any criticism leveled at the Obama administration. His cries reaching desperation this week accuse a “very loud, delusional minority” of Republicans of an obsessive politics game over Benghazi. Another all too familiar grade school tactic, whatever misbehavior you are accused of, simply accuse your enemy of the same offense, an old early childhood trick that you never need outgrow in the world of politics.

Still another indignant reaction hardcore defenders of Hillary and Obama are now quick to cite are the thirteen embassy attacks that occurred as so called “Benghazi’s on Bush’s watch” when not a peep was ever heard from the press. This straw house strategy is designed to show how Republicans and Fox News are hypocritical in their obsession to find dirt on Benghazi where they deny any exists. Yet this accusation seems to omit one very significant fact. Not one of those embassy attacks during the Bush regime resulted in any murdered Americans, much less four of them and one being a US Ambassador, something that has not happened in the last 32 years before Benghazi.

The media circus demonizing partisan politics players on both sides epitomizes why the US government is so utterly broken, horribly dysfunctional, morally bankrupt and totally ineffective in addressing any and all of the most pressing problems facing America and the world today. The blame game is all they know. Yet in all their exaggeration, lies, name calling and finger pointing, not one of them is even addressing the pink elephant in the room.

Obama, Hillary and then CIA Director retired General Betrayus Petraeus were/are international gun running criminal outlaws of the worst kind, working with the very same al Qaeda terrorist bunch that murdered those four nearly forgotten Americans. US tax dollars were/are going into the pockets of Ansar al-Sharia and al Qaeda mercenaries that looted Muammar Kaddafi’s gold cache and enormous weapon arsenal that included chemical weapons as well as surface to air missiles. And Obama, Petraeus and 2016 presidential heir apparent Hillary were in deep over their heads under Hillary and Stevens’ State Department cover, shipping them from Benghazi through Turkey to Syria to covertly fight a war by proxy against Assad’s government forces. After more than three bloody years, to this day the US is still bent on destroying another sovereign nation posing absolutely no security threat to America.

These are the war crimes constantly being committed by Obama, Petraeus and Hillary and their lies upon lies are unraveling at an accelerated clip with each passing month. Thus, expect to see more desperate acts of aggression from desperate despots who know that their jig is up. Yet desperate despots do not care how many humans they will take down with them. But justice for these longtime perpetrators of multiple crimes against humanity will be served in the end.

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former Army officer. His written manuscript based on his military experience examines leadership and national security issues and can be consulted at http://www.redredsea.net/westpointhagopian/. After the military, Joachim earned a masters degree in psychology and became a licensed therapist working in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now focuses on writing.
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Britain’s Royal Air Force Supplies Weapons to Islamic State Terrorists in Iraq – Global Research Ca

In-depth Report:

Iraqi Army Downs Two British Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL Terrorists

al-Anbar province: numerous flights by US-led coalition planes airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.

isil.si_-400x224GR editor’s Note

There are no reports in the Western mainstream media pertaining to this issue.

This report is based on statements emanating from the Iraq parliament, with photographic evidence. We have not been in a position to corroborate this report by FARS  News. 

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Iraq’s army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province, a senior lawmaker disclosed on Monday.

“The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.

The Iraqi lawmaker further noted the cause of such western aids to the terrorist group, and explained that the US prefers a chaotic situation in Anbar Province which is near the cities of Karbala and Baghdad as it does not want the ISIL crisis to come to an end.

Earlier today, a senior Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that US and Israeli-made weapons have been discovered from the areas purged of ISIL terrorists.

“We have discovered weapons made in the US, European countries and Israel from the areas liberated from ISIL’s control in Al-Baqdadi region,” the Al-Ahad news website quoted Head of Al-Anbar Provincial Council Khalaf Tarmouz as saying.

He noted that the weapons made by the European countries and Israel were discovered from the terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city of Ramadi.

Al-Zameli had also disclosed in January that the anti-ISIL coalition’s planes have dropped weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL in Salahuddin, Al-Anbar and Diyala provinces.

Al-Zameli underlined that  the coalition is the main cause of ISIL’s survival in Iraq.

“There are proofs and evidence for the US-led coalition’s military aid to ISIL terrorists through air(dropped cargoes),” he told FNA in January.

He noted that the members of his committee have already proved that the US planes have dropped advanced weaponry, including anti-aircraft weapons, for the ISIL, and that it has set up an investigation committee to probe into the matter.

“The US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the reality with its allegations.

He noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the popular forces, and said, “These documents are given to the investigation committee … and the necessary measures will be taken to protect the Iraqi airspace.”

Also in January, another senior Iraqi legislator reiterated that the US-led coalition is the main cause of ISIL’s survival in Iraq.

“The international coalition is only an excuse for protecting the ISIL and helping the terrorist group with equipment and weapons,” Jome Divan, who is member of the al-Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said.

He said the coalition’s support for the ISIL is now evident to everyone, and continued, “The coalition has not targeted ISIL’s main positions in Iraq.”

In late December, Iraqi Parliamentary Security and Defense Commission MP disclosed that a US plane supplied the ISIL terrorist organization with arms and ammunition in Salahuddin province.

MP Majid al-Gharawi stated that the available information pointed out that US planes are supplying ISIL organization, not only in Salahuddin province, but also other provinces, Iraq TradeLink reported.

He added that the US and the international coalition are “not serious in fighting against the ISIL organization, because they have the technological power to determine the presence of ISIL gunmen and destroy them in one month”.

Gharawi added that “the US is trying to expand the time of the war against the ISIL to get guarantees from the Iraqi government to have its bases in Mosul and Anbar provinces.”

Salahuddin security commission also disclosed that “unknown planes threw arms and ammunition to the ISIL gunmen Southeast of Tikrit city”.

Also in Late December, a senior Iraqi lawmaker raised doubts about the seriousness of the anti-ISIL coalition led by the US, and said that the terrorist group still received aids dropped by unidentified aircraft.

“The international coalition is not serious about air strikes on ISIL terrorists and is even seeking to take out the popular (voluntary) forces from the battlefield against the Takfiris so that the problem with ISIL remains unsolved in the near future,” Nahlah al-Hababi told FNA.

“The ISIL terrorists are still receiving aids from unidentified fighter jets in Iraq and Syria,” she added.

Hababi said that the coalition’s precise airstrikes are launched only in those areas where the Kurdish Pishmarga forces are present, while military strikes in other regions are not so much precise.

In late December, the US-led coalition dropped aids to the Takfiri militants in an area North of Baghdad.

Field sources in Iraq told al-Manar that the international coalition airplanes dropped aids to the terrorist militants in Balad, an area which lies in Salahuddin province North of Baghdad.

In October, a high-ranking Iranian commander also slammed the US for providing aid supplies to ISIL, adding that the US claims that the weapons were mistakenly airdropped to ISIL were untrue.

“The US and the so-called anti-ISIL coalition claim that they have launched a campaign against this terrorist and criminal group – while supplying them with weapons, food and medicine in Jalawla region (a town in Diyala Governorate, Iraq). This explicitly displays the falsity of the coalition’s and the US’ claims,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said.

The US claimed that it had airdropped weapons and medical aid to Kurdish fighters confronting the ISIL in Kobani, near the Turkish border in Northern Syria.

The US Defense Department said that it had airdropped 28 bundles of weapons and supplies, but one of them did not make it into the hands of the Kurdish fighters.

Video footage later showed that some of the weapons that the US airdropped were taken by ISIL militants.

The Iranian commander insisted that the US had the necessary intelligence about ISIL’s deployment in the region and that their claims to have mistakenly airdropped weapons to them are as unlikely as they are untrue.

 

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All-Out War in Ukraine: NATO’s ‘Final Offensive’

By Professor James Petras

nato-ukraineThere are clear signs that a major war is about to break out in Ukraine: A war actively promoted by the NATO regimes and supported by their allies and clients in Asia (Japan) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia). The war over Ukraine will essentially run along the lines of a full-scale military offensive against the southeast Donbas region, targeting the breakaway ethnic Ukraine- Russian Peoples Republic of Donetsk and Lugansk, with the intention of deposing the democratically elected government, disarming the popular militias, killing the guerrilla resistance partisans and their mass base, dismantling the popular representative organizations and engaging in ethnic cleansing of millions of bilingual Ukraino-Russian citizens. NATO’s forthcoming military seizure of the Donbas region is a continuation and extension of its original violent putsch in Kiev, which overthrew an elected Ukrainian government in February 2014.

The Kiev junta and its newly ‘elected’ client rulers, and its NATO sponsors are intent on a major purge to consolidate the puppet Poroshenko’s dictatorial rule. The recent NATO-sponsored elections excluded several major political parties that had traditionally supported the country’s large ethnic minority populations, and was boycotted in the Donbas region. This sham election in Kiev set the tone for NATO’s next move toward converting Ukraine into one gigantic US multi-purpose military base aimed at the Russian heartland and into a neo-colony for German capital, supplying Berlin with grain and raw materials while serving as a captive market for German manufactured goods.

An intensifying war fever is sweeping the West; the consequences of this madness appear graver by the hour.

War Signs: The Propaganda and Sanctions Campaign, the G20 Summit and the Military Build Up

The official drum- beat for a widening conflict in Ukraine, spearheaded by the Kiev junta and its fascist militias, echoes in every Western mass media outlet, every day. Major mass media propaganda mills and government ‘spokesmen and women’ publish or announce new trumped-up accounts of growing Russian military threats to its neighbors and cross-border invasions into Ukraine. New Russian incursions are ‘reported’ from the Nordic borders and Baltic states to the Caucuses. The Swedish regime creates a new level of hysteria over a mysterious “Russian” submarine off the coast of Stockholm, which it never identifies or locates – let alone confirms the ‘sighting’. Estonia and Latvia claim Russian warplanes violated their air space without confirmation. Poland expels Russian “spies” without proof or witnesses. Provocative full-scale joint NATO-client state military exercises are taking place along Russia’s frontiers in the Baltic States, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.

NATO is sending vast arms shipments to the Kiev junta, along with “Special Forces” advisers and counter-insurgency experts in anticipation of a full-scale attack against the rebels in the Donbas.

The Kiev regime has never abided by the Minsk cease fire. According to the UN Human Rights office 13 people on average –mostly civilians –have been killed each day since the September cease fire. In eight weeks, the UN reports that 957 people have killed –overwhelmingly by Kiev’s armed forces.

The Kiev regime, in turn, has cut all basic social and public services to the Peoples’ Republics’, including electricity, fuel, civil service salaries, pensions, medical supplies, salaries for teachers and medical workers, municipal workers wages; banking and transport have been blockaded.

The strategy is to further strangle the economy, destroy the infrastructure, force an even greater mass exodus of destitute refugees from the densely populated cities across the border into Russia and then to launch massive air, missile, artillery and ground assaults on urban centers as well as rebel bases.

The Kiev junta has launched an all-out military mobilization in the Western regions, accompanied by rabid anti-Russian, anti-Eastern Orthodox indoctrination campaigns designed to attract the most violent far right chauvinist thugs and to incorporate the Nazi-style military brigades into the frontline shock troops. The cynical use of irregular fascist militias will ‘free’ NATO and Germany from any responsibility for the inevitable terror and atrocities in their campaign. This system of ‘plausible deniability’ mirrors the tactics of the German Nazis whose hordes of fascist Ukrainians and Ustashi Croats were notorious in their epoch of ethnic cleansing.

G20-plus-NATO: Support of the Kiev Blitz

To isolate and weaken resistance in the Donbas and guarantee the victory of the impending Kiev blitz, the EU and the US are intensifying their economic, military and diplomatic pressure on Russia to abandon the nascent peoples’ democracy in the south-east region of Ukraine, their principle ally.

Each and every escalation of economic sanctions against Russia is designed to weaken the capacity of the Donbas resistance fighters to defend their homes, towns and cities. Each and every Russian shipment of essential medical supplies and food to the besieged population evokes a new and more hysterical outburst – because it counters Kiev-NATO strategy of starving the partisans and their mass base into submission or provoking their flight to safety across the Russian border.

After suffering a series of defeats, the Kiev regime and its NATO strategists decided to sign a ‘peace protocol’, the so-called Minsk agreement, to halt the advance of the Donbas resistance into the southern regions and to protect its Kiev’s soldiers and militias holed-up in isolated pockets in the East. The Minsk agreement was designed to allow the Kiev junta to build up its military, re-organize its command and incorporate the disparate Nazi militias into its overall military forces in preparation for a ‘final offensive’. Kiev’s military build-up on the inside and NATO’s escalation of sanctions against Russia on the outside would be two sides of the same strategy: the success of a frontal attack on the democratic resistance of the Donbas basin depends on minimizing Russian military support through international sanctions.

NATO’s virulent hostility to Russian President Putin was on full display at the G20 meeting in Australia: NATO-linked presidents and prime ministers, especially Merkel, Obama, Cameron, Abbott, and Harper’s political threats and overt personal insults paralleled Kiev’s growing starvation blockade of the besieged rebels and population centers in the south-east. Both the G20’s economic threats against Russia and the diplomatic isolation of Putin and Kiev’s economic blockade are preludes to NATO’s Final Solution – the physical annihilation of all vestiges of Donbas resistance, popular democracy and cultural-economic ties with Russia.

Kiev depends on its NATO mentors to impose a new round of severe sanctions against Russia, especially if its planned invasion encounters a well armed and robust mass resistance bolstered by Russian support. NATO is counting on Kiev’s restored and newly supplied military capacity to effectively destroy the southeast centers of resistance.

NATO has decided on an ‘all-or-nothing campaign’: to seize all of Ukraine or, failing that, destroy the restive southeast, obliterate its population and productive capacity and engage in an all-out economic (and possibly shooting) war with Russia. Chancellor Angela Merkel is on board with this plan despite the complaints of German industrialists over their huge loss of export sales to Russia. President Hollande of France has signed on dismissing the complaints of trade unionists over the loss of thousands French jobs in the shipyards. Prime Minister David Cameron is eager for an economic war against Moscow, suggesting the bankers of the City of London find new channels to launder the illicit earnings of Russian oligarchs.

The Russian Response

Russian diplomats are desperate to find a compromise, which allows Ukraine’s ethnic Ukraine- Russian population in the southeast to retain some autonomy under a federation plan and regain influence within the ‘new’ post-putsch Ukraine. Russian military strategists have provided logistical and military aid to the resistance in order to avoid a repeat of the Odessa massacre of ethnic Russians by Ukrainian fascists on a massive scale. Above all, Russia cannot afford to have NATO-Nazi-Kiev military bases along its southern ‘underbelly’, imposing a blockade of the Crimea and forcing a mass exodus of ethnic Russians from the Donbas. Under Putin, the Russian government has tried to propose compromises allowing Western economic supremacy over Ukraine but without NATO military expansion and absorption by Kiev.

That policy of conciliation has repeatedly failed.

The democratically elected ‘compromise regime’ in Kiev was overthrown in February 2014 in a violent putsch, which installed a pro-NATO junta.

Kiev violated the Minsk agreement with impunity and encouragement from the NATO powers and Germany.

The recent G20 meeting in Australia featured a rabble-rousing chorus against President Putin. The crucial four-hour private meeting between Putin and Merkel turned into a fiasco when Germany parroted the NATO chorus.

Putin finally responded by expanding Russia’s air and ground troop preparedness along its borders while accelerating Moscow’s economic pivot to Asia.

Most important, President Putin has announced that Russia cannot stand by and allow the massacre of a whole people in the Donbas region.

Is Poroshenko’s forthcoming blitz against the people of southeast Ukraine designed to provoke a Russian response – to the humanitarian crisis? Will Russia confront the NATO-directed Kiev offensive and risk a total break with the West?
James Petras latest book is THE POLITICS OF IMPERIALISM:THE US, ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST (CLARITY PRESS:ATLANTA)

It’s Official: China Dethrones America as Largest Economy

By Washington’s Blog
Global Research, October 09, 2014
Washington’s Blog

Region: Asia, USA
Theme: Global Economy

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We reported in April 2012 that leading Chinese economic analyst (and American ex-pat) professor Michael Pettis argued in 2011 that China’s GDP might already higher than America’s in terms of purchasing power parity.

And we noted that Arvind Subramanian – former assistant director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and now senior fellow jointly at the Peterson Institute for International Economics – says that China passed up the USA in 2010.

Financial Times reported in April:

The US is on the brink of losing its status as the world’s largest economy, and is likely to slip behind China this year, sooner than widely anticipated, according to the world’s leading statistical agencies.

Now, it’s official …

As Huffington Post notes:

China’s gross domestic product is worth $17.6 trillion, adjusted for China’s relatively low cost of living, compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S., the International Monetary Fund estimated as part of its latest World Economic Outlook. Here’s how that looks in chart form:

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Note the chart extends to 2018. The IMF expects this trend to continue indefinitely.

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Here’s another way of looking at it — China’s share of the global economy is now slightly bigger than America’s, at 16.5 percent to 16.3 percent:

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It’s important to note that these figures are adjusted for the relative costs of living in both countries, known to fancy economists as “purchasing power parity.” It’s something economists do to try to make comparisons between countries more fair. It is crazy cheap to live in China and crazy expensive to live in the U.S., so a trillion U.S. dollars are worth a lot more in China than in the U.S.

And that has something to do with the fact that China is manipulating its currency to be worth much less than the dollar. It does this to help make Chinese stuff cheaper than U.S. stuff on the global market. American politicians regularly pretend to be super angry about this, but don’t much mind getting all the cheap Chinese stuff. And China’s booming factory sector has, in turn, helped make China’s economy rapidly get bigger and bigger.

In terms of sheer size, however — meaning, not adjusted for costs of living — the U.S. economy still dwarfs China’s, at $17.4 trillion to $10.4 trillion:

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