26.1.15

Tokenism peanuts projects

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The defense cooperation between India and the USA is very minimal, especially in the area pf joint production. It never existed until a few years.....otherwise off the shelf purchases.

India HOWEVER, due to the USA lobbying of corrupt politicians such as MMS and AK-47 Antony has led to purchases of a lot of such unnecessary equipment.....and due to this corruption and manipulation the USA has over the past years has become the number 1 seller of arms to India.
 
Father of the Indian bomb

The USA has destabilized the security sector of the India, along with Israel...even though for years the USA was assassinating prominent Indian scientist (aka Israel in Iran) and the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi because he was tall, good looking and an Aryan...which offended the sensibilities and insecurities of  fat bald CIA/MOSSAD men....using the ugliest South India girl to kill him.
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Then there is 26/11....another CIA/MOSSAD operation using the ISI, elements of RAW and RSS orientated security in Mumbhai. The attacks were organized by David Headley a part Jewish CIA agent.....who is now incognito and out of jail. The Indian security were not allowed to interview him, BUT FBI Americans can interview Indian terrorist suspects any time.

http://www.propublica.org/images/ngen/gypsy_big_image/headley-front-630.jpg
One does not understand such coolie mentality, but the Americans seem to.

GREAT POWERS SUCH AS CHINA, RUSSIA keep their security compact. In fact Russia is far more effective in counter insurgency than the USA.............because the USA state deliberately wants to expand terrorism as a cloak for global domination.- destabilization balkanization subversion and eventual invasion.

The USA still gives huge amounts of arms and aid to Pakistan, even the Soviet Union has collapsed, pulled the troops out of Afghanistan, and is playing a supporting role in that country and the country is occupied for opium harvesting by the Americans....so why this continued support for Pakistan?

The trade between the USA and Europe is $635 billion

The Trade between China and the USA is $600 billion

The trade between the USA and Canada is $600  billion.


The trade between the USA  and Japan is $183

The trade between the USA  and South Korea is $100

The trade between  the USA and Brazil is $68 billion

The trade between Saudi Arabia and the USA is  $61 billion

The trade between Indian and the USA is  $61 billion 

 The trade between the USA and Hong Kong  $43 billion

The trade between the USA and Singapore  $43 billion

The trade between the USA and Malaysia  $38 billion

 The trade between the USA and Australia  $34 billion


 Figures from: U.S. Department of Commerce (year ending 2014)


So there you have the actual figures:

1. No great cooperation of defense, just more of the token peripheral equipment which will definitely NOT be punching military weight. 

2. On the other hand the USA's true puppet allies are getting F-35 productions, SAMs, helicopters, warships, submarines.....with collaborative projects in all spheres.

If the Americans keep insisting about closer partnership with India then lets have:

1. An MFN status for Indian good.

2. Lower preferential tariffs for India goods.

3. Greater trade between the two countries.

4. Massive and significant technology transfers to India.
Photo shop opportunities are not what this should be about but that Modi and Obama in closed doors should be able to sort out what India REALLY needs and how India can help.



Renewing their expansive defence framework for another 10 years, India and the US on Sunday decided to kick off joint manufacturing of four relatively modest military products and explore the development of two more high-end technologies.
The two nations agreed to step up joint combat exercises, maritime security endeavours, intelligence-sharing mechanisms, military exchanges and the like through the framework, which has the key new element of Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) to bolster India's fledgling defence-industrial base, as reported by TOI on January 11.

READ ALSO: India, US revive talks on controversial military pacts

The DTTI will be launched with four aptly-called "pathfinder projects" since India wants to first ascertain how these "not-so-complex technologies" actually materialize on the ground. The Indian defence establishment, after all, is yet to fully shed its long-standing inhibitions about the US being a reliable long-term supplier of top-notch technologies.

The four products to be co-produced are the next-generation Raven unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), "roll-on, roll-off" intelligence-gathering and reconnaissance modules for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, mobile electric hybrid power sources and "uniform integrated protection ensemble increment-2 (chemical, biological warfare protection gear for soldiers)".

The Raven, for instance, is not an advanced spy or combat drone. A hand-launched mini drone, it is used by soldiers in the battlefield to keep tabs on enemy formations within a range of 10km.



Raven drone.

The two sides, however, plan to extend its range to 18km and flying endurance to six hours from the existing four hours. Similarly, the 12 C-130Js acquired by India from the US for over $2 billion since 2007 did not have the requisite surveillance modules that they will now get.

Both Obama and Modi promised the DTTI would take the bilateral defence cooperation to a new level altogether with "additional joint projects in the near future". Towards this end, the decision to set up working groups to explore development of aircraft carrier technologies and jet engines is crucial.



Tejas light combat aircraft.
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India has miserably flopped to develop the Kaveri engine for its indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft, which is going to be powered by American GE engines for the foreseeable future.

As for aircraft carriers, India is currently constructing the 40,000-tonne INS Vikrant at Cochin Shipyard, as also planning a second, much larger one thereafter. The two sides are likely to collaborate on the electromagnetic aircraft launch systems — which propel fighters into the sky from carrier decks. .
    READ ALSO: Naval variant of LCA Tejas to undergo tests in Goa soon
Indian ambassador to US S Jaishshankar said the purpose of the DTTI was to identify technologies which are unique and also viable to produce. "Two of the (pathfinder) projects are with American companies, two with the US government. DTTI was announced a few years ago but it has really become operational now," he said.

The US has been hard-selling a score of "transformative defence technologies" for co-development and co-production with India under the DTTI, which range from the next-generation of Javelin anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and MH-60 Romeo multi-role helicopters to long-endurance UAVs and 127mm warship guns.

But India has chosen simpler technologies to get the process going. Rejecting the American offer, it has already chosen an initial off-the-shelf purchase of Israeli Spike ATGMs, with 321 launchers and 8,356 missiles, for Rs 3,200 crore.

19.1.15

The primary foundation for India's Development

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China's Industrial base is worth $8 trillion out of its $18 trillion PPP economy......the largest industrial country, with the biggest exports in the world and the largest economy in the world....as of 2014.

Its main engine of growth has been streamlining INDUSTRIAL investment from foreign sources, via economic zones near the coast; private investment within China through cheap and easy credit and finally and most significant, government investment in key industries.

It is a mixed economy where 50% of the industrial base is run by the government and 50% by the private sector......BUT make no mistake it is primarily government led investment INITIATIVES which has seen spectacular results for China, and the main source of its success.

Exports in China represent only 12% of PPP GDP, and is not the main cause of China's success, but GOVERNMENT LED investment drive into INDUSTRY and INFRASTRUCTURE.

We see this repeated again in another Communist country the Soviet Union circa 1928--1941, where during these years the Soviet real GDP growth totaled on average 20% a year. As with China, Japan since 1945 and the Soviet Union............ development in industry was wholly planned. In the case of Japan by dedicated bureaucrats in the back room.

The beauty of INDUSTRY is that no matter how much you spend on it it is not inflationary, but rather it provides cheap jobs to the masses of 25 million plus a year of Indians moving from the village to the city.

China's PPP GDP should reach $75 trillion by 2050, and India's at $40 trillion.

For India to reach that target of $40 trillion in a mere 35 years from the current $5.5 trillion, massive sustainable investment must be made by the government of India in industry.

In addition significant changes must also be made in commercial law, industrial law and employment law to allow for greater flexibility and ease with which to conduct business in the country. Old colonial era and post-colonial era laws must be got rid of, and replaced with up to date legal instruments.

India was after all the number two industrial hub of the world in 1750 representing 25% of the world manufacturing base. It was only during colonial times that India's economy shrank in absolute terms between 1814--1921, when much of Indian industry was destroyed to pave the way for the country to become a captured market from a certain country, and the export of raw materials and plantation economy of opium, indigo and jute.

Corrupt aimless do nothing Congress was lackluster about INDUSTRY since 1947, but perhaps the BJP  can change the situation in India finally.

One thing is clear.Neither the service sector or the agricultural sectors will push India from the current $5.5 trillion PPP GDP to the projected $40 trillion PPP GDP in 2050. The ONLY sector with the necessary engine power to do that is the INDUSTRIAL SECTOR......growing to about 50% of the GDP.

That means creating a mechanism where the Indian budget represents about 40% of GDP, from the current 17%???.....a more effective tax regime, a more effective revenue generating mechanism for the government, greater savings and greater government investment in industry.

Gearing the Indian economy to perpetually invest in industry.

It goes without saying that the game in the area of government and governance will have to be upped, and corruption defeated.


Country Investment 2008 est.
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Investment 2012 est.
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 Singapore 45.00 24.1
 Vietnam 44.50 28.2
 Qatar 41.40 30.6
 Cape Verde 41.30 34.2
 Guyana 40.50 21.6
 China 40.20 46.1
 Lesotho 39.20 37.3
 India 39.00 29.9

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Union Budget likely to provide big thrust to ‘Make In India’


The BJP government's 'Make in India' initiative could get top billing in the 2015-16 Union Budget with tax breaks and other measures for several sectors.

Make in India is the centerpiece of the Narendra Modi administration's bid to revive manufacturing activities and create millions of jobs. With the Chinese economy slowing, India senses an opportunity in the industrial sector.
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A blueprint for the 25 identified sectors was presented to PM Modi late last month by the secretaries cutting across departments. The proposals, running into several pages, have been circulated to ministries and the budget is expected to give a final stance on several of the fiscal proposals. The tax proposals are part of the one-year roadmap identified by ministries.

While some of the moves will boost domestic production and reduce imports, they will also make purchases lighter on your pocket. For instance, there is a recommendation to halve the excise duty on footwear to 6%. Similarly, the commerce department has suggested a reduction in the customs duty on gold and silver from 10% to 2%, a proposal which will have to be weighed in the context of the overall import bill and its impact on the exchange rate.

The food processing ministry has suggested that brand building should be treated the same way as R&D and 200% of expenditure be allowed as deduction. It also wants sops on primary processing of perishables to cut down wastages, which will help check price swings.



For defence, where the government is seeking to reduce the dependence on imports, the ministry wants a tax holiday for local manufacturing and further sops for R&D.

The department of information technology has also suggested income tax benefits to attract electronics and telecom equipment manufacturers into the country and reform the inverted duty structure where the customs tariff on finished goods is lower than those on components. In the run up to the elections, Modi had suggested that local electronics manufacturing will not just create jobs but also help narrow the current account deficit.

READ ALSO: Invest in railways to make it engine of growth: Prabhu

Again to cut down on foreign exchange outgo, the civil aviation ministry has suggested incentivizing maintenance, repair and operations (MROs) be exempted from service tax, while also proposing that airline operators be allowed to issue tax-free infrastructure bonds to help raise funds.

Similarly, the shipping ministry wants a specialized financing window for ship-building and repair, besides easier tax rules for the sector. Railways too want "time-bound" tax sops through excise holiday, although it has not spelt out the details.

For micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), which are seen as the mainstay of the Make in India initiative, the ministry has proposed that there should be direct tax exemptions during the first three year of operations, a move that may be tough to implement.

In case of the petrochemicals sector there is a proposal to boost local manufacturing by having higher import duty on finished products and low rates on feedstock. For metals and cement it has been suggested that the customs duty on steel products be increased, while allowing duty-free import of raw materials and ore - moves that will discourage imports.

READ ALSO: To Make in India, give a break to our tech & talent

There are also demands for budgetary allocation for sectors such as biotechnology, where an allocation of Rs 1,000 crore has been sought for bio-manufacturing and another Rs 750 crore for scaling up Indian biotech start-ups and SMEs. For mining an annual budgetary support of Rs 500 crore has been sought to encourage exploration. The tourism ministry has demanded an annual budget of Rs 3,000 crore, compared to a little under Rs 2,000 currently.

The petroleum ministry has demanded targeted fiscal measures through interest subvention and long-term funding for manufacturing clusters from the Oil Industry Development Cess.

18.1.15

Russia-Iran cooperation

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Tehran, Moscow to sign memorandum of understanding on defense

By Presstv.com

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan (R) and his Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu

Iran and Russia will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the expansion of military cooperation.
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The letter of intent will be signed by Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and his Russian counterpart General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, who is due in the Iranian capital, Tehran, for a two-day official visit on Monday.
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During his stay, the Russian defense minister is expected to discuss bilateral issues as well as international developments with his Iranian counterpart.
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Russia and Iran currently enjoy close cooperation in various areas, particularly in the defense sector.
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In May 2014, Iran’s defense minister paid an official visit to Russia to take part in an international security conference.
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The further expansion of defense cooperation between Iran and Russia plays a major role in maintaining regional and global security, the Iranian defense minister had said in 2013.
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In January of that year, Tehran and Moscow signed another MoU to increase security cooperation between the two countries.

 

16.1.15

China's WAR against corruption.

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Top Chinese spymaster investigated for corruption

By Presstv.com

China’s Communist Party has detained the deputy head of its own intelligence agency as part of a widespread investigation on government corruption, authorities say.
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Ma Jian, a deputy head of China's Ministry of State Security, has been placed under arrest for alleged “serious disciplinary violation,” the party's internal watchdog said on Friday.
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Reports say his arrest may be associated with a high-profile anti-graft investigation into activities at the Founder Group, a Peking University-owned technology conglomerate.
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Ma is believed to have close relations to Founder chief executive, Li You, who is accused of insider trading and misappropriating company assets.
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Little public information has remained about Ma except that he worked at the Ministry of State Security for more than 30 years.
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Reports say the ministry is responsible for intelligence gathering overseas and surveillance against Chinese dissidents, though it lacks a website or public address.
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Ma’s arrest makes him the highest-ranking national security official to be investigated since the downfall of former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang.
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The Chinese government has embarked on a large-scale campaign against deep-rooted graft in the past two years.
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President Xi Jinping has pledged to bring corrupt officials to justice and promote the country’s legal system amid his efforts to restore trust in the Communist Party, which has been hit by a series of graft and abuse-of-power scandals.
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Tens of thousands of officials have already been arrested since Xi enforced a wide-ranging crackdown on corruption within the Communist Party. The president said widespread graft threatens the party’s survival.(and the development of the country......the richest countries in the world are also the least corrupt. If only India could learn from China's example)

 

15.1.15

Israel attacks France

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The Charlie Hebdo Story Simply Doesn’t Wash
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By Paul Craig Roberts at Information Clearing House.
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  - The Charlie Hebdo affair has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation. The attack on the cartoonists’ office was a disciplined professional attack of the kind associated with highly trained special forces; yet the suspects who were later corralled and killed seemed bumbling and unprofessional. It is like two different sets of people.
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(i) Usually Muslim terrorists are prepared to die in the attack----going to heaven where 72 virgins await them; 


(ii) destroy completely the object of revenge.....not even bullet marks on the walls of the cartoon office;


(iii) speak in Arabic when reciting from the Koran and the glory of Allah when speaking to the West AND especially your Arabic audience

(iv) not have blue eyes, as one eye-witness to the horror stated of the attackers;.......save for an odd German tribe (The Vandals), and some Iranian Alans who settled in North Africa.....blue eyes are not common in North Africa from where the attackers ethnically come from.
 
(v) The attire of the attackers in fashion conscious France were those of government special ops professionals.......NOT crazy CIA backed Jihadis;

 

 (vi) The demeanor of the attackers was cool and professional again suggesting state security personnel......and not wild excitable Jihadis, waving their hands/arms all over the place like classic Mediterranean people.......of North African descendent resembling anything like the two executed patsies by the state.....on youtube gruesome execution videos. 

(vii) not wear masks...what is there to hide when dying for Allah? Unless you are a Turkish soldier serving in ISIS, or an Israeli in ISIS, or a Westerner in ISIS.........or a Pakistani military personnel serving in the Taliban...Swat Valley..................... yet the two professionals who hit Charlie Hebdo were determined to escape and succeeded, an amazing feat. 
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Their identity was allegedly established by the claim that they conveniently left for the authorities their ID in the getaway car. Such a mistake is inconsistent with the professionalism of the attack and reminds me of the undamaged passport found miraculously among the ruins of the two WTC towers that served to establish the identity of the alleged 9/11 hijackers.
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It is a plausible inference that the ID left behind in the getaway car was the ID of the two Kouachi brothers, convenient patsies, later killed by police, and from whom we will never hear anything, and not the ID of the professionals who attacked Charlie Hebdo. An important fact that supports this inference is the report that the third suspect in the attack, Hamyd Mourad, the alleged driver of the getaway car, when seeing his name circulating on social media as a suspect realized the danger he was in and quickly turned himself into the police for protection against being murdered by security forces as a terrorist. 

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Hamyd Mourad says he has an iron-clad alibi. If so, this makes him the despoiler of a false flag attack. Authorities will have to say that despite being wrong about Mourad, they were right about the Kouachi brothers. Alternatively, Mourad could be coerced or tortured into some sort of confession that supports the official story. https://www.intellihub.com/18-year-old-charlie-hebdo-suspect-surrenders-police-claims-alibi/ 

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The American and European media have ignored the fact that Mourad turned himself in for protection from being killed as a terrorist as he has an alibi. I googled Hamid Mourad and all I found (January 12) was the main US and European media reporting that the third suspect had turned himself in. The reason for his surrender was left out of the reports. The news was reported in a way that gave credence to the accusation that the suspect who turned himself in was part of the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Not a single US mainstream media source reported that the alleged suspect turned himself in because he has an ironclad alibi.

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Some media merely reported Mourad’s surrender in a headline with no coverage in the report. The list that I googled includes the Washington Post (January 7 by Griff Witte and Anthony Faiola); Die Welt (Germany) “One suspect has turned himself in to police in connection with Wednesday’s massacre at the offices of Parisian satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo;” ABC News (January 7) “Youngest suspect in Charlie Hebdo Attack turns himself in;” CNN (January 8) “Citing sources, the Agence France Presse news agency reported that an 18-year-old suspect in the attack had surrendered to police.”

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Another puzzle in the official story that remains unreported by the presstitute media is the alleged suicide of a high ranking member of the French Judicial Police who had an important role in the Charlie Hebdo investigation. For unknown reasons, Helric Fredou, a police official involved in the most important investigation of a lifetime, decided to kill himself in his police office on January 7 or January 8 (both dates are reported in the foreign media) in the middle of the night while writing his report on his investigation. A google search as of 6pm EST January 13 turns up no mainstream US media report of this event. The alternative media reports it, as do some UK newspapers, but without suspicion or mention whether his report has disappeared. The official story is that Fredou was suffering from “depression” and “burnout,” but no evidence is provided. Depression and burnout are the standard explanations of mysterious deaths that have unsettling implications.

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Once again we see the US print and TV media serving as a ministry of propaganda for Washington. In place of investigation, the media repeats the government’s implausible story.

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It behoves us all to think. Why would Muslims be more outraged by cartoons in a Paris magazine than by hundreds of thousands (millions) of Muslims killed by Washington and its French and NATO vassals in seven countries during the past 14 years?

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If Muslims wanted to make a point of the cartoons, why not bring a hate crime charge or lawsuit? Imagine what would happen to a European magazine that dared to satirize Jews in the way Charlie Hebdo satirized Muslims. Indeed, in Europe people are imprisoned for investigating the holocaust without entirely confirming every aspect of it. 

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If a Muslim lawsuit was deep-sixed by French authorities, the Muslims would have made their point. Killing people merely contributes to the demonization of Muslims, a result that only serves Washington’s wars against Muslim countries.

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If Muslims are responsible for the attack on Charlie Hebdo, what Muslim goal did they achieve? None whatsoever. Indeed, the attack attributed to Muslims has ended French and European sympathy and support for Palestine and European opposition to more US wars against Muslims. Just recently France had voted in the UN with Palestine against the US-Israeli position. This assertion of an independent French foreign policy was reinforced by the recent statement by the President of France that the economic sanctions against Russia should be terminated.

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Clearly, France was showing too much foreign policy independence. The attack on Charlie Hebdo serves to cow France and place France back under Washington’s thumb.

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Some will contend that Muslims are sufficiently stupid to shoot themselves in the foot in this way. But how do we reconcile such alleged stupidity with the alleged Muslim 9/11 and Charlie Hebdo professional attacks? 

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If we believe the official story, the 9/11 attack on the US shows that 19 Muslims, largely Saudis, without any government or intelligence service support, outwitted not only all 16 US intelligence agencies, the National Security Council, Dick Cheney and all the neoconservatives in high positions throughout the US government, and airport security, but also the intelligence services of NATO and Israel’s Mossad. 

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How can such intelligent and capable people, who delivered the most humiliating blow in world history to an alleged Superpower with no difficulty whatsoever despite giving every indication of their intentions, possibly be so stupid as to shoot themselves in the foot when they could have thrown France into turmoil with a mere lawsuit?
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The Charlie Hebdo story simply doesn’t wash. If you believe it, you are no match for a Muslim.

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Some who think that they are experts will say that a false flag attack in France would be impossible without the cooperation of French intelligence. To this I say that it is practically a certainty that the CIA has more control over French intelligence than does the President of France. Operation Gladio proves this. The largest part of the government of Italy was ignorant of the bombings conducted by the CIA and Italian Intelligence against European women and children and blamed on communists in order to diminish the communist vote in elections.

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Americans are a pitifully misinformed people. All of history is a history of false flag operations. Yet Americans dismiss such proven operations as “conspiracy theories,” which merely proves that government has successfully brainwashed insouciant Americans and deprived them of the ability to recognize the truth.

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Americans are the foremost among the captive nations.(Jewish lobby----9 million Jews)

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Who will liberate them?

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Los

Super bitch Alfreda Frances Bitkowsky, queen of torture at the CIA (Cocaine Importation Agency)

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Meet Alfreda Bikowsky, the Senior Officer at the Center of the CIA’s Torture Scandals

By Glenn Greenwald and Peter Maass at the Intercept and antiwar.com

NBC News yesterday called her a “key apologist” for the CIA’s torture program. A follow-up New Yorker article dubbed her “The Unidentified Queen of Torture” and in part “the model for the lead character in ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’” Yet in both articles she was anonymous.
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The person described by both NBC and The New Yorker is senior CIA officer Alfreda Frances Bikowsky. Multiple news outlets have reported that as the result of a long string of significant errors and malfeasance, her competence and integrity are doubted — even by some within the agency.
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The Intercept is naming Bikowsky over CIA objections because of her key role in misleading Congress about the agency’s use of torture, and her active participation in the torture program (including playing a direct part in the torture of at least one innocent detainee).
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Moreover, Bikowsky has already been publicly identified by news organizations as the CIA officer responsible for many of these acts.
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The executive summary of the torture report released by the Senate last week provides abundant documentation that the CIA repeatedly and deliberately misled Congress about multiple aspects of its interrogation program. Yesterday, NBC News reported that one senior CIA officer in particular was responsible for many of those false claims, describing her as “a top al Qaeda expert who remains in a senior position at the CIA.”
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NBC, while withholding her identity, noted that the same unnamed officer “also participated in ‘enhanced interrogations’ of self-professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, witnessed the waterboarding of terror suspect Abu Zubaydah and ordered the detention of a suspected terrorist who turned out to be unconnected to al Qaeda, according to the report.”
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The New Yorker‘s Jane Mayer, writing yesterday about the NBC article, added that the officer “is still in a position of high authority over counterterrorism at the C.I.A.” This officer, Mayer noted, is the same one who “dropped the ball when the C.I.A. was given information that might very well have prevented the 9/11 attacks; she gleefully participated in torture sessions afterward; she misinterpreted intelligence in such a way that it sent the C.I.A. on an absurd chase for Al Qaeda sleeper cells in Montana. And then she falsely told congressional overseers that the torture worked.” Mayer also wrote that the officer is “the same woman” identified in the Senate report who oversaw “the months-long rendition and gruesome interrogation of another detainee whose detention was a case of mistaken identity.”
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Both news outlets withheld the name of this CIA officer even though her identity is widely known among journalists, and her name has been used by various media outlets in connection with her work at the CIA. Both articles cited requests by the CIA not to identify her, even though they provided details making her identity clear.
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In fact, earlier this year, The Washington Post identified Bikowsky by name, describing her as a CIA analyst “who was tied to a critical intelligence-sharing failure before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the botched 2003 ‘rendition’ of an innocent German citizen thought to be an al-Qaeda operative.” That Post report led to both McClatchy and independent journalist Marcy Wheeler raising questions about the propriety of Bikowsky’s former personal lawyer, Robert Litt, playing a key role in his current capacity as a top government lawyer in deciding which parts of the torture report should be released. 
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The McClatchy article identified Bikowsky by name as the officer who “played a central role in the bungled rendition of Khaled el-Masri. El-Masri, who was revealed to be innocent, claimed to have been tortured by the agency.” El-Masri, a German citizen who was kidnapped from Macedonia and tortured by the CIA in Afghanistan, was released in 2003 after it was revealed he was not involved in al Qaeda.
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Back in 2011, John Cook, the outgoing editor of The Intercept, wrote an article at Gawker, based on the reporting of Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy, naming Bikowsky and pointing to extensive evidence showing that she “has a long (if pseudonymous) history of being associated with some of the agency’s most disastrous boondoggles,” including a key role in the CIA’s pre-9/11 failure to notify the FBI that two known al Qaeda operatives had entered the country.
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Earlier that year, the Associated Press reported that a “hard-charging CIA analyst [who] had pushed the agency into one of the biggest diplomatic embarrassments of the U.S. war on terrorism” (the rendering for torture of the innocent El-Masri) was repeatedly promoted. Despite internal recommendations that she be punished, the AP reported that she instead “has risen to one of the premier jobs in the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.”
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The article named her as “Frances,” explaining that the AP “agreed to the CIA’s request to refer to Frances by her middle name because her first is unusual.”
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Bikowsky’s name, and her long string of controversial actions, have become such an open secret that she even has her own lengthy, detailed Wikipedia page. The entry describes her as a “career Central Intelligence Agency officer who has headed . . . the Global Jihad unit.”
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In the months leading up to the release of the torture report, the CIA and the White House fought to prevent the Senate even from assigning pseudonyms to the CIA officers whose actions are chronicled in the report. The Senate ultimately capitulated, making it difficult to follow any coherent narrative about what these officers did.
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As Mayer wrote in yesterday’s article:
Readers can speculate on how the pieces fit together, and who the personalities behind this program are. But without even pseudonyms, it is exceedingly hard to connect the dots.  . . . [W]ithout names, or even pseudonyms, it is almost impossible to piece together the puzzle, or hold anyone in the American government accountable. Evidently, that is exactly what the C.I.A. was fighting for during its eight-month-long redaction process, behind all those closed doors.
Naming Bikowsky allows people to piece together these puzzles and hold American officials accountable. The CIA’s arguments for suppression of her name are vague and unpersuasive, alluding generally to the possibility that she could be the target of retaliation.
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The CIA’s arguments focus on an undefined threat to her safety. “We would strongly object to attaching anyone’s name given the current environment,” a CIA spokesperson, Ryan Trapani, told The Intercept in an email. In a follow-up voicemail he added: “There are crazy people in this world and we are trying to mitigate those threats.”
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However, beyond Bikowsky, a number of CIA officials who oversaw and implemented the program have already been publicly identified—indeed, many of the key architects of the program, such as Jose Rodriguez, are frequent guests on news programs.
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Trapani also argued that the Senate report is “based only upon one side’s perspective on this story” and that an article about Bikowsky “doesn’t require naming a person who’s never had a chance to rebut what’s been said about them.” When The Intercept asked for the CIA’s rebuttal—or Bikowsky’s—to the critical portrayal of her in the Senate report, Trapani declined to offer one. He noted that CIA Director John Brennan had disputed the report’s contention that the agency had misrepresented the value of the interrogation program.

Mr. Dusty Foggo is not a cartoon character, but a CIA Director for torture

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I should have been hired to do the NUMBER 3 JOB at the CIA, I'm more qualified and superior at such tasks .

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The Corrupt Philanderer Who Built the CIA’s Black Sites

By Scott Horton at the Intercept and antiwar.com



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Bureaucrats love secrets. If they are given unchecked power to create secrets, they will find the temptation to use this power irresistible. They will use it to cover justified cases, for example, to preserve diplomatic and military secrets that are important for national security, or to protect the privacy of individual citizens (the information contained on tax returns, for instance). But at the same time bureaucrats use secrecy to obscure from public sight anything that might embarrass them or reduce their political power and influence, for instance, innocent mistakes, evidence of incompetence, evidence that the policies they have made or implemented do not work or have unforeseen negative consequences, corruption, or even evidence of criminal conspiracies and dealings.
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Democratic deliberation rests on the premise that ideas, once exposed to the public—unfolded, challenged, tested, and disputed—will stand or fall on their own merit. The bureaucratic drive for secrecy rests, in many cases, on a need to keep information out of the hands of individuals who could use it to harm the bureaucracy. The bureaucrat will invariably say that an enemy could use the information to harm the country, but more often than not the real concern originates with the bureaucrat personally or the office where he or she works.
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The bureaucrat may fear that the exposure of a mistake will damage his chances for promotion or undermine the prestige and influence of the bureaucratic institution where he works, making it vulnerable to bureaucratic rivals. To the extent this is the case, secrecy produces a government that is more poorly informed, dull-witted, and more corrupt than would be the case if the power of classifying secrets were stripped away. This is because information stamped “secret” cannot be tested and challenged in the forum of democratic debate; it goes unquestioned and tends to be accepted as truth. If the secret is nonsense, it will likely be revealed as such once exposed.
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Bureaucrats quickly learned that affixing a “secret” stamp to their claims insulates them from critical review, and compartmentalizing the secret—further restricting who has access to it—helps even more.
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This enables the authors of decisions based on erroneous but “secret” information and analyses to quickly climb through the ranks. They will argue that their mistakes cannot be disclosed because that would reveal even more secrets. Robbed of critical perspective, the duller, less efficient, more corrupt members of the bureaucracy steadily climb to the top of the bureaucratic pyramid. You could climb to the top by being brilliant and successful, of course. But it is much easier to ascend the bureaucratic peaks by being secretive. Thieves and charlatans naturally thrive and prosper in this matrix of secrecy.
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One example of the validity of this thesis about the degenerative effects of secrecy on bureaucratic institutions involves the aptly named Dusty Foggo, who concluded a twenty-four-year career in the CIA as executive director.
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Foggo had played an important role in ensuring that personnel involved in rendition cases that went awry never faced meaningful discipline and, to the contrary, were advanced ahead of their peers.
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(Among them was Alfreda Frances Bitkowsky, the “Queen of Torture” described here in The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald and Peter Maass.)
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Foggo was until recently an inmate at a federal correctional facility in Pine Knot, Kentucky, after being charged with fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering in relation to his dealings with defense contractor Brent R. Wilkes and accepting a guilty plea on one of thirty counts. Foggo was a protégé of CIA director Porter Goss, a CIA agent turned Republican congressman appointed by George W. Bush to replace George Tenet. He had vaulted from a midlevel management position to the number three slot at the agency, where he wielded immense power over personnel and logistics. Among his signal accomplishments was the construction of a system of secret prisons used in extraordinary renditions, which were quickly scrapped after the CIA took stock of the track record of the program in 2006.
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Ultimately Foggo was not tripped up by his wrongdoing in the clandestine service, expansive though that may have been, because it was effectively shielded by state secrecy. His problems were exposed in the routine Washington world of pork belly contracting, where they became fair game for investigative journalists and federal prosecutors. There he learned that bribing political figures by purchasing prostitutes for them, a routine gambit for a company man, might be viewed by a humorless federal prosecutor as a crime.
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One of the many jaw-dropping moments in the Foggo prosecution occurred when prosecutors submitted a sentencing memorandum— a document laying out various peripheral considerations for the judge in the course of passing sentence. It revealed that Foggo had a twenty-year career of alcohol abuse, physical violence, philandering, and corruption, including forcing the CIA general counsel’s office to hire Foggo’s mistress. It also showed that as the criminal investigation leading to his conviction began, Foggo had been busily planning to return to his native San Diego to run as a Republican candidate for Congress, with the apparent support of Congressman Duke Cunningham. Cunningham, a powerful Republican on the appropriations and intelligence committees, fell in a related corruption scandal.
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How could a rogue like Foggo work his way to the top of the CIA, particularly in view of a long career of boozing, petty corruption, and philandering? Secrecy. Because of the culture of secrecy at the agency and its almost manic efforts to suppress public knowledge of wrongdoing by its operatives, particularly the more senior among them, no one was in a position to challenge Porter Goss when he picked his friend Foggo for the sensitive senior post.
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Adapted from Scott Horton’s new book, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare. Also see The Intercept’s Q&A with Horton.
Photo of Foggo: Denis Poroy/Associated Press

Guantanamo

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What was the purpose?

Well, non that can be reasonably argued in public.

9/11 was carried out by Israel using their American assets.

al-Qaeda is a CIA run Hologram that has been replaced by the ISIS, also created by the CIA/Israel.

The Taliban was created by the CIA using the Pakistani ISI.....to justify the American military presence of Ariana and the harvesting of Opium by the USA in that country.

Neither the so called 'al-CIA-duh' or the Taliban had anything to do with 9/11......this was carried out by Israelis and certain American security personnel.....eg General Richard Meyer....and Dick Cheney.

 

But when a super power is angry, instigated by the vile Jew, then sophisticated nations do silly things like set up a gulag in its back yard.....and other unaccountable gulags in many other countries around the world, in the manner of the Bolsheviks and the North Koreans, without the slightest blink of irony for the shining beacon of light unto the world.

Or invite 40 world leaders and millions of marchers for the execution by Israel of a handful of PROVOCATIVE THIRD-RATE BAITING "cartoonists".........particularly when there are far greater horrors committed by friends around the world.

So the inmates at Guantanamo Bay Gulag will be/have been released....98%??????????????? WITHOUT CHARGE......of the original 600. Including children. A handful have been actually charged in Kangaroo courts. Whilst there they experienced rape, torture, execution passed off as suicide...............and a denial of a good part of their lives in the natural environment, to keep alive the fiction of GWoT. Some were turned by the CIA to work for them as ISIS, The Taliban and al-Qaeda as informants as a condition of release.

By the end of Obummer's SECOND term most will be released from the peak of  600 into a handful. The Moronic Republicans corrupted by Israeli Shekels will protest at its final closure.

Guantanamo represents the corruption and decay of the American Empire. A country pathetically ordered around, abused and spied on by Israel.

Great nations are not built on rap music, unaccountable gulags and 'spectacular victories' against real non-enemies.

There will be no regrets when American dominance is replaced by Rothschild China. An ASIAN super-power is preferable to one that is run by the vile JEW.

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I Helped Create Gitmo. Now I Want It Shut Down.

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History will judge America harshly if we do not.
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hirteen years ago this month, I arrived in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the commander, Joint Task Force 160, charged with constructing and operating a detention facility to hold Taliban and al Qaeda detainees. Today the detention facility at Guantanamo is a blight on our history, and it should be closed.

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I say this as one who helped to create it. I am not alone in my opinion. More than 50 retired generals and admirals have come forward saying Guantanamo should be closed. Statesmen, top national security officials, and public servants from across the political spectrum such as Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Hillary Clinton and Robert Gates, have said Guantanamo should be closed. President George W. Bush wanted to close the facility, and on his second day in office President Barack Obama signed an executive order committing his administration to closing Guantanamo.
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Last year, his administration took steps—tentative but significant—toward that end. When President Obama took office, there were 242 detainees. At the beginning of 2014 there were 155. This year 28 detainees were transferred, leaving a population of 127. Of those remaining, 59 have been cleared for transfer. During 2014, the government conducted nine Periodic Review Board hearings to determine whether continued detention is necessary. That is real progress, but it hardly indicates the kind of urgency commensurate with the problem. Looking forward to the months ahead, I recommend that President Obama should transferall cleared detainees by the end of 2015.
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Why do I want Guantanamo shuttered? Because it was always envisioned to be a temporary facility.  There was a crisis of detainees in Afghanistan that the forces fighting there could not handle as winter approached.  We needed a safe and appropriate place to hold detainees.  That occurs in every war.  My assignment at Guantanamo was to be 60 days in length.  But during the first few days after the first detainees arrived, I became concerned that the detention facility was not going to be a short-term operation.  There was convoluted and uncertain process for deciding what to do with the detainees as lawyers argued within the bureaucracy.  Sadly, those debates continue even today.
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History continues to judge our decisions—decisions made when we were angry and frightened. Who we are as a nation cannot be separated from what we do. It is hard to overstate how damaging the continued existence of the detention facility at Guantanamo has been. Repressive governments use it to deflect criticism of their own policies by charging hypocrisy. Violent extremists use it as a recruiting tool. It is a symbol for many around the world of torture, injustice, and illegitimacy.
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Closing Guantanamo has proved to be more difficult than many anticipated, but with smart and sustained leadership from the president and Congress, it is possible. It will require a bipartisan effort; Senator McCain and Senator Feinstein spoke eloquently and courageously when they called for release of the Senate report on torture. Their example provides a good beginning as we search for a solution to Guantanamo that recognizes the dangers world we live in but does not allow the enemy to change us.
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As if the moral, legal, and strategic reasons to close Guantanamo weren’t sufficient, it is by most comparisons the world’s most expensive prison. The annual cost per Guantanamo detainee now stands at $3,345,061. The average annual cost to maintain a prisoner in the most expensive supermax facility in the United States is estimated to be $78,000 per year.
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Much has been written about the concerns of detainees “rejoining the fight.” I share those concerns, but as a Marine and a leader, much of my professional life was spent in the area of managing risk, not eliminating it, which I know to be an unrealistic goal. According to the Director of National Intelligence, 6.7 percent of the detainees released by President Obama are either suspected or confirmed of reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activity. We can and must manage this risk through security assurances, monitoring, rehabilitation, and other reasonable measures. The risks associated with keeping Guantanamo open are harder to mitigate, and the harm will be far more lasting.
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What actions can we take this year? First, cleared detainees should be transferred immediately. Second, the Periodic Review Board process should be energized—all reviews should be completed by the end of 2015. Third, there are a number of remaining detainees who will have to be moved to the United States for trial or detention. Congress should recognize this and authorize these transfers to a U.S. prison. We should not repeat the mistakes of the past by establishing a permanent military detention facility for terrorists on U.S. soil.
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Closing Guantanamo is about reestablishing who we are as a nation. Terrorists caused us to turn away from the fundamental values that make this country exceptional. It’s time to reaffirm what America stands for: that we are still the shining city on the hill, and that we stand for the rule of law and respect for human rights. The goal of terrorists is to change us, to change what we say we stand for, and to make us live in fear. As long as Guantanamo exists, terrorists can legitimately say that they have accomplished their objectives. It is time for America to stop living in fear and to defeat terrorism with our most powerful weapon: American values. It is time to close Guantanamo.
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Retired Major General Michael Lehnert, USMC, was the first commander of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

10.1.15

Israel carries out terrorism in Paris for the French crime of accepting a Palestinian state....and voting against Israel in the UN

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Israel is a vicious little entity propped up by the Largesse of the JEWSA.

The world will be a better, peaceful place filled with brotherly cooperation and International Law when both States cease to exist.

The on-going mass murder by the USA/Israel continues in the Greater Middle East where millions have died due to the policies of the USA, and the encouragement of such policies from Israel.......since 1979.

The toppling of the Shah of Iran......1979.

The backing of the fundamentalist Afghan Mujaheddin against the Communist regime in Kabul circa 1978.

The creation of Hamas by Israel.....in the early 1970's.

The Iran/Iraq war.....where CIA Saddam was encouraged and promised much by the USA in a meeting in Amman to attack CIA Mullah Iran....in 1980.

The Desert Storm War 1991......instigated by the USA using Kuwait as bait....."Ms Gillespie, what is your opinion about our differences with Kuwait, and their theft of our oil, using slant drilling?'......"Mr. President I can categorically state to you that the USA does not interfere with quarrels between family members"---paraphrased.

The sanctions against Iraq, where 1 million Iraqis died.

The creation of 'al-CIA-duh' Ghost army run by CIA agent Tim Osman.

Airlifting 'al-CIA-duh' from Afghanistan to fight in the former Yugoslav theater...in the 1990's.

Carrying out 9/11 with Israel's guidance.

The false illegal invasion of Afghanistan, using the country as a Opium plantation for 13 years.....and too many civilian deaths of innocents since.

The creation of the Taliban by the CIA from 1994.

The creation of the Torture Gulags in 54 countries around the world, where many innocents were tortured and killed.

The Invasion of Iraq, where another 2 million Iraqis were killed by the occupying USA/Israel....using false pretenses of WMD's.

The attack and invasion of Lebanon in 2006, where 2,000 people were killed and infrastructure damage of $20 billion...by Israel.

The destabilization and overthrow of Gaddafi, in 2011 where 50,000 people died and a failed state created since.

The destabilization and overthrow of the Tunisian government, in 2011 where many people died and a failed state created since.

The destabilization and overthrow of Mubarak of Egypt, in 2011 where 2,000 people died and a failed state created since. 

The destabilization and attempted overthrow of Assad, in 2011 where 200,000 people died SINCE and a failed state created since. 

The creation of ISIS by the USA/Israel using their dumbfuck Middle East allies.

And now this......

The slippery vile Jew is too clever.

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Israel attacks France

By ibtimes and aangirfan.
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There is no clarity on which organisation is behind the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday and therefore, conspiracy theories are gaining traction in internet forums.

Fingers are being pointed toward intelligence agencies and Mossad of Israel is a prime contender.

It is believed that Israel has a grouse against France, especially because French MPs voted in favour of recognising the Palestinian state and also France voted against Israel at the UN recently, conspiracy bloggers such as ‘Aangirfan’ note.

In Early December 2014, when France’s lower house of parliament voted 339 votes to 151 urging the government to recognise the Palestinian state, Israel was patently unhappy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the vote a “grave mistake”.


Israel had warned France of grave consequences even before the country voted in favour of Palestine. 

Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, France 24 reported Netanyahu as saying that time: “Do they have nothing better to do at a time of beheadings across the Middle East, including that of a French citizen? Recognition of a Palestinian state by France would be a grave mistake.

“The State of Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people, the only state that we have, and the Palestinians demanding a state do not want to recognise the right to have a state for the Jewish people.”

Israel, last week, also expressed its “deep disappointment” with France for voting for a Palestinian resolution at the UN Security Council and calling for a full IDF withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines by the end of 2017, the Jerusalem Post reported.

France was one of eight countries supporting Palestine in the Security Council – although it fell one-vote short of the nine necessary to pass.

Although there is no way to verify the claims that Mossad was involved, the backdrop in which the attack took place seems to indicate that it might be involved, many conspiracy theorists have noted.

Link to original article: http://www.ibtimes.co.

Read more: http://www.disclose.tv

France's 9/11....another False Flag

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Paris Attack Smacks Of False Flag

By Brother Nathanael Kapner of Real Jew News. 

 
 

HOW MANY MOSSAD AGENTS does it take to pull off a false flag?
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Just enough to have a getaway car ready at a Kosher Restaurant two miles from the Charlie Hebdo scene in Paris.
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The perpetrators’ first car, a black Citroen, was abandoned at the restaurant while a grey Renault was provided for the murderers to flee in, reportedly “carjacked” as per the French police.
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One look at how carefully the getaway car was parked in front of the Kosher Restaurant suggests that the attackers were in no hurry to escape since they knew that a safe haven and another car was ready for them for the second leg of their getaway.
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Why the French police are claiming the Renault getaway vehicle was “carjacked” appears to cover the fact that the Renault was provided by, as this author sees it, Jewish accomplices, that is, Sayanim.
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Many anomalies support this author’s theory that the Charlie Hebdo attack was a Mossad false flag operation.

MANY ANOMOLIES
FIRST OF ALL, shouts of “Allah Akbar” and “The Prophet Has Been Avenged” by the attackers were enunciated in perfect French.
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If they were truly extremist Muslims, as the press is reporting it, the second slogan would also have been expressed in Arabic.
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Second, how did the perpetrators know that Charlie Hebdo headquarters was going to hold a full member staff meeting at the very hour of their attack? Only, an inside informer (Read: Sayanim) could have tipped them off.
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Then, the gunmen, knowing in advance the names of their targets, headed to the second floor editorial department where the meeting was held and asked people who they were, from the list of names, before shooting.
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They didn’t just go in shooting up the place like a typical ‘terrorist’ attack would have been carried out.
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Third, the neatly parked ‘abandoned’ car conveniently had the ID of one of the ‘terrorists.’ 
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SURELY, THIS IS classic Mossad of pulling an ID of a formerly charged ‘criminal’ already in the intelligence system readily available to be set up as a patsy.
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Seriously, who takes their ID on a commando-style ‘terror attack?’
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Cui bono? Jews…to further inflame Islamophobia, specifically in this case with the French establishment which has been putting forth pro-Palestinian overtures of late…greatly “disappointing” Tel Aviv.
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Right on cue, Netanyahu chimed in, “The heinous acts in Paris today won’t be the last.”
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By way of deception wage war, goes the Mossad motto.
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And yet another Jewish deception fools the Goyim once again.