29.7.15

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The U.S. and Turkey Have A *Something* Plan

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By Moon of Alabama

According to several news reports the U.S. and Turkey have agreed to do something in north Syria. But  there seems to be no agreement on anything else. There is disunity about the aim of something as well as on the target of any something operation. The means of achieving something are in dispute.
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Even the geographic space in which something is supposed to happen is undefined. The only agreed upon issue besides doing something is to throw the Kurds, the most successful force against the Islamic State so far, under the bus.
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Consider all the caveats and general vagueness in the NYT report about the "agreement":
BAGHDAD — Turkey and the United States have agreed in general terms on a plan that envisions American warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from a 60-mile-long strip of northern Syria along the Turkish border, American and Turkish officials say. The plan would create what officials from both countries are calling an Islamic State-free zone controlled by relatively moderate Syrian insurgents, which the Turks say could also be [...]
[...] many details have yet to be determined, including how deep the strip would extend into Syria, [...]
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“Details remain to be worked out, [...] ”
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[...] the plan faces the same challenges that have long plagued American policy in Syria.
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Whatever the goal,[...] raising the question of what they will do [..]
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[...] questions also remain about which Syrian insurgents and how many will be involved in the new operation. [...] relatively moderate have been trained in a covert C.I.A. program, but on the battlefield they are often enmeshed or working in concert with more hard-line Islamist insurgents.

In another complication, gains for such insurgents would come at the expense of Syrian Kurdish militias
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Turkish officials and Syrian opposition leaders are describing the agreement as something [...] But American officials say [...] it was not included in the surprise agreement reached last week
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[...]  United States officials said Turks and Americans were working toward an agreement on the details of an operation [...]
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That is an ambitious military goal [...] American officials emphasized that the depth of the buffer zone to be established was one of the important operational details that had yet to be decided.
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Insurgents, as well as their supporters in the Syrian opposition and the Turkish government, are already envisioning the plan as a step toward [...]
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American officials in recent months have argued to Turkish counterparts [...]
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But until now [...]
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By contrast, the new plan [...]
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“Any weakening of ISIS will be a privilege for us on the battlefield,” Ahmad Qara Ali, a spokesman for Ahrar al-Sham, an insurgent group that often allies with the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s Syria affiliate. [...]
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Such Syrian Arab insurgents would gain at the expense of the People’s Protection Units, a Kurdish militia known by the initials Y.P.G. that is seeking to take the same territory from the east. While the United States views the group as one of its best partners on the ground, Turkey sees it as a threat; [...]
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[...] challenges to this border strategy still remain, American officials acknowledged. [...] American officials [...] conceded [...]

(Did we notice the new "relative moderate" category the NYT introduced here for anti-Syrian insurgents? This especially for Ahrar al Shams like ilk who are nearly indistinguishable from AlQaeda.)
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The vagueness of this "agreement" lets me assume that the Turks railroaded the U.S. negotiators with their surprise announcement about the use of Incirlik airbase last week. That announcement came after a phonecall between Obama and Erdogan. Did they really agree on anything but throwing the Kurds under the bus, with Turkey now shelling their positions in Syria?
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Or is this vagueness about the strategy an administration ploy to make it look as if it is dragged into its policy by an ally. If things go wrong it could then always blame Turkey for overreaching.
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Or the administration intentionally committing to nothing and just giving Erdogan enough rope to hang himself?
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Would the Obama administration even have the legal authority to support the "moderate" AlQaeda "rebels" with airstrikes? So far it could not name any.
Whatever.
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This something plan has little chance of achieving anything but more war and chaos in Syria, Turkey and Iraq. Something will fail.

Satanic Child Sacrifice

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CHILD SACRIFICE by aangirfan



On 26 July 2015, it was reported that police in Nepal police had arrested 11 people for involvement in child sacrifice.

10-year-old Jeevan Kohar (above) was murdered.

The father of a sick teenager believed that the killing would cure his son's sickness.

A shaman, or local witch doctor had reportedly advised the perpetrators to carry out the human sacrifice to free the teenager from the"spell of a ghost".

Young Nepalese boy slain in human sacrifice ritual.


William Colby (above), the boss of the CIA from 1973 to 1976, died in mysterious circumstances.

On 28th April 1996 William Colby went on a canoe trip at Rock Point in Maryland.


His body was found several days later.
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Colby may have known too much about child sexual abuse by top people.

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Many of the children linked to the Johnny Gosch/ Franklin cover-up scandal described the satanic rituals that they were forced to attend, some of which involved sacrificing infants and young children.

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(aangirfan: William Colby, heroin, Israel and child sex abuse) (Classic State Terrorism) (aangirfan: OMAHA IS FAMOUS)

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Talking about the Franklin cover-up, William Colby said:

. "This case is SO MUCH BIGGER than you think.

"It goes to the very HIGHEST Levels."


The UK's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has reported that satanic abuse is widespread in the UK.

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There have been a number of successful prosecutions in Britain for abuse during satanic rituals.

. However, Professor Chris French, a professor of psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, has written in the Guardian that Satanic child abuse claims are almost certainly based on false memories.
. Satanic child abuse claims are almost certainly based on false memories
French notes that conspiracy nuts find it hard to accept that JFK was the victim of a lone deranged gunman or that Princess Diana was the victim of a drunk driver.

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French does NOT believe in most of the conspiracy theories.

John F Kennedy: 50th anniversary of a conspiracy theory.
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'PRINCESS DIANA MURDERED'
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Some years ago, in a certain city in South East Asia, a girl of my acquaintance told me that evil people in her community had sacrificed a baby in order to bring them good fortune.


I have no reason to disbelieve the girl.

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The ritualistic sacrifice of children is a worldwide affair and dates back to ancient times.

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Among those who have sacrificed babies are the Aztecs, the Incas, the people of pre-Aryan India, the people of Meopotamia, the people of Uganda, the people of Germany...

The Canaanites, and others, went in for child sacrifice.
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The evidence for human sacrifice in the period of the Iron Age is most prolific in Denmark, Germany and Holland, where many bodies have been found completely preserved in peat bogs.

. The Practice of Human Sacrifice - BBC.

The Occult Bureau within the Third Reich was established by Heinrich Himmler.

It was called the Ahnenerbe.

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In April 1945, American troops rescued a massive cache of Ahnenerbe files.

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"For the next four years, America intelligence officials closely studied the captured documents, eventually sending many to the Army’s Edgewood Arsenal and Camp Detrick."[56]

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Reportedly Allen Dulles wanted the Nazi culture to continue in the USA.

. In Search of Black Assassins.

The Ahnenerbe Secret Files became the basis of the CIA's MK-ULTRA  mind control experiments and operations.


In Search of Black Assassins
CIA mind control can involve the murder of children and the production of child sex slaves.

 
"Kidnapped by the US military."
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Paul Bonacci is a former child CIA/MK ULTRA sex slave.

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In 1999, in a civil action in a U.S. District Court in Nebraska, Bonacci testified about the links between the kidnap of paperboy Johnny Gosch and Lt. Col.

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 Michael Aquino.
In Search of Black Assassins.

Bonacci revealed that he and Gosch and a number of other children were forced to participate in an elite government pedophile sex slave ring.

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Bonacci testified that the mind-control of the children involved satanic rituals, torture and being forced to witness murders.[67]

. In Search of Black Assassins

"George W. Bush has not explained how Guckert/Gannon - who had advertised himself as a male escort - could apparently operate in the White House as a reporter for two years using a Secret Service-approved alias and regularly be called upon by George W. Bush and press secretary Scott McClellan during nationally televised presidential press conferences."[68]


The Aztec calendar month of Tepeihuitl (from September 30 to OCTOBER 19), is dedicated to the Sacrifices of Children.[70]

It is believed that many of the 'unnatural' deaths of children are related to Satanism.


NFL star Adrian Peterson's son was 'beaten to death'. / In Search of Black Assassins

Many of the child stars who have worked for Disney have died in mysterious circumstances.

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Disney is alleged to have worked for the CIA’s MK ULTRA and MONARCH Programs.[129]

Bohemian Grove.[137]
During the Cremation of Care ceremony at the Bohemian Grove, a body is 'sacrificed'.

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The ceremony is "set to the Sorcerer's Apprentice music from Walt Disney's Fantasia."

In Search of Black Assassins

 
William Randolph Hearst 
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Bohemian Grove is apparently visited by the top people, from William Randolph Hearst to Richard Nixon to Tony Blair.

1909 - Bohemian Grove in California.
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Above we see a child apparently being sacrificed at Bohemian Grove.[138]

http://mindcontrolblackassassins.com/

Tunisia is linked to child sacrifice.

The Carthaginian Empire
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If you go on holiday to Tunisia, it is worth learning a little bit about the Carthiginians, a people who areportedly went in for child sacrifice.

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Tunisia was once ruled by the Carthaginians, who are thought to have come originally from the Lebanon area.

The Carthaginians are said to have come originaly from Phoenicia, also known as Canaan, where Lebanon is today.
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In Sousse, Carthaginian crematoria contain the ashes of hundreds of 'murdered' children.

. Archeological Museum, Sousse / Sousse Museum
Allegedly, these children were strangled in sacrifice to the gods in times of national or personal misfortune.

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Carthage was criticized by its neighbors for child sacrifice.

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Plutarch (c. 46–120) mentions the practice. The Hebrews mention the practise.

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The killing of children was common in ancient Greece and Rome but 'for economic rather than religious reasons.'

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(Life in Carthage by Gilbert and Colette Charels-Picard pp149-50)

This building in Monastir was one of the filming locations for Monty Python's Life Of Brian.
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Modern archeological excavations have been interpreted by some as confirming Plutarch's reports of Carthaginian child sacrifice.

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(Kelly A. MacFarlane, University of Alberta, Hittites and Phoenician)

In a single child cemetery called the Tophet, an estimated 20,000 urns were deposited between 400 BC and 200 BC, with the practice continuing until the early years of the Christian period.

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The urns contained the charred bones of babies and 2-year-olds.

But most the child urns found in Carthage contain bones of fetuses, therefore of still born babies.

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These remains have been interpreted by some to mean that after the birth of stillborn babies, the parents would sacrifice their youngest child.

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In bad times (war, poor harvests) cremations became more frequent.

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Bad times might have inspired the Carthaginians to obtain divine intervention via child sacrifice.

Roman amphitheatre at El Djem, by Kaptain Kobold
Professor Piero Bartoloni, Head of the Department of Phoenician-Punic Archaeology at Universita' di Sassari, Italy, relates: "In ancient times, for every ten children that were born, seven died within the first year and out of the remained three, only one became an adult."

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According to those who criticised the Phoenicians, children were sacrificed to the god Baal Hammon and the godess Tanit.

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According to the critics:

Carthaginians began to buy children for the purpose of sacrifice or even to raise servant children instead of offering up their own.

However, in times of crisis or calamity, like war, drought or famine, their priests demanded the flower of their youth.

Special ceremonies during extreme crisis saw up to 200 children of the most affluent and powerful families slain and tossed into the burning pyre.

In 146 B.C., Rome wiped the Carthaginian capital off the map.


'COVER-UP OF SATANIC CHILD ABUSE IN ... HOLLYWOOD AND DEAD CHILDREN CHILD SACRIFICE AND ROYALTY BOHEMIAN GROVE AND THE US MILITARY KENGATE; CHILD ABUSE; BOHEMIAN GROVE

27.7.15

Best to look forward meaningfully, and not wallow in the sorry tragic past

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The British had not come to India to build railways...not in 1757, or spread civilization and Christian charity. If that was the genuine case there wouldn't have been the liberation war of 1857, or the incessant conflicts around the country for a good deal of time under their rule. This uprising, that uprising and this uprising....the natives were definitely restless under British rule and for good reasons. 30 million Indians died under British rule....so no Christian charity and Western civilization for these people.

The primary purpose of British involvement in India was money and profit.

The propaganda BS about civilization and spreading Christian charity was an elaborate Psy-ops for their own mental sanity in the face of severe cruelty and exploitation of a subjugated race and the prickles of conscience that peered from time to time whilst they lorded over India, AND for the consumption of the gullible natives and their victims. 

Anything between $1 trillion to $3 trillion worth of wealth was transferred from India to the UK, funding Britain's Industrial revolution and its colonial wars.

The 'Jewel in the Crown' was so called for nothing.

Those who benefited from the empire's looting were an exclusive group in the UK mainly in the South East and London.

A significant part of the $700 million Britain raised for the Napoleonic wars came from India.

This is partly the reason why Hitler thought that Britain's control of India was the sole cause of its military might. 

By the time of the WWI and WWII this was less of a case. Even though 1.5 million Indian volunteers, and 2.5 million volunteers fought for the evil empire. Between 1815--1919 the Indian economy had contracted from being the second largest economy on earth to the 12th largest. This reveals to us the extent of British looting of India, without the saving grace of extensive investment in the country simultaneously.

The railways were built to shift the British Indian army around the country to stamp out the sporadic rebellions. 

Most shamefully the country was used as a huge plantation to grow Opium and export it to China.

They are at it again in Afghanistan (Helmand province), but this time with the Americans.

Compensation from the UK is not necessary but the vestiges of the evil British empire should be erased from South Asia. 

Indians should speak an Indian language whilst they serve the government of the country. 

The INSTITUTIONS of India should be de-colonised starting with the military, police and all else.

India should leave the Commonwealth which is essentially a celebration of the British empire.

Then maybe India will be taken seriously as a country.

Otherwise 'independent' Macaulay brown sahib' India with its high levels of corruption and misgovernance is doing quite well.....with a PPP GDP of $ 8 trillion soon, and the third largest economy on earth.

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India's prime minister endorses call for Britain to pay reparations for colonial rule

Narendra Modi supports impassioned Shashi Tharoor’s call for colonial ruler Britain to make reparations to India 

The Telegraph of London

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India’s prime minister has praised an opposition MP who made an impassioned appeal for Britain to pay reparations for 200 years of colonial rule.
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Narendra Modi said Shashi Tharoor’s speech at the Oxford Union, which was posted online last week, “reflected the feelings of patriotic Indians” and that he said “the right things at the right place”.
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Mr Tharoor, a Congress MP, writer and former UN under-secretary general, said that “Britain’s rise for 200 years was financed by its depredations in India”
“We paid for our own oppression,” he said “It’s a bit rich to impress, maim, kill, torture and repress and then celebrate democracy at the end of it.”
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“India's share of the world economy when Britain arrived on its shores was 23 per cent. By the time the British left it was down to below four per cent," Tharoor said in the May 28 debate.
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"Why? Simply because India had been governed for the benefit of Britain.” 
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Mr Tharoor added that Indians had "literally paid for our own oppression," as by the end of the 19th century they were the world's biggest purchasers of British goods as well as providing employment for highly paid civil servants.
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“In fact, Britain’s industrial revolution was actually premised upon the de-industrialisation of India,” he said. 
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• David Cameron: Britain caused many of the world's problems
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The 15-minute speech has been viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube and was widely praised by the Indian press.
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Mr Modi responded to the speech earlier this week, saying: "Tharoor's speech reflected the feelings of patriotic Indians on the issue and showed what impression one can leave with effective arguments by saying the right things at the right place." 
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Mr Tharoor, who has often been criticised by Congress president Sonia Gandhi for praising Mr Modi and his initiatives, also called on Britain to apologise for colonial rule. 
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"As far as I am concerned, the ability to acknowledge a wrong that has been done, to simply say sorry, will go a far, far, far longer way than some percentage of GDP in the form of aid," he said.
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"What is required, it seems to me, is accepting the principle that reparations are owed."
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Mr Modi, however, did not say whether he backed Mr Tharoor's demand for an apology. The British High Commission in Delhi declined to comment.
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Mr Modi is due to visit Britain later this year. The dates of the trip have yet to be finalised.
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Many in India want Britain to make amends for the wrongs committed during its colonial rule.
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David Cameron had to face severe criticism during his last trip to India for not apologising for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, where hundreds of non-violent pro-independence protesters were shot dead at the behest of Colonel Reginald Dyer. 
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The Prime Minister expressed regret for the massacre during a visit to Amritsar in 2013 and laid a wreath at a memorial, but Indian critics said it was not enough.

 


 

24.7.15

Persian French relations

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Both Persian and French cuisine is world renowned.

France sees itself as the cultural and intellectual leader of the West.

Persia sees itself as the cultural leader of the Middle East.

Iranian ALANS  from the Ukraine settled in France in the 5th century as they allied themselves with the incoming Huns. 

Iran and France have blood connections.


Finally, France played a leading role in the over throw of the Shah in 1979 and the imposition of the unIslamic Republic at the behest of the UK/USA and the Bilderberg group. For historical reasons the mullahs could not be too closely identified with either the USA or the UK......SO Khomeini was moved from exile in Iraq to France (Gay Paris) by his British puppet masters, and from where the BBC openly helped his revolution from 1978.


So the utterly absurd mullah regime in Tehran must be grateful to France, their blood brothers......for many many reasons. 


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Time ripe for Iran, France to bolster cooperation: Rouhani

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (R) and his French counterpart, Francois Hollande

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (R) and his French counterpart, Francois Hollande





Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says time is ripe for Tehran and Paris to bolster their cooperation in different fields especially in the area of fighting terrorism in the region.
.(Economic Cooperation is a better, safer bet....ISIS is a complicated problem spawned in NATO Turkey and GCC countries aided and abetted by Western countries for their Likud Jewish far right masters)
Rouhani made the remarks in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on Thursday, underscoring the enormous potential that Iran and France have for expanding cooperation in different fields.
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“Over the past 10 years, the two countries have lost many opportunities to deepen and expand relations, and now is the time to redress the past," Rouhani said.
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The phone conversation came over a week after Iran and the P5+1 group of countries - the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany - succeeded in finalizing the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on July 14.




Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic.
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On July 20, the United Nations Security Council unanimously endorsed a draft resolution upholding the JCPOA. All 15 members of the world body voted for the draft resolution in New York, setting the stage for the lifting of the Security Council sanctions against Iran.
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Rouhani further described the commitment of all sides to fulfilling their obligations as the most important factor for the success of the executive process of the negotiations, adding, "It is necessary for the members of the P5+1 group to try to take the next steps of the nuclear agreement.”
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Referring to the situation in the Middle East and the destruction terrorist groups are wreaking on the region, Rouhani said Iran seeks the cooperation of the European countries, including France, to counter terrorist groups in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
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“The establishment of peace and stability in the region is Iran’s main objective, and we are ready to cooperate with other countries, including France, in this regard,” Iran’s president added.
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Rouhani further referred to the deplorable situation of the Yemeni people, who have been under relentless Saudi aggression since late March, saying, “Airstrikes by a neighboring country against the Yemeni people are unacceptable and I hope that the massacre of Yemeni people is condemned by France and the European Union.”
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Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said on July 21 that at least 1,693 civilians had been killed and 3,829 others injured since 26 March in Yemen. However, local sources say over 4,500 people have lost their lives in the Saudi onslaught.
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The French president, for his part, appreciated efforts by President Rouhani during the nuclear talks between Iran and its negotiating partners, saying French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will soon visit Iran to strengthen bilateral relations.
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Hollande also stated that all parties to the nuclear agreement should work for its implementation, and that Paris is ready to expand its ties with Iran in the fields of energy, oil, and air transportation.
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Hollande said his country is ready to cooperate with Iran in the fight against terrorism, stressing that a political solution should be sought to end the violence in Yemen and Syria.
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The French president added that his country is ready to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and ISLI Takfiri group in Iraq.

 

Electric Turbines

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A hydro power generation turbine shaft.
A hydro power generation turbine shaft.
Iran has fully designed, engineered and constructed a water turbine for the first time, etching a niche in the renewable energy industry. 
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The country relies on imports for vital parts of hydro power plants which make up 10,000 megawatts or 14% of Iran’s overall energy mix.
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Iranian engineers have now successfully tested the first homemade water turbine and a governor at a 10-megawatt power station built on the Azad Dam in the Iranian Kurdestan, the Tasnim news agency reported.
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A governor is another vital device used to regulate the speed of a turbomachine.
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“The turbines of the Azad power plant are of the Francis type with a vertical axis and nominal rotation of 1,000 revolutions per minute,” Managing Director of Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company Mohammad Reza Rezazadeh said.
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Francis turbines are by far the most commonly used type of turbine characterized by its optimal efficiency and high speed ranges.

Last April, Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian said Iran had built a 25-megawatt gas turbine, joining a select club of world countries owning the technology.
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Iran has stepped up use of gas-fired plants to replace thermal facilities which generate 85% of power in Iran. Last year, it fed 50 billion cubic meters of gas into its power plants, up from 36 billion cubic meters.      
A thermal power plant in Iran. 
The country has also embarked on a push to add 5,000 megawatts of renewable wind and solar power to its grid by 2018. According to state officials, projects for 1,300 megawatts are either underway or have been signed.
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On Thursday, the Mehr news agency quoted a Suzlon Energy executive as saying that the Indian company, one of the world’s leading wind turbine suppliers, was competing with Germany’s Siemens for renewable energy projects in Iran.
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“Iran has a very large capacity to generate electricity from wind energy. Suzlon is willing to cooperate with the Iranian energy industry in a joint investment framework or on supply of know-how, technology, turbines and equipment when sanctions are lifted,” it quoted Himan Shukari as saying.
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Executives of India’s biggest energy, power and petrochemical companies are currently in Tehran to explore investment opportunities in the wake of the recent opening in Iran’s trade environment. 

23.7.15

Iran Investment

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Iran eyes $185 billion oil and gas projects after sanctions


VIENNA: Iran on Thursday outlined plans to rebuild its main industries and trade relationships following a nuclear agreement with world powers, saying it was targeting oil and gas projects worth $185 billion by 2020.

Iran's minister of industry, mines and trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said the Islamic Republic would focus on its oil and gas, metals and car industries with an eye to exporting to Europe after sanctions have been lifted, rather than simply importing western technology.

"We are looking for a two-way trade as well as cooperation in development, design and engineering," Nematzadeh told a conference in Vienna. 


"We are no longer interested in a unidirectional importation of goods and machinery from Europe," he said.

The United Nations security council on Monday endorsed a deal to end years of economic sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

READ ALSO: Won't accept curbs beyond 10 years, Iran says

Sanctions are unlikely to be removed until next year, as the deal requires approval by the US Congress. Nuclear inspectors must also confirm that Iran is complying with the deal.

While the Iranian and US presidents have been promoting the accord, hardliners in Tehran and Washington have spoken out strongly against it.

Many European companies have already shown interest in reestablishing business in Iran, with Germany sending its economy minister Sigmar Gabriel on the first top level government visit to Tehran in 13 years together with a delegation of leading business figures.

Iran's deputy oil minister for commerce and international affairs, Hossein Zamaninia, said Tehran had identified nearly 50 oil and gas projects worth $185 billion that it hoped to sign by 2020. Opec member Iran has the world's largest gas reserves and is fourth on the global list of top oil reserves holders.

New, longer contracts

In preparation for negotiations with possible foreign partners, Zamaninia said Iran had defined a new model contract which it calls its integrated petroleum contract (IPC).

"This model contract addresses some of the deficiencies of the old buyback contract and it further aligns the short- and long-term interests of parties involved," he said.

He said the deals would last 20-25 years — much longer than the previously less popular buybacks, which effectively were fee paying deals with global oil majors such as France's Total for services they performed on Iranian oil fields.

He said Iran would introduce the projects it has identified and the new contract model within 2-3 months.

ty economy minister Mohammad Khazaei said Iran had already completed negotiations with some European companies wanting to invest in the country.

"We are recently witnessing the return of European investors to the country. Some of these negotiations have concluded, and we have approved and granted them the foreign investment licences and protections," Khazaei told the conference.

"Even in the past couple of weeks we have approved more than $2 billion of projects in Iran by European companies," he said, without naming the firms or providing further details.

Most European oil majors and oil service companies have so far expressed caution about the prospects of a windfall of deals in Iran, saying their compliance departments will want to first see sanctions being fully removed before any meaningful work can start on projects.

READ ALSO: India plans to remove Iran from prior referral category

Beyond oil, Nematzadeh said Iran was looking to move away from state ownership in many sectors, creating joint ventures for auto parts manufacturers with the aim to produce 3 million vehicles by 2025, of which a third would be exported.

Central bank deputy governor Akbar Komijani said Iran's financial sector was offering opportunities for cooperation between domestic banks and foreign investors.

Nematzadeh said Iran aimed to join the World Trade Organization once political obstacles were removed and would be interested in trade deals with Europe and central Asian countries.

Liberal Intellectuals verses right-wing psuedo homo-sexual grunts

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Religious dogma does not engender true intellectual development. 

A religious person can sound intellectual and can actually be quite articulate, but to be a true intellectual heavy weight one must free one self from the bonding restraints of religion.

Some men in Europe, SOME LEARNED MEN IN EUROPE only became intellectual heavy weights during the Age of Reason in Europe, only when religious dogma was relegated. Religion was separated from all the academic subjects for the first time in certain respects.

Professor Amartya Sen is a genius and an intellectual heavy weight. Ingeniously one may add that possibly his associations and circle of friends also helped his international profile, related to the Rothschilds of London, a little?

In India there is quantity but not quality in academia. India has the largest number of universities in the world, but not one that makes it to the top 100. Gifted academics are plucked for foreign shores, who then adjust and mold their theories and ideas to suit their foreign patrons.

One is quite sure there are more intellectual heavy weights in India beyond those who are Western based, unrecognized because probably they speak and write in their native language in Hindi, Marathi or Tamil.....and their work has not been translated extensively.

As India progresses, so will its level of intellectual development.

But I'm not sure beyond Bengal, having a huge tally of intellectuals is that important. You look at Japan and Korea, filled with mediocre, grey, pedestrian uniform people all with the same dresses and hairstyle......devoid of any intellectuality, BUT with beautiful roads, beautiful railways, beautiful infrastructure, beautiful well managed cities.......beautiful healthy children.....and no poverty.

The fascist right-WING pseudo Homosexuals, hate filled and ON A MISSION can never produce intellectual heavy weights in India or in any other part of the world.

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Wanted: A saffron Amartya Sen – India’s right wing has failed to create intellectuals of global stature

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Few get under the skin of the saffron parivar as Amartya Sen does. The globally acclaimed economist, Nobel Laureate, former Chancellor of Nalanda with a colossal body of scholarly works is repeatedly attacked on social media because he once happened to voice his voting preference for leaderships that in his eyes are perceptibly humane to minorities.

Targeting liberal intellectuals is quite the norm these days, so the question arises, where is the saffron equivalent of Amartya Sen? Jagdish Bhagwati may be Sen’s scholarly rival yet Bhagwati’s certainly not “saffron” in his social thought. He’s openly spoken about the need to end backward thinking in education, has spent the majority of his working life in western universities, amidst western academia and his economic vision is sharply at odds with left leaning outfits of the sangh who detest liberalisation, WTO and economic reforms.
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So who are Hindutva’s intellectuals? Surely not the internet Hindu army which pops up on right wing websites with the singular purpose of denigrating anyone even mildly critical of their demigod Narendra Modi. Could it be a Rajiv Malhotra, a self-appointed “authority” on Hinduism, now facing serious charges of plagiarism? The scholar Andrew J Nicholson wrote recently, “Malhotra twists the words and arguments of respectable scholars to suit his own ends. He has used my work and the work of the great historian of philosophy Wilhelm Halbfass in such a parasitic way.”
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Is Hindutva’s leading living intellectual the head of the ICHR Yellapragada Rao who almost every historian has denounced as unworthy of his post? Do any of these figures seriously compare with Amartya Sen, Romila Thapar, M N Srinivas or Ashis Nandy? The stark fact is that the Indian right or the Hindutva movement lacks intellectuals of global stature.

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What are the reasons for this? One of them could be that the bharatiya inheritance has not really produced writers and thinkers on political philosophy and liberal governance. The Indian tradition may have had a preponderance of thinkers on spirituality, divinity and otherworldly concerns, but where for example is the bharatiya John Locke or Thomas Paine? Where’s the bharatiya Magna Carta? The exception is the Arthashastra, but that’s over 2,000 years old. The Bhagwad Gita does not contain tenets of liberal governance but is predominantly concerned with good and bad conduct. The Manusmriti cannot really be a blueprint for a liberal progressive society.
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So beyond the Arthashastra, the sangh parivar has no texts of authentically Hindu political philosophy or governance it can claim as its own in the ages before its 20th century ideologues Savarkar or Hegdewar.
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The other reason why the Indian right wing lacks intellectuals of global stature is because it’s never had to be globally competitive. Cocooned in an insular world, veritable frogs in the well, a sangh writer or activist has never had to compete for global professional stature, or compete against international scholars the way left and liberal intellectuals and scholars did because there already was a vast western scholarly tradition in which they had to strive to make their mark. By contrast there is no vast international Hindu intellectual tradition beyond a handful of Indophiles like Max Muller or a Wendy Doniger, so the Indian right wing was never internationalist, never had to test its ideas and scholarship before a demanding competitive international audience.
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An important reason why there are few saffron intellectuals is the nature of RSS itself. Line and command organisations like the army rarely encourage original thinking or revisionism or fresh ideas. Challenging the guru is not considered bharatiya sanskriti in a culture where mantras are handed down without question. It is also true that the heavy hand of state sponsored left historians who once controlled academia did not allow deviations from the party line and stamped out dissent in universities, isolating any fledgling right wing academics.
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But left hegemony has been on the decline for a while now, and yet we still haven’t seen the emergence of a bank of globally recognised saffron intellectuals. And that’s because in Indian politics there is simply no genuine contest of ideas. When there is no political challenge to the ideas of Congress (beyond renaming the Planning Commission as Niti Aayog), how can there be an intellectual challenge? Right wing parties the world over are close to the religious right wing, yet also fiscally conservative, pro-business and pro-market.
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In India, the right wing is only the religious right, not an economic right. The colour saffron is only a few shades removed from the colour red. Today it is sangh outfits who oppose the land acquisition bill and labour reforms as fiercely as the left. Sangh leaders like Uma Bharti have threatened to burn down Walmart.
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In fact, in his speeches PM Modi seems to promise a more efficient, better administered, less corrupt UPA, with the same schemes of financial inclusion, saying no to privatisation, yes to Aadhaar card, Nrega, et al. When Modi himself is neither Reagan nor Thatcher then how can India produce economists like Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek, regarded as architects of right wing economics? Thus, with saffron cadres preferring swadeshi and anti-rich populism, NDA poses no intellectual challenge to the UPA consensus on the economy. Right wing economists Bibek Debroy and Surjit Bhalla would hardly find favour with sangh footsoldiers.
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Lastly, an obsession with an identity based on vilification of manufactured enemies can hardly engender an intellectual tradition. To reiterate then the question to those who abuse the first Asian to head an Oxbridge college: Where’s your Amartya Sen?