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On the Hong Kong “Occupy Central” protests

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The Western media is now throwing its full weight behind the Hong Kong “Occupy Central” protests – they’ve been featured on at least 2 of the US State Department’s TIME Magazine covers and stories like NYT’s “Stars Backing Hong Kong Protests Pay Price on Mainland” attempt to appeal to the most base emotions …

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/world/asia/hong-kong-stars-face-mainland-backlash-over-support-for-protests.html

Why the emotional appeal? Because rationally and logically the protests have been exposed as yet more US meddling around the globe (http://journal-neo.org/2014/10/24/hong-kong-s-umbrellas-are-made-in-usa/). If the protest has been fully exposed as foreign meddling, why shouldn’t anyone supporting it now pay a “price” on the mainland?

And it is not Beijing simply squashing these people. No one is hiring these “stars” now involved in the fake protests in Hong Kong. Ironically, all these protesters bleat about is “freedom to choose,” well businesses and labels are “choosing” to boycott people involved in the protests – and here we see the hypocrisy and fraud behind the protests – yet again.

It’s about choosing what the protesters want, not choosing what everyone genuinely wants. And of course what the protesters want is clearly what the US State Department wants – elections their well funded and backed fraudulent proxies can run in and win before carrying out US foreign policy aimed at dividing and destroying China.

China has voted, and they’ve voted “no thanks.”

Tony Cartalucci maintains the Land Destroyer Report and is an independent American geopolitical analyst based in Thailand.

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Ukraine : very ominous developments, by The Saker

This short post is just to inform you of the latest developments in the war in the Ukraine.

Following the use of a tactical ballistic missile against Donetsk by the Ukies, Zakharchenko has declared that the ceasefire was basically over.

Strelkov has made an official appeal warning that according to this information the Ukies were massing troops in preparation for an attack.  According to Strelkov, the Ukie plan is for a very short and very rapid “push” towards Donestk and the Russian border to make any Novorussian state non-viable and thus to negotiate from a position of force.  True, Strelkov does have a record of exaggerating threats in order to minimize them, but this time there are some strong signs that his analysis is shared by the Russian military, and these signs are the most ominous signs of all.

Russian sources – including the excellent Colonel Cassad blog – report that the voentorg aid-spigot has been fully re-opened including for some major deliveries.  While, of course, I am very happy that the Novorussian resistance is getting much needed equipment (and specialists), this kind of full reopening of the voentorg also indicates to me that the Russian intelligence services have concluded that an attack is very likely, possibly very soon.

I have been following the situation in Banderastan pretty closely and I can only say that the cracks in the regime are visible all over the place.  Whether Poroshenko and his US master’s really believe that an attack can succeed (I doubt it) or whether they really want to force Russia into openly intervening (which I see as almost inevitable), the fact is that starting a major war might well be the only way to save the Poroshenko regime which currently is in free fall.

It is quite possible that Strelkov’s blunt warning and, even more so, the reopening of the voentorg will convince the Ukies that Russia is ready to intervene and that their attack will not be allowed to succeed.  What concerns me is that the Poroshenko regime (and his CIA patrons) might decide that even a defeat at the hand of the Russian military is preferable to the current death spiral: not only can a war save the regime, a Russian intervention would finally make the AngloZionist dream come true.  Putin will try his utmost to avoid falling into this trap, and that means that Russia will have to provide massive covert support and aid to Novorussia.  As for the Novorussians, they have to be strong enough to stop the initial assault.  If they succeed, then the offensive will be effectively dead. But Strelkov is right, if the Ukie break through the Novorussian lines, then Russia will have to intervene.

This is an extremely dangerous situation.

The Saker

Source: http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/ukraine-mini-sitrep-very-ominous.html

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US Army Drafts Blueprint for World War III, by Bill Van Auken and David North

October 14, 2014 “ICH” – “wsws” – – With US politicians and the American media engaged in an increasingly acrimonious debate over the strategy guiding the latest US war in the Middle East, the United States Army has unveiled a new document entitled the Army Operating Concept (AOC), which provides a “vision of future armed conflict” that has the most ominous implications. It is the latest in a series of documents in which the Pentagon has elaborated the underlying strategy of preventive war that was unveiled in 1992—that is, the use of war as a means of destroying potential geopolitical and economic rivals before they acquire sufficient power to block American domination of the globe.

The document was formally released at this week’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference, an annual event bringing together senior officers and Defense Department officials for a series of speeches and panel discussions, along with a giant trade show mounted by arms manufacturers to show off their latest weapons systems and pursue lucrative Pentagon contracts.

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Syria – The Latest Crusade, by André Vltchek

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Entrance to Incirlik base near Adana.

The West is striking again; it is stabbing the very center, the heart of the Arab World.

This time it is targeting the group – ISIS – which it created itself, and which it had been arming, feeding and pampering until just very recently.

Airplanes and missiles are flying, and bombs are falling. The war has begun.

But is it really a war, or just a brutal game, a gigantic PlayStation operated by thousands of hooked-up maniacs in the Pentagon and all over Washington, Brussels and some servile capitals in the Middle East?

A war is, after all, when two sides are facing each other, when two sides fight, when two sides are risking their lives.

In this surreal and post-modern ‘war’, the only victims will be the people of the Middle East, most likely civilians. Their lives will be risked by those who are sitting, in safety, on their destroyers and in control rooms, hundreds and thousands of miles away, drinking coffee and cracking jokes.

The Übermenschen of the West will not descend from the sky, in order to fight, – man to man – in order to minimize the casualties of a peaceful population. The killing will be done by Tomahawks and F22’s (at least those have real pilots), and by drones.

This is actually not a war but a massacre, a mass murder.

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Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative?, by Paul Craig Roberts

Obama’s September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington’s double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the US is exceptional and indispensable, has the right to violate all law.

It is even more amazing that every person present did not get up and walk out of the assembly.

The diplomats of the world actually sat there and listened to blatant lies from the world’s worst terrorist. They even clapped their approval.

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Official Story on Deaths of Saddam’s Sons “Wags the Dog”, by Michel Chossudovsky

Our article from yesterday showed the barbarity of the west in its genocide of the Iraqi people. The article you are about to read today, illustrates the defiant nature of the Iraqi people and tells us why they cannot be defeated.

Much has been said in the main stream “press” about Saddam’s sons but that is not what this is about. It is about the day light murder,rape & pillage of a strong sovereign nation. This is not the first time Baghdad has been razed to the ground, it shall rebuild as it has before.

The bravery of a 14 year old, shot in cold blood by heavily armed occupation forces, gives a fitting “picture” to remember the Iraqi people who till this day are not free from the terror unleashed by the “civilized western world”.

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The deaths of the sons of Saddam Hussein in a high profile “shoot-out” in the northern city of Mosul arrive at a most opportune moment for President Bush and his entourage.

Political assassination is tied into the logic of war propaganda.  The killings were designed by the Pentagon to uphold the shaky legitimacy of  the Anglo-American military axis in the face of Iraqi armed resistance to occupation forces. In the words of President Bush: “their deaths show that the former Iraqi regime will not be coming back.”

By mobilizing media attention Worldwide on Saddam’s two sons,  the Mosul event has served to distract Western public opinion from the broader issue of war crimes committed by the Bush administration and its indefectible British ally, not to mention the mysterious death of David Kelly, the senior MI6 official who “pulled the plug” on Tony Blair. 

Meanwhile, the fake Niger uranium dossier, used in Bush’s State of the Union address has been quietly sent to the news archives.

The Mosul shoot-out serves to “reduce the heat” and conceal the lies: “The death of the two sons was greeted with jubilation in Washington, where President George Bush has been under growing political pressure…” (Washington Post, 24 July 2003)

While the entire Western news chain is inundated with the same unsavory (syndicated) stories on Saddam’s derelict son Uday, the more substantive issue of phony intelligence and WMDs is relegated to the inner pages of the tabloids.

The fact, amply documented, that the war was based on a fabricated pretext is now regarded as a mere technical detail: a 16 words “error” which inadvertently slipped into the President’s State of the Union address.

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US/UK Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012 Killed 3.3 Million, incl. 750,000 Children, by Sherwood Ross

Approximately 3.3 million Iraqis, including 750,000 children, were “exterminated” by economic sanctions and/or illegal wars conducted by the U.S. and Great Britain between 1990 and 2012, an eminent international legal authority says.

The slaughter fits the classic definition of Genocide Convention Article II of, “Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part,” says Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and who in 1991 filed a class-action complaint with the UN against President George H.W. Bush.

The U.S. and U.K. “obstinately insisted” that their sanctions remain in place until after the “illegal” Gulf War II aggression perpetrated by President George W. Bush and UK’s Tony Blair in March, 2003, “not with a view to easing the over decade-long suffering of the Iraqi people and children” but “to better facilitate the U.S./U.K. unsupervised looting and plundering of the Iraqi economy and oil fields in violation of the international laws of war as well as to the grave detriment of the Iraqi people,” Boyle said.

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In an address last Nov. 22 to The International Conference on War-affected Children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Boyle tallied the death toll on Iraq by U.S.-U.K. actions as follows:

# The slaughter of 200,000 Iraqis by President Bush in his illegal 1991 Gulf War I.

# The deaths of 1.4 million Iraqis as a result of the illegal 2003 war of aggression ordered by President Bush Jr. and Prime Minister Blair.

#  The deaths of 1.7 million Iraqis “as a direct result” of the genocidal sanctions.

Boyle’s class-action complaint demanded an end to all economic sanctions against Iraq; criminal proceedings for genocide against President George H.W. Bush; monetary compensation to the children of Iraq and their families for deaths, physical and mental injury; and for  shipping massive humanitarian relief supplies to that country.

The “grossly hypocritical” UN refused to terminate the sanctions, Boyle pointed out, even though its own Food and Agricultural Organization’s Report estimated that by 1995 the sanctions had killed 560,000 Iraqi children during the previous five years.

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Boyle noted that then U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright was interviewed on CBS-TV on May 12, 1996, in response to a question by Leslie Stahl if the price of half a million dead children was worth it, and replied, “we (the U.S. government) think the price is worth it.”

Albright’s shocking response provides “proof positive of the genocidal intent by the U.S. government against Iraq” under the Genocide Convention, Boyle said, adding that the government of Iraq today could still bring legal action against the U.S. and the U.K. in the International Court of Justice. He said the U.S.-U.K. genocide also violated the municipal legal systems of all civilized nations in the world; the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child; and the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and its Additional Protocol 1 of 1977.

Boyle, who was stirred to take action pro bono by Mothers in Iraq after the economic sanctions had been imposed upon them by the Security Council in August, 1990, in response to pressure from the Bush Senior Administration.  He is the author of numerous books on international affairs, including “Destroying World Order” (Clarity Press.)

Sherwood Ross is a columnist, broadcast commentator and public relations consultant “for good causes.” He formerly reported for major dailies and wire services and is the author of “Gruening of Alaska”(Best). Reach him at sherwoodross10@gmail.com

Source:http://www.4thmedia.org/2014/09/usuk-genocide-against-iraq-1990-2012-killed-3-3-million-including-750000-children/

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The forgotten coup – and how the godfather rules from Canberra to Kiev, by John Pilger

Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually with bloodshed.

Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries on earth with fewer people than Wales, yet under the reformist Sandinistas in the 1980s it was regarded in Washington as a “strategic threat”. The logic was simple; if the weakest slipped the leash, setting an example, who else would try their luck?

The great game of dominance offers no immunity for even the most loyal US “ally”. This is demonstrated by perhaps the least known of Washington’s coups – in Australia. The story of this forgotten coup is a salutary lesson for those governments that believe a “Ukraine” or a “Chile” could never happen to them.

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Is the CIA’s ISIS Cult Already Collapsing in Iraq?,by William Engdahl

This is perhaps the most eloquently explained and presented summary on the whole ISIS topic and is 100% in line with what we understand reality to be regarding “Islamic terrorism”.

Coincidentally,as this story was being published, Don Debar, host of the Morning Show at CPR News, highlighted an interesting story out of Turkey about a nurse claiming to be sick of helping wounded IS “moderate rebels”.

Radio host Don Debar added: ” ISIS is officially designated by US as a terrorist group. This hospital is in Turkey. Turkey is a member of NATO. NATO is harboring and giving material aid to terrorists. Its American members are subject to US law.”

IS is the latest,most ferocious paper tiger put up by the US to usher in a new era of regime change, chaos and destruction or in other words the “War on Terror”.

Our last piece on the subject, by Tom Mysiewicz, gives more insight into the possible strategic aims project Caliphate 2.0 (IS) fulfils. 

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Since the early 1950’s, when the CIA station chief in Munich became aware of the effective use of radical Jihadist Sunni Muslims from the Soviet Union by Gerhard von Mende’s wartime Ostministerium, US intelligence has sought to use the fanaticism of radical Islamists to its advantage. In my latest book I call it, “Amerikas Heiliger Krieg.” The alliance of nominally Christian American forces with nominally Muslim Salafists to kill and destroy was justified with a peculiar American brand of self-appointed Holy Mission. In reality the alliance between CIA and radical Islam was never holy. The events surrounding ISIS demonstrate.

The CIA’s creation of Sunni Mujahideen “freedom fighters” in Afghanistan after 1979, with the essential aid of a Saudi named Osama bin Laden to drive the Red Army from Afghanistan was but the beginning of decades-long covert manipulation of Holy War Muslim fanatics to wage active war as surrogates for the geopolitical agenda of certain Washington circles. The Muslim fighters were sometimes purely mercenary, sometimes devout Salafists or Wahhabite Sunnis. The main point for the backers in Washington was that the Juhadists killed the right “enemy.”

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