April 25, 2018

Ongeloofwaardig gifgas, de loze luchtslag, WWIII en het publiek dat er niets om gaf


Uitgezoomd.
Op dit moment wordt vooral aan de oostelijke kant van onze aardbol hard gewerkt aan het ondermijnen van de grote “neocon dream”: een wereld waarin de Verenigde Staten als enige wereldmacht optreedt, de zogenaamde hegomon, waar alle staten aan zijn onderworpen en tribuut aan Empire, de heersende corpocratie en daarmee oligarchie betalen. Met een Rusland dat zeer binnenkort de grootste olie- en gasproducent en daarmee exporteur ter wereld wordt en een China dat rustig aan zogenaamde “zijderouten” en handelsbetrekkingen bouwt, zijn twee uitdagers van de gedroomde unipolaire wereld opgestaan die, mede dankzij het agressieve optreden van US en EU op het wereldtoneel in de laatste jaren, het internationaal handelen van deze hegomon zeer sceptisch bekijken.

Met goede redenen. Alle bewegingen van het Empire USA duiden erop dat het wereldrijk geen concurrentie op het wereldtoneel kan (mag) accepteren. De NATO sluipt dichter en dichter richting Russische grens en de Europese vazalstaten worden gedwongen hun militaire uitgaven te verhogen en militaire infrastructuur uit te breiden om troepen snel richting nieuw gevonden aartsvijand Rusland te verschepen. Iedere staat die niet buigt voor “Empire” wordt onderworpen aan een keiharde sanctiepolitiek, met als doel “regime-change” of het op lijn houden van strategische bondgenoten terwijl, ondertussen, van Japan, Israël tot Roemenië en Polen wordt gewerkt aan een “raket-verdedigingsschild” dat ook voor offensieve doeleinden ingezet kan worden en dat met zijn positionering langzaam de genoemde staten China en Rusland omcirkelt. Lees meer.

Donkerdoorn

April 24, 2018

Israel Admits: Plan to Relocate Asylum Seekers Has Collapsed, No Way to Forcibly Deport Africans

Israel tells top court it will stop holding deportation hearings and any previous decisions on deportations have now been nullified

Israel has admitted in court on Tuesday that its plan to relocate African asylum seekers has fallen through and that there is currently no possibility to forcibly deport them. Read more.

Haaretz

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Rusland: Syrische 'doden' uit nepvideo Douma komen naar Den Haag

Rusland is van plan om een groep Syriërs naar Den Haag te halen die te zien zijn op videobeelden van de vermoedelijke gifgasaanval in Douma, deze maand. Volgens Rusland zijn de videobeelden geënsceneerd door De Witte Helmen, een Syrische reddingsorganisatie die wordt gesteund door het Westen.

De Russische ambassade tweet dat het een persconferentie plant voor donderdag bij de OPCW. Lees meer.

NOS

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Russia not a threat to UK & Brits, but threat to neocon plan for regime change in Syria – Neil Clark



UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has launched another scathing attack against Moscow, saying his country needs to reassess the threat from the Russian government.

RT

Dutch Company Cooperates in Seed Development With Cuba

Havana, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Dutch company Enza Seeds is now developing a big cooperation with Cuba's Liliana Dimitrova Institute of Horticultural Investigations.

This cooperation is oriented to the development of seeds for tomato and other fruits and vegetables, they said here Sunday. Read more.

Prensa Latina

Ansarullah political leader killed in Saudi air raid



President of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Samad, has been killed last week in a Saudi Arabia’s airstrike in the western province of Hudaydah, the council says.

Yemen's official Saba news agency, citing a statement released by the Supreme Political Council on Monday, reported that the top political figure of the Houthi Ansarullah movement lost his life after Saudi jets bombarded his residence in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah on Thursday.

The council also conveyed its sincere condolences to the Yemeni nation for the loss of Samad, an influential figure in Yemen’s resistance against a more-than-three-year-old war imposed by Riyadh on the impoverished country.

The council, Yemen’s top governing body, also appointed Mehdi Mohammad Hussein al-Mashat as its new chairman.

According to a report by al-Arabiya, a Saudi-owned pan-Arab television news channel, the Saudi-led military coalition, which has constantly bombarded Yemen since 2015, had offered a 20-million-dollar prize for any information that could help uncover the location of Samad’s domicile.

PressTV

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April 23, 2018

Russia, China to obstruct US attempt to sabotage JCPOA



Russia and China say they would try to block any attempt by the United States to sabotage the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

Russian Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Wang Yi made the pledge at the end of their meeting in China.

Lavrov told reporters that Moscow and Beijing are against revising any international agreement. He said the two countries think the US withdrawal from the JCPOA would be counter-productive as it reduces years of talks to zero.

Iran’s Foreign Minister has also urged the European signatories to the deal to encourage US President Donald Trump to stay in the deal and begin implementing Washington’s part of the bargain.

Earlier, a top UN diplomat called on all parties to the Iran deal to comply with the terms of the agreement.

PressTV

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Pro-Catalan Supporters Targeted By Spanish Police



teleSUR

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‘Rescuers’ on payroll: White helmets get $12MN from West despite dubious reputation



White helmets - the self-styled emergency response group behind the reports of the chemical attack, has long been embroiled in controversy.

The activists enjoy wide support from western governments - disclosing that they had received 12 million dollars in overseas donations this year.

RT

‘Whole story was staged’: Germany's ZDF reporter says Douma incident was false flag attack

The alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma was staged by local militants, who tried to frame it as a Syrian Army strike, a German TV correspondent, who travelled to Damascus, has said publicly, citing local witnesses.

“People told us in a very convincing manner that this whole story was staged,” Uli Gack, a reporter with the German ZDF public broadcaster, said (referring to the alleged Douma chemical attack) while he spoke live on ZDF Heute (‘Today’) show on Satuday. Read more.

RT

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Solutions: Spontaneous Order



When you hear the word "order" do you automatically think of government? What if I were to tell you there’s an entirely different conception of societal order, one that doesn’t revolve around hierarchy but in fact specifically refutes it? 

Well there is, and it’s called “spontaneous order.” Read more.

Corbett Report

April 22, 2018

A battle for transparency: putting names and numbers to the US drone war

The Bureau has been tracking US drone strikes for seven years. Its work is now as important as ever. This is an extract from the Bureau's report, Naming The Dead, published in April 2018, written by Jack Serle

The phenomenal assassination tool that is the attack drone was born of frustration – the inability of the US to kill Osama bin Laden.

The CIA and its Afghan militia allies were pretty sure they knew where he was, training would-be suicide bombers in his Afghan hideout. Whenever they did get a read on his location, albeit briefly, it was thanks to the CIA’s small fleet of surveillance Predator drones. They could fly high and for more than 12 hours on end, constantly filming the scene below them and sending the footage back to the US. Read more.

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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Austrian doctor Asperger 'actively cooperated' with nazis, study says

Although Asperger did not join the Nazi party itself he did join affiliated groups and "publicly legitimized race hygiene policies" including forced sterilization.

VIENNA - Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says. Read more.

JPost

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv to protect Israel from turning into ‘Netanyahu state’

Alarmed and angered by a draft bill that would strip Israel’s Supreme Court of the power to overturn laws, thousands of activists have staged a protest in Tel Aviv, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of a power grab.

Chanting slogans against the Israeli PM, hundreds of anti-government activists marched down the streets of Tel Aviv holding banners. “'Bibi take your hands off the supreme court', 'Corrupted, you don't have a mandate' and 'Bibi, organized crime, leave the supreme court alone',” they shouted. Read more + video.

RT

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April 21, 2018

Chemical attacks on Iran: When the US looked the other way

Ted Regencia | Iran denounces 'hypocrisy' of US air strikes as experts urge Tehran to press Syria to stop future chemical attacks.

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday the operation against Syria, framing his decision as a fight against "evil" while saying days earlier that preventing chemical attacks is "about humanity". Read more.

Al Jazeera

April 20, 2018

Dumping the dollar: Iran joins Pakistan, China & Russia to limit use of US currency



Iran has announced it's dumping the dollar in favour of the euro for official financial reporting. That will make it the latest nation to limit use of US money. Read more.

RT

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