By Baxter Dmitry
As European nations mourn their dead and prepare for the next wave of “imminent” terror attacks, President Putin warns that the New World Order are in the final stages of their “70 year masterplan for Europe“, and the process will only speed up from here.
“The New World Order put hornet nests in your countries,” Putin told a Kremlin tour group. “And now they are poking them.”
With France in a state of emergency, the United Kingdom under martial law with thousands of troops patrolling the streets, and Germany and Sweden suffering migrant-related breakdowns of law and order, it is hard to argue with Putin.
The New World Order’s plan to fill Western nations with radical Islamic immigrants – against the will of the citizens of these countries – and then unleash hell on earth by “poking them“, has been achieved.
Putin believes that rejecting the open border policies forced on European nations must be rejected if the continent is to have any chance of a peaceful future.
“My European brothers and sisters must reject the globalist open border policies being pushed onto them by the elite.”
There is no place for sovereign nations in the globalists’ vision of the future, according to Putin. And the Russian president pointed the finger of blame directly at the Rothschilds and their cabal of international elites.
“The Rothschild-cabal have infiltrated your government, your media, your banking institutions. They are no longer content with committing atrocities in the Middle East, they are now doing it on their own soil, desperate to complete the plan for a one world government, world army, complete with a world central bank.
“They think they can do this by terrorising you into submission. Scaring you into accepting whatever new laws they will put in place to protect you.”
Putin issued a call to arms, urging Europeans to reject the siren call of the globalists and their death cult.
“They [Europeans] must rise up against their masters, who have long since stopped serving the people, and demand their voices are heard.
“The governments of the west are no longer hiding their true intentions. You can see the horror that lies beneath their mask. Keep your eyes on them. Don’t fall for their tricks.
“Russia will not stand by and allow its European cousins to be slaughtered and dehumanised like this. The battle is over. The war has begun. Truth and justice will prevail.“
By Sean Adl-Tabatabai
A police informant arrested in connection with the Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks in 2015, says that the French government helped orchestrate the attacks.
Claude Hermant was arrested for selling weapons used by Amédy Coulibaly and the Kouachi brothers to commit the attacks. He says that government insiders, including three gendarme military policement, and two customs officials, were involved in the attacks.
Wsws.org reports: The case shatters the official narrative, according to which terror attacks in France, Belgium, and Germany since 2015 have been the work of isolated Islamists.
Hermant’s lawyer, Maxime Moulin, does not dispute the fact that weapons that passed through the hands of his client, who was acting for the customs’ intelligence agency until 2013 and then worked for the gendarmerie, reached Coulibaly. The media and established political parties covered up this fact, together with Hermant’s arrest after the attacks due to his relations with Coulibaly. The interior minister in 2015, Bernard Cazeneuve, even invoked the states secrets privilege in regard to investigations of the relations between Hermant and the Islamists.
Moulin filed a suit with the state prosecutor’s office in Lille on May 2, accusing the interior minister of endangering his client’s life. He stated, “We are demanding the lifting of the states secrets privilege. Things are being hidden, this was the solution that we found to obtain the truth. … We want to have access to this information. We are officially asking that the Interior Ministry lift the states secrets privilege on all contact reports [between the gendarmerie and Claude Hermant]. We want to know what reports were handled, what information was not transmitted, what reports were ignored, and why.”
Moulin said that Hermant had acted purely in the interests of the customs service and of the gendarmerie: “We cannot accept when the gendarmerie ’s work is really borderline. When things work out, they are happy, but when things don’t, they hang you out to dry in the ruins. They can’t abandon a soldier in the field like this.”
According to the daily Libération, Moulin justified his client’s suit by citing “a Médiapart article of March 2017. Claude Hermant had warned the gendarmerie that a convoy with weapons was passing through the tollbooths on the Lille to Paris highway, but the gendarmerie only succeeded in intercepting half of the vehicles. The second convoy, which had been warned that the gendarmes had been alerted, managed to evade them. And those weapons were used by Coulibaly.”
The Voix du Nord daily published a few extracts of emails exchanged between Hermant and a gendarme in November 2014: “Hey Claude, we talked it over with our superiors. … We’re giving you a green light for the two cases you showed us (weapons—[the city of]Charleroi) …”
These emails suggest that Hermant may have received official approval from some intelligence agency for his actions in the Coulibaly-Kouachi affair. The Voix du Nord encourages its readers to draw their own conclusions: “Suppose you ran across this type of message (of a dozen or so in total), that a gendarme allegedly sent to Claude Hermant on 20 November 2017 at 8:47 a.m., and that a close friend of the accused insists that ‘Claude Hermant has all his bases covered.’”
It is by now quite clear that far broader forces besides a few Islamist networks were involved in the processes that led up to the attacks. The government’s recourse to the states secrets privilege and the deafening silence of the major media has produced a false and one-sided narrative of the attacks, which incites anti-Islamic racism and whitewashes the role of the state and far right.
The state of emergency, imposed after the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris, is based on this lie, which the capitalist media do not challenge because it is at the heart of official politics in France. The attacks served to justify former President François Hollande’s shift towards relations with far-right forces—with the state of emergency, creating a new ‘national guard’ police agency, the electronic spying law, and legitimizing neo-fascism by inviting National Front leader Marine Le Pen to the Elysée presidential palace.
The 2015 attacks were carried out by Islamist networks known and followed by French intelligence, who were using them as foot soldiers in the NATO war in Syria. The Kouachi brothers, Coulibaly, and the leader of the November 13 attack squad, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, were all known to the intelligence services for their ties to Al Qaeda or the Islamic State (IS) militia.
The Kouachi brothers were closely followed from 2010 to 2015 and considered extremely dangerous due to their direct contacts with leaders of Al Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula. Chérif Kouachi and Amédy Coulibaly repeatedly visited Djamel Beghal, a member of Al Qaeda in Algeria, who was under house arrest in France.
Abaaoud, a leading IS member well known as the public face of its Facebook recruitment campaign, was allowed to freely travel across Europe to prepare the November 13 attacks.
Salah Abdeslam, one of the survivors of the attack squad, supposedly Europe’s most wanted man, was in fact located in December 2015 by a policeman in the city of Malines. His report was inexplicably lost by his superiors, and police only arrested him in March 2016, a few days before the March 22, 2016 attacks in Brussels.
As for the terrorists who planned those attacks, they were allowed to organize the attacks even after Turkish, Israeli and Russian intelligence had warned their European counterparts of their identity as well as their targets.
Commentary on these various attacks by the media and the established political parties was manipulated in order to terrorize the public and push the political atmosphere further and further to the right.
Hermant’s revelations emerged between the two rounds of the French presidential elections, a few days after the murder of a policeman by IS sympathizer Karim C. The latter had been in prison for attempted murder against policemen in 2001 and was known both to police and counterterrorism officials. According to press reports, he had remained in prison until shortly before the attack and, after leaving prison, he soon began threatening police again.
It is impossible to understand how the security and intelligence services decided to leave such a figure at large, unless it was by a conscious decision, assuming he would commit a crime that would prove politically useful.
The media and the political establishment reacted to the murder of the policeman, Xavier Jugelé, with law-and-order hysteria that cut across rising antiwar and anti-austerity sentiment among youth and workers after the April 7 US strikes in Syria. In this climate, Emmanuel Macron, the preferred candidate of the dominant factions of the ruling class, was falling in the polls as Jean-Luc Mélenchon rose. The attack thus served to shift the political and media atmosphere to the right, stabilizing Macron and the neo-fascist candidate Marine Le Pen in the polls.
The state of emergency is not aimed at the terrorists, but to suspend democratic rights and undertake unpopular policies through repression of opposition, as during the police attacks on last year’s protests against the labor law and the arbitrary searches and seizures in immigrant suburbs.
Beijing has criticized the US for “trespassing” off the coast of the Spratly islands – a group of 14 islands, islets and cays – that China insists is its territory. However, the US disputes the Chinese claim, with a Pentagon spokesperson saying that the US has the right to fly and sail “wherever international law allows.”
On Wednesday, 24th April, the news broke that the USS Dewey — a guided missile destroyer — sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands.
On Thursday afternoon, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang left the world in no doubt as to what Beijing made of the move.
“The US trespassed in the waters…without permission from the Chinese government. The relevant action taken by the US vessel undermines Chinese sovereignty and security interests. We urge the US to correct this mistake.”
Such stringent rhetoric from Beijing directed against the US has come as no surprise to regional political analysts. The issue of China’s disputed claims in the South China Sea are hugely significant to China, and have long been so. China has been locked in a biter dispute between several neighbors — including Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia — over several islands and reefs.
© REUTERS/ REUTERS, Ladd Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea
At stake are the potentially trillions of dollars in oil and gas reserves, and lucrative shipping trade lanes.
In 2016, the international arbitration court at the Hague dismissed China’s claims to the Spratly islands in particular. However, China has continued unbowed, patrolling the waters and also adding to the islands through artificial land reclamation projects.
The US has not recognized the Chinese claim, and it is not the first time US vessels have sailed through the South China Sea. The USS Dewey’s movements are notable though, as the first such incursion since President Donald Trump took office in January 3017. And since then, tensions in the Asia-Pacific region have increased dramatically.
On Thursday, Beijing called on Washington to “stop taking provocative actions” so as to “avoid hurting peace and security of the region and long term cooperation between the two countries.” It’s the state of this cooperation that legislators in the US and bureaucrats in China are now fretting over.
The threat of North Korea looms large. 2017 has seen the pariah regime accelerate it’s ballistic missile activity with repeated threats that it is gearing towards a sixth nuclear test.
President Trump has recognized publicly that the Chinese — being Pyonyang’s sole ally — is vital towards any solution to the crisis. So it is with confusion that geopolitical analysts have reacted to the news that Trump sanctioned the US challenging the Chinese on the Spratly Islands.
In April 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited President Trump in his sprawling Mar-e-Lago luxury estate in Florida. Extraordinarily, during the meeting, Jinping gave the US president a ten-minute history lesson on the complexity of North Korea.
Trump subsequently hailed “the tremendous progress” made between the two men on tackling global problems, saying “lots of potentially bad problems will be going away.”
Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!
However, the US’ latest involvement in China’s South China Sea dispute could put this cooperation in jeopardy.
One of the reasons that Kim Jong-Un’s regime is so dangerous, is that it is so unpredictable.
Beijing may well be tempted to add Trump’s America onto the list of regional actors they now cannot predict.
Following Trump’s willingness to act unilaterally, as evident by Trump’s military intervention in Syria in April — the Chinese have reason to fear that President Trump may choose to intervene in the Korean peninsula as well.
Such a move could massively destabilize the region even further: not a prospect that President Jinping would relish on his own doorstep.
By Jim Verchio
In an Inspector General memorandum dated Sept. 2016, the IG says the Army did not implement effective controls to maintain visibility and accountability of Iraq Train and Equip Fund Equipment (ITEF).
Amnesty International, who obtained the report via Freedom of Information Act requests, reports the IG’s audit discovered the Army’s sloppy accountability procedures and record-keeping within the Iraqi chain of command resulted in arms manufactured in the U.S. and other countries winding up in the hands of armed groups known to be committing war crimes and other atrocities, such as the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).
“This audit provides a worrying insight into the U.S. Army’s flawed — and potentially dangerous — system for controlling millions of dollars’ worth of arms transfers to a hugely volatile region,” Patrick Wilcken, Amnesty International’s Arms Control and Human Rights Researcher, said in a statement published by Raw Story.
The report contends the Army’s use of separate, locally generated spreadsheets were vulnerable to “human input errors” and that because spreadsheets were not geographically located within the same chain of custody, the Army is unsure regarding the location of large quantities of rolling stock and ammunition intend for transfer to the Government of Iraq (GoI) as ITEF.
The unaccounted for, US taxpayer funded transfers included tens of thousands of assault rifles (worth $28 million), hundreds of mortar rounds and hundreds of Humvee armored vehicles destined for use by the central Iraqi Army.
In 2015, Congress approved $1.6 billion to combating the advance of ISIS.
In the report’s finding it’s noted specifically, the 1st Theater Sustainment Command could not provide auditors complete data for the quantity and dollar value of equipment on hand, including rolling stock and ammunition. This occurred because the 1st TSC did not use centralized systems to maintain visibility and accountability of ITEF equipment. Instead, the 1st TSC relied on multiple spreadsheets developed by different commands in both Kuwait and Iraq to provide it with visibility and accountability of equipment and did not consistently account for equipment in Iraq.
As a result, the 1st TSC did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location of ITEF equipment on hand in Kuwait and Iraq. In addition, the use of manually populated spreadsheets increased the risk for human-error when inputting and updating equipment data.
According to Raw Story, Wilcken said it is vital that weapons and equipment be checked after delivery. “Any fragilities along the transfer chain,” he said, “greatly increase the risks of weapons going astray in a region where armed groups have wrought havoc and caused immense human suffering.”
The report says the Deputy Commander, 1st TSC, agreed with IG’s findings and immediately initiated steps to implement corrective actions.
By Baxter Dmitry