Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Doctors & Hospitals in England paid to end the lives of their patients

This is not fiction. This is reality.
Health Secretary Alex Neil claims he has told doctors not to end patients lives.....
However his words do not match the actions carried out
Read on:

HEALTH secretary Alex Neil has vowed (he did not say ensure, nor did he say a change in policy will take place. He merely "vowed" to not ask. We all know what a politicians promise is worth??? )  not to ask doctors to hit targets for the number of patients who die on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway, after it emerged hospitals in England were being given financial incentives to do so.
His promise comes amid concerns from a growing number of doctors, patients, their families and charities about the care pathway, known as LCP, which many critics say is a way of hastening the deaths of people who are terminally-ill. 

The Association for Palliative Medicine, which represents 1,000 doctors working in hospices and specialist hospital wards, says the average lifespan of a patient on the pathway is 29 hours, but that some patients taken off the pathway have lived for several months.

 It emerged yesterday that up to £30 million has been handed to NHS hospitals south of the Border in the past three years to achieve LCP goals.
Several hospitals confirmed they received extra funding for increasing the percentage of patients who died while on LCP.

Independent MSP Margo MacDonald, who is battling to give terminally-ill people in Scotland the right to choose when to die, described the incentives as “shocking”. She wrote to Mr Neil to ask if targets for LCP had been set in Scotland’s hospitals.

Ms MacDonald said: “Paying doctors more to end people’s lives when the patient has not given their consent is wrong.



“The difference between LCP and what I am seeking is that with LCP the patient does not say what they want. In many cases, their families are not even told, let alone asked, if LCP is to be used.”
A Scottish Government spokesman said “We do not have – or plan to introduce – targets for Liverpool Care Pathway.”
The Association for Palliative Medicine is organising an inquiry into the method, which is thought to be used in about 100,000 cases in the UK a year. It was revealed that payments to English hospitals to introduce LCP are made through a system called Commissioning for Quality and Innovation, which channels money to hospital trusts.
Part of the scheme was a target for the number of patients discharged from hospital to die at home after being put on LCP.
The Department for Health said: “It is right local areas try to improve the care and support offered to dying people as it means patients are more comfortable and treated with dignity in their final days and hours.”
But Dr Tony Cole, chair of the Medical Ethics Alliance pressure group said: “If death is accelerated by a single day that will save the NHS nearly £200 – that is the estimated cost of a patient per day in hospital. My position on the LCP is that it is inherently dangerous and unnecessary.”

Government, they will use you when you can work and pay taxes, but, to them your life is worth nothing.
Of course business loves the abuse of humanity. Gives them the warm and fuzzies.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Syria ceasefire failure & Uigher fighters? Turkey's American nukes & Libya's carnage


and more..... all of it ugly

Syria; The Eid cease fire failed.
 It ended with a massive car bombing in Damascus & the Syrian air force responding

A car bomb has ripped through the Al-Hajar Al-Aswad district of southern Damascus following heaviest military airstrikes since fighter jets were first deployed to crash the uprising. Lavrov said that there will never be a resolution of the Syrian crisis without a dialogue with the Syrian government.

Russia has blamed the rebels for the failure to contain the violence, with deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov charging that “the opposition foiled the ceasefire,” making clear its “intent to continue violence.”

There is a new peace bid coming in November... Two  reports
Brahimi is looking ahead to new efforts to tackle the crisis.
He is to go to the UN Security Council in November with new proposals aimed at pushing for political talks between President Bashar Al-Assad and the opposition, UN diplomats said, and will head this week for Russia and China to discuss the crisis.
It’s been mentioned here previously. On numerous occasions. Is the time coming for a contingent of peacekeepers from Russia and other interested nations? In my mind that move is over due.

Rehashing an article previously posted on peacekeepers

15 February 2012-Russia and China, the two countries that vetoed a UN Security Council resolution addressing ongoing violence in Syria, are now weighing an Arab League proposal to station peacekeepers there.
In June there was another article contemplating this scenario with a dash of scorn for good measure
If the CSTO has 20,000 well trained peacekeepers, 19,000 of them are Russian. The remaining CSTO member states -- Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan -- have shown only occasional enthusiasm for Russia's ambitious plans for the alliance, and it's hard, if not impossible, to imagine any of those countries sending their soldiers to Syria.

So, the chances of anything coming to pass with this proposal are zero. But it's an interesting idea for a group that is still working to develop a reason for existing.

Mr Brahimi is heading to Russia and China this week. November is just days away. The US election is just over a week away. We will just have to wait and see. Wait and see....

Shocked to see this report in the Montreal Gazette of all places? Well the truth does leak out of the main stream media, in dribs and drabs.

Beijing report says Turkic Chinese Muslim separatists fighting with radical groups in Syria

 Chinese Muslim separatists from the northwest region of Xinjiang are battling Syrian government forces alongside al-Qaida and other extremist groups, an official Chinese newspaper reported Monday.

Radicals among China's ethnic Turkic Uighur minority have been travelling to Syria since May to join the fighting on trips organized by groups opposed to Beijing's rule over Xinjiang, the Global Times reported Monday.

Citing unidentified Chinese anti-terrorism authorities, it said the groups were funding their activities through drug and gun trafficking, kidnapping and robbery, and providing training for "separatists, criminals and terrorists" who had fled Xinjiang.
Uighur boy: Image borrowed from here


Chinese Muslim separatists- ethnically Turkic (Am I having a 13th Tribe flashback?) Same ones that have been agitating in China for sometime now.... Fighting alongside NATO’s Al Qaida mercs in Syria
Activities funded through gun and drug trafficking?
Sounds like standard NATO operations. Likely some human organ trafficking mixed in for good measure.  Maybe some child brides for sale?

The Global Times report singled out two groups as funneling fighters to Syria; the East Turkistan Islamic Movement and the East Turkestan Education and Solidarity Association based in Turkey. East Turkistan was the name given to two short-lived independent Uighur republics in Xinjiang, a vast Central Asian region of mountains and deserts that has been flooded with ethnic Chinese settlers in recent decades.

Turkey, quite a busy terror state. Quite busy indeed.  Turkey, right up there with Saudi Arabia.

By the way. Turkey has American nukes parked in it’s territory. Which is not really new or even startling news... Rehashing

 For more than 40 years, Turkey has been a quiet custodian of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons
Or

 Turkey has hosted U.S. nuclear weapons since 1961, and currently at the Incirlik air base the U.S. has an unknown, but small, number of tactical B-61 nuclear bombs and fighter-bomber jets that can drop them.


How do the Turkish people feel about that?

NATO’s brutality in Libya bodes badly for Syria-

How much blood do the populace in each of the NATO nations wish to swim in?
Keeping in mind that the governments of the so called “free world”  allegedly act on behalf of their populations.
Carnage in Libya Continues- The West is silent because they are complicit
Scott Taylor is a bit to apologetic, but, he gets paid for his opinion. I don't.
When the Libyan air force did not take to the skies as predicted, (lied about) NATO liberally interpreted its UN mandate to “protect Libyan civilians.”
For propaganda purposes, the various Libyan rebel factions were described as “armed civilians,” (sound familiar?) thus NATO could use their full aerial arsenal to “protect”(slaughter Libyans who did not wish to be destroyed by NATO’s arsenal) anti-Gadhafi forces. NATO’s targets included all Gadhafi loyalist forces, weapons and equipment.
Most of the bitter fighting took place at close quarters in urban centres and, despite NATO’s best efforts, innocent civilians were killed by errant bombings.( I take a great deal of exception to that entire sentence. Scott Taylor knows as well as anyone that terrorizing the populace is a standard war practice. Conventional and otherwise)

In a complete inversion of its original mandate, NATO was now killing Libyans with airstrikes in order to protect them from airstrikes. (Yes, NATO was and is presently killing Libyans to “save them”) 
Despite the overwhelming might of the allied air force, the provision of weapons, training and advisers to the “armed civilian” rebels and a restrictive arms embargo against 'Gadhafi loyalists',( spin, correct term is Libyan military) the conflict still bogged down into a bloody stalemate.
That means there is war in Libya. The people do not like the occupiers. Outside forces participated in the slaughter that has surely taken place at Bani Wallid

Canada's special role in the slaughter in Libya

This is when Canada once again took a lead role in the Libyan conflict. Sensing the rebel factions were losing their will to continue, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird flew into Benghazi on June 27, 2011, to bolster the rebels’ morale.

As a result of Baird’s bloodthirsty rhetoric and promises of a brighter future in a post-Gadhafi Libya, the “armed civilians” charged once more into the breach.
 Last week, Human Rights Watch released a detailed report on this incident, revealing that Gadhafi had likely died of hemorrhaging after being sodomized with a bayonet.

Gadhafi’s son, Mutassim, was also captured alive that day, along with an estimated 150 loyalist fighters. (Libyan Army) According to Human Rights Watch, all of them were tortured prior to being executed.

Our complicity in such brutal war crimes would clearly taint NATO’s victory in Libya. However, despite the staging of a glorious parade on Parliament Hill last November and the awarding of the Order of Canada to Bouchard, those wacky “armed civilians” keep demonstrating to the world that such victory celebrations were premature at best.

Almost unreported in the Western media is the fact that 'Gadhafi loyalists' (Libyan Army true to an unoccupied Libya) are still battling “armed civilian” militias in the city of Bani Walid. The current bloodshed and civilian casualties in that city are on a par with the current carnage in Syria, but Baird is no longer challenging the international community to protect Libyans.
Scott Taylor uses "our" to refer to all Canadians being complicit. Scott do not lump all Canadian's into this bloodbath. Many of us wanted no part of the act of destroying Libya and many of us in Canada and other nations the world over want no part in destroying Syria.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Israeli strike on Sudan a dry run for attacking Iran ???

Israel operates inside Sudan. Not as if this is anything new or startling
Israel has in fact operated as a destabilizer in Sudan for about 60 years.
Covered this aspect of Israel's African agenda previously here.
Timeline excerpt below.
We can say that Israel's support for the separatist movement in the south went through five stages which

Stage 1: throughout the 50's Israel concentrated on two things firstly giving (humanitarian aid to the
south).....
 Stage 2: In the 60's the following happened: Israeli weapon deals started flowing to South Sudan through Uganda. The first deal was in 1962 and most of it was light Russian weapon that Israel stole from Egypt after the 1956 war, in addition to the Israeli Uzi....

Stage 3: which extends from mid 60's till 70's, through it the flow of weapons continued through an Israeli mediator called "gabi shafeek". Also: Israel also established a school for ground soldiers in "wangi kabul??" to graduate cadets to lead the separatist groups.

Stage 4: The fourth stage extends from the late 70's and throughout the 80's and in it armed support started under the leadership of colonel Jon Qarnak, (Jon Qarnak is John Garang) starting from 83.
                           Fire rages at the state-owned Yarmouk military factory in southern Khartoum, Sudan

Since Israeli involvement in Sudan goes back to the ‘50's, please, look askance at mainstream media reports that claim  “for the first time” Israeli involvement in Sudan is confirmed. Israeli involvement in Sudan has long been confirmed. NPR (three minutes of audio interview included with the NPR piece)


An Israeli intelligence official for the first time confirmed (nonsense) that the Israeli military operates in Sudan, just days after the government in Khartoum accused Israel of bombing an arms factory outside the capital.

Israel officials never publicly confirm nor deny their country's involvement in overseas operations. But speaking anonymously to NPR, an Israeli intelligence officer says that Israel does -– most definitely –- operate in Sudan.

Like many Israeli officials, the intelligence officer refused to answer questions about international law and whether Israel routinely violates the sovereignty of a foreign state to carry out its military operations. ( you know they do)

But he said whatever the Israeli military may or may not do is shared with Israel's friends in the West.
Israel’s friends are aware. Confirmed here
The Times of Israel reports that the U.S. Embassy in Sudan was closed during the Wednesday explosion.


The US Embassy was closed when the explosion took place. Not a coincidence. I guess Israel does share with their ‘friends'. According to the main stream media this is supposed to be about militants and arms to Gaza.Or arms for Iran. Maybe? Or, perhaps something else? As suggested by the title a dry run for attacking Iran.
 South Sudanese soldier pic borrowed from here- quote to follow


"Four military planes attacked the Yarmouk plant," Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman told reporters in Khartoum, adding that the planes had appeared to approach the site from the east, Reuters reports.



 Four planes from the east? Why four planes?
Would two be bombing and two supporting?

  DEBKA. A piece that starts out with the main stream spin but then ends on an entirely different narrative and that the info I find the most relevant
If Indeed Israel was responsible for the bombing raid, it is possible to postulate the following objectives:

1.  Its air force flew 1,800-1,900 kilometers to reach the Sudanese arms factory, a distance longer than the 1,600 kilometers to the Iranian underground enrichment site of Fordo. This operation may have been intended to show Tehran that distance presents no obstacles to an Israeli strike on its nuclear program.

2.  The IAF has an efficient in-flight refueling capability.
 
Was this a trial run for an attack on the Fordo site in Iran?

It does seem possible.
Israel has operated in Sudan for so long now, it would make sense that Israel has ample operatives, soldiers, useful idiots, whatever- on the ground, in Sudan. They would not need to undertake a risky fly by/fly over bombing.
The same applies to weapons into Gaza, operatives on the ground could prevent them from getting to Gaza.
Additionally anytime some nearly useless rockets is fired from Gaza, Israel is provided with the pretext to pummel the Gazans in general and carry out a slew of targeted strikes. One would wonder why Israel would bother to block weapons from getting into Gaza?
A dry run, or practice attack,  seems more plausible a reason for this airstrike then denying weapons to Iran or Gaza.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Syria: A Truce, US Stinger for the Mercs, Regime change Lebanon

and more. Always more
For a change the post is interspersed with more serene pictures.
War is tough to cover day after day.
Don't miss the first post, on psychopaths and our society

A change of heart for the NATO nations? Or  a change of tactics?

“United Nations Security Council has called on the Syrian government and rebel groups to accept a four-day truce proposal. “ 
“ In a statement adopted unanimously on October 24, the 15-nation council called on all sides to work toward a “sustainable cessation of all violence.”

A unanimous adoption of acceptance of this four day cease fire? Unheard of previously. When the Syrians and the Russian/Chinese would push for this on other occasions the NATO countries would encourage the rebels to continue fighting. A curious motion, indeed. Is it all for show?

If  this is a legit “change of heart”?  Or perhaps a change of tactics?
 However this news should be characterized....

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Could the lack of cohesion amongst the opposition be the impetus?
Syrian oppositionists must recognize that the lack of decisive international action is not only the result of Russia and China vetoing any meaningful action in the Security Council, or NATO countries’ unwillingness to enter into another war in the region. In fact, the international community is waiting for Syria’s disorganized opposition to transform itself into a coherent, effective force as much as the opposition is waiting for the international community.
The Syrian opposition has so far failed to present itself as a unified actor.

Attempts to enlarge the SNC have been unsuccessful, owing to reservations expressed by some important groups, such as the Democratic Forum, about joining an organization that relies on foreign sponsors.

 Is the so called opposition such a sham, so fully infiltrated and influenced by foreign interests, that it cannot organize or present itself as relevant to Syria the nation and ordinary Syrians?


Speaking of a change of heart or tactics? Has Turkey been swayed by the winds of change?
Turkey is turning to regional powers Iran and Russia, backers of the Damascus regime, to help it deal with Syria's bloody civil war that has spilled across its border with deadly shelling and a flood of refugees, analysts say.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave the first signs last week that Ankara may be shifting the way it approaches the 19-month conflict after holding what local media called a “surprise meeting” with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Baku.

Ankara has proposed to Iran establishing a set of trilateral mechanisms involving key regional players to face the Syrian crisis raging at their doorsteps.

“This (trilateral) mechanism might involve Turkey, Egypt and Iran,” Erdogan said. “A second mechanism could involve Turkey, Russia, Iran. A third could be made up of Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.”

“This represents a significant shift in position by Ankara,” Semih Idiz wrote in the English-language Hurriyet Daily News
                              


US pushing for regime change in Lebanon.
Who benefited from the bombing last week?? Not Syria. Not Lebanon.


                    U.S. Backs Call for New Lebanon Government
U-Turn Comes as Officials See Hope for a Transition That Could Weaken Hezbollah and Its Backers in Syria and Iran

—The Obama administration for the first time backed the Lebanese opposition's call for a new government to be formed in Beirut, following Friday's killing of a high-ranking Lebanese intelligence official.

The State Department's announcement Tuesday marked a shift by the U.S. and the West, which initially appeared to support Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who came to power last year with the backing of militant Lebanese political party Hezbollah.
But then, appearances can be deceiving-

Looks as if Syria will accept the proposal for ceasefire

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has indicated to Russia that it will accept U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi's proposal for a Muslim holiday ceasefire in Syria, Moscow's U.N. envoy said on Wednesday.

"We have had indications that they (Syria's government) are accepting the proposal of Mr. Brahimi," Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters after a closed-door meeting of the 15-nation Security Council during which Brahimi briefed council members via video link from Egypt.

Brahimi told council members that a final announcement Of a ceasefire with rebels was expected Thursday. Churkin seemed to confirm remarks Brahimi made earlier on Wednesday in Cairo, when he said the government had indicated its acceptance of the proposed truce.
Why is it that “militants from Gaza” start firing rockets at the same time as the US and Israel are holding joint exercises?



Obviously the US has supplied their mercs with arms!

-Russia claims the “rebels” have US made Stingers

 Russia’s chief military officer says Syrian rebels have acquired portable air defense missiles, including U.S.-made Stinger missiles.
A Syrian rebel told the AP in Turkey that the insurgents obtained dozens of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, but would not say who provided them.

The US replies with “‘We did not supply them to the rebels”
Of course the US didn’t SUPPLY them. They had the GCC nations and Turkey supply the weapons, after the US shipped them overseas, to the rebels. The the the CIA agents and special ops oversaw the distribution of weapons at the borders of Turkey and Jordan.
 Does anyone take the US claim seriously?

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Psychology of the Cultivated Society- Mike Cross

Psychopaths. World Leaders. Politics. The manipulation of society.
Being aware of the forces that are used to shape society and mold the masses into sick psychopathic mindless, unthinking, base ( Having or showing a contemptible, mean-spirited, or selfish lack of human decency) individuals will help avoid the destruction of humans and ensure a healthy human society.
Good interview. Worth a listen, so do take the time and leave some constructive thoughts



Relevant links Psychopathy
Hare Psychopathy Checklist
Psychopaths Run The World
Are Psychopaths “Brain Damaged”?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

From Georgia to Syria, Turkey and Egypt: As the Middle East remake continues

A bit more on Georgia-
Anonymous left some relevant links in the previous post, check em out!
Thanks Anonymous!

Which is why, Novosti was reporting this morning that Putin's Russia implicated Georgia in the riots...Is it a coincidence that Russia hostedf a massive Caucuses military drill, the Eusaisn air defense exercises around incoming cruise missiles and the recent testing of the nuclear strike force.

Anonymous, it is not a coincidence that Russia has implicated Georgia in riots, or that Russia hosted a massive military drill around cruise missiles and nuclear strikes..
Russia looks to be preparing for war. More precisely it appears Russia is prepared for an attack. Not to launch one, but to be attacked.

Found this interesting:


Chechen ex-militant: Georgia trained anti-Russian terrorists, then killed them in false flag op

NATO rebel tactics in Syria

Laying seige to soldiers and towns ensuring mass casualties

They had surrounded the government soldiers on the hilltop, a cluster of white tents just visible behind the trees, and were biding their time.

"There are 150 soldiers in there. We've cut off their food and weapons supply for four days now. When we feel they are weak enough, we can go in and storm it and take them prisoner," said Abdullah's commander, Anas al-Zeir, who heads the Youssef al-Azma Brigade.


Take them prisoner? Doubtful. More likely, once the Syrian troops are nearly dead the NATO mercs will slaughter them. Using this method of terror and slaughter has been very successful for NATO freedom fighters

‘The rebels' changed approach has brought some successes. Several towns and checkpoints have fallen into insurgent hands after being besieged for about a week.’

The rebels brought in help too. “At least one Chechen and several Arabs from abroad were among the fighters”.


At least on Chechen, maybe more. How many is several Arabs?

The fate of besieged soldiers was also not clear.

Up the road, at the seized checkpoint, fighters buried bloated bodies in the red dirt. They said the soldiers were killed by their own forces before they stormed the area but the claim was impossible to verify.


The rebels who have laid siege to Syrian soldiers make the unverifiable claim that the Syrian soldiers were “killed by their own”, but they (mercs) are burying the evidence of such atrocities?? That makes sense only in the context of covering up ones own crimes

Turkey talks peace while continuing to supply the rebels-

It was long past midnight, but the rebel commander couldn't sleep until his fighters returned from the Turkish border with the latest shipment of gear meant to help them battle the Syrian army.

In the morning, his team arrived with their prize: a single suitcase of night-vision goggles. For the first time, his brigade's snipers would be able to strike back at night against regime snipers who already have night-vision capabilities in the street-by-street fights for territory in the battleground city of Aleppo.


The NATO mercs can shoot at ordinary Aleppo citizens with the help of those night vision goggles too. All the better to terrorize the population..

Turkey and Egypt gettin' it together:


I like the NYT’s spin in the article

A wider-ranging partnership is expected to be announced in the coming weeks when the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose party shares an Islamist pedigree with Egypt’s leadership, goes to Cairo.


“Apparently now Egypt is Turkey’s closest partner in the Middle East,”

The partnership is also rooted in the Islamist politics of the leaders of the two countries and their respective movements: Mr. Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, or A.K.P., and the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi. This connection offers chances for a new Sunni Islamic bloc



Divide to conquer come to mind?

The scene at the annual convention of Mr. Erdogan’s party in Ankara, the capital, a few weeks ago offered a portrait of a realigned Middle East with Turkey at the helm. Mr. Morsi said at the gathering, “We offer our gratefulness for the support that the Turkish people and its administration has extended and will extend to us in the future.” To a standing ovation, Khaled Meshal, the political leader of Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, declared of Mr. Erdogan: “You are not only a Turkish leader. You are, now, also a leader of the world of Islam.”


 Really, Mr Hamas in Palestine? Turkey, champion of the Palestinians? Not on your life!
Keeping in mind who created Hamas in Palestine??? (Israel) Hamas in Palestine likes Erdogan? Must have been Erdogan’s “brave stance” when it came to the Mavi Marmara and the starvation blockade of Gaza that won him over?

Lavrov speaks:
Syrian Conflict Part of Mideast 'Geopolitical Game' Stating the obvious, unless one is willfully blind? Or willfully ignorant?

"It appears that every time the hope for progress in the Syrian situation arises, somebody attempts to prevent it from calming down and deliberately fuels the continuation of the bloodshed" in Syria, Lavrov said.

According to Lavrov, the Syrian conflict is "part of geopolitical remapping of the Middle East, where various players attempt to safeguard their interests."

Assad, who is widely viewed as a close ally of Iran, has been unfairly made "a scapegoat" in this "big geopolitical game," Lavrov said.

He defended Assad by calling him "a guarantor of the security of national minorities, among them Christians, who have been living in Syria for centuries."



Speaking of remaking the Middle East, which is so obvious
The Turkish people understand this!

“What's happening in Syria is all part of America's great project to reshape the borders of the Middle East. America and its allies don't care about bringing democracy to the Syrian people. Look at what happened to Iraq!” he fumes. “The imperialist countries are only after oil and mineral resources.”

Nineteen months into Syria's conflict, resentment of Ankara and anti-US sentiment simmer in Antakya, which lies just over the border with Syria. 

The beliefs stem in part from a bold Bush administration political proposal that has faded into obscurity in the West, but remains lodged in the minds of many here. Known as the Greater Middle East Initiative, it was formally introduced by then-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2006 at a conference in Tel Aviv. Her references to "the birth pangs of a New Middle East" and the unveiling there of a new map of the region featuring a "Free Kurdistan" are still remembered with resentment. 

Refik Eryilmaz, a Turkish parliamentarian from Antakya with the opposition Republican People's Party, says that Western superpowers are trying to incite a sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shiites so that countries in the region fragment along ethno-religious lines, becoming weaker in the process.

 Of course Gilbert Achcar quoted below speaks in the typical spin fashion. He even used the "conspiracy" word in his diatribe. Non credible. Conspiracy is the trigger word used to shut your thought processes down.


Gilbert Achcar, a professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, says that the Greater Middle East Initiative has long since been abandoned, and all that remains is the deep skepticism of US motives that it spurred....
 

 Has it been abandoned Gilbert? It sure as hell doesn’t look that way! Does Gilbert think people are that gullible? That a simple ‘appeal to authority’ is going to be taken as anything but a means of covering the obvious agenda?

Monday, October 22, 2012

An attack on Iran and the role of Georgia?


Lets enjoy the little video first, with thanks to Freethinker for leaving the link!
Don’t know how I missed this?!
If anyone still doubts that false flags are the norm...
And, they are the norm. False flags are not the exception. The "exception" myth is promoted same as the "few bad apples" spin. When the reality is false flags are the norm and there are way more then a "few bad apples" There are bushels full of them.
As Patrick Clawson recounts some of the most infamous false flags, couldn't help but notice he left out 9/11. Wonder why? To close to Israel?
After his stroll down memory lane he suggest that a false flag is a possibility to get the war on with Iran.
Is this man a Psychopath? Definitely.
Evil? Definitely!
A blight on humanity? Well if we have ascertained he is an evil Psychopath, doesn’t the blight on humanity just ‘go without saying’?



So getting back to Iran and the role of Georgia in that attack
Kaspi, who hails from Georgia, left an interesting link
Thanks Kaspi!

What comes next, especially if the Republicans can rig the elections with their voting machines.
Nezavisimaya Gazeta
October 18, 2012 US Probes South Caucasus’ Attitude to Iran

Eric Rubin, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, is touring Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia to promote democracy and cooperation and develop partnership on the issues of Syria and Iran.

The media in Azerbaijan reports that Rubin’s visit to Georgia focused on economic issues, civil freedoms and Nagorno-Karabakh.

The agenda for high-ranking Washington officials’ visits to the South Caucasus seldom varies, and this is not simply because Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia face largely similar problems, but also for ethical reasons. Washington wants to convince them that they are all equal partners. Therefore, if Rubin talked about Iran in Georgia, he did or will do the same in the other two South Caucasus states.

“During the meetings with the President and future Prime Minister of Georgia, we discussed the international community's efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons,” Rubin told a press briefing at the US Embassy in Tbilisi as quoted by Azernews. “We are broadly cooperating over the Turkish-Syrian issue, and Georgia is called upon to play a peacekeeping role in the region.”

However, some Georgian experts believe that Rubin met with Mikheil Saakashvili and Bidzina Ivanishvili to probe Georgia’s attitude to Iran, where Washington will want Georgia to play a special role if the situation escalates.

Georgian politician Irina Sarishvili said before Rubin’s visit that many hospitals built in Georgia recently under a presidential program bear an alarming likeness to standard US military hospitals. Considering the speedy modernization and construction of airports for heavy transport planes and other infrastructure improvements, this could be more than straightforward concern for the Georgians.”

Considering the “speedy modernization” and “airports for heavy transport planes”... ...
Hospitals that appear as if Army med hospitals. Has Georgia been preparing for war? Or more appropriately has Georgia been prepared for war by certain NATO nations?

Recalling Georgia’s parliament moving from Tiblisi to Kutasai

And a very prescient comment from James from that post's comment section



Kataisi is also a lot closer to the port of Poti where the american ships and marines will land in the event they need to shore up their puppet.
One thing the Russians did in their counter invasion was to go through govt offices and military bases collecting information - intelligence, in other words. No doubt, they found lots of communications with Tel Aviv and Washington.

So I'm sure the Pentagon doesn't want that to happen again!

If the US invades Iran, a major overland supply route will be through Georgia.


Georgia. Very important to the attack on Iran.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

US/NATO steps up "support" for Turkey- NATO is the UN !?

The no fly zone is being worked on. Did anyone think otherwise?
Turkey has continued shelling Syria. Syria keeps targeting the rebel strongholds.
Turkey has already given itself the "right" to enter Syria..

Washington Post

The U.S. government is intensifying its intelligence sharing and military consultations with Turkey behind the scenes as both countries confront the possibility that Syria’s civil conflict could escalate into a regional war, according to U.S. and NATO officials.
 As Syria’s internal conflict has increasingly spilled across its northern border into Turkey, the U.S. government has stepped up cooperation with its key NATO ally. In recent weeks, military officials from both countries have met to make contingency plans to impose no-fly zones over Syrian territory or seize Syria’s stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, U.S. officials said.
U.S. intelligence agencies were also the source of a tip that led the Turkish military to intercept and ground a Syrian passenger plane en route from Moscow to Damascus (not a surprise) last week on suspicions that it was carrying Russian-made military hardware, according to U.S. officials.

The United States and NATO have publicly supported Turkey, saying it has a right to act in self-defense. At the same time, they have called for restraint and repeated that neither Washington nor Brussels has any intention of getting involved militarily.
Behind the scenes, however, the border clashes have changed the strategic calculus and led U.S. military and intelligence officials in particular to collaborate more closely with Turkey.
 (Who benefits from the mortar shells striking Turkey? NATO, clearly. That tells us all who fired the mortars.... as if there was any doubt?)


I can certainly assure you that our militaries, our military officers, are in contact,” Francis J. Ricciardone Jr. , the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, told journalists in Ankara on Tuesday. “This week I know there is a special focus of our military experts talking about Syria. And what militaries do well is plan for every contingency and every eventuality.”
Ricciardone said “no political decision has been made” regarding whether to support or impose a no-fly zone in Syrian territory to protect civilians or opponents of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, but he acknowledged that U.S., Turkish and NATO officials were discussing options.
“Will we consider it?” he said. “We consider everything.”
Ricciardone did not provide details about the recent U.S.-Turkish military talks regarding Syria. But his comments came after Adm. James Stavridis, the chief of the U.S. European Command and the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO military forces, visited Ankara and Izmir in early October.

Stavridis did not speak with reporters, but he posted a message on his Facebook account saying that he met with Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz and Gen. Necdet Ozel, Turkey’s top military commander, to hold “important talks considering the events transpiring in the Levant.”

For now, Turkey primarily wants statements of public support from NATO and reassurances that the alliance would come to its aid if necessary, said Ross Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey who now serves as director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington. 
“A big part of what they’re looking for is that I’d call political support as opposed to NATO sending in fighter squadrons or thousands of troops,” Wilson said. But he added that Turkey also wants the U.S. and NATO to demonstrate willingness to update military preparations and planning in case events along the Syrian border quickly spiral out of control.

“In their eyes, there’s a whole bunch of scenarios that could result in outside involvement, but they don’t see anybody talking about it as much as they’d like,” Wilson said.

The Obama administration has said that it would likely intervene if Assad’s government engaged in chemical or biological warfare, (always false flag potential with that scenario) and Pentagon officials have said they are monitoring the whereabouts of Syria’s stockpiles of those weapons.
With a presidential election looming, however, the administration has said it is pushing first for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.  (Political solution or stall for time?)
With the United Nations paralyzed, Turkey may lean on NATO to intervene even without a U.N. mandate, possibly by imposing a no-fly zone or haven for Syrian refugees if the civil war worsens, said Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. More than 100,000 Syrian refugees have sought shelter in Turkey.
“NATO is the new U.N. for Ankara when it comes to Syria,” he said.

He acknowledged that many European members of NATO, distracted by the continent’s economic crisis, would be reluctant to become involved. But he said one alternative would be for select NATO members — such as the United States, France and Britain — to assist Turkey with a military intervention, while other allies remain on the sidelines.

“It could be a ‘coalition of the fighting’ within NATO,” Cagaptay said.

Do the other NATO nations, on the verge of collapse need their military on home turf to keep the peasants in line?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Syria under seige, Turkey strikes, AVAAZ is back and UK terror

Lots of news to look at today. As always! Going a bit long......
UPDATE ADDED

First: Sunnis besiege 2 villages

The title of the “news” article sets the tone for spin.  So, I am using just one part of that title “Sunnis besiege 2 Shiite villages”



Beseige: 1. To surround with hostile forces.

We are aware that fundamentalist Sunni’s make up the vast majority of mercs. Hailing from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar  Britain, (getting to that later) France etc. Keep those facts in mind as your read excerpts from the Montreal Gazette. 

Anyone who tries to slip out of the Shiite villages of Zahraa and Nubl is risking his life. Sunni rebel snipers stand ready to gun down anyone who dares. Roads are blocked with barricades and checkpoints
The spin on the article cannot cover the fact that these villages are under seige: beseiged,  by terrorist mercs and the inhabitants are being terrorized. The next sentence doesn’t even try to cover this up, instead spinning the captive villagers as “Assad supporters”


“For more than three months, Syria's rebels have imposed a smothering siege on the villages, home to around 35,000 people, maintaining they are a den of pro-regime gunmen”
The NATO mercs can claim anything they want. Odd , how we are supposed to believe that the mercs are pro democratic and everyone hates the Assad government but we have the terrorists laying seige to just two of how many villages claiming they are all Assad supporters and killing anyone who moves? What does this tell you?
“In July, rebels “overwhelmed “most of Aleppo province, driving out government forces and taking control of the region's towns and villages.”

Overwhelmed? Does this mean they went in shooting and bombing, sniping and killing villagers. Just the ordinary citizens? Yes, yes it does!

“Al-Hajji and fighters of the rebel Free Syrian Army insist they will lift the siege on Zahraa and Nubl if the government forces and Shabiha surrender.”
Nonsense! The NATO mercs will not lift the siege. That is not their intent. Their intent is to take control of  Syrian land to enable NATO in creating the no fly zone. Along the way the NATO backed terrorist will kill the persons that do not support them in their agenda of destruction.  The merc terrorists will persist with their ethnic cleansing and sectarian violence.
AVAAZ is back in town!

Or at least in the news. Yes the scummy merc transporting, gun providing, weapons & journalist smuggling “humanitarian outfit” AVAAZ is back in the news. Of course none of the claims they are making can be verified, validated or proven true. What else could be expected? Let’s look at some of the unsubstantiated claims AVAAZ scum are making.. The National Post is careful to try to maintain credibility. As if??!!
At least 28,000 Syrians have gone missing since they were abducted by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad during the 19-month-old revolt, activist group Avaaz said Thursday.

“One Syrian-based human rights organization reported up to 80,000 people had disappeared, added Avaaz, a campaign network that aids opposition activists (supports terrorists) in Syria alongside other causes worldwide”

The figures could not be verified independently.

“Avaaz said it would hand over the reports of the abductions to the United Nations Human Rights Council, saying they amounted to “enforced disappearances.”

 They “would” but will they? And if they do, can any of it be verified independently?


Wonder where Wisam Tarrif is???? Recall when he hooked up with AVAAZ?



If you have been around for these past 18 months or so, you will recall Mr Tarrif appearing in a number of posts. I have relinked a couple to refresh your memory. Connected to the transport of guns and fighters from Libya to Syria with the help of Turkey and the SNC.

 From Anonymous the other day

AnonymousOctober 17, 2012 8:49 AM

The next logical step for Turkey would be to set Lebanon on fire. it would serve the Israelis who might (?) use the situation as a proximate threat in what Sr defense officials have said is an inevitable war....

Can we say clairvoyant? Or stating the obvious? Whichever?
Anonymous I know you have already seen this news based on your comment here today
Way too predictable...



Car bomb in the Christian area of Lebanon

A huge car bomb exploded in a street in central Beirut during rush hour on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding about 80, witnesses and officials said.

The bomb exploded in the street where the office of the anti-Damascus Christian Phalange Party is located near Sassine Square in Ashafriyeh, a mostly Christian area.


Phalange leader Sami al-Gemayel, a staunch opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and member of parliament, condemned the attack.

This should be enough to get the Christians and Arabs at one an-others throats, all the while Israel plots.....

Turkey strikes Syria, today

Despite Turkey’s claims of supporting a ceasefire. Turkey felt no sense of restraint, in the name of peace, love or humanitarianism in firing upon Syria, today.
Of course Turkey claims the strikes are “retaliatory” Claims you know are nonsensical. Claims you know cannot be supported or proven.  Did Syrian shells even land in Turkey? The way this news is reported on??? It's anyone's guess, really. But it's highly dubious.
Turkey's army fired on Syria on Friday after two shells launched from Syria landed in Turkish territory, Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported, underlining how tension between the two neighbors remains dangerously high.

TRT did not specify where the incident occurred and no further details were available. There were no reports of any casualties resulting from the exchange of fire.
Britian- 

 NHS doctor accused of being part of British jihadi group in Syria

NHS doctor Shajul Islam, 26, appeared in court yesterday charged with his role in the gang which kidnapped and injured British photographer John Cantlie and Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans in July this year.

Islam, from Stratford, east London, has a first-class degree in biochemistry and qualified as a doctor at St Bartholomew's and a University of London hospital.

 As many as 100 Britons may have travelled to Syria to either join jihadi groups or to fight alongside rebel forces



This article mentions 15 additional Brits

Fifteen British nationals are suspected of being part of an Islamic training camp in Syria, it emerged yesterday during a court appearance by an NHS doctor accused of kidnapping a photographer in the war-torn country.
A fully qualified NHS doctor goes off to fight in Syria? How much money was he offered to recruit others to the "cause"? Because of his position in society the good Doctor would have been in a great position in the Arab community to use his education and authoritative position as an esteemed doctor.
He must have been made an offer by British intelligence that was just too sweet ! Better pay? Student loan indebtedness all forgiven?
I am sure the offer was much better then the salary of a NHS doctor


UPDATE BEGINS

Very pleased we had a Wisam Tarrif flashback today for the simple reason the gun runner terrorist transporter ties back to this story

How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria 

It just makes sense that he was linked to terrorists being delivered into Syria

"The official position is that the US has refused to allow heavy weapons into Syria.But there's growing evidence that U.S. agents—particularly murdered ambassador Chris Stevens—were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to jihadist Syrian rebels.

In March 2011 Stevens became the official U.S. liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

In November 2011 The Telegraph reported that Belhadj, acting as head of the Tripoli Military Council, "met with Free Syrian Army [FSA] leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey" in an effort by the new Libyan government to provide money and weapons to the growing insurgency in Syria.

In November 2011 The Telegraph reported that Belhadj, acting as head of the Tripoli Military Council, "met with Free Syrian Army [FSA] leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey" in an effort by the new Libyan government to provide money and weapons to the growing insurgency in Syria.

The ship's captain was "a Libyan from Benghazi and the head of an organization called the Libyan National Council for Relief and Support," which was presumably established by the new government. (More likely NATO)

That means that Ambassador Stevens had only one person—Belhadj—between himself and the Benghazi man who brought heavy weapons to Syria.

 read the rest at the above link

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Report questions claims of vaccine efficacy and their rationale for use

Having covered the vaccine issue and all it's pitfalls on countless occasions, the insincerity/hypocrisy of the pharma/medical complex never ceases to amaze me!!

As you can see by the title of this post, a report has been released that questions the effectiveness of vaccines in preventing flu, and of course, the rationale for promoting their use as ineffective as they really are.

So, let me explain why the use of flu vaccine is promoted year after year by governments the world over.
In a nutshell. It is justification for taxpayer money to be misused to fill the coffers of the pharmaceutical cartels. It is a pick your pockets subsidy to big pharma.
That's all there is to it!

Here is the latest-  

 The report notes: ""flu vaccine is not as effective as public health messaging suggests"

The report questions: "many of the dogmas that are accepted about flu vaccine, including that vaccinating children will protect the elderly" 

The report says: "there is no evidence to support the idea that flu vaccine is more effective in years when the strains included in the shot are a good match for those circulating in nature.

"The 160-page report is the result of a three-year investigation into the science supporting flu vaccine efficacy and safety and the decision-making processes that led to the U.S. policy to recommend all Americans get a flu shot every year"

But, what is bizarre? I mean completely bizarre?? The report goes on to encourage people to continue getting their shots


"People should continue to use the currently available shots"

Why?! Does that recommendation make any logical sense in light of the contents of the report?

 Billions and billions are spent by world governments yearly to purchase and promote the use of worthless disease inducing vaccines!
Other then enriching the pharmaceutical cartels, yearly flu vaccines appear to be a huge waste of taxpayer extorted dollars.

Related Flashbacks:  Flu shot linked to increased swine flu illness 

Vaccine effectiveness reduced by common toxins in human body

Flu and Vaccine news: new virus, destroyed immunity and forced vaccination

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Exploring a Third Option in Syria ?

From GulfNews

The goal should be not to overthrow Al Assad but build a political system that will provide voice and vote to all Syrians and protect all minorities and sects
I find that opening sentence odd, since all minorities and sects were doing ok in secular Syria. The Christians were not being targeted and displaced until NATO's mercs came to town... There are some questionable assertions in this piece, but, what is compelling is the third way being suggest


Until now, two strategies have been pursued. Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general and Brahimi’s predecessor as special envoy, tried to negotiate a cease-fire and forge a consensus among the great and middle powers. That failed.
A second strategy has been to assist the fragmented opposition (mercs) to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. Saudi Arabia, the Arabian Gulf states and Turkey have provided the weapons. Other governments, including the US, are helping. The opposition is much stronger now than when the uprising began 18 months ago and it can now attack the regime almost everywhere.(This claim is contradicted below)

The opposition is encouraged by international support and some seek foreign intervention to hasten Al Assad’s fall. That is unlikely to happen. The Syrian army remains strong enough to retake areas seized by the rebels (contradicting the claim of the opposition being stronger then ever and able to attack almost everywhere) and it is being bolstered by Iran and supported by Russia. Al Assad retains some support (vague, intentionally so) in the country and the security forces — led by family and his minority Alawite clan (vast majority of Syrian soldiers are Sunni- "The majority of the Syrian military are Sunni,"So that sentence is intentionally misleading )  — have remained a potent force, despite defections.

They are fighting hard because they fear that defeat will mean their annihilation. (speculation, the writer has no idea as to the real reason the Sunni majority military is fighting the terrorists. I would think it is because the NATO merc/terrorists are destroying their homes) Moreover, the regime fears that compromise could be construed as weakness.(?)

Moving on to the third option..



This is the time for a new goal and strategy and Brahimi is the man because it was he who had defined the terms that provided Lebanon an exit from its long civil war. The goal should not be to overthrow Al Assad, however desirable that might be to many. The goal should be to construct a path to a political system that provides voice and vote for all Syrians and institutional checks and balances to protect all minorities and sects.
What would the agreement look like?
At the start of the uprising, the Al Assad government had proposed reforms of election administration, political parties, media and nongovernmental organisations, among others. That is the right agenda, but the reforms were so flawed that no one took them seriously. (But the reforms were so flawed they weren't taken seriously then, but, now that is the right agenda?) Last year, representing the Carter Centre, Hrair Balian and I discussed with the Al Assad government an approach that would modify the reforms to make them credible and convincing to the democratic opposition.
 The time might be ripe to place the weight of the international community behind a third option.
Correct me if I am mistaken, but, does it appear as if the third way is the Assad reforms that took place way back? Are we looking at some sort of stalemate here? Bizarre?
Looking for some rational input here...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Syria: Lies the media tells us to support the war agenda

Assorted media stories...

 The 3000 peacekeepers to Syria?

Noticed yesterday the story had gone down the memory hole. Which made me a bit suspicious.
As KenM points out in the comment section  this “news” appeared to be a ruse to cover an agenda of moving some additional fighters into Syria.

Quoting-  KenMOctober 16, 2012 12:55 AM

Well, it looks like the Peacekeeper plan was probably a piece of theatre proposed by the SNC in Qatar in order to try & get some more guns on the ground:

"..Qatar's prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani, told reporters that any such force must be "well-armed."

"Any mission that is not well-armed will not fulfill its aim. For this, it must have enough members and equipment to carry out its duty," he said.

Qatar's emir Sheikh Hamad called last month for Arab military intervention in Syria because of the failure of the U.N. Security Council and other international bodies to end the conflict..."
Here

"..Reports on an alleged plan to deploy 3,000 peacekeeping troops to war-torn Syria are “false,” said Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN peace envoy to Syria, denying mass media speculations..." Here
Thanks Ken!

 Suspicions were aroused for me,  when Tunisia’s puppet leader said he was willing to send troops for the “Arab Peace Corp” Many Tunisians are presently in Syria, destabilizing the last secular Arab nation. While that story may have gone away, we should not assume the push to get more terrorists into Syria has.

The NATO war promoting media is also pushing the "unintended consequences" sales pitch. Woe to us all because inadvertently  “weapons are ending up in the hands of Islamic extremists”Nice spin, if anyone is gullible enough to buy into that.

This morning there were more then  1,000 stories on this topic. Clearly, a case of  media saturation to promote a justification for invasion agenda.




What is NOT MENTIONED in the media reports spinning unintended consequences?  


The first one is the blatantly obvious but not mentioned fact that ‘Islamic fundamentalists' (really NATO mercs)  armed to the teeth with western money validates/verifies, without a doubt that Syria is indeed, unquestionably, fighting terrorists. As has been claimed by Syria, Iran, Russia, China etc.,

The claim made by Syria of fighting terrorists which has been denied and/or ridiculed by the NATO nations is  therefore shown to be true, correct and factual. NATO nations including the US  are admitting  they provided the arms that have gone to terrorists, the NATO nations therefore acknowledged their involvement in funding, backing, nurturing and enabling their NATO merc terrorists to destroy Syria and terrorize ordinary Syrians.




To beat this dead horse, proverbially speaking....

Recall this news?
Certainly the main stream media will not refresh your memory. I ,however, will be happy to do so

CIA aiding in "steering" arms to "Syrian"/NATO backed rebels
As reported earlier this year in the NYT’s and here at the blog
Excerpts below-

CIA officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers. 


    The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including  Muslim Brotherhood  and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the officials said.

    The C.I.A. officers have been in southern Turkey for several weeks,in part to help keep weapons out of the hands of fighters allied with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, one senior American official said.

Don't expect the war whore media to acknowledge the lies of their war master/ pimps...............

After all the CIA has been and likely is still stationed in Turkey distributing weapons to just the "right people". Therefore, it only makes sense that if weapons have gotten into the hands of “extremists fundamentalists” that is exactly the hands they were being delivered to in Turkey, Jordan and anywhere else the US/NATO nations have set up shop to provide weapons to arm their terrorists/mercs.



I will now put that poor horse to rest

Yesterday the EU upped sanctions against Syria:

EU agrees new Syria sanctions, makes no progress with Russia
Sanctions are, of course, financial warfare on ordinary Syrians

“The sanctions target people linked to violence against protesters, or firms accused of supplying equipment used by the regime to repress a protest movement now entering its 20th month”

Sure.

“With tensions between Turkey and Syria raising fears of a spillover, the conflict in Syria and how to end it was at the centre of closed door talks in Luxembourg on Sunday between the 27 EU ministers and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

But the discussion was tense and made little to no headway, said ministers and diplomats.

"We discussed Syria really in all its dimensions with Mr Lavrov last night," said British Foreign Secretary Willian Hague. "I can't say that we made any progress."

The article ends with the same spin. The same main stream media lies

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle:

“"It is important to convince those who continue to protect the Assad regime that the danger of a wider blaze is mounting, that the danger of a proxy war is on the rise.

"It is also important to clearly tell Russia it has no interest in a spillover that would inflame the entire region."”

Guido, if I may?  It is equally important to convince those that supply NATO mercs that the danger of a wider blaze is mounting. So why are you not working to convince the US the UK? France? You know the players, Guido! That NATO backed proxy war is ongoing. It is important that the NATO nations are aware that they have no interest in the spillover that would inflame the entire region.
Oh and Guido, one last thing. The citizens of the NATO nations have no interest in seeing this warfare fomented by NATO mercs. The citizens of the world have no interest and take no pleasure from the thought of a potential nuclear conflict, more destruction of the planet and more mass casualties involving multitudes of innocent civilians.


What do you say Guido? Are you man enough to work on peace and not war, killing and devestation?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Peacekeepers to Syria- Looks as if it is being considered.

Who will be doing the peacekeeping? And will they be keeping the peace?
I guess it depends on the choice of peacekeepers?
I would think the UN envoy MUST consider peacekeepers that the Syrians would agree to having present.

As far as I can see there are only a few stories covering this news at this time



Jerusalem Post

Telegraph: UN peace envoy draws up plan for 3,000 strong peacekeeping force in Syria

 Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran Algerian diplomat who took over as joint United Nations and Arab League peace envoy last month, has spent recent weeks quietly sounding out which countries would be willing to contribute soldiers.

Given the volatility of the conflict and the growing presence of Islamists on the rebel side, it is thought British and American forces would be unlikely to take part because of their past involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Instead, Mr Brahimi is thought to be looking at more nations that currently contribute to Unifil.

These nations that presently contribute to Unifil are Ireland, Germany, France, Spain and Italy
France should be avoided like the plague. The French government has been knee deep in the destruction of Syria.
Ankara had been hopeful that it might be able to persuade Russiato soften its opposition to military intervention, including a no-fly zone. 


As we have all read, that didn't work out. Putin didn't have time to visit Erdogan.
Then Erdogan forced the Moscow to Syria bound plane to land in Turkey

Meanwhile, Syria's state news agency said Damascus was ready to accept a Russian proposal for a Syrian-Turkish joint security committee to try to stop cross-border flare-ups. 

The only other story that mentioned this news Tunisia says they would consider sending peacekeepers
Another nation that cannot be trusted by Syria or regular Syrian people
As you will read,  he shows his true colours

"Tunisia has already spoken about an Arab peace corps," said Marzouki, speaking in French.
"We have to do something, because it is obvious that faced with this bloodthirsty dictator, in my opinion we are faced with a real Nero who is capable of destroying the whole country to stay in power," he told AFP.
"We have to shoulder our responsibilities as Arabs."


Will the Chinese & Russians step up to that plate?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Turkey: 2 jets to border? Austere Challenge War Games Oct/Nov 2012

 UPDATED BELOW-SCROLL ON DOWN!

It appears, if this witness account is accurate, Turkey may be acting to shore up the positions their NATO backed terrorists have taken up in Syria.
If this report is correct, we know that Syria did not agree to that "buffer zone" as Turkey was claiming earlier this week.



 Globe and Mail: Turkey sends two fighter planes to border after opposition town bombed in Syria

Turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria on Friday after a Syrian military helicopter bombed the Syrian border town of Azmarin, a Reuters witness said.


This story appears to be just breaking and this is the first news report of it's kind.
More here: Guardian :Turkey scrambles warplanes to Syrian border

Turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria today after a Syrian military helicopter bombed the Syrian border town of Azmarin, a witness told Reuters.


Anti-war demonstrators protest against a possible war with Syria, in Istanbul on Thursday.



Erdogan, your people are talking. How about listening? Perhaps Turkey needs an intervention? Clearly they  are being very undemocratic. Clearly Turkey is failing to heed the wishes of it's people.

UPDATES BEGIN BELOW!

I'm starting to wonder if the lone eye witness account  of Turkey scrambling fighter planes was legitimate?
Or, was it a way to knock the incident of Turkey using the F-18's to force the Moscow to Damascus flight off the top of the news heap? Or was it a means of creating a perception of imminent war?

Speaking of the F-18's and the forced landing move on the part of Turkey..
Some serious excuse making has been taking place
Headline- Analysts see Turkey's frustration at Syria war behind Plane incident

Poor frustrated Turkey. You see Turkey is the victim. Never mind all the arms and mercs they are aiding and abetting to kill Syrians. You see it's frustration that caused them to take this course of action
Baloney!

"The interception of a Syrian passenger plane from Russia, allegedly carrying military gear to Damascus, is a sign of Turkey's mounting frustration at the drawn-out conflict and its inability to hasten regime change in its neighbour, according to analysts.

Poor frustrated Turkey, trying so dam hard to do NATO's bidding and destroy Syria.

This next part is priceless

""There's nothing magical about the timing. It's a coincidence resulting from the build-up of frustration in Ankara," said Fadi Hakura, a Turkey analyst at the Chatham House think-tank in London. "Turkey wants to hasten the demise of the Assad regime in Damascus, but really its hands are tied."

You see just a coincidence? After the NATO mercs tossed mortar across the border. Russia snubbed Turkey and Maliki issues a warning with Putin at his side, to keep NATO out of Syria. Just a coincidence...


Mehmet Yegin, an analyst with the Ankara-based International Strategic Research Organization, said that it was not yet clear whether the decision to force down the Moscow to Damascus plane was part of a larger drive to change the dynamic of the war.

"If it is acting with its allies, it's a clear message to Russia to get out of the picture and stop arming Syria," he added. "It is such a bold move, that one wonders if Turkey acted alone."
Does anyone think Turkey would have acted alone on this?
 U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland declined Thursday to comment on Turkish media reports that the intelligence on the plane's contents had come from the United States. But she told reporters that Washington backed Turkey's decision to intercept the plane.

 I am quite certain the US did indeed "back" Turkey's decision  or told them what to do?


No fly zone anyone?


You could speculate about this being part of a build-up to imposing a no-fly zone," said Hugh Pope, who leads the Turkey program for the International Crisis Group.
Notice the prevalence of  information from warmongering think tank types throughout that article?

Anonymous 9:41 am left this link  Parliament approves cross-border motions into northern Iraq
Thanks anonymous!!
"“This is not a motion for war, this motion has been adopted to provide peace" 
Same language used when the Turkish Parliament approved cross border movement into Syria

Also this: Qatar calls for the No Fly Zone

The called for no fly zone in Syria's north combined with the potential to move into Iraq could clear the way for an Israeli strike on Iran with the full support of NATO.





In light of the possibility of a dual purpose buffer zone being created.  A zone enabling NATO to destroy Syria and to allow safe passage for an Israeli strike. I am reposting the image above and relinking to this post: Worrisome scenarios? You got'em. Israel, Syria, Iran & Canada

There you can access an interesting pdf, if you missed it the first time round, check it out the second time!
 Recall this from the previous post?


• We conclude that a military strike by Israel against Iranian Nuclear Facilities is possible and the optimum route would be along the Syrian-Turkish border then over a small portion of Iraq then into Iran, and back the same route. However, the number of aircraft required, refueling along the way and getting to the targets without being detected or intercepted would be complex and high risk and would lack any assurances that the overall mission will have a high success rate.  

Does this area, the optimum route for Israel to attack Iran, along the Syrian -Turkish border just so happen to, coincidentally, (and remember I am not a coincidence theorist) be the same area that NATO is working on making a "no fly/humanitarian zone. Just a thought.
   
Food for thought in this comment-



The Jordan and Iraq deployments are straight up along the strike route corridor for IDF. The US exercises in Israel solves the problem of worrying about pulling in the US? I would say that if ever the pieces were in place it is now.

"On October 14, large numbers of American soldiers are expected to begin arriving in Israel, where they will set up aerial defense positions on Israeli territory and on US Navy vessels off the Israeli coastline. The three-week drill will simulate various missile defense scenarios, and is expected to end with a live-fire interception of a decoy incoming Patriot missile. One of the objectives of the drill is to facilitate the rapid deployment of US missile defense systems to Israel and test their ability to operate in conjunction with Israeli defense systems during a conflict.”"

US redeploys spec ops to iraq last week.
US deploys spec op forces to Jordan (as the Jordan King hangs by a chad)
Turkey gets clearance to raid into Syria and Iraq form Parliament
US takes MEK off the terror list
US leans on Maliki to stop iran flights over Iraq territory
Most logical strike route to Iran through Jordan and Iraq

US and Israel kick off massive exercises next week.
Multiple carriers in the gulf.
Turkey denies today US Special forces on the border
Israel uses drone shoot down to deploy to Lebanon border (after launching a surprise drill a week before the drone)
Israel has already deployed to the southern border (Egypt)
Israel forced clamp down on Gaza tunnels and continues airstrikes

 US, Israeli military drill set for October-November 

Or Ynet: US, Israeli military drill set for October-November
After high-level talks in Israel this week, US Army General Dempsey says largest exercise between two allies to take place in the fall

 We rescheduled it for October-November time frame," Dempsey said. "I really don't know what the final decision was, but it is our expectation that that's when the event will occur."
 The air-defense drill, named "Austere Challenge 12,"

Some surprising honesty from the CBC: War-gaming Iran, the drums are beating 

Not if, but when?