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Kurd MP: 7,000 Iraqi Pishmarga Forces Likely to Fight in Syria

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Nearly 7,000 Iraqi Kurdistan Pishmarga forces will possibly be sent to the strategically located Northeastern city of Hasaka to fight against the Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ISIL terrorist group, a senior Iraqi Kurd legislator said.

Kurd MP: 7,000 Iraqi Pishmarga Forces Likely to Fight in SyriaNearly 7,000 Iraqi Kurdistan Pishmarga forces will possibly be sent to the strategically located Northeastern city of Hasaka to fight against the Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ‘ISIL’ terrorist group, a senior Iraqi Kurd legislator said.

“It was decided that 7,000 Pishmarga forces be sent to Hasaka city to fight against the ISIL,” Omar Ousi was quoted as saying by Syria’s al-Watan newspaper on Tuesday.

Noting that the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s parliament is likely vote for the plan to send Pishmarga forces to Syria, he said implementation of this plan depends on coordination with the Syrian government and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The Syrian government confirmed on Saturday that the army troops had secured the Northeastern city of Hasaka, rejecting reports that the ISIL terrorists are still in control of the main buildings there.

The Syrian government issued a statement, saying that Hasaka is now safe and the army soldiers are cleansing the city from the remnants of the Takfiri militants.

The statement added that the terrorists tried to sneak into the city for several times, but the Syrian forces hunted them down.

It also denied a report that a major prison in Hasaka was attacked by the terrorist group, saying that the facility in Ghweiran District is under the control of government forces.

Chief of Hasakah Police Department General Hasib al-Tahan told SANA that neighborhoods on Hasakah outskirts which were claimed to have been captured by ISIL, including Ghweiran, al-Aziziyeh and al-Salehiyeh, are “all safe.”

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

Saudi Zio-Wahhabi RAT’S has links with Zio-Wahhabi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Zio-Nazi regime.

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28 dead in IS-claimed attack on Yemen Houthis

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People stand next to wreckage at the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa. ─ Reuters
People stand next to wreckage at the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa. ─ Reuters

Zio-Wahhabi claimed an attack on two Houthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday night that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women.

The car bomb targeted Houthi rebel chief brothers Faysal and Hamid Jayache during a gathering to mourn the death of a family member, a security source said.

Houthi rebels closed down the surrounding area in the centre of the city after the attack, only allowing through emergency services to help evacuate the victims, witnesses said.

The explosion blew a crater in the road, took chunks out of nearby walls and left debris strewn across the street.

In a statement posted online, Saudi Zio-Wahhabi said it had organised the attack on what it called a “Shia nest” in the Yemeni capital.

The extremist Zio-Wahhabi jihadist group has frequently targeted them in attacks in several countries.

The latest of these, a suicide bombing by Saudi Zio-Wahhabi  national on Friday in a Shia mosque in Kuwait killed 26 people and wounded 227 others.

 

Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ‘IS’ has also claimed a car bombing on June 20 against a Shia mosque in Sanaa that killed two and wounded 16 and another series of attacks in the Yemeni capital four days earlier that killed 31.

Saudi Zio-Wahhabi, which marked the first anniversary of the declaration of its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria on Monday, has been ramping up its deadly campaign in Yemen since March.

Houthi rebels have seized vast swathes of the country since launching an offensive in July 2014, forcing C.I.A puppet Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia.

Neither peace talks in Geneva nor a Zio-Wahhabi-led air campaign begun in March have driven them from power and they remain locked in battle with pro-government fighters, tribesmen and southern separatists.

Yemen’s official Saba news agency, which is controlled by the Houthis, reported early Tuesday that the rebels had launched a scud missile at the Al Salil military base, near the Saudi capital Riyadh.

“The missile is in response to the aggression of Saudi Arabia, which is increasing its criminal air raids against our country,” Saba reported, citing a military spokesman.

“This is another message to the forces of oppression,” he added, promising “new surprises in the coming days.”

Zio-Wahhabi regime did not immediately confirm or deny the missile attack.

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Syria: In ‘first’, Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ‘IS’ beheads two women

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The Islamic State group has become infamous for gruesome executions and is reported to have stoned women to death on allegations of adultery. But the Observatory said this was the first time it was aware of the group beheading women. —AFP/File
The Islamic State group has become infamous for gruesome executions and is reported to have stoned women to death on allegations of adultery. But the Observatory said this was the first time it was aware of the group beheading women. —AFP/File

Zio-WahhabI The Islamic State (IS) group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of “sorcery,” the first such execution of women in Syria.

“The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time we documented women being killed by the group in this manner,” .

The executions took place on Monday and Sunday and involved two couples. In both cases, the women were executed with their husbands, with each pair accused of “witchcraft and sorcery”.

Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ‘IS’  has become infamous for gruesome executions and is reported to have stoned women to death on allegations of adultery. But this was the first time it was aware of the group beheading women.

Zio-Wahhabi ‘IS’ has executed more than 3,000 people in Syria in the year since it declared its Islamic “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq. Nearly 1,800 of them were civilians, including 74 children.

The group claimed an attack on two Houthi rebel leaders in Sanaa on Monday night that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women.

The car bomb targeted Houthi rebel chief brothers Faysal and Hamid Jayache during a gathering to mourn the death of a family member, a security source said.

The jihadist group, which marked the first anniversary of the declaration of its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria on Monday, has been ramping up its deadly campaign in Yemen since March.

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Do you think Allah didn’t see what you just did?

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During the month of Ramadan Muslims are not permitted to eat between sunrise and sundown…

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Iran: Nuclear Deal Depends on Lifting Sanctions

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the nuclear deal reached by the Islamic Republic and six world powers would only be accepted if sanctions against his country are lifted.

The president’s remarks come after Iran, the United States, Germany, France, Britain, China and Russia agreed on a framework for a nuclear deal early this month.

United States President Barack Obama sent the document to be analyzed and approved by Congress Tuesday, potentially jeopardizing the future of the deal given that lawmakers would be allowed to veto the agreement.

“What the U.S. Senate says, what the U.S. House of Representatives wants, what the extremists in the U.S. are pursuing or what America’s mercenaries in the region are saying has absolutely nothing to do with our government and people … We want goodwill in return for goodwill. We want respect in return for respect,” said Rouhani during a speech in the city of Rasht. RELATED:

A Short Guide to the Iranian Nuclear Program Talks Republican lawmakers in the U.S. have consistently voiced their public opposition to the Obama administration’s policy towards Iran. However, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday, upon his arrival in Germany, that he was confident the framework would be given green light by Congress.

“We are confident about our ability for the president to negotiate an agreement, and to do so with the ability to make the world safer,” Kerry said.  Negotiations of a nuclear deal are expected to continue after a 30-day review period given to the U.S. House and Senate to approve the framework agreed.

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Hondurans March Against Government Fraud Ahead of Coup Anniversary

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People take part in a march to demand the resignation of Honduras

People take part in a march to demand the resignation of Honduras’ President Juan Hernandez in Tegucigalpa June 26, 2015.

Popular movements call for an independent corruption investigation as they condemn the bankruptcy of Honduran democracy.

Tens of thousands of Hondurans took to the streets in torchlit marches for the fifth week straight on Friday night to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and an independent investigation into the multi-million dollar corruption scandal embroiling the government.

Massive marches took place simultaneously in the capital city Tegucigalpa and business capital San Pedro Sula. In Tegucigalpa, the march moved from a working class neighborhood past a commercial area to the presidential palace, with some 25,000 protesters shouting slogans telling President Hernandez to “get out” of government. Opposition groups also rallied in other cities.

“Impressive: March of the Torches, Honduras.” The latest round of marches comes just two days before the sixth anniversary of June 28, 2009, coup that ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya and sparked a national popular resistance movement that later gave rise to the opposition LIBRE party.

RELATED: Inside the Protests Against Huge Corruption In Honduras

The marches also follow the government announcement this week that President Hernandez has initiated a dialogue process and measures to “combat corruption and impunity.”

But Honduras’ “indignant opposition” have condemned the bankruptcy of Honduran democracy and expressed their complete distrust in the government to execute a fair and adequate investigation, calling for independent probe.

“An honest public doesn’t hold dialogue with the corrupt!” Tweet tags the president, with hashtags calling for Hernandez to resign, go to jail.

The weekly anti-corruption marches were spurred by the massive US$200 million embezzlement scandal in the country’s Social Security Institute, known as IHSS, implicating President Hernandez and his National Party. Hernandez has admitted to accepting funds from corrupt sources for his 2013 presidential campaign in which he narrowly defeated LIBRE party candidate Xiomara Castro amid widespread claims of electoral fraud and political violence.

RELATED: Expired Drugs Found in Honduras’ Fraud-Gripped Health Institute

But Hernandez has shirked responsibility, claiming he did not know where the money was coming from. He has also admitted to accepting only US$145,000, a fraction of the alleged US$90 million he is accused of funneling into his campaign.

Despite ongoing calls from popular movements to establish an independent U.N. accountability body to investigate government corruption, Honduran and U.N. officials have yet to respond. The desired anti-impunity body, referred to as CICIH, would be similar to Guatemala’s CICIG, which is currently leading an independent probe into the massive corruption scandal gripping the neighboring Central American country.

 

“The brave Honduran people will not tire of demanding jail for the dictatorship.”

A group of youths initiated a hunger strike against corruption this week to reinforce calls for the establishment of the anti-impunity body CICIH.

On Sunday, Honduras will mark six years since the 2009 military coup that launched the country into a grave human rights situation including government-sponsored repression and criminalization of journalists, indigenous people, human rights defenders, campesinos, political opposition, and popular resistance activists.

RELATED: Femicides in Honduras Reach Epidemic Levels

According to analysts, the situation in Honduras is nothing short of a deep institutional political crisis.

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Venezuela’s Socialist Party Ready for Primaries

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Half of the PSUV primary candidates are women; half are between 21 and 30 years old. Nicolas Maduro participated Friday in an event to mark the end of campaigning for Sunday’s primary elections for his party. Members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will be electing their candidates from among the 1,162 people running for December’s legislative elections.

Half of the candidates are women, while half are between 21 and 30 years old. RELATED: Assemblies and Elections: Questions for the Left Maduro backed the decision of electoral authorities to impose the 40 percent quota of women as candidates. On June 28, he concluded, PSUV members will vote and will “build the perfect victory for Dec. 6.” Last week, the CNE confirmed the date for the parliamentary elections, putting an end to speculations that Maduro could suspend the vote.

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Ecuadoreans Rally in Quito in Response to Opposition Protests

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President Rafael Correa

Ecuadoreans Rally in Quito in Response to Opposition Protests   Previous Next Published 26 June 2015 0+ We Recommend Supporters of President Rafael Correa took to the streets Friday to show solidarity with his government’s policies and against calls for ousting him Supporters of the Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa rallied in the capital Quito Friday as a response to opposition protests the day before, when opposition supporters chanted “Out, Correa, Out.” “The debate that Correa is proposing is what type of society we want, how do we change it?”

one person at the rally told teleSUR. “We want the opposition to reflect and not to seek the removal of the president … We mobilized to support the president peacefully, so we are … happy,” Andrea Benavides, who left work to join the rally, told the national El Telegrafo newspaper. Nathaly Molina says she is convinced that Correa had done important work for the country and thus she did not agree with the opposition mayors of Quito and Guayaquil in their effort to “confront the government that cares about the disadvantaged sectors of the country.” “I come to defend the democratic process, because I do not agree with few people who want to get rid of the president for their own convenience,” said Esteban Cordova, who at the pro-Correa rally.

Demonstrators said they were planning to stay outside the palace until late Friday night, after the opposition march yesterday tried to break through police cordons to reach government supporters and the palace. RELATED: Who’s Behind Ecuador’s Demonstrations? The country has witnessed a series of pro-government and anti-Correa protests over the past few weeks after Correa proposed an inheritance taxation law that would affect the wealthiest 2 percent in the country. “President Correa has done what the oligarchy never has.

They had been in power for so many years, and what did they do? They caused hunger, and need. Because they put everything in their pockets. They never worried about our health, or medicine, they never worried about jobs,” Aurita Chuquimarca told teleSUR correspondent Liz Scherffius outside the presidential palace Thursday. The rallies in support of the redistributive policies of Correa on Friday came hours after a video calling on police to rebel against the government had surfaced. The footage is believed to be the work of certain right-wing opposition factions, which aim to see Correa ousted, in an attempt to stage a coup similar to the failed one against him back in 2010. “Currently, we see that they are coordinating better.

They are creating political leaders, who even though they are still regional, they will then have to debate over who is going to be the presidential candidate,” said Ricardo Restrepo, a professor at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales in Quito. On Thursday, opposition to the government of Correa in Ecuador held protests in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil. teleSUR reporters witnessed many upper-class protesters at the demonstration. Some waved black flags and others draped the national flag around their shoulders. They chanted “Out, Correa, Out!” and held placards labeling the democratically elected and popular president a “dictator.” RELATED: Ecuador: Who is Guayaquil’s Right-Wing Mayor Jaime Nebot?

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The Beginning of the End for Kagame?

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame (L) shakes hands with former U.S. President George W. Bush during a meeting in Washinton, D.C., May 31, 2006.

If the U.K. is not safe for a war criminal, then where in the West is? On June 22, 2015, it was reported that the director-general of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, was arrested in London. One report, by Judi Rever in the Digital Journal, refers to Karenzi Karake accurately as “Kagame’s spy chief.” Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, rose to power as an intelligence chief himself — working for Yoweri Museveni, the ruler of Uganda, during the 1980s Bush War in that country.

Kagame would not choose a spy chief lightly, and Karenzi Karake is absolutely in Kagame’s inner circle. Interpol is responsible for the arrest, and was acting on indictments issued by a Spanish Judge, Fernando Andreu Merelles, in 2008. Merelles issued indictments for forty of Kagame’s men, all of whom were in command positions of Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) at the end of the Rwandan Civil War and genocide of 1994. Having defeated and replaced the Rwandan government that committed the genocide, Kagame’s RPF hunted and massacred Rwandan refugees during and after the Rwandan civil war, in the areas they controlled (and in the DR Congo). The evidence of these massacres is irrefutable.

In standard accounts of the genocide, including the basic Human Rights Watch book “Leave No One to Tell the Story” by Alison Des Forges, massacres by the RPF are presented, though no estimates are given on their scale. A famously buried report by U.N. investigator Robert Gersony, which has since surfaced, estimated the scale to be in the tens of thousands during the civil war. Some of the largest, and best documented massacres by the RPF occurred after they had already won the war – the worst and most infamous being the Kibeho massacre of April 1995. Scholar Gerard Prunier, who wrote one of the standard accounts of the Rwandan genocide and one of the major books on the Congo wars, “Africa’s World War,” was a long-time friend of the RPF since before the Civil War.

In his book, he expresses considerable understanding and empathy for the RPF, arguing that RPF violence “had to be seen in the context of the war and of the genocide,” that there were going to be some “unavoidable revenge killings.” But when one of the few Hutu members of the RPF, Seth Sendashonga, also a friend of Prunier’s, tried and failed to stop the Kibeho massacre, after sending 400 memos over 13 months to Kagame to try to stop these killings (memos to which Kagame studiously avoided replying in writing), Prunier was forced to start changing his mind. Sendashonga went into exile and was assassinated in Kenya in 1998 — Prunier reports this murder as causing his final break with the RPF.

Prunier called the RPF’s campaign of killings “coherent,” with their “focal point” being “undivided political control.” Targets included “friends and family of genocidaire, educated people, PARMEHUTU (from the Hutu political party), and opponents” — a broad and ever-expanding pool of potential victims. The RPF, Prunier wrote, viewed the Hutu majority population, whether they were involved in politics or not, whether they had anything to do with the the genocide or not, as a “permanent danger” to be kept at bay with “random mass killings to instill fear and defanged by neutralizing real or potential leaders.” Merelles’s indictments are based on testimony by ex-RPF soldiers, like the 2014 BBC documentary that stirred so much controversy.

The 182-page legal document outlines specific charges against specific commanders for specific massacres in different parts of Rwanda. Like the BBC documentary, it has generated enraged responses from Kagame’s supporters, both in Rwanda and in the West. The standard enraged response is to counter-accuse, and attack the source as being “pro-genocide.” The idea is that Interpol and a Spanish judge are, in 2015, working on behalf of the Hutu forces that committed the genocide and were militarily defeated, scattered, hunted, and slaughtered by the RPF (along with hundreds of thousands of perfectly innocent civilians) two decades ago, during which some of their leaders were also convicted at the International Criminal Court.

The explanation might be somewhat simpler – that, according to this judge, the fact that Kagame and the RPF fought against a government that killed hundreds of thousands of civilians did not grant them the right to kill hundreds of thousands of civilians. Merelles’s 2008 indictments are not the only documents sitting out there in the public domain that contain enough evidence to condemn Kagame and the commanders around him to jail. There are also a number of United Nations reports, including the U.N. Mapping Report on the Congo and a series of reports on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

There are also indictments from another judge, Jean-Louis Brugiere of France, from 2006. Most who know about Kagame’s crimes assumed that these documents would mainly collect dust. But slowly over the past five or so years, and especially since the BBC documentary was aired last year, even as Kagame seeks to change the constitution to remove term limits and stay in office beyond 2017, it does look like something has changed in the West’s treatment of him. The automatic smear that anyone seeking accountability for the RPF’s crimes must be a “genocidaire” is not sticking as well it used to. The evidence that Kagame and the RPF are responsible for assassinations and massacres in Rwanda and Congo, as well as plunder and occupation in the Congo, is overwhelming and hard to ignore, as hard as Kagame’s supporters try.

The idea that the 1994 genocide gives Kagame and the RPF impunity to commit crimes against humanity holds so little weight that no one is willing to say it out loud. Now his spy chief has been arrested in one of the countries, the U.K., that has supported Kagame the most unconditionally. If the U.K. is not safe for a war criminal, then where in the West is? If Kagame can’t shake off the stench of crimes against humanity, he may find himself becoming another one of the West’s dispensable dictators. Joseph Kabila has, after all, demonstrated that he can fulfill Western interests in the DR Congo directly, without the need for Rwanda’s middle-management – especially if the U.N. continues to provide soldiers to do it.

Kagame and his once-patron, Museveni of Uganda, were once touted by the U.S. as the “New African Leaders.” But perhaps they are approaching their shelf life. If so, they may suddenly be ushered off stage and replaced some time soon. If the West remains the arbiter of what happens there, the people of the region can have little to hope for from their replacements.

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Zio-Wahhabi ”ISIS” Execute 2 “spies” then Crucify their Corpses in Syria

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Degrading the corpse of human being
Degrading the corpse of human being
Saudi Zio-Wahhabi ISIS has murdered two men who they claimed were spies in their latest atrocity in Raqqa, Syria before hoisting their dead bodies.

The victims were forced to kneel down before they were shot in the head.

Several heavily-armed masked Saudi Zio-Wahhabi terrorists in military fatigues stood on the pavement while the shooting took place.

A group of civilians stood and watched as the latest sickening murders took place, Daily Mail reported.

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