Archive | April 19th, 2015

We Are Their Slaves!

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It is now only too clear that Americans have lost their country. The Jews are our masters and we are their slaves. What can we do about it?

An abridged adaption by Lasha Darkmoon of a recent article by Video Rebel,
with sincere apologies to the author for the changes  I have made to his original text.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU "9/11 was good for Israel."
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU “9/11 was good for Israel.”

It was 9/11 that finally revealed to us the extraordinary chutzpah of our Jewish masters.

That the Israelis did 9/11 with the help of Jewish collaborators in PNAC and AIPAC has become all too apparent to the cognoscenti. The hidden criminality behind this event has been cleverly covered up by our Jewish owned  media.

9/11 was a definite declaration of war against America by Israel.

The Israelis wired World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7 for demolition. Tower 7 was never struck by a plane. Yet it fell down in 6.5 seconds.

The BBC was told by the Rothschild-owned Reuters news agency that WTC 7 had collapsed an hour before it did. America was still on Daylight Savings Time but Britain had just left Summer Time, so a confused BBC announced the collapse of WTC 7 fully 24 minutes before it happened in New York.

Knowing that your government can kill the President and blow up buildings with Americans inside, as in Oklahoma City and in New York, helps to restrain hostile criticism of the government. People are nervous and say to themselves,“If they can kill 3000 innocent Americans for Israel and get away with it, what chance do I have?”

9/11 unleashed America’s “War on Terror” against various Muslim countries unable to accept direct invasion and conquest by Israel. This was America doing Israel’s dirty work for it. Israel claims all the land from the Nile to the Euphrates. The War on Terror is simply a process allowing Jews to gain control of non-Jewish lands.

The War on Terror has cost American taxpayers trillions of dollars to date. 9/11 was used to justify military actions that have killed and maimed millions of people in the Middle East. Some of these people were Christians, but the majority were Muslims. Their descendants and friends, the one who survived the initial carnage, have been radicalized as a result. They now have every reason to seek revenge against their aggressors — the ones who perpetrated 9/11 and then used it as an excuse to plunder Islamic lands.

The Great Global Reset is designed to make America so weak and so poor that they will be incapable of resisting their Jewish lords and masters on Wall Street, in the City of London, and in Israel. If they are lucky, Americans will be able to find jobs as mercenaries, helping to kill people for Israel around the world.

The Last Global Reset occurred at Bretton Woods in July of 1944. It is ironic that the United States was represented by the Jewish Communist Harry Dexter White. He was appointed to that post after after two different sources had denounced him as a Soviet spy. He was denounced by a third source in 1945 but was subsequently appointed by President Truman to be the first US director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

What does that tell you about Truman?  It tells you that Truman had fallen under the yoke of the Jews: that he had become little more than a Jewish puppet.

In 1944 the US was given the monetary keys to His Majesty’s Jewish Empire, otherwise known as the British Empire.  Prince Charles has admitted his family originally came from Transylvania. I was impressed by  a documentary on the British royal family which  revealed that the royals also had German Jewish roots.

Queen Elizabeth I and the African slave trade figured prominently in that video. The facts it provided were compelling. 90 percent of the ships running slaves to the British, Spanish and Portuguese colonies were Jewish owned. The video went on to discuss Queen Victoria and the opium trade, including the two Opium Wars she fought against China.

But again, a curious fact emerged:  the profits of these war went mostly into the capacious pockets of Jewish bankers and traders.

The same can be said of the Boer war. Her Majesty’s Jewish Government managed to kill tens of thousands of mixed race women and children in concentration camps in  South Africa. But the spoils of the war did not go to the 300,000 gentile soldiers.

The gold and diamond mines went to the Jews. Not much has changed. Last year, black police killed 34 unarmed miners who were demanding a justified pay rise.  Jews still own the mines. They own the black police, too, who takes orders from the Jews to kill their fellow blacks.

What Bretton Woods did was transform His Majesty’s Jewish Empire into America’s branch of Judaism Incorporated. The US did have some prosperity after the war because their planes had reduced German and Japanese cities to rubble. But the primary cause of America’s illusory prosperity after the 1960s was the ability to print dollars and to buy things from overseas for free. We could buy cars, electronics, food, raw materials, oil, clothes and everything else in exchange for Federal Reserve Notes—IOU notes—that were essentially worthless.

The Chinese and the Russians have served notice that this ability to make others work for free will come to an end very soon. They formed the BRICS economic alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South, Africa) which by now has probably more than 120 nations supporting them. They also formed alternatives to the IMF and the World Bank. The Obama administration impotently tried to stop allies from joining China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The British, Germans and Australians all joined.

At the last minute the US tried to sign up, but China said they were too late. Ah, too bad! The fox was denied entry to the hen house!

The Russians and the Chinese have also set up their own ratings agencies and their own interbank transfer system to replace SWIFT. In short, they have immunized themselves from American sanctions. Very soon, American presidents  will not be allowed to boss the world around like bullies.

The Russians and the Chinese have also formed a military alliance called theShanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). This includes Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Iran and several smaller nations. NATO member Turkey has observer status.

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As I have said before, China has applied for the yuan to become the fifth currency in the IMF’s SDR basket of currencies which presently includes the dollar, the pound, the euro and the yen.  Prior to September 15th the Chinese have to open their gold bullion vaults to international inspection.

And how about Fort Knox being opened to international inspection? It would be nice to know if the US dollar is backed by anything substantial.

The Chinese, by all accounts, are reported to possess at least 10,000 metric tonnes of gold. In addition, they have trillions of dollars in cash and US Treasury bonds. But they will also need that to bail out their rather corrupt corporations. According to an estimate from Jim Rickards, who is a consultant to the CIA and the Department of Defense:

When the Chinese sell US Treasury bonds en masse to pay off their bad corporate debts, Americans will see the dollar plunge to abysmal levels, making imported goods cost 500% more.

So this is where we are right now: in the eye of the storm.

The Talmud has told the Jews that they have the right to rob non-Jews as soon as Jewish leaders take control of the government. Non-Jews, we are told repeatedly in the Talmud, are little more than cattle; we are here on earth only for Jewish exploitation. The Federal Reserve, which is run by Jews, has $1.6 trillion in fraudulent mortgages it had to buy to keep Jewish financial criminals from going to jail.

You will have no pensions and savings when you retire because the Jews gave themselves permission to steal your money. That is why we have a Patriot Act which took away our freedom and gave Judaism Incorporated the right to detain us without trial, to torture us, and even to kill us.

This is not agitprop. These are verifiable facts.

The North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) closed 57,000 manufacturing plants and sent 12 million jobs overseas. New measures are being introduced right now to reduce our sovereignty to zero and turn us into a nation of slaves.

I have been warning for years that hyperinflation in America will not start until the dollar is devalued. That should begin later this year. Hyperinflation will destroy all welfare benefits, including food stamps. And that means nationwide food riots.

It was also by design that we have a black President who has flooded the country with Latino immigrants, many of whom have gang tattoos and extensive criminal histories. Meanwhile, border guards are required to let these thugs into the country, no questions asked.

It seems this Zionist-controlled  government actually wants crime—an unprecedented crime wave—so as to justify the imposition of an Israelified police state. They are deliberately creating havoc and confusion in order to “protect” us from the havoc and confusion they have created.

I have believed for more than 30 years that Wall Street wants a race war. And they will get a race war, with blacks and Hispanics against whites. White American men can expect to be gunned down in the streets any time soon. As for white women, they should get ready for gang rape on an unprecedented scale — as in post-war Germany, when 2 million German women were raped by Allied forces.

Nationwide food riots will give cover to targeted assassinations and mass imprisonment of political dissidents, eccentric intellectuals, and anyone capable of independent thought.

The next obvious step would be genocidal germ warfare. They have advanced to the point where they can release toxic viruses to target specific races.

The Jewish war against America did not begin on 9/11. It began much earlier. We are under the iron heel of the Jews. Their wage slaves. Their debt slaves. Their mind slaves. Mesmerized by the media they control. Coarsened and stupefied by their movies. Emasculated and demoralized by the pornography with which they have infected even our children.

We wear the chains the Jews have forged for us.

WE ARE THEIR MIND SLAVES!
MIND  SLAVES
MIND SLAVES
SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

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Zio-Wahhabi (ISIS) slaughters and beheads 30 Ethiopian in Libya

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(WARNING: Extremely graphic)

Zio-Wahhabi ISIS spokes jihadist in this video appears to have a North American accent.

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Shoebat  A new video just discovered reveals ISIS taking thirty innocent Ethiopian Christians in Libya, and beheading 15 of them and shooting the other 15 execution style. In the video Zio-Wahhabi ISIS terrorist affirms that they will continue killing Christians until “polytheism” is destroyed, that is, until the belief in the Trinity is destroyed.

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The video allegedly shows two groups of captives, one held by a subsidiary of Zio-Wahhabi in eastern Libya called Barka Province and the other held by a subsidiary in Southern Province Fazzan call.

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A masked man wielding a gun says that Christians must convert to Islam or pay a special tax as prescribed by the Quran. The video then alternates between images of captives in the south who shot dead and others in the east to the beheading on a beach.

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As Yemen Spirals Further into Chaos, UN Urges Humanitarian Relief

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7.5 million people estimated to need protection and assistance as conflict spreads

The United Nations on Friday launched an appeal for nearly $274 million in humanitarian aid from the international community to help Yemen over the next three months as airstrikes continued to bombard the war-torn country. (Photo: AFP)

The United Nations on Friday launched an appeal for nearly $274 million in humanitarian aid from the international community to help Yemen over the next three months as airstrikes continued to bombard the war-torn country.

Citing local sources, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that roughly 150,000 people have been displaced in the conflict—50 percent more than the UN previously estimated. A total of 7.5 million people need protection from the escalating turmoil, the agency added.

As the Guardian notes, before the war began, 61 percent of the country was already in need of humanitarian aid.

“The devastating conflict in Yemen takes place against the backdrop of an existing humanitarian crisis that was already one of the largest and most complex in the world,” said UN humanitarian coordinator Johannes Van Der Klaauw. “Thousands of families have now fled their homes as a result of the fighting and airstrikes. Ordinary families are struggling to access health care, water, food and fuel—basic requirements for their survival.”

Health facilities reported 767 deaths from March 19 to April 13, the UN said. That number is also likely to be underestimated. The UN continued:

The conflict is taking a significant toll on civilians: 731 people were killed and 2,754 injured from 19 March to 12 April 2015, including a large number of civilians; the number of food insecure people has increased from 10.6 million people to 12 million; at least 150,000 people have been displaced; food prices have risen by more than 40 percent in some locations; and fuel prices have quadrupled. Lack of fuel and electricity has triggered a breakdown in basic water and sanitation services.

The airstrike campaign—led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the U.S., Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, and Morocco—has now affected 18 of Yemen’s 22 provinces. Recent gains by some affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have further destabilized eastern parts of the country, where tribal factions have appointed a governing council to administer the province of Hadramawt. Militants, meanwhile, have reportedly taken over an airport and oil facility in the provincial capital of Mukalla.

As Reuters reports:

Local politicians say the Council, now effectively the de facto ruling authority in the province, is separate from al Qaeda but includes some figures associated with al Qaeda in the past.

It negotiated with al Qaeda gunmen who appeared on the streets of Mukalla two weeks ago, and since then appears to have reached some kind of accommodation with them, although the nature of that relationship appears ambiguous.

An official in the province told Reuters: “A local committee (of tribesmen) was formed to administer Hadramawt, and this committee benefits al Qaeda.”

Fighting in the south has also spread, particularly in Aden, where hospitals, schools, mosques, and airports have been damaged or destroyed, the UN said. There are also reports of serious violations of human rights.

The humanitarian appeal comes just days after the UN Security Council passed a resolution, drafted largely by those countries leading the assault, imposing an arms embargo on Houthi rebels but not on the military coalition, a move which analysts said amounts to an endorsement of the siege.

“You would hope the Security Council would take a balanced approach, not just go after the Houthis, who—regardless of what you think of what they’ve done—are clearly an internal party to the conflict,” Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman told Common Dreams last week.

The Saudi-led coalition has also blocked almost all food and medical aid from entering Yemen, creating what critics call a “proxy war of aggression, waged by wealthy and autocratic governments at the expense of the Yemeni people.”

The most urgent needs include medical supplies, safe drinking water, emergency shelter, and logistical support.

“The humanitarian community in Yemen continues to operate and deliver assistance including through Yemeni national staff and national partners,” said Van Der Klaauw. “But to scale up assistance, we urgently need additional resources. I urge donors to act now to support the people of Yemen at this time of greatest need.”

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How NBC Knowingly Let Syria Rebels’ False War Propaganda Stand For Years

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NBC’s Richard Engel and his team appear on the “Today” show on December 18, 2012, hours after their release. (NBC News)

An NBC News journalist is involved in a harrowing scene of battlefield danger. The journalist’s first-person story serves as the dominant narrative for years—but it turns out to be wrong, very wrong. Sound familiar? This isn’t the Brian Williams scandal. It’s worse: the story of the December 2012 kidnapping and rescue of Richard Engel, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent, in Syria.

The prevailing narrative held that, as Engel reported immediately after he was freed, a group of Shia militiamen loyal to Basher Assad’s embattled government had kidnapped and mistreated the star reporter and his colleagues. Engel pointed to the language his captors used and other pronounced signs of their allegiances, ranging from graffiti scrawled on the wall of their prison to the coffee cups they drank from.

But the narrative was false, a set-up by a Sunni rebel group opposing Assad. That much became clear on Wednesday night, when NBC quietly posted a piece to its website where Engel corrected the record. “The group that kidnapped us was Sunni, not Shia,” Engel wrote. Curiously, the piece posited as producing “new details” about the attack, not as a correction; there was no retraction of or apology for earlier errors in reporting, as is customary.

Far from answering all the questions about the episode, Engel’s update piece did not give a full accounting of the story from NBC’s perspective. Those gaps were filled, in part, by a subsequent report in The New York Times. The resulting picture looks very bad for NBC, in many ways worse than Brian Williams‘s fall from grace due to self-aggrandizement of his now infamous helicopter incident in Iraq. This was war propaganda spread by NBC, a respected institution in American news. And if The Times‘s account is to be believed, the network let the false story stand for years knowing full well that it was at least questionable, if not entirely false.

In Engel’s clarification of his original version story, he wrote:

About a month ago, we were contacted by The New York Times. The newspaper had uncovered information that suggested the kidnappers were not who they said they were and that the Syrian rebels who rescued us had a relationship with the kidnappers.

But in The Times story that subsequently hit the internet, some part of NBC’s operation was well aware of the doubts over the culpability of pro-Assad forces (with my emphasis):

NBC executives were informed of [known Sunni rebels’] possible involvementduring and after Mr. Engels’s captivity, according to current and former NBC employees and others who helped search for Mr. Engel, including political activists and security professionals.

Engel explained in his update piece that the “group that kidnapped us put on an elaborate ruse to convince us they were Shiite Shabiha militiamen.” That may be so, and one can hardly blame Engel, amid and immediately following his ordeal, for falling for such a ruse and reporting what he believed to be the facts upon his release. As any conflict correspondent can tell you, the fog of war is very real for journalists working in war zones, and discerning the truth can be difficult.

What’s difficult to fathom is how NBC executives who had this information allowed Engel’s report to air without immediately getting on the phone to demand that the story be walked back. Such a move would only have been appropriate considering the information that they had themselves gathered (detailed by The Times) and, as Glenn Greenwald pointed out yesterday, the fact that at least two prominent voices—the popular blogger As’ad AbuKhaliland the Daily Beast’s Jamie Dettmer—had cast serious doubt on the involvement of pro-Assad militias.

Why is this so much more serious than the Brian Williams scandal? At stake in l’affaireWilliams was merely the reputation of a veteran journalist—Williams himself—and not decisions of war and peace for the United States. In the Engel saga, the aim of the rebels who kidnapped his crew clearly became to demonize the Assad regime (an aim, it bears mentioning, whose realization hardly requires spreading falsehoods) with the goal of goading the West into military intervention against Assad.

This is exactly what other rebel commanders, once they became aware of the kidnapping, hoped to accomplish, according to The Times: “Several rebels and others with detailed knowledge of the episode said that the safe release of NBC’s team was staged after consultation with rebel leaders when it became clear that holding them might imperil the rebel efforts to court Western support.” (Engel, too, acknowledged this: “it is clear we were… released for propaganda purposes,” he wrote.)

Engel noted in his piece last night that the new account “underscore(s) the treacherous and violent nature of the conflict inside Syria.” It’s a shame that whichever NBC executives were aware of the (ultimately true) counter-narrative chose to do nothing to revise the original story quickly, instead opting to shield their viewers from this picture, even at a time when more robust military support for the so-called Free Syrian Army was being hotly debated in the United States.

NBC News’s failure to quickly correct the record made the network into a willing conduit for pro-war propaganda by an admittedly murky coalition of Syrian rebel groups. (And let me repeat that the executives who apparently failed to impose a course correction despite the information they had acquired, rather than the correspondent and team on the ground, deserve the blame.)

“An NBC News spokesman said the network would have no comment beyond the statement posted on its site,” reported The Times. That’s a shame, too, because there are still plenty of questions NBC News’s audience deserves answers to.

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US is sponsoring and directing the Zio-Wahhabi attacks on Yemen

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US is sponsoring and directing the Zio-Wahhabi attacks on Yemen
The leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement has condemned Zio-Wahhabi military aggression against Yemen, saying that the US is “sponsoring and directing” the attacks on the impoverished country.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi made the remarks in a televised address on Sunday in reaction to Zio-Wahhabi deadly attacks targeting Yemeni people across the country.

“The US is sponsoring the attacks. The US is directing the attacks against Yemen,” the Houthi leader said.

It has been revealed that the Americans choose the targets for Zio-Wahhabi regime to destroy, he said, noting, “Israel supports the aggression and is happy with the aggression.”

According to reports, some 2,600 peopleincluding women and children, have so far lost their lives in the attacks.

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Yemen hit by 25 Zio-Wahhabi Air Strikes

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Smoke rises above the Alhva camp, east of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa
Smoke rises above the Alhva camp, east of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa
I$raHell Zio-Wahhabi-led coalition warplanes conducted 25 air strikes on the Yemeni capital of Sana’a in 2 hours, as the civilian death toll surpassed 2650.

Zio-Wahhabi fighter jets continued their air raids on Yemen for the 25th consecutive days, and conducted 25 air strikes on Sana’a in just 2 hours, the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television said.

Zio-Wahhabi has been striking Yemen for 25 days now to restore power to fugitive CIA puppet Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. Zio-Wahhabi-led aggression has so far killed over 2,655 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left thousands of people injured.

Despite Zio-Wahhabi claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Zio-Wahhabi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait – and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.

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Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei deplores war crimes in Yemen, Gaza, Lebanon

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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said in Tehran on Sunday that the humanitarian tragedy perpetrated in Yemen and the Gaza and Lebanon are blatant violation of the international law and conventions.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with a group of military officers on the Army Day.

‘Iran never violated the war laws, but, emerged victorious. Iran never used non-conventional weapons or methods in hostility,’ the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces said in reference to eight-year US-backed Iraqi hostility.

‘Such progress and potentials have been obtained under pressure and unprecedented sanctions as well as lack of resources, which are very extraordinary job and should continue hastily.’

The Supreme Leader said contrary to the bullying powers, the Islamic Republic of Iran considers security as the biggest divine blessing and defends its and others’ security.

 

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Secret files reveal the structure of ISIS

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Secret files reveal the structure of ISIS
Secret files reveal the structure of ISIS
An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State’s takeover in Syria and special forces has been given exclusive access to his papers. They portray an organization that, while seemingly driven by religious fanaticism, is actually coldly calculating.

The rebels from northern Syria, remembering encounters with him months later, recall completely different facets of the man. But they agree on one thing: “We never knew exactly who we were sitting across from.”

“Our greatest concern was that these plans could fall into the wrong hands and would never have become known,” said the man who has been storing Haji Bakr’s notes after pulling them out from under a tall stack of boxes and blankets. The man, fearing the ISIS death squads, wishes to remain anonymous.

The spies were told to note such details as whether someone was a criminal or a homosexual, or was involved in a secret affair, so as to have ammunition for blackmailing later. “We will appoint the smartest ones as Sharia sheiks,” Bakr had noted. “We will train them for a while and then dispatch them.” As a postscript, he had added that several “brothers” would be selected in each town to marry the daughters of the most influential families, in order to “ensure penetration of these families without their knowledge.”

From the very beginning, the plan was to have the intelligence services operate in parallel, even at the provincial level. A general intelligence department reported to the “security emir” for a region, who was in charge of deputy-emirs for individual districts. A head of secret spy cells and an “intelligence service and information manager” for the district reported to each of these deputy-emirs. The spy cells at the local level reported to the district emir’s deputy. The goal was to have everyone keeping an eye on everyone else.

When a Dawah office opened in Raqqa, “all they said was that they were ‘brothers,’ and they never said a word about the ‘Islamic State’,” reports a doctor who fled from the city. A Dawah office was also opened in Manbij, a liberal city in Aleppo Province, in the spring of 2013. “I didn’t even notice it at first,” recalls a young civil rights activist. “Anyone was allowed to open what he wished. We would never have suspected that someone other than the regime could threaten us. It was only when the fighting erupted in January that we learned that Daesh,” the Arab acronym for ISIS, “had already rented several apartments where it could store weapons and hide its men.”

Raqqa, a once sleepy provincial city on the Euphrates River, was to become the prototype of the complete ISIS conquest. The operation began subtly, gradually became more brutal and, in the end, ISIS prevailed over larger opponents without much of a fight. “We were never very political,” explained one doctor who had fled Raqqa for Turkey. “We also weren’t religious and didn’t pray much.”

“We had an idea who kidnapped him,” one of his friends explains, “but no one dared any longer to do anything.” The system of fear began to take hold. Starting in July, first dozens and then hundreds of people disappeared. Sometimes their bodies were found, but they usually disappeared without a trace. In August, the ISIS military leadership dispatched several carsdriven by suicide bombers to the headquarters of the FSA brigade, the “Grandsons of the Prophet,” killing dozens of fighters and leading the rest to flee. The other rebels merely looked on. ISIS leadership had spun a web of secret deals with the brigades so that each thought it was only the others who might be the targets of ISIS attacks.

Within weeks, ISIS was pushed out of large regions of northern Syria. Even Raqqa, the Islamic State capital, had almost fallen by the time 1,300 ISIS fighters arrived from Iraq. But they didn’t simply march into battle. Rather, they employed a trickier approach, recalls the doctor who fled. “In Raqqa, there were so many brigades on the move that nobody knew who exactly the others were. Suddenly, a group in rebel dress began to shoot at the other rebels. They all simply fled.”

A small, simple masquerade had helped ISIS fighters to victory: Just change out of black clothes into jeans and vests. They did the same thing in the border town of Jarablus. On several occasions, rebels in other locations took drivers from ISIS suicide vehicles into custody. The drivers asked in surprise: “You are Sunnis too? Our emir told me you were infidels from Assad’s army.”

In such a case, ISIS propaganda about the approaching apocalypse could become a reality. In its slipstream, an absolutist dictatorship in the name of God could be established.

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How Ukraine Commemorates the Holocaust

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Exclusive: Pundit Thomas Friedman says the new Ukraine regime “shares our values” but – as much of the world marked the 70th anniversary of the Nazi Holocaust finally being ended by Russian and U.S. armies – politicians in Kiev were busy honoring Ukraine’s Nazi collaborators, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

The U.S.-backed Ukrainian government came up with a curious way to commemorate the 70thanniversary of the Holocaust being brought to an end. The parliament in Kiev voted to extend official recognition to Ukrainian fascists who collaborated with the Nazis in killing Jews.

Though Official Washington and the mainstream U.S. media continue to dutifully ignore the key role played by neo-Nazis in Ukraine’s February 2014 coup and in the post-coup regime’s subsequent military offensives against ethnic Russians in the east, Ukrainian politicians can’t stop their arms from snapping into Heil Hitler salutes like the fictional character Dr. Strangelove. They can’t hold back this reflex even as the world stopped this week to recall the Nazi barbarity that claimed the lives of some six million Jews as well as other minorities.

Peter Sellers playing Dr. Strangelove as he struggles to control his right arm from making a Nazi salute.

Peter Sellers playing Dr. Strangelove as he struggles to control his right arm from making a Nazi salute.

On April 9, the Ukrainian parliament passed a bill making the ultra-nationalist Ukrainian Insurgent Army eligible for official government recognition, a demand that has been pushed by Ukraine’s current neo-Nazi and ultra-nationalist movements, the same forces that spearheaded the overthrow of elected President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 and then the slaughter of thousands of ethnic Russians who resisted the new order.

Ukraine’s honor-the-Nazi-collaborators vote came amid increased repression of opposition politicians and journalists who dare to criticize the U.S.-backed regime as it moves to repudiate the political settlement envisioned by February’s Minsk-2 agreement and instead prepares for a resumption of the war to crush the resistance in eastern Ukraine once and for all. [See Consortiumnews.com’s Ukraine’s ‘Poison Pill’ for Peace Talks.”]

Emergence of ‘Death Squads’

Over the past several months, there have been about ten mysterious deaths of opposition figures – some that the government claimed to be suicides while others were clearly murders. It now appears that pro-government “death squads” are operating with impunity in Kiev.

On Wednesday, Oleg Kalashnikov, a political leader of the opposition Party of Regions, was shot to death in his home. Kalashnikov had been campaigning for the right of Ukrainians to celebrate the Allied victory in World War II, a gesture that infuriated some western Ukrainian neo-Nazis who identify with Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich and who now feel they have the current government in their corner.

On Thursday, unidentified gunmen murdered Ukrainian journalist Oles Buzina, a regime critic who had protested censorship being imposed on news outlets that didn’t toe the government’s propaganda line. Buzina had been denounced by a pro-regime “journalistic” outfit which operated under the Orwellian name “Stop Censorship” and demanded that Buzina be banned from making media appearances because he was “an agent of the Kremlin.”

This week, another dissident journalist Serhiy Sukhobok was reportedly killed in Kiev, amid sketchy accounts that his assailants may have been caught although the Ukrainian government has withheld details.

These deaths are mostly ignored by the mainstream U.S. news media – or are mentioned only in briefs with the victims dismissed as “pro-Russian.” After all, these “death squad” activities, which have also been occurring in government-controlled sections of eastern Ukraine, conflict with the preferred State Department narrative of the Kiev regime busy implementing “democratic reforms.”

But many of those “democratic reforms” amount to slashing old-age pensions, removing worker protections, and hiking the price of heating fuel – as demanded by the International Monetary Fund in exchange for a $17.5 billion bailout for Ukraine’s collapsing financial structure.

Similarly, the decision by the Ukrainian parliament to bend to the demands of neo-Nazi and other ultra-right groups to honor Ukraine’s World War II fascists is also downplayed or ignored by the major U.S. media.

The Holocaust in Ukraine

During World War II, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, an offshoot of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, collaborated with the Nazis in their orgy of mass murder against Jews, Poles and other minority groups. The UIA also joined with the Nazis in fighting against the Soviet Union’s Red Army, although some UIA elements did ultimately turn against the Germans over their occupation of Ukraine.

Ukraine was the site of several major Holocaust atrocities including the infamous massacre at Babi Yar in Kiev, where local Ukrainian fascists worked alongside the Nazi SS in funneling tens of thousands of Jews to a ravine where they were slaughtered and buried.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned Ukraine’s recognition of the UIA as well as a second bill that equated Communist and Nazi crimes.

“The passage of a ban on Nazism and Communism equates the most genocidal regime in human history with the regime which liberated Auschwitz and helped end the reign of terror of the Third Reich,” said Wiesenthal Center director for Eastern European Affairs Dr. Efraim Zuroff, adding:

“In the same spirit the decision to honor local Nazi collaborators and grant them special benefits turns Hitler’s henchmen into heroes despite their active and zealous participation in the mass murder of innocent Jews. These attempts to rewrite history, which are prevalent throughout post-Communist Eastern Europe, can never erase the crimes committed by Nazi collaborators in these countries, and only proves that they clearly lack the Western values which they claim to have embraced upon their transition to democracy.”

Not Seeing Nazis

Despite propaganda efforts by the Obama administration and the major U.S. news media to play down western Ukraine’s legacy of Nazi collaboration, one of the heroes honored during the Maidan protests, which led to the Feb. 22, 2014 coup, was Stepan Bandera, an OUN leader who worked with the Nazis before falling out with them over issues of Ukrainian independence.

After spearheading the 2014 coup, the neo-Nazi and ultra-nationalist militias from western Ukraine were enlisted as the shock troops to attack ethnic Russian cities in eastern Ukraine, which had been the political base for ousted President Yanukovych. Even though some of those militias sported Swastikas and SS symbols, the mainstream U.S. news media either ignored those inconvenient realities or acknowledged them in the final paragraphs of long stories. [See Consortiumnews.com’s Seeing No Neo-Nazi Militias in Ukraine.”]

The recognition of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army was demanded last October by Ukraine’s right-wing and neo-Nazi groups, including the Svoboda party and the Right Sektor, which surrounded the parliament in Kiev with 8,000 protesters.

At that time, with U.S. officials sensitive to the image of the Ukrainian government caving in to rioters carrying neo-Nazi banners, the legislation was defeated. However, in recent weeks with the Kiev leadership leaning more heavily on the neo-Nazis and other ultra-nationalists to carry out the war against ethnic Russians in the east, more concessions are being made to the extremists.

Lurches to the Right

These lurches to the right have again been largely ignored by the mainstream U.S. media, which continues to blame the ethnic Russians for not submitting to the post-coup regime in Kiev and to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin as the supposed instigator of all the trouble.

But the Jerusalem Post noted, “While Jewish worries over anti-Semitism have been on the back burner due to the war [in Ukraine], several recent developments have shown that antipathy toward Jews, or at least indifference toward such attitudes when held by important military or political figures, still exists in Ukraine.

“Last November Jewish organizations expressed their displeasure when it was disclosed that the newly appointed police chief for the Ukrainian province in which Kiev is located came under fire after it was alleged that he had past ties with a neo-Nazi organization.”

The Jerusalem Post also took note of the Kiev regime’s recent appointment of right-wing extremist Dimitri Jarosch, who organized many of the fighters behind the February 2014 putsch, to be an official adviser to the army leadership.

The larger historical context is that Nazism has been deeply rooted in western Ukraine since World War II, especially in cities like Lviv, where a cemetery to the veterans of the Galician SS, a Ukrainian affiliate of the Nazi SS, is maintained. These old passions were brought to the surface again in the battle to oust Yanukovych and sever historic ties to Russia.

The muscle behind the U.S.-backed Maidan protests against Yanukovych came from neo-Nazi militias trained in western Ukraine, organized into 100-man brigades and bused to Kiev. After the coup, neo-Nazi leader Andriy Parubiy, who was commander of the Maidan “self-defense forces,” was elevated to national security chief and soon announced that the Maidan militia forces would be incorporated into the National Guard and sent to eastern Ukraine to fight ethnic Russians resisting the coup.

As the U.S. government and media cheered on this “anti-terrorist operation,” the neo-Nazis and other right-wing battalions engaged in brutal street fighting against Russian ethnic rebels. Only occasionally did this nasty reality slip into the major U.S. news media. For instance, an Aug. 10, 2014 article in the New York Times mentioned the neo-Nazi paramilitaries at the end of a lengthy story on another topic.

“The fighting for Donetsk has taken on a lethal pattern: The regular army bombards separatist positions from afar, followed by chaotic, violent assaults by some of the half-dozen or so paramilitary groups surrounding Donetsk who are willing to plunge into urban combat,” the Times reported.

“Officials in Kiev say the militias and the army coordinate their actions, but the militias, which count about 7,000 fighters, are angry and, at times, uncontrollable. One known as Azov, which took over the village of Marinka, flies a neo-Nazi symbol resembling a Swastika as its flag.” [See Consortiumnews.com’s NYT Discovers Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis at War.”]

Meeting the Nazis

The conservative London Telegraph offered more details about the Azov battalion in an articleby correspondent Tom Parfitt, who wrote: “Kiev’s use of volunteer paramilitaries to stamp out the Russian-backed Donetsk and Luhansk ‘people’s republics’… should send a shiver down Europe’s spine.

“Recently formed battalions such as Donbas, Dnipro and Azov, with several thousand men under their command, are officially under the control of the interior ministry but their financing is murky, their training inadequate and their ideology often alarming. The Azov men use the neo-Nazi Wolfsangel (Wolf’s Hook) symbol on their banner and members of the battalion are openly white supremacists, or anti-Semites.”

Based on interviews with militia members, the Telegraph reported that some of the fighters doubted the reality of the Holocaust, expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and acknowledged that they are indeed Nazis.

Andriy Biletsky, the Azov commander, “is also head of an extremist Ukrainian group called the Social National Assembly,” according to the Telegraph article which quoted a commentary by Biletsky as declaring: “The historic mission of our nation in this critical moment is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival. A crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen.”

In other words, for the first time since World War II, a government had dispatched Nazi storm troopers to attack a European population – and officials in Kiev knew what they were doing. The Telegraph questioned Ukrainian authorities in Kiev who acknowledged that they were aware of the extremist ideologies of some militias but insisted that the higher priority was having troops who were strongly motivated to fight. [See Consortiumnews.com’s Ignoring Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Storm Troopers.”]

Since the coup, the New York Times and other mainstream U.S. news outlets have decried any recognition of the significant neo-Nazi presence in Ukraine as “Russian propaganda.” So, Ukraine’s new initiative to honor Nazi collaborators – in legislation coinciding with the commemoration of the end of the Holocaust – also must be ignored.

The pro-coup propaganda in the U.S. media has been so pervasive that a powerful “group think” took hold with the Kiev regime revered as white-hatted “good guys,” certainly not brown-shirted neo-Nazis. Or as the New York Times’ dimwitted foreign policy pundit Thomas L. Friedman declared in a column earlier this year, the new leaders of Ukraine “share our values.”

 

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Upto 700 feared dead as migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast

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A boat transporting migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. ─ AFP
A boat transporting migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. ─ AFP

ROME/PALERMO: As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, a United Nations official said on Sunday.

Antonino Irato, a senior official from the Italian border police told television station RaiNews24 that 28 people were rescued in the incident, and 24 bodies had been recovered, adding that the boat had capsized just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

If confirmed, the death toll would bring the total number of dead since the beginning of the year to more than 1,500.

The boat is believed to have capsized when the migrants shifted to one side of the overcrowded vessel as a merchant ship approached.

“The first details came from one of the survivors who spoke English and who said that at least 700 people, if not more, were on board. The boat capsized because people moved to one side when another vessel that they hoped would rescue them approached,” said Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee.

Italian officials said navy and coast guard vessels, as well as merchant ships in the area and a Maltese patrol boat, were involved in the search and rescue operation, which was being coordinated by the Italian coast guard in Rome.

The new deaths fuelled calls for a stronger response from Europe to the increasingly deadly decades-long migrant crisis playing out in the Mediterranean.

International aid groups and Italian authorities have criticised Europe’s so-called “Triton” border protection operation, which recently replaced a more comprehensive Italian search-and-rescue mission.

“A tragedy is unfolding in the Mediterranean, and if the EU and the world continue to close their eyes, it will be judged in the harshest terms as it was judged in the past when it closed its eyes to genocides when the comfortable did nothing,” Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.

“They are literally trying to find people alive among the dead floating in the water,” he added.

There was still no decision on where the survivors and the bodies that had been recovered would be taken.

Just last week, 400 people were presumed drowned when another boat capsized.

Know more: Nearly 400 migrants die in shipwreck off Libya, 150 rescued

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Europe was witnessing “systematic slaughter in the Mediterranean”.

“How can we remain insensible when we’re witnessing entire populations dying at a time when modern means of communications allow us to be aware of everything?” Renzi said at a political event in Mantua.

On his way back to Rome, where he was expected to give a news conference later, Renzi spoke by telephone to French President Francois Hollande.

The leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, who has made migration one of the centrepieces of his political agenda, called for a an immediate naval blockade of the coast of Libya.

The lawless state of Libya, following the toppling of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has left criminal gangs of migrant smugglers a free hand to send a stream of boats carrying desperate migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

Around 20,000 migrants have reached the Italian coast this year, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates. That is fewer than in the first four months of last year, but the number of deaths has risen almost nine-fold.

In 2013, the previous government initiated the search-and-rescue operation “Mare Nostrum” or “Our Sea” after hundreds drowned in an incident off the coast of Lampedusa.

The operation was cancelled last year, because of the cost and because some politicians said it encouraged migrants to depart by raising their hopes of being rescued.

That made way for the European Union’s border control mission, Triton. However Triton, which has a much smaller budget and narrower remit, has been criticised by humanitarian groups and Italy as inadequate to tackle the scale of the problem.

Know more: Migrant crisis intensifies with arrests, deaths

On Saturday, Pope Francis joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with the soaring numbers of arrivals, which include more than 10,000 in the week ending Saturday.

Italy says it will continue rescuing migrants but demands that the EU increase assistance to shelter and rescue them.

Italy says the EU’s border control agency, Frontex, must take a greater role in coordinating rescue operations.

Frontex technically is a border patrol operation, not responsible for search and rescue efforts. Because most migrants want to reach family or other members of their community in northern Europe, Italian governments have pushed for those countries to do more, particularly by taking in the migrants while their requests for asylum or refugee status are examined.

The EU’s commissioner for migration, Dmitris Avramopoulos, says a new policy will be presented in May. He also has called for other EU members to provide more aid to Italy.

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