SAUDI Arabia appears to be preparing for a massive ground invasion of Syria, with possibly the support of the airforce of NATO member Turkey – putting Syrian President Assad on the defensive, warning both countries not to enter Syrian territory.
In recent days a number of key military initiatives have taken place both in Saudi Arabia and in Turkey which correspond with recent threats made by both countries to reverse the tide of the Syrian war, following a number of key battles won by Russian and Assad regime forces. Continue reading »
Some unexpected statements emerged in Al-Jazeera’s interview with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who acknowledged that Ankara was supporting armed groups in Syria, while ruling out a Turkish invasion and accusing Russia of ethnic cleansing.
Davutoglu praised the militants currently in control of the strategic city of Aleppo, who are engaged in a war against Damascus, for repelling attacks from various forces.
“How would they be able to defend themselves if there was no Turkish support of the Syrian people? … If there’s today a real moderate Syrian opposition, it’s because of the Turkish support. If today the [Assad] regime isn’t able to control all the territories [it’s] because of Turkish and some other countries’ support,” he told Al-Jazeera earlier this week. Continue reading »
With Donald Trump set for a yuuge victory in tomorrow’s Super Tuesday slugfest – oddsmakers see 80% chance of Trump being the nominee – tensions are mounting dramatically within the Republican establishment. As The FT reports, many mainstream Republicans believe Mr Trump would struggle to beat Hillary Clinton and are urgently rallying around their man Rubio with some senior Republicans saying privately that they might consider voting for Mrs Clinton if Mr Trump were to end up as their party nominee as one conservative commentator exclaimed “we are on the verge of a real meltdown in the Republican party.”
Trump’s lead in the polls over his GOP nominee ‘peers’ continues to grow…
As The FT reports, while Mr Rubio and Mr Trump ramp up their attacks on each other ahead of the March 1 primaries, Republican grandees and lawmakers are turning to the Florida senator as they become increasingly worried that the property tycoon could lock up the GOP presidential nomination within three weeks. Continue reading »
Going into Super Tuesday, the GOP political establishment is on the ropes. If either Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz aren’t able to put up a strong showing, then the nomination is Trump’s. Plain and simple.
To be sure, Rubio has gained some ground over the past several days. In the last Republican debate, the Florida senator went on the offensive against Trump and hasn’t let up since. Over the weekend, Rubio called Trump a “con man.” The frontrunner has also faced questions about his tax returns, a civil suit related to Trump University, his perceived unwillingness to disavow the KKK, and a litany of other issues.
On Sunday, Trump inadvertenly retweeted a quote from the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
But while Rubio is resurgent, he needs a win. Badly. The senator has yet to carry a state and as always, it’s not at all clear that voters are rational when it comes to Trump. That is, Trump’s support isn’t based on the electorate’s careful consideration of the issues. It’s based on a kind of groundswell of nationalism and anger that the billionaire in many ways embodies. There’s every reason to be afraid of Trump, but he’s managed to make voters even more afraid of where the country is headed if he’s not the next president.Continue reading »
Controversial addition to the Grassroots Out rally, George Galloway, has ripped into the “childish” and “tabloid” BBC for asking him to come into studio to discuss the European Union, but then launching a personal ‘gotcha’ attack on him demanding he defend his appearance at the event.
Mr. Galloway was invited to appear on today’s Daily Politics show on BBC2, but alleges he was misled by producers. He told interviewer Jo Coburn: Continue reading »
L.A. Times, Feb 25, 2016 (emphasis added): Fewer sea lions have been stranded this year, but that’s a bad sign, scientists say… it’s a sign that the sea lion population is dwindling rather than recovering. An ongoing fish famine is preventing mothers from producing enough milk, resulting in smaller and less hardy pups. As of Monday, there had been 375 sea lion strandings so far in 2016… about 160 sea lions are found stranded during the first two months of a typical year… [L]ess available prey are hurting newly born sea lions the most, potentially slowing down the species’ population growth, scientists say. “It’s going to decline,” said Sharon Melin, wildlife biologist at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center… During NOAA’s survey of the sea lion breeding grounds, Melin said, researchers saw more dead pups than usual. The increased mortality could cause fewer pups to become stranded because they’re dying before they can leave the islands, she said. The exact number of dead pups is not known… The pups… should have gained about 20 pounds in the last six months, Melin said, but they haven’t grown at all. “It still looks very grim this year,” Melin said… Continue reading »
Kiev is preparing a special military unit in a bid to retake Crimea, the Ukrainian premier says.
“We are working on a project that will prepare us to regain Crimea,” said Arsen Avakov, RT reported on Saturday.
Crimea declared independence from Ukraine on March 17, 2014 and formally applied to become part of Russia following a referendum a day earlier, in which 96.8 percent of participants voted in favor of the secession.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Stuttgart, Germany to protest a new curriculum set to emphasize sexual diversity. Several groups clashed with police resulting in at least 18 people sustaining injuries.
A mass rally called “Demo für alle” (Demonstration for everyone) was held on Stuttgart’s central Schillerplatz square on Sunday. According to police, about 4,500 people took part in the demonstration, which was organized by the conservative civic association “For Marriage and Family,” whose motto is “Stop gender ideology and sexualization of our children,” local media report.
Demonstrators were protesting the upcoming adoption of a new school curriculum that is expected to be approved by the regional government just before elections. A statement posted on the official site of the rally organizers says that the regional Culture and Education Minister intends to “surreptitiously” sign the document, which has provoked heated public discussion for the past two and a half years. Continue reading »
In the latest insult to scientific transparency and food consumers everywhere, the U.S. Congress is pushing hard to pass the DARK Act that would outlaw all mandatory GMO labeling nationwide.
This act of outrageous food secrecy is being pushed by Monsanto and the evil biotech industry. It’s the latest desperate attempt to keep consumers in the dark about all the poisonous GMOs and glyphosate they’re eating. When the voters keep demanding labeling laws — and passing them! — the poison-pushing industry’s weapon of last resort is to pay off the lawmakers to ban mandatory GMO labeling. Continue reading »
All over the United States, cities of refuge are being created. Now when I say “cities”, I don’t mean vast areas of land that can hold hundreds of thousands or millions of people. Rather, I am talking about much smaller places of refuge that can accommodate dozens or hundreds of people. In a few cases, I know of places of refuge that will be able to take in thousands of people, but that is about as big as they get. There are individuals all across America that have specifically felt called to build communities where large numbers of people will be able to gather when society totally collapses. So why is this happening? Why do so many people feel such an urgency to create cities of refuge that would presumably never be used if we don’t ever see full-blown societal breakdown? Continue reading »
More than 10 percent of the world’s population currently suffers from some form of liver disease, whether it be fibrosis, cirrhosis, a hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic steatosis, or chronic hepatitis. And a great number of these folks use some kind of natural remedy as treatment rather than pharmaceuticals, according to a 2012 study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Hillary Clinton and Vincent Foster were friends and business associates at the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas, and Foster followed the Clintons to the White House soon after Bill Clinton’s election as president.
Prosecutor saw photos of Clinton attorney with possible ‘bullet hole’ in neck
WASHINGTON – It’s been 23 years since Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster was found dead in a Virginia park, setting off one of the biggest controversies of the Clinton administration.
The smoking-gun information comes from two documents: a two-page letter of resignation and a 31-page memo both written by Starr’s lead prosecutor, Miguel Rodriguez.
Rodriguez refers in his letter to photographs showing a wound on Foster’s neck – a wound that did not exist according to accounts in Starr’s official government report.
The obvious questions:How could a suicide victim be found with two wounds – a .38-caliber gunshot into the mouth that exited through his head and another wound on the right side of his neck that one of the paramedics described as a small-caliber bullet hole? And why would the government investigators go to great lengths to cover it up?
28/02/2016 – STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Asylum seeker abandons baby at Government Office
A baby was abandoned at the Swedish Migration Board office by a migrant woman of unknown identity. The woman gave the baby to a security guard while she said she was going to the toilet and never returned. The guard became suspicious and found a note written in French that said, “take care of me and my siblings.” The child is under one year old, but no brothers or sisters have so far been found.
“Forgive my cynicism, but this callous show is nothing more than a dress rehearsal for the next fearmongering false flag event which will be timed to put the fear of God into the British populace if they vote to Brexit. AND NOTHING MORE.”
Derailed trains, screaming passengers and a collapsed building – all elaborate props in Europe’s largest emergency simulation exercise held in Kent on Monday.
The staged scenario wascarried out to prepare Britain’s emergency services for a potential large-scale operation.
The £800,000, four-day Exercise Unified Response was coordinated by the London Fire Brigade and funded by the European Union.
Some 4,000 people took part in the exercise, including 1,000 actors who played injured or killed rail users. Continue reading »
28/02/2016 – DUSSELDORF, Germany – Islamic state militant sentenced in Germany
A 25 year old man has been sentenced to four years in prison after confessing that he travelled to Syria to participate in acts of terrorism. ‘Nils D’ of Dinslaken confessed to prosecutors and gave up 12 other German jihadis who had also gone to Syria to fight for the Islamic state. He confessed to crimes of terrorism and torture after pictures were released showing him with mutilated victims of the terrorist group.
28/02/2016 – STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Migrant arrested for war crimes
A 31 year old Syrian asylum seeker was arrested Tuesday by Swedish police. The man is accused of committing war crimes while fighting for Bashar Assads’ Syrian Arab Army. The prosecutor said that the crime occurred in Syria and that they had picture evidence, though regret that they can not travel to Syria to conduct a more thorough investigation.
26/02/2016 – VIENNA, Austria – Migrants stabbing attack at shopping centre
Five Afghan youths aged between 15 and 25 years old were responsible for a “bloody and exceedingly brutal” stabbing attack at ‘The Mall’ shopping centre in Vienna on Wednesday. Four men, two of whom were Iranian migrants, were attacked and injured, and eyewitnesses claimed a gun was discharged during the altercation, reportsKronen Zeitung.
The men were later arrested by police and a pistol found on one of the perpetrators was reported by police to be a “toy” — possibly a blank firing pistol.
26/02/2016 – FULDA, Germany – Migrant charged with 200 crimes set free
A migrant caught by police masturbating on an intercity train has been released despite boasting an impressive rap sheet. The 22 year old Eritrean migrant has been charged with 189 complaints of fraud, 40 thefts and charges for trespass and criminal damage yet walked free after caught pleasuring himself on a train in Fulda.
26/02/2016 – BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary could vote on EU in 150 days
REUTERS — Hungary could hold a referendum on European Union-mandated migrant resettlement quotas in 150 days at the earliest as the government’s referendum question makes its way through the legal system, the justice minister said on Friday.
“The earliest possible time is 150 days, while the latest is 250 days,” Laszlo Trocsanyi told a news conference.
Hungary has been at odds with the European Commission and some fellow EU countries over how to handle a migrant influx into the bloc. Prime Minister Viktor Orban proposed a referendum on Wednesday to see whether Hungarians accepted the quotas, something his government opposes.
25/02/2016 – LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Army given police powers
The Slovenian parliament voted on Monday to confer on the army “exceptional police powers”. The move, which is most often associated with the declaration of martial law will allow troops to patrol the border and to place illegal migrants when caught under arrest.
The bestowment of powers is initially for three months, and will allow soldiers to restrict movement and to manage groups and masses, reportsSlovenske Novice.
An Albanian man was found murdered by passers by in a wooded area yesterday. The 26 year old migrant had reportedly been involved in a dispute with his room-mates at a nearby asylum centre earlier on in the day. Police are hunting for the fugitive suspect.
Investigators claim “there are no indications of a xenophobic or politically motivated background” to the killing, reports the German Express.
24/02/2016 – Sweden – Two police stations evacuated after explosives found
A police station in Södertälje was evacuated this morning after two hand grenades were left in the reception area. The station was kept closed until 1230, when Swedish bomb disposal experts declared the grenades to be inert. Grenades have been flooding into Sweden in large numbers over the past few years, following the same smuggling route as many migrants from the former Soviet states in the Balkans.
They have become popular weapons for settling disputes in migrant areas, as reported by Breitbart.
A second station was evacuated this afternoon after sticks of dynamite were left in reception. The police house remains closed while it awaits the arrival of bomb disposal officers, reportsExpressen.
24/02/2016 – NORDANSTIG, Sweden – Migrants smash up accommodation, attack staff
Staff of a Swedish migrant centre were forced to flee the facility on Monday after two immigrant brothers went on a rampage. After one of the men requested medical treatment for feeling ‘unwell’ — police reports he may have been drunk — but was not given the medicine he was hoping for he began to beat members of staff and throw furniture around.
When staff returned to the building they were chased by the migrants who attempted to stab them. One of the men had injured himself in the course of his rampage. Both were arrested.
23/02/2016 – GIESSEN, Germany – Weapons found after North African men attack
Two men aged 35 and 50 are reported to have been victims of a violent attack by “a large group” of North African migrants. Police were called and arrived on the scene, but the victims refused to cooperate. Police later found a cache of wooden club weapons in a nearby church yard.
23/02/2016 – CLAUSNITZ, Germany – Bus migrants press charges against police
A number of migrants who found themselves the stars of a viral video featuring a number of German nationals blocking the progress of their bus and chanting ‘we are the people’ are now suing Saxony police. Officers dragged a number of migrants off the bus because they were acting to provoke the German citizens outside and contributing to the “heated” situation, reportsFocus.
In the video, at least one woman can be seen angrily gesticulating at the crowd and a young man is seen being carried off the bus. Read more at Breitbart London.
24/02/2016 – FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Student party celebrating migration ends in brawl
A student’s union ‘Integration Festival’ at the elite Zeppelin Universität ended in violence after a 22 year old refugee guest at the party became drunk and stabbed two other migrants with a broken bottle. The violence has been described as Kurdish-Syrian conflict, reportsSchwaebische. The event, where no alcohol was served but Arabic music was played was broken up when five police cars arrived at the college.
23/02/2016 – GAILDORF, Germany – Conman tricked shop out of cash
A customer used a con-trick to distract staff from their cash register momentarily so he could steal money. The man, who has been described as “dark skinned, North African appearance” paid for a spurious purchase with a €50 note but immediately changed his mind, asking for the return of the note with the same serial number. During the confusion he made good his escape. Police are appealing for witnesses.