‘Terrorists turned shopping centre into an abattoir’ George Cross hero Dominic Troulan who saved 200 from Kenya bloodbath speaks for first time about facing attackers

‘Terrorists turned shopping centre into an abattoir’ George Cross hero Dominic Troulan who saved 200 from Kenya bloodbath speaks for first time about facing attackers:

Al-Shabaab terrorists, armed with assault rifles and hand grenades, were randomly killing shoppers at the start of what was to become a four-day siege

DOMINIC TROULAN dealt with his fair share of carnage during 30 years in the military, and has the bravery medals to prove it.

So when the retired British special forces soldier was called by a friend whose terrified family was trapped in a shopping centre amid what appeared to be an armed robbery, he did not hesitate to help.

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The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now:

We always knew that this would start happening.  Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all over Africa.  Right now there is a desperate need for food in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, Eritrea and Kenya.  And Yemen, even though it is not technically part of Africa, is being affected by many of the same factors that are crippling nations all over eastern Africa.  The United Nations says that more than 20 million people could die from starvation and disease if nothing is done.  When I write about economic collapse, this is the kind of thing that I am talking about, and we are starting to see alarming conditions spread across the globe.  Many believe that we could never possibly face this kind of food crisis in the western world, but unfortunately wishful thinking will only get you so far.

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The War on Cash: A Country by Country Guide

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The War on Cash: A Country by Country Guide:

Corbett Reporteers will be no stranger to the war on cash. I’ve made videos discussing it, conducted interviews about it, written articles examining it and dissected it on the radio.

The war has been waged through mainstream propaganda outlets, TV advertisements and even children’s games.

We’ve heard cash is dirtied by drug dealing, tarnished by terrorism, tainted by tax evasion (heaven forbid!) and just plain dirty. Not to mention sooooo outdated.

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Kenyan Eco Groups Fight Back against GMOs on World Food Day

Kenyan Eco Groups Fight Back against GMOs on World Food Day:

This World Food Day, on Friday, all roads lead to the magnificent Nakuru County in Kenya’s rift valley region; where a demonstration and a public debate have been organised to challenge the push for the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Kenya.

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Source: www.greenpeace.org/

The Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC) together with Greenpeace Africa, Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN) and the Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) are joining the rest of the world to celebrate and address critical issues and concerns around the Right to food. Through the demonstration, the organisations aim to call on the Government of Kenya (GOK) not to lift the ban on GMOs. The demonstration will be followed by a public forum which will debate whether Nakuru is ready for GMOs.

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The Whole World Opposes Drone Warfare … Except For The U.S. And Israel

The Whole World Opposes Drone Warfare … Except for the U.S. and Israel (Washington’s Blog, July 15, 2014):

… And One Poor African Country

A new poll from Pew shows that majorities in every country polled oppose drones … except for Israel, the U.S. and Kenya:

Opposition To Drones

Why Kenya?

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Kenya: Off Duty Soldier Armed With Handgun Saves 100 Lives During Mall Siege

Hmmh.


Off Duty Soldier Armed With Handgun Saves 100 Lives During Mall Siege (Infowars.com, Sep 24, 2013):

Another pro-gun story you won’t see covered by the US corporate media

Here’s a positive story about guns that you’re not likely to see the US corporate media pay much attention to – an off-duty SAS soldier armed with just a handgun saved 100 lives during the terrorist siege on the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya.

The soldier was having a coffee with friends inside the mall when the attack began. His gun tucked inside his waistband, the soldier returned to the building at least a dozen times to rescue hostages.

“He went back in 12 times and saved 100 people. Imagine going back in when you knew what was going on inside,” a friend told the Daily Mail, labeling the soldier a “hero”.

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Kenya Bans All Imports Of GMOs

Scientists torn over Kenya’s recent GM food ban (Nature, Dec 3, 2012):

Scientists fear that Kenya’s recent banning of the import of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be a significant blow to progress on biotechnology research and development in the country.

A cabinet meeting chaired by Kenya’s president, Mwai Kibaki, this month (8 November), directed the public health minister to ban GMO imports until the country is able to certify that they have no negative impact on people’s health.

In a statement to the press, the cabinet said there was a “lack of sufficient information on the public health impact of such foods”.

“The ban will remain in effect until there is sufficient information, data and knowledge demonstrating that GMO foods are not a danger to public health,” it added.

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IMF’s New Growth Paradigm: Kenya And Tanzania

IMF’s New Growth Paradigm: Kenya And Tanzania (ZeroHedge, Oct 8, 2012):

For those who still wonder why China has given up on Europe, and is solely focusing on Africa (where none other than Goldman Sachs is opening more offices than any other bank), the IMF explains why the Berlin Beijing Conference 2.0 is now in its peak, if entirely behind the scenes. And yes, the “developed” world wishes it was one big banana republic. Amazing what not having 100%+ debt/GDP will do for one’s economic prospects…

From the IMF WEO:

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Globe Magazine Front Page: ‘Obama: It’s The End! – ‘He Was Born In Kenya’ – ‘The Final Proof’

For your information.


Obama Was Born in Africa | Front Page | Globe Magazine (CDR Kerchner (Ret)’s Blog, May 24, 2012):

See it here:  http://www.globemagazine.com/story/835

# # # #

To the AZ Governor, AZ SOS, and Members of the U.S. Congress: When the major media and the political parties looked the other way regarding John Edwards life of lies, the tabloids got on it and ultimately proved John Edwards was lying and brought him down.  Obama is next.  Get on the right side of truth, the U.S. Constitution, and history! Don’t defend, enable, and protect the liar and usurper-in-chief. Start an investigation into his true legal identity with witnesses under oath and the rules of evidence strictly enforced. Internet images of alleged documents and very carefully parsed statements by legal beavers don’t cut it. Defend the Constitution and your oath to it. Investigate Obama’s criminal identity document fraud (forged birth document images placed on White House servers, forged and back dated draft registration form, and use of a stolen SSN) now!  Sincerely, CDR Kerchner (Ret)

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AP Declared Obama ‘Kenyan-Born’

AP Declared Obama “Kenyan-Born” (Conservative Byte, May 18, 2012):

What most people know is that the Associated Press (AP) is one of the largest, internationally recognized, syndicated news services. What most people don’t know that is in 2004, the AP was a “birther” news organization.

How so? Because in a syndicated report, published Sunday, June 27, 2004, by the Kenyan Standard Times, and which was, as of this report, available at

http://web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eastandard.net/headlines/news26060403.htm

The AP reporter stated the following:

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

New Report Of Obama’s Birth In Kenya (The Hill)


Barack Obama and other elite puppets at AIPAC

New report of Obama’s birth in Kenya (The Hill, May 17, 2012):

Headline on Drudge this afternoon: “Obama Lit Agent Shocker: ‘Born in Kenya and Raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.’ ” It links to a story in Breitbart showing a full photo of President Obama in a brochure by Acton & Dystel, said to be a literary agency, printed in 1991. Beneath Obama’s picture it states: “Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.” The brochure was advancing a book, apparently by Obama, titled Journeys in Black and White.

According to the report, other clients of Acton & Dystel included Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Ralph Nader and New Kids on the Block.

And Elizabeth Warren thought she had problems. My first guess is that if the brochure is legitimate, the then-unknown Obama was tailoring a perhaps fanciful literary persona to make a larger impression. There is as yet no other evidence available that he was actually born in Kenya.

Even if this was the case and the brochure went out with Obama’s approval, it would diminish his cachet and credibility. But of course if it is true, it would force Obama to leave the presidency.

Visualize a President Joe Biden.

🙂 Let’s get this really visual! 🙂

Joe Biden: We Have to Go Spend Money to Keep From Going Bankrupt

Joe Biden on Shalom TV: ‘I am a ZIONIST’

Flashback:

Michelle Obama On Record: Barack Obama’s Home Country Is KENYA!!! (Video)

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Born in Kenya’: Obama’s Literary Agent Misidentified His Birthplace in 1991 (ABC News)


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Born in Kenya’: Obama’s Literary Agent Misidentified His Birthplace in 1991 (ABC News, May 18, 2012):

A possible source of the so-called “birther” issue–or at least a potential cause of the rumors that have dogged President Barack Obama–has been identified.

Obama’s former literary agency misidentified his birthplace as Kenya while trying to promote the then-Harvard Law grad as an author in 1991.

According to a promotional booklet produced by the agency, Acton & Dystel, to showcase its roster of writers, Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients.

“This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me–an agency assistant at the time,” Goderich wrote in an emailed statement to Yahoo News. “There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”

A copy of the booklet was published on Breitbart.com, under the headline: ” Obama’s Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: ‘Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.’ It was part of the “vetting” of the president the site’s late founder, Andrew Breitbart, had promised.

Here’s Obama’s full bio from the 1991 brochure:

Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The Vetting – Exclusive – Obama’s Literary Agent In 1991 Booklet: ‘Born In Kenya And Raised In Indonesia And Hawaii’ (Breitbart)

The Vetting – Exclusive – Obama’s Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: ‘Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii’ (Breitbart, May 17, 2012):

Note from Senior Management:

Andrew Breitbart was never a “Birther,” and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of “Birtherism.” In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.

Yet Andrew also believed that the complicit mainstream media had refused to examine President Obama’s ideological past, or the carefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him.

It is for that reason that we launched “The Vetting,” an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential candidates)–not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.

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Kenya Biofuels Land Grab: ‘This land ownership is giving us a headache. We know there are people who have sold our land when it isn’t theirs to sell. They are criminals and we will fight them, with guns and with sticks’ – ‘We lived in paradise, in peace’ ‘Now what? No water, only salty water, land thieves and water thieves, and children with empty stomachs’

Biofuels land grab in Kenya’s Tana Delta fuels talk of war (Guardian, July 2, 2011):

Villagers vow to resist as wildlife vanishes and they are driven from their land to make way for water-thirsty crops.

Gamba Manyatta village is empty now, weeds already roping around the few skeletal hut frames still standing. The people who were evicted took as much of their building materials as they could carry to start again and the land where their homes stood is now ploughed up.

Mohamed Abdi, 13, points out where his hut used to be. His was the last of the 427 families to leave. “They told us we would be burned out if we didn’t go,” he said. “They drove machinery round and round the village all day and all night to drive people out. No one understood why, as the village had been there for more than 25 years.”

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UN: Worst Drought In 60 Years Hits Horn Of Africa

Worst drought in 60 years hitting Horn of Africa: U.N. (Reuters, June 28, 2011)

GENEVA (Reuters) – The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

More than 10 million people are now affected in drought-stricken areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda and the situation is deteriorating, it said.

“Two consecutive poor rainy seasons have resulted in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones,” Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told a media briefing.

“There is no likelihood of improvement (in the situation)until 2012,” she said.

Food prices have risen substantially in the region, pushing many moderately poor households over the edge, she said.

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In 1980, Barack Obama Admitted That He Was Born In Mombasa

Update:

Hawaii Official Now Swears: No Obama Birth Certificate Exists



Race Bannon, U.S. Marine

(Dec. 3, 2009) — The stunning admission was made to a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, in a chance meeting in the vicinity of Kalakaua Blvd., one evening in early August of 1980.

The now, former Marine is a highly respected member of the Free-Republic online-community, and he has published the account of his personal meeting with the then Barry Soetero online at the Gathering of the Eagles Blog. After the divorce of Barry’s mother from his adopted father, Lolo Soetero, he began using the name “Barack Hussein Obama,” by which he is knows the world over, today. At the Free Republic, the ex-Marine goes by the name Race Bannon.

The crucial part of his testimony regards what he writes in his essay, “Another crappy day in paradise, or The things you see when you ain’t got a gun.” Speaking of his encounter with Soetero, Bannon writes:

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The 21st-century African land grab by rich countries facing global food and water shortages

Highly recommended article.


An Observer investigation reveals how rich countries faced by a global food shortage now farm an area double the size of the UK to guarantee supplies for their citizens

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A woman tends vegetables at a giant Saudi-financed farm in Ethiopia.

We turned off the main road to Awassa, talked our way past security guards and drove a mile across empty land before we found what will soon be Ethiopia’s largest greenhouse. Nestling below an escarpment of the Rift Valley, the development is far from finished, but the plastic and steel structure already stretches over 20 hectares – the size of 20 football pitches.

The farm manager shows us millions of tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables being grown in 500m rows in computer controlled conditions. Spanish engineers are building the steel structure, Dutch technology minimises water use from two bore-holes and 1,000 women pick and pack 50 tonnes of food a day. Within 24 hours, it has been driven 200 miles to Addis Ababa and flown 1,000 miles to the shops and restaurants of Dubai, Jeddah and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Ethiopia is one of the hungriest countries in the world with more than 13 million people needing food aid, but paradoxically the government is offering at least 3m hectares of its most fertile land to rich countries and some of the world’s most wealthy individuals to export food for their own populations.

The 1,000 hectares of land which contain the Awassa greenhouses are leased for 99 years to a Saudi billionaire businessman, Ethiopian-born Sheikh Mohammed al-Amoudi, one of the 50 richest men in the world. His Saudi Star company plans to spend up to $2bn acquiring and developing 500,000 hectares of land in Ethiopia in the next few years. So far, it has bought four farms and is already growing wheat, rice, vegetables and flowers for the Saudi market. It expects eventually to employ more than 10,000 people.

But Ethiopia is only one of 20 or more African countries where land is being bought or leased for intensive agriculture on an immense scale in what may be the greatest change of ownership since the colonial era.

An Observer investigation estimates that up to 50m hectares of land – an area more than double the size of the UK – has been acquired in the last few years or is in the process of being negotiated by governments and wealthy investors working with state subsidies. The data used was collected by Grain, the International Institute for Environment and Development, the International Land Coalition, ActionAid and other non-governmental groups.

The land rush, which is still accelerating, has been triggered by the worldwide food shortages which followed the sharp oil price rises in 2008, growing water shortages and the European Union’s insistence that 10% of all transport fuel must come from plant-based biofuels by 2015.

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