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If this has been posted previously, please disregard  -- (now ISIS makes sense, the mercenary army, (for US, Israel, Britain), are trying to block the development of the massive Syrian gas fields and subsequent delivery thru Iraq ....)


French Report ISIL Leader Mossad Agent


Simon Elliot, aka Al-Baghdadi, son of Jewish parents, Mossad agent



In French


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, so-called  ”Caliph,”  the head of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is, according to sources reputed to originate from Edward Snowden, an actor named Elliot Shimon, a Mossad trained operative.

Simon Elliot (Elliot Shimon) aka Al-Baghdadi was born of two Jewish parents and is a Mossad agent.

We offer below three translations that want to assert that the Caliph Al-Baghdadi is a full Mossad agent and that he was born Jewish father and mother:

The real name of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is “Simon Elliott.”

The so-called “Elliot” was recruited by the Israeli Mossad  and was trained in espionage and psychological warfare against Arab and Islamic societies.

This information was attributed to Edward Snowden and published by newspapers and other Web sites: the head of the “Islamic State” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has cooperated with the U.S. Secret Service, British and Israel to create an organization capable of attracting terrorist extremists from around the world.




edit to add ......looks like 'they got to the link above'  ---  try this one instead ....





and if the link above fails.. then go to the veterans today website and type "french report ISIL leader a mossad agent"...




[Please note.. the reason that I'm going the extra mile to insure my links work is because my computer has recently been hi-jacked -- will have to continually check to ensure my links -- work and verify my threads ..... not casting aspersions on "chani-world" but rather the A-holes that took over and fuc#ed my machine.}

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Who Is REALLY Behind ISIS?

Published on Sep 26, 2014

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=12386

"As bombs start dropping in Syria and Iraq, the world is once again being asked to cower in fear of a shadowy terror group that most people hadn't heard of just a few months ago. But even the most cursory examination of ISIS's past, its connections, and the actors populating it reveal a very different story than the one we are being asked to believe in. Fake terrorists. Foreign backers. False flags. Meet the new boogeyman, same as the old boogeyman."

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Obama’s Top Military Adviser Warns of Possible ISIS Attacks in Baghdad

October 12, 2014



"WASHINGTON — Fighters for the Islamic State were managing to blend in with disenfranchised Sunni populations in some Iraqi towns and villages near the capital, raising the chances of militant attacks against targets in Baghdad, President Obama’s top military adviser said on Sunday.

“I have no doubt there will be days when they use indirect fire into Baghdad,” the adviser, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, said in an interview with “This Week” on ABC.

Indirect fire refers to the use of mortar, rockets or artillery. General Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said American military officers still think that an outright assault on Baghdad remains unlikely, but that strikes from a distance by militants infiltrating areas near the capital could greatly heighten the sense of insecurity in Iraq’s most important city."





ISIS could hold swath from northern Syria to the gates of Baghdad

October 12, 2014

By Chandrika Narayan, Ben Wedeman and Laura Smith-Spark


"Baghdad (CNN) -- ISIS fighters stand on the verge of victory on two fronts as poorly equipped local forces do their best to resist.

The Islamist extremists appear set to take a key Syrian town along the Turkish border and an entire province on Baghdad's doorstep.

Leaders in Iraq's Anbar province pleaded for U.S. ground troops to halt the group's rapid, relentless assault.

On Sunday, the leader of U.S. military efforts to fight ISIS in Iraq says the terror group came within 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) of the Baghdad airport.

Offering what appeared to be previously unreported details, Gen. Martin Dempsey told ABC's "This Week" that the United States had to risk bringing in low-flying attack helicopters to keep ISIS at bay."




U.S. Troops to Use Bases in Turkey

October 12, 2014





"WASHINGTON — Turkey will allow American and coalition troops to use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, Defense Department officials said Sunday.

Obama administration officials have urged the Turkish government to play a more significant role in fighting the extremists who have seized large parts of Iraq and Syria and driven refugees into Turkey.

An American military team will arrive in Turkey this week to work out details of the training program and discuss what kind of missions can be flown from the Turkish bases, administration officials said.

The basing and training agreement follows two days of talks in Ankara, the Turkish capital, between the authorities there and John R. Allen, the retired American general who is coordinating the coalition’s response to the Islamic State. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who has been traveling in South America, has said the United States has sought access to Turkish air bases, including one at Incirlik in southern Turkey."




Russia Deploying Tactical Nuclear Arms in Crimea

October 12, 2014

Bill Gertz


"Russia is moving tactical nuclear weapons systems into recently-annexed Crimea while the Obama administration is backing informal talks aimed at cutting U.S. tactical nuclear deployments in Europe.

Three senior House Republican leaders wrote to President Obama two weeks ago warning that Moscow will deploy nuclear missiles and bombers armed with long-range air launched cruise missiles into occupied Ukrainian territory.

“Locating nuclear weapons on the sovereign territory of another state without its permission is a devious and cynical action,” states the letter signed by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) and two subcommittee chairmen."





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Syrian army gains ground near Damascus

October 18, 2014


"The Syrian army has gained ground in its fight against ISIL Takfiri terrorists near the capital Damascus, Press TV reports.

Syrian armed forces were able to advance several blocks in the Jobar district near Damascus, were militants had built one of their strongest bases.

“We have just taken control of many new blocks. Our troops also advanced on Zamalka, round about on the Savran Highway, and control the Hirmileh and Jadiah strategic tunnels. The highway is now in our range of fire,” a Syrian army commander told the Press TV correspondent.

In recent months, Syrian forces have managed to retake several militant-held areas around the capital.




Iraqi army launches mop-up operations in northern areas

October 19, 2014


"Iraqi armed forces have begun mop-up operations against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists operating in the northern parts of the Arab country, Press TV reports.

The new army operations are mainly focused on areas near the northern oil town of Baiji and the city of Tikrit, situated 140 kilometers northwest of the capital, Baghdad.

The first stage of the sweeping operations, which was carried out on Friday, included both Iraqi ground and air forces.

Iraqi military officials say residents of the Salahuddin province are supporting the army troops in the operations, which are aimed at recapturing ISIL-controlled areas and cutting off supplies to the Takfiri militants."





Thousands of Gazans traumatized due to Israel war

October 19, 2014


"Thousands of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are suffering from multiple traumas following the Israeli regime’s latest military assault on the blockaded coastal enclave, Press TV reports.

Experts say traumatized Gazans are grappling with multiple psychological illnesses, while most patients are showing symptoms of depression, anxiety and the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“Gaza lacks psychiatric institutions to deal with the large number of people who suffer from the post-traumatic stress disorder and other problems that require psychiatric and psychological treatment,” Suleiman Qudeih, a psychiatrist, told Press TV."





Houthis take control of crossing along border with Saudi Arabia

October 19, 2014


"Fighters from the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement have reportedly managed to take control of a strategically-important crossing along Yemen’s northern border with Saudi Arabia.

The Houthis captured Tawwal border crossing in Hajjah Province on Saturday. They also took control of Wagha region in the same province.

Tawwal border crossing witnesses massive traffic between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Ansarullah fighters already control the cities of Sana'a, Ibb, Dhamar and the major port city of Hudayda.

Also on Friday, Houthi fighters took control of the strategic town of Rada' in the province of al-Bayda."




US planning a major war with nuclear Russia: Analyst  <<<<WTH??

October 18, 2014


"The “war on terrorism” is part of a broader agenda by the United States to stay in military conflict until it can “conquer Syria and re-conquer Iraq” and contain a nuclear Russia, says an analyst.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a warning to US armed forces Wednesday, saying they should be prepared to confront a “revisionist” Russia.

"Threats from terrorists and insurgents will remain with us for a long time, but we also must deal with a revisionist Russia — with its modern and capable army — on NATO's doorstep," Hagel said.

US Military officials “expect to be fighting terrorism, which is what they call themselves doing as they try to conquer Syria and re-conquer Iraq, for a very long time,” American journalist and radio host Don DeBar told Press TV on Saturday."




Well, I, for one, would not want to play chess w/Putin!! Some one had better start looking in the mirror soon!!


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Iraqi Kurdish fighters to help battle extremists in Kobani, Syria

Patrick J. McDonnell

October 22, 2014



"Lawmakers in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday approved the deployment of fighters known as peshmerga to aid fellow Kurds battling Islamic State militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani.

The Kurdistan Parliament in Irbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, approved the deployment with wide support, local news reports said.

“This is a big turning point in Kurdish history,” said Mohammed Yousef, speaker of the Iraqi Kurdish Parliament, the Kurdish news site Rudaw reported. “Troops used to be sent to occupy Kurdish lands, but now we are sending soldiers to protect our Kurdish brothers abroad.”




NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

October 21, 2014




"HELSINKI (AP) — NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

Lt. Col. Robert Gericke said the Russian aircraft were flying in international airspace and had not violated the territory of alliance members.

Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft, which they shadowed for some 15 minutes, NATO said.

"Once identification was successful, the intercept mission was completed and the two Hornets returned to their base," a NATO statement said."





EU to Allocate 17 Mln Euro to Donbas Reconstruction: Ukrainian Ministry

October 22, 2014


"KIEV, October 22 (RIA Novosti) - The European Union will allocate some 17 million euro ($21.5 million) to help with the reconstruction of Ukraine’s war-shattered eastern regions, the Ukrainian Ministry of Regional Development said Wednesday.

These are “irrevocable funds that will help Ukraine more efficiently solve the problems that have arisen as a result of the conflict in the east of the country,” Miroslav Koshelyuk, Ukraine’s deputy regional development minister, is quoted as saying on the ministry's official website.

According to Koshelyuk, "this project aims to support the welfare of communities affected by the conflict, as well as those who have taken on the significant task of supporting internally displaced persons. It is these communities that need to become the authors of projects for which the European Union is ready to allocate funds."




Israel navy arrests seven Palestinian fishermen off Gaza

October 22, 2014


"Israel's navy arrested seven Palestinian fishermen off northern Gaza on Wednesday, officials on both sides said, with the army claiming their boats had strayed beyond the permitted fishing limit.

"The Israeli navy arrested seven fishermen from one family in Sudaniya in the sea off northern Gaza," the head of the Gaza fishermen's syndicate, Nizar Ayash, told AFP.

The army confirmed the arrest of seven fishermen on two boats, saying they had strayed beyond the six-nautical mile fishing limit imposed as part of Israel's naval blockade.

"This morning, two vessels sailed beyond the permitted fishing zone," a spokeswoman told AFP, saying troops had fired warning shots to halt them that were ignored."





Hamas planned attack on Israel through Gaza tunnels: IDF

Yaron Steinbuch

October 22, 2014



"The Israel Defense Forces say that Hamas was planning a deadly attack on Israeli communities through a vast network of tunnels dug from Gaza before the war last summer.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an IDF spokesman, told Vanity Fair in an exclusive report that Israel may have averted a coordinated massacre of its civilians when it destroyed tunnels during the war in Gaza.

“Hamas had a plan,” he said. “A simultaneous, coordinated, surprise attack within Israel. They planned to send 200 terrorists armed to the teeth toward civilian populations. This was going to be a coordinated attack.”

He said the operation would have involved 14 tunnels into Israel, with at least 10 men in each one who planned to infiltrate Israel to “inflict mass casualties.”





Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, political rivalries, technical snags

October 22, 2014



"GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –  Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.

The program was launched with high expectations at an international conference in Cairo on Oct. 12, but has run into obstacles, including wrangling between the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah for control in Gaza and what officials say has been a trickle of promised aid.

Hardest hit by delays are tens of thousands of Gazans living in communal shelters or the ruins of their homes since the summer war between Israel and the Islamic militant Hamas destroyed or damaged some 100,000 homes."






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Polish plans defense shift toward its eastern border due to Ukraine conflict

October 27, 2014



"The geopolitical situation has changed. We have the biggest crisis of security since the Cold War and we must draw conclusions from that," Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak told The Associated Press.

Although Poland joined NATO in 1999, most of its 120,000-member army is based along the country's western border, as a relic of its former status as a Soviet Bloc member.

That is going to change, Siemoniak said, adding that at least three military bases in the east will increase from the current 30 percent of capacity to almost 90 percent by the end of 2017. That's a potential increase of thousands of troops, although Siemoniak wouldn't specify a precise overall figure."





Russia ready to recognize Ukraine parliament election - Lavrov

October 27, 2014


"Russia is ready to recognize parliament elections in Ukraine, but is very concerned with two radical parties getting into the Ukrainian parliament, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with LifeNews channel.

“Elections did indeed take place, even though not across all of Ukrainian territory,” Lavrov told Life News and Izvestiya newspaper. “I think Russia will recognize the election results — it is very important to us that Ukraine will finally get a government, which is not focused on internal conflict or ‘dragging’ the country towards east or west divide, but instead work on how to facilitate unity in the country.”

However, promotion of certain radical elements into Ukraine’s parliament (the Verkhovna Rada), such as the Svoboda Party and Radical Party, remains a serious concern, Lavrov said."






In bizarre new video, Islamic State hostage gives tour of Kobane

October 27, 2014

Adam Taylor


"In a remarkable new video released by the Islamic State militants, British hostage John Cantlie gives a tour of the Syrian city of Kobane and denounces Western coverage of the fighting in the city.

(Note: Our video team believes the first segment of may have been doctored.)

Cantlie, a photographer and journalist who was taken hostage in late 2012, has appeared in a number of propaganda videos for the Islamic State in recent months, usually in an orange jumpsuit in front of a plain black screen. However, the new video, released Monday via social media accounts linked to the Islamic State, appears markedly more professional than the previous ones. Notably, it appears to show Cantlie walking outside and animatedly discussing recent events."

snip   video at link




Missiles of ISIS May Pose Peril for Aircrews

October 26, 2014



"BAGHDAD — From the battlefield near Baiji, an Islamic State jihadist fired a heat-seeking missile and blew an Iraqi Army Mi-35M attack helicopter out of the sky this month, killing its two crew members.

Days later, the Islamic State released a chilling series of images from a video purporting to capture the attack in northern Iraq: a jihadist hiding behind a wall with a Chinese-made missile launcher balanced on his shoulder; the missile blasting from the tube, its contrail swooping upward as it tracked its target; the fiery impact and the wreckage on a rural road."




'We have to defend our land': Lebanese Christians organize self-defense to fight ISIS

October 27, 2014


"The threat of Islamic State has crossed the borders of Syria to neighboring Lebanon, making Christians there arm themselves to defend their land and families from the extremists. RT goes to the Syrian-Lebanese border, to meet the militias.

More than 20 people have been killed in northern Lebanon in clashes between the army and Sunni militants in the past four days. AP quoted Lebanese security officials as saying that 12 soldiers and 10 civilians were killed while 92 soldiers and 63 civilians have been wounded since Friday."





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Gen. Allen: Assad not part of political outcome in Syria

October 27, 2014


"The US envoy for the coalition to counter ISIL says the United States and its allies ultimately seek a “political outcome” in Syria which would not include President Bashar al-Assad.

Gen. John Allen spoke to Asharq al-Awsat daily on Saturday about the US-led coalition’s strategy in Iraq and Syria, and their plans to train and equip the “moderate” Syrian militants.

“The outcome that we seek in Syria is akin to the ISIS (ISIL) strategy that fits into a much larger regional strategy and that outcome is a political outcome that does not include Assad,” Allen said.

“We want to make clear that we seek a political outcome in Syria without Assad being the ultimate outcome,” the general emphasized.

Gen. Allen said the US and its allies do not intend to “liberate Damascus” through military force, but will make sure that anti-Assad militants are the prominent military and political power in Syria, contributing to “the political outcome that we seek.”





Israel to build over 1,000 settler homes in East al-Quds

October 27, 2014


"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of 1,060 new settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories amid mounting criticism of the regime’s expansionist policies.

Israeli authorities made the announcement on Monday, noting that the new housing units are slated to be built in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), Israel’s Jerusalem Post newspaper reported.

The officials stated that the new plans also include building civilian infrastructure in the occupied West Bank.

The development comes a day after Israel’s Channel 2 said Netanyahu is expected to endorse a new project which includes the construction of 2,000 settler homes, 12 new roads as well as several other facilities in the occupied West Bank."





Three days of clashes leave 250 dead in south Yemen

October 28, 20214


"At least 250 people have been killed in clashes between al-Qaeda-linked militants and Houthi fighters in Yemen’s southern province of al-Bayda over the past three days, security officials say.

The death figure came as the Houthi movement’s Ansarullah fighters gained more ground in battles against al-Qaeda-linked militants in the center of the country on Monday.

Latest reports said the fighters managed to secure parts of the town of Rada' in the province of al-Bayda by flushing out the extremist militants.

Ansarullah fighters also flushed out the Takfiri militants from the southwestern Yemeni town of Yarim in the Ibb Province over the weekend."




Peshmerga still await Turkey approval to enter Kobani

October 28, 2014


"Turkey has not yet permitted Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) forces, known as Peshmerga, to depart for Syria to assist in the battle for the Kurdish city of Kobani against ISIL terrorists.

"Until now Peshmerga forces did not go [sic] to Kobane and we are ready to send them," Peshmerga Minister Mustafa Saed Qadir told reporters on Monday.

"We are awaiting the stance of the state of Turkey, and because of this have not send [sic] any forces," he added, without providing further details.

Although Ankara unexpectedly announced last week that it would allow the Peshmerga to enter Kobani through the Turkish border, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed on Sunday that the Kurdish fighters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Kobani did not want the assistance of Iraqi Kurds in their city.

Erdogan described the PYD as a "terror" group and claimed that the Kurdish fighters in Kobani are concerned that their influence may diminish if the Iraqi Kurdish forces enter the city."



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Pentagon: U.S. Strikes Have Failed to Stall IS Gains

Adam Kredo

October 28, 2014


"The Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) continues to gain new recruits in large numbers despite weeks of airstrikes and other military efforts by the United States, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said the group’s ability to attract new recruits to replenish their fighting ranks is an indication of the its mass appeal."





Germany warns security situation 'critical' due to radical Islam

October 28, 2014

By Alexandra Hudson and Sabine Siebold


 "BERLIN (Reuters) - Radical Islam poses a critical security threat to Germany, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere warned on Tuesday, saying the number of people capable of staging attacks in the country stood at an all-time high.

Besides the risk posed by German jihadists returning from Syria, there was also the danger of violent clashes on German streets as rival extremist groups turn on each other - mirroring the conflicts of the Middle East, he told a security conference.

De Maiziere said security forces believed the greatest danger came from radicals striking out alone, as happened in Canada last week, when two soldiers were killed in attacks that police said were carried out by recent converts to Islam."





US Official: Bombing Oil Pipelines In Syria A ‘Viable Option’

October 25, 2014

By Jon Queally for Common Dreams


Critic warns move would be 'foolhardy' and lead to civilian casualties, massive spills and environmental damage


"A top State Department official on Thursday said that bombing oil pipelines controlled by Islamic State (or ISIS) in Syria is now a “viable option” under consideration by the U.S. military.

Julieta Valls Noyes, the US deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, was in London and her comments were first reported by the British press. Citing figures that estimate ISIS is generating nearly $2 million every day by selling crude oil reserves it now controls, Noyes said that the U.S. may expand targeting of oil-related infrastructure inside Syria to include “kinetic strikes against some of the pipelines” and other “physical action to stop the flow.”

“Bombing oil pipelines to get at ISIS’s financing would be foolhardy… and provide anti-American groups anywhere in the world with a rationale for bombing pipelines on which we and our allies depend. The result could be global economic havoc.” —Michael T. Klare  According to the Independent, Noyes said that sale of fuel is one of the U.S. government’s “principal concerns” regarding ISIS’ ability to fund its ongoing military operations and that in addition to other methods to stem the group’s the sale of oil “air strikes are a viable option.”





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In Burkina Faso, Violent Protests Against Plan to Extend Leader’s Rule

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Demonstrators surged through the dusty streets of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Thursday, overrunning state broadcasters, setting fire to the Parliament building and torching the homes of relatives of President Blaise Compaoré in a swelling of protest against his plans to extend his 27 years in office.

After several hours of increasingly violent protests, a government spokesman announced that a bill seeking to extend the presidential term had been dropped, or at least delayed. The statement did nothing to quell the protests.
The venting of rage was depicted by some analysts as the most serious challenge to Mr. Compaoré's grip on power since he took office.

At the presidential palace, soldiers fired live rounds and used tear gas to repel crowds seeking to storm the building, witnesses said.


more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/world/africa/burkina-faso-protests-blaise-compaore.html?_r=0

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Burkina Faso army announces dissolution of govt, parliament
Published time: October 30, 2014 19:15


Burkina Faso’s army has announced the dissolution of the country’s National Assembly and the establishment of a new transitional governing body after nearly two days of opposition protests outside government buildings.


A transitional body will be put in place in consultation with all parties. A return to the constitutional order is expected in no more than 12 months,” General Honore Traore told a news conference on Thursday.


more here: http://rt.com/news/200995-burkina-faso-army-coup/

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As follow-up to the above...

Burkina Faso President Resigns, Army Chief Takes Power

VOA News
Last updated on: October 31, 2014 10:54 AM
Burkina Faso's army chief announced he had taken power in the country following the resignation of longtime president Blaise Compaore.
General Honore Traore told reporters in Ouagadougou Friday that he is in charge of the West African nation. 
Local media broadcast a resignation statement in which Compaore called for a 90-day transition leading to "free and transparent" elections.
Former colonial power France quickly said it welcomes the resignation.
“France recalls its support for the constitution and thus for early, democratic elections,” it said in a statement issued by President Francois Hollande's office.
Burkina24 television reported that Compaore left his palace in a heavily armed convoy.

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Advisor to SBU chief: There are all signs that Russia is preparing for active hostilities

An advisor to the chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Markiyan Lubkivsky, has said that Russia is trying to block Mariupol from the sea and is preparing for active hostilities.


"Today we see and document a buildup in Russia's military presence in the temporarily occupied territories, troops are being redeployed, and positions are being fortified. There are all symptoms that Russia... is planning or preparing for active hostilities," he said on the Shuster Live program late on Wednesday.



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Ukrainian president says his country is ready to go to war with Russia and says the crisis there is more dangerous than the spread of ISIS

  • Kiev convinced Moscow is strengthening troop presence on its borders
  • President Petro Poroshenko said: 'I am not afraid of a war with Russia'
  • He claimed his army is now better prepared to defend its territory 
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko today said he is ready for 'total war' against Russia as he claimed the crisis in eastern Europe is more serious than the threat from Islamic State.


Wonder who "better preparing" them??
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All-Out War In Ukraine: NATO’s ‘Final Offensive’

November 23, 2014

Washington’s Reckless Demonization Of Russia — Paul Craig Roberts


If Professor Petras’ account of the developing war scenario in Ukraine is correct, it would seem that the Russian government has underestimated Washington’s mendacity and overestimated European independence and sense of survival.

There is little doubt that hubris has made Washington insane. But it is difficult to account for Europe’s insanity. With winter at hand, how can Europe expect to be part of bringing such trouble to Russia and still receive deliveries of natural gas?

Perhaps Europeans are fooling themselves that Russia will stand aside.

If the situation is as dire as it seems, the Russian government must prevent it from unfolding by accepting the request of the eastern and southern provinces to unite with Russia. Then an attack on Donetsk becomes an attack on Russia herself. Such an attack would be suicidal for Washington’s puppet regime in Kiev and for Europeans that back such an attack.

The Russian government has done all it can to encourage Europe to maintain profitable and peaceful relations with Russia. However, it seems that Europeans are too firmly under Washington’s control to act in their own interest. Europe’s vassalage is permitting a scenario to unfold that could lead to World War III. The Russian government could preempt this risk by accepting the separatists’ request for unification with Russia.




All-Out War In Ukraine: NATO’s ‘Final Offensive’ by Professor James Petras

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Information is now coming out, that supports the premise  ---  "ISIS" is a construct of US intelligence agencies. 



NEO – America’s Real Ties to ISIS

“Black Budget Gaming” of the Central Intelligence Agency

America’s Real Ties to ISIS …  by  Gordon Duff,  VT Sr. Editor,  …  with  New Eastern Outlook, Moscow _______________ -  First published December 1, 2014  -


Reports from Pentagon insiders tell of a strange and inexplicable “bifurcated” US policy. While the US has signed agreements and allocated funds to train “moderate groups” to fight against ISIS only — a clear policy change — other American commands are continuing to train ISIS itself.

Confirmed reports indicate while CentCom, representing “Big Army,” the main US fighting force are meeting overtly inside Turkey following new White House policy, JSOC, the mysterious Joint Special Operations Command, a group “hijacked” by former US Vice President Cheney back in 2004, has just finished training its 3,000th ISIS “cadre.”

Military analyst Colonel James Hanke, editor for Veterans Today noted the following:

“There is a clear divergence of purpose here. Watching ISIS operate, it is clear they have received far superior training than that given the Iraqi Army, training the US spent several hundred billions dollars on. The secret training camps in Jordan, established three years ago but now “gone dark,” are staffed with elite Special Forces. There is strong evidence that the core of ISIS capability is tied to these bases in Jordan and “black budget” facilities known only to the likes of Senator John McCain, soon to take over as Chairman of the all-powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.”

Those who look on the Syrian war, a fight against a “Free Syrian Army” that simply doesn’t exist, even by its own admission, is a small part of a complex story that is only now piecing together.

Last week, Turkish news sources reported that the US Central Command was meeting in Ankara in order to begin training of up to 2000 something, freedom fighters, jihadists, terrorists, mercenaries, they weren’t clear on that part.

From the US military publication, Stars and Stripes:



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The Vineyard of the Saker Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Absolutely crucial statement by Foreign Minister Lavrov (*MUST READ*!)


Note: Finally the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs found the time, energy and personnel to translate this most important statement. They even posted it (thanks to Jonathan Jarvis for the pointer!). And if you detect irritation on my part you are correct - I am frustrated with how incompetent Russians are in anything relating to public information. Anyway,

I have bolded out what I consider to be the most important statements made by Lavrov that day.  I would just like to add the following:

1)  Lavrov is considered very much a "moderate" and his language has always been strictly diplomatic.  So when you read Lavrov, just imagine what folks in other Russian ministries are thinking.

2) Lavrov makes no secret of his view of the USA and of his plans for the future of our planet.  When you read his words, try to imagine what a US Neocon feels and thinks and you will immediately see why the US elites both hate and fear Russia.

3) Finally, Lavrov openly admits that Russia and China have forged an long-term strategic alliance (proving all the nay-sayers who predicted that China would backtstab Russian wrong).  This is, I would argue, the single most important strategic development in the past decade.

4)  Finally, notice the clear contempt which Lavrov has for a pseudo-Christian "West" which dares not speak in defense of persecuted Christians, denies its own roots, and does not even respect its own traditions.

Friends, what we are witnessing before our eyes is not some petty statement about the Ukraine or sanctions, it is the admission by Lavrov of a fundamental "clash of civilizations", but not between some wholly imaginary "Christian West" and Islam, but between Christian Russia and the post-Christian West.

Russia did not want this conflict.  Russia did everything in her power to prevent it.  But the West left Russia no choice and Russia now openly declares her willingness to fight and prevail.

The Saker


Important Quotes from Mr Lavrov's statement:


“Naturally, I will start with Ukraine. Long before the country was plunged into the crisis, there was a feeling in the air that Russia’s relations with the EU and with the West were about to reach their moment of truth. It was clear that we could no longer continue to put issues in our relations on the back burner and that a choice had to be made between a genuine partnership or, as the saying goes, “breaking pots.” It goes without saying that Russia opted for the former alternative, while unfortunately our Western partners settled for the latter, whether consciously or not. In fact, they went all out in Ukraine and supported extremists, thereby giving up their own principles of democratic regime change. What came out of it was an attempt to play chicken with Russia, to see who blinks first. As bullies say, they wanted to Russia to “chicken out” (I can’t find a better word for it), to force us to swallow the humiliation of Russians and native speakers of Russian in Ukraine.

“Honourable Leslie Gelb, whom you know all too well, wrote that Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU had nothing to do with inviting Ukraine to join the EU and was aimed in the short term at preventing it from joining the Customs Union. This is what an impartial and unbiased person said. When they deliberately decided to go down the path of escalation in Ukraine, they forgot many things, and had a clear understanding of how such moves would be viewed in Russia. They forgot the advice of, say, Otto von Bismarck, who had said that disparaging the millions-strong great Russian people would be the biggest political mistake.

“President Vladimir Putin said the other day that no one in history has yet managed to subjugate Russia to its influence. This is not an assessment, but a statement of fact. Yet such an attempt has been made to quench the thirst for expanding the geopolitical space under Western control, out of a mercantile fear to lose the spoils of what they across the Atlantic had persuaded themselves was the victory in the Cold War.”


“Talks about Russia’s isolation do not merit serious discussion. I need hardly dwell on this before this audience. Of course, one can damage our economy, and damage is being done, but only by doing harm to those who are taking corresponding measures and, equally important, destroying the system of international economic relations, the principles on which it is based. Formerly, when sanctions were applied (I worked at the Russian mission to the UN at the time) our Western partners, when discussing the DPRK, Iran or other states, said that it was necessary to formulate the restrictions in such a way as to keep within humanitarian limits and not to cause damage to the social sphere and the economy, and to selectively target only the elite. Today everything is the other way around: Western leaders are publicly declaring that the sanctions should destroy the economy and trigger popular protests. So, as regards the conceptual approach to the use of coercive measures the West unequivocally demonstrates that it does not merely seek to change Russian policy (which in itself is illusory), but it seeks to change the regime — and practically nobody denies this.” (Emphasis added)



“We have been treated as “subhumans.”For over a decade, Russia has been trying to establish partnership ties with NATO through CSTO. These efforts were not just about putting NATO and CSTO “in the same league.” As a matter of fact, CSTO is focused on catching drug dealers and illegal migrants around the Afghan border, and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation is the backbone of the international security forces, which, among other things, were tasked with fighting the terrorist threat and eliminating its financing schemes, which involve drug trafficking. We tried everything: we pleaded and then demanded real-time contact, so that once NATO detects a caravan transporting drugs and is unable to stop it, it alerts us across the border, so that this caravan could be intercepted by CSTO forces. They simply refused to talk to us. In private conversations, our NATO well-wishers (and I actually mean this in the positive way) told us that the alliance can’t view CSTO as an equal partner for ideological reasons. Until recently, we saw the same condescending and arrogant attitude with respect to the Eurasian economic integration. And that despite the fact that countries intending to join the EAEU have much more in common in terms of their economies, history and culture than many EU members. This union is not about creating barriers with anyone. We always stress how open this union is expected to be. I strongly believe that it will make a significant contribution to building a bridge between Europe and Asia Pacific.

“I can’t fail to mention Russia’s comprehensive partnership with China. Important bilateral decisions have been taken, paving the way to an energy alliance between Russia and China. But there’s more to it. We can now even talk about the emerging technology alliance between the two countries. Russia’s tandem with Beijing is a crucial factor for ensuring international stability and at least some balance in international affairs, as well as ensuring the rule of international law. We will make full use of our relations with India and Vietnam, Russia’s strategic partners, as well as the ASEAN countries. We are also open to expanding cooperation with Japan, if our Japanese neighbours can look at their national interests and stop looking back at some overseas power”


Russia is about to assume BRICS and SCO presidency. The two organisations will hold their summits in Ufa. These are very promising organisations for the new age. They are not blocks (especially BRICS), but groups where members share the same interests, representing countries from all continents that share common approaches regarding the future of the global economy, finance and politics.


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Russia Warns May Send Troops To Ukraine After Congress Unanimously Votes To Give Lethal Aid To Kiev

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/13/2014



While the market, and America's media, was focusing over the passage of the Cromnibus, and whether Wall Street would dump a few hundred trillion in derivatives on the laps of US taxpayers once again (it did), quietly and unanimously both houses passed The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, which authorizes providing lethal assistance to Ukraine’s military as well as sweeping sanctions on Russia’s energy sector.


And as has happened for the entire duration of the second Cold War, any action by the US was promptly met with a just as provocative reaction by Russia. In this case, a leftist member of the Russian Duma said the US Senate’s decision to arm the Kiev regime should prompt ‘adequate measures’ from Russia, such as deploying military force on Ukrainian territory before the threat becomes too high. "It is quite possible that we should return to the decision by our Upper House and give the Russian president an opportunity to use military force on Ukrainian territory preemptively. We should not wait until Ukraine is armed and becomes really dangerous."



Read more... http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-13/russia-warns-may-send-troops-ukraine-after-congress-unanimously-votes-give-lethal-ai


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Gordon Calls out -- ISIS, Valley, McCain and the Zio agenda......  



Historic Speech in Damascus sends Shockwaves around the World


Last week Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today delivered an Historic Keynote Speech at the International Conference on Combating Terrorism and Religious Extremism held in Damascus, Syria. This speech is sending shock-waves around the World.


Gordon Duff was part of a Veterans Today Senior Staff Delegation that traveled to Damascus and was in consultation with the Veterans Today Board and other like minded individuals within the Military and Intelligence community.

This Delegation included Veterans Today Senior Editor *Gordon Duff, Veterans Today Managing Editor **Jim Dean, Veterans Today Director Colonel ***James Hanke, and Veterans Today Financial Editor ****Mike Harris.

Gordon Duff’s speech quickly changed the focus of the whole conference and is now sending shock-waves around the World in the various Diplomatic, Military and Intelligence corps around the World.

Why is his speech Historic? For a number of reasons. This speech is the first time in history an American Intelligence Team of “non-activists” gave a military briefing to an audience of this type, including key Military Leaders of diverse Tribal Forces throughout Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, along with a Russian delegation and many others from around the world.



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Inside Isis: The first Western journalist ever to be given access to the 'Islamic State' has just returned – and this is what he discovered

Dec. 21, 2014



Jürgen Todenhöfer, 74, spent 10 days in Isis-controlled territory. He says the reality on the ground is different from what anyone in the West realizes


"The first Western journalist in the world to be allowed extensive access to Isis territories in Syria and Iraq has returned from the region with a warning: the group is “much stronger and much more dangerous” than anyone in the West realises.


Jürgen Todenhöfer, 74, is a renowned German journalist and publicist who travelled through Turkey to Mosul, the largest city occupied by Isis, after months of negotiations with the group’s leaders.


He plans to publish a summary of his “10 days in the Islamic State” on Monday, but in interviews with German-language media outlets has revealed his first impressions of what life is like under Isis."




Speaking to the website Der tz, Todenhöfer revealed that he actually stayed in the same hotel in Benghazi as James Foley, the US journalist who was beheaded on camera by Isis in August


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Reads as propaganda ignorant or otherwise. The US has stopped paying their Syrian rebels. Perhaps if they followed same tactic as well as not leaving their advanced and heavy weaponry around via supine Iraqi army units for ISISISISIS like to take like candy from a baby we'd be off to a better start. 


The only have to target the supposed Oil fields and infrastructure Isis are selling and it's over.




That's how you know it's all a croc.

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Ukraine takes historic step toward Nato membership

Dec. 23, 2014


MPs adopt bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status in move certain to anger Vladimir Putin and Russia




"Ukraine took a historic step toward Nato on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote certain to stoke Russia's anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state's separatist war.


MPs in the government-controlled chamber overwhelmingly adopted a bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status – a classification given to states such as Switzerland which refuse to join military alliances and thus play no part in wars.


President Petro Poroshenko had vowed to put Ukraine under Western military protection after winning an election called in the wake of the February ouster in Kiev of a Moscow-backed president.


"Ukraine's fight for its independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty has turned into a decisive factor in our relations with the world," Poroshenko told foreign ambassadors in Kiev on Monday night.


Ukraine assumed neutrality under strong Russian pressure in 2010. It had sought Nato membership in the early post-Soviet era but – its once-mighty army in ruins and riven by corruption – was never viewed as a serious candidate.




@PE  thank you, I wanted to know how others saw that article




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US-led forces drop nearly 5,000 bombs on IS group

Jan. 7, 2015



Smoke rises after a strike on the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, on October 12, 2014 (AFP Photo/Aris Messinis)


"Washington (AFP) - US-led aircraft have dropped nearly 5,000 bombs in the air war against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, damaging or destroying more than 3,000 targets including tanks, the Pentagon said Wednesday


The latest figures released by the US military signal a steady expansion in the scale of the air campaign launched in August and also reveal an adversary with hundreds of armored and other sophisticated vehicles at its disposal.

Since coalition air raids started in Iraq in August and in Syria in late September, US and allied aircraft have struck 58 tanks, 184 Humvee armored vehicles, 303 pickup trucks, 26 armored vehicles and 394 other vehicles, according to statistics from the Pentagon.

Most of the vehicles, many of them US made, had been seized by IS fighters from the retreating Iraqi army.

US military officers could not say how many of the targets were damaged or destroyed but spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters: "I'm confident the destruction level is high."

It also remained unclear how many tanks or other vehicles the IS group still has in its arsenal after the air raids."



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NEO - Something Strange About ISIS

Jan.3, 2015

Gordon Duff


To say that there is something strange about ISIS is perhaps the understatement of all time. Can we call them “The Not Very Islamic State?”


Editor’s Note:  The news of our trip to the Syria-sponsored counter terrorism conference is flowing around the corporate media blackout. NEO is well-read internationally now, in its second year, and all the world Intel, diplomatic and military open source monitors read everything there.


More calls are coming in thanking us for our efforts to dial back on the insanity of the regime change policy, where the massive damage from it to our national security far surpasses anything we feared from Syria, which was really no threat at all.


It was on defense, as just about everybody else on America’s target list. This is so obvious to strategic military people that when the definition of “threat” was morphed to include anyone who could defend themselves from a US-Western attack, no one was surprised. It simply proved that “they” knew no one was a serious threat to anyone, and that required moving the goal posts.


There is a growing consensus that both military and security people and budgets are being abused on a large scale. The situation is so bad now there is talk of a bifurcated command where operations can be run outside the real command structure under the maze of outside contractors doing Intel work.


We talked to no one who is aware of any real supervision, and I mean on the ground… checking paperwork, surveillance, to look for infiltration and co-option. The layering of the outsourced contracting, when you take a close look at it, defeated the regular monitoring protocols. We would bet that this was by design, and not by oversight.


One of the huge threats this exposes us to, is “bad Intel” being fed into the CIA and other security orgs, which then goes into top command decisions. We have interceded in the process on several occasions.


Our most famous was debunking the Syrian Army gas attacks in Aleppo, pinned on the intercepts of calls between two Syrian Army officers and used as evidence for crossing Obama’s red line on Assad using chemical weapons. Initially, the term “high confidence” was the strange term used to blame the Syrians.


VT people were the source that it was a set up by the Israelis using an old Cold War tactic of planting transmitters to broadcast calls knowing that they would be intercepted and passed up the line as “proof”. This information was passed along to where it could be put to good use, and it was… Jim W. Dean ]"


snip  Below this point is the article from NEO, published by Gordon Duff on Dec. 31, 2014



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A Russian surveillance ship has dropped anchor at Havana seaport, RIA Novosti reports. There has been no comment on the purpose of the visit to the Cuban capital of the Viktor Leonov, which previously moored there in February and March of last year.

The Viktor Leonov’s surprise visit comes ahead of Cuban-US talks slated to be held in Havana later today, Agence France-Presse reports.

A Pentagon representative said, meanwhile, that there was nothing unusual about the Russian ship’s arrival in Havana, and that it gave no cause for worry.

There has been no official comment from the Russian Defense Ministry available to RIA Novosti at this hour.

The Viktor Leonov briefly visited the Cuban capital in February and March of 2014 and those calls were not officially announced either.



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