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breezy posted a topic in GEOPOLITICSFirst, let me apologize for this long post. I felt I needed to post about what is going on in Iraq today, because I believe it's very important. Trying to make connections between incidences. I think the stage is being set for something big, and can only hope I'm wrong. At the end of February, the situation in Crimea occurred, with Crimea eventually voting to return to Russian control. We all know the situation in Ukraine has gotten much worse since then. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Russian_military_intervention_in_Ukraine Reread this AIM thread http://forums.thechaniproject.com/topic/6935-celtecs-editeddeleted-post-vyci/ In March, we had the disappearance of MH370. There were rumors it had been flown to Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan is in possession of nukes, and it had also been rumored that this plane was going to be made into a remote controlled missile. IF TRUE, to attack whom, I wonder? It was mentioned that in order to set off that newly found fault, the explosion would have to be big. Well, how about a nuke inside a Boeing 777 remotely controlled, diving into it?? Aren't the Azores and Tenerife near that newly found fault line? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370 Right here at this point I'd suggest going back to AIM threads and reread this one http://forums.thechaniproject.com/topic/7097-aim-issues-cm-alert-for-the-next-72-hours-highest-alert-possible/page-1 and this one http://forums.thechaniproject.com/topic/7079-wat-faugeres/ It is a Fire, intensely hot. Iraqi weapons through Pakistani warm water ports. Faugeres was a REVOLUTIONARY woman. Pakistan has nukes, and a nuke came up missing from the 6 sent from Minot, N.Dakota to Barksdale, La. 5 were recovered, 1 unaccounted for, and could have been floated down the Red River to the GOM and onto a stealth submarine. (wasn't there a Russian sub in the GOM unseen for days at one time a year or so ago?) And wasn't there also the Manthatisi in the GOM during the oil spill? Wasn't there an AIM thread or a burst that got us talking about that sub? and how something was transferred to it or from it? . Remember too there was an attack on a Pakistani weapons depot, on the 18th of April. Then Obama releases 5 hard core terrorists from Guantanamo on May 29th. He did the same thing last year in July, and it was 5 that time too. Wonder what they are up to at this time? IS it possible that they could have been arranging things from prison? Al Quaida also intimated that now there would be more attacks after these 5 were released. Is it possible that they would use these latest 5 as scapegoats for what's to come? Is that why the widely published comment about AlQuaida now being brave enough for more attacks??? (thanks landdownunder for the thought about scapegoats) IF that were the case it would sure point fingers at the ones involved, who released them w/o Congressional approval. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/obama-secretly-releases-five-taliban-prisoners-from-gitmo-in-exchange-for-peace-talks/ http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/31/4149483/us-releases-5-from-guantanamo.html We are all aware of the situation in Syria, and how all these ME countries have been systemically destabilized. Syria, Egypt, Libya, etc. Then Turkey cuts off the flow of water to Syria/which could also affect Iraq. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/new-turkish-aggression-against-syria-ankara-suspends-pumping-euphrates’-water We hear about the arrest of a very popular Pakistani politician in London on June 3rd. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/leading-pakistani-politician-arrested-london-23969846 Then the Airport in Karachi, Pakistan is attacked on June 8 http://bigstory.ap.org/article/official-gunmen-attack-pakistans-karachi-airport and apparently again http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/06/attack-near-karachi-airport-asf-academy/ but it's being said this situation is now under control Now today, Iraq has been attacked by ISIS, and several cities have fallen. Iraq Declares 'State of Emergency' After Second-Largest City Gets Overrun June 10, 2014 Iraq is on very precarious footing after Islamic militants essentially rolled over the city of Mosul today, driving out security forces and causing 150,000 residents to flee. The capper to a 48-hour assault on the city by the group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known, confusingly, as both ISIS and ISIL) is sending shockwaves through the region. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared a national "state of emergency" and the U.S. State Department weighed in, calling the situation "extremely serious." snip http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-declares-state-emergency-second-largest-city-gets-213645796.html Invasion in Iraq: Islamists 'feeling their oats' after Bergdahl deal? June 10, 2014 "From the Islamists attacking targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan this week, to an al-Qaida-linked terrorist organization invading and taking over Iraq's second-largest city on Tuesday, some anti-terrorism experts believe President Barack Obama's controversial deal wherein the U.S. traded five top-level terrorist leaders for one questionable POW -- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- has not only caused jihadists to celebrate another victory, but emboldened them. "These terrorists -- whether in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza or Nigeria -- are really 'feeling their oats' and this latest victory in Iraq must cause the U.S. government to at least reevaluate its terrorism policy," said former police counterterrorism unit member Jorge Gestaud." snip http://www.examiner.com/article/invasion-iraq-islamists-feeling-their-oats-after-bergdahl-deal Iraq's prime minister calls for state of emergency after Mosul attack June 10, 2014 "Islamic militants in Iraq overran the city of Mosul on Tuesday, gaining control of Nineveh provincial headquarters, the airport, two television stations and other facilities, authorities said. The militants, who were affiliated with the Al Qaeda splinter group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, reportedly took control of most of the nation’s second-largest city after a four-hour battle with security forces. Past fighting had not resulted in the collapse of security forces that followed the battle Monday night and Tuesday. Prime Minister Nouri Maliki called for parliament to declare a state of emergency and urged international organizations such as the United Nations, the Arab League and the European Union to support Iraq's mission in “combating terrorism.” The attack was seen as a bid by militants to expand their influence in Iraq and neighboring Syria, officials said.z' snip http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-iraq-mosul-militants-attack-20140610-story.html The following link has videos and says the soldiers fled w/o taking weapons/uniforms http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10888958/Al-Qaeda-seizes-Iraqs-third-largest-city-as-terrified-residents-flee.html http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-fall-of-mosul-and-the-end-of-the-sykes-picot-map/ ISIS now controls the entire Euphrates basin from Raqqa through Deir Ezzor, al-Bukamal, and Fallujah https://twitter.com/Syrian_Intifada/status/476410577388961792/photo/1 BREAKINGNEWS #ISIS SEIZED ALL FIGHTER JETS&ATTACK HELICOPTERS @ #MOSUL AIRPORT.D IRAQ'I PARLIAMENT CALLS4A #US INTERVENTION <<at noon, Pacific time As Mosul falls to ISIS militants, doubts over US-trained Iraqi security forces June 10, 2014 "Militants from ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, now control much of Iraq's largest city in the north, underscoring the group's growing strength and the failure of Iraqi troops to repel insurgents. Insurgents overran much of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Tuesday, seizing the provincial government headquarters, the airport, police stations, and prisons as members of the Iraqi army shed their uniforms and fled." snip http://news.yahoo.com/mosul-falls-isis-militants-doubts-over-us-trained-123426586.html;_ylt=AwrBJR8DMZdTrV0AIlLQtDMD Iraq Update: ISIS jihadists have just captured Iraq’s biggest oil refinary in Baiji (150,000 BPD)!!!http://investmentwatchblog.com/iraq-update-isis-jihadists-have-just-captured-iraqs-biggest-oil-refinary-in-baiji-150000-bpd/ Maliki offers to arm citizens willing to fight ISIS http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/06/10/Iraq-insurgents-overrun-Mosul-govt-HQ.html Holy Cow!!! Media reports #ISIS have captured the largest heavy arms depot in #Iraq in #Baiji near Brigade 14 https://twitter.com/RamiAlLolah/status/476485929784205313/photo/1 More US-supplied equipment ends up in the hands of ISIS near #Mosul https://twitter.com/rcraigwhite/status/476440687085641728/photo/1 #BREAKINGNEWS THE #ISIS OFFENSIVE CONTINUES! THE #SULAIMAN_BEK DISTRICT BTW. #KIRKUK AND #BAGHDAD FELL THIS EVENING #BREAKINGNEWS #TIKRIT IS UNDER HEAVY #ISIS ATTACK. CLASHES AT THE AL SAHRA AIR BASE, ALBU-AJEEL ALREADY LOST. BREAKING NEWS. Army regiment in Sharqat, under full control of Daash. http://www.dinargururecap.com/2014/06/breaking-news-army-regiment-in-sharqat-under-full-control-of-daash/ #BREAKING Confirmation that #ISIS captured the headquarters of the 5th Iraqi regiment in #Baji. NO ONE DEFENDED THE WELL ARMED BASE!!! U.S. Condemns ISIL Assault on Mosul<<<from US State Dept. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/06/227378.htm Mosul emergency: Who is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? <<<<Leader of ISIS June 10, 2014 "In the space of a year he has become the most powerful jihadi leader in the world, and on Monday night his forces captured Mosul, the northern capital of Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also known as Abu Dua, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has suddenly emerged as a figure who is shaping the future of Iraq, Syria and the wider Middle East." snip http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/mosul-emergency-who-is-abu-bakr-albaghdadi-9523070.html Do we recall that in January, Israel media stated that Obama threatened to attack Iran in June? Obama to threaten Iran with military strike in June, Israeli media reports http://rt.com/usa/obama-israel-military-june-503/ <<<not so sure if this is actually true, his words were strong, but perception is the key here. In the meantime, what is Israel up to? Do they now have a clear shot at Iran? How about the Saudi's, The Muslim Brotherhood? I think this is all connected, and where is MH370? Didn't I read somewhere that a commercial plane was hijacked from Karachi when the airport was attacked? What is the US up to, in all of this? Which countries are backing whom in all of these conflicts on the sneak? Who gave the orders for those military WE armed and trained to go and leave all weapons behind. Why did we train them to defend if that was never the intent? Just so this could be played in such a manner, so that the weapons could be given to ISIS on the sneak, instead of directly? How about the Turks/Kurds in all of this? Folks, I don't believe this is over, instead, I think all the recent incidences are connected, and that it is working towards one end goal. I don't think I will be surprised by anything that happens in the next couple weeks. (and yes some links were swiped, some my own research. and a great big thanks to Reddwolf for helping me out with info in this post too) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Chaos all over the world. In Asia we have serious situations developing between China, and it's neighbors, including Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, etc. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/05/14/the-1-billion-chinese-oil-rig-that-has-vietnam-in-flames/ In Africa, all sorts of wars and conflicts currently ongoing In Libya, Nigeria, Mali, Kenya, The Congo, Sudan, and how many more? http://www.historyguy.com/wars_of_africa_current.html#.U5eRJ-zn-vE http://www.warsintheworld.com/?page=static1329446051 IF anyone has the time to read all of this, and the AIM threads, I'd sure like to hear what you think of my "random thoughts" about how all this could be connected, except for the Chaos all over the world section. However, if you think I'm daft, you don't have to say so. LOL One last thought, these surprise attacks were not planned since those 5 were released, they have been being planned a long long time.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37857785 Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU - on its own. Theresa May says the referendum - and existing ministerial powers - mean MPs do not need to vote, but campaigners called this unconstitutional. The government is appealing, with a further hearing expected next month. Rolling reaction to Article 50 court ruling Kuenssberg: Will this mean early election? The High Court's judgement in full Brexit: All you need to know A statement is to be made to MPs on Monday but the prime minister's official spokesman said the government had "no intention of letting" the judgement "derail Article 50 or the timetable we have set out. We are determined to continue with our plan". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged the government "to bring its negotiating terms to Parliament without delay", adding that "there must be transparency and accountability to Parliament on the terms of Brexit". And UKIP leader Nigel Farage said he feared a "betrayal" of the 51.9% of voters who backed leaving the EU in June's referendum and voiced concern at the prospect of a "half Brexit". BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said, if the court's decision was not overturned, there could be delays with potentially "months and months" of parliamentary hurdles. But there was not yet "clarity" - if the judgement was not overturned - on whether there would be a "short, sharp" vote or whether Parliament would have to consider complex legislation, he added. He predicted that, although a majority of MPs had backed the Remain campaign, most would ultimately be likely to vote for Article 50, as Brexit had been supported in the referendum. Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionNorman Smith: What Brexit judgement means for government The prime minister has said she will activate Article 50, formally notifying the EU of the UK's intention to leave, by the end of next March. The other 27 member states have said negotiations about the terms of the UK's exit - due to last two years - cannot begin until Article 50 has been invoked. Investment manager Gina Miller, who brought the case, said outside the High Court that the government should make the "wise decision of not appealing". She said: "The result today is about all of us. It's not about me or my team. It's about our United Kingdom and all our futures." Analysis - BBC political correspondent Eleanor Garnier It is one of the most important constitutional court cases in generations. And the result creates a nightmare scenario for the government. Theresa May had said she wanted to start Brexit talks before the end of March next year but this ruling has thrown the prime minister's timetable up in the air. Campaigners who brought the case insist it was about "process not politics", but behind the doors of No 10 there will now be serious head-scratching about what the government's next steps should be. This decision has huge implications, not just on the timing of Brexit but on the terms of Brexit. That's because it's given the initiative to those on the Remain side in the House of Commons who, it's now likely, will argue Article 50 can only be triggered when Parliament is ready and that could mean when they're happy with the terms of any future deal. Of course, it will be immensely difficult to satisfy and get agreement from all those MPs who voted to remain. Could an early general election be on the cards after all? But a government spokesman announced it would contest the ruling, in the Supreme Court. He said: "The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by Act of Parliament. And the government is determined to respect the result of the referendum. We will appeal this judgement." Government lawyers had argued that prerogative powers were a legitimate way to give effect "to the will of the people". Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionNigel Farage says he is worried Brexit will be watered down after the High Court ruling But the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, declared: "The government does not have power under the Crown's prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 for the UK to withdraw from the European Union." The three judges looking at the case found there was no constitutional convention of the royal prerogative - powers used by ministers - being used in legislation relating to the EU. They added that triggering Article 50 would fundamentally change UK people's rights - and that the government cannot change or do away with rights under UK law unless Parliament gives it authority to do so. Calling the case "a pure question of law", Lord Thomas said: "The court is not concerned with and does not express any view about the merits of leaving the European Union: that is a political issue." Reacting to the ruling, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the House of Commons the government was "disappointed" but remained "determined to respect the result of the referendum". 'Give people a chance to say no' He added: "There will be numerous opportunities for the House to examine and discuss what the government is negotiating. "When we are clear about the position we will adopt, then Article 50 will be triggered but, given the nature of the judgement this morning, we will now have to await the government's appeal to the Supreme Court." Mr Farage said: "We are heading for a half Brexit." He added: "I worry that a betrayal may be near at hand... I now fear that every attempt will be made to block or delay the triggering of Article 50. If this is so, they have no idea of the level of public anger they will provoke." Mr Corbyn said: "This ruling underlines the need for the government to bring its negotiating terms to Parliament without delay. Labour respects the decision of the British people to leave the European Union. But there must be transparency and accountability to parliament on the terms of Brexit." But Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, a supporter of remaining in the EU, said: "Ultimately, the British people voted for a departure but not for a destination, which is why what really matters is allowing them to vote again on the final deal, giving them the chance to say no to an irresponsible hard Brexit that risks our economy and our jobs." What questions do you have about the Article 50 High Court ruling? ....................................................................... I am gutted to acknowledge that rich people really can overturn the "Will" of the people. I really can not 'feel' how this will turn out now. The media have done a fine job in "modeling" the public perception on the negative even though the negatives are positive. The pound being devalued is a good thing in deep recession, enables inward growth as our products get cheaper on the world stage. But the public just see the price of their foreign holiday increase. They are seeing the macro but missing the bigger picture. The government on all sides is anti Brexit, so I don't see it happening now, unless we get a decent Wikileaks scenario going on.
breezy posted a topic in GEOPOLITICSDavid Cameron: the EU is not working and we will change it March 15, 2014 By David Cameron Only the Conservatives will give voters a real choice over Britain's future in Europe, says Prime Minister David Cameron "The British people now have a very clear choice: if you want a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the EU or leave, only the Conservative Party will guarantee to hold one. If I am Prime Minister after the election, I will negotiate a new settlement for Britain in Europe, and then ask the British people: do you wish to stay in the EU on this basis, or leave? I will hold that referendum before the end of 2017, and respect the decision. A year ago, in a speech at Bloomberg, I set out my plan to reform the European Union and change Britain’s relationship with it. Britain is not alone in our view that change is needed. No one has argued harder than Angela Merkel that the European Union needs to reform if it is to compete in the modern world. My Dutch counterpart has coined the phrase “Europe if necessary, national when possible”. We share a view that the status quo is not working, and we intend to change it. I completely understand and share people’s concerns about the European Union. Our businesses value the single market. But they find the degree of European interference in our everyday life excessive. People are worried that Britain is being sucked into a United States of Europe; that may be what some others want, but it is not for us. They see decisions being taken far away, rather than by their elected representatives in Parliament. And they worry that European rules have allowed people to claim benefits without ever working here. As a result, democratic consent for Britain’s membership has worn wafer thin." snip http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/10700644/David-Cameron-the-EU-is-not-working-and-we-will-change-it.html