Friday, April 25, 2014

Saudi Arabia MERS Virus Spreads At Terrifying Rate

Ribavirin the only drug known to reduce viral load and lessen possibility of Cytokine Storm; total quarantine required, oxygen

By Ishaan Tharoor

On Thursday, the Saudi Arabian health ministry confirmed 13 more cases of patients contracting MERS-CoV, the acronym for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, as well as two more deaths. MERS-CoV is an infectious disease with no known cure and is considered more deadly than SARS--which killed some 800 people during a 2002-2003 outbreak that first started in China. 
MERS "Novel" virus surfaces in 2012 - likely lab created
Since 2012, 83 people have died and 285 people have contracted the virus in the Kingdom alone. It has spread to the neighboring United Arab Emirates. Reports also suggest pilgrims from as far afield as Malaysia and the Philippines contracted the virus while on hajj in Mecca. 
What's been truly alarming has been the recent surge in numbers of those infected, with more confirmed reports so far this year than in all of 2013. 
Ian Mackay, an epidemiologist at the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre at the University of Queensland, has been monitoring the spread of the disease. In the chart he tweeted below, note the dramatic spike in cases in the past month (KSA is the acronym for the Kingdom). 

How does the view look from up there #MERS? More at VDU blog...— Ian M Mackay, PhD (@MackayIM) April 24, 2014
Please click to enlarge chart
The Saudi health ministry has been criticized for inadequately dealing with the situation. A lack of data shared by the Saudis has made it difficult for experts like Mackay as well as monitors at the WHO to study whether the virus has mutated and become more easily transmissible between humans--a development that could pave the way for a pandemic. 
Very aggressive sanitation, quarantine measures required
Public health experts and epidemiologists are still struggling to understand where the virus originated and how it spreads--with most suggesting it emerged through contact with camels, and others pointing to bats as prime carriers of the virus.

On Monday, the Saudi government removed health minister Abdullah al-Rabiah from his post, without offering an official explanation. 
His replacement, Adel Fakieh, promised "transparency and to promptly provide the media and society with the information needed." But that may not soothe local fears. In Jeddah, where the majority of cases have been reported, four doctors resigned earlier this month after refusing to treat MERS-CoV patients. That's hardly a vote of confidence as international health officials and Saudi Arabia's panicked neighbors look to the Kingdom to stave off a potential global outbreak.

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Russia 'Forced' To Launch Military Drills Near Border In Response To Ukraine Op

The insane Obama and his lapdog Joint Chiefs now edge the U.S. closer to WWIII and the EU to compete destruction by further provoking Russia an Putin:  It must be remembered that this entire affair was the sole result of the CIA engineered and financed coup in Ukraine and Obama's desperate attempts to divert attention from the numerous scandals exposed by Edward Snowden; the "mainstream media" war-shills of CNN, CIA Al Jazeera, Euronews and Fox News - along with the rest - will all burn in their corporate headquarters with the resumption of the draft and imposition of martial law in America as a result of this insanity


Russia has begun extensive military exercises near the Ukrainian border following the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

Russian troops will make short work of NATO/EU mob
“The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during an official meeting in Moscow.

“War games by NATO in Poland and the Baltic states are also not helping the normalization of the situation. We are forced to react to the situation.”

Shoigu said that the drills involve march and deployment maneuvers by forces in the southern and western military districts, and separate Air Force exercises.

Shoigu said that 11,000 Ukrainian soldiers, 160 tanks, 230 armored carriers and at least 150 artillery pieces are involved in the operation against anti-Kiev activists.

Russian Spetsnaz troops poised to strike into Ukraine, overrun EU

“National guard units and Right Sector extremists are fighting against the peaceful population, as well as a volunteer Donbass ‘anti-terrorist’ unit. Also security and internal forces transferred to Lugansk and Donetsk from other areas of the country are suppressing dissent,” he said.

Shoigu added that Ukrainian sabotage units had been deployed near the Russian border.

In contrast, he said that the pro-Russian self-defense units number about 2,000 and have about 100 guns between them, which have mostly been taken from local police stations.

"It's not an evenly matched confrontation," Shoigu said.

The coup-imposed Ukrainian acting president, Aleksandr Turchinov, has demanded that Russia pull back its troops back from the Ukrainian border, calling the ongoing Russian military exercises “blackmail.”

Ukrainian "troops" practice their moves - won't be smiling soon
In a brief address, Turchinov claimed that “terrorists have crossed the border… taking hostages and killing the patriots of Ukraine.” He also called for the Russian government “to stop interfering into the internal affairs of our country.”

The heaviest fighting on Thursday took place in Slavyansk, with the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reporting the deaths of at least five "terrorists."

NATO has estimated that Russia has massed at least 40,000 troops near its border with Ukraine. Moscow has not denied that it has moved troops to the region, but said that its internal troop movements are its own prerogative.

MSM swine will burn for Obama war-shilling
NATO began military exercises in Poland on Wednesday, with more scheduled to take place in the Baltic states next week. So far, 150 US paratroopers have arrived in the country from their stationary base in Italy, with 450 more set to join them.

Poland’s foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, has also asked NATO to deploy 10,000 troops in his country.

On Wednesday, the frigate USS Taylor became the latest US ship to enter the Black Sea on a rotating deployment. NATO has dispatched a separate rapid reaction force to the Baltic. 

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Bye Bye Bandar

CIA/FSA poison gas supplier gets the boot, should be summarily shot as Obama/CIA spy

By Eric Draitser

The recent dismissal of Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan is a significant development in the region, but not one that signals a fundamental change. Although the sacking of the man long known as “Bandar Bush” represents the departure of an infamous regime figure with close ties to the US political elite, the House of Saud remains the unchallenged authority in one of Washington’s principal client states. 
That being said, Bandar’s unceremonious exit could be a sign that certain policies of the Saudi monarchy, primarily the use of Wahhabi extremist networks to achieve political goals in Syria and beyond, could undergo a strategic shift. 
Additionally, this development might also be an indication that the nature of Riyadh’s relations with Washington could be changing, if only at least superficially and gradually.

Bandar, Syria, and the Geopolitical Chessboard

It is an open secret that Prince Bandar bin Sultan is the architect and principal manager of Saudi Arabia’s strategy in Syria, and to varying extents depending on who one asks, the central figure in Saudi Arabia’s geopolitical strategy in the Middle East more broadly. With his illustrious (infamous) resumé as Saudi Arabia’s top negotiator when it comes to the West and Saudi geopolitical strategy, it came as little surprise to many observers when in 2012 Bandar was appointed intelligence chief by the Saudi king, with the specific task of handling Riyadh’s destabilization and subversion of Syria.
Clinton with Bandar and Fahd
Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi commentator with ties to the royal family noted at the time that, “There was a feeling that we needed stronger intelligence and Bandar has a history of this sort…We are witnessing the start of a new Middle East with the collapse of the Syrian President (Bashar al-Assad’s) regime. We are worried about Jordan and Lebanon.” 
Statements such as these merely confirm the widespread understanding that Bandar’s appointment signaled more than just a change of leadership, rather it was part of a broad initiative by the Saudis to use their intelligence apparatus as a means of influencing the development of the region and, in so doing, maintaining and strengthening Saudi dominance in the greater Middle East.
Obsma's CIA/FSA, Bandar responsible for Syrian gassings
Seen in this way, Bandar, and indeed the entire Saudi policy vis-à-vis Syria, can be understood as a move to consolidate Saudi power through destabilization. 
In fact, for a time at least, it seemed that Bandar would be successful in the goal of toppling Assad and buttressing Saudi influence. 
The Israeli publication Haaretz published an article in July 2012, just a few weeks after Bandar’s appointment, in which the author explained that:

The main reason for his [Bandar’s] appointment now is that Saudi Arabia is preparing for the next stage in Syria, after President Bashar Assad leaves the political stage one way or another and Syria becomes a battleground for influence…Bandar is considered the CIA’s man in Riyadh…he’s known as a can-do person who makes quick decisions and doesn’t spare resources to achieve his objectives…Saudi commentators say Bandar was the one behind the decision to give money to the Syrian rebels, and even to buy weapons for them. They say the Saudi demand that Assad step down is part of Bandar’s strategy…The Saudi policy on Syria is being closely coordinated with the United States.
War criminal Donald Rumsfeld with Bandar
Essentially then, Bandar should be understood as the critical linchpin in Riyadh’s geopolitical and strategic posture throughout the region; at once the bridge between Riyadh and Washington, and the manager who “gets his hands dirty” with the hard work of organizing the arming and financing of the jihadis in Syria, many of whom were funneled into the country through the kingdom’s own Wahhabi networks. However, it is his coziness with US intelligence that makes his influence particularly significant considering the political distance the Obama administration has attempted to maintain from the destabilization campaign in Syria.

In this way, Bandar acted as a surrogate for Washington, dutifully carrying out policy in line with US interests while providing “plausible deniability” for the administration with regard to the subversion of Syria. As the Wall Street Journal reported, “They [Saudi officials] believed that Prince Bandar, a veteran of the diplomatic intrigues of Washington and the Arab world, could deliver what the CIA couldn’t: planeloads of money and arms, and, as one U.S. diplomat put it, wasta, Arabic for under-the-table clout.”

Bandar’s influence on the Syria issue did not stop with his management of the crisis and relations with the US. In fact, Bandar became the principal emissary for the House of Saud, the de facto voice of the king, attempting to influence all sides in the crisis and affect an outcome desirable to Riyadh. 
Bandar with former CIA Director George H.W. Bush
It is to this end that Bandar visited with Russian President Putin in summer of 2013, at the height of the US drumbeat for war on Syria, looking to coax Moscow into making a deal and abandoning its support for Syrian President Assad. 
According to leaked documents from the meeting, Bandar reportedly offered cooperation with Russia on a number of critical issues, including the prevention of terrorism at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, in exchange for Russia’s acquiescence on the issue of Syria. The leaked report described the meeting as stormy, with Russian President Putin deeply outraged at the brazenness of Bandar’s threats, which he undoubtedly framed as “assurances.” 
Though the actual tenor and specifics of the meeting might be up for interpretation, what is clear is that Bandar failed to secure any significant change from Moscow regarding Syria. In fact, it could be argued that his bombastic style of realpolitik backfired, hardening Russia’s resolve and commitment to Assad. 
Bandar's CIA/FSA mercs with gas launcher
Additionally, there was much speculation in the international press that Bandar was directly involved in funneling chemical weapons into the hands of jihadi fighters inside Syria, specifically that Bandar facilitated the exchange of sarin gas used in the chemical attack on Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The accounts of Bandar’s involvement, which came both from intelligence experts and Syrian rebels on the ground, coincide with the fact that it was the Saudis themselves, undoubtedly organized by Bandar, who initially brought the allegations of the use of sarin by Assad’s government. 
So, it would seem that, from the very beginning, Bandar’s strategy to topple the Assad regime involved the funneling of weapons, including chemical weapons, into the hands of Saudi-sponsored jihadis, and then using the attacks they themselves perpetrated to blame the government in Damascus. Bandar’s patrons and poker buddies in Langley were undoubtedly proud.

Today, nearly two years after Bandar was appointed intelligence chief and “Master of Ceremonies” for the assault on Syria, the Assad government is still in place, significantly more entrenched and stable than it was in 2012, and it is instead Bandar who has been removed. Despite his well laid plans and deep connections throughout the region, Bandar failed in his quest to overthrow Assad and destabilize Syria to the point of its conflagration. Perhaps more than anything else, it was this failure that lead to his ouster.

Riyadh’s Man in Washington, Washington’s Man in Riyadh

What makes Bandar such a key piece of the geopolitical puzzle is his intimate relations with the US political, diplomatic, and intelligence establishment. Having spent the majority of his career as the Saudi envoy to Washington, Bandar became an indispensable figure in the decades-old “special relationship” between the two countries. David Ottaway, author of The King’s Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America’s Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia, noted in his important biography that Bandar dealt with “five US presidents, ten secretaries of state, eleven national security advisers, sixteen sessions of Congress, an obstreperous American media, and hundreds of greedy politicians…[he was] at once the king’s exclusive messenger and the White House’s errand boy.” 
Bandar with drunken retard George W. Bush
The above excerpt illustrates quite clearly the fact that Bandar was far more than a Saudi diplomat in the US. 
Rather, that he was a representative of the US-NATO-GCC imperial system, one who could maneuver seamlessly between the circles of power in Washington and in the Middle East, a man who represented more than simply his country, a man who spoke for, and dealt with, the political establishment in both countries. 
Bandar’s list of accomplishments alone demonstrates this quite clearly.

Bandar boasted an extensive resumé including the securing of AWACS aircraft for Riyadh over objections from Tel Aviv in the 1980s, the funneling of money and weapons, as well as the recruitment of fighters, to the mujahideen fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, funding the contras of Nicaragua, and financing to the tune of $10 million anti-communist politicians in Italy. Bandar is also credited with brokering the all-important deal regarding US basing rights in Saudi Arabia for the first Gulf War. His close relationship with George H.W. Bush, including the vast CIA network that Bush headed, was infamous. In fact, Bandar and George Bush (both elder and younger) were so close that the Prince earned himself the nickname “Bandar Bush”, a moniker he still holds today. 
Bandar with war criminal, U.S. traitor Colin Powell
The fact that Bandar moved mostly seamlessly between administrations, always maintaining the all-important close ties necessary for a man in his position, shows him to be far more than a deft politician and diplomat. 
Rather, Bandar was a true representative of the military-industrial-imperial system of which the US is the dominant player and within which Saudi Arabia is comfortably situated. Bandar represented a bridge between different cogs within that system. It is for this reason that his dismissal is so significant. Not only does Bandar’s exit signal a change in Saudi policy in Syria, it is an indication that the one-dimensional relationship between Washington and Riyadh may be undergoing a critical shift. 
Bandar with war criminals Rice and Bush
One should be cautious however not to conflate Bandar’s departure with a departure from the alliance that has held for decades. 
Instead, one should see this as merely a geopolitical and strategic evolution with regard to Syria and, indeed, the whole region. 
As Saudi Arabia comes to terms with a failure of its policy in Syria, and it recognizes the changing nature of the region with a new, friendly government in Egypt, Riyadh is revamping its policy. 
In so doing, Bandar, a symbol of Saudi power for decades, became the sacrificial lamb. 

Unfortunately, the power and money that Bandar faithfully represented for all these years remain. So too do the Wahhabi fighters and the ideology of extremism that Saudi Arabia exports as a means to further its political agenda. Until such time as these are delegitimized and dismantled, no individual’s exit from the stage, not even one as “larger than life” as Prince Bandar, will fundamentally change Saudi policy or the region.

Eric Draitser is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City, he is the founder of and OP-ed columnist for RT, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook

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WAYNE MADSEN : The CIA - Photoshopping A Crisis Into A War

Obama's murdering CIA scum need to be rounded up in Ukraine by GRU and shot en masse

By Wayne Madsen

A major Central Intelligence Agency conspiracy operation is currently playing out in Eastern Ukraine where, in an age of Photoshop and mail order credentials and military patches, photographs of the same bearded Russian "special forces" commando in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk in Ukraine this year and Georgia in 2008 are being successfully parlayed to the corporate media and by the Ukrainian ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) headquarters in Vienna. 
Hilarious bearded CIA "Russian commando" bozo
The conspiracy operation follows closely on the heels of CIA director John Brennan’s visit to Kiev where he provided intelligence advice to the unelected junta now governing the country.

The idea that an active duty Russian Special Forces soldier would have a long beard is laughable. No one in the Western corporate media has mentioned that long beards for any actual special forces commando is a strict taboo because any long hair can be detrimental in close hand-to-hand combat. 
Long hair of any type is not permitted for special forces unless a disguise is required for special missions, such as the beards grown by U.S. special forces personnel who entered Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks to make common cause with various anti-Taliban guerrilla forces. 
The U.S. Special Forces personnel were permitted to wear beards and grow their hair long because to have appeared in the tribal areas without such hair would have made them stand out as foreigners. Generally, however, the potential vulnerabilities inherent with any length of hair that can be pulled by an opponent, including facial hair, is why the Navy SEALS, Green Berets, and the Russian ALFA Group have strict standards barring any long hair among their active duty military personnel except in unusual circumstances like Afghanistan. 
In 2010, U.S. Special Forces units in Afghanistan were ordered to shave off their beards and conform to military regulation haircuts.

The mysterious Russian commando in Ukraine and Georgia is yet another ridiculous "conspiracy operation" that was obviously engineered by the CIA-backed Ukrainian government to garner points with the OSCE in Vienna. If the Russian military deployed long-haired and bearded Special Forces in Ukraine or Georgia, they certainly would not be wearing Russian military patches. The bearded U.S. Special Forces deployed to Afghanistan wore local clothing and rode horses in order to blend in. The so-called bearded Russian commando in what are likely Photoshopped pictures is certainly not trying to blend into the local population. 
Real Spetznaz forces a far cry from fat, bearded CIA clown
Photographs were also provided the OSCE and media showing what is purported to be the same masked Russian commando in Crimea and Slavyansk. 
As far as the Russian Spetsnaz patch featuring the bat emblem seen worn by the bearded “commando" is concerned, they can easily be purchased on E-Bay for $4.99. 
Other Russian Special Forces patches can also be purchased from E-Bay, including the Maroon Beret “Werewolf" patch, the “Typhoon" unit patch, the paratrooper patch, the “Mongoose" special warfare unit patch, the electronic warfare unit patch, the Caucasus mountain warfare unit patch, the “Scorpio" unit patch, the ALFA unit patch, and the OMON special police patch.

It is all another patent CIA conspiracy because that is what the CIA called such opposition operations in its 1985 destabilization manual, a manual that has been brought out of mothballs by the CIA and is being used in full force in Ukraine today. 
CIA scumbag, mass-murderer William Casey
The January 1985 CIA manual, titled “Indications of Political Instability in Key Countries," provides quantifying indicators on how opposition “conspiracy planning" can help topple targeted regimes. The manual was produced by the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. At the time the report was issued, William Casey, the master of criminal conspiracies like the Iran-contra caper and the 1980 counter-“October Surprise" operations, was the CIA director.

It is obvious that the CIA is using conspiracy operations in Ukraine to help advance the longevity of the coup factions that seized power in Kiev. Among the instability operations cited in the CIA manual are “demonstrations and riots." The CIA placed and continues to place great importance on demonstrations and this was seen in the large amounts of money the U.S. spent on fomenting the Euromaidan demonstration in Kiev. The CIA manual states that demonstrations are successful destabilizing influences when they gradually increase in size and intensity, spread to other cities, increase in the number of days they take place, and when government repression of the demonstrations escalates. 
CIA funded Ukraine fascists
The CIA manual also places emphasis on the media becoming either more supportive or critical of the demonstrators. 
In Kiev and western Ukraine, the media was rallied to support the demonstrations against the Viktor Yanukovych government. However, in eastern and southern Ukraine, the Western media has been urged to be critical of the pro-Russian demonstrations. 
The CIA also sees media devoting more or less time to covering demonstrations as critical in destabilizing a government. 
The media attention on Euromaidan was excessive because the CIA believed that favored the anti-Yanukovych forces. In eastern and western Ukraine, however, there has been scant attention paid to pro-Russian demonstrations by the Western media. 
The CIA also desires that it is important to highlight cases in which elements of the security forces ally with the demonstrators. However, the inverse is also true. When elements of the Ukrainian military and security services began allying with pro-Russian federalists in eastern Ukraine, the media remained either mum on the reports or cast them off as “conspiracy theories." 
It is important to remember that the CIA manual only puts faith in conspiracy operations over which it maintains total control.

When the CIA seeks to maintain national unit, the CIA manual states that it is important for the central government to ensure that central authority outside the capital not be eroded. One way to ensure this is to implement directives for local authorities to “perform services, such as tax collection." On the other hand, when the CIA seeks to fracture a targeted country, it promotes opposition to the central government changing the “political or social status» of groups by advancing religious intolerance and/or suppressing the use of a minority language or culture." Ironically, the CIA-backed government in Kiev is doing exactly what the CIA finds necessary to fracture a nation in repressing the language and other minority rights of Russian speakers in eastern and southern Ukraine. 
CIA whore Victoria  Nuland hands out goodies to fascists
The CIA manual insists that it is important to mobilize religious figures against a targeted government and involve such «priests, nuns, or other clerics» in anti-government activities. Pitting Ukrainian Orthodox Church leaders against their Russian Orthodox counterparts has been part of the CIA game plan in Ukraine. 

A key factor in destabilization of targeted nations is the CIA’s stated use of "IMF-imposed austerity measures." The use of the International Monetary Fund to pressure the Yanukovych government was an important ingredient in toppling his government as food, energy, and other rising costs helped drive the Ukrainian middle class to support the coup leaders. The IMF, which is itself a corrupt organization, began demanding that the Yanukovych government put a halt to endemic public corruption. It was one of the pressure points used by the coup leaders to undermine support for the democratically-elected government. 
The CIA manual also emphasizes the importance of destroying symbols of the targeted regime and replacing them with «symbols of popular nationalism». The destruction of statues honoring Russian and Soviet war heroes by Ukrainian nationalists who sought replacing them with statues of Ukrainian Nazi leaders like Stepan Bandera is all part and parcel of the 1985 CIA tradecraft manual on destabilizing governments and nation states.

Damaging a ruling leader’s credibility with the public is also part of the CIA game plan. The 1985 manual cites the spreading of stories about a targeted leader’s "erratic" behavior as a key method in undermining his or her control. Examples cited are: "neglecting his duties" [which the Ukrainian coup leaders used as a reason to oust Yanukovych], falling under the influence of persons outside the government (spouse, astrologer or other fortune teller, lover, financial cronies, etc.), drinking, taking drugs, etc.
The CIA manual also states that it is critically important for opposition leaders to be portrayed as «moderate at heart» and «able to control the crazies». This has played out with CIA support for members of the neo-fascist Svoboda Party of Oleh Tyahnybok and the neo-Nazi "Right Sector" party.

Another factor the CIA uses in undermining a targeted leader is to arrange for the media to openly criticize the leader through jokes and other forms of satire.

In an age of Photoshop and on-line ordering of military patches, the CIA appears confident that its dirty tricks in Ukraine will go unnoticed. However, the joke is on the CIA as it old methods become new again.

Wayne Madsen (USA) 

Wayne Madsen
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy.Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C. 

NATO States Lead Russia Jets Out Of North Sea Space

NATO, UK, Dutch play with fire; Obama determined to spark WWIII in Ukraine


British, Dutch and Danish warplanes have scrambled to intercept a pair of Russian bombers approaching airspace of NATO member states over the North Sea. 
Russian Tupolev Tu-142
The UK sent jets from RAF Leuchars in Scotland to “determine the identity of unknown aircraft” on Wednesday, a spokesman for the UK Ministry of Defence said.

“The aircraft were subsequently identified as Russian military aircraft,” he said.

The Netherlands sent two F-16s from Volkel air base to intercept two Russian TU-95 Bears.

“…The Danish scrambled and the English scrambled, to ensure they fly out of our air space,” said Dutch officer Major Wilko Ter Horst.

Anders Fridberg, spokesman for the Danish Defense Command, said, “We just followed them and just turned back when we reached Germany.” 
Focus has been sharpened on Russia due to tensions in Ukraine, which escalated since Crimea’s March reunification with Russia
NATO Nazis will set EU alight on orders from Obama
The development comes as US Army paratroopers reportedly arrived in Poland to conduct military exercises amid escalation of Washington-Moscow tensions over Ukraine.

The US Air Force said recently that it plans to deploy 18 warplanes, already based in Europe, to Poland for joint maritime exercises at Lask Air Base in the Black Sea. 

Tensions between the West and Moscow heightened after Crimea declared independence from Ukraine and formally applied to become part of the Russian Federation following a referendum on March 16, in which nearly 97 percent of voters in Crimea said yes to reunion with Russia.

Relations between Russia and NATO have been at their worst since Crimea’s reunification with Russia.


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UK School Confirms U.S. Pedophile Abused Pupils

Pedophilia has been rampant in ASEAN during last two decades; time for a clean sweep of these monsters from Indonesia and the death penalty applied to those caught in the future


A prolific paedophile who taught at a London school was a "very popular" teacher who never showed any hint of wrongdoing, the school's chair of governors has told Sky News.

Vahey taught at Jakarta International School for a decade
Sir Chris Woodhead confirmed pupils at the Southbank International School had been abused by William James Vahey, a 64-year-old American who taught in schools around the world.

British detectives are helping an international investigation into the scale of his crimes. Vahey killed himself in a Minnesota motel room on March 21.

His suicide came two days after FBI agents filed for a warrant to search a computer thumb drive containing abuse images of at least 90 children dating back to 2008.

Sir Chris told Sky News he discovered children at his school had been targeted after receiving information from the Met Police, who were informed by the FBI.

He said: "When we appointed him (Vahey) we had a criminal records bureau investigation done.

"We had another CRB check three years later; we requested interviews from his previous schools covering 17 years of his previous professional employment. The references were immaculate."

Vahey worked at the school from 2009-2013, teaching history and geography to pupils aged 11-16.

"He was a very popular member of staff with both parents and students, perhaps an index of his sophistication and cleverness as a deceitful man who abused children," said Sir Chris, a former chief inspector of schools. Police broke the news to staff at the £25,000-a-year school on Thursday morning and a letter was being sent to parents.

One couple said he taught their 13-year-old son last year.

The mother said: "I couldn't sleep for worrying about it and I had to sit my son down and ask him if anything had ever happened in school.

"Mr Vahey also took my son on a field trip abroad and this is a big concern for us.

"My son is fine, though, and I would have expected his behaviour to change if anything happened so I don't think anything did.

"I know there are pictures that police have of boys but if my son is on the list, I don't want to know and I don't want him to know."

A Venezuelan school, Escuela Campo Alegre, has also spoken of its "great shock and disappointment" at finding out about Vahey.

The victims on the American's computer drive appeared drugged and unconscious in the images.

Vahey taught at Southbank International School
The victims on the American's computer drive appeared drugged and unconscious in the images.

 thumb drive was handed to the US Embassy by one of Vahey's co-workers at the American Nicaraguan School in Managua after it was discovered by one of his domestic staff.

The FBI said: "When confronted about the images by a school administrator, Vahey confessed that he was molested as a child and had preyed on boys his entire life, giving them sleeping pills prior to the molestation."

Victims appear to have been abused during overnight field trips.

It is believed he may have preyed on children on a massive scale during a 40-year teaching career in at least 10 countries.

The FBI said Vahey was jailed for child molestation in California in 1969, but the conviction does not appear to have shown up when checked by schools.

It said some of the victims may not realise they were abused because they were unconscious at the time.

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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of



The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.



Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.



By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...



UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak


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Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...



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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .



By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.