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Thursday, March 19, 2015

EXPAT ADVISORY : 22 Die In Tunisia Terror Attack - Westerners Hunted On Cruise Ship Buses And Slaughtered By 'Islamist' Gunmen

Obama's CIA/ISIS ups the terror ante; Westerners should cancel all international vacation plans until such time as the CIA is put out of business PERMANENTLY AND DECISIVELY  

DAILY MAIL
By Corey CharltonFlora DruryJohn Hall and Kate Pickles
03/18/2015

A terrorist attack which left seventeen tourists dead when two gunmen 'hunted down' foreigners, has been hailed as 'a black day for Tunisia.'


An injured tourist is cared for by Tunisian 
paramedics
All 17 innocent victims were foreigners who were deliberately targeted as they exited cruise ship buses by the museum in Tunis.

Two gunmen then entered the museum and took 30 more tourists hostage before police swarmed the building and killed the terrorists in a shoot-out which also claimed an officer's life.

Twenty-two people were killed: 17 tourists, the two gunmen, a museum security officer, a cleaner, and a police officer. The dead tourists came from Italy, Poland, Germany and Spain. 


Tonight, thousands of people have gathered in the Capital in a show of solidarity against today's atrocity as world leaders united in their condemnation.

David Cameron said he was 'appalled' by the incident and pledged Britain's full support, while the Foreign Office said it is 'urgently' looking into the attack amid reports Britons may be among the dead.




Mr Cameron said on Twitter: 'Appalled by sickening terrorist attack in Tunis - my thoughts are with those affected. UK stands ready to support Tunisia.' 


Hollande bitten on the ass for his support
of Obama's CIA/ISIS murderers
Speaking from the Louvre, French president Francois Hollande said he had called Tunisia's president to offer support and solidarity. 

'Each time a terrorist crime is committed, we are all concerned,' he said. 

While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington 'condemns in the strongest possible terms today's deadly terrorist attack' and praised Tunisia's 'rapid response' to resolve the hostage situation and restore calm. 

Tunisian prime minister Habib Essid earlier warned there may be others, acting as accomplices to the gunmen, who remain at large. 


Mr Essid said: 'The terrorist fired randomly as they got off the buses. As they fled, they were hunted and chased down.

'There is a possibility, but it is not certain, that [the two gunmen] could have been helped. We are currently conducting extensive search operations to identify the two or three terrorists who possibly participated in the operation.'


Drooling doofus Kerry continues to shill, cover for CIA/ISIS
It is believed several hundred managed to flee the museum, while another 20 - 30 were taken captive before anti-terrorist security forces raided the building. 

It is unclear who the attackers were, but a video posted online in December attributed to Islamic State warned the jihadis would target the country. 


Twitter accounts associated with the extremist Islamic State group based in Syria and Iraq were described as overjoyed at the attack, urging Tunisians to 'follow their brothers,' according to Rita Katz of SITE, a U.S.-based organization that monitors militant groups. 

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said 'terrorist organisations' were behind the attack.


Pictures from French TV show people fleeing from the museum with armed security services providing cover as they run up the steps

She added: 'The EU is determined to mobilise all the tools it has to fully support Tunisia in the fight against terrorism.'

Prime Minister Essid declared, in what is thought to be reference to the country's tourism industry: 'All Tunisians should be united after this attack which was aimed at destroying the Tunisian economy.'

This was backed by Karim Ben Sa'a, a manager in the tourism industry, who declared: 'This is a black day for Tunisia.' 

'We are very sad for these tourists. They visit our country and it is so, so, sad to see them die. Our hearts are black.'


Obama's satanic CIA mass-murderer John Brennan responsible
for attack
Mohamed Ali Aroui, an Interior Ministry spokesman, described the two attackers as 'Islamists' in local broadcasts, CNN reported. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, national guardsmen and anti-terrorist police quickly surrounded the hugely popular tourist site, which is visited by thousands of foreigners every year, including many Britons. Fleets of ambulances could also be seen driving in and out of the museum grounds, as helicopters flew overhead.


The two heavily armed terrorists were holed-up inside with Kalashnikovs.

Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that one of the dead was a Tunisian.

Farouk Afi, a blogger in Tunisia, was about to meet his friend in the museum when he heard the shots go off, according to the BBC.

He said: 'I was near, next door in the cafĂ©, and I was going to meet with my friends. I heard it and I didn't know at that moment what it was, but the police told me go far from this place. 

The Foreign Office said it was still working to establish if any British nationals were involved and updated its travel advice for Tunisia.


A man is dragged to safety as groups of hostages flee the museum that is extremely popular with tourists

A spokesman said: We are urgently looking into the serious events in Tunisia and are working with the Tunisian authorities as well as with contacts in the tourist industry to establish if any British nationals have been affected. 

'Through our travel advice, we are urging people to exercise caution and follow the instructions of the local authorities.'

British tour operators confirmed that thousands of customers are believed to be in the country, but 'very few' are in the capital where the attack was carried out.

A spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) said: 'We are currently liaising with our members and the Foreign Office to assess the impact and understand if any British nationals have been caught up in the attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis.

'Tunisia attracts over 400,000 UK visitors each year, with the vast majority travelling to resorts on the coast.

'Abta members have reported that they have currently approximately 6,500 customers in Tunisia, though very few of these are staying in Tunis. As a precaution many Abta tour operators have cancelled local excursions to Tunis due to depart over the next few days.'


Obama spokeswhore Jen Psaki in White House lie-fest attempt to cover for CIA/ISIS

Poland's prime minister has now revealed that some of the Polish victims of the attack were on a tour bus in front of the building when the gunmen opened fire.

Ewa Kopacz refused to give the precise number of Polish victims, saying figures were still being confirmed. Earlier today, the Foreign Ministry said that three Poles were injured, while Polish diplomats in Tunis were working to confirm unofficial reports that four Poles had been killed.

Kopacz did say 20 Polish tourists are safe and sound.


And Piotr Henicz, deputy head of Polish tour company Itaka, said 36 tourists on a package holiday to Tunisia were visiting the museum when they came under attack.

Tunisia has long been a hot-bed of would be jihadist sympathetic to the ISIS cause, with an estimated 3,000 people fighting in Syria – the highest number of any country. The north African country has always been a breeding ground for terrorists, with extremists taking advantage of bored and jobless young men looking for an escape route.


But the recent surge in numbers seems to be down to the hard-line groups which have taken advantage of the relaxing laws following the Jasmine Revolution in 2011 - including Islamist militant group Ansar al Sharia, which the United States brands as a terrorist organisation and blames for a 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Tunis.

The government also released a number of fundamentalists from prison – allowing them to mix freely with the population once more.

These groups have taken advantage of the declining economy, capitalising on the disappointment felt by those who expected a change after the Arab Spring, according to Imen Triki, a lawyer who represents returning jihadists.

'The Arab revolutions raised an expectation that wasn't met – people thought their lives would improve, but instead they got worse,' Mr Triki told The Telegraph.


A man is stretchered to safety while a heavily armed police officer stands guard to the left


'In Syria, they are told they'll get houses, they'll get wives. These people are so alienated from our society that some choose this option in a heartbeat.'

Social media is also blamed, with pictures of ISIS fighters getting thousands of likes and recruiters using Facebook to find any potential fighters, much like is seen in the UK.

But with the rise of ISIS in Libya, to the east, and al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Algeria, to the west, it is now easy to join a 'jihad', and get arms into Tunisia itself.

'Tunisia is surrounded by jihadist groups in the mountains who coordinate with the terrorists in Libya ... Libya is the main source of arms for jihadists in Tunisia,' said Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa. 


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But despite this, Tunisia is seen as the success story of the Arab Spring, and tourist numbers have been on the increase once more as people begin to feel the area is safe once more.

In 2013, 6.27million people visited Tunisia. Of those, almost 330,000 were British, while 985,000 were French.

The museum chronicles Tunisia's history and includes one of the world's largest collections of Roman mosaics. 




Tunisia recently completed a rocky road to democracy after overthrowing its authoritarian president in 2011.

It has been more stable than other countries in the region, but it has struggled with violence by Islamic extremists in recent years, including some linked to ISIS. It also has extremists linked to al-Qaeda's North Africa arm who occasionally target Tunisian security forces.

A disproportionately large number of Tunisia recruits have joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

The museum, built within a 15th-century palace, is the largest museum in Tunisia with collections covering two floors.

The museum is near the North African country's parliament, some four kilometres (two-and-a-half miles) from the city centre. A new wing with contemporary architecture was built as part of a 2009 renovation, doubling the surface area. Some 8,000 works are displayed in the museum, according to the website.




The attack comes the day after Tunisian security officials confirmed the death in neighbouring Libya of a leading suspect in Tunisian terror attacks and the killings of two opposition figures in Tunisia.

Ahmed Rouissi gained the nickname of the 'black box of terrorism'. The information on his death was made public by security officials giving evidence in parliament and cited by the official TAP news agency. 

Some of the Italians at the museum were believed to have been passengers aboard the Costa Fascinosa, a cruise liner making a seven-day trip of the western Mediterranean that had docked in Tunis.




Ship owner Costa Crociere confirmed that some of its 3,161 passengers were visiting the capital and that a Bardo tour was on the itinerary, but said it could not confirm how many, if any, passengers were in the museum at the time.

The cruise ship recalled all the passengers to the ship and was in touch with local authorities and the Italian foreign ministry.


Libya, which has devolved into chaos, is a source of major concern for Tunisia.

Also a major worry is the Mount Chaambi area on the border with Algeria where al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has reportedly been helping a Tunisian group which has killed numerous soldiers. Speaking at the Louvre museum to call for international efforts to preserve the heritage of Iraq and Syria against extremist destruction, French president Francois Hollande said he had called the Tunisian president to offer support and solidarity.


'Each time a terrorist crime is committed, we are all concerned,' said Mr Hollande.

French prime minister Manuel Valls said today: 'We are condemning this terrorist attack in the strongest terms. We are standing by the Tunisian government.'



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Obama Administration Sets Record For Withholding Government Files

Obama criminals will first withhold, then destroy all incriminating documents, files making future prosecution impossible  

AP
By Ted Bridis
03/18/2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — 

The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.


The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn't find documents and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.

Its backlog of unanswered requests at year's end grew remarkably by 55 percent to more than 200,000. 


It also cut by 375, or about 9 percent, the number of full-time employees across government paid to look for records. That was the fewest number of employees working on the issue in five years.

The government's new figures, published Tuesday, covered all requests to 100 federal agencies during fiscal 2014 under the Freedom of Information law, which is heralded globally as a model for transparent government. They showed that despite disappointments and failed promises by the White House to make meaningful improvements in the way it releases records, the law was more popular than ever. Citizens, journalists, businesses and others made a record 714,231 requests for information. The U.S. spent a record $434 million trying to keep up. It also spent about $28 million on lawyers' fees to keep records secret.


Congressman Darrell Issa holds up fully redacted IRS document

"This disappointing track record is hardly the mark of an administration that was supposed to be the most transparent in history," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who has co-sponsored legislation with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., to improve the Freedom of Information law. Their effort died in the House last year.

The new figures showed the government responded to 647,142 requests, a 4 percent decrease over the previous year. It more than ever censored materials it turned over or fully denied access to them, in 250,581 cases or 39 percent of all requests. Sometimes, the government censored only a few words or an employee's phone number, but other times it completely marked out nearly every paragraph on pages.


On 215,584 other occasions, the government said it couldn't find records, a person refused to pay for copies or the government determined the request to be unreasonable or improper.



The White House touted its success under its own analysis. 

It routinely excludes from its assessment instances when it couldn't find records, a person refused to pay for copies or the request was determined to be improper under the law, and said under this calculation it released all or parts of records in 91 percent of requests — still a record low since President Barack Obama took office using the White House's own math.

"We actually do have a lot to brag about," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.


"… a lot to brag about,"

Earnest on Wednesday praised agencies for releasing information before anyone requested it, such as the salaries and titles of White House employees. 


He cited more than 125,000 sets of data posted on a website, data.gov, which include historical temperature charts, records of agricultural fertilizer consumption, Census data, fire deaths and college crime reports. 

"When it comes to our record on transparency, we have a lot to be proud of," he told reporters aboard Air Force One. "And frankly, it sets a standard that future administrations will have to live up to."



Separately, the Justice Department congratulated the Agriculture and State departments for finishing work on their oldest 10 requests, said the Pentagon responded to nearly all requests within three months and praised the Health and Human Services Department for disclosing information about the Ebola outbreak and immigrant children caught crossing U.S. borders illegally.




The government's responsiveness under the open records law is an important measure of its transparency. Under the law, citizens and foreigners can compel the government to turn over copies of federal records for zero or little cost. 

Anyone who seeks information through the law is generally supposed to get it unless disclosure would hurt national security, violate personal privacy or expose business secrets or confidential decision-making in certain areas. It cited such exceptions a record 554,969 times last year.




Under the president's instructions, the U.S. should not withhold or censor government files merely because they might be embarrassing, but federal employees last year regularly misapplied the law. 

In emails that AP obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration about who pays for Michelle Obama's expensive dresses, the agency blacked-out a sentence under part of the law intended to shield personal, private information, such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers or home addresses. But it failed to censor the same passage on a subsequent page.




The sentence: "We live in constant fear of upsetting the WH (White House)."

In nearly 1 in 3 cases, when someone challenged under appeal the administration's initial decision to censor or withhold files, the government reconsidered and acknowledged it was at least partly wrong. That was the highest reversal rate in at least five years.




The AP's chief executive, Gary Pruitt, said the news organization filed hundreds of requests for government files. Records the AP obtained revealed police efforts to restrict airspace to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests in Ferguson, Missouri. 


In another case, the records showed Veterans Affairs doctors concluding that a gunman who later killed 12 people had no mental health issues despite serious problems and encounters with police during the same period. They also showed the FBI pressuring local police agencies to keep details secret about a telephone surveillance device called Stingray.


"What we discovered reaffirmed what we have seen all too frequently in recent years," Pruitt wrote in a column published this week. "The systems created to give citizens information about their government are badly broken and getting worse all the time."




The U.S. released its new figures during Sunshine Week, when news organizations promote open government and freedom of information.


The AP earlier this month sued the State Department under the law to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. 


The government had failed to turn over the files under repeated requests, including one made five years ago and others pending since the summer of 2013.

The government said the average time it took to answer each records request ranged from one day to more than 2.5 years. More than half of federal agencies took longer to answer requests last year than the previous year.




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U.S. Reports "Bird Flu" Outbreak In California : OIE

MSM continues to "report" these man-made, "novel" viruses as if they were somehow caused by migratory birds when they are in fact intentional releases in ongoing attempts to spark a pandemic in the human population  

REUTERS
03/19/2015

PARIS - 

The United States has reported a mild form of bird flu on a turkey farm in California, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of outbreaks to hit the U.S. poultry industry in recent months.


"Novel" man-made H5N1 originated in Kobe
University labs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a report posted on the OIE website that a commercial turkey flock in Merced County, near San Francisco, had been coughing with a slight increase in mortality last week.

Samples were submitted for laboratory testing and were confirmed positive for low pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza, it said.

The infected premises was placed under quarantine following preliminary findings and an epidemiological investigation was initiated, it said. 


Follow-up surveillance and testing on 10 associated farms showed negative results for bird flu.

The strain discovered differed from the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu which has been found recently in other states, notably Arkansas, the heart of America's poultry producing region.


Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier: Creators of
weaponised H5N1/H1N1
It was also different from the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu found on a Californian turkey farm in January which prompted five export markets to bar imports of poultry from the state.

Bird flu viruses are divided into two groups based on their ability to cause disease, or pathogenicity. Highly pathogenic bird flu spreads rapidly, may cause serious disease and has high death rates in birds. The H5N1 and H7N9 types have also been found in humans, causing several hundred deaths.


Low pathogenic bird flu causes milder disease that may be undetected.

However, the H7 variant can mutate into a highly pathogenic type, prompting extreme precaution even in cases of low pathogenic outbreaks.

Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide and Gus Trompiz, editing by William Hardy.



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

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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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.

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

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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