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US refuses to share intelligence with Russia on ISIS locations


Russian Air Force strikes on an ISIS ammunition storage facility in Syria (video still).
The US is refusing to share intelligence on Islamic State with Russia is doing everything to back out of cooperation, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"Our partners from other countries, which view Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) as a real enemy, which must be destroyed unconditionally, actively help us with data on bases, depots, command posts and training camps of terrorists. And those, who, apparently, have a different opinion about this terrorist organization, are constantly looking for reasons to refuse to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism," Russian media quoted Igor Konashenkov, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, as saying.

Konashenkov was commenting on an earlier statement by US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who said that the US would not cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria because its strategy was "tragically flawed."

Carter again claimed that Russian airstrikes are hitting not only ISIS, but also the so-called moderate opposition groups that fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the US and their allies want to see ousted from power.


Saudi Arabian clerics urge jihad against Russia, Iran in Syria - to back ISIS?

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Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province.
Dozens of Saudi Arabian clerics not officially affiliated with Riyadh have urged Muslims to support the fight of "holy warriors" against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian allies. The clerics are outraged by Russia's bombing of Islamic State.

Fifty-five Saudi Arabian 'opposition' clerics and academicians, including some prominent Islamists, have signed a joint online statement urging "true Muslims" to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to the fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad's army as well as Iranian and Russian forces.

The statement follows the commencement of daily Russian air raids in Syria targeting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. Contrary to Riyadh's public anti-ISIS stance, the clerics' call appears to be portraying the militants as "defenders" of faith.

"The holy warriors of Syria are defending the whole Islamic nation. Trust them and support them ... because if they are defeated, God forbid, it will be the turn of one Sunni country after another," the call reads, as cited by Reuters.

The group brands the Russian involvement as "an orthodox crusade" and calls on anti-Assad fighters to "unify their front" and stay in Syria. It also uses sectarian terms for Iran and the Shi'ite Alawite sect to which Assad belongs.

"The Western-Russian coalition with the Safavids [Iran] and the Nusairis [Alawites] are making a real war against the Sunni people and their countries," the text says.

Comment: Putin: ISIS ideology based on lies and perversion of Islam


Russia seeks to establish contact with Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups to end conflict with political settlement

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President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu at the Bocharov Ruchei residence.
The Russian Defense Ministry is ready to assist Assad's military and the Free Syrian Army in uniting forces against Islamic State jihadists and other terror groups, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

In a statement Wednesday, Zakharova said that such diplomatic efforts are "based on the position voiced by Russia's president, Vladimir Putin," adding that Moscow will carry on with contacts with the "whole spectrum" of Syrian opposition.

Following Putin's orders, the Foreign Ministry is now also seeking to establish contacts with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) leadership to discuss the possibility of their involvement into the process of political settlement of the Syrian crisis.

Earlier Wednesday, the Russian president revealed that his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, had proposed uniting the FSA forces and President Assad's army to battle Islamic State terrorists. It could create the ground for political settlement in Syria, Putin added.

"During [my] recent visit to Paris, French President Francois Hollande expressed an interesting idea, saying it is worth trying to unite the efforts of [Syrian President Bashar] Assad's army and the so-called Free Syrian Army," Putin said during a meeting with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

Comment: Putin clearly has a forward thinking strategy to resolve the conflict in Syria. It's more than just decimating ISIS; he sees how a political resolution is needed between the actual but corrupted opposition forces within Syria. This is a similar strategy Putin used when he defeated the proxy Chechen terror forces when he first rose to power in Russia. This isn't his first rodeo! Not only does Putin know how to effectively remove the scourge to humanity, but he also knows how to rebuild. The offer to the Free Syrian Army is likely a symbolic gesture since it's doubtful they really exist in any official capacity, however it opens the doors to any Syrian leaders within the opposition that may wish to be a part of the political process.

Bad Guys

Ever wonder what became of the £375 Billion created by the Bank of England under QE?

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Bank of England, where some of the greatest financial criminals do their 'work'
Have you ever wondered what happened to the £375billion, equivalent to £6,000 for every man, woman and child in the UK, created by the bank of England electronically? This colossal sum of new money is created through the programme called Quantitative Easing (QE), and pumped into the financial markets by the purchase of government bonds.

The campaigning group Positive-Money estimates that this money pushed share prices up by 20%. The idea was that those benefiting from this would invest this new wealth in the real economy. But the reality is that this new wealth simply went into more financial products, to benefit them even more from rising share prices.

Positive-Money concludes that for every £1 created under QE only 8p trickled down to the real economy, with the rest getting trapped in financial markets, making the rich even richer.

Comment: Despite the very serious lessons of recent history the 'banksters' have won again:

Quantitative easing worked for the Weimar Republic for a little while too

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Re-writing history: Media cries crocodile tears after US loses Fallujah to Sunni insurgents

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Child in mourning after American 'liberation' of Fallujah
I was a bit surprised as well as appalled at the reported reaction of U.S. military personnel who had participated in the November 2004 destruction of Fallujah under Operation Phantom Fury, to the January 2014 taking control of the city by Sunni insurgents. The New York Times reporter covering this story says that "watching insurgents running roughshod through the streets they once fought to secure, often in brutal close quarters combat, has shaken their faith in what their mission achieved."1 Marine Corps sergeant Adam Banotai is quoted as saying that "It made me sick to my stomach to have that thrown in our face, everything we fought for so blatantly taken away." Former State Department official Kael Weston, who worked with the Marines fighting in Iraq, and talked with them about this development, says that "This has been a gut punch to the morale of the Marine Corps and painful for a lot of families who are saying 'I thought my son died for a reason'."

There is a vagueness in these references to a supposed "mission" and "reasons." We should not forget that the U.S. leader in this Iraq enterprise, U.S. President George W. Bush, had originally claimed that the sole reason for invading Iraq was its possession of weapons of mass destruction and the threat that this posed to international peace and security. Once that was admitted to have been a fraud the mission and its purported reasons would seem to have disappeared and immediate withdrawal should have been called for. However, this was quickly adjusted to the mission of bringing democracy to Iraq, presumably to help the Iraqi people improve their lives as well as reduce the external threat of dictatorship. But any sensible person should recognize that a U.S. leadership that stands firmly with Saudi Arabia, and had earlier supported Saddam Hussein when he was attacking Iran, couldn't be expending resources for any democratic objective. There must be material or other semi-hidden objectives that can't be made explicit, except in unpublicized documents like the neo-con Project for the New American Century's Rebuilding America's Defenses or claims by disaffected insiders like former Bush Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill that a plan for regime change in Iraq was firmed up well before 9/11.2

Comment: For more background on the atrocities committed in Fallujah check out the documentary Fallujah:The Hidden Massacre:


Latvia begins mobilizing reservists - may reinstate compulsory military service

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In March, neighbor country Lithuania reintroduced military conscription in light of geopolitical tensions over the Ukraine crisis.

"The issue [of general mobilization] is on the agenda, but not this year," Normunds Stafeckis told the Latvijas Radio 4 station.

According to the spokesman, reservist exercises will begin this fall. About 300 former servicemen have received corresponding notices, Stafeckis added.

Mandatory military conscription was scrapped in Lithuania in 2008, four years after the country joined NATO, as the Baltic nation chose to create a professional army.

In late September, the Latvian government endorsed a draft bill that would see the military boost spending in the coming years up to 2 percent of the country's gross domestic product, as a requirement of NATO membership.

Comment: See also:

Bad Guys

Ukraine's Geraschchenko backs idea 'to help ISIS take revenge on Russian soldiers in Syria' under Sharia Law

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Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, has shared a message from a Facebook "friend" who wants to help ISIS militants take revenge on Russian military fighting terrorists in Syria under Sharia law.

Gerashchenko said he received a message on Facebook which said that "Russian propaganda channels" and Russian army in almost every report "show off" their military personnel in Syria.

The post, as well as Gerashchenko's Facebook page, were unavailable for several hours. But later the post, as well as Gerashchenko's page, reappeared. An image of the post can be viewed, however, thanks to a screenshot.

"I think that their faces [on TV] will be enough, so that Islamic State militants and their supporters in Russia, the majority of whom are in the Caucasus region, could then find them and take revenge [on them] under Sharia law," the Facebook user wrote to Gerashchenko.

Gerashchenko, who also attached an RT video showing Russian military jets in Syria in his post, seemed to be inspired by the idea. He urged everyone who has any information about Russian servicemen fighting ISIS in Syria to report the data on the volunteer-made Mirotvorec (Peacekeeper) website. For such information, there would be a special section, entitled "Putin's crimes in Syria and Middle East."

The majority of Gerashchenko's Facebook friends supported the idea, calling it "brilliant" and "effective." However, not everyone got motivated by such a call.

Comment: It's Nazi Germany all over again.


Is Vladimir Putin an agent of the awakening?

Well, well, well, aren't we seeing a massive turnaround of late. Putin was so sharp, calm and truthful at the UN and other recent speeches and interviews compared to the same old Amerikan false bravado diatribe it was like having a clean shower after swimming through a cesspool.

And the whole free world feels the same.

What I admire about him is his cool demeanor and very artful tact in how he approaches massively sensitive subjects. He has to cloak it in "diplomati-speak" of course to reach the type of audience within those bound up layers of communication, but he does it masterfully. You don't sense the BS factor and full on propagandized deception you get from the Obamaramadingdong script reading puppet.


Clashes break out across the West Bank after psychopath Netanyahu declares 'an all-out war'

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Palestinian journalist Salah Zayyad, 35, recuperates in a Ramallah hospital after Israeli forces shot him in the abdomen at a demonstration near Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank, October 6, 2015.
Scores of Palestinians were injured in clashes across the West Bank and more than 200 were arrested in Jerusalem, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday he is "running an all-out war against Palestinian terrorism."

Palestinians protested today in a "day of rage," after a string of Palestinian attacks on Israeli citizens in the past week and Israeli incursions into the West Bank and Jerusalem—including the demolition of two homes overnight Monday and the killings of three Palestinian youths in the preceding 24 hours.

During the West Bank's main demonstration outside Ramallah, Israeli fire injured 13, six of them from live rounds, including Salah Zayyad, 35, a Palestinian journalist who was shot in the abdomen. Palestinian demonstrators threw rocks at security forces.

In Bethlehem, 27 were treated for tear gas inhalation, seven for injuries from rubber bullets, including two who are in critical condition for shots fired at the head. Another seven were hurt in a traffic accident after losing visibility while driving near the clash, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

The march followed a funeral for Abdel-Rahman Abeidallah, 13, who was shot in the heart during a demonstration yesterday. Abeidallah was the third Palestinian killed by Israeli forces on Sunday and Monday.

Before daybreak Israeli forces demolished the East Jerusalem homes of Ghassan Abu Jamal, 32, and Muhammed el-Ja'abis, 23, two Palestinians from the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood who were implicated in the killings of Israelis in 2014. Abu Jamal and his cousin Uday Abu Jamal, 22, stabbed to death five in a bloody attack on a north Jerusalem synagogue. El-Ja'abis was accused of killing an Israeli with a bulldozer in Jerusalem and was shot dead on the scene by security forces. His family says that it was not an intentional act, that he lost control of the tractor.

Punitive home demolitions are illegal under international law as a form of collective punishment. While Israel leveled houses as punishment throughout the second Intifada, a moratorium on the practice was in place at the close of the uprising until mid-2014.
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Comment: Netanyahu has had another psychopathic temper tantrum over what Russia is doing in the Middle East. The Palestinians, unfortunately, are on the receiving end of such childish rage.


European court strikes down EU-US data-transfer agreement - no more 'Safe Harbor'

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The highest EU court said in a milestone ruling on the "Safe Harbor" data-transfer agreement that the US compromised the essential European right to privacy. Facebook and other companies could now be barred from blanket-sending data to the US.

"The Court of Justice declares that the Commission's US Safe Harbour Decision is invalid," the court ruling said.

Austrian law student Max Schrems, 28, filed a complaint to the data protection commissioner in 2013 saying that the US law didn't offer a sufficient level of protection against surveillance on data sent via Facebook to the United States. This came in the wake of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's revelations on mass US surveillance.

The hearing of the case brought against Facebook took place October 6 in Ireland, where the company has its European headquarters. As a result, the Safe Harbor system enabling data transfers from the European Union to the United States by thousands of companies was found to be invalid.

According to the ruling, the Irish data commissioner must now examine Schrems' complaint "with all due diligence" and "decide whether ... transfer of the data of Facebook's European subscribers to the United States should be suspended on the ground that that country does not afford an adequate level of protection of personal data."

There were no Facebook representatives at the hearing which was explained later in a statement: "This case is not about Facebook. The Advocate General himself said that Facebook has done nothing wrong," the company said.

Edward Snowden, who has just recently opened his Twitter account, welcomed the decision and was quick to congratulate Schrems.

Comment: The momentum for this ruling has been building for some time. Citizens of Europe still have some awareness of the importance of personal privacy, unlike their sheeple U.S. counterparts.