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Collusion: British government murder of civilians in Northern Ireland - Documentary

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Collusion is a special feature length television documentary commissioned and funded by RTÉ.

In a first television interview, a member of the gang linked to the Dublin Monaghan bombs and many other atrocities reveals that their intent was to foment a civil war - and in that event, they were confident they could "crush the other side".

Taoisigh Jack Lynch and Liam Cosgrave were met with flat denials when they raised collusion with their British counterparts. The film will reveal that the British were well aware of it.

Supported by archive evidence and interviews with senior Irish and British officials of the period, the film reveals that the British Army decided early on it could not fight a war on two fronts and concentrated its efforts on "destroying" the Provisional IRA, while at the same time saying publicly it was dealing with the conflict in an even handed way.

Such was the extent of collusion in the eighties, the film will also reveal that an RUC Special Branch officer tipped off a UDA brigadier about an informer. It could easily have led to the man's murder. Northern Ireland's Police chief George Hamilton confirms a police officer could face serious charges.

Eye 1

The oligarch's chessboard: Kolomoisky and the Kiev Cauldron



"What is this comic opera being played in Albania?"
(Kemal Atatürk on President Zogu's elevation to monarchic status)

When I began writing this, Kolomoiskiy was still governor of Dnepropetrovsk and had yet to back down in his confrontation with the Junta. It was my contention at the time that things were not as simple as waiting to see who the US would back in order to judge the outcome; that they were not necessarily minutely controlling the situation; that—to quote Iraq's one time Information Minister, Muhammad Sa‛eed al-Sahhaf—"they don't even control themselves!" Subsequent events certainly give the impression that a pronunciamiento from the US Ambassador is all it took to settle the issue. Nonetheless, I would still contend that the US is not needed in order to explain Kolomoiskiy's apparent surrender (a rally is planned for this Saturday in Dnepropetrovsk which may indicate what, if any, moves he has left to make).

My reasoning for this is not that Frankenstein's monster has eluded the control of his creator, as Ukraine slips deeper into chaos (chaos, precisely, is one of the forms that US control takes); nor is it that the US has other concerns, including domestic political ones, that distract her attention. It is simply that even openly avowed US support is no guarantee that they will not abandon you in favour of somebody that they may have explicitly rejected or reprimanded. The US is working through Ukrainian actors, many of whom have the wherewithal to pursue their own personal goals, which may at some point coincide with those of the US—whoever appears to them most capable of achieving those goals is who they will ultimately back, even if they do not publicly proclaim that support.

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Bad Guys

NATO increases tensions in the Baltics with provocative war games in Poland

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NATO is on the move again, conducting a military BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) exercise in Ustka, Poland just west of the border from Kaliningrad in Russia.

This could be viewed as a direct provocation towards Russia. The increase in tension caused by such close-border exercises is justified by NATO blaming what they call Russian aggression in "annexing" Crimea. This, despite observers confirming the free and fair referendum in which the Crimean people overwhelmingly voted for reunification with Russia.

What's more, NATO's aggressive posturing is merely one of many such operations planned to be conducted across Eastern Europe.

The NATO exercise entitled Noble Jump includes attack helicopters, fighter jets, military hovercraft, amphibious landing vehicles, warships, and nearly 6,000 personnel, all taking part in drills to capture make-believe "enemy held" (Russian) territory.

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Dollars

'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one of Britain's most senior fund managers

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Financial crisis in pictures: traders at stock markets around the world when markets crashed before.
The manager of one of Britain's biggest bond funds has urged investors to keep cash under the mattress.

Ian Spreadbury, who invests more than £4bn of investors' money across a handful of bond funds for Fidelity, including the flagship Moneybuilder Income fund, is concerned that a "systemic event" could rock markets, possibly similar in magnitude to the financial crisis of 2008, which began in Britain with a run on Northern Rock.

"Systemic risk is in the system and as an investor you have to be aware of that," he told Telegraph Money.

Comment: Once again the voices are getting louder warning of a pending financial collapse.


Snakes in Suits

Netanyahu slams international 'diktats' on Palestinian-Israeli conflict

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he will "fiercely reject" international proposals to settle the Israel-Palestine crisis, adding that they have "no true consideration for the security needs of Israelis or other national interests of ours."

"The way to reach an agreement [to solve Palestinian-Israeli conflict] is only through negotiations and we will fiercely reject attempts to impose international diktats," Netanyahu said at his Cabinet meeting, AP reported.

Comment: In other words, it is Netanyahu's way or no way.


Eagle

The truth about Gaddafi's Libya, NATO's bombing, and the Benghazi 'consulate' attack

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Benghazi 'consulate' attack, given the green light from on high
We were business people doing business in Libya since 2007 January. We made a unique enzyme that rejuvenates oil wells and cleans up sludge pits, cleans out pipelines and tanks and does a whole lot of neat things to oil. We booked a huge amount of business in Libya from 2007 to 2011: 5 billion dollars worth of our product. We signed a JV with the Social Security Investment Fund of Janzour near Tripoli, Libya. We actively began to build a production facility to fulfill these contracts for our enzyme when the so called Libyan revolution began in February of 2011.

I would like to note that the Libyan people were not in any way extremist Muslims. The part of the Koran that was added by the Ayatollah Khomeini talking about killing infidels was thrown out of Libya by Ghadafi because he said it was not part of the Koran. For this there was a fatwa or death order put on Ghadafi for over 20 years by the radical extremist Muslims. All religions with a book were allowed in Libya. Women were emancipated in the 1970s by Ghadafi. No special clothing were required and all women were highly educated if they choose to be. They were doctors, lawyers, ministers, business owners, or just house wives whatever they decided.

Libya shared ½ of all the its oil revenue with its 5.5 million population. All medical care was free, if you could not get the care you needed in Libya then you could travel wherever you needed with a family member and all costs and expenses were fully paid. Education was free and if you wanted to go outside to another University that was paid in full with a stipend. When a Libyan couple got married they received a $46,000 gift from the government to start their lives. Their first home, a 2,500 sq foot condominium cost 10% of their salary for 20 years and then it was theirs. Gasoline was 44 cents a gallon, all utilities were free. If you were hungry and had no money they had huge stores of food where you could get rice, milk, cheese, flour and money to buy meat. The average salary in Libya was the highest in Africa, higher than China or India at $15,800 a year. If you had a college education and could not find a job you received that money until you found a job.

Comment: For the full story about what happened to the Moriartys - and Gaddafi's Libya - check out their fascinating (and disturbing) interview on SOTT Radio.


Vader

The West behind ISIS confirmed - new docs


Weapons "intended" for Kurdish fighters dropped at ISIS-held location.
For years now judicious analysts have been saying that ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic State, is a synthetic witches' brew of malcontents organized, armed and trained by the West and its regional appendages in the Arab Gulf countries.

Despite an overwhelming sand storm of disinformation emanating from the mainstream media that laughably portrayed the militant group and its creepy offshoots as wholly organic, critical thinkers have insisted that ISIS is a controlled outfit of covert mercenaries that were manufactured by Western powers and first wielded like a samurai sword against the Gaddafi regime in Libya. Once the North African country was swallowed whole by the Wahhabi onslaught, which was directed by CIA and MI6 "advisors" on the ground and reinforced by NATO airstrikes from above, the same stock and breed of criminal miscreants were promptly set upon Syria to ravage that unsuspecting nation.

With banal hubris, Western regimes denied whole cloth any suggestion that they have been sponsoring ISIS. But a recently unearthed US intelligence document shatters the façade of secrecy and denial, confirming in bare language that the West and its Persian Gulf marionettes are directly responsible for the rise of ISIS. US intelligence analysts, writing in a 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report [1] disclosed by Judicial Watch, pondered gleefully about the prospect of utilizing radical Wahhabi-Islamist fundamentalists as a bludgeon against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The document categorically demolishes Washington's deceptive 'we were only arming moderates' gambit, noting that the rebels in Syria (which Washington and other Western powers have been supporting[2] since 2011) were dominated by "Salafist, Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda" elements from the outset. Such extremists were the "major forces driving the insurgency in Syria," the report states with unambiguity. It adds that Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the precursor group to ISIS, was the ideological backbone of the insurgents who were flooding into Syria that same year - the very same militants that the West was backing with enthusiastic vigor, dumping hundreds of millions of dollars in arms and supplies at their feet.

Radar

Pentagon is building cruise missile shield to defend US cities from Russia

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Pentagon building cruise missile shield defense.
The military moves to set up an expensive sensor-and-shooter network, but is the threat real?

The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles.

The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with sensor-laden aerostat balloons hovering over U.S. cities and with coastal warships equipped with sensors and interceptor missiles of their own.

One of those generals is Adm. William Gortney, who leads U.S.Northern Command, or NORTHCOM, and North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD. Earlier this year, Gortney submitted an "urgent need" request to put AESA radars on the F-16s that patrol the airspace around Washington. Such a request allows a project to circumvent the normal procurement process.
© foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com

Comment: One day we can all give a heaving sigh of relief when ALL the bases are covered as to everlasting security and defense capability. We might find out we live inside Cheyenne Mountain or its prison equivalent. Pity the sunset watchers, star-gazers, flower-sniffing fools that buy into the idiocy that our world doesn't need layer-upon-layer of action-reaction-action-reaction nausea. It was perfect the way it WAS.


Chess

The partition of 'Syraq'

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© Reuters / Atef Hassan
With less than two weeks before a possible nuclear deal being struck between Iran and the P5+1, the brinkmanship across the "wilderness of mirrors" of Middle Eastern intel is reaching fever pitch. Spin reigns supreme. And nothing is what it seems.

Of course a lot riding on the Iran nuclear deal has to do with Pipelineistan. Iran, assuming sanctions quickly collapse, will finally be able to sell natural gas to the EU - theoretically in competition with Gazprom; but that will take a long time, until Iranian (decaying) infrastructure is upgraded.

Briefcase

Greek debt crisis: Tsipras makes new proposals to EU leaders

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has presented EU leaders new proposals on a "mutually beneficial deal" to solve the Greek debt crisis, according to his office.

"The prime minister has presented the three leaders the Greek proposals on a mutually beneficial deal, which will provide a definitive solution, rather than postponing the solution to the problem," the cabinet spokesman told media on Sunday.

Tsipras offered a new solution during a telephone conversation between Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, France's President Francois Hollande and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Comment: Greece: Truth Committee on Public Debt just declared all debt to the Troika "illegal, illegitimate, and odious"