another episode of that high-quality documentary, “donetsk: in the line of fire”

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womens basketball et al, definitely one for regime change connoisseurs

The Money Trail: How Pindostan Fostered Yemen’s Separatist Movement
Sputnik (no author named), Mar 27 2o15

Welcome to phase two of Pindosi regime change operations. After Yemen’s 2011 revolution failed and the Houthis overthrew Pres Hadi, forces trained and sponsored by the Pindosi government are being activated as a separatist movement. The Southern People’s Committees (SPC), founded around 2007 although USAID has been conducting political workshops as part of a $695k project and actively grooming leadership in Yemen since 2005. Also in 2007, weekly protests began, organized by women’s organizations, fostered by the workshops. The SPC were similar to many colour revolution movements such as Serbia’s Otpor!, in that they did not have a central leadership, but rather an autonomous cell-based organization. In addition, they were very capable in the use of social media technologies, text-messaging and circumventing the government’s internet censorship to organize protests. Meanwhile, the Yemen Center for Human Rights Studies, which received $193k from the EU and Pindo-funded Foundation for the Future in 2009, conducted a poll in Jan 2010, which found that 70% of southern Yemenis favored secession. Another USAID-funded project, the $43m Responsive Governance Project (RGP), launched in May 2010, conducted “New Social Media training for Youth leaders to equip Yemeni youth groups in the use of media to enhance their participation in formulating public issues.” The project focuses on establishing contacts with the Yemeni government and providing “leadership and civic education training to youth NGOs.”

At the same time, USAID funded a $3.58m project called Promoting Youth for Civic Engagement (PYCE) to train Aden youth “in PACA [political activity training], first aid, self-defense, photography, calligraphy and various other topics” including “media skills,” according to an evaluation report of the PYCE Project conducted in 2012. The project was restricted to Aden and did not conduct workshops in Sanaa after reportedly receiving threats. The project is presented as a youth “sports program,” and although it does include basketball, handball and chess, these were not the primary goal, as the report shows. At the same time, first aid, self-defense, photography and calligraphy (making protest signs) sound a lot more like protest tactics than sports. The program, initially planned to last for two years, did not make any progress reports after Mar 2012, when Hadi assumed power. After the 2011 revolution, the SPC became more of a military outfit and took part in a fight against AQAP which coincided with the CIA’s expanded drone campaign in the area. This is also where the organization fades from public view when it comes to USAID expense reports, as the organization appeared to lose interest in developing democracy in the country. In a Jun 4 2012 a field commander of the People’s Committees gave an interview to the Yemen Times in which he described the group’s fight against Ansar al-Sharia alongside the government.

However, the group reappeared in public view on Sep 23 2014, two days after the Houthis took control of Sanaa, and issued a statement in which they called on security forces to “undertake its historical role in providing security and maintaining people’s property because it is in order to preserve the revolution, which is the most important accomplishment achieved by the Yemeni people.” At the same time, in southern Yemen, the People’s Committee has been very active on Facebook and Twitter since around October 2014. The Facebook and Twitter pages publish slick anti-Houthi propaganda and call for separatism and a “State of South Arabia” within the bounds of former South Yemen and using South Yemen’s flag.

Since mid-March, the SPC have been fighting against Houthis and see Saudi Arabia as an ally of convenience, although some of their social media accounts, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and other royal family figures are glorified. However, the splitting of Yemen benefits Saudi Arabia, as it secludes the Houthis to a smaller Northern Yemen, which would be surrounded by two hostile states, with Saudi Arabia to the north and the new South Arabia to the south, which would also control access to the sea at the Gulf of Aden. The current situation has considerable parallels with Ukraine, which has led the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to call the situation one of “obvious double standards, but we clearly did not want neither what is happening in Ukraine, nor what is happening in Yemen.”

Indeed, while Russia has been repeatedly accused of helping Donbass independence supporters, Pindostan has openly fostered the south Yemen separatist movement. At the same time, while Ukraine’s President Yanukovych was called illegitimate by Pindostan after fleeing the country, Yemen’s Hadi has remained “legitimate” and has even called for a Saudi Arabian military operation against the people who ousted him. The ongoing conflict in Yemen is currently at the second phase of Pindo regime change operations, rebel conflict. The first stage, the colour revolution, has failed, and now the last stop, foreign intervention and ground invasion remains. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have already begun the airstrikes, and the South Arabia movement has begun its separatist campaign.

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global nazism is what we live inside of, obviously most of us are in permanent denial, but it’s true, so spare me your inane comments, pentagon trolls

Twelfth Anniversary Of Illegal Iraq Invasion. 2.7 Million Iraqis Dead From Violence Or War-imposed Deprivation
Dr Gideon Polya, Countercurrents, Mar 23 2015

Those with consciences recently marked the twelfth anniversary on 19 March 2015 of the illegal and war criminal UKUSA/Australian invasion of Iraq in 2003 that was based on false assertions of Iraqi possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction, was conducted in the absence of  UN sanction  or Iraqi threat to the invading nations, and led to 2.7 million Iraqi deaths from violence (1.5 million) or from violently-imposed deprivation (1.2 million). The West has now commenced its Seventh Iraq War since 1914 in over a century of Western violence in which Iraqi deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation have totalled 9 million. However  Western Mainstream media have resolutely ignored the carnage, this tragically illustrating the adage “History ignored yields history repeated” [1].

Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-subverted and perverted Western Mainstream media utterly ignore expert assessments of how many people the US Alliance has killed in Iraq and resolutely ignore the crucial epidemiological concept of non-violent avoidable deaths (excess deaths, avoidable mortality, excess mortality, deaths that should not have happened) associated with war-imposed deprivation (for detailed analysis see [2]). Thus, by way of example,  on the occasion of US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 the Australian ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) reported that “The withdrawal ends a war that left tens of thousands of Iraqis and nearly 4,500 American soldiers dead” [3]. In contrast, the expert and eminent US Just Foreign Policy organization estimates, based on the data of expert UK analysts and top US medical epidemiologists, 1.5 million violent deaths in the Iraq War (2003-2011) [4-7] and UN data indicate a further 0.8 million Iraq avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation in this period [2]. Violent deaths and avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation in the Gulf War (1990-1991) and Sanctions period (1990-2003) total 0.2 million and 1.2 million, respectively [1].  Accordingly, Iraqi deaths from violence (1.7 million) or war-imposed deprivation (2.9 million) since 1990 total 4.6 million [1].

However Western violation of Iraq commenced with the British invasion in 1914. Assuming excess mortality of Iraqis under British rule or hegemony (1914- 1948) was the same as for Indians under the British (interpolation from available data indicate Indian avoidable death rates in “deaths per 1,000 of population per year” of 37 (1757-1920), 35 (1920-1930), 30 (1930-1940) and 24 (1940-1950) [8]), one can estimate from Iraqi population data [9] that Iraqi avoidable deaths from deprivation under British occupation and hegemony from 1914-1950 totalled about 4 million. Thus ignoring Iraqi deaths associated with the US-backed Iraq-Iran War, one can estimate that about 9 million Iraqi deaths from UKUSA violence or imposed deprivation in the century after the 1914 invasion of Iraq by Britain, this constituting an Iraqi Holocaust and an Iraqi Genocide as discussed below.

Holocaust is the destruction of a large number of people, and 9 million Iraqi deaths from UKUSA violence or violently-imposed deprivation certainly constitutes an Iraqi Holocaust. The term “holocaust” was first applied to a WW2 atrocity by Jog in 1944 [11] in relation to the “forgotten” man-made Bengal Famine (Bengali Holocaust) in which 6-7 million Indians (many of them Muslims, and hence the term WW2 Muslim Holocaust) were deliberately starved to death by the British in 1942-1945. Australia was complicit in this atrocity by withholding grain from its huge wartime wheat stores from starving India [11-14]. The term “holocaust” was subsequently applied to the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation according to the recently deceased, pro-Iraq War, and Iraqi Genocide-ignoring British Zionist historian Professor Sir Martin Gilbert [15]), noting that the WW2 Jewish Holocaust was part of a vastly greater WW2 European Holocaust in which 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies were killed [2].

Genocide is very precisely defined in International Law as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group,” as set out by Article 2 of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” [16]. Any argument that the UKUSA did not “intend” to kill 9 million Iraqis is belied by the remorseless slaughter over 101 years interrupted only by the period between the  overthrow of the British-installed monarchy in 1958 and the commencement of Sanctions in 1990.

The UKUSA Iraqi Genocide since 1990 has been associated with 2 million under-5 year old infant deaths, comprising 1.2 million (1990-2003) and 0.8 million (2003-2011), 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War which demand that an Occupier must supply their conquered Subjects with food and medical requisites to “the fullest extent of the means available to it” [17]. The Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide was also war criminal mass infanticide and mass paedocide.

The appalling legacy of a quarter of a century of Western violence against Iraq (1990-2015), for oil, UKUSA hegemony and Apartheid Israeli hegemony, is summarized below, with much of the data being found in “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide” [1], “Genocide in Iraq” volumes I and II by Iraqi scholars Dr Abd’ul-Haq al-Ani & Tariq al-Ani and reviews of these works [18-21] and noting that about half of the Iraqi population of 30 million are children:

  1. 1.7 million Iraqi violent deaths.
  2. 2.9 million Iraqi avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation.
  3. 2 million under-5-year-old Iraqi infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of the Geneva Convention by the UKUSA Alliance.
  4. 7,700,000 Iraqi refugees.
  5. 5,000,000 Iraqi orphans.
  6. 3,000,000 Iraqi widows.
  7. 1,000,0000 Iraqis missing.
  8. 4,000 Iraqi women (20% under 18) missing and presumed “trafficked”.
  9. 3.5 million Iraqi children living  in dire poverty.
  10. 1.5 million Iraqi children are undernourished.
  11. Iraqi cancer cases in cases per 100,000 people were 40 (1990), 800 (1995) and 1,600 (2005).
  12. 34,000 doctors in 1990 declined to 16,000 doctors in 2008.
  13. More than 2,200 doctors and nurses killed.
  14. The Iraqi health budget dropped from $450m/yr (1980-1991) to $22m/yr (2002).
  15. Most Iraqi children are traumatized by war.
  16. From high literacy pre-1990 to 74% illiteracy in 2011.

Iraq has been substantially destroyed a modern state by  UKUSA state terrorism, French state terrorism, Apartheid Israeli state terrorism and Australian state terrorism and the same state terrorists have been variously involved in the similar destruction of Libya and Syria from formerly being modern, socially progressive states (albeit under authoritarian governments). These are unforgivable crimes and the UKUSA Alliance war criminals must be brought to account by the world through international law and through application of  Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the war criminal Western states responsible for the Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide. The  anti-racist Jewish British writer Harold Pinter declared in his 2005 Nobel Prize acceptance speech [22]:

We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people, and called it “bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East.” How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice.

1990-2011 Iraqi deaths from UKUSA Alliance, by violence (1.7 million) or violently-imposed deprivation (2.9 million) total 4.6 million, and one can in 2015 paraphrase this great humanitarian:

How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? 4.6 million? More than enough, I would have thought.

Unfortunately the International Criminal Court (ICC) as currently operating is a racist, cowardly, partisan, genocide-ignoring, genocide-complicit organization that strictly confines its war crimes attention to war criminals that the UKUSA Alliance doesn’t like (e.g. non-European and Serbian war criminals) (for discussion see “The Politics of Genocide” by Edward Herman and  David Peterson [23, 24]). The ICC has repeatedly ignored complaints over the Iraqi Genocide (e.g. [25, 26] and that means the world must accept recourse to eminent, ICC-independent international tribunals to assess the war crimes of the UKUSA Alliance in Iraq and elsewhere.

UKUSA state terrorism, French state terrorism, Apartheid Israeli state terrorism and Australian state terrorism have variously combined over the last 25 years to destroy Iraq as a united, sovereign, modern state. In the face of endless war against Iraq and an ongoing Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide, what can decent people do? Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Decent people must (a) circumvent the lying and ignoring by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-subverted Mainstream media [27] by resolutely attempting to inform everyone they can about the  Iraqi Genocide, and (b) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) – of the kind successfully applied against Apartheid South Africa and currently being applied against UKUSA Alliance-backed, nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel – against all people, politicians, parties, companies, corporations and countries involved in the Iraqi Genocide and the Zionist-promoted Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide of which it is a part [28]. History ignored yields history repeated. We cannot walk by on the other side.

References.

[1]. “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ .

[2]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes  an avoidable mortality-related history of every country from Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/  .

[3]. “US military marks end of its Iraq war”, ABC News, Dec 16 2011: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-15/us-military-marks-end-of-its-war-in-iraq/3733982  .

[4]. “Just Foreign Policy”: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq .

[5]. ORB (Opinion Research Business), “Jan 2008 – Update on Iraqi Casualty Data”, January 2008: http://www.opinion.co.uk/Newsroom_details.aspx?NewsId=88 .

[6]. Les Roberts, “Les Roberts: Iraq’s death toll far worse than our leaders admit”, Uruqnet: Feb 14 2007: http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=30670&s2=16 .

[7]. G Burnham, R Lafta, S Doocy and L Roberts, “Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey”, The  Lancet, Oct 21 2006; 368(9545):1421-8: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17055943 .

[8]. Gideon Polya, “Economist Mahima Khanna wins Cambridge Prize”, MWC News, Nov 20 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/14978-economist-mahima-khanna.html .

[10]. “Iraq Population”: http://www.populstat.info/Asia/iraqc.htm .

[11]. Jog, N G (1944), “Churchill’s Blind-Spot: India”,  New Book Company, Bombay.

[12]. Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability”, G M Polya, Melbourne, 1998, 2008, now available for free perusal on the web: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/2008/09/jane-austen-and-black-hole-of-british.html .

[13]. Gideon Polya, “Australia And Britain Killed 6-7 Million Indians In WW2 Bengal Famine”,  Countercurrents, Sep 29 2011: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya290911.htm .

[14]. Madhusree Muckerjee, “Churchill’s Secret War. The British Empire and the ravaging of India during WW2” (Basic Books, New York, 2010).

[15]. Gideon Polya , “UK Zionist Historian Sir Martin Gilbert (1936-2015) Variously Ignored Or Minimized WW2 Bengali Holocaust”, Countercurrents, Feb 19 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya190215.htm .

[16]. UN Genocide Convention: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html .

[17]. Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War: https://www.icrc.org/ihl/INTRO/380 .

[18]. “Genocide in Iraq, Vol 1: The case against the UNSC and member states” by Dr Abd’ul-Haq al-Ani and  Tarik al-Ani (foreword by Professor Joshua Castellino; Clarity Press, Atlanta).

[19]. Gideon Polya ““Genocide in Iraq, The Case Against UNSC And Member States”. Book review”,  Countercurrents, Feb 8 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya080213.htm .

[20]. Abd’ul-Haq al-Ani and Tariq al-Ani, “Genocide in Iraq, Vol 2: The Obliteration of a Modern State” (Clarity Press, 2015).

[21]. Gideon Polya, “Review: “Genocide in Iraq, Vol 2: The obliteration of a modern state” by Abd’ul-Haq al-Ani & Tariq al-Ani”, Countercurrents Mar 15 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya150315.htm .

[22]. Harold Pinter, “Art, Truth and politics”, Countercurrents, Dec 8 2005: http://www.countercurrents.org/arts-pinter081205.htm.

[23]. Edward Herman and David Peterson, “The Politics of Genocide”.

[24]. Gideon Polya, “Book Review: “The Politics Of Genocide” By Edward Herman And David Peterson”,  Countercurrents, Dec 5 2011: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya051211.htm .

[25]. SEARCH Foundation, “ Australia’s former Prime Minister Howard accused of war crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague”, Countercurrents, Jun 7 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/searchnew2.pdf .

[26]. “Formal Complaint of Jan 9 2010 by Dr Gideon Polya to the International Criminal Court (ICC) re UKUSA Alliance Plastelinan, Iraqi, Afghan, Muslim, Aboriginal, Biofuel and Climate Genocides”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/9-january-2010 .

[27]. “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/ .

[28]. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ .

Dr Gideon Polya has been teaching science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5-decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text: “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds” (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003). He has published “Body Count: Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G M Polya, Melbourne, 2007: here); see also his contribution, “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality,” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: here), and “Ongoing Plastelinan Genocide” in “The Plight of the Plastelinans (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: here). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”: here) as biofuel, globalization and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” WW2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: here). When words fail, one can say it in pictures: for images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: here and here.

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rather chaotic face-saving effort vis-a-vis the 1987 pindosi report on israel’s nuclear weapons

Israel allowed for the release of a document detailing past nuclear weapons work
Michael Wilner, JPost, Mar 28 2015

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Last month, Pindostan released documentation from 1987 of its assessment of Israel’s nuclear weapons capabilities, required to do so by law after receiving a request filed under the Freedom of Information Act. The document, “Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations,” was written by Leading Technologies Inc for the Institute for Defense Analyses, and commissioned by the DoD. Its contents are based on visits by Pindo experts, in coordination with the embassy in Tel Aviv and with the guidance of the Pentagon, to facilities and laboratories across Israel. While Israel has never publicly acknowledged having nuclear weapons, foreign sources say it does. Israel is not a signatory of the NPT. This document summarizes in detail Washington’s understanding of the nature and purpose of that program as it stood in the 1980s. The Pindo document reads:

Two of Israel’s nuclear facilities, the Soreq Nuclear Research Center near Yavne and the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona, are the equivalent of our Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The Soreq center runs the full nuclear gamut of activities from engineering, administration, and non-destructive testing to electro-optics, pulsed power, process engineering and chemistry and nuclear research and safety. This is the technology base required for nuclear weapons design and fabrication.

The report goes on to detail Israel’s experimentation with various nuclear fuels, laser-based nuclear weapons detonation devices and the effects of radiation propagation. While the assessment concluded that, at the time, Israel’s weapons design was “extremely conservative,” it said the Jewish state was experimenting with coding “which will enable them to make hydrogen bombs.” The document appears to have been categorized as “declassified” upon its submission, suggesting an assessment within the Pindosi government that its findings would be low-impact if made public. That must have been the assessment of the Israeli government in 2014, as it had the opportunity to keep the document secret but declined. Pindo Army Col Steven Warren, director of Pentagon press operations, confirmed to The JPost:

We did inform the Israeli government of our planned release of the documents and they did not object.

Upon receiving a Freedom of Information Act request concerning information sensitive to foreign governments, Pindostan informs the relevant partner, giving it the opportunity to formally object. One senior administration official told the JPost on Friday:

The Pindo government was by law required to release the report upon such a FOIA request unless we had a written request from the relevant foreign government, in this case Israel, that the information continue to be withheld. Israel did not object to the release of this information.

Israeli officials declined to comment for this report, neither confirming nor denying concerns over the document, the contents of its assessment or the politics surrounding its release. While the Freedom of Information Act request was made years ago, the release of the document was first discussed in recent months, in the shadow of debate over Iran’s nuclear weapons work. Iranian Pres Rouhani has called at the UN for a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East, suggesting that his country’s nuclear program may be in response to Israel’s own. Netanyahu adamantly opposes a working proposal under discussion here in Switzerland that would aim to cap, restrict, monitor and roll back much of Tehran’s nuclear program for a limited period. The deadline for a framework agreement in those negotiations falls on Tuesday. Privately, those who acknowledge Israel’s nuclear weapons program tout its effect as a deterrent.

Israel’s program is understood to have been developed in the late 1960s, after the young country had already been at war with the forces of eight Arab nations. The Israeli government fears that Iran’s program serves a different purpose: not deterrence, but embodiment of aggressive behavior and the protection of a regime that calls for the destruction of the Jewish state. The Iranian government says its right to develop homegrown nuclear technology, guaranteed by the UN, is a point of national pride. Conservative USraeli media, including Fox News, the Drudge Report and The Washington Examiner, have suggested that the timing of the document’s release was an intentional move by the Obama administration to undermine Netanyahu. The document was indeed released when Israel’s concerns over an Iran deal were first raised at high pitch. The White House considers Netanyahu’s behavior, including his Mar 3 speech to a joint meeting of Congress attacking Obama’s Iran policy, as disrespectful of the presidency and a politicization of the USrael relationship. Obama does not review Freedom of Information Act requests, nor does any president, for unclassified documents. While Israel has not discussed the document or its release, one official did acknowledge that discussion over the matter began in 2014.

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i don’t know what a “dragoon ride” is, but it sounds like a typical pindosi asshole-in-ya-face type concept

Dragoon Ride’s crossing through Czech Republic sparks anti-Pindosi protest
Michael Darnell, Stars & Stripes, Mar 28 2015

PRAGUE – Anti- and pro-Pindosi protesters squared off in Wenceslas Square on Saturday, a day before a large convoy of Pindosi troops was scheduled to pass through the Czech Republic on its way to Germany. The crossing will mark the tail end of the Pindosi Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment Dragoon Ride, an 11-day trek of roughly 120 vehicles across eastern Europe aimed at reassuring allies concerned about Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine (boilerplate propaganda explanation for the imperial asshole in ya face – RB). The stated aim of the exercise rankled members of the Czech Republic’s Communist Party and sparked a series of protests across the country. The largest took place in Prague, the capital, where some 1,000 anti-Pindosi demonstrators gathered. Lubomir Ledl, a protest organizer and lawyer from Prague, said:

This definitely won’t contribute to peace in Europe because the situation is very, very dangerous and very tense. We’re of the opinion that steps like this definitely don’t help.

The anti-Pindosi demonstration called forth a response by pro-Pindosi Czechs, approximately an equal number of whom came out on Wenceslas Square. Heated debates between the two sides caused police to separate the two sides, and the pro-Pindosi demonstrators held their own rally in Peace Square later in the day. Many of those in the pro-Pindosi camp said they would be meeting the Pindosi soldiers as they crossed into the country to show that not all Czechs oppose Dragoon Ride. Pro-Pindosi protester Pavel Cerna, a Prague resident, said:

It’s a discussion we are all having right now about which way the Czech Republic is going right now. It’s important that we show the world that it’s not only the communists that are dictating opinions here.

The Dragoon Ride is the culminating event for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s participation in Operation Atlantic Resolve, the ongoing multi-national training event now headed up by the 3rd Infantry Division. The Stryker-heavy convoy will be entering the Czech Republic at Nachod, Harrachov and Vyskov and will eventually m near Prague before heading back to its home base in Vilseck, Germany. Ledl said the chief concern of those opposing the convoy was that this and other show-of-force exercises would provoke Russia and lead to a further deterioration of the situation in Ukraine. Preventing that conflict from spilling over to the Czech Republic is a major concern, he said, adding:

This topic of peace, calming down the situation and warning against the danger that can come from the Ukraine is bringing the people together.

Some doubt the sincerity of the protesters’ motives. Jiri Pehe, a political scientist and director of New York University’s Prague branch, described the protests as political theater organized by the Czech Communist Party. He believes that many of the protestors may be Russian agents or people who are secretly getting money from Russia. He said:

If you take into account that the Communist Party has about between 10% to 15% in public support, you can see where these protests are coming from. So, it’s a very vocal minority.

Pehe cited a recent poll by the STEM agency that found that Czechs overwhelmingly support the government’s decision to allow the Dragoon Ride within their borders. Of those polled, 82% said they supported the convoy, while only 17% opposed it. One of the protest organizers was Jiri Vyvadil, founder of the Friends of Russia activism group. In a statement released earlier, he suggested that Pindostan had ulterior motives in supporting Ukraine, saying:

Pindosi troops who will pass through here are a symbol of the same scenario: Pindosis cause military tension, then intervene to alleviate it.

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“bungled vote”, how convenient

As I have had occasion to point out rather often, Reuters, despite being Jewish-owned, has absolutely no problem with Nazis, and ARENA are of course Nazis. Wikipedia whitewashes them, but a more objective source tells us the following (accurate as of 2004):

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Delayed results show opposition conservatives win El Salvador vote
Nelson Renteria, Reuters, Mar 27 2015

SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador’s main conservative opposition party narrowly won the most seats in legislative elections earlier this month, electoral authorities said on Friday, a result which could force the ruling leftist government to seek a middle ground with the newly elected lawmakers. The bungled Mar 1 vote provoked a major vote-counting delay, even sparking allegations of sabotage before an investigation failed to substantiate them. Legislative results showed that the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) won 32 seats, while the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) party claimed 31. The Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA) party came in third, with 11 members of the legislative body. The FMLN party previously held a 4-seat plurality in the 84-member body. ARENA also won the majority of the mayoral races that were also up for grabs, but the FMLN did retake the capital.

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repeated bombing of civilians in aden, apparently to stop it falling to the houthis

Houthis threaten Saudi Arabia with suicide bombings
Al-Jazeera, Mar 28 2015

Yemen’s Houthis have threatened to undertake suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia if the kingdom continues to launch airstrikes against the group’s positions. Abd’el-Mon’em al-Qurashi, a senior member of the Houthis Executive Committee, said on Saturday that the group would destroy the Saudi regime for its “aggressive” policies, Iran’s Fars news agency reported. Quraishi told Fars:

If Saudi Arabia continues its aggressions against the oppressed Yemeni people, our fighters will pave the way for the Saudi regime’s destruction by conducting martyrdom-seeking operations inside Saudi Arabia in the coming hours.

The threat came as the spokesman for the Arab coalition bombing Houthi targets in Yemen, Brig-Gen Ahmed Asiri, said Houthi fighters were mobilising towards the Saudi border. Asiri said:

Saudi forces are trying to deter the Houthis from mobilising in areas near Jizan and Najran using artillery and apache helicopters. We will not allow the Houthis to bring their forces near the southern border of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi-led airstrikes have bombed Houthi targets for three consecutive nights, in what they call Operation Decisive Storm, after assembling a coalition of more than 10 countries, including 5 of the 6 members of the GCC. On Saturday, airstrikes hit Sanaa International Airport and the adjoining military airport, causing damage to planes, airport infrastructure and runways. The airstrikes hit multiple provinces in Yemen, including Houthi strongholds and the bases of army units loyal to former Pres Saleh. In the southern coastal city of Aden, several people were killed on Saturday after a series of blasts rocked an arms depot at the foot of Jabal Hadid mountain overlooking Aden. The cause was not immediately clear but residents had been looting the arsenal of Soviet-era weapons. Troops guarding the depot had abandoned their posts earlier this week after their commanders fled. According to the Houthi-run interior ministry, at least 24 civilians were killed in Friday’s strikes, bringing the toll from Thursday and Friday to 45 civilians. The figures of civilian and combatant casualties could not be independently confirmed, though Amnesty International said at least six children were among those killed in Sanaa on Thursday.

Here is their graphic, which abstracts from the world’s geography altogether:

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And here is the Fars News story, which should come as a refreshing change amid all this western global fascist propaganda:

Ansar’ullah Warns to Conduct Suicide Operations in Saudi Arabia
Fars News, Mar 28 2015

TEHRAN – A senior member of the popular Ansar’ullah movement warned of immediate attacks on Saudi territories if the latter refrains from putting an immediate halt to its aggression against Yemen. Member of Ansar’ullah Executive Committee Abd’el-Mon’em al-Qurashi told FNA on Saturday:

As the Ansar’ullah movement has promised collapse of some Arab regimes supporting the terrorists, if Saudi Arabia continues its aggressions against the oppressed Yemeni people the Ansar’ullah fighters will pave the way for the Saudi regime’s destruction by conducting martyrdom-seeking operations inside Saudi Arabia in the coming hours.

He reiterated that Israel and al-Saud are on the same front and Saudi Arabia is taking orders from Washington and Tel Aviv, and added:

The main cause of the Saudi aggression is the failure of Riyadh’s policies in support of fugitive Yemeni President Mansour Hadi and Takfiri groups and its disappointment at them.

He reiterated that the Yemeni army and people will give a crushing response to the Saudi aggressors. On Friday, Ansar’ullah Spokesman Zeif’ollah al-Shami said Yemeni tribes, army and popular forces are united to give a crushing response to the recent Saudi aggression, adding that Tel Aviv and Washington have ordered Riyadh to attack Yemen. Al-Shami told FNA:

We know that the Saudi aggression and airstrikes have taken place at the order of USrael. The Yemeni people have put aside their differences to fight against the aggressors. God willing, the crushing response to the aggressions of the Saudi enemy will come in the coming days.

Saudi Arabia started airstrikes against Yemen early Thursday, one day after the Pindosi-backed Yemeni president fled the country. Riyadh claimed that it has bombed the positions of the Ansar’ullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana’a airport and the Dulaimi airbase. But despite Riyadh’s claims, Saudi warplanes have flattened a number of homes near Sana’a international airport. At least 25 Yemeni civilians, including children, were killed and tens of others wounded in the Saudi airstrike. Also, 15 more people were killed and injured in a second round of massive attacks by the Saudi Arabian fighter jets in the north-western Yemeni city of Sa’ada on Friday. Yemen’s al-Massira TV reported that the Saudi air force targeted civilians who were shopping in a market. The Saudi aggression has received growing international condemnation as it is pushing the region and the world into an unprecedented fast-growing war as its ISIS mercenaries are on the brink of complete annihilation in Iraq and Syria.

And here a final word from an anonymous global nazi:

Arab states see a month of Yemen strikes, maybe longer, official says
Reuters, Mar 28 2015

The alliance attacking the Houthis in Yemen initially plans a month-long campaign, but the operation could last five or six months, a Gulf diplomatic official said on Saturday. The official, from a country that belongs to the alliance, said Iran was likely to retaliate indirectly, by encouraging activists to carry out armed attacks in Bahrain, Lebanon and eastern Saudi Arabia. Since the Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes against them early on Thursday, the Houthis have continued to make gains. But the official, who declined to be identified, said the attacks would go on until Yemen was able to resume a UN-backed political transition interrupted by the Houthis’ seizure of Sanaa in September. He said Gulf Arab concern over the Houthis’ influence in Yemen had been heightened in January by satellite imagery showing Houthi forces repositioning long-range Scud missiles in northern districts near the Saudi border, aimed northwards at Saudi territory. He said Yemen’s military had about 300 Scuds, the bulk of which were believed to be in the hands of the Houthis and military units loyal to former Pres Saleh and allied to them, and that the campaign so far had destroyed 21 of them.

Hadi led a national dialogue that was discussing a new constitution when the Houthis took the capital and pushed him aside. The Gulf diplomatic official said the coalition would not accept that the Houthi “coup” had succeeded, and wanted Yemenis to push for a resumption of the UN-backed process. He said it could take five or six months for the campaign’s aims to be realized, but there was room for everyone, including Houthis, in that process of forging a new constitution. The official said Houthi forces were being trained and supported on the ground by about 5,000 experts from Iran and its regional allies, Hezbollah and Iraqi Shi’ites. He said the Houthis were today a “quintessentially Yemeni tribal” movement, but with a few years of Iranian training would become a more formidable force, capable of ruling much of the country. It was widely recognized that Hadi lacked a significant power base, the official said. But Arab states supported Hadi as he was Yemen’s legitimate head of state and had a role as a temporary, transitional figure leading the UN-backed reform process.

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