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India looks to use US formula to convince France and Australia –  Indian Express by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | January 27, 2015 A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama announced a resolution to the nuclear liability issue and administrative arrangements, India  plans to engage with France and Australia in the next few weeks to clear the remaining hurdles before nuclear commerce.

India will share the Indo-US formula on resolving the nuclear liability issue with France to resolve the issue of liability with the latter as well, sources said — this has come in the way of nuclear commerce with Areva, the French nuclear supplier.

With Australia, the sources said, India will share the template of its administrative arrangements with Canada — and now the US — so that uranium from Australia can be supplied without further delay. India signed an uranium supply agreement with Australia last September, when Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited the country.

……….The US is said to be no longer insisting on tracking these supplies, required under its rules to ensure it is not being used for military purposes. -……http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-looks-to-use-us-formula-to-convince-france-and-australia/

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‘The US Defense Department has decided to keep secret its massive spending in Afghanistan, according to Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

“[The Pentagon] is about to come and scrub our computers of the data,” Alex Bronstein-Moffl, SIGAR’s director of public affairs, told Fusion.

According to a report by SIGAR, the institution can no longer track how billions of American taxpayer dollars are being spent in Afghanistan.’

Read more: Pentagon to keep secret military spending in Afghanistan

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FBI foils its own terror attack plans, once again: US nuclear scientist secretly taped by FBI claiming he could bomb New York

| 29 Jan 2015 | A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for “money and power,” according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of secrets would make him wealthy. The recordings were played Wednesday in US District Court in Albuquerque before a federal judge sentenced Mascheroni, 79, to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release as part of a plea agreement.

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Pentagon documents: Obama to request big defense budget hike

| 27 Jan 2015 | President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian ‘rebels’ to fight create more Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Obama will ask for $534 billion for the core budget of the Defense Department — a $38 billion increase — according to “pre-decisional” Pentagon documents obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday. That means there could be some slight changes when the budget actually comes out Monday…Another $51 billion would go for overseas military missions, including $43 billion for ongoing operations in Afghanistan [to protect the CIA’s opium production] and $3.8 billion to ‘train’ Afghan security forces

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US allocates Ukraine far-right regime $2 billion

| 28 Jan 2015 | The U.S. Government provides financial support to Ukraine[‘s pro-Nazi regime] in the form of government guarantees worth $2 billion. The corresponding declaration has been signed by finance minister of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Joseph Lew, an Ukrinform correspondent has reported.

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The lands of all the world have always been the reality beneath all the wealth which has given rise to the imbalance of Ninety-Nine to One.

The supposed ‘wealth-creators’ are producing global-poverty instead of prosperity by attacking the planet. As global-predators they’ve decided to kill the 99% that are the renters and the debtors who pay for their own slavery…

The New World Order Revealed

http://www.rense.com/general96/nworevealed.html

The Vatican has claimed global-ownership of all the land, this defines the “How & Why” of the New Global Feudalism. And this is what has driven Agenda 21, brought to us by the UN and NATO, who are actively engaged as global-military-enforcers. In Ukraine: “The Russian president says Kiev’s troops are essentially a foreign NATO legion, which doesn’t act in Ukraine’s national interests”, thus officially labeling the UN & NATO as outlaw-aggressors in the illegal war against the people of Ukraine.

The greater the concentration of the wealth by the 1%, the more taxes are paid by the 99%. The debtors and the renters BTW get none of the benefits which these draconian taxes pay for: While the filthy-rich profit from every bail-out of the banks, which cover their debts and bury the accounts of those which the supposed ‘bailouts’ were hypothetically created to benefit ­ Yet the DEBTS are kept on the books and the middle class is forced to pay for them again!

The untouchable one percent does not really earn their “income” they profit mostly from the Capital Gains. The rich buy the politicians and control the governments in order to qualify as being “Too Big to Jail”. They bought control of the courts and the just-us systems which they’ve been allowed to do: While as “insiders” they’ve also been allowed to profit directly from insider-trading, while for the rest of us that practice is totally illegal. By buying up the government the 1% has been able to buy the public domain, which the public created and paid for decades ago.

The one-percent is fond of claiming to be anti-big-government. But when it comes to all those non-existent taxes most of them not only do NOT pay, but many of those corporations actually get rebates for all the trouble they went to, to steal everything.

This continuing practice has turned most of us back into serfs in the New Feudalism which makes the Dickensian World of England look like the global-kindergarten of world poverty that we’ve become.

The world of today is not one of “inequality”. It has instead descended-directly into the nightmare of global-slavery. The 99% are now paying three times for their own enslavement. They pay first in the illegal taxes leveled against them and again when the money goes to the same banks that created the illegal-debts which their savings are being stolen to pay for in the guise of a bail-out. That’s the second-time: The third time happens because the public’s “debt” is not removed from the books. This chain of events was just broken today by Greece who voted to break free from this living hell by ‘ending austerity’, to create a new way to sustain themselves against the highway-robbery that has been masquerading as ‘one-world-government’ for the last five years. Socialism for the Rich and Global Vulture Capitalism for the poor in every country ­ that’s the mantra! Google “Corporate Welfare” if you don’t believe me.

“When Politicians and the Media work side-by-side: The jokes they create, at our expense, are all on us” ­ RT

This ‘New Feudalism’ is the only ‘reality’ today…

Wealth Abyss:

http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/226067-great-recession-recovers-world/

There’s an additional irony in all of this. If people could still read or be able to write there would be a huge market for a new board-game.

Back during the Market Crash of 1929, the Game of Monopoly was created to explain the evils behind ‘the banks’ to the public. A few years passed and then the hugely popular board-game was purchased by Parker-Brothers where it was converted to escape the original reason for its creation. The ‘new’ Monopoly venerated capitalism and actually taught the public how to “acquire properties”, amass wealth and “Get Out of Jail Free”. The Robber Barons in exile loved it!

In fact in many of the current day yuppiedom coffee shops they delight in using names that worship those bygone days. On Polk Street in the city, one of those shops is called “The Robber Baron”, and another within the same block I live on, is called “Contraband” ­ just to give you a taste of what’s going on.

While the artificial names point to a much different time; there are no conversations going on inside those shops. The “coffee” is more expensive than the booze their exclusivity eliminated ­ but the places themselves are as dead as the inside of eighteenth century cemeteries. Talking is frowned on and the only sounds heard are the clicking of computer keyboards.

At the bank: Some tellers tell me they cannot read my checks because I “write” the names of the people the checks are made out to. Cursive writing is becoming obsolete, just like that typewriter above. Consequently the ‘revised form of Monopoly’, that I would dearly love to create, would not be able to make it now: Because it would be in direct competition with all the murder, rape and torture which has stolen the “games divisions” that once involved games that were based on thought and interaction with other people.

Even the number of those who “REMEMBER” what it was like to live in this country when there was no censorship and still a bit of freedom in most places are dying out. Everyone dies! But when this place allowed the new Robber-Barons to steal all our freedoms, there was a death-sentence passed: Not just against creatures of my age, but against the entire world that can no longer remember what real life and real freedom were all about…

kirwan@kirwanesque.net

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‘So now we know. Canadian special forces in Iraq have been “painting” Islamic State targets for our CF-18 fighter-bombers. They’re been operating so close to the front lines that they have come under fire. And they have been shooting back.

That’s not what Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Parliament on Oct. 3 when he made the case for sending special forces. He insisted, four times, that they would have a “noncombat” role and that there would be “no ground combat mission.”

The Canadian forces would merely “advise and assist” Iraqi and Kurdish troops who are battling the jihadists, he said. Canadians were led to believe that our small force of under 70 “boots on the ground” would be restricted to a teaching role far behind the lines, well away from the fray.’

Read more: So much for Stephen Harper’s pledge that our troops in Iraq would be in a noncombat role

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The most entertaining mysteries are the ones with compelling protagonists, enigmatic and often surreptitious antagonists, and surprising or shocking conclusions.  Indeed, without these essential elements, one is unlikely to read the story at all.  However, when it comes to politics and geopolitics, somehow our mass media storytellers – the scores of journalists, military and counter-terrorism ‘experts,’ and establishment mouthpieces – fail to even point us in the right direction. Not only do they not follow the threads of the story, they prefer to pretend they simply aren’t there.

And so it is with the great ‘mystery’ of Boko Haram, a group that in just a few years has become one of the most recognizable terrorist entities in the world.  Having carried out heinous massacres of men, women, and children, abducted thousands of innocents, and destroyed whole towns, Boko Haram now symbolizes just that perfect blend of barbarism, religious and ideological fundamentalism, and non-white skin, which come together to cast them, in the eyes of westerners especially, as the manifestation of evil – the devil incarnate that can only be destroyed by the forces of righteousness.  You know, the ‘good guys.’

But what happens when there are no ‘good guys’ to be found?  What happens when you follow the story only to find the most cynical of intentions from every player involved?  Such is the case with this Boko Haram story, and indeed the regional politics and geopolitics of West Africa as a whole.

In trying to unravel the labyrinthine web of political, economic, and strategic threads connecting a number of significant actors, it becomes clear that no analysis of Boko Haram is worth reading unless it approaches the issue from three distinctly different, yet intimately connected, angles. 

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/27/unraveling-the-mystery-of-boko-haram/

 

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‘Regrettably, the government in Kiev has refused to take the road of a peaceful settlement and does not want to resolve the problem through political means. First they used the law enforcement agencies, then the security services, and then the army. Later, when they ran up against resistance, they suspended military operations, but sadly, they only used the temporary peace to regroup and then start their operations again. They are pursuing these operations again now. Thousands of people have already been killed. This is certainly a real tragedy.

We often speak of the ‘Ukrainian army’, but who is doing the fighting there in reality? Yes, in part it is official armed forces units, but a substantial part of those doing the fighting come from the so-called volunteer nationalist battalions. Essentially, this is not an army but is a foreign legion, in this particular case, a NATO foreign legion, which is not pursuing Ukraine’s national interests of course. They have completely different goals, related to achieving their geopolitical aim of containing Russia, and this is absolutely not in the Ukrainian people’s national interests.’

Read more: NATO’s ‘Foreign Legions’ Operating in East Ukraine – Vladimir Putin

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NORAD to patrol skies over Super Bowl XLIX

| 25 Jan 2015 | Military fighter jets and helicopters will be patrolling Valley skies this week to keep America — and the Phoenix metropolitan area, in particular — safe for football. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, will conduct aerial training exercises on Tuesday between 3 and 7 p.m., and will patrol the skies over Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, as it has for every Super Bowl since the terrorist attacks of 2001…Tuesday’s exercise, code-named Exercise Falcon Virgo, is a joint operation of the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Civil Air Patrol and NORAD.

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Military-clad English-speakers caught on camera in Mariupol shelling aftermath

| 25 Jan 2015 | Armed people in uniform speaking fluent English with no accent have been spotted in Mariupol in the aftermath of the rocket hit, fuelling allegations that foreign mercenaries are serving among Ukrainian troops. The port city in eastern Ukraine, under Kiev’s control, saw a surge of violence on Saturday, when several rockets hit a residential area in the east of the city, reportedly killing 30 civilians. Numerous videos from the scene showed destruction in the aftermath of the attack, for which local militia and Ukrainian troops blamed each other. But among footage shot in Mariupol, there are some videos showing armed men in military uniform, who speak English fluently.

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US Trainers to Deploy to Ukraine

–US has already earmarked $19 million to help build Ukrainian [Nazi] National Guard

| 22 Jan 2015 | American soldiers will deploy to Ukraine this spring to begin training four companies of the Ukrainian National Guard, the head of US Army Europe Lt. Gen Ben Hodges said during his first visit to Kiev on Wednesday. The number of troops heading to the Yavoriv Training Area near the city of L’viv — which is about 40 miles from the Polish border — is still being determined, however. Funding for the initiative is coming from the congressionally-authorized Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF), which was requested by the Obama administration in the fiscal 2015 budget to help train and equip the armed forces of allies around the globe.

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‘We didn’t even really know who we were firing at’ – former US drone operator

| 22 Jan 2015 | Former US drone sensor operator Brandon Bryant admits he “couldn’t stand” himself for his participation in the country’s drone program for six years – firing on targets whose identities often went unconfirmed. Since 2001, and increasingly under the Obama administration, the US has been carrying out drone strikes against targets believed to be affiliated with terrorist organizations in countries like Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia. The program, which has been shrouded in secrecy, has been routinely criticized for the high number of resultant civilian casualties.

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One can’t help but laugh at the way in which our loathsome leaders try to pull the wool over our eyes time and again.

These cowards in high places have resorted to fantastical lies and clownish frauds to keep us complacent and ignorant.

This latest chicanery should make you grin.

Just hours after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an “anti-terrorism” pact with Israel and pledged $200 million towards the anti-ISIS coalition led by the United States, ISIS released a video threatening to kill two Japanese hostages. 

The infamous British-accented Islamic State fighter, who allegedly beheaded a string of hostages over recent months including American photojournalist James Foley, appears in a new video demanding a ransom of $200 million in exchange for the release of the two Japanese captives.

“[Israeli PM] Netanyahu warned [Japanese PM] Abe that Japan could become a target of terrorism,” writes Dr. Patrick Slattery in an article on David Duke’s website,“and almost on cue, within a matter of hours ISIS released a video featuring two Japanese hostages in orange jumpsuits and a knife-wielding masked man who announced in British English that the Japanese [captives] would be killed if a $200 million ransom is not paid in 72 hours.” 

What timing! What convenience!

http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2015/01/22/514773the-isis-comedy-continues/

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Operation Northwoods
In the covert war against the communist regime in Cuba under the CIA’s Operation Mongoose, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously proposed state-sponsored acts of terrorism in side the United States.

NSA spying & mass surveillance
In the 1990′s, when anti-surveillance activists and media personalities were warning about the NSA’s huge domestic spying operation, they were treated as paranoid conspiracy theorists.

Well over a decade before the Snowden revelations, the NSA was busy intercepting and recording all electronic communications across the entire world under the Echelon program.

In 1999, the Australian government admitted that they were part of an NSA-led global intercept and surveillance program called Echelon in alliance with the US and Britain that could listen to “every international telephone call, fax, e-mail, or radio transmission,” on the planet.

The CIA’s heart attack gun
During Senate testimony in 1975 into illegal activities by the CIA, it was revealed that the agency had developed a dart gun capable of causing a heart attack. “At the first televised hearing, staged in the Senate Caucus Room, Chairman Church dramatically displayed a CIA poison dart gun to highlight the committee’s discovery that the CIA directly violated a presidential order by maintaining stocks of shellfish toxin sufficient to kill thousands,” a Senate web page explains.

CIA drug Trafficking
A ton of pure cocaine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, is smuggled into the United States. Robert Bonner, former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, offers Mike Wallace his take on what happened — and where the CIA went wrong.

IRS Scandal
IRS staffers had singled out conservative organizations with “tea party” or “patriots” in their name that were seeking tax-exempt nonprofit status, subjecting them to extra scrutiny to see if they were abusing the tax law as it relates to political activity. They grilled these conservative groups about their members, their donors, their public statements, and who they employed. And there is no evidence yet that the IRS systemically treated non-conservative groups with the same level of attention.

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