Jul 29, 2016

Turkey Intelligence Services Allege UAE Funded Coup

Exclusive story this morning from MiddleEastEye news site, which if true, is a huge revelation.

The United Arab Emirates government collaborated with coup plotters in Turkey weeks before it was launched using exiled Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan as a go-between with the US-based cleric accused by Turkey of orchestrating the plot, sources close to one of Turkey’s intelligence services told Middle East Eye.
Dahlan is alleged to have transferred money to the coup plotters in Turkey in the weeks before the coup and communicated with Fethullah Gulen, the cleric alleged by Turkey to have masterminded the coup attempt, via a Palestinian businessman based in the US.
The identity of this man, who is close to Dahlan, is known to a Turkish intelligence service.
Read more

Jul 28, 2016

Sicilian Mafia Documentary

Watched an excellent documentary (linked below) from JourneyMan Pictures on Sicilians attempting to break the grip of the Mafia on their culture and island. Brilliant piece - just wish it was longer!

Jul 21, 2016

Western Muslim to a Soldier of Allah

Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
This is great: Translated from French via Google Translate, so forgive the errors in grammar. Should be enough to get the gist, I had no problem understanding.

From: http://goo.gl/6VOA1m

Open letter to a soldier of Allah: Stop calling me "brother"!

Prepare your suitcase. Buys a ticket. Currency countries. Ceases to be schizophrenic. You will not regret it. Here, you are not at peace with your soul.
You're all the time squeegees throat. The West is not for you. Its values ​​attack you. You can not stand the mix. Here, girls are free. They do not hide their hair. They wear skirts. They make up the subway. They run in parks. They drink whiskey.
Here, we do not cut out to the thief. It is not stoning adulterous women. Polygamy is prohibited. It is justice that says. It is democracy that does. It is the citizens who vote the laws. The state is a ship that drives the people. It is not Allah who holds the rudder.

karim Akouche You pray a lot. You hit your head too much against the carpet. What is this black spot you have on the front? You push piety to fanaticism.
Hair ate your chin. often you frequent the mosque. You read dangerous books. You look suspicious videos. There is too much violence in your eyes. There is too much bitterness in your words. Your heart is a stone. You can not feel things. You've washed the brain. Your face is cold. Your jaws are sharp. Your arms are ready to strike. Calm down. Violence does not solve problems.

I know where you come from. You live in the past too. Get out and confronts the present. Hang in the future. We only live once. Why offer her youth to perdition? Why spit on the face of beauty?
I know who you are. You're the man of resentment. The truth is bitter. She often gerber fools. But today I want to tell you. Even make your eyes bleed.

Open your ears. I have things to tell you. You did not invent anything. You have built nothing. You did not bring anything to the world civilization. You've given everything: light, paper, pants, plane, car, computer ... That's why you're upset. Resentment eats your guts.
Inflate your lungs. Breathe.
Civilization is a collective work. There is no superman or subhuman. Equal before the mysteries of life.
All miserable before the disaster. We can not live long hatred. She gives birth to corpses and blood.
Questions the dead. Excavation in the ruins. Dissects the manuscripts. You're late for several revolutions. You never cease to evoke the golden age of Islam. You mean the number zero that your forefathers have invented. You speak Greek philosophers they would have translated. You speak of astronomy and math they would revolutionized. So many myths based on approximation.

Stop fooling the world. The Arabian Nights is a work Persian. History does not play with good feelings. Make Mani Mani what belongs to Mohammed and what follows from Mohammed. Constantly glorify you. Constantly victimize you. Repeatedly called repentance. Those who killed your grandparents died long ago. Grandchildren have nothing to do with colonialism. It is unfair to ask them to apologize for crimes they did not commit.

Your ancestors also conquered peoples. They colonized the Berbers, Kurds, Uzbeks, Copts, Phoenicians, Persians ... They beheaded men and raped women. It is with the sword and the Koran they have destroyed crops. In Africa, they were slave before Goree Island.
Why do you look like that? I only place the tragic thread of the story.

Everything is authentic. You only have to compare the sources. The earth is round like a top, even if there is a hadith which says that it is flat. You should have read the story of Galileo. You have much to learn from his science. You prefer el-Qaradawi. Abul Ala Maududi you love. You listen Tariq Ramadan. Change a little routine. There are more powerful works that religions.

Dostoevsky tries. Opens Crime and Punishment . Shakespeare plays. Ose Nietzche. Even had he announced the death of God, we have the right to invite Allah the tribunal of reason. He will play in a vaudeville. It will make the theater with us. We will give him a role at the height of his message. His children are crazy. They commit carnage on its behalf. We want to question him. He can not shirk. He must appease his texts.

You think I exaggerate? But I am free to think as you are free to pray. I have the right to blaspheme as you have the right to kneel. Each his Mecca and each his bearings. Each and every god his faithful his verses. The prophets castigate and the truth is not unique. Who is right and who is wrong? Who is stupid and is lucid? The sun is high enough to enlighten us. Democracy is large enough to contain our follies.

We are not in Saudi Arabia or Yemen. Here, the state religion is freedom. We can say what we think and we can laugh as sacrilege of the sacred. We have to let his divinity on the threshold of his home. The belief is faith and faith is a flame that is put out in public.

In your country, Christians and Jews hug the walls. Atheists are hunted there. Apostates are massacred. When the soldiers of Allah killed journalists, brothers exploded with joy. They burned flags and buildings. They called for jihad. They promised the West retaliation. One of them has even named her newborn Kouachi.

I do not understand your brothers. There are too many contradictions in their head. There are too many bullets in their guns. They look Mecca, but they dream of Hollywood. They drive Chrysler. They Shoe Nike. They have IPhone. They puff burgers. They love American brands. They fight the "empire", but they have a weakness for its products.

And stop calling me "brother." It has neither the same mother or the same references. You were too far from me. You took a crooked path. I've had enough of your trickery. I too suffered your foolishness. Our ties are broken. I'll give you more confidence. You breathe chaos. You are a child of revenge. You're on a mission. You work for the kingdom of God. The life of this world does not interest you. You're someone else. You're a monster. I do not understand you. You escape me. Today you are fundamentalist, tomorrow you will be terrorist. You will go to swell the ranks of the Islamic State.

One day you kill innocent people. Another, you will be a martyr. Then you will be in hell.
Blank will not come to your bedside.

You will be eaten by worms. You will be devoured by the flames. You will be drowned in the river of wine which hath promised. You will be tortured by the demons of your stupidity. You'll be ashes. You will be dust. You shall be dung. You will be saliva. You shall be ashamed.
You'll be dog. You will be nothing. You will be misery.

Jul 1, 2016

Allegedly NATO Conducts Psych Operations On Its Citizens

At least according to an article published on SouthFront Analysis & Intelligence today.

This ramping up of tensions with Russia and maneuvering on their doorstep, (sphere of influence) is deeply worrying to me. Imagine if Russia did what the US is doing, in Mexico and/or Cuba. Oh wait ....

#DisbandNATO now. I don't really see Russia wanting to increase their territory, but can't blame her for countering aggressive US/NATO actions.
All we're doing is feeding the Military Industrial Complex that former POTUS Truman warned us about.
I see no threat from either the Russian Federation or China.

The article:

The Swedish public is experiencing strong pressure from the NATO leadership, prominent European politicians and mass media, loyal to the Alliance, together recommending the neutral country to join the bloc “in face of the Russian threat”. 
Unexpectedly in this propaganda team a new figure appears – minor by political weight, but significant.
The tension comes from the contribution of the commander of the elite division of psychological operations of the Swedish Armed Forces Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Tome. He mentioned Russian propaganda attacks on the Baltic countries and said that even if little is known about the squad in the Swedish army, he is fully prepared to implement military information campaigns. More ...

May 18, 2016

Taps Reveal Daesh Fighters Treated in Turkey Hospitals With Government Knowledge

Big surprise here, anyone that didn't know Ankara was allowing back and forth border crossings of Daesh and Al-Nusra fighters, must have been living in a cave.
There was also reports of Daesh and Al-Nusra fighters being treated in Turkish hospitals prior to this too.
The difference is, there is a smoking gun now ...

Good reportage by RT - Notice how Western MSM doesn't seem to be getting the "scoops" lately?

May 2, 2016

Black Tar Heroin - Mexico is Large Producer

Heroin aka Mr. Jones -- whatever you want to call it, is an evil drug due to it's addictive properties. Once it has its hold on you, few can escape it.
In my "Hood" Toronto, my neighbourhood is discussing more HARM reduction sites, evidence of the quality and availability of this black devil, known as 'Black Tar'. Mexico is a large producer of this product.

Vice news has a documentary, titled "The Rise of Mexican Black Tar". It's a good watch and available below. Some commentary from Vice:

As the rate of opioid addiction has surged in the United States, Mexico has become the world's third-largest producer of opium used to process heroin. Mexican cartels are now the primary suppliers of the drug to the US, producing a crude and unrefined form known as black tar.

VICE News travels to the fertile mountains of western Mexico, where we see the beginning of the path black tar heroin takes to the US on plantations growing poppies used to make opium. We then head across the US border to witness the human cost there of the lucrative but destructive heroin trade.

Analysis of SAA Tactics

English: Syrian anti-tank teams successfully d...
English: Syrian anti-tank teams successfully deployed French-made Milan ATGMs during the war in Lebanon in 1982 as well. Français : Les équipes antichars de l'armée syrienne ont utilisé le missile Milan durant la guerre du Liban contre, en autre, l'armée israélienne en 1982. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Southfront has a well written piece of how the Syrian Arab Army has performed in vast Syrian deserts.

Five years of war have taken their toll on the SAA. By 2013, Syrian government forces had already lost a quarter of their military equipment. Nearly 1800 tanks and armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) along with trucks and artillery were lost due to destruction or capture . Between Western coalition-backed weapon deliveries and the amplified wear-and-tear on machinery as time progressed, it is now estimated that attrition has claimed over half the SAA’s original strength. As a result, the availability of tanks and AFVs is an ever growing hurdle for SAA commanders to overcome. It is not uncommon to see SAA infantry assaulting rebel-held settlements with only a handful of vehicles to support. Read more

Peace and Stability in Libya Possible?

MIddleEastEye has a interesting story on the German career diplomat at the forefront of what's happening behind the scenes in Libya.

Apr 11, 2016

Some More Information on the Panama Papers Affair

It's just an incredible story, this Panama Papers saga, and one that I hope the parties concerned with releasing it, will eventually release to Wikileaks as raw data. The rest of us should be able to mine this data as well.

This said, Apropos to my last story, came this release just moments ago, by Journeyman Pictures from Australia - They do some great work. Documentary below: