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Obama picks sociopathic liar directly responsible for mass murder to lead the CIA

Obama picks sociopathic liar directly responsible for mass murder to lead the CIA | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

"In October 2011, 16-year-old Tariq Aziz attended a gathering in Islamabad where he was taught how to use a video camera so he could document the drones that were constantly circling over his Pakistani village, terrorizing and killing his family and neighbors.

Two days later, when Aziz was driving with his 12-year-old cousin to a village near his home in Waziristan to pick up his aunt, his car was struck by a Hellfire missile.

With the push of a button by a pilot at a US base thousands of miles away, both boys were instantly vaporized—only a few chunks of flesh remained." ...."

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REPORT by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LIBYA RULE OF LAW OR RULE OF MILITIA mde190122012en.pdf - Google Drive

REPORT by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LIBYA RULE OF LAW OR RULE OF MILITIA mde190122012en.pdf - Google Drive | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Amnesty removed the report from their web site ... I kept a Copy of Amnesty PDF. Pls check and see what is Amnesty hidding from you. Ask @Amnesty why they removed the report. Ask @Amnesty why they want by hidding Libya reality? How far they go on Helping Torture as a HumanRight for Libya Rebels? How Torture can become a sport with @Amnesty help. 

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Why Libya Matters — Again

Why Libya Matters — Again | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
ince a NATO-led air war toppled the regime of Muammar al-Qaddafi five years ago, Western governments have kept their distance from Libya, even as it plunged into a disastrous civil war. But the country is back in the headlines, and for the first time since 2011, the United States and its European allies are once again drawing up plans for possible military action in Libya.

With a small population of 6.4 million and a territory of mostly empty desert, why is Libya causing so much international concern? The Islamic State. The group has grabbed territory in Libya at an alarming pace in recent months, with potentially dire consequences for North Africa, the Sahel region, and Europe.

Libya is only one of several countries — including in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, Yemen, and Nigeria — where Islamic State militants have expanded their presence or forged an alliance with local extremists. But Libya has taken on an outsized importance because of its geographic location, its oil assets, ports — and the swift advance of ISIS on the ground.

“ISIS didn’t control any terrain along Libya’s central coast this time last year,” said analyst Harleen Gambhir at the Institute for the Study of War.

Made up of Libyan veterans from ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the group initially was active in Derna, a hotbed of extremism. But exploiting a power vacuum in a country with two rival governments, the Islamic State has since seized 150 miles of territory along the central coast, with Sirte — Qaddafi’s hometown — serving as its stronghold. It has staged attacks on oil facilities, sent in senior ISIS figures to oversee operations, and imposed the same brutal brand of social control it has enforced in its so-called “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.
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Where is Gaddafi's gold-plated pistol? Newsnight searches for it in the new Libya. (19 days left to watch - BBC Two)

Where is Gaddafi's gold-plated pistol? Newsnight searches for it in the new Libya. (19 days left to watch - BBC Two) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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M of A - The Race To Raqqa Is On - To Keep Its Unity Syria Must Win

M of A - The Race To Raqqa Is On - To Keep Its Unity Syria Must Win | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The race to Raqqa is on. Syria and its allies are competing with the U.S. and its allies to snatch east Syria from the Islamic State.

Raqqa in eastern Syria is held by the Islamic State as are the other cities along the Euphrates towards Iraq. To defeat the Islamic State in Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and other eastern Syrian towns and to liberate them, is the aim of all purported enemies of the Islamic State. But this question has to be seen in the larger context.

Could the U.S. and its allies capture Raqqa or Deir Ezzor and with it parts of eastern Syria it could use them as a bargaining chip to gain some negotiation power with Syria and its allies over the future of Syria. Alternatively it creates a Sunni state in east-Syria and west-Iraq. Mosul would be part of such a Sunni state and it would be put under the tutelage of a neo-ottoman Turkey. There have been U.S. plans for such a "Sunnistan" and a revision of the Sykes-Picot borders for some time.

For Syria and its allies the upholding of the unity of Syria is a major objective. To leave Raqqa and the eastern oil fields to the U.S. and its allies would be a devastating loss. Syria and its allies must therefore beat the U.S. and its allies in the race to Raqqa and the larger east Syria.

Syria just made the first major move. A brigade of the Syrian Arab Army attacked the positions of the Islamic State along the Ithriyah to Raqqa road. The town Tal Abu Zayhn has been taken on the way to the first objective, the Tabaqah military airport. Additional supporting forces from various allied groups are assembling in Ithriyah to later support the attack.




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The U.S. move towards east-Syria is still in preparation. The first U.S. plan was to use the Syrian-Kurdish YPG forces of north-east Syria. These were labeled Syrian Democratic Forces after attaching a few men from Arab tribes. These forces would have attacked Raqqa from the north. But the Kurds did not want to invade the Arab lands they would not be able to hold. Their aim is to connect to the Kurdish enclave in north-west Syria along the Turkish border.

The U.S. is coming up with a new plan. There are only sketches visible so far and the following is informed speculation.

The U.S. has extended the runway of the agricultural Rumeilan/Abu Hajar airfield (map) in the Kurdish held area in north east Syria to be able to supply larger operations in the wider area:

This location has been chosen because it's just 100 miles (160 kilometers) from ISIS frontline positions and some of its lucrative oil fields, but well within territory held by Kurdish fighters known as the YPG. The runway is being nearly doubled in length from about 2,300 feet to 4,330 feet (700 to 1,320 meters) -- long enough, say, to receive C130 transport planes. A small apron is also being paved.

Some U.S. special operation forces are said to already operate from there. This is the vanguard on a reconnaissance mission.

It was publicly disclosed that one brigade if the U.S. 101st Airborne Division would go to Iraq to train, advise and assist the Iraqi forces for an attack on Mosul.

Some 1,800 soldiers from the 101st’s Headquarters and its 2nd Brigade Combat Team will deploy soon on regular rotations to Baghdad and Irbil to train and advise Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces who are expected in the coming months to move toward Mosul, the Islamic State group’s de facto headquarters in Iraq.

But Col. Pat Lang was told that two brigades of the 101st would deploy:

I was told today that two brigades of the 101st Airborne Division are going to Iraq, not just one. This probably is related to the Saudi Juggernaut. pl

The Saudi "juggernaut" was the recent announcement that the Saudis would be willing to send troops to Syria. Nobody was, at first, taking that serious but it now starts to make some sense. The Saudis today confirmed their intent:

Saudi’s decision to send troops to Syria in an attempt to bolster and toughen efforts against militants is “final” and “irreversible,” the Saudi military spokesman announced on Thursday.

Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri, said that Riyadh is “ready” and will fight with its U.S.-led coalition allies to defeat ISIS militants in Syria, however, he said Washington is more suitable to answer questions on further details about any future ground operations.
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The statement comes as Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman visited NATO headquarters in Brussels to discuss the Syrian civil war.
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Saudis Say Assad Must Go, Deploy Jets to Turkey: Joint Turkish-Saudi Assault on Syria Now Imminent

Saudis Say Assad Must Go, Deploy Jets to Turkey: Joint Turkish-Saudi Assault on Syria Now Imminent | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
There will be no peace in Syria.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced yesterday that for The Kingdom, the removal of Assad is "crucial," adding without any sense of shame that the Syrian leader is the "single most effective magnet for extremists and terrorists in the region".

This is not a rogue statement made by a renegade government: It's a policy that has been approved, and most likely dictated, by the United States. And now the Saudis have parked their F-15s at a Turkish airbase used by the US military to strike targets within Syria:

Turkey has openly acknowledged that it is working with the Saudis on a joint attack plan.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has already made this clear:


"If we have such a strategy, then Turkey and Saudi Arabia may launch a ground operation,” he added, fueling concerns that a foreign troop invasion may soon further complicate the already turbulent situation in the war-torn country.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE voiced their readiness to contribute troops for a ground operation in Syria on the condition that the US would lead the intervention. Damascus and its key regional ally, Iran, warned that such a foreign force would face strong resistance.

Of course, both Turkey and Saudi Arabia insist that their strikes will be aimed at ISIS -- perhaps one of the most cynical, laughable claims made since the start of the Syrian conflict. As Slavoj Žižek argues, "The so-called 'war on terror' has become a clash within each civilisation, in which every side pretends to fight Isis in order to hit its true enemy."

The US will likely avoid direct involvement, but Washington is already hard at work behind the scenes: Even with many supply lines cut, the CIA is working overtime to resupply the "moderate" rebels with weapons.
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Se você não encontrar moderados na Síria, coloque uma fantasia em alguns extremistas

Se você não encontrar moderados na Síria, coloque uma fantasia em alguns extremistas | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Lendo as manchetes cada vez mais estridentes e desesperadas berradas pela mídia ocidental sobre as forças terroristas apoiadas pelos Estados Unidos e que começam a quebrar sob uma bem coordenada ofensiva da Rússia, da Síria e de seus aliados, que parecem cada vez mais capazes de retomar o controle do país, qualquer leitor poderá perceber que, mesmo sendo o termo “rebeldes moderados” ou “oposição moderada” citados inúmeras vezes, a mídia do ocidente parece simplesmente incapaz de nomear entre eles um singelo grupo ou apenas um único comandante para exemplo.

Acontece que nunca houve nem há coisa parecida com os tais “rebeldes moderados” na Síria. Desde 2007, os Estados Unidos vêm conspirando para fundar e armar extremistas aliados à Al Qaeda para derrubar o governo da Síria e desestabilizar a influência iraniana através de todo o Oriente Médio.

Conforme exposto no artigo de Seymour Hersh em 2007 Estamos beneficiando nossos inimigos através do redirecionamento da política de nossa Administração na Guerra ao Terrorismo? Que é explícito ao declarar:

Os Estados Unidos tomaram parte também em operações clandestinas direcionadas contra o Irã e sua aliada Síria. O subproduto dessas atividades foi fortalecer grupos extremistas sunitas que compartilham uma visão radical e militante do Islã, hostis aos Estados Unidos e simpatizantes da Al Qaeda.

A tal “catástrofe” que a mídia ocidental menciona em manchetes cada vez mais histéricas, na realidade não se trata das operações de segurança atualmente colocadas em ação pela Rússia, Síria e aliados, e sim da conspiração descrita por Hersh em 2007, que se tornou inadministrável, começando as ações em 2011, tomando a “Primavera Árabe” como pretexto.
Mesmo quando o ocidente tenta dar caras e nomes aos chamados “rebeldes moderados” é muito fácil traçar sua origem, sempre ligada diretamente à Al Qaeda.

O “Comandante Rebelde” da BBC e sua fantasia.

Em reportagem de vídeo publicada recentemente pela BBC, denominada “O conflito na Síria: os rebeldes ‘sentem-se abandonados’ pelos Estados Unidos e Inglaterra” o repórter da BBC Quentin Sommerville afirma ter contatado “em segredo” rebeldes apoiados pelos Estados Unidos na Turquia. A entrevista, alegadamente “remota”, no entanto, foi realizada sob cobertura de operadores de câmera profissionais, mesmo tendo Sommerville asseverado que a situação era tão ruim que os rebeldes poderiam não ter sido encontrados. O “principal comandante rebelde dentro de Aleppo” entrevistado pela BBC não é outro senão Yaser Abdulrahim.
Aqui dá para ver claramente a Bandeira da Faylak Al-Sham no vídeo da BBC, com o comandante falso do FSA que, quando em campo, não mais usa seu uniforme novinho com insígnias do "Exército Livre da Síria".
Apesar de aparecer em um belo uniforme, com etiquetas do “Exército Livre da Síria” (Free Syrian Army – FSA – em inglês – NT), uniforme este que nunca foi visto com ele no campo de batalha e sentado ao lado de uma Igualmente imaculada bandeira colonial francesa do “Exército Livre da Síria”, Yaser Abdulrahim definitivamente não tem qualquer ligação com o aliás inexistente “Exército Livre da Síria”.
Na realidade, Abdulrahim é um dos comandantes da Faylaq Al-Sham, composta por terroristas da Al Qaeda e extremistas da Irmandade Muçulmana. A Faylaq Al-Sham, bem como seu comandante Yaser Abdulkrahim, de acordo com o próprio Sommerville, é parte da da Fatah Halab, grupo de coordenação o qual também inclui outros filiados da Al Qaeda como Ahrar ash-Sham e Jaysh al-Islam – este último grupo é o que literalmente pendurou civis em jaulas de metal colocadas nos telhados para servir como escudos humanos contra os ataques aéreos da Síria e da Rússia.

A organização Observatório dos Direitos Humanos (Human Right Watch em inglês – NT) em um de seus relatos, intitulado “Síria: Grupos Armados Usam Reféns Enjaulados como Contenção de Ataques” revela que:

No curso dos combates entre grupos armados e forças governamentais nas proximidades de Adra al-Omalia em dezembro de 2015, a Jabhat al-Nusra e a Jaysh al-Islam sequestraram centenas de civis, a maioria dos quais Alawitas, de acordo com a Comissão de Inquérito das Nações Unidas na Síria. Os reféns, muitos dos quais mulheres e crianças, são mantidos presos em lugares não identificados no leste de Ghouta. A preocupação é a de que estejam entre aqueles presos nestas jaulas.

O relato da organização de direitos humanos é extremamente preocupante, dado que implica no fato de que a Jaysh al-Islam, membro da Fatah Halab de Yaser Abdulrahim, é colaborador e luta ao lado do grupo listado como terrorista pelo Departamento de Estado dos EUA, a Jabhat al-Nusra.
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Syrian Christian Girls Train to Defend Their Homes from US-Backed 'Moderate' Rebels (Video)

Syrian Christian Girls Train to Defend Their Homes from US-Backed 'Moderate' Rebels (Video) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Here you can see the difference between secular Syria and its Islamist enemies. ISIS uses women as jihadi wives or suicide bombers, while these Christian Arab girls defend their country with brave faces - learning to become snipers.
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'Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola Revolution': The Roots of Libya’s Chaos

'Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola Revolution': The Roots of Libya’s Chaos | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
As Libya votes to form a national unity government, activist Sukant Chandan speaks to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear about how the NATO bombing – and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton – have plunged the country into chaos.

"The West needs a unity government on paper in order to justify its next phase of military intervention, which it wants to do under the guise and the excuse of Daesh in Libya," Chandan tells Loud & Clear host Brian Becker, referring to Monday’s election.

"And indeed, Daesh in Libya are a primary, so-called ‘rebel faction’ that the leading NATO powers teamed up with."

Both the NATO bombing and the subsequent support for terrorist groups were used to overthrow former leader Muammar Gaddafi, who had become a threat to Western governments.
Libya Today: The Catastrophe of NATO's Bombing

"Gaddafi was too radical because he was directly assisting for many decades and continuing a new phase of support to black and Asian people in Europe, and other radical movements," Chandan states. "He had to be cut off, so said imperialism, and that’s what they did."

Without the aid of NATO airstrikes, Libya’s government would have held onto power. It was only with the direct intervention of the West that rebel forces were able to overthrow Gaddafi, violently dragging his body through the street – a sight US presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joked about on live television.

"Hillary Clinton is the most hawkish, and frankly…[the joking] betrays her totally sociopathic side to her," Chandan says, adding that, "It was Hillary Clinton who ensured that the death squads in Libya have a leading role to play in the junta in Tripoli."
Turns out Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was right when he told former British Prime Minister Tony Blair that if his regime failed then Islamic extremists would attack Europe, leaked phone conversations between the two leaders revealed, according to the Telegraph.
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Prophecy Fulfills: Leaked Files Reveal That Gaddafi Warned His Ousting Would Lead to Terror Attacks in Europe

While the mainstream media portrayed Libyans as suffering under Gaddafi, that depiction was far from the truth.

"The Libyan people – and I’ve visited many working class areas and housing projects, etc. – they lived very well," he says. "It’s well known that the United Nations said Libya had the highest development index of any African country, and I think probably people in Libya had the best living standards of arguably any people of the Global South."
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Islamic State foothold in Libya poses threat to Europe - BBC News #VivaGaddafi

Islamic State foothold in Libya poses threat to Europe - BBC News #VivaGaddafi | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Met Police is increasingly concerned that so-called Islamic State’s foothold in Libya could become a springboard for terrorist attacks on the UK, as Frank Gardner reports.
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Murderous Chechen commander sent to Libya to run ISIS reign of terror

Murderous Chechen commander sent to Libya to run ISIS reign of terror | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The mysterious red-bearded Chechen commander Abu Omar al-Shishani, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, is believed to be in Libya leading ISIS charge in Sirte stronghold.
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Social Activist Monica Lewinsky Launches Anti-Bullying Emojis

Social Activist Monica Lewinsky Launches Anti-Bullying Emojis | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Monica Lewinsky, widely referred to as the first victim of cyberbullying after her involvement with then-President Bill Clinton became public, has become a fierce advocate against bullying and, on Tuesday, launched her own line of apps aimed at supporting those who are oppressed.
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Kerry: Agreement Reached on 'Full Cessation of Hostilities' in Syria

Kerry: Agreement Reached on 'Full Cessation of Hostilities' in Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
According to US Secretary of State John Kerry, leaders have reached a ceasefire agreement that could be implemented within days.
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Soros: 'Putin aims at EU disintegration, threat from Russia bigger than from jihadi attacks' #GetALife

Soros: 'Putin aims at EU disintegration, threat from Russia bigger than from jihadi attacks' #GetALife | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
American and EU leaders are making a "grievous error" by taking Russian President Vladimir Putin for their ally in the fight against Islamic State, billionaire investor George Soros has stated. Putin’s real aim is the EU’s disintegration, Soros alleged.
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Setting the Record Straight on Benghazi

There has been no shortage of attention paid to the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. Most of the questions, however, have centered on the shortcomings in Washington’s response to the crisis, rather than the causes and effects of the Benghazi attack itself. A closer look at Islamist politics in Libya reveals that this singular event was part of a larger plan to create an Islamic State within Libya after the fall of former leader Muammar al Qaddafi.

In fact, over the span of a few years, Libya turned from one of North Africa’s least radicalized countries into a global Islamist hub. Benghazi may have been a flash point in the story of Libya’s unraveling, but it is one event among many that has forever altered the country’s trajectory. To understand what led to the siege on the U.S. installation in Benghazi, one must look back to Washington’s rapprochement with Qaddafi.

The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 coincided with a process of Western rapprochement with Libya, opening the oil-rich country to foreign business. Crippling UN sanctions, prompted by Qaddafi’s 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, had already been suspended by 1999 after Qaddafi agreed to hand over two suspects for trial in The Hague. The U.S. State Department would have been content to see Qaddafi’s regime stew in sanctions indefinitely, but his readmission into the international community seemed inevitable. And so, the administration of President George
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Never-before-seen footage shows Colonel Gaddafi before he is executed - ( 2016 Update) #VivaGaddafi

Never-before-seen footage shows Colonel Gaddafi before he is executed - ( 2016 Update) #VivaGaddafi | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The shocking footage was captured on the mobile phone of one of the fighters who dragged the dictator alive from a drain in Sirte in 2011.
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Turkish military incursion into Syria - A Closer Look On Syria

Turkish military incursion into Syria - A Closer Look On Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Erdogan at November 2015 meeting: Greece got more than 400 bn euro during euro crisis. We should have invested some of that money into a safe zone in Syria, which would have solved all problems with refugees.
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M of A - Obama Nips ISIS - Putin Pounds It 12 Times Harder

How a U.S. propaganda line dissolves into embarrassment.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said at a briefing on Wednesday that at most, only 10% of Russian strikes are hitting the terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh) in Syria.

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In a report posted Thursday on its website, the [Russian Ministry of Defense] noted that its jets flew 510 combat sorties and hit 1,888 “terrorist objects” in Syria. The previous week’s report claimed 464 sorties that hit a total of 1,354 “terrorist objects.”

Daily reports from the U.S. military for the same period indicate a much lower level of activity: 16 targets struck in Syria.

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x * 16 = 1,888 * 0.1
x ~= 12
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Assad says sees risk of Turkey, Saudi Arabia invading Syria

Assad says sees risk of Turkey, Saudi Arabia invading Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Syrian President Bashar Assad admits Turkey and Saudi Arabia could soon send troops into the country, but remains confident that he can retake the war-torn nation. The statement comes as Riyadh has reiterated its goal of ousting the leader from office.
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‘NATO warships combatting migrant traffickers must save lives’ – Amnesty

‘NATO warships combatting migrant traffickers must save lives’ – Amnesty | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Human rights campaigners have insisted NATO ships on anti-people smuggling operations in the Aegean Sea must also carry out search-and-rescue operations for people in distress.
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Declaration by Patriarch, Pope to Be Translated in European Languages

Declaration by Patriarch, Pope to Be Translated in European Languages | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Patriarchal press service head Alexander Volkov said that the text of the joint declaration that will be signed by Russian Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis upon the conclusion of their meeting in Havana, Cuba, will be translated in several European languages.
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'God Willing, Libya Gets Unity Government, But No Western Intervention'

'God Willing, Libya Gets Unity Government, But No Western Intervention' | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the body tasked with forming a Libyan national unity government was given an extension until Sunday to do so. At the same time, with the US and several European nations itching to 'take action' in the country, members of Libya's internationally recognized government are stepping out against such a move.
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Libya’s Quiet War (Trailer) | VICE News

Coming soon: VICE News travels to south Libya’s remote Sahara desert, where the Tuareg are fighting for their land and rights.
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"It's Worse Than 2008": CEO Of World's Largest Shipping Company Delivers Dire Assessment Of Global Economy | Zero Hedge

"It's Worse Than 2008": CEO Of World's Largest Shipping Company Delivers Dire Assessment Of Global Economy | Zero Hedge | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Earlier today, we highlighted the rather abysmal results reported by Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company.

To the extent the conglomerate is a bellwether for global growth and trade, things are looking pretty grim. Maersk Line - the company's golden goose and the world's largest container operator - racked up $182 million in red ink last quarter and the outlook for 2016 isn't pretty either. The company now sees demand for seaborne container transportation rising a meager 1-3% for the year.

“The demand for transportation of goods was significantly lower than expected, especially in the emerging markets as well as the Group’s key Europe trades, where the impact was further accelerated by de-stocking of the high inventory levels,” the company said, in its annual report.

Just how bad have things gotten amid the global deflationary supply glut you ask?

Worse than 2008 according to CEO Nils Andersen who last November warned that “the world’s economy is growing at a slower pace than the International Monetary Fund and other large forecasters are predicting.” Here’s what Andersen told FT:

“It is worse than in 2008. The oil price is as low as its lowest point in 2008-09 and has stayed there for a long time and doesn’t look like going up soon. Freight rates are lower. The external conditions are much worse but we are better prepared.”

As FT goes on to note, “capacity in the container shipping industry increased 8 per cent in 2015” despite the fact that Maersk only sees global trade growing at between 1% and 3% in 2016.

Imports to Brazil, Europe, Russia, and Africa are all falling, Andersen warned. The company's business, Andersen says, is suffering from a "massive deterioration." That, you can bet, will likely lead to a "massive deterioration" in Maersk's shares, which took a substantial hit on Wednesday in the wake of the quarterly and annual results.
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NATO sends warships to Aegean Sea to combat migrant trafficking

NATO sends warships to Aegean Sea to combat migrant trafficking | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
NATO is sending war ships to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece deal with people smugglers and stem the flow of migrants, the alliance’s top commander has announced.
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5 Reasons Why Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is Your Bro

5 Reasons Why Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is Your Bro | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
As Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov celebrates his 65th birthday on Saturday, we look at the top five reasons for why Russians consistently rate him as their top-performing government official.
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PHOTOS: ISIS Militants Destroy Christian Graves in Benghazi, Libya

PHOTOS: ISIS Militants Destroy Christian Graves in Benghazi, Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS militants in Benghazi, Libya are shown desecrating and digging up graves with shovels and a bulldozer.
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