According to the story, the plummeting living standards forced on the Greek people by German chancellor Merkel and the European banks have forced large numbers of young Greek women into prostitution.
The large increase in the number of women offering sexual services has dropped the price to 4 euros an hour. According to this cynical report in The London Times, that’s $4.24, enough for a cheese pie or a sandwich, the value that bankster-imposed austerity has placed on an hour’s use of a woman’s body.
When one reads a story such as this, one hopes it is a parody or a caricature. Although the London Times has fallen a long way, it is not yet the kind of newspaper that can be purchased at grocery store checkout counters.
The story gains credence from the websites in the US on which female university students advertise their availability as mistresses to men who have the financial means to help them with their expenses. From various news reports, mistress seems to be a main occupation of female students at high-cost universities such as NYU.
For years, NATO has granted impunity to convoys packed with supplies bound for ISIS and Al Qaeda. Russian airstrikes have stopped them dead in their tracks. If a legitimate, well-documented aid convoy carrying humanitarian supplies bound for civilians inside Syria was truly destroyed by Russian airstrikes, it is likely the world would never have heard the end of it.
Instead, much of the world has heard little at all about a supposed “aid” convoy destroyed near Azaz, Syria, at the very edge of the Afrin-Jarabulus corridor through which the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda’s remaining supply lines pass, and in which NATO has long-sought to create a “buffer zone” more accurately described as a Syrian-based, NATO-occupied springboard from which to launch terrorism deeper into Syrian territory.
The Turkish-based newspaper Daily Sabah reported in its article, “Russian airstrikes target aid convoy in northwestern Syrian town of Azaz, 7 killed,” claims:
At least seven people died, 10 got injured after an apparent airstrike, reportedly by Russian jets, targeted an aid convoy in northwestern Syrian town of Azaz near a border crossing with Turkey on Wednesday.
Daily Sabah also reported:
Speaking to Daily Sabah, Serkan Nergis from the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said that the targeted area is located some 5 kilometers southwest of the Öncüpınar Border Crossing.
Nergis said that IHH has a civil defense unit in Azaz and they helped locals to extinguish the trucks. Trucks were probably carrying aid supplies or commercial materials, Nergis added.
Daily Sabah’s report also reveals that the Turkish-Syrian border crossing of Oncupinar is held by what it calls “rebels.” The border crossing of Oncupinar should be familiar to many as it was the scene of Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s (DW) investigative report where DW camera crews videotaped hundreds of trucks waiting at the border, bound for ISIS territory, apparently with full approval of Ankara.
The report was published in November of 2014, a full year ago, and revealed precisely how ISIS has been able to maintain its otherwise inexplicable and seemingly inexhaustible fighting capacity. The report titled, “‘IS’ supply channels through Turkey,” included a video and a description which read:
Every day, trucks laden with food, clothing, and other supplies cross the border from Turkey to Syria. It is unclear who is picking up the goods. The haulers believe most of the cargo is going to the “Islamic State” militia. Oil, weapons, and soldiers are also being smuggled over the border, and Kurdish volunteers are now patrolling the area in a bid to stem the supplies.
The report, and many others like it, left many around the world wondering why, if the US is willing to carry out risky military operations deep within Syrian territory to allegedly “fight ISIS,” the US and its allies don’t commit to a much less riskier strategy of securing the Turkish-Syrian border within Turkey’s territory itself – especially considering that the United States maintains an airbase, training camps, and intelligence outposts within Turkish territory and along the very border ISIS supply convoys are crossing over.
Ideally, NATO should have interdicted these supply convoys before they even crossed over into Syria – arresting the drivers and tracking those who filled the trucks back to their source and arresting them as well. Alternatively, the trucks should have been destroyed either at the border or at the very least, once they had entered into Syria and were clearly headed toward ISIS-occupied territory.
That none of this took place left many to draw conclusions that the impunity granted to this overt logistical network was intentional and implicated NATO directly in the feeding of the very ISIS terrorists it claimed to be “fighting.”
A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
La cadena rusa LifeNews informó este miércoles que el petróleo robado del Emirato Islámico, que transita desde Siria hacia Turquía en camiones-cisterna pertenecientes a Bilal Erdogan, el hijo del presidente turco, puede ser la verdadera causa del derribo del bombardero ruso en el norte de Siria. «Turquía está interfiriendo deliberadamente en la operación militar rusa en Siria, donde el Emirato Islámico transportaba crudo barato a Ankara», según la cadena rusa LifeNews. Tras acusar a Bilal Erdoga
A coisa toda começou quando o presidente da França, Monsieur François Hollande, logo após os ataques em Paris, teve a ideia temerária de trabalhar lado a lado com a Rússia, naquela mesma coalizão que luta de verdade contra o Estado Islâmico na Síria.
O presidente da Turquia, Sr. Recep Tayyip “sem desculpas” Erdogan pensou que a estas alturas, a OTAN e a Rússia já estariam um na garganta nuclear do outro, uma espécie de Guerra Fria 2.0, já que Washington rebateu a ideia de Hollande com a costumeira torrente de platitudes e distorções.
Pois em menos de 17 segundos o Primeiro Ministro turco Ahmet “eu mesmo dei a ordem” Davutoglu tinha autorizado a derrubada do bombardeiro russo SU-24 – apenas algumas horas antes de Hollande se encontrar com o presidente Obama.
Tudo parecia se encaixar às mil maravilhas. Nada parecia indicar uma nova détente entre as potências atlanticistas e a OTAN. Pelo contrário. Erdogan já tinha como favas contadas que havia sabotado uma reunião produtiva tête-à-tête entre Putin e Hollande em Moscou.
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A Turkish businessman running a cafe network in Russia was shocked by the murder of the Russian Su-24 pilot by a Turkish fighter jet. Regretting the deep rift in relations between Moscow and Ankara, he has offered to donate his profits to the victim’s family.
By sending arms to Syria, Turkey knew that the weapons would end up in the hands of the Islamic State terrorist group, journalists from an Istanbul-based newspaper whose editors were arrested for divulging “state secrets” told RT.
Àngel Ferrero: It has been 10 years since Humanitarian Imperialism appeared in Spanish. What made you write the book?
It started as a reaction to the attitude of the Left during the 1999 Kosovo war, which was largely accepted on humanitarian grounds and to the rather weak opposition of the peace movement before the 2003 invasion of Iraq: for example, many “pacifists” have accepted the policy of sanctions at the time of the 1991 first Gulf war and even after it, and were favorable to inspections in the run-up to the war, without realizing that this was just a maneuver to prepare the public to accept the war (this became even public knowledge through later leaks, like the Downing Street memos).
It seemed to me that the ideology of humanitarian intervention had totally destroyed, on the left, any notion of respect for international law, as well as any critical attitude with respect to the media.
Àngel Ferrero: What do you think it has changed in this last 10 years?
A lot of things have changed, although, I am afraid, not because of my book. It is rather reality that has asserted itself, first with the chaos in Iraq, then in Libya and now in Syria and Ukraine, leading to the refugee crisis and a near state of war with Russia, which would not be a “cakewalk”.
The humanitarian imperialists are still busy pushing us towards more wars, but there is now a substantial fraction of public opinion that is against such policies; that fraction is probably more important on the right than on the left.
The four USAF military drone operators who recently blew the whistle and exposed the callousness and complete lack of concern for civilian casualties of the US drone assassination programme, (and received very little mainstream media exposure), yesterday found their bank accounts and credit cards all blocked by the US government. The effects of that on daily life are devastating. My source is their lawyer, Jesselyn Radack, through the Sam Adams Associates (of which we are both members).
No criminal charges have been brought against any of the men, despite numerous written threats of prosecution. Their finances appear to have been frozen by executive action under anti-terrorist legislation. This is yet a further glaring example of the use of “anti-terror” powers against people who are not remotely terrorist.
More whistleblowers have been jailed under Obama than under all previous US Presidents combined. Even so, the US authorities seem wary of the publicity that might surround prosecution of these servicemen, who only spoke of the effect upon their own health of having repeatedly to carry out heartless and often untargeted killings.
It may be surprising to hear, but it is a plain historical fact that modern international jihad originated as an instrument of US foreign policy. The “great menace of our era” was built up by the CIA to wage a proxy war against the Soviets.
A 1973 coup in Afghanistan installed a new secular government that, while not fully communist, was Soviet-leaning. That was a capital offense from the perspective of America’s Cold War national security state, at the time headed by Henry Kissinger.
Conveniently for Kissinger, the dirt poor country was sandwiched between two US client states: Pakistan to the east and Iran (then still ruled by the CIA-installed Shah) to the west. Immediately after the coup, the CIA and the clandestine security agencies of Pakistan (ISI) and Iran (SAVAK) began regime change operations in Afghanistan, orchestrating and sponsoring Islamic fundamentalist insurrections and coup attempts.
Due to these efforts, as well as the government’s own oppressiveness, a widespread rebellion broke out in Afghanistan in 1978. In July 1979, US President Jimmy Carter, on the advice of National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, officially authorized aid to the puritanical Mujahideen rebels, to be delivered through the CIA’s “Operation Cyclone.” This was on top of the unofficial aid that the CIA had already been funneling to Afghan Islamist insurgents for years through Pakistan and Iran.
Logo no dia seguinte dos ataques em Paris, o 'ocidente' tentou alavancar o que esperava que viesse a ser um renovado clamor público por mais e mais guerra longe de casa. Com esse objetivo, EUA e Turquia anunciaram uma operação que visaria a 'securitizar' os últimos 98km da fronteira turco-síria – área compreendida entre a margem esquerda do rio Eufrates perto de Jarabulus, até Afrin e Ad Dana mais para oeste.
É a "Zona Segura" da OTAN de 2012, em neoembalagem
Os que acompanham o conflito sírio logo verão que esse trecho da fronteira turco-síria é precisamente a área daquela tão buscada e ansiada "zona segura" que EUA, OTAN e o Conselho de Cooperação do Golfo (CCG) tentam estabelecer desde 2012. Os ataques em Paris e vários incidentes de fronteiras menores, noticiados recentemente, parecem ser apenas a mais nova série de provocações que o tal 'eixo' tenta, para implementar aquele plano já concebido há anos.
It all started with French President Francois Hollande, after the Paris attacks, having the temerity to advance the idea of France working together with Russia in the same coalition against ISIS/ISIL/Daesh in Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip “no excuse” Erdogan thought NATO and Russia by this time would be at each other’s – Cold War 2.0 – nuclear throats, while Washington had brushed off Hollande’s idea with a cascade of platitudes and distortions.
And in less than 17 seconds, Prime Minister Ahmet “I ordered it myself” Davutoglu had authorized Turkey to shoot down a Russian Su-24 - only a few hours before Hollande met with President Obama.
So everything seemed to be falling into place. No chance of a new détente between the Atlanticist powers and NATO. On the contrary. Erdogan was sure he had sabotaged for good the Hollande-Putin face-to-face meeting in Moscow.
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Just over a week after Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief, Can Dündar, represented the Turkish daily news outlet in receiving a press freedom award, he and another top editor were arrested and jailed on charges of espionage. In question was a controversial article exposing arms shipments from Turkish intelligence to Syrian extremist rebels. “We have been arrested,” tweeted Dündar on Thursday. “Don’t worry, these are medals of honor for us.” He explained further: “We are accused of ‘spying.’ The presiden
Symbolized by French President François Hollande’s visit the other day to the Kremlin, one of the most stunning results of IS’s attacks in Paris was the immediate push it gave some members of the Western alliance to reach out to Russia. IS’s blood lust may have created the circumstances for the beginning of a potentially significant rapprochement between leery geopolitical areas.
How far this rapprochement will go, remains to be seen.
Though it wasn’t his intention, former NATO General-Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen earlier this month reminded us that, hidden in a squabble over Europe’s post-Cold War history, the obstacles in the way of wide-scale cooperation between Russia and the West—including not just IS and Syria but also Ukraine—are structural and ideological, rather than merely political.
Há desenvolvimentos recentes e preocupantes em solo próximo à Síria.
Ontem, o ministro Lavrov de Relações Exteriores da Rússia disse que a Rússia está pronta para fechar a fronteira turco-síria:
Lavrov lembrou que o presidente francês François Hollande, pouco antes, propusera que se adotassem medidas específicas para bloquear a fronteira turco-síria.
"Apoiamos ativamente essa ideia. Estamos abertos para coordenação de passos práticos, com certeza em interação com o governo sírio" – disse Lavrov. – "Estamos convencidos de que bloquear a fronteira resolverá, em vários aspectos, as questões relacionadas à erradicação do terrorismo em solo sírio."
A Rússia está dando passos objetivos, ativos, para fazer acontecer precisamente isso. Seis ou sete áreas de estacionamento de caminhões-tanques próximas aos pontos de passagem de fronteira ao norte de Aleppo foram bombardeadas ao longo dos últimos vários dias. Caminhões e proprietários de caminhões já estão pensando duas vezes antes de iniciar viagens que impliquem cruzar a fronteira. Em Latakia, o exército sírio e aliados estão empurrando os mercenários "turcomenos" da Turquia de volta para a fronteira, rumo à Turquia. No leste, forças curdas com apoio aéreo dos russos empurram a fronteira na direção do corredor de Aleppo.
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