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Postby Fletch » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:18 pm

Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Saudi Arabia is facing an international outcry after at least 29 children were among dozens of civilians killed by a US-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a bus in Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held north.

The attack was the latest coalition bombing raid to hit civilians; previous airstrikes have hit markets, schools and hospitals. Humanitarian workers on the ground said the latest incident must shake the world’s conscience about atrocities committed continuing during Yemen’s deadlocked three-year war.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... trike-icrc

US PROVIDED “INTELLIGENCE” AND BOMB USED IN MASSACRE OF YEMENI SCHOOLCHILDREN

The involvement of U.S. military intelligence in “fine-tuning” the targets of coalition airstrikes is likely the main factor explaining why the U.S. government has refused to condemn the strike and has refused to support an independent investigation into the atrocity.

Last Thursday’s horrific bombing of a bus full of school children in northern Yemen was carried out using a weapon sold to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition by the United States, photo evidence of the bomb site has revealed.

The photos taken at the scene by Ahmed AbdulKareem for MintPress News and by other local journalists indicate that a Mark 82 (MK-82) bomb, jointly manufactured by U.S. weapons companies Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, had been used in the attack.

https://southfront.org/us-provided-inte ... lchildren/

Sickening. The US and regime change has caused nothing but death, destruction and misery for hundreds and thousands, if not millions of people. Still the west refuse to condemn Saudi and describe them as an ally. :shake head:
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Re: Middle East News

Postby Fletch » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:31 pm

How Turkey's Currency Crisis Came To Pass

President Erdogan of Turkey often asserts that 'foreign powers' (meaning the U.S.) want to bring him down. He says that the 'interest lobby' (meaning (Jewish) bankers), wants to damage Turkey. He is somewhat right on both points.

Since last week the Turkish lira is on an extended down-slide. Today alone it lost nearly 20% of its value. It will likely take the Turkish economy with it and Erdogan need someone to blame for it.

But while foreign powers and banks surely use the crisis for their own aims, it its Erdogan's economic policy that is foremost to blame. The long boom he created with borrowed foreign money is finally turning into a bust.

Here is a recap of how it came to this.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/ho ... -pass.html

This one is still playing out and threats of leaving NATO, closing Incirlik and even arresting US forces there for aiding terrorists is being reported. Whilst the argument was going on and the Lira was plunging. Dotard announced increasing tariffs on steel and aluminium for Turkey.

US to Increase Tariffs on Turkish Aluminum, Steel
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/u ... 23263.html

Much like sanctions on Venezuela and other economic warfare being constituted by the US, they are destabilising anyone that isn't a puppet regime or that disagree with them. Lack of support for Canada against Saudi was another 'highlight' but in that instance, it included the UK!
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Re: Middle East News

Postby LordRaven » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:46 am

They love slaughtering each other, they hate democracy and they have many centuries of slaughter to go before they overcome their blood lust- all in the name of some peace loving god of theirs.
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Re: Middle East News

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:28 am

LordRaven wrote:They love slaughtering each other, they hate democracy and they have many centuries of slaughter to go before they overcome their blood lust- all in the name of some peace loving god of theirs.

Utter rubbish.
No one has slaughtered their own more than the westerners.
Wedo industrial killing.
In the 20th century we killed each other on a scale that dwarfed the whole of history.
In fact we slaughtered more people in the twentieth century than all other centuries combined.
Talk about fucking brainwashed.
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Re: Middle East News

Postby LordRaven » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:27 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:
LordRaven wrote:They love slaughtering each other, they hate democracy and they have many centuries of slaughter to go before they overcome their blood lust- all in the name of some peace loving god of theirs.

Utter rubbish.
No one has slaughtered their own more than the westerners.
Wedo industrial killing.
In the 20th century we killed each other on a scale that dwarfed the whole of history.
In fact we slaughtered more people in the twentieth century than all other centuries combined.
Talk about fucking brainwashed.


Talk about delusional? You really are losing the plot old bean.
Go and live in the middle east and see for yourself.
How many democracies are out there?
Are you denying that they have been slaughtering each other for centuries??
They seem to love slaughtering each other and if you read some history you'd discover just how wrong you are in your ill advised attempts to make the peoples there to be peace loving human beings. They thrive on conflict and have done for centuries before we ever became involved.
I cannot wait until we no longer need oil and have no need to deal with them.
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Re: Middle East News

Postby Fletch » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:37 pm

RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SLAMS UNHCR FOR INVOLVEMENT IN EVACUATING WHITE HELMETS FROM SOUTHERN SYRIA

During a weekily press briefing on August 15, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova commented on reports on the involvement of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in evacuating from Syria a group of the White Helmets.

Zakharova criticized the UNHC for the support provided to the organization, which “under the pretence of working for a humanitarian organisation, actually served as a tool in the information and propaganda warfare waged by a number of countries in Syria”.

FULL STATEMENT (source): http://www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/new ... geId=en_GB

The Foreign Ministry took note of media reports on the involvement of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in evacuating from Syria a large group of the infamous White Helmets, who under the pretence of working for a humanitarian organisation, actually served as a tool in the information and propaganda warfare waged by a number of countries in Syria, including by relying on illegal armed groups and would-be humanitarian organisations.

It is unfortunate that the UNHCR confirmed its involvement on its official website.

By doing so, the UN body supported the false narrative on these While Helmets promoted by the Western media and officials, misrepresenting them as genuine and fearless humanitarian workers.

https://southfront.org/russian-foreign- ... ern-syria/

Then we have:

FORMER YAZIDI SLAVE FLEES GERMANY AFTER BEING CONFRONTED BY HER ISIS CAPTOR-TURNED REFUGEE

Ashwaq Ta’lo, a former ISIS slave, who sought asylum in Germany has moved back to Iraq after being confronted by her former ISIS captor. According to the Yazidi girl, the man, Abu Humam, is currently registered as a refugee in Stuttgart.

Abu Humam, who had purchased the girl for $100, stopped her while she was walking home in Stuttgart.

https://southfront.org/former-yazidi-sl ... d-refugee/

Anyone who thinks that the west and it's organisations are the good guys in all this war and destruction needs to give their heads a wobble.
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Re: Middle East News

Postby Fletch » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:47 pm

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John Pilger: The White Helmets Are A “Complete Propaganda Construct”
In yesterday’s interview with retarded’s Going Underground, John Pilger outed the White Helmets as nothing more than a “complete propaganda construct in Syria.”

https://www.mintpressnews.com/john-pilg ... ct/228238/

UK taxpayers hand £200mn to Syrian opposition & White Helmets, journalist tells retarded
https://www.retarded.com/uk/406974-syria-whit ... -taxpayer/

You are all being lied to by the Government and the MSM. White helmets were rescued by Israel from South Syria not long ago. They are terrorists funded by the west and protected by the west and it's dodgy chums.

Israel rescues hundreds of Syria’s White Helmet aid volunteers from encircled war zone
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 58676.html

and this will enrage, as it should.

UK agrees to take in some White Helmets evacuated from Syria by Israel
Jordan says it has struck deal for rescuers and families to be resettled in UK, Canada and Germany
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ia-advance

meanwhile, poorly educated fuckwits will mutter but uh, Muslims innit.... :shake head:
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Re: Middle East News

Postby Fletch » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:22 pm

Syria - Pentagon Plants High ISIS Numbers To Justify Occupation
The U.S. aim in Syria is still 'regime change'. The Pentagon has made it clear that it wants to stay in the country even after the Islamic State vanished. A little propaganda trick is now used to create a justification for its continuing occupation.


The report by the UN Security Council's Sanctions Monitoring Team on ISIS, in parts discussed here, includes a number that smells of bullshit and manipulation:

3. Some Member States estimate the total current ISIL membership in Iraq and the Syrian Arab Republic to be between 20,000 and 30,000 individuals, roughly equally distributed between the two countries. Among these is still a significant component of the many thousands of active foreign terrorist fighters.(2)

Footnote 2 gives as source:
(2)Member State information.

The high number given by a "Member State" exceed all prior assessments. The original strength of ISIS was estimated as a few thousand and it swelled as it took more land and incorporated local auxiliary forces and newly arriving foreign fighters. In September 2014, when ISIS was near its peak, the CIA estimated a total of 31,000 ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq. The number shrank as ISIS was kicked out of more places it earlier occupied while it lost ten thousands of its fighters to Russian, Syrian, Iraqi and U.S. bombs, artillery and other military means. In July 2017 the commanding general of U.S. Special Forces said that 60 to 70,000 ISIS fighters had been killed.

The numbers in the UN Sanctions Monitor report simply make no logical sense. It is also contradicted by earlier estimates that put the number of current ISIS fighters in the low thousands. In December 2017 President Trump claimed that only "1,000 or so" fighters remained in Iraq and Syria. In a June 5 Pentagon press conference the spokesman was asked about the number of ISIS fighters left in Syria. He responded:

As far as the numbers, there's -- there's been some numbers thrown out there over the past few months. You've heard the previous spokesmen range from 1,000 to 3,000. You've seen a lot of subject matter experts say something like that. I have nothing to add to that. What I will say is one ISIS fighter is one too many, and that's what we're pursuing. We're pursuing their defeat.
But there must of course be a reason why "some Member States" would give the UN Monitor team such an absurdly high number.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/08/sy ... ation.html

Still the lies go on by the west for the purpose of war.
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Re: Middle East News

Postby art0hur0moh » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:47 am

LordRaven wrote:They love slaughtering each other, they hate democracy and they have many centuries of slaughter to go before they overcome their blood lust- all in the name of some peace loving god of theirs.


Anything less than a 96% majority couldn't be considered democratic! The UK is a constitutional Monarchy, and the USA a republic. We talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Add to that you swear oaths to constituencies! And the person elected as a representative of the peoples will is subued buy party manifesto.
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Re: Middle East News

Postby art0hur0moh » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:38 am

I recal watching a Commons debate near two years ago where an MP born and raised in Yemen informed the house of it history and Britains duty of care towards the People of the country. I did note down his name but have no idea where I put it. It was a welcome relief listening to someone who actually knew what they where talking about. He was very passionate in a reserved manner. It was one of the few times I was fully engaged in what was being discussed.
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Re: Middle East News

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:11 am

Tl;dr

Fletch. Still support David Irving? Still unemployed/able?
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Re: Middle East News

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:34 am

Middle East News, lol.
It's actually the Israel bashing thread and Fletch is just itching to get started.
The first few posts are just there to hide the real intention.
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Re: Middle East News

Postby LordRaven » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:53 am

Guest wrote:Middle East News, lol.
It's actually the Israel bashing thread and Fletch is just itching to get started.
The first few posts are just there to hide the real intention.


I agree with that, he can't exactly call it the terrorist supporting thread :smilin:
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Re: Middle East News

Postby Rockstar » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:29 pm

LordRaven wrote:
Guest wrote:Middle East News, lol.
It's actually the Israel bashing thread and Fletch is just itching to get started.
The first few posts are just there to hide the real intention.


I agree with that, he can't exactly call it the terrorist supporting thread :smilin:


Please don't troll the News section...
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Re: Middle East News

Postby LordRaven » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:34 pm

Rockstar wrote:
LordRaven wrote:
Guest wrote:Middle East News, lol.
It's actually the Israel bashing thread and Fletch is just itching to get started.
The first few posts are just there to hide the real intention.


I agree with that, he can't exactly call it the terrorist supporting thread :smilin:


Please don't troll the News section...


Says Baby Troll :smilin:

What is the latest on the floods in Kerala RS?

160 poor souls lost their lives the last I heard.
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