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>    1. Re: When is it necessary to take up arms? (Zenaan Harkness)
>    2. Creating The Devil In Their Own Image (Zenaan Harkness)
>    3. US Military Chopper Transfers ISIL Leaders from Fallujah to
>       Unknown Location - 21 February 2016 (Zenaan Harkness)
>    4. Reminders of why USAgov and NATO must be dismantled
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> Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 22:29:27 +0000
> From: Zenaan Harkness <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: When is it necessary to take up arms?
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> On 4/9/16, listo factor <[email protected]> wrote:
> > On 04/09/2016 07:57 AM, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> >> Serious analysis interposed with the lighter side of Ukraine's current
> >> predicaments:
> >
> > Interesting. For those attracted to the study of Russian-Ukrainian
> > relationship, I also propose the following:
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor
> > Equally serious, but unfortunately it lacks any "lighter side".
>
> Stalin's USSR did a lot of pretty bad stuff from what I understand,
> and this is just one example of which the drum was recently beaten due
> to the CIA's Ukrainian Maidan (to drum up anti Russian sentiment of
> course).
>
> Putin's Russia is worlds away from Stalin's USSR, in time, intentions,
> deeds, and the experiences of the nation's people - Russians have been
> through hell and back like few in 'the West' ever have; I am most
> interested in contemporary reality for obvious reasons.
>
> The contradictions, deceptions and lies in the Western MSM dialogue
> are shameful. The CIA's coups are shameful. The West's sanctions
> against Russia are shameful (notwithstanding that Western firms,
> Western farmers and the Western financial system are all taking the
> greatest hits from those "sanctions"). Compare America's foreign
> minister Kerry's current "Russia played a constructive role in Syria"
> with modern history:
>
> http://russia-insider.com/en/john-kerry-would-be-butcher-syria-forced-praise-russia-delivering-syria-iran-deals/ri13810
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 22:30:31 +0000
> From: Zenaan Harkness <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Creating The Devil In Their Own Image
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> in reply to: [email protected],
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> http://thesaker.is/creating-the-devil-in-their-own-image/
>
> Creating The Devil In Their Own Image
> February 21, 2016
>
>
> This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post â??International
> Military Review â?? Syria, Feb. 18, 2016â??.  The moderator believes this
> comment reflects the Westâ??s obsession with President Vladimir Putin
> and how their media demonizes him.  The commenter, mmiriww, responds
> to the article written by Sharon Tennison. where she shares her
> thoughts as the Ukraine situation worsened. Unconscionable
> misinformation and hype was being poured on Russia and Vladimir Putin.
> Journalists and pundits scoured the Internet and thesauruses to come
> up with fiendish new epithets to describe both. Wherever Sharon makes
> presentations across America, she finds the first question ominously
> asked during Q&A is always, â??What about Putin?â??.
>
>
> Comment by mmiriww
> Is Putin incorruptible? A U.S. insiderâ??s view of the Russian
> presidentâ??s character and his countryâ??s transformation.
> â??What about Putinâ??
>
> Itâ??s time to share my thoughts which follow: Putin obviously has his
> faults and makes mistakes. Based on my earlier experience with him,
> and the experiences of trusted people, including U.S. officials who
> have worked closely with him over a period of years, Putin most likely
> is a straight, reliable and exceptionally inventive man. He is
> obviously a long-term thinker and planner and has proven to be an
> excellent analyst and strategist. He is a leader who can quietly work
> toward his goals under mounds of accusations and myths that have been
> steadily leveled at him since he became Russiaâ??s second president.
> Iâ??ve stood by silently watching the demonization of Putin grow since
> it began in the early 2000s â?? â?? Like others who have had direct
> experience with this little known man, Iâ??ve tried to no avail to avoid
> being labeled a â??Putin apologistâ??. If one is even neutral about him,
> they are considered â??soft on Putinâ?? by pundits, news hounds and
> average citizens who get their news from CNN, Fox and MSNBC.I donâ??t
> pretend to be an expert, just a program developer in the USSR and
> Russia for the past 30 years. But during this time, Iâ??ve have had far
> more direct, on-ground contact with Russians of all stripes across 11
> time zones than any of the Western reporters or for that matter any of
> Washingtonâ??s officials. Iâ??ve been in country long enough to ponder
> Russian history and culture deeply, to study their psychology and
> conditioning, and to understand the marked differences between
> American and Russian mentalities which so complicate our political
> relations with their leaders. As with personalities in a family or a
> civic club or in a city hall, it takes understanding and compromise to
> be able to create workable relationships when basic conditionings are
> different. Washington has been notoriously disinterested in
> understanding these differences and attempting to meet Russia
> halfway.In addition to my personal experience with Putin, Iâ??ve had
> discussions with numerous American officials and U.S. businessmen who
> have had years of experience working with him â?? â?? I believe it is safe
> to say that none would describe him as â??brutalâ?? or â??thuggishâ??, or the
> other slanderous adjectives and nouns that are repeatedly used in
> western media.
>
> I met Putin years before he ever dreamed of being president of Russia,
> as did many of us working in St.Petersburg during the 1990s. Since all
> of the slander started, Iâ??ve become nearly obsessed with understanding
> his character. I think Iâ??ve read every major speech he has given
> (including the full texts of his annual hours-long telephone
> â??talk-insâ?? with Russian citizens). Iâ??ve been trying to ascertain
> whether he has changed for the worse since being elevated to the
> presidency, or whether he is a straight character cast into a role he
> never anticipated â?? â?? and is using sheer wits to try to do the best he
> can to deal with Washington under extremely difficult circumstances.
> If the latter is the case, and I think it is, he should get high marks
> for his performance over the past 14 years. Itâ??s not by accident that
> Forbes declared him the most Powerful Leader of 2013, replacing Obama
> who was given the title for 2012. The following is my one personal
> experience with Putin.
>
> The year was 1992â?¦
>
> It was two years after the implosion of communism; the place was
> St.Petersburg. For years I had been creating programs to open up
> relations between the two countries and hopefully to help Soviet
> people to get beyond their entrenched top-down mentalities. A new
> program possibility emerged in my head. Since I expected it might
> require a signature from the Marienskii City Hall, an appointment was
> made. My friend Volodya Shestakov and I showed up at a side door
> entrance to the Marienskii building. We found ourselves in a small,
> dull brown office, facing a rather trim nondescript man in a brown
> suit. He inquired about my reason for coming in. After scanning the
> proposal I provided he began asking intelligent questions. After each
> of my answers, he asked the next relevant question. I became aware
> that this interviewer was different from other Soviet bureaucrats who
> always seemed to fall into chummy conversations with foreigners with
> hopes of obtaining bribes in exchange for the Americansâ?? requests. CCI
> stood on the principle that we would never, never give bribes. This
> bureaucrat was open, inquiring, and impersonal in demeanor. After more
> than an hour of careful questions and answers, he quietly explained
> that he had tried hard to determine if the proposal was legal, then
> said that unfortunately at the time it was not. A few good words about
> the proposal were uttered. That was all. He simply and kindly showed
> us to the door. Out on the sidewalk, I said to my colleague, â??Volodya,
> this is the first time we have ever dealt with a Soviet bureaucrat who
> didnâ??t ask us for a trip to the US or something valuable!â?? I remember
> looking at his business card in the sunlight â?? â?? it read Vladimir
> Vladimirovich Putin.
>
> 1994
>
> Putin as Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg in the early 90s.
>
> U.S. Consul General Jack Gosnell put in an SOS call to me in
> St.Petersburg. He had 14 Congress members and the new American
> Ambassador to Russia, Thomas Pickering, coming to St.Petersburg in the
> next three days. He needed immediate help. I scurried over to the
> Consulate and learned that Jack intended me to brief this auspicious
> delegation and the incoming ambassador. I was stunned but he insisted.
> They were coming from Moscow and were furious about how U.S. funding
> was being wasted there. Jack wanted them to hear the â??good newsâ?? about
> CCIâ??s programs that were showing fine results. In the next 24 hours
> Jack and I also set up â??homeâ?? meetings in a dozen Russian
> entrepreneursâ?? small apartments for the arriving dignitaries
> (St.Petersburg State Department people were aghast, since it had never
> been done before â?? â?? but Jack overruled). Only later in 2000, did I
> learn of Jackâ??s former three-year experience with Vladimir Putin in
> the 1990s while the latter was running the city for Mayor Sobchak.
> More on this further down.
>
> December 31, 1999
>
> With no warning, at the turn of the year, President Boris Yeltsin made
> the announcement to the world that from the next day forward he was
> vacating his office and leaving Russia in the hands of an unknown
> Vladimir Putin. On hearing the news, I thought surely not the Putin I
> remembered â?? â?? he could never lead Russia. The next day a NYT article
> included a photo. Yes, it was the same Putin Iâ??d met years ago! I was
> shocked and dismayed, telling friends, â??This is a disaster for Russia,
> Iâ??ve spent time with this guy, he is too introverted and too
> intelligent â?? â?? he will never be able to relate to Russiaâ??s masses.â??
> Further, I lamented: â??For Russia to get up off of its knees, two
> things must happen: 1) The arrogant young oligarchs have to be removed
> by force from the Kremlin, and 2) A way must be found to remove the
> regional bosses (governors) from their fiefdoms across Russiaâ??s 89
> regionsâ??. It was clear to me that the man in the brown suit would
> never have the instincts or guts to tackle Russiaâ??s overriding twin
> challenges.
>
> February 2000
>
> Almost immediately Putin began putting Russiaâ??s oligarchs on edge. In
> February a question about the oligarchs came up; he clarified with a
> question and his answer: â??What should be the relationship with the
> so-called oligarchs? The same as anyone else. The same as the owner of
> a small bakery or a shoe repair shop.â?? This was the first signal that
> the tycoons would no longer be able to flaunt government regulations
> or count on special access in the Kremlin. It also made the Westâ??s
> capitalists nervous. After all, these oligarchs were wealthy
> untouchable businessmen â?? â?? good capitalists, never mind that they got
> their enterprises illegally and were putting their profits in offshore
> banks.
>
> Four months later Putin called a meeting with the oligarchs and gave
> them his deal: They could keep their illegally-gained wealth-producing
> Soviet enterprises and they would not be nationalized â?¦. IF taxes were
> paid on their revenues and if they personally stayed out of politics.
> This was the first of Putinâ??s â??elegant solutionsâ?? to the near
> impossible challenges facing the new Russia. But the deal also put
> Putin in crosshairs with US media and officials who then began to
> champion the oligarchs, particularly Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The latter
> became highly political, didnâ??t pay taxes, and prior to being
> apprehended and jailed was in the process of selling a major portion
> of Russiaâ??s largest private oil company, Yukos Oil, to Exxon Mobil.
> Unfortunately, to U.S. media and governing structures, Khodorkovsky
> became a martyr (and remains so up to today).
>
> March 2000
>
> I arrived in St.Petersburg. A Russian friend (a psychologist) since
> 1983 came for our usual visit. My first question was, â??Lena what do
> you think about your new president?â?? She laughed and retorted,
> â??Volodya! I went to school with him!â?? She began to describe Putin as a
> quiet youngster, poor, fond of martial arts, who stood up for kids
> being bullied on the playgrounds. She remembered him as a patriotic
> youth who applied for the KGB prematurely after graduating secondary
> school (they sent him away and told him to get an education). He went
> to law school, later reapplied and was accepted. I must have grimaced
> at this, because Lena said, â??Sharon in those days we all admired the
> KGB and believed that those who worked there were patriots and were
> keeping the country safe. We thought it was natural for Volodya to
> choose this career. My next question was, â??What do you think he will
> do with Yeltsinâ??s criminals in the Kremlin?â?? Putting on her
> psychologist hat, she pondered and replied, â??If left to his normal
> behaviors, he will watch them for a while to be sure what is going on,
> then he will throw up some flares to let them know that he is
> watching. If they donâ??t respond, he will address them personally, then
> if the behaviors donâ??t change â?? â?? some will be in prison in a couple
> of years.â?? I congratulated her via email when her predictions began to
> show up in real time.
>
> Throughout the 2000s
>
> St.Petersburgâ??s many CCI alumni were being interviewed to determine
> how the PEP business training program was working and how we could
> make the U.S. experience more valuable for their new small businesses.
> Most believed that the program had been enormously important, even
> life changing. Last, each was asked, â??So what do you think of your new
> president?â?? None responded negatively, even though at that time
> entrepreneurs hated Russiaâ??s bureaucrats. Most answered similarly,
> â??Putin registered my business a few years agoâ??. Next question, â??So,
> how much did it cost you?â?? To a person they replied, â??Putin didnâ??t
> charge anythingâ??. One said, â??We went to Putinâ??s desk because the
> others providing registrations at the Marienskii were getting â??rich on
> their seats.â??â??
>
> Late 2000
>
> Into Putinâ??s first year as Russiaâ??s president, US officials seemed to
> me to be suspect that he would be antithetical to Americaâ??s interests
> â?? â?? his every move was called into question in American media. I
> couldnâ??t understand why and was chronicling these happenings in my
> computer and newsletters.
>
> Year 2001
>
> Jack Gosnell (former USCG mentioned earlier) explained his
> relationship with Putin when the latter was deputy mayor of
> St.Petersburg. The two of them worked closely to create joint ventures
> and other ways to promote relations between the two countries. Jack
> related that Putin was always straight up, courteous and helpful. When
> Putinâ??s wife, Ludmila, was in a severe auto accident, Jack took the
> liberty (before informing Putin) to arrange hospitalization and
> airline travel for her to get medical care in Finland. When Jack told
> Putin, he reported that the latter was overcome by the generous offer,
> but ended saying that he couldnâ??t accept this favor, that Ludmila
> would have to recover in a Russian hospital. She did â?? â?? although
> medical care in Russia was abominably bad in the 1990s.
>
> A senior CSIS officer I was friends with in the 2000s worked closely
> with Putin on a number of joint ventures during the 1990s. He reported
> that he had no dealings with Putin that were questionable, that he
> respected him and believed he was getting an undeserved dour
> reputation from U.S. media. Matter of fact, he closed the door at CSIS
> when we started talking about Putin. I guessed his comments wouldnâ??t
> be acceptable if others were listening.
>
> Another former U.S. official who will go unidentified, also reported
> working closely with Putin, saying there was never any hint of
> bribery, pressuring, nothing but respectable behaviors and
> helpfulness.
>
> I had two encounters in 2013 with State Department officials regarding
> Putin:
>
> At the first one, I felt free to ask the question I had previously
> yearned to get answered: â??When did Putin become unacceptable to
> Washington officials and why? Without hesitating the answer came back:
> â??â??The knives were drawnâ?? when it was announced that Putin would be the
> next president.â?? I questioned WHY? The answer: â??I could never find out
> why â?? â?? maybe because he was KGB.â?? I offered that Bush #I, was head of
> the CIA. The reply was, â??That would have made no difference, he was
> our guy.â??
>
> The second was a former State Department official with whom I recently
> shared a radio interview on Russia. Afterward when we were chatting, I
> remarked, â??You might be interested to know that Iâ??ve collected
> experiences of Putin from numerous people, some over a period of
> years, and they all say they had no negative experiences with Putin
> and there was no evidence of taking bribesâ??. He firmly replied, â??No
> one has ever been able to come up with a bribery charge against
> Putin.â??
>
> >From 2001 up to today, Iâ??ve watched the negative U.S. media mounting
> against Putin â?¦. even accusations of assassinations, poisonings, and
> comparing him to Hitler. No one yet has come up with any concrete
> evidence for these allegations. During this time, Iâ??ve traveled
> throughout Russia several times every year, and have watched the
> country slowly change under Putinâ??s watch. Taxes were lowered,
> inflation lessened, and laws slowly put in place. Schools and
> hospitals began improving. Small businesses were growing, agriculture
> was showing improvement, and stores were becoming stocked with food.
> Alcohol challenges were less obvious, smoking was banned from
> buildings, and life expectancy began increasing. Highways were being
> laid across the country, new rails and modern trains appeared even in
> far out places, and the banking industry was becoming dependable.
> Russia was beginning to look like a decent country â?? â?? certainly not
> where Russians hoped it to be long term, but improving incrementally
> for the first time in their memories.
>
> My 2013/14 Trips to Russia Modern Russia, thriving
>
> In addition to St.Petersburg and Moscow, in September I traveled out
> to the Ural Mountains, spent time in Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and
> Perm. We traveled between cities via autos and rail â?? â?? the fields and
> forests look healthy, small towns sport new paint and construction.
> Todayâ??s Russians look like Americans (we get the same clothing from
> China). Old concrete Khrushchev block houses are giving way to new
> multi-story private residential complexes which are lovely. High-rise
> business centers, fine hotels and great restaurants are now common
> place â?? â?? and ordinary Russians frequent these places. Two and three
> story private homes rim these Russian cities far from Moscow. We
> visited new museums, municipal buildings and huge super markets.
> Streets are in good repair, highways are new and well marked now,
> service stations looks like those dotting American highways. In
> January I went to Novosibirsk out in Siberia where similar new
> architecture was noted. Streets were kept navigable with constant
> snowplowing, modern lighting kept the city bright all night, lots of
> new traffic lights (with seconds counting down to light change) have
> appeared. It is astounding to me how much progress Russia has made in
> the past 14 years since an unknown man with no experience walked into
> Russiaâ??s presidency and took over a country that was flat on its
> belly.
>
> So why do our leaders and media demean and demonize Putin and Russia???
>
> Like Lady MacBeth, do they protest too much?
>
> Psychologists tell us that people (and countries?) project off on
> others what they donâ??t want to face in themselves. Others carry our
> â??shadowâ?? when we refuse to own it. We confer on others the very traits
> that we are horrified to acknowledge in ourselves.
>
> Could this be why we constantly find fault with Putin and Russia?
>
> Could it be that we project on to Putin the sins of ourselves and our
> leaders?
>
> Could it be that we condemn Russiaâ??s corruption, acting like the
> corruption within our corporate world doesnâ??t exist?
>
> Could it be that we condemn their human rights and LGBT issues, not
> facing the fact that we havenâ??t solved our own?
>
> Could it be that we accuse Russia of â??reconstituting the USSRâ?? â?? â??
> because of what we do to remain the worldâ??s â??hegemonâ???
>
> Could it be that we project nationalist behaviors on Russia, because
> that is what we have become and we donâ??t want to face it?
>
> Could it be that we project warmongering off on Russia, because of
> what we have done over the past several administrations?
>
> There is a well known code of ethics among us: Is it the Truth, Is it
> Fair, Does it build Friendship and Goodwill, and Will it be Beneficial
> for All Concerned?
>
> It seems to me that if our nationâ??s leaders would commit to using
> these four principles in international relations, the world would
> operate in a completely different manner, and human beings across this
> planet would live in better conditions than they do today.
>
> Sharon Tennison
>
>
> http://www.sott.net/article/278407-Is-Putin-incorruptible-US-insiders-view-of-the-Russian-presidents-character-and-his-countrys-transformation#comment108960
>
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 22:31:57 +0000
> From: Zenaan Harkness <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: US Military Chopper Transfers ISIL Leaders from Fallujah to
>         Unknown Location - 21 February 2016
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> America 'encouraging' Iraq into allowing permanent US military bases in
> Iraq.
>
> America the 'global cop' is also America the 'schoolyard bully'.
>
> Bloody and shameful.
>
>
> ----
>
> http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2016/02/21/source-us-military-chopper-transfers-isil-leaders-from-fallujah-to-unknown-location/
>
> US Military Chopper Transfers ISIL Leaders from Fallujah to Unknown
> Location - 21 February 2016
>
> Informed sources disclosed that a US-made helicopter has taken several
> senior ISIL leaders out of Anbar province in Western Iraq to an
> unknown location.
>
> â??A US chopper landed in a farm near the main road linking
> al-Saqlaviyeh to Fallujah in Anbar province and took off  after one
> hour with ISIL leaders on board,â?? the Arabic-language Sama Baghdad
> news website quoted informed Iraqi sources in Fallujah city as saying
> on Sunday.
>
> The sources noted that several ISIL leaders had gathered in Fallujah
> farm as if they had been informed of the helicopterâ??s imminent landing
> in the farm.
>
> In a relevant development on February 13, senior Iraqi security
> sources lashed out at the US and its regional allies for supporting
> Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, and said that Washington is the main cause
> of ISILâ??s survival in his country.
>
> â??We have compelling evidence that a US helicopter landed in Albu Arim
> palms of Fallujah city to take out the ISIL leaders who were in
> contact with the Americans,â?? a senior Iraqi security official,
> speaking on the condition of anonymity, told FNA.
>
> He noted that other US aircraft were flying over the region to protect
> the airplane which was boarding the ISIL leaders, adding, â??The US took
> out the ISIL leaders in order to rescue them from possible attacks by
> the Iraqi Army and security forces.â??
>
> In relevant remarks in October, Spokesman of Iraqâ??s Kataâ??ib Hezbollah
> (Hezbollah Battalions) popular forces Jafar al-Hosseini disclosing
> that captured ISIL leaders have acknowledged receiving logistical
> backup and intelligence support from the US.
>
> â??As the ISIL commanders captured in Iraqi popular forcesâ?? recent
> military operations have confessed, the US supports for the terrorist
> groups are not limited to the dispatch of logistical support,â??
> Al-Hosseini told FNA.
>
> He reiterated that the US has provided the ISIL with intelligence
> about the Iraqi forcesâ?? positions and targets.
>
> â??ISIL commanders trusted the US officials who had assured them that
> the Iraqi forces would not attack Fallujah because the US had urged
> the Iraqi government to prevent the popular forces from entering
> Fallujah and raid Beiji instead; hence the terrorists left Fallujah
> for Beiji to stay on the alert in there,â?? Al-Hosseini added.
>
> Al-Hosseini had also stated on Wednesday that his forces plan to win
> back the city of Ramadi only after expelling the American forces from
> Anbar province.
>
> â??Our forces have two operations underway; first seizing Ramadi from
> ISIL and second keeping away the American forces from Anbar province,â??
> al-Hosseini told FNA.
>
> He underlined that preventing the US forces from getting close to
> Anbar province will expedite operations for winning back the province,
> specially after the military operations in Salahuddin province that
> led to the liberation of the city of Beiji.
>
> Iraqi officials have on different occasions blasted the US and its
> allies for supplying the ISIL in Syria with arms and ammunition under
> the pretext of fighting the Takfiri terrorist group.
>
> Also in October, the Iraqi army and volunteer forces discovered
> US-made military hardware and ammunition, including anti-armor
> missiles, in terroristsâ?? positions and trenches captured during the
> operations in the Fallujah region in Al-Anbar province.
>
> The Iraqi forces found a huge volume of advanced TOW-II missiles from
> the Takfiri terrorists in al-Karama city of Fallujah.
>
> The missiles were brand new and the ISIL had transferred them to
> Fallujah to use them against the Iraqi armyâ??s armored units.
>
> On October 10, the Iraqi forces discovered US-made military hardware
> and ammunition from terrorists in Beiji.
>
> â??The military hardware and weapons had been airdropped by the US-led
> warplanes and choppers for the ISIL in the nearby areas of Beiji,â??
> military sources told FNA.
>
> In February 2015, an Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the
> western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri
> terrorists in Iraq, revealing that the US airplanes still continue to
> airdrop weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL terrorists.
>
> â??The US planes have dropped weapons for the ISIL terrorists in the
> areas under ISIL control and even in those areas that have been
> recently liberated from the ISIL control to encourage the terrorists
> to return to those places,â?? Coordinator of Iraqi popular forces Jafar
> al-Jaberi told FNA.
>
> He noted that eyewitnesses in Al-Havijeh of Kirkuk province had
> witnessed the US airplanes dropping several suspicious parcels for
> ISIL terrorists in the province.
>
> â??Two coalition planes were also seen above the town of Al-Khas in
> Diyala and they carried the Takfiri terrorists to the region that has
> recently been liberated from the ISIL control,â?? Al-Jaberi said.
>
> Also in February 2015, a senior lawmaker disclosed that Iraqâ??s army
> has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the
> ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province.
>
> â??The Iraqi Parliamentâ??s National Security and Defense Committee has
> access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed
> while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,â?? Head of the committee
> Hakem al-Zameli said.
>
> He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this
> regard.
>
> The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in
> Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in
> al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes
> that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.
>
> The Iraqi lawmaker further noted the cause of such western aids to the
> terrorist group, and explained that the US prefers a chaotic situation
> in Anbar Province which is near the cities of Karbala and Baghdad as
> it does not want the ISIL crisis to come to an end.
>
> Also in February 2015, a senior Iraqi provincial official lashed out
> at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting
> Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that US and Israeli-made weapons
> have been discovered from the areas purged of ISIL terrorists.
>
> â??We have discovered weapons made in the US, European countries and
> Israel from the areas liberated from ISILâ??s control in Al-Baqdadi
> region,â?? the Al-Ahad news website quoted Head of Al-Anbar Provincial
> Council Khalaf Tarmouz as saying.
>
> He noted that the weapons made by the European countries and Israel
> were discovered from the terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city
> of Ramadi.
>
> Meantime, Head of Iraqi Parliamentâ??s National Security and Defense
> Committee Hakem al-Zameli also disclosed that the anti-ISIL
> coalitionâ??s planes have dropped weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL in
> Salahuddin, Al-Anbar and Diyala provinces.
>
> In January 2015, al-Zameli underlined that the coalition is the main
> cause of ISILâ??s survival in Iraq.
>
> â??There are proofs and evidence for the US-led coalitionâ??s military aid
> to ISIL terrorists through air(dropped cargoes),â?? he told FNA at the
> time.
>
> He noted that the members of his committee have already proved that
> the US planes have dropped advanced weaponry, including anti-aircraft
> weapons, for the ISIL, and that it has set up an investigation
> committee to probe into the matter.
>
> â??The US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about
> the whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the
> reality with its allegations.
>
> He noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence
> provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the
> popular forces, and said, â??These documents are given to the
> investigation committee â?¦ and the necessary measures will be taken to
> protect the Iraqi airspace.â??
>
> Also in January 2015, another senior Iraqi legislator reiterated that
> the US-led coalition is the main cause of ISILâ??s survival in Iraq.
>
> â??The international coalition is only an excuse for protecting the ISIL
> and helping the terrorist group with equipment and weapons,â?? Jome
> Divan, who is member of the al-Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament,
> said.
>
> He said the coalitionâ??s support for the ISIL is now evident to
> everyone, and continued, â??The coalition has not targeted ISILâ??s main
> positions in Iraq.â??
>
> In Late December 2014, Iraqi Parliamentary Security and Defense
> Commission MP disclosed that a US plane supplied the ISIL terrorist
> organization with arms and ammunition in Salahuddin province.
>
> MP Majid al-Gharawi stated that the available information pointed out
> that US planes are supplying ISIL organization, not only in Salahuddin
> province, but also other provinces, Iraq TradeLink reported.
>
> He added that the US and the international coalition are â??not serious
> in fighting against the ISIL organization, because they have the
> technological power to determine the presence of ISIL gunmen and
> destroy them in one monthâ??.
>
> Gharawi added that â??the US is trying to expand the time of the war
> against the ISIL to get guarantees from the Iraqi government to have
> its bases in Mosul and Anbar provinces.â??
>
> Salahuddin security commission also disclosed that â??unknown planes
> threw arms and ammunition to the ISIL gunmen Southeast of Tikrit
> cityâ??.
> Bu Konuyu Sosyal Medyada PaylaÅ?
>
>
>
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> Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2016 22:33:19 +0000
> From: Zenaan Harkness <[email protected]>
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> Subject: Reminders of why USAgov and NATO must be dismantled
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> http://russia-insider.com/en/kosovo-evil-little-war-almost-all-us-candidates-liked/ri13583
> "
> Kosovo: An Evil Little War (Almost) All US Candidates Liked
> Nebojsa Malic
> Originally appeared at RT (
> https://www.rt.com/op-edge/337034-kosovo-us-candidates-war/ )
>
> Although the 2016 presidential election is still in the primaries
> phase, contenders have already brought up Americaâ??s failed foreign
> wars. Hillary Clinton is taking flak over Libya, and Donald Trump has
> irked the GOP by bringing up Iraq. But what of Kosovo?
>
> The US-led NATO operation that began on March 24, 1999 was launched
> under the â??responsibility to protectâ?? doctrine asserted by President
> Bill Clinton and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. For 78 days, NATO
> targeted what was then the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia â?? which
> later split into Serbia and Montenegro â?? over alleged atrocities
> against ethnic Albanians in the southern province of Kosovo.
> Yugoslavia was accused of â??ethnic cleansingâ?? and â??genocideâ?? as bombs
> rained on bridges, trains, hospitals, homes, the power grid and even
> refugee convoys.
>
> NATOâ??s actions directly violated the UN Charter (articles 53 and 103),
> its own charter, the 1975 Helsinki Final Act and the 1980 Vienna
> Convention on the Law of Treaties. The war was a crime against peace,
> pure and simple.
>
> Though overwhelmed, Yugoslavia did not surrender; the June 1999
> armistice only allowed NATO to occupy Kosovo under UN peacekeeping
> authority, granted by Resolution 1244 â?? which the Alliance has been
> violating ever since.
>
> US Secretary of State at the time, Madeleine Albright, was considered
> the most outspoken champion of the â??Kosovo War.â?? She is now a vocal
> supporter of candidate Clinton, condemning (
> https://www.rt.com/usa/331671-clinton-steinem-albright-backlash/ )
> women who donâ??t vote for her to a â??special place in Hell.â??
>
> Clinton visited the renegade province in October 2012, as the outgoing
> Secretary of State. She stood with the â??Kosovanâ?? government leaders â??
> once considered terrorists, before receiving US backing â?? and
> proclaimed unequivocal US support for Kosovoâ??s independence,
> proclaimed four years prior.
>
> â??For me, my family and my fellow Americans this is more than a foreign
> policy issue, it is personal,â?? Clinton said. Given the Kosovo
> Albanians had renamed a major street in their capital â??Bill Clinton
> Avenueâ?? and erected a massive gilded monument to Hillaryâ??s husband,
> her comments were hardly a surprise.
>
> She is unlikely to be condemned for those remarks by her rival for the
> Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
> While arguing that Congress should have a say in authorizing the
> intervention, Sanders entirely bought into the mainstream narrative
> about the conflict, seeing it as a case of the evil Serbian â??dictatorâ??
> Slobodan Milosevic oppressing the unarmed ethnic Albanians. He saw
> â??supporting the NATO airstrikes on Serbia as justified on humanitarian
> groundsâ?? ( http://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-nato/#kosovo-crisis
> ).
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8S19u91Dfs
>
> One Sanders aide, Jeremy Brecher, resigned in May 1999 (
>
> http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/bernie-sanders-troubling-history-supporting-us-military-violence-abroad
> ) arguing against the intervention as it unfolded, since the â??goal of
> US policy is not to save the Kosovars from ongoing destruction.â??
>
> Trouble is there was no â??destruction.â?? Contrary to NATO claims of
> 100,000 or more Albanians purportedly massacred by the Serbs, postwar
> investigators found fewer than 5,000 deaths â?? 1,500 of which happened
> after NATO occupied the province and the Albanian pogroms began.
>
> Western media, eager to preserve the narrative of noble NATO defeating
> the evil Serbs, dismissed the terror as â??revenge killings.â?? NATO
> troops thus looked on as their Albanian protégés terrorized, torched,
> bombed and pillaged across the province for years, forcing some
> 250,000 Serbs, Jews, Roma, and other groups into exile.
>
> After George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004, his administration
> adopted the Clinton-era agenda for the Balkans, including backing an
> independent Albanian state in Kosovo. None of the Republicans, save
> 2012 contender Ron Paul, have criticized the Kosovo War since.
>
> Billionaire businessman Donald Trump actually has been critical â??
> though back in 1999, long before he became the Republican front-runner
> and the bane of the GOP establishment. In October that year, Trump was
> a guest on Larry Kingâ??s CNN show, criticizing (
> http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/10/08/trump.transcript/ )
> the Clintonsâ?? handling of the Kosovo War after a fashion.
>
>     â??But look at what weâ??ve done to that land and to those people and
> the deaths that weâ??ve caused,â?? Trump told King. â??They bombed the hell
> out of a country, out of a whole area, everyone is fleeing in every
> different way, and nobody knows whatâ??s happening, and the deaths are
> going on by the thousands.â??
>
> The problem with Trump, then as now, is that he is maddeningly vague.
> So, these remarks could be interpreted as referring to the terror
> going on at that very moment â?? the persecution of non-Albanians under
> NATOâ??s approving eye â?? or the exodus of Albanians earlier that year,
> during the NATO bombing. Only Trump would know which, and he hasnâ??t
> offered a clarification.
>
> Though he has the most delegates and leads in the national polls for
> the Republican nomination, the GOP establishment is furious with Trump
> because he dared call (
> https://www.rt.com/op-edge/332416-trump-iraq-us-elections/ ) George W.
> Bush a liar and describe the invasion of Iraq as a â??big fat mistake.â??
> According to the British historian Kate Hudson (
> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/aug/14/usa.kosovo ), however,
> the 2003 invasion was just a continuation of the â??pattern of
> aggression,â?? following the precedent set with Kosovo.
>
>     #MarchPogrom of Serbs in #Kosovo happened under UN & NATO
> administration. Crime without punishment for 11th year.
> pic.twitter.com/sy9c4GlndW
>     â?? Anti-Serbism Monitor (@AntiSerbism)
>     March 17, 2015 (
> https://twitter.com/AntiSerbism/status/577732537344221184 )
>
> Last week Secretary of State John Kerry reluctantly branded (
> https://www.rt.com/usa/335971-isis-genocide-iraq-syria/ ) the actions
> of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria
> â??genocidalâ?? towards the Christians, Yazidis, Shiites and other groups.
> He cited examples of how IS destroyed churches, cemeteries and
> monuments, and murdered people simply because of who they were.
>
> It was March 17, eight years to the day since 50,000 Albanians began a
> three-day pogrom in Kosovo, doing the very same things â?? while their
> activists in the US were raising funds for the very same John Kerry,
> as he ran for president as the Democratic candidate.
> "
>
>
>
> ----------------
>
> http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/karadjic-told-me-i-saved-serbs-genocide-god-knows-we-are-right/ri13574
> "
> Karadjic Told Me: 'I Saved Serbs From Genocide. God Knows We Are Right'
> Personal reflections on a Serb leader who was sentenced to 40 years in
> prison for crimes against humanity
> Daria Aslamova (Komsomolskay Pravda)
>
> Photo: Radovan Karadjic and Daria Aslamova, 1993
> http://russia-insider.com/sites/insider/files/lfkf.jpg
>
> Translated by Julia Rakhmetova and Rhod Mackenzie
>
> The author is a veteran war correspondent who reported from numerous
> hot spots throughout the world
>
> This man gave me my first professional tape recorder (his own). With
> this man I drank wine at night in the town of Pale near Sarajevo in
> March, 1993, during the Bosnian War, with him reading me his poems in
> Serbian. A poet and psychiatrist, the Serbian politician Radovan
> Karadjic was  sentenced ( http://www.kp.ru/daily/26508.4/3377436/ ) to
> 40 years' imprisonment by a duplicitous International Criminal
> Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for â??crimes against humanityâ?? (
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_against_humanity ).
>
> They even blamed him for â??genocide (
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide ) against Bosnian Muslims (
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosniaks )â?? in the town of Srebrenica
> when he had nothing to do with it. He was a politician, not a general.
> (By the way, when the â??world communityâ?? refers to the massacre of
> Muslim men in Srebrenica, it forgets that it was in reprisal for the
> murder of Serbian villagers in neighboring towns and villages).
>
> There was a cruel civil war taking place in Bosnia back then, which
> began with shootings at a Serbian wedding party in Sarajevo. Bosnian
> Muslims got help from the West and the Muslim world, but no one helped
> the Serbs. Even Russia, though making loud statements, refused to
> supply arms.
>
> The Bosnian Muslims received $2 billion (!) to purchase arms over the
> 3 years of the war, and 4,500 Al-Qaeda jihadists came to the country
> thanks to the US, including Osama Ben Laden. They cut off Serbsâ?? heads
> and threw them like cabbages into a basket. We have shocking
> photographs http://www.kp.ru/share/i/4/1084796/big.png (not
> recommended for people under 18 and sensitive adults) of those
> murders. The murderers are still alive and recruiting new young
> terrorists around the world, including for ISIS.  When arrested, they
> were provided with new passports. And now for that interview with
> Karadjic.
>
>     "My job was greatâ??, - he said. â??Thousands of Serbs were liberated
> and avoided genocide. Our biggest mistake was poor propaganda. The
> world is against us because we were proud and didnâ??t want to be
> humiliated by making excuses. We let this happen, and now the world
> considers Serbs evil incarnate.
>
>     Yes, itâ??s bad for us. But as a psychiatrist, I can say that the
> law that applies to an individual, such as â??stay alone and you will
> become matureâ??, also applies to a nation. Forced isolation will break
> him down if he is spiritually weak, or he will rise above it, if he is
> worth it. Now the Serbs are alone but this will bring them spiritual
> growth and wisdom. God knows we are in the right.â??
>
> Sometimes it seems to me that heâ??s talking about us Russians.
> "
>
>
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