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Amid all the usual patriotic cant from politicians, imperialists and churchmen about the glories of this slaughter, remember that World War I was a contrived conflict that was totally avoidable. Contrary to the war propaganda that still clouds and corrupts our historical view, World War I was not started by Imperial Germany.
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The US-imposed sanctions have failed to reduce the demand for Russian weapons. China, India as well as many other countries refuse to bow.
According to a recent FBI indictment, several American white supremacists were allegedly radicalized by and received training from Ukraines neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, which receives funding from the current government of Ukraine as well as the U.S. government. The group has also received weapons from the Israeli government.
While the empty, self-indulgent rhetoric was ringing out, one couldnt help but recall some of the most glaring contemporary contradictions that were blocked out with awesome Orwellian efficiency.
One year after the U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS ended in Raqqa, Khamis' team is still recovering the remains of the battle's casualties... For now, Raqqa's people are left to count their dead largely alone, while the U.S. and other powers strike elsewhere in Syria.
The Russian leadership cannot have failed to notice that Trumps twitter missiles are also opening up Europe, in a new as yet undefined way
Turkey is beginning to feel like its notional American ally is containing it despite the incipient rapprochement that the two Great Powers are presently involved in, and it thinks that blustering against what it suspects are the US-backed plans of its Greek and Cypriot neighbors will scare them off and succeed in calling the US bluff.
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The power generating sector plays a crucial role in re-establishing peace and stability in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. No modern nation can hope for rapid and stable development when facing energy shortages. And this is especially true for war-torn Afghanistan. International armed forces are waging a war against terrorists who occupy parts of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In the meantime political and business circles in countries that are keen on re-establishing peace on Afghan soil have been devising and financing large-scale projects, which can help Afghanistan to develop various sectors of its economy including its power industry.
According to 2017 data, almost 19 million Afghan residents, i.e. over half of the nations entire population, have no access to electricity. Power use far exceeds its generation, with imports from neighboring countries compensating for this shortage. However, Afghan residential districts still lack energy supplies for their heating and lighting needs, while manufacturers cannot meet their operational requirements.
Afghanistan receives considerable amounts of electricity from its neighbors, such as Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. These Central Asian countries are fully aware that the situation in Afghanistan impacts their own well being as well as regional security. Therefore, they try to help their troubled neighbor as much as possible. Tajikistan, for instance, exported 1.4 billion kWh worth of energy to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2017. A meeting between Shukurjon Zuhurov, the Chairman of Tajikistans Assembly of Representatives, and Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, took place in June 2018. At this meeting Zuhurov announced that Tajikistan plans on increasing its energy supplies to Afghanistan to 1.5 billion kWh. In addition, the Tajik politician reiterated once again that Dushanbe views economic growth and reduction of tensions in Afghanistan as the foundation of peace and stability in the whole region.
Uzbekistan also decided to considerably increase its electricity supply to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2018. Afghanistan has been importing Uzbek energy supplies since 2002. Every year the two nations sign a new agreement that accounts for growing Afghan needs. This has resulted in an increase in Uzbek electricity supplies to Afghanistan from 62 million kWh in 2002 to 200 million kWh in 2017. In 2018 the two sides signed an agreement on supplying 2 billion kWh....
The Khashoggi crisis has called attention to a largely overlooked Saudi-led war in Yemen. On a rare trip to the front line, New York Times journalists found Yemenis fighting and dying in a war that has gone nowhere.Of course, it is impossible that a newspaper as large, as prominent, as well-known and well-funded as the New York Times simply "overlooked" the "Saudi-led war in Yemen."
Every time there is a major election in the US, pundits reference the Florida Recount that handed the presidency to George Bush instead of Al Gore in the year 2000, clearing the way for a US assault on the Middle East following the attack by Al Queda on September 11, 2001.
The tedious recount lasted for six weeks and was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court a unique and disappointing outcome for the Democrats.
This years mid-term elections have seen an unprecedented number of female candidates running for the House, the Senate, governorships and state houses, many of them black. Four days after the vote, several outcomes are in dispute, the most egregious attack on the democratic system being waged in Georgia, where the man running to be governor happens to be in charge of the voting system. His black female opponent demanded during the election that he resign from the job that gives him control over that process, and she is now demanding a recount, which he, in that capacity, tried to refuse.
Recounts are in process in several other elections in which Democratic candidates are alleging irregularities, electoral rules being very specific as to the conditions that call for this recourse. Unlike most other countries, the role played by the legal system in elections is very detailed, and candidates routinely make use of it when they are not satisfied with the results.
In this particular election, with so many first-time mainly Democratic candidates running, the challenges have multiplied, breathlessly reported by the press. Given the stakes associated with control of either the House or the Senate, this is not surprising, however there are other particularities with respect to US elections. For example there is Gerrymandering the redrawing of electoral districts that is carried out regularly by whichever party is in control. It involves the fine art of putting as many of ones own voters in a given district as possible, in order to boost ones candidates chances of winning, results in elections being determined by how many Jewish voters a district includes or how many Blacks or college students....
Like all refugees, Ahmad Badawi Mustafa Ayoub left the world unmoored, his memories rent from the land that made them. But his story, like Palestines itself, will matter well beyond the next negotiation. No empire, no flag, or sovereign can change that.
The Government of Palestines Directorate of Education, from its Samaria branch in Nablus, informed Ahmad Badawi Mustafa Ayoub that his teaching duties had been re-assigned on December 8, 1936. The 35-year-old had 11 days to report to a new school in Deir el-Ghusoun, a village that, according to a 1931 British census, was home to some 450 households, all of them Muslim.
It was in this boys-only school that the third eldest of my five aunts learned to read and write. While the other village parents kept their young daughters at home, my Palestinian grandfather, the teacher from Samaria, sat his at the classrooms helm, where the lords of the British Empire held no rein.
In this post-peace era, palls cast over our long negotiation with Israel, these little histories can seem too quaint. After all, with so many threats against our identity, so many of our people stripped of agency, we Palestinians must spar with an awful present. But in this fight, our family chronicles make for more...
The EII members will maintain readiness to carry out missions together independently from the United States, the EU or NATO.
The big push is on to convert Greece into a bastion of liberal democracy and godlessness. At least this is what the latest news from Athens presages. Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras may have gone one step too far in his quest to undermine the Orthodox church. Already under fire for failing at nearly every one of his campaign promises, Tsipras could only be stepping this far with assurances from Washington and NATO. Read on, if you care about Greece at all.
Yesterday, when I went to pick up my little boy from school in downtown Heraklion, people were lining the streets for some parade or event unbeknownst to me at the time. Then I heard the unmistakeable deafening roar of a jet fighter slashing the skies along the waterfront. At the moment I was unsure why an F-16 would be performing aerobatics back and forth along Cretes northern shore, but the aircraft set off car alarms and scared the birds as it rolled and flew upside down 100 ft off the deck. Kids and dogs were spellbound, and I at first though the Turkish Air Force might be attacking. Now its clear though; the air show was a subliminal message to Cretans of the power that rules the skies over often defiant Crete.
Now I find out (late) that a Guardian story from the day before told of the Greek government cutting off state pay to priests, a move that is sure to reverberate in the mans little rat ears unless my guess is wrong. The Guardian story frames the situation:
The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, an atheist, has said he was determined to overhaul the Greek states complex ties with the church. Progressives have long spoken of the need to separate church and state with the historic accord now being seen as key to achieving both.
First let me say, the Greeks should have known an atheist leader would not be working toward saving the Orthodox nation and its people from evildoers, but this is a point for later. Tsipras message and his mission are clear now. First and foremost, the Greek Prime Minister means to destroy the religion. Secondly, he intends to carve of church assets to deliver them to the same people buying up Greek assets through privatization. Finally, the hotels and other assets the Orthodox Church in Greece owns may soon be delivered to German, British, and American corporations on a platter. But let me take one assertion at a time here....
Vengeful France and Britain imposed intolerable punishment on Germany, forcing it to accept full guilt for the war, an untruth that persists to this day. The result was Adolf Hitler and his National Socialists. If an honorable peace had been concluded in 1917, neither Hitler nor Stalin might have seized power and millions of lives would have been saved.
[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode347-lq.mp3"][/audio]What was World War One about? How did it start? Who won? And what did they win? Now, 100 years after those final shots rang out, these questions still puzzle historians and laymen alike. But as we shall see, this confusion is not a happenstance of history but the wool that has been pulled over our eyes to stop us from seeing what WWI really was. This is the story of WWI that you didn't read in the history books. This is The WWI Conspiracy.
The effects of the WWI were global, in that it altered sovereignty and boundaries all over the world.
We do not create relationships, nor do we have them. We are relationships and we either perceive this and pay attention or we do not. In as much as we do not, we begin moving towards non-existence death. It is possible to be very quiet and yet be profoundly aware and responsive to our existence as relationship.
Nothing illustrates the cynical and deceitful nature of Western journalism better than the recent, apparent US-Saudi fallout in the wake of the alleged death of Washington Post Saudi correspondent, Jamal Khashoggi.
Khashoggi allegedly disappeared and has been reported killed at the hands of Saudi consulate staff in Istanbul, Turkey. Of course, the US, UK, EU, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia are among the most dubious actors in modern geopolitics. Ascertaining the truth regarding the events surrounding Khashoggi may ultimately turn out to be an insurmountable task.
But the various narratives and reactions of Western political and media circles still provides us insight into the true character of Western international relations including extreme hypocrisy regarding human rights, the use and abuse of Western media platforms to selectively cover events around the globe to favor Western interests, and the ultimate fate that awaits other US allies.
The New York Times Suddenly Notices Overlooked Yemen War
The New York Times in a series of social media posts and articles seems to suddenly notice the long list of atrocities Saudi Arabia is responsible for including the ongoing war in Yemen. In a social media post published on Twitter, the New York Times would claim:
The Khashoggi crisis has called attention to a largely overlooked Saudi-led war in Yemen. On a rare trip to the front line, New York Times journalists found Yemenis fighting and dying in a war that has gone nowhere.
Of course, it is impossible that a newspaper as large, as prominent, as well-known and well-funded as the New York Times simply overlooked the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
It was the systematic and concerted cover up by the Western media regarding the war which began in 2015 that provided Saudi Arabia the impunity with which it executed the war.
It is only political motivations in Washington now, that require newspapers like the New York Times to suddenly notice the war but only partially. The New York Times would publish a recent article titled, ...
Everyone knows America is bankrupt, $21 trillion in debt, adding a trillion a year to that figure under Trumps voodoo economics. Yet, America is on not just a massive military buildup, but expanding its global military presence at levels not seen since the end of World War II.
Is America controlled by an international cabal of loan sharks?
Everyone knows Americas military is beaten, worn down, in over its head in Afghanistan, defeated time and time again every time America has entered a battlefield, every conflict since Korea and Vietnam.
Is a game afoot as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would say of his fictional hero, Sherlock Holmes? What is Americas game? We shall see, quoting Dr. Watson, Doyles fictional sidekick.
America under Trump is escalating military confrontations with Russia and China. Global arms races are ramping up as former conventions limiting weapons are tossed aside and even the militarization of outer space is on the table.
Why now? Who can win when war can only mean planetary destruction? Can it all simply be fake? Lets examine these questions and more. We begin with a look at the world we were dealt with the end of the Cold War.
You see, the old paradigms of endless vigilance, endless conflict, great standing armies, economies dependent on irrational defense posturing, not only exist, they define our era.
In order to inject a tone of reality, we must reject, out of hand, the post 9/11 global war on terror as contrived. Americas behavior in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, the CIAs ham handed puppeteering of al Qaeda and ISIS is inexcusable as even third-rate drama.
The Syrian and Russian people aided by Iran and Hezbollah put an end to that neocon farce though Washington and Tel Aviv havent yet gotten the message.
Now, something else is going on, a different war, certainly in some ways a world war but one where defining winning and losing isnt going to be easy. The losers wont be hanged after fake war crimes tribunals, there will be no occupation armies, no treaties redefining the world map under the watchful guise of Europes ancient banking masters as we saw twice during the 20th century.
There will be no world wars, there are no enemies like in the past, no rival royal families, no real democracies left to oppose imaginary tyranny, its all memory, nothing more...
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