World Watching Geo-Politics Archived # 24

 

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Press TV | 2019-07-19

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands has upheld an earlier ruling that found the country partly liable for the deaths of 350 Bosnian Muslims in Bosnia‘s

 

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-07-19

Washington, July 19: United States PresidentDonald Trump on Wednesday, July 17, met Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad. During the meet, Trump

 

The Times of India | 2019-07-19

Boris Johnson reportedly asked aides whether Angela Merkel was in the Stasi and questioned why Leo Varadkar isn’t “called Murphy like all the rest of them?”The

 

DNA India | 2019-07-19

At least two people were killed and 10 others injured in an explosion near the Kabul Universityon Friday. The blast took place in Police District 3(PD3) area

 

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-07-19

New Delhi: The central government should link grants and allocations made by the Finance Commission to states with reforms in the agriculture sector, said

 

The Times of India | 2019-07-19

ATLANTA: The second set of summer Democraticpresidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the

 

 


BUST THE TRUST!
CONGRESS PROBES BIG TECH
REGULATORY SCRUTINY



No Executive Privilege… WH Fully Cooperated with Special Counsel

Attorney General William Barr accompanied by other officials, speaks during a news conference to address elder financial exploitation and law enforcement actions, at Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference on the Special Counsel report, which is planned for release



 

 

 

 



 

 




 

 



China tried to grow cotton on the moon – and failed. Here’s why it’s still important

Early this year, China’s lunar probe Chang’e 4 landed on the unexplored far side of the moon carrying with it a canister of plant seeds. A couple of days later, Chinese scientists confirmed that some of the cotton plants have sprouted – the first time plants were able to do so on the far side of the moon. But even though the sprouts were not able to withstand the long, bitter cold of a lunar night, it was still a momentous occasion. It proved that developing a biological system which can possibly support human life on the moon is possible.

According to Anna-Lisa Paul, a professor from the University of Florida: “Plants provide both food source and the ability to recycle air and water.” If both edible and non-edible plants can be grown, they can potentially support space travel and enable the establishment of space colonies. That means, once scientists have figured out how plants adapt to harsh conditions in outer space, people could possibly be next. (Related: Space Mining Could Turn Out to be a Trillion-Dollar Industry, Say Experts.)








ASSANGE ARRESTED ON BEHALF OF USA
DRAGGED OUT OF EMBASSY
VIDEO
SEVEN-YEAR STANDOFF
SNOWDEN: DARK MOMENT FOR FREEDOM



photo: Creative Commons / Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America



Proponents of Ending U.S. Wars See Growing Momentum in Washington



Prince William’s Lawyer Tries to Suppress Rumors of Affair

As ‘In Touch’ magazine in the U.S. publishes allegations about Prince William having an affair, his lawyers are sending letters to the U.K. media threatening legal action.

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In Touch magazine has become the first mainstream outlet to publish a sensational rumor that has electrified British high society for almost a year: that Prince William may have had an affair with his aristocratic neighbor Rose Hanbury, also known as the Marchioness of Cholmondeley (pronounced Chumley), while Kate Middleton was pregnant with their third child.



 Parliament Opens with ‘Death to America’ Chants

Wearing the uniform of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, lawmakers chant slogan during an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Chanting "Death to America," Iranian lawmakers convened an open session of parliament Tuesday following the White House's decision to designate Iran's elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guard a …

Iranian lawmakers opened a new session of the country’s Parliament on Tuesday with chants of “Death to America.” The taunt was meant as a response to the White House’s designation of Iran’s elite paramilitary Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organization.



Has the media turned on UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan?

Last May, millions across the world tuned in to watch Queen Elizabeth‘s grandson Prince Harry tie the knot with his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle, with the media feting the couple as the epitome of glamour and royal modernity.

But less than a year later, the couple have found themselves on the receiving end

Frown Jewels: Meg is banned by Queen from using Di gems,







VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Ecuadorians March at London Embassy in Support of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Ecuadorians March at London Embassy in Support of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange





 

 

Showdown of world powers in Venezuela enters dangerous, new phase

KEY POINTS
  • How this drama turns out may mark the most significant test yet of the Trump administration’s credibility, following a highest-level chorus this week of President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, who all declared – in one way or another – that Russia had to get out of the country.
PA: Venezuela opposition activists riot
Opposition activists wearing gas masks clash with riot police during an anti-government protest in Caracas.
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The first major showdown of our new era of great power competition, unfolding with accelerating speed over the past ten weeks in Venezuela, has entered a dangerous new phase. That is true, most of all, for the Venezuelan people, but also for Latin American democracies and for vital US interests in the Western Hemisphere.

How this drama turns out may mark the most significant test yet of the Trump administration’s credibility, following a highest-level chorus this week of President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, who all declared – in one way or another – that Russia had to get out of the country.



 











Smugglers Using Kidnapped Children to Get Migrants Into US Illegally

April 4, 2019 

Human traffickers are using “child recycling rings” to smuggle people across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, according to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

Nielsen told Fox News that the practice essentially uses the kidnapping and passing around of children as a way to skirt U.S. immigration laws.

When an adult enters the country with a kidnapped child, it allows them to lie and claim they are a family, and use immigration laws that are lenient towards families to get released by authorities into the interior of the United States.

“The smugglers are more active than ever before at advertising how to come into this country with a child. We’ve broken up so-called ‘child recycling rings,’ if you can believe it, in the last couple months, which is where smugglers kidnap a child, they give it to an adult to cross the border, [and they] present themselves as a family.



‘Fight Back’: Brexiteers Vow to Sabotage Brussels if Pulled into EU Elections

(L)Conservative Party MP and chairman of the European Research Group (ERG) Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks at a political rally organised by the pro-Brexit Leave Means Leave campaign group in central London on December 14, 2018. - The Leave Means Leave group, supported by political figures like ERG chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg and …

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage will declare war on the globalists’ beloved European Project if Brexit is delayed to the point where the UK is pulled into European Parliament elections in May.



Report Confirms: Russia ‘Steadily Expanding Military Influence’ in Africa



Iran says US sanctions impeding flood rescue operations

In this Monday, April 1, 2019 photo, houses are covered by floodwaters in the town of Mamoulan, in the western province of Lorestan, Iran. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted late on Monday that U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration last year have hampered successful rescue efforts for flood-stricken areas of the country where 45 people have died so far. Iran has been facing major flooding for the past two weeks.

In this Monday, April 1, 2019 photo, houses are covered by floodwaters in the town of Mamoulan, in the western province of Lorestan, Iran. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted late on Monday that U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration last year have hampered successful rescue efforts for flood-stricken areas of the country where 45 people have died so far. Iran has been facing major flooding for the past two weeks.

Iran’s foreign minister said U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration last year have hampered successful rescue efforts for flood-stricken areas of the country where at least 50 people have died so far.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted late Monday that America’s “maximum pressure” policy on Iran “is impeding aid efforts by #IranianRedCrescent to all communities devastated by unprecedented floods.”

The sanctions, he said, have prevented Tehran from getting badly needed equipment, including relief helicopters. “This isn’t just economic warfare; it’s economic TERRORISM,” he tweeted.

Iran has been facing major flooding for the past two weeks and on Monday, the death toll in the disaster rose to 50, according to an Associated Press count. The floods have struck hundreds of villages as well as towns and cities in the western half of the country, where in some places an emergency situation has been declared.



UN says 113 million people experiencing ‘acute hunger’

Yemen, Syria, Congo, Afghanistan among 8 nations accounting for two-thirds of total people exposed to famine worldwide.
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PARIS – More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced “acute hunger” last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said Tuesday.Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and Syria were among the eight nations accounting for two-thirds of the total number of people worldwide exposed to the risk of famine, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its 2019 global report on food crises.



April 02, 2019
Rahul Gandhi, President of India's main opposition Congress party, and India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leave after releasing their party's election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. — Reuters
Rahul Gandhi, President of India’s main opposition Congress party, and India’s former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leave after releasing their party’s election manifesto for the April/May general election in New Delhi, India, April 2, 2019. — Reuters

India’s main opposition Congress party pledged on Tuesday to expand a rural employment guarantee programme, reward businesses for creating jobs and scrap an 1870 sedition law if it wins a general election that starts next week.



Air Force Selects New Air Base For Mysterious B-21 Stealth Bomber

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“We expect the first B-21 Raider to be delivered beginning in the mid-2020s”



On Monday, China’s Ministry of Public Security, National Health Commission and the National Medical Products Administration came together to make the announcement at a press conference in Beijing. Li…



Robert Mueller distracted the Left for two years, holding out an imaginary pot of gold that never materialized

Leftists recently discovered what was at the other end of Robert Mueller’s rainbow. There was nothing. There was no pot of political gold to cash in on. There was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Donald J. Trump won the 2016 election, fair and square. The Left’s attempt to overthrow a democratically-elected President failed.

During the Left’s quest for political gold, they abandoned policy and reacted in knee-jerk fashion to everything Trump accomplished or said. As the Mueller rainbow disappears and the sun comes out, Leftists are left rubbing their eyes in disappointment and disbelief.

With the 2020 election coming around, the myriad of Democratic candidates have nothing of sustenance to campaign on, just identity politics. They’ve already proven they are the party of whiners and complainers. They proved they can point their finger and conjure up conspiracies. They made their case that they are the party of impractical delusions, not practical solutions. Robert Mueller was to be their political savior, the one who brought charges against Donald Trump and removed him from office. Robert Mueller was going to be the one who validated the Left’s political wet dreams. The Left put all their hope in this Russia collusion hoax, and now that the verdict is in, their voices only echo of hysteria and dishonesty.

If the Left really cared about collusion and corruption…

The left never cared about collusion or else they would have bemoaned the fact that the Clinton Foundation was a pay-for-play revolving door allowing foreign oligarchs to take advantage of the American government. If the Left cared about collusion, then they would denounce the Clintons for selling uranium to Russia and enriching other countries at the expense of the American people. If the Left cared about the abuse of power, then they would call for an investigation into the illegal spying of the Trump campaign, carried out by the Obama Administration. If the Left cared about election fraud, then they would call for the indictments of the Democratic Party leaders, who rigged the Democratic primary to put Hillary Clinton in command.



CNN and the treasonous fake news cartels must be taken down for conspiring to carry out a criminal coup against the United States of America

04/01/2019 / Mike Adams





 

 

 

 




Brazil’s Top Election Court Catches Google Manipulating Search Results to Point to Negative Entries on Bolsonaro …Just Like They Do with Conservatives in America

Brazil’s Top Election Court Catches Google Manipulating Search Results to Point to Negative Entries on Bolsonaro …Just Like They Do with Conservatives in America



How the Great March of Return resurrected Palestinian resistance

 

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The march we started a year ago defeated our two biggest enemies: Palestinian factionalism and Israeli propaganda. …





May Offers Resignation to Get Brexit ‘Worst Deal in History’ Over the Line



 







MACRON DEPLOYS ARMY AFTER LAST WEEK’S DESTRUCTION

French President Emmanuel Macron has placed armed soldiers throughout France. Concerns or soldiers firing on citizens are rampant.

French Patriots Under Attack

Following a surge of violence last weekend involving “Yellow Vest” protesting patriots, French President Emmanuel Macron made the decision to place armed soldiers strategically around the city. Ostensibly, it is for the protection of government buildings. This decision comes after the violence of last weekend caused “extensive destruction” along the Champs Elysees. Their assignment includes the presidential palace and the National Assembly…….Read rest of the story





Special Counsel Delivers Mueller Report to Attorney General Barr



 

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Retired Army General Warns of ‘Balkanization’ in U.S. Military: ‘Identity Politics Is a Cancer’



Exclusive — John Bolton: China Could ‘Hold the Key’ to North Korea Denuclearization





Guaido’s Chief Of Staff Detained By Venezuelan Intelligence In Pre-Dawn Raid

Two days after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s “government-in-waiting” forcibly took possession of three diplomatic facilities in the United States with the blessing of Washington, and following what many observers speculate are a series of US aggressive maneuvers paving the way for military interventionMaduro’s security forces have begun arresting members of Guaido’s staff.

According to Reuters Venezuelan intelligence agents have arrested and detained Guaido’s own chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, as well as opposition legislator Sergio Vergara.

Roberto Marrero next to opposition leader Juan Guaido, via Instagram/Roberto Marrero

Guaido’s press team confirmed their detentions by security forces in what’s been described as a pre-dawn raid on their Caracas residences on Thursday. And in confirmation Guaido tweeted an “Alert” — saying the two men are “currently being held hostage” since 2:24 am by the SEBIN, or the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service.



 

 

‘Appalling and Pathetic’: Farage Blasts Prime Minister May for Brexit Chaos







4th Generation Warfare (4GW) used by USG to Attack Venezuela

By Makia Freeman on Mar 14, 2019 01:42 pm
4th generation warfare venezuela4th Generation Warfare (fourth-generation warfare or 4GW) is a term used to define the kind of war often waged in the 21st century by the USG (United States Government), the military wing of the NWO (New World Order). It blurs the lines between war and politics, and soldiers and civilians. It includes new forms of […]

The post 4th Generation Warfare (4GW) used by USG to Attack Venezuela appeared first on The Freedom Articles.





 



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What’s up in emerging technology

An image of the Swiss flag flying in Basel

A major flaw has been found in Switzerland’s online voting system

A cryptographic trap door could let someone change votes cast using Switzerland’s online sVote system without being detected, according to a new paper.

Verification: The specific issue is the way the system receives and counts votes before shuffling them… Read more



Rep. Chip Roy Introduces Bill to Declare Specific Mexican Cartels as Foreign Terrorist Orgs









Former Prime Minister Tony Blair ‘Secretly Advising’ Macron on How to Stop Brexit







U.S. Demands North Korea Give Up All Nuclear Weapons Before Sanctions Relief















5G looks like it’s the next best thing in tech, but it’s really a Trojan horse for harming humanity

Many so-called “experts” are claiming that it’ll be a huge step forward for innovation in everything from manufacturing and transportation, to medicine and beyond. But in reality, 5G technology represents an existential threat to humanity – a “phony war” on the people who inhabit this planet we call Earth, and all in the name of “progress.”



NYT Suggests Border Emergency!

Nolte: NYT Says Border at â??Breaking Pointâ?? 1 Month After â??Fact Checkâ?? Claimed No Emergency



Trump announces plans to end $5.6 bn preferential trade programme for India

 

New York, March 5 (IANSUS President Donald Trump has announced that he was ending India‘s $5.6 billion trade concessions under the Generalised System of Preferences(GSP) programme accusing New Delhi of not providing Washington

equitable and reasonable access

to its markets.Trump, who is on a mission to expand



In Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a shrinking pro-freedom space

In Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a shrinking pro-freedom space

Politics in ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’ dominated by Pakistani national parties as pro-freedom voices struggle to be heard.



How Netanyahu’s embrace of the Israeli far right unmasked Zionism

The Israeli political elite has long tried to cover up its fascist views and practices. Today it no longer cares to.

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Otzma Yehudit leader Michael Ben Ari stands next to far-right protesters as they burn a Palestinian flag during a demonstration in the West Bank on November 29, 2012 [File: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]
Otzma Yehudit leader Michael Ben Ari stands next to far-right protesters as they burn a Palestinian flag during a demonstration in the West Bank on November 29, 2012 [File: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]

In 1984, Rabbi Meir Kahane, the founding leader of the openly racist Kach party, managed to enter the Knesset aftersecuring some 26,000 votes. Despite his rising political profile, however, the far-right rabbi was not welcomed with open arms in the Israeli parliament – whenever he spoke, all the other 119 members of the Knesset (MKs) would walk out.

MKs were so disturbed by Kahane’s presence in the parliament that in August 1985 they even passed a revision to the Electoral Law which banned parties “inciting racism” – including Kach – from participating in future elections.

The problem was that this amendment also disqualified parties which opposed the existence of the Israeli state as a Jewish state. The second anti-racist law in 1986 was even worse. It exempted discrimination on the grounds of religion resulting in Kahane voting for it and the left in the Knesset voting against it!

However, the MKs’ vocal opposition to Kach had nothing to do with the racist ideology that was guiding the party. They were simply concerned about the damage Kach’s success could inflict on Israel’s image on the international arena– before the Supreme Court’s election ban, polls were predicting that the party could gain up to 12 seats in the 1988 elections.

Nevertheless, even if it was mostly for cosmetic reasons, back then, overt racism was still unacceptable in Israeli politics.

However, much has changed in the last 35 years.

Today, heirs of Kahane are being welcomed in by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. What was trefa (forbidden) yesterday, has become kosher today.

Netanyahu’s political calculations



 

WASHINGTON: SpaceX’s Dragon capsule- launched on a test mission for NASA- was on Sunday approaching the International Space Station, where it was set to dock for the first time.

Dragon was gradually climbing in altitude toward the ISS, which is orbiting the Earth at around 400 kilometers altitude and at a speed of





 

03/02/2019 / JD Heyes



Trump’s Surprising New Ally in Mexico? The Government

President Trump's image was everywhere at CPAC this week, including a mural-sized painting on display
AZAM AHMED and KIRK SEMPLE

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials are carrying out the Trump administration’s immigration agenda across broad stretches of the border, undercutting the Mexican government’s promises to defend migrants and support their search for a better life.

The Mexican authorities are blocking groups of migrants at border towns, refusing to allow them onto international bridges to apply for asylum in the United States, intercepting unaccompanied minors before they can reach American soil, and helping to manage lists of asylum seekers on behalf of the American authorities to limit the number of people crossing the border.



Trump Lost Nothing in Hanoi

By | February 28th, 2019

When Donald J. Trump took office in January 2017, the outgoing Obama Administration national security team cautioned Trump’s transition team that North Korea was a significant nuclear threat. Obama White House officials explained how North Korea’s leaders had built up their nascent nuclear arsenal. Since at least 2013, the Obama Administration knew about the rising threat of a potentially nuclear-armed North Korea and did nothing.

It was not a matter of ignorance; it was a matter of indifference on the part of former President Barack Obama and his national security team. Obama—the man who the media claimed was the smartest of all of America’s presidents—likely had no idea how to mitigate the North Korean threat and therefore didn’t even try.












 Londoner: Julian Assange closer to a journey home

Julian Assange receives Australian passport enabling him to return home / David Natzler incites anger with Jimmy Savile comment / Brits backing Brit Olivia Colman for Oscar glory / ‘Carry On, Brexit’ at Gare Du Midi…

 

Julian Assange

Julian Assange ( Getty Images )

Staff at the Ecuadorian Embassy have cause for celebration today with the news that they may finally be rid of their long-term house guest  Julian Assange.

The Australian government has confirmed that the  WikiLeaks founder has a new Australian passport after  years without one, and could now return to his  home country.



Report: Beijing Runs Unannounced South China Sea Military Drills



Report: Beijing Runs Unannounced South China Sea Military Drills









May Visits Brussels To Try And Salvage Her Brexit Deal With European Commission Chief


Prince William, Prince Harry To Split Royal Household:

The report had stated that the division will happen before the birth of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s first child this spring.