The American Deep State, Deep Events, and Off-the-Books Financing By Prof Peter Dale Scott

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NATO_freedom_is_WARI have been writing about deep politics since 1993, when I gave the example of how the United States after World War sent American mafia figures to fight communism in Italy, thereby creating a corrupted politics that was soon out of control – as bad as the influence the mafia once possessed in cities like Marseille, or Chicago.1

Since then I have written about deep events, by which I mean mysterious events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, or 9/11, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, and are embedded in fact in deep politics. Some of these may be low-level, as when data is filched from a personal computer, or mid-level, like the murder of Karen Silkwood. But what I have called structural deep events are large enough to affect the whole fabric of society, with “consequences that enlarge covert government, and are subsequently covered up by systematic…

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Maxim Gorky: War and Civilization

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Russian writers on war

Maxim Gorky on Romain Rolland, war and humanism

Maxim Gorky to H.G. Wells: Cleanse from the hearts of children the blood-stained rust of horrible and senseless war

Maxim Gorky: Henri Barbusse and the mass of lies, hypocrisy, cruelty, dirt and blood called war

Maxim Gorky: The true motives of war

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Maxim Gorky
War and Civilization (1916)
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The effect of the war on the progress of civilization among the nations of the world will be strongly felt for generations to come. The development of civilization will be much less rapid after the war than heretofore. The world is becoming more and more permeated with ill-will, hatred, and passion. The noble emotions give way to the bestial. The infernal forces are awakened and the inhuman has pridefully raised its head.

I believe, however, in the common…

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Video interview: Afghanistan the last and greatest victim of the Cold War

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Press TV
April 7, 2014

‘Increased drugs production sole outcome of US-led Afghan war’
Interview with Rick Rozoff, with the Stop NATO International Network

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Press TV has interviewed Stop NATO International Network’s Rick Rozoff to discuss the recent presidential election in Afghanistan.

What follows is a rough transcript of the interview.

Press TV: Given the situation that Afghanistan has, is it a success simply that they can even hold a presidential election there?

Rozoff: That’s I think a realistic interpretation. It’s definitely a historic watershed in that, of course, this marks the smooth transition from the administration of Hamid Karzai, who has been head of Afghanistan in the entire post-Taliban, post-invasion period, to either Dr. [Abdullah] Abdullah or Dr. [Ashraf] Ghani [Ahmadzai]. It’s important I suppose in its own right, but as some of the lead-in into the story indicated, were still talking about a nation that has undergone…

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NATO Commander Paints Dark Picture of ‘Russian Threat’ as USA Moves to Further Isolate Russia

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In an interview with Reuters, General Philip Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, painted a foreboding picture of an imminent Russian threat. Breedlove claimed that there are 40,000 troops massed on the Ukrainian border. He went on to claim that the troops are in a high level of readiness and that all the required components of an invading force are in place, including the required mix of personnel and materiel. He claimed they could achieve their strategic goal within three to five days.

Russia has repeatedly downplayed any threat, claiming that the troops are involved in routine exercises.

Breedlove continued to speculate what the ‘goal’ of this force might be, and offered three possible scenarios:

1. Russian forces remain deployed on the border as a plausible military threat to help secure Russian interests in the unfolding situation in the Ukraine.

2. The force is deployed to secure a land-bridge between Russian and the Crimea.

3. The force is deployed to sweep across the South of Ukraine via Odessa and link up with the isolated Russian enclave in Trans-Dniester, on the Moldovan-Ukrainian border.

Breedlove did not speculate that the Russian forces may be used to secure the Eastern Ukraine – a favourite topic of speculation in the western media following the secession of Crimea. He went on to explain that the NATO council had asked planners to come up with a range of military options by April 15, including potential deployments of sea, air and land forces.

In the meantime, the US has sent F-15′s and F-16′s to Poland and the Baltic states.

NATO also continues to step up the diplomatic pressure on Russia. On April 1st NATO announced suspension of a range of military and civil joint-ventures with Russia. This will impact a number of joint programs in Afghanistan, including counter-narcotics and provision of helicopter parts to the Afghan army.

 

 

A team from NATO is due to visit Ukraine next week in response to a ‘request for help’ from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. A team of 16 senior Ukrainian officers has joined NATO for military exercises in Bulgaria.

NATO is the world’s most powerful military bloc. It was supposedly founded as a collective security bloc in which each member undertook to come to the aid of a fellow member in appropriate circumstances. The 28 members that currently make up NATO are responsible for 70% of global defence expenditure, and 70% of that expenditure is accounted for by the USA. In 2012, NATO accounted for $1.02 trillion in defence expenditure, compared to China’s $166 billion, and Russia’s $90 billion.

(http://www.stripes.com/news/despite-cuts-nato-still-accounts-for-most-of-world-s-military-spending-1.269882#.Uz1NqmfNuAU)

The imperialist and anti-communist nature of NATO was exposed in 1955 when the USSR proposed joining. Documentary evidence demonstrates that the proposals were genuine (http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/molotovs-proposal-the-ussr-join-nato-march-1954). The USSR had earlier proposed a European collective security arrangement that would have excluded the USA. When this elicited a negative response from the UK and France, the USSR floated the idea of joining NATO. The suggestion was never even seriously considered by the West. The USSR went on to form the Warsaw Pact.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO has overseen military interventions in Bosnia in 1994/5, Kosovo in 1999, Afghanistan from 2003, and Libya in 2011. In the same time period, Russia has been involved in the Chechen Wars of 1994 and 1999, and the short South Ossetia war of 2008.

NATO’s military operations have had a wholly different character to Russia’s. NATO’s military interventions have been imperialist exercises in regime destabilisation and regime change, executed under cover of ‘humanitarian interventions’. In each case, when the democratic and internationalist verbiage is cast aside, the underlying geopolitical reality is that the US and its clients assumed the right, irrespective of the UN, to overthrow a foreign government by military force.

Russia’s military operations, on the other hand, have been typical cases of a major power defending its internal integrity and local interests. Russia is not acting as if it has the right to overthrow any regime it takes a dislike to. It has been involved in conflicts arising from internal ethnic and religious separatism (Chechnya), and border disputes triggered by the perceived need to defend Russian populations with irredentist aspirations (South Ossetia, Trans-Dniester, Crimea).

NATO has been expanding since 1999. In that year the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland became full members. In 2004 they were joined by Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, and in 2009 by Albania and Croatia. There is a multi-stage accession process which requires members to comply with political and military governance criteria. Currently, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia are in the ‘Membership Action Plan’ stage – the final stage pending full accession.

The Ukrainian crisis has created new opportunities for the USA and its client states to further isolate Russia from the rest of Europe. US geopolitical strategy has always feared the emergence of a Eurasian bloc that might challenge US hegemony. In the post-cold war era, this has driven an expansion of NATO and the EU up to the Russian border.

Alongside the political-military strategy of NATO and EU expansion, the economic strategy is to the break the reliance of Europe on Russian gas and oil by developing the port and storage infrastructure to support shipping LNG between the USA and EU. This would be a lucrative trade for the US corporate interests that are driving the shale gas revolution in the USA.

The same corporate interests are also busy snapping up European exploration contracts for shale reserves – including in the Ukraine, which is believed to have major shale deposits. In addition to this, the intention is to re-rout supply of pipeline gas from the eastern corridor – from Russia via the Ukraine – to the southern corridor – from the Caspian basin via Turkey.

Washington and Brussels played a critical role in sponsoring and supporting the February coup that brought the nationalist Yatsenyuk regime to power in the Ukraine. It is difficult to believe that Washington analysis and intelligence was so poor as to be caught completely unawares by the Russian response. On that basis the Western role in the Ukrainian coup can be seen as a direct provocation to Russia that is designed in part to further isolate Russia while strengthening US hegemony in Europe.

General Breedlove’s musings about Russian intentions should be assessed on that basis.

Lionel Reynolds is an independent analyst based in Australia. He runs the blog

dispatchesfromempire.com

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/04/05/nato-commander-paints-dark-picture-russian-threat-as-usa-moves-isolate-russia.html

 

 

Fraternal Genocide in Ukraine: U.S. Instigating Yugoslav Scenario

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Russian Information Agency Novosti
April 4, 2014

US Instigating ‘Yugoslav Scenario’ of Fraternal Genocide in Ukraine

NEW DELHI: The US effort to turn Ukraine into a forward area for positioning NATO bases is paving the way for fraternal genocide and ethnic cleansing in the former Soviet state, repeating the Yugoslav scenario, Aijaz Ahmad, a famous Indian philosopher and political expert said in an article in a leading Indian newsmagazine, Frontline.

The conflict in Yugoslavia – a former European country that separated into Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro – culminated in a series of NATO bombings in March 1999 in response to alleged widespread atrocities by Serbian forces against ethnic Albanians in the province of Kosovo.

As a result of the 78-day NATO bombing campaign, Serbia, a nation with historic ties to Russia, lost control of Kosovo province, which declared independence in 2008. Moscow compared last month’s Crimea secession from…

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Israel orders to arrest 4 year- old child in Jerusalem

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The child Mohammed Zine al-Majid

The child Mohammed Zine al-Majid

Al Ray Agencies | Nov 28, 2013

 West Bank, ALRAY – Israeli occupation forces raided on Thursday at dawn the house of Zine al-Majid in Jerusalem to arrest his 4- year- old son .

The  father said to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that a large Israeli  force stormed his house , telling him that they had an arrest warrant for his son Mohammed.

He told the Israeli officer that his son is a 4 year- old child , but the officer did not believe him and insisted on to see him.

The officer directed  several questions about the child  and his friends  at his father  and threatened to call the child for interrogation if he is found guilty of injuring a settlers.

 Israeli Military Forces arrested last Wednesday Ahmed Dahbour,9, Muhammad Hazeena,16, Fadi Ghafari,11, and his 6-years-old brother Mohammed.

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Nordic Defense Chiefs To Discuss Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria And Mali

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Xinhua News Agency
April 4, 2014

Nordic defense ministers to discuss cooperation, security situation

OSLO: Defense ministers from the five Nordic countries will hold a two-day meeting from April 8 in the northern Norwegian city of Tromso to discuss cooperation and security situation in the region.

The ministers from Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will discuss the situation in Ukraine, cyber defense plan, joint tactical air transport, capacity building and the status of various Nordic cooperation projects, said a press release issued on Thursday by the Norwegian Defense Ministry.

They will also exchange information and draw experiences from cooperation in international operations in Afghanistan, Syria and Mali.

“The Nordic countries cooperate closely in many areas and we are now in an era where constructive dialogue on regional and global issues is very important,” said Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide.

Norway holds the rotating presidency of the Nordic defense…

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NATO at 65: Photo gallery

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Itar-Tass
April 4, 2014

NATO’s large-scale military operations

The North Atlantic Treaty was signed 65 years ago on April 4, 1949

NATO is a military alliance with the purpose of collective defense. NATO conducts military operations of two kinds: peacekeeping and peace enforcing ones. The difference is that peace keeping actions are realized with the mutual agreement of the parties involved. The ground base for interference in peace enforcing operations is a resolution of the United Nations security council. In reality, however, such operations have taken place without UN’s approval: in 1995 NATO forces interfered in the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina with no UN approval, neither was sanctioned the 1999 NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia. The most widely known large-scale military operations of the NATO in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS

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NATO’s first operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994-1995. Citizens are hiding behind a peacekeeper…

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Lavrov: Westerners can no longer cover terrorism in Syria

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Moscow, (SANA) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the scale of terrorism in Syria has taken a form that can no longer be covered by the Westerners as they have done before.

“Terrorists in Syria have started to take a form that no longer allows our Western partners to hide behind their claims that it is the regimes which cover the terrorists,” said Lavrov, addressing the journalists following a meeting of foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

“These excuses can’t be justified anymore,” he added in a press conference in Moscow on Friday.

Lavrov stressed that terrorism must be combated without any conditions, recalling what the leaders of G8 group countries said a year before on the Syrian government and the “opposition” having to unify their efforts to get Syria rid of terrorists.

He made it clear that the linking of holding Geneva 3 conference with the departure of President Bashar al-Assad from office is unacceptable.

West impedes Russian draft statement at UNSC to condemn Kassab terrorist attack

In a relevant context, Western countries at the UN Security Council did not allow Russia to secure a reaction that condemns the terrorist attack on Kassab in Lattakia’s northern countryside and shooting on the port of Lattakia by armed groups, the shooting that led to a suspension of the removal of chemical weapons from the country, Russia’s official delegation announced.

“The elements for the Press, suggested by Russia about the actions of the terrorist groups in Kassab and the shelling of Lattakia, did not find support with Western countries at the UN Security Council,” the Russian delegation told the Russian news agency Itar Tass on Thursday.

“This re-affirms the involvement of Western countries in supporting terrorism in Syria, ” the delegation added.

The Russian-prepared draft elements for the Press condemn “the latest attacks by the terrorist groups, among them those connected to al-Qaeda, on the city of Kassab.

The diplomat said : ” The Western members of the UN Security Council had blocked the adoption of a statement for the press which condemned the mortar shelling of the port of Lattakia .

“They (the West) have taken up an utterly unambiguous and common attitude on both humanitarian matters, political issues, and on chemical demilitarization. They seek to put an additional pressure on the government at every opportunity and take from under any pressure those who are fighting against it, even if those are extremist and terrorist groups,” the diplomat stated.

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2014/04/04/537084.htm

Raghead: Waltz With Bashar (Part IX)

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U.S. Naval Buildup In Black Sea Violates International Treaty: Russia

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Russian Information Agency Novosti
April 3, 2014

Deployment Extension of US Warships in Black Sea Exceeds International Terms – Lavrov

MOSCOW: Moscow has taken note that the extension of US warships deployed in the Black Sea has exceeded the set terms laid out in the international convention, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a joint press conference with Kazakhstan’s foreign minister on Thursday in Moscow.

“There exists the Montreux Convention, which gives extremely clear criteria limiting the deployment of warships not belonging to the Black Sea governments in regard to tonnage and length of stay,” Lavrov said.

“We have noticed that US warships have extended their deployment beyond the set terms a couple of times lately, and at times they did not always comply with the regulations that are set within the Montreux Convention.”

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Interfax
April 3, 2014

U.S. naval ships overstayed Montreux Convention limits in Black Sea…

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Black Sea: U.S. To Deploy Guided Missile Warship Against Russia

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Stars and Stripes
April 3, 2014

US warship heading to Black Sea
By Hendrick Simoes

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A U.S. Navy warship is on its way to the Black Sea as part of the ongoing response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, State Department officials said.

In the immediate aftermath of Russia’s takeover of Crimea, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun sailed into the Black Sea, where it conducted exercises with the Bulgarian and Romanian navies, practicing basic maneuvers and drills.

However, the Truxtun left the Black Sea March 21 to continue its scheduled deployment as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, currently in the Middle East. A new Navy warship in the Black Sea would be a replacement for the Truxtun, said officials.

The U.S. Navy would not confirm which ship it would be sending into the area. But two destroyers — the USS Donald Cook…

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President al-Assad: Syrian people’s only choice is to defeat terrorism, Russia’s role contributes to creating multi-polar world

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assad1ap2Damascus, (SANA) President Bashar al-Assad affirmed Wednesday that Syrian people have no choice but to achieve victory in their war against terrorism and the extremist obscurantist thinking that is alien to the Syrian society.

President’s affirmation came during his meeting with a delegation of the Russia-based Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, headed by Society’s Chairman Sergei Stepashin.

He added this victory can be achieved through firmly sticking to diversity, moderation and intellectual enlightenment that have characterized the Syrian society throughout decades.

In the course of the meeting, Stepashin conveyed to President al-Assad a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin in which the latter expressed his country’s determination to continue its support in various fields for the Syrian people’s steadfastness in the face of the war they are fighting against international terrorism backed by some Western and regional countries.

a2aFor his part, President al-Assad voiced his appreciation of Russia’s firm stance in support of Syria and his satisfaction with level of the standing cooperation and coordination between the friendly countries.

He highlighted the important role which Russia is playing today in the international arena clearly contributes to drawing up a new map for a multi-polar world that achieves international justice and serves interest of countries and peoples who are adherent to their sovereignty and the independence of their decision.

Stepashin, in turn, expressed Russia’s condemnation of acts of killing and intimidation perpetrated by terrorist groups against Syrian people and their various spectra, the latest of which was the assault on Kassab area on Syria’s northern border with Turkey.

He noted that the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society is working on raising funds aimed to secure and send humanitarian supplies to the residents of Kassab, where mercenary terrorist groups attacked the city on March 20 under cover and support of Turkish government.

Syrian people’s appreciation of Russia’s supportive position was voiced by President al-Assad during a meeting with a Russian parliamentary delegation on March 11, headed by Alexei Vorontsov, MP from the Communist Party of Russia and Chairman of the Russian-Syrian Cooperation Association.

The President stressed then that Washington and the countries of the West do not seek real partnerships but rather want client states that are subordinate to their dictations.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/04/02/536727.htm

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Talk Nation Radio: Rick Rozoff on Ukraine and NATO at 65

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Talk Nation Radio: Rick Rozoff on Ukraine and NATO at 65

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Rick Rozoff is the manager of Stop NATO at http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com He discusses the Ukrainian crisis and the state of NATO at age 65.

 

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Syria: French Foreign Ministry’s statement on Kasab an attempt to cover up terrorist acts

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Damascus, (SANA) Syria slammed the French Foreign Ministry’s statement on the ongoing events in Kasab city, saying it is characteristic of France’s rash and aggressive anti-Syria policies.

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said the recently-issued French Foreign Ministry’s statement on the unfolding events in Kasab area is an attempt to cover up the acts of armed terrorist groups that have targeted, with Turkish support and firepower, several areas in Lattakia northern countryside and committed grave violations against peaceful civilians there, prompting them to flee to neighboring areas.

The source told SANA that the French Foreign Ministry continues- in its official statements- to cover up terrorist acts and falsify events, which proves the French officials’ involvement in the bloodshed in Syria through financial, military, media and political support to armed terrorist groups.

The source expressed bewilderment at the French government’s condemnation of what it called ”bombarding Kasab” and leveling unfair accusations against the Syrian government, when it should have denounced the acts of terrorist groups there that are directly aided and abetted by the Turkish government.

Among those killed in Kasab are survivors of the Ottomans’ atrocities against them at the beginning of last century, the source added.

“It is a matter of regret that the French government continues to rob the heritage of the French people which is built on the principles of freedom, fraternity and equality, and its disrespect for the UN Charter, international law, the ethical values of political work and the interests of the Syrian and French populations,” the ministry concluded.

M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/04/02/536797.htm

L’F-35 made in Italy di Manlio Dinucci

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JPEG - 20.1 Kb Due posizioni si confrontano nel Pd sulla questione degli F-35. Quella di Roberta Pinotti, ministro della difesa, che dice ai vertici dell’aeronautica di «stare sereni» perché, come ha assicurato il premier Renzi al presidente Obama, l’Italia «non può fare nessun passo indietro» nell’acquisto dei caccia. Quella di Gian Piero Scanu, capogruppo Pd alla commissione Difesa della Camera, che prospetta una riduzione del numero di caccia da acquistare, decisa dal parlamento dopo una «indagine conoscitiva», e assicura che «il presidente degli Stati uniti si è dimostrato affidabile e ha dato l’idea di non voler interferire».

Si dimentica, nel «dibattito», un piccolo particolare: che l’Italia non è un semplice acquirente, ma un importante produttore del caccia F-35. Dopo la firma del primo memorandum d’accordo da parte del governo D’Alema nel 1998, è stato il governo Berlusconi a firmare nel 2002 l’accordo che ha fatto entrare l’Italia nel programma come partner di secondo livello. È stato nel 2007 il governo Prodi a perfezionarlo e prospettare l’acquisto di 131 caccia. È stato nel 2009 il governo Berlusconi a deliberarne l’acquisto. È stato nel 2012 il governo Monti a «ricalibrare» il numero dei caccia da 131 a 90 per dimostrare che, di fronte alla crisi, tutti devono stringere la cinghia. È stato nel 2013 il governo Letta e nel 2014 quello Renzi a confermare gli impegni dell’Italia nel programma F-35 capeggiato dalla Lockheed Martin, prima produttrice mondiale di armamenti con un fatturato militare annuo di oltre 36 miliardi di dollari.

La macchina produttiva ormai è in moto. Il 12 luglio 2013 la Northrop Grumman, uno dei contrattisti, ha consegnato all’impianto Faco di Cameri la sezione centrale della fusoliera del primo F-35 destinato all’Italia. Ciò avveniva dopo che in maggio la Camera aveva impegnato il governo a «non procedere a nessuna fase di ulteriore acquisizione» dell’F-35. Il 6 marzo 2014, comunica la Lockheed, è decollato per un volo di prova in Texas il primo F-35 con componenti delle ali fabbricati da Alenia Aermacchi. La stessa Lockheed pubblica una cartina della re-te produttiva dell’F-35 in Italia. Componenti del caccia vengono prodotti a Cameri (NO) da Alenia, a Borgomanero (NO) da Mecaer, a Torino da Alenia Aeronautica e Selex Ga-lileo, a Saronno (VA) da Rotodyna, a Milano da Secondo Mona e Aerea, a Genova da Piaggio Aero, a Casella (GE) da Moog Casella, a La Spezia da Oto Melara ed Elettronica Melara, a Montevarchi (AR) da Selex Communication e Sirio Panel, a Foligno (PG) da Oma, a Ortona (CH) da Samputensili, a Cisterna di Latina / Pomezia (RO) da Selex Communication (Marconi), ad Aprilia (LT) da Aviogel e Aero Sekur, a Roma da Selex SI, Elettronica, Gemelli, Logic, Mbda Italia, S3Log, Selex Communication (Marconi), Vitrociset; a Capua (CE) da Cira, a Palermo da Galileo Avionica.

L’Italia è stata dunque legata a doppio filo al programma F-35: in quanto produttrice del caccia, è obbligata ad acquistarne un congruo numero. Al massimo può dilazionare i lotti da acquistare, ma non scendere sotto certi livelli perché verrebbero danneggiate le industrie produttrici. Resta comunque il fatto che, mentre i milioni dei contratti per la produzione di componenti entrano nelle casse di aziende private, i miliardi per l’acquisto dei caccia escono dalle casse pubbliche. L’unica soluzione è uscire dal programma.

Il presidente Obama, che Scanu assicura «non vuole interferire», è stato però chiaro: qualche «risparmio» lo potete promettere, basta però che non usciate dal programma.

Manlio Dinucci
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Il Manifesto (Italia)

http://www.voltairenet.org/article183083.html

La divisione della Turchia di Thierry Meyssan

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L’evoluzione politica turca con il primo ministro Erdogan ne rivela l’appartenenza alla Fratellanza musulmana paragonabile a quella dell’Egitto: il sostegno indiscutibile non ha equivalenti nell’odio che suscita. Più che mai il Paese è diviso, nessuna soluzione democratica è in vista, e ciò che verrà, qualsiasi sia, sarà necessariamente violento.

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JPEG - 28.4 Kb La politica turca discende nel caos dopo la pubblicazione anonima su YouTube, il 27 marzo, di due registrazioni su un vertice della sicurezza nazionale in cui il governo valuta una manovra per entrare in guerra aperta contro la Siria [1].

Non è la prima volta che registrazioni illegali vengono pubblicate. Il 24 febbraio, un nastro audio permise di ascoltare il primo ministro consigliare al figlio di nascondere 30 milioni in contanti prima che la polizia arrivasse a casa [2]. Nonostante le smentite di Erdogan, tale pezzo ne ruppe l’immagine di uomo pio e rispettoso della legge.

In realtà, nulla funziona normalmente da quando giustizia e polizia lanciarono, alla fine del 2013, un vasto giro di vite contro personalità corrotte. Il primo ministro vi vede una cospirazione del suo ex-alleato, il predicatore Fethullah Gülen, diventato suo rivale [3]. Ha reagito licenziando migliaia di dipendenti pubblici accusati di esserne i discepoli.

Se la stampa occidentale ritiene questi casi dei diversivi, i turchi hanno appreso la vera politica di Erdogan. Costui finanzia a spese dello Stato turco al-Qaida in Siria, ricevendo più volte il banchiere della setta, anche se ricercato globalmente dalle Nazioni Unite [4]. Le registrazioni riguardano il ministro degli Esteri, il suo vice, il vicecapo dello Stato Maggiore e il capo dei servizi segreti. I quattro uomini discutono un’operazione segreta che sarebbe stata compiuta da agenti siriani e attribuita al Daech per giustificare l’invasione turca.

Pubblicati gli atti, il governo preda del panico ha bloccato l’accesso a YouTube. Ha minacciato il leader dell’opposizione Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, che aveva discusso del complotto in televisione prima che venisse svelato, e faceva arrestare Aytaç, intellettuale vicino a Fethullah Gülen, per lo stesso motivo. La risposta autoritaria di Erdogan dà l’impressione di non controllare più la situazione.

In ogni caso, tale notizia mina ogni tentativo turco d’interferire ulteriormente in Siria. Dall’inizio della guerra, Ankara ha fornito supporto logistico della NATO ai jihadisti in armi ed intelligence, fornito copertura umanitaria ai campi militari sul suo territorio finanziandosi con il saccheggio dei macchinari nonché i tesori archeologici di Aleppo. Secondo due testimoni credibili, sempre Ankara ha organizzato l’attacco chimico a Ghuta nell’agosto 2013 [5]. Infine, l’esercito turco infiltra da una settimana centinaia di jihadisti presso Qasab [6]. Quando furono bombardati dall’Aeronautica Siriana, abbatté un aereo siriano per soccorrerli [7].

Il coinvolgimento turco dura da troppo tempo per essere ancora negato. Ankara non supporta solo l’opposizione politica, ma mercenari islamici che praticano il terrorismo.

Per quanto ancora i turchi sosterranno un primo ministro che ha iniziato garantendo di aver lasciato i Fratelli musulmani, che ha sostenuto Washington ed ottenuto facilmente buoni risultati economici, prima di rivelare la sua vera natura? Dall’aggressione della NATO alla Libia, Erdogan è tornato un fratello musulmano, ha sostenuto la distruzione dello Stato libico e del governo siriano ad opera della NATO e dei fratelli, fermando la crescita economica. Tale cambiamento è accompagnato da una deriva autoritaria che fa della Turchia uno dei peggiori Paesi al mondo riguardo la libertà di comunicare, incarcerando oppositori e giornalisti.

Se il primo ministro non ha nulla da temere dall’occidente, perché supporta la NATO, non avrebbe coalizzato gli oppositori sottoponendoli alla stessa repressione. Oltre al popolo, ora dovrà affrontare l’esercito, i cui generali ingiustamente imprigionati vengono rilasciati uno dopo l’altro dai giudici.

Domenica 30 marzo, il popolo s’è espresso alle elezioni comunali: la Turchia non ha respinto l’AKP del primo ministro, ma appare profondamente divisa in due campi implacabilmente contrapposti, da un lato gli islamici, dall’altro i laici. La prevalenza dei primi permette ad Erdogan di aspirare alle prossime elezioni presidenziali, ma il suo Paese non sarà mai come prima e non diverrà un modello regionale.

In breve, qui come altrove, i Fratelli musulmani, anche se con una maggioranza relativa del 45%, non possono sperare d’imporre la loro visione della società. Appena avuti i risultati delle elezioni, Erdogan ha svolto presso la sede del partito un discorso vendicativo, minacciando i “traditori” che l’hanno attaccato.

Thierry Meyssan
Traduzione di Alessandro Lattanzio (Sito Aurora)

[1] “ Suriye’ye karşı açık savaşa girmek için Türk komplosu”, Tercüme Ayhan Aslan, Voltaire Sitesine , 30 Mart 2014.

[2] “30 milioni di euro e la voce di Erdogan”, Rete Voltaire, 2 marzo 2014.

[3] “Erdoğan attacca pubblicamente Gülen”, Rete Voltaire, 24 novembre 2013.

[4] “Erdoğan ha ricevuto segretamente il banchiere di al-Qaida”; “Al Qa’ida, eterno complemento della Nato”, di Thierry Meyssan, Traduction Matzu Yagi, Al-Watan (Siria), Rete Voltaire, 6 gennaio 2014..

[5] “I razzi chimici di Ghuta provengono dall’esercito turco”, Rete Voltaire, 11 ottobre 2013.

[6] « L’armée turque aide des mercenaires étrangers à pénétrer en Syrie », Réseau Voltaire, 22 mars 2014.

[7] « L’armée turque détruit un avion de combat syrien », Réseau Voltaire, 23 mars 2014.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article183075.html

US/Israel controlled Hamas imposes Sharia law in Gaza


Hamas imposes Sharia law in Gaza

VOLTAIRE NETWORK| 1 APRIL 2014
FRANÇAIS  ESPAÑOL 

Faraj Al Ghoul, the Hamas Justice Minister, announced the Gazan parliament would replace the criminal code in existence since 1936 with a new one based on Sharia Islamic law.

The law stipulates a minimum of 20 lashes for minor offenses, and a minimum of 80 lashes in criminal cases. The hand of a thief will be cut off; the death penalty will be reinstated for criminal offenders including homosexual practices, etc.

The secular group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) attacked the law as an abuse of power, pointing out that the Gazan parliament’s term has already expired and it is therefore not authorized to issue such a law. Moreover, it slams Hamas for wanting to impose on Palestinian society the retrograde model of the Muslim Brotherhood .

In 2009, Hamas banned motorcyclists from driving a woman on their back seat [1] and imposed the Islamic dress code [2]. On 4 March 2010, Hamas banned men from working in women’s hair salons [3]. On 10 February 2013, Hamas banned mixed schools for students over 9 years [4].

[1] “Gaza: Hamas bans motorbike rides for women”, Associated Press, 10 July 2009.

[2] “Hamas patrols beaches in Gaza to enforce conservative dress code”, by Rory McCarthy, The Guardian, 18 October 2009.

[3] “Hamas bans men from working in female hair salons”, Associated Press, 4 March 2010.

[4] “Hamas ban on mixed-sex schools in Gaza comes into force“, AFP, 2 Avril 2013.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article183090.html

Chechen President: Kassab attackers are following the West’s orders

20140401-165008_h536566Moscow, (SANA) Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov expressed strong denunciation of the terrorist groups’ attack on Kassab city on Syria’s northern border with Turkey, saying those who attacked the city are following orders to demolish the Syrian state and weaken the Islamic countries.

Writing on his Instagram page, Kadyrov said “those who committed this crime have been raised, fed and armed by the West and are carrying out the orders to destroy Syria and debilitate the Islamic countries”.

He added that the “jihadists” who attacked Kassab “have nothing to do with Islam”.

Armed terrorist groups launched last week an assault against Kassab city in the coastal province of Lattakia under the cover and support of Erdogan’s government which has facilitated the entry of the gunmen into Lattakia northern countryside.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2014/04/01/536566.htm

Al-Jaafari: Terrorists Planning to Launch Chemical Attack on Jobar to Accuse the Government

Originally posted on the real SyrianFreePress network:

New York, (SANA) Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that terrorist groups are planning to launch attacks using chemical weapons in Jobar area to accuse the Syrian government of it later, as indicated by a phone call between terrorists monitored by the authorities.

Jaafari

Al-Jaafari told Russia Today TV channel in a phone call on Tuesday that he sent two identical letters on March 25th to the UN Secretary-General and President of the Security Council drawing their attention to two vital issues.

He said that the first issue is that the Syrian authorities monitored a landline phone call between two terrorists in Jobar area in Damascus’ suburbs, during which one of the terrorists said a third terrorist referred to as Abu Nader is secretly distributing gas masks to protect from toxic gas among his cohorts.

Al-Jaafari said the Syrian authorities also intercepted another call between two terrorists, one of…

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