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Jihad 2.0: the Making of the Next Nightmare

By Pepe Escobar

Let’s start with 28 EU leaders discussing the Western Balkans at a recent summit and blaming – what else – “Russian aggression” in the EU’s backyard. Cue to a Montenegro prosecutor raging that “Russian state bodies” staged a coup attempt during the October 2016 elections to stop the country from joining NATO. And cue to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker warning that Donald Trump’s anti-EU rhetoric could lead to war in the Balkans. Juncker, condescending as ever, maintains that, “If we leave them to themselves — Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, Macedonia, Albania, all of these countries — we will have a war again.” The Balkans may be about to explode – all over again. Yet with a twist; unlike 1999, NATO won’t get away with bombing a defenseless Belgrade for 78 days. A new generation of Russian missiles would easily prevent it. The 1999 tragedy in the Balkans was essentially stirred up by fake massacres in Kosovo set up by the BND – German inte…

BLACKWATER FOUNDER CALLS FOR ‘AMERICAN VICEROY’ TO RULE AFGHANISTAN

Written by Jake Johnson; Originally appeared at commondreams.org Displaying what one commentator called “sheer 19th century bloodlust and thirst for empire,” Erik Prince, founder of the private mercenary firm Blackwater, argued in The Wall Street Journal this week that the United States should deploy an “East India Company approach” in Afghanistan. Despite the fact that private contractors have a long record of abuse and deadly criminality, Prince believes that they should have a stronger presence in Afghanistan. (Photo: Melissa Golden/Redux) The country, he wrote, should be run by “an American viceroy who would lead all U.S. government and coalition efforts—including command, budget, policy, promotion, and contracting—and report directly to the president.” Prince continued: In Afghanistan, the viceroy approach would reduce rampant fraud by focusing spending on initiatives that further the central strategy, rather than handing cash to every outstretched hand from a U.S. system bereft …

MSM PROPAGANDA TURNS AGAINST ITSELF AS FAMILY OF “BOY IN AMBULANCE” FROM ALEPPO TELLS TRUTH

Click to see the full-size image The dad of the the boy whose photo was used by the mainstream media in a propaganda war against the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance tells the truth about the incident. View image on Twitter Walid@walid970721 Omran, the boy whose photo was used by "rebels" to demonize the Assad govt w/ his family. Turns out the family are pro govt.Via @Xerxes92005

HYBRID OF T-55 AND BTR-60 SPOTTED IN LIBYA (PHOTOS)

A hybrid of the T-55 battle tank and BTR-60 armoured personnel carrier has been spotted on the Libyan battlefield. Click to see the full-size image. Source: https://twitter.com/Oded121351/ Click to see the full-size image. Source: https://twitter.com/Oded121351/ Click to see the full-size image. Source: https://twitter.com/Oded121351/ Click to see the full-size image. Source: https://twitter.com/Oded121351/