Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September 18, 2017

OH, UN

By Mikaprok Today US President Donald Trump is going to discuss with the world leaders UN reconstruction. The difficult conversation will take place at New York. Politicians will be invited to the meeting to they sign a ten-point declaration calling on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to start reform. “We support the efforts of the Secretary-General to introduce changes within the UN framework in order to better coordinate the work on humanitarian assistance, development and protection of peace initiatives,” the draft of declaration states. In particular, it contains a proposal to reduce the number of UN staff. Mr. Trump has repeatedly criticized UN, noting: now it is more like a club for friendly meetings than a serious political organization. There is no need to mention: the structure of institution’s been changing since the moment of formation. It is discussed constantly, but some bursts of real activity happen every 30 years and then … It’s clear that UN could work without th…

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say will not let government forces cross Euphrates

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to recover eastern Syria, their commander said on Friday, but Russia said army units had already done so near the city of Deir al-Zor. An aide to President Bashar al-Assad meanwhile said the government would fight any force, including U.S.-backed militias, in efforts to recapture the rest of the country. Syrian government forces supported by Russian air strikes and Iran-backed militias, and a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, are converging on Islamic State in separate offensives around Deir al-Zor. The government side has advanced into the city from the west. Last week, they broke an Islamic State siege of the provincial capital, which sits on the western bank of the river. The Deir al-Zor military council, fighting as part of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has meanwhile advanced toward Deir al-Zor from the eastern side of the river s…

UK to supply Qatar with Eurofighter jets in billion-dollar arms deal

Qatar's defence ministry set to buy 24 jets from BAE Systems Qatar signs a letter of intent with the UK to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets (Twitter) Jamie Merrill Sunday 17 September 2017 11:42 UTC Last update:  Monday 18 September 2017 8:33 UTC 1954 Topics:  ArmsTrade Tags:  Arms tradeBAE SystemsEurofighter TyphoonQatar Show comments The British government and defence giant BAE Systems have agreed a major new deal to supply Qatar with Eurofighter Typhoon jets, despite fears of regional instability. British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon signed a letter of intent with Qatar on Sunday that will see BAE Systems provide 24 Typhoon jets and support capabilities worth billions of dollars.  The move has shocked observers as it comes only three months after UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on Qatar to do more to clamp down on the funding of militant groups. The wealthy Gulf state is at the heart of a regional dispute over the funding of terrorism, and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the …

Former CIA Agent Blows Whistle On Secret Shadow Government

Silencing WhistleblowersBy Kevin Shipp, contributing writer for geoengineeringwatch.org Why don’t more “whistle blowers” come out to expose illegal or unconstitutional secret government operations? If these activities are so illegal, why are people not coming forward to report them?   Over the last fifty years US government intelligence agencies have perfected a complex, sequential system to systematically silence or destroy any employee, including his or her family, who attempts to reveal illegal or unconstitutional activities conducted as part of secret government operations.     As a condition of employment, military and intelligence employees recruited for secret operations are required to sign a “secrecy agreement,” or “nondisclosure agreement,” before being given access to the position, which offers high pay and status in the organization. This agreement threatens civil and criminal penalties if the employee reveals ANY information regarding the program. Thinking the agreement will…