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David Camerons Plans To Crack Down On Encryption
Topsec Technology | News From the World of IT Security
By Niall Mackey
UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced legislative plans this past Monday to ban online messaging that can’t be accessed by government security agencies. His statements came as part of an initiative to resurrect the Data... [read more]
Russell Brand End The Drugs War
By Dark Politricks
As someone who has been around drugs all my life in the UK it is interesting to see different people's perspectives on drugs.
You can read my own thoughts on drugs and the war on it here: The Drug Laws Need Re-Thinking.
If you know my history and my current conitions then you will... [read more]
Another Royal Sex Slave Scandal Involving Prince Andrew
By Dark Politricks
No suprise to see that the Royals are involved in sex orgies and clandestine meetings with under aged girls.
Rumours of sex scandals inside Buckingham Palace and with the Royal offspring (I guess the Queen is a bit too old to engage), have been running around for years... [read more]
Happy New Year Dark Politricks Readers
By Dark Politricks
Happy New year to all my readers and hopefully I live the next one out.
I have spent too much time in hospitals and doctors surgeries this year plus I have just had a major operation that has left a nice 5" scar on my gut that I have little time in the last few months to write any articles.
So I... [read more]
A Documentary On The New World Order
By Dark Politricks
As I have been recovering from a major operation that seems to have gone wrong (just my luck), I have spent hours in bed with my legs raised watching YouTube on my TV. I have an idea for an article about the NHS and my experience of it (lots) which I am working on.
Howver as I do that I have... [read more]
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Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim is only 33, but hes already been in the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban, detained at Guantanamo Bay, released from prison, become a recruiter for the Islamic State group and, on Wednesday, reportedly captured by the same group that launched his jihadist career.
The Taliban in Afghanistans southern Helmand province captured Khadim, along with 45 other suspected ISIS members, a Taliban commander told the Afghan news website Pajhwok. The move signals growing tension in the country between the Taliban and ISIS, jihadist groups pursuing the same agenda in theory, but in practice pitted against each other by the recent ISIS proclamation of an Islamic State in Afghanistan too, as well as Syria and Iraq.
ISIS claims primacy over other Sunni extremist groups and hopes to absorb them. Many groups have, either through force or convenience, already pledged allegiance to self-appointed ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. However, as ISIS ramps up expansion outside of Iraq and Syria, it has met some powerful opposition, like Yemen’s al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — and recently the Taliban.
January closed out with 293 deaths and 289 wounded. Most of the casualties were among the Islamic State militants. That brought the monthly totals to 6,106 dead and 1,953 wounded.
There were 1,587 deaths reported among civilians and security members. Another 4,519 dead were reported among Islamic State militants. The number of wounded was 1,953, including 431 injured militants. These figures are not independently confirmable and should be considered only estimates.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Prime MinisterHaider al-Abadipromised to address the deaths of 72 Iraqis allegedly murdered by Shiite militiamen. Joining him in calling for an investigation is Grand Ayatollah Alial-Sistani.
The full extent of the destruction of Mosul library at the hands of Islamic State militants is slowly being revealed.
An exhibition in Rome could not inadvertently be more graphic in defining the zeitgeist: The Age of Anxiety from Commodus to Diocletian. Well, Roman emperors could barely imagine it would get much worse under the EU.
The tantalizingly tense face-off between Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem and new Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has set up the battlefield; the EU won’t accept a unilateral Greece, and Greece wont accept a bailout extension or the diktats of the troika (EU, ECB, IMF).
Legend has already taken over; after Varoufakis was firm on the no troika talk as in no more economic terrorism at the end of their press conference in Athens, Dijsselbloem murmured something in his ear that Greek officials have interpreted as a Pulp Fiction-style I’ma get medieval on your ass.
So now its all-out Athens against the Masters of the Universe (the EU division). Independent observers would be tempted to see it as post-modern Perseus trying to slay the EU Medusa a monster so frightful that no living thing could behold her without being turned into stone.
The Medusa is now the troika. Medusa Queen Merkel and her minions like Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble (we wont be blackmailed ), plus the usual faceless officials using sub-Homeric metaphors such as tied to the mast of confrontation are ramping up the pressure with no debt reduction. After the Dijsselbloem-Varoufakis face-off, it would be up to the European Commission (EC) bureaucratic nightmare to come up with a feasible alternative for a Greek debt write-down.
Syriza is saying it wants to remain in the eurozone, but forget about paying Greeces crushing debt through austerity. So the ball is bound to remain in Brusselss court as much as Dijsselbloem has spun the contrary. And troika pressure will be almost unbearable, as in convincing Athens to honor its debt or else. In practical terms, well be talking about an ultra-complex process of debt restructuring, or more EU funding for Athens, or eventually both.
The Perseus gambit wouldnt be to slay the Medusa while its asleep (Masters of the Universe never sleep); it would be to unilaterally default on a significant portion of the debt. If diplomacy fails, Brussels will then have to impose sanctions (theyre very good at that; see Iran and Russia) but ultimately kick Greece out of the euro the nuclear option that Eurocrats dread more than the Black Death. For the moment, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is definitely bluffing, warning Greek Prime Minister Tsipras that the eurozone could survive without Greece (“We no longer have to worry like we did back then.”)
If, however, Brussels admits a de facto, even partial, default, it would result in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and scores of other EU sufferers screaming We want the same deal.
The Medusa is rampaging, and hardcore squeezing launched by its myriad of troika serpents will be titanic. The next crucial showdown will be a Brussels summit of EU leaders on February 12. Perseus Tsipras better polish his shield and spear to perfection.
Better call Vlad
Then theres the other crucial vector in this Age of Anxiety remix: Russia.
Moscow could indeed bail outbail out Athens, a possibility which has already been mentioned. So the Western corporate spin about Greece supporting this weeks extension of sanctions against Russian interests is nonsense.
Here is the essential background. And directly from Varoufakis, there is proof that Greece was not even consulted. Another nail in the lavish coffin of the myth of EU democratic practices.
Dont expect puny EU puppets posing as leaders who derive their prestige by being vassals of the amnesiac Empire of Chaos to cultivate any historical memory. Which brings us to Ukraine.
Ukraine was part of Russia for three centuries way longer than Texas and California have been part of the US. Russia giving up Ukraine after the end of the USSR does not hold as a historical precedent to justify the Maidan coup detat, billions of dollars financing internal subversion, and the subsequent looting of Ukraine by US multinationals, Germany, and the City of London. Not to mention the whole saga is mostly and will remain mostly about NATO expansion.
Imagine Washington tolerating Russian nuclear cruise missiles on its strategic red lines of defense the borders with Canada and Mexico. The Empire of Chaos would invade without blinking. Ukraine was and remains such a red line for Russia. And Washington and Brussels always knew it.
Moscow, slowly but surely, is starting to counter-punch on the financial/economic war unleashed by the Masters of the Universe. Moscow has finally and painfully understood that the real Masters of the Universe are those who control central bank credit. The notion that central banking is an independent mechanism is pure fiction; it answers to private banking groups.
In parallel, on the military chessboard, things are getting heavy. Moscow may finally sell’S-300 anti-missile systems to Damascus and Tehran.
Moreover, Russian Armed Forces chief Gen. Valery Gerasimov has been on the record saying Moscow will immediately respond to a US missile defense system that violates the START III Treaty and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Pentagon analysts know very well how Russian weapons systems are superior to the US missile defense system.
And just in case puppets from Washington to Brussels are not listening, wait for the Star Wars’S-500 anti-missile system, to be operational by 2017, or even earlier. The’S-500 travels at the speed of 15,480 miles an hour, with a range of 2,174 miles and is capable of shooting down any ICBM Washington can throw at Russia. Translation: Russian airspace sealed to any incoming US nuclear ICBM.
Unlike the loud, bully-bomb-drone-sanction Empire of Chaos, Russia speaks louder, with action, patience, and stealth very much Asian qualities. While Russia is existentially attacked via the oil/ruble/derivatives war, its leaders are silently preparing for the worst.
Gorbachev who knows one or two things about cold wars does have a very serious point; if Washington persists in its folly, this could get terribly ugly, and Europe will be caught in the deadly crossfire.
Dreaming of another EU
Which brings us back to Rome. It does not hurt to imagine what would be an alternative EU, a Roman EU, centered in Rome, Athens, and Istanbul not in Brussels-Frankfurt-Strasbourg. The center of the current EU happens to coincide with the center of the 8th/9th Century Frankish Empire; Charlemagne revisited or, according to some historical strands, the first emperor who tried to unify Europe. Other historical currents privilege an even earlier strand of German raw power tamed by Gallic culture and sophistication.
Id rather channel Gibbon, as I did this week, back to that night in October 1764 when, sitting in meditation in front of the Campidoglio (what a fabulous point of view), after a serious pilgrimage among Roman ruins, he decided to write ‘Decline and Fall,’ the dissolution of a world that was literally founded in stone.
As Oxfords Bryan Ward-Perkins has brilliantly noted, Europe carries at the deeper levels of its psyche the fear that if Rome crumbled, the same can happen to the most superb modern civilizations. And we all know, this current non-elected Eurocrat-ravaged EU which despises Greece, antagonizes Russia, wallows in the mire of Empire of Chaos vassalage, and treats most of its citizens as heavily-taxed garbage could hardly be described as superb.
Title: Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Davos: Time Has Proven the Genius Nature of Sadat’s Peace Initiative. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: January 30, 2015. Description:
In his January 22, 2015 speech before the World Economic Forum at Davos, Egyptian President Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi stressed the need for a resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of a two-state solution, and said: “Nobody could tell what was going on in President Anwar Al-Sadat’s mind when he proposed his vision for peace… But the years that have passed have proven the accuracy and genius nature of his vision.”
Title: Calls to Kill Pres. Al-Sisi and Egyptian Journalists on Turkey-Based Muslim Brotherhood TV Channels. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: January 30, 2015. Description:
In this compilation of video clips from Muslim Brotherhood TV channels, various Egyptian clerics and commentators call to kill Egyptian President Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi and the journalists who support him. Cleric Salama Abd Al-Qawi said, on Rabea TV, that anyone who killed Al-Sisi would be doing a good deed, cleric Wagdi Ghoneim told Misr Alan TV that “whoever can bring us the head of one of these dogs and Hell-dwellers” would be rewarded by Allah, and commentator Muhammad Awadh sai, on Misr Alan TV, that the punishment for the “inciting coup journalists” was death. The programs aired on January 10 and 26, 2015.
View the original article Sisi In Europe: Peace With Israel Will Create A New, Better Reality In The Region; MB In Turkey: Bring Us The Heads of Sisi And His Journalist Supporters at disquietreservations.blogspot.co.uk
Watch the full episode here: http://bit.ly/1Cl4git David Hearst, editor of Middle East Eye, talks to Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi about Saudi Arabia. He says cosying up to them is a well tried policy from Thatcher to Blair, but the difference is that Britain is now beholden to Saudi Arabia and trying to get in with the new regime. He says there was a huge power struggle going on for the throne, with Egyptian anchors used to discredit the then Crown Prince Salman who took orders directly from President Sisi. He says the British were surprised because they don’t have a foreign policy worth the word of policy. Everyone is clambering behind new Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef. He thinks that the Saudi royals are all ‘dead scared’ of ISIS, and also the Muslim Brotherhood, hostile to militant Islam and democratic Islam. According to ousted leader of Iraq al-Maliki, it was Prince Bandar who funded elements of ISIS, to counter Assad. He describes a shifting of alliances, with concern in Egypt because they rely on aid from Saudi Arabia, and it could change the region massively if the Saudis become less interventionist. There is a permanent low-level protest against the government, which has diminished possibly to people going to fight with the Islamic State. He thinks they must liberalise, and bin Nayef could be the person to do that. He wants the whole of the Middle East moving away from dependence on autocracy and Western arms. And with so much that could change in the region, he describes Cameron’s understanding of the situation as primitive and completely unprincipled.
View the original video for Is Salman the last king of Saudi Arabia? at youtube.com
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