Archive | February 18, 2015

UN “Peace” Forces Preying on Haitians*

UN “Peace” Forces Preying on Haitians*

By  Alex Newman

Rather than protecting local civilians, United Nations “peacekeeping” forces in Haiti are behaving as ruthless predators that systematically prey on Haitians, raping and sexually abusing even children with impunity, according to a new report detailing the horrors. Instead of dealing with the ghastly and systemic abuses perpetrated under its latest decade-long occupation, UN military officials seek to cover it up and even retaliate against whistleblowers. On top of that, the global outfit’s “peace” armies have been spreading deadly diseases among the traumatized population particularly cholera, which has killed almost 10,000 Haitians so far. All the while, the UN continues to avoid any semblance of accountability under the guise of “immunity.”

According to the report, when UN peacekeepers were not partying and enjoying themselves at the beach, partly at U.S. taxpayer expense, many of them were sexually exploiting children, trafficking drugs, hiring prostitutes, and more.

“For less than $5, the Sri Lankan soldiers exploited the very population they were sent to safeguard,” wrote investigative journalist Kathie Klarreich.

“They conveniently disregarded the trampled condition of the fence surrounding their military base so that Haitian boys and girls could crawl under and over it, which they did with great frequency. In their wake, they left behind condoms, which were noted by UN investigators when they finally cracked down on the security breach and the flagrant violation of UN policy.”

The UN, of course, knew full well what its “peace” troops were engaged in. Klarreich describes a team of UN investigators who investigated the UN’s Sri Lankan troops in Haiti and

“found that transactional sex among the peacekeepers was rampant.”

Over the years, Klarreich reported,

“rotating peacekeepers from Sri Lanka gave the new recruits the SIM cards that held the names and numbers of those willing to engage in sex, including boys and girls just entering their teens.” Often they met in the UN military base, other times they raped children in UN vehicles, with fellow UN soldiers keeping a lookout from the UN’s observation tower, according to a UN investigator cited in Klarreich’s chilling investigation.

“Transactional sex with peacekeepers isn’t new, nor is sexual exploitation and abuse — S.E.A., in UN jargon,” Klarreich reported.

“The first widespread exposure of the practice, including exploitation of children, pornography, trafficking and sexual assault, occurred in the early 1990s. Then there was the sex-trafficking in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Kosovo.”

Over the decades, The New American and other sources have also documented myriad abuses and horrors — murder, mass rape, paedophilia, human trafficking, systematic sexual exploitation of children, deadly attacks on protestors, and more — by UN forces around the world.

The report also highlights the grotesque sexual abuse of a mentally handicapped young boy — starting when he was just eight years old and lasting for five years — by UN troops from Pakistan. When it was reported to the Pakistani UN commander, rather than reporting it to the UN mission, the commander

“decided to handle it himself.”

Apparently the UN officer was hoping the case would disappear,

“since he was also abusing the boy,” Klarreich reported.

The UN force also reportedly hired a kidnapper to hide their victim from investigators.

Perhaps even more shockingly, though hardly uncommon when it comes to horrors and brutal crimes perpetrated by UN troops, the entire case was largely swept under the rug. The victim and his family, for example, were left uncompensated. Meanwhile, the UN troops and officers involved in abusing the mentally handicapped child were sent home rather than being forced to face a public court martial in Haiti — all with the connivance of senior UN officials, reportedly including the secretary general for peacekeeping operations. Another Haitian boy was raped by UN troops on video camera in an incident that sparked a global outcry.  

When it comes to the UN brutality unleashed against the people of Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, and South Sudan, Klarreich and others suggested there was a “racial element” to it all. She also pointed out the obvious: Victims of UN crimes, faced with a heavily armed occupying force, are highly unlikely to report the abuses to the very entity that hired the abusers. In other words, the seemingly never-ending array of ghoulish crimes that have come to light so far almost certainly represent a tiny fraction of the horrors taking place every day in UN-occupied nations. Even mission investigators cited in the report noted that “official numbers mask what appears to be significant amounts of under-reporting.”

The report highlights the case of one American whistleblower and former police officer who tried, in vain, to expose and stop the abuses perpetrated by UN troops and police in Haiti. Working for a U.S. government contractor in Haiti, the American, identified only as 38-year-old “T.”, was told by Haitian refugees living in a camp that UN police were “taking advantage” of women there. Apparently a UN police supervisor was also involved in sexually abusing civilians. Less than a month later, the same whistleblower learned of the brutal assault on a cleaning woman by a UN soldier from Bangladesh. Instead of dealing with the crime spree and punishing the perpetrators, UN officials, including the very people involved in terrorizing and raping Haitians, demonized her. Eventually she was fired.

The explosive investigative report, headlined “United Nations in Haiti: When Protectors Turn Predators,” details a systematic series of abuses and coverups, along with the UN’s responses to them — or lack thereof. It was produced by journalist, author, and Haiti expert Klarreich with the 100Reporters investigative news group. The investigation, which sheds light on the little-known happenings under UN occupation and has now been published in multiple media outlets, was supported by the International Anti-Corruption Conference Global Game Changers Initiative. Of course, the report also references other UN military horrors as well, including, for example, widespread sexual exploitation of children by UN troops in Cambodia that was dismissed as a “boys will be boys” situation by a senior UN official.

In December of 2014, another scandal rocked the UN’s “peace” occupation of Haiti after UN troops fired on protesters demanding long overdue elections. According to news reports, eyewitness accounts, and UN officials, the global outfit’s military forces, hiding in armoured vehicles behind heavy weapons, used live ammunition and chemical agents against the marchers on their way to the presidential palace. Video footage of the attack shows one UN soldier chasing after fleeing protestors firing shots from a pistol at them before terrorizing and shrieking at a cameraman attempting to document it all. Reports suggest at least one demonstrator was killed and many others wounded.

A supposed UN “investigation” of the event is reportedly ongoing, but so far, virtually nothing has been released publicly. “I can tell you that MINUSTAH [UN Mission in Haiti] confirms that the investigation has been completed and the report is now being reviewed by the Mission’s leadership,” claimed UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq after being asked about it by Inner City Press last month.

“Appropriate actions have been taken on the initial recommendations for improvements in compliance with established operational procedures. At the same time, the concerned individuals have been suspended from operational duty and the member state concerned has been informed about the investigation.”

Another outrage foisted on Haiti by the UN’s military occupation — cholera — has killed almost 10,000 people so far, with the death toll still marching higher. According to reports, the deadly disease was re-introduced into the nation by UN troops stationed at a base that was discharging raw sewage into Haiti’s largest river. So far, the global outfit, regularly ridiculed in the United States as the “dictators club,” has refused to accept responsibility for the many deaths its troops sparked in the poverty-stricken nation. Again it is hiding behind “immunity.”

“It is shameful for the Security Council to come to Haiti in support of democracy when it has never even acknowledged that UN wrongdoing has caused tremendous pain and suffering in our country,” complained Mario Joseph, managing attorney of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Haiti, a group seeking justice and compensation for victims of the UN’s cholera.

“The Security Council will lecture Haitians on respecting the rule of law while its own organization refuses to respect its legal obligations to victims of cholera. To Haitians, this is a hypocritical position and undermines the UN’s credibility here.”

Other experts say it is time for the UN to be stripped of its “absolute immunity” in order to have real oversight and accountability.

“Today, in the 21st century, there’s no reason for the UN to enjoy an absolute immunity that harkens back to the days of kings and queens,” international attorney Patrick Flaherty, who specializes in whistleblower protection, was quoted as saying in the report on UN predators in Haiti.

“Unless that is addressed, there will be no effective oversight.… No one is guarding the guardians. It’s a system set up by the defendant, controlled by the defendant and run by the defendant.”

The list of UN crimes goes on and on. Shortly after shooting at protesters in Haiti, as The New American reported, UN troops gunned down unarmed protesters in Mali last month while occupying that country, killing several and wounding more. And systematic sexual exploitation and abuses of civilians by UN forces is beyond common. Just in the Ivorian town Toulepleu, for example, a poll conducted by the non-profit Save the Children revealed that eight out of 10 minor girls admitted to regularly being raped and forced into sexual acts by UN soldiers.

“They grabbed me and threw me to the ground and they forced themselves on me,” an Ivorian girl known as “Elizabeth,” just 13 years old when she was gang-raped by UN troops, recounted to the BBC in 2008.

“I tried to escape but there were 10 of them and I could do nothing…. I was terrified. Then they just left me there bleeding.”

Similar horror stories have emerged from virtually every nation occupied by the global body’s “peace” armies. Virtually no UN soldiers have been held accountable, let alone the UN itself. Going further back, history is also replete with UN-sponsored atrocities. In Rwanda, for example, UN “disarmament” bureaucrats forcibly disarmed civilians, many of whom were later exterminated in the government-backed 1994 genocide. As far back as the early 1960s, the UN waged a ruthless war against the anti-communist people of Katanga in a bid to force them to submit to a bloodthirsty communist dictator. From Congo and Somalia to Haiti and Cambodia, UN troops have developed a reputation as terror squads there to victimize and abuse innocents rather than “protect civilians” or keep the “peace.”

Almost unbelievably, the Obama administration is currently working hard with other governments and dictatorships to further expand and empower the UN’s lawless military force — all with U.S. taxpayer funding. The American people, though, should not be forced to finance the brutal and systematic abuse of civilians by UN forces around the world. Instead, Congress should immediately cut all funds from the UN in preparation for the full withdrawal of the U.S. government from the “dictators club.”


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Controlling Haiti

Controlling Haiti’s Gold

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100,000 Haitians Say: End Occupation, Remove Puppet Government*

Haiti: The Divine Right to Enslave Others*

Haitians Sue UN over Cholera Epidemic*

Haitian U.S. Puppet PM Lamothe Resigns Amid Protests*

U.N. ‘Peacekeeping’ Force Open Fire on Protesters in Haiti*

The Whys Behind the How of Officials Investigating Charlie Hebdo and Argentina Committed ‘Suicide’*

The Whys Behind the How of Officials Investigating Charlie Hebdo and Argentina Committed ‘Suicide’*

By Nil Nikandrov

The method used to bring about a coup in Argentina has the same template as Charlie Hebdo news agency… Venezuela succeeded in preventing a coup because of help from Bolivia, but what will Argentina do without the support of it neighbours as the same tentacles conspire to bring about a regional domino effect in Europe as in the Americas that brainless individuals fall for the tricks of the experts in these false flags, Israel? A collusion of interests is what ISIS is about. The Arabs and the South Americans and North Africa are getting too stubborn over their natural resources and completely capitulating to the NWO, and though the tactics remain the same throughout all these years, this time round the goal is much more pervasive as citizens in Europe have yet to awaken to the fact that they are mere pawns in a barbaric game.

With Netanyahu’s recent call to Jews abroad to come to Israel, it takes us back to the period that led to the creation of Israel…. Iraqi Jew Naeim Giladi recalls when:

“About 125,000 Jews left Iraq for Israel in the late 1940s and into 1952, most because they had been lied to and put into a panic by what I came to learn were Zionist bombs. But my mother and father were among the 6,000 who did not go to Israel. Although physically I never did return to Iraq-that bridge had been burned in any event-my heart has made the journey there many, many times. My father had it right.

Two recent high-profile suicides – one in France and another in Argentina – are very similar. A successful and well-liked French police chief by the name of Helric Fredou was found dead after launching an investigation into the terrorist attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo weekly. Official reports claim the officer shot himself in his office using his service weapon before he had completed his report on the high-profile terrorist attack in Paris.

Hours before the fatal gunshot, Officer Fredou gave an interview in which he said that the case involved

«many unexpected nuances, but we will get to the bottom of it all».

Perhaps it was this promise that prompted those shielding the terrorists to rush to eliminate the threat posed by the police chief. Afterward, the media released a version of his death that cited nervous exhaustion, depression, and «emotional burnout».

French officials have not seemed overly eager to investigate the hidden factors behind the demise of Officer Fredou, even though another police officer who was tracking the «warriors of jihad» also committed suicide during that same period of time. The sober analysis on the blogs that sprang up soon after the event in Paris, and which pointed to the fingerprints of the CIA and MOSSAD, gradually vanished from the Internet.

A very similar event took place in Buenos Aires, where Alberto Nisman, a special prosecutor investigating the long-ago explosion at the Jewish Cultural Center in 1994, allegedly shot himself in January. Nisman was focusing on uncovering the «Iranian fingerprints» and the premise that President Cristina Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman had entered into a backroom deal with Iran to normalize relations with that country. The refusal of Buenos Aires to continue the pattern of confrontation with Iran that had been foisted upon the Argentines at the outset of the investigation in the 1990s has angered Washington and Tel Aviv.

A protester carries a sign that reads in Spanish “We’re all Nisman,” referring to the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Despite Nisman’s close ties to the American and Israeli embassies and regular visits to these countries for consultations, the prosecutor was still unable to obtain conclusive evidence of collusion between Kirchner and the Iranians. Argentina’s ex-spy chief, Antonio Stiuso, also led him astray. It was discovered that before his death Nisman had repeatedly telephoned Stiuso because he had promised the prosecutor transcripts of Christina’s confidential telephone conversations regarding the «deal with the Iranians». But now Stiuso was avoiding him because he did not in fact possess such materials. Colleagues close to Stiuso have stated that he himself had been duped by the CIA station, which had promised to provide him with records of Christina’s telephone conversations. On the eve of the parliamentary hearing, Nisman still lacked even the most basic documented evidence to back up his widely publicized statements about President Kirchner’s «criminal plan». The «Memorandum of Understanding with Iran,» which had been drafted by Argentine lawyers and diplomats in order to break the deadlock in relations with Tehran, and which was being used as evidence of Christina’s guilt, had been discussed in both houses of parliament and approved.

Given this situation, criticism of Argentina’s intelligence service, which has been unable to obtain conclusive evidence identifying those responsible for the explosion at the Jewish Cultural Center, continues to mount. Because of Nisman’s death that criticism has not abated. In Argentina, Juan Gabriel Labaké, a lawyer for one of the defendants in the case of the Buenos Aires explosions, has been the most disparaging. He claimed that the completion of the prosecutor’s report and his death «changes the entire situation». That lawyer believes Nisman «was the victim of sinister forces that … eliminated him to prevent him from speaking out. He was forced to draft a report, after which he was more useful dead than alive. He was an unwelcome testifier who was also destabilizing the national government. He was not welcomed by those for whom he was drafting the report. For the CIA. I am not claiming the CIA killed Nisman, but the CIA is the prime suspect».

According Labaké, he gained access to a document jointly produced by the CIA and MOSSAD that had been drafted to address the full spectrum of questions related to the bombings in Buenos Aires. Nisman used this material to brief the lawyer (on the condition that Labaké sign a promise to maintain the confidentiality of what he read). According to the lawyer, «this document is full of fantasies, like many others that are manufactured by intelligence services … There are mentions of two Iranian terrorists who escaped from Iran and were hidden by the CIA in a secret military base in Iraq … The CIA is using these two individuals as if they were valuable witnesses, and Iran is being accused of culpability on the basis of their testimony. Nisman is repeating these accusations.

Labaké discovered other premises from the CIA/MOSSAD report that Nisman had copied out word for word, and he submitted an accusation to the attorney general accusing the prosecutor (prior to his death) of «treason, the subversion of the friendly relations of the Argentine government with a foreign state, the delay of justice, the abuse of power, and discrimination and persecution on religious grounds». Labaké believes that Nisman’s death will not be the last during the investigation into this case, stating,

«In order to be sure of a satisfactory resolution to this problem they will have to eliminate one or two more».

The lawyer again emphasized that the CIA was a suspect in all of this.

Cristina Kirchner has affirmed that the newly reorganized Federal Intelligence Agency of Argentina will begin its work in April. Argentines approve of the assertive steps being taken to replace the old Secretariat of Intelligence (SI), which had been compromised by a series of scandals. Officials had no shortage of grievances against the SI, such as: the Secretariat’s arbitrary actions, interference in the domestic fray by its higher-ups, and corruption among its staff. The history of the Secretariat of Intelligence, as well as its predecessor, the SIDE, is filled with facts of illegal spying, repression, the use of false evidence, and the peddling of information and influence.

As a result, the SI was infiltrated by foreign intelligence services, particularly the CIA and MOSSAD. This was done through various channels, including official ones, under the pretext of coordinating the joint fight against terrorism and drug trafficking. These legal opportunities were used to study the personnel working within the Argentine intelligence service, as well as the nature of its operations in the Western hemisphere, Europe, and other regions. Under the guise of «friendly cooperation,» American and Israeli intelligence services targeted their recruiting efforts within the ruling circles of the SI, as well as in its operational and technical divisions.

Now the US Embassy in Buenos Aires is pushing to ensure that the questionable circumstances surrounding the death of Prosecutor Nisman are magnified in every way possible. The previously established facts have been denied and entirely new evidence has found its way into circulation, the purpose of which is to destabilize the government of Cristina Kirchner.

Why is this attack being unleashed upon the Argentine government?

The destruction of the Twin Towers in New York was used to justify the US and NATO invasion in Afghanistan, and the spread of chaos in the Middle East and the terrorist attack in France have signalled the onset of convulsions within continental Europe – which is part of a huge zone of impending instability from Gibraltar to the Yellow Sea. Efforts are underway to overthrow the government of Argentina in order to create a «domino effect» that will spread chaos throughout Latin America, weaken Brazil and her «populist state,» and dismantle the integrated associations on the continent (Mercosur, Celac, ALBA, Unasur, etc.).

The television channel CNN, which in Latin America is seen as a tool in a dirty war of propaganda, was put to use as a way of disseminating information about Nisman’s death. Correspondent Drew Griffin commented on the matter, «Initial accounts say it’s suicide, but in a country where politics are as intriguing and complicated as the national dance, the conspiracy theories begin to twirl. At newsstands, at cafes, the conclusion is simple: murder, led in part by… Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner». At meetings with top Argentine officials, Noah Mamet, the US ambassador in Argentina, insistently reiterates Washington’s offer to provide professional assistance in the investigation into the circumstances behind the prosecutor’s death. Each time he emphasizes that the Argentine investigation must not deviate from its primary task – to meticulously identify «Iran’s fingerprints».

In response to a request made by the American Congress, Argentina’s foreign minister, Héctor Timerman, dismissed the idea that the US might be allowed to investigate the death of Alberto Nisman:

«I do not understand why they think the FBI can solve problems everywhere in the world».

President Kirchner reacted even more sharply,

«We are neither a fourth-category country nor a banana republic where someone can show up and give us advice».

Her position has been met with undisguised irritation in Washington and Tel Aviv. As Christina has admitted, her intelligence service has never failed to discover the source of any threat she has ever received. The Argentine president is well-known for her tenacity and courage, and so she asks Argentines to remember that

«if something were to happen to me, do not look toward the east – look toward the north». Meaning – toward the United States.


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How Fear was Instilled to Make Jews Leave for Israel

Israel: Master Puppeteers

Israel Preparing to Take on the World

Israel Closes all Embassies

ISIS: A CIA Trojan Horse to Justify War Abroad and Repression at Home*

French President Says on National TV that the ‘Illuminati’ Are Attacking Paris

Venezuelan Government Stops U.S.-backed Coup*

#OpISIS: Anonymous Takes Down 5,000 ISIS Accounts*

Yemen: U.S. Backed Government Forced to Flee, but Will that Stop Them?*

U.K. Cyber Brigade Serves to Spread Lies on Social Networks*

Anti-racist Masses Advance on German Islamophobes*

An Awakened Life: Trials and Tribulations*

How the Media Uses Neuro-Linguistic Programming*

“We, the elders of Zion, pull the strings of Congress”

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Cabal Rule Continues to Collapse*

It Is Time for Iran to Tell the West ‘Goodbye’*

Palestine from Sovereignty to an Israeli Enclave*

Humanity at the Crossroads: The Crisis in Spiritual Consciousness

Not in the West: Bolivian Economy Grew $34 Billion in 2014*

Not in the West: Bolivian Economy Grew $34 Billion in 2014*

Last’s elections that resulted in the re-election of President Evo Morales

Bolivia’s vice president detailed how the economy has grown exponentially under Evo Morales’ government. According to the Bolivian government, the Andean nation’s gross domestic product grew US$34 billion in 2014, establishing it as one of the fastest growing economies in the region.
Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera said that the country’s Social Community Productive Economic Model allowed for the economy to grow, despite the fall in prices for raw materials.

“In 2014 the Bolivian economy measured $34 billion, and in 1996 the Bolivian economy accounted for $5.3 billion and by 2005, $9.5 billion dollars,” said Garcia.

Garcia explained that in the nine years between 1996-2005, the economy grew by 77%, while from 2005-2014, since the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) has been in power, the GDP grew by 357%.
MAS also oversaw an official name change for the country to the Plurinational State of Bolivia, to compliment a change in national mindset. Garcia says this shift in governance and national policy has helped the growth.
“What has happened in plurinational times?
The average income for Bolivians went from $1,035 to $3,186, an increase of 307%. In neoliberal times, the average of each Bolivia, grew just 11%.

“This is a successful economic model,” added the vice president.

In 1996, the country’s average income was only US $930 and in 2005, the average rose to US $1,035 per year. Garcia also noted that the poverty reduction in the country under MAS, which official figures show has dropped from 34% to 18.7%.
Evo Morales has served as Bolivia’s President since 2006 and implemented a series of economic and political policies that favor national growth and access to social services for all Bolivians.

The GDP is one of several primary indicators used to determine the health of a nation’s economy. The GDP represents the total dollar value of all goods and services produced over an indicated time period.


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