Archive | August 17, 2016

Syrian Export to Russia Increases*

Syrian Export to Russia Increases*

Syria’s Minister of Agriculture Akhmed al-Qaderi gave an exclusive interview to Sputnik in which he discussed how the agricultural sector of Syria has become one of the priorities to which the government attaches great importance.

Even after 5 years of ongoing war, Syrian authorities do not cease to maintain support for the agricultural sector in the country, expanding the geographical and technical capacity of the country’s national agricultural production.

According to al-Qaderi despite the crisis, the country managed to develop a special program of concessional lending to farmers, which is given out to meet the needs of the private agricultural sector.

This financial support program for private farmers is designed to develop the agricultural sector in the provinces in order to supply all the major cities with necessary goods.

“All the steps we have taken have helped to revive the agriculture of Syria, after which the country reached a level of self-sufficiency and in some areas even exported goods in surplus,” the minister said.

However, it is worth mentioning that the ordeal for the agricultural sector was tough, as the terrorists in Syria did not leave the agricultural sector without damage.

Knowing about Syria’s high dependence on domestic farm production, the terrorists destroyed the institutions of agriculture research and technology. They mined the fertile fields and killed the livestock.

Even the forests in the north of the country in the provinces of Aleppo and Latakia were subjected to deliberate destruction by fire.

“The agricultural sphere of economy is practically the only industry that continues to operate in spite of the intentional infliction of harm by the terrorists. It was possible to maintain the production of all products, which were produced before the war,” Al-Qaderi said.

Syria’s Minister of Agriculture also explained that the research centre of the ministry has made a study of the “Green Corridor”, which connects the Syrian port with the Russian Novorossiysk port. This study was officially sent to all of the parties interested in export business.

“The main factor in the successful implementation of the Green Corridor and increase of the bilateral trade turnover is to establish a systematic sea route, which will increase the export of Syrian goods to Russia,” the minister said.

Al-Qaderi further spoke about how 2015 became an effective year for Syria in terms of sale of agricultural products to the Russian market.

This result was achieved not only by Russian sanctions on Western and Turkish products but also due to the coordinated work of the Syrian and Russian parties in export business.

“The products we supplied to Russia, enjoyed good demand from the Russian retailers and Russian consumers. This year, we are preparing for the new season to increase last year’s export performance in Russia, as there are private companies that provide transportation by sea for a very large number of goods,” the minister said.

He added that it is mainly a question of the export of citrus products that are distinguished by organic production without any use of chemicals as crop fertilizers.

Last week, a meeting was held between Syria’s Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economy, Exporters Union, Committee on the Export Development, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Internal Affairs, during which the issue of export of goods to the Russian market was thoroughly discussed.

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Related Topics:

Syria Starts Exporting Fruits to Russia*

EU renews Syria sanctions for 1 year

Rapidly Declining U.S. Exports*

Retired CIA Agent Framed for Exposing U.S. Running Opium Trade*

As far as Honour Goes U.S. has None: Tries to Bait Russia with Lifting of Sanctions for Russian Withdrawal from Syria*

Russia Imposes Economic Sanctions On Turkey*

French Assembly Calls an End to anti-Russian Sanctions Imposed by E.U.*

G7 Boldly Displays its Lies Regarding anti-Russia Sanctions*

Cognitive Dissonance and the Defence of Untrue Core Beliefs*

Cognitive Dissonance and the Defence of Untrue Core Beliefs*

By Arthur Chatora

Yesterday, December 6, marked the 54th anniversary of the death of a revolutionary and thinker, Frantz Omar Fanon. Fanon wrote on the psychopathology of colonisation, and the human, social, and cultural consequences of decolonization.

Fanon’s work inspired many anti-colonial and national liberation movements across Africa and the world, leaving an indelible mark on contemporary African literature. We commemorate the death of one Africa’s foremost thinkers with 10 quotes from his selected works.

“A man who has a language consequently possesses the world expressed and implied by that language.” ― Black Skin, White Masks Photo: The Pluto Press Blog

“A man who has a language consequently possesses the world expressed and implied by that language.” ― Black Skin, White Masks Photo: The Pluto Press Blog

  1. “For a colonized people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity.” ― The Wretched of the Earth
  2. “The oppressed will always believe the worst about themselves.”
  3. “Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”
  4. “The basic confrontation which seemed to be colonialism versus anti-colonialism, indeed capitalism versus socialism, is already losing its importance. What matters today, the issue which blocks the horizon, is the need for a redistribution of wealth. Humanity will have to address this question, no matter how devastating the consequences may be.” ― The Wretched of the Earth
  5. “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it in relative opacity”. ― The Wretched of the Earth
  6. “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” ― Black Skin, White Masks
  7. “Colonialism is not satisfied merely with holding a people in its grip and emptying the native’s brain of all form and content. By a kind of perverted logic, it turns to the past of the people, and distorts, disfigures and destroys it.” ― The Wretched of the Earth
  8. “A government or a party gets the people it deserves and sooner or later a people gets the government it deserves.” ― The Wretched of the Earth
  9. “Having judged, condemned, abandoned his cultural forms, his language, his food habits, his sexual behaviour, his way of sitting down, of resting, of laughing, of enjoying himself, the oppressed flings himself upon the imposed culture with the desperation of a drowning man.” ― Toward the African Revolution
  10. “The colonized is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country’s cultural standards.” ― Black Skin, White Masks

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Reflections on the Idea of a Common Humanity*

The Hidden History of the Human Race*

The Genocide of the Peoples of Europe*

Dear White People – an Open Letter*

Middle-aged White Men Like Me Have no Right to Tell Women not to Wear the Burkini*

Indigenous Australians being Starved by their Occupiers*

Confronting Cognitive Dissonance

The Illuminati’s 2016 Summer Of Chaos! Race War, Martial Law, Obama 3rd Term?

The Secret Race to get Congo’s Uranium to Destroy Hiroshima*

Divide and Rule: Understanding Race and Class as One Entity, not Two*

Five-Year-Old Black Special Needs Child Hung by Belt on a Blackboard*

Black Woman in Evening Gown Faces Police in Baton Rouge*

Six Countries that Grew Filthy Rich from Enslaving Black People*

Federal Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Discriminates Against Blacks and Latinos*

U.S. Jewish Council Mad After Black Lives Matter Tell the Truth on Palestine*

The Heart of the Beast: The Sykes-Picot Agreement and Europe’s Colonial Partition of the Middle East*

The Continuing Colonial Pillage of Puerto Rico*

New Colonial Carve-up of Africa? British firms vying for £1trn Natural Resources*

Slavs and Oriental are “niggers, brutes and beasts”, in the eyes of Western Empire*

The Irish were the First Slaves in the U.K. – U.S. Slave Triangle*

What I’ve Learnt About US Foreign Policy*

Canada’s Role in the Colonization of Nigeria and in the Destruction of Libya*

Europe is Built on Corpses and Plunder*

Syrian Athletes at the Olympics are Categorized as “Refugees”*

Rothschild Billion Dollar Money Laundering Plot in Africa*

Obama Puts Congress on Notice about TPP*

Once a Somali Refugee, She’s Now Running as Somalia’s First Female President*

Once a Somali Refugee, She’s Now Running as Somalia’s First Female President*

By Musah Idriss

Some Ugandans have decided to show their support for Somali Presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib on Twitter using the harsh tag #Dayib4President and push for Somalia to elect its first female President.

Fadumo, 43, has been a refugee having fled the violence in the horn of Africa nation. It was until she was 14 years old that she was able to access education. She holds three master’s degrees in health sciences and public health and is doing a PH.D in women’s governmental participation and empowerment in post-conflict regions.

Dayib was born in Kenya but tensions between Kenya and Somalia lead to the arrest and deportation of her family back to Somalia. Her family sought refuge in Finland where Dayib got the opportunity to get a proper education.

The mother of four left her children in Finland for Somalia in 2005 to run for Presidency.

“And when I was going to Mogadishu in January, I sat them down and I told them that I’m leaving you, but I’m not sure I might come back. And if I don’t, then you have to know that you are also expected to do this. When the day comes and you have the capability to do so, you must fight for democracy. We must not let evil overcome goodness. And they understand why we need to do this for Somalia because they share the love that I have for Somalia.” Said Dayib to NPR

According to media reports Dayib has already received death threats, but that has not killed her dream of becoming Somalia’s first female President, of from running in the upcoming elections, which are due to be held in 2016.

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Related Topics:

Tears for Somalia

Life or Death: Humanity Runs Awry in Somalia

Somalia: Thieves in the Night

The REAL Pirates of Somalia Stand Up!

Turkey Allows 1,000 Terrorists to Cross Border into Syria’s Idlib*

Turkey Allows 1,000 Terrorists to Cross Border into Syria’s Idlib*

The Turkish authorities have permitted hundreds of terrorists to cross the border into Syria’s North-western province of Idlib to join other terrorists in Aleppo, media reports said.
Over 1,000 fully-equipped terrorists have arrived in Idlib province to join Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in Aleppo province as the Turkish border guards have closed their eyes to the border crossings by the terrorists, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspapers reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, a majority of the terrorists have arrived from foreign, especially Arab, states.

It quoted informed sources as saying that the terrorists cross the border at Bab al-Salameh and Bab al-Hawa into Northern Idlib at nights.

The refreshments come as Jeish al-Fatah terrorists acknowledged that they have lost the cement factory in the Southern countryside of the city of Aleppo and are moving back from the region.

The Syrian army has recaptured vast areas in the Southern countryside of Aleppo City, Jeish al-Fatah terrorists confirmed.

Hundreds of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists launched heavy attacks against the Syrian army’s positions on Sunday evening.

On Monday, dissident sources disclosed that the Jeish al-Fatah commanders had ordered their coordinators not to reveal the real number of the casualties in the battles in the Southern part of Aleppo province in order to prevent the terrorists from losing their morale.

The order by Jeish al-Fatah commanders comes after thousands of young terrorists were killed in Aleppo battlefield, the Arabic-language media quoted sources close to Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group as saying.

On August 3, Jeish al-Fatah gathered over 9,000 terrorists to prevail over the Syrian Army positions and open a way into the militant-held districts in the Eastern parts of Aleppo city but failed and pulled its forces back after sustaining scores of casualties.

Jeish al-Fatah suffered a heavy death toll after its forces failed to break through the army strongholds in New Aleppo district.

Jeish al-Fatah also stormed government defence lines in al-Hamdaniyeh and box-making plant in the Western side of Aleppo and al-Ramousiyeh Southwest of the city.

Most of the Jeish al-Fatah terrorists killed in Aleppo were young militants who had undergone military training for only three weeks. Jeish al-Fatah has brainwashed the young people to join the terrorist group, Ahrar al-Sham said.

Syrian and Russian military officials have declared that the terrorists have so far sustained, at least, 5,000 casualties in the last two weeks.

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Related Topics:

U.S.-based Forces Gave Hundreds of ISIS Terrorists Safe Passage out of Syria*

Turkey to Ditch U.S. Dollar, Pull Out Of NATO*

Putin, Erdogan Hold Press Conference Following the Meeting in St. Petersburg*

U.S. Central Command Intelligence Reports Hid Poor Progress against ISIS in Iraq and Syria*

Washington won’t Accept Syrian Defeat by Iran and Russia*

360,000 Foreign Nationals from Tens of States Fighting Alongside Terrorists in Syria*

Top Illuminati Grand Wizard: “We Control Islam and We’ll Use It to Destroy the West.” (WW3)*

Russia Blasts U.S. for Supporting ‘Moderates’ Who Gas Civilians in Syria*

Deadly Louisiana Flood Cover-up*

Deadly Louisiana Flood Cover-up*

By Deborah Dupré

Aerial view before and after in Denham Springs, Louisiana. (After image: Patrick Dennis/The Advocate via AP, Before Image: Google Earth)

 

The world is not being told the truth about the Louisiana flood in progress right now. The cover-up is tragically as deadly as during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when similar desperate calls for help fell on deaf ears and aid was blocked. The following facts regarding the August 2016 Louisiana Flood, as of August 15, demonstrate the environmental and humanitarian crisis as well as the chaos and needless suffering due to the ongoing government and media “run around,” as one Louisiana man called it Monday morning.

Note re Flood Updates: Please follow the Catastrophic Louisiana Flood Updates here: Apocalyptic Louisiana Flooding Updates. (Latest Update Tues. 16.8.2016 9:30 AM CST: ‘LEAVE NOW!’ ‘DO NOT WAIT’ Warnings, ‘All Local Gauges Rising’ Entire Cities Drowning.)

  1. Eleven deaths have been confirmed in the devastation, yet an untold number of others are unaccounted. After three days of stranded in attics and elsewhere without water or food, loved ones of victims still pleaded for their rescues.
  1. Approximately 18,000 people have been rescued, yet not one media source has reported the hundreds  if not thousands others who remain stranded and unaccounted – with no water, no food and no shelter. [READ: Apocalyptic Louisiana Flooding Updates: Hurricane Katrina-Type Stranded Desperation Sets In]

Finding accurate information on displaced loved ones is as problematic for some people as during Hurricane Katrina aftermath. Such problems increased since the day the American Red Cross became an official partner with the notorious government agency FEMA.

  1. Over 20,000 people have been displaced with some 10,000 people staying in parish and Red Cross shelters and “even more” in private shelters, such as churches and makeshift places such as a theatre, but the latter number remains unreported.
  2. Over 3000 National Guardsmen are among government resources deployed for search and rescue operations.
  3. Fresh floods are possible because several rivers are still rising.
  4. Over one-quarter of the state of Louisiana has been flooded since last week: 30 of its 64 parishes.
  5. Over 30 inches of rain fell between Aug. 11 and 13 in some parts of the state — more rain than Los Angeles has seen in 3+ Years.

Danny and Alys Messenger canoe away from their flooded home after reviewing the damage in Prairieville, Louisiana, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. As waters begin to recede in parts of Louisiana, some residents struggled to return to flood-damaged homes on foot, in cars and by boat. (AP)

 

  1. More than six rivers set record highs, exceeding previous records by several feet in some cases, with some still threatening thousands more homes and people, and the Mississippi River levee breached in one place.
  2. The federal government declared a major disaster in the state, specifically in hardest hit four parishes: Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge and Livingston.
  3. Some 70 boats owned by good Samaritans volunteering them and their services were denied access to water Monday morning to rescue people stranded for days for three days, some with serious medical needs.
  4. Refinery accidents often happen during severe weather; flood waters causing the most damage, overflowing treatment tanks, sending oil and its toxic chemicals into nearby canals and neighbourhoods. The worst, most deadly damage from Hurricane Katrina was from flooded oil refineries. Media has kept a tight lid on refinery incidents throughout this event to date. The petrochemical industry continues to  lack transparency and accountability regarding emergency preparedness in a region tested time and again by catastrophic events. (See: Anna Hrybyk, Louisiana Bucket Brigade program manager commentary on the present Louisiana flood.)
  5. This event was similar to an inland tropical depression in that moisture content in the atmosphere was higher than observed there during some tropical cyclones, according to the U.S. Weather Service.

  1. This is the second time in less than five months that Louisiana had over 24 inches of rain from a single event. [See March article: Watch Louisiana Apocalyptic Flooding]
  2. This event is America’s latest 500-Year rainstorm that experts call a “classic signal of climate change”: extreme precipitation occurring more frequently as the planet warms scientists, yet still, search and rescue teams, equipment and provisions such as emergency telephone and wi-fi access for displaced persons are woefully inadequate, as Jeannie Bowers tries to resolve in her post (below) on the Louisiana Flood Lost and Found page. (Why has this not already been done?)

  1. Despite the U.S. military budget in 2015 of a total of $598.5 billion, 54% of the nation’s  federal discretionary spending, it supplied only 150 high water vehicles to use in Louisiana as of Sunday night, along with 35 watercraft, resulting in rescues, such as in cars stalled in quickly rising waters, taking up to 30 hours in some cases and an untold number of medical emergency cases unattended. [See: National Priorities]

  1. Few Americans are well enough prepared for pending environmental disasters. The boy in the photo below is not in a developing country. He is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America.

The Comite River covers Louisiana Highway 946 as residents drive through the high water in Central, north of Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

 

Dee Vazquez, from left, helps Georgette Centelo and her grandfather Lawrence Roberts after they tried to recover their belongings from a family mobile home in Central, north of Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

 

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Related Topics:

Chevron and Exxon: The Criminals Behind Katrina*

Koch Brothers Made a Fortune from Hurricane Katrina Victims*

U.S. Places “Gag Order” on Weather Agency Employees, Inserts Geo-engineering Propaganda into ‘Common Core’ Syllabus*

U.S.-based Forces Gave Hundreds of ISIS Terrorists Safe Passage out of Syria*

U.S.-based Forces Gave Hundreds of ISIS Terrorists Safe Passage out of Syria*

Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by U.S.-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defence officials.

U.S/ Army Col. Carver, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighters, told Pentagon reporters the decision to let Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) convoys leave the city was made by commanders of the Syrian Democratic Force.

Col. Carver described how IS had civilians in each of the vehicles, and the military wanted to avoid casualties. He didn’t know how many of the civilians had been in the cars voluntarily but said some were likely hostages.

The 100 to 200 fighters left the city of Manbij last Friday under watch of coalition drones to ensure the militants didn’t regroup and try to return to the city.

It was the first such agreement with the terror group. IS fighters were allegedly using civilians as human shields to escape.

“They kept throwing civilians to basically walk into the line of fire, trying to get them shot to use that potentially as propaganda, we think,” said Col. Chris Garver.

Associated Press reported U.S. military officials said some of the IS fighters had already made their way into Turkey, and many were still in Syria.

U.S.-led coalition forces had sustained three months of aerial bombardment and fighting on the northern Syrian city of Manbij, an IS stronghold.

In July, coalition warplanes dropped more than 1,000 munitions, including bombs, rockets and strafing runs (low-flying aircraft using aircraft-mounted automatic weapons) on militants in the area. U.S. officials reported roughly 2,000 IS fighters were killed by airstrikes.

Syrian Democratic Forces seized control of the city on Friday and are now clearing the neighborhoods, looking for militants and bombs.

The Pentagon said IS had laced the city with improvised explosives and rigged entire buildings to detonate as they withdrew into the centre of the city.

Manbij is a key victory for the SDF and the coalition, because it lies on a major supply route between the Turkish border and the city of Raqqa, the defacto capital of the IS group’s self-styled caliphate.

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Military Council: 4,180 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Manbij Battle

The Military Council of Manbij in Aleppo province announced that over 4,000 terrorists have been killed in tough battle with the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since the beginning of Manbij liberation operations.

“A sum of 4,180 terrorists have been killed in the battle over Manbij and the dead bodies of 1,724 of them are with the Kurdish forces,” the military council said.

The council said that 112 ISIL terrorists are in custody of the Kurdish forces and 144 different kinds of military vehicles have also been destroyed in Manbij battle.

Last week, the SDF pushed ISIL back from the entire neighborhoods of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo after over 70 days of non-stop bloody clashes with the terrorists.

“Except for Ouhei’een area in Northern part of Manbij, where the ISIL has used civilians as human shield, the rest of the town has been liberated by the SDF, mainly comprising of Kurdish fighters,” the Kurdish sources said last Monday.

“The SDF tries to free the captured civilians and win Ouhei’een area,” they added.

“The SDF fighters have launched mop-up operations near cultural center, al-Amal hospital, Anmi square, al-Moqti bazaar, al-Sarab neighborhood, al-Joureh neighborhood, agricultural school and along the town’s road to Jarabulus,” the sources said.

“Manbij has militarily captured by the SDF combatants,” the sources underlined.

Related Topics:

70% of ISIS Recruits Don’t Even Know What Islam Is*

U.S. Central Command Intelligence Reports Hid Poor Progress against ISIS in Iraq and Syria*

Washington won’t Accept Syrian Defeat by Iran and Russia*

360,000 Foreign Nationals from Tens of States Fighting Alongside Terrorists in Syria*

Top Illuminati Grand Wizard: “We Control Islam and We’ll Use It to Destroy the West.” (WW3)*

Russia Blasts U.S. for Supporting ‘Moderates’ Who Gas Civilians in Syria*