Archive | October 28, 2016

When Syria, Palestine and Egypt were there for Europeans in their Time of Need*

When Syria, Palestine and Egypt were there for Europeans in their Time of Need*

By Ed Sykes

During World War Two, Syria took in refugees from Europe. Like Syrian civilians today, these Europeans were fleeing death, destruction, and ideological persecution. It’s now time to return the favour.

Online news site Mic recently released a video to remind us of this historical comparison. And it’s already received hundreds of thousands of views.

When Syria took in Europe’s refugees

70 years ago, at the height of the Second World War, refugees were moving from Europe to the Middle East – a total reverse of what we’re seeing today. Many of these civilians came from Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Yugoslavia.

A combined effort from aid groups and governments bolstered the efforts of the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA), which ran camps across the Middle East that housed tens of thousands of Europeans. Conditions were far from perfect, as we might expect, but the refugees received (at the very least) safe haven from the conflict raging back home.

And as the video above shows, one place where MERRA ran its camps was Syria.

But it wasn’t just Syria

MERRA also had camps in Egypt and Palestine. And Iran pitched in, too. In fact, between 1939 and 1941, between 114,000 and 300,000 Polish civilians reached Iran as refugees.

When WWII was over, most refugees in the Middle East either went home or moved elsewhere. In 2000, The Associated Press wrote about how only 12 Polish survivors were still living in Iran.

Learn from history? Or repeat it?

If we look back to the Second World War and the turbulent periods either side of it, we see that Europe has faced massive refugee crises before. And these were arguably equal to or greater than the crisis the continent faces today. Globally speaking, there have definitely been bigger crises since 1945.

In short, there are lessons from the past that we can learn from today. We can build on what worked. We can improve on where we failed.

And some countries really failed in the 1930s. In both the US and the UK, Jewish people fleeing from fascism were demonised and locked out as much as possible. In America, 25,000 refugees could have entered legally each year. But at a time of increased antisemitic persecution in Europe, US authorities only accepted a fraction: 5,532 in 1935; 6,642 in 1936; and 11,356 in 1937. Anti-immigration sentiment gripped the nation. And Congress did all it could to limit the acceptance of foreign nationals. One 1937 poll, meanwhile, revealed that 67% of Americans wanted to keep refugees out of the country altogether.

Let’s remember Syria’s hospitality

We could put the negative feelings in the 1930s and 1940s down to media misinformation or insufficient reporting about what was happening to persecuted ethnic groups in Europe. But we could easily say the same today. The only difference is that we now have the benefit of hindsight. We know how the far-right treated Jews and other minorites back then. And we know the horrors that ensued.

Today, people in the U.K., the U.S., and throughout the West need to decide whether that’s a story they want to repeat.

As xenophobic sentiments continue to spread like wildfire throughout the Western world, we have a very clear choice. Will we remember the hospitality of Syrians and others in the Middle East during the Second World War, and learn from our own mistakes? Or will we allow the far-right to keep demonising people fleeing death and destruction, and repeat the tragic mistakes of the twentieth century?


Related Topics:

U.N. Raises Replacement Migration for Eurasian Countries with Aging Populations*

War Criminal Blair to Eradicate European Culture to Create a United States of Europe*

Soros: Western Society Must Fall Before One World Govt Can Be Established*

More People in Europe are Dying Than are Being Born*

European Refugee Camps in Syria During WWII*

Mass Migration as Weapons of War*

130,000 Refugees Vanished after Being Registered in Germany*

West’s Racist Wars for Creating the Immigration Crises*

Almost 130 Refugee Children Vanish after ‘Calais Jungle’ Demolition*

Children Sexually Assaulted at E.U.’s Official Refugee Camps*

Pennsylvania Pipelines Bursts, Leaks 55,000 Gallons Of Gas Into One Of US’ Most Endangered Rivers*

Pennsylvania Pipelines Bursts, Leaks 55,000 Gallons Of Gas Into One Of US’ Most Endangered Rivers*

Whitney Webb

A pipeline owned by the same company behind Dakota Access leaked 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a major river, endangering the drinking water of six million people.

The recent Sunoco gasoline spill near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Credit –

The recent Sunoco gasoline spill near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Credit –

A pipeline managed by Sunoco logistics burst Thursday night after heavy rainfall in Pennsylvania. The spill dumped 55,000 gallons of gasoline into Wallis Run, a tributary of the Loyalsock Creek that drains into the Susquehanna River. The breach was detected at 3 am when the pressure of the pipeline dropped significantly, leading Sunoco to shut down the pipeline. Though the pipeline has been shut down, the heavy rains that led to the leak are expected to continue, so the actual break in the pipeline will remain unidentified until the weather clears. The Pennsylvania water authorities have warned customers to refrain from using water from the river as a precaution. No official data has been released regarding how long the ban on water use will continue.

A previous Sunoco spill dumped 63,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kentucky river. Credit – Fortune

A previous Sunoco spill dumped 63,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kentucky river. Credit – Fortune

The Susquehanna had previously been declared the third most endangered river in the U.S. by the NGO American Rivers. It has come under threat due to the development of the natural gas industry, particularly the practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Fracking has caused major problems in the U.S. due to the so-called “Cheney’s loophole” that exempts natural gas companies from the vast majority of U.S. environmental regulations. Many other rivers in the U.S. are endangered by fracking. American Rivers has said that fracking “poses one of the greatest risks our nation’s rivers have faced in decades. We are taking a major gamble on the clean drinking water for millions of Americans.”

Though the recent floods have been blamed for the spill, some are calling this into question due to Sunoco’s lengthy history of poor pipeline management. Indeed, pipelines managed by Sunoco Logistics spill more frequently than another, with more than 200 recorded leaks since 2010. This is also not the first spill of a Sunoco pipeline in Pennsylvania. In 2008, an improperly installed valve “blew out” a pipeline in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection said that the area affected by the spill may never completely recover.

Sunoco is also a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners Limited, the company that also owns the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. The Dakota Access pipeline has been the site of a major protest against its construction, led by the Standing Rock Sioux with support from environmental activists and the United Nations. The Sioux and others argue that the pipeline threatens their water supply as well as their sacred sites. The protests have been brutally suppressed on several occasions by both private security and state police. Also concerning is the fact that both U.S. “duopoly” presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are major advocates of fracking and pipeline construction, suggesting that – unless the general public stands up – the U.S.’ fossil-fuel nightmare could quickly become worse as soon as January.


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Police and Military Attack Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp*

Native Tribes in U.S. and Canada Sign Treaty Again Opposing Oil Pipelines*

How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline*

Media Silent as the Colonial Pipeline Spills in Alabama*

Engineers Proves Native Americans Were Right about the Dakota Pipeline*

Did the West Fake an Entire Attack on their al-Qaeda for an Oil Pipeline?

U.S. Base Released 21,000 Litres of Chemical Agents into Okinawa Drinking Water Supply*

Pro-Fracking Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Pennsylvania Supreme Court*

Angolan Fishing Community Asks Chevron for Oil Spill Compensation*

BP, Trafigura and Vitol Export Dirty Oil to Africa to Kill People*

BP, Trafigura and Vitol Export Dirty Oil to Africa to Kill People*

By Amando Flavio

No amount of money can satisfy a corporation. That is why it is important for us to guide against corporations taking over our governments and our countries.

Corporations will dictate to governments and they will dictate to lawmakers if they fund their political campaigns. In the end, the corporations will become lawmakers and essentially, rule over us.

A new report published by a Swiss-based non-governmental organization, Public Eye, has revealed that some major European oil companies and commodity traders are exploiting weak fuel standards in African countries by exporting highly polluted diesel to the continent. According to Public Eye, the fuel being shipped to Africa could never sell at the pumps in Europe.

The report explicitly named Swiss commodity traders Trafigura and Vitol, as among a number of companies who are exporting the dangerous fuel to Africa. According to the report, the companies blend products in European facilities to create fuels with sulphur levels that are sometimes hundreds of times over the European limits.

Although not part of the report, Public Eye claimed it has enough evidence to prove that British Petroleum (PB) also exports high-sulphur diesel to Ghana, a country in West Africa.

During the investigation, Public Eye said it realized that blending of fuels with other substances to achieve particular specifications before export, is standard practice among oil companies in Europe.

Public Eye stated that due to weak laws in Africa, it allows traders and fuel companies to dump cheap and dirty fuels, particularly by blending them into other diesels before export. This maximizes profits at the expense of Africans’ health. For example, in 2015, Vitol reportedly made a sale of more than $270 billion. The company’s chief executive, Ian Taylor, is said to be a major donor to the British Conservative Party; with the British Queen even offering him a knighthood.

Public Eye took three years to investigate the quality level of diesel on the market, selecting sub-Sahara African nations as part of the study. Public Eye tested diesel sold at the pumps of outlets, which are partly owned by various Swiss trading companies, in eight countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The organization found that more than two thirds of the fuel sampled had sulphur levels of more than 1,500ppm – 150 times the European limit.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been working with African governments to bring the level of sulphur in their fuels down, in order to cut the risk of diseases associated with carbon emissions.  According to experts, when sulphur fuel is burned, sulphur is released into the atmosphere as sulphur dioxide, among other compounds, contributing to respiratory diseases.

Health experts say the harm done by sulphur in fuels cannot be estimated in Africa. Dangerous respiratory diseases, such as bronchitis and asthma are linked to these fuels, along with various cancers. Placing this investigation into context, a recent report published by the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation revealed that air pollution is the third-biggest cause of death in poor and lower-middle income countries.

It is estimated that air pollution killed more than 17,500 people in Ghana alone, in 2013, costing the country more than $542m in lost labor income. The amount even excludes the costs of treating pollution-related diseases in the country.

Trafigura made headlines in 2006, when a ship it chartered, named Probo Koala, dumped toxic waste in the Ivory Coast – also a country in West Africa. It emerged that the company’s lawyers attempted to gag the media from reporting on a draft report into the incident. Trafigura, however, later agreed upon a settlement with up to 30,000 claimants affected by the dumping.

Public Eye said this incident motivated them to carry out the study. The head of Public Eye’s commodities team, Andreas Missbach, explained to the Guardian how the companies have taken Africa for granted, due to weak laws.

“Like everyone else, we focused first on the waste, but then we asked ourselves: Why was Trafigura improvising a refining operation aboard a tanker, which created the toxic waste in the first place? It had been done to produce a blendstock, a very highly sulphurous intermediate product to be blended into the gasoline. This high-sulphur gasoline could never have been sold at a pump in Europe, but it was good enough for the African market,” he said.

Director of UNEP, Erik Solheim said the practice exposed by Public Eye is highly unacceptable, and that the companies involved should desist from it.

Comment: African countries should question every trade agreement both short term and long term…


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What Does Ebola, Gas and Oil Have in Common?*

Bishop Badejo: U.S. won’t fight Boko Haram because of their Eugenics Agenda in Africa*

Recolonizing Africa: Consolidating African Oil Assets*

Gates Foundation Gives Tulane U Millions to Curb African Population*

New African Trade Agreement Gateway for Mass Recolonization*

French Terrorists Dispatched to Sub-Saharan Africa*

Africans Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Europeans*

Africans Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Europeans*

All non-Africans are Neanderthal descended

By Sarah Griffiths

It’s well known that people from different parts of the world vary in their susceptibility to developing infections and diseases.

But two new studies show these differences are genetic and can be traced back all the way to the Neanderthals, who died out some 40,000 years ago.

One study suggests Americans of African descent have a stronger immune response to infection compared to Americans of European descent.

Researchers from the Institut Pasteur and CNRS in Paris, France found that genetic differences between populations confer advantages, depending on the environment where those people are living.

As a result, according to the new evidence in another study, people of African ancestry generally show stronger immune responses than Europeans do.

The French study suggests that European populations have displayed reduced immune responses since our ancestors first made their way out of Africa.

And intriguingly, the immune systems of Europeans were partly shaped by the introduction of new genetic variants through interbreeding between early European ancestors and Neanderthals.

‘Our findings show that population differences in transcriptional responses to immune activation are widespread, and that they are mainly accounted for by genetic variants that differ in their frequencies between human populations,’ said Lluis Quintana-Murci of Institut Pasteur and CNRS in Paris.

He and his colleagues used RNA-sequencing to describe the way that immune cells, called monocytes, derived from 200 people of self-reported African or European ancestry would respond to attack by a bacteria or a virus.

They detected many differences in the activity of particular genes in those immune cells both within and between populations.

They discovered that changes in a single gene encoding an important immune receptor lead to decreased inflammation only in Europeans.

The team found strong evidence of selection on genes that control the immune response and that Europeans ‘borrowed’ some key regulatory variants from Neanderthals.

These variants affect the way their immune systems respond to viral challenges, giving them a lower response to infection than those of African descent.

Luis Barreiro of the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine in Canada, commented:

‘I was expecting to see ancestry-associated differences in immune response but not such a clear trend towards an overall stronger response to infection among individuals of African descent.’

He and his colleagues took a similar approach to test for the effects of African versus European ancestry on changes in the activity of immune cells in the other study.

His group focused on another type of immune cell known as primary macrophages and their response to live bacterial pathogens.

This shows how genetic variants enriched in population specific signals of natural selection and, among Europeans, of Neanderthal ancestry play a major role in the differences in responses to diseases Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

In their experiment, the experts infected macrophages derived from 80 African and 95 European individuals with either Listeria or Salmonella to look for differences in response and work out how whether there was a link with their ancestry.

They identified thousands of genes showing population differences in how information in a strand of DNA is copied into a new molecule of messenger RNA, in response to infection.

They also found that African ancestry is associated with a stronger inflammatory response, which limited the growth of bacteria.

But Professor Barreiro was careful not to qualify it as better:

‘The immune system of African Americans responds differently, but we cannot conclude that it is better, since a stronger immune response also has negative effects, including greater susceptibility to autoimmune inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease.

‘Too much inflammation can damage organs and leave sequelae [the after effects of a disease].

‘In short, a strong immune response can be beneficial in some areas but a disadvantage in others.’

The researchers also observed the signature of past selection on certain genes, adding weight to the idea that genetic variants were passed on to modern humans from Neanderthals.

Dr Barreiro added:

‘The genetic and molecular basis of ancestry-related differences in disease susceptibility has been a mystery.

‘These results provide a first description of differences in immune response and associated genetic basis that might explain differences in susceptibility to disease between people of African and European ancestry.

‘More generally, our results demonstrate how historical selective events continue to shape human phenotypic diversity today, including for traits that are key to controlling infection.’

The researchers noted that the two studies made strikingly similar findings despite focusing on different types of immune cells.

However, they believe more work is needed to better understand the role of environmental factors.


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African-American Autism and Vaccines*

Ancient Ancestors Had More DNA Than We Do Now*

DNA Study Finds Ice Age Europeans Predominantly Had Dark Complexions and Brown Eyes*

Amazonian Hunter-Gatherers Isolated from Western Medicine Have the Most Diverse Microbiome Ever Recorded*

Israel’s Lobby Lawsuits Aim to Slow Boycott in Spain*

Israel’s Lobby Lawsuits Aim to Slow Boycott in Spain*

By Charlotte Silver

In July 2014, at the height of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, Spain’s RESCOP launched a national campaign targeting local cultural institutions, businesses and associations, asking that they declare themselves “free of Israeli apartheid.”

That effort has since grown, in both size and kind. Today, there are more than 50 participating cities and towns across the country.

And it has sparked a reaction. RESCOP, which sought to build from scratch a popular embrace of the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS), is now facing stiff opposition from ACOM (Action and Communication), a pro-Israel advocacy group that has benefited from the Israeli government’s recent attempt at countering the growing BDS movement.

It all started innocuously enough.

“In Gijón,” the largest city in Spain’s Asturias region, “we were eating in restaurants, and drinking in pubs that had the Israeli apartheid-free logos,” Maren Mantovani, from the Stop the Wall campaign, told The Electronic Intifada.

Such nascent successes were soon boosted by other efforts.

In December 2014, another campaign with the similar, but more ambitious idea to ask municipalities to declare their entire cities “Free of Israeli apartheid” arose. The call was set forth in the “Olive Declaration,” drawn up by various groups and city representatives at a conference co-organized by a United Nations body in Seville, the capital of Andalusia.

Over the following year, activists from RESCOP and local BDS groups worked with nearly three dozen towns and cities, helping them draft motions that directed city institutions to avoid contracting services or purchasing products that were involved in violations of international and human rights law in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Cities also committed to adding the Israeli apartheid-free logos to their websites.

Enter ACOM

Today, approximately 50 cities and towns have declared themselves “free of Israeli apartheid.”

The latest to join the movement is Cádiz, Andalusia. Cádiz, with more than 120,000 residents, is one of the largest cities to support the campaign. Most municipalities involved are small, rural villages across the countryside, according to activists with RESCOP.

After a year of building momentum, however, the movement ran up against ACOM.

ACOM is an Israel advocacy group in Spain that became active as the BDS campaign was taking off in the country and as Israel dedicated $25 million to an anti-BDS taskforce. Though ACOM claims to have existed since 2009, the earliest identifiable English-language reporting of its work online is from the fall 2014, when the group lobbied Spain’s congress not to recognize Palestinian statehood that is not a result of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

For the last year ACOM seems to have focused exclusively on beating back city resolutions to be “free of Israeli apartheid.”

On 9 February 2016, a year and a half after the anti-apartheid campaign launched, ACOM filed a lawsuit against Langreo, a city that adopted an anti-apartheid resolution only days earlier, on 28 January. Since then, ACOM has been sending intimidating letters to cities that have adopted such resolutions, threatening litigation if they do not cancel their own motion. Some cities, like Rivas Vaciamadrid in the Madrid metropolitan area, report being sued without warning.

The lawsuits claim the city resolutions not only violate the fundamental rights of the Israeli people and all Israeli residents in the territory of Spain, according to a Rivas city representative who requested anonymity, but also assert that the motions are racist and discriminatory toward all of the Jewish community.

The lawsuits also claim the resolutions incite discrimination on the basis of national origins and beliefs, and at least one suit, seen in translation by The Electronic Intifada, portrays the BDS movement as a “foreign power” that is fighting an “imaginary ‘Jewish supremacy.’”

Spinning the narrative

ACOM has portrayed its lawfare campaign in Spain as almost entirely successful: a legal victory against the right to boycott, something Israel advocacy groups have been pursuing across the globe as BDS activism gains ground support.

“The rule of law … has become a cornerstone in the fight to resist the BDS boycott that seeks to criminalize the State of Israel and to discriminate [sic] anybody associated with it,” ACOM chairperson Angel Mas asserted in a press release this summer.

“Quite the opposite to the intentions of the boycott proponents, now legal precedents are being created to associate the BDS movement to illegal anti-Semitic activities that go against international law and human rights,” Mas added.

But contrary to the claims reported in Israel’s English-language media, ACOM has not filed litigation against every single motion, nor has it been consistently successful.

According to records kept by RESCOP, ACOM has filed at least 20 lawsuits. In three cases – including the cities of Langreo, Sant Quirze and Sant Adria – the judges have sided with ACOM, but the other cases have not been clear legal victories. In some instances, cities may have voluntarily withdrawn the motion to avoid a costly lawsuit and in other cases the rulings have been ambiguous or entirely rejected ACOM’s complaint.

In its victory in Langreo, ACOM was described as “having earned the recognition of the Jewish community of Madrid,” and the judge ruled the city’s anti-apartheid motions “incite discrimination.”

But in the case of Gijón, the court threw out ACOM’s complaint, finding the city’s motion was not discriminatory.

And in the case of Rivas Vaciamadrid, the city councilor told The Electronic Intifada, the judge ruled that the motion was constitutional as long as it did not specifically target Israeli trade agreements, and instead more generally forbid trade with all human rights violators.

Fighting back

Rivas is appealing the ruling, according to city officials. An activist told The Electronic Intifada that the campaign has also altered the language of their template so cities don’t encounter the same objections in court.

“We have a great sense of commitment to the safeguarding of the human rights and dignity of all humans around the world,” the representative of Rivas Vaciamadrid told The Electronic Intifada.

“In spite of all the legal limitations, the municipal government of Rivas Vaciamadrid remains convinced that the local government has the obligation, and our citizens expect of us, to participate in the struggle for human rights and a better world for all.”

The city representative said that the resolution had the wide support of the city, and was only opposed by the two right-wing political parties on the city council.

Meanwhile, Langreo is also appealing the court’s ruling, resisting the idea that an Israeli advocacy group can prevent the city from taking a stand against human rights violations.

But other cities have been forced to fold even before a court can rule.

At least five cities have withdrawn their motions after receiving threatening letters from ACOM, according to RESCOP’s data. Ana Sanchez Mera, a member of RESCOP based in Madrid, said these are small villages that cannot afford to defend the resolution in court.

ACOM wants to claim these as wins for its side, but Sanchez Mera stressed that there are no rulings in these cases; the cities simply don’t have the resources to fight ACOM in court.

Little public information on ACOM is available. Their website is in English and Spanish but has little to say about who they are, instead stating vaguely that they represent a network of “activists and supporters” in Spain.

Scant popular support for ACOM

According to the cities and towns visited by ACOM, however, it is an organization made up of just a few men. Angel Mas is the chairman and Ignacio Wenley Palacios is the head lawyer.

When ACOM sues a city, the organization is not joined by residents of that city or other Spanish citizens, according to those who have spoken to The Electronic Intifada. Even though the Spanish court has recognized ACOM as representing the interests of Israel and the Jewish community in Madrid, it is often just Mas or Palacios who shows up to argue in court against a town’s resolution.

RESCOP’s Sanchez Mera admits this has been a setback for the campaign, but not in the way that ACOM has presented it to the media. To The Jerusalem Post, ACOM brags that it’s stacking up the judicial victories. For Sanchez Mera, the litigation ties up RESCOP’s time and energy, but has also helped galvanize commitment among grassroots activists.

“It’s clear what the interests of ACOM are: they are protecting Israel’s interests while BDS is trying to protect human rights,” Sanchez Mera said. “I think it is good that this is exploding. I think this is making the movement stronger. We have better motions now. We have more support.”

In Europe, France is the model pro-Israel advocates hope other countries follow. Even before the launch of the global BDS movement by Palestinian civil society in 2005, France passed an anti-boycott law that has since been applied to BDS, saying boycotts against nations are illegal forms of discrimination against countries and their citizens.

Outlawing dissent

The U.K. is reportedly mulling similar legislation, though governments in Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands have affirmed the right to boycott.

American states are also working out where they fall on the right to boycott, with some states going so far as to create blacklists of companies that have ended contracts with Israel following boycott campaigns.

In Spain, where regional autonomy and public participation are prized, the courts have not taken a clear side. But there has been a general warming at the higher levels of politics in Spain towards Israel.

At the beginning of this year, the Spanish government compensated Ariel University, located in a West Bank settlement, more than $100,000 per the recommendation of the Council of State, for excluding Ariel from participating in a scientific competition in 2010.

The Council of State is considered the government’s most important consultative body and is composed mostly of former politicians who are appointed by the government.

The body found the government violated European laws against discrimination based on nationality or place of origin.

But RESCOP and the scores of local BDS groups across Spain still working with their governments are not deterred.

“The Israeli Apartheid Free Zones campaign across the Spanish state is inspiring similar efforts in other countries,” Riya Hassan, the European coordinator for the BDS National Committee, said in a recent press release.

“At a time of a growing democratic deficit across the European continent, it is empowering to witness how citizens are integrating solidarity with Palestinians with domestic agendas that promote social, economic and environmental justice.”


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Zionist Israelis Sneaking into Iraq*

Zionist Israelis Sneaking into Iraq*

Reports from Western Iraq said Israeli spies and reporters have used forged passports to enter the country after the start of the Mosul Liberation Operation.

Israel is not recognized by Iraq, similar to many other Muslim states, and its citizens are not allowed into Iraq.

But two major Israeli networks have sent their crews to the battlefield near Mosul and are releasing daily reports from the war.

The Israeli coverage from Western Iraq caused concerns among the Arab, specially Iraqi media, and several reporters have approached the two teams to verify how they have entered the country.

Hedas Haroush, an Al-Masdar reporter, said that “the Israelis have used forged European passports to get into Iraq.

Ever since the war started numerous reports have surfaced the media claiming that Israeli and Saudi intelligence officers have been sighted among the ISIL terrorists, mostly to help the terrorist cult organize its structure and plan its war strategy.

In the first such case, Iraqi army sources in Mosul testified that tens of Israeli officers were among the first group of foreign nationals that deployed in Mosul only a month after the city fell to ISIL in 2014.


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Iraqi Forces Arrest ISIL’s US, Israeli Military Advisors*

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NASA Satellite Imagery Reveals Shocking Proof of Climate Engineering*

NASA Satellite Imagery Reveals Shocking Proof of Climate Engineering*

By Dane Wigington

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. The photo images shown below were captured from NASA satellite sources, they are truly alarming. These images provide shocking and undeniable proof of the ongoing global climate engineering/geoengineering/solar radiation management assault on our planet and its life support systems. Highly toxic heavy metals and chemicals (that are systematically sprayed into our atmosphere from jet aircraft as part of the geoengineering/SRM programs) are manipulated with extremely powerful radio frequency signals. These signals are transmitted from countless locations around the globe from various types of transmission platforms (ionosphere heater installations like HAARP, SBX radar, NEXRAD, etc.). The impact of the microwave transmissions on cloud formations is profound and highly visible (square cloud formations are created under some scenarios).

In the series of NASA satellite images below, many variances of radio frequency cloud impacts can be observed. The degree to which ongoing climate engineering / intervention / weather warfare activity is disrupting Earth’s atmosphere and life support systems is already beyond catastrophic, and happening all over the globe.

Off the east coast of Australia



The west coast of Africa

Off Africa’s west coast

Off Africa’s west coast

South of Spain in the Alboran Sea

The Californian coast

Eastern Pacific Ocean west of Baja California

The Southern Ocean, near Antarctica

Manipulation of Hurricane Systems

Hurricane suppression/manipulation is one aspect/agenda of the climate engineers. 85% of the hurricanes that impact the U.S. originate from Africa. Low pressure systems migrate toward the west, off of Africa’s coast. A great deal of climate engineering/intervention takes place in this region, thus a number of the satellite images shown in this post were captured there. In the attempt to mask the climate intervention activity, the cyclone suppression occurring off the coast of Africa is officially blamed on “dust”. Of course there is no acknowledgement of the ongoing climate engineering atrocities.

This quote is an excerpt from a FOX news article:

“Right now, much of the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the Caribbean have slightly warmer than normal ocean temperatures which would normally aid in tropical development. But there is so much dust and dry air in the atmosphere that storms are getting choked off before they even get started.”

Though some may feel that cyclone suppression is beneficial, such interference with Earth’s natural rhythms and systems has a long list of catastrophic downstream effects. Available data indicates that in other scenarios, climate engineers are actually augmenting and steering cyclones to serve their own agenda.

Hurricane Matthew may be an example of weather warfare on an unimaginable scale. The evidence that Hurricane Matthew is being heavily manipulated and steered by climate engineers continues to stack up.

This is a satellite photo clearly showing atmospheric “waves” surrounding Hurricane Matthew. has labeled these as “gravity waves”, but is that what these visible waves actually are? The satellite photos already shown in this post unarguably reveal heavy atmospheric manipulation from extremely powerful radio frequency/microwave transmissions and atmospheric aerosols. These transmissions leave a signature pattern on high level cloud formations that are saturated with electrically conductive heavy metal nanoparticles dispersed from jet aircraft.

Does the above photo really show “gravity waves” surrounding Hurricane Matthew? Or does it show the signature pattern of powerful radio frequency/microwave transmissions interacting with aircraft-dispersed atmospheric aerosols? Both of these elements are a core part of climate and storm manipulation and steering. 

All available data indicates that geo-engineers have been actively suppressing cyclones in the Atlantic basin for at least a decade. Was Hurricane Matthew’s unexpected 90-degree northward turn a natural occurrence? Or was this course alteration the result of geoengineering, ionosphere heaters, and atmospheric aerosol spraying?

As the photograph above clearly shows, radio frequency transmissions have a profound effect on clouds that have been aerosolized by the spraying of toxic electrically conductive heavy metals.

RF (HAARP) transmissions over the Prince Edward Islands can be seen in the image above.

Above: Massive aerosol operations off the west coast of the North American continent.

Such heavy spraying (above) is used in conjunction with RF transmissions to manipulate weather patterns; bizarre cloud configurations commonly occur due to the radio frequency bombardment of the atmosphere for climate modification purposes.

The image shown below left is from the Eastern Pacific, June 26, 2015. The 90 degree angle cut into the aerosolized cloud cover is a signature of RF influence. The image below right shows bizarre cloud formations in the Lake Superior/Arrowhead region of N. Minnesota.

After over 65 years of climate “intervention”, very real damage has been done to the Earth’s life support systems (along with countless other forms of anthropogenic destruction to the biosphere). Climate engineers are now appear to be attempting to use the very same intervention methods which caused the damage in the first place, to mitigate the harm already done. There is no sanity in this equation.

The visible RF influence in the noctilucent cloud image below indicates probable evidence of project “LUCY” and project “ALAMO” at work. The ongoing radio frequency saturation in our atmosphere is extremely harmful to living organisms, including us.

The 2-minute video below is an excellent capture of RF manipulation on weather systems. It is shocking, and well worth the time to view.

The planet’s climate system is unraveling by the day as geo-engineers try frantically to control it with ever more desperate and destructive measures — which were a primary cause of the climate disintegration in the first place. The global power structure long ago made the choice to subject our planet (and the entire web of life that it supports, including the human race) to an unimaginably massive and destructive climate intervention/weather warfare assault. This decision was made without the knowledge or consent of global populations.

If we stand by and allow the decimation from the climate engineering insanity to continue, very soon Earth’s life support systems will be beyond any recovery. This is not speculation, but a mathematical certainty.


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Police and Military Attack Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp*

Police and Military Attack Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp*

CDT New video below shows police attacking Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp with pepper spray, less-lethal rounds used at close range, batons, LRAD, and tazers.

Over two hundred multi-state law enforcement and National Guard personnel attacked water protectors gathered on unceded 1851 Oceti Sakowin treaty land just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the late morning of Thursday, October 27th.

For hours, the water protectors attempted to hold back the authorities sent to remove them from the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline towards the Missouri River.

High Mobility Military Vehicle (HMMV) trucks driven by the North Dakota National Guard flanked Highway 1806 on the hills as fires burned at barricades set to slow the authorities’ march.

At close range, law enforcement personnel repeatedly fired a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) sound cannon at water protectors in an attempt to drive them out. LRAD attacks were expected and many water protectors had earplugs to mitigate likely permanent damage.

Tasers, beanbag shotgun rounds, concussion grenades and batons with sniper rifle overwatch from MRAP and Bearcat armored vehicles, surrounded with HMMVs were deployed against the Oceti Sakowin (Sioux) people and their supporters.  One Unicorn Riot reporter was struck with a baton by a Hennepin County (MN) deputy acting in a force unit.

In a continuing pattern of foregoing transparency, law enforcement from multiple states concealed their identities by hiding nameplates and badge numbers, which can prevent individual officers from being named and deposed in lawsuits around police brutality and abuse.

Tires and debris were burning as law enforcement and military attempted to advance on the highway.

12:40 p.m. LRAD sonic weapon activated to attack water protectors at high intensity.

During the afternoon there was smoke generated on the roadway and objects like tires, logs, were placed.

The elder pictured below in ceremonial garb held a prayer for everyone gathered on Highway 1806 and was arrested shortly after.

He was arrested…

Water protectors used lockdown techniques to slow the advance of law enforcement into the Treaty Camp:

1:38 p.m. Humvee driven by National Guard and police in riot gear deployed to protect DAPL site from indigenous water protectors.

2:16 p.m. Highway 1806, North Dakota Tactical Operations force pushing water protectors with MRAP and Bearcat armored vehicles

When North Dakota military and police began pushing into treaty land early this afternoon, DAPL was actively working until people entered the site. There were several arrests as water protectors entered the construction site. Later in the afternoon materials at the roadblock near the Morton County Road 134 bridge were still burning, blocking passage for authorities

The main force unit that was beating people with batons and spraying them with mace was officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

Earlier this week, hundreds flooded the City Hall in Minneapolis to condemn the use of Hennepin County deputies and resources being deployed to North Dakota.

Unicorn Riot asked some of the deputies on the frontline why they deployed to North Dakota after the Minneapolis city council issued a declaration in support of Standing Rock, they refused to answer.

A medical triage has been set up at Oceti Sakowin camp, treating dozens of people wounded by militarized law enforcement.

In a press conference earlier this evening, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier estimated 16 arrests. He also answered “no“, when asked if tasers were used; however video footage shows clearly law enforcement using a taser against water protectors.

As of 7 p.m. CDT, Morton County Sheriff Public Information Officer informed us that an estimated 107 arrests had taken place.

Unicorn Riot will continue to cover events as they develop around the #NoDAPL water protector camps near the Missouri River.


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