The U.S. apparently didn’t care about collateral damage when they targeted and murdered Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Among the ten victims was not just the Iranian general but also top Iraqi security officials.
( Rose Winfold )
UK Government’s Attacks On Firefighter Pensions ..
Over 6,000 UK firefighters are entitled to return to their pre-2015 pension schemes, an employment tribunal declared on 18 December 2019, in a landmark victory for the Fire Brigades Union with implications across the public sector. This comes after the Court of Appeal ruled last December that the government’s attacks on firefighter pensions constituted unlawful age discrimination. The claimants, members of the 1992 and 2006 firefighters’ pension schemes, are now entitled to be treated as if they have remained members of their original pension scheme, with benefits including a retirement age of between 50 and 55. In July 2019, the government admitted it had spent £495,000 on legal costs fighting to maintain discriminatory pensions, while the total annual cost of applying the ruling across the public sector could be up to £4 billion.
We know this game. A good indicator of who the establishment fears is who they dehumanise, belittle and abuse in their papers.
( Joe Glenton, 08.01.2020 )
Assassination Of Top Government Official On Peace Mission ..
The United States has now blatantly and openly assassinated a major foreign government official in another country. Has this given a green light to Russia, China, and others in the future? How would an Iranian assassination of a U.S. official planning strikes against Iran be any different morally or under international law? According to the Iraqi Prime Minister, Qassem Soleimani was on a mission brokering paths to reduce tension in the Persian Gulf. “I was supposed to meet Soleimani at the morning the day he was killed, he came to deliver me a message from Iran responding to the message we delivered from Saudi to Iran”, the Iraqi PM said. The U.S. killed someone who actually was on a mission to reduce risks to Saudi Arabia, a major U.S. ally and, by extension, to U.S. forces and U.S. civilians.
Does Iran have the right to self-defence or is that only reserved for Israel when it’s bombing homes full of sleeping families in Gaza?
( Dan Cohen, 08.01.2020 )
U.S. troops are in Iraq, supposedly, to fight Islamic Terrorists. The Kurdish and Iranian forces have been U.S. allies in this effort. And yet, the U.S. have betrayed the Kurds and murdered Iran’s top general along with several Iraq security officials.
( Rose Winfold )
Is China Taking Over Africa ? ..
Europe plundered wealth from Africa. The USA plundered slaves from Africa. Now it’s China’s turn to plunder resources and slaves from Africa as well. Some years ago, a Chinese high government official said that their plan was to move 300 million people from China to Africa. That’s an incredible number of people. But it wasn’t really picked up anywhere in the press. Over the years, every time I go back to Africa I see more Chinese, and when they’re working on an industrial or a mining project, they’re all dressed in the same colour jumpsuits. Almost like the Chinese in Goldfinger, if you remember. From a long-term point of view, China is taking over Africa. It’s a very intelligent plan, and an unspoken part of their “One Belt, One Road” program. They loan money to some backward African government to build a port, railroad, and airport, or what have you. The Africans can almost never pay those loans back, so the Chinese – as part of the deal – take over the facility and staff it with their own people. This is actually going on today. If the African leaders don’t like it – unlikely since they’ve pocketed millions under the table for facilitating the deal – they will likely find their lives are in danger. If that doesn’t work, the country may have a visit from the Red Army.
( Doug Casey, 02.01.2020 )
The UK has seen a 74% rise in the exploitation of majority-British-national children, almost reaching Victorian-era levels. London is now the money-laundering capital of the world, and the UK is the drug capital of Europe. 14million people live in poverty. Violent crime is up by 60%.
British Spy Chiefs Didn’t Trust Him ..
Theresa May repeatedly withheld sensitive intelligence from Boris Johnson when he was foreign secretary, because she believed he would leak the information. The prime minister wanted the then foreign secretary to not be shown certain sensitive secret intelligence when he was appointed in July 2016. Downing Street’s move is said to have worried security chiefs at the time because of the foreign secretary’s role in authorising sensitive operations. The report follows claims in 2017 that British spy chiefs were “wary” of sharing information with Johnson because they didn’t trust him. The New Statesman reported at the time that multiple diplomats had doubts over Johnson’s personal style as foreign secretary. A month previously, he had said the ISIS stronghold of Sirte, the Libyan city, could be “the next Dubai” once they “clear the dead bodies away.”
( Thomas Colson, 05.07.2019 )
The U.S. and the West created Islamic State Terrorists when they invaded Iraq and Libya, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, funding rebel forces to help achieve their agenda, nothing to do with democracy, but simply to gain control of the oil fields.
( Rose Winfold )
UK Government Keep Secret Relationship With Saudi Arabia ..
The UK Government want to keep secret details of their relationship with Saudi Arabia. Documents have been redacted and remain censored. Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle said, “The fact that even now the British public can’t see the level of cooperation between our country and Saudi Arabia shows that the British authorities must be worried that the full truth would disturb many sensible patriotic Brits. It is time that this relationship be exposed and ended whilst the Saudi Arabian coalition continue to bomb and destroy the Yemen, harbour international terrorism and destabilise the Middle East.”
The U.S. has more and bigger bombs than Iran but Iran has the firepower to wipe out energy infrastructure in the region and take the global economy down with it. Anyone who thinks the U.S. can “win” this zero sum game is delusional.
( Dan Cohen, 08.01.2020 )
Women Protesters Imprisoned And Tortured ..
Loujain al-Hathloul, a 30-year-old Saudi human rights activist who had long campaigned against the ban on women driving, as well as the country’s discriminatory male guardianship system is being imprisoned and tortured inside a dark dungeon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi women may now have the right to drive — but the Saudi women who fought, protested, and campaigned for that right have been stripped of all their rights. They are detained, behind bars, victims of vicious torture and abuse. Her family says that Saudi officials had been willing to release her if she agreed to deny, on camera, that she had been tortured.