Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Russian hackers never sleep - lol

Russian Hackers Breached Democrats' Cell Phones: FBI

27 September, 2016

Those Russian hackers never sleep.

Having had most of their computers hacked, a new threat has emerged for Democrats. Reuters reports that FBI investigators believe "foreign hackers" have targeted mobile phones used by "a small number of Democratic Party figures, possibly including elected officials" according to four political and government sources said on Tuesday.

Reuters notes that the hacking attempts occurred within the last month or so, and adds that two sources said investigators believe that, like hackers who earlier attacked the central data servers of key Democratic Party organizations, the mobile phone attacks were carried out by hackers connected to the Russian government.

One source said that some of those whose phones were targeted by hackers had been asked by the FBI to turn over their phones so that investigators can "image" them.

While this amusing, and seemingly never-ending barrage, of accusations aimed at the Kremlin long ago entered the twilight zone of McCarthyist paranoia, we point out that such media "warnings" - most recently in the case of the DC Leaks hack of Soros' Open Society Foundation - usually take place just before a major data dump is revealed or leaked. Which suggests that we may be due for another such notable disclosure.

There is of course, a more conspiratorial explanation: should enough compromising data leak, especially if it includes information that can pressure Hillary in the polls, then the DHS can simply accuse Russia of electoral interference and call off the elections as a matter of national security. We can only hope that this particular conspiracy theory will remain purely in the realm of "theory", and not "fact."

What the FT says will happened if the "great Hitler"is voted for

The FT Goes Full 

Fearmonger: Electing Trump 

"Would Unravel The World"

It would appear that, despite the tsunami of 'spin' across every major media 

platform since the end of the debate, the establishment is gravely concerned at 

Donald Trump's proximity to 'their gal' in the polls. With Hillary herself questioning 

"why am I not 50 points ahead?", The Financial Times has unleashed Martin Wolf 

Buckle up...

Sometimes history jumps. Think of the first world war, the Bolshevik revolution, the Great Depression, the election of Adolf Hitler, the second world war, the beginning of the cold war, the collapse of the European empires, Deng Xiaoping’s “reform and opening up” of China, the demise of the Soviet Union, and the financial crisis of 2007-09 and subsequent “great recession”.

We may be on the brink of an event as transformative as many of these: the election of Donald Trump as US president.This would mark the end of a US-led west as the central force in global affairs. The result would not be a new order. It would be perilous disorder.

The fact that Mr Trump can be a credible contender for the presidency is astounding. In business, he is a serial defaulterand litigator turned reality TV star. 

He is a peddler of falsehoods and conspiracy theories. He utters racist calumnies. 

He attacks the independence of the judiciary. He refuses to reveal his taxes. He has no experience of political office, and incoherent policies. He glories in ignorance. He even hints at a federal default. He undermines confidence in the US-created trade order, by threatening to tear up past agreements. He undermines confidence in US democracy by claiming the election will be rigged. 

He supports torture and the deliberate killing of the families of alleged terrorists. Headmires the former KGB agent who runs Russia.

Evidently, a huge number of US voters have lost confidence in the country’s political and economic systems. This is so to an extent not seen even in the 1930s, when voters turned towards an established politician. Yet, for all its challenges, the US is not in such terrible shape. It is the richest large country in the history of the world. Growth is slow, but unemployment is low. If voters were to choose Mr Trump — despite his failings, displayed again in the first presidential debate — this would tell us grim things about the health of the US.

It is the world’s leading power, so this is not just a domestic US concern. What might a Trump presidency mean? Forecasting the policies of someone so unpredictable is impossible. But a few things seem at least reasonably clear.

The US and its allies remain immensely powerful. But their economic dominance is in slow decline. According to the International Monetary Fund, the share of the high-income countries (essentially, the US and its chief allies) will fall from 64 per cent of global output (measured at purchasing power) in 1990 to 39 per cent in 2020, while the US share will fall from 22 per cent to 15 per cent over this period.

While the US military might is still huge, two caveats must be made. One is that winning a conventional war is quite a different matter from achieving one’s aims on the ground, as the Viet­nam and Iraq wars showed. Furthermore, China’s rapidly rising defence spending could create serious military difficulties for the US in the Asia-Pacific region.

It follows that the ability of the US to shape the world to its liking will rest increasingly on its influence over the global economic and political systems. Indeed, this is not new. It has been a feature of US hegemony since the 1940s. But this is even more important today. The alliances the US creates, the institutions it supports and the prestige it possesses are truly invaluable assets. 

All such strategic assets would be in grave peril if Mr Trump were to be president.

The biggest contrast between the US and China is that the former has so many powerful allies. Even Vladimir Putin is not a reliable ally for China. America’s allies support the US largely because they trust it. That trust is based on its perceived commitment to predictable, values-based behaviour. Its alliances have not been problem-free, far from it. But they have worked. Mr Trump’s cherished unpredictability and transactional approach to partnerships would damage the alliances irreparably.

A vital feature of the US-led global order has been the role of multilateral institutions, such as the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. In binding itself by the rules of an open economic system, the US has encouraged others to do the same. The result has been extraordinary growth in prosperity: between 1950 and 2015, average global real output per head rose sixfold. Mr Trump does not understand this system. The results of repudiation could be calamitous for all.

The Iraq war has damaged trust in US wisdom and competence. But the global financial crisis has been even more destructive. Many have long suspected US motives. But they thought it knew how to manage a capitalist system. The crisis devastated that confidence.

After all this damage, election of a man as unqualified as Mr Trump would call into question something even more fundamental: belief in the capacity of the US to choose reasonably well-informed and competent leaders. Under a President Trump, the democratic system would lose much of its credibility as a model for the organisation of a civilised political life. Mr Putin and other actual or would-be despots would cheer. Their belief that talk of western values is just hypocrisy would be vindicated. But those who see the US as a bastion of democracy would despair.

If Mr Trump were to win, it would be a regime change for the world. It would, for example, end efforts to manage the threat ofclimate change, possibly forever. But even his candidacy suggests that the US role in the global order risks undergoing a transformation. That role depended not only on American economic and military prowess, but also on the values it represented. For all its mistakes, the ideal of a law-governed democratic republic remained visible. Hillary Clinton is an imperfect candidate. Mr Trump is something else altogether. Far from making America great, his presidency might unravel the world.

So that's it y'all - vote for the corrupt, serial warmonger or the world gets it!

The US knows where rebels' weapons go

US knows weapons sent to Syrian rebels end up with terrorists’ – German journo to RT

27 September, 2016

The CIA has been coordinating weapon deliveries on the Turkey-Syria border, German journalist Jurgen Todenhofer, who recently spoke with a Jabhat al-Nusra commander, told RT. He added that the US knows that the weapons it delivers to rebels end up with terrorists.

This is a game everybody knows. It’s very clear that the Americans know that their weapons will in the end be in the hands of terrorists,” Todenhofer said speaking to RT.

A rebel fighter of 'Al-Sultan Murad' brigade arranges weapons inside a warehouse in the northern Syrian rebel-controlled town of al-Rai, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, September 26, 2016. © Khalil Ashawi

The CIA was coordinating the weapons’ delivery from Turkey and they brought the weapons to the border… These weapons were taken by terrorist groups, Al-Qaeda, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). This is well-known.”

This is neither a mistake nor a case of negligence, Todenhofer believes, despite some opinions suggesting that American weapons could have accidentally fallen into the hands of terrorists.

In response to a recent State Department release which said the US had not been supporting terrorists, but some of its allies could have been, Todenhofer said, “maybe there were allies in between. But everybody knows that they are using allies and they are allowing allies... It doesn’t matter if a TOW rocket or a TOW missile, which is an American missile, comes [to terrorists] from another group.”

Todenhofer said that when a terrorist group wants the weapons which are supplied to rebels it changes its name and from that point it belongs to the so-called ’moderate opposition.’

Still from Facebook video. © Jürgen Todenhöfer

He recalled that in 2012 the Pentagon released DIA documents which revealed that Washington is seeking to destroy relations between Shia governments in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.

In a certain way he [the Jabhat al-Nusra commander] is repeating what Pentagon said four years ago,” he stated. “They are trying to get rid of Assad with the help of the rebels,” the journalist concluded.

Todenhofer conducted an interview with a Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group commander for the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper on September 17. In 2014 

Todenhofer visited Syria and Iraq, and became the first western journalist who was allowed in IS-controlled territories and managed to safely return home.

In the interview the Jabhat al-Nusra unit commander Abu Al Ezz said that US weapons are being delivered to the terrorist group by governments that Washington supports and American instructors have been providing instruction on how to use them. “Yes, the US supports the opposition [in Syria], but not directly. They support the countries that support us. But we are not yet satisfied with this support,” he said.

He also echoed claims made by Moscow and the Syrian government that the militants were using the Syrian ceasefire, agreed on by Russia and US on September 9, to prepare for a new offensive. “We do not recognize the ceasefire. We will regroup our groups. We will carry out the next overwhelming attack against the regime in a few days,” he said.

Syrian army seizes Aleppo's central district

Syrian Army seizes Aleppo’s central district from terrorists – state media


Syrian government forces have re-captured Aleppo’s central district of al-Farafirah from terrorists, state outlet SANA reported, citing army sources.

According to SANA, the Syrian Army is now in control of al-Farafirah with sappers currently clearing the area from “mines and improvised explosive devices planted by terrorists.”

The army retook control of the entire al-Farafirah district northwest of the Aleppo citadel after neutralizing many terrorists. Units are now demining the area,” AFP quoted a military source as saying.

After their retreat, the terrorists left munitions and weapons, including large-caliber machine guns, RIA Novosti reports, citing another source with knowledge of the matter.

We have been able for the first time in several years to move the front in Aleppo,” the Russian news agency’s source said.

It added that the Syrian Army suffered no losses in the operation, which began in the early hours of Tuesday.

The district of Al-Farafirah is located north-west of Aleppo’s main historical landmark, the Citadel – a large medieval fortified palace in the center of the old city. Syrian troops are also demining in other districts in Aleppo, including that of al-Ramusi.

The area, liberated about three weeks ago, is considered extremely important since it is used by humanitarian convoys to deliver food and medicine to people in the war-ravaged city.

© Ruptly

Aid delivery, in particular to the city of Aleppo, is one of the main parts of the agreement reached between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart, John Kerry, on September 9 in Geneva.

The deal, however, suffered a major blow when a UN-led humanitarian convoy heading to Aleppo was attacked on September 19. One aid worker and 20 civilians died as a result, according to a Red Cross representative. It is still not clear who was behind the attack.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations said last week that they plan to resume aid convoys. Rights groups and the UN have repeatedly condemned the dire situation in Aleppo. It is estimated that nearly 250,000 people inside the city are short of food, medicine and other basics.

In July this year, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria and the country’s government established several corridors for civilians willing to escape Aleppo.
The plight of the population in the war-ravaged city has been worsened by the repeated shelling from terrorist groups in the past two weeks, according to the Russian military.

On September 19, Al-Nusra Front terrorists launched a massive advance on the Syrian Army and residential areas in southwest Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said at the time. According to the ministry, terrorists used “mortars and missile systems.”

Russia releases parts of US-Russian Syria agreement

Russian Foreign Ministry makes public parts of agreement with US on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov © Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

27 September, 2016

Moscow has released parts of Syria ceasefire deal documents in Russian following the recent publishing of the papers by the US. Russia is calling on Washington to release all the documents from the agreement.

Only a few days ago – following the information ‘leaks’ in the Western media – the US State Department published on its website parts of the documents, not bothering to agree with us the date of the release,” the statement on the Russian Foreign Ministry website says.

On our part, we publish the texts of the relevant agreements in Russian,” it adds.
Last week, AP news agency published a leaked document from the Russia-US brokered Syria ceasefire deal, one of five such papers. An enlarged version that also included documents dated earlier this year can be viewed on the US State Department website.

The text in question represented part of the ceasefire agreement signed between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart, John Kerry, on September 9 in Geneva.

It included details of the initial two-day ceasefire, which came into effect on September 12. Key elements of the document described the steps for humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria. The paper also stressed the need for the US-backed rebels to swiftly separate themselves from terrorist groups such as Al-Nusra.

According to the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Moscow has always called on Washington to “immediately publish every document after it was agreed on.”

[We] urge Washington to agree to provide the public with the full ‘package’ [of documents], also to unveil the JIC [Joint Information Center] mandate, where the Russian and US military experts must work together to identify targets and coordinate combat sorties,” it adds.

Reacting to the AP leak, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said: “We believe that the publishing of these documents will contribute directly to their implementation and the way toward the Syrian settlement.”

Iraqis ready to sue US govt for war crimes

Obama’s Nightmare: Iraqis Set to Sue US Government for War Crimes

As Congress attempts to override a presidential veto of legislation that would allow US citizens to sue foreign governments over terror attacks, an organization representing Iraqis killed or wounded by the US military is threatening to sue the American government for war crimes.Sputnik

27 Septmber, 2016

The Iraqi National Project has stated that the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which would allow 9/11 victims and families to sue Saudi Arabia over the nation’s role in the attacks, has opened a pathway for lawsuits against foreign governments. 

The White House claims that the bill was vetoed because it would open the floodgates for other nations and organizations to sue the US, which is exactly what the Iraqi group wants to do. 

“In light of the majority vote by the US Congress and Senate in support of the 9/11 bill removing the sovereign immunity rights of Saudi Arabia and other countries accused of being implicated in terrorism—and in spite of President Obama’s veto on September 23rd 2016—we hereby declare that if this bill is actually passed and becomes a law, then it constitutes a window of opportunity for millions of Iraqis who have lost their sons and daughters in military operations by US military forces and US contracted forces since the US invasion in 2003 to pursue compensation from the US government for what they have endured,” a letter published by the Iraqi National Project states, according to the Washington Free Bacon. 

They cited US bombings of civilians and the well-documented torture that took place in Abu Ghraib. 

“These US operations included bombings of civilians, arrests, torture [like in Abu Ghraib prison], and in numerous camps set up by the US forces across Iraq,” the letter continues. “There are also tens of thousands of maimed and handicapped Iraqis as a result of this injustice.” 

The group also asserts that all of those horrors were based on faulty US intelligence. “The majority of the injustices were based on very sketchy information and very discriminatory methods with numerous omissions from US officials and ex-officials,” the letter reads. 

“Once the 9/11 bill becomes law, we will endeavor and assist on a strong effort towards the formation of special committees seated by top Iraqi lawyers and judges along with numerous international legal advisers.” 

The Saudi government has repeatedly denied any involvement in the 2001 attacks which left nearly 3,000 people dead, but many have long suspected that the hijackers of four planes that crashed into targets in New York, Washington DC and rural Pennsylvania were backed by Riyadh. 

The bill, which may become subject to the first presidential veto override during Obama’s term in office, has left many lawmakers in a tough spot, as they want to see justice for the victims of terror attacks, but are concerned with the precedent it sets. 

"I worry about legal matters. I worry about trial lawyers trying to get rich off of this. And I do worry about the precedence. At the same time, these victims do need to have their day in court," House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters. 

A veto override requires two thirds of lawmakers to vote in favor of it, in both the Senate and House of Representatives. 

Even key Democrats have said they will stand by the bill, despite the president's objections, including Nancy Pelosi. 

"I’ve worked with these families for a very long time, and I think they should have their day in court," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters last week. 

"Something grave has happened between Russia and Syria with regard to Syria behind the scenes.

Analysts everywhere are saying "something very serious is going on".

For now I have chosen Steven ben-Nun of Israeli News as a source. I do not relate in the slightest to his Jewish messianism or his defence of Israeli. He is, however, a serious and mostly reliable source and worthwhile listening to.

The "something" Doktorow refers to are the US actions against the Syrian Arab Army and the attack by the Russians on the illegal allied intelligence centre in Aleppo

This is war.

'Something Very Serious Transpired' Between Russia and US Over Syria
The current "level of violence in verbal attacks" on Russia at the UN is unprecedented," Gilbert Doctorow, European Coordinator for the American Committee for East West Accord told Radio Sputnik, adding that this seems to indicate that something grave must have happened between the two countries with regard to Syria behind the scenes.

27 September, 2016

The United States and Russia have lashed at each other over the Syrian conflict, with Washington and Moscow trading blows at the urgent UN Security Council meeting on Sunday.

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, who has never been known "for her diplomatic talent," as Doctorow put it, accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria. She added that Moscow and Damascus ostensibly "make war" instead of "pursuing peace." She also blamed both governments for "bombing the humanitarian convoys, hospitals and first responders who are trying desperately to keep people alive."

"We reached a new low," the analyst said. 

Doctorow described the US' behavior at the UN as "rude." He also noted that such rhetoric has been absent from the UN Security Council meetings for decades. We have not seen "this level of open hostility and direct name calling" since 1985. 

"The violence of this, the extreme hostility implicit in these actions suggests that something more is going on between the two sides than we find on the front pages of the newspapers," the analyst observed. Latest developments seem to point that "something very serious has transpired between Russia, the United States and its closes allies over Syria – far more serious than what has been in the public domain." 

Doctorow further said that the US-coalition airstrike on the Syrian Arab Army in Deir ez-Zor and the SAA resuming air raids in Aleppo are not sufficient to explain this level of verbal hostility. 

On Monday, Damascus said that the Syrian intelligence services have an audio recoding of communications between US forces and Daesh prior to Deir ez-Zor attack that claimed the lives of at least 62 Syrian servicemen on September 17. 

"It could be true, but it will have no implications because truth is the least of the factors on the playing field today," the analyst noted. 

Doctorow recalled that the Western media did not cover the Russian Defense Ministry's press briefing over Daesh's illegal oil trade with Turkey. 

 "That was dramatic. It was a fantastic demonstration. What was the result? Zero. There was no coverage in the Western press although all of NATO military attaches in Moscow were scribbling furiously and taking as many photos of the Russian flights as they could," he said. 

In Doctorow's opinion, the Syrians and the Russians "can prove anything they like," but mainstream media in the West will "totally" ignore it. "That is a sad fact today. This is why force and not diplomacy seems to be resolving the question or seems to be addressing the question of what future Syria has. Diplomacy has only been decorative."
DEFCON fails to raise the Nuclear Threat Level

With the two largest Nuclear powers Russia, and The United States pulling out their Nuclear arsenals and verbal attacks between the two at the UN security Council meetings one would think that DEFCON would raise the alert level. Sputnik's latest headlines read as: 'Something Very Serious Transpired' Between Russia and US Over Syria

But what was so serious is still silent in western media CNN, FOX and others seem to have been told to stand down for fear that the their campaign of disinformation will be compromised regarding Syria to know that the Obama Administration is actively involved in supporting the Terrorist.
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URGENT Breaking News: Russia Strikes Back - We Are at WAR

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Vitaly Churkin at the UNSC

Russia speaks at UN Security Council: ‘Al Qaeda receiving tanks and heavy weapons from US coalition
Alex Christoferou

26 September, 2016
Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin says, "The ceasefire can only be salvaged now on a collective basis."
With each passing day, more and more people wake up to the fact that the United States is directly supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria.

America’s plan was never to destroy ISIS. It was to use ISIS as its proxy “boots on the ground” in order to overthrow Assad.

The Saudi proxy army of Al Qaeda was likewise sent in to Syria to aid in the “Assad must go” mission…albeit the guys who took out the Twin Towers in 2001 now had a Madison Avenue rebranding under the name of Al Nusra.

Problem is Assad held his ground, as Syria fought back against incredible odds, and with a high cost.

Russia and Iran could not stand by any longer and allow Syria to be dismantled by the unholy American-Wahhabi alliance.

America now finds itself losing, unable to complete its goal of regime change.
Saudi Arabia remains silent thus far. All masters pulling the strings are usually quiet in the shadows. Why should the Kingdom make any statements on its failed war in Syria, when it has its bought and paid for puppets (Barack Obama, John Kerry, Samantha Power, and Hillary Clinton) out in front.

And so the war of words reached fever pitch at a UN emergency Security Council meeting where The Duran covered US envoy Samantha Power’s statement of support for ISIS and Al Qaeda.

Now we turn to the adults in the room…the real diplomats, to get beyond the western war spin and hear the uncomfortable truths about the Syrian invasion orchestrated by Washington and Riyadh.

Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin responded to Samantha Power with stunning revelations about America’s latest war…

It was revealed by Russia that Al-Nusra Front (aka Al Qaeda) in Aleppo continues to receive tanks and heavy weapons shipped by “western backers”.  American diplomats and mass media channels conveniently omits such facts, as the US does nothing to stop the flow of weapons to the terrorists in Syria.
They are armed by tanks, APCs, field artillery, multiple rocket launchers… dozens and dozens of units, including heavy weaponry… Of course, they couldn’t have made this equipment themselves. All of this has been received by them and is still being shipped to them by generous Western backers, with the US, presumably, turning a blind eye.”

It was revealed by Russia that Al-Nusra (aka Al Qaeda) terrorists are using the civilian population of Aleppo as human shields, while indiscriminately attacking residential areas controlled by the legitimate, internationally recognized, Syrian government.
Over 200,000 residents of Aleppo are hostages of the Al-Nusra Front and groups allied with it.”

Finally Russia countered statements made by Samantha Power, laying out the glaring fact that the US has been unable (after 8 months) to separate “good terrorists” from “bad terrorists”, or as America calls them “moderate rebels”…a term that has now become synonymous with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
The ceasefire can only be salvaged now on a collective basis. It’s not us that have to prove something to somebody unilaterally. We have to see proof that there is a genuine desire to separate US-allied rebel groups from the Al-Nusra Front, then destroy the Al-Nusra Front and bring the opposition into a political process. Otherwise our suspicions that this was only meant to shield the Al-Nusra Front would only grow stronger.”

And because the United States cannot separate “moderate rebels” from Al Nusra, securing peace in Syria “is almost an impossible task now.”

RT reports further on Russia’s position and statement at the UN meeting….
Moscow’s experience of giving concessions to the Syrian rebels following requests from the US, in the hope of it culminating in a ceasefire has not worked, Churkin told the Security Council adding that Moscow will no longer be following these steps.
Vitaly Churkin said that Russia has pressured Damascus on several occasions to meet the demands of its opponents, in the hope that this would lead to a ceasefire. However, this has not had the desired result and has seen constant violations by some rebel groups despite Washington’s promise to keep them under control.
The American side de facto signed that it was unable to influence the groups it sponsors and to deliver on the deal as it promised. First of all, to separate those groups from terrorists and mark their positions on the ground accordingly,” he said.
He added that the actions of the US-led coalition, which killed 62 Syrian government soldiers in a miscalculated airstrike near Deir ez-Zor and exposed them to an offensive by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) damaged relations with Damascus.