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MessagePosté le: Mar 15 Mai - 17:15 (2012)    Sujet du message: LES É.-U. DÉBLOQUENT LEURS LIVRAISONS D'ARMES À BAHREÏN Répondre en citant

LES É.-U. DÉBLOQUENT LEURS LIVRAISONS D'ARMES À BAHREÏN


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La porte-parole du département d'État Victoria Nuland a souligné que «les articles dont nous reprenons la livraison ne sont pas destinés au maintien de l'ordre», ajoutant que Bahreïn devait encore améliorer la situation des droits de l'homme.

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Les États-Unis ont annoncé vendredi qu'ils allaient reprendre partiellement leurs livraisons d'armes à Bahreïn, qui avaient été bloquées à la suite de la répression des manifestations de l'opposition dans ce pays.

La porte-parole du département d'État Victoria Nuland a souligné que «les articles dont nous reprenons la livraison ne sont pas destinés au maintien de l'ordre», ajoutant que Bahreïn devait encore améliorer la situation des droits de l'homme.

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101st AIRBORNE DIVISION ADDS REALISM TO ARMY NETWORK EXERCISE



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By Army News Service on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012



While thousands of Soldiers maneuver across the New Mexico desert to assess the Army’s future tactical communications network, a smaller group more than a thousand miles away is playing a quieter but essential role in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

For the first time, Army planners have incorporated the role of higher headquarters into the Network Integration Evaluation, known the NIE, with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) acting as the higher headquarters for the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Just as it would in combat operations, the division is commanding and coordinating across subordinate elements, which include 2/1 AD at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., the 1st Sustainment Brigade at Fort Riley, Kan., and a “simulation brigade” that is notionally fighting alongside 2/1 AD to provide added realism and network traffic.

Under the rigorous operational scenario designed for NIE 12.2, the 101st has been assigned to help support and stabilize the Army and government of the fictional country of Attica, which is fighting off an incursion by the army of a neighboring country and an insurgency. The 101st has sent 2/1 AD and the simulation brigade into the thick of battle, where they are using new network technologies to communicate across echelons and while on the move.

“It puts the brigade combat team in a more realistic environment where they’re talking directly to a division headquarters, they’re sharing information with that division headquarters, and they get different insights that only a division headquarters can provide,” said Brig. Gen. Randal Dragon, commander of the Brigade Modernization Command, or BMC, part of the Triad of organizations that execute the NIEs. “Any time you can train and evaluate in a multi-echelon approach, you start to see things that you simply didn’t see before.”

NIE 12.2 is the third in a series of semi-annual field exercises designed to further integrate and rapidly mature the tactical network, the Army’s top modernization priority. It is the first NIE to involve a higher headquarters and extend its test footprint beyond White Sands and Fort Bliss, Texas.

The involvement of the 101st Airborne allows the Army to evaluate network capability the way it would be used in theater — across distances and echelons. It will also help the Army establish the techniques and procedures for how these new capabilities will enhance battlefield communications at echelons from division down to the tactical edge.

“We want to properly test this system before we deliver it to our Soldiers,” said Maj. Gen. James McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne. “Our responsibility is to make sure we properly equip and train our Soldiers, and in order to do that we need to make sure this system can support our information requirements.”

NIE 12.2 also includes the formal operational test for the Army’s on-the-move communications backbone, known as Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, or WIN-T, Increment 2, which enhances network connectivity by introducing on-the-move satellite communications down to the company level. Data and Soldier feedback from the 101st Airborne will factor into the test results for WIN-T Increment 2.

“The 101st is here to give a fair test to this system to make sure that it works moving forward for the Division and the rest of the Army,” said Maj. Erik Koenig, deputy communications officer for the 101st Airborne. “We know where we need to be and what threads need to be done — it’s just actually now executing that, showing the data pushing and pulling and making sure we do an operational stress test.”

In practical terms, that means division personnel will be able to constantly follow the activities and movements of 2/1 AD via several mission command systems connected to the network. They will also communicate directly via voice and data with 2/1 AD commander Col. Dan Pinnell both from his tactical operations center and as he navigates across the battlefield in a vehicle equipped with WIN-T Increment 2.

“Static and moving, I should be able to talk to them out of my command post and (from) my vehicle,” Pinnell said. “At a minimum they’ll be tracking what we’re doing, at maximum there will be coordination with them like we would have to do in a real fight.”

At Fort Campbell, there are three locations where the IOT&E will be conducted: the Tactical Command Post, or TAC, the Joint Operations Center, or JOC, and the Network Operations Service Center, or NOSC. Staffing those locations and training personnel on WIN-T equipment has provided useful experience for the division as it prepares for other exercises and eventual deployment, said Lt. Col. Jason M. Jones, chief of exercises for the 101st Airborne.

“This really does give us a good chance to prepare, and technically it gives us a chance to see what’s coming up in the future,” Jones said. “It gives our leaders and our Soldiers a chance to see what the Army is planning to do, what capabilities are out there and what’s the next generation of this system.”

The physical distance between the NIE location at White Sands and Fort Campbell also contributes “friction” that adds to the realism of the test scenario, Jones said.

“It’s always been a challenge for the testing community — how do you put the system to work in a true field type test and conditions?” he said. “I wouldn’t promise that what we’ve got here is 100 percent, but it’s pretty close. We can verify that the equipment does what it’s supposed to do, and validate that OK, does it meet the users’ intent?”

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DRUGS, TERROR AND THE MILITARIZATION OF MEXICAN SOCIETY

Washington is 'Arming' Mexico's Intelligence with Advanced Intercept Technologies


By Tom Burghardt

Global Research, May 14, 2012

 


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Amid recent reports that the bodies of four Mexican journalists were discovered in a canal in the port city of Veracruz, less than a week after another journalist based in that city was found strangled in her home, the U.S. State Department "plans to award a contract to provide a Mexican government security agency with a system that can intercept and analyze information from all types of communications systems," NextGov reported. 
 
The most glaring and obvious question is: why? 
 
Since President Felipe Calderón declared "war" against some of the region's murderous drug cartels in 2006, some 50,000 Mexicans have been butchered. Activists, journalists, honest law enforcement officials but also ordinary citizens caught in the crossfire, the vast majority of victims, have been the targets of mafia-controlled death squads, corrupt police and the military. 
 
Underscoring the savage nature of another "just war" funded by U.S. taxpayers, last week The Dallas Morning News reported that "23 people were found dead Friday--nine hanging from a bridge and 14 decapitated--across the Texas border in the city of Nuevo Laredo." 
 
The arcane and highly-ritualized character of the violence, often accompanied by sardonic touches meant to instill fear amongst people already ground underfoot by crushing poverty and official corruption that would make the Borgias blush, convey an unmistakable message: "We rule here!" 
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"The latest massacres are part of a continuing battle between the paramilitary group known as the Zetas and the Sinaloa cartel," the Morning News averred. "The violence appears to be part of a strategy by the Sinaloa cartel to disrupt one of the most lucrative routes for drug smugglers by bringing increased attention from the federal government." 
According to investigators the "two warring cartels are fighting for control of the corridor that leads into Interstate 35, known as one of the most lucrative routes for smugglers." 
 
But as Laura Carlsen, the director of the Americas Program pointed out last month in CounterPunch, "In a series of 'Joint Operations' between Federal Police and Armed Forces, the Mexican government has deployed more than 45,000 troops into various regions of the country in an unprecedented domestic low-intensity conflict." 
 
The militarization of Mexican society, as in the "Colossus to the North," has also seen the expansion of a bloated Surveillance State. Carlsen averred that when the Army and Federal Police are "deployed to communities where civilians are defined as suspected enemies, soldiers and officers have responded too often with arbitrary arrests, personal agendas and corruption, extrajudicial executions, the use of torture, and excessive use of force." 
 
But expanding the surveillance capabilities of secret state agencies as the State Department proposes in its multimillion dollar gift to the Israeli-founded firm, Verint Systems, far from inhibiting violence by drug gangs and the security apparatus, on the contrary, will only rationalize repression as new "targets" are identified and electronic communications are data-mined for "actionable intelligence." 
 
 
Indeed, The New York Times reported last summer that "after months of negotiations, the United States established an intelligence post on a northern Mexican military base." 
 
Although anonymous "American officials" cited by the Times "declined to provide details about the work being done" by a team of spooks drawn from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the CIA and "retired military personnel members from the Pentagon's Northern Command," they said that "the compound had been modeled after 'fusion intelligence centers' that the United States operates in Iraq and Afghanistan to monitor insurgent groups." 
 
Such developments are hardly encouraging considering the role played by "fusion centers" here in the heimat. As the ACLU has amply documented, "Americans have been put under surveillance or harassed by the police just for deciding to organize, march, protest, espouse unusual viewpoints, and engage in normal, innocuous behaviors such as writing notes or taking photographs in public." 
In Mexico, the results will be immeasurably worse; with corruption endemic on both sides of the border, who's to say authorities won't sell personal data gleaned from these digital sweeps to the highest bidder? 
 
Only this time, the data scrapped from internet search queries, emails, smartphone chatter or text messages grabbed by bent officials won't result in annoying targeted ads on your browser but in piles of corpses. 
 
Guns In, Drugs Out: Iran/Contra Redux 
 
While Obama administration officials hypocritically washed their hands of responsibility for failing to clamp-down on what journalist Daniel Hopsicker christened The New American Drug Lords, an old boys club of dodgy bankers, shady investment consultants, defense contractors and other glad handers, the violence following drug flows north like a swarm of locusts is fueled in no small part by arms which federal intelligence and law enforcement allowed to "walk" across the border. 
 
Indeed, as Hopsicker pointed out in MadCow Morning News: "Ten years ago Miami Private Detective Gary McDaniel, a 30-year veteran investigator for both Government prosecutors and attorneys for major drug traffickers, educated me on the basics of the drug trade." 
 
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"'Every successful drug trafficking organization (DTO) needs four things to be successful,' he said. He ticked each one off on his fingers: 'Production, distribution, transportation, and--most important of all--protection'." 

 
To McDaniel's list we can add a fifth element: intelligence gleaned from the latest advances in communications' technologies. 
If all this sounds familiar, it should. 
 
During the 1980s, as the Reagan administration waged its anticommunist crusade across Central and South America, the CIA forged their now-infamous "Dark Alliance" with far-right terrorists (our "boys," the Nicaraguan Contras), Argentine, Bolivian and Chilean death-squad generals and the up-and-coming cocaine cartels who had more on their minds than ideological purity. 
 
By the end of that blood-soaked decade, with much encouragement from Washington, including a get-out-of-jail-free card for their dope dealing assets in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding between the CIA and the Justice Department, the region was on its way towards becoming a multibillion dollar growth engine for the well-connected. 
Does history repeat? You bet it does! 
 
As Narco News investigative journalist Bill Conroy reported, "A top enforcer for the Sinaloa drug organization and his army of assassins in Juarez, Mexico--responsible for a surge in violence in that city that has led to thousands of deaths in recent years--may well have been supplied hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons through an ill-fated US law-enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious." 
 
But which agency has the wherewithal to guarantee that weapon flows from the United States fall into the right hands? More than a few analysts believe that Fast and Furious was an "intelligence" gambit overseen by the CIA. 
 
Indeed, Narco News reported: "When it comes to prime intelligence targets, they don't come much better than the leaders of Mexican drug organizations, who have their tentacles planted deep inside Latin American governments due to the corrupt reach of the drug trade. So it is not unreasonable to suspect that part of the reason that ATF's Fast and Furious makes no sense in terms of a law enforcement operation is because it wasn't one at all." (emphasis added) 
 
"In fact," Conroy wrote, "it may well have been co-opted and trumped by a covert U.S. intelligence agency operation, such as one run by CIA, that is shielded even from most members of Congress--possibly even the White House, if it was launched under a prior administration and parts of it have since run off the tracks on their own." 
Conroy revealed that enforcer, Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, who was arrested in February by Mexican authorities, "is now the subject of a 14-count US indictment unsealed in late April in San Antonio, Texas, that also charges the alleged leaders of the Sinaloa organization (Joaquin Guzman Loera, or El Chapo; and Ismael Zambada Garcia, or El Mayo) and 21 other individuals with engaging in drug and firearms trafficking, money laundering and murder in 'furtherance of a criminal enterprise'." 
 
According to officials, Marrufo was allegedly responsible for the murders of some 18 patients at a Juárez drug treatment center in 2009. However, the significance of the gangster's arrest may be overshadowed by the additional disclosure that his close associates, Eduardo and Jesus A. Miramontes Varela "worked for the Sinaloa Cartel when they became informants for the FBI in 2009." 
 
"Under Fast and Furious," Conroy wrote, "the nation's federal gun-law enforcer, ATF, in conjunction with a task force composed of several other federal agencies, including the FBI, allowed nearly 2,000 weapons to be smuggled into Mexico." 
 
Amongst the firearms allowed to "walk," according to multiple published reports, were AK-47 assault rifles, Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifles, .38 caliber revolvers and FN Five-seven automatic pistols. Most of the arms purchased with ATF and Justice Department approval went to the Sinaloa or other drug cartels and have since turned up at some 170 crime scenes in Mexico. 
 
While field level investigators objected to the operation and voiced their opposition to higher-ups in ATF, they were smacked-down by senior supervisors David Voth. 
 
Responding to strong objections from his own agents, Voth wrote a threatening email to disgruntled officers in March 2010: "I will be damned if this case is going to suffer due to petty arguing, rumors, or other adolescent behavior. I don't know what all the issues are but we are all adults, we are all professionals, and we have an exciting opportunity to use the biggest tool in our law enforcement tool box. If you don't think this is fun you are in the wrong line of work--period!" 
 
Fun? Try telling that to the families of U.S. Border Patrol officer Brian Terry, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata or the families of hundreds of unnamed Mexican victims who turned up dead, murdered with weapons supplied by the U.S. government. 
 
Conroy also informed us that "deadly weapons were allowed to 'walk' across the border, where they were put into the clutches of criminal organizations, such as those overseen by alleged Sinaloa enforcer Marrufo, so that US law enforcers could supposedly later trace the trail of those guns to the so-called kingpins of Mexico's criminal organizations." 
 
There was just one small catch. "A Feb. 1, 2012, memo drafted by staff for [U.S. Senator Charles] Grassley and [U.S. Rep. Darryl] Issa, thickens the plot, indicating that there were, in fact, two FBI informants involved with purchasing weapons from [Manuel Celis] Acosta, [presumably the "main target" of Fast and Furious] and ATF had no clue that these so-called 'big fish,' the high-level targets of Fast and Furious, were, in fact, working for a sister agency." 
 
According to that Congressional memo: 
 
"During the course of this separate investigation, the FBI designated these two cartel associates as national security assets. [essentially foreign-intelligence agents, or informants]. In exchange for one individual's guilty plea to a minor count of 'Alien in Possession of a Firearm,' both became FBI informants and are now considered to be unindictable. This means that the entire goal of Fast and Furious--to target these two individuals and bring them to justice--was a failure. ATF's discovery that the primary targets of their investigation were not indictable was 'a major disappointment'. 
 
Brilliant, right? If one were to fall for "conspiracy theories," one would almost believe that U.S. secret state agencies, like their Mexican counterparts, were favoring one narcotrafficking gang (the Sinaloa cartel) over their rivals, the equally violent and sinister group Los Zetas or the Juárez cartel founded by self-described "Lord of the Heavens," Amado Carrillo Fuentes. 
 
In fact, it wasn't only the ATF-DEA-FBI that allowed guns to "walk" across the border into the hands of state-connected killers. To the list of the clueless, add the Pentagon. 
 
In an earlier, Conroy disclosed, citing State Department cables published by the secrecy-shredding web site WikiLeaks, that grenades used to attack the Televisa TV station and the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey in 2008-2009 "involved military grade explosives made in the USA that somehow found their way to Mexico." A second cable confirms that "U.S. military munitions sold in the 1990s to a foreign military were subsequently diverted to Mexican narco-traffickers." 
 
Narco News also reported that the State Department cables confirm "that the U.S. government is very aware that much of the heavy firepower now in the hands of Mexican criminal organizations isn't linked to mom-and-pop gun stores, but rather the result of blowback from U.S. arms-trading policies (both current and dating back to the Iran/Contra era) that put billions of dollars of deadly munitions into global trade stream annually." 
 
Indeed, "bellicose government policies, such as the U.S.-sponsored Mérida Initiative, that are premised on further militarizing the effort to impose prohibition on civil society only serve to expand the profit margin on the bloodshed." 
 
But what if that is precisely the goal of U.S. policy planners and their masters, corrupt American financial institutions like Wachovia Bank or the defense contractors who reap billions from the slaughter? 
 
In that case then, the so-called "War on Drugs" is really a war over who controls the drug flow and the fabulous profits derived from the illicit trade. 
Back to the Future 
 
While Colombia continues to be the principle source of processed cocaine entering Europe and the United States, despite some $7.5 billion dispensed to that country's repressive military and police apparatus under Plan Colombia, wholesale distribution of narcotics entering the U.S. are now controlled by Mexican DTOs. 
It is a demonstrable fact that Plan Colombia failed to stop the tsunami of narcotics entering the U.S. and that "success" or "failure" in that enterprise was besides the point. As multiple analysts and investigative journalists across the decades have documented, U.S. intelligence agencies, principally the CIA, have cultivated ties and operational links to DTOs and their ruling class enablers, favoring cartels that advanced U.S. geopolitical goals whilst targeting those perceived as liabilities. 
 
As researchers Oliver Villar and Drew Cottle pointed out in Cocaine, Death Squads and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia: "Among the compradores, short-term arrangements were made on coca production that paved the road for longer-term agreements of all kinds, one of which supported the emergence of the narco-bourgeoisie, whose business operations had remained relatively independent." 
 
Villar and Cottle averred: "Emerging narco-capitalism permeated Colombia's financial system, creating financial connections throughout the Colombian economy. The active participation of banks in the cocaine industry greatly strengthened financial connections among the narco-bourgeoisie. The Cali cartel metamorphosed into numerous legitimate business enterprises such as pharmaceutical companies and real estate firms to operate the cocaine trade, whereas the Medellín cartel focused on money-laundering." 
This production and distribution system was highly unstable however, and "created fierce competition among traffickers with connections to the Colombian ruling class," Villar and Cottle wrote. "The Medellín cartel waged a desperate battle against enterprises that refused to enter into an alliance with them. All manner of underhanded methods, from blackmail to murder, were employed in this battle. The violent liquidation of rival enterprises, many who collaborated with the CIA, provoked retaliation from the United States which declared a war on drugs that targeted Pablo Escobar." 
 
As with Plan Colombia, under terms of the Mérida Initiative, the U.S. Congress has authorized some $1.6 billion for Mexico and Central American states blown away by the narcotics hurricane. However, much of the funds doled out to Mexican military and police organizations never leave the United States. Instead, as with other "foreign aid" boondoggles these funds flow directly into the coffers of giant U.S. defense firms and will be used to purchase aircraft, surveillance equipment and other hardware produced by the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex. 
 
As in Colombia during the 1990s, a similar consolidation process, accompanied by spectacular levels of violence, is currently wracking Mexican society as drug gangs vie for control over the lucrative distribution market and are said to control 90% of the trafficking routes entering the U.S. 
 
According to some estimates, approximately $49.4 billion annually pour into the accounts of major DTOs, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) reported back in 2007. However, most studies of global drug trafficking fail to analyze the benefits accrued by major U.S. financial institutions--banks, the stock market, hedge funds, etc.--who have been the direct beneficiaries of the $352 billion in annual drug profits "absorbed into the economic system," as The Observer reported in 2009. 
 
"In a nutshell," Villar and Cottle wrote, "the war of drugs and terror is part of a counterrevolutionary strategy designed to maintain rather than eliminate the economic conditions that allow the drug trade to thrive." That pattern is being replicated today in Mexico. "From Reagan to Obama, U.S. covert intervention has, paradoxically, only accentuated the social violence and systematized the production and distribution of cocaine." 
 
Corporate grifters, profiting on everything from weapons' sales to surveillance kit have names. In the context of the Mérida Initiative, one firm stands out, the Israeli-founded spy shop Verint Systems Inc. 
 
Drugs, Terror, War... Whatever 
 
Like the "War on Terror," the "War on Drugs" is predicated on the fallacy that "persistent situational awareness" obtained through the driftnet surveillance of electronic communications will give secret state agencies a leg-up on their adversaries. 
 
Better think again! As Villar and Cottle pointed out, "the 1994 discovery of a computer owned by members of the Cali cartel offered clues on the complexities of the system and illustrated the technological sophistication of Colombia's narco-economy." 
 
Indeed, the $1.5 million IBM AS400 mainframe "networked with half a dozen terminals and monitors and six technicians overseeing its operations," and its "custom-written data-mining software cross-referenced the Cali phone exchange's traffic with the phone numbers of American personnel and Colombian intelligence and law enforcement officials." 
 
That network was "set up by a retired Colombian army intelligence officer," a fact which the Colombian government denied despite strong evidence to the contrary. And when Colombian officials "established a toll-free hotline for information about the Cali cartel leaders," Villar and Cottle reported that a "former high-level DEA official said: 'All of these anonymous callers were immediately identified, and they were killed." 
 
By today's standards, that IBM mainframe is a throwback to the stone age. With advanced communications and encryption technologies readily available to anyone, and with any number of dodgy spy firms specializing in everything from the mass harvesting of information from social networks to the installation of malware on personal computers and GPS smartphone tracking as the WikiLeaks Spyfiles revealed, only a fool--or a State Department bureaucrat--would believe that weaponized spy kit won't fall into the hands of billion dollar organized crime groups. Yet that's exactly what Washington plans to do. 
 
In the NextGov report cited above, we were informed that the State Department's "Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, in a contract notice published late Friday, said it will fund what it called the Mexico Technical Surveillance System for use by that country's Public Security Secretariat to 'continue to help deter, prevent and mitigate acts of major federal crimes in Mexico that include narcotics trafficking and terrorism'." 
 
The contract proposal specifies that "all awards will be based on the following criteria in order of importance for 1) Technical Approach/Understanding/Personnel, 2) Corporate Experience, 3) Past Performance and 4) Price. Technical merit (captured in the three (3) technical evaluation factors enumerated above, taken together) is significantly more important than cost/price." 
 
But as NextGov reported while the procurement, at least on paper, is "competitive," the State Department "came close to ruling out any other bidder except Verint with the caveat that 'the new equipment must function seamlessly with the existing in a single system or be entirely replaced'." 
 
That pretty much "levels the playing field" for the Israeli firm and the suite of surveillance tools it offers, the Reliant Monitoring System, which "intercepts virtually any wired, wireless or broadband communication network and service." Indeed, the State Department plans to "triple the capacity of the current Verint system from 30 workstations to 107," according to NextGov. Given the spooky nature of the company, no doubt El Chapo is drooling over the prospect. 
 
As James Bamford pointed out in The Shadow Factory and in a series of recent articles in Wired Magazine, "Verint was founded in Israel by Israelis, including Jacob 'Kobi' Alexander, a former Israeli intelligence officer. Some 800 employees work for Verint, including 350 who are based in Israel, primarily working in research and development and operations." 
 
As Antifascist Calling disclosed back in 2008 (see: "Thick as Thieves: The Private (and very profitable) World of Corporate Spying"): "When Comverse Infosys [now Verint] founder and CEO Jacob 'Kobi' Alexander fled to Israel and later Namibia in 2006, the former Israeli intelligence officer and entrepreneur took along a little extra cash for his extended 'vacation'--$57 million to be precise." 
 
Alexander, a veteran of Israel's ultra-secretive Unit 8200, the equivalent of America's National Security Agency, fled to Namibia because he faced a 32-count indictment by the Justice Department over allegations that he masterminded a scheme to backdate millions of Comverse stock options which allowed the enterprising corporate grifter to embezzle some $138 million from company shareholders. 
 
As I wrote back then, "despite alarms raised by a score of federal law enforcement agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), fearful that sensitive wiretap information was finding its way into the hands of international narcotrafficking cartels, virtually nothing has been done to halt the outsourcing of America's surveillance apparatus to firms with intimate ties to foreign intelligence entities. Indeed, as America's spy system is turned inward against the American people, corporations such as Verint work hand-in-glove with a spooky network of security agencies and their corporatist pals in the telecommunications industry." 
 
But as we know, software and the spy trojans embedded in their code are "neutral." What can be used by law enforcement agencies such as Mexico's Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSP) and the Agencia Federal de Investigación (AFI) can also be handed over by corrupt officials to their presumed targets, the Sinaloa, Gulf, Juárez, Knights Templar, Tijuana or Los Zetas narcotrafficking cartels, all of whom have ties to Mexico's narco-bourgeoisie, police and the military. 
 
It wouldn't be the first time that "retired" Israeli military officers or "ex" Mossad men were exposed as trainers for some of the drug world's most notorious killers. 
 
Nearly a decade ago, investigative journalist Jeremy Bigwood revealed in Narco News that drug gangster and far-right political actor Carlos Castaño, the future founder of the blood-soaked Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, or AUC, "was only 18 years old when he arrived in Israel in 1983 to take a year-long course called '562.' Castaño, a Colombian, had come to the Holy Land as a pilgrim of sorts, but not to find peace. Course 562 was about war, and how to wage it, and it was something Carlos Castaño would eventually excel at, becoming the most adept and ruthless paramilitary leader in Latin America's history." 
 
Bigwood reported that Castaño's IDF trainers emphasized instruction in "urban strategies," which included the use of fragmentation grenades, RPG-7s as well as "complementary courses" on terrorism and counter-terrorism. 
 
Narco News informed us that "not all was study for Castaño in Israel, and he used his free time to meet with Colombian soldiers undergoing regular military training there--soldiers of the worst human rights violators in the western hemisphere were being trained by some of the worst human rights violators in the Middle East. But these were precisely the connections that would prove so useful in the future." 
 
A future that encompassed the wholesale massacre of Colombian peasants, union organizers and left-wing activists as the AUC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the CIA-anointed Cali cartel, founded by Iran/Contra drug kingpins, the Rodríguez Orejuela brothers, engaged in a brutal war to the death with Pablo Escobars' Medellín cartel in the 1990s. 
 
According to declassified CIA, DEA and State Department documents published by the National Security Archive in 2008, "U.S. espionage operations targeting top Colombian government officials in 1993 provided key evidence linking the U.S.-Colombia task force charged with tracking down fugitive drug lord Pablo Escobar to one of Colombia's most notorious paramilitary chiefs." 
 
Documents published by the Archive "include two heavily-censored CIA memos describing briefings provided by members of a 'Blue Ribbon Panel' of CIA investigators to members of U.S. congressional intelligence committees and the National Security Council. The Panel--which included personnel from the CIA's directorate for clandestine intelligence operations--had been investigating the possibility that intelligence shared with the Medellín Task Force in 1993 ended up in the hands of Colombian paramilitaries and narcotraffickers from the Pepes. That investigation concluded on December 3, 1993, the day Escobar was killed." 
 
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"The collaboration between paramilitaries and government security forces evident in the Pepes episode is a direct precursor of today's 'para-political' scandal," said Michael Evans, director of the National Security Archive's Colombia Documentation Project. "The Pepes affair is the archetype for the pattern of collaboration between drug cartels, paramilitary warlords and Colombian security forces that developed over the next decade into one of the most dangerous threats to Colombian security and U.S. anti-narcotics programs. Evidence still concealed within secret U.S. intelligence files forms a critical part of that hidden history." 
 
While both the Cali and Medellín cartels have faded into history, cocaine processed on an industrial scale continues to flood out of Colombia and other "legs" of the Crystal Triangle. Control over that distribution network, worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually, much of which finds its way into U.S. banks, is the source of the bloodshed currently tearing Mexico and Central America to pieces. 
Is history repeating itself when it comes to favoring one drug gang over another? The answer is yes. According to a 2010 National Public Radio report, "an NPR News investigation has found strong evidence of collusion between elements of the Mexican army and the Sinaloa cartel in the violent border city of Juarez." 
 
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"Dozens of interviews with current and former law enforcement agents, organized crime experts, elected representatives, and victims of violence suggest that the Sinaloans depend on bribes to top government officials to help their leader, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, elude capture, expand his empire and keep his operatives out of jail." 
 
Sound far-fetched? As Bill Conroy reported last year in Narco News, court pleadings in the case of accused Sinaloa capo Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla "demonstrate the insidious nature of the cooperation that exists between the US government and Mexico’s Sinaloa mafia organization." 
 
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"According to Zambada Neibla, he and the rest of the Sinaloa leadership, through the informant [Humberto] Loya Castro, negotiated a quid-pro-quo immunity deal with the US government in which they were guaranteed protection from prosecution in exchange for providing US law enforcers and intelligence agencies with information that could be used to compromise rival Mexican cartels and their operations." 
 
"The alleged deal," Conroy averred, "assured protection for the Sinaloa Cartel's business operations while also undermining its competition--such as the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes organization out of Juarez, Mexico, the murder capital of the world." 
 
Inquiring minds can't help but wonder why, if Zambada Neibla's allegations are so much hot-air, would U.S. prosecutors invoke "national security" under provisions of the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) "in his trial in an attempt to assure certain sensitive and/or embarrassing evidence is not made available to Zambada Niebla's attorneys"? 
 
As Narco News disclosed, "Perhaps any deal that might exist between the Sinaloa leadership is limited to Chapo Guzman and Ismael Zambada, perhaps it was put in place by a US intelligence agency under the guise of law enforcement, or through some secret pact cobbled together by the US State Department that does not have to be honored by the Justice Department because it applies only in Mexico. In this case, the devil is in the details, and in all those scenarios, the cloak of national security could easily be invoked to prevent evidence of the pact surfacing in a court of law." 
 
With hundreds of billions of dollars at stake and a "drug war" that favors one group of cut-throats over another to obtain leverage over corrupt politicians, along with an endless source of funds for intelligence-connected black operations, the Verint deal seems like a slam-dunk. 
 
After all, with powerful communications' intercept technologies in the hands of the Mexican secret state, "national security," on both sides of the border, is little more than code for business as usual. 
 
Tom Burghardt is a researcher and activist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to publishing in Covert Action Quarterly and Global Research, he is a Contributing Editor with Cyrano's Journal Today. His articles can be read on Dissident Voice, Pacific Free Press, Uncommon Thought Journal, and the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. He is the editor of Police State America: U.S. Military "Civil Disturbance" Planning, distributed by AK Press and has contributed to the new book from Global Research, The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century. 


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US LEADS MAJOR WAR DRILL IN JORDAN – ISRAEL NOT INVITED

Nineteen nations are conducting the 'largest military exercises in the Middle East in 10 years' in Jordan

By Gabe Kahn
First Publish: 5/16/2012, 2:15 AM

 



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The United States is leading what it described as the "largest military exercises in the Middle East in 10 years" in Jordan on Tuesday.

Eager Lion 2012 “is the largest exercise held in the region in the past ten years,” Major General Ken Tovo, head of the US Special Operations Forces, told reporters in Amman.

“Yesterday we began to apply the skills that we have developed over the last weeks in an irregular warfare scenario … They will last for approximately the coming two weeks,” he added.

“The message that I want to send through this exercise is that we have developed the right partners throughout the region and across the world … insuring that we have the ability to … meet challenges that are coming to our nations,” Tovo said.

Over 12,000 soldiers are taking part in the war games, representing 19 countries, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Australia.

Jordanian army operations and training chief Major General Awni Adwan said the military exercise “has been in the planning phase for the past three years.”

“No forces will be deployed north … the exercise is not connected to any real world event,” Adwan said when asked if the war games were related to the ongoing violence in Jordan’s northern neighbor Syria.

"This has nothing to do with Syria. We respect the sovereignty of Syria. There is no tension between the Syrians and us. Our objectives are clear,” Adwan said.

Israel – despite having extensive security agreements with Jordan – was not invited to participate in the exercises. Several Arab nations participating in the drill are still formally at war with the Jewish state.

Washington has granted Amman $2.4 billion in military and economic aid in the past five years, according to official figures

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IMMEDIATE RELEASENo. 300-12
April 23, 2012



DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through March 


The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2012, through March.
Active Component.
Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through March.
  • Army - 27,701 accessions, with a goal of 27,550; 101 percent
  • Navy - 15,151 accessions, with a goal of 15,151; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps - 10,625 accessions, with a goal of 10,591; 100 percent
  • Air Force - 14,353 accessions, with a goal of 14,353; 100 percent

Retention. The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention through the sixth month of fiscal 2012.
Reserve Component.
Recruiting. Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through March.
  • Army National Guard - 24,706 accessions, with a goal of 25,991; 95 percent
  • Army Reserve - 14,095 accessions, with a goal of 12,852; 110 percent
  • Navy Reserve - 3,756 accessions, with a goal of 3,756; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve - 4,485 accessions, with a goal of 4,216; 106 percent
  • Air National Guard - 4206 accessions, with a goal of 4,192; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve - 4,255 accessions, with a goal of 4,255; 100 percent

Attrition - All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal year attrition goals.
Detailed information on specific recruiting data can be obtained by contacting the individual military recruiting commands at 502-626-0164 for Army, 210-565-4678 for Air Force, 703-784-9454 for Marine Corps, and 901-874-9048 for Navy. The reserve components can be reached at the following numbers: National Guard Bureau 703-607-2586; Army Reserve 910-570-8330; Air Force Reserve 703-697-1761; Navy Reserve 757-322-5652; and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.

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L'OTAN CONFIRME SON CALENDRIER DE RETRAIT D'AFGHANISTAN


Pharaon Obama et le dieu de la guerre Anders Fogh Rasmussen
 
Le terme pharaon désigne les souverains d'Égypte durant l'Antiquité égyptienne. Le pharaon était à la fois l'administrateur principal, le chef des armées, le premier magistrat et le prêtre suprême de l'Égypte antique
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharaon


Cette grande rencontre de l'OTAN, qui a eu lieu a Chicago est un événement sans précédent, un signe très clair des temps de la fin. Regarder sur Wikipedia la définition du mot OTAN.

Hier, plusieurs ont écouté en direct, durant de longues heures la grande manifestation qui a eu lieu à Chicago. Tout se passait dans un calme relatif. Il y avait aussi durant cette journée cette éclipse lunaire appelée "ring of fire". Environ 5 à 10 minutes avant que l'éclipse ne soit totale en Asie, nous avons vu les policiers mettre leur casque et se préparer à une offensive contre les manifestants. L'offensive a commencé exactement au moment où l'éclipse totale a eu lieu. Les policiers ont commencé à charger, à matraquer et à asperger les manifestants. Vous pouvez vous rendre sur ce lien pour voir les événements d'hier Chercher le vidéo (Liveshow procaster, May 20, 2012) http://www.propheticseer.com/

Ceci était un signe très clair que cet alignement correspondait à une nouvelle ère de tyrannie. C'était aussi la première fois que je voyais les policiers avoir l'inscription "State Police" (État-policier) sur leur dossard et veste anti-balles. Vers la fin de la journée, nous avons vu un grand nombre d'autobus, prêts à embarquer les manifestants et plusieurs hélicoptères au-dessus de la ville. Vu l'heure avancée, je n'ai pas suivi le dénouement de cette journée.


Fin du sommet de l'Otan. Photo de la grande famille devant un Temple à la gloire des dieux de l'Antiquité.

Prenez le temps de voir les liens avec le calendrier Maya, article que je vous encourage à traduire, vu son importance http://www.thegic.org/profiles/blogs/the-great-pleiadian-eclipse#ixzz1uoQUiyjD . Vous verrez que ces adorateurs de Lucifer savaient très bien ce qu'ils faisaient en choisissant ces dates pour le sommet de l'OTAN et que leurs buts que nous dénonçons depuis plusieurs années, ne sont autres que destruction, tyrannie, esclavage et contrôle total des masses humaines. Selon cet alignement, un grand événement majeur devrait se produire dans les 60 prochains jours.



Cet alignement avec cette grande pyramide Maya (voir photo) montre les liens étroits qui unissent nos leaders internationaux avec la race des anges-déchus. Tout ce qu'ils font est en concordance avec les étoiles et leurs écrits. Rien n'est fait selon le coeur du seul et unique Dieu. Tout est fait selon la volonté de Satan, qui dès le début des temps s'est rebellé contre Dieu et dont le désir a toujours été de conquérir ce monde pour le soumettre à sa seule volonté. Son plan est le même aujourd'hui et n'a jamais changé.



Les différents royaumes de cette tour de Babel ont essayé, à travers les âges d'usurper le Royaume de Dieu mais n'y sont jamais parvenus, le Tout-Puissant est toujours intervenu, mais comme aujourd'hui, ces royaumes ont aussi servi de jugement de la part de Dieu contre les nations qui se sont rebellés contre Sa Majesté.


 
Le secrétaire général de l’OTAN, Anders Fogh Rasmussen (le dieu de la guerre du XXIe siècle)



Arès (en grec ancien ὁ Ἄρης, τοῦ Ἄρεως (au génitif) / Árês, Áreôs) est le dieu de la guerre et de la destruction dans la mythologie grecque. Fils de Zeus et de Héra, il est assimilé à Mars chez les Romains. Arès est le dieu de la guerre, de la brutalité, du carnage et de la destruction.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ar%C3%A8s
 

Les gouvernements, quant à eux, ont tout fait aussi pour cacher la vraie histoire à l'humanité car si les peuples savaient ce qu'il en est vraiment, ils leur seraient plus faciles de choisir qui ils veulent vraiment servir. Ils ne seraient pas égarer par cette vaste machination de cette guerre contre le terroriste et de cette vaste machine de guerre qu'ils ont si soigneusement mise en place pour hâter notre malheur. Vous avez pu suivre tout le positionnement militaire sur cette planète, ces derniers mois et toutes les guerres qui sont déclenchées les unes après les autres. Vous avez pu voir également toutes les rumeurs de guerre ainsi que toutes les attentats qui seraient découverts juste à temps et qui auraient pu créer de grands dommages. Tout cela, n'est que de la poudre aux yeux car quand ils décident qu'un attentat doit avoir lieu, ils n'ont jamais de problème à ce qu'il se produise. Les faux attentats ne servent qu'à attiser la peur et sert à mettre en place encore plus de sécurité.

 En cachant la vérité sur l'histoire de l'humanité et de cette guerre spirituelle entre Dieu et Lucifer, ils ont pu réécrire l'histoire et cacher les faits importants à la face du monde pour pouvoir continuer à mettre en place leurs futures stratégies en vue d'une suprématie totale des plus tyranniques. L'article séducteur ci-dessous n'est qu'un autre exemple de la grande séduction qui se jour. Cette dernière tentative leur sera toutefois fatale car Christ reviendra combattre toutes les nations qui se sont élevés contre Lui et Il les vaincra, mais jusqu'à ce jour, cette nouvelle gouvernance globale fera d'incroyables ravages.

L'OTAN CONFIRME SON CALENDRIER DE RETRAIT D'AFGHANISTAN


Mise à jour il y a 42 minutes

| Radio-Canada avec Agence France-Presse et Reuters


VIDÉO : http://www.radio-canada.ca/widgets/mediaconsole/medianet/5908656
Les précisions de Joyce Napier

L'OTAN transférera aux forces afghanes la responsabilité des opérations de combat à la mi-2013, ont convenu lundi les chefs d'État et de gouvernement de l'Alliance atlantique, réunis à Chicago.

Le président américain Barack Obama a assuré que la communauté internationale soutiendrait l'Afghanistan jusqu'en 2013, date qui marquera le transfert des responsabilités de la sécurité de l'OTAN aux Afghans.

« Au moment où les Afghans sont appelés à prendre plus de responsabilités, ils ne seront pas abandonnés », a déclaré Barack Obama devant ses homologues, dont le président afghan Hamid Karzaï.

« D'ici à la mi-2013 [...], les forces de sécurité afghanes seront responsables au premier chef de la sécurité dans tout le pays. Cette étape franchie, le rôle de la force internationale évoluera de plus en plus d'une mission principalement axée sur le combat vers une mission de formation, de conseil et d'assistance jusqu'à la fin 2014. » — Déclaration finale de l'OTAN

Entre la mi-2013 et la fin 2014, les troupes de l'OTAN demeureront dans le pays pour soutenir les Afghans avant de réduire les contingents internationaux « graduellement et de manière responsable », précise la déclaration. Le texte mentionne par ailleurs que cette mission de formation et de conseil des forces afghanes « ne sera pas une mission de combat ».

La déclaration de l'OTAN confirme le calendrier fixé au précédent sommet de Lisbonne, en 2010.
L'avenir de la mission militaire en Afghanistan et la défense antimissile ont dominé l'ordre du jour de la rencontre à laquelle ont pris part une cinquantaine de chefs d'État et de gouvernement, dont le premier ministre du Canada Stephen Harper.

Pas de soldats canadiens après 2014

M. Harper a confirmé son engagement de rapatrier les derniers militaires canadiens en Afghanistan avant la fin de 2014. Le Canada a retiré ses troupes de combats l'été dernier, mais 950 militaires doivent rester sur place jusqu'en 2014 pour former les forces de sécurité afghanes.

Le premier ministre s'est cependant engagé à apporter une contribution financière aux forces de sécurité afghanes de 110 millions sur trois ans à compter de 2015. Elles disent avoir besoin de 4,1 milliards de dollars par an pour assurer seules la sécurité du pays.

« Même si notre mission militaire prend fin, quand même, nous voulons nous assurer que la sécurité de l'Afghanistan ne va pas devenir encore une menace à la sécurité mondiale », a déclaré M. Harper.

Les dirigeants réunis à Chicago ont aussi appelé le Pakistan à rouvrir les routes de ravitaillement pour les convois de l'alliance militaire en Afghanistan « dès que possible ». La réouverture de ces voies stratégiques est dans l'impasse en raison du coût du péage exigé par le Pakistan, jugé « inacceptable » par les États-Unis.

Le prix du droit de passage demandé s'élèverait, selon plusieurs médias américains, à 5000 $ par conteneur, soit 30 fois qu'avant la fermeture des routes.

Le Pakistan interdit le passage des convois routiers de l'OTAN depuis six mois sur son territoire, en guise de représailles à la mort de 24 soldats tués par erreur dans des frappes aériennes américaines.

La secrétaire d'État américaine, Hillary Clinton, a rencontré en marge du sommet, dimanche, le président pakistanais Asif Ali Zardari afin de trouver une solution au problème.

http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2012/05/21/007-chicago-fin-sommet-otan-afghanistan.shtml

Déclaration du sommet sur les capacités de défense pour les forces de l’OTAN à l’horizon 2020

http://www.nato.int/cps/fr/natolive/official_texts_87594.htm?mode=pressrelease



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NATO - OTAN

Nations


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance that consists of 28 member states from North America and Europe. It was established at the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. Article Five of the treaty states that if an armed attack occurs against one of the member states, it should be considered an attack against all members, and other members shall assist the attacked member, with armed forces if necessary.

Of the 28 members of NATO, two are North American countries and 26 are European countries. The founding members included Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and the United States. Most recently, Albania and Croatia joined the Alliance on April 1, 2009.

 
Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

http://www.aco.nato.int/page13435216.aspx

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SOMMET DE L'OTAN 2012


L'Otan nous démontrant sa puissance militaire. Ce vidéo est des plus intéressant. Remarquez aussi sur les écrans cette vastika (signe nazi) que représente le symbole de l'OTAN.

Vous remarquerez tout le support qu'a reçu l'Afghanistan, ces dernières 10 années par l'OTAN et les différents pays. Pays où le président Hamid Karzai marche main dans la main avec l'OTAN et le président Obama sous le couvert de la PAIX et de la SÉCURITÉ, et ce pendant que le peuple Afghan est opprimé, bombardé et tué depuis toutes ces années pour asseoir le pouvoir étanusien et sécurisé ses intérêts. De plus, la radicalisation de l'islam va bon train depuis quelques mois. Depuis que le président Karsai a fait alliance avec les talibans en 2005, rien ne s'est réglé, bien au contraire. Nous avons vu une nette détérioration des conditions de vie du peuple afghan. Et depuis quelques semaines, la persécution contre les chrétiens va bon train dans ce pays. Les chrétiens doivent s'enfuir et chercher refuge dans d'autres pays, qui eux aussi sont en train d'ajuster leurs lois maudites de la Sharia.

Après 10 ans d'occupation de l'OTAN sur ce territoire, les talibans sont toujours aussi nombreux à semer la terreur partout où ils passent. Pourtant, pas un mot sur ces sujets inquiétants de la part du président Obama et des autres représentants à la table de l'OTAN qui disent pourtant vouloir apporter la PAIX dans le monde. En regardant de plus près qui dirige ces groupes terroristes, nous comprenons mieux pourquoi le problème ne se règle jamais et que la situation ne fait qu'empirer.

Ne nous y trompons pas, l'OTAN, cette vaste puissance militaire n'est pas là pour apporter un monde meilleur. L'OTAN ne sert que les intérêts de quelques-uns pour asseoir leur domination globale. Ne croyez pas un traitre mot sur le retrait des troupes en 2014. Ils sont là et bien ancrés comme dans tous les autres pays où les militaires étaient déjà bien en place depuis plusieurs années et où on reportait de 6 mois à 1 an leur présence, toujours sous les raisons de l'instabilité dans le pays en question. J'ai suivi d'assez près cette situation, au cours de ses dernières années, pour avoir pu comprendre le jeu qui se jouait. Dès que les militaires étaient dans un pays, ils étaient là pour rester, de là l'importance de créer des tensions afin de pouvoir maintenir leur main-mise sur le dit pays.  

lun. 21 mai 2012 - Radio-Canada 3:07

Les pays membres de l'OTAN sont réunis à Chicago pour préparer le retrait de leur forces d'Afghanistan.

VIDÉO : http://fr-ca.actualites.yahoo.com/vidéo/actualites-22180765/sommet-de-l-otan-29363711.html


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MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN AMERICA: THE OVERVIEW
 

The same secret agenda for Canada with CAIR Canada. Check for the other parts.



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MICHEL COLLON: L'OTAN UNE ASSOCIATION DE CRIMINELS? (CSOJ)

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DRONES, MISSILES ET VAISSEAUX ARMÉS: BIENVENUE AUX JEUX OLYMPIQUES DE 2012!


 



48 000 forces de sécurité, 13 500 troupes, des missiles sol-air stationnés sur des immeubles résidentiels, une arme sonique qui disperse les foules en créant une douleur à la tête, des drones téléguidés, voici une partie de l’arsenal qui sera mis en place pendant les Jeux Olympiques de Londres. Sans oublier une zone de sécurité encerclée par une clôture électrifiée de 18 km, gardée par des agents formés et 55 équipes de chiens d’attaque!

On dirait les tactiques de contre-insurrection utilisées par l’armée américaine en Irak et en Afghanistan, mais ce sont des manoeuvres et effectifs qui seront déployés pour les Jeux Olympiques.

Un tel déploiement n’a jamais été vu auparavant. Des mesures de contrôle seront exercées à un niveau tel que seront utilisées des technologies biométriques comme des scanners, des cartes d’identité biométriques, la reconnaissance des plaques d’immatriculation et faciale, un système de suivi de maladies, tout cela sera effectué à des points de contrôle.

Une loi de 2006 permettra aux agents de mettre en état d’arrestation toute personne considérée comme suspecte.

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http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1181147–drones-missiles-and-gunships-welcome-to-the-2012-london-olympics

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MessagePosté le: Dim 27 Mai - 16:45 (2012)    Sujet du message: DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SEEKS LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DEPLOY RESERVISTS ONTO AMERICAN STREETS Répondre en citant

DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SEEKS LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DEPLOY RESERVISTS ONTO AMERICAN STREETS


Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism
May 26, 2012



Thanks to Posse Comitatus, the US military are forbidden from responding on the streets of America whenever the whim is announced.

Yet, if the Defense Department has their way, a new authorization act will give them the power to order the armed forces to be used against the American public.

Air Force reservists are slated to be the new response team for domestic disturbances. Disseminated from Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and other reserve agencies, these men and women could be called to be first responders to natural disasters within the United States. The legislation would extend mobilizations for indeterminate periods of time.

The AFRC affirms that reservists are traditionally not used in “homeland disaster response”. The governors of individual states can request the National Guard’s assistance during a natural disaster when local law enforcement becomes overwhelmed.

ur reservists have been asked and often volunteer to assist after disasters hit the homeland,” said Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., chief of Air Force Reserve and AFRC commander. “Mobilizing needed reservists will help sustain their support for longer periods and make operations more efficient. We mobilize reservists to handle contingencies overseas, so it makes sense that we do that to take care of our own country.”

Because of the specialized training that reservists are given in dealing with disasters, the US government has decided they would be perfect as a first response team.



Earlier this month, in Crookston, Minnesota, there were armed US National Guardsmen that were patrolling a residential neighborhood .

These functions are called “urban operations training” where military personnel carry armed weapons with the command not to “utilize armory or pyrotechnics”.

Within the Air Force Reserve, there are other specialized units such as response personnel, supplies and equipment focused on disaster scenarios.

As recent as 2008 saw our National Guard unit in America under NORTHCOM as “domestic security”.

Stenner proclaims that this new authority will allow the armed forces to make greater contributions to Americans should there be a natural disaster. He is referring to the frustration chiefs of reservists experience because they are “unable to help their communities.”

The push for over-reaching authority allocated to the armed forces will negate local reservists' purpose by Title 10, which gives them federal power that supersedes state authority in Title 32.


Armed Forces chiefs claim that there were reserve-component Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who were close at hand with the capabilities needed, but they didn’t have the authority to act,” said Army Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief of Army Reserve. “Finally, we got the law changed. This new legislation says that now we can use Title 10 reserves.”

Without a declaration of emergency or disaster from the President, these armed forces could not act. With this new ability, they can . . . whenever and for whatever purpose they are ordered to.

The law specifies that local law enforcement is still mandated to provide initial response; yet if needed, the National Guard will become the first step requested by a state governor.

And then there is the matter of a scenario that allows reservists to be deployed for a promised 120 days, which could be extended based upon request. “We just have to make sure we have the procedures and processes worked out,” Stultz remarked about the specifics that are now being worked out to avoid confusion of authority later on.

Stultz is very anxious to have this power at his fingertips. “Let’s not wait until a hurricane hits to say, ‘How do we do it?’” These reservists are going to be the response team for any future (and assured) “overseas contingencies”.

As operations in the Middle East are winding down, Stultz can now refocus his attention on militarizing America.

http://occupycorporatism.com/defense-department-seeks-legal-authority-to-de…




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La sécurité entourant les Jeux et les coulisses des sélections canadiennes de plongeon.


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US-ARAB EXERCISE DRILLS IRAN LANDING. SYRIAN REBELS OBTAIN GERMAN MACHINE GUNS


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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2012, 5:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
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US Marine craft drill off Aqaba


The US-Arab Eager Lion 2012 exercise ends Wednesday, May 30, after 12,000 mostly American as well as Saudi, Jordanian, Qatari and UAE special forces troops staged three weeks of joint maneuvers in Jordan.

In the marine section, debkafile’s military sources report, around 3,000 US, Jordanian and Saudi special forces troops of three battalions practiced landings on Jordanian beaches and the rapid seizure of fortified mountain bases and command posts on Jordanian terrain resembling the three islands commanding the Strait of Hormuz where the Revolutionary Guards have established marine bases and other parts of Iran.

The mountains behind Aqaba port soar to 6,000 ft.

Taking part were the US 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Maritime Raid Force, the 24th Maritime Expeditionary Unit, the Jordanian 77th Reconnaissance Battalion and Saudi special marine forces aboard landing craft.

Their command post was set up aboard the new USS New York amphibious transport dock, which was sent to the Red Sea to boost American strength in the region with 700 marines aboard, landing craft and helicopters for dropping troops opposite land targets.

The command vessel and the exercise were clearly visible to observers from the neighboring Israeli port and resort town of Eilat.
In the ground section of Eager Lion 2012, large scale US and Arab special forces carried out practice operations backed by air and armored strength including assault helicopters in northern Jordan near the Syrian border.

debkafile’s military sources report that Gen. James Mattis, head of the US Central Command, secretly visited both sections of the exercise. If President Barack Obama orders an attack on Syria or Iran, he will be in command.

Our intelligence sources in Washington report that, Saturday, May 26, the president turned down Gen. Mattis’s application for a third US aircraft carrier and strike force to join the USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Enterprise deployed in the Persian Gulf. Obama decided not to raise military tensions with Iran so long as Tehran is ready to keep negotiations with the six world powers going. Should they break down, he would likely reconsider.

Meanwhile, Eager Lion 2012 is an important adjunct to international intervention in the Arab Revolt and preparations for war with Iran.

Last Thursday, May 24, a Russian arms ship, the Professor Katsman, was detected approaching the Syrian port of Tartus. Although the crew shut down communications systems and crept forward in silence, debkafile’s intelligence sources discovered the vessel dropping anchor in the Syrian port Friday. Military equipment was then unloaded behind tarpaulin screens and transferred to waiting Syrian military truck convoys.

Our sources identified the cargo delivered as consisting of large quantities of artillery and tank shells as well as spare parts for tanks.
The North Korean arms ships Odai is also reported on its way to Tartus with hardware for the Syrian army.


Our military sources report at the same time that Syrian rebels have started using German HK MG4 machine guns in their attacks on Syrian military targets. These weapons are in service with the German Bundeswher. It is the first time German military hardware has been seen in the Middle East in the 67 years since World War II ended. It is not known how the Syrian rebels procured the guns and who is supplying them with ammo.


http://www.debka.com/article/22036/US-Arab-exercise-drills-Iran-landing-Syrian-rebels-obtain-German-machine-guns


1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech http://bibleatlas.org/meshech.htm and Tubal  http://topicalbible.org/t/tubal.htm , and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia (Iran) , Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer (Russia), and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters http://topicalbible.org/t/togarmah.htm  , and all his bands: and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an EVIL THOUGHT:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan (Saudi Arabia) , and the merchants of Tarshish (Great Britain), with all the young lions (US - Canada - Australia) thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 38 (KJV)


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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO ARM ITALY'S DRONES


A US reaper drone. // AP file photo


By Dawn Lim May 29, 2012

NEXTGOV


The Obama administration plans to arm Italy with Reaper drone aircraft, potentially opening the door for sales of drone technology to other allies, according to lawmakers and officials familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The sale would make Italy the first foreign country after Britain to fly U.S. drones armed with missiles, according to the report. Italy intends to deploy the drones in Afghanistan initially, U.S. officials said.

Lawmakers against the deal say it would become harder for the U.S. government to deny similar capabilities to other North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies, blunting the Pentagon’s competitive edge against other nations, the article said.

http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2012/05/obama-administration-plans-arm-italy…





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CHANCES OF CENTRAL NEW YORK DRONE FLIGHTS IMPROVE AS NEW LAW ALLOWS SIX NATIONAL TEST SITES

Published: Thursday, January 05, 2012, 2:00 AM Updated: Thursday, January 05, 2012, 3:24 AM

By Mark Weiner / The Post-StandardThe Post-Standard



Col. Tom Balbierer of the Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing stands beneath the wing of the Reaper, an unmanned aerial surveillance plane based at Hancock Field in Mattydale. The drone has a wingspan of 66 feet. The planes are remotely operated from a control room on the base. The Reaper can be used for both surveillance and can be armed with a payload of about 3,000 pounds. Gloria Wright / The Post-Standard

Washington -- The Air National Guard’s 174th Fighter Wing is a step closer to gaining federal permission to fly unmanned Reaper drones out of its base at Hancock Field, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

The National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week by President Barack Obama allows for the establishment of six national test sites where drones could fly through civil air space.

Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday he pushed for the establishment of six spots, instead of the planned four, to improve the chances that Hancock Field would be included. The 174th Fighter Wing has been trying for almost five years to convince the Federal Aviation Administration to allow flights of the MQ-9 Reaper drones out of Hancock Field.

The FAA bans such unmanned flights because of concerns about the remotely piloted drones flying through civil airspace used by commercial aircraft at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport.

Schumer said he sent a letter Tuesday to FAA Acting Commissioner Michael Huerta, asking for Hancock to be one of the national test sites.

Hancock Field, which will eventually host a full squadron of Reaper drones, has the largest potential training space in the Northeast. Most of the drones assigned to the 174th Fighter Wing are now remotely operated in Afghanistan and Iraq by pilots at the Mattydale base.

Schumer said Hancock already meets FAA requirements for unmanned aerial vehicles because about 7,000 square miles surrounding the airport is designated as “special use” airspace.

He said that “making Hancock a test site for this technology would be a boon for Central New York, creating jobs and bringing new investments to our defense contractors that provide thousands of good paying jobs.”

The senator noted that two Central New York companies, SRC and Saab Sensis Corp., are working on technology to help integrate drones into the national airspace with “sense and avoid” ground-based radars. In addition, the Mattydale base employs more than 1,200 people.



MQ-9 ReaperOperations and talk by Colonel Kevin Bradley, commander of the 174th Air National Guard Fighter Wing, about the MQ-9 Reaper that the guard flies from Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum, NY. Dick Blume/The Post Standard

Watch video : http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/chances_of_central_new_york_dr.html
  
 

In his letter to Huerta, Schumer said Hancock Field’s assets make it an ideal location, including the large open spaces of Lake Ontario and the Adirondack Park.
“Hancock Field is ideally positioned to be a test site because of its attractive air space, and because the region has two restricted areas, four seasons, a varied terrain, an over water range, air to ground gunnery capability and large airspace volume – all essential to ensuring that our drones and their pilots are able to complete their missions abroad,” Schumer wrote.

FAA officials had no immediate comment.

Col. Kevin Bradley, commander of the 174th Fighter Wing, has said that any Reaper drones that eventually fly out of Hancock would not be equipped with missiles or bombs. No training would take place within civilian air space, Bradley said.

The drones would be armed with live ordnance only when used at firing ranges at Fort Drum near Watertown. Central New York peace activists have protested the Air National Guard's decision to base the drones at Hancock Field.

Contact Washington Correspondent Mark Weiner at mweiner@syracuse.com or 571-970-3751.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/chances_of_central_new_york_dr.html


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MessagePosté le: Lun 4 Juin - 18:01 (2012)    Sujet du message: NATIONAL GUARD RESPONDS IMMEDIATELY AFTER TORNADOES Répondre en citant

NATIONAL GUARD RESPONDS IMMEDIATELY AFTER TORNADOES


By Army National Guard Spc. Brandy Mort
Kentucky National Guard





Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Matlock, with the Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery (HIMARS), accompanies Kentucky's Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson as they view the debris that covered the area of East Bernstadt, Ky., March 3, 2012. (Army National Guard photo by Spc. Brandy Mort)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/5/12) – Before the first winds crossed the Commonwealth of Kentucky March 2, the Kentucky National Guard made preparations to keep its Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen safe and ready to assist in the event local officials would request assistance.

Once the sun rose March 3, the need for Kentucky’s Guard members was evident across more than 40 of the 120 counties. From the sky, in a Kentucky Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, Kentucky’s Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson surveyed the damage and visited with residents in the small community of East Bernstadt, Ky., located in Laurel County.

“I’ve never seen anything as devastating as I saw today in this county,” said Abramson. “I’m very proud of the Kentucky National Guard and how quickly they respond to these types of crisis’ occur.”

According to local officials Kentucky soldiers responded quickly following Friday’s storms.

“The deployment of the National Guard was one of the most timely deployments of Guardsmen I’ve ever seen,” said Kentucky State Trooper Capt. Scott Miller, London Post 11. “The soldiers were ready to go within hours of the disaster.”

Approximately 40 Citizen-Soldiers assigned to the 623rd Field Artillery Batteries, many who live locally to the East Bernstadt area reported for duty immediately after the storm clouds dissipated.

Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Matlock, Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery (HIMARS), said it was heartbreaking to see the people of his community outside what is left of their houses.

“Unfortunately, you can’t fight mother nature,” he said.

But Matlock and the other volunteers were able to provide assistance to local authorities by pulling security, clearing debris, manning checkpoints and patrolling damaged areas.

“It’s an excellent service we have,” Matlock said of the Guard’s ability to provide assistance during disaster relief. “If it happened to me, I’d be grateful for this help we are giving.”

The Kentucky Guard has 220 Soldiers and Airmen supporting relief efforts across Johnson, Laurel, Magoffin, Menifee and Morgan counties. Ten Kentucky Counties declared states of emergency after Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency Friday.

According to Kentucky Emergency Management, there were 13 reported tornadoes in Kentucky on March 2.

http://www.nationalguard.mil/news/archives/2012/03/030512-Immediately.aspx


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MessagePosté le: Lun 4 Juin - 18:08 (2012)    Sujet du message: GHANA: NORTH DAKOTA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS WORK WITH GHANAIAN OFFICIALS TO BUILD GREATER EMERGENCY RESPONSE CAPABILITIES Répondre en citant

GHANA: NORTH DAKOTA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIERS WORK WITH GHANAIAN OFFICIALS TO BUILD GREATER EMERGENCY RESPONSE CAPABILITIES


By Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy
National Guard Bureau





Army Lt. Col. Brent Naslund, with the North Dakota National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters, goes over a team building exercise with Ghanaian armed forces members during a partnership exchange with the Ghanaian armed forces at Camp Burma in Accra, Ghana, May 22, 2012. During the exchange information was shared on how a joint operations center is set up and used during a disaster situation, such as a flood, fire or other large-scale catastrophic event. (Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy)(Released)

ACCRA, Ghana (05/29/12) – Soldiers from the North Dakota Army National Guard have been working with members of the Ghanaian armed forces on ways a joint operations center can fit in with coordinating a response to large-scale disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, wildfires or other catastrophic events.

The weeklong course was part of the North Dakota National Guard’s ongoing relationship with Ghanaian armed forces as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program, which pairs up Guard units with emerging countries throughout the world.

The focus on disaster response has been one of the key points since the partnership between the North Dakota Guard and Ghana began in 2005.

“That was the first thing the chief of defense staff asked me to do back in 2005,” said Army Lt. Col. Brent Naslund, with the North Dakota National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters, who served as the first bilateral affairs officer in Ghana. “We’ve worked extensively over the years to get to each one of the regions in Ghana and have worked with our civilian partners [to] always keep the military involved with that. This is really a natural outcropping of that relationship.”

Naslund said the ways in which the North Dakota Guard has structured itself for disaster response translates easily over to how the Ghanaian armed forces are structured with respect to responding to disasters.
“We break up our state into different regional response platforms and Ghana breaks up their nation into response platforms, so it works nicely hand-in-hand,” he said.

Additionally, the Ghanaian armed forces have a similar mission as the North Dakota Guard.

“The [Ghanaian] military has core tasks – a federal mission, a national mission – that they have to support whether that [is] providing peacekeepers to U.N. missions or national security type issues,” Naslund said. “Then, always being ready and always being in the right place to respond to disasters. It’s very similar to the National Guard mission. We always have a federal mission that we’re concerned with and we have a domestic mission we have to support and be ready for.”

And as part of being ready for those disaster response missions, Ghanaian military officials have looked at incorporating several items from the North Dakota Guard.

“The Ghana armed forces have also been to our state joint operations center and looked at that as a model of how they want to do disaster management here in Ghana,” Naslund said, adding that the Ghanaian military has also integrated their efforts with Ghana’s National Disaster Agency, which has a similar mission as that of the U.S.’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

That also includes integrating with local and national civilian disaster response agencies.

The end result is simply to be better prepared in an emergency situation, Naslund said.

“I think the most difficult thing is disaster response becomes a come-as-you-are fight,” he said. “You never know when they’re going to happen. You can try to mitigate and you can try to forecast but, ultimately, when they happen, they happen and you take what you have and take it to the fight to prevent loss of life, prevent suffering and major property loss.”

http://www.nationalguard.mil/news/archives/2012/05/052912-Ghana.aspx 


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YOUR NAVY TODAY – ARABIAN SEA; APRA HARBOR, GUAM


By pgearhiser
– May 31, 2012Posted in: Inside the Navy, Your Navy TODAY

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and Civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, through this blog, we offer you a glimpse of what these men and women do.


Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) shift colors after arriving in Apra Harbor for a routine port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Jason Swink/Released)


An aviation boatswain's mate signals to an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Kestrels of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released)


A Sailor assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 2 puts on her gas mask during a chemical, biological and radiological attack drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernesto Hernandez Fonte/Released)


Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) man the rails as the ship leaves San Francisco to return to its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash., after a three-day port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Caramia M. Padgett/Released)


Navy Personnel
Active Duty: 321,053
Officers: 52,694
Enlisted: 263,892
Midshipmen: 4,467
Ready Reserve: 105,957 [As of Apr 2012 ]
Selected Reserves: 64,059
Individual Ready Reserve: 41,898
Reserves currently mobilized: 4,414 [As of 22 May 2012]
Personnel on deployment: 47,943
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 203,609
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 285
Total Ships Underway: 99 (35% of total)
Deployed Ships Underway: 60 (21% of total)
Attack Submarines Underway: 28
Other Underway: 39 (13% of total)
Total Ships Deployed/Underway: 142 (50% of total)
Ships Underway
Aircraft Carriers:
USS Enterprise (CVN 65) – 5th Fleet
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) – Pacific Ocean
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) – 5th Fleet
Amphibious Assault Ships:
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) – Pacific Ocean
USS Wasp (LHD 1) – Atlantic Ocean
USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) – 5th Fleet
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) – Pacific Ocean

Aircraft (operational):
3700+
http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2012/05/31/your-navy-today-arabian-sea-apra-harbor-guam/



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CANADA - OTTAWA TO BUY 500 TACTICAL ARMOURED VEHICLES FOR THE CANADIAN ARMY

http://www.ap.org/By The Canadian Press | Associated Press – 16 hrs ago




CFB GAGETOWN, N.B. - The federal government is spending $708 million to buy 500 armoured vehicles for the Canadian Army.

They will be built by Textron Systems Canada Inc., based in Ottawa.

"The new vehicles, the first of which are expected to be delivered in 2014, will provide our soldiers with great multi-role combat capability," said Julian Fantino, associate minister of national defence, as he made the announcement Friday at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in southern New Brunswick.

"They will be able to perform reconnaissance and surveillance, provide command and control, deliver cargo and serve as an armoured personnel carrier."

He said the vehicles, known formally as Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles, will provide a safer alternative to the military's existing Coyotes and RG-31s.

The new, four-wheeled vehicles will eventually replace the Coyote and the RG-31, as well as the smaller G-Wagon.

"We have learned many lessons through our combat operations in Afghanistan, one of which being the importance of armoured vehicles in protecting our soldiers from today's threats in operation," Fantino told soldiers gathered for the announcement.
The safety aspect was echoed by Brig.-Gen. Christopher Thurrott, commander of Land Force Atlantic Area.

"A vehicle like the TAPV will not only give us unmatched reconnaissance ability and manoeuvrability, whatever our mission and wherever we are sent, it will also provide the highest level of safety and protection to the men and women we assign to crew it," he said.

"What a great day to be in the army."

Neil Rutter, general manager of Textron Systems Canada, said the new vehicle has been in development for five years. He promised they would be delivered on-time.
"We will deliver a vehicle that will provide the Canadian Army with an unmatched blend of protection, power, mobility and growth potential," Rutter said.

The vehicles are one component of $5-billion in upgrades to the army's combat vehicles announced in 2009.

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MessagePosté le: Sam 9 Juin - 21:11 (2012)    Sujet du message: CANADA - QUÉBEC - MONTRÉAL : DES DRONES AU GRAND SOIR DE LA F1 Répondre en citant

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CANADA - QUÉBEC - MONTRÉAL : DES DRONES AU GRAND SOIR DE LA F1

Ils nous prennent pour des caves avec leur roman savon?? Les drônes ne sont-ils pas des équipements militaires? Alors pourquoi s'en servirait-on pour un tournage quand ils ont depuis longtemps toutes sortes de technologies cinématographiques pour faire leur vidéo? Nous l'avons vu, le Québec et le Canada tout entier sont en train de se transformer rapidement en état-policier. Suivez de près toutes les nouvelles lois que le gouvernement Conservateur met en place, vous verrez que tout s'effondre dans tous les domaines et que le Premier ministre est bien décidé à enlever de sa route tout opposant.

Première publication 8 juin 2012 à 19h25


Par Charles Faribault | TVA Nouvelles

La Sûreté du Québec dément avoir utilisé des drones pour surveiller les militants de la Convergence des luttes anti-capitalistes (CLAC) qui manifestaient contre le Grand Prix, jeudi soir.

Ce sont plutôt les organisateurs de la soirée-bénéfice qui ont eu recours à cette technologie pour garder un souvenir de l'événement.
Ces drôles d'oiseaux semblaient flotter au-dessus de la manifestation d'hier: des appareils miniatures à huit hélices munis de caméras.



(photo: TVA Nouvelles)

Ces drones qui décollaient derrière la ligne de la Sûreté du Québec donnaient l'impression que ce corps de police s'était équipé du dernier cri en matière de technologie de surveillance. On est loin de la réalité.

C'est la firme Topshot Images de Montréal qui captait ces scènes afin de réaliser une vidéo corporative à la demande des producteurs de l'événement.

C'est tout à fait par hasard que l'équipe de tournage s'est retrouvée en même temps au même endroit que le détachement de la Sûreté du Québec.

La confusion est née du fait que certains journalistes sur place qui couvraient la manifestation ont vu les appareils décoller derrière les policiers et ont cru à tort qu'il s'agissait d'une stratégie policière pour mieux repérer les manifestants.

Autant la Sûreté du Québec que la police de Montréal ont démenti s'être équipées de drones pour les appuyer dans leurs tâches de surveillance des manifestations.

+ VIDÉO : http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/regional/montreal/archives/2012/06/20120608-192552.html


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MessagePosté le: Dim 10 Juin - 15:58 (2012)    Sujet du message: BREAKING: MAJOR NUCLEAR BASE RUNNING ‘CONTAINMENT EXERCISE’ AMID CENSORED RADIATION SPIKES Répondre en citant

BREAKING: MAJOR NUCLEAR BASE RUNNING ‘CONTAINMENT EXERCISE’ AMID CENSORED RADIATION SPIKES



Anthony Gucciardi
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June 8, 2012
Amid a number of reports of massive and bizarre radiation readouts coming from experts, eyewitnesses, radiation facilities, and a key choice news outlet, it has now come out that one of the largest nuclear bases is currently running a ‘nuclear containment exercise’. The Minot Airforce Base exercise, running in North Dakota, reportedly involves the use of B-52 aircrafts. The news comes after a developing story arose over the potential cover-up of a nuclear situation stemming from near the border of Indiana and Michigan.


Sources from near where the elevated levels of radiation were observed say that a Department of Homeland Security ‘hazmat’ fleet has been dispatched after ‘years’ of inactivity. The story first erupted after online geiger readings showed an unprecedented radiation spike in the area, with levels reaching as high as 7.139 counts per minute (CPM) over the average of between 5 and 6. While there has been no official reported cause of the spike, there has been quite a bit of foul play regarding the information being put forth by many media outlets, the EPA, and even radiation measurement centers. After the readings shocked viewers, the EPA quickly censored the ability to view the levels online.

Thankfully, the readings were captured in a screenshot, which show the elevated levels far exceeding normal limits.

Measurements were recorded by a number of sources, though the growing publicity over the event has caused denial and censorship from not only the EPA but private organizations as well. The Radiation Network originally released an image showing an outburst in radiation levels stemming from the location, but later issued a special message on their home page stating that the readings were the result of an ‘error’. This, of course, is virtually impossible as the readings were confirmed by two entirely different locations. BlackCat and the Radiation Network both recorded the levels, meaning that the likelihood both of their systems failed at the exact same time and produced the exact same result would be dismal.

As the story develops, more information will undoubtedly come out on the subject. It appears that the EPA’s incognito takedown of the measurement results indicates that the agency, perhaps along with other government organizations, will vehemently deny that there was any real spike in radiation levels. The ‘failure’ message issued by the Radiation Network also shows that it is very possible that an organized level of non-disclosure may ultimately be the result until alternative media organizations continue to pry into the situation.


http://naturalsociety.com/nuclear-base-running-containment-exercise-radiation-spikes/


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MessagePosté le: Lun 11 Juin - 16:23 (2012)    Sujet du message: 3,000 SOLDIERS TO SERVE IN AFRICA NEXT YEAR Répondre en citant

3,000 SOLDIERS TO SERVE IN AFRICA NEXT YEAR


By John Ryan - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Jun 8, 2012 11:50:43 EDT


A brigade will deploy to Africa next year in a pilot program that assigns brigades on a ROTATIONAL BASIS TO REGIONS AROUND THE GLOBE, the Army announced in May.

Roughly 3,000 soldiers — and likely more — are expected to serve tours across the continent in 2013, training foreign militaries and aiding locals.

As part of a “regionally aligned force concept,” soldiers will live and work among Africans in safe communities approved by the U.S. government, said Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, head of U.S. Army Africa.
GETTING THERE
To serve on the continent, soldiers can:
•Volunteer for duty with U.S. Army Africa.
•Join an office of security cooperation for the region.
•Apply and become a foreign-area officer.


Tours could last a few weeks or months and include multiple missions at different locations, he said.

The Army has not announced which brigade would deploy or where the soldiers would come from.

As the Afghanistan war winds down, the new readiness model affords Army units more time to learn regional cultures and languages and train for specific threats and missions.

Africa, in particular, has emerged as a greater priority for the U.S. government because terrorist groups there have become an increasing threat to U.S. and regional security.

Though U.S. soldiers have operated in Africa for decades, including more than 1,200 soldiers currently stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the region in many ways remains the Army’s last frontier.

“As far as our mission goes, it’s uncharted territory,” Hogg said from his headquarters in Vicenza, Italy.

But “I’m not there to win their wars or settle their differences,” he added.

Instead, with more soldiers, U.S. Army Africa will continue to strengthen ties with regional militaries and governments by teaching military tactics, medicine and logistics, as well as combating famine, disease and terrorism in secure environments. The Army currently allows conventional soldiers to enter only 46 of the 54 African states due to security risks.

The State Department and U.S. special operations commands handle activities in the other countries, including those amid conflict.

Active-duty soldiers, guardsmen and reservists have helped quell regional violence, assist sick and injured Africans and feed the famished in East Africa.

During a recent annual training exercise, U.S. soldiers taught Ugandan forces how to deliver supplies by air to comrades in the bush chasing rebels from the Lord’s Resistance Army, a militia accused of atrocities in central Africa.

Through State Department initiatives, soldiers have also trained African troops headed for peacekeeping missions in Somalia on convoy security and countering improvised explosive devices.

On medical missions, Army doctors have replaced eye lenses of cataract patients in Malawi and Zanzibar, who danced and beamed after seeing, in some cases for the first time. Medical soldiers have also handed out mosquito nets to protect locals from malaria, the No. 1 killer in Africa, Hogg said.

Army chaplains teach Africans in classes about dealing with post-traumatic stress and running family readiness groups.

Real-world lessons

A brigade combat team has the capability to satisfy more than two-thirds of these missions in Africa. The rest will require skilled specialists — mechanics and logisticians — from the National Guard and Army Reserve, Hogg said.

Each week, U.S. Army Africa operations personally affect 300 to 400 locals, he said.

“I’ve seen some of these missions where the battalion commander down there could probably run for governor,” he said. “That’s how close of a relationship they have with some of their counterparts, both on the military side and with the local civilian community.

“It gets out the indirect approach [toward] some of these violent, extremist organizations that will talk bad about the Americans and the U.S,” he said. “It leaves behind a lasting effect over time.”

From African forces, U.S. soldiers have picked up real-world lessons about tropical diseases, international cultures and foreign military tactics.

In the future, U.S. soldiers might also attend military courses in Africa, such as the French desert survival school in Djibouti and African jungle schools in Ghana and Gabon.

Still, the Army has no plans to construct permanent bases across the continent, and the mission does have its limits, Hogg said.

“For all the challenges that happen and sprout up across Africa, it really comes down to, it has to be an African solution. We are here to enable, where wanted, the African forces to figure out and solve their own problems,” said Hogg, who has visited more than 20 countries.

“We are not trying to reproduce the United States Army in the 54 countries in Africa,” he said.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/06/army-3000-soldiers-serve-in-africa-next-year-060812/



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MessagePosté le: Mer 13 Juin - 13:34 (2012)    Sujet du message: ‘UNUSUAL’ ACTIVITY BY NORTH JETS, SAYS GOV'T Répondre en citant



‘UNUSUAL’ ACTIVITY BY NORTH JETS, SAYS GOV'T

"北 분위기 심상치 않다" 최전방에선…


June 12,2012
A fighter jet prepares for take-off during a spot check ordered by Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Korean military yesterday was checking the military’s reaction posture against a long-range missile attack from North Korea. [YOYONHAP]

Pyongyang has shown an unusual amount of military activity recently, dispatching additional aircraft to frontline airfields and ordering a flight near the DMZ, according to a government official.

"North Korea has deployed a bunch of Sukhoi and MiG jet fighters to some frontline military airfields, such as those in Taetan, and Nuchon-ri, South Hwanghae," the official told the JoongAng Ilbo yesterday. "They are dramatically bulking up the military drills of those aircraft."

He did not estimate how many combat jets Pyongyang has sent to frontline areas.
The airfields in Taetan and Nuchon-ri are located 40 to 50 kilometers (24 to 31 miles) from the border with Korea, and it would take three to five minutes for a jet to get to Seoul and the Gyeonggi region.

Sources said a Sukhoi S-25 ground attack jet flew close to the Northern Limit Line, 20 to 50 kilometers from the military border, last Tuesday. The regime's new leader, Kim Jong-un, reportedly has increased the duration of air force military exercises.

"Recently, North Korea's general staff of the army checked artillery deployed in South Hwanghae," the official said. "The North's moves near the frontline regions are apparently unusual."

Amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang is ratcheting up its anti-Seoul propaganda through China-based social networking services.

The JoongAng Ilbo found yesterday that the North Korean regime created five accounts at Weibo, a micro-blogging service in China with an estimated 250 million followers, to denounce the South Korean government and press.

Posting South Korean media reports that condemn North Korean politics or human rights abuses in Chinese, Pyongyang's Weibo accounts say: "They are spitting those f**king, wicked words¡"or "They are saying those nasty words from the f**king dirty mouth."

The Pyongyang Broadcasting Station, a state-owned radio station, also warned yesterday of an attack on the local press or broadcasting stations in the South: "We are waiting to order [the military] to set fire to not only the Chosun Ilbo, the JoongAng Ilbo and the Dong-A Ilbo, but also to KBS, CBS, MBC, and SBS."

By Jeong Yong-soo, Kim Hee-jin [heejin@joongang.co.kr]


http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2954281&cloc=joongangdaily


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MessagePosté le: Mer 13 Juin - 19:16 (2012)    Sujet du message: CANADA RISES TO 4th IN WORLD PEACE RANKINGS Répondre en citant

CANADA RISES TO 4th IN WORLD PEACE RANKINGS

CBC – Tue, 12 Jun, 2012



Canada has come in fourth on an annual ranking of world peacefulness, trailing only Iceland, Denmark and New Zealand.

The 2012 Global Peace Index released Tuesday — the sixth produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australia-U.S. think-tank, with data from the Economist Intelligence Unit — saw Canada move up three spots from the 2011 list

The 2012 index ranks 158 nations using 23 indicators which gauge ongoing domestic and international conflict, societal safety and security, and militarization. The 2011 list included 153 countries

Canada's 2012 ranking improved as its casualties decreased in the conflict in Afghanistan, according to the report.

Overall world peacefulness climbed for the first time since 2009, as all regions of the world — except the Middle East and North Africa — saw an improvement in their levels of peacefulness.

The Middle East and North Africa, lumped together as one region, were deemed the least peaceful, a title that had been held by sub-Saharan Africa since 2007.

For a sixth straight year, Western Europe remained the most peaceful overall region of the world.

Iceland was deemed the world's most peaceful country for the second straight year.

The survey also found:

Syria, which as been wracked by internal conflict, posted the biggest drop, slid 31 places to 147th position.
Sri Lanka was biggest gainer, leaping 27 places to 103rd, with the end of its civil war.
Somalia remained the world’s least peaceful nation for the second year running.
The United States ranked 88th out of 158 countries; in 2011 it ranked 81st out of 153.

If the world had been completely peaceful in 2011, the benefit to the global economy would have been an estimated $9 trillion US, the Institute for Economics and Peace. "While a total elimination of violence may not be possible, an achievable 25 per cent reduction in violence could reap a peace dividend of at least $2.5 trillion US."

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MessagePosté le: Mer 13 Juin - 21:44 (2012)    Sujet du message: RUSSIA PREPARES ARMY FOR SYRIAN DEPLOYMENT Répondre en citant



RUSSIA PREPARES ARMY FOR SYRIAN DEPLOYMENT

By Clara Weiss
12 June 2012

Given the worsening crisis in Syria, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper reported that the Russian army is apparently being prepared for a mission in Syria. Citing anonymous sources in the military leadership, the newspaper said that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the general staff to work out a plan for military operations outside Russia, including in Syria.

The units being prepared for an intervention are the 76th Division of airborne forces (an especially experienced unit of the Russian army), the 15th Army Division, as well as special forces from a brigade of the Black Sea fleet, which has a base in the Syrian port of Tartus.

The details of the operational plan are being prepared by the working parties of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, to which most of the post-Soviet states belong, as well as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, to which China and Russia belong.

According to the newspaper report, deployment depends on the decision of the Russian government and the UN. However, the plans also foresee that the troops might intervene without UN approval. The Russian government has so far not confirmed the report.

On Monday last week, three Russian warships were sighted off the Syrian coast. An anonymous source from the Russian government told the Iranian newspaper Tehran Times that Moscow wants to show NATO that it will not allow any military operation against Damascus under the guise of a humanitarian mission.

Earlier, the secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Nikolai Bordjusha, had held out the possibility of using “peacekeepers” in Syria. “The task in Syria is likely to be to impose peace—primarily against the insurgents, who use weapons to solve political problems.”

Russia and China strongly oppose a military intervention by NATO in Syria, and have already blocked two UN resolutions on the issue. The US and its allies, especially Turkey, Saudi Arabia and France, have stoked up a civil war in Syria and are systematically arming the so-called rebels, who consist mainly of Islamists, ex-members of the government, or Al Qaeda terrorists. Turkey is increasingly in the leadership of the US proxy war in Syria.

In recent weeks calls for a military intervention in Syria have increased. After the massacre in Houla, French President Francois Hollande spoke out in favour of military intervention. The West blamed the government of Bashar al-Assad for this massacre without any clear evidence. The German elite is also openly discussing a possible military intervention; Berlin has tried unsuccessfully to push Russia to make concessions on the issue.

Russia has not excluded a “political solution”, i.e., the slow transition from the Assad regime to another government. At all costs, however, the Kremlin wants to avoid the violent overthrow of Assad by the West for several reasons, whether it is through direct military intervention by NATO or is brought about by the rebels armed by the West. Two weeks ago, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned that a military intervention in Syria could quickly escalate and lead to the use of nuclear weapons.

Since Soviet times, Moscow and Syria have maintained close ties, especially in military and economic matters. More importantly, however, a war against Syria means a ramping up of US aggression in the Middle East. The US has already significantly extended its influence in the region through the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. They also have military bases in almost every country in the area: Pakistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Turkmenistan, as well as some in other smaller states. Meanwhile, Syria and Iran, which are virtually surrounded by US military bases, have become the last bastions of Russia and China in the Middle East against the encroachment of the United States.

A regime change in Damascus would probably bring a Sunni government to power, which would work closely with Saudi Arabia and the United States against Russia and China. Moreover, an escalation of the civil war in Syria—which is already well underway—and a military intervention would set the entire Middle East ablaze. A NATO-led war against Syria would be an immediate prelude to a war against Iran. An attack on Iran would mean another step toward a military escalation of tensions between Washington and Beijing.

While China obtains a significant portion of its raw material imports from Iran, Tehran is Russia’s most important ally in the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea to counter the influence of the US and Israel. Both Moscow and Tehran oppose the construction of a trans-Caspian pipeline by the West. They also reject the massive military rearmament of Azerbaijan, which is promoted by the United States, Israel and Turkey. The Caspian region is of key geopolitical importance because it links resource-rich Central Asia with Europe, and because it also has extensive oil and gas reserves.

The growing threat of war in the Middle East—and the fact that the European countries, including Germany and France, are siding with the United States—is increasingly driving Russia into a military alliance with China.

It is significant that Vladimir Putin’s first foreign visit since taking office was to Belarus, and that he then only spent a few hours in Berlin and Paris before going on to Central Asia. The highlight of his visit abroad was in China, where he met with the Chinese president, and then took part at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on June 6 and 7. In addition to Russia and China, the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan also belong to this organization; Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India have “observer” status.

As was the case at the previous meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, discussion at the SCO summit centred on military and economic cooperation. The summit adopted a declaration on the “establishment of a region of lasting PEACE and common PROSPERITY”. Military intervention against Syria or Iran was explicitly rejected.

The declaration also condemns the establishment of the NATO missile defence system in Europe, which is directed primarily against Russia and has led to severe tensions between Washington and both Europe and Moscow. In future, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is planning to cooperate militarily more closely on issues of “regional security”.

During his two-day visit to Beijing, Putin had previously agreed with Chinese President Hu Jintao to jointly strengthen “security in the Asia-Pacific region”. Both countries intend to hold frequent joint military exercises in the Pacific, after holding joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea in the spring. The United States is increasingly focussing its military build-up in the Asian Pacific region in preparation for a military confrontation with China.

http://wsws.org/articles/2012/jun2012/rusy-j12.shtml


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