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Hezbollah Has One Thing in Common With ISIS

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It is important to note how the decisions of Israel’s policy makers to go to war in Lebanon in 1982, literally created what is now, decades of resentment among Shiite people toward the Zionist state.

Tim King

Hezbollah’s origin is directly related to the defense of Palestinian people who were forced out of their own country during the creation of Israel in 1947/48. The group came into existence to protect the Palestinian refugees of Lebanon after the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed to pull out of the area in the early 1980’s. With Palestinian civilian refugees facing immense threat and pressure from both Israel’s military and the Lebanese Christian militias, Hezbollah was born under the fires of oppression and occupation. The group came to existence in a vacuum created by the exit of the PLO, and they are a highly accomplished military, political and humanitarian party in Lebanon with full participation in government policy.

Lament for humanity: a 50 year reflection

burrowes-folksHuman activity drives 200 species of life (birds, animals, fish, insects, reptiles, amphibians, plants) to extinction each day and 80% of the world’s forests and over 90% of the large fish in the ocean are already gone.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)  Deeply affected by the death of my two uncles in World War II, on 1 July 1966, the 24th anniversary of the ‘USS Sturgeon’ sinking of the Japanese prisoner-of-war ship ‘Montevideo Maru’ which killed the man after whom I am named, I decided that I would devote my life to working out why human beings are violent and then developing a strategy to end it.

The Islamic State will be annihilated by “Anonymous” on the Internet

anonIt isn’t the first time that “Anonymous” has chased terrorists.

Clemente Ferrer Global News Centre

(MADRID) The Islamic State (ISIS), responsible for attacks that caused at least 130 dead and 350 injured in Paris and more than 27 dead in Mali, owes much of its power to the propaganda creativity in social networks

The threats and costs of war

Operation Enduring FreedomeThe direct and indirect costs of war

By John Scales Avery

(JUST)  The costs of war, both direct and indirect, are so enormous that they are almost beyond comprehension. Globally, the institution of war interferes seriously with the use of tax money for constructive and peaceful purposes.

Today, despite the end of the Cold War, the world spends roughly 1.7 trillion (i.e. 1.7 million million) US dollars each year on armaments. This colossal flood of money could have been used instead for education, famine relief, development of infrastructure, or on urgently needed public health measures.

Justice in Sri Lanka: With just 273 political prisoners in custody, how many have disappeared?

Tamil_MassacreThe haphazard arrests, detentions, killings, disappearances and the impunity that prevailed during the former President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government led families of the disappeared to live in ignorance as to whether their loved ones were dead or held incommunicado in Government custody.

By JS Tissainayagam

(ASIAN CORRESPONDENT)  New questions about wartime and post-war disappearances in Sri Lanka emerged following a bombshell revelation that the Government hs only 273 political detainees in its custody. Families of the disappeared believed the numbers are much higher. This announcement also hardens doubts if a Sri Lankan-led judicial process into mass atrocities, such as disappearances, will bring justice to the victims.

NASA’s “revenge of the fireflies”

nasa-unexplained“It was thought to be an elaborate hoax. No natural phenomenon creates such a perfect shape in the sky.  As more and more eye witness accounts emerge this becomes clear this is a genuine mystery.” – Dr. Nick Pope, Defense Analyst

Edsel Chromie Global News Centre

(SAN DIEGO)  To my highly respected science friends in the Netherlands and Latvia; I know that each of you is primarily involved in disciplines other than meteorology and astrophysics but you should be very interested in this unresolved mystery in your neck of the woods. In the May 27, 2015 NASA’s “Unexplained Files; Revenge of the Fireflies” it reported: NASA’s missions have uncovered disturbing anomalies that continue to perplex our finest scientific minds.”

Operation Jade Helm 15: Prelude to martial law and false flag attack? the unedited version

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Marine veteran investigative journalist and author trashed for accurate reporting and disagreeing with the Veterans Today editorial staff on Jade Helm.

Tim King and Robert O’Dowd Global News Centre

(SALEM)  An unconventional warfare exercise in several states in the Southwest and Southeast off of military reservations with Special Operations troops this summer could be used to set up a scenario for martial law if the exercise goes live from a false flag attack like 911.

What does Veterans Today have in common with the pro-administration Washington Post?  Both publications are trying to conceal the potential ramifications of an Obama Administration move called “Operation Jade Helm 15,” which every American should be leery about – at minimum.  The job of media, alternative media in this case, is to put the information out.  Jade Helm 15 is as real as it gets and it is totally unprecedented.  Jade Helm is U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) unconventional warfare exercise to be conducted outside of military reservations in at least 11 states.

NPC Chief Minister hands over Genocide Resolution to UN Special Rapporteur

Wigneswaran_Pablo_meeting_Jaffna_109193_445The Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Justice C.V. Wigneswaran has handed over the NPC resolution on Tamil genocide to the visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, who met him in Jaffna on Wednesday. Almost all the representatives including the Chief Minister, Bishop of Mannaar and the representatives of the Tamil Civil Society Forum have categorically denounced any effort by the UN to sanctify domestic investigations, informed sources said. Mr Pablo de Greiff declined to respond to questions by the journalists. The UN Special Rapporteur has also urged the Chief Minister not to release the details of their discussions to journalists, informed NPC sources told TamilNet.

(TamilNet)  Informed sources further told TamilNet that the UN Special Rapporteur was advocating for an internal mechanism during his visit. He was urging more time and space to be given to the new regime in Colombo. However, the Tamil representatives have explained in detail on the failure of all successive regimes in Colombo in delivering internal mechanisms capable of addressing the crimes committed by the SL State itself and its armed forces in the past.

Neonconservatives—who promoted war with Iraq—are now promoting war with Iran

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There has been much panic about Iran which seems in retrospect to have been mostly emotional hyperbole.

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)   The  same neo-conservatives who successfully pushed the nation to war with Iraq, a country which never attacked us and which never possessed the “weapons of mass destruction” which the Bush administration promoted as a basis for war, are now back promoting war with Iran, a country more than three times the size of Iraq. The war in Iraq did not go well, defying the neoconservatives’ prediction that U.S. troops would be welcomed with open arms. This war had a series of unintended consequences, as wars always do.  One is the rise of ISIS.

Regime Has Brought No Change to the Tamils

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Monument to Tamils slain by the Sri Lankan government in a Genocide that culminated in 2009, yet continues today.

The only change that has taken place is that the people have become more daring than at any time during the last six years to come forward and present their views.

Intro by Visvanathan for Global News Centre

(CHENNAI)  Please read the links below and see what change the new regime has brought to the Tamils in their Homeland. As a couple of TNA leaders gloat around, has it in any way brought any relief to the Tamils?  In the first link all Tamils in the North and the East are protesting against local investigations in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. They have no faith in the local mechanism. They want an international investigation into war crimes. Please find out what the people have to say.

If Israeli voters reject U.S. policy goals, why not reject U.S. aid as well?

F-16 jet fighter supplied to Israel by U.S. taxpayers.

F-16 jet fighter supplied to Israel by U.S. taxpayers.

Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. taxpayer dollars in our history.  From 1949 to 2008, the U.S. government provided Israel more than $103.6 billion of total official aid, making it the largest recipient of U.S. foreign assistance in the post-World War II era.

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)   Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli election and is likely to be Prime Minister once again. The day before the election, he was trailing in the polls. To insure victory, he made his ultra-right wing plans clear.  On Monday, March 16, he declared that on his watch there would never be a Palestinian state.  Among other things, he declared, “I think that anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state and evacuate lands is giving attack grounds to radical Islam against the state of Israel.”

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