Tag Archives: 20 January

‘Respect, Decency – Basis For EU Counterterrorism Alliance With Muslim States’ – 20 January 2015

RT logoA coalition between European and Muslim countries to jointly fight extreme Islamism is only possible based on mutual respect, humanity and absence of insults to anyone’s religion, Hani al-Basoos, professor at the Islamic University of Gaza, told RT.

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RT: The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says combating terrorism needs a broader coalition of European and Arab countries. Given that some Muslim countries blame Europe for provoking the kind of terrorism that we saw in Paris recently, what would such a coalition look like?

Hani al-Basoos: I think the fact we have to look at from the beginning – the incitements made by the newspaper and incitement made by cartoonist portraying Prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him, to be something else. We have to understand the fact that such a figure for all Muslims is respected whether Muslims are moderate or extremist. All have demonstrated against such cartoon and cartoonists because such depiction is giving a bad image of Muslims.

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NaturalNews – Ethan A. Huff – Heinz Biotech CEO Says Company Technology To Create Unnatural Beings Will End Up ‘Killing Everyone’ – 20 January 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) The same Duke University graduate who recently told an audience of scientists in Austria that every living thing is intrinsically flawed and in need of genetic modification is back in the news after announcing plans to one day grant ordinary people the opportunity to create their own fake organisms from the comfort of their own homes.

Cambrian Genomics CEO Austen Heinz envisions a future where nothing is natural and everything is created in a laboratory using synthetic DNA strands imprinted on glass slides. This maniacal concept is somehow idyllic to Heinz, who relishes in the idea that one day humanity might be able to do away with, well, humanity, and all other life for that matter.
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‘Hackers Bigger Concern For Web Users Than NSA Spying’ – 20 January 2015

RT logoWeb users are more concerned about hackers getting into their bank accounts or stealing trade secrets than about the NSA which is simply doing its job by spying on foreign nations, Jeffrey Carr, cyber security expert and CEO of Taia Global, told RT.

The latest Edward Snowden leaks revealed the US is preparing for future cyber wars.

RT: New documents revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the US military is preparing for a new area of battle – cyber warfare. Could you tells us in detail how it is planning to tackle potential enemies?

Jeffrey Carr: Well, it’s not new. Cyber warfare has been around for many years. The Russian government, the US government, the Chinese government, the Korean government, we’ve all been planning for this; it’s a natural extension of conflict except now we are moving it to cyber space. Hopefully, there won’t be a cyber war, but it pays to be prepared. I think that’s really what we are looking at here now. The other thing is the Snowden revelations didn’t have to do with warfare, they had to with espionage. And espionage of course happens all the time. And I think what we are really referring to is not so much warfare as it is spying.

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IMF Slashes Global Growth Forecast To 3.5% – 20 January 2015

RT logoThe International Monetary Fund has reduced its world growth forecast to 3.5 percent this year, from 3.8 percent. Sluggish growth from China, Russia, the EU, and Japan won’t offset the benefits of cheaper oil.

The outlook for 2016 was also cut to 3.7 percent from four percent.

Here is the January 2015 report released on January 19.

The downward revisions were influenced by the worsening prospects in China, Russia, the EU, and Japan, with the last two posing the biggest threat to growth. The most severe cut was to Russia, whose economy will contract by three percent, according to the IMF, a huge departure from its previous 0.4 percent growth estimate. This economic uncertainty will spillover into CIS countries, which are closely tied to the Russian economy.

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Steve Lendman – Genocide In Donbas – 20 January 2015

StevelendmanLast April, Kiev launched premeditated naked aggression on Donbas. Mischaracterized as a “counterterrorism” operation.

Fighting raged for months. Abated somewhat following agreed on September Minsk protocol terms. Never stopped.

Illegitimate oligarch president Petro Poroshenko vowed to crush Donbas resistance. Intends full-scale war. Wants fascist tyranny replacing Donbas democracy.

Last May, the reliable Strategic Culture Foundation (SCF) called Kiev’s war on Donbas a “genocide campaign.” Believing at the time anti-junta resistance would spread across Ukraine. Continue reading

Russia-US Nuclear Material Security Cooperation Discontinued – 20 January 2015

RT logoMoscow and Washington have officially ceased 20 years of co-operation over securing storage of nuclear material in Russia, US media reports. Russia’s Rosatom warned that no new contracts with the US were expected in 2015.

The declaration on stopping co-operation in the nuclear material protection sphere was signed on December 16, The Boston Globe reported on Monday. The newspaper obtained a three-page document that draws a line under 21 years of fruitful cooperation between the two nations’ nuclear agencies.

The decisive talks took place in Moscow over a month ago, but the outcome remained secret until early this week.

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Counter-Terrorism: EU May Boost Intelligence Sharing With Muslim Countries – 20 January 2015

RT logoDespite fears of classified information leaks in the wake of new anti-terror measures, the EU foreign policy chief has called for broader sharing of intelligence data – within its borders, as well as with Arab and Asian nations.

“We are looking at projects to launch in the coming weeks with some specific countries to increase the level of co-operation on counter-terrorism, and I would name Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria and the Gulf countries,” Federica Mogherini of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said at a press conference on Monday, after talks in Brussels with the Arab League chief and European ministers.

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NaturalNews – Mike Adams – 600 Strains Of An Aerosolized Thought Control Vaccine Already Tested On Humans; Deployed Via Air, Food And Water – 20 January 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) According to the document you’re about to see, for the last eight years, government scientists have actively engineered viral vaccines designed to alter thoughts and beliefs by infecting the brain and suppressing genetic expression of neurological cells. Dispersal of these vaccines has been tested via high-altitude aerosolized sprays, highway vehicles, the water supply and even the food system.

As you’ll see in the document and video below, the vaccine was intended from the start to be deployed against civilian populations, and 600 strains of infectious viruses were tested on human subjects. One of the transmission vectors documented in the testing exploited an influenza strain to spread the mind-infecting virus as a pandemic. Continue reading

Amnesty International Urges Europe To Come Clean In CIA Terror Cooperation – 20 January 2015

RT logoEuropean governments are being urged by Amnesty to spill the beans over their alleged cooperation in terror operations with the CIA. The human rights organization wants the guilty to be brought to justice and the practice to stop.

Amnesty is adamant that had it not been for various European governments, the US would have been unable to detain so many people, often without trial, for so many years. These calls come after a US Senate report published in December seemed to implicate a number of European nations in implementing terror programs.

“The Senate report makes it abundantly clear that foreign governments were essential to the ‘success’ of the CIA operations and evidence that has been mounting for nearly a decade points to key European allies,” said Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights, on the organization’s website.

Amnesty International says its research shows Poland, Romania and Lithuania allowed secret CIA detention sites on their soil, while UK agents were involved in torture. The human rights group says practices such as waterboarding, sexual assault and mock executions were some of the torture processes detainees suffered.

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Minor Crimes, Incl. Soft Drugs, Not Police Business – German Union – 20 January 2015

RT logoGerman cops should be spared investigating minor crimes, to have more time for serious cases and terrorism, the country’s police union (DpolG) has said.

Among crimes that could forego police investigation are insults, property damage and using public transport without a ticket, according to DpolG’s vice-president Arnold Plickert.

Those misdemeanors could be treated as civil offences, he specified, arguing the same should apply to small amounts of soft drugs such as marijuana.

We have to make it dependent on the case,” Plickert told the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) on Monday, saying that police should only be involved in cases of repeat offenders.

One of the reasons for narrowing down the scope of police activity is the growing challenge of terrorism. Another rationale is a wave of forced early retirements, which are significantly decreasing personnel numbers.

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