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Lavrov: Time To Decide If We Want UN Focused & Effective Or On The Sidelines – 23 February 2015

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 The UN would be effective in settling international disputes, if some member-states didn’t try to use it for dominating world affairs, Russian Foreign Minister believes, adding that such efforts led to bombings in Serbia, war in Iraq and chaos in Libya.

Sergey Lavrov has called for the UN, about to celebrate its 70th anniversary, to be an independent and effective leader in global decision-making, despite attempts by some of its members to usurp the organization’s functions.

“It’s time to answer the question: do we really want the see the UN an effective and influential instrument of preserving peace and security or are we ready to allow it turn into the arena of propagandist struggle, with the UN being excluded from the process of finding key solutions to international problems,” Lavrov said, at the open debate for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), held on Monday in New York.

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‘16 Nuclear Reactors Vulnerable To Terrorist Drone Attacks’ – UK Govt Adviser – 23 February 2015

RT logoBritain’s aging nuclear power plants are vulnerable to terrorist attacks by unmanned drones that could kill thousands of people, a government adviser has warned.

John Large, an engineer for Britain’s Atomic Energy Authority, says ministers are ignoring risks posed by nuclear terror assaults.

Nuclear power stations around the UK suffered 37 security breaches in 2014 – the highest number since 2011.

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BFP – The New Great Game Round-Up – 23 February 2015

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| February 23, 2015

Uyghur Terrorists Making Headlines in Turkey- China-Indonesia, Victoria Nuland and USAID Go on South Caucasus Tour & More!*

The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players. Continue reading

Britain Should Consider Arming Ukraine – Former Chief Of Defence Staff – 23 February 2015

RT logoPrime Minister David Cameron should contemplate sending arms to Ukraine as a show of NATO strength against Russia and keep his promise to restore defense-spending levels, a former Chief of Defence Staff has warned.

Air Chief Marshal Lord Stirrup echoed sentiments of other senior politicians and officials, who claim if defense spending is cut the West will look increasingly weak.

After Russian bombers were detected over international waters near Britain’s south coast last week, Stirrup said Russia was “testing” Britain and its NATO allies.

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Double Standard: Chelsea Racism Suspect Is Ex-Cop & Human Rights Charity Director – 23 February 2015

RT logoA human rights charity director and former police officer has been identified as being among the Chelsea fans responsible for the racist abuse of a passenger on the Paris Metro. He has apologized for his “involvement,” but denies being a racist.

The Metropolitan Police (MPS) launched an investigation to hunt down the “racist thugs” who prevented a black male from boarding a Paris Metro train while chanting, “we’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it.

The incident occurred after Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

Richard Barklie, 50, a former police officer from Northern Ireland, was one of three Chelsea fans whose profiles were released by Scotland Yard during their investigation.

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John Ward – Reality 2: How Germany & The US Gave Up In Ukraine – 23 February 2015

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Having learned the lessons of German history well, Angela Merkel has been taking pains to ensure zero possibility of a war on two Fronts. With Greece looking like it might tell the EC where to go, Geli spent much of mid February plane-hopping between Minsk and Washington. The mainstream press would have you believe that the Minsk agreement is frail, and more sanctions plus American arms in Ukraine will follow should the child-skewering psycho Putin get any smart ideas about breaking the ceasefire. Continue reading

Japan Set To Loosen Control Over Military Introduced Post WWII – Report – 23 February 2015

RT logoJapan wants to revise the existing law prioritizing civilian control over national self-defense forces, Japanese media reports. The idea of civilian participation in military decision-making was fostered following the defeat in WWII.

This proposal, to amend current provisions and give more direct power to the Joint Staff Act, will require legislative change, the sources close to the Defense ministry told The Japan Times. The draft law is likely to be submitted to the National Diet as soon as the next week.

The initiative of the further erosion the post-WWII legislature in Japan allegedly comes from SDF personnel, both acting and former officers currently occupying lawmaking positions in the Diet.

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‘Cash For Access’ Sting: Ex-Foreign Secretaries Straw And Rifkind Suspended, Deny Wrongdoing – 23 February 2015

RT logoCameron has defended the decision to suspend Sir Malcom Rifkind following two of Britain’s former foreign secretaries were secretly filmed offering their services to private companies in return for cash.

Jack Straw and Sir Malcom Rifkind were duped by reporters from the Daily Telegraph and Channel 4 who posed as staff for a Chinese firm, looking to gain access to politicians and senior establishment figures.

Both men have now reported themselves to the Parliamentary Standards Committee, with Straw saying he had fallen into a “very clever trap” and Rifkind acknowledging his comments had been “silly.”
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ActivistPost – 200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate – FREE Research PDF Download! – 23 February 2015

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The media, your pediatrician, politicians and health authorities like the CDC and FDA claim that vaccines are safe and effective. So why do hundreds of peer-reviewed studies indicate the opposite is true? Read, download, and share this document widely to provide the necessary evidence-based counterbalance to the pro-vaccination propaganda that has globally infected popular consciousness and discussion like an intractable disease.

It is abundantly clear that if the present-day vaccine climate, namely, that everyone must comply with the CDC’s one-size-fits-all vaccination schedule or be labeled a health risk to society at large, is to succumb to open and balanced discussion, it is the peer-reviewed biomedical evidence itself that is going to pave the way towards making rational debate on the subject happen.

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France Deploys Aircraft Carrier Against ISIS In Iraq – Ministry – 23 February 2015

RT logoFrance has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, as part of the US-led military campaign, French media report, citing government officials.

The integration of the Charles de Gaulle in the operation… (in Iraq) begins this morning,” a member of Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s staff told AFP.

The agency reports that the first Rafale fighter jet took off from the aircraft carrier on Monday morning. The warship was sailing about 200 kilometres (120 miles) off the coast north of Bahrain in the direction of Iraq.

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