Who profits from killing Charlie?

Candles are placed next to a sign reading ‘Je suis Charlie’ (I am Charlie) and a pen in La Rochelle on January 7, 2015, as people gathered to pay tribute to the twelve people killed in an attack by two armed gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. (AFP Photo/Xavier Leoty)

By PEPE ESCOBAR

A pro-style jihadist commando attack in Europe’s heart. Cui bono?

Careful planning and preparation, Kalashnikovs, rocket-propelled grenade launcher, balaclavas, sand-colored ammunition vest stuffed with spare magazines, army boots, easy escape in a black Citroen…

And the icing on this particularly lethal cake: faultless Paris-based logistical support to pull it all off. A former top French military commander, Frédéric Gallois, has stressed the perfect application of “urban guerrilla technique” (where are those notorious Western counter-terrorism “experts” when one needs them?)

Some said they spoke perfect French, while others maintained their command of the language was mangled and broken. Anyway, what matters is that they uttered the magic word: “We’re Al-Qaeda.” Better yet, they told a man in the street: “Tell the media that this is Al-Qaeda in Yemen,” which means, in American terror terminology, Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP), which had Charlie Hebdo’s editor/cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier (“Charb”) on a hit list duly promoted by AQAP’s glossy Inspire magazine. Accusation: “Insulting the Prophet Mohammed.”

And just to make sure everyone had the perpetrators implanted on their brain, the killers also said, “Allahu Akbar”,“We have killed Charlie Hebdo” and “We have avenged the Prophet.”

Foreign journalists and other people hold placards that read “I am Charlie” during a campaign at a bookstore in Beijing January 8, 2015 for the victims of the shooting at the Paris offices of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

Case closed? Well, it took only a few hours for French police to identify the (usual?) suspects: French-Algerian brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi. The third man, the driver of the black Citroen, apparently 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, then turned himself in with an ironclad alibi. So the third man remains a cipher.

They all wore balaclavas. The Kouachi brothers have not been captured, but the police seem to know very well who they are. Because they found an abandoned ID in the black Citroen (oh, the troubles of being a command in a rush…) How come they didn’t know anything before the carnage?

Right on cue, Cherif Kouachi’s bio was splattered all over the shop. He was on a global watch list. Along with six others, he was sentenced in May 2008 to 3 years in prison for “terrorism”; in fact unloading a dozen young Frenchmen via madrassas in Egypt and Syria to none other than Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the killed-by-an-American-missile former head of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and the spiritual father of Daesh/ISIS/ISIL.

Also right on clue, a full narrative was ready for mass consumption. According to French police “experts,” this could be an attack “ordered from abroad and executed by jihadists coming back from Syria that have escaped us,” or it could be “suburban idiots that radicalized themselves and concocted this military attack in the name of Al-Qaeda.”

Scrap option two, please; this was a pro job. And staying with option one, this points right at – what else – blowback. Yes, they could be Daesh/ISIS/ISIL mercenaries trained by NATO (crucially, France included) in Turkey and/or Jordan. But it might get even false-flag nastier. They could also be former or current French special forces.

Blast Islam, will travel
Predictably, Islamofascism peddlers are already having a field day/week/month/year. For simpletons/trolls/hordes exhibiting an IQ worthy of sub-zoology, when in doubt, demonize Islam. It’s so convenient to forget that untold millions from Pakistan’s tribal areas, to street markets across Iraq, continue to feel pain devastating their hearts and lives as they are expendable victims of the jihadist mindset – or “kalashnikov culture”, as it is known in Pakistan – which has been profiting the West directly or indirectly, for decades now. Think ritual droning of Pakistani, Yemeni, Syrian, Iraqi or Libyan civilians. Think Sadr City witnessing carnage 10 times worse than Paris.

What French President Francois Hollande defined as “an act of exceptional barbarism” – and it is – does not apply when the West, France in the front line, from King Sarko to General Hollande himself, weaponizes, trains and remote-controls assorted mercenaries/beheaders from Libya to Syria. Oh yeah, killing civilians in Tripoli or Aleppo is perfectly alright, but don’t do that in Paris.

People observe a minute of silence in Istanbul on January 8, 2015 for the victims of an attack by armed gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7 which left at least 12 dead and many others injured. (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)

So this, in the heart of Europe, is what blowback feels like. This is what people feel in the Waziristans when a wedding party is incinerated by a Hellfire missile. In parallel, it’s absolutely impossible to credit that the sophisticated Western intel network had not seen blowback coming – and was impotent to prevent it. Continue reading

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Dernière heure. Les Etats-Unis ont bloqué la chaîne Russia Today RT

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Source: Cameroonvoice.com

Les Etats-Unis ont interrompu la diffusion de la chaîne Russia Today, a annoncé le rédacteur en chef de la chaîne Margarita Simonyan sur son compte Twitter.

« Je m’y attendais depuis longtemps. Maintenant notre chaîne est bloquée aux Etats-Unis. Ça y est ! Bravo à la liberté de l’expression ! »

Russia Today appelée RT, est une chaîne de télévision d’information continue russe lancée le 10 décembre 2005 par l’agence gouvernementale RIA Novosti qui l’abrite dans ses locaux moscovites. Depuis 2007, la chaîne est entrée dans la bataille de l’information, au même titre que BBC World, CNN, Al Jazeera et France 24.

Il s’agit aux États-Unis de la seconde chaîne d’information étrangère la plus regardée. Elle emploie plusieurs milliers de personnes avec un siège à Moscou et Washington, et des bureaux à Paris, Londres, Los Angeles, Miami, Delhi et Tel Aviv.

Russia Today a été bloquée par la ressource Reddit. Connue pour ses analyses alternatives, loin de la propagande des grands médias, la chaîne compte plus d’un millions d’abonnés dans le monde entier.

Syrian rebels set to execute Ukrainian journalist

Screenshot from a YouTube video showing Anhar Kochneva in captivity

NGOs are urging Syrian rebels to release a Ukrainian journalist, Anhar Kochneva, who is set to be executed Thursday. Meanwhile the group behind the kidnapping warned it would now target all Russians, Ukrainians and Iranians on Syrian soil.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19, the International Press Institute and Reporters Without Borders issued a joint statement expressing deep concern about Kochneva’s life and urging the leadership of the Free Syrian Army and of the Syrian Opposition Coalition to ensure that the journalist is safe and set free.

The groups also called on the French, British and US governments, as well as the European Union to work with the Syrian opposition to facilitate her release.

Kochneva, who has reported critically about the Syrian rebels for Russian and Ukrainian news outlets, was captured in the beginning of October near the restive city of Homs. The kidnappers, allegedly members of the Free Syrian Army, threatened to kill her on December 13 if a US$ 50 million ransom is not paid. Continue reading

“Libyan style” fake fall of Damascus. Nato disinformation campaign + suicide attacks as a last attempt to make Assad fall

By MKERone

It’s been a few days now that we can hear western news channels and radios saying that the terrorist FSA are making major pushs into the Syrian Capital Damascus.

The Syrian governement and hundreds of witnesses on the ground confirm this is a complete lie (as reported by Russia Today journalist). Though, fake news keep spreading.

This morning, in what presstitutes called the “Battle for Damascus” we learned that a sucide bomber has struck a national security building, killing the Defense Minister Daoud Abdullah Rajha and wounding many other officials.  We also noticed that the Sana website is not working and we have many reasons to believe that it was hacked. One the reasons are the threats made by the Anonymous movement, which is as we all can notice, just another tool serving the Empire.

In this article we want to point out the similarities between what’s currently happening in Damascus and what happened in Tripoli. Indeed, the exact same scenario is unfolding before our eyes: Mainstream lies and fake information about the governement forces loosing ground, military operation launched on the ground (the today bombings) and then heavy fightings in the city (that’s what the FSA has been trying to do).The main difference is that NATO is not “directly” involved in the Syrian crisis. We all know, and many reports have proven that NATO has mercenaries on the field. What we mean is that NATO doesn’t have it’s army with all its equipment on the ground as they had in Libya. This is a huge difference. Another huge difference, is that more and more people realize they’re being lied to by MSM and their governement. Hence the propaganda is harder to disseminate in the masses. (Even though a huge majority remains unaware of what’s really unfolding and relies on MSM and their corrupt leaders to “understand” the situation.)

As soon as we realized what was going on, we immediately thought about an article, written by Thierry Meyssan a few weeks ago, that warned us about such a scenario.

After the complete failure of their latest disinformation attempt (the Wikileaks “Syrian files” scam) NATO/GCC/EU/USrahell are playing their last card. It’s their last move to make Assad fall. And we all hope it will fail. And in order to foil this desperate attempt, Syrian government needs to respond with full force and avoid the FSA terrorists to implement the CIA/USarmy created scenario of Urban guerilla.

‘US intervention in Iran will drag China & Russia into war’

George Orwell’s guide to the news

By Adrian Salbuchi for RT

The Western mainstream media falsifies the news resorting to euphemisms, half-truths and lies in the best (worst) style of George Orwell’s novel 1984. We all live in the unreal world of “Newspeak” used by the Global Power Elite to control our minds.

Man gets confused when things that happen around him and to him, or which are done in his name, cannot be properly grasped, understood or made sense of. Normally, such confusion leads to inaction. If you’re lost at night in the middle of a forest but you can still see the stars, then a bit of astronomical knowledge will at least quickly tell you which way is north. But if it’s cloudy or you’re ignorant of the constellations in starry heaven, then you might as well light up a fire and do nothing until dawn…. You’re Lost!

Today, mainstream media coverage uses programmed distortion, confusion, even outright lying when its Money Power masters order it to support the “official story” on any major political, economic or financial process. When looked at closely, however, the “official story” of things can be seen to be inaccurate, misleading, often hardly believable if not downright stupid.

Examples of this: Iraq’s inexistent WMD’s leading to the invasion and destruction of that country; global mega-banker bail-outs with taxpayer money; Continue reading

Tripoli: Images and Comments from Anissa Naouai (Russia Today)

Follow her on twitter: @AnissaNaouai

[Editor’s comment : A selction of commented images taken and tweeted by a journalist from Russia Today, who is currently in Tripoli, Libya. We inted to show you the reality there, what this NFZ brought about. We intend to show you that in no case the Nato intervention’s aim was to protect civilians! Bookmark this page since we’ll be updating it.]

October 23rd she tweeted “Mmmm….anyone think this flag is out of place on Green Square???” 

October 23rd she tweeted “This girls name is Amel…wonder if she really understands Continue reading