An anonymous source told Fox News on Tuesday the U.S. government believes a terror attack comparable to the 9/11 attack will come out of Libya.
Citing the presence of Islamic State operatives in Benghazi, Derna and Sirte, the government argues it needs authority to go into Libya in pursuit of ISIS.
In late February the Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Libya is the most “troublesome” country in the Middle East.
“There are, in addition to ISIL, probably six or eight other terrorist groups that have gathered in Libya,” he said. “So it’s a magnet because, essentially, it’s ungoverned.”
“From an intelligence perspective, I think clearly we need to step up our game,” Clapper added. “I think there’s a lot of merit to partnering with the French, who have sort of staked out their claim in the Sahel region of North Africa.”
‘Yet another extremist brigade in Syria presented by the United States and mainstream media outlets as “moderate” has now officially defected to the side of ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Harakat Hazm, propagandized to the American public as the face of the “moderate rebellion” in Syria has been the recipient of a large quantity of American weapons in the past including TOW anti-tank rockets and other arms.
According to mainstream outlets like the Daily Beast, Harakat Hazm was one of the few terrorist organizations actually trusted by the White House, hence the heavy amount of weaponry provided to them by the Pentagon. As funding for the death squad forces began to dry up, the story goes, the beleaguered fighters were forced to join ISIS in order to stay alive in their fight against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad and their alleged fight against al-Nusra (ISIS/al-Qaeda).’
‘Israel’s Shin Bet rearrested Golani Druze Sedki al-Maket (age 48). Until his release in 2012 (Hebrew), he’d been the longest serving Israeli security prisoner, having spent 27 years detained. News of his arrest is under gag order by Israeli media. The gag is laughable since the arrest has been reported not only by Syrian media, but in a Hebrew Facebook post.
Though Israeli security services haven’t offered any reason for his arrest, it’s likely they’re angered because a week ago he followed Syrian rebels to a meeting inside Israeli-occupied territory. The rebels met with IDF forces who’ve previously been shown to receive logistical and intelligence support from Israel in previous reports here and in Israel and foreign media. Al Maket filmed a video while the meeting was underway, in which he described what he saw and offered it to Syrian TV. It was aired to the entire nation and likely monitored by Israeli security.’
‘The speech Netanyahu gave to the U.S. Congress today is nothing less than the case for war against Iran. Voters should not, under any circumstances, allow this to hold any weight at all with policy makers – as they did with Iraq in 2003.
Here’s our rundown of the Top 10 points from his speech proving that Netanyahu has lost the plot…’
‘In a 2009 US policy paper published by the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, it was made clear that the US was determined to provoke Iran into a conflict and effect regime change at any cost – up to and including an outright military invasion and occupation of Iran with US troops.
However, before it came to that, the Brookings Institution’s policymakers explored other options including fomenting US-backed political unrest coupled with covert, violent force, the use of US State Department listed foreign terrorist organizations to carry out assassinations and attacks within Iran, and limited airstrikes carried out by either the US or Israel, or both.
In retrospect, 6 years on, all of these tricks have not only been attempted to one degree or another in Iran, but have been demonstrably employed in neighboring Syria to diminish its strength – which according to Brookings – is a necessary prerequisite before waging war on Iran.’
‘“Great American” Sean Hannity didn’t just side with Israel over his own country as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has figuratively spit in President Obama’s face. No, Hannity went out of his way to demonize Obama in every possible way he could work into a nearly 10-minute segment.
It’s very touching to see Hannity’s sudden concern for Jews when you consider how he has previously palled around with the most vile of anti-Semites. But when there’s a contest between Hannity’s bigotry and his lust for conservative power – and maybe a new war for other people to shed blood in – well, it’s no contest.’
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What is ‘mind’ and ‘emotion’ and why do they control us?
Who created religion and what are its advocates really worshipping?
These questions and so many more are explained with a coherence and simplicity rarely, if ever, seen before.
David Icke’s narrative, supported by Neil Hague’s superb illustrations, will change the reality – the ‘life’ – of everyone who has the courage to read it.
‘Police are assessing allegations that paedophile Peter Righton carried out a sadistic murder while living in hiding in a country estate in Suffolk.
A survivor of child sex abuse named “Darren”, to protect his identity, told Exaro and police how he witnessed a harrowing assault by a man named in parliament as being a linchpin in a paedophile ring that links to the top of British politics. Darren believes that the horrific attack on a man with Down’s Syndrome who had irritated Righton left the victim dead.’
‘Andrew was lying on the ground between a pick up truck and a car when Darren arrived at a bizarre scene at Thornham Magna country estate.
Darren, not his real name, had been ordered to go to a parking area on the estate in Suffolk. He was a 15 year old lad in care who was sent to the secluded estate for work experience.
Andrew was a Down’s Syndrome sufferer, aged in his 30s according to Darren. Andrew had annoyed Peter Righton, the paedophile who supplied boys to politicians and other prominent people who had the run of the estate.’
‘Priest Tony McSweeney faces a fresh investigation over the sexual abuse of boys at a children’s home in the London Borough of Richmond.
The Metropolitan Police Service’s paedophile unit is investigating claims from a new witness that he was sexually abused as a 14 year old boy at Grafton Close children’s home by McSweeney and two other members of staff.’
‘The official police watchdog is to investigate claims that Scotland Yard covered up the murder of a young boy at the hands of a Westminster paedophile ring.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will examine whether corrupt Met Police officers ignored clues to the death of eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra in 1981.
Last November Vishal’s father, retired magistrate Vishambar Mehrotra, told the Telegraph that police had deliberately covered up his son’s killing to protect a network of high-profile child abusers.’
‘Travel becomes truly ominous…
In a trend that isn’t wholly surprising, EU Observer reports:
US citizens and other non-EU nationals who enter Europe will be asked to have their faces image-captured and fingerprints scanned upon arrival at a half-dozen major airports.
This “biometric dragnet” is the pilot test for the EU’s new “smart borders” packages. The test portion will run March – September 2015, for starters. The commission originally proposed this package in 2013 but pulled it and began revising. While there is some opposition, the experiment is shortly underway.
The captures include fingerprint scans, iris scans and facial recognition scans for all forms of European travel – road, train, sea and air.’
‘Taser International, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of body cameras, has direct connections to some police chiefs who have been advocating on its behalf.
According to an AP report, the company is covering travel costs for cops that praise their products at international conferences. It’s also hiring retired chiefs as consultants, after their cities sign contracts with Taser. After the police chief in Fort Worth, Texas obtained a contract with the company, he wrote one of their representatives an email, insisting that he deserved a raise. In Salt Lake City, the police department bypassed City Council approval to secure a contract with Taser and, in Albuquerque, Taser’s connection to the police chief sparked an investigation by the city’s inspector general.’
Jimmy Kimmel is a late night chat show host on ABC. In two monologues this week, he roundly attacked and mocked, anyone who questions the safety of vaccines. Richie will be chatting with Pop Singer Laura LaRue and Health Journalist Jefferey Jaxen both of whom have been censored because of their opinions on this subject.
And John Perkins returns to the show! John is the author of the best selling book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”, which is about the economic colonisation of Third World countries on behalf of what he portrays as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government. John has also written about mystical aspects of indigenous cultures, including shamanism.
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‘A research study conducted by a Michigan State University economist has found that nearly one million children in the United States may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD.
These diagnoses were often triggered by the child being the youngest (and therefore most immature) student in their kindergarten class.
According to the study published in the Journal of Health Economics, these students are more likely to be prescribed medication to modify their behavior than their older classmates. According to lead researcher Todd Elder, this can waste between $320 million and $500 million per year on unnecessary medication. Between $80-$90 million of that is paid by Medicaid.’
‘Gatewood was described as “acting kind of weird,” by his girlfriend, Ruth Temple, who called 911 and asked police to help diffuse the situation. A family friend also told reporters that Gatewood was breaking things in his apartment, noting “He broke all the glass and started fighting the cabinet, literally boxing it.”
When the cops arrived on the scene, they found Gatewood lying on broken glass inside the apartment. They dragged him out into the street, and attempted to cuff him to no avail. Then they broke out pepper spray and tasers.
“They kept saying you’re resisting and fighting. So they kept pulling the trigger on the taser over and over again,” said witness Leeann Mize.’
‘A Texas town has proven that there is a solution to out of control cops after it replaced the entire police department with private security officers and saw a remarkable drop in crime by 61%.
Sharpstown, located southwest of Houston, decided in 2012 that regular public policing was proving wholly ineffective, and opted not to renew a contract with the constable’s office.
Instead the town’s civic leaders hired private security agents with the company SEAL Security Solutions, and devised a more effective policing strategy.
“Since we’ve been in there, an independent crime study that they’ve had done [indicates] we’ve reduced the crime by 61%” in just 20 months, James Alexander, Director of Operations for SEAL told reporters with guns.com.’
‘Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign is facing its first real crisis after it emerged that the former secretary of state may have broken the law by using a private email account for official government business.
Mrs Clinton never set up a State Department government email address during her four years as America’s top diplomat. She instead used a personal account where her messages would not automatically be archived.
US law requires that senior officials save their emails and Republicans said the personal account “raises serious questions” about whether Mrs Clinton was trying to hide her communications.’
‘In 2010 David Cameron and the Tories unveiled a 16 point “contract” with the electorate which stated “if we don’t deliver our side of the bargain, kick us out in five years”.
If you search for this “contract” on the Tory website, all you get is a desperate plea for you to tell them your salary and give them your email list so that they can send you targeted political spam. This suggests that they Tories have realised how badly they have failed to deliver their side of the bargain, but rather than accept that they should now be kicked out by the electorate, they’ve decided to hide the contract and hope that everyone has completely forgotten about it.’
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‘David Cameron reacted with fury after a Tory minister warned against banning radical preachers from universities during a fiery Cabinet meeting, it has been revealed.
The Prime Minister ‘jumped on’ the universities minister Greg Clark after he spoke out against Home Office plans to force universities to ban non-violent ‘extremists’, sources said.
Mr Cameron was backed up by the Home Secretary Theresa May and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.’
‘Conservatives must show they are not driven by a desire to ‘punish’ people on benefits, Iain Duncan Smith warned tonight.
The Work and Pensions Secretary used a speech in Washington to warn that for too long his party has addressed the poor with ‘fingers wagging’ instead of offering them ‘hope’.
He insisted the Tory pitch to voters has to be about more than tax, immigration and crime to show they are driven by ‘fairness, opportunity, and compassion’.’
‘Real incomes for those of working age are still below pre-crisis levels, according to research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).
The think tank expects median income for those aged between 22 and 59 to be lower in 2014-15 than in 2007-08, after adjusting for the impact of inflation.
Only over-60s will have higher incomes this year than 2007-08, it said.
Living standards have risen more slowly than in previous recessions, because of weak earnings growth, the IFS said.’
‘Some 375 civil society organisations from across Europe have today called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers, and the environment from threats the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) it poses.
The call comes as European Parliament committees are discussing a draft resolution on the TTIP negotiations to be voted upon in May. It will not be legally binding on negotiators but will be a significant political signal, as any final TTIP deal would have to pass a vote in the European Parliament.
In an open letter sent to MEPs today, groups from 25 countries – including trade unions, consumer, environmental, and civil rights organisations – warn that TTIP could strengthen the influence of big business and undermine public services, the protection of public health, the environment, food and workers’ rights.’
‘Australian Jewish and Islamic schools are under threat from terror attacks. That’s the message from the Federal Government and the peak body representing Jews in Australia.
The Abbott Government on Monday announced 54 schools — including 17 Jewish schools and 15 Islamic schools — will share in $18 million dollars to employ security guards and CCTV cameras. Another 11 independent schools a 11 government schools will also beef up security.
The funding is part of the government’s strategy for tackling racial and religious intolerance and follows a speech by the PM last week where he declared the threat of terrorism is rising in Australia and announced a number of counterterrorism measures.’
‘America’s MSM mock legitimate journalism. State propaganda Big Lies substitute for real news, information and analysis on issues mattering most.
The Washington Post ranks with the worst. Its editorial policy long ago fell from grace. It openly fronts for wealth, power and privilege.
Extreme hawkishness defines its agenda. Neocons control editorial policy. Owner Jeff Bezos has CIA ties. He’s bought, paid for and owned by dark forces ruling America.’
‘Starry Eyes is a horror movie about a struggling actress getting mixed up with the Hollywood elite. Through the metamorphosis of the main character, the movie describes how the entertainment world actually works: via rituals, blood sacrifice, and occult initiation.’
‘In the state of Colorado, marijuana dispensaries are big business – earning some retailers nearly $1 million per year.
Those numbers were so appealing to the KFC Corporation, they decided to incorporate a marijuana dispensary with their Colorado franchise restaurants.
Franchisees have the opportunity to expand into the business for an additional $35,000 setup fee.’
‘Savers have missed out on £130billion of interest payments as a result of ultra-low rates – around £5,000 for every household in the UK – a report reveals today.
The Bank of England slashed interest rates to a historic low of 0.5 per cent in March 2009 at the height of the Great Recession.
Almost exactly six years on, figures lay bare the crippling impact low rates have had on prudent households, including many pensioners and hard-working families.’
‘Thousands of acres of wheat and other cereal crops have been destroyed by Israeli police in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Rakhama in Negev.
According to Ali Freijat, a local resident, as many as 14 Israeli tractors escorted by in excess of 50 Israeli police vehicles destroyed the agricultural products and leveled the land early on Tuesday, Ma’an news agency reported.
“This is vandalism through which they plan to displace the Bedouins from the Negev so as to create a Jewish state free of Arabs,” Freijat added.
He further noted that the Israeli regime forces have been trying to confiscate the land for many years.’
‘A leaked video shot in December purportedly shows IDF soldiers setting dogs on a Palestinian teenager. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack, while Israel’s chief military prosecutor ordered an investigation into the incident.
The video went viral after being posted to Facebook by former ultra nationalist Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari with the caption: “The soldiers taught the little terrorist a lesson.” The video has since been removed, but several copies were shared on the internet.
The Palestinian WAFA news agency reported that the attack took place on December 23, 2014 in the ‘buffer zone’ in the West Bank, between the town of Beit Ummar and the nearby Israeli settlement of Carmei Tzur, which is located south of the town.’
‘Facebook has removed the personal account of a 12-year-old Georgia boy who posted a viral video last week in support of Rudy Giuliani’s comments that President Obama ‘doesn’t love America’.
Republican C.J.Pearson found out the price of his new found fame on Friday morning when a friend told him it had been deactivated for ‘suspicious activity’.
Fearing his video, which was watched by more than 1.4 million people, may have been the cause, Pearson hit out at the social media giant, accusing them of quelling any dissent towards Obama.’
‘Broadcaster RT is facing an inquiry after one viewer, apparently so deeply offended by the allegedly ‘anti-Western’ views being broadcast, felt the need to complain to British TV and radio regulator Ofcom. The comments were made on Peter Lavelle‘s popular show CrossTalk, and supposedly breached impartiality standards.
21WIRE’s own Patrick Henningsen (a ‘westerner’!) appeared on Lavelle’s show earlier this year, and CrossTalk is regarded as one of the most fast-paced and challenging programs on RT.
RT’s CrossTalk is being anonymously accused of airing “anti-western views” during a December 23rd broadcast. So how is a media outlet supposed to regulate what its guests say, without outright censorship and blacklisting of certain subjects? And what can RT do when any British pundits or politicians who oppose Russia will not come on RT to discuss their view points? Suppose a memo went out in Westminster telling MPs not to go on RT? What then?’
‘The red tape involved in firing federal employees is so bad that the government hasn’t even been able to fire employees who were caught watching up to six hours a day of porn at work.
A recent report from CBS News finds that government employee unions and civil service rules make it almost impossible to fire employees, and it’s costing the taxpayer big bucks.
In one instance, CBS found an employee who had 7,000 pornographic files on his office computer and was tracked sometimes spending up to six hours a day watching porn at work. But this employee is still being paid as his years-long appeals process continues.’
‘A recent MedicalXpress.com article highlights startling research on the serious side effects of antipsychotic medications. In addition, many of the medications are failing to relieve the symptoms for which they were prescribed.
Researchers at Australia’s Murdoch University in Perth and the University of Queensland found that the side effects of the antipsychotics include Parkinsonism, restlessness, involuntary movements, weight gain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, constipation, dry mouth. and dizziness. The most prevalent side effect is extreme fatigue, which leaves many in a “zombie state,” they report.’
‘France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last — before they buy it.
A new French government decree that came into effect this week aims at fighting so-called planned obsolescence. That is when companies design strategies to limit the life span of appliances, so that consumers will have to replace them.
The measure requires manufacturers to inform vendors how long spare parts for an appliance will continue to be produced. The vendor is then required to inform the buyer, in writing. Violators face up to 15,000 euros ($16,800) in fines.’
‘The Board of Supervisors for Los Angeles County have agreed to pay the parents of two children $800,000 after a sheriff’s deputy and accompanying social workers forcibly removed them.
As reported by KPCC radio, the payment is a settlement over a civil rights lawsuit filed by the parents in which they claimed that their kids were wrongfully removed from the parents’ San Gabriel Valley residence four years ago. It took four months for the parents to get their children back.’
In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices.
Members of the Republic of Texas, a secession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members. The group, which describes itself as “congenial and unimposing,” maintains a small working government, including official currency, congress and courts.
According to MySanAntonio.com: “Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, agents of the Texas district attorney, the Texas Rangers and the FBI.’
‘The US’ Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, visited Baku on 16 February as part of her trip to the Caucasus, which also saw her paying stops in Georgia and Armenia. While Azerbaijan has had positive relations with the US since independence, they’ve lately been complicated by Washington’s ‘pro-democracy’ rhetoric and subversive actions in the country.
Nuland’s visit, despite her warm words of friendship, must be look at with maximum suspicion, since it’s not known what larger ulterior motives she represents on behalf of the US government.’
‘The Venezuelan government has responded to increased pressure from Washington by revoking visa rights for former US politicians such as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, described by President Nicolas Maduro as “terrorists against the peoples of the world” on Saturday.
“I have decided on a prohibition list for people who will not be permitted visas and who can never enter Venezuela, for a set of chief US politicians who have committed human rights violations. They have bombed the people of Iraq, the people of Syria, the people of Vietnam… It is an anti-terrorist list,” declared the head of state to an impassioned crowd.’
‘Former high-ranking US army general and CIA chief David Petraeus will plead guilty to illegally providing classified secrets to his mistress.
The Justice department said on Tuesday that the prominent commander signed a plea deal and statement “that indicate he will plead guilty”.
The deal would allow the four-star general to avoid an embarrassing trial that would shed light on the details of his affair with Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer.
Petraeus admitted that he gave eight “black books” that contained “Top Secret” and “national defense information” to Broadwell at the time he was a commander in Afghanistan, according to the Justice Department.’
‘US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress as an “insult” to the United States.
“I was near tears throughout the [Israeli] prime minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5+1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation,” Pelosi said in a statement just after the speech.
Netanyahu’s controversial speech started on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. (local time). He was invited by US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner hours after President Barack Obama threatened to veto any sanctions legislation against Iran during his State of the Union address on January 20.’
‘Kiev says the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has agreed to send observers to monitor the truce in Ukraine’s eastern areas still witnessing clashes between pro-Russians and government troops.
On Tuesday, the Ukrainian government announced that the leaders of Russia, Germany and France had agreed on Kiev’s suggestion “to send monitors to all locations of ceasefire violations.
A statement by the four leaders said the OSCE would start with monitoring 10 flashpoint areas, including the Donetsk airport area which has been under the control of pro-Russia forces since January.’
‘Anti-aircraft fire by Libyan air force has repelled an attack by the warplanes belonging to militants against a major oil export terminal in the North African country.
The aircraft on Tuesday tried to hit the al-Sidra terminal, which is located near the town of Ra’s Lanuf and controlled by Libya’s internationally recognized government.
According to Ali al-Hassi, spokesman for the forces guarding oil installations in the east,“Two MiG airplanes took off from Sirte airport and tried to bomb al-Sidra, but anti-aircraft defenses forced them to drop their bombs on waste land without causing any casualties or damage.”’