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How a Bible prophecy shapes Trump's foreign policy - YouTube
American Evangelical Christians
Interpretation of the Bibel = "literally true" "the prophetic roadmap to life"
and with it, the 2nd Comming. Return to Earth
Reward those who supported, and punish who did not. the non-believers.
Iran is supported of Palestine
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5 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Israel president rejects Netanyahu comments about Arab citizens | World news | The Guardian
Reuven Rivlin speaks out after PM said Israel was ‘not a state for all its citizens’
&! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-47524518 - Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot wades into Netanyahu row over Israeli Arabs
Israel  Netanyahu 
march 2019 by asterisk2a
Antisemites use the language of anti-Zionism. The two are distinct | Kenan Malik | Opinion | The Guardian
Israel itself combines aspects of civic and ethnic nationalism. As the late historian Tony Judt put it in an essay for the New York Review of Books, Israel is both a democracy in which non-Jews can be citizens and “a state in which Jews and the Jewish religion have exclusive privileges from which non-Jewish citizens are forever excluded” and from which Palestinians grievously suffer. Judt faced great opprobrium for that essay, with many reviling him as “antisemitic” or a “self-hating Jew”. To oppose Zionism but not other forms of ethnic nationalism would indeed be antisemitic. But to oppose Zionism because one opposes ethnic nationalism is a legitimate view.
Judt, who in early life was a Zionist, came eventually to accept that the only lasting solution would be a single, secular state in which both Jews and Palestinians were treated equally. For anti-Zionists like Judt, “self-determination” in that piece of contested land that is Israel/Palestine should adhere to principles of civic, not ethnic, nationalism; that is, be the self-determination of the people, and only the people, who live there, whether Jews or Palestinians.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/24/alain-finkielkraut-winds-of-antisemitism-in-europe-gilets-jaune
Israel  Palestine  antisemitism  anti-semitismus  book  history  Tony  Judt  Zionism  ethnic  Nationalism 
february 2019 by asterisk2a
Ilhan Omar is right about the influence of the Israel lobby | Alex Kotch | Opinion | The Guardian
Following the Ilhan Omar controversy, it’s incredibly important to be able to decipher between real antisemitism and basic political facts [...] Omar’s controversial tweets noted two important realities. First, money is a huge problem, and motivator, in Washington. Second, Aipac is a powerful group that uses its money to influence the policy decisions of members of Congress. As both Mehdi Hasan and Ryan Grim detail in the Intercept, Aipac officials have bragged about their power over Washington lawmakers.
Israel  lobby  Politics  antisemitism  Antisemitismus  Labour  vested  interest  UK  USA  history  Palestine  special  interests 
february 2019 by asterisk2a
(10236) Israel approves law to become a Jewish nation-state - YouTube
Nationality Bill, arab-israelis, // https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/world/middleeast/israel-law-jews-arabic.html - Israeli Law Declares the Country the ‘Nation-State of the Jewish People’ - Opponents say the law will inevitably harm the fragile balance between the country’s Jewish majority and Arab minority, which makes up about 21 percent of a population of nearly nine million. //&! https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/15/israel-turmoil-bill-allowing-jews-arabs-segregated - Law will ‘reveal ugly face of ultranationalist Israel in all its repugnance’, professor says
Israel  Arab  world  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  antisemitism  Racism  Netanyahu  culture  war  minority  discrimination  segregation  hate  speech  crime  populism  middle-east 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
US quits 'biased' UN human rights council - BBC News
The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a "cesspool of political bias".

The "hypocritical and self-serving" body "makes a mockery of human rights", said US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley.

Ms Haley last year accused the council of "chronic anti-Israel bias" and said the US was reviewing its membership.

Formed in 2006, the Geneva-based council has been criticised for allowing countries with questionable human rights records to be members.

But activists said the US move could hurt efforts to monitor and address human rights abuses around the world.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  UN  United  Nations  human  rights  Israel  Gaza 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software' - BBC News
Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report.
The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US intelligence programs, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.
Israeli agents made the discovery after breaching the software themselves.
Kaspersky has said it was neither involved in nor aware of the situation and denies collusion with authorities.
Last month, the US government decided to stop using the Russian firm's software on its computers.
The Israelis are said to have notified the US, which led to the ban on Kaspersky programs.
coldwar  cyber  cold  war  hacking  coldwar20  cyberwar  leak  Wikileaks  Israel  Iran  Russia  USA  European  Union  cable  EU  Germany  spying  Lauschangriff  Angela  Merkel  AngelaMerkel  Security  IT  economic  damage 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
The "War on Terror" in Yemen and Beyond: Legal and Ethical Implications - YouTube
USA is at war in Yemen. Is a humanitarian catastrophe. Yet another civil war in Middle East. As in Syria/Irak. And Afghanistan. Under radar screen of international community. United Nations. [bc Saudis own middle east hegemony aspirations! ... oil dollars!/petro dollars are their insurance!] [ France UK USA sell arms to SA ] Drone strikes (civilian casualties and mistaken targets) create anti-american sentiment. Saudi Arabia opposed Iran agreement deeply! Is this all "obscure." Or is it all absurd (as is life, see psychology on existentialism). Creating oh, dear (oh dearism (see Adam Curtis, throwing hands over head giving up to understand followed by covering ones eyes, ears, mouth). Bc it is easier in a selfish world where collectivism and activism has been buried under trillons of selfies and handbags for one season. [...] Another Proxy War, as in Syria (ie Iran backed Houthis, little bit overstated! but there).
Yemen  Saudi  Arabia  Military–industrial  complex  Pentagon  Syria  ISIS  Al-Qaeda  Houthi  UK  Human  Rights  humanity  Hegemony  Russia  Israel  Iran  Turkey  China  Germany  Drone  Warfare  CIA  War  on  Terror  Arms  Trade 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Noam Chomsky - Why Does the U.S. Support Israel? - YouTube
towards end: Mainstream media marching in line w state power. #Lügenpresse
Noam  Chomsky  Israel  USA  Jewish  Jewish  Community  history  UK  WW2  WWII  Palestine  geopolitics  Lügenpresse  mainstream  mainstream  media  Iraq  War 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Migrant crisis: Nato deploys Aegean people-smuggling patrols - BBC News
Is it becoming a national security? // The announcement followed a request from Turkey, Germany and Greece at a defence ministers' meeting in Brussels. Mr Stoltenberg said the mission would not be about "stopping or pushing back refugee boats". Nato, he said, will contribute "critical information and surveillance to help counter human trafficking". US defence secretary Ashton Carter earlier said that targeting the "criminal syndicate that is exploiting these poor people" would have the greatest humanitarian impact. The decision was made to help Turkey and Greece "manage a human tragedy in a better way than we have managed to do so far," Mr Stoltenberg, Nato Secretary General, said. [...] Nato's Standing Maritime Group 2, which is under German command, will lead the operation in co-operation with Greek and Turkish coastguards. Almost 75,000 migrants and refugees have already arrived in Greece by sea in 2016, the UN refugee agency says. //&! bit.ly/1PEY7jJ
refugee  crisis  NATO  Frontex  European  Union  National  Security  Turkey  Greece  Germany  UNHCR  United  Nations  Security  Council  United  Nations  Syrien  Syria  civil  war  Lebanon  Jordan  Israel 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Flüchtlinge an der Grenze zur Türkei: "Sind wütend auf die ganze Welt" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Tausende Syrer harren an der Grenze zur Türkei aus, seit Russland Aleppo bombardiert. Doch nur Krankenwagen mit Schwerverletzten dürfen passieren. Eine neue Mauer offenbart das Scheitern der Weltpolitik.
Syria  Syrien  Turkey  UN  UNHCR  United  Nations  United  Nations  Security  Council  NATO  Russia  USA  UK  France  Germany  European  Union  Jordan  Lebanon  Israel  refugee  crisis  civil  war  Assad  Aleppo  Iran  Saudi  Arabia  geopolitics  Hegemony  Japan 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
NSA's Hacker-in-Chief: We Don't Need Zero-Days To Get Inside Your Network | Motherboard
“I think a lot of people think the nation states are running on this engine of zero-days. You go out with your skeleton key and unlock the door and you're in. It's not that,” he said. “I will tell you that persistence and focus will get you in, will achieve that exploitation without the zero-days,” he continued “There's so many more vectors that are easier, less risky and quite often more productive than going down that route.”
cyber  crime  cyber  attack  NSA  National  Security  BND  GCHQ  cyber  espionage  cyber  cyber  war  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  intellectual  property  China  Russia  Israel  USA  UK  Five  Eyes  surveillance  state  Orwellian  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Intelligence  Agency  Foreign  Intelligence 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Flüchtlinge: Tausende warten an der türkischen Grenze - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Tausende Syrer fliehen vor den Kämpfen in Aleppo - und stranden an der türkischen Grenze. Nach Uno-Informationen harren dort bis zu 30.000 Menschen aus. Völlig unklar ist, ob sie einreisen dürfen. //&! 05.02.2016 - Der Belagerungsring um die syrische Millionenstadt Aleppo zieht sich zu, Tausende sind auf der Flucht. Unterstützt von russischen Bombern erzielen die Milizen des Assad-Regimes wichtige Geländegewinne. - bit.ly/1SRmkYp
Syrien  Syria  ISIS  civil  war  Aleppo  Russia  Assad  refugee  crisis  Turkey  Jordan  Lebanon  Israel 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Syria conflict: Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp from the air - BBC News
Many of those forced to leave their homes during the Syrian conflict have taken refuge in neighbouring countries, and 80,000 of them are now living in a three-square-mile piece of the desolate Jordanian desert - home to the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp. King Abdullah says his country is at "boiling point" because of the influx of refugees.
Jordan  refugee  crisis  Lebanon  UNHCR  Middle  East  United  Nations  Security  Council  United  Nations  NATO  civil  war  Syrien  Syriza  Turkey  Israel  ISIS  Irak  Gaza-Israel  conflict  Afghanistan 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Syrian refugees in Jordan: 'If they cut the coupons, we will probably die' | World news | The Guardian
There are between 630,000 and 1.27 million Syrian refugees in the country, depending on whose estimate you believe. Like most of them, Umm Majd’s husband does not have the right to work – so he works illegally as a carwasher for 100 Jordanian dinars a month (about £100, half the minimum wage).
Jordan  UNHCR  Lebanon  Turkey  refugee  crisis  Syrien  Syria  civil  war  Irak  Afghanistan  Israel 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
UN suspends Syria peace talks until end of February | World news | The Guardian
Mediator Staffan de Mistura says he will not ‘talk for the sake of talking’, citing opposition anger at Syrian government and Russian airstrikes //&! Wer ist verantwortlich für die Vertagung der Syrien-Gespräche? Frankreich und die USA beschuldigen nun auch Russland: Moskau behindere mit seinen Luftangriffen im Bürgerkriegsland die Suche nach politischen Lösungen. - bit.ly/1nOAVbT //&! Die Syrien-Gespräche sind unterbrochen - schuld ist laut Außenminister Steinmeier das Assad-Regime. Die Regierungstruppen rücken weiter auf die Stadt Aleppo vor. - bit.ly/20scodI //&!bbc.in/1KtsvR3 &! bbc.in/1NTdzGw Syria could have political solution &!
civil  war  Russia  Syrien  Syria  Assad  United  Nations  UN  ISIS  islamic  radicalism  islamic  extremism  Middle  East  Iran  Saudi  Arabia  Turkey  Israel  negotiation 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Syria refugee crisis: six charts that show how Europe is struggling to respond | World news | The Guardian
Of the 1.2 million asylum applications filed, 356,805 were from Syrian applicants. The number of first-time applicants has grown hugely in the past five years. The increase in the number of people seeking asylum in Europe has been driven primarily by applications from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. [...] In Germany, one of the few EU countries to have reported full-year figures for 2015, there were almost 442,000 first-time asylum applications in 2015 alone: over a third of these by Syrians. Going through paperwork takes time, though; the country registered 428,468 Syrian arrivals last year. As a proportion of population, the most applications have been received in Hungary (649 applications per 100,000 population), Sweden (528 per 100,000 population) and Austria (where there were 273 applications per 100,000 population up to the end of November). //&! bit.ly/1o5FdLQ // Cameron Pays Up to keep them away and voters happy - bit.ly/1R3rJf5 &! bit.ly/1Kr9kqZ
refugee  crisis  Syrien  Syria  Jordan  Lebanon  Israel  Turkey  UNHCR  civil  war  ISIS  WHO  Foreign  Aid  Iraq  Irak  Afghanistan  public  sentiment  UK  Germany  Europe  David  Cameron  Angela  Merkel  United  Nations  Security  Council  United  Nations 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Iran nuclear deal: 'New chapter' for Tehran as sanctions end - BBC News
Iran "has opened a new chapter" in its ties with the world, President Hassan Rouhani said, hours after the US and EU lifted nuclear sanctions. The move came after the international nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, said Iran had complied with a deal designed to prevent it developing nuclear weapons. Mr Rouhani said the deal did not harm any nation. Most Western governments hailed the move, but Israel's PM says Tehran still wants to build a nuclear bomb.
Saudi  Arabia  USA  Hegemony  China  Russia  Iran  Israel  ISIS  Syrien  Syria  civil  war  Middle  East  Iraq  geopolitics 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Hacked! - Tech Weekly podcast by Guardian Tech Weekly
book - @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex3 Nov 2015 by Shane Harris // Doomsday Scenarios: breaking the internet, bringing down electricity grid, transportation/infrastructure, nuclear plant, manipulating digital money vault/value exchanges, << low probability - high impact >> distrust/lost trust.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Russia's airstrikes buy them a seat at the table | MSNBC
Geostrategically, Putin has made a fool of Obama in Syria –Ian Ian Bremmer on MSNBC's Morning Joe // "Russia violent actor"? // Assad regiem didn't go away for +3 years, won't go now // Assad, Rebels, ISIS, ... PKK (Iraq),
Russia  UN  United  Nations  presidency  barackobama  vladimirputin  Putin  Syrien  Syria  Assad  Middle  East  Israel  Turkey  PKK  Iraq  War  Iraq  Afghanistan  geopolitics  foreign  affairs  foreign  policy  foreign  relations  Drone  Strike  Drone  Warfare  military–industrial  complex  military  intervention  Ukraine  Ukrain  sanctions  European  Union  UK  France  Germany  NATO  diplomacy  ISIS  refugee  crisis  Jordan 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’ With Chris Hedges: ISIS, the New Israel - Truthdig
https://youtu.be/Go5vYcrwlOM // Hedges begins by pointing out how the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916, responsible for “carving up the Middle East and turning countries into protectorates,” has been changed only twice—once with the Israeli independence and now with Islamic State. As Hedges put it, the tactics used to redraw the map in the Middle East are both effective and familiar, including the “use of foreign money, use of foreign fighters, tactics of ethnic cleansing and terrorism and this mythical vision—in the case of Israel, the recreation of Judea and Sumeria from the Bible, and in the case of ISIS, the recreation of the seventh-century caliphate.” Alnasseri agrees, opening his response with the observation that “to understand the pheonomenon of ISIS, we need to contextualize it within the setbacks and counter-revolution against the Arab revolutions.“ [...] 'Iraq can not be re-united.'
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
U.S. and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace - The New York Times
In the last year there have been devastating Chinese hacks of American computer systems, and the U.S. government has floated the idea of sanctioning China in response. Here's the apparent response: A noticeable downtick in significant hacks of American networks, and news that the U.S. and China are working on a cybersecurity arms deal, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Thursday arrival in America. The proposed agreement would supposedly prevent either nation from attacking the other's "critical infrastructure" during peacetime.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
ECFR's World in 30 Minutes: Refugee Crisis by ECFR
&! EU East - West divide on refugee crisis? - bit.ly/1iyR1Ut //&! [Instability in Libya contributes to the migration crisis - bit.ly/1Qs2Upt - also mentions Lybia - bit.ly/1NG5cCq "crisis everywhere" europe is engulfed and involed in their own crises: sovereign debt, refugees, brexit, grexit, Brussels, political crisis, low growth (deflation fear) ... // &! bit.ly/1OJNA9n - The 550 million dollar program launched last year to train moderate Syrian rebel forces did not bring any results. According to the White House "he [ POTUS] had never believed in the strategy, anyway". &! bit.ly/1JjNy0O &! bit.ly/1QG0bti - 'Europe is responsible for the current refugee crisis, because it supported the West’s aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East. Such a statement was made by Syrian President Bashar Assad in an interview with Russian media outlets.' // [ EU seems 2be fucked bc only NATO soldiers on ground will work. who will bite bullet first? & also HAVE TO cooperate w Assad-Regime. ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Michael Lüders über den Krieg in Syrien - 10.09.2015 - YouTube
- Russia about to support Assad!? If Assad falls, ISIS all across Syria. West Airstrike tactic/offinsive is only for public posturing. And Saudi Arabia is supplying ISIS. And West has a foot in Iran after atom-negotiations. Israel is another political/geopolitical/religious player. And NATO gives green light to bomb PKK which fights against ISIS. ... LOL. // ISIS, Taliban, al-Qaida is made in USA. // Europe pays price for USA foreign policy! trying to export western values and democracy into Middle East. // 20 year civil war in Middle East followed by decades of USA military intervention. // USA training fighter to fight against ISIS and Assad is not working! // Diplomacy is falling short. Especially w current sactions against Russia by West because of Ukraine/Crimea Crisis. // Complexity of situation can not be solved w bombs and military invasion ... // &! youtu.be/mLm6Yn5lrX4 - Book - Middle East history.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Gaza could soon become uninhabitable, UN report predicts | World news | The Guardian
Wars and eight-year economic blockade have left ‘almost all of population destitute’, says UN body
Israel  Gaza-Israel  conflict 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
U.S. developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts - The Washington Post
[ double standard. probably know that they will be outed come time to have e-mailed trade secrets of other nations big companies to their own national companies, even if it is just for infrastructure or defense contract bids ] The White House is getting ready to issue "unprecedented economic sanctions" against Chinese companies and individuals "who have benefited from their government’s cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets," says the Washington Post. But the Post doesn't explain what those sanctions would be, or why the U.S. is going after individual targets instead of the Chinese government itself. One thing that is clear: Chinese president Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit the U.S. next month.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: Sec. of Defense to Silicon Valley: “There is no limit to what we can achieve together"
Ash Carter announces a new public-private project and delivers a recruitment pitch. [...] a hawkish focus on his goal: to develop stronger private partnerships in Silicon Valley. // [ defence contractor ] // &! Andreessen: Pentagon Wants to Work With Silicon Startups - youtu.be/PTBV4rowPsg &! youtu.be/_lQWIFi0D4k "nation state wars" &! // &! IT Security needs time in stealth before production ready - youtu.be/VY6TUw3J9FY // &! The Takeaway - youtu.be/HlDfMi9Uzqc - attracting talent & repair relations post-Edward Snowden & 'state-subsidies' for Valley firms (defence/defense contracts) // &! youtu.be/C_qeUCU7N1o - rebuilding bridge between SV and Pentagon // youtube.com/watch?v=0dZs9wzQsZI
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Erpressung durch Cyberattacken: Angriffsziel Industrieanlage - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Hacker richten mit Cyberangriffen nach Schätzungen von Experten Schäden von Hunderten Millionen Euro an. Sichtbar werden die Attacken auf die Industrie aber selten: Den Tätern geht es um Erpressung.
IT  Security  cyber  war  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  espionage  national  interest  corporate  state  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  NSA  GCHQ  military–industrial  Europe  UK  USA  foreign  affairs  China  Russia  Israel  foreign  policy  Intelligence  Intelligence  Agency  foreign  relations 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Foreign Affairs Expert Leslie Gelb: Masters in Business (Audio) by Bloomberg View | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Leslie Gelb, wrote Pentagon Papers. Which Ellsberg leaked (Whistleblower) - bit.ly/1Lgsq2D // Back in the days, national interests and force was expressed in war and seldomly in economic embargos (Napoleon tried that against British Empire) and there were economic skirmishes (oil/diesel, rubber) in the run-up to WW2 and the first couple of months before USA officially entered WW2. TODAY! National interests are only expressed in economic terms with trade embargoes, tariffs, trade deals and protectionism. Only little military skirmishes here and there and when, the nation tries to hide them from the publics eye (through rouge nations for hire army/special forces, a nations secret services supplying the underground arms trade that doesn't show up on its balance sheet or one of their nations manufacturers. West excluded Russia from recent G8 summit in Munich and made it G7. Russia/Europe/USA playing game of chicken of economic escalation. Or using corporate actors & new cyber war!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Chinesische Hacker spionieren Netzwerke aus - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Sicherheitsforscher haben eine Hackergruppe entdeckt, die massenhaft Daten ausspioniert. Betroffen seien unter anderem Rüstungskonzerne und politische Organisationen. Die Angriffe erfolgen offenbar aus China.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Cities for Tomorrow 2015 - The Next Silicon Valley - YouTube
SV had intrinsic motivation and drive of counter culture. Berlin & Co. do not have that. Wannabes, copycats, lawyers (Samwer Brothers). // Need next to capital and talent also cheerleaders. // Ability to Fail publicly! Problem in Germany and Europe. Socially and by law. Disastrous bankruptcy laws depending on company formation. // &! expensive cities! cost of living. prohibitive! burn rate thus runway shorter, more pressure on all to meet milestones before money runs out. companies die because of such, not enough time to find the magic formula. &! mercenary culture in hiring engineering, switching after 2 years.
Silicon  Valley  London  Start-up  Scene  Berlin  Scene  Israel  ecosystem  counter  culture  economic  history  technological  history  Failure  Germany  society  Gesellschaft  burn  rate  runway  war  for  talent  cost  of  living  lesson  advice  Fred  Wilson 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Noam Chomsky: US is world's biggest terrorist - YouTube
self-inflicted extinction event. USA and Israel rouge states, and greatest threats to world peace. // // Greece debt owed to EU banks - advocates for haircut/debt jubilee. // Europes problems - no actual political and fiscal union. - technocrats failoure as well as leadership, policy and career politicians failure - symptoms; Protest Partei and no solidarity and "everyone for himself" mentality // Europe racist!!! xenophobic and antisemitic, // hope only in form by Syriza and Podemos, << protest party and rechtsruck right wingers wins in European Election 2014.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
BND-Chef Schindler verteidigt Kooperation mit NSA - SPIEGEL ONLINE
BND-Präsident Schindler hat vor dem Untersuchungsausschuss des Bundestags ein flammendes Plädoyer für die Zusammenarbeit mit der NSA gehalten. Eindringlich warnte er, dass die Spionageaffäre die Zukunft des BND infrage stelle. // Die BND-Affäre weitet sich aus: Der deutsche Geheimdienst hat in den vergangenen Wochen nach Informationen des SPIEGEL mehr als 400.000 weitere NSA-Selektoren entdeckt. Darunter befanden sich erneut europäische Ziele. - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/bnd-affaere-weitere-listen-mit-brisanten-suchbegriffen-a-1035018.html &! &! Cyberangriff auf Parlament: IT-Spezialisten können Bundestagstrojaner nicht stoppen - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/bundestag-experten-koennen-trojaner-nicht-stoppen-a-1035006.html - Targeted Trojan = targeted specific phishing (DAU, user exploit) = gov funded/led bc resource intensive & needs knowledge of infrastructure "Bundestagssoftware/Parlakom" & people within Bundestag using it for what ever purpose.
BND  NSA  Five  Eyes  Foreign  Intelligence  corporate  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  espionage  cyber  war  cyber  crime  cyber  attack  USA  UK  GCHQ  presidency  barackobama  Europe  Trojan  phishing  NSA-Affäre  Edward  Snowden  cablegate  Wikileaks  Whistleblower  Career  Politicians  GroKo  Angela  Merkel  China  Israel  Russia 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
CIA attempted to contact Hamas despite official US ban, spy cables reveal | US news | The Guardian
+ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/leaked-spy-cables-netanyahu-iran-bomb-mossad &! http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/2wv4kq/theres_a_massive_new_leak_of_confidential_spy/ - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/leaked-spy-cables-netanyahu-iran-bomb-mossad "The papers include details of operations against al-Qaida, Islamic State and other terrorist organisations, but also the targeting of environmental activists. The files reveal that: The CIA attempted to establish contact with Hamas in spite of a US ban. South Korean intelligence targeted the leader of Greenpeace. Barack Obama “threatened” the Palestinian president to withdraw a bid for recognition of Palestine at the UN. South African intelligence spied on Russia over a controversial $100m joint satellite deal." &! bit.ly/1zaRIDD
Whistleblower  Gaza-Israel  conflict  Iraq  War  Netanyahu  Israel  USA  CIA  Foreign  Intelligence  Intelligence  Agency  Benjamin  Netanyahu  Career  Politicians  World  Police  War  on  Terror  military–industrial  complex  Iran  Gaza  NSA  presidency  barackobama  Middle  East  democracy  transparency  journalism  journalismus  investigative  journalism  accountability  governance  ethical  machine  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  abuse  of  power 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Obama sends Congress draft war authorization that says Islamic State ‘poses grave threat’ - The Washington Post
and here comes another military intervention, ... and another, and another, ... // via http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/2vj9g9/obama_sends_congress_draft_war_authorization_that/ &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31425384 "Mr Obama said this did not signal an "endless war"." [He wouldn't mention it if it weren't.] He said he was "convinced that the United States should not get dragged back into another prolonged ground war in the Middle East" but said fighting IS would take "some time". [ should we count the days till X plants a false flag item that puts Congress behind Obama? ]
Middle  East  ISIS  ISIL  al-Qaida  history  USA  World  Police  Iraq  War  Iraq  Syria  Iran  Turkey  Israel  Arab  League  presidency  barackobama  NATO  Russia  China  Europe  Germany  UK  France  Islamic  State  military  intervention  military–industrial  complex  NSA  CIA  Pentagon 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Auschwitz: Night Will Fall von Hitchcock über Holocaust und KZ - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Schreckliches Superlativ "German Concentration Camp Factual Survey", das war der nüchterne Titel des britischen Projektes, Alfred Hitchcock war als "beratender Regisseur" vorgesehen, der aus den Schreckensbildern einen Film formen sollte. Doch der Starregisseur war in Hollywood und kam erst Ende Juni 1945 in England an, knapp zwei Monate nach Kriegsende. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt waren zwei Dinge passiert: Es war klar, dass die Deutschen nicht gedemütigt werden sollten, sondern gebraucht wurden, als Bollwerk gegen die Sowjets - sie sollten nicht als die Monster gezeigt werden, die sie waren. Und, auch das macht der Film deutlich: Die Juden sollten nicht als die Opfer gezeigt werden, die sie waren, weil die Situation in Palästina für die Briten immer problematischer wurde, je mehr Juden in das Land drängten. Der Film, der zu grausam war für diese Welt, wurde nie gezeigt. Realpolitik hatte den surrealen Horror ersetzt.
Holocaust  WWII  post-war  Europe  UK  USA  Palestine  Israel  Gaza-Israel  conflict  Gaza  Politics  Iron  Curtain  history 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Powerful, highly stealthy Linux trojan may have infected victims for years | Ars Technica
The previously undiscovered malware represents a missing puzzle piece tied to "Turla," a so-called advanced persistent threat (APT) disclosed in August by Kaspersky Lab and Symantec. For at least four years, the campaign targeted government institutions, embassies, military, education, research, and pharmaceutical companies in more than 45 countries. The unknown attackers—who are probably backed by a nation-state, according to Symantec—were known to have infected several hundred Windows-based computers by exploiting a variety of vulnerabilities, at least two of which were zero-day bugs. The malware was notable for its use of a rootkit that made it extremely hard to detect. Now researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab have detected Linux-based malware used in the same campaign. Turla was already ranked as one of the top-tier APTs, in the same league as the recently disclosed Regin for instance.
Trojan  Malware  Rootkit  cyber  espionage  corporate  espionage  espionage  cyber  crime  cyber  war  cyber  attack  cyber  security  Turla  Regin  USA  China  Israel  GCHQ  NSA  UK 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Report: Cybercrime costs US $12.7M a year | Ars Technica
Cybercrime caused US co's $12.7M in damages over 1 yr, mostly info loss & business disruption, acc to @PonemonPrivacy's latest Cost of Cybercrime report; the avg co took 170 days to detect an attack & 31 days to resolve it; co's w/ specialized intrusion detection lower costs by $2.6M/yr
cyber  crime  cyber  war  cyber  attack  cyber  security  G  Zero  Israel  China  Iran  Russia  USA  black  hat  hacker 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Huawei boss says US ban 'not very important'
IBM was sort of forced to sell its remaining server business to Lenovo after China demand fell thorugh the floor because of revelations to bugging Cisco hardware by NSA officials (intercepting the package during delivery). Lenovo lost also business in America.
unintended  consequences  unknown  unkown  unknown  unknowns  surveillance  state  Orwellian  NSA  GCHQ  cyber  war  cyber  security  cyber  espionage  corporate  espionage  USA  G  Zero  China  protectionism  UK  diplomacy  presidency  barackobama  Lenovo  IBM  Cold  cyber  attack  Israel  Iran  Double  Agent  Germany  Europe 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
The War Nerd: Bombs away in the Middle East! But why is Israel so quiet? | PandoDaily
Israel has no fear of IS, or any other Sunni jihadi force in Syria, at all. Israel fears Hezbollah and its backer, Iran—period. So the next time you hear idiots like Senator Lindsey Graham blithering about IS chopping us all up in our beds one of these days, remind him that his favorite ally is so comfy with IS, so contemptuous of IS’s combat ability, that the IDF has coddled an IS outpost right below its most sensitive strategic position on the Golan Heights.
Sunni  Shia  Hezbollah  Religion  extremism  islamic  radicalism  radicalism  Israel  foreign  affairs  diplomacy  Syria  ISIS  Iraq  Iran  USA  Assad  IDF  State  history  jihadist 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Mikrofonpannen: Verbale Entgleisungen und Lästereien am Mikro - SPIEGEL ONLINE - einestages
Frustaustausch unter Politikern: "Ich kann Netanjahu nicht ausstehen, er ist ein Lügner", klagte Nicolas Sarkozy gegenüber Barack Obama auf dem G20-Gipfel im Jahr 2011. Doch der US-Präsident hatte wenig Verständnis: "Du bist ihn leid, aber ich habe jeden Tag mit ihm zu tun." Dank eines offenen Übersetzungskanals konnten die anwesenden Journalisten den Gedankenaustausch über den israelischen Politiker Benjamin Netanjahu fleißig mitschreiben.
Israel  Gaza-Israel  conflict  Benjamin  Netanjahu  foreign  affairs  cablegate  diplomacy  foreign  policy 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
IDF's Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com
Israel's defence minister has confirmed that military plans to 'uproot Hamas' are about dominating Gaza's gas reserves
Commanding  Heights  Gaza-Israel  conflict  Israel  Hamas  middle-east 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Interview with Former UN Peace Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi - SPIEGEL ONLINE
USA World Police no more. [...] ISIS - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. [...] SPIEGEL: What is your prediction for the future of Syria and the region? Brahimi: Unless there is a real, sustained effort to work out a political solution, there is a serious risk that the entire region will blow up. The conflict is not going to stay inside Syria. It will spill over into the region. It's already destabilizing Lebanon, there are 1.5 million refugees in the country; that represents one third of the population. If it were Germany, it would be the equivalent of 20 million. It is destabilizing because ISIS | SPIEGEL: the most radical and brutal armed opposition group, which seeks to establish a militant Islamic state | Brahimi: is active in both Syria and Iraq already, and Jordan is really struggling to continue resisting. Even Turkey! According to a senior Iraqi official, ISIS has carried out 100 operations in Syria and 1,000 operations in Iraq in just three months. | YT v=XDFi1lno1bs
Syria  Syrien  islamic  radicalism  extremism  radicalism  Law  Islam  Bashar  al-Assad  G  Zero  UN  unintended  consequences  Middle  East  humanity  human  tragedy  war  crime  torture  regiem  Dictatorship  human  rights  abuse  United  Nations  ISIS  The  State  of  Iraq  and  Levant  Turkey  Lebanon  Iraq  Russia  Iran  USA  presidency  barackobama  Europe  Jabhat  al  Nusra  Israel  Politics  chemical  weapons  Somalia  history  State  Religion 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
ISIS: In Irak und Syrien bauen die Extremisten am Gottesstaat - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Islamischer Staat im Irak und Syrien" (ISIS) + Ursprünglich wurde ISIS im Irak mit der Unterstützung der Zentralführung al-Qaidas gegründet. Allerdings hat sich der ISIS-Chef Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi inzwischen mit Qaida-Chef Aiman al-Sawahiri verstritten. + http://www.orsm.net/php/showme.php?file=/images/christian-persecution.jpg
Syrien  Syria  Islam  Islamic  Law  Islamic  Extremism  Iraq  ISIS  Religion  unintended  consequences  G  Zero  complexity  al-Qaida  Abu  Bakr  al-Baghdadi  Aiman  al-Sawahiri  presidency  barackobama  hisotry  War  on  Terror  terrorism  Libanon  Middle  East  Jordan  Israel  Palestine  Jerusalem  diplomacy  G8  foreign  policy  foreignaffairs 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
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