Turkey aids, abets. Provides safe passage #video

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says those governments that have formed a coalition to fight terrorism should first cut off the financial lifeline of terrorist groups.

“Those who claim to be fighting terrorism and those who have formed a coalition [against terrorism] should in the first step make efforts to have financial aid to terrorist groups cut,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Tehran on Tuesday.

Noting that terrorism has grown into a major problem for all countries in the Middle East, the president warned that the US-led anti-ISIL coalition’s airstrikes against the terrorists’ positions will only benefit the Takfiri group in the long run.

The US-led coalition has conducted several airstrikes on ISIL positions across Iraq, but the air raids have so far failed to dislodge the terrorists.

The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has been fighting the terrorist group for nearly six months now.

“Iran believes that the main responsibility in the fight against terrorist groups should be shouldered by Iraqi government and popular forces. The more united the Iraqi nation…the more successful they will be,” the Iranian president pointed out.

He emphasized that Iran has been supporting the Iraqi nation and army in their fight against terrorist groups from the very first day and would proceed with this policy until the end.

Rouhani vowed that Iran would spare no effort in helping the Iraqi government and called on regional governments to counter terrorism in a “coordinated and integrated” way to uproot this phenomenon.

The Iraqi premier, for his part, said terrorism poses a threat to all regional countries, adding that Iraq is assured of Iran’s assistance for the Arab country until the eradication of terrorism.

Stoned to Death. Know the Facts?

I place it here to eradicate vile despicable practice of culturally backward communities.

Stoned to death – Guardian
Graphic barbaric video of a woman fully veiled, feet tied and placed into a hole in the ground so her head is exposed. Then soil filled in, blindfold applied and stoned to death by the men of the community.

WARNING

Watch Liveleak video at your own risk.

or Iran

On July 11, Arifa Bibi, a young mother of two, was stoned to death in Pakistan. Her only “crime” was possessing a cellphone.  In response to Bibi’s killing, and others like it, a movement is building. More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on the UN to eradicate this inhumane punishment. As Arifa’s story shows, stoning is as prevalent today as it has ever been. Understanding why and how this practice occurs is crucial to tackling it. Here are the answers to common questions about stoning. You can learn more about the fight to eradicate stoning by visiting Women Living Under Muslim Laws.

1.What is stoning?

Stoning (also known as lapidation) is a form of execution. It is a method by which a group throws stones at a person until they are dead.

2.Surely that doesn’t happen anymore? It’s 2013…

Stoning still happens today. There are 15 countries in which stoning is either practiced or authorized by law, even if it has never been practiced. In Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria (in one-third of the country’s states), Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, stoning is a legal punishment. However, out of these countries, only in Iran, Pakistan and Somalia have stonings actually occurred, and all instances in Pakistan have occurred outside the legal system.

By comparison, three of the remaining five countries (Afghanistan, Iraq, and Mali) do not condone stoning in national legislation, but sentences and executions have been carried out by non-state actors. In the Aceh region of Indonesia and Malaysia, stoning is sanctioned regionally but banned nationally.

Please read the full article here and due credit for highlighting the facts behind STONING

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Stoning a form of torture excused by collectivism and creed

Collectivism robs the individual of being able to express his/her mind because by enforcing fear on the individual, the collectivist conscience is elevated as superior to that of the individual.  These behaviors are closely associated with cults.

 

 

Let the video speak:

It is critical to point out that individualism and collectivism are merely indicators for general patterns of culture. Remember that we are all individuals and each have our own set of behaviours and beliefs on how to form relationships and be successful in our surroundings.

Quote above taken from Individualism and Collectivism
Posted on December 8, 2013

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Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets

Famous words of President Obama at the 2012 election debate with Mitt Romney.

English: USCYBERCOM Logo

English: USCYBERCOM Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Space and/or Cyber war.

This distinctive US system of imperial information gathering (and the surveillance and war-making practices that go with it) traces its origins to some brilliant American innovations in the management of textual, statistical and visual data. Their sum was nothing less than a new information infrastructure with an unprecedented capacity for mass surveillance…..

the Pentagon discovered the power of biometric identification and electronic surveillance to pacify the country’s sprawling cities. It then built a biometric database with more than a million Iraqi fingerprints and iris scans that US patrols on the streets of Baghdad could access instantaneously by satellite link to a computer centre in West Virginia…..
Under Presidents Bush and Obama, defensive digital surveillance has grown into an offensive “cyberwarfare” capacity, which has already been deployed against Iran in history’s first significant cyberwar. In 2009, the Pentagon formed US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), with headquarters at Ft Meade, Maryland, and a cyberwarfare centre at Lackland Air Base in Texas, staffed by 7,000 Air Force employees.
Two years later, it declared cyberspace an “operational domain” like air, land or sea, and began putting its energy into developing a cadre of cyber-warriors capable of launching offensive operations, such as a variety of attacks on the computerised centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear facilities and Middle Eastern banks handling Iranian money.

Please Read

the full Al Jazeera article. Be better informed on this subject, written by Alfred W McCoy, titled “Space warfare and the future of US global power”
By 2020, the Pentagon hopes to “patrol the entire globe ceaselessly”, relentlessly via a “triple canopy space shield”. [jump to link here]

Photo credit to Al Jazeera

Iran under siege? 3 Reasons

This has to count as one of the most evil, vile, despicable motive in all of human history.

National Security, means securing the energy needs for greedy, selfish reasons. Just two words that have always meant, death and destruction

3 Reasons: According to Mehran Kamrava, Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar

  1. Securing oil resources
  2. Guaranteeing the security of the state of Israel
  3. Combating threats to American interests

US bases around Iran

Kamrava says US forces “have the ability to project force when needed, by intimidating and signalling to potential threats that the US can flex its muscles if necessary … This is a combination of ‘showing the flag’ and practical, logistical issues such as the movement of troops, supplies and services”.

“So, these bases are not necessarily because of Iran, but certainly Iran has given the US a compelling reason to further the number of bases,” Kamrava told Al Jazeera. “But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Iran is encircled militarily.”

Since tensions with Iran further escalated in early January, a map of assumed locations of bases in the vicinity of the Islamic Republic has been circulating across various social media platforms. But our map, above, reflects the latest information, either officially acknowledged by the US military, sourced in the media or described on military information sites such as Global Security.
In-depth coverage of a growing regional debate

Prior to the September 11, 2001, attacks in the US, most of the American military abroad was stationed in Europe and East Asia. But the number of Middle East deployments climbed dramatically during subsequent campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The wide range and function of the new facilities became expedient to the simultaneous fighting of two massive wars on either side of Iran.

A decade ago in 2002, Rear Admiral Craig R Quigley, senior spokesman at US Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida, said: “There is great value, for instance, in continuing to build airfields in a variety of locations on the perimeter of Afghanistan that, over time, can do a variety of functions, like combat operations, medical evacuation and delivering humanitarian assistance.”

Copied photo and part of the article from Al Jazeera, a Qatar funded news media and possibly as a warning to those who might be tempted to support Iran.

Read the [full article here] but do ask yourself this question. What is the motive for this article to appear so soon after the election of President Obama?

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Some suggest, USA a spent force in the Middle East. The post-American Middle East – Empire – Al Jazeera English

Are you convinced of it’s validity or is America still in control?

The post-American Middle East – Empire – Al Jazeera English

The post-American Middle East – Empire – Al Jazeera English.

English: Middle East

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Syria in crisis: Iran asked to help secure ceasefire

Lakhdar Brahimi with his grandsons

Lakhdar Brahimi with his grandsons (Photo credit: TheElders)

Conflicts are visible symptoms of a simmering malaise.

Is peace possible, likely or will this just be a cynical opportunity for arms and fighters to flood the country.

The people who suffer in any conflict, are generally innocent; because they have not taken sides, despite their personal opinions or beliefs, are therefore caught in the cross fire.

The other victims are historical art, architecture and culture.

Syria

Syria (Photo credit: No Lands Too Foreign)

Will Mr Brahimi suceed in implementing a genuine ceasefire for a genuine dialogue to begin? Especially with international players having their own agenda..

Iran has been asked to persuade the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, to implement a ceasefire later this month in tandem with an appeal by the UN to halt the flow of weapons to both sides in the country’s bloody conflict.

Lakhdar Brahimi, the envoy for the UN and Arab League, used a weekend visit to Iran, a loyal ally of Damascus, to appeal for help in securing a ceasefire to mark Eid al-Adha, the four-day Muslim holiday later this month. In Baghdad on Monday he called on the Iraqi government to use its influence, while Nuri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, called for a speedy “political solution”.

Brahimi said a ceasefire would “help create an environment that would allow a political process to develop”, said his spokesman, Ahmad Fawzi. But Fawzi denied a report that plans were afoot to send a 3,000-strong UN peacekeeping force to Syria, drawn from an existing UN contingent in south Lebanon.

Picture and article copied from Guardian Please read it in full.

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