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Ann Diener Monday, 19 September 2016 12:44 PDF Print E-mail

Watching Samantha Power's comment over the weekend about the emergency session of the UN called for by Russia, it was reprehensible. If this had happened to US soldiers fighting in Syria, we may all be heading for bomb shelters. Why should Russia not call for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council? She is not right about the majority of her statements as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others have been fueling the terrorism, and it is sick to watch this propaganda, trying to make Assad sound like Hitler. Where is the proof? We do have proof of the transits of chemical weapons by rebels, we have proof of Turkey and the US supplying the terrorists with weapons as those weapons are found in great number. We also have huge amounts of evidence of black market oil trade with ISIS going through Turkey, which was allowed by the US for years until Russia came in and bombed the tankers. How much money did we allow ISIS to make to support its activities?

There are no moderate rebels according to many sources, they are foreign fighters backing the conquest of the territory for an oil pipeline. Notice how none of this has ever been addressed. Civilian suffering could be prevented if the real perpetrators were made to stop their quest for conquest of sovereign territory of Syrian soil for their own purposes and took on the terrorists who are also against the US, yet we continue to remain ignorant as those same terrorists curse our US military, We take their side over and over again. We take the side of the Islamists, those sponsored by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey, It is so strange that she defends these forces, the same ones who are truly against American vales. Words against ISIL are only words when our alliances show differently. If not defeated, they will have their Caliphate and Greater Israel, both will be a threat to US sovereignty. There is no wonder that Russian UN Representative Vitaly Churkin was so angry. It seems really counter to American interests not to seek peace and mediation for an action that was our fault, if it was bad intelligence that caused this incident to happen, we need to track down the perpetrators. That should have been said by Power. She did not even listen to Churkin's words. Why is she so against diplomacy and listening?

As President Obama is meeting to discuss the refugee crisis today, the more we allow terrorists to operate in Syria, the more refugees will flow into Europe. We need to end the war in Syria by vanquishing the terrorists, so these refugees can return home.

It is creepy to that Churkin said the US is loosing control. It seems as such because of the "rebels" cursing US soldiers. I truly suspect that this attack was perpetrated to create this demise from the ceasefire. Could Turkey have penetrated that deep into Russia or the US to accomplish their goals? Why is the State Department so blind to diplomacy and listening to understand. This may truly reflect of their own agenda being the only one on the table and by not listening or understanding, they have set their own agenda above those of the American people that benefit from an end to terrorism in the Middle East and partnering with Russia to end the terrorism. This is an interesting video which reflects the true situation on the ground in Syria.

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Colonialism - the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers and/or choosing its leadership, and exploiting it economically.

War is designed to advance and continue colonialism. The ongoing break down of sovereignty is a tactic used by colonialists to condition its subjects and slaves. Terrorism is potentially a tool of the colonialists who have setup their walled base camp in the Middle East in a land which betrays their alleged religion. In reality according to Jewish law, the homeland built before the Messiah comes is against God who will call the people home, not man.

So why is Israel the focus of so many Neocons? With its ardent militant stance against its neighbors as well as infiltration into other countries around the globe, it has become the perfect place to operate for colonialists.

It is also the perfect place to test high tech weapons and repressive technologies that are sub-human such as machine gun drone equipped vehicles which can kill like a video game, operated by a technician miles away with the use of a computer and a joystick. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160902-israel-to-deploy-machine-gun-equipped-autonomous-vehicles-along-gaza-border/#.V9F2JcHlA0s.facebook

Colonialists Try to Subjugate Others and Create Dependence.

They burn homes and destroy villages to force previously self-sufficient people into submission, just as what was done to the native peoples all over the planet for hundreds if not thousands of years.

In a recent Democracy Now! Interview, Standing Rock Sioux tribal historian LaDonna Brave Bull Allard spoke about an attack against her tribe more than 150 years ago. The tribe was later attacked repeatedly until their self-sufficiency was destroyed, and now have been placed into low income housing. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/8/standing_rock_sioux_historian_dakota_access

This is a perfect example of what colonialism does. It destroys a people until they are no longer self-sufficient and forces them into servitude. Tactics such as these are being used presently in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other surrounding countries where terrorism destroys infrastructure, and the war machine enters, which then further demolishes infrastructure, and makes the people living there dependent on and subservient to outside assistance.

I have wondered for a long time, why after thousands of years, do we as humans not own our homes outright and meet our basic needs with the resources within the community we live in? It is potentially because the colonialists will attack both using covert means such as the Trans Pacific Partnership and debt slavery or wars for colonialist goals that reverberate back to remove sovereignty. Every time we get close, it gets stripped away.

Some say this is outlandish, however when you look at the mounting evidence against military and clandestine adventures in support of the colonialists, it is not too far fetched to think that there may be some ramifications for us in the near future, and that even American sovereignty will be lost at behest of working for the colonialists, as this may be part of their long term plan.

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Ann Diener Wednesday, 07 September 2016 11:36 PDF Print E-mail

Generals Akar and Ozturk

Article originally published here: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/03/two-generals-one-coup-and-a-realignment-of-the-world/

For more than a month and a half people have been speculating about the Turkish coup. Who was behind it, and how did it happen? Now, curiously "Top USA National Security Officials Admit Turkey Coup." However, one factor not examined closely in the media is the fate of two Generals who prior to the coup were close associates. One now sits at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s right hand, the other is in jail.

One of these Generals, Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed forces Hulusi Akar, met with his Russian counterpart, Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov, last week. This meeting came soon after “The Turkish army launched a cross border operation on Wednesday, named 'Euphrates Shield', along with a U.S. led coalition in Syria's northern border city of Jarablus to clear the area of Daesh,” as the Daily Sabah put it.

Former commander of the Turkish Air Force General Akin Ozturk is in jail. But according to Sputnik, if the coup had been successful he would have been made President. http://de.sputniknews.com/panorama/20160810/312044266/putsch-erfolg-general-oeztuerk-regieren.html

All the talk about the Gullen movement, which seems like a front, has distracted attention from these two Generals and the line that divided them. Looking at their stories with objectivity and awareness would make anyone wonder whether the coup was simply a setup designed to purge unwanted secularists, educated people, Western-leaning military personnel and “unwanted” groups, who questioned Turkey's support of Daesh and the oil/black market trade it conducts through Turkey.


Shortly after the coup Trend News Agency stated that “Former commander of the Turkish Air Force General Akin Ozturk, who has been accused of a coup attempt, has said that Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar was aware of preparations for a military coup in the country, the Milliyet newspaper reported July 17. 'I was acting jointly with Hulusi Akar,' said Ozturk while being arrested.'” http://en.trend.az/world/turkey/2558968.html

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"You can just image the uproar if Russia or China were doing exercises like this (by invitation) on the Canadian or Mexican border as part of a “defense exercise," said Jim Dean about the NATO exercises in Eastern Europe this weekend. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/05/28/nato-parades-through-europe-on-memorial-day/

We are absolutely stupid that we allow this. It is in violation of the 1990 agreement we made with Russia.

"According to the German record of the conversation, which was only recently declassified, Genscher said: 'We are aware that NATO membership for a unified Germany raises complicated questions. For us, however, one thing is certain: NATO will not expand to the east.' And because the conversion revolved mainly around East Germany, Genscher added explicitly: 'As far as the non-expansion of NATO is concerned, this also applies in general.' http://www.spiegel.de/…/nato-s-eastward-expansion-did-the-w…

Why do they always try to provoke Russia? How many agreements do we violate? Have we ever tried the policy of honoring our agreements and making ourselves stronger internally, seeking to build up the positive, rather than tear down and smash so that we can "win?" We always loose with that stance anyway, as has been seen in all of the wars we have fought since Korea. We loose when we become the aggressor. In Korea we were succeeding at defending the South and then when we over stepped into Chinese protected territory, we started loosing.

I am grateful to Russia for not acting against us. What does our leadership think? This idea of Western Exceptionalism and violating our agreements with one of the major powers in the world is wrong. It endangers us. Russia is smart. They can just sit on the sidelines as we violate agreements, integrity and loose over and over again in wars we manufactured and fomented. Then when we are nearing bankruptcy because of the wars, Russia, China and all those we attacked can insure financially that it takes a long time for America and Europe to get back up. Trump is part of their plan, potentially, as he claims to want to negotiate with Russia but will do many things to harm America internally and further weaken us from inside out. I wonder if Putin would be as open to a President Sanders should he win? I cannot see Sanders sponsoring this type of exercise through NATO.

One thing is interesting that I had not thought about before, if the Russians feel, "the West broke its word and short-changed Russia when it was weak," this could explain why they would support Trump. We are weak now, financially and ideologically as corruption can be found in most foreign policy decisions. The decisions are not made for values, but for corporate financial interests and quid pro quo is commonplace. Look at the French government in Libya. Their 5 point plan was focused on gold and oil. Our military should be used for defensive purposes only, not to pillage the world and soften targets to make them easier to destroy for financial interests and vultures looming in the background.

On Memorial Day, we should remember the millions of civilians killed, thousands of our soldiers killed, trillions of dollars spent and probably one billion people who have suffered because of our current wars in the Middle East. Why do we egg this on? Our leaders are too stupid, and we have little recourse to stop them.

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Seeds of Fascism

As Americans sit at home watching Donald Trump on their TV screens belt out, “Get em' outta here” to protesters that made their way into his speech in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an entire world seems to be slowly turning towards fascism, waiting for the day Donald Trump will be elected as President of the United States. The last cog in the wheel, the last piece in the puzzle, Trump with his hateful words for many, who he alleges are different than he is, drives out the last bit of possibility for change in an already well established police state hiding behind the scenes.

This time there are no military parades, at least as of yet, of people saluting the “Fuehrer.” This time there are however still plans to round up millions here in the US for deportation and potentially for detention. Latinos and Muslims share that potential fate if Trump is elected. He has clearly stated he will deport 11,000,000 illegal immigrants and detain Muslims and Arabs as well as restrict their travel. http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/11/politics/donald-trump-deportation-force-debate-immigration/ Perhaps there is a use for the steel prison like box cars manufactured during the late 1990's after all.

From a lecture given by Philip Schneider in May, 1995, at Post Falls, Idaho., "Recently, I knew someone who lived near where I live in Portland, Oregon. He worked at Gunderson Steel Fabrication, where they make railroad cars. Now, I knew this fellow for the better part of 30 years, and he was kind of a quiet type. He came in to see me one day excited, and he told me 'they're building prisoner cars.' He was nervous. Gunderson, he said, had a contract with the federal government to build 107,200 full length railroad cars, each with 143 pairs of shackles. There are 11 sub-contractors in this giant project. Supposedly, Gunderson got over 2 billion dollars for the contract. Bethlehem Steel and other steel outfits are involved. He showed me one of the cars in the rail yards in North Portland. He was right. If you multiply 107,200 times 143 times 11, you come up with about 15,000,000. This is probably the number of people who disagree with the federal government. " http://uforeview.tripod.com/philschneider.html

This 15,000,000 number is not far fetched when considering 11,000,000 or more illegal immigrants and how many Muslims and Arabic people live in the US, not to mention the numbers of people who would oppose this type of action, as they would probably be included as well. I recently tweeted at a Trump employee and supporter Lynne Patton who found a way to justify what Trump was saying through a very emotional, captivating video claiming that this vision of deportation and detention is justified.

The video entitled, “Lynne Patton 'The Trump Family That I Know' - A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks,” was slick PR. I was one of the few negative comments on both Twitter and Youtube. I asked her to consider the logistics of what he was recommending to take on deporting 11,000,000 plus people. Think about this for a moment, how many uprisings would occur, should an Executive Order commanding these deportations and detentions happen? How many people would get caught in the crossfire? How many dissidents would be potentially rounded up, saying they were colluding with the enemy, just as those who helped Jews in Nazi Germany were detained? Would the poor be rounded up too, if they sided with these two groups? How about the Black people? Could business go on in America, if this would be happening? What would be the net result on the American economy, should a mass round-up happen?

So here today, we are confronted with a country known as “The Leader of the Free World” with the potential for what could only be described as the second Holocaust, and we sit here and laugh at Trump's jokes?

We are not alone in this turn towards fascism. We can take a short tour around the world to see how the far Right has virtually taken over key power centers and are using terrorism as a tool.

Thinking about Israel, Ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak came out earlier this week saying, “Israel Has Been Infected by the Seeds of Fascism,” as new laws towards the death penalty only apply to Palestinians, and they continue the onslaught of killing Palestinians and stealing their land. There is no compromise. The idea of a two state solution is gone, and what is left is condoned genocide of the people, another Holocaust where Palestinians are shot for sport and the majority of Israel's population believes that it is justified.

Barak continued, "What has happened is a hostile takeover of the Israeli government by dangerous elements. And it's just the beginning." ( http://uforeview.tripod.com/philschneider.html )

"This government needs to be brought down before it brings all of us down," he added. "There are no serious leaders left in the world who believe the Israeli government."

When has this ever happened that former Israeli government officials have spoken out so strongly? Now looking back at Trump and his supporters, Sheldon Adelson supports the current Israeli government in its current form.

Moving on to Brazil, where a corrupt Vice President, corrupt government officials and corrupt media created the atmosphere for a coup to hide their criminality, and there is audio tape that directly discusses this.

Planning minister Romero Jucá was recorded saying ‘We have to change the government’ as the only means to stop a sweeping corruption investigation.” Within days of being put in power, “the country’s interim president, Michel Temer, unveiled a raft of economic austerity measures and introduced a far-reaching constitutional amendment limiting the growth of public spending to the equivalent of the previous year’s inflation. Temer reportedly is now focused on overhauling Brazil’s pension system, but two of the country’s largest unions have refused to participate in talks, saying they don’t recognize the interim government. Temer has also called for the immediate abolition of funds created to channel oil revenues into education initiatives,” according to Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2016/5/25/this_confirms_it_was_a_coup

Fascism and corruption has potentially taken down the democratically elected government of Brazil.

On to Ukraine, where fascist forces have been operating since the coup there in 2014, and most recently in April, our fears have come to life, as the new speaker of the Ukrainian parliament is Andriy Parubiy, the longtime neo-Nazi activist who was a founder of the National Socialist Party of Ukraine.

According to ShadowProof writer Dan Wright,“Parubiy played a significant role in the coup, serving as commandant of the Euromaidan, where he and other neo-fascists helped violently overthrow the democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovych. The armed battles with security forces in Kiev were carried out by many people, who would later join the right wing militias that would fight in the Ukraine Civil War. “ https://shadowproof.com/2016/04/21/ukraines-new-speaker-of-parliament-is-neo-nazi/

People who doubt that 2014 change in the government of Ukraine was a coup, may consult long time Conservative commentator, Pat Buchanan, who wrote recently, “after persuading Kiev to join a Moscow-led economic union, Putin saw Ukraine’s pro-Russian government overthrown in a US-backed coup. He has seen US-funded ‘color-coded’ revolutions try to dump over friendly regimes all across his ‘near-abroad’.” http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/05/03/pat-buchanan-puts-the-whammy-on-nato-moves-on-russia/

Is it any wonder that Russia continues to celebrate Victory Day against the Nazis with such fervor, as the war has seemingly continued to this day behind the scenes.

The covert war has only expanded through alliances and partnerships with terrorism and financial tools seeking to expand its ever growing influence on the world through tactics reminiscent of organized crime.

Looking at the government of Turkey, it has used repression and funded as well as armed terrorists in Syria as well as launched attacks against dissent within its country.

Turkey has arrested academics, as well as closed or taken over newspapers. One recent mass arrest of academics occurred in January 2016 when academics signed a petition against the killing of Kurdsh countrymen inside Turkey.

"The move came after prosecutors launched a vast investigation into more than 1,200 academics from 90 Turkish universities who signed the declaration. Prosecutors say the signatories were "insulting the state" and engaging in "terrorist propaganda,” according to an article, “Turkey arrests academics over 'Kurdish massacres' petition,” in the Middle Eastern Monitor. Where have we heard this before?

What is surprising, is despite the totalitarian actions, and also the evidence found that clearly shows Turkey is engaging in support of Daesh including the tracked mass movement of oil trucks in and out of Turkey for profit, (http://tinyurl.com/zwwllw7) that nothing was ever done to stop the flow of oil for Daesh profit across the Turkish border until Russia stepped in. Fascism has been condoned in Turkey.

Fascism is a global epidemic It is fueled by the corrupt and those with delusions of superiority.

“Grey Wolves” are also appearing. “Ukrainian nationalists and activists of the so-called Crimean Tatar Mejlis recently began to receive reinforcements in the face of right-wing members of the Turkish terrorist group 'Grey Wolves.' One of the organizers of the blockade of Crimea, Lenur Islyamov, on his blog posted a photo with the Turkish fighters; 'Turkish patriots from the organization Bozkurtkar Turk Ulkuculeri, people call it — ‘Grey Wolves’, visited us at the blockade. The blockade is compressed', — signed 'Islyamov’”

“ ‘Grey wolves’ (Bozkurtlar) appeared in the late 1960s as the youth wing of the far-right 'Nationalist Movement Party,' which proclaimed the goal of uniting all Turkish peoples in one state. Colonel Alparslan of Turkey led the organization, and was an open admirer of Hitler and Nazi ideas. The Turkish state, regardless of whether it has formally forbidden the 'Wolves' or allowed them to emerge from the underground, actively used them to suppress opposition and promote foreign policy. “

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/12/09/erdogan-sets-up-turkish-terror-cells-in-russia/

There are many other places we could visit on a virtual tour of fascism globally, the question is how much longer will we allow this to continue?

It has taken many years for political leaders in Israel to see fascism creeping in. Many more are seeing this every day, but with little recourse for criminality, for color revolutions, for land theft and theft of assets as well as for the threats made to freedom of speech. There is one cry you won't be hearing at a Trump rally. It is the cry of truth, and of what will happen if we get a fascist President in the White House. The cry is simple, “Are you ready for the Fourth Reich?” Hopefully, my railroad car will never arrive.

Ann Diener is the granddaughter of a German soldier who walked back from Russia after WWII

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Ann Diener Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:49 PDF Print E-mail

What was my favorite cartoon when I was a kid? Here is my favorite line, “For Truth, Justice and the American way,” to give you a hint. It's Superman. I realize that Superman was created during a dark time in this country, 1938.

"...crime and economic collapse spread over the land as war loomed in the distance. Men sought dilligently for work to support their families, the Mob seized their claws on whatever they could, and in Washington; the President worked long hours repairing the critical state our fractured country was in. Yet, Americans managed to hold firm to hope, setting aside the worries of the day - we found peace of mind and joy at the movies, on the radio, and in the printed page.

“Then, two men from Cleveland introduced us to a legend. America would find a renewed hope and strength in their caped icon. The common man didn't feel so small and helpless anymore. Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegal gave the Nation a hero, not from America like Babe Ruth nor of this world like Tarzan; but, a champion from far beyond the stars... from the planet Krypton,”said the Superman homepage.

We need a Superman so badly now. After almost 15 years of war, we have waited. Many of us have witnessed lie after lie and followed the stories where ever they lead. We have watched as our leaders have fabricated lies that have killed and displaced millions, destroyed cities, stolen from the people who they have killed. There has been so much corruption with a delicate, finely laid facade over it, one that discourages questioning. It is mafioso in nature. The facade says something like, “if you want your life, don't look here. Don't talk about these issues. Don't print them, don't publish them, don't question.” There are at least quite a few hundred if not thousand people who still do. We work every day to understand what is going on and why.

The interesting thing is that these people, those of us who watch, are not sought after, we are avoided and feared. It is like when information comes to the surface that counters the propaganda, it is ignored and people are threatened. There is a very insidious game going on in the background. It is a fleecing of the American public, both of resources through the military and governmental budgets benefiting corporations who are using our military for personal and corporate profits and of leaders who control and manipulate the news so that none of it gets out in the mainstream, even when there are direct sources for the stories, such as incriminating, verified emails, statements, photographs, etc. It is overt, if you are watching.

Most people are watching the pundits on Super Tuesday, thinking about who we are going to vote for, as many of us are having our ballots stolen using Cross Check, especially if we fall into one of the "less desirable" voter groups – Hispanic, Black, Arab, Asian, etc. For viewers of main stream coverage, it is bread and circuses. It is not who has the best plan for America, it is who can say the best line or who can make the other look questionable enough or say all of the wonderful things the viewer would like to hear with little action if any behind the words.

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