Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Breaking news regarding armed conflict in Ukraine, by Scott Humor

On Monday November 28th, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced that they have initiated a criminal investigation of war crimes committed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Man impersonates the Inspector-General of Police, defrauds Saudi doctor of $10,000

Ekperebuike Akadonye, 29, has been arrested by the police for allegedly parading himself as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the Internet and defrauding a Saudi Arabia-based doctor, Hassan Alkahallaf, to the tune of $10,000.

Goodbye Fidel

by Jimmie Moglia 
“He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.”
Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2
For many across the world, the death of Fidel Castro strikes us with an obscure sensation, like that which would be felt from the sound of darkness. And though expected, there was an indistinct unuttered hope that this news could be postponed to a future yet undated and unnamed. But,
“… all that lives must die,
Passing through nature to eternity” (1)
In some European countries, newspaper articles written before the death of some important figure, are called “crocodiles”, lumping together those lamenting or rejoicing at that death, whenever it may occur.

Lenin comes to the White House

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik International
Donald Trump, commenting on the passing of Fidel Castro, branded him a mere “dictator”. Whatever the long-lasting results (and mistakes) of the Cuban experiment, History has already de facto recognized Fidel as one of the great revolutionary leaders of the modern – and post-modern – era.
Trump – historical irony obliges – also has all but christened the groundswell of anger that delivered him the White House as a “revolution” – led by, and in the name of, white, non-college educated, blue collar US masses.

Bait & Switch- Fake News, propornot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

by GH Eliason
A few days before the 2016 election I contacted several publishers and told them they were on a list to be dealt with/ taken down after what was supposed to be a Clinton victory. This effort was against news sites and websites that spoke or wrote against current US policies that Clinton supported. As I was writing this Glen Greenwald’s great article came out specifically about propornot. That plays a small part in this.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Final year student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, reportedly commits suicide

What are the Ukronazis up to in Crimea?

This article was written for the Unz Review:
First, it appeared to be a fluke: this summer the Ukronazi regime sent a small terrorist unit into Crimea tasked with blowing up several targets in the Crimea (see here for details). They were arrested by the Russian security services. In November, another two saboteurs were caught by the FSB (see here). And now something really remarkable happened. The Ukronazi security service kidnapped two Russian citizens in broad daylight and accused them of being “deserters”. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

How Fidel Castro evaded CIA’s assassination attempts

I have often wondered how Fidel Castro unlike many others have evaded the attempts to end his life by the CIA and others, and also his love for Africa. Till date there have been over 600 attempts to end Castro’s life, none of which materialised. One most memorable attempt was when his ex-girlfriend was asked to poison Fidel using a cream she was given. But she ended up confessing what she was sent to do to him.

Another Brick in the Wall: Mexican Company to Help Trump Secure the Border

Owner of a Mexican cement company expressed his desire to provide cement for the US President-elect’s effort to secure the border between the two countries from the onslaught of rife organized crime.

Kristian Rouz – "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words," US President-elect Donald Trump used to reiterate night after night when on his electoral campaigning trail during the past several months. 

Russia SITREP November 24th, by Scott Humor

Earlier this week the German Stern asked a tongue-in-cheek question which I want to try to answer.
I don’t know German, but this looks to me like they want to know why Moscow needs so many tanks.
Putin lässt 3000 Panzer aus dem Depot modernisieren
Wladimir Putin hat bereits 2500 T-14 Armata Kampfpanzer bestellt, nun lässt er noch einmal 3000 T-80 komplett modernisieren. Fragt sich nur: Was will Moskau mit so vielen Panzern?
Putin ordered to modernize 3000 tanks stored in the tank depots.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

People wake up!

by Peter Koenig
Neoliberal-fascist atrocities become rapidly ever bolder and are carried out with impunity. They should wake up the 99.99% from our brainwashed dreams and make us SCREAM! – Scream for change, not at the margin, but fundamental. This apparatus has to stop, not just be ‘reformed’ as the caviar ‘left intellectuals’ suggest. Absurdities have to be eviscerated. Our socio-economic system needs rebuilding from scratch. Washington has shown us again on 8 November that they offer only the choice between risking nuclear annihilation of humanity and total corporate privatization of our lives and our live services that we, the people, have created. The latter means impoverishment and enslavement to corporations for the majority of the population. It is a choice between the Satan and Lucifer.

Military court jails Nigerian soldier for stealing bullets

A military general court martial in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for unauthorised possession of live ammunitions outside his assigned duty post.

The court also ruled that 3 officers would not be promoted for periods ranging from 18 months to two years. The officers were found guilty of professional misconduct in the frontline. .

Monday, November 21, 2016

Philippine President Blasts Western ‘Hypocrisy’ in Meeting With Putin

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said the US should not be trusted as an ally during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin November 19 on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima.

Peter Obi Begs Soludo On Bended Knee, Offers N2biilion

The preparation for Anambra State gubernatorial race of 2017 appears on the offing as politicians and top stakeholders in the state find themselves engaged in a political musical chairs. The gladiators have begun the close political sword fights against anticipated foes and enemies in the outcome of the elections should the events be allowed to unfold naturally without external intervention. Information available to us reveal that Anambra political theater has become charged and ready for explosion into unlikely expectations that may result to near uncustomary events such as bloodshed and/or destruction of properties.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

President Trump and other geo-political oddities, by Scott Humor

Donald Trump has won the presidential election despite polls that indicating that Hillary Clinton was favored. One popular explanation for this is that some people were too afraid to admit to pollsters that they supported Trump — what’s being called the “shy Trump” phenomenon. A review of the evidence, however, suggests that probably isn’t why the polls got Trump wrong.
Shy Trump voters started to come out of the woodwork during the course of the election,” said Matthew Oczkowski, director of product for Cambridge Analytica.

Special Report: Hezbollah’s Mechanized Battalion in Syria

Shock! Hezbollah Now has a Full Mechanized Battalion in Syria
Marko Marjanovic
Marko Marjanovic
by Marko Marjanović (deputy editor and writer for Russia Insider. He has contributed to The Voluntaryist ReaderThe Libertarian Liquidationist and published the Crappy Town blog. Check out his new project, Checkpoint Asia.)

World’s most powerful non-state military is no longer an infantry force only
On November 11th Hezbollah held a military parade in al-Qusayr — a Syrian town that is just across the border from the largely Shia northern Bekaa Valley and that was the scene of Hezbollah’s first major battle in the Syria, and its first major success.

Will Donald Trump be the United States’ last elected president?

by Ernst Wolff

During his election campaign, Donald Trump presented himself as the champion of America’s blue collar workers. He promised to ‘bring jobs back home’, create millions of well-paid new jobs, and raise the standard of living of the middle and the working class. He called himself an ‘enemy of the corrupt establishment’ and vowed to ‘dry the swamp in Washington’.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps: a deep insight into Iran’s most powerful institution

By Aram Mirzaei

Described by the Western media as a “shadowy organization” involved in “clandestine activity” across the Middle East, not much is truly known about the “Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps” (IRGC) in the West as Western governments and media outlets are having an increasingly difficult time figuring out the IRGC and the role it plays in both the domestic and foreign relations of Iran. You can’t understand Iran and its politics without understanding the IRGC, why it was formed and what role it plays in Iranian politics.

Monday, November 14, 2016

2-year-old girl injured in school, expelled because her dad reported to the police

According to rights activist, Emeka Ugwuonye, who got the complaint, Miss Doxa Etim-Esin is a KG 2 student of Remmok School, located at 57, Sarah Faboyede Street, Bucknor Estate, Transformer Bus Stop, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos.

Her mom was quoted as saying: "Apart from being in the school within school hours, we also paid for after school care to be provided for her until we pick her up later in the evening.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Deportations, Huh? Trump's Grandfather Was Illegal Economic Migrant From Germany

Donald Trump's latest immigration proposals provide, among other things, for the deportation of millions of undocumented migrants living in the United States. Surprisingly, the new US President seems to forget that a member of his family, namely his grandfather, was none other than an illegal migrant arriving in the US in the 19th century.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Trump elected as President – risks and opportunities

So it has happened: Hillary did not win!  I say that instead of saying that “Trump won” because I consider the former even more important than the latter.  Why?  Because I have no idea whatsoever what Trump will do next.  I do, however, have an excellent idea of what Hillary would have done: war with Russia.  Trump most likely won’t do that.  In fact, he specifically said in his acceptance speech:

Corruption: Charly Boy Mobilises 10,000 Protesters

A coalition of vexed, angry and frustrated Nigerians under the aegis of #Occupy Unlimited & Be The Change Organisation# on Thursday stormed the National Assembly over corruption related issues.

They demanded the removal of immunity clause from the constitution to pave way for the prosecution of the President and governors whenever they contravene the law and dip their hands in public purse.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

By Voting for Trump, Voters Chose to Put a Stop to US 'Financing of Terrorism'

By electing a candidate who's distanced himself from Washington's hawkish rhetoric, Americans are rejecting terrorism and extremism, and voicing a desire to improve relations with other countries, according to Fajer Zeidan, secretary-general of the Syrian Forces Union.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#NotMyPresident: Angry Americans Take to Streets in Protest of Donald Trump Win

In the wake of Donald Trump's election to the US presidency, more than 10,000 Facebook users say they will show up at demonstrations in New York City.

Two US Marine Corps Fighter Jets Collide Over San Diego

The US Marine Corps announced the incident involving two F/A-18 jets on Wednesday afternoon.

One pilot is reported to be safe, while the other ejected from his plane, prompting the deployment of a search and rescue team. That pilot was later pulled from the ocean and is said to be safe.

Ukrainian President Dismisses Odessa Governor Saakashvili

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the dismissal of Mikheil Saakashvili, the governor of the Ukrainian region of Odessa, a statement on the presidential website says.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What’s goes around comes around, or How Russia and the US are trading punches, by Scott Humor

Three years ago someone’s video parody of a “Russian guy’s reaction” to a meteor falling over Chelyabinsk went viral.  “Russia Today” even included it into its reportage of how the Russian dashcam videos become internet sensations [2:24].

President Trump vs President Clinton … What Will Happen After Inauguration?

by Oleg Maslov
The time has come for the country with the largest economy and military in the world will soon go to the polls to choose a new leader for itself. Americans will elect a new president on November 8, 2016. However, the two main candidates running for the office of president in the general election have never been more different from each other. Hillary Clinton has lived in the White House as First Lady for 8 years, served as a senator, ran for president in 2008, and served as Secretary of State during Barack Obama’s first term, during which she oversaw the NATO intervention in Libya and the Benghazi crisis – in other words, a career politician. On the other hand, Donald Trump has never served in public office, instead dedicating his life to many different business ventures, some of which became runaway successes and others short-lived failures.

Why Hillary Clinton Will Appoint Old World Nationalists to Cabinet Positions and the Quasi-Legal Coup-Hillary Clinton Information Operations In Election 2016

by GH Eliason
Whether you are for Hillary Clinton or against her, the problem with Hillary Clinton isn’t her lack of experience. Almost the entire political establishment is behind her. Throughout all the bumps and scandal in this whole election cycle, Republicans and former presidents are coming out of the woodwork supporting her. According to the LA Times she may well be one of the most experienced candidates in US history, while even accounting for severe conflicts of interest inside the Clinton Foundation. Neither friend or foe doubt Hillary Clinton’s experience after 30 years in politics.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Ramblings Against Gov. Obiano: Desperate Opposition Tag Obiano Enemy Number One

It is often ill advised to join issues with persons known for gutter talk and reasoning derived out of illogical deductions. But for the avoidance of collateral damage and for clarity, it is necessary the air be cleared on the many misinformation deliberately dished out to the reading and innocent public as facts.

Protest as Ambode bans LAGBUS operations on Ikorodu road

The Lagos State Government at the weekend banned LAGBUS (red buses) from plying the Ikorodu Road corridor with effect from today. The state government said the decision was to introduce Intelligent Traffic System along the BRT corridor, and that all other franchises, apart from the BRT (blue buses) had to relocate from the corridor. .

Thursday, November 3, 2016

President al-Assad: United States and its Western allies are to blame for failure of latest ceasefire

November 3rd, 2016
Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad asserted that the United States and its Western allies are to blame for the failure of latest ceasefire, because terrorism and terrorists are for them a card they want to play on the Syrian arena.

Man loses his filling station, shopping complex, over inability to explain his source of wealth .

The EFCC, on October 31, 2016 arrested a self-acclaimed building engineer, Abdullahi Rilwan, for offences bordering on operating a land racketeering syndicate, criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of classified documents, obtaining by false pretence and money laundering.

Nigerian Navy Deploys 4 Warships, 3,400 Troops To Tackle Piracy, Oil-Theft, Others

New York[RR]Abuja–The Nigerian Navy has deployed four warships and 3,400 troops to tackle piracy, oil theft and vandalism of critical oil and gas installations at the nation’s maritime environment. Rear Adm. James Oluwole, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, announced the deployment, codenamed “Exercise Sharkbite’’ on Thursday in Onne, Rivers.

The Russian media just loves the campaign to demonize Putin

Last May I wrote an article entitled Counter-propaganda, Russian style in which I explained that far from banning or censoring the western anti-Putin/anti-Russia campaign, the Russia media reported about it in meticulous detail.  Half a year later, not only is this still true, but the level of coverage has now sharply increased.  Check out this screenshot from the latest (and most watched) weekly news show:

Putin bashing reported on Russian TV

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Recession: Erisco Foods shuts down Nigeria’s factory, relocates to China

Erisco Foods Limited has announced the shutdown of its tomato manufacturing business in Nigeria citing an unfavourable operating climate which has escalated operational costs in recent months, The Sun reports.

The President/CEO, Chief Eric Umeofia, said the company had concluded plans to relocate the manufacturing aspect of the business to China from where finished products would be imported and sold to consumers in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

American dream, revisited

by Pepe Escobar for the Strategic Culture Foundation

Will Trump pull a Brexit times ten? What would it take, beyond WikiLeaks, to bring the Clinton (cash) machine down? Will Hillary win and then declare WWIII against her Russia/Iran/Syria “axis of evil”? Will the Middle East totally explode? Will the pivot to Asia totally implode? Will China be ruling the world by 2025?

Report on the use of chemical weapons by the “moderate terrorists” in Syria

Administration of democratic self government of Rojava (Syria).
Violations of militant groups, connected with Free Syrian Army, which coordinates its operations with terrorist groups of Jabhad al Nusra and Ahrar al Sham in Aleppo.
TranslationVox Populi Evo
The Аgreement for сease-fire, which came into operation in 27.02.2016 in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution of 2268, devoted to the termination of hostilities in Syria, and which had to become one of the ways of resolution of crisis in Syria, did not terminate military attacks on the regions of Sheikh Maqsood.

Clinton and Trump: The Known And The Unknown

by Ghassan Kadi

My American friend Roger is a staunch Democrat supporter. He is in his seventies and has always voted Democrat.

Him and I have had countless discussions over the many years that we have known each other. His paternal roots are Arabic and he sees himself to be on the “left” side of politics, anti-Israel lobby, anti-Empire, but of late, him and I have not been able to see eye-to-eye on the Trump-Clinton race to the Whitehouse issue.

Lagos hotelier turns job seeker into s3x worker .

Victor Obano, who manages Tisa Hotel, in Ijegun, Lagos State, has been arrested for allegedly turning a 23-year-old job seeker, Elizabeth, from Akwa Ibom, into a commercial sex worker, after allegedly luring and promising her employment in Lagos State, Punchng reports.

Elizabeth, a mother of two, reportedly got tired of being a commercial sex worker, and on October 5, told her elder sister, on the telephone, what she was going through.