Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Is Germany losing yet another world war?

translated by Tatzhit Mikhailovich
The harsh rhetoric of Merkel at the Moscow press conference on May 10th, as well as her very sour face after talking to Putin, may have very real and important reasons. Germany is looking more and more like the main loser in the geopolitical schemes of both Russia and USA. Well, if we don’t count Ukraine, which is the main battlefield.

Nigeria To Deport Five Chinese Multi-Billion Naira Textile Smugglers

The Chinese businessmen behind the massive illegal importation of textiles to Kano are to be deported from Nigeria.  


Declassified Pentagon Report: US 'Created' ISIL as Tool Against Assad

As the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group continues to gain ground in the Middle East, a newly released Defense Intelligence report shows that the US was fully aware of the dangerous consequences of its involvement in the Syrian Civil War. By arming “moderate” rebels, Washington knew it might then create a group of Salafist extremists.

By January of 2014, weapons had already been secretly flowing from the Pentagon to Syria’s moderate opposition forces for months. These included small arms and anti-tank rockets. The supply had been approved by the US Congress behind closed doors, after lawmakers expressed confidence that arms stockpiles were not being transferred to extremists. This certainty was renewed in February of this year, when the US began shipping additional weapons to moderate forces, including pickup trucks, mortars and additional small arms.
"The goal for the train and equip program is to build the capabilities of the moderate Syrian fighters to defend the Syrian people," Cmdr. Elissa Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said in a statement.

The US government had no way of knowing that those arms supplies would, in fact, aid the extremist Islamic State, which rose from the wreckage of the wars in Syria and Iraq. Washington had no way of predicting that Islamic State fighters would get their hands on the massive weapons stockpile left in Ramadi, Iraq, where "a half dozen US tanks were abandoned, a similar number of artillery pieces, a large number of armored personnel carriers, and about 100 wheeled vehicles – like Humvees," according to Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren.
But according to new documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency, obtained by Judicial Watch, the United States knew all too well that arming moderates would actually result in the arming of extremists, but looked the other way in the interest of undermining the Assad regime.
For starters, the documents show that the Pentagon was fully aware of al-Qaeda’s key placement within the Syrian opposition.
"AQI supported the Syrian opposition from the beginning, both ideologically and through the media."

The report then shows that the Pentagon was briefed on the rise of the Islamic State.
"If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime," reads the DIA report, dated August of 2012.
The documents also point out the opposition’s refuge in the chaos of the Iraqi borderlands.
"The opposition forces will try to use the Iraqi territory as a safe haven for its forces taking advantage of the sympathy of the Iraqi border population, meanwhile trying to recruit fighters and train them on the Iraqi side…" the report reads.
The documents also make mention of the possible collusion between various terrorist groups in the region.

"ISIL could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory."
Yet, even with these predictions, the United States government went ahead in arming the so-called moderate factions. Whether this was a gamble on the part of US intelligence, or a show of solidarity with allies who have knowingly funded the Islamic State – like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar – is impossible to say.

CrossTalk: Talking Ukraine


Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah May 24th 2015

There are also English sub-titles of the speech. Click cc. hesbol

200 troops supposedly sacked from Nigerian Military for cowardice

200 soldiers have reportedly been dismissed by the Nigerian army over allegations of cowardice and insubordination throughout the army's operation to take control of Sambisa forest. 200
The soldiers were reportedly dismissed at the Rukuba Barracks in Jos, Plateau State yesterday May 26th. When asked in regards to the reported dismissal, Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, didn't refute the claims but stated that the army as an organization has zero tolerance for cowardice and insubordination.

Pics: Check out How Funke Akindele Celebrated Children's Day Today

 Nollywood actress Funke Akindele celebrated with kids today in Lagos to mark this year's Children's Day. Look at how fine she looks. 

Pics from Gov. Amaechi's 50th birthday celebration

Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi turned 50 today and a number of his friends threw him a party. Kaduna state Govenor elect, Nasir El Rufai, Hon Abike Dabiri, Senator Magnus Abe and others were a number of the special guest at the event.

See more photos bellow.

Man shares his opinion on Bola Tinubu receiving Guinean President instead of Osinbajo

I found an article from social crusader and community activist, Prince Emmanuel Ohai which he shared on Facebook very interesting and thought to bring it here to find out what you guys think. In his piece, Ohai queried why APC national leader Bola Tinubu was the one to receive the visiting president of Guinean, Alpha Conde in Lagos yesterday May 26th in the absence of Buhari instead of the VP-elect, Yemi Osinbajo. He raised many other penitent issues. Read his article after the cut and tell us what you think...

Jim Iyke Shows Off Six Pack!

Look well and you'll begin to see the packs. lol. jim
That beautiful I- couldn't -care less- about the messy state of my room day . I'm jst gon throw an old tee n sneakers on ,shop and indulge in every guilty pleasure food options I can dream of. I'm jst friggin happy wiv the world!! #MyOffDay #SunnyDay #Gladysboi #AtlantaChronicles -

Photos as GEJ Officially vacate the throne: Valedictory Session of the FEC (Federal Executive Council)

President Jonathan took group pics along with his ministers, Council Secretariat members and State House press corps following the Valedictory Session of the Federal Executive Council at the State House Abuja today May 27th. 

See more photos after the break

Naomi Campbell charged gate fee for her birthday bash + see pics

Supermodel Naomi Campbell celebrated her 45th birthday with an extravagant bash in Cannes, France last Saturday night May 23rd. 

 It was basically reported so it will be a star-studded bash but in accordance with new reports, it wasn't that star studded and she charged admission to regular folks to get in... See more pics bellow.

Photos: Check out Presidential State car being prepared for the inauguration ceremony

This is the presidential state car that will be used to carry the incoming and the outgoing president during the inauguration on May 29th. More photos bellow.

Goodluck to Buhari - Don't single my administration out for probe

President Jonathan has asked president-elect Buhari not to single out his administration for any probe his administration may carry out when he assumes power. 

Speaking during the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council in Abuja today May 27th, Pres. Jonathan said those who are calling for probe should also demand for probe on how oil wells were allocated in past administrations.

Check out Notice in Lagos church...haha

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My hubby killed our son - heartbroken mother writes

My ex-husband and I got married because I was pregnant. It was a stupid reason to get married, I know, but we were 23 and there was pressure from parents—basically from everyone – so we went ahead with it. John and I had been dating for about a year, and in February 2000, we were husband and wife. 


Kim Kardashian undergoes IVF treatment for 2nd child

 Kim K has never hidden her desire to have another child and has been undergoing IVF treatment to increase her chances to conceive a second child, according to a new report.

 According to Us Weekly, Kim will reveal an implanted embryo did not take during Sunday’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians mid-season finale.

Senator-elect Dino Melaye wants allowances, salaries of legislators reduced

Senator-elect, Otunba Dino Melaye, said he has never been a government contractors and will not be one.

 He also called on Nigerians to pressurize the incoming Assembly to reduce exuberant salaries and allowances of Nigerian legislators.

Oil scarcity: More facts emerge as dust settles

Recent reports have shown that the association made up of oil marketers have actually been at the center of brokering a deal to end the unfortunate strike action with the Federal Government, instead of the other way round. 

The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) stuck to their commitment to ensure availability of petroleum products across the country as they even extended the negotiations to include the oil transporters and unions, who also went on strike based on non-payment of their wages.

Heartbreaking Images: the toilet at a NIPOST office

So I was pressed coming back from Cds and I hurriedly entered a NIPOST Senior staff toilet as it was ascribed to ease myself and I was shocked. Photos attached"

Thousands show up for slain rapper Chinx funeral (photos)

A funeral was held for rapper Lionel Pickens aka Chinx Drugz, who was simply shot dead while sitting in his car in Queens, NYC on May 17th, yesterday Tuesday May 26th amid a big police presence at the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral in Queens. Significantly more than 2,000 people arrived for his funeral. See more photos bellow.
 See more photos bellow... After the break.

Anti-inauguration suit: Plaintiff, lawyer absent in court

The suit filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the inauguration of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, came up on Wednesday but neither the representative of the plaintiff nor its counsel showed up.
The suit was filed on Tuesday by ‎a non-governmental organisation, Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative.

Ekiti State Unievrsity shut as workers protest unpaid salaries

Ekiti State Unievrsity, Ado Ekiti, was again shut on Wednesday as trade unions protested unpaid three months salaries by the State Government.  

The workers, under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non Academic Staff Union, and National Association of Academic Technologists vowed not to return to work until their salaries were paid.

Jonathan’s actions, energy crisis hindering smooth transition – ACF

The northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, on Wednesday in Kaduna berated President Goodluck Jonathan for the current state of the nation a few days to the end of his administration.
ACF noted that the current energy crisis, coupled with persistent insecurity in the country, was a deliberate and calculated attempt by Jonathan to hinder the smooth take off of the Muhammadu Buhari’s  administration.

Photos of Chimamanda Adichie @ #GWNAwards

Award winning writer Chimamanda Adichie at GirlsWriteNow #GWNAwards in New York. 
More pics bellow.