Donald Trump Supports Coup d’Etat in Venezuela

Donald Trump Supports Coup d’Etat in Venezuela | donald-trump1 | Politics Sleuth Journal Special Interests Trump World News

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No one enjoys seeing Venezuelans going hungry, being oppressed by the military or not having electricity or running water. Venezuela is a very rich nation and should be in complete ruin as it is now.

It is true that Hugo Chavez and now Nicolas Maduro have served as oficial destructors of a nation that once was one of the most bountiful in the region, but it is also true that the instability in the South American country has also been spurred by American interventionism, both direct and indirect.

Today, we have another example of that interventionism as US President, Donald J. Trump has called the Venezuelan opposition’s plan to create a parallel government an “unmistakeable message” as he threatened to impose strong sanctions against the Venezuelan people if Nicolas Maduro dares to carry out a referendum.

Not everyone in North America is insane to threaten a population that is hanging by very thin threads. Both Mexico and Canada support Maduro’s initiative. It is within his purview as the democratically elected of President of Venezuela to hold such referendum.

Despite the legality of the referendum, the Venezuelan opposition announced on Monday, the day after achieving massive support among their fellow citizens in a symbolic referendum, that this Wednesday it will lay the groundwork for forging an unconstitutional “unity government” – with the incognito of whether it will include critical Chavistas – and call a general strike for Thursday.

The National Assembly will also appoint new judges for the Supreme Court on Tuesday – another illegal initiative – according to the announcement of the opposition deputy Freddy Guevara.

Almost midnight on Sunday, rectors acting as guarantors of the unpublished consultation reported that, with 95% of the votes counted, 7.2 million people had heeded the opposition appeal to express their rejection of the future National Assembly , Which the government of Nicolás Maduro promotes, and to support in turn the formation of a unity government. In other words, the opposition, although not elected by the popular vote, desires to gain power without going through the proper channels, which is the true meaning of a Coup d’Etat.

“On Wednesday we will announce preparations to form a government of national unity,” Guevara told a news conference.

On Sunday it was speculated that a parallel or shadow government would have beforehand the recognition of international powers and other governments in the region.

“This Thursday we are preparing for a 24-hour national civic strike,” he added. The measures announced by the Bureau of Democratic Unity (MUD) seek to make the referendum an ultimatum to the Chavista regime.

“Sunday’s consultation is something that has neither parameters nor antecedents,” warns the political analyst and professor at Caracas Simon Bolivar University (USB), Colette Capriles.

“It was something between an election and a protest, something that perhaps could be called an electoral protest, that nevertheless cannot be measured neither with the criteria of one nor with the criteria of the other.

But it was not the rout that the MUD had wanted in an ideal scenario: the goal would have been to surpass the figure of the 7.5 million votes with which Nicolas Maduro won the presidency in April 2013.

“I think the results have a tactical and a strategic significance,” says Capriles, who is not related to the opposition leader. “The first is that the National Assembly, so battered, is relegitimized to resume its powers and advance in the appointment of new members of the Supreme Court and Electoral Council, the other is the mandate to form a government of national unity.”

Any new step acquires urgency as it approaches July 30, the date on which the electoral authorities, allies of the Government, have scheduled the elections of new deputies who will form the National Constituent Assembly.

This is seen by its proponents and opponents as the final twist that the Chavista regime will try to close the possibility of having an alternative government.

The MUD, which has given definite term features to that date, announced that Sunday’s popular consultation also marked the beginning of a zero hour or countdown to prevent the Constituent Assembly from being held. Thus the MUD intensifies the pressure that has been putting on the streets since April, when a wave of protests began in which a hundred people died.

Trump threatens “strong economic actions”

In a statement Monday, the president of the United States warned the Maduro government that he will take “strong and quick economic actions” if necessary should the Venezuelan government dare to hold the National Constituent Assembly convened for the 30 of this month.

“On Sunday, the Venezuelan people clearly repeated that they support democracy, freedom and the law, but their brave and courageous actions continue to be ignored by a bad leader who dreams of becoming a dictator,” Trump said.

The US president also assured that the US will not remain still before the collapse of Venezuela. Unfortunately, the US has been and continuous to be involved in the collapse of Venezuela.

The declarations come a day after more than seven million Venezuelans, both inside and outside the country, voted in an unofficial popular referendum organized by opposition leaders, who are supported by the American government, to test their strength among the citizenship.

Success for them is a rejection of the Assembly planned by the Maduro administration. On Monday, Freddy Guevara, one of the deputies and organisers of the consultation, announced that the opposition will use citizen support to justify the appointment of new judges to the Supreme Court and to establish a government of national unity.

The threat launched on Monday is a tightening of Washington’s discourse to the actions of Maduro, who for months has been trying to cling to power with small concessions such as the recent release of opposition leader Leopoldo López.

It also pressures Maduro with a deadline, forcing him to proceed or to retreat with his call to the Constituent Assembly, which would serve to annihilate the opposition and impose greater control.

So far, the United States has faced the Venezuelan crisis – which since early April had killed at least 90 people and injured thousands – assuming a leading role in the constant denunciations of the situation in the Organization of American States (OAS).

In addition, the Trump government has issued new sanctions in recent months against members of Chavismo such as Vice President Tareck El Aissami as well as Supreme Court justices.

These measures have served to deprive members of the Chavismo of assets and properties they may have in the United States, blocking access to economic resources. However, for months the US government has valued sectoral sanctions against the country to put more pressure on Maduro.

In particular against industries such as oil, which is an important economic support for the regime. PDVSA, the Venezuelan state oil company, is the third US supplier, which is why it had escaped sanctions so far.

The multilateral efforts, however, were frustrated when the OAS – the most important hemispheric body – was unable to pass a resolution last June condemning the Maduro regime.

The failure, which marked the organization’s annual summit and which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not attend, was a “disappointment” for the US, Vice President Mike Pence said.

Hours earlier, White House spokesman Sean Spicer insisted on concerns over the Venezuelan crisis and applauded the massive participation in Sunday’s popular referendum organized by opposition groups to President Nicolas Maduro. Spicer, said the success of the referendum sends an “unmistakable message” to the Maduro regime.

“We’ve been watching what happened. We congratulate the Venezuelan people for their massive participation in Sunday’s referendum,” Spicer said. “We condemn the violence of the groups against innocent voters as well as the government’s efforts to erode democracy in Venezuela,” he concluded.

Spicer cynically forgot to mention that much of the violence seen on the streets is carry out by agent provocateurs led by groups financed and supported by the US government.

 


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Cholera Ravages Yemen

Cholera Ravages Yemen | yemen-cholera-outbreak | Special Interests World News

[image: A Yemeni child suspected of being infected with cholera is treated at a hospital in Sanaa.
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Multiple plagues of Job ravage millions of Yemenis, including devastating US-planned and orchestrated war, famine, and untreated diseases, out-of-control cholera epidemic alone taking a devastating toll.

Known outbreaks exceeded 300,000 as of June 30, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN currently reported over 320,000 outbreaks in all governorates except one.

The ICRC said the epidemic “continues to spiral out of control,” known deaths more than 1,700, according to its spokeswoman Iolanda Jaquemet.

Its regional director Robert Mardini said about 7,000 new cases are known daily in Sanaa and three other areas alone.

Yemen’s collapsed infrastructure, including minimal or lack of medical treatment for millions, created a “perfect storm for cholera,” the WHO explained.

According to UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Stephen O’brien, the rampant disease is “a direct result” of Saudi aggression – complicit with Washington.

O’Brien calls what’s ongoing a foreign-sponsored “cholera scandal…entirely man-made by” naked aggression devastating the country – compounded by famine conditions affecting half the population.

Two-thirds of Yemenis are food insecure, struggling with hunger and malnutrition, unsure where their next meal is coming from.

O’Brien explained “Yemen is facing critical stoppages of hospitals and a lack of doctors and nurses.”

“The health system has essentially collapsed, with an estimated 55 per cent of facilities closed due to damage, destruction or lack of funds.”

“Some 30,000 health care workers have not been paid in nearly a year, and no funding has been provided to keep basic infrastructure such as hospitals, water pumping and sanitation stations operating.”

Millions face famine conditions, “vulnerable to disease…at risk of a slow and painful death.” Over half the population has no access safe and adequate water, sanitation and hygiene.

International aid organizations can’t cope with the crisis because of war and inadequate resources, most donor pledges not fulfilled.

Appalling conditions threaten the lives of millions. One Yemeni child dies every 10 minutes from war-related starvation.

One Yemeni dies almost every hour from cholera. Since Saudi terror-bombing and blockade began in March 2015, thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of Yemenis perished from naked aggression on their country.

Millions suffer from devastation, disease and famine conditions. Media scoundrels largely ignore the ongoing horror – no coverage at all about US responsibility for what’s happening. Trump is captive to dark forces running America.


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US Relocating ISIS Terrorists

US Relocating ISIS Terrorists | isis-created-by-the-US | War Propaganda World News

In war theaters where ISIS operates, America supports the scourge it pretends to oppose, along with al-Nusra and other terrorist groups.

An often used tactic involves relocating ISIS fighters from one area to another – last year from Mosul to Syria, currently from Raqqa to elsewhere in the country.

According to Fars News, “US-led forces have several times transferred the ISIL leaders from Iraq and Syria to other regions by heliborne operations.”

“Local sources reported on Wednesday that three military helicopters of the US-led coalition carried out another heliborne operation in Eastern Homs, carrying a number of ISIL terrorists on board.”

“The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted the sources as saying that a group of ISIL terrorists were transferred by a van from the town of Ayash in Eastern Deir Ezzur to a ISIL-held desert region in the Eastern direction of the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, where three helicopters of the US-led coalition were hovering over the region.”

On July 14,  AMN news reported “foreign fighters” in Raqqa, saying US forces are aiding ISIS terrorists they claim to be combating, providing them “with military assistance, including air cover and munitions.”

In France at the Elysee Palace with French President Macron, Trump ignored daily US-led coalition terror-bombing in Iraq and Syria, responsible for massacring thousands of civilians, instead saying “ceasefire (in Syria) would be a wonderful thing.”

Macron deceptively said “(w)e have one main goal, which is to eradicate terrorism, no matter who they are. We want to build an inclusive and sustainable political solution.”

“Against that background, I do not require Assad’s departure. This is no longer a prerequisite for France to work on that.”

Regime change, replacing Assad with pro-Western puppet rule, destroying Syrian sovereignty, and isolating Iran ahead of plans to oust its government remain key US/French imperial goals.

Their strategy throughout years of war remains in place. Tactics alone changed. On Thursday, Sergey Lavrov said Russia’s policy on Syria strictly adheres to international law and Security Council resolutions.

They clearly affirm the right of the Syrian people to decide the fate of their country, Lavrov stressed.

Separately, aboard Air Force One en route to Paris, Trump commented on dismal US/Russian relations, saying he’d like to invite Putin to the White House, but now isn’t “the right time,” adding:

“We have very heavy sanctions on Russia right now. I would never take (them) off until something is worked out to our satisfaction and everybody’s satisfaction in Syria and in Ukraine.”

Bipartisan US hostility toward Russia makes improved relations unattainable. Trump is captive to dark forces running America.


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Gaza Near Collapse

Gaza Near Collapse | gaza | Special Interests World News

A decade of Israeli blockade, compounded by PA complicity with its harshness, deteriorated conditions to the breaking point – the suffering of two million Gazans largely ignored by the world community.

Israel’s blockade was and continues to be for political, not security, reasons, encouraged and supported by Washington.

A report titled “Three Three Years After the 2014 Gaza Hostilities – Beyond Survival: Challenges to Economic Recovery and Long-Term Development” explains nightmarish conditions amounting to slow-motion genocide.

Gaza’s economy is in shambles. One-third of its arable land and over half of Oslo-agreed on fishing waters are off-limits. Palestinians venturing into them risk being shot and killed.

Electricity in Gaza is at an all-time low, at most one-fifth of demand. Power cuts last as long as 20 hours daily, sometimes longer. Lack of it endangers lives, damages the Strip’s fragile infrastructure, and prevents normal activities.

Three years after Operation Protective Edge, rebuilding is woefully slow. Most aid pledged wasn’t supplied. Most getting in hasn’t gone for reconstruction.

Blockade and Israeli aggression at its discretion makes economic recovery unattainable. Deep poverty, unemployment, underemployment, food insecurity, fractured infrastructure, limited public services (including healthcare and education), along with environmental degradation make daily life a struggle to survive.

Unemployment for youths and new labor force entrants is around 60%, overall unemployment over 40%, conditions worsening, not improving.

Gaza’s private sector is incapacitated by blockade, restricted movements, along with limited access to natural resources and markets.

Economic activity is little more than half its pre-2014 war level, while Gaza’s population steadily grows. Most households need humanitarian aid to survive.

The UN’s prediction about Gaza being unlivable by 2020 should have said it’s been this way for years, especially post-Operation Protective Edge.

On July 8, the Strip’s power crisis deepened. Two generators shut down. Production dropped to 20 megawatts daily because entry of Egyptian fuel stopped.

The PA is responsible for non-payment to Cairo. Israel cut its supply delivered to minimal amounts. Lack of power forced sharp cutbacks in all vital aspects of life – commercial, industrial, medical and residential.

Gaza’s health ministry instituted major cuts in vital services. Fuel used to run generators in hospitals is close to running out.

If things don’t improve quickly, most operating rooms, laboratories and blood banks will close.

The lives of patients needing vital surgery, in intensive care, and on dialysis will be endangered. Safe water and sanitation are gravely affected.

Gaza is occupied territory. Israel fails to fulfill even minimal obligations as an occupying power, international humanitarian law ignored.

The lives, health, safety and welfare of two million Gazans are endangered by its ruthlessness.


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The New World Order Will Begin With Germany And China

The New World Order Will Begin With Germany And China | germany-china | Economy & Business Government Government Control Government Corruption New World Order Sleuth Journal Special Interests World News

In numerous articles over the years I have outlined in acute detail the agenda for a future one-world economic and governmental system led primarily by banking elites and globalists; an agenda they sometimes refer to as the “New World Order.” The term has gained such public exposure and notoriety recently that the globalists have fallen back to using different terminology. Some of them, like the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde, refer to it as the “global economic reset.” Others call it the “new multilateralism.” Still others refer to it as the “end of the unipolar order,” referring to the slow death of the U.S. economy as the central pillar of the global economy.

Whatever label they decide to use, all of them signal a full spectrum destabilization of the “old world” financial and geopolitical system and the ascendance of a tightly controlled one world edifice dominated openly by globalist hubs like the IMF and the BIS.

Too many people, even in the liberty movement, tend to examine only the veneer of this agenda. Some have deluded themselves into thinking the U.S. and the dollar are actually the core of the NWO and are therefore indispensable to the globalists. As I have shown time and time again, the Federal Reserve is now on a fast track to complete its sabotage of the U.S. economy; they would not be instigating instability and crisis to deflate the massive fiscal bubbles they have created unless America was at least partially expendable.

Some believe the NWO is a purely “western” construct and that eastern nations are defending themselves against an encroaching globalist empire. I have also shown that this is nonsense, and that eastern nations work closely with the same exact globalists they are supposedly at war with. This includes Russia’s Vladimir Putin, a figure often ignorantly praised by select liberty activists.

What we see in the mainstream is conflict, yes; but it is theatrical conflict. At the end of the day, Eastern leaders pander to globalist high priests at the IMF and BIS and have lunch with NWO icons like Henry Kissinger, just as heads of the Republican Party and even Donald Trump’s family go out to parties with Democrat strategists and George Soros.

It’s all a kabuki play. All the world is a stage…

So, the question then remains, since the NWO and a one world economic system is in fact a real threat proven to exist through considerable evidence including the very words of prominent globalists, how does such a thing begin? If the U.S. is merely a limb that the globalists are willing to sacrifice in trade to gain even greater centralization, where will the NWO actually take root? As noted, both Eastern and Western nations are at the disposal of the international financiers, so it should come as no surprise that the NWO is seemingly taking shape around the relationship between two nations; one from either side.

As Bloomberg announces with apparent glee in an article titled “China, Germany Step Up As U.S. Retires From World Leadership,” Donald Trump risks “uniting cold war allies and foes alike against him.” In other words, the future is extreme socialism, the populists are a dangerous and dying breed and globalization marches on without them. The narrative is clearly being established.

The relationship between China and Germany might seem strange, but the two countries are far more alike than many people comprehend. Germany is the industrial and economic centerpiece of the European Union.  China is the economic and industrial pillar of Asia.  China sells itself as a communist society with capitalist hobbies. Germany sells itself as a capitalist society integrating socialist (communist) programs and social justice mantras. In reality, both nations are collectivist hell-holes, but this is exactly the kind of model the globalists want for the entire world.

Germany has set the stage for the self-flagellating model of “multiculturalism.” Angela Merkel is obsessive in her pursuit of the ideal, and this makes sense from a globalist perspective. Multiculturalism requires absolutely uninhibited movement of ideologies and populations across borders, making borders essentially obsolete. Idiot leftists duped by pie-in-the-sky fantasies like “it takes a village to raise a child” have been exploited by the globalists as a tool to push the end of national sovereignty. Merkel’s Germany has been at the forefront of this movement in Europe and is now apparently being groomed as an antithesis to Trump.

Germany has also for many years stood as a kind of socialist paradise, with over 25% of their GDP going into entitlement programs so pervasive it is possible for German citizens (women in particular) to live most of their lives without ever having to work. It was this constant flow of tax dollars into welfare programs that attracted a vast number of so-called “refugees” from Islamic countries into the EU, virtually overwhelming the entitlement system and forcing Germany to put restrictions on new citizens.

China has served the NWO model as more of an oppressive economic testing ground. Welfare and universal health insurance are indeed at the forefront of the Chinese government’s latest “five year” program. Of course, with hundreds of millions of Chinese living on less than one U.S. dollar per day, the population has no choice but to rely on the generosity of the state. This has molded an economy that is barely tolerable for many, but tolerable enough to keep them from revolting. It is a dynamic the elites would like to apply in every nation.

The Chinese government oversees every aspect of the corporate networks that make up its economy. A Chinese business is in most cases a Chinese government business. There is no such thing as free enterprise in China. China’s relationship with globalist institutions is well known. They are one of the first nations to openly call for a new global currency system headed by the IMF and based on the SDR basket. China has also recently been inducted into membership in the SDR basket by the IMF, showing that the back scratching is mutual.

It is this strategy of elevating the SDR basket and replacing the dollar’s world reserve status as a precursor to a global currency that has been brought up time and time again by globalists. Recently by Mohamad El-Erian, former CEO of PIMCO in an article titled “Could The IMF’s World Currency Help Encourage Global Unity?” Take special note that El-Erian suggests the shift into a global currency system as a way to fight back against the recent “rise of populism.”

In order for such a plan to be launched, there has to be some stability somewhere in the world. While many nations face financial crisis on a scale not seen since the Great Depression, the globalists still need to have places to consolidate capital and establish a beachhead for the next assault on sovereignty. This beachhead may come in the form of an economic union between Germany and China, the two NWO favorites.

China is Germany’s largest trading partner and Germany has been the top place for Chinese investment in Europe. Last month Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with the intention of “deepening ties” in the face of “protectionism” promoted by Donald Trump. Merkel stated:

“China has become a more important and strategic partner…”

“We are living in times of global uncertainty and see our responsibility to expand our partnership in all the different areas and to push for a world order based on law…”

Germany’s ambassador to Beijing, in a recent briefing with reporters leading into G20 stated:

“The economic and political dynamic from a German perspective is moving toward the east.”

“The U.S. has left somewhat of a vacuum in the region by abandoning the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement…”

As I have argued since before the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s job is to be the catalyst for multiple globalist programs which have actually been in the works for decades. Trump is now the excuse for everything. Trump and populism are the excuse for renewed “multilateralism,” the excuse for German and Chinese cooperation, the excuse for a new global currency system and, most likely, the scapegoat for the inevitable final stage of our ongoing economic collapse.

Where Trump is supposed to represent the old world order and its “barbarism,” Germany and China obviously are being staged as the symbol of something new; a New World Order in which cooperation and interdependency are the great virtues of our epoch. It is my suspicion that along with Russia and China, Germany will be one of the first nations to fully dump the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency when the time comes to shift into the SDR basket system. And, that time is approaching quickly. It is also my suspicion that the globalists are seeking an economic power base from which to project their NWO, and Germany and China fit the bill nicely.

I suggest alternative analysts watch the relationship between these two countries very closely. Their behaviors may signal many changes and dangers ahead.

This article was first published at Alt-Market.com.

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Yemen Decimated by Cholera, Hunger and War

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In Yemen, the cholera epidemic is out of control. It already affects 300,000 people while 1,700 Yemenis have lost their lives.

The current epidemic is the culmination of a catastrophic situation, which includes a plunge into a war – for more than two years – since March 2015.

Civil confrontation faces pro-government forces and Hutu rebels.

This battle cannot be understood in its amplitude without taking into account the fact that powerful Saudi Arabia, as a proxy US actor, and Iran, also measure their forces in the poorest Middle East country.

Riyadh leads a so-called coalition that supports the Sunni government and Tehran supports the Shi’ite rebels. The fatricidal struggle between Shiites and Sunnis is at the origin of the conflict.

At this juncture, the civilian population is subjected to atrocious survival conditions.

The displaced, who have had to leave their homes or be bombed to death, are counted by the thousands. Along with war, or because of war, the levels of malnutrition are very high.

In April, the UN spoke of “the greatest crisis of hunger on the planet” – and how the infrastructure of the country, especially sanitation, is destroyed.

“Land for cholera”, explains Roger Gutiérrez, intervention coordinator of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs, Yemen’s rural district most affected by the epidemic.

Gutierrez spent seven months in the area putting up the MSF hospital bombed by the US-led coalition and warning that cholera “is out of control.”

The latest figures, provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, are 300,000 people affected and 1,700 dead due to the rampant epidemic.

Cholera is a disease caused by a virus found in contaminated water.

Its treatment is simple and with surprising results – hydration of the patient who can lose 25 litrers of fluids daily as a result of diarrhea and vomiting – but, similarly, if not treated, the mortality rate is very high.

One in two people dies if they do not receive treatment. The symptoms are very acute and the intervention should be immediate.

“It is urgent to have more means and dedication to eradicate the disease,” warns the coordinator of MSF for which the Yemeni situation is, at the moment, the “worst humanitarian crisis” in the world.

His opinion is supported by figures: more than 19 million people or 70% of the population are in need of help. “The levels of malnutrition,” warns Gutierrez, “are unprecedented.”

As for cholera in particular, it is necessary to increase the supply of drinking water and sanitation activities.

MSF explains that it is precisely the lack of water and the poor state of the pipeline system and drains that are facilitating the spread of the disease.

The communities most affected are those living in remote areas, forcing those affected to travel tens of kilometers to the nearest health center.

In addition to caring for patients, it is necessary to have people’s homes disinfected and water supplies be chlorinated.

“Potable water distribution points should be set up,” he adds, “and places where people gather, such as markets and bus stations, should be disinfected regularly.”

Apart from cholera, MSF teams have detected a significant increase in the number of emergency consultations, many for children, and surgical interventions.

Outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and malaria, diseases supposedly eradicated, have reappeared again.

“It is a clear sign that the Yemeni health system, suffering from lack of resources and personnel, is collapsed,” according to MSF.

The country’s health officials, some of whom do not charge, are making efforts to continue serving their fellow citizens at the height of the crisis, but the effort is not enough at the moment.

Meanwhile, those responsible for inciting war and conflict among locals are not held responsible for their crimes against Yemen.

The United States just agreed to provide the Saudis with a large cache of weapons, which will be sent to Yemen, where the US and Iran iron out their differences on a “neutral” battlefield, just as the US and Russia did in Afghanistan, Cuba and now in Syria.


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Fukushima Plant Owner Decides to Dump 777,000 Tons of Nuclear Waste Into Ocean

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Japan — More than three-quarters of a million tons of radioactive water is about to be dumped into the Pacific Ocean if the chairmen of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) have their way, Japanese media reported over the weekend. All they require now is final government approval.

“The decision has already been made,” TEPCO chairman Takashi Kawamura told the media, according to the Japan Times.

As of July 6, about 777,000 tons of tritium-tainted water is being stored in about 580 tanks at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The water, which is constantly injected into leaking reactor No. 1 to cool it since it was damaged by a tsunami in 2011, is then filtered to remove radioactive materials. The complex filtering system can eliminate everything but tritium.

This has left the Japanese government with a problem. They can’t go on filling up tanks forever. Something has to be done with the radioactive water. A government panel is currently coming to a decision on the issue, and simply dumping the water into the sea is an option on the table.

TEPCO chairman Kawamura is just waiting on the green light. “We cannot keep going if we do not have the support of the state,” he told the media.

Kawamura certainly has the support of NRA chairman Shunichi Tanaka, who’s been urging the TEPCO boss to make the move. Tanaka has been critical of Kawamura in the past, saying he should be more proactive in his handling of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

“An operator lacking the will to take the initiative does not have the right to resume operation of nuclear reactors,” he said recently at a special meeting with TEPCO’s top management.

According to the Japan Times, Kawamura “feels emboldened to have the support of the NRA chairman.”

Tritium itself is said to be relatively harmless, and discharge of tritium-tainted water into the ocean is standard operating procedure at nuclear power plants. Oceanographer Simon Boxall spoke to The Guardian on the tritium issue last year, saying:

“In the broad scale of things, if they do end up putting the material in the Pacific, it will have minimal effect on an ocean basin scale.”

But local fishermen say the actual harmfulness of tritium isn’t the issue. What’s paramount is the perception people will have when they hear of hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive water being released into the ocean. In short, such a move would make customers question the safety of their catches, which would thereby affect their livelihoods.

“Releasing (tritium) into the sea will create a new wave of unfounded rumors, making our efforts all for naught,” Kanji Tachiya, who heads a fishermen cooperative, told the Japan Times.

And Aileen Mioko-Smith of Green Action Japan says there is even more to consider here. They say that it will be safe because the ocean is large so it will be diluted,” she told The Telegraph“but that sets a precedent that can be copied, essentially permitting anyone to dump nuclear waste into our seas.”

Furthermore, says Mioko-Smith, those in charge of managing the Fukushima nuclear crisis have had plenty of time to come up with solutions and that the “out of sight, out of mind” approach is unacceptable:

“This accident happened more than six years ago and the authorities should have been able to devise a way to remove the tritium instead of simply announcing that they are going to dump it into the ocean.”


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Trump Wants Funding for Iraq and Syria Bases

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US combat forces came to both countries to stay – flagrantly illegal in Syria, likely approved by pro-Western puppet rule in Iraq, devastating for the people of both countries.

US Operation Inherent Resolve was established to support ISIS and other terrorist groups, not combat the former as claimed. According to its commander General Stephen Townsend:

“The Iraqi government has expressed an interest in having the US forces and coalition forces remain after the defeat of ISIS. Our government is equally interested in that.”

Bashar al-Assad calls US forces in Syria “invaders,” supporting death squads recruited from scores of nations, not combating them, he’s stressed. He, his government, and Syrian people want uninvited foreign forces out of the country.

Earlier, CENTCOM commander General Joseph Votel said US forces will remain in Syria after the battle for Raqqa is over – on the phony pretext of stabilizing the region.

Washington wants northern Syrian territory territory occupied, along with other areas it’s able to gain control over – a scheme risking direct confrontation with Russia and Damascus.

Trump wants congressional funding for US military bases in Iraq and Syria. On July 12, a White House policy statement on the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act expressed concern about lack of “additional requested authority for small-scale construction of temporary facilities that are necessary to meet operational needs and force protection requirements in both Iraq and Syria” – code language for intended US occupation of both countries.

Claiming funds are needed to continue combating ISIS conceals US support for all terrorists operating in both countries.

Endless wars in Iraq and Syria continue because of America’s presence and use of imported death squads as imperial foot soldiers.

Defense Secretary Mattis claiming Washington “wants to win the peace, stabilize the region and militarily pressure Iran” is false on points one and two, outrageously true on Iran.

Longstanding US policy, complicit with Israel, calls for regime change in Damascus and Tehran, pro-Western puppet rule replacing their legitimate governments.

All ongoing US wars reflect naked aggression against sovereign independent countries threatening no one. Iran is high on America’s target list.

Reportedly the Trump administration intends expanding US involvement in Libya, raped and destroyed by Obama and Hillary in 2011, the nation a cauldron of endless violence and chaos.

Greater US involvement would make already nightmarish conditions worse. Reported Pentagon plans involve establishing a permanent US military presence in the country to assure US control.

America’s belligerent presence abroad is nightmarish for affected countries. Wherever it goes militarily, mass slaughter and destruction follow.


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US-Supported Terrorists Call for Ending Russian Support for Assad

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Rex Tillerson wants Russia to agree on establishing no-fly zones in Syria – meaning we fly, you don’t, an unacceptable notion.

Terrorists comprising the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) want UN authorities establishing a nationwide ceasefire – to stop Russian support for Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Russian aerial operations, intelligence, and ground support, including special forces deployed to the country, are crucial for any hope to eventually free Syria from the scourge of US-supported terrorism.

According to Fars News, “Russian special forces in Syria are tactical reconnaissance, forward air control, light fire support (i.e. snipers, anti-tank guided missile teams and mortar detachments) and operational advisor(s).”

They’ve been involved in the liberation of Palmyra and elsewhere in the country. They’re “equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, equipment and modern technology.”

According to Syrian military sources, they’re involved with government forces to liberate Deir Ezzur from ISIS control. Al-Hadath news said Moscow will deploy additional troops to Syria if Damascus requests them.

Details of Russian operations remain secret for security reasons. During a press conference in Hamburg, Putin reiterated support for Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity, adding:

“The future of Syria and the political future of President Assad should only be determined by the Syrian people.”

His comments came in response to Rex Tillerson, saying he has “no (future) role” in Syria, a notion Russia and international law reject.

Washington, NATO, Israel and their rogue allies oppose Syrian liberation, wanting endless war, regime change, balkanizing the country, isolating Iran, and initiating efforts to replace its sovereign independence with pro-Western puppet rule.

Separately, Sergey Lavrov called defeating terrorism and constitutional revisions top priorities for discussion in Geneva peace talks, saying:

Along with combating and eliminating the terrorist threat, “(a) constitution is something that, in the long run, should reflect all concerns of all ethnic, religious and political groups in Syria and that is to ensure balance of interests of each of these groups.”

Implementing de-escalation zones is vital “to normalize relations within the framework of the ceasefire between government troops and armed opposition forces, (along with) creat(ing) conditions for them to stop fighting against each other and consolidate their efforts to rebuff terrorism.”

On Monday, a seventh round of Geneva talks began. More Astana talks are planned.

So far, no breakthroughs were achieved because Washington wants war, not resolution.

 


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Church of England Votes to Hold Special Transgender Services

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(21st Century Wire) This week, the Church of England officially recognised transgender people as members of their flock. 

The Anglican Church will offer special religious services for transgender people.

Many delegates at the Church’s General Synod meeting in York opposed the move, but Church leaders claims more debate on the issue “will help to inform that church, and many other churches, of the challenges children with gender dysphoria face.”

Due to continual lobbying from political and activist organisations over the last decade, UK schools have been made to incorporate ‘transgender awareness’ even at the primary school level, and as a result, the country is seeing a sharp rise in gender switching by children. The Guardian conforms this trend:

“Citing data from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, he said that in 2010, 97 children in the UK were referred to gender identity clinics, but by 2016 the number had risen to 1,400.”

Proposing the motion, Chris Newlands, from Blackburn, Lancashire, told the synod a story about a ‘gender reassignment’:

… where the son of two members of an evangelical church, who he called Nathan. At the age of five, after medical advice, Nathan became Natalie, and returned to school “much happier … and with very little fuss from staff, pupils and parents.”

He added that: “Across the world, trans people have been subjected to appalling violence against them. In the UK, transphobic hate crime has risen by 170% in the last year.”

In 2012 in the US, the Episcopal Church (the U.S.-based wing of the Anglican Communion) voted to allow the ordination of transgender people.

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