Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Boko Haram attacks In Nigeria Kill More Than 80 People

A Nigerian school following a visit by Boko Haram educational consultants (Image source)

Remember just a few days ago this blog reported that the President of Nigeria had declared victory and claimed he had kept his promise to defeat the Boko Haram (Death to western education) Islamic terrorist insurrection in the west African state which is the most heavily populated on the African continent.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says that his armed forces have met the December deadline set for defeating the jihadi terror group Boko Haram and that the Islamists are no longer capable of mounting a serious attack against the Nigerian military or population centers. The oft quoted words of Mandy Raice Davis, a prostitute involved in a 1960s political scandal spring to mind. "He would say that wouldn't he?" Unfortunately nobody seems to have told Boko Haram of President Buhari's heroic victory

Ironically, on Wednesday (23 December), just after buhari told the world he had defeated Boko Haram we learned from reliable news feeeds (Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP) that Boko Haram rebels carried out four attacks on villages in Niger, Chad and Cameroon, killing at least seven people including two soldiers and three civilians in Niger’s southern border town of Abadam.

And now we learn that Boko Haram Islamic extremists yesterday (28 December) struck a city, Maiduguri, the capital of the state of Borno, and a town in northeastern Nigeria with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers Monday, killing at least 80 people, according to eye witnesses.

At least 30 more were killed and more than 90 wounded in overnight blasts and shootouts, and an additional 20 died in a bombing outside a mosque at dawn Monday, said Muhammed Kanar, area coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency.

A pair of suicide bombers also killed at least 30 people in Madagali, a town 95 miles southeast of Maiduguri, witnesses said.

The attacks appear to be a direct challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari's declaration last week that Nigerian security forces have "technically won the war" against Boko Haram and that it is now capable of no more than suicide bombings on soft targets. As a response it is typical in style of the way Boko Haram operate.

Maiduguri, with a population of about 1 million people, hosts almost as many refugees — among the 2.5 million people driven from their homes in the 6-year-old Islamic uprising. About 20,000 people have been killed in Nigeria and hundreds others elsewhere as the insurgents have carried their conflict across its borders into Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

The military said there had been multiple attacks at four southwestern entry points to Maiduguri.


Pentagon Admits US Ground Troops Involved in Somalia Raid

Pentagon officials confirmed that US ground troops were involved in a raid against a town in Somalia held by fighters of the ISIS afilliated al-Shabaab terror group. The US troops arrived by helicopter to engage the terrorists in a raid which also involved Somali forces, and which they say killed “more than 10? fighters.

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France Moves Several Steps Closer To Abolishing Free Speech

Followers of Islam let us know what's on their minds (Image Source)

After colluding with his political opponents to deny French voters their democratic choice, the President of France, le petit crapaud Francois Hollande is now busy trying to abolish free speech so that the important issues that concern rank and file voters cannot be discussed in public or in the media.

Recently there has been an upsurge in support for political parties that promise to defend national sovereignty in European Union member states, and a public opinion backlash against the EU's 'open doors' immigration policy that has seen some European towns, cities and even smaller nations so inundated with new arrivals from outside the EU, undocumented travellers claiming they are refugees or asylum seekers (when in fact they are nothing but economic migrants and as such should go through the lengthy process of applying for residency visas and work permits, that infrastructures that have served stable and culturally homogeneous populations for decades are overwhelmed.

Political elites and supra national bureaucracies now find themselves on the back foot, even the politically correct idiotocracies of Germany and Sweden have had to reimpose border controls. It’s becoming harder to control information and ensure the fragile, synthetic, politically correct consensus holds together. News is controlled, propaganda is presented as fact and now in France, anarchic, liberty loving France, as well as in Britain, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, and in the USA and Australia, socialist politicians are openly discussing the abolition of free speech. This is intellectual terrorism, war by the state against the liberty of the people.

A history of lies and cover-ups, character assassinations, political slight-of-hand, false flag deceptions, covert surveillance and operations by government agencies, politicians whose loyalties are to corporate sponsors rather than voters – these things have been the modus operandi of organized crime and ruling elites for centuries.

Putting aside history’s biggest frauds though, the driving force behind this authoritarian trend is the elite's paranoid fear of losing their grip on power because the masses are well informed enough to see through the deceptions, manipulation and bullshit. By suppressing their opponents ability to criticize government policy and performance, question dodgy 'science' such as climate change and genetically modified food crops or misleading statistics such as the figures which purport to show mass immigration improves economic performance, political elites and their media poodles aim to eliminate any alternative analysis and opinion.

A significant portion of the population are so brainwashed with the post - Marxist ideology of the politically correct consensus that the media only have to apply the completely open-ended, arbitrary, and usually incorrect label of "racist", "extremist", homophobic" or "Islamophobic" to the expression of perfectly reasonable ideas in everyday speech and public discourse and a dozen "left wing" hate - mobs will spring up in the streets and on social media. The powers that be want to wind back the clock, where a pre-internet, monolithic corporate media cartel held a monopoly on ideas.

More reading: JE SUIS HYPOCRITE: Enemies of Press Freedom Hijack ‘Charlie’ in Paris

France has currently edged into the lead in this inter-governmental effort (see below), the preliminary assault began this past fall with British Prime Minster David Cameron publicly announcing on two separate occasions, that all of these so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ (anything which challenges the official orthodoxy) should be deemed “extremist” and equivalent to “terrorism” and should be purged from society on the grounds of ‘national security’. The first came with Cameron’s warped speech at the UN, and afterwards, a similar charge was made by the UK leader against anyone who dares press the issue of institutional paedophilia and child abuse.

Read much more on how the socialist government of France is using the Paris terror attacks of November 2015 to curtail citizens freedoms.


Migrants Consider Quitting Violent Sweden To Return To War-Zone Homelands For Safety

The Swedish ruling elite's politically correct obsession with immigrants has turned parts of this once peaceful, civilised and safe country into a lawless hell hole and borderline failed state. Perhaps the clearest indication of how bad things are in Sweden now is the news that Sweden is now so dystopian even migrants from some of the most violent and chaotic areas of Africa and the middle east want to return to their homelands

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Politician Blasts Conviction For Speaking The Truth On Anti-Semitism In Europe

A Danish politician has been reprimanded for posting comments on Twitter about the-much-commented-on-in-mainstream-media resurgence of anti semitism in Europe. Apparently while hand wringing and breast beating about violent attacks on Jewish people and vandalising premises of Jewish owned businesses is fine, stating the absolutely effing obvious by linking the Europe migrant crisis to this new wave of anti Semitism is a criminal offence.

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Latest NSA Spying Scandal: White House Spied On US Congress.

Has anyone else noticed how Obama always never knows anything about it? (Image source)

During the aftermath of Ed Snowden's NSA snooping revelations which revealed the US had been spying on its closest allies for years, Barack Hussein Obama announced he had banned eavesdropping by U.S. government agencies on leaders of US allies and promised he would begin to curtail the collection of Americans' phone data in a series of limited reforms.

Below are a few key lines from a speech Obama made in January, 2014:

Our capabilities help protect not only our nation, but our friends and our allies, as well. But our efforts will only be effective if ordinary citizens in other countries have confidence that the United States respects their privacy, too. And the leaders of our close friends and allies deserve to know that if I want to know what they think about an issue, I’ll pick up the phone and call them, rather than turning to surveillance.

In other words, just as we balance security and privacy at home, our global leadership demands that we balance our security requirements against our need to maintain the trust and cooperation among people and leaders around the world.

The bottom line is that people around the world, regardless of their nationality, should know that the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don’t threaten our national security, and that we take their privacy concerns into account in our policies and procedures. This applies to foreign leaders as well.

Unsurprisingly the president was lying, and the privacy concerns of "people around the world" have clearly never once been taken into account in Obama's domestic or foreign policy decisions.

Three days before, Senator and Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders sent an email to the NSA Chief Keith Alexander asking if the NSA 'has or is currently spying on members of the US Congress or other American elected officials.' The letter defined spying as including "gathering metadata on calls made from official or personal phones, content from websites visited or emails sent, or collecting any other data from a third party not made available to the general public in the regular course of business."

The response: the National Security Agency's director, responding to questions from independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, says the government is not spying on Congress.... "Nothing NSA does can fairly be characterized as 'spying on members of Congress or other American elected officials." Alexander wrote in the letter, dated Friday and released Tuesday.

The former NSA head also lied, but that's very clear from the way he qualifies his response. Nothing NSA does can fairly be characterized as 'spying. Clearly Alexander's definition of spying is different to the one cited by Sanders.

In the latest Wall Street Journal report on the NSA's spying scandal, it is reported that even though Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on friendly heads of state, the spying continues and "behind the scenes, the White House decided to keep certain allies under close watch. Topping the list was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."

The spying, or counterespionage (which is not the same as spying at all - ahem), was necessary 'in order to facilitate the US-Iran nuclear negotiations and deal' which took place this summer over Netanyahu's firm objection to scuttle any lifting of the Iran embargo (an embargo which Iran had skirted for years by importing billions of dollars worth of gold from Turkey via Dubai).

That in itself would not be quite so scandalous considering the frosty diplomatic relations between the two nations in recent years, if it didn't also involve the direct and indirect spying by the NSA and the executive branch, on members of Congress ...

The National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders and officials also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups. That raised fears—an “Oh-s— moment,” one senior U.S. official said—that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress.

White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Mr. Netanyahu’s campaign. They also recognized that asking for it was politically risky. So, wary of a paper trail stemming from a request, the White House let the NSA decide what to share and what to withhold, officials said. “We didn’t say, ‘Do it,’ ” a senior U.S. official said. "We didn’t say, ‘Don’t do it."

Which explains why for the past two years the Obama administration, which knew this moment was inevitable, has been maintaining an attitude of abject incompetence, claiming it had no idea anything like this happened. In fact, as the Bezos Post reported in late 2013, "Obama didn’t know about surveillance of U.S.-allied world leaders until summer "of 2013. That too was a lie.


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Big Brother State": FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can't Access
Thousands To Make Legal Stand Against UK Government Surveillance
Surveillance is the tool of the totalitarian state
Surveillance will be total soon (even in your home)
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