02-01-14

NATO murdered Gaddafi with a UN mandate

libya-qaddafi-murdered-sirte-october-transitional-2011

kerry.cameron.jpg?w=487

Gaddafi was arrested and murdered shortly after his vehicles which were trying to escape his native town Sirte, were hit by a NATO air strike. French defense chief said French jet fired on Gaddafi convoy, AP reported.

October 21, 2011 – US and NATO murder Muammar Gaddafi
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/10/gadd-o21.html

Libya: 'Process of change and democratic future'
http://www.dailymotion.com/hub/x2g4_Gaddafi#video=xltmrz

July 17, 2012 – USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance:
http://www.strategic-culture.org/pview/2012/07/17/usa-and...

June 25, 2013 – Saudi Arabia: ‘Syrian rebels must be armed’:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/25/saudi-arabia...

November 7, 2013 – Syria: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/07/syria-crisis-saudi-arabia-spend-millions-new-rebel-force

Democratic transition… December 25, 2013
https://diversmorkhoven.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/democratic-transition/

Photos: Britain's Prime David Cameron (right) welcomes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at Number 10 Downing Street in London February 25, 2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 4, 2013, on a trip aimed at shoring up the “special relationship” between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

02:03 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in Gaddafi, Gadhafi, Latest News, murdered, NATO, UN mandate | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

26-04-13

NATO: “territorial defence of Europe” and “peace-making” ?

Syria.Vrije Syrische Leger.Guy Verhofstadt .jpg

The Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union

The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) is the organised, agreed foreign policy of the European Union (EU) for mainly security and defence diplomacy and actions. CFSP deals only with a specific part of the EU’s external relations, which domains include mainly Trade and Commercial Policy and other areas such as funding to third countries, etc. Decisions require unanimity among member states in the Council of the European Union, but once agreed, certain aspects can be further decided by qualified majority voting. Foreign policy is chaired and represented by the EU’s High Representative.

The CFSP sees the NATO responsible for the territorial defence of Europe and “peace-making”. However, since 1999, the European Union is responsible for implementing missions, such as “peace-keeping” and policing of treaties, etc. A phrase that is often used to describe the relationship between the EU forces and NATO is “separable, but not separate”: The same forces and capabilities form the basis of both EU and NATO efforts, but portions can be allocated to the European Union if necessary. Concerning missions, the right of first refusal exists: the EU may only act if NATO first decides not to.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Foreign_and_Security_Policy

Photo: Chief of Staff of the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’ Gen. Salim Idris addresses the media after he discussed the situation in Syria with Guy Verhofstadt, right, at the European Parliament in Brussels, March 6, 2013. Verhofstadt pleads for supply of heavy weapons to Idris but a number of reports indicate that Verhofstadt lies and that  the weapons were already delivered…

====

“Territorial defence of Europe” and “peace-making”...

Verhofstadt.Guy.davignon.Sofina.jpg

Brussels, April 26th, 2013

Verhofstadt about Syria: ‘The weak position of the European Union makes me sick. The European Commission knows what needs to be done, so they should go ahead and use every means possible, including less orthodox ways if needed. The time for peace talks is over, we need action now. If the UN doesn’t react, then NATO should.’

Guy Verhofstadt

Verhofstadt became president of the Flemish Liberal Student's Union (1972–1974) while studying law at the University of Ghent. He quickly became the secretary of Willy De Clercq, who was at that time the president of the Flemish liberal party (Party for 'Freedom and Progress', PVV). In 1982, at age 29, he became president of the party. In 1985 he was elected into the Chamber of Deputies, and became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Budget under Prime Minister Wilfried Martens. Because of his economic views and his young age, he became known as "Baby Thatcher". Another nickname from that era is "da joenk", a Brabantian dialect expression meaning "that kid" (in a pejorative sense, referring to his rather iconoclastic and immature style).
After a failed attempt to form a government in November 1991, he resigned and disappeared from the political scene, only to return to the party's presidency in 1997 with a 'less radical image'.

Partly because of a food scandal that broke out just before the elections, his party became the largest party in the country, and he was appointed Prime Minister on July 12, 1999, the first liberal to hold that office since 1938.

Following the 2003 general elections, Verhofstadt formed his second cabinet.
In the regional elections of June 13, 2004, his party lost votes.
Since then, Verhofstadt has been faced with internal crisis after crisis.

In 2004, Verhofstadt was suggested as a candidate to replace Romano Prodi as the next President of the European Commission. He was the choice of the former French president, Jacques Chirac, and Germany's
ex-chancellor, Gerhard Schroder, but his candidacy was opposed and rejected by a coalition led by Tony Blair and Silvio Berlusconi.

After his premiership he took up the seat of Senator to which he had been elected in 2007.
In the 2009 European Parliament election, he was elected a member of the European Parliament for the term 2009–2014 and has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission by a coalition of greens, socialists and liberals.
On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament.
Verhofstadt is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an organization of more than 80 former statesmen. The group works to promote ‘democratic governance and leadership worldwide’.
On April 2, 2012 Verhofstadt Verhofstadt replaced Etienne Davignon who was for many years chairman of the audit committee of Sofina and a member of the remuneration and nomination committee.

Etienne Davignon

Davignon joined the Belgian Foreign Ministry, in 1959, and within two years had become an attaché under Paul-Henri Spaak, then-Minister of Foreign Affairs. He remained in Belgian government until 1965. In 1970, he chaired the committee of experts which produced the Davignon report on foreign policy for Europe. On 27 October 1970, in Luxembourg, the Foreign Ministers of the Six adopted the Report, which 'seeks progress in the area of political unification through cooperation in foreign policy matters'.

Davignon later became the first head of the International Energy Agency, from 1974 to 1977, before becoming a member of the European Commission, of which he was vice-president from 1981 till 1985. From 1989 to 2001, he was chairman of the Belgian bank Société Générale de Belgique, which is now part of the French supplier Suez and was not an arm of the French bank Société Générale, but a Belgian institution. He is now Vice Chairman of Suez subsidiary, Suez-Tractebel.

As chairman of Société Générale de Belgique, he was a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists. He is the current co-chairman of the EU-Japan Business Dialogue Round Table, chairman of the Paul-Henri Spaak Foundation, president of the EGMONT - Royal Institute for International Relations, chairman of CSR Europe, chairman of the European Academy of Business in Society and was chairman of the annual Bilderberg conference from 1998 to 2001.

Davignon is the chairman of the board of directors of Brussels Airlines, which he co-founded after the bankruptcy of Sabena. He is also a member of the board of numerous Belgian companies, and is the chairman of the board of directors and of the General Assembly of the ICHEC Brussels Management School.

On 26 January 2004, Davignon was given the honorary title of Minister of State, giving him a seat on the Crown Council.

On April 2, 2012, when Guy Verhofstadt became a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding, Etienne Davignon leaved the governing body of Sofina after 27 years. Sofina's Board of Directors decided him to grant the title of Honorary Director.

Davignon is a crucial member of the Strategic Advisory Panel of The European Business Awards. He is a member of the Cercle Gaulois and a member of the Advisory Board of the Itinera Institute think tank. He is also President of the Brussels-based think tank Friends of Europe.

Photo: Guy Verhofstadt, MEP and President of ALDE Group; Mr Jacques Delors, Founding President of ‘Notre Europe’ and Etienne Davignon.

====

June 15 2012 – US holds high-level talks with Syrian rebels seeking weapons in Washington:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9334707/US-holds-high-level-talks-with-Syrian-rebels-seeking-weapons-in-Washington.html

February 23, 2013 – In Syria, new influx of weapons to rebels tilts the battle against Assad:
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-02-23/world/37257669_1_free-syrian-army-rebel-forces-assad

February 24, 2013 – Syria. Saudis supply heavy weapons to so-called ‘moderate rebels’:
http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2013/02/24/17389.shtml

March 28, 2013 – Saudi heavy weapons supply to Syrian rebels breaks up Arab summit in uproar:
http://www.debka.com/article/22857/

01-03-13

Turkey, Syria: NATO go home !

Turkey.NATO.go.home.jpg

People's Assembly Speaker: Door for Dialogue Open to All

March 1, 2013

Speaker of the People's Assembly, Mohammad Jihad al-Lahham emphasized the importance of national dialogue as the basis for the political program for solving the crisis in Syria.

Meeting a Czech media delegation on Thursday, al- Lahham said that dialogue comprises all political and social forces according to national principles, indicating that the door is wide open to all who want dialogue, including the armed opposition.

Al-Lahham said that that the Syrian people's interest is the real compass for solving the crisis, laying emphasis on rejecting foreign interference in the Syrian internal affairs.

Al-Lahham pointed to the international double standards in approaching the situation in Syria as ''Some countries allege support for the political settlement for the crisis while in fact have no genuine intentions to pressure the gunmen to come to dialogue.''

He also indicated that certain media channels underestimate the perception of viewers through fabricating lies on Syria's events, adding that targeting the Syrian state uncovers foreign conspiracies to `fragment it, pointing to the attempts on the lives of elected MPs and the assassination of some, as well as threatening their families.

Al-Lahham said that the Syrian people, who presented an example in fraternity and coexistence throughout history ''will not allow evil, narrow-minded and takfiri powers to tamper with their cultural achievements," stressing that the Syrians will never succumb to the terrorism of armed groups.

He added that Syria is determined to push ahead with carrying out reforms to realize the aspirations of the Syrian people through a set of modern laws, indicating that the armed groups enjoy no support base in Syria.

Members of the media delegation said that their visit to Syria offered them an opportunity to get a close look at the reality of events, vowing to convey it to the Czech people and world public opinion.

M. Ismael

http://www.sana-syria.com/eng/21/2013/03/01/469970.htm

Photo: Turkish people rally against Patriot missile deployment:

http://www.news.az/articles/turkey/75399

19:27 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in Latest News, NATO, NATO go home, Syria, Turkey | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

18-02-13

Military ‘errors’: Chinese Embassy Bombed by NATO

Image

NATO bombed Serbian news outlets with the stated intention of silencing sources different from the NATO war propaganda...

----

Chinese Embassy Bombed by NATO - Three Journalists Killed, More Than 20 Injured

On May 7, 1999, NATO fired 3 missiles from different angles to attack the Embassy of China in Yugoslavia, which killed 3 Chinese journalists and injured more than 20.

The building of the embassy was seriously damaged.

The goal was to punish China for sympathizing with the Yugoslav people against NATO and to terrorize Chinese newspeople in Yugoslavia, thus silencing a non-NATO information source.

U.S. officials and NATO said the attack on the Chinese Embassy was "a mistake" based on "faulty information" that the (Chinese embassy) building was the headquarters for the Yugoslav arms agency.

Reuters (May 11, 1999)

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/belgrade-china...

http://www.prop1.org/protest/serbia/990508.china.embassy....

http://www.srpska-mreza.com/library/facts/bombed-Embassy....

17-12-12

War on Syria: European Union and Israel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu.jpg

“Herons” repainted in the colors of Germany

The drones (unmanned aircraft) used by NATO to bomb Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya are designed by Israel. The Israelis are denied entry into Afghanistan, but nevertheless, the Israeli drones provide ‘security’ for the coalition in Afghanistan. Israeli drones are used by Canada, France, Australia and Germany in Afghanistan. Today, Israeli specialists are on the air base at Ein Shemer for training the flight of “Herons” repainted in the colors of Germany. Many of Israeli military products are standard NATO-compatible.

German MPs of the lower house of parliament voted 461-86 on Friday, December 14, 2012, to approve the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and 400 troops in Turkey along the Syrian border, Reuters reported.

Picture: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu

08-12-12

'Chemical weapons': Google works directly for the Pentagon

Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007.jpg

Photo: Barack Obama speaking at Google HQ in 2007

Google is actually censoring the news of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA. 
Almost all of the links that argue in favor of the Syrian government are dead and Google advertises almost exclusively the messages (photos and videos about the 'victorious Free Syrian Army', 'Syrian chemical weapons',) coming from the U.S. government or the Pentagon.

The participation of Google in the American war propaganda, is not coming as a surprise.

On 3.14.2012, America's Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google...

------

Google News for 'chemical weapons Clinton'

Hillary Clinton warns Syria over chemical weapons

US secretary of state asks Russia to lean on Assad regime but Damascus accuses west of creating pretext for invasion.

"Desperate" Assad could resort to chemical weapons – Clinton - Official: Syria Moving Chemical Weapons Components

"Desperate" Assad could resort to chemical weapons: Clinton ... news.yahoo.com/desperate-assad-could-resort-ch... - United States3 days ago – From Yahoo! News: BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States is worried that an increasingly desperate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

Clinton Warns Syria on Chemical Weapons - ww.voanews.com/content/article/1558897.html2 days ago – Syrian leaders will be held accountable if they use of chemical weapons, Clinton says.

'Desperate' Assad could use chemical weapons in Syria, says ... www.telegraph.co.uk › ... › World News › Middle East › Syria3 days ago – The United States is worried that an increasingly desperate Bashar al-Assad could resort to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, or lose ...

Clinton: Situation in Syria is 'accelerating' - CNN.com - www.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/.../index.html - United States1 day ago – Chemical weapons were one topic on the table, said Clinton, who met with the leaders while she was in Dublin for an international security ...

Clinton: Assad May Use Chemical Weapons in Desperation - Latest www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/2568112 days ago – United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Wednesday that in his desperation, President Assad of Syria may use the chemical ...

Hillary Clinton Says Syria Could Use Chemical Weapons - www.huffingtonpost.com/.../hillary-clinton-syria-chemical-we...2 days ago – By Erika Solomon and David Brunnstrom BEIRUT/BRUSSELS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Washington fears a "desperate" Syrian President Bashar ...

Syria mixes chemical weapons for potential use in bombs, US ... - www.foxnews.com/.../syria-mixes-chemical-weapons-into-bo...1 day ago – Chemical weapon fears in Syria. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Russia's top diplomat Thursday to discuss the crisis in Syria, ...

Images for chemical weapons Clinton - Report images

Clinton warns Syria not to use chemical weapons - Video on ... video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50094347/

Video on NBCNews.com: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed President Obama's recent vow to take ... More videos for chemical weapons Clinton »  ....

Same messages on pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 .......

---

Google News for 'chemical weapons'

William Hague confirms 'evidence' of Syrian chemical weapons ... www.guardian.co.uk › News › World news › Syria6 hours ago – Foreign secretary says he has seen some proof that Assad's forces are preparing to launch chemical attack against rebels.

Syria chemical weapons scare: Is Assad threatening to use them, or ... news.yahoo.com/syria-chemical-weapons-scare-a... - United States1 day ago – From Yahoo! News: The spike in concern over Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons stems in part from worries that an increasingly desperate ...

Syria 'has loaded chemical weapons into bombs' - Telegraph - www.telegraph.co.uk › ... › World News › Middle East › Syria2 days ago – The Syrian regime has loaded the precursor chemicals for the nerve gas sarin into aerial bombs, according to a report from the United States.

Assad is preparing to use chemical weapons against Syrian rebels ... www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Assad-preparing-use-chemical-weapo... – The Foreign Secretary said he had seen 'some evidence' that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels.

Assad's Chemical Weapons: How Does Sarin Work? | TIME.com - healthland.time.com/.../assads-chemical-weapons-what-does-sa...Share1 day ago – The Obama Administration says it will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons by Syria's Bashar Assad amid reports the dictator has stored ...

UK claims to have evidence Assad may use chemical weapons — RT - rt.com/news/syria-chemical-weapons-assad-608/1 hour ago – The UK has joined the US in claiming Syria's government may soon use chemical weapons on its own people. The Syrian government has ...

Britain sees evidence Assad could use chemical weapons - www.hurriyetdailynews.com/britain-sees-evidence-assad-could...8 hours ago – British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Saturday said that there is evidence that the Syrian government could use its chemical ...

Panetta: Syria Considering Using Chemical Weapons - www.voanews.com/...chemical_weapons/1560053.html1 day ago – US defense secretary reiterates warnings to Assad, says there will be consequences if chemical weapons are used against Syrian people.

US warning on Syrian chemical weapons - FT.com - www.ft.com › World2 days ago – The US has evidence that the Syrian government is considering using chemical weapons in its war with rebel forces, defence secretary Leon ...

Syria's Chemical Weapons Moves Lead U.S. to Be Flexible ... www.nytimes.com/.../syrias-chemical-weapons-moves-lead-us-...Share1 day ago – Since intelligence agencies reported that Syria was making moves that could create sarin, President Obama's “red line” for intervention has ...

Assad is already using chemical weapons, Syrian opposition claims ... www.timesofisrael.com › Israel & the Region – Sarin and mustard gas utilized in battle, says defecting officer; last week's internet blackout was cover for transport of arms to Damascus, ...

Preventing a Chemical Weapons Nightmare in Syria - The Diplomat thediplomat.com/.../preventing-a-chemical-weapons-nightmar...Share2 days ago – It has been reported that Syria is moving chemical weapons precursors in a way that is inconsistent – although we are not told in what way ...

Has Syria crossed the chemical weapon “red line”? - Salon.com www.salon.com/.../has_syria_crossed_the_chemical_...Share by Natasha Lennard - in 38 Google+ circles

Reports of Assad's nerve gas bombs have U.S. officials "concerned," but why the focus on chemical warfare?

John McCain: Syria Using Chemical Weapons Would Be 'Most ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../john-mccain-syria-chemical-weap...Share1 day ago – Speaking about reports that Syria is preparing chemical weapons for potential use against its people, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned that ...

Dr. Josef Olmert: On Chemical Weapons, Assad and the Syrian People www.huffingtonpost.com/.../assad-chemical-weapons-syria_b_...2 days ago – Is it possible that Assad will use the chemical weapons, much the same as Saddam did? It is possible, but really highly unlikely. The regime is ...

Hillary Clinton warns Syria over chemical weapons | World news ... www.guardian.co.uk › News › World news › Syria1 day ago – US secretary of state asks Russia to lean on Assad regime but Damascus accuses west of creating pretext for invasion.

Syria's Chemical Weapons Include Sarin, Mustard Gas : NPR www.npr.org › News › World › Middle EastShare21 hours ago – This week President Obama warned Syrian President Bashar Assad not to use his chemical weapons stockpile. Melissa Block talks with former ...

Chemical Weapons Risk: Syrian Missiles and Shells - ABC News - abcnews.go.com › USShare22 hours ago – Growing fear that civil war in Syria could unleash the world's first use of chemical weapons in nearly three decades is based on two grim ...

Syria Chemical Weapons Readied For Use: Sarin Loaded Into ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../syria-chemical-weapons-sarin_n_...Share2 days ago – Syria's military has loaded chemical weapons into aerial bombs and is awaiting authorization for their use from President Bashar al-Assad, ...

Report: Syria Preparing Chemical Weapons - Assad orders military ... www.newser.com/.../report-syria-preparing-chemical-weapons...Share2 days ago – Syria's Bashar al-Assad is edging closer to using chemical weapons against his own people, reports NBC News . It quotes US officials as ...

Panetta: Assad May be Considering Using Chemical Weapons - www.israelnationalnews.com › NewsShare1 day ago – The U.S. has intelligence that causes "serious concerns" that Assad will use chemical weapons on rebels, says Panetta.

Same messages on pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 .......

The Vietnam war ended 35 years ago, but children are still being born with.jpg

Photo: Vietnam's forgotten war victims

The Vietnam war ended 37 years ago, but children are still being born with birth defects from chemical poisoning allegedly caused by defoliants sprayed by the US military and despite public pressure, Vietnamese victims were unable to win justice in US courts.

07-12-12

'No-fly zones explained'... by Nato

by Carlos Latuff. NATO bombs rock Tripoli.gif

1 Apr. 2011

'No-fly zones explained' (by Nato...)

Group Captain Geoff Booth, who took part in enforcing the no-fly zone (NFZ) over Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s, outlines what is needed of an aircrew during this kind of operation.

There are never going to be two similar operations,” explains Booth, “so you need to analyse the situation to develop a plan; the key thing is that you are basically policing someone else's airspace without their permission.

The questions are: what is the threat? how big is the area? why are you doing this – i.e. what do you stop?

This will almost certainly be a 24/7 operation, so it will require lots of resources. The question you then need to ask yourself is: what resources do you need versus what resources have you got?

There’s a requirement for surveillance; intelligence; tactical aircraft for air-to-air and possibly air-to-ground missions; bases which may include aircraft carriers; command and control; air-to-air refuelling (this is a "force multiplier" as it allows tactical aircraft to stay on task for much longer); commander's guidance and clear rules of engagement.”

What’s a typical routine?

This will be driven by when the contingent or squadron is on the Air Tasking Order (this is the operational flying programme). It also depends on capability, i.e. whether this is an operation for day only, day/night, clear weather, all weather. In other words, and for many missions, aircrew can be tasked at any time of the day or night

The mission preparation starts about four hours before take-off with a selection of briefings that include:

  • situation update;
  • current intelligence;
  • weather mission details (for example, where are supporting aircraft?);
  • Rules of Engagement;
  • SPINS (special instructions contained within the Air Tasking Order);
  • and emergency procedures, including in the event of ejecting over hostile territory

Aircrew then prepare their personal kit, which will include a combat survival vest, water and something to eat. They go to the aircraft about an hour prior to take-off and check all systems and weapons. A spare aircraft or two is always needed to ensure not missing operational tasks.

It is critical to take note of the support ground crew working on the aircraft before the aircrew arrive – these people are a key part of the team to get the operation started.

Post take-off, the aircrew’s routine tasks are normally:

  • Carry out further full check of all systems to ensure all is OK to enter the operational area;
  • Entering the area, check in with the controlling authority - probably AWACS - who will give a short tactical update;
  • Once "feet dry" i.e. over hostile territory, stand ready to react to whatever presents itself. If an aircraft enters the NFZ, determine whether it is authorised or not, whether it is "hostile" or has just entered the NFZ by mistake;
  • Use all sensors and build awareness for yourself, as well as all other players - particularly the AWACS;
  • React quickly, pass information if commander's decision or clearance needed, deal with whatever comes up on the watch;
  • Stay on task until relieved, use air-to-air refuelling if necessary. Typical time on task during Operation DENY FLIGHT in Bosnia and Herzegovina was 3 hours making it a 4-5 hour mission from start to finish;
  • Recover back to base safely, don't relax once "feet wet" – back home – to avoid the risk of making (dangerous) errors;
  • Hand the aircraft back to the engineers, report any problems or faults.

And then – and only then – can you start to wind down.
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_71959.htm

20:57 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in Latest News, NATO, NATO bombs Syria, No-fly zones | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

16-11-12

NATO strategy: Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia,

Erdogan.President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich.9.2012.jpg

14 September 2012

Turkey's Erdogan in Ukraine

Recep Erdogan is officially visiting Ukraine. In Kiev he and the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich headed the second session of the Strategic Council of Ukraine and Turkey. On September 14 Erdogan will conduct talks in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and participate in the 9th annual session of the Yalta European Strategy where he will speak as a special guest.

Considering an important role of Ukraine in stability in the Black Sea region, Turkey pays great attention to its relations with this country and wants to develop the cooperation in all spheres. In recent times relations between Ukraine and Turkey have gained a character of strategic partnership. The best confirmation for it is a stable growth of trade turnover and mutual investments, mutual support of international initiatives by Ankara and Kiev. However, experts note that political relations falls behind economic cooperation. From this point of view the current visit by Premier of Turkey has a progressive significance.

The countries chosen by Erdogan for visits are notable. At first Azerbaijan, then Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is clear that the current Turkish policy is focused on three bordering territories: the Black Sea and the Caucasian region and Balkans. That is why Ukraine is considered by Turkey as a friendly and strategically important country. There are many advantages in cooperation between Turkey and Ukraine. The main thing is to structure the relations in separate strategic directions with maximum usage of the transit potential.

Another important factor defining the essence of Turkish-Ukrainian relations is the problem of Crimean Tatars. It is a delicate issue of permanent agenda of the countries. Turkey implements all agreements of Crimean Tatars under control of the central authorities of Ukraine. Turkey considers the problem an internal affair of Ukraine, and Ankara has no right to break sovereignty of Ukraine.

http://vestnikkavkaza.net/articles/politics/31392.html

Photo: 14 September 2012 - Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan visiting Ukraine. In Kiev he and the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich headed the second session of the Strategic Council of Ukraine and Turkey.

-----

ivanishvili da rasmuseni.Georgian Prime Minister met NATO Sec.General 14.11.2012.jpg

November 14, 2012

Georgian Prime Minister met with NATO Sec.General

Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has invited the North Atlantic Council to Georgia. He said about it in Brussels at a joint press conference held after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

The Prime Minister stressed that NATO isn't only a military but also a political structure and promised that the new government will do everything to strengthen the democratic institutions.

"We will do everything in order to develop truly democratic institutions. The problems that arose a few days ago, in my opinion, were connected with the fact that the former power was satisfied by facade statements power instead of building truly democratic institutions, and there wasn't enough transparency in society, including in military compounds. The new government will do everything to ensure that all our actions are clear to the international community and NATO. We will do everything to achieve the objectives and Georgia to be a member of the alliance in the near future," Ivanishvili said.

Georgia is a close and committed partner for NATO. It doubled its contribution to NATO's mission in Afghanistan and joined the planning process for the NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan forces after 2014.

Source: Trend News Agency

Photo: 14 November 2012 - Georgian Prime Minister met with Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen

11-11-12

Nato's business agreements

NATO.buildings.jpg

The retired general of the United States Army Wesley Clark always had good contacts with the Kosovo “government” and its “prime minister” – the former militant Hashim Thaci. There is even a street in Pristina named after Wesley Clark.

"It is clear that during their 'cooperation' that started in 1998, they concluded business agreements. Now it is absolutely clear that the bombings of Kosovo pursued both political and economic objectives: they were aimed not only at separating Kosovo from Serbia, but also at depriving Kosovo of its extensive natural resources..."

"Kosovo created a precedent. It was the first link in the strategy of the 'humanitarian' interventions of the NATO countries led by the USA...To be more exact, the possibility of interference in other regions of the world under this or that pretext became possible."

Coal mining is very good but oil still has a good price. So everything continued, following the former format: Iraq, Somalia, and Libya.

21:30 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in business agreements, Latest News, NATO | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

US Army, NATO, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama

Wesley Clark, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000

General_Wesley_Clark.general.jpg

Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. (born December 23, 1944) is a retired general of the United States Army. Graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1966 at West Point, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and later graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a master's degree in military science. He spent 34 years in the Army and the Department of Defense, receiving many military decorations, several honorary knighthoods, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Clark commanded Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War during his term as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000.

Clark joined the 2004 race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination as a candidate on September 17, 2003, but withdrew from the primary race on February 11, 2004, after winning the Oklahoma state primary, endorsing and campaigning for the eventual Democratic nominee, John Kerry. Clark currently leads a political action committee—"WesPAC"—which was formed after the 2004 primaries, and used it to support numerous Democratic Party candidates in the 2006 midterm elections. Clark was considered a potential candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2008, but, on September 15, 2007, endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton. After Clinton dropped out of the Presidential race, Clark endorsed the then-presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. Clark currently serves as the co-chairman of Growth Energy, an ethanol lobbying group and on the board of directors of BNK Petroleum. Since July 2012, he also acts as an honorary special advisor to Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta in economic and security matters.

Early life and education

Clark's paternal great-grandfather was a Belarusian Jew who immigrated to the United States in response to the Pale of Settlement andanti-Semitic violence from Russian pogroms. Clark's grandfather, Jacob Kanne, graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an ensign during World War I, although he was never assigned to a combat mission. Kanne, living in Chicago, became involved with ward politics in the 1920s as a prosecutor and served in local offices. He went on to serve as a delegate to the 1932 Democratic National Convention that nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt as the party's presidential candidate (though his name does not appear on the published roll of convention delegates). His mother was Methodist, and was of Englishancestry.

Kanne came from the Kohen family line, and Clark's son has characterized Clark's parents' marriage, between his Methodist mother, Veneta (née Updegraff), and his Jewish father, Benjamin Jacob Kanne, as "about as multicultural as you could've gotten in 1944."

Clark was born Wesley Kanne in Chicago on December 23, 1944. His father Benjamin died on December 6, 1948, following which his mother then moved the family to Little Rock, Arkansas. This move was made for a variety of reasons, including escaping the greater cost of living in a large city such as Chicago, the support Veneta's family in Arkansas could provide, and her feeling of being an outsider to the remaining Kanne family as she did not share their religion. Once in Little Rock, Veneta married Viktor Clark, whom she met while working as a secretary for a local bank. Viktor raised Wesley as his son, and officially adopted him on Wesley's 16th birthday. Wesley's name was changed to Wesley Kanne Clark. Viktor Clark's name actually replaced that of Wesley's biological father on hisbirth certificate, something Wesley would later say that he wished they had not done. Veneta raised Wesley without telling him of his Jewish ancestry to protect him from the anti-Semitic activities of the Ku Klux Klan occurring in the South at the time. Although his mother was Methodist, Clark chose a Baptist church after moving to Little Rock and continued attending it throughout his childhood.

He graduated from Hall High School with a National Merit Scholarship, and helped take their swim team to the state championship, filling in for a sick teammate by swimming two legs of a relay. Clark has often repeated the anecdote that he decided he wanted to go to West Point after meeting a cadet with glasses who told Clark (who wore glasses as well) that one did not need perfect vision to attend West Point as Clark had thought. Clark applied, and was accepted on April 24, 1962.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_Clark

21:12 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in Latest News, NATO, US Army | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

09-11-12

TURKEY'S WAR AGAINST SYRIA

Turkey.Syria.onvoy of Turkish military forces.jpg

Observing that a "new Middle East is about to be born," Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently stated before the Turkish parliament that "we will be the owner, pioneer and the servant of this new Middle East."

In reality, the Turkish government wants, as was the case under the Ottoman empire, to dominate Syria and the Middle East regio and it hopes to realize its dream with the support of NATO.

For several years, he CIA, the American State Department and the Pentagon are involved, working with NATO’s Turkey and the kleptocrats in Saudi Arabia to overthrow the Syrian government.

C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey and weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition, antitank weapons and explosives for terrorist attacks are being smuggled by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries from Turkey to Syria.

On October 4, 2012, Adm. George Stavridis, the commander of US European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel in Ankara. The meeting took place at General Staff headquarters but was only announced to the public in a statement released by the General Staff some days later. The talks were closed to the press and the statement did not elaborate on what Stavridis and Ozel discussed.

On November 7, 2012, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border...

---

NATO Prepares To Deploy Interceptor Missiles To Turkey

Xinhua News Agency
November 8, 2012

NATO preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles

ANKARA: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border, local newspaper Today’s Zaman reported on its website.

Davutoglu made the remarks in Brussels following earlier statements by some other Turkish officials that Turkey is in talks with the United States and NATO over the deployment of Patriot missiles along its border with Syria.

Turkey and the United States are considering deploying missiles in the southern Turkish province of Kilis, according to the report.

In the past, Turkey requested the deployment of Patriot missile defense systems on its territory twice in the context of wars in Iraq, respectively in the early 1990s and the 2000s.

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/nato-prepares-to-deploy-interceptor-missiles-to-turkey/

22:25 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in Latest News, NATO, Syria, Turkey, TURKEY'S WAR | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

05-11-12

World powers: Chinese diplomacy

Chinese-Premier-Wen-Jiaba-Africa.jpgJiefang Daily

November 4, 2012

Should China abandon non-alignment?
Wang Yusheng

The Non-Aligned Movement was born out of the period of the Cold War and U.S.-Soviet striving for hegemony when the most representative alliances were the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Warsaw Treaty Organization, followed by the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. China has always been an observer and supporter of the Non-Aligned Movement all the way.

After the Cold War, the Warsaw Treaty Organization disintegrated and NATO also lost reason for existing, but the United States and some NATO countries did not abandon the Cold War mentality.

The United States has been pursuing the policy of expanding eastward and westward, pushing the border of NATO to the “doorway” of Russia, and enlarging the influence of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty to contain China.

Under the circumstances, Chinese experts and scholars think that China is “being beset” and should consider allying to gain initiatives.

The United States is unpopular for its pursuit of alliances, and if China also engages in an alliance to contend with the United States, Japan or NATO, a global destructive “new Cold War” will take shape.

Non-alignment does not mean not deepening cooperation or that China has the same breadth and depth to cooperate with all countries.

Taking the relations between China and the United States as an example, China does not approve of the Group of Two (G2) and advocates the establishment of a new type of relations between great powers and mutual respect for each other’s core interests and major concerns. However, the United States has been hedging its bets on China.

Over the past 10 years, the strategic partnership between China and Russia has actually become the model of the new type of relations between great powers after the Cold War, and both sides oppose alignment and unnecessary confrontation.

Though the members of Shanghai Cooperation Organization advocate non-alignment, non-confrontation and not targeting any third country, they have close cooperation and mutual support on fighting against “terrorism, national secessionism and religious extremism.” Therefore, the answers to questions of what alignment means, who China should ally with and who wants to ally with China are obvious.

http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/china-in-the-a...

16:40 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in China, Latest News, NATO | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

02-11-12

Nato-Germany

Nazi.Germany.V1 Buzzbomb.jpg

Photo: Nazi-German V1 Buzzbomb. The V1 Flying bomb was the worlds first cruise missile and  was capable of killing large numbers of people, inflicting terrible injuries and causing huge material damage to buildings and homes.

The V-1 flying bomb began attacks on London and Antwerp, Belgium in the summer and fall of 1944, after the Allied landings. 

The toll of the V1 attacks on London, human suffering was appx. 6184 people killed by V1's and 17981 seriously injured and maimed. Tens of thousands of others received lesser injuries.

-----

Le Republic-Ford JB-2.une version américaine du V1.jpg

Photo: Republic-Ford JB-2. the American version of the V1

The Republic-Ford JB-2 Loon was a United States copy of the German V-1 flying bomb. Developed in 1944, and planned to be used in the United States invasion of Japan (Operation Downfall), the JB-2 was never used in combat. It was the most successful of the United States Army Air Forces Jet Bomb (JB) projects (JB-1 through JB-10) during World War II. Postwar, the JB-2 played a significant role in the development of more advanced surface-to-surface tactical missile systems such as the MGM-1 Matador and later MGM-13 Mace.

An interesting link about NATO: http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/

19:50 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in Latest News, Libya, NATO, Nato Germany, Syria | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

31-10-12

Through Nato, the US can exercise its imperial power

NATO SummitChicago.June.1.2012.jpg

Through Nato, the US is able to exercise influence over the domestic affairs of other countries and to exercise its imperial power

American and NATO forces are training Syrian terrorist groups in southeastern Turkish city of Hakkari.

The US is also involved in smuggling arms into Syria from Incirlik military base in Turkey in addition to providing financial support for Syrian terrorist groups.

Through NATO, working with various Western European intelligence agencies, the CIA set up a network of stay behind “secret armies” which were responsible for dozens of terrorist atrocities across Western Europe over decades.

In Turkey in 1960, the stay behind army, working with the army, staged a coup d’état and killed Prime Minister Adnan Menderes; in Algeria in 1961, the French stay-behind army staged a coup with the CIA against the French government of Algiers, which ultimately failed; in 1967, the Greek stay-behind army staged a coup and imposed a military dictatorship; in 1971 in Turkey, after a military coup, the stay-behind army engaged in “domestic terror” and killed hundreds; in 1977 in Spain, the stay behind army carried out a massacre in Madrid; in 1980 in Turkey, the head of the stay behind army staged a coup and took power; in 1985 in Belgium, the stay behind attacked and shot shoppers randomly in supermarkets, killing 28; in Switzerland in 1990, the former head of the Swiss stay behind wrote the US Defense Department he would reveal “the whole truth,” and was found the next day stabbed to death with his own bayonet; and in 1995, England revealed that the MI6 and SAS helped set up stay behind armies across Western Europe.

NATO claims that the idea behind the NATO’s missile defense plans, is to secure Europe from attack by Iran or some other hostile power.  But in reality, through Nato, the US is able to exercise influence over the domestic affairs of other countries and to exercise its imperial power. 

Foto: NATO Summit in Chicago on 1 June 2012

21:11 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in imperial power, NATO, U.S. war, war on Syria | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

09-10-12

NATO is responsible for Turkish terrorists in Syria !

Adm. George Stavridis.NATO.Ankara.jpg

Top NATO Military Commander Holds Closed-Door Meeting In Turkey

Turkish Press
October 4, 2012

Adm. George Stavridis, the commander of US European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), has met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel in Ankara in a little-publicized visit.

The meeting took place on Tuesday at General Staff headquarters but was only announced to the public in a statement released by the General Staff on Wednesday. The talks were closed to the press and the statement did not elaborate on what Stavridis and Ozel discussed.

21:24 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in Latest News, NATO, Syria, Turkish terrorists | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |

01-07-12

Geneva meeting on Syria: Let us find a solution without NATO-warmakers

Lavrov.jpg

NATO was originally founded to provide a strategic counterbalance to the Soviet Union. Its founding purpose no longer exists, but NATO continues to circumvent the authority of the United Nations and to provoke independant nations.

Photo: UN-Arab League joint envoy Kofi Annan (C) talks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the meeting of the Action Group on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on June 30, 2012. Foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain - attended the meeting along with counterparts from regional powers Turkey, Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq in Geneva on Saturday. (Xinhua/Xie Haining)

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-06/30/c_1316...


18:49 Gepost door Jan Boeykens in Geneva meeting Syria, Latest News, NATO, solution | Permalink | Commentaren (0) |  Facebook |