Why Libya has descended into chaos and lawlessness?
Why is the central government so weak?
What is the reason for the rise of powerful militants who were supported and armed by countries such as the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and Qatar?
Who do you blame for the lawlessness?
What is the role of NATO’s military intervention for the chaos?
Who will benefit from a poor and anarchic Libya?
Even though it was a major exporter of crude oil and held some of the world’s largest natural gas reserves, Iran made a compelling case over half-a-century ago that it needed, almost immediately, to produce an additional 20,000 megawatts of electricity by constructing 23 nuclear power plants.
At the same time, Iran’s government made the case that the country needed to acquire the capacity to enrich uranium in order to fabricate the reactor fuel for such an ambitious program.
Western governments eagerly endorsed these arguments, praising Iran’s then Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s ambition to rapidly modernize Iran while overlooking the reality that he was presiding over a ruthless dictatorship and diverting much needed capital to purchase massive amounts of weapons from the US and other Western countries. And so, during the 1960s and 1970s, billions of dollars were invested in establishing an Iranian nuclear program and training thousands of Iranian nuclear experts in the West – until Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution replaced the monarchy with an Islamic Republic.
After charging enormous sums of money to build the infrastructure for a comprehensive nuclear industry in Iran, Western companies pulled out of the country, leaving large numbers of highly qualified experts and scholars wondering about their fate. Iran’s new political leaders recognized the importance of an advanced nuclear program to progress in fields such as medicine, agriculture, industry and energy; attempts were made to find foreign partners to complete the projects, but with little success. Progress in Iran’s nuclear development only resumed after Iranians learned to rely on themselves and their own scientists to move the program forward.
The US, which had enthusiastically supported Iran’s nuclear program under the Western-backed shah, had now become Tehran’s leading antagonist, relentlessly threatening countries to refrain from cooperating with Iran. Not only were friendly countries coerced into steering clear of Iran’s nuclear program, they were even warned not to invest in Iran’s oil and gas industry.
The nuclear issue
The nuclear issue later became an excuse for the US, eventually joined by the EU, to impose “crippling sanctions” on Iran, in order to inflict severe pain on ordinary Iranians. Among other things, these sanctions led to a critical shortage of imported medicines in Iran. As a result, large numbers of children and cancer patients have died. This outcome calls to mind then US Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright’s response to a question about the more than half-a-million Iraqi children who had died because of US-instigated sanctions: “We think the price was worth it.”
By now, the US and its European allies have accrued abundant experience imposing suffering on ordinary Iranians. Before the revolution, they imposed and maintained a brutal monarchy in Iran. After the revolution, the US gave refuge to the shah and his henchmen (which led to the takeover of the US embassy in Tehran) and confiscated Iranian assets.
During the 1980s, Washington supported then Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression against Iran. Not only did it assist the Iraqi dictator in producing chemical weapons and provide him with satellite photos so that his army could use them with greater precision against Iranian civilians as well as combatants, it even blocked the UN Security Council from identifying, condemning, or taking action against the perpetrator of these incredible crimes against humanity.
Following Saddam’s massacre of 5,000 Iraqi Kurds in Halabja in 1988, the US government – though aware of the facts – nonetheless attempted to attribute this atrocity to Iran. Thousands of Iranians continue to suffer and die today because of such barbarism – yet, despite all this, the Islamic republic has always refused to use or even to produce chemical or biological weapons.
Over the years, the West’s acts of sustained violence against the Iranian people have steadily grown – downing a civilian airliner, destroying naval ships and oil installations, support for groups conducting terrorist strikes inside Iran, and carrying out cyber-attacks.
Despite these grievances, successive administrations in Iran have repeatedly indicated that, if the US moves to recognize and respect the Islamic republic as a sovereign and independent country, rapprochement would still be possible. Iranian officials have frequently stated that respecting Iran’s rights, including its right to peaceful nuclear energy within the framework of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, is a prerequisite for normalized relations and would significantly decrease regional tensions.
Many Iranians are convinced that their country’s offers for reconciliation have been rejected by Washington and its Western partners because of Iran’s opposition to apartheid in Palestine and the enormous influence of the Zionist lobby in the US. In turn, the Islamic republic’s determination to be a truly independent country motivates Western powers to seek to delegitimize it.
During former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration, Western governments and media outlets relentlessly attempted to depict the former president as a major threat to regional and global peace (paradoxically, when it suited the Western narrative, he was also portrayed as powerless). Following the 2009 Iranian presidential election, Western “experts” and policymakers cited unrest in Tehran (encouraged by Western-affiliated media outlets) to justify their refusal to come to terms with Ahmadinejad’s victory and attempted to depict him and the Islamic republic as illegitimate.
With the election of President Hassan Rouhani, the anti-Iranian lobby and Western propaganda machine faced a different situation. The new president was elected under the same electoral process used during the previous election and with a very high turnout. Hence, it became clear that Iranians continue to trust the polling procedures and ignored claims of illegitimacy and fraud.
Demonizing the new president has also become more difficult because of the sharp contrast between Rouhani’s approach and rhetoric and that of Ahmadinejad’s. The new president has been careful not to make statements that could be willfully mistranslated by Western media – a regular feature of their coverage of the former president.
Rouhani also took a more conciliatory approach towards the West, in order to provide an opportunity for the US government to reconsider what Iranians believe to be is its historically emotional and irrational attitude towards the Islamic republic.
To this end, the new Iranian administration initiated an approach that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called “heroic flexibility”, to examine whether the Western members of the so called P5+1 (US, Russia, China, UK, France plus Germany) are serious about a mutually acceptable negotiated settlement. The initial result of this approach was the Joint Plan of Action concluded with regard to the nuclear issue in November 2013.
Despite the existence of an already intrusive IAEA inspection regime that has never revealed anything more than a peaceful civilian nuclear program, the Iranian government agreed to even further transparency going far beyond its international obligations. These and other goodwill gestures came at a price, as some Iranians began to raise questions about the degree of flexibility being shown.
Nevertheless, US President Barack Obama and other senior US officials continue to threaten Iran with military strikes and to refrain from explicitly acknowledging Iran’s full nuclear rights. This has increased suspicions among Iranians that the US still clings to a destructive, zero-sum worldview and that it believes it can somehow force Rouhani to sign away Iran’s sovereign rights. This is a potentially dangerous misunderstanding of the Iranian president’s position and could lead to disastrous Western miscalculations.
Regardless of their moral implications, Western policies in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, and Syria in recent years have already had devastating consequences for the US’ global strategic position. In this regard, the cases of Iran and Ukraine are particularly interesting examples of how the continuation of such policies by the US and its partners can inflict even more damage on their standing and influence around the world.
To force Iranian capitulation, Western countries have, among other things, excluded Iran, with the world’s second-largest proven reserves of natural gas, from the EU market, thus consolidating a Russian near-monopoly. And now that they wish to impose a Kiev-based coup regime on southern and eastern Ukraine, they have almost no cards to play. Ironically, crippling sanctions have started to cripple the tormentor.
Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:23PM GMT
The war of words between the United States and Russia has heated up over Crimea and eastern Ukraine, with the US vice president saying Moscow will face more costs and isolation.
Speaking at a joint press conference with acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev on Tuesday, Joe Biden accused Russia of illegally occupying Crimea and threatening Ukraine’s territorial integrity by provoking unrest in the east of the country.
He warned Russia that “it’s time to stop talking and start acting,” saying Washington will not allow the Ukraine crisis “to become an open-ended process.”
“We in the United States stand with you and the Ukrainian people,” Biden said during his press conference with Yatsenyuk.
He accused Moscow of “trying to pull Ukraine apart”…
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Originally posted on China Daily Mail:
Japan is believed to also be behind the blocking of all porn sites in China, which the Chinese government is reporting as domestic censorship.
The move, believed to be in retaliation for China’s seizure of a Japanese cargo ship, is said to have “devastated” netizens across China.
Pornography is commonly found across the Internet but Japan has cornered the market in the refinement and production of so-called “rare” pornography, a vital ingredient in modern Chinese web-viewing habits.
Reuters reported that Japan was declining exports in the 2 Girls, 1 Cup series to Chinese ports, though customs officials were quick to claim the stoppage was in fact due to “stringent quality-control issues.”
Rare porn is…
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An Oklahoma man faces multiple rape charges over a game of truth or dare he allegedly played with two underage girls that turned sexual on more than one occasion.
Authorities in Moore say 20-year-old Danny Hilton would ‘dare’ the two girls – ages 14 and 15 – to perform sex acts on both him and on each other.
One of the girls eventually told her mother.
Court documents obtained by news9.com show that one of the incidents occurred in February in Hilton’s bedroom at his parents’ home. The girls later told authorities that Hilton encouraged them to accept various ‘dares’ that were sexual in nature.
Dare: Authorities say Danny Hilton would ‘dare’ the two girls to perform sex acts on him and on each other
When police interviewed the two girls, they were told about at least three other incidents involving the 15-year-old dating back to August of 2013.
The 15-year-old told police that she successfully fought off one of Hilton’s alleged sexual attacks.
Hilton’s father claims the incidents happened in his son’s bedroom when he was either sleeping or not at home.
When Hilton’s father confronted him about the allegations, he denied them. The elder Hilton then kicked his son out of his house.
Truth: Hilton admitted to authorities that he played the game with the two girls, and to having sexual contact with them
In a subsequent interview with police, Hilton admitted to playing the game with the two girls, and to the sex acts, according to court documents.
Despite admitting to the alleged crime, people have taken to social media to support – or defend – the alleged sexual predator.
In one Facebook post, Ramona Ager – an Oklahoma woman who identifies herself on social media as being an employee of a company called Raising the Standard Ministries – questions whether the two girls are actually victims.
Scene: The alleged incident happened in Hilton’s bedroom at his father’s home. His father later kicked him out after learning about the allegations against him
‘I’m not saying that he shouldn’t be held accountable but this BOY is just barely out of HIS teens himself! and I don’t think these girls are as “innocent” as they are portraying to be,’ she posted on a local news website ‘I think they are making him the scapegoat and “playing the victim”…. if I truly felt like I was violated, I certainly would NOT go back even ONE time much less “several times”…. now this young man is labeled FOR LIFE as a sex offender…… smh.’
Hilton currently is in the Cleveland County Jail on three counts of second-degree rape and two counts of forcible sodomy.
Dire warnings are pouring in from human rights groups over the worsening situation of Muslims in the Central African Republic amid the silence of the international bodies including the UN that are responsible for global preserving peace and security. The human rights group Amnesty International says the exodus of tens of thousands of Muslims from the African country amounts to “ethnic cleansing”. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also sounded the alarm over the situation saying it faces a “distinct risk” of splitting into Muslim and Christian regions due to ongoing sectarian violence. The former French colony, which has a Christian majority, plunged into violence and after Seleka rebels, who are mostly Muslim, ousted President Francois Bozize in March 2013. Fighting erupted between Muslim and Christian groups, but did intensify against Muslims after the Seleka-propped government crumbled in January. Some observers say at the core of the conflict is under-development, bad governance and extreme poverty for the vast majority of the population. They argue that Bozize served the interests of ex-colonial power, France. The presence of French and African Union armed forces has failed to stop the conflict and increasingly brutal violence that is now taking on the character of ethnic cleansing and large-scale massacres.
Why has the country descended into its current dismal situation?
Why do Muslims in C.A.R. face starvation, mass killing and ethnic cleansing?
What is the way out for C.A.R.?
What is the role of foreign troops in the violence?
Why the UN is not acting to protect Muslims?
The Truth About Easter and the Secret Worship of the Anunnaki
The Truth About Easter and the Secret Worship of the Anunnaki
BY Alexander Light
The following article is based on J. R. Terrier’s book “History of Easter – Hidden, Secret Origins and Mystery Religion“.
Easter is an annual celebration observed throughout the Christian world. However, there are absolutely no verses in the Bible that authorize or endorse the keeping of this tradition.
Further – the Bible does not mention anything about Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter bunnies, or even Lent. The author includes convincing evidence to show that these very items were parts of the pagan rituals of the Mystery Religion of ancient Babylon.
Where did the tradition of celebrating Easter originate?
The author exposes the hidden accounts of the original Easter festival which was initiated several thousand years ago – many years before the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Easter - Anunnaki Connections
The name Easter actually comes from Ishtar / Easter who was worshiped as the moon goddess, the goddess of spring and fertility, and the Queen of Heaven. She is known by so many other names in other countries and cultures that she is often referred to as the goddess of one thousand names.
[Inanna is the Sumerian name of Ishtar, and definitely the most important one. Inanna was the granddaughter of Enlil, who in turn was Anu's son. Anu was the highest ranking Anunnaki and his name translated "Great Sky Father". Anu was revered as 'god of the Heavens' and he was the central figure of mankind's first religion. According to the Sumerian tablets, he only visited Earth twice].
The Babylonian Connections
(John 8:44, II Corinthians 11:14, 1 Peter 5:8) Ishtar – the Babylonian goddess – is the one for whom Easter is named. Ishtar is but another name for Semiramis – the wife of Nimrod. This post-Flood festival was part of the false religion Mystery Babylon and was started by Nimrod and his wife Semiramis (also known as Ishtar).
They not only instituted the building of the Tower of Babel, they also established themselves as god and goddess to be worshiped by the people of Babylon. They are the co-founders of all the counterfeit religions that have ever existed.
Nimrod was worshiped as the Sun God. He was worshiped in numerous cultures and countries under a variety of names: Samas, Attis, Uti, Merodach/Marduk, Ninus, Bel/Baal, Moloch, Tammuz – the list is virtually endless. [He was also known as Dumuzi by the Sumerians and as RA by the Egyptians, as I have detailed in this article].
Millions of people are unknowingly worshiping and praying to this pagan goddess today. What is her present-day name?
The Babylonians celebrated the day of Ishtar / Easter as the return of the goddess of Spring – the re-birth or reincarnation of Nature and the goddess of Nature. Babylonian legend says that each year a huge egg would fall from heaven and would land in the area around the Euphrates River.
[The pope's ceremonial clothes copy those worn by the ancient priests of Dagon, and not by coincidence. According to the Sumerian tablets, when the Anunnaki god Enki first arrived on Earth, he landed his space ship on water. He later emerged from water wearing his 'scaly fish-suit' (astronaut's suit?). Thousands of years later, the ceremony of the fish god was still celebrated in Akkadia, Assyria and Babylon, by the priests of Dagon... and seemingly it still is today].
In her yearly re-birth, Ishtar would break out of this egg and if any of those celebrating this occasion happened to find her egg, Ishtar would bestow a special blessing on that person. Does this explain the origin of our modern-day tradition of Easter eggs and baskets and Easter egg hunts?
Other pagan rites that were connected with this celebration and which are part of our modern Easter tradition are Easter offerings to the Queen of Heaven (consisting of freshly cut flowers, hot buns decorated with crosses, and star-shaped cakes); new clothes to celebrate this festival (The pagan priests wore new clothes or robes and the Vestal Virgins wore new white dresses or robes and bonnets on their heads.); and sunrise services (to symbolically hasten the yearly arrival of Ishtar’s egg from heaven – the re-incarnation of the spring goddess).
[The Vatican is secretly perpetuating the ancient pagan rituals and the worship of their ancient "gods" - a.k.a. the Anunnaki. The shadow religion of the world's "elite" is Satanism and all the positions of power are occupied by Satanists].
The Satanic Connections
Easter has its origins in the world of the occult. The Occult / Satanic calender is comprised of four periods of 13 weeks each. Occultists believe that numbers contain inherent power, and many base their lives on numerology. Numerology is also a key component of astrology – another system occultists follow closely. Thus the occult calendar is divided into 4 parts of 13 weeks each. Note that 13 x 4 = 52 weeks – our year.
In the occult system, the number 6 = man, the number 7 = divine perfection or god, and the number 13 = rebellion against authority and depravity. So, in the occult or satanic world, the number 13 represents the state of man’s having reached divine perfection, self-achieved perfection, and illumination.
According to 8th century scholar St. Bede (also known as the Venerable Bede / Bede, the Venerable), the name Easter is derived from the Scandinavian “Ostra” and the Teutonic “Ostern” or “Eastre” – both of whom were goddesses of mythology and were identified with spring and fertility.
Festivals for these goddesses were celebrated on the first day of the vernal equinox – March 21. Important parts of these pagan celebrations included the rabbit, red eggs, and gifts – all of which represented fertility. Easter is steeped in the Mysteries of ancient Babylon – an evil and idolatrous system.
The Satanic Ritual of Sacrificing Children
Every year, the priests of Ishtar would impregnate young virgins on an altar dedicated to herself and her husband*. The children were born on Christmas (!!!), and the next year they were sacrificed in the Easter’s Sunday at the sunrise service. The priests would take Ishtar’s eggs and dye them in the blood of the sacrificed children.
*Inanna’s husband was none other that the infamous god Moloch or Melekh, to whom children were – and still are – sacrificed in Satanic rituals. Satanism is the religious worship of the Anunnaki, and the human and animal sacrifices were/are part of the rituals.
If you’re finding it hard to believe, then here is an excerpt of the Encyclopaedia Judaica, which identifies Ishtar/Inanna and her husband as the gods to whom children were sacrificed:
“(…) The identification of Hadad-Baal with Moloch provides the background to Jeremiah 32:35, which fulminates against the bamot-altars of Baal in the valley of Ben-Hinnom where male and female children were burnt to Moloch, i.e., Baal-Hadad. Furthermore, a series of Assyrian-Aramean documents analyzed by K. Deller showed that Adadmilki or Adadšarru (“Adad the king”) was actually the god to whom children, sometimes firstborn, were burned (see below).
“The Assyrian material sheds new light on II Kings 17 where Adadmelech (to be read instead of Adrammelech) is the god to whom the Sepharvites burn/dedicate their children (verse 31). Adadmelech in this verse stands next to Anammelech who has been correctly related by scholars to Anath who bears the title ‘Queen of Heaven,’ the standard term for Ishtar in Akkadian (šarrat šamê; cf. Sumerian nin.anna.ak = Inanna). The pair Adad and Ishtar, or the ‘king’ and the ‘queen,’ are the ones to whom children are dedicated in the Assyrian-Aramean documents quoted above.” - The Cult of Moloch, Jewish Library;
The following image was secretly taken during a Satanic ritual in which a human body (child?) was burned in front of a wooden owl statue dedicated to Ishtar/Inanna/Moloch, at Bohemian Grove:
Most of the world’s “elite” (active and former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Politicians, Judges, etc. and even Royalty), take part at this annual ritual. Notice the fish-god priests conducting the ritual.
Here is a depiction of Ishtar/Inanna flanked by a couple of owls, and designed to look like an owl herself (notice the legs and wings):
Our traditional Good Friday to Sunday celebration however only accounts for Jesus’ being in the heart of the earth for two nights and one day. Were the facts of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection purposely distorted? Learn who is not telling the truth — and why!
The author has investigated credible and reliable ancient sources to uncover the real origins of our Easter tradition. Was Jesus nailed to a cross or a tree? Is the true church a physical building — or is it something much more?
There are absolutely no verses anywhere in the Bible that authorize or endorse the keeping of an Easter celebration. Further, the Bible says nothing about the practice of observing Lent, dying Easter eggs, having Easter egg hunts, baskets of candy, bonnets – and so on. Easter has long been known to be a pagan festival. America’s founders knew this.
In the children’s book Easter Parade: Welcome Sweet Spring Time (pp 4-5) Steve Englehaty states:
“When the puritans came to North America, they regarded the celebration of Easter – and the celebration of Christmas with suspicion. They knew that pagans had celebrated the return of spring long before Christians celebrated Easter. (…) For the first 200 years of European life in North America, only a few states – mostly in the South – paid much attention to Easter.
“Not until after the Civil War did Americans begin celebrating this holiday… Easter first became an American tradition in the 1870’s… The original 13 colonies of America began as a Christian nation, with the cry of ‘No king but King Jesus’. The nation did not observe Easter within an entire century of its founding.”
Most people accept traditions as fact because they have been part of our culture for so long. Unfortunately, most of these traditions are dark and gory Satanic rituals.
Trust me, I am just as disgusted as you are (or should be), but the truth must be known.
Article based on J. R. Terrier’s article published on Mystery Babylon; | Additions by Alexander Light, HumansAreFree.com; | Child sacrifice connection: Jewish Virtual Library; | You can buy J. R. Terrier’s book “History of Easter – Hidden, Secret Origins and Mystery Religion“.