Behind Hong Kong’s Black Terror – Global Research

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13-10-19 05:42:00,

“If we burn, you burn with us.” “Self-destruct together.” (Lam chao.)

The new slogans of Hong Kong’s black bloc – a mob on a rampage connected to the black shirt protestors – made their first appearance on a rainy Sunday afternoon, scrawled on  walls in Kowloon.

Decoding the slogans is essential to understand the mindless street violence that was unleashed even before the anti-mask law passed by the government of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) went into effect at midnight on Friday, October 4.

By the way, the anti-mask law is the sort of measure that was authorized by the 1922 British colonial Emergency Regulations Ordnance, which granted the city government the authority to “make any regulations whatsoever which he [or she] may consider desirable in the public interest” in case of “emergency or public danger”.

Perhaps the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, was unaware of this fine lineage when she commented that the law “only intensifies concern over freedom of expression.” And it is probably safe to assume that neither she nor other virulent opponents of the law know that a very similar anti-mask law was enacted in Canada on June 19, 2013.

More likely to be informed is Hong Kong garment and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, billionaire publisher of the pro-democracy Apple Daily, the city’s Chinese Communist Party critic-in-chief and highly visible interlocutor of official Washington, DC, notables such as US Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and ex-National Security Council head John Bolton.

On September 6, before the onset of the deranged vandalism and violence that have defined Hong Kong “pro-democracy protests” over the past several weeks, Lai spoke with Bloomberg TV’s Stephen Engle from his Kowloon home.

He pronounced himself convinced that – if protests turned violent China would have no choice but to send People’s Armed Police units from Shenzen into Hong Kong to put down unrest.

“That,” he said on Bloomberg TV, “will be a repeat of the Tiananmen Square massacre and that will bring in the whole world against China….. Hong Kong will be done, and … China will be done, too.”

Still, before the violence broke out,

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An energy black hole? The dirty truth about bitcoin mining

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09-10-19 01:05:00,

Bitcoin and crypto miners do consume vast amounts of power, but how much power do they really use, and are they actually a big burden on the grid?

For some crypto buffs, critics who squawk at the vast amounts of energy supposedly consumed by crypto mining and how it contributes to climate change are little more than churlish, pedantic party poopers. 

In one camp are the PoW (Proof-of-Work) maximalists who argue that bitcoin is the “most secure public chain” as measured by hashrate, but denying that bitcoin is an energy hog.

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In the other camp are crypto apologists (such as CoinShare) who concede that bitcoin and crypto mining are indeed power-hungry processes, but immediately go on the defensive by claiming that most of the energy is derived from renewable sources.

You probably already know where this is going. The long and short of it: bitcoin and crypto mining do consume vast amounts of power, as we shall see shortly.

Securing crypto networks is costly

By necessity, the most secure cryptographic networks such as bitcoin and ethereum are also the most energy intensive since they rely on heavy resource consumption to defend their networks from malicious attackers. PoW projects, like bitcoin, rely on mining to secure their blockchains and require the hashing power to continue even after every coin has been mined. Less resource-intensive networks do not employ such rigorous processes and are, consequently, almost certainly less secure.

Mineable coins belong to the PoW category, of which CoinMarketCap lists a total of 581. These are the main culprits as far as energy guzzling is concerned. Non-mineable coins such as Ripple, EOS, Stellar, Tezos, NEO and NEM are more energy efficient as they don’t require tons of energy to validate transactions and secure the network as their PoW brethren.

And now to the million-dollar question: how much energy does bitcoin and crypto mining suck off our power grids every year?

Available data varies quite a bit depending on whom you ask, and is, quite frankly, all over the place.

Figures of sub-10 TWh per year have been thrown about,

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West’s black ops like virus, secretly destroying nations until it’s too late – Russian intel chief

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18-06-19 12:31:00,

Western secret services are perfecting clandestine tools which are designed to weaken countries like viruses weaken bodies, the Russian foreign intelligence chief has said. This kind of warfare is currently used in Venezuela.

The criticism came from Sergey Naryshkin, who heads Russia’s foreign intelligence agency SVR. He said spies are constantly improving the tool used to dispose of governments that the West does not like.

“We are talking about creating a universal algorithm for conducting clandestine influence operations in a continuous manner and on a global scale,” he said. According to the official, this clandestine work “never stops and targets not only enemies, but also friends and neutral powers in the times of peace, crisis and war.”

It can be compared to the action of a virus; it can spend decades destroying a human organism without symptoms, and once diagnosed, often it’s too late to treat it.

The methods used to influence and destabilize other nations include creating network-oriented structures that can operate on a premise of public activism, art, science, religion or extremism, the Russian official said. After collecting data on the fault lines in a targeted society, those structures are used to attack those weak points in a synchronized assault, overwhelming the nation’s capability to respond to crises.

Simultaneously the perpetrators push a narrative through local and global media and social networks that claims that the only way to resolve problems is to replace the government of the victim nation with another one, possibly with a direct foreign support.

“We can observe this scenario being implemented in Venezuela,” Naryshkin said.

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The US is currently trying to replace Venezuela’s elected President Nicolas Maduro with another person, Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognized as the legitimate head of the South American nation.

Among others, the US backs his bid with economic sanctions against Venezuela and a massive diplomatic and media campaign in support of the pretender. Guaido’s attempts to actually seize power in Caracas have been futile, so far.

The Russian intelligence chief was speaking at an international security forum in Ufa,

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Hundreds Of “Black Vest” Migrants Seize Paris Airport Terminal: “France Does Not Belong To The French!”

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20-05-19 02:10:00,

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

Yesterday, hundreds of undocumented migrants took control of Terminal 2 of the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris France. Approximately 500 migrants seized the terminal.

“France does not belong to the French! Everyone has a right to be here!” one person can be heard yelling into a loudspeaker.

The protest was organized by the migrant support group “La Chapelle Debout,” which said their members call themselves “Black Vests.”

The group comes amid the country’s months-long “Yellow Vests movement” over tax reforms; French citizens are required to carry yellow vests in their vehicles for emergencies. (source)

A quick-thinking person took video, which has been widely shared across Twitter.

#Update: Just in – Video of the moment these 400 African illegal immigrants stormed in the terminal of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in #Paris. #France pic.twitter.com/vPaxkpseDz

— Sotiri Dimpinoudis ❁‏ (@sotiridi) May 19, 2019

Here’s some follow-up video.

#Breaking: Just in – Reports that undocumented immigrants are protesting in the Charles de Gaulle Airport in #Paris right now and won’t let people board their flights until they meet and talk with with the prime minister Édouard Philippe of #France, Riot CRS police on the scene. pic.twitter.com/fextoWCs6S

— Sotiri Dimpinoudis ❁‏ (@sotiridi) May 19, 2019

Migrants warn it won’t stop here.

The organized group released an official statement and warned this will not be the last effort such as this.

In an official statement, the group asked to meet with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe over the country’s asylum policy and the leaders of Air France. They demanded that the airline “stop any financial, material, logistical or political participation in deportations.”

Later Sunday, an Air France delegation met with the group, a member told local newspaper Le Parisien.

A migrant who took part in the protest warned it wouldn’t be the last.

“We have targeted Air France, and other actions will follow,” he told the paper.

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Black Internationalists Demand Closure of Hundreds of U.S. Military Bases – Global Research

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24-11-18 08:36:00,

Three Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) members participated in the First International Conference Against U.S./NATO Military Bases, a historic gathering that has elevated the global anti-war movement. BAP National Organizer Ajamu Baraka introduced attendees to Dr. Aleida Guevara, Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara’s daughter, who is an accomplished medical activist. Attendees praised the AFRICOM plenary chaired by BAP Coordinating Committee member Margaret Kimberley, which was elevated with the expert participation of BAP Coordinating Committee member Paul Pumphrey. Anne Atambo, president of WILPF Kenya and Chris Matlhako of South African Peace Initiative also presented.

The importance of BAP was on full display. We have emerged as a critical leadership force in the global anti-war movement. What we have heard and experienced over our 18-month existence re-affirms the importance of being an autonomous Black organization based in the United States.

While some of us were talking war and peace in Dublin, BAP member Asantewaa Mawusi Nkrumah-Ture represented Saturday at the No White Supremacists in Philly rally. More than 1,000 anti-fascist demonstrators turned out, scaring off the few white supremacists who showed up and enjoyed police protection (as usual). Here are more photos from the event.

This week, we heard something that almost sounded like good news. Almost. The U.S. government announced it is pulling 10 percent of its military out of Africa… to focus on threatening China and Russia. This move demonstrates why our U.S. Out of Africa! campaign to shut down U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has been and remains part of a global campaign to shut down all U.S. and NATO military bases. Please sign our petition and share it online. (We need 19 more signatures to reach the 1,500-signature mark!) If you want to be able to print out and circulate the petition in your communities, universities and elsewhere, click here.

Attend these events:

  1. BAP Coordinating Committee member Jaribu Hill has been organizing the Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference (SHROC) for 22 years. Join her and activists from the Global South Dec. 7-9 in Atlanta.
  2. Celebrate BAP’s second anniversary on April 4 in Washington, D.C., as we demonstrate against the transnational ruling class desecrating the Rev.

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Tagesdosis 22.11.2018 – Black Box BER. Ein Possenspiel seit 12 Jahren | KenFM.de

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22-11-18 01:18:00,

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Ein Kommentar von Bernhard Loyen.

Vorgeschichte dieses bundesrepublikanischen Skandals sondergleichen ist die Abstimmung über den Antrag „Vollendung der Einheit Deutschlands“ im Rahmen der Sondersitzung des Deutschen Bundestags vom 20.Juni 1991. Es galt abzustimmen, ob die zukünftige Bundeshauptstadt des frisch vereinten Landes Bonn oder Berlin heißen soll.

“Nach kontroverser Debatte mit mehr als 600 Minuten beantragter Redezeit nahm der Bundestag mit 338 zu 320 Stimmen den Antrag in namentlicher Abstimmung an. Dies bedeutete also Berlin. Das knappe Ergebnis kam wie folgt zustande: Bei der Abstimmung zeigte sich, dass die regionale Herkunft der Abgeordneten von großer Bedeutung war. Abgeordnete aus Nord- und Ostdeutschland stimmten überwiegend für Berlin, solche aus Süd- und Westdeutschland überwiegend für Bonn.” (1)

Die Entscheidung für Berlin als künftige Bundeshauptstadt, des nun größten europäischen Landes, brachte die Notwendigkeit eines neuen Flughafens mit sich. Der Westberliner Flughafen Tegel vermeintlich zu klein und zu hässlich, der am Rande Ostberlins existierende Flughafen Schönefeld zu alt und zu hässlich. Das politische Berlin wollte sich präsentiert wissen.

Berauschter Größenwahn zeigte sich schon beim Bau des neuen Kanzleramtes: Mit einer Höhe von 36 Metern übertrifft das Gebäude die Berliner Traufhöhe von 22 Metern und ist das größte Regierungshauptquartier der Welt. Es ist rund achtmal so groß wie das Weiße Haus in Washington. (2) Damalige Kosten, rund 303 Millionen Euro. Das dazu notwendige neu gestaltete Regierungsviertel kostete die Steuerzahler rund 3,44 Milliarden Euro. (3)

Begeben wir uns also auf die Skandalstartbahn BER. In der Zeit von 1997 bis zum Jahre 2003 wurde erstmal nur gestritten, zwischen den potentiellen Bauherren, dem Immobilienkonzern IVG und Hochtief, sowie den drei Flughafengesellschaftern Berlin, Brandenburg und dem Bund, also uns Steuerzahlern. Man konnte sich final nicht einigen über anteilige Kosten und so ging man wieder auseinander. Diese sechs Jahre kosteten den Steuerzahler schon mal 40 Millionen Entschädigung an das Baukonsortium.

Der Berliner „Was kostet die Welt“ Ex-Bürgermeister Wowereit von der SPD beschloß daraufhin 2003 mit Brandenburgs Ministerpräsident Matthias Platzeck,

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BLACK HOLE: Syrian Province Run By US / Israel – Backed Islamist Gangs Who Steal, Kidnap Children, and Stage Atrocities (Russian TV Report)

BLACK HOLE: Syrian Province Run By US / Israel – Backed Islamist Gangs Who Steal, Kidnap Children, and Stage Atrocities (Russian TV Report)

04-10-18 06:39:00,

Why is the US supporting these guys?, – oh, that’s right, because Israel insists on it …

Russian reporting about Syria is far more truthful than the US, which, honestly is a pack of pro-Israeli lies. An absolute disgrace to journalism.

Russia’s top war correspondent has an excellent report here about what is REALLY going on.

Transcript:

Our war correspondent Evgeny Poddubny will talk about what’s going on in Idlib now.

The positions of the 6th Division are on the border between the Latakia and Idlib provinces. The troops freely move around the base, saying that the mines are seldom planted now. Earlier, they often couldn’t even stick their necks out. Activity on the demarcation line is indeed now very low. But the province of Idlib remains a refuge for international terrorist organizations. Though in the next three weeks, a 9-12 mile deep demilitarized zone will be set up here. Joint Russian-Turkish patrolling is also envisaged.

Another important aspect is the traffic on the Latakia-Aleppo and Hama-Aleppo highways. Right now the northern capital of Syria is connected to the rest of the country through a bypass highway: it is also often called “the road of life”. This is the high-speed highway Latakia-Aleppo. The road has been closed for years now but the road itself is in perfect condition.

This is the last checkpoint of the government forces: further is Jisr Al-Shughur, Idlib, and only then Aleppo, meaning the territory, controlled by fighters from radical groups and from the pro-Turkish organizations. During the accomplishment of the agreements reached in Sochi, this highway should be opened for civilians. But there’s a problem: it’s not clear yet how the Turkish military will get rid of the terrorist groups controlling some parts of the road.

But for now, the province remains the largest refuge of the terrorist group network, the members of which are the radical Islamists from all around the world. In Idlib, there is a large number of the pro-Turkish armed gangs, financially dependent on Ankara and controlled by the Turkish special forces.

But it’s not that easy with Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham: the ex Al-Qaeda branch is financed by the Gulf countries and the Al-Nusra fighters are not happy with the negotiation process and the prospects of a peaceful settlement.

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Black Box Amri: Hatte ein zweiter V-Mann Kontakt zu dem Attentäter?

Black Box Amri: Hatte ein zweiter V-Mann Kontakt zu dem Attentäter?

18-02-18 01:23:00,

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Im Untersuchungsausschuss in Berlin treten immer mehr Widersprüche auf – Tabu um unbekannte “V-Person” – Amri doch kein Einzeltäter?

Puzzlestück für Puzzlestück wird eine zweite Wirklichkeit hinter der offiziellen Darstellung des LKW-Anschlages auf dem Breitscheidplatz von Berlin sichtbar. Am 19. Dezember 2016 starben zwölf Menschen. Alleinverantwortlich, so die Version der Bundesanwaltschaft, der tunesische Islamist und IS-Sympathisant Anis Amri.

Die Zweifel daran werden auch nach der jüngsten Sitzung des Untersuchungsausschusses (UA) in Berlin stärker: Gab es eine zweite V-Person mit Kontakt zu Amri? Welche Rolle spielte Bilel Ben Ammar? War Amri Teil einer Gruppe? Welche Verbindungen hatte er selber zu den Sicherheitsdiensten?

“VP 01”

In den Fokus der Ermittler war Amri durch eine V-Person (VP) des Landeskriminalamtes von Nordrhein-Westfalen (LKA NRW) geraten. Dieser Informant, der unter der Bezeichnung “VP 01” oder “Murat” gehandelt wird, bewegte sich im Umfeld einer islamistischen Gruppe um die Person Abu Walaa. Die Ermittlungen dazu führte die Ermittlungskommission (EK) Ventum des LKA von NRW.

Die Ermittler hatten mehrere V-Personen in der Abu Walaa-Gruppe im Einsatz, wie sich jetzt während der Sitzung des UA vom 16. Februar im Abgeordnetenhaus durch die Befragung des Leiters der EK Ventum, Kriminalhauptkommissar (KHK) M., ergab. Um wen und um wie viele VPs es sich handelte, ist nicht bekannt. Das könnte für die weiteren Aufklärungen aber noch eine Rolle spielen.

Laut einem Dritten soll “VP 01 Murat” Amri zu einem Anschlag angestachelt haben. Dieser Dritte könnte eine solche VP gewesen sein. Die Frage, was die VPs über die Anschlagspläne Amris möglicherweise wussten, ist bisher nicht beantwortet und bleibt auf der Tagesordnung. Zur “VP 01” hat der Generalbundesanwalt ein absolutes Auskunftsverbot erlassen. (Siehe TP v. 28.1.2018: Was wollten die Behörden mit Amri?).

Die VP 01 ist im Prozess gegen die Abu Walaa-Gruppe vor dem Oberlandesgericht Celle ein Zeuge der Anklage.

“Murat” hatte engen Kontakt zu Amri. Mindestens einmal fuhr er ihn im Auto nach Berlin.

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Black Box Amri: Hatte ein zweiter V-Mann Kontakt zu dem Attentäter?

Black Box Amri: Hatte ein zweiter V-Mann Kontakt zu dem Attentäter?

18-02-18 01:23:00,

Grafik: TP

  1. Black Box Amri: Hatte ein zweiter V-Mann Kontakt zu dem Attentäter?

  2. Fussilet-Moschee

  3. Obleute aller Fraktionen schweigen


  4. Auf einer Seite lesen

Im Untersuchungsausschuss in Berlin treten immer mehr Widersprüche auf – Tabu um unbekannte “V-Person” – Amri doch kein Einzeltäter?

Puzzlestück für Puzzlestück wird eine zweite Wirklichkeit hinter der offiziellen Darstellung des LKW-Anschlages auf dem Breitscheidplatz von Berlin sichtbar. Am 19. Dezember 2016 starben zwölf Menschen. Alleinverantwortlich, so die Version der Bundesanwaltschaft, der tunesische Islamist und IS-Sympathisant Anis Amri.

Die Zweifel daran werden auch nach der jüngsten Sitzung des Untersuchungsausschusses (UA) in Berlin stärker: Gab es eine zweite V-Person mit Kontakt zu Amri? Welche Rolle spielte Bilel Ben Ammar? War Amri Teil einer Gruppe? Welche Verbindungen hatte er selber zu den Sicherheitsdiensten?

“VP 01”

In den Fokus der Ermittler war Amri durch eine V-Person (VP) des Landeskriminalamtes von Nordrhein-Westfalen (LKA NRW) geraten. Dieser Informant, der unter der Bezeichnung “VP 01” oder “Murat” gehandelt wird, bewegte sich im Umfeld einer islamistischen Gruppe um die Person Abu Walaa. Die Ermittlungen dazu führte die Ermittlungskommission (EK) Ventum des LKA von NRW.

Die Ermittler hatten mehrere V-Personen in der Abu Walaa-Gruppe im Einsatz, wie sich jetzt während der Sitzung des UA vom 16. Februar im Abgeordnetenhaus durch die Befragung des Leiters der EK Ventum, Kriminalhauptkommissar (KHK) M., ergab. Um wen und um wie viele VPs es sich handelte, ist nicht bekannt. Das könnte für die weiteren Aufklärungen aber noch eine Rolle spielen.

Laut einem Dritten soll “VP 01 Murat” Amri zu einem Anschlag angestachelt haben. Dieser Dritte könnte eine solche VP gewesen sein. Die Frage, was die VPs über die Anschlagspläne Amris möglicherweise wussten, ist bisher nicht beantwortet und bleibt auf der Tagesordnung. Zur “VP 01” hat der Generalbundesanwalt ein absolutes Auskunftsverbot erlassen. (Siehe TP v. 28.1.2018: Was wollten die Behörden mit Amri?).

Die VP 01 ist im Prozess gegen die Abu Walaa-Gruppe vor dem Oberlandesgericht Celle ein Zeuge der Anklage.

“Murat” hatte engen Kontakt zu Amri. Mindestens einmal fuhr er ihn im Auto nach Berlin.

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