Sjursen: What On Earth Is The US Doing By Bombing Somalia?

sjursen:-what-on-earth-is-the-us-doing-by-bombing-somalia?

21-05-20 10:31:00,

Authored by Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.) via AntiWar.com,

The Trump administration has quietly ramped up a vicious bombing – and covert raiding – campaign in Somalia amid a global coronavirus pandemic. Neither the White House nor the Pentagon has provided any explanation for the deadly escalation of a war that Congress hasn’t declared and the media rarely reports. At stake are many thousands of lives.

The public statistics show a considerable increase in airstrikes from Obama’s presidency. From 2009 to 2016, the U.S. military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced 36 airstrikes in Somalia. Under Trump, it conducted at least 63 bombing raids just last year, with another 39 such attacks in the first four months of 2020. The ostensible US target has usually been the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabab, but often the real – or at least consequent – victims are long-embattled Somali civilians.

As for the most direct victims, it’s become clear that notoriously image-conscious AFRICOM public affairs officers have long undercounted and underreported the number of civilians killed in their expanding aerial bombardments. According to Airwars, a UK-based airstrike monitoring group, civilian fatalities – while low relative to other bombing campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Syria – may exceed official Pentagon estimates by as much as 6,800 percent. Only these deaths don’t tell the half of it. Tens of thousands of Somalis have fled areas that the US regularly bombs, filtering into already overcrowded refugee camps outside of the capital of Mogadishu.

There are approximately 2.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia who barely survive and are often reliant on humanitarian aid. So vulnerable are the refugees in the pandemic-petri-dish camps, that one mother of seven described feeling “like we are waiting for death to come.” Her fears may prove justified. Recently, coronavirus cases have risen rapidly in Somalia – a country with no public health system to speak of – and due to severely limited testing availability, experts believe the actual tally is much higher than reported. No matter how AFRICOM spins it, their escalatory war will only exacerbate the country’s slow-boiling crisis.

 » Lees verder

Wie is hier de crimineel? – Down To Earth Magazine

wie-is-hier-de-crimineel?-–-down-to-earth-magazine

06-01-20 10:33:00,

Ilha de Maré, het getijdeneiland, ligt in een bocht van de Braziliaanse Baía de Todos os Santos (Baai van Allerheiligen). De mensen leven er van de visserij. Maar het water, de lucht, de grond en de bomen raken steeds erger vervuild door de petrochemische industrie die zich op een steenworp afstand heeft gevestigd.

totaal aantal views: 10; 10 views vandaag

Op Ilha de Maré wonen ongeveer tienduizend mensen, verdeeld over twaalf gemeenschappen. Zes daarvan zijn Quilombola’s, gemeenschappen met hun eigen cultuur en tradities, gevestigd door nazaten van gevluchte ‘vrije slaven’. De bevolking leeft bijna uitsluitend van de visserij.

Ilha de Maré

Ook elders op het continent worden vissers in hun bestaan bedreigd. Eind september 2019 kwamen vertegenwoordigers van vissersgemeenschappen uit Brazilië en Colombia samen met afgevaardigden van maatschappelijke organisaties uit acht Latijns-Amerikaanse landen op het eiland om ervaringen uit te wisselen.

Vissersvrouw

Eliete Paraguaçú is een Quilombola vissersvrouw, lid van de vissersbond en een van de leiders van de gemeenschap. Ze is geboren in een dorp in het noorden van het eiland, dat van nature beschermd lijkt door een vegetatie waarin een geheel eigen universum schuilgaat: de mangrove.

De mangrovebossen herbergen een rijk ecosysteem. De bevolking vangt en verzamelt er allerlei soorten vis en zeevruchten, om te eten en te kunnen verkopen op de lokale markt. Het is een wonderbaarlijke wereld, omringd door zand en water. Als Eliete het over de mangrove heeft, lijkt het alsof ze over een geliefde spreekt.

Raffinaderij Landulpho Alves, van Petrobrás
In de jaren 60 en 70 kwamen de eerste investeerders naar de baai, zoals de raffinaderij Landulpho Alves van staatsoliebedrijf Petrobrás en de Aratú haven. Later vestigden meer – internationale – bedrijven zich in de grootste haven van de regio: Ford, Dow Chemical, Moinhos Días Branco, Proquigel en het Nederlandse Vopak. Projecten als de raffinaderij en de haven, die het gebied zouden helpen ‘ontwikkelen’, werden aanleiding tot regelmatige conflicten tussen de bedrijven en de Quilombola’s.

In 2018 lekte een gebroken pijplijn van Petrobrás olie in de rivier. 13 kilometer mangrovegebied raakte vervuild. Tijdens de Toxic tour voert Mariselha Lopes de deelnemers aan de internationale bijeenkomst langs de diverse tekenen van schade die Petrobrás op verschillende plekken heeft aangericht.

 » Lees verder

Wat is lowtech? – Down To Earth Magazine

wat-is-lowtech?-–-down-to-earth-magazine

22-10-19 11:09:00,

Als auteur van Lowtech Magazine wordt mij wel eens de vraag gesteld, wat is dat nu eigenlijk, lowtech? Het is een logische maar ook verbazingwekkend moeilijke vraag.

totaal aantal views: 27; 10 views vandaag

Het van Dale woordenboek omschrijft lowtech als ‘niet gebaseerd op geavanceerde techniek, weinig technische kennis vereisend’. Het antoniem, hightech, wordt gedefinieerd als ‘hoogwaardige, hypermoderne techniek’. Beide definities samen impliceren dus dat hightech ‘van hogere waarde’ is dan lowtech.

Laten we deze definitie even aan de tand voelen met een concreet voorbeeld. Als ik een laptop en een schrijfmachine naast elkaar zet, dan is het voor iedereen duidelijk dat het bijvoeglijk naamwoord hightech bij de laptop hoort. Vervang ik echter de laptop door een ganzenveer, dan wordt de schrijfmachine plots de hightech optie. En als ze alle drie naast elkaar worden gezet, rijst de vraag welke technologie nu als lowtech moet worden bestempeld: de schrijfmachine of de ganzenveer?

De hightech van vandaag is de lowtech van morgen

Lowtech kan dus alleen maar worden gedefinieerd in relatie tot hightech. Het is, net zoals elk bijvoeglijk naamwoord, een relatief begrip. Maar aangezien er steeds weer nieuwe technologie bijkomt, is het hightech apparaat van vandaag het lowtech apparaat van morgen. Ik heb nog steeds zo’n ‘domme’ telefoon, en onlangs ben ik er ronduit om uitgelachen. Maar dezelfde telefoon was slechts 15 jaar geleden het toppunt van technologische ontwikkeling. Vandaag is mijn ‘lowtech’ telefoon een statement. Maar over vijftien jaar is dat wellicht het geval voor de smartphone, omdat er intussen weer iets nieuws is.

Oneindig

Het hightech paradigma waarin we vandaag gevangen zitten, doet de vraag rijzen hoelang de ontwikkeling naar steeds meer geavanceerde technologie kan en moet blijven doorgaan. Tot in het oneindige? Stoppen we bij de zelfrijdende auto, of moet die ook nog kunnen vliegen? Komt er na het 5G communicatienetwerk ook nog een 6G communicatienetwerk? Of is 5G goed genoeg? Deze vragen worden nooit gesteld. Nieuwe technologie wordt klakkeloos geaccepteerd als beter – in die zin heeft van Dale het bij het rechte eind. Maar beter in welke zin? Nemen we bijvoorbeeld het energie- en grondstoffenverbruik als maatstaf, dan is lowtech altijd ‘beter’ dan hightech. Niet alleen wint de schrijfmachine dan van de laptop – de ganzenveer wint ook van de schrijfmachine.

 » Lees verder

Samen – Down To Earth Magazine

samen-–-down-to-earth-magazine

12-09-19 12:26:00,

Rosa was er altijd. Je kon op haar rekenen, dag en nacht. Jarenlang zwaaiden we naar Rosa als we haar tegenkwamen, fietsend op weg naar werk en school.

totaal aantal views: 6; 6 views vandaag

Canadese Populier

Of gewoon vanuit de tuin, op onze rug liggend in het gras. En Rosa zwaaide altijd terug, vooral als er een beetje wind stond. Met wel honderdduizend groene handjes.
Alles wat er nu nog van Rosa rest, is een groot gat in de lucht en een stronkje in de grond.

Rosa is niet de enige die het veld moet ruimen. Overal in Nederland worden bomen gekapt, en wordt daartegen geprotesteerd. Soms pas achteraf; dan wordt de afgezaagde stronk een monumentje voor de gevelde boom. Maar soms ook met succes! Natuurmonumenten heeft beloofd, na protest vanuit de achterban, minder snel de hakbijl ter hand te zullen nemen.

Wat ook met vereende krachten behouden is gebleven: biologische boerderij Hansketien. De eigenaar ging met pensioen, er waren genoeg gegadigden die de boerderij over wilden nemen. Maar niemand die de exorbitant hoge grondprijzen van Nederland kon betalen. Inmiddels zijn de nieuwe boeren – geholpen door groothandel, crowdfunding, groene fondsen – er alweer een tijdje aan de slag. En kan iedereen, klanten of gewoon geïnteresseerden, een vierkante meter Hansketien kopen.

Iedereen? Waarom lijken bij groene initiatieven dan zo vaak veel mensen er juist níet te zijn? De milieubeweging lijdt aan een weerbarstige vorm van Hollandsche monocultuur; mensen met een migratie-achtergrond blijven gemakkelijk onzichtbaar. Dat komt ook omdat we elkaar niet goed weten te vinden, zegt Qader Shafiq. Een beetje meer samenwerking zou welkom zijn, en Nijmegen laat alvast zien hoe het anders kan.
Want een beetje samenwerken, is dat nou echt zo moeilijk? Blijkbaar toch wel. Planten doen het in ieder geval een stuk beter, betoogt Arjen Mulder.

De stronk die ooit Rosa was, verandert iedere dag van aangezicht. Kinderen uit de buurt, van dezelfde leeftijd als de mijne toen we ‘onze’ boom Rosa doopten, komen haar versieren. Ze tekenen hartjes, laten lampionnen achter.
Rosa was een Canadese populier, weet ik nu. En die populieren laten soms zomaar takken vallen, ook hele dikke (die boom was enorm!). Takken die dan zomaar op een van die kinderen hadden kunnen vallen,

 » Lees verder

The “Lungs Of The Earth” Are Being Burned Away As Unprecedented Wildfires Absolutely Ravage The Planet

the-“lungs-of-the-earth”-are-being-burned-away-as-unprecedented-wildfires-absolutely-ravage-the-planet

22-08-19 01:28:00,

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

We have never seen anything quite like this. 

This week the skies above Brazil’s largest city turned black in the middle of the afternoon due to the massive wildfires that are currently raging in that country.  But the wildfires aren’t actually happening anywhere near São Paulo.  In fact, the smoke that turned the skies black actually came from fires that were happening more than 1,000 miles away.  Can you imagine how powerful the fires have to be in order to do that? 

And it isn’t just Brazil – right now horrific fires are scorching vast stretches of our planet from South America all the way up to the Arctic.  Some of the fires are producing so much smoke that you can actually see it from space.  And in the process, irreversible damage is being done to our ecosystems.

I know that this number is hard to believe, but there have been more than 72,000 wildfires in Brazil so far in 2019, and most of those fires are happening in the Amazon rainforest.  I understand that many of you may not care what happens in Brazil, but you should.  Approximately 60 percent of the entire Amazon rainforest is in Brazilian territory, and that rainforest produces approximately 20 percent of all the oxygen in our atmosphere.  So essentially the “lungs of the Earth” are being burned away right in front of our eyes

The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country’s space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (known by the abbreviation INPE), began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday.

There have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said. That’s more than an 80% increase compared with the same period last year.

The Amazon is often referred to as the planet’s lungs, producing 20% of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Every minute of every single day, an average of 1½ soccer fields of Amazon rainforest are being wiped out.  This is an ongoing crisis that hasn’t been getting nearly the attention that it deserves in the United States.

 » Lees verder

Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil – Global Research

monsters-walk-the-earth.-why-these-three-countries-are-the-real-troika-of-evil-–-global-research

28-06-19 12:18:00,

There are monsters among us. Every day I read about an American “plan” to either invade some place new or to otherwise inflict pain to convince a “non-compliant” foreign government how to behave. Last week it was Iran but next week it could just as easily again be Lebanon, Syria or Venezuela. Or even Russia or China, both of whom are seen as “threats” even though American soldiers, sailors and marines sit on their borders and not vice versa. The United States is perhaps unique in the history of the world in that it sees threats everywhere even though it is not, in fact, threatened by anyone.

Just as often, one learns about a new atrocity by Israelis inflicted on the defenseless Arabs just because they have the power to do so. Last Friday in Gaza the Israeli army shot and killed four unarmed demonstrators and injured 300 more while the Jewish state’s police invaded a Palestinian orphanage school in occupied Jerusalem and shut it down because the students were celebrating a “Yes to peace, no to war” poetry festival. Peace is not in the Israeli authorized curriculum.

And then there are the Saudis, publicly chopping the heads off of 37 “dissidents” in a mass display of barbarity, and also murdering and dismembering a hapless journalist. And let’s not forget the bombing and deliberate starving of hundreds of thousands innocent civilians in Yemen.

It is truly a troika of evil, an expression favored by US National Security Advisor John Bolton, though he was applying it to Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, all “socialist” nations currently on Washington’s “hit list.” Americans, Saudis and Israelis have become monsters in the eyes of the rest of the world even if in their own minds they are endowed with special privilege due to their being “Exceptional,” “Chosen by God” or “Guardians of Mecca and Medina.” All three countries share a dishonest sense of entitlement that supports the fiction that their oppressive and often illegal behavior is somehow perfectly legitimate.

To be sure not all Americans, Saudis or Israelis are individually monsters. Many are decent people who are appalled by what their respective governments are doing. Saudi citizens live under a despotism and have little to say about their government,

 » Lees verder

Saving the Earth or Saving Capitalism? The Inconvenient Truth Behind Today’s Youth Climate Campaigns – Global Research

saving-the-earth-or-saving-capitalism-the-inconvenient-truth-behind-todays-youth-climate-campaigns-8211-global-research

03-02-19 11:18:00,

What is going on – is the launch of a global campaign to usher in a required consensus for the Paris Agreement, the New Green Deal and all climate related policies and legislation written by the power elite – for the power elite.”

– Cory Morningstar [1]

.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW

Click to download the audio (MP3 format)

One Swedish teenager, 16 year old Greta Thunberg, captured the imagination of the world with her resolute determination to demand urgent action on climate.

For three weeks last year, in the lead up to the Swedish general election, she refused to attend classes at school and instead sat outside the Swedish Parliament as a visible presence demanding climate action. Since the election she has continued to take Fridays off of school. [2]

Greta herself has become a celebrity climate activist. She has given a Tedx Talk, she was invited to speak at the most recent UN Climate talks in Katowice, Poland, and in late January, she participated in a panel at the World Economic Forum (WEC) in Davos, which included U2 frontman Bono, acclaimed conservationist Jane Goodall, and the UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.

Her climate strike for climate action has garnered attention the world over and inspired young people by the tens of thousands to follow her example and skip classes one day a week as a way of heightening the need for urgent action. In Brussels alone, 32,000 students and their supporters took to the streets during the final day of the WEC, to be followed by a reported turn-out of 100,000 the following Sunday. In France, on that same Sunday, 80,000 reportedly took to the streets in centres across the country, exceeding the turn-out at the previous day’s Yellow Vest rallies! [3][4]

Inspiring as the example of Greta Thunberg may be – she also happens to be on the autism spectrum – questions arise as to how exactly one teenaged girl managed to attract so much international attention to her cause, with a humble action outside the Swedish parliament.

Global Research audiences are well aware of how simple it is to dismiss and ignore people with narratives that threaten the powerful (think about challenges to the official stories about the White Helmets in Syria,

 » Lees verder

Earth’s magnetic field is mysteriously acting up, pushing North Pole towards Siberia

earths-magnetic-field-is-mysteriously-acting-up-pushing-north-pole-towards-siberia

11-01-19 04:49:00,

Earth’s magnetic field, the basis for modern global navigation systems, is constantly in some state of flux. However, it now seems to be going haywire, pushing the North Pole closer to Siberia, and no one’s sure why.

The field changes as the molten metals surrounding the earth’s solid iron core churn and flow, creating electric currents and a corresponding magnetic field. As a result, the magnetic poles tend to shift slightly as a matter of course.

However, researchers don’t know what’s causing the magnetic field to now move so quickly.

Read more

Earth to be battered by ‘dark matter hurricane’ for next million years

The north magnetic pole sped across the International Date Line last year at a rate of 55 km per year, more than three times as fast as it moved before the mid-1990s. Now located in the Eastern Hemisphere, it’s moving away from Canada and approaching Siberia.

Scientists think a high-speed jet of liquid iron under Canada could be responsible for the pole’s movement, weakening the magnetic field below and allowing Siberia to draw over the pole, Nature reports.

“The location of the north magnetic pole appears to be governed by two large-scale patches of magnetic field, one beneath Canada and one beneath Siberia,” University of Leeds geomagnetist Phil Livermore told a recent American Geophysical Union meeting. “The Siberian patch is winning the competition.”

In general, the World Magnetic Model (WMM) is updated at five-year intervals to ensure modern navigation keeps up with the changes in the Earth’s magnetic field. It was due to be reconfigured next in 2020, but was so out-of-whack by 2018 that a more urgent update was needed.

Also on rt.com
Aliens phoning home? Mysterious deep-space radio signals are more frequent than we thought

Researchers at the British Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been working to correct the WMM using three years of recent data, including a 2016 pulse that threw their last model’s accuracy off.

The scientists were due to release the latest update next week – if the US government hadn’t shut down, hamstringing NOAA’s operations. Now the release has been postponed to the end of January.

 » Lees verder

Pay Up or the Earth Gets It! – #PropagandaWatch : The Corbett Report

Pay Up or the Earth Gets It! – #PropagandaWatch : The Corbett Report

17-10-18 09:09:00,

10/17/2018

0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

Watch this video on BitChute / DTube / YouTube

As predicted, the IPCC has released their hot air report on 1.5C of global warming and the lamestream fake news lying establishment lapdog media is hyping it as the end of the world as we know it…unless you pay the globalists more money to atone for your carbon sins, of course. This week on #PropagandaWatch James breaks down the latest propaganda push for carbon eugenics and what it means for the coming technocratic slave state.

SHOW NOTES:

IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C

The IPCC Prepares to Release More Hot Air

UN Warning: Just 3 YEARS Left to Save the Earth!

New Video : (Always) Ten Years Left To Save The Planet

Countries negotiate key messages of IPCC’s controversial ‘Special Report’

Changes to the Underlying Scientific-Technical Assessment to ensure consistency with the approved Summary for Policymakers

Special Report FAQ

Historical Temperature of Earth

#DataGate! First ever audit of global temperature data finds freezing tropical islands, boiling towns, boats on land

UNFCCC Statement on the Latest IPCC Climate Change Report

To Tackle Climate Change, a New U.N. Climate Report Says Put a High Price on Carbon

How & Why Big Oil Conquered the World

Purchase a copy of the Big Oil documentary

Filed in: Videos
Tagged with:

 » Lees verder

Why Is Planet Earth On Fire? | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

Why Is Planet Earth On Fire? | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

29-08-18 07:06:00,

By

Catherine J. Frompovich

Fire season 2018 has taken an incredible toll on the planet, its people and wildlife, and the entire ecological infrastructure which has provided life-sustaining habitats for all forms of life.  That “balance of Nature” has been messed and mucked with by global controllers, military, science and technology creating a perfect Hegelian Dialectic – problem, reaction, solution – only their modus operandi has produced a trajectory toward the “Venus syndrome,” or possibly something worse.

Their “problem” is creating weather, aka geoengineering or weather control mechanisms, which the average “Joe” and “Josephine” literally have no clue about other than what they hear from controlled-media news and sanitized weather ‘reports’.  There is a total government ban on discussing weather geoengineering by weather forecasters and the media.

The “reaction” is 95% human apathy toward what we are misleadingly told about those ‘contrails’ rather than Solar Radiation Management (SRM) or weather geoengineering appearing in the skies as ‘trails’ containing chemicals and other toxins deliberately to effectuate global weather patterns.  There are hundreds of U.S. patents to that effect.  You can find them listed here.

The controllers’ “solution” is daily manipulation of global weather patterns to the point where, in my opinion, they have lost control and, either accidentally or deliberately, ruined the hydrologic cycle [1] of Planet Earth.

Recent 36 inches of rainfall from “Lane” on the Hawaiian Islands [2] ought to make people question what we are being told.  The township where I live in Southeast Pennsylvania in a very recent 30-day period officially registered 15.5 inches of rain, which was announced prior to a Board of Supervisors meeting.  People are starting to notice, but seemingly cannot connect the dots erringly visible above their heads on a daily basis!

It’s insane how much controlled media misinformation and lack of factual information keep humans from knowing the “real deal,” how to take precautionary measures, but more so, to bring this insidious, deliberate, mad-man-made technological catastrophe upon Planet Earth and all her inhabitants.

As an aside,

 » Lees verder