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Libyan MB & al-Qaeda show support for Basit Igtet

Basit Igtet meeting Muslim_Brotherhood led by Mohamad Sawan. In the meeting also, Tunisia Muslim Brotherhood leader R. Ghannouchi.

Some supporters of the Libyan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, & Shura Council-al-Qaeda in Libya, took to the streets of Libya’s capital Tripoli, Green/Martyrs’ Square, to show support for Basit Igtet. Basit Igtet is married to Sara Bronfman, who’s father Edgar was the treasurer & chief executive of the World Jewish Congress (WJC). Basit Igtet anounced his intentions to run for president, & called upon his supporters to take to the streets on the 25th, as he arrived in Libya traveling from his resident country of Switzerland.

It is estimated that Sara Bronfman has funneled more than $100 million of her assets into NXIVM. NXIVM has been described as a brainwashing cult. In a video of the leader Keith Raniere, he appears to make indirect death threats, when his leadership is questioned.
“I’ve had people killed because of my beliefs & because of their beliefs”:

Richard Branson has permitted his name and a quotation to be used in connection with NXIVM.

Pro Islamist Libya Observer; interview with Basit Igtet:

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Basit Igtet meeting with John McCain. 2011 Benghazi?
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2011 meeting in Benghazi McCain calls Islamists his heroes.

In Lieberman’s final days as a senator, a reporter asked him if he would become a lobbyist. “No, I’m not going to do that,” he replied. But in November 2013, as Politico reported at the time, his law firm signed up as a foreign agent for Basit Igtet, a Libyan businessman and activist who was considering running for prime minister in Libya. Igtet made his money through assorted ventures in Switzerland, where his family had sought exile. He married Sara Bronfman, the daughter of Edgar Bronfman, who had been the billionaire chairman of Seagram and the president of the World Jewish Congress. The foreign agent registration form filed at the Justice Department noted that Lieberman would be part of the team handling this $100,000 project that would provide “government relations services” to Igtet.

A Benghazi native, Igtet was a long-shot candidate for prime minister. As Forbes noted, “Igtet believes he’s got the technocratic prowess to transform his country of six million people from the brink of civil war into the crown jewel of northern Africa. But skeptics say his status as a longtime expatriate and his lack of national security experience leave him ill-prepared to grasp control of deteriorating relations among warring rebel factions, police and the army.” And having a Jewish wife was probably not an asset. motherjones.com

U.S. launches first airstrikes in Libya under Trump; 17 IS fighters dead

Khalifa Haftar leaves for Rome visit

Hopefully, no nukes needed in fight against ISIS – Putin

The downing of a Russian Sukhoi bomber by the Turkish Air Force was sufficient reason to start a war, but Moscow chose not to respond symmetrically, says Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

“What did 20th-century countries used to do in a similar situation? A war began,” Medvedev said on the ‘Talk to the Prime Minister’ TV program.

Medvedev said Ankara had “violated the norms of the international law,” giving Russia what’s called in international judicial language ‘a casus belli’, or a reason to start a war. rt.com



Putin: ‘Russia grateful to allies in anti-Hitler coalition’

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked the countries of the allied coalition during the World War II and the anti-fascists of different countries in his speech at the Moscow Victory Day parade.

The victory will “forever remain the heroic apex in the history of our country. But we also remember our allies in the anti-Hitler coalition. We are grateful to the people of the United Kingdom, France and the United States for their contribution.” sputniknews.com


U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said.

The increase in non-lethal aid to Ukraine, which is grappling with a Russian-backed separatist movement in its east, is expected to be announced on Thursday during a visit to Kiev by Vice President Joe Biden.

The officials, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, described it as an expansion of U.S. support for Ukraine’s armed forces, but one that was unlikely to significantly alter the conflict.

The aid falls short of what Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko requested during a visit to Washington in September when he appealed for lethal aid – a request echoed by some U.S. lawmakers in response to what NATO allies say is Russia’s movement of tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine. reuters.com


NATO Admits No Proof of Russian Military Incursion Into Ukraine: Envoy

Putin: Political ambitions could threaten peace in Europe

Putin was paying tribute to Russia’s fallen soldiers on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the World War One. He said it’s important to remember how excessive ambitions and political interests triggered the World War One, in order to avoid new conflicts.



Ross Kemp travels to Lebanon on his show Extreme World

ROSS Kemp visits Lebanon in the latest episode of his Extreme World series on Sky1. The former EastEnders actor is in the Middle East for the fourth part of the series. He finds Lebanon on the brink of civil war as the conflict in neighbouring Syria intensifies. So far, the third series of Ross Kemp: EWxtreme World has featured investigations in India, Papua New Guinea and Northern Ireland. scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk

FULL EPISODE HERE


FIFA condemns Brazil’s World Cup protest violence

FIFA on Monday condemned “all kinds of violence after a man was shot and injured by military police during an anti-World Cup demonstration on Saturday in Sao Paulo. “FIFA fully respects people’s right to protest in a peaceful manner and as long as the rights of everybody are respected, but condemns any form of violence,” a FIFA statement read after a 22-year-old man was left in a coma after being shot in the neck and groin.

Police said he was carrying an explosive device. FIFA has already warned Brazil it needs to speed up final preparations for the World Cup after accusing the hosts of starting work too late.

Leaving aside ongoing concerns over stadiums and other infrastructure issues such as transport, FIFA said it retained confidence in the “comprehensive security concept [put] in place by the Brazilian authorities for the Cup.”

“The security concept has worked well during the FIFA Confederations Cup and is built on models used at previous FIFA World Cups,” world soccer’s governing body said. taipeitimes.com

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Webster Tarpley: The world and our tasks in 2014

Webster G. Tarpley offers everyone a very Happy New Year in 2014, a call for action – given our current situation in the world. Webster Griffin Tarpley (Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1946) is a philosopher of history who seeks to provide the programs and strategies needed to overcome the current world crisis. As an activist historian he first became widely known for his book George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), a masterpiece of research which is still a must read.

World Health Organization covers up Iraq war crimes

Abby Martin calls attention to the gross underestimation of Iraq War casualties, and calls out the WHO over a report that blatantly covers up the connection between the use of depleted uranium by occupation forces and congenital birth defects among Iraqis.

Slavery-like labor at World Cup 2022 sites in Qatar

The Persian Gulf emirate’s labor ministry named DLA Piper “to independently review all the claims made, and to report on their veracity to the ministry,” Ali al-Kholeifi, the ministry’s international affairs adviser, said late on Wednesday.

The ministry will “take all necessary measures to respond to these allegations once the report is ready,” the QNA state news agency quoted him as saying.

“The government of Qatar takes its international commitments seriously, especially following recent allegations of violations” of the international convention on forced labor, Kholeifi said.

This comes as Qatar denied claims in Britain’s Guardian daily that Nepalese construction workers at World Cup projects are being treated like “slaves”.

“There is no slavery or forced labor in Qatar,” said Ali al-Marri, chairman of the country’s National Human Rights Committee.

Last week’s Guardian report said dozens of Nepalese have died working in Qatar in recent weeks, raising concerns about the country’s preparations to host the World Cup.

Read more: abna.ir

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