WAR ON SYRIA; NATO’s Anti Muslim War Crimes; Cannibalism, Grave Desecrations, Mosque Bombings & Summary Executions
(AE) – The great episode below of “Comment With George Galloway” exposes some of the latest war crimes in Syria, performed by western backed foreign mercenaries, and also discusses how the British people are suffering in a collapsing economy of increasing austerity while the British Empire has an unlimited budget for war.
Here are some of my personal opinions before the video…
THESE LATEST ACTS ARE DESPERATE ATTEMPTS BY NATO & THE GULF STATE MONARCHIES, WHO’S FOREIGN INVADING TERRORIST MERCENARIES ARE LOSING THE WAR ON SYRIA, TO DIVIDE & CONQUER SYRIA BY TRYING TO SPARK A LARGER SECTARIAN WAR WITHIN THE REGION.
Those who arm, finance, support, and train NATO’s Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorist mercenaries are guilty for the actions performed by those mercenaries.
The actions of these invading terrorists are NOT the actions of Muslims, they are the actions of pagans:
- Muslims DO NOT bomb their own ancient Mosques
- Muslims DO NOT desecrate their own ancient Muslim graves, especially the grave of Hujr Ibn Adi, a close companion of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
- Muslims DO NOT perform cannibalism by eating the hearts and/or livers of their victims (historically a pagan act)
- Muslims DO NOT perform Right Arm Salutes (as seen in my previous article here)
FACILITATORS OF TERRORISM WHO SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR WAR CRIMES IN SYRIA:
- Anders Rasmussen – NATO Secretary General
- David Cameron – British Prime Minister
- William Hague – British Foreign Secretary
- Barack Obama – US President
- Hillary Clinton – Ex US Secretary Of State
- John Kerry – US Secretary Of State
2013.5.17 Comment With George Galloway; Syrian Militant Eats Soldier’s Heart (PressTV, youtube.com):
A gruesome video has emerged on the Internet, showing a foreign backed militant in Syria cutting out the heart of a Syrian soldier and biting into it.
In the footage posted online on Sunday, a man wearing military gear is seen knife in hand slicing parts of a dead soldier’s torso before turning to the camera and putting the heart in his mouth. ”I swear we will eat from your hearts and livers…,” the man says referring to the Syria government soldiers.
Peter Bouckaert of the New York-based Human Rights Watch says the man has been identified as Abu Sakkar, a founder of the militant Farouq Brigade. Abu Sakkar’s identity has been confirmed by militant sources in Homs and by images of him in other videos wearing the same black jacket as in the latest clip and with the same rings on his fingers.
“The mutilation of the bodies of enemies is a war crime. But the even more serious issue is the very rapid descent into sectarian rhetoric and violence,” Bouckaert said. He added that in the unedited version of the film, Sakkar is heard telling his men to slaughter the Syrian soldiers and take their hearts out to eat them.
FASCISM RISING; Greece, Golden Dawn & Syriza Party Clash Over ‘Heil Hitler!’ Cries In Greek Parliament
(AE) – The Golden Dawn have always strongly denied being Neo Nazis, yet they promote Nazi literature, perform Right Arm Salutes, and scream “Sieg Heil!”… this time they’ve been busted for yelling “Heil Hitler!” in Greek Parliament.
I’m sure this has nothing to do with the Golden Dawn bringing top German Neo Nazi leaders into the Greek Parliament building, see my previous article here, they’re simply misunderstood nationalists!!
2013.5.17 Golden Dawn & Syriza Clash Over ‘Heil Hitler’ Cries In Greek Parliament (Euronews, youtube.com):
The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party is at the centre of another political row in Greece after one of its MPs was expelled from parliament amid cries of “Heil Hitler”.
The sitting president had already warned Panayiotis Iliopoulos for repeatedly violating parliamentary rules by insulting fellow deputies.
After he had called them “goats”, “scoundrels” and “wretched people”, security guards were called to lead him away.
The phrase “Heil Hitler “ was clearly heard three times – although who shouted it is in dispute. Golden Dawn claims the cries came from left-wing deputies from the opposition Syriza party.
However, Stavros Kontonis, an MP from Syriza, is having none of it.
“For second time this week we hear Hitler being glorified inside parliament by Golden Dawn MPs. It’s strange the fact that in order to distance themselves from praising Hitler in a provocative way, they claimed it was me who uttered this phrase ironically. But this is refuted by their own evidence,” he told euronews.
Amid anger at the recession and resentment at immigration, Golden Dawn won 18 seats in last year’s Greek elections.
Several deputies have had their immunity from prosecution, lifted pending criminal charges.
BOSTON BOMBINGS; Dzhokhar Found Pen & Wrote Confession Letter ‘Martyr Note’ On Wall Of Boat, Solves Miranda Problem
‘Miller explained that while Dzhokar admitted many of the same details to authorities, those admissions came “during the time he was interrogated but before he was given his Miranda warning.” The note gives prosecutors supporting, clearly admissible evidence even if there is an fight over whether things he said before he was given his Miranda rights are admissible as evidence.’ – CBS
(AE) - This story just keeps getting worse… so after 32 days we’re finally told that Dzhokhar wrote a confession letter, or “martyr note”, on the wall of the boat he was hiding in???
Now the problems of the FBI breaking the law by not giving Dzhokhar his “Miranda Warning” has been solved. For more discussion about the misconception of so called “Miranda Rights”, see my previous article here.
Besides all the other problems with this story, just how did Dzhokhar know his brother Tamerlan was a martyr??? He had no way of knowing Tamerlan was dead… especially since the story of Dzhokhar driving over Tamerlan while fleeing has been contradicted by witnesses.
2013.5.16 Boston Bombings Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Note In Boat He Hid In, Sources Say (cbsnews.com):
(CBS News) Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack
on the Boston Marathon, reports CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.
Sources tell Miller that Tsarnaev wrote the note in the boat he was hiding in as police pursued him, and as he bled from gunshot wounds sustained in an earlier shootout between police and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The note, scrawled with a pen on the interior wall of the cabin, said the bombings were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims collateral damage in the same way Muslims have been in the American-led wars. “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” the note added.
Dzhokar said he didn’t mourn older brother Tamerlan, the other suspect in the bombings, writing that by that point, Tamerlan was a martyr in paradise — and that he expected to join him there.
Miller’s sources say the wall the note was written on was riddled with bullet holes from shots fired into the boat. The shots were fired after Dzhokhar came up through the tarp covering the boat amid police fears that he had another bomb.
According to Miller, the note will be a significant piece of evidence in any Dzhokar trial — it is “certainly admissible,” and paints a clear picture of the brothers’ motive, “consistent with what he told investigators while he was in custody,” Miller said Thursday on “CBS This Morning.”
Miller explained that while Dzhokar admitted many of the same details to authorities, those admissions came “during the time he was interrogated but before he was given his Miranda warning.” The note gives prosecutors supporting, clearly admissible evidence even if there is an fight over whether things he said before he was given his Miranda rights are admissible as evidence.
It took days to learn the identity of the bombers [NOT TRUE, THE FBI KNEW THEIR IDENTITY WHEN THEY RELEASED THE PHOTOS - JOEL], and there was no official claim of responsibility, which is unusual in these cases. As investigators move forward with the investigation, “the last big question remaining is going to be who else knew anything? Is it going to be the wife? Is it someone overseas?” Miller said.
The suspects didn’t plan to stop after the Boston bombings, authorities say. They intended to go to New York City and set off a device or devices in Times Square.
The brothers didn’t have well-developed plans for New York, but they still had intent, Miller said. So as
Dzhokhar lay in the boat, he wanted to leave a message behind clearly supporting what the note says he and his brother had just done.
For a plot as organized as the one was for Boston, it seems odd that — with a choice of leaving behind a
martyrdom video on a computer or a more formal claim of responsibility — the brothers had nothing
prepared, Miller said. A larger terror organization ensures that such videos are made out of the country and are ready to launch after the attack.
So in the end, Miller concludes, the boat note was a way for Dzhokhar to get on the record as publicly claiming responsibility for the bombings.
2013.5.16 Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Blamed US Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan In ‘Martyr’ Note On Boat’s Wall, Report (nypost.com):
BOSTON BOMBINGS; Interview With Police Involved In Watertown Shootout, Few Details, Many Unanswered Questions
“… He was about 6 or 8 feet away from me, firing his pistol at me, I was firing at him… I’d run out of ammunition, I had to do a reload in the middle of that, and he had a problem with his firearm, I don’t know if it jammed on him or what, he kind of looked at his gun, then threw it at me and hit me in the left bicep here… turned, ran back down the driveway to the street, took a left, running towards the other officers that were on scene… and uh… I holstered up and I chased after him and tackled him…” – Sgt. Jeff Pugliese
(AE) – This story has more holes than Swiss cheese, but I’m still asking… where’s the police dash cam video???
This interview is reminiscent of my previous article where the SWAT Team described in detail how they exchanged gunfire with the boat in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding… but it turns out Dzhokhar was unarmed.
The story gets interesting at 5:43 into the video with the interview of Sgt. Jeff Pugliese:
“… He was about 6 or 8 feet away from me, firing his pistol at me, I was firing at him… I’d run out of ammunition, I had to do a reload in the middle of that, and he had a problem with his firearm, I don’t know if it jammed on him or what, he kind of looked at his gun, then threw it at me and hit me in the left bicep here… turned, ran back down the driveway to the street, took a left, running towards the other officers that were on scene… and uh… I holstered up and I chased after him and tackled him…”
Sorry, but a 6 to 8 foot shootout where one, if not both, of shooters is not permanently on the ground is very hard to believe. Then the suspect supposedly took the time to throw his gun at the officer rather than retreat for more ammo? So rather than return to his car trunk full of ammo the suspect then decided to run down the street, unarmed, directly into police fire, while Pugliese, knowing he’d be running into a barrage of bullets from his fellow officers, decided to chase and tackle the suspect (!) rather than shoot his freshly loaded gun into the suspect at a safe distance?? Really????
It’s interesting how the interview focuses on police “brotherhood”, how they are a “team”, and how they saved the life of Transit Police officer Richard Donahue, however, it’s now believed that Donahue was shot by friendly fire while Dzhokhar was fleeing, there was no exchange of gunfire… see my previous article here.
2013.5.15 Interview With Cops That Had Shootout With Boston Bombings Suspects In Watertown (MSNBC, MOXNEWS, youtube.com):
May 14, 2013 MSNBC News
WAR ON SYRIA; Cameron & Putin Unite As ‘G8, G20 & UN Partners’, Syria Solution Is ‘Transitional Government’, The Original Plan
“… Britain, Russia, America and other countries helping shape a transitional government that all Syrians can trust to protect them.” – David Cameron
(AE) – Warm up the bus… Assad is about to be thrown under it in favor of $$$ in the form of “trade, economic, and investment cooperation”.
It’s interesting how the countries who created the problem (Britain, the Gulf State Monarchies, Turkey, and the US), via a foreign invasion of terrorist mercenaries, are now providing the solution that was always their goal… for Assad to be removed from power.
So all signs point to Assad being stabbed in the back by Russia, as I stated in my previous article here.
2013.5.10 Cameron & Putin Unite Over Syria (telegraphtv, youtube.com):
David Cameron says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin share “fundamental aims” in seeking an end to the bloodshed in Syria, following talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
2013.5.10 Cameron & Putin Talks Transcripts (bsr-russia.com):
Vladimir Putin held talks with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron. These transcripts were provided by the Russian Presidential Press Office. Mr Putin and Mr Cameron discussed various aspects of bilateral relations and the international agenda, including the situation in Syria. The talks continued over a working breakfast, following which the two leaders made press statements.
Later, the President of Russia and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom toured various Olympic facilities.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin:
Mr Prime Minister, colleagues,
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Russia. Thank you for accepting our invitation to come to Sochi. I am sure that we will have the opportunity today to discuss our bilateral relations and look at the major issues on the international agenda too. If you have time, I would also like to show you how we are getting ready for the 2014 Olympic Games.
I remember how you so kindly accompanied me during the judo events at the London Olympics, and I would like to return that hospitality today and show you around the sites we have built for the 2014 Olympics.
I am very happy to see you. Welcome!
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron:
Well, thank you very much, Mr President. It’s a great pleasure to be back in Russia and a pleasure to be working with you on improving British-Russian relations, which both you and I, have put a long time into making stronger.
I well remember your visit to the Olympic games and the visit to the judo. And I wanted to come and see the preparations for the games here in Sochi, which I am sure will be a great success. And I am proud that some British companies are helping to provide the facilities.
As you say, today is an opportunity to talk about our bilateral relations, our trading relations, how we improve those. But it’s also an opportunity to talk about some wider issues including the crisis in Syria. And I look forward to discussing all of these things with you today.
I come here with a view, that I know that you share, that stronger British-Russian relations can make our peoples both safer, and also our economies more prosperous.
And I look forward to welcome you back in the United Kingdom for the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland very, very shortly.
Thank you for your welcome today.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin:
Ladies and gentlemen, we have just had very substantial talks with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron. In both narrow and extended format meetings we discussed the opportunities for developing our bilateral relations. We also gave particular attention to current international issues and agreed to coordinate our work within the G20 and the G8, in which Russia and Britain currently hold the presidencies. What’s more, Russia will take over the presidency of the G8 from Britain in 2014.
Our trade, economic and investment cooperation is growing. Our bilateral trade increased by 10 percent in 2012, and it was up by almost 30 percent in the first two months of 2013. British investment in the Russian economy is also on the rise and now comes to almost $27 billion.
The energy sector is one of the most promising fields of cooperation. We agreed to establish a special group to work on promising projects and facilities. As you know, one of Britain’s biggest companies, British Petroleum, has acquired an almost 20-percent stake in Rosneft, one of Russia’s biggest oil and gas companies.
In 2014, we plan to hold reciprocal culture years. The events will include art exhibitions in Moscow and London, a Russian language and education week in the UK, a university rectors’ conference, and a theatre festival.
I also want to note our Olympics cooperation. Britain’s experience has been of great use to us in this area. More than 60 British companies are taking part in the preparations for the Sochi Olympics and are working with great success. We want to thank our British partners for that.
Of course, we also had a thorough discussion of international issues, especially the situation in Syria. We both want to see a swift end to the violence and the start of a peace process, and we both want to preserve Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. At the UK Prime Minister’s initiative, we discussed the possible scenarios that could bring about positive development of this process, and examined the possible joint steps we could take.
In conclusion, I want to thank once more our British colleagues and Mr Cameron for this substantial and very frank discussion.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron:
Thank you very much, Mr President, and thank you for the warm welcome that you’ve given to me and my team here today. I’m very pleased to be here with you in Sochi, and we have had, as you said, very substantive, very purposeful, very useful talks today. We last met at the London Olympics, and it’s fitting that we’re here in the next host city. And I’m looking forward to seeing the Olympic sites with you this afternoon.
Britain and Russia share many interests: security at home and abroad, leadership in the G8, the G20 and the United Nations, and also, building our businesses and our investment
banks(audio says ‘links’ – Joel) so that we both thrive in the global race. Of course, it’s no secret that there are issues where we differ. We don’t duck these; we’ve had very frank discussions, as we have today. But a more effective relationship will help make people in both our countries safer and better off. And that is what we’ve been focusing on today.
On the Winter Olympics, on my last visit to Russia, I brought a plane of British business leaders keen to seize the opportunities posed by these games, and they have, as you said, done just that, with over fifty companies involved, from Populous to help design the main stadium, to Aggreko, who will be providing some of the power. We’ve also discussed how we both want the Sochi Games to be safe and secure Games. So today, I’ve agreed with President Putin that there should be limited cooperation between our security services for the Sochi Olympics.
We’ve discussed the G8 and G20, and I was pleased to get President Putin’s support for using the Lough Erne Summit to grasp the key challenges of making the world economy work for everyone, supporting global trade, tackling aggressive tax avoidance and tax evasion, and encouraging greater transparency. We’ve also agreed to use the G8 and G20 to build momentum for a WTO deal to cut bureaucracy at borders. This could add up to 70 billion dollars a year to global GDP.
Finally, we discussed the appalling and deteriorating situation in Syria. 80,000 lives lost, millions more fleeing their homes. The history of Syria is being written in the blood of her people. It’s no secret that we have had differing views on how best to handle the situation. But we share fundamental aims: to end the conflict, to stop Syria fragmenting, to let the Syrian people choose who governs them and to prevent the growth of violent extremism. So I strongly support the conference that Mr Lavrov and Mr Kerry agreed this week to deliver a political solution – a solution which has a transitional government based on the consent of the Syrian people as a whole. The President and I have agreed that as permanent members of the UN, we must help to drive this process, working with partners in the region and beyond, not just bringing the regime and opposition together at one negotiating table, but Britain, Russia, America and other countries helping shape a transitional government that all Syrians can trust to protect them.
We urgently have to do more for the sake of people in Syria to break the vicious cycle that threatens to destroy Syria and that threatens to export violence and extremism around the world. As the President said, these have been good talks, purposeful talks. I believe we’ve made some real progress. And thank you again for the welcome you’ve given me today.
“And – you’re going to laugh – he said he was in the CIA. And I don’t know if he was joking or not, but it’s the way he said it, how serious he said it. I didn’t know what he was capable of. That just put me on defense, and I just started stepping away.” – Joe Popow
(AE) – I’ve barely looked at this case, but many things instantly do not add up… the fact that a childhood friend claims Ariel Castro “said he was in the CIA”, that Castro somehow managed to severely abuse his wife, many times, with plenty of physical evidence, and the charges were mysteriously dropped, indicates this man was connected and protected. But to top it off, you have this…
Ariel Castro’s daughter, Arlene Castro, when asked by ABC News if she witnessed violence in the home said, “Oh no… never, never”. Here’s the video…
2013.5.9 Cleveland Kidnap Suspect’s Daughter Says She’s ‘Disappointed, Embarrassed’ In ‘GMA’ Interview (ABCNews, youtube.com):
Arlene Castro talks to George Stephanopoulos about her father’s alleged abduction of three women.
This surely does not add up to the detailed descriptions of domestic violence filed by her now dead mother, dead at the ripe old age of 48 years old, Grimilda Figueroa:
- Broken nose (twice)
- Rib injuries
- Blood clot on the brain
- Knocked out tooth
- Dislocated shoulder (twice, one on each side)
- Death threats (to wife & daughters, 3 to 4 times in one year)
There’s also the police claiming they have no records of 911 calls reporting suspicious activity, see my article here, yet there are descriptions in the text below describing police being called to the home.
It just doesn’t add up… and then there’s the other Castro daughter, Emily Castro, who likes to slash baby throats…
2013.5.8 Hints Of A Dark Side In Cleveland Abduction Suspect’s Life (reuters.com):
By Daniel Trotta
CLEVELAND | Wed May 8, 2013 1:12pm EDT
(Reuters) – In hindsight, there were signs of a darker side to Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man suspected of
abducting three girls and holding them captive for around a decade.
Divorced years ago and never seen in the company of women, Castro suddenly started showing up in the largely Latino, working-class neighborhood with a 6-year-old girl. It was his girlfriend’s child, he told neighbors.
Castro, 52, was believed to have lived alone, yet on his lunch break would bring home enough bags of fast food and beverages for several people.
He was a school bus driver given mostly “excellent” marks on his performance appraisals, but was repeatedly disciplined, including for one incident when he was accused of calling a young student a “bitch” and leaving the child alone on a bus. He was fired last November.
Castro was arrested in 1993 after a domestic violence complaint, though a grand jury decided not to indict him. Another complaint in 2005 filed by his ex-wife, who died last year at age 48, accused him of twice breaking her nose and attempting to abduct their daughters and keep them from her mother. That case was dismissed.
Family, friends and neighbors were shocked when police rescued three women locked inside Castro’s house on Monday and found a 6-year-old girl who police believe was born in captivity. The three women, today aged 32, 27 and 23, went missing from 2002 to 2004.
Castro and two of his brothers, Onil, 50, and Pedro, 54, were taken into custody on Monday and were expected to be charged within 48 hours of their arrest.
“It could be he was hiding a personality, because if it did happen you would have to have two personalities,” said Julio Cesar Castro, 77, the arrested brothers’ uncle and owner of the Caribe Grocery half a block from Ariel’s home.
For years, Castro’s neighbors on Seymour Avenue saw him as a friendly but private person, an accomplished musician who played bass in Latin bands such as Borin Plena and Grupo Fuego. He liked motor-bikes and showed up at neighborhood barbecues in a vacant lot on Seymour Avenue. He was a self-taught mechanic who loved to talk about cars.
He owned an unremarkable, two-story house in a somewhat dilapidated part of Cleveland. Built in 1890, the home was valued at a mere $13,200 in 2011, according to property records. Its windows were covered to block views from the outside.
One childhood friend said a music session with Castro, who was born in Puerto Rico, suddenly turned bizarre.
“Ariel was in my garage probably five or six years ago. We were recording a song, an idea we had – a little hard rock with some Latin,” said Joe Popow, 45, a father of six who said he has known the Castro brothers since childhood.
“And – you’re going to laugh – he said he was in the CIA. And I don’t know if he was joking or not, but it’s the way he said it, how serious he said it. I didn’t know what he was capable of. That just put me on defense, and I just started stepping away,” Popow said.
Intensely private for years, Ariel Castro recently had been seen taking a young girl to the park and to the playground at the local McDonald’s restaurant, neighbors said.
One of those neighbors, Israel Lugo, 39, said it was the same little girl who was in the arms of one of the abducted women, Amanda Berry, when she and the others were freed. He was there to witness them leave the house, he said.
“I’ve seen him with the little girl once or twice. He said it was his girlfriend’s daughter,” said Lugo, a self-employed roofing contractor.
When family and friends of missing Cleveland woman Gina DeJesus held a vigil last month to mark nine years since her disappearance, one of those attending was Castro, a longtime neighbor said.
“He came to a vigil and acted as if nothing was wrong,” said Anthony Quiros, 24, who lived next door to Castro’s house growing up.
‘LAY DOWN, BITCH’
Lugo said his sister once noticed Castro park his school bus in front of his home and enter with a large bag of food and tray of drinks. His mother called the police, who simply advised Castro not to park his bus there, Lugo said.
Castro was a bus driver for the Cleveland school district for years, driving children as young as preschool to various schools in the city.
He was fired from that job effective November 6, 2012, after a fourth incident that resulted in disciplinary action, documents released by the school district said.
In the most serious incident, a witness told investigators that on January 27, 2004, Castro left Wade Park Elementary School with a child still on the bus and drove to a Wendy’s restaurant, the documents said. The gender and age of the child were not given.
“Lay down, bitch,” Castro is quoted by the witness as saying to the child. He then left the student alone on the bus and went into the Wendy’s for lunch.
The Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services, which serves Cleveland, investigated the allegation and concluded the complaint was “unsubstantiated.” Even so, Castro was temporarily suspended by the school district over the complaint.
At the same time, his record includes performance appraisals with dozens of check marks in the “excellent” boxes on the form.
“I do want to say that I have known Mr. Castro to be an effective bus driver,” Joshua Gunvalsen, a school principal, wrote in a letter in one of the disciplinary cases. ”I have witnessed him trying to work with students, families and myself to handle student issues.”
Castro was arrested on December 27, 1993, in connection with a domestic violence complaint and released on $10,000 bail, but case was dropped when a grand jury declined to indict him, court records show. They did not say who brought the complaint.
According to neighbors who have lived there since before the Castros moved in, that complaint would have come near the end of Castro’s marriage to the late Grimilda Figueroa.
Cuyahoga County Court files show no record of the marriage or divorce of Castro and Figueroa, but the 2005 petition filed in the domestic relations section of the court also sought protection for two daughters, Emily and Arlene, plus a son that Figueroa had by another man. Castro also has a son named Ariel Anthony Castro.
Emily Castro, 25, is serving 25 years in an Indiana prison on attempted murder for slashing the throat of her 11-month-old daughter in April 2007, Allen County, Indiana, Superior Court records show.
In the 2005 petition for domestic violence protection order, Grimilda Figueroa, who died last year, said Castro broke her nose twice and listed other acts of violence she said resulted in rib injuries, lacerations and a blood clot on the brain. A temporary protection order was granted.
“Knocked out tooth. Dislocated shoulder (twice – one each side); threatened to kill petitioner and daughters 3/4 times just this year,” the petition, signed by Figueroa and her lawyer, said.
Figueroa said Castro “frequently abducts daughters and keeps them from mother,” according to the petition, which was dismissed after Figueroa appeared for a court hearing without her lawyer for a second time.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said authorities responded to calls at the house where the women were held twice, once in 2000 and a second time in 2004. The second time was after the complaint about Castro leaving the child on a school bus.
“Now after all this has happened, I think, ‘Oh my God. What did I miss?’” said Popow, the childhood friend of the Castros. “This person came to my house. He was in my garage. I have a daughter the same age.”
(Additional reporting by Kim Palmer, Chris Francescani, Robin Respaut, Kevin Gray, Brendan
O’Brien and Greg McCune; Editing by Greg McCune, Philip Barbara and Claudia Parsons)
WAR ON MUSLIMS; Chuck Hagel, ‘OLD ORDER’ In Middle East Disappearing’, US Helping Shape ‘NEW ORDER’ With ‘Coalitions Of Common Interests’
‘The OLD ORDER in the Middle East is disappearing, and what will replace it remains unknown… the US will remain engaged in helping shape the NEW ORDER, but we must engage wisely…” – Chuck Hagel
(AE) – US Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel gave a speech at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy (WINEP); an incredibly anti Muslim, pro War On Iran, pro War On Syria; think tank founded by the anti Muslim warmongers at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). So it’s crystal clear exactly who Hagel was addressing.
Hagel’s idea of the US helping shape the “NEW ORDER” in the Middle East qualifies as a “NEW WORLD ORDER” quote considering that the reshaping of the Middle East and the destruction of Islam are requirements for the “NEW WORLD ORDER” to come fully into view (borrowing from Bush Sr.’s September 11, 1991 speech).
Obama’s appointment of “NEW WORLD ORDER” advocates (ie, cult members) to the two highest positions in his administration, Secretary Of Defense and Secretary Of State, shows what drives his foreign policy decisions. John Kerry’s “NEW WORLD ORDER” dreams can be viewed in my previous article here.
We must now wonder… does Hagel’s “coalitions of common interests” include Russia??? I believe it does, as stated in my previous article here.
*Note RT’s screen title in the following video… “Syria; The New Order”.
2013.5.10 Chemical Conundrum; US Suggests Syrian Rebels Used Sarin (RT, youtube.com):
The US Defense Secretary says the old order in the Middle East is disappearing, although it’s still not clear what will replace it. Chuck Hagel stressed the conflict in Syria is becoming increasingly more sectarian and extremist, with the country’s collapse now more real than ever. But, while some US lawmakers make fresh calls for military intervention, Washington’s taken a backseat.
2013.5.10 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; ‘Political, Not Military’ Solutions Needed In Middle East (AFP, rawstory.com):
The problems that plague the Middle East, including Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Syria’s civil war, require “political, not military” solutions, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
Saying the “old order” was vanishing in the region, Hagel stressed in a speech that the United States would work to promote democratic reform while bearing in mind the “limitations” of American power.
Although the Pentagon chief made clear that Washington had not ruled out potential military action against Iran or Syria, his remarks highlighted President Barack Obama’s cautious stance on resorting to armed force in the volatile region.
He said that regional challenges including “the nuclear challenge posed by Iran, dangerous instability in Syria, or the continuing threat of al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups” must be addressed through “coalitions of common interests,” including Israel and other allies in the region.
“A common thread woven into the Middle East fabric is that the most enduring and effective solutions to the challenges facing the region are political, not military,” Hagel told an audience at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
“America’s role in the Middle East is to continue to help influence and shape the course of events — using diplomatic, economic, humanitarian, intelligence, and security tools in coordination with our allies,” he said.
Arab uprisings had shaken the established political landscape in the Middle East, he said.
“The old order in the Middle East is disappearing, and what will replace it remains unknown.
“There will continue to be instability in the region [Because you're causing it. - Joel] as this process plays out and we all must adjust accordingly.”
Prospects for stability in the longer run would hinge on the outcome of political transitions in Egypt, Libya and Syria, said Hagel, who traveled to the region last month.
“The best hope for long-term stability relies on countries like Egypt, Libya, and Syria making transitions to democratic rule,” he said.
The United States would “remain engaged in helping shape the new order, but we must engage wisely,” he said.
“This will require a clear understanding of our national interests, our limitations, and an appreciation for the complexities of this unpredictable, contradictory, yet hopeful region of the world,” he said.
The war in Syria was turning “sectarian” and the possibility the state would break apart was “increasing,” he said.
The war was putting Syria’s “stockpiles of chemical weapons and advanced conventional weapons at risk, and the escalation of violence threatens to spill across its borders,” he said.
But Hagel struck a restrained tone on Syria and did not reiterate Obama’s declared “red line” warning Damascus not to use its chemical weapons.
The Obama administration has faced renewed calls for intervention after US intelligence agencies said the Syrian regime probably used chemical weapons on a small-scale. But the White House says the spy services are still investigating the allegations.
After the speech, when asked about Syria, Hagel said the administration would not take any action until it had all the facts and alluded to the intelligence disaster in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.
“It’s fair to say that we’re all probably a little wiser today than we were before and when we take action, there is always the reality — that you accept — that there may be consequences and unintended consequences may come from that,” he said.
“There are also consequences and unintended consequences that come from inaction,” he added.
In answering the question on Syria, Hagel joked about his outspoken style before he took over at the Pentagon in February.
He said now he had to watch his words more carefully as he was no longer a senator and he couldn’t “speak as irresponsibly as I would like.”
WAR ON SYRIA; Russia’s Deputy PM & Top PR Man Resigns, One Day After Kerry & Putin Meeting, Coincidence?
(AE) – A very important member of Russia’s cabinet, Deputy Prime Minister and top PR man Vladislav Surkov, unexpectedly resigned just one day after John Kerry’s meeting with Putin.
The story may be exactly as it’s being portrayed below, internal politics, but it makes one wonder if perhaps Surkov was unwilling to participate or create the PR (ie, propaganda) that will be necessary if Russia agrees to No Fly Zones over parts of Syria.
I admit this may be a stretch, but it is interesting timing…
2013.5.8 ‘Grey Cardinal’ Surkov Leaves Halls Of Power In Wake Of Putin Criticism (RT, youtube.com):
President Vladimir Putin has signed the voluntary resignation of deputy PM Vladislav Surkov, best known as the architect of Russia’s current political system – the ‘sovereign democracy.’
2013.5.8 Jumped Or Pushed?, Russia’s Deputy PM Surkov ‘Resigns’ (Euronews, youtube.com):
Russian deputy prime minister Vladislav Surkov has stepped down – a move many are reading as Surkov being forced out.
A statement released by the Kremlin says Surkov, 48, had his resignation accepted by President Vladimir Putin.
The move comes just one day after a meeting during which Putin scolded the government for not carrying out his orders.
Surkov joined the government in 1999 and previously served as first deputy Kremlin chief of staff, before being demoted in December 2011.
Surkov is seen as having been the administration’s ideologue. He created the concept of “sovereign democracy” – which effectively sidelined all opposition that was not controlled by the Kremlin.
An ally of former president Dmitry Medvedev, Surkov’s departure may reveal a rift between Medvedev and Putin.
Putin has denied Surkov’s departure is linked to a probe by Russian investigators into the Skolkovo hi-tech fund, whose executives are accused of stealing close to 570,000 euros. Skolkovo was created by Medvedev and Surkov sits on the supervisory board.
WAR ON AFGHANISTAN; Karzai Reveals US Will Retain 9 Bases After 2014 Withdrawal, US Troops WILL NOT Fight Taliban But Guarantee Security
(AE) – Afghanistan is currently suffering from daily attacks and car bombings… so we’re supposed to believe that the US troops are going to withdraw into their nine military bases, not engage the Taliban, and somehow “teach” the Afghan Army (ie, imperial army forced to fight their own people) to bring “security” to a country that all of NATO’s joint forces cannot even control now after 12 years of war???
This is pure comedy, but with a massive and humorless price tag.
Or will the true function of the remaining NATO and US troops be to protect the ongoing mining operations (performed by China under US military protection) and to act as the “Opium Protection Police” for Britain’s most profitable export product???
Of course the puppet Karzai will agree to anything since the continuous monthly $300K cash drops of US dollars to his office are much more enticing than getting shot in the face…
How anyone can read the following article and consider this to be a “US withdrawal plan” is beyond me…
2013.5.9 Afghanistan; Hamid Karzai Reveals US Will Retain Nine Bases After Withdrawal (guardian.co.uk):
President strikes conciliatory tone about larger-than-expected continuing deployment, despite frequent criticism of US forces
The United States wants to keep troops at nine bases across Afghanistan, the country’s president, Hamid Karzai, said on Thursday – a larger number than expected given Washington’s scaled-back ambitions for shaping the country’s future.
Karzai, who has often been a fierce critic of the foreign forces that have dominated his country for years, was surprisingly conciliatory about the prospect of a long-term US presence. Keeping American soldiers on the ground was in Afghan interests, he said, as long as the soldiers came with support for the Afghan government and economy.
“We can agree to give them the bases – them staying on after 2014 is for the good of Afghanistan,” Karzai said in a speech at Kabul University. “The condition is that they bring peace and security and take action quickly … on the basic strengthening of Afghanistan, helping the economy of Afghanistan.”
The uneasy allies are currently thrashing out a bilateral security agreement (BSA) to define the terms for their future co-operation, and Karzai’s comments were the first real insight into the slow and difficult negotiations.
“We are trying to ensure the interests of both countries are satisfied in this agreement,” Karzai told students and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the university’s 80th anniversary. “We want roads, electricity, hydropower dams, and strengthening of the Afghan government.”
He may nonetheless have annoyed American officials by revealing details about strategic planning on future commitments to Afghanistan that had been kept under tight wraps.
President Barack Obama has made clear that the US will not fight the Taliban after the Nato-led mission to Afghanistan ends next year; any troops that stay on will concentrate instead on training Afghan soldiers and tackling al-Qaida and similar groups in the lawless border areas near Pakistan.
Facing budget pressures at home, and a declining appetite for risking lives and US money in Afghanistan, Obama has explored a range of possibilities for supporting Afghanistan in future – including a “zero option” that would see the US foot the bill for much of the Afghan military but without any presence on the ground at all.
But the relative weakness of the Afghan army – which is struggling to master key capabilities from bomb detection and heavy weaponry to air power and medical evacuation – means that there is an expectation of some kind of long-term presence to help government forces hold off the battle-hardened Taliban.
The US embassy declined to confirm that Karzai had described its intention to remain in nine bases accurately, but said that it was not trying to secure title to land, or unlimited rights to keep forces on Afghan soil.
“President Obama has made it clear that we don’t seek permanent military bases in Afghanistan,” said US embassy spokesman David Snepp. “We anticipate that the BSA will address access to and use of Afghan facilities by US forces in the future.”
The places in which the US wants to keep troops include the capital, Kabul, the sprawling Bagram airbase, which has been the heart of operations in the east, the restive southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, and Shindand in the west, where Nato is training the Afghan airforce, Karzai said.
The other bases are in the northern hub of Mazar-i-Sharif, the western city of Herat, near the Iranian border, and eastern Gardez and Jalalabad, which is a key gateway to Pakistan and a base for drones.
Karzai’s speech also included an attack on Pakistan after days of skirmishes between Afghan and Pakistani forces along their contested border, so the public embrace of a long-term US military presence may have been intended as a reminder to Islamabad that his country has a powerful ally with a stake in keeping the government in Kabul afloat.
Afghanistan has long accused its neighbour of covert support for insurgent groups that have found safe havens in its lawless mountain regions.
2013.5.4 US To Have Military Bases In Afghanistan After 2014 (PressTV, youtube.com):
BENGHAZI HEARINGS; Whistleblower Gregory Hicks, ‘I Believe The Stand Down Order Came From AFRICOM Or SOCAFRICA’
(AE) – This is getting ugly. Hopefully we’ll get to see Hillary Clinton testify again… I’d like to hear more yelling of “What does it matter!!”, and the desk pounding was very entertaining.
2013.5.8 Gregory Hicks (Whistleblower), Stand Down Order Came From AFRICOM Or SOCAFRICA (FOX News, Les Grossman, youtube.com):
Whistlebower Gregory Hicks at the Benghazi Congressional Hearing talking about how the “stand down order” came from AFRICOM or SOCAFRICA.