Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Syrian: “It was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists are sent by U.S. Government"

Bashar Al Assad, Photo: Flicker

Three years ago (2014), “Majd” wrote these words on a Facebook posting:

”I am Syrian… living in Syria in the middle of everything. We have seen horrors. It was never a revolution nor a civil war. The terrorists are sent by your goverment. They are al Qaeda Jabhat al Nusra Wahhabi Salafists Talibans etc and the extremist jihadists sent by the West, the Saudis, Qatar and Turkey. Your Obama and whoever is behind him or above him are supporting al Qaeda and leading a proxy war on my country.

We thought you are against al Qaeda and now you support them.

The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people… The chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by the USA and the UK,  etc. Everyone knows that here.

American soldiers and people should not be supporting barbarian al Qaeda terrorists who are killing Christians, Muslims in my country and everyone.

Every massacre is committed by them. We were all happy in Syria: we had free school and university education available for everyone, free healthcare, no GMO, no fluoride, no chemtrails, no Rothschild IMF- controlled bank, state owned central bank which gives 11% interest, we are self-sufficient and have no foreign debt to any country or bank.

Life before the crisis was so beautiful here. Now it is hard and horrific in some regions.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Syrian refugees respond to Hurricane by cooking feasts for displaced victims

Syrian refugees Abeer and Nora (Facebook/Sweet & Savory)
Two Syrian refugee sisters living in Georgia, USA, cooked an assortment of Middle Eastern dishes to welcome a group of 40 people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Abeer and Nora al-Sheikh Bakri, who fled their hometown of Douma in 2012 before resettling in Georgia in 2016, told Huffpost that they know what it’s like to lose everything, and thus felt "compelled" to help.

They drove for an hour to deliver the food to the Hamzah Islamic Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, where dozens of evacuees had taken refuge from the storm, the Huffpost reported.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You to Know
















This article was first published by Global Research in November 2014. Today Libya as a Nation State has been destroyed by US-NATO.

What do you think of when you hear the name Colonel Gaddafi? Tyrant? Dictator? Terrorist? Well, a national citizen of Libya may disagree but we want you to decide.

For 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa.

So despite what you’ve heard on the radio, seen in the media or on the TV, Gaddafi did some powerful things that are not characteristic of a “vicious dictator” as portrayed by the western media.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Who are the Rohingya Muslims? The stateless minority fleeing violence in Burma

Rehingya Refugees,
Photo: ZANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES via Telegraph
They have often been called the most persecuted minority in the world. The 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims squeezed precariously into the north-west state of Rakhine, in mainly Buddhist Burma, bordering majority Muslim Bangladesh, are stateless and unwanted.

Neither country will give them citizenship even though their families’ roots in modern-day Rakhine, once called Arakan, can be traced back to the Eighth Century. 


Sunday, September 03, 2017

Survivors tell of mass killings, beheadings as Myanmar 'cleansing operation' underway

Photo: AP

By Lindsay Murdoch

Survivors have described mass killings, including beheadings of children, and arson attacks in a dramatic escalation of the Rohingya crisis that the United Nations warns could be a humanitarian catastrophe.


A 41-year-old witness told the rights monitoring group Fortify Rights he found his brother and other family members in a field after attacks by Myanmar security forces on the Rakhine state village of Chut Pyin in Ratheduang township.

"They had marks on their bodies from the bullets and some had cuts," he said.



"My two nephews, their heads were cut off. One was six years old and the other was nine years old. My sister-in-law was also shot with a gun."

A27-year-old survivor from the village told Fortify Rights "some people were beheaded and many were cut…when we saw that, we just ran out of the house".



"The situation is dire," said Matthew Smith, Fortify Rights' chief executive officer.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Burmese army of burning down villages and shooting Rohingya Muslim civilians

Credit: Independent/GettyImages
Activist groups have accused the Burmese army of burning down villages and shooting Rohingya Muslim civilians as part of a crackdown on insurgents in Rakhine state.

Violence has driven thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing towards Bangladesh for safety, along with a smaller exodus of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists, where they face growing danger of sickness and attempts by the Bangladesh authorities to send them home.

The Burmese government has blamed Rohingya insurgents for the violence, including the arson.

Laura Haigh, Amnesty International's Burma researcher, said reports of villages being burned were "deeply disturbing."


Friday, August 25, 2017

North Korea is far richer in minerals than its southern counterpart

 North Korea Gold Reserve. Picture: YouTube
Mining currently only makes up 14 per cent of North Korea's economy – but the dictatorship may in fact be sitting on vast reserves of mineral wealth.

International sanctions imposed on the hermit kingdom in response to its nuclear tests should, in theory, be crippling its trade in minerals.

A March 2016 UN resolution banned the export of gold, vanadium, titanium, and rare earth metals from North Korea.

Another resolution in November capped production of coal and banned shipments of nickel, copper, zinc and silver.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jokowi Widodo Is In Error, the Inequality or the Poverty that is being grown out of?

Villagers in Indonesia, Picture Credit: World Bank
By Tim Worstall, contributor about economics, finance and public policy.

It's always slightly worrying when the ruler, or leader, of a place manages to get the basic diagnosis wrong, which is what I think is happening here with Jokowi in Indonesia. He's saying that the country needs a more equitable distribution of the wealth when that's not the problem at all, rather, there's not enough wealth to distribute. Thus the attention should be upon creation of more wealth rather than distributing the inadequate amount currently available. It's entirely possible that at some point the inequality becomes the greater problem but I severely doubt that this is so in Indonesia as yet:
Indonesia's president on Wednesday vowed a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after volatile months in which the country's reputation for tolerance was undermined by religious tensions and attacks on minorities.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Indonesian rights activists slam ‘repressive’ decree





JAKARTA: Civil organisations in Indonesia on Wednesday decried a move by the government to disband certain groups deemed to be in conflict with the state’s secular ideology.

The protests came after President Joko Widodo signed a decree on Monday widely believed to be aimed at containing the rise of hardline groups that call for syariah law in the world’s largest Muslimmajority country.

Poll Result
“This decree is proof that this regime is repressive, authoritarian, and even repeating what the New Order regime did,” Hizb-ut Tahrir Indonesia spokesman Ismail Yusanto said, referring to the rule of former strongman president Suharto.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Why Do North Koreans Hate USA? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War.

“WHY DO THEY hate USA.?”

It’s a question that has bewildered Americans again and again in the wake of 9/11, in reference to the Arab and Muslim worlds. These days, however, it’s a question increasingly asked about the reclusive North Koreans.
Photo: Keystone/Getty Images via The Intercept
Let’s be clear: There is no doubt that the citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea both fear and loathe the United States. Paranoia, resentment, and a crude anti-Americanism have been nurtured inside the Hermit Kingdom for decades. Children are taught to hate Americans in school while adults mark a “Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month” every year (it’s in June, in case you were wondering).

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Opinion: Sorry President Widodo, GDP rankings are economists’ equivalent of fake news

‘GDP is an attempt to emulate the corporate world by putting money numbers on performance but... with GDP you get no equivalents of the corporate balance sheet or profit and loss account and no notes to the accounts’


‘GDP is an attempt to emulate the corporate world by putting money numbers on performance but... with GDP you get no equivalents of the corporate balance sheet or profit and loss account and no notes to the accounts’

Third in the world, is it? What world is that?

Within Asia alone I count 13 countries with higher reported economic growth rates than Indonesia’s latest 5.02 per cent.

They are India (7.5), Laos (7.4), Myanmar (7.3), Cambodia (7.2), Bangladesh (7.1), Philippines (6.9), China (6.7) Vietnam (6.2), Pakistan (5.7), Mongolia (5.5), Palau (5.5), Timor-Leste (5.5) and Papua New Guinea (5.4).

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Indonesia’s economic growth is the third in the world. What world is that?

‘GDP is an attempt to emulate the corporate world by putting money numbers on performance but... with GDP you get no equivalents of the corporate balance sheet or profit and loss account and no notes to the accounts’


‘GDP is an attempt to emulate the corporate world by putting money numbers on performance but... with GDP you get no equivalents of the corporate balance sheet or profit and loss account and no notes to the accounts’

Third in the world, is it? What world is that?

Within Asia alone I count 13 countries with higher reported economic growth rates than Indonesia’s latest 5.02 per cent.

They are India (7.5), Laos (7.4), Myanmar (7.3), Cambodia (7.2), Bangladesh (7.1), Philippines (6.9), China (6.7) Vietnam (6.2), Pakistan (5.7), Mongolia (5.5), Palau (5.5), Timor-Leste (5.5) and Papua New Guinea (5.4).


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thousands of homes flooded in Jakarta





Jakarta is hit by flooding to some degree every year during tropical Indonesia’s months-long rainy season, with the city’s numerous riverside communities worst affected.

Monday, February 06, 2017

The real reason many poor people in Jakarta do not choose Ahok in the gubernatorial election



The poor people in the north coast of Jakarta were evicted and relocated very far from the location of their job as fishermen. Those fishermen are complaining that they were housed in a low-cost apartment but four hours to the port.


Dharma Diani, resident of Kampung Akuarium. Photo: Irwin Fedriansyah via smh.com.au

They are being taken on a tour that Dharma Diani grimly calls "rubble tourism".

Friday, February 03, 2017

Yudhoyono says he may have been illegally wiretapped


Why Ahok alias Basuki Tjahya Purnama alias Basuki Indra or whose real name is Zhang Wan Xie very ambitious to become governor of Jakarta with a variety of propaganda? Perhaps because of this. The job of governor of the capital can lead to higher office. Joko Widodo was Jakarta governor before making his successful bid for the presidency.


A former Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said on Wednesday he believed his telephone may have recently been illegally tapped by government agencies and he had sought an explanation from his successor, President Joko Widodo.

Ex-President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim-Majority Countries in 2015


Council of Foreign Relations resident skeptic Micah Zenko recently tallied up how many bombs the United States has dropped on other countries and the results are as depressing as one would think. Zenko figured that since Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. has dropped around 23,144 bombs on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, all countries that are majority Muslim.

The chart, provided by the generally pro-State Department think tank, puts in stark terms how much destruction the U.S. has leveled on other countries. Whether or not one thinks such bombing is justified, it's a blunt illustration of how much raw damage the United States inflicts on the Muslim world:


Sources: Estimate based upon Combined Forces Air Component Commander 2010-2015 Airpower Statistics; Information requested from CJTF-Operation Inherent Resolve Public Affairs Office, January 7, 2016; New America Foundation (NAF); Long War Journal (LWJ); The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ).

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Imperial Anthem of Iran







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Sorude Parcam

Ey parcame xoršide Irân
Partow afkan be ruye in jahân
Yâd âvar az ân ruzegâri
Kâsud az barqe tiqat har karân
Dar sâye at jân mifešânim
Az došmanân jân misetânim
Mâ vârese molke kiyânim
Hamiše xâhim vatan râ az del o jân.