Although the principle of state sovereignty lies at the heart of international law, the super powers have not refrained from corrupting governments, destabilising societies, eliminating their leaders and even overthrowing regimes by means of covert action. While this form of interference is relatively inexpensive when weighed against the potential gains, it inevitably undermines trust among nations.
The Anglo-Saxons have become the masters of the game. As joint signatories to a 1948 secret military pact (UK-USA + Canada, Australia, New Zealand), they fashioned espionage and covert action tools to serve their common project: the Cold War. They were rivaling in this field against the Soviet Union, over which they had already attained undeniable superiority. Both Maoist China and post-colonial France also resorted to analogous means with a view to securing zones of interest, mainly in Africa.
The landscape changed completely after the demise of the USSR. China stopped financing armed revolutionary groups all around and concentrated on pragmatic intelligence efforts to sustain economic cooperation development. France withdrew from its private reserve in Africa to leave room for the European Union. Having outlived the Yeltsin abyss, Russian intelligence set about restructuring at the national level and in their historical area of influence (newly independent ex-Soviet states) by mobilizing against external intrusions rather than interfering in the affairs of other countries.
As of 1995, the Anglo-Saxons invested massively in their secret services, whose budget tripled over a 15-year period. In addition, they have drawn the Israeli services into their structure either as full members or as subcontractors. In 2009, the Anglo-Saxon services (except Israel) operate on an employment level of 250,000 men and a budget exceeding 100 billion dollars (i.e. 15 times higher than Russia’s, virtually their main competitor). In effect, espionage and covert action have become the essential tools of forced globalisation.
David Pujadas: Good evening, Mr. President, I’d like to start straight forward. For most French, you are in a very large part responsible for the chaos going on in Syria, because of the brutality of the repression during the last four years. According to you, what is your part of responsibility?
Bashar al-Assad: Actually, since the first few weeks of the conflict, the terrorists infiltrated the situation in Syria with the support of Western countries and regional countries, and they started (...)
Once again, the Obama administration has tried to force the change of a political regime that resists it. On February 12, an Academi (formerly Blackwater) plane disguised as an aircraft of the Venezuelan army was supposed to bomb the presidential palace and kill President Nicolas Maduro. The plotters had planned to place former MP María Corina Machado in power and have her immediately acclaimed by former Latin American presidents.
Anonymous first appeared in 2003 on Internet image boards as a group of hackers espousing the freedom of speech and operating as an «anarchist global digital brain». It is an instrument or a weapon designed to be used in information warfare. It has an advantage - in many cases it is extremely hard to define who exactly used it. But there was no problem of this kind when Anonymous published a 1993 photo report of Angela Merkel visiting the youth club Elbterrassen and meeting with a bunch of (...)
A reader sent us this video. On the 20th November 2013, in other words, the day before the decision by the Ukrainian governement not to sign an agreement of association with the European Union - a decision which served as a trigger for the events of Maïdan (Independence Square) - a Ukrainian deputy, Oleg Tsarov, speaking from the podium before the Assembly, denounced the preparation of a civil war by the United States ambassador, Geoffrey R. Pyatt.
Mr. Tsarov, who was at that time an (...)
A “secret witness” has appeared in the “Malaysian Boeing” case; his evidence drops all the charges against the opolchenye – militias and Russia. And also explains the mysterious behaviour of Western experts.
This man came to the Кomsomolskaya Pravda Editorial office on his own. We checked his papers – he is not an actor, nor a straw man. We cannot yet reveal the real data provided by the witness –his relatives are still in Ukraine and he is afraid of retaliation and blackmail. Judging by the facts Alexandr told us (let us name him so) – his concerns are quite real. Here is the transcript of our conversation almost without any cuts.
Hezbollah confirmed the arrest of Mohammad Chawraba, who was the deputy-chief of the party’s foreign operations apparatus (Unit 910).
The man was allegedly instrumental in thwarting five attempts by the organization to carry out retaliatory attacks for the assassination in 2008 of its top military figure, Imad Mughniyeh. The mole supposedly also provided information enabling the Mossad to falsely accuse the Hezbollah of perpetrating the 2012 attack Bulgaria. He is also accused of having (...)
According to the UN, world heroin production stands at 430-450 tons, of which only 340 tons actually reach the market, the rest being seized or destroyed .
Top heroin producing countries are: Afghanistan (at least 380 tonnes), Myanmar and Laos (at least 50 tonnes).
According to John F. Sopko, the US government’s special inspector general for Afghanistan, the reconstruction efforts undertaken by Afghanistan have collapsed in the face of the continued expansion of drug cultivation drugs (...)
According to the British news agency Reuters, Qatar, which has hosted for at least one year a training base for commando going under the logo of the Free Syrian Army, is preparing to train Islamist fighters.
The three-month training would be mainly focused on setting up an ambush. Qatar would reportedly be training fighters in small groups of 20 to 30 men.
Reuters alludes to the opposition of the United Arab Emirates to the Qatari initiative, giving to understand that Islamist recruitees (...)
Turkish MP Dr. Mehmet Ali Ediboğlu] (Republican People’s Party - CHP) revealed that on 19 November 2014, a US ship had entered the port of Iskanderun carrying an illegal cargo of heavy weapons.
Riot police sealed off the port during the unloading of the cargo, which notably included missiles and heavy launchers. The material was then taken out by two convoys of twelve vehicles headed for the Al-Qaeda camp located in Osmaniye 
The Erdoğan government is actively supporting the armed (...)
After 27 years in power in Burkina Faso, President Blaise Compaoré was suddenly ousted by a popular uprising on 30 October 2014. Having kept himself in power since the riots of 2011 through brutal repression, he swiftly resigned and fled to Côte d’Ivoire.
Compaoré had announced his intention to amend Article 37 of the Basic Law, so that he could run again in 2015 and continue his presidential mandate. As a matter of principle, the African Union condemns the leaders who alter their Constitution (...)
Since 18 July 2012, the beginning of the Nicaraguan-model war on Syria, fighters have flocked to the Levant from the entire Muslim world. According to the narrative spewed by the Atlanticist and Gulf media, it is all about spontaneous migration. The Guardian revealed that "A report by the UN security council finds that 15,000 people have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the Islamic State (Isis) and similar extremist groups. They come from more than 80 countries." . (...)
After keeping a meaningful two-month pause in covering the course of investigation of the MH17 tragedy, the international press has suddenly broke into another wave of baseless accusations against “pro-Russia separatists”, triggered by a “secret report” made by the BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst, German foreign intelligence) for the Bundestag Control Committee on October 8, 2014. Ten days later the Spiegel alleged that at the meeting the BND president Gerhard Schindler had provided “satellite (...)
After the "accidental" death of socialist candidate Eduardo Campos, Brazilians were asked to choose their president among three main candidates: outgoing President Dima Rousseff, the Social Democrat Aecio Neves, or Campos’ substitute, the environmentalist Marina Silva, known for her links with George Soros. Silva’s decision to rally behind Neves seemed to ward off foreign interference, but it is having the opposite effect, observes Wayne Madsen.
Journalist Serena Chehim had announced she was working on a report including videos showing the involvement of the World Food Programme in transporting jihadists of the Islamic Emirate (Daesh) between Turkey and Syria.
However, this story will never be released. The journalist died after her car was hit by a heavy vehicle on the Syrian border; her cameraman was seriously injured and the video tapes have vanished.
Serena Chehim was a dual Lebanese-US national. She worked for the Iranian (...)
So far, no official authority has clarified the circumstances of the downing of flight MH17 over Donbass. However, the Obama administration, despite the lack of evidence and based on its subjective conviction, pinned the blame on the Self-Defense Forces of the People’s Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk. It has applied economic sanctions against Moscow, which protects these republics, and has admitted having coerced the European Union into doing the same.
On September 10, the authorities of (...)
President Barack Obama has largely developed his targeted killing program. Once a week, he oversees a meeting of his security officials in a White House basement to decide who will be his next victims, reported the New York Times .
The Nobel Peace Prize winner justified his action by claiming that all he is doing is taking out the leaders of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network .
A study by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, conducted jointly with Amnesty International, Reprieve (...)
1. The event
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (Amsterdam —Kuala-Lumpur) departed from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 10:14 UTC (14:14 Moscow Time) and was scheduled to arrive at its destination at 18:10 local time (22:10 UTC/2:10 Moscow time).
Echelon 330, including the 10 kilometers altitude that the crashed Boeing was flying at, was open for international transit flights over the territory of Ukraine. According to the data provided by the airline, contact with the airplane was lost at 14:15 (...)
While Libya lies in flames, with thousands of men, women and children, driven by desperation, trying every day to cross the Mediterranean — and many of them will lose their lives – Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano issues this warning: "Beware of the outbreaks all around us," starting with the "persistent instability and fragility of the situation in Libya.” (aletheiaonline.it, July 12)
He forgets, and with him almost all the government officials and politicians, that (...)
Everyone has noticed the contradiction of those who recently characterized the Islamic Emirate as "freedom fighters" in Syria and who are indignant today faced with its abuses in Iraq. But if that speech is incoherent in itself, it makes perfect sense in the strategic plan: the same individuals were to be presented as allies yesterday and must be as enemies today, even if they are still on orders from Washington. Thierry Meyssan reveals below US policy through the particular case of Senator John McCain, conductor of the "Arab Spring" and longtime partner of Caliph Ibrahim.
The European Court of Human Rights, in a non-final ruling, condemned Poland for failing to fulfill its obligations by allowing the CIA to open a secret prison (code name "Quartz") on its territory.
The Court received the cases of the Palestinian Abu Zubaydah and the Saudi national Al-Nashiri who provided proof of their detention in Poland in 2002 and 2003, and of having been tortured. The proof was based in particular on Senator Dick Marty’s report to the Council of Europe .
The Polish (...)
China’s Ministry of State Security (Guoanbu) and the Jordanian General Intelligence Department (GID) have concluded an exchange of information agreement on the presence of Chinese nationals in Syria and Iraq.
The Chinese authorities strongly suspect that the Turkish national security agency, Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı (MIT), mobilizes Turkic Uighurs, gives them jihad training in Syria and Iraq, and sends them back to perpetrate attacks in (...)
The German government decided to put an end to the tacit agreement, established in 1945, through which it pledged to abstain from monitoring the espionnage activities on its soil of the British, French and U.S. intelligence agents.
This decision comes as a result of two major scandals: first, the revelations last year of NSA’s tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, then the discovery this week of a double agent planted in Germany’s intelligence service, who transmitted more than 300 (...)
The "antiterrorist" forces unleashed by Kiev to ward off the independence of Donbass are led by the Pole Jerzy Dziewulski.
Security advisor to former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski (1995-1997) and a member of parliament (1991-2005), Jerzy Dziewulski is a Polish officer who underwent operational training in the United States and worked in Israel.
In this photo taken near Slavjansk last week, he is seen on the left-hand side sitting next to Alexander Turchinov (former intelligence (...)
The new president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, welcomed a delegation of secret services from Atlanticist countries, headed by the CIA Director of the National Service of Covert Operations, Frank Archibald.
The delegation included former CIA chief in Ukraine Jeffrey Raymond Egan and his successor Mark Davidson, Mark Buggy (CIA, Istanbul), Andrzej Derlatka, a CIA agent in the Polish intelligence Agency and CIA member Kevin Duffin who is working as senior Vice President of the insurance (...)
For several months, U.S. intelligence services have ramped up their efforts to destabilize Venezuela. Protests circumscribed to a few neighborhoods have been widely relayed by the media to give the impression that they engulf the entire country. However, there are growing signs that Washington’s hand behind these strange events.
The world is changing. Formerly, there was a capitalist right and a socialist left. Today, the world is dominated by the United States and the first question that arises is whether to serve or to resist them. As in World War II, we find all ideologies in each camp. For now, Washington coordinates the alliance between the Nazis and jihadists in Europe with the blessing of the anti-Putin Russians.
The Atlanticist media stubbornly presents the crimes committed in Odessa on May 2 as the result of an accidental blaze, while the photos and video footage available leave no doubt that the victims were tortured and murdered before being burned. We bring you first-hand information on how the operation was organized and executed under the direct and personal authority of coup-appointed acting President Alexander Turchinov and Ukrainian-Israeli oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy.
The Ukrainian army made fraudulent use, on 13 May 2014, of a Mil Mi-24 helicopter displaying the colors of the UN to attack the federalists.
On 25 April, the Ukrainian government had slammed the arrest of eight military inspectors by Slavjansk federalists, asserting they were part of an OSCE delegation. The Federalists, on their part, announced that the people arrested were spies, arguing that the only mission approved by the OSCE involved 500 civilian inspectors and no military (...)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation a White Paper on violations of human rights and the rule of law in Ukraine that have occurred since November 2013.
The book is divided into six chapters:
Violations of Human rights;
Interference by the European Union and the United States;
Weapons and violent methods used by the protesters;
Restrictions on basic freedoms and crackdown on dissidents;
Discrimination based on ethnic background;
Religious persecution. (...)
National Security Secrecy
The Treasure of Japanese Criminals
The Yugoslav Caldron
Soft and Undercover Coups d’État
Children massacre and Geopolitical Terrorism on Russia
"Before our eyes"