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.
U.S. drone bases are multiplying on the African continent: Niger has agreed to hosting surveillance drones on its soil”; neighboring Burkina Faso already has one; two new drone facilities are opening in Ethiopia and the Seychelles; and UN peacekeepers in Congo want to use U.S. drones. Drones, which have terrorized Somalia from AFRICOM’s base in Djibouti for the past seven years, have become the centerpiece of the modern U.S. version of gunboat diplomacy.
Last week, the foreign ministers of Argentina and Iran signed an agreement to establish a joint Truth Commission to investigate the 1994 bombing at the Jewish Community Center (AMIA) in Buenos Aires and 1992 bombing at Israeli Embassy building . This has infuriated the Zionist regime and the Jewish lobbyists in the US, Canada and several European countries.
The Israeli propagandists have called Argentina’s Jewish foreign minister Hector Timmerman “a self-hating Jew” and have blamed (...)
In a book published in early January, La Repubblica delle stragi impunite (The Republic of the Unpunished Massacres. The unpublished papers of the bloody events that have shaken our country), Italian Judge Ferdinando Imposimato places the blame on NATO for organizing the bloody attacks that ripped through Italy during the 1980’s.
Honorable Imposimato presided over several terrorism-related cases, including the kidnapping and ultimate assassination of President Aldo Moro and the attempted (...)
It is too obvious that Western economic interests in Mali are not enough to explain France’s intervention there. Similarly, it is clear that islamism is not enough to explain vast terrorist action conducted simultaneously at an Algerian gas site. For Manlio Dinucci, this cocktail contains the classic ingredients of the strategy of tension. The target is Algeria, Mali is the rear base for the attack, and the islamists are a pretext for intervention.
After decades of covert actions meant to overthrow the communist government of China, in 1989 the CIA launched the first of its so-called "colour" revolutions, which, being unsuccessful, did not achieve a designation of its own, those appellations coming later, in Eastern Europe and Georgia. This action took place in Beijing, where the CIA had trained a coterie of "students" to unseat the government.
The Venezuelan Minister of Correctional Services, Iris Varela, has announced on her Twitter account the expulsion of a French citizen known as Frédéric Laurent Bouquet, December 29, 2012
Mr. Bouquet (photo) had been arrested in Caracas on June 18, 2009, with three Dominican nationals in possession of an arsenal. In the apartment he had acquired, forensic police seized 500 grams of C4 explosives, 14 assault rifles including 5 with telescopic lenses, 5 with laser sighting and one with a (...)
It is now beyond question that the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. all involved patsies, additional gunman and perhaps most importantly, mass media complicity to achieve their political ends. Along these lines and in a fashion now characteristic of how such public executions are framed, the observations and analyses of citizen journalists and alternative media suggest how coverage of the Newtown Connecticut school shooting was substantially altered in the several hours and days following the event.
The Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar and the TV channel OTV have published recordings which reveal the implication of Member of Parliament Okab Sakr in a vast arms trafic to Syria. The lawmaker was forced to admit the facts that he had repeatedly denied until now. In a declaration to the Press, he claimed that he was "proud of what he has done".
Okab Sakr is one of the three Chiite MPs who are members of the March 14 Alliance, which is the pro-Saudi and pro-Western coalition organised around Saad (...)
France, the United Kingdom, Israel and Qatar have prepared yet another plan for intervention in Syria. 6000 new jihadists, including 4000 from Lebanon, should be poised to attack the upscale Mezzeh neighborhood south of Damascus, home to many embassies and where several top military and civilian officials reside. An incident involving chemical weapons across the country is set to increase the tension. A traitorous general would then claim to have seized power and call to the West for help, (...)
The armed groups located in Aleppo gathered to denounce the creation of the National Coalition and to claim the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate.
In the video below, the spokesman lists the names of the main armed groups participating in the meeting: Gabhat al Nousra (Al-Nusra Front), Ahrar Al Sham Kataeb (Free Land of Ham Phalangists) Liwaa al tawhiid (Unification Phalangists), Ahrar souria (Free Men of Syria) Halab al shahba al islami phalanx, Haraket al fagr al islamiia (Dawn of (...)
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had approved, in 1992, a plan to assassinate a foreign head of state, the second Israeli channel reported.
Operation Bramble Bush was an Israeli plan to deploy a guided short-range "Midras" missile to take out President Saddam Hussein, during the funeral of his uncle. However, during the rehearsal for the operation two days before the funeral, the missile went off accidentally and struck the convoy simulating the target the target. Five members of the (...)
The U.S. has a long history of unleashing chemical and biological warfare against civilians both abroad and at home, primarily as an experiment but also to get rid of outdated stockpiles while inventing a villain to crucify. Canadian author Robert Rodvik rips into Barack Obama for hypocritically warning Syria against its alleged use of chemical weapons and lambastes his own country which, from a potential U.S. target, turned into a U.S. accomplice in the chemical warfare waged against the Vietnamese people.
In 2010, France made the choice to breath new life into its colonial policy. This led her to instigate a regime change in the Ivory Coast and Libya, and to aim for the same result in Syria. But faced with the fiasco of the latter operation, Paris got carried away by the wave of events that she herself unleashed. After having armed and trained terrorist groups in Syria, the DGSE has now struck at the heart of the Lebanese capital.
One of the deadliest industrial accidents in the history of Venezuela’s oil industry took place as the country is gearing up for the 7 October 2012 presidential elections, with President Hugo Chávez leading his rival by a 20 percent margin. While Chávez has ordered an investigation into the causes of the incident, various commentators have alleged that the explosion could be the result of deliberate sabotage to undermine Hugo Chavez’s chances of victory. Pointing the finger at Washington, James Petras presents sound arguments in support of this view.
The text below was published on a Venezuelan opinion site on July 22nd well before the explosion at the Amuay refinery, which was an “extraordinary event.” Question: Is it the “extraordinary event” referred to by the personnel at the US Embassy mentioned in the following article? Is this a pointer to the Amuay tragedy?
After more than 24 hours reflecting on these terrible events and following the opposition news media and Tweets with their necrophilia at the death and destruction clear for all (...)
British and German media have disclosed that spies from the two European countries are providing insurgents in Syria with intelligence about the movements of Syrian troops.
UK’s Sunday Times quoted an unnamed Syrian official as saying that British spies, based in Cyprus, gather the intelligence. They then pass it on to Turkish and American sources and the Turkish sources ultimately pass on the intelligence to Syrian insurgents.
The disclosure provided further evidence that British (...)
The Saudi daily Arab News in its August 4 edition denies the death of Prince Bandar bin Sultan . Arab News is the official mouthpiece of the royal family. It is owned by Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Defence Minister of the Kingdom. The author of the article, Ali Bluwi, is an economic journalist and ... a crisis communications consultant to ... Washington.
Arab News claims that the Voltaire Network dispatches were written by Thierry Meyssan, alleged to be close to (...)
A new line is being drawn in the Middle East sand by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, marked by Syrian blood sent gushing with the help of NATO mujahideen/jihadi death squads pursuing expansion of Sunni domination in the region. There’s no endgame yet in Syria - but, according to author and journalist Pepe Escobar, the sectarian game is just beginning.
There is much more to the conflict in Syria than meets the eye. Syria is currently the scene of a cold war between the US, NATO, Israel, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on one side and Russia, China, Iran, and the Resistance Bloc on the other hand. Amidst the fighting between the Syrian government and anti-government forces, an intense intelligence war has also been taking place.
All through the day, numerous media have tried to ascertain whether or not Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been the victim of a deadly attack on July 26, as announced by Voltaire Network citing a non official-source .
Strangely, Saudi authorities have not responded to inquiries by the media, refusing to confirm or deny the death of their newly appointed chief of the intelligence services.
Clearly, regardless of whether the Prince is dead or alive, such muteness (...)
Though not yet announced by the Saudi authorities, the death of Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been confirmed to Voltaire Network by unofficial souces.
Prince Bandar had just been appointed head of Saudi intelligence on July 24: a promotion which was interpreted as a reward for having organized the attack in Damascus on July 18. The Saudi services, with logistical support from the CIA, had managed to blow up the headquarters of the Syrian National Security during a (...)
Though the Western press portrays the Free Syrian Army as an armed revolutionary group, for more than a year Thierry Meyssan has affirmed that it is on the contrary a counter-revolutionary body. According to him, it would have progressively passed from the hands of reactionary monarchies in the Gulf to those of Turkey, acting for NATO. Such a non-mainstream affirmation needs demonstrative proof...
According to a bipartisan commission report released to the U.S. Congress in February 2011, the heavy reliance on private security companies in current contingency operations, begun during the Bush Administration, has effectively surged under President Barack Obama, raising use-of-force issues and creating a gap in legal accountability. Private contractors flying under the radar are being used on an unprecedented scale to perform the dirty work for the U.S. military involving a myriad of human rights violations, as described in this article addressing the situation in Pakistan.
French writer Jacob Cohen has released a new book that reveals how the Israeli spy agency, Mossad manipulates ordinary Jews in France and recruits them as undercover agents.
The book, titled Dieu ne repasse pas à Bethléem (God won’t return to Bethlehem), deeply investigates Israel’s foothold in France, and is the first such publication in the country to reveal Mossad’s influence and activities inside France.
The book makes mention of Sayanims or undercover agents working for Mossad, a (...)
The Barack Obama Administration has accused a former CIA agent and torture whistleblower, John Kiriakou, of causing damage to national security in a move that takes it further away from President Obama’s pre-election promise of getting rid of George W. Bush’s legacy.
John Kiriakou first burst into the limelight in 2007 when he gave his sensational interview for the ABC News, in which he slammed “enhanced interrogation methods” applied to terror suspects as downright torture. He confirmed that (...)
Who gave NATO the right to rule the world? This author elucidates how the Western elite, many of whom were Hitler supporters, rescued a vast number of Nazi hierarchy and placed them in positions to continue the many decades long fight against Russia. The One Percent of the time and the One Percent of today have sent millions to their deaths in formulating and enacting Winston Churchill’s 1918 pledge to "strangle at its birth" the Bolshevik menace. Total control of the so-called mainstream media has furthered that odious task.
In its edition of the weekend, Komsomolskaya Pravda quotes a general of the military intelligence (GRU) that the accident of Russian Superjet 100, which occurred in Indonesia on May 9, could actually have been a sabotage.
The aircraft, which was on a promotional tour, crashed on Mount Salak with 45 people aboard. None survived.
The thesis advanced by the GRU is the U.S. Air Force, which has a base nearby, deployed new jamming systems to bring down the plane. The aim was to trigger (...)
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