Thursday, June 22, 2017

UN raises alarm over rise in contacts between Israel troops, Syria militants

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Two militants ride a motorcycle towards an abandoned UN base at Syria's Quneitra border crossing with the occupied territories, on November 28, 2016. (Photo by AP)
Two militants ride a motorcycle towards an abandoned UN base at Syria's Quneitra border crossing with the occupied territories, on November 28, 2016. (Photo by AP)
United Nations UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed concerns about a spike in contacts between Israeli armed forces and Syria militants in recent months.
In a report released recently, Guterres warned that the growing interactions between the two sides could lead to escalation and cause harm to members of the UN Disengagement Observer Force deployed to the Golan Heights.
According to the report, UN observers listed 16 meetings between the Israel forces and the Syria militants in the border area, including on Mount Hermon, in proximity to UN outposts in Syria’s Quneitra Province and the Golan Heights, from March 2 to May 16.
“Relative to the previous reporting period, there has been a significant increase in interaction” between Israeli soldiers and individuals from the Syrian side of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, “occurring on four occasions in February, three in March, eight in April and on one occasion in May,” the report said.
In its previous report released in March, the UN listed at least 17 interactions between the two sides between November 18, 2016, and March 1, 2017.
The figures show a significant increase when compared with only two such meetings recorded between August 30 and November 16, 2016.
The report said people likely affiliated with the militant groups, some of them armed, arrived at an Israeli outpost accompanied by mules and were greeted by the soldiers.
“In some instances, personnel and supplies were observed to have been transferred in both directions. On all occasions, the unknown individuals and mules returned to the Bravo (Syrian) side,” it added.
Israeli soldiers take part in a military training in the occupied Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, on March 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
The UN chief said such interactions have "the potential to lead to clashes between armed elements and the Syrian Arab Armed Forces."
“All military activities in the area of separation conducted by any actor pose a risk to the ceasefire and to the local civilian population, in addition to the United Nations personnel on the ground,” he wrote.
Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Israel has been providing Takfiri terrorists in Syria’s Golan Heights with a steady flow of funds and medical supplies.
Citing militant commanders and people familiar with Israel’s thinking, the paper said Israel’s “secret engagement” in the war aims to install a buffer zone on the Syrian border with elements friendly to Tel Aviv.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

U.S.-Mexican border's 2,000 miles of illegal crossing opportunity (Photos)

These photos show the ingenuity and perseverance of those who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border's 2,000 miles of opportunity



A man is found hidden in the seat of a vehicle being used to smuggle people into the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego, 2001. (Immigration and Naturalization Services/AP Photo)


Borders are never as simple as a clean division between countries. Especially—as with the Mexico-U.S. dynamic—when one nation wants for more than its neighbor, the border will always be an invitation to those who see promise on its far side. North-bound migrants have long plotted paths across our southern extremities. Day laborers or residents, legal or unauthorized, their movements and motivations — to move forward by any means possible —are as personal as they are pragmatic.

The border is porous, but our understanding of it is not. Our media project a quasi-militarized zone of ambiguous proportions. Dusty and hot, under surveillance, desperate. The tenacity of would-be migrants is at once unsettling and inspirational, and the task of maintaining control over 2,000 miles of treacherous sprawl is an impossible one. In reality, no wall could fully block the perseverance of determined people.

An SUV customized to resemble a border patrol vehicle was used to smuggle a dozen people into Texas in 2015. (Laredo Border Patrol Sector/AP)

In these “handout” photos provided or arranged for media by various border-entrenched government agencies, it becomes clear that pictures are a tool for establishing the state’s own immigration narrative. Photos of modified vehicles, hidden tunnels, and clandestine overland crossings conjure an imaginative and dynamic torrent of bodies heading north. The intended implication is operational success through interception. Yet the failure of individual migrants betrays a flawed system. Mechanisms of power work well as intimidation. But the difficulty of keeping a “flood” of illegal crossers at bay is made apparent—the absurdist back-and-forth between law enforcement and migrants inadvertently reveals a disorder which darkly undermines the pretense of control.


A 1964 U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service photograph shows how three men attempted to cross into the United States hiding under the false floor of a pick-up truck. (AP Photo)
A 38-year-old Brazilian man is discovered inside the modified gas tank of a 2001 Toyota Sequoia in March, 2016. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/AP)

A U.S. Customs Border Patrol Air and Marine Division UAV Predator drone captures a group of 19 people crossing the border, as seen on a command center video monitor at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona, 2007. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Two people wear white plastic bags on their heads to better resemble industrial pollution in order to prevent detection by U.S. border patrol agents after crossing the border near Calexico, California, in 2005. (David McNew/Getty Images)


(L) A Border Patrol officer demonstrates how he found an immigrant curled up on the engine beneath the hood of a car at a border crossing in San Diego in 1954. (AP Photo) / (R) An officer of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service discovers a group of undocumented immigrants under the floor of a van at a check point at San Clemente, Texas, in 1984. (AP Photo/Phillip Davies)

Police bodycam footage shows the apprehending of thirty-nine Central American immigrants discovered inside a truck in Moore, Texas, in 2015. (Frio County Sherrif’s Department/AP)


A tunnel at a newly-built home in Calexico, California, runs the length of four football fields to a restaurant in Mexicali, Mexico, in 2016. It was the 12th completed secret passage that U.S. authorities have discovered along California’s border with Mexico since 2006. (U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California/AP)
These photos of immigrants becoming citizens are what the American dream is all about
In 1965, the end of ethnic quotas leveled the field

Friday, February 24, 2017

Former Clinton Fundraiser Releases PizzaGate Secret Video Over Fears They May Have Him ASSASSINATED



A Chinese-American businessman, who was ousted and convicted for his role in an illegal fundraising plot between China and the Clintons, made a secret tape because he feared being assassinated over what he knew. Portions of that tape were just released to the Daily Mail.
Before the Washington Post turned into a propaganda arm for the Clintonian deep state they used to expose them. In 1996, the DNC and the Clinton administration were exposed in an illegal campaign finance scheme, known as Chinagate. China’s role in this campaign finance scheme was exposed when Bob Woodward and Brian Duffy of The Washington Post published a story stating the Department of Justice investigation into the fund-raising activities had uncovered evidence that agents of China sought to direct contributions from foreign sources to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) before the 1996 presidential campaign.
These contributions from China were in direct violation of United States law forbidding non-American citizens or non-permanent residents from giving monetary donations to United States politicians and political parties.
When federal investigators discovered these illegal donations, they moved in to makes arrests. However, not a single DNC staffer nor either of the Clintons was arrested. Only Johnny Chung — the man who made the secret video fearing the Clintons would have him murdered — would take the fall.
As the Daily Mail reports,
In the never-before-released footage, Chung described how he feared for his life after he publicly admitted to funneling money from Chinese officials to President Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign.
He also claimed Democrats pressured him to stay silent about his dealings with the Clintons and said the FBI tried to enlist him in a sting against a top Chinese general at a Los Angeles airport.
After Chung agreed to cooperate with prosecutors on the Chinagate investigation, he feared his knowledge of the Clinton campaign finance scandal and the Chinese influence operation could make him a target for assassination. 
The video was given to the Daily Mail by author and historian Doug Wead for his new book Game of Thorns, which, according to the Mail, traces Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful 2016 campaign and the Chinese government’s long-running operation to buy political influence in Washington.
Chung “received a friendly visit from a retired government official, friendly with the FBI, who perhaps felt guilty about the treatment Chung had been given after agreeing to come forward and tell the truth,” reported Wead. “And so, with assistance from the former government official, Johnny Chung produced an elaborate videotaped testimony that was secreted to friends and family to be forwarded to the media in the case of his death.”
Bob Abernethy, a California software executive, was the man who interviewed Chung in the video. The two had become friends while attending the same church.
In an interview with the Mail, Abernathy noted that Chung recorded the film as a type of ‘life insurance’ before he testified to Congress.
“The reason Johnny asked me to do this interview with him was to make the information publicly available [in case of his death] and also as a type of ‘life insurance’ since he was very concerned about his safety,” said Abernethy.
“His concern about his safety was understandable, given that there had been three attempts on his life which required FBI protection… and given his knowledge of what happened to people such as Ron Brown, who as Secretary of Commerce, was deeply involved in arranging – and selling seats on – Clinton administration trade missions to China,” added Abernethy.
Brown was killed, along with 34 others, when his Air Force plane slammed into a mountain over Croatia. Some have speculated that he was preparing to go public about this illegal Chinese campaign finance scheme just before his death.
After Chung blew the whistle, he and his family were placed under round-the-clock FBI protection. However, just a few days before Chung was set to testify before a grand jury, the FBI headquarters in DC called off the detail. Chung was told he was now on his own.
“I called the FBI office and offered to [speak with] the US assistant attorney again on the phone,” said Chung.
“And he said ‘Mr. Chung your case is over. As a normal American citizen, what do you do if you feel your life is in danger? You just call 911.”
Chung visited the White House 57 times in a two-year span – eight of these meetings were ‘off the books.’
During these visits, Chung would meet mostly with Hillary Clinton. In some of the meetings, he would hand checks directly to the Clintons’ chief of staff Maggie Williams, for tens of thousands of dollars.
After their illegal activities gained the attention of federal investigators, Chung spilled the beans and confessed that the money was coming from a top Chinese military official, who Bill Clinton met in person and an LA fundraiser.
To highlight just how high the Clinton’s influence and corruption spread, not a single person in the DNC was prosecuted for accepting the illegal funds — in spite of Chung’s prosecution and confession.
“It’s very strange that the giver pleads guilty and the givee gets off free,” said U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real of the case. Strange indeed — unless one is familiar with the Clinton’s dark and secret history.
After Chung was snared in Chinagate, others soon followed suit, including Ng Lap Seng, a Macau billionaire tied to the Chinese government. Ng was accused of pouring $1 million into Clinton’s 1996 reelection bid. However, he escaped prosecution at the time.
This is when things get really weird.
While Ng escaped prosecution in 1999, in 2015, he was arrested for bribing a United Nations official. That official was the former president of the UN, John Ashe.
Ashe was due in court last summer appearing with his co-defendant Ng. However, he would never make it as he died. He was found dead in his private gym after having his throat crushed by a barbell.
As the Free Thought Project reported last year, adding to the intrigue surrounding Ashe’s death, an anonymous source who spoke the New York Post’s Page Six, said prosecutors had intended to use the fact that Ng had funneled money to the DNC during Bill Clinton’s presidency in an effort to link Ashe directly to Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“It would have been very embarrassing,” the source added. “His death was conveniently timed.”
As the Mail notes, in his book, Wead reports that the New York FBI office wanted to investigate Ng’s connections to the Clintons last year, but the case was shut down by the Obama administration’s Department of Justice.
And just like that, this entire case goes full circle with the corrupt Clinton family right in the center. But this is all just ‘conspiracy theory’, right?
Below is the clip from Chung’s anti-assassination ‘life-insurance’ video. The Mail was unable to reach Chung for an interview, but it is assumed he is living in China.
Matt Agorist is the co-founder of TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. . and now on Steemit

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