Russian Space Official Stabbed To Death At Pre-Trial Detention Center

RT NEWS        Posted Mon., Mar.20, 2017

A top-tier official of Russian space agency Roscosmos has been found dead at a pre-trial detention center where he was being held on charges of embezzlement. Stab wounds were found on his body, but no suspects have been identified so far.

Vladimir Evdokimov, 56, was found dead on Saturday in his cell at a pre-trial detention center in Moscow, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee. Investigators found two stab wounds on Evdokimov’s chest and one on his neck, and also retrieved a knife from the crime scene, committee spokesperson Yulia Ivanova said.

Later in the day, Roscosmos, where Evdokimov served as executive director in charge of quality control and reliability issues, confirmed his death in a brief statement published on the space agency’s Twitter account.

In December last year, Evdokimov (pic below) was jailed on charges of embezzling 200 million rubles ($3.1 million) from the MiG aerospace corporation, an indictment he strongly denied.

Eleven people in Evdokimov’s cell have already been questioned, and investigators are now trying to identify a suspect, the Investigative Committee says.

The Prosecutor General’s office as well as the Federal Penitentiary Service, Russia’s major prison authority, will also launch separate inquiries into the safety of prisoners and security standards at the detention center where Evdokimov was serving his pre-trial term.

An unnamed source close to the investigation told Interfax an assassination is considered the most reliable theory so far, as “Evdokimov’s foes feared he could tell their names to the investigation and uncover their criminal schemes.” 

At this point, it is considered unlikely the former Roscosmos executive committed suicide, Eva Merkacheva of the Public Observation Committee – a primary non-government body overseeing respect for human rights in prisons – told RIA Novosti. 

“His death raises many questions, including whether it was suicide or murder. His relatives say nothing to indicate he was thinking of committing suicide prior to the death. Quite the opposite, he was determined to win the trial and was making plans. And then he dies in a prison cell, which is strange,” Merkacheva said.

She said Evdokimov was transferred from another cell last month, but added the prison administration refused to elaborate on the issue.

Speaking to Kommersant daily, Evdokimov’s former colleagues, including Roscosmos CEO Igor Komarov, described him as a highly-skilled professional who made a remarkable contribution to the growth of Russia’s space industry. 

Source:   https://www.rt.com/news/381382-roscosmos-official-stabbed-prison/

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Dumbing You Down With Ridiculous Commercials (2 vid examples)

Natural Blaze   By Sigmund Fraud    Posted Sun., Mar.19, 2017

We know the education system is designed to produce drones, but today I’d like to bring your attention to the role television commercials play in engineering our society toward entropy, division, conformity and decay.

Consider at once this ridiculous advertisement from Australia, where a wine company is hoping you’ll drink more of their booze after watching a computer generated kangaroo liven up the party while getting the attention of supermodels. They overtly twist their brand name, Yellowtail, into crude sexual innuendo, appealing to your most base desires.

Young children learn primarily by observation of what other people do. If adults do stupid things, kids do stupid things. So it is as well with the so-called mature adults among us, who imitate each other in order to fit with each other.

When the templates for acceptable social behavior are pounded into our heads from television, humans emulate the celebrities, actors and beauties on the screen. And commercials are the worst, as their rapid, attention deficit generating format are repeated again and again so as to become implanted in our minds.

Couple this with the fact that we are technologically isolated (while highly connected) in today’s society, and as such, mass media serves as a kind of common language, a way of relating to one another, and of establishing the broadcast-level reality. Now you have a world of people who take cues from advertisers, which are adopted by others, eventually snowballing into a real-life Idiocracy.

In this classic piece of commercial art, Axe Body Spray does a splendid version of  the time-honored marketing illusion that the purchase of a product will bring sex with beautiful women.

Fifty plus years of ridiculous advertising instructing our culture is bearing its intended fruit: a society of entitled, impatient, crass, unreasonable, and shallow people has emerged. In this climate, unity is impossible and the masses are more impressionable than ever, thus, the controllers are free to have their way with us.

Full article here:  http://www.naturalblaze.com/2017/03/dumbing-down-television-commercials.html

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Russian “Nuclear Mole” Can Wipe Out Coastal Cities In Minutes (Excerpt)

Natural News   by: Mike Adams    Posted Sun., Mar.19, 2017

The weapon is known as a “nuclear mole,” and it’s an underwater drone that carries a nuclear warhead, then burrows into the seabed floor off the coast of the target country. Once buried into the sea floor, these nuclear weapons can be remotely detonated to cause a massive tidal wave that would wipe out coastal cities in minutes.

I have estimated that a series of these weapons could be detonated in a timed sequence that multiplies the amplitude of the tidal wave, causing a much larger and more devastating wave than any single weapon by itself.

In addition to the physical destruction that could result from such a weapon, the tidal wave would contain radioactive sea water, making it a “dirty bomb” in addition to the physical destruction.

The “dirty bomb” aspect of such a weapon would deposit deadly concentrations of radioactive isotopes across the affected cities, leaving behind a toxic legacy of radioactive elements such as iodine-131, cesium-137 and various isotopes of uranium and plutonium, both of which have far longer half lives than iodine (approx. 7 days) and cesium (approx. 29 years).

Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia and Boston are all highly vulnerable to this weapon system, as they sit very close to the U.S. coastline and are well within reach of nuclear-initiated radioactive tidal waves.

Russia has also developed many other highly innovative weapon systems that are years ahead of the U.S. military, reports Dave Hodges at The Common Sense Show.

These include the “Plasma Fighter Jet” that fires a plasma weapon, the “Naval Proton Gun,” the Krasuha-4, a mobile electronic warfare system, and the S-400 Triumph, a highly advanced anti-aircraft system that can track 300 airborne targets and fire surface-to-air missiles to almost any imaginable aircraft height, including 40 miles of altitude (essentially low Earth orbit).

The U.S. military, meanwhile, was forced under Obama to focus on transgender rights and twisted, Left-wing social experiments rooted in feminism and LGBT agendas rather than battle readiness. America’s military, in other words, has become a liberal “safe space” while Russians’ military has become a dangerous fighting machine… which is, of course, the entire point of a military force.

Full article here:   http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-18-secret-russian-weapon-could-wipe-out-nyc-boston-and-d-c-in-minutes-with-a-massive-radioactive-tidal-wave.html

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“Zionism Is Our Enemy” – Venezuela In Solidarity With Palestinian Resistance

TeleSUR  News      Posted Sat., Night Mar.18, 2017

Venezuela’s socialist government celebrated the 48th anniversary of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, DFLP, in Caracas on Friday, reaffirming its support for the Middle Eastern nation against imperialism. 

Speaking out against Israeli occupation and settlement expansion, Venezuelan officials praised their Palestinian “comrades” for standing up to Israeli war crimes. 

“The struggle of the Palestinian people is now more than ever an example for all humanity,” Bolivarian Command of Telecommunications official Leonardo Molina said, HispanTV reports.

“We consider it possible and necessary to live as brothers in a planet more rich and beautiful than it is today.”

Joined by DFLP members, the Venezuelan government stressed the importance of putting pressure on more Latin American governments to boycott and divest from Israel. Currently, right-wing countries like Mexico, Honduras and Colombia recognize Israel and cooperate with them on security and economic matters. 

Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia — all led by socialist governments — have cut relations with Israel and withdrawn recognition. 

Since Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution began in 1999, the South American country has strongly supported Palestine both diplomatically and economically. Both former president Hugo Chavez and current President Nicolas Maduro have spoken out at the United Nations against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and siege of the Gaza Strip. 

Venezuela was one of the first countries to donate humanitarian aid to Gaza after Israel’s 2014 assault while donating funds for Palestinian child refugees. Later that year, the socialist government awarded over 1,000 Palestinian students scholarships to study in Venezuela’s top universities. 

For leaders of the Bolivarian Revolution, Palestine’s struggle against Israeli imperialism is connected to Venezuela’s struggle against U.S. imperialism.

“I say this here as Arabs and Venezuelans: we are not enemies of the Jewish people,” Bolivarian Socialist Workers’ Center leader Jacobo Torres said, HispanTV also reports.

“Zionism is our enemy, because Zionism is an expression of imperialism.”

The DFLP is a Marxist-Leninist political and military organization that calls for “people’s war” against the Israeli regime. The DFLP is a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Source:   http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Zionism-Is-Our-Enemy-Venezuela-Supports-Palestine-Resistance-20170317-0024.html

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War Crime! US Military Bombs Syrian Mosque Killing Dozens During Evening Prayer

Common Dreams    By Lauren McCauley      Posted Fri., Mar.17, 2017

U.S. military officials have confirmed that a U.S. aircraft struck a mosque outside of Aleppo, Syria during evening prayers on Thursday, killing dozens of civilians, in an attack that many are calling a war crime.

Airwars’ Samuel Oakford reported that U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed that a raid “took place in the vicinity of al-Jinah village, which is located in western Aleppo governorate, just a few kilometers from the border with Idlib. CENTCOM spokesperson Maj. Josh Jacques said the target was ‘assessed to be a meeting place for al Qaeda, and we took the strike.’

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 42 people were killed and dozens wounded. Local activists told Al Jazeera that “the mosque was full of worshippers,” with an estimated 300 people “inside at the time of the air raids.”

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Observatory, told the DPA news agency that most of those killed were civilians and that he fears “the number of casualties will increase” once rescuers are able to dig through the rubble.

Making no mention of civilian casualties, CENTCOM claimed the strike in Idlib “killed several al-Qaeda fighters,” according to Al Jazeera.

The death toll “appears to be at least the second largest ever from U.S. strikes aimed at alleged al-Qeada targets in Syria,” according to Oakford, as the intractable war against terror “enters its 16th year and third presidency, with no end in sight to the carnage,” as journalist Glenn Greenwald observed.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus also condemned the attack as a war crime, telling reporters Friday: “This is a crime against humanity, this is a war crime. Bombing civilians, people in the mosque, and a house of worship is unacceptable.”

Article 53 of the Geneva Convention prohibits attacks on cultural objects and places of worship. Airwars confirmed that CENTCOM and the Pentagon are further investigating the attack.

The strike comes as U.S. President Donald Trump has taken steps to loosen constraints on military engagement, including lowering the standard for what defines an “acceptable” civilian casualty, as Common Dreams reported.

Source:   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/17/us-military-bombs-syrian-mosque-during-evening-prayers-killing-dozens 

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Robot Kills Woman And Crushes Her Head (5 min vid)

Posted by r. a.   Vid by RitchieFromBoston    Fri., Mar.17, 2017

This happened last year in a plant and now the husband of the woman faces an uphill battle in court against the maker and the court. (Ritchie note)

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Israel Carries Out Air Strikes Inside Syria

AL Jazeera News     Posted Fri., Mar.17, 2017

The Israeli army says its aircraft have carried out several strikes inside Syria overnight, prompting Syrian forces to retaliate with ground-to-air missiles, one of which was intercepted.

It was one of the most serious incidents between the two countries, which remain technically at war, since civil war broke out in Syria in March 2011.

In response of Thursday night’s attack, the Syrian government deployed air defence systems and fired a number of missiles towards Israeli jets, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

None of the missiles struck the jets, the army said, though one of the projectiles was intercepted by Israel’s Arrow missile defence system north of Jerusalem, according to Haaretz.

‘Overnight … aircraft targeted several targets in Syria,” an Israeli army statement said. “Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and [army] aerial defence systems intercepted one of the missiles.”

Rocket sirens sounded in Israeli settlements in the Jordan valley, the military said and two witnesses heard an explosion a few minutes later, Reuters news agency reported.

Syria’s army high command confirmed in a statement on Friday that Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra.

The high command described the attack as an act of aggression that aided the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, which is fighting against the Syrian government.

It said its air defences shot down one of four Israeli jets over what it called “occupied ground” and damaged another.

There were no reports by the Israeli army of any aircraft lost in the operation. 

Jordanian new media said an “unidentified object” fell from the skies on Thursday night in the northern area of Irbid, after which security forces surrounded the area of impact.

Pictures shared on social media showed what appeared to be part of a missile that had landed in a yard.

It was not clear whether the object was part of of missile intercepted by Israel, part of an Israeli missile, or another object.

Arms convoys targeted

Both Israeli and other news media have reported Israeli air strikes inside Syria targeting arms convoys of Lebanese group Hezbollah, which fought a 2006 war with Israel and is now fighting alongside the Syrian government.

But normally Israel makes no official comment.

The missile fire prompted air raid sirens to go off in the Jordan Valley during the night, the Israeli army said.

Source:  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/israel-carries-air-strikes-syria-170317070831903.html

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Heavily Armed Student Opens Fire In French High School

Reuters   By Emmanuel Jarry and John Irish    Thurs., Mar.16, 2017

A teenage student opened fire on Thursday at a high school in southeastern France injuring three people, including the headmaster, in an attack carried out after he had watched American-style mass shooting videos, the interior ministry said.

The incident, which does not appear to be linked to terrorism, comes with France on high alert after more than 230 people were killed in the past two years by attackers allied to the militant group Islamic State.

With a presidential election less than six weeks away, the attack by the 17-year-old armed with a hunting rifle seemed likely to further stimulate debate on security and fears of terrorism which are among big campaign issues.

Separately, in Paris, a female employee of the International Monetary Fund was injured in the face and arms when a letter bomb posted to the world lender’s Paris office blew up as she opened it, police said.

Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said three people had been injured, and five other people were in shock after the teenager opened fire with the rifle in a high school in the town of Grasse.

The youth, who was also carrying two handguns and two grenades, was arrested at the school. Checks were underway to establish whether there was a second assailant.

“The first investigations suggest he had consulted American-style mass killings’ videos,” the spokesman said.

France has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. French citizens are banned from owning automatic weapons, while many other guns require government authorization and a medical exam, along with a permit from a hunting or sport shooting federation.

A police source said the youth arrested did not seem to be known to police.

Local emergency services used Twitter to advise residents of the town of about 50,000 inhabitants to stay at home. The government launched a mobile telephone application warning of a “terrorist” attack, although this is now automatic for any such incident.

Witnesses interviewed by local television described a scene of panic as the gunman entered the canteen with students rushing to hide under tables or sprinting for the exit.

“It was total panic,” Achraf, a student, said on BFM TV. “The gunshots were at 4 to 5 meters from where we were. We thought the gunman was coming towards us. We heard him shouting.

“I just know the gunman by sight. He was gentle and low-key key, not a nasty guy.”

Source:   http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN16N1LI-OCATP?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

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Preparing For Asia-Pacific Wars? US Troops Now Training In Jungle Rainforest

SRN News      Posted Thurs., Mar.16, 2017

The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud.

The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East.

Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th Infantry Division, said the Army set up the school as its footprint was shrinking in Iraq and Afghanistan after more than a decade of war in those countries.

“The jungle school gives us that focus, it reinforces that we’re in the Pacific,” Michael said. “If you’re in the 25th, you understand you got to fight in the tough environment of the Pacific.”

Ever since the turn of the 20th century, the Army has fought in tropical rainforests. It spent years, for example, battling Filipino insurgents after the 1898 Spanish-American War. The Vietnam War was fought in the jungle.

The Army gave up its jungle training school in Panama in 1999 when the U.S. returned land there to the Panamanian government. Then jungle training lost priority in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks as the Army focused on preparing soldiers to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Now, surviving and fighting in tropical rainforests has captured the Army’s interest again. In 2013, it set up a jungle school at Schofield Barracks, a sprawling Army post some 30 miles west of the soft sands of Waikiki. Its dense woods have a stream soldiers can practice crossing and cliffs for rappelling.

First it needed instructors. The Army sent soldiers to military jungle schools in Brazil, Brunei and other tropical spots to reacquire long-lost skills. Instructors-in-training poured over old Army jungle manuals.

“We had to relearn everything,” said Staff Sgt. Ascencion Lopez, who was one of the first instructors at the school, which is part of the 25th Infantry Division’s Lightning Academy.

The soldiers quickly discovered their existing uniforms stood out among the trees and the fabric took too long to dry. The Army is currently developing a new uniform and boots specifically for the jungle. Instructors in Hawaii are testing out some early models.

The soldiers have also had to adjust how they carry their ammunition, canteens and other gear. In the desert, soldiers frequently strap gear on their chests so it’s accessible while riding vehicles. But instructors recommend soldiers carry gear on their sides in the jungle so it won’t get caught on roots and vines while they’re maneuvering on the forest ground.

The jungle school is an outgrowth of former President Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia and the Pacific. It’s still unclear whether President Donald Trump will maintain a similar emphasis on the region.

Brian Price, a professor in diplomacy and military studies at Hawaii Pacific University, said the Army is training in the jungle so it will be ready before a crisis demands it.

Full article here:     http://www.srnnews.com/us-soldiers-train-for-jungle-warfare-at-hawaii-rainforest/

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Could Transgenderism Be Demonic Possession? Telling It Like It Is (4 min vid)

Posted by r. a.   Vid by Daily Sheeple          Wed., Mar.15, 2017

Demonic possession is the belief that individuals can be possessed by malevolent preternatural beings (fallen angels), commonly referred to as demons or devils. One of many characteristics are drastic changes in vocal intonation and facial structure. Many accounts of demon possession are recorded in the New testament. (see Lk.8 verses 27-30)   r. a. intro

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