After Me, the Jihad: Gaddafi Tried to Warn the West, but Nobody Listened

Before the French Revolution and its Reign of Terror, Louis XV predicted, “After me, the Deluge.” Before being overthrown, Libya’s secular dictator tried to warn the West of a new Reign of Terror, essentially foretelling, “After me, the Jihad.”
This was disclosed with the recent release of phone conversations from early 2011 between Muammar Gaddafi and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The West was then gearing up to use unrest in Libya as a pretext for military intervention and regime change. Gaddafi desperately tried to convey through Blair the folly of such a war, pleading that he was trying to defend Libya from Al Qaeda, which had set up base in the country. He said:
“They have managed to get arms and terrify people. people can’t leave their homes… It’s a jihad situation. They have arms and are terrorising people in the street.”
Gaddafi’s warning went unheeded, and NATO, led by the U.S. and France, launched an air war that toppled Libya’s government. Later that year, Gaddafi (himself a brutal oppressor, like all heads of state) was forced out of a drainage pipe, and then beaten, sodomized, and shot in the street by a mob. His corpse was then draped over the hood of a car.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had done more than any single person to advance the Libya War, was informed of Gaddafi’s death while on camera. Fancying herself a modern Caesar, she chortled, “We came, we saw, he died!

Since then, Gaddafi has been proven tragically right. As Libya descended into civil war and failed-state chaos, jihadi groups connected to Al Qaeda conquered much of the country. Libya underwent the same American “liberation” that had already befallen Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia — and would soon be visited on Syria and Yemen.
Shortly after Gaddafi’s overthrow, some of the now-rampant jihadis helped the CIA run guns from Benghazi to fellow jihadis in Syria.
Benghazi had been a rebel stronghold. The Obama administration claimed a Gaddafi-perpetrated “genocide” was imminent in that city, using that claim as the chief justification for the war. There was zero indication of such an impending atrocity. But there was ample evidence of an Al Qaeda presence in Benghazi, as Gaddafi tried to tell Blair, saying that members had “…managed to set up local stations and in Benghazi have spread the thoughts and ideas of al Qaeda.”
After the regime change, on September 11, 2012, the jihadis turned on their U.S. allies in Benghazi, sacked the U.S. diplomatic compound, and murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Now ISIS has spread throughout Libya. Just days ago, ISIS perpetrated a truck bombing that killed dozens at a Libyan police academy in Sirte, a former Gaddafi stronghold. Indeed, Gaddafi informed Blair that jihadis had “attacked police stations” back in 2011.
Gaddafi further warned Blair:
“They want to control the Mediterranean and then they will attack Europe.”
And ISIS has, indeed, been battling to take control of Libya’s main oil ports in recent weeks. The group has also long been planning to use Libya as a base from which to launch attacks on nearby southern Europe. ISIS did strike Europe recently, most famously in Paris.
And it was not just Gaddafi personally who had been ringing such alarms to the Western powers thirsting for his blood. His intelligence officers produced reports demonstrating that heavy weapons being sent to the Libyan opposition, with NATO approval and Qatari financing, were being funneled to militants with ties to Al Qaeda. At least one of those reports was even prepared in English to facilitate its transmission to key members of Congress via U.S. intelligence.
Yet, there was no need for the West to rely on the Libyan regime for information about the jihadi threat. Indeed, as emails recently released by the State Department reveal, Hillary Clinton’s own right-hand man had informed her before Gaddafi’s overthrow that rebels were committing war crimes, and that “…radical/terrorist groups such as the Libyan Fighting Groups and Al Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are infiltrating the NLC and its military command.”
As Brad Hoff reports, that same email discloses that, very early in the Libyan crisis, “British, French, and Egyptian special operations units were training Libyan militants along the Egyptian-Libyan border, as well as in Benghazi suburbs.”
They would soon be joined by U.S. special forces and the CIA.

The war in Libya that Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, and Samantha Power of the National Security Council were driving toward was so predictably a fiasco-to-come that, behind the backs of the Amazon Warriors Three, America’s top generals conspired with leftie peacenik Congressman Dennis Kucinich to try to arrange a peaceful resolution to the crisis. But the war-making diplomats triumphed over the diplomacy-making soldiers. Hillary buffaloed the brass and got her war.
Abundant warnings of a Jihadi Deluge continued after the regime change, as well. As Nancy Youssef wrote at The Daily Beast:
“…many celebrated Libya as a success story of limited U.S. intervention despite obvious signs there of looming instability. The British consulate in Benghazi came under an attempted assassination attack the previous summer and other nations pulled out amid rising violence. The U.S. consulate in Benghazi suffered an improvised bomb attack around the time of the strike on the British. And there were early signs of a rising jihadist presence in the eastern city. In Tripoli, Sufi shrines were destroyed. (…)
“In the months leading up to the [2012 Benghazi] attack, flags belonging to a jihadist group, Ansar al Sharia, appeared in Benghazi. Ansar al Sharia members also controlled security around certain government buildings, including the hospital that would try to save Stevens.
“In that ensuing power vacuum, jihadists began claiming territory, making it difficult for the moderate government to control the country. By 2013, Libya’s oil production all but stopped as the nation plunged toward civil war and a state led by two rival governments on opposite ends of the country. Efforts to create a unity government have so far faltered. Benghazi, the birthplace of the 2011 uprising, became a terrorist haven. And today, many Libyans yearn for the return of Gaddafi, however dictatorial his regime was, because of the security that came with him.”
Conservative politicos have long strained to use Benghazi to torpedo Hillary’s bid for the presidency. But their efforts are crippled by their own fundamental agreement with Hillary’s militarism. They support the general policy of employing jihadis to overthrow secular dictators (not only in Libya, butSyria too). So they limit themselves to whining about Hillary’s security measures.
The true Benghazi scandal indicts not just Hillary, but the entire Western power elite, whose wars have, as Gaddafi warned, flooded the world with a Jihadi Deluge and installed a postdiluvian Reign of Terror over us all.


After Spending Billions To Arm Saudis, US Accuses Russia Of ‘Barbarism’

Aleppo — On Tuesday — as the World Health Organization (WHO) was calling for humanitarian routes to be established in eastern Aleppo — sources on the ground in the war-torn city told Reuters that the Syrian military is mobilizing for a new ground offensive:
“Pro-Syrian government forces were mobilizing on Tuesday for a ground attack in Aleppo after attacking on four fronts in their largest assault since launching a campaign to retake the whole city last week, a senior rebel official said.
“Separately, an Iraqi militia commander fighting in support of the government told Reuters a large army force, spearheaded by an elite unit known as the Nimr, or Tiger Forces, had started to move in armored vehicles and tanks for an attack on rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo.”
Last Thursday, following the collapse of the latest ceasefire between the pro-Assad Syrian military and the U.S.-backed rebellion in Aleppo, Syria announced a new campaign had been launched against the rebels.
Those reports followed days of heavy violence in Aleppo. Over the weekend, the U.S. — in a case of supposed misidentification — killed over 60 Syrian soldiers in an airstrike. Within hours of that strike, a U.N. humanitarian aid convoy was hit near Aleppo. Over a dozen aid workers were killed, for which the U.S. was quick to hold Russia responsible.

But the U.S. is accusing Russia of far more than an attack on a convoy, in fact. On Sunday, the United States accused Russia of outright “barbarism” in its air campaign in Syria, Reuters reports:
“The United Nations Security Council met on Sunday at the request of the United States, Britain and France to discuss the escalation of fighting in Aleppo following the announcement on Thursday on an offensive by the Syrian army to retake the city.
“‘What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counter-terrorism, it is barbarism,’ U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, told the 15-member council.
“‘Instead of pursuing peace, Russia and Assad make war. Instead of helping get life-saving aid to civilians, Russia and Assad are bombing the humanitarian convoys, hospitals and first responders who are trying desperately to keep people alive,’ Power said.”
Ambassador Power’s words fit into the mainstream narrative being crafted, that Russia is facing backlash by the international community over an indiscriminate bombing campaign in Aleppo.
In a Sunday piece for the New York Times, Max Fisher wrote that Russia’s airstrikes “have alienated a world outraged by attacks on civilians” and that its haphazard bombing strategy “has led to vast numbers of civilian casualties — and appears to include strikes on humanitarian facilities.”
The BBC, reporting on the WHO’s call for humanitarian corridors on Thursday, described Russia’s new campaign in Aleppo an “all-out assault” and was certain to mention that “the US and its allies, who support the rebels fighting the Syrian government, have said the attacks constitute war crimes and accused Russia of ‘barbarism.’”
Regardless of how one feels about Russia’s actions in Aleppo — or the Syrian chaos, in general, for that matter — itdoes seem awfully hypocritical of the United States to accuse other nations of war crimes when the U.S. itself is facing similar heat for supporting human rights violators in military conflicts.
The U.S. support of Israel — whose occupation of the Palestinian people has been condemned as a war crime by the U.N. Human Rights Council and the International Court of Justice, among others — currently stands atrecord levels.
Meanwhile, the actions of U.S. ally Saudi Arabia — whose relentless campaign of airstrikes in Yemen has led to what some deem the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet — continue to be officiallysanctioned by the United States government.
Legislation introduced to stop a pending sale of $1.15 billion in military hardware to Saudi Arabia was recentlyrejected by the Senate. The congressman who introduced the bill cited “overwhelming evidence that war crimes are being committed in Yemen and that most of them appear to be done by Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes.”


‘A Giant Kill Box’: Death Toll in the Hundreds as Syrian Army Storms Aleppo

(MEESyrian government forces pressed their assault on eastern Aleppo on Friday, amid reports of more than 300 people killed in the besieged city, attacks on vital services and Russian plans to boost its forces based in Syria.
Hezbollah’s al-Manar television said that its forces and government allies took full control of the Handarat camp and the nearby Kindi hospital area in northern Aleppo, opening the road to the opposition-held Heluk and Haydariyeh areas in the northeast of the city.
The fighting came as the World Health Organization said that 338 civilians, including 106 children, had been killed and 846 injured in the past few weeks in the city, which has suffered intense bombardment by the Syrian and Russian air forces since the collapse of a ceasefire.
The Doctors Without Borders NGO described the city as “a giant kill box” and accused the government ally Russia of orchestrating a “bloodbath”.
Reports from inside Aleppo on Friday also said that artillery had targeted the Suliman Alhlabi water plant in the early hours of this morning, cutting supplies for the hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the city.
WHO’s humanitarian chief Rick Brennan: “We are asking for four things: stop the killing, stop attacks on health care, let the sick and wounded out and let the aid in.”
Russia, meanwhile, was reported to be sending more attack aircraft to Syria, including fighter bombers – a day after the US said it was considering stopping all coordination with Moscow in the war.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Friday also appealed to the Syrian government and its Russian ally to stop bombing rebel-held eastern Aleppo, warning they were provoking a “bloodbath” among civilians in the city.
“Bombs are raining from Syria-led coalition planes and the whole of east Aleppo has become a giant kill box,” MSF director of operations Xisco Villalonga said in a statement.
“The Syrian government must stop the indiscriminate bombing, and Russia as an indispensable political and military ally of Syria has the responsibility to exert the pressure to stop this,” he said.
The United Nations has warned that a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Aleppo unlike any witnessed so far in Syria’s brutal five-year war, which has claimed more than 300,000 lives.
According to the UN, only around 35 doctors remain in eastern Aleppo, where an estimated 250,000 people have been under siege by government forces since early September.
Aid organizations operating in Aleppo however earlier this week told Middle East Eye said that only 23 doctors were left in Syria.
The MSF statement cited numbers from the east Aleppo health directorate, showing that from 21 to 26 September, the few hospitals still functioning in the rebel-held part of the city received some 278 dead bodies, including at least 96 children.
More than 822 wounded were also taken in, including at least 221 children, it said.
“All intensive care units are full. Patients have to wait for others to die so they can be moved to an available bed in intensive care,” Abu Waseem, manager of an MSF-supported trauma hospital in east Aleppo, warned in the statement.
“We only have three operating theatres and yesterday alone we had to do more than 20 major abdominal surgeries,” he said, pointing out that “hospital staff is working up to 20 hours a day. They cannot just go home and let people die.”
MSF said it had last been able to deliver medical supplies to east Aleppo in August, and warned that the huge number of wounded was rapidly depleting the stocks in the remaining hospitals.
“Now, with a complete siege on the city, attacks on humanitarian convoys and intensive bombing, we are powerless,” Villalonga said, warning that “if this intensity of bombing continues, there may not be a single hospital standing in a few days.”
He demanded that the bombing stop, and that the sick and wounded be evacuated from the city.
“Anything short of this is confirmation of what many are dreading, that the world has abandoned the people of Aleppo to a violent, agonizing death,” he said.
Aleppo residents also told MEE earlier this week that the government imposed siege has led to fuel shortages and price hikes in the rebel controlled city.
Fighting is also expected to intensify in the coming few weeks as government backed militias amass outside East Aleppo in preparation for a ground offensive to take control of rebel-held east Aleppo.
Foreign fighters are expected to play a decisive role in the battle for Aleppo, as The Guardian on Thursday reported that 6000 pro-government foreign fighters from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Afghanistan, had amassed outside the besieged city, for what they plan will be an imminent and decisive advance.
A senior rebel source denied to Reuters that the government had captured the Kindi hospital area, saying the battles were ongoing.


This Is What Happens When You Confront A Rothschild Banker

We all like to talk about how the elite of this world are greedy psychopathic individuals who don’t see the harm in destroying the planet and impoverishing fellow human beings for the sake of accumulating wealth and power for themselves. Most of us have probably thought about what we would say if we came face to face with one of them.
Well, that’s what Luke Rudkowski, founder of We Are Change and Change Media University, has done countless times ever since he chose to become an independent journalist.
This confrontation with Lord Jacob Rothschild, British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family, is only one of many. It may be short, but the silence and perplexed look on the banker’s face is quite telling. In my opinion, the most powerful statement Luke has made in this confrontation is that we, as a people, are waking up and their plan to expand control over the human race is becoming irrelevant.


10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat & Drink

Scour the aisles of the grocery store, and you may be astonished to find just how many types of Pringles there are out there. But while there seems to be no end to the diversity of junk food, a comprehensive infographic has been put together to show you just how few corporations provide us with the hundreds of products available at our fingertips.

Image: Oxfam – Click HERE for larger view Oxfam International created the infographic that exposes an inconceivable reality: Just 10 main corporations manufacture the majority of what we purchase at the market.   

“What we did is we took certain issues … [and] we saw the kind of impacts they had on the ground,” Chris Jochnick of Oxfam told NPR. “We released reports about those issues and those impacts and how they’re tied to the 10 largest food and beverage companies. And then we pushed the companies to begin to address them.”
You may not normally associate makers of soda with makers of granola bars, but seeing these unlikely ties that form the “Big 10” of the food and beverage industry controlling what we put in our carts proves just how easy it is to be duped by the American food system. For instance, PepsiCo produces Quaker granola bars, while Nestlé makes frozen California Pizza Kitchen pies. Want to feel even more misinformed? Pineapple Fanta doesn’t come from a tropical island at all, but is canned at the Coca-Cola factory, just like Barq’s root beer.
“These corporations are so powerful that their policies can have a major impact on the diets and working conditions of people worldwide, as well as on the environment,” noted  Alexander E.M. Hess in USA Today.
The fact that you can count on just two hands who controls our groceries is a bizarre thought, but a much-needed realization. They include: PepsiCo, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Associated British Foods, Mondēlez (formerly Kraft Foods), Mars, Danone, Unilever, Coca-Cola, and Nestle.
Even more disturbing is the fact that it’s not just the junk food that’s involved. These giant corporations make it extremely difficult for startups and small businesses to compete at all. Furthermore, while OxFam America only examined the top-earning companies for its campaign, natural brands have been a part of big buyouts, too. So while you may opt for brands you consider to be better choices, liked Naked Juice and Garden of Eatin’ all-natural chips, many of our favourite alternatives still cost more but are now owned by the very companies we’re trying to avoid, like Coca-Cola and General Mills.
Also disturbing is the environmental impact these companies are having on the health of our planet. AsBusiness Insider reported, “the Big 10 emitted 263.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 and if the companies were a nation, it would be the 25th most polluting country in the world.”
To take action, you can help by steering clear of the Big 10 altogether. That means being aware of everything they manufacture, and ensuring you don’t buy any of those products. Choose to shop at your local farmers’ markets, and continue to do your research when it comes to the small-scale brands you love, because you never know when they may get bought out, too.


Graphic Body Cam Video Released of Cops Murdering 6-Year-Old Autistic Boy

(RT) – Footage of a Louisiana police chase that ended with the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy has been released at the pre-trial hearing of two officers charged with his death.
Jeremy Mardis was in the passenger seat of a car driven by his father which became involved in a police chase in the town of Marksville on November 3, 2015.

Mardis was killed and his father Chris Few seriously wounded when police pursuing the vehicle fired at least 18 shots at the SUV, WAFB reports. Initial reports from local investigators suggested the boy’s father was the subject of an outstanding police warrant, however authorities have been unable to find any such warrants.
Deputies Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr, 23, face charges of second-degree murder over the killing of the young boy and attempted second-degree murder for wounding Few, who was unarmed.
Attorneys for the pair, who will face separate trials, argue the officers were acting in self defense after Few allegedly rammed a police car, CBS News report.
Footage, taken from the bodycam of an officer responding to the incident, has now been released as part of a case against Stafford and Greenhouse Jr. The clip does not show the full pursuit and comes from the bodycam of Sgt Kenneth Parnell who did not fire his weapon, a court heard on Wednesday.
A judge had originally barred the controversial footage from being seen by the public, but the footage was later released after being shown at the pre-trial hearing.
Audio from the edited video does not kick in until the shooting is already underway. It shows Sgt Parnell approaching the SUV with his gun drawn, before backing off and moving behind two police vehicles.
Few can be seen with his hands out the window of the vehicle, as a number of shots ring out. Later, the video shows him slumped out of the car window and bleeding.
The moment officers holding flashlights discovered the 6-year-old boy buckled in the passenger seat is also caught on camera, with one man apparently shocked at their finding. “They got more than one subject in there too, they know that right? On the passenger side,” one officer says.
Stafford is expected to face trial on November 28, while Greenhouse will appear before a jury on March 13, 2017.