Turkmenistan–Berdymukhamedov Is A Puppy-Hater

[Who could hate this little guy?]

Puppy Turkmen Alabai

Turkmenistan: Canine Genocide in the Age of Happiness

– Fergana 

Natalie Shabunts (Ashkhabad)

 

In Turkmenistan, poison dog, tossing stuffed with sausage poison or glass in the trash. Dogs – and home, and the homeless – are dying in horrible agony, screaming and howling in pain for over an hour. Ashgabat to kill stray animals cruelly and mechanistically, scattering poison in the city or tossing it under the door of apartment blocks. And yet – throwing the dogs under the press in the pit on the outskirts of the capital: the president before the dog hates that falls into a rage if he sees any dog on the street.

 

Africa: How NGOs Are Indoctrinating Young Politicians

Africa: How NGOs Are Indoctrinating Young Politicians

BY YAHYA SSEREMBA

In a 2010 science fiction action film, Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio plays an exceptional thief whose specialty is to extract valuable commercial information from the minds of tycoons.

Like a hacker who penetrates computer systems and secretly accesses data, DiCaprio enters into the subconscious of his targets and digs out their secrets as they dream. His excellent espionage skill prompts a wealthy businessman to use him to bring down the business empire of a competitor.

Thus DiCaprio embarks on his toughest mission ever, this time not to steal an idea, but to plant one in the mind of the competitor that should drive the target to destroy his own business empire. In real life and in Africa particularly, western organisations are busy playing DiCaprio by indoctrinating whoever they expect to gain political influence sooner or later. Their goal is to make the next generation of African leaders receptive to western whims and caprice.

Prominent among such organisations is the International Republican Institute, National Democratic Institute, Christian Democratic International Center, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. These organisations, ideologically dissimilar as they may claim to be, have a common agenda of entrenching and perpetuating western subjugation of Africa.

Their capacity to posture as innocent apostles of good governance, democracy and human rights – concepts that the West defines and twists according to its interests – makes them the least suspected of Euro-American strategies for global dominance.

The quest by the West and the rest for dominating Africa is not new. Through the millennia of known history Africa has suffered intrusion after intrusion, invasion after invasion, occupation after occupation. This recurrent violation of the continent’s self-determination was once perpetrated by races claiming biological superiority that granted them the right to rule over “biologically inferior” Africans. It is this illusion that the Blacks are intrinsically inferior that motivated Europeans to enslave Africans en masse – first in the New World and later in Africa during colonialism.

The notion that some races are superior to others soon turned around to haunt its Western proponents when German Nazis waged war on everyone except their own “master race” – everyone including Europeans of other kinds – whom Nazism considered subhuman and who must be subjugated at best and annihilated at worst. If Hitler was fought on account of his racial chauvinism, it followed that White supremacy could no longer be sustained as a basis to deny African-Americans their rights and to rule over people of other races.

Thus the end of the Second World War marked the start of the end of the racial justification for oppression and domination. Another justification for the domination of Africans was invented: yes, Africans are not biologically inferior to Whites, but African culture is inferior to Western culture.

Suddenly, African culture, rather than the African race, became the obstacle to the modernisation of the continent. It was therefore in the interest of Africans to be ruled by the Whites, for this rule provided the Blacks with the opportunity and the motivation to overcome their inferior traditional cultures and embrace superior western cultures. And even after independence, the Whiteman would carry on the burden of civilizing Africans through all possible ways.

One such way was – and continues to be – indoctrination through mass media propaganda. In The Passing of Traditional Society, Daniel Lerner convinced the West that the people of the Middle East, and by extension all ‘uncivilized’ peoples of the world whose traditional cultures hampered their modernisation, would be westernised and hence modernised through constant exposure to western media propaganda. To Lerner and indeed to the West, westernisation equals modernisation and development; any other culture equals backwardness and barbarism.

These backward and barbaric cultures would attain ‘social transformation’ through constant exposure to media propaganda, cosmetically coined as Development Communication. This approach has since supplemented military action and sanctions in spreading western culture and entrenching western hegemony. These and other methods of subjugation have now been joined by the programmes of western-based NGOs.

Under the guise of strengthening the youth leagues of political parties in East Africa, the Washington-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Swedish Christian Democratic International Center, or KIC, established in 2008 an enticing and alluring school of indoctrination known as the Regional Youth Political Leadership Academy (RYPLA).

Renamed recently as Program for Young Politicians in Africa, or PYPA, and expanded to cover several other countries in central and southern Africa, the academy admits each year an average of two promising youth members of each party represented in parliament. I was admitted in 2009 on behalf of the Justice Forum (Jeema), a party with which I worked as an intern and as a volunteer and of which I was consequently thought to be a member.

In the three module-training of one week each conducted in some of the best hotels in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, participants are introduced to western ways of thinking and living. Like the media propaganda that was called Development Communication, this indoctrination is not called by its real name; it is described using innocent phrases like capacity building, value-based leadership, gender mainstreaming, and others.

Indoctrination experts, who often wear a neutral title of facilitators, are hired from the U.S. and Europe to introduce participants to western political ideologies, from conservative liberalism to social liberalism, from social democracy to democratic socialism, and from right wing to left wing politics. These dogmas, for which no critique is entertained, are devotedly taught as if they make any sense to jigger-ravaged villagers of Kamuli District.

The people of Uganda and Africa at large do not need ideology – they need hospitals, roads, electricity, clean water and schools. They need security from hunger and starvation. These are basics that any sane government must provide regardless of its ideological orientation.

Equally committed to spreading ideology is the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, or FES, which, unlike NDI or IRI, doesn’t deny its partisanship. Through its full-year annual Young Leaders Training Programme in which I was a pioneer trainee in 2008/9, the German NGO openly indoctrinates participants into Social Democracy, whatever that means. Another NGO that makes no secret of its mission to propagate ideology is the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, which is here to strengthen Christian Democracy.

These organisations compete for ideological converts among Africa’s emerging leaders. In the 19th Century western powers scrambled for African territory; today the agents of the same powers are scrambling for the hearts and minds of the continent’s ‘leaders of tomorrow’.

These so-called leaders of tomorrow are also programmed to despise their own culture. They are taught that the roles African society allocates to men and women are meant to oppress women. They are told that attaining gender equality requires eradicating everything indigenous that distinguishes, for instance, a Muganda woman from an Anglo-Saxon woman. In the eyes of these NGOs, a Muganda woman who kneels for her husband admits inferiority to the husband. Kneeling, to them, denotes male rule and privilege and proves female servitude. This they summarise in one word: patriarchy.

To these cultural chauvinists, western culture is universal; anything African is inimical to civilized behavior.

To confront this arrogance governments need to take a lead role. The authorities should censor the content of the courses taught by all foreign NGOs and root out the poisonous influences contained therein. These foreign agents should be required to hire local trainers identified by the government rather than import oversees propagandists to preside over youth trainings. At a convenient time some of these NGOs should be expelled from our countries, as Egypt demonstrated recently.

The parties in opposition, aware of the danger posed by the agents of foreign interests, are expected to stand with the government in confronting indoctrination. In the meantime, all political parties should stop sending their youth members to indoctrination workshops. If parties choose to participate for one reason or another, they should strongly sensitise their representatives against unquestioningly swallowing the propaganda that is disseminated through such programmes.

As for the youth who are the primary targets, each one of them should know that the Whiteman’s determination to control Africa has never receded. The youth should recall how European colonialists used small gifts to compromise pre-colonial African rulers and takeover the continent. Today the offspring of the 19th Century imperialists are using luxury hotels and delicious food to compromise the next generation of African leaders.

Eating their food and swallowing their propaganda is the inception of surrendering Africa to them.

Yahya Sseremba is a Ugandan blogger and activist

Russian Spetnaz Prevent Major Terrorist Campaign

Special forces prevent terrorist attack

May 10, 2012

Russia and Abkhazia in a joint raid by militants prevented the preparation of plans for attacks during the Olympic Games in Sochi, RIA Novosti reported.

As reported in Thursday, May 10, the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC), seized the arsenal of terrorists, including man-portable air defense systems “Igla” and “Boom.”During search operations intelligence services May 4-5 found 10 caches in Abkhazia with weapons, explosives, ammunition and other means of committing terrorist acts.According to the agency, there were 3 in the recesses of MANPADS “Igla” and “Arrow”, 2 anti-tank guided rockets (ATGM) with the settings, and 36 mortar shells to it, flame thrower, “Bumblebee”, 29 grenade launchers of various grades, 12 improvised explosive devices, 15 antitank and antipersonnel mines, 655 rounds for grenade launchers, 39 grenades, 50 fuses for them, a sniper rifle and machine 2, 15 kg of TNT, more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition of various calibres, as well as topographic maps of the area.
“Russian FSB managed to establish that militants were planning to move during the 2012-2014 period this service in Sochi and used to commit terrorist acts before and during the Olympic Games “, – stated in the NAC. Thus, the Russian security services was at an early stage to prevent the attempt to realize the criminal plans. “Back in August 2011 in a village in the suburb of Sochi Plastunka security agencies has been eliminated caches that the bandits have prepared for the storage of weapons and explosives” – quoted as NAC.

Source: Kurskveb.Ru

Kazakhstan has Installed French Exocet anti-ship missiles On the Caspian

Kazakhstan has bought and set on the shores of the Caspian French Exocet anti-ship missiles 

Information Agency Novosti-Kazakhstan 

The naval forces of Kazakhstan strengthen the Coast Guard in the Caspian Sea with the help of a new anti-missile system Exocet MM40 Block 3, a letter of intent signed by the Chief of Naval Zhandarbekov Zhanzakovym Kazakhstan and representatives of the JSC “NK Kazakhstan Engineering”, European missile manufacturer MBDA, and INDRA Sistemas in Spain, according to Thursday in a joint press release companies. 

The protocol was signed within the last international exhibition of military equipment KADEX-2012 in Astana. 

“This letter of intent aimed at developing cooperation in the development of coastal defense, based on a new anti-missile systems company MBDA Exocet MM40 Block 3 for the Navy of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, – the report indicates. 

“This project will significantly enhance the security of the Republic of Kazakhstan and, in particular, in the Caspian region” – given in the report to the vice-president of JSC “NK Kazakhstan Engineering” Dimash Bizhanova. 

Exocet – is a complete family of all-weather heavy anti-ship missiles that are suitable for all types of media. Exocet has the ability to launch OTH (Over The Horizon – beyond the horizon, that is, outside the line of sight) and a number of other operational advantages, which include: low profile, pozndnyaya activation of homing flight profile above sea level at a very low altitude, improved detection of targets and REAP, as well as high penetration power against modern naval air defense. 

JSC “NC” Kazakhstan Engineering “was established in 2003 by including in the company’s defense industries and military factories Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is the main representative of the military-industrial complex in Kazakhstan. 

The company MBDA with industrial companies in four European countries and the United States has more than 90 armed forces customers worldwide, MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems

Syria envoy says British, French, Belgian Insurgents killed

Syria envoy says British, French, Belgian fighters killed

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As Syria’s violence continues, UN envoy said Thursday that British, French and Belgian nationals were among foreign fighters killed.

UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s UN envoy said Thursday that British, French and Belgian nationals were among foreign fighters killed in the country’s mounting conflict and that there was Al-Qaeda involvement.

The ambassador, Bashar Jaafari, told the UN Security Council that 12 foreign fighters had been killed and 26 detained in recent clashes with Syrian forces.

“We have a list that contains 12 names of foreign terrorists killed in Syria, including one French citizen, one British citizen, one Belgian citizen,” Jaafari told the 15-member council.

It is time to debate US/Saudi policy in general

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[It is time to debate US/Saudi policy in general, since it has been America’s long secret work with the Saudis that has spawned “Al-Qaeda” and, by extension, every terrorist outfit that has been organized by the Afghan-Arab veterans of the anti-Soviet jihad.  To suddenly suggest that this US/Saudi union is now working against the very “Islamist” network that has taken them thirty years to build is something beyond ludicrous.  If investigators were really interested in putting an end to the international Islamist network, they would simply follow Prince Turki around and have a closer look at all of his “friends.”  I suppose that it is naive of me to ever think that the NYTimes would ever run any actual “news.”]

Years of U.S.-Saudi Teamwork Led to Airline Plot’s Failure

– NYTimes.com.

By  and 

WASHINGTON — In the video, Yemeni militants can be seen forcing their prisoner to his knees in the bright sunlight. The gunmen read out a death sentence declaring the man to be a Saudi spy who hoped to infiltrate Al Qaeda, and then, as the screen goes blank, a rifle shot rings out, followed by cries of “God is great!”

That gruesome clip was released by Al Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate in March, two months before the revelation this week that American and Saudi intelligence agencies had infiltrated Al Qaeda in Yemen and foiled an effort to smuggle a bomb onto a United States-bound jetliner. But it offers a glimpse of the clandestine battle going on in the remote mountains and deserts of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia and the United States have worked closely together against a militant network that remains determined to strike American targets.

That collaboration appears to have intensified over the past two years, despite a long history of mistrust rooted in the role of Saudi hijackers in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The relationship was tested again last year when Saudi leaders responded furiously to American endorsement of the revolt that ousted a Saudi ally, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. American diplomats were surprised and angered in turn soon afterward when Saudi Arabia sent troops to help put down unrest in neighboring Bahrain.

But when it comes to counterterrorism, the Saudis have been crucial partners, not only for the United States but also for an array of other Western powers. The crucial testing ground for that partnership is now Yemen, where the local affiliate of Al Qaeda continues to plan attacks against Western targets even after the killing of its chief ideologue, Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric, in a drone strike in the Yemeni desert last September.

“The Saudis have a special position in Yemen — they can do what the Americans cannot do,” said Mustafa Alani, a security analyst at the Gulf Research Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “They understand the culture, and they provide the human intelligence, which is the crucial and dangerous part. The Americans provide the electronic surveillance.”

The Saudi authorities have said very little about the foiled plot, which was to involve a suicide bomber sewing an explosive into his underwear and detonating it in midair — much like the bombing attempt in late 2009 by a young Nigerian who was also recruited and trained in Yemen. The agent who foiled the plot — apparently by volunteering for the suicide mission himself — is now safely in Saudi Arabia, officials there say. But analysts have speculated that the disclosure may already have damaged Saudi Arabia’s carefully cultivated network of informants.

Saudi intelligence officials have been deploying agents in Yemen for years, analysts say, in what has become a game of mutual subversion. In 2009 a Saudi member of Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based affiliate suddenly returned home and surrendered to the authorities, delivering a blow to the militant network. A few months later, another militant — the brother of the man who American authorities believe designed the underwear device in the recently foiled plot — intended to do the same thing, but instead detonated a bomb concealed inside his body on his arrival. His target, the kingdom’s top counterterrorism official, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, narrowly escaped death.

“Your success last time becomes your failure the next time,” said Gregory Johnsen, a Yemen scholar at Princeton University. “Both sides are constantly adapting and learning from each other.”

Most of this struggle takes place in the shadows, but occasional glimpses emerge in the frequent bulletins released by Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch and its allied group, Ansar al-Shariah. The accused Saudi spy executed in March was one in a batch of three, and his execution video was accompanied by footage of all three men confessing to being paid by Yemeni or Saudi authorities. The confessions — which cannot be verified and could well have been produced under duress — include claims that the men provided information that helped American drones target and kill Yemeni militants. A number of similar videos were released last year.

The espionage has grown even more dangerous since last year, when political turmoil in the Yemeni capital of Sana allowed the militants to carve out a much broader swath of territory in south Yemen and even to build training camps, according to American officials. The American campaign of drone strikes has also stepped up, and on Sunday yielded a significant victory: the killing of Fahd al-Quso, a high-ranking member of Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch who was wanted by the F.B.I. for his role in the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole.

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NATO Reps to Appease Protesters With Token “Debate”

NATO Reps to Debate Protesters Next Week

Public forum to be held Thurs., May 17 at the Pritzker Military Library

By Dick Johnson and BJ Lutz

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NATO representatives will meet with members of the largest anti-NATO protest group next week for an unprecedented one-hour public debate, NBC Chicago has exclusively learned.

Word of the strategic gesture toward the protesters came Wednesday afternoon from NATO’s secretary-general following his meeting with the president at the White House.

“Our public diplomacy people are reaching out to these groups,” said Anders Fogh Rasmussen. “They will organize some meetings where there will be a possibility to exchange views.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at — in a bit of irony — the Pritzker Military Library.

“We get to have a public forum where we are able to convince our fellow residents of this city just how bad and nasty an institution NATO is,” said Andy Thayer, an organizer of the Coalition Against the NATO / G8 War & Poverty Agenda.

Thayer and other protesters take issue with the money spent on NATO operations and its occupations in sovereign lands, and he said he hopes the public demonstrations and next week’s dialogue will enlighten more people to NATO’s actions.

“I would argue that most people in this country, when they get to know the facts about what NATO is … and what NATO does to places like Afghanistan, they would agree that this is not something that should be supported, that our city should not be supporting the NATO Summit,” Thayer said.

During “Chicago Week” at NATO Headquarters in Brussels in March, there may have been a preview of how NATO representatives will respond.

Upon being told of the protest slogan that “NATO is the war machine of the one percent,” U.S. Ambassador Ivo Daalder rejected the notion, saying he believes NATO’s true mission is sometimes misunderstood.

“I wouldn’t regard NATO as a war machine for any percent,” he said at the time. “What NATO is is an organization that brings together 28 countries.”

via NATO Reps to Debate Protesters Next Week | NBC Chicago.