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Could Hacking Be “Payback” For America’s Ruthless Arrogance In the World?

Letter: Hacking by Russia might be payback




If Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee, that was nothing compared with our interventions throughout the world.

For example, Operation Gladio was a post-World War II program set up by the CIA and NATO to thwart communist influence in Italy and Western Europe. According to investigative reports, it was a right-wing terrorist network involved in false flag operations and the subversion of democracy.

The Italian government admitted the existence of Gladio in 1990.

According to allegations contained in numerous online sources and Daniele Ganser’s book “NATO’s Secret Armies,” the main function of the Gladio-style groups was to discredit left-wing groups and politicians through “the strategy of tension,” including false-flag terrorism, such as the Aug. 2, 1980 bombing of the Bologna, Italy, train station that killed 85 people. The attack was falsely blamed on Italy’s left-wing paramilitary Red Brigades group.

The strategy of tension is a concept for control and manipulation of public opinion through the use of fear, propaganda, terrorism, etc.

The aim of this strategy is to instill fear into the populace while framing communist and left-wing political opponents for terrorist atrocities.

Similar operations have been discovered across Europe, including France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Switzerland.

The U.S. government is still at it, as shown by the strong American involvement in the so-called “Orange” revolutions in former Russian republics. Maybe the hack was Russian payback.

Carl Gethmann

Hijacked Libyan Airliner Taken To Malta

LIVE: Libyan aircraft with 111 passengers hijacked to Malta, 65 released; Libyan MP on board

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An aircraft that has left from Libya earlier today was hijacked and landed in Malta this morning at 11.32am, with sources saying that two people on board the flight are threatening to blow up the aircraft.

First, 25 passengers were released. The plane’s door was opened at 1.44pm and women and children were seen disembarking. This was followed by men, and by 2.23 pm, a total of 65 passengers had disembarked.

The plane is an Afriqiyah Airways A320 with 111 passengers on board, including 82 men, 28 women and one infant. The airplane’s door was opened at 1.44pm and some passengers started to disembark. The Prime Minister, in a tweet, said that women and children were disembarking.

Sources at the airport said that negotiations are taking place, and the Malta International Airport has confirmed that there is an unlawful interference at the airport.

“All emergency teams have been dispatched to the site. Passengers are advised to follow for updates,” an MIA statement concluded.

The Prime Minister is leading the National Security Committee from Castille in dealing with the incident.

The Office of the Prime Minister has confirmed negotiating team is on standby at Malta International Airport to hold negotiations with the hijackers.

Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi is leading negotiations, with the hijackers. This is contradictory to what the Libyan media has reported, where they said that the Libyan Transport Ministry are leading negotiators.

Al Naba Libyan TV is quoting the minister of transportation Milad Matouq as saying that the Maltese authorities are negotiating with the hijackers.

Other Arab media are reporting that a Libyan MP is on board the plane.

An official from Afriqiyah Airways said the two hijackers had expressed a willingness to release the passengers but that they will keep the pilot. Serraj al-Fitouri also told Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV that one Libyan lawmaker was among the list of passengers. It was unclear whether the lawmaker, identified as Abdel-Salam al-Marabet, had been on the flight that was hijacked earlier Friday.

In a first official statement issued soon after the plane landed, the government said the Prime Minister is at his office in Castille where the National Security Committee is coordinating the operation, statement said.

The Nationalist Party, in a statement, said the Opposition Leader was informed by the Prime Minister about the incident. The PN said it offered its full cooperation.

file-aspx2It left Sebha at 10.10am on its way to Tripoli, but it was hijacked and diverted to Malta. TVM is reporting that the hijackers are armed with hand grenades and are Gaddafi supporters.

Airport sources say that the aircraft pilot is continuously requesting the Air Traffic Control on information about who will be negotiating with the hijackers. The plane’s engines are still running.

file-aspx3Several emergency measures are being taken at Malta International Airport. A spokesperson from the Armed Forces of Malta informed this newsroom that all AFM units, including the C ‘Special Duties’ company – which is the AFM’s counter terrorism unit.

MIA CEO Alan Borg, when contacted by The Malta Independent, said that this is a matter being handled by the government.

file-aspx-4jpgPresident Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca appealed for everyone to remain calm and follow official updates.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna is praying for the safety and security of all those on-board.

All roads leading to the airport have been blocked.

The last hijacking in Malta was aboard EgyptAir Flight 648 back in 1985. It was a 24-hour ordeal that ended in bloodshed. The storming of the EgyptAir plane back then resulted in the deaths of 62 people. Only one of the three hijackers survived and was brought to justice.

Prayers for the delicate situation at Malta International Airport. May wisdom & good sense prevail. We pray for safety and security for all.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has spoken with Libyan Prime Minister Faez al Serraj.

Rouhani urges Muslims to unite against ‘great plot’

Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies – civil-democratic-islam.pdf

The RAND Corporation and – Fixing Islam

Rouhani urges Muslims to unite against ‘great plot’



Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on all Muslims to unite against the “great conspiracy” of the enemies to destroy Islamic communities through sectarian wars.

President Rouhani addressed scores of thinkers from around the world Dec. 15 at an international Islamic unity conference in Tehran, saying that the ongoing bloodletting in Muslim countries is being orchestrated by major powers and the Zionists.


Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Photo: UN Multimedia

“The aim of the enemies is to create hopelessness and destroy the opportunities of the Muslim communities,” the president said as he touched on some of the atrocities unfolding in Iraq and elsewhere.

“Big powers set up streams of blood in the streets of Mosul and destroyed this beautiful city. They took away sleep from Muslims and enslaved Muslim and Christian girls who were under the banner of a single government,” he said.

President Rouhani said Western powers and their regional allies are responsible for the destruction of cities and beheading of Muslim youths.

“First and foremost, the sin related to these crimes befalls on big colonialists, Western powers and occupiers of the region which opened the way to terrorist groups, armed them and bought smuggled oil from them, allowing looted works from destroyed museums to be sold in their markets.

The second culprits are some of the Muslim countries which gave money and weapons to terrorist groups,” President Rouhani said.

The president called on Muslim thinkers to invite the youths to the true message of Islam and exhort them to follow the path of divine messengers, culminating in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

“We must not allow the enemies of Islam to take away this capacity from us and destroy it or increase division and schism under various pretexts.”

Mr. Rouhani touched on centuries-old coexistence between Shia and Sunni Muslims as well as other religious and ethnic groups, when “we used to respect one another and refrained from insulting our religious luminaries.”

The president described Shia and Sunni Muslims as brothers in faith and following of the Qur’an and the traditions of the great prophet of Islam.

“Shia crescent or Sunni crescent, both are wrong. It is not Shia or Sunni which are squared up against each other. As the late Imam (Khomeini) said it is rather the American Islam standing against the genuine Muhammadan Islam.”


Mr. Rouhani touched on the principle of Jihad in Islam, citing precedents when it was used by Muslims to achieve independence from colonialists by the Libyans, Iranians, Iraqis and other nations.

“We must take pride in a Jihad which is in line with the judgment of the Holy Qur’an. We know of no Jihad other than the one standing against tyranny and defending the dignity of Islam and Muslims,” he added.

President Rouhani held hope that Muslims would unite by clinging to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad and identify the “Zionist regime” of Israel as their “biggest enemy,” when Yemen would achieve liberation and those who are aiding terrorists with money and arms would face the Islamic Ummah with shame.

“Let’s come the day when we are a united Ummah, relying on Allah instead of America, England and other big powers as well as terrorists.”

The 30th International Islamic Unity Conference opened in the Iranian capital with the participation of hundreds of domestic and foreign guests, prominent scholars and religious figures from various Muslim countries. (