West tries to use extremism for color revolutions in Russia — Federation Council speaker

from TASS News

The West uses political, ethnic and religious extremism as a geopolitical instrument, including for trying to organize “color revolutions” in Russia, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Wednesday.

“Extremism is used as a geopolitical instrument, for reshaping the spheres of influence, overthrowing regimes undesirable for some countries by the means of organizing ‘color revolutions’,” Matviyenko said. “The West makes attempts to organize them [‘color revolutions’] in Russia as well,” she added. These efforts are directed at “discrediting the authorities and destabilizing the situation in Russia, and using both extremist elements and opposition for that,” the speaker noted.

“The Russian government does not plan to embark on a course of ‘tightening screws’ and suppressing ‘dissent’,” Matviyenko stressed. “The authorities are ready for dialogue with the opposition, they will continue to develop partnership with the civil society. Such dialogue and such partnership are important,” she said. However, “it is useless to start discussions with those who works on orders from abroad, in the interests of a foreign country or foreign countries,” Matviyenko added.

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Egypt carries out hanging sentence of 1st Morsi backer

from Press TV

Egypt has reportedly carried out the first of over 180 death sentences handed down by its courts over massive protest rallies and clashes that followed the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi.

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The Fake “21 Coptic Christians Beheading” Video – Part 1: Timing

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: (H/T Chads) Even Fox News admits it’s a fake.

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

When 21 laborers in America die because the Obama administration has cut funding to OSHA to the point where they only have one guy to check on 50,000 job sites (yes, it’s an exaggeration, slightly), neoliberal talking heads like Bill O’Reilly get hard-ons and they call it “freedom”. Or when 21 laborers anywhere die because they can’t afford things like medicine even though they are working 50 hours a week (not an exaggeration), neoliberals like Bill start salivating at the thought of all that glorious “growth”

That’s because, as we all know by now, “Freedom” to the members of the neoliberal Washington Consensus (neocons, New Dems, (big “L”) Libertarians) means “freedom from New Deal social and economic justice reforms… and “Growth” simply means “the growth of the billionaire class’ profit margins”

So imagine my shock and awe when I heard Bill O’Reilly calling for a new “Holy War”, a new Crusades if you will, over the poorly produced video of the deaths of 21 Coptic Christian laborers in Libya at the hands of the fictitious “ISIS™”

“The Holy War is here and, unfortunately, it seems the president of the United States will be the last one to acknowledge it…I’m gonna also make a call …for every cleric in the country next Sunday, Saturday, Friday in the mosques, with the imams, to address this with their congregation and to say enough, that we people of good faith have to tell our leader to get in gear. I’d like to see every cleric in this country do that. …Let’s make that happen. And I want every pastor, every priest, every rabbi and every imam to email me personally and tell me you’re gonna do that and I’ll read as many on the air as I can.” Bill O’Reilly

Simultaneously, fake progressive sites like the Huffington Post are producing equally sophomoric propaganda pieces in support of Obama’s endless war of aggression in lock-step with those of the O’Reilly faction. Thus the true nature of the Washington Consensus becomes easier to see.

Let’s break this down just a tiny bit if we could on a few of the most basic elements of this event starting with:

Part 1: Timing

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As Injustice Becomes Routine In al-Sisi’s Egypt, 183 Political Opponents Sentenced to Death

by Sarah Lazare, from Common Dreams

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with then-Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi in Cairo November 3, 2013. (Photo: State Department/flickr/public domain)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with then-Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi in Cairo November 3, 2013.

 

An Egyptian court on Monday ratified the order to execute 183 alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood—confirming the third mass death sentence issued under the rule of U.S.-backed President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Monday’s ruling rubber-stamps an earlier decision, made in December by a judge in Giza, to issue death sentences to 188 people, allegedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, on unsubstantiated charges relating to an attack on a police station in the Giza town of Kerdasa in August 2013 that led to the killing of 11 officers.

The incident occurred the same day as the Rabaa massacre, in which an attack by Egyptian security forces on a camp protesting the ouster of former Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi led to the killing of at least 817 people, and likely more than 1,000, according to the estimates of Human Rights Watch. Not a single security officer or high-ranking Egyptian official has been held accountable for those killings.

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“Cartalucci” is at it Again: Praising the Despotic Junta in Thailand and Blaming the Left for the Recent Gladio Op

by Scott Creighton (H/T tommyknocker1)

“Thaksin’s regime is going. It is a cancer, you can choose to pray and wave the banner of democracy like children, we’ll choose to cut it out.” Tony Cartalucci

” the empty dream of international democracy” “Tony Cartalucci”

“the circus that is modern “democracy.” ” “Tony Cartalucci”

In Thailand, the illegal junta that came to power last May is doing everything they can to make sure they remain in power in perpetuity.

To that end,  the junta, officially called the “National Council for Peace and Order”, seek to impeach the former elected Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has already been removed from office.

Impeachment will mean she can’t run for office for 5 years which will effectively ban the most popular political party from participation in the next round of “elections” which the junta claims wont take place til 2016 or so.

The people of Thailand understand that ploy and are understandably upset by it. So, with the expectation of large protests on the horizon, protests that have been made illegal under the rule of the current despots, the Thai junta announced recently that they would be cracking down on all of them and banning media coverage of any events that unfold.

To justify those actions, it appears the military thugs have staged a couple “terrorist” acts which will provide ample pretext for the coming repression of the political majority that has won every election in Thailand since 2001. So don’t be caught blogging any pertinent questions regarding who committed these acts of terrorism. Doing so will get you brought before Big Brother, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of the Thai military junta, for some “reeducation”

As he (they) have done in the past, “Tony Cartalucci” is busy white-washing the actions of the illegal junta and blaming the leftist for the Operation Gladio styled acts which have recently took place. As usual when it comes to military juntas across the globe, “Tony’s” evidence is spurious at best and doesn’t hold up to the slightest investigation.

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Egypt boasts of imprisoning 10,000 in 2014

(Also read The New York shooting and the bid to outlaw opposition to police violence.

… Asked in his press conference Monday what his attitude was toward protestors who called officers murderers and racists, de Blasio indicated that those who “say inappropriate things, who say hateful things,” are to be reported to the police as criminals. He insisted that the way to “contribute to making things better” in a democracy is to “show respect and support for our police.”

Do you see the pattern? By “saying” inappropriate things people are being considered criminals in New York? By “inappropriate” I guess they mean “honest and truthful”)

by Bill Van Auken, WSWS

The Egyptian military dictatorship of Field Marshal-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi boasted last weekend that it had detained nearly 10,000 people over the past 12 months. This grim estimate came as Washington moved to further normalize its relationship with the regime, and as the US Congress effectively waived human rights conditions for the provision of military aid to the Cairo regime.

Maj. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Osman, a senior official in Egypt’s interior ministry, provided the figure of 9,983 individuals detained over the course of the year, classifying them as “saboteurs, rioters and terrorists.” Included in the figure, he said, were 6,400 people classified as “rioters,” 2,600 accused of attacking police stations, 460 declared suspected terrorists, 50 “wanted militants,” 119 administrators of social media pages, charged by the regime with incitement against state institutions, and four people accused of producing “hostile videos.”

Earlier, security officials had estimated that more than 20,000 people had been arrested since the July 2013 military coup that ousted the country’s elected president, Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The Islamist organization, Egypt’s largest political party, has since been outlawed as a terrorist organization.

Opponents of the regime believe that the real number of those arrested has reached over 40,000, many of them held without charges in clandestine torture centers run by the security forces…

… Last November, when 78 children were tried in Alexandria’s juvenile misdemeanor court and sentenced to between two and five years in prison for unauthorized protests, they managed to release a statement revealing that they had been beaten and tortured…

The regime has sought to suppress any future protests by imposing a law outlawing any demonstration that is not authorized by the security forces.

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The Newest and Most Dangerous Violent Extremist Group of ALL TIME! The TARD™ Menace

by Scott Creighton

It is with extreme sadness that I have to admit, after all these years of exposing and debunking various dubious bullshite “extremist” groups that have been created in order to manufacture consent for one operation or another in service to the Global War of Terror and the banks who fund it.. I have found this latest threat is more than credible… it’s hyper-credible… it’s incredulous… and it’s all around us just waiting to strike.

We are all doomed and therefore must sacrifice any number of freedoms on the altar of security in order to preserve our way of life that currently sucks and is getting suckier because after all, USA™…USA™…USA™

When asked why the White House called an emergency press conference this morning, State Department™ Spokesman Jen Psaki said :

“ISIS™? No, this meeting isn’t about ISIS™ . ISIS™  is so August™. This is September™. Try to keep up. We’re here to talk about TARD™ , the most ruthless, vicious, evil, monstrous, impolite, unfriendly, antisocial social media expert terrorist group to ever have occupied a green screen sound stage! Duh.”

Psaki said we need to build an international coalition to put an end to  TARD™ (not to be confused with the Coalition of the Willing used as cover to create the impression of international legitimacy the Bush administration could not get at the start of the invasion of Iraq back in 2003) she called it a Coalition of the Willing TARDS™ because, as she said:

TARD™  is EVERYWHERE.  TARD™  is NOWHERE. Therefore, we must be prepared to allow ObamaGod the flexibility to bomb EVERYTHING and EVERYONE without asking congress or the people. It’s the TARD™ way!”

Like Colin Powell did at the UN Security Council, Psaki knocked it out of the park. Who in their RIGHT mind can argue with that kind of logic I ask you?

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