6:53 [WikiLeaks] (E)
When three officers of Germany`s foreign intelligence service the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), were arrested in Pristina November 19, it exposed that country`s extensive covert operations in the heart of the Balkans.
7:29 [Anti Empire] (E)
When Syrian rebel groups disallowed their members from signing up for Libya, Turkey stopped paying their salaries
9:24 [FDD`s Long War Journal] (E)
BY JOE TRUZMAN - In 2012, Hezbollah committed itself to armed conflict in defense of its Syrian ally, Bashar al Assad, against rebels and Islamic State fighters attempting to overthrow the Assad government. With the backing of Iran and Russia, they successfully supported the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in largely putting down the armed insurgency. But Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias fighting on behalf of the Bashar al Assad’s government have suffered heavy losses since late January fighting Sunni militant groups in the Aleppo countryside located in northwestern Syria. The area has become a strong-hold for jihadist groups like Hay’at Tahrir al Sham, al Qaeda linked militants and various Turkish-backed groups. Many of these groups operate under or are affiliated with the Incite the Believers Operation Room.
14:27 [Tass] (E)
An unidentified small drone approaching Russia’s air base at Syria’s Hmeymim from the Mediterranean was downed by the base’s Pantsyr missile defense system, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday. According to the ministry, an unidentified small unmanned aerial vehicle was stopped by the airbase’s radars when it was approaching the Russian base from the northeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea after dark. "The target was destroyed by the Panstyr-S missiles at a distance from the airbase. No one was hurt. No material damage was done," the ministry said, adding that the airbase is operating routinely.
7:27 [Tass] (E)
Servicemen of the Russian airbase at Syria’s Hmeymim replied an attack of drones launched from the territory of the terrorists-controlled Idlib de-escalation zone, Major General Yuri Borenkov, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, said on Sunday. "At about 23:00 Moscow time on February 1, airspace control tools of the Russian airbase at Hmeymim stopped a cluster air target of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) launched from militants-controlled territory of the Idlib de-escalation zone. The base’s electronic warfare systems took over control of the UAVs and deactivated their control systems," he said.
14:51 [Tass] (E)
Large arsenals of weapons and munitions, including of the Western make, were found by Syrian government troops on territories liberated from militants in the Idlib de-escalation zone, Major General Yuri Borenkov, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, said on Friday. "After militants retreated deeper into the Idlib de-escalation zone, Syrian troops found a great number of military hardware, munitions and weapons, including of the Western make, left by illegal armed groups," he said. According to the Russian general, the counteroffensive of the Syrian government army prevented a massive terrorists’ attack on the densely populated cities on Hama and Aleppo.
20:59 [TASS] (E)
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a Crimean resident who set up bomb stashes on the territory of the Crimean peninsula allegedly on assignment of the Ukrainian security services, the Federal Security Service (FSB) Center for Public Relations informed TASS.
8:31 [corbettreport/YouTube] (E)
This week on the de-program James digs up an old New York Times report on the CIA`s "mighty wurlitzer," their global propaganda network that included hundreds of journalists, editors, academics, publishing houses, newspapers, magazines and front companies. Although the Times piece is, as expected, a limited hangout, it does provide some interesting pieces of the global intelligence propaganda puzzle.
10:41 [American Herald Tribune] (E)
On Friday, January 10th, the U.S. State Department released a statement signaling their position to stay in Iraq, in defiance of the long standing Iraqi demands requesting the removal of the illegal U.S. occupation. This came seven days after the U.S.’s assassination of the Commander of the Al-Quds brigaide of the IRGC, Qassem Soleimani, and his close friend and comrade in struggle, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The U.S.’s action in assassinating the two most powerful fighters of Daesh in Iraq highlighted the stubbornness of the U.S. as asserting its position as an occupying power in Iraq.
18:45 [Mehr News Agency] (E)
Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy as well as an activist for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), says the Ukrainian plane incident near Tehran could be a false flag by the US and Israeli regime. I managed a false flag operation for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and wrote the original warning letter to the White House, in 1994, on the vulnerability of all electronic systems.
20:55 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Eric Zuesse - Iranian General Soleimani was among the leading, if not the very top, of all generals worldwide, leading the fight against ISIS, not only in Iraq, but as far away as in India. This is the reason why ISIS lauds what Trump did.
20:42 [Stalker Zone] (E)
The Ukrainian nationalist group “С14” continues to surprise the whole world by its idiocy. This time one of the fighters of “Municipal Guard of Kiev” distinguished himself by posting on his page on the social network Instagram a video where he tests a flamethrower designed like the Nazi “Flammenwerfer”. The “hero” accompanied the publication with the following text: “A good sprayer against kolorads for your money. European producer. I recommend”.
8:47 [60 Minutes Australia/YouTube] (E)
In a major 60 MINUTES investigation, Liam Bartlett reveals an added level of Weinstein wickedness. To cover up his many crimes, the one-time Hollywood heavyweight had at his disposal a so-called “army of spies”. These “agents” collected sensitive and embarrassing information about his victims, which was then used to discredit or shut them up. Among Weinstein’s trusted allies was Australian Dylan Howard, who a few days ago went to court to try to stop his part in Bartlett’s story being broadcast. Unfortunately for Howard, he failed.
19:50 [Global Research] (E)
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the most wanted terrorist and alleged leader of the Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL-Daesh) is dead, according to POTUS. President Trump confirmed in October that US forces had been searching for him, that he was under surveillance.
13:17 [MintPressNews] (E)
A shadowy tech firm with deep ties to Israeli intelligence and newly inked contracts to protect Pentagon computers is partnering with Lockheed Martin to gain unprecedented access to the heart of America’s democracy.
6:59 [James Fetzer] (E)
Last October Yossi Cohen, head of Israel’s Mossad, spoke openly about assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
“He knows very well that his assassination is not impossible,” Cohen said in an interview. Soleimani had boasted that the Israel’s tried to assassinate him in 2006 and failed.
19:18 [Press TV] (E)
A former counter-insurgency intelligence officer for the US war machine has publicly called for the United States and its proxies to murder the leader of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU that helped the Iraqi government defeat Daesh terrorists.
8:57 [LRC] (E)
By F. William Engdahl - Rarely does the world get a true look inside the corrupt world of Western oligarchs and the brazen manipulations they use to enhance their fortunes at the expense of the public good. The following comes from correspondence of the Hungarian-born billionaire, now naturalized American speculator, George Soros. The hacker group CyberBerkut has published online letters allegedly written by Soros that reveal him not only as puppet master of the US-backed Ukraine regime. They also reveal his machinations with the US Government and the officials of the European Union in a scheme where, if he succeeds, he could win billions in the plunder of Ukraine assets. All, of course, would be at the expense of Ukrainian citizens and of EU taxpayers. What the three hacked documents reveal is a degree of behind-the-scene manipulation of the most minute details of the Kiev regime by the New York billionaire.
8:39 [RT] (E)
A 15-year-old intel report predicting the world of 2020 has been hailed for its accuracy, but much of the future it describes was already underway in 2004. Could today’s hyper-politicized intelligence community see even that much?
18:31 [Press TV] (E)
The call came one day after a "US civilian contractor" was killed and several US and Iraqi military personnel were wounded in a rocket attack on K1 military base in Iraq`s northern Kirkuk Province.
16:54 [Zero Hedge] (E)
..."Turkey is preparing to deploy troops and naval forces to support the internationally-recognized Libyan government, joining a planned push by Ankara-backed Syrian rebels to defeat strongman Khalifa Haftar," reports Bloomberg.
13:24 [One World] (E)
The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso is a time bomb that`s about to explode as evidenced by the drastic increase in terrorist-related violence there over the past year and its attendant humanitarian consequences, yet both the region and the rest of the world as a whole seem powerless to prevent what the UN warned last month might become "another Syria".
4:08 [Press TV] (E)
According to the public prosecutor of Isfahan, the consignment consists of over 126 riot (pellet) guns, firearms, and AK-47 as well as 900 live rounds.
19:47 [Fort Russ] (E)
The US bases in western Iraq still dispatch weapons and military equipment to ISIS troops deployed in the region, an official said. An informed official with Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website on Monday that the US sends military aid to ISIS in western Iraq, especially areas in Makhoul mountain and al-Hazar island.
14:02 [Press TV] (E)
Iran`s ambassador to the UK has denounced as “fake” a recent Reuters report about the death toll from last month’s riots in the country, saying the report by the London-based agency helped shed further light on the role of the notorious US-backed Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terror group in the unrest.
19:02 [Voltaire Network] (E)
The Syrian Turkmen militia, renowned for supporting the Turkish army against the PKK/YPG, has just received at least two Leopard 2A4 tanks (upgraded version featuring a digital computer). These tanks are manufactured by the German company Krauss-Maffei, which supplied the near totality of NATO forces throughout the 1980’s. The Turkish army bought 340 of them, around 50 of which were deployed in Syria and about a dozen were destroyed in battle. This is the first time that a militia in the Middle Eastern theater is endowed with modern armoured fighting vehicles. This is the first time that a militia in the Middle Eastern theater is endowed with modern armoured fighting vehicles.
20:48 [John Helmer] (E)
December 8th, 2019 - English plane spotters and bird watchers have discovered the location of the Skripals in Gloucestershire. An hour and a half’s drive north of their well-known home in Salisbury, Sergei and Yulia Skripal have been hidden inside an airbase operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) for long-range B-52 and B-2 bombers armed with nuclear weapons targeted on Russia.
9:54 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Jeffrey Epstein was a Mossad asset who was used by Israeli intelligence to blackmail American politicians, according to a former Israeli spy. Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israeli spy and alleged “handler” of Robert Maxwell, told the authors of a new book, Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales, that Epstein ran a “complex intelligence operation” at the behest of Mossad. Believing that Epstein planned to marry his daughter, Maxwell introduced him and Ghislaine Maxwell to Ben-Menashe’s Mossad circle.
13:56 [RT] (E)
Kidnapped and sold into slavery at 14, one former Yazidi sex slave finally had the chance to confront her brutal Islamic State captor in a heartwrenching moment that has gone viral. Her story also had a disturbing European twist. Standing before her abuser, Ashwaq Haji Hamid demanded answers, while the captured militant stood with his head bowed, refusing to look his victim in the eye for the entire confrontation. “Why did you do that to me?” she asked in a video filmed by Iraqi TV, demanding that he raise his head to face her.
10:19 [trunews] (E)
Today on TruNews we host a panel discussion detailing the extensive connection between the political state of Israel and the terrorists in the Middle East who have killed and displaced millions. The team details how zionist officials and bloodthirsty western neocons have allied for almost a century to deploy brutal mercenaries, such as Al Qaeda, Al-Nusra, and ISIS, for the ultimate goal of creating a global Greater Israel.