Posts Tagged ‘journalist’

SERENA SHIM: THE LIFE AND UNEXPLAINED DEATH OF A SYRIA WAR REPORTER

 

She had recently reported for the Iranian-backed Press TV about Turkey’s role in smuggling IS fighters into Syria on World Food Programme trucks. In her final live broadcast, she described how agents from the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) had been asking questions about her movements while she was covering the siege of Kobani by IS militants.

The intelligence agency had labeled her a “spy,” she said, and pressed locals to “give them a phone call” if they saw her.

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Jesus Christ – I did not see that coming. People are nuts.

Missouri man arrested for at least 8 Jewish center threats

Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested by the FBI early Friday in St. Louis. He has been charged with cyberstalking in the state of New York. The bomb threats made to the various Jewish community centers (JCCs) were part of a “campaign to harass and intimidate” a woman with whom Thompson was formerly in a romantic relationship, according to federal prosecutors.

Some threats communicated to JCCs were made in the woman’s name, according to the US Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York.

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He was executive editor of MediaChannel.org, co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision production company, and the author of twelve books, including The More You Watch, The Less You Know.

From DemocracyNow

Danny Schechter was also a contributor here. He was a voice of reason and experience in a world full up with propaganda and irrationalism. I talked with him several times through email, and he was generous enough to send some of his articles for the blog.

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ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S.

Note to Ignorant Americans:

The US and its allies have supported ISIS since at least 2012, as they were the main force fighting against the government of Bashar al Assad in Syria. The US has politically supported these terrorists and has done nothing to thwart their activities. Quite the opposite, they have sent arms and “non-lethal aid” directly, trained fighters in Jordan and encouraged their regional allies to support these terrorists directly. 

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others have directly aided ISIS. These are top US Middle East allies. This is a coordinated effort to surround Syria, and the borders of Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been kept open to allow these terror brigades to bring arms back and forth across, giving them safe haven and arming them inside Syria.

The US knows this is happening. The US public is kept in the dark. It is the strategy of the US to encourage radical Sunni militias, as it did in the 1980s in Afghanistan — a proven, successful strategy — in the “Jihad” against the Soviet Union. This is not new, but Americans are woefully ignorant of their own history and machinations around the world.

This turn toward terror militias traces back to the 2007 Seymour Hersh expose in The New Yorker: The Redirection.

None of these events is unexpected. None are contrary to US interests. The “Islamic State” has succeeded in breaking up Iraq, so that it will not be a strong nation with a strong military in the future. It has led to the fall of Maliki, the Iran-friendly Shi’ite president who kicked the US military out of Iraq. The people of the region are unimportant to US imperialists. Only the control of gas and oil matters. That should be obvious by now. The Sunni Islamic State has pledged to wipe out all Shi’ites and that includes the entire nation of Iran. Do the math.

These terror brigades would simply not exist without US allies funding and arming them. 

 

 

Drive train from Michael Hasting’s Mercedes landed 100ft. from the crash site. 450x287xhastings-450x287.jpg.pagespeed.ic.hDVZ1lo5iB

 

 

Confirmed, proven, demonstrated and joked about.

 

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UPDATE

This news report was erroneous, and the family’s permission was given.  

Private investigator is also looking into the death.

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