maandag 25 juli 2016

Game of Drones: A new type of war crime that’s going unpunished

The CIA’s killer drones, stealthy and cheaper than manned war planes, have become a convenient modern weapon for finding and destroying terrorist targets abroad. They allow the US military to eliminate enemies from the safety of an air force office. That convenience, distance and safety however, may be deceptive.

Among the places under constant surveillance and frequently attacked by CIA drones are the tribal regions of Pakistan, where militants from various terrorist groups have taken refuge. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, drones have killed around a thousand innocent Pakistani civilians since 2004. Locals live in constant fear of an airstrike as deadly drones hover overhead, an ever-present reminder of the reality and fragility of their lives.

Human rights activists argue that even when a target is identified correctly, the very idea of execution by a drone is against international law, human rights and the principles of democracy.

Meanwhile, many military drone operators, on the other side of the world, suffer psychological breakdown, PTSD and an all-consuming sense of guilt for launching attacks that, in all probability, caused civilian casualties.

RT Doc meets people targeted by drones and their lawyer, world famous former international cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, and a former drone operator who became an anti-drone activist, all talk to RTD about the true extent of the collateral damage caused by these airborne killing machines. Read more.


zaterdag 23 juli 2016

GLADIO: Die Geheimen Naziarmeen in Europa

TV Dokumentation vom SWR 2010 | Erstausstrahlung in ARTE 16.2.2011

Nazis die in der Ukraine im Auftrag von CIA, NATO und EU einen Putsch auf dem Maidan inszenierten, ist das etwas Neues? Nein, dass dies ein altes und bewährtes Verfahren der westlichen Geheimdienste und der NATO ist, darauf gibt diese TV Dokumentation, von 2010 vom SWR, eine ausführlich Antwort.

Die Dokumentation zeigt auf, dass wir in Mitteleuropa und Deutschland ganz konkret von diesen Machenschaften betroffen sind, sowohl als Täter wie auch als Opfer. Mehr info.

Reinhard Gehlen, the CIA and the Nazis (video) - documentary
NATO's Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe (video) - documentary

woensdag 20 juli 2016

The Lost Tribes Of Israel

The mystery of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel has fascinated people through the ages. Explorers claim to have discovered evidence of the "lost tribes" all over the world, from Australia to Siberia, but few if any such claims have been backed up by solid evidence.

But now a provocative possibility about the whereabouts of one of the tribes has emerged--and it's 4,000 miles from Israel--in Southern Africa. Host and explorer Josh Bernstein retraces the amazing journey that the Lemba people claim they made centuries ago.

It stretches from the heart of modern South Africa to the ancient stone cities of Zimbabwe...and then onto the shores of the Mediterranean and the city of Jerusalem. And the evidence for this journey is more than anecdotal. As Josh discovers, recent DNA studies point to the Lemba's true origin in the Middle East.