City of London Police investigating after a man died falling from upper floor in London Stock Exchange – incident treated as non-suspicious — Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 15, 2017
An unidentified man fell to his death from the seventh floor of the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Reuters and British news outlets reported. *** ‘We were called to the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square on Tuesday, 15 August at 9.58am to a report of a man who had fallen from an upper floor in the building to the ground’ City of London police said. “The man was pronounced dead,” police said, adding that they were treating the incident as non-suspicious. According to The Independent, the man is believed to fallen from the building at around 9.45am, landing in the front lobby. Police were called at 9.58am and the man was pronounced dead at 10.10am today.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 15, 2017.
With quotes by Adolf Hitler emblazoned on tee shirts, remnants of Nazi regalia, chants of ‘Jew will not replace us,’ and Confederate flags held aloft throughout the crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstrations by white nationalists against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee coldly conjured the apparition of the Jim Crow-era American South – and then events turned deadly. A 32-year-old woman lost her life and 26 others suffered injuries, some grievous, when a car allegedly driven by James Alex Fields, 20, sped purposefully into a crowd of protesters at a high rate of speed on Saturday – literally knocking people out of their shoes and sending them airborne – in what vocal critics, alluding to previous attacks in Europe, termed an act of terrorism. To reiterate, an (alleged) white nationalist targeted and ran over protesters, killing one of them – after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a sweeping state of emergency, and after, according to the state’s ACLU chapter, police were told to stand down and wait for commands to intervene – providing the both the perfect storm and the perfect excuse to clear the permitted protesters and others from the area.
21st Century Wire says… At long last, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin finally meet at the G20 in Hamburg, while the UK continues to fund its shadow state building in Syria through a series of NGOs which are in reality are running a web of clandestine regime change networks, UN using ‘Bana of Aleppo’ as a PR prop, and behind BREXIT we find TTIP being pushed through by stealth. All this and much more… UK Column co-anchor Mike Robinson is joined by 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen and Vanessa Beeley for today’s news programme, including an in-depth look at the Foreign Office’s special ‘Conflict Fund.’ Watch:
BREAKING Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been killed – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information" pic.twitter.com/zFtGqXlNqE — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 11, 2017
One month after Russia reported that it had likely killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a May airstrike in Syria, moments ago ISIS declared that its supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died, Al Masdar news reported, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights telling Reuters it has “confirmed information” of his death. According to AMN, ISIS gunmen issued a brief statement announcing that their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead and the name of the ‘new caliph’, and adds that some Iranian media outlets earlier circulated images confirming al-Baghdadi’s death. The terrorist group, which recently lost its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, said it will soon announce a successor to Baghdadi.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 11, 2017.
Two parents will lose their beloved 10-month-old son to what could arguably deemed State execution – so avoidably vile, the imminent killing, Charles Dickens undoubtedly rolls in his grave. Charlie Gard – ruled the (unironically named) European Court of Human Rights in determining the last appeal by his parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, ‘inadmissible’ – will not be permitted transport to the United States to undergo experimental nucleoside bypass therapy to treat a rare disease, of which the infant’s is only the sixteenth recorded case. Instead, medical staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London will shut off Charlie’s life support – death with dignity, apparently, as doctors surmise the baby must be suffering horribly to be kept alive, while off ventilator, palliative care would be viable. Gard and Yates were ‘utterly distraught’ about today’s ruling – and for good reason. Charlie will die.
“Hubris calls for nemesis, and in one form or another it’s going to get it, not as a punishment from outside but as the completion of a pattern already started.” Mary Midgley “Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that create huge inequalities. We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal that we continue to sow destruction, pain, and death.” Pope Francis I It is a very perverse view of life that fundamental necessities like healthcare are being portrayed as a discretionary purchase that people make because they ‘like it.’
In what may have been the biggest trolling of the United Nations in recent history, Saudi Arabia was elected via secret ballot in the UN Economic and Social Council to the 45-member UN Commission on the Status of Women last week. According to Reuters, twelve other countries were also elected by the council in Geneva to serve for a four-year term, ending in 2022: Algeria, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Turkmenistan, Ecuador, Haiti and Nicaragua. The news promptly sparked mocking and ridicule. UN Watch, a human rights organization monitoring the performance of the United Nations, strongly condemned the appointment of Saudi Arabia to post, citing Riyadh’s poor women’s rights record and widespread gender inequality. ‘Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief. It’s absurd,’ Hillel Neuer, the UN Watch chief, said. Every Saudi woman ‘must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia also bans women from driving cars,’ Neuer added. Who voted for Saudi Arabia? At least 5 EU nations based on UN Watch math: “Neuer said that seven of the 54 council states did not vote for Saudi Arabia, and that, based on his count, five of the 12 EU states on the council voted in favor of Saudi Arabia. It received the least amount of votes out of all of the 13 newly approved members, he added.”
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 23, 2017.
It’s been almost two weeks since Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Theodore Postol directly disputed claims concerning the official US report regarding the alleged chemical weapons attack out of Khan Shaykhun in the Idlib province of Syria. Postol’s initial analysis, along with its addendum, appeared to echo aspects of what MIT research affiliate and former US Congressional staffer Subrata Ghoshroy observed in the aftermath of the Syrian chemical incident in East Ghouta, Damascus in 2013. MIT Disputes Washington In fact, Postol and Ghoshroy have both questioned various facts surrounding the Damascus chemical incident of 2013 and now more recently, Postol weighed in on the alleged chemical attack in Idlib. Both apparent attacks were claimed through the presentation of dubious video imagery and suspicious photographs as a main source of evidence. Western media proclaimed ‘certainty’ over images and videos largely supplied by the US-UK backed ‘NGO’ known as the White Helmets, a so-called ‘first responder’ group with a history of producing western-oriented war propaganda. Below is another look at a passage from an article published at 21WIRE entitled ‘MIT Researcher: Syria WMD ‘Facts’ Were Manufactured to Fit U. S. Conclusion for Ghouta in 2013.’ In that piece, 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen had the opportunity to interview Ghoshroy regarding the questionable 2013 chemical weapons claims in Syria on the SUNDAY WIRE radio show:
A third US citizen has been arrested and remains in custody in North Korea, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. A man, a Korean-American professor in his 50s, identified by the surname Kim, had been in North Korea for a month to discuss relief activities and was detained at Pyongyang International Airport just as he was leaving North Korea, the agency reported. The man was a former professor at Yanbian University of Science and Technology (YUST), Yonhap said, citing unnamed sources. YUST, a university in neighboring China, has a sister university in Pyongyang. An official at South Korea’s National Intelligence Service said it was not aware of the reported arrest. The reason for his arrest is still unclear, and there has been no comment from the US authorities so far. South Korea’s spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, said it ‘was not aware’ of Kim’s arrest, according to Yonhap. North Korea, which has been criticized for its human rights record, has in the past used detained Americans to extract high-profile visits from the United States, with which it has no formal diplomatic relations. North Korea already holds two Americans. Ahn Chan-il, director of the World North Korea Research Center in Seoul, said that the North “seems to be intending to use professor Kim as leverage in negotiations” amid the current bad relations between the two countries.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 23, 2017.
Days after pushing the patience of the world with its missile attack on the al-Sha’aryat airbase, America’s puppet troops committed yet another atrocity that is provoking international attention. While the justification provided by the United States missile attack was a highly questionable gas attack (which all the evidence points toward being the handiwork of Western-backed terrorists), the recent incident involves an attack on several buses leaving government-held towns of Kefraya and Foah. The attack was a suicide bombing aimed at the buses carrying refugees set to be evacuated from both towns to more secure government-held areas. The transportation of these civilians is part of the recent ‘four cities’ agreement between the Syrian government and Western-backed terrorist forces to evacuate civilians to Syrian-government territory or terrorist supporters to terrorist held territory. The other villages involved in the transfer were the terrorist-held Zabadani and Madaya. The plan was devised to minimize civilian casualties and to eliminate the necessity to reclaim territory isolated by opposing forces, a plan that was facilitated by Iran and Qatar. Around 126 people were killed in the attacks, including at least 80 children, according to the pro-terrorist Syrian Observatory For Human Rights. The BBC reports slightly different numbers, recounting the story as follows: At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday’s bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say.
Authored by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org, It is widely known that the U. S.-led NATO intervention to topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 resulted in a power vacuum that has allowed terror groups like ISIS to gain a foothold in the country. Despite the destructive consequences of the 2011 invasion, the West is currently taking a similar trajectory with regard to Syria. Just as the Obama administration excoriated Gaddafi in 2011, highlighting his human rights abuses and insisting he must be removed from power to protect the Libyan people, the Trump administration is now pointing to the repressive policies of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and warning his regime will soon come to an end – all in the name of protecting Syrian civilians. But as the U. S. and its allies fail to produce legal grounds for their recent air strike – let alone provide concrete evidence to back up their claims Assad was responsible for a deadly chemical attack last week – more hazards of invading foreign countries and removing their heads of state are emerging. This week, new findings revealed another unintended consequence of ‘humanitarian intervention’: the growth of the human slave trade. The Guardian reports that while ‘violence, extortion and slave labor’ have been a reality for people trafficked through Libya in the past, the slave trade has recently expanded. Today, people are selling other human beings out in the open.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 15, 2017.
According to the otherwise credible UPI, or United Press International, China has ordered its military to be on nationwide alert, in addition to areas near the North Korea border, as tensions escalate on the peninsula. Citing the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, a nongovernmental organization in Hong Kong, UPI writes that Beijing has ordered troops at all five military “regions” to maintain preparedness because of the situation in North Korea, according to Oriental Daily News in Hong Kong. According to the NGO, China’s armored and mechanized infantry brigades in the provinces of Shandong, Zhejiang and Yunnan received the state mandate.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 12, 2017.
Who benefits from a military strike on the Syrian government? Certainly not the ideals that Donald J. Trump and his supporters claim to stand for considering the Syrian government is famous for protecting the rights of Christians and other minority groups. Conversely, according to a report from a think-tank founded by alleged war-criminal Tony Blair, the majority of the rebel groups currently attempting to defeat the Syrian government share ISIS’ core ideology. The report also found it was pointless to distinguish between these groups because they all work together on the ground. These groups could establish Sharia law in an instant if Syrian president Bashar al-Assad falls, and this includes the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), which has been hijacked by extremists for years. So what do we know about Trump’s recent decision to strike an airbase facility inside Syria? We know the U. S. government has accused the base of being complicit in chemical weapons attacks, but we have not been presented with any evidence for this claim. However, what we do know about the recent chemical weapons attack that inspired Trump to do a complete 180 on his approach to Syria is that, as identified by Scott Ritter, a former U. N. weapons inspector in Iraq:
Authored by Guy Milliere via The Gatestone Institute, None of Wilders’s speeches incites violence against anyone; the violence that surrounds him is directed only at him. The only person talking about these problems is Geert Wilders. Dutch political leaders and most journalists seemingly prefer to claim that Geert Wilders is the problem; that if he were not there, these problems would not exist. What adherents of this view, that the West is guilty, “forget” is that Islam long oppressed the West: Muslim armies conquered Persia, the Christian Byzantine Empire, North Africa and the Middle East, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Serbia and the Balkans, and virtually all of Eastern Europe. The Muslim armies were a constant threat until the marauding Ottoman troops were finally turned away at the Gates of Vienna in 1683. Even if the Dutch politcian Geert Wilders had won and if the Party for Freedom (PVV) he established eleven years ago had become the first party in the country, he would not have been able to become the head of the government. The heads of all the other political parties said they would reject any alliance with him ; they maintain this position to this day. For years, the Dutch mainstream media have spread hatred and defamation against Wilders for trying to warn the Dutch people – and Europe – about what their future will be if they continue their current immigration policies; in exchange, last December, a panel of three judges found him guilty of “inciting discrimination”. Newspapers and politicians all over Europe unceasingly describe him as a dangerous man and a rightist firebrand. Sometimes they call him a “fascist“. What did Geert Wilders ever do to deserve that? None of his remarks ever incriminated any person or group because of their race or ethnicity. To charge him, the Dutch justice system had excessively and abusively to interpret words he used during a rally in which he asked if the Dutch wanted “fewer Moroccans.” None of Wilders’s speeches incites violence against anyone; the violence that surrounds him is directed only at him. He defends human rights and democratic principles and he is a resolute enemy of all forms of anti-Semitism.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 12, 2017.
Can you imagine making a joke and facing death as a result? “During his interrogation, Sina was told that if he signed a confession and repented, he would be pardoned and let go,” said the source in an interview with CHRI on March 21, 2017. “Unfortunately, he made a childish decision and accepted the charges. Then they sentenced him to death.” “Later he admitted that he signed the confession hoping to get freed,” said the source. “Apparently the authorities also got him to confess in front of a camera as well.” — Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). When the Islamists gain power, they immediately create their own “judiciary system” in order to “legitimize” their implementation of sharia law. In fact, the judiciary system is used less as a tool for bringing people to justice, and more as a tool to suppress freedom of speech and of the press. To radical Islamist groups, Islam is not a religion which all are free to pursue; it is a weapon. It is the most powerful tool that can be wielded with manipulative skill to control entire populations. Beneath their fierce rule, every aspect of daily life is dictated. What is worn, what is eaten, what you say and what you write are all scrutinized; violations of these stringent laws are met with extreme punishments. Can you imagine making a joke and facing death as a result? Can you imagine the constant fear of doing the wrong thing, saying the wrong thing, when you have seen people beaten, stoned, or killed in the street for nothing more than a mild transgression? Freedom of speech and press are the Islamists’ top enemies. They are targeted on a regular basis, making it difficult or impossible for the truth to be revealed to the world. While others may take their privacy for granted, the people living under this kind of tyranny must think about everything they say and do. Sometimes even the bravest of souls turn away in the face of such intimidation. Can it really be as restrictive as described? Yes, and far worse than you can imagine.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 10, 2017.
Just when you thought this day could not get any more bizarre, here comes Reuters with a headline, citing the infamous Syrian Observatory For Human Rights, that Syrian warplanes have taken off from air base hit by U. S., carry out strikes in Homs countryside. JUST IN: Syrian warplanes take off from air base hit by U. S., carry out strikes in Homs countryside – Syrian observatory for human rights — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 7, 2017
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 7, 2017.
Last night President Donald Trump caved into the Pentagon, the political left, the Neoconservative pro-war lobby and mainstream media pressure to act after the release of YouTube videos produced by the US and UK-funded NGO the White Helmets – of an alleged ‘chemical weapons’ attack by the Syrian Airforce in the al Qaeda stronghold of Idlib in Syria. Following the US missile strike, Al Qaeda leaders in Syria have hailed the move by Trump, expressing their gratitude for the US President’s knee-jerk military action. Al Qaeda and ISIS supporters Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey have also expressed thanks to Trump for helping to degrade the Syrian military who have been fighting and winning against al Qaeda in Syria, ISIS and a host of other Gulf-sponsored terrorist groups operating in Syria.