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Stratfor just released a paper (The Syria Crisis: Assessing Foreign Intervention) detailing how the actions in Libya and Syria were low intensity psyops designed by Western governments (globalists) to force regime change on those two countries. They also state that the reports coming from the NGOs in those countries are certainly exaggerated to make the current regimes look bad.
The least risky and least detectable option for a country pursuing intervention is to ramp up intelligence activities in the target country. Such activities can involve clandestine activities like developing contact with opposition figures or encouraging generals to conduct a coup or defect to the opposition.
Clandestine efforts can also include working with opposition groups and nongovernmental organizations to improve their information warfare activities. These activities may progress to more obvious covert actions, such as assassinations or sabotage. Most of the actions taken in the covert intelligence war against Iran can be placed in this level.
Clandestine and covert activities often are accompanied or preceded by overt diplomatic pressure. This includes press statements denouncing the leadership of the target country, the initiation of resolutions in international organizations, such as the Arab League or the United Nations, and international economic sanctions” Stratfor
Clearly Democracy NOW! has become a go-to vehicle for passing along propaganda from the Obama/Clinton regime in their information warfare activities. They are constantly providing a venue for NGOs and opposition group leaders to spread their disinformation to the left wing supporters of Obama.
Above is Democracy NOW!’s banner on their “Libya Uprising” page followed by a few headlines from old DN stories which helped build support for Obama’s illegal invasion of Libya.
Thousands Feared Dead in Gaddafi’s Crackdown on Libyan Uprising
“Everywhere There is Graffiti Saying, ‘Welcome to the New Free Libya‘”: Democracy Now! Correspondent Anjali Kamat Reports
Massacre in Libya: Witnesses Say Protesters Have Taken Control of Benghazi Despite Gov’t Violence
Now take a look at DN!’s Syrian topic button. Look familiar?
As Syria Toll Tops 5,000, Activist in Hiding Urges Global Action to Stop Assad Regime Crackdown
Syrian Human Rights Lawyer Razan Zaitouneh Speaks from Hiding, Says Over 4,000 Killed in Uprising
Syria Attacks Protesters with Tanks, Naval Bombardment: “The Regime Has Made War Against the People“
These are not “uprisings” but rather carefully planned destabilization campaigns which have cost thousands their lives and perhaps millions their livelihoods in Libya and and soon Syria. Everything Amy Goodman ever stood for is being bastardized right now and people will pay the price for her compliance in this new world order being fashioned by Obama and Clinton.
A government probe has been launched after officials in New South Wales, Australia, shot and killed shelter dogs that were due to be rescued by volunteers – allegedly in an effort to prevent the volunteers spreading Covid-19.
The dogs, one of which had just given birth to puppies, were housed in a pound in the northwest of the state, and were due to be picked up by volunteers from a Cobar-based animal shelter. However, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Sunday that workers with the Bourke Shire Council had shot them dead last week.
The council ruled that having the volunteers come and collect the animals would somehow put council employees and the local community, including “vulnerable Aboriginal populations” at risk of catching and spreading Covid-19, the Herald reported, citing the Office of Local Government, the council’s watchdog group. The group is now investigating whether animal cruelty laws were broken by the council.
The volunteers say they had Covid-safe measures in place for their trip to the pound, and are reportedly distressed by the mass killing of the abandoned animals. Moreover, it is unclear why the council considered their trip to pose such a threat, given that there have been no recent cases of Covid-19 reported in the Cobar area.
The shootings triggered an outcry on social media. “Killing innocent rescue dogs over human paranoia of a virus that has a 99.8% chance of survival is beyond cruel,” one commenter wrote on Twitter. “The world has gone mad.”
International commenters soon joined in to express their disgust at the animal executions.
“We are deeply distressed and completely appalled by this callous dog shooting and we totally reject the council’s unacceptable justifications that this killing was apparently undertaken as part of a COVID-safe plan,” Lisa Ryan, a spokeswoman for Animal Liberation, said in a statement.
Much of Australia remains under some of the world’s most draconian lockdown policies, with Prime Minister Scott Morrisson promising to keep restrictions in place until 70% of the population is vaccinated. At present less than a third of Australian adults are fully inoculated.
In New South Wales, people in the Greater Sydney area have been ordered to remain at home until the end of September. Even outside Sydney, leaving the home is forbidden in much of the state without a “reasonable excuse,” car travel is banned save for in emergencies, home visits are not allowed, and all residents must carry proof of address outside the home. Police have brutally cracked down on protests against the lockdown rules.
The first new Orthodox church to be built in Warsaw for over 100 years opened yesterday. It is now the third in Poland’s capital, serving a growing number of Orthodox believers.
Both its name – Hagia Sophia – and its outer appearance refer to its famous namesake in Istanbul, which was originally built as a Byzantine cathedral, converted to a mosque by the Ottoman Turks, then deconsecrated into a museum in 1934 – and finally again turned into a mosque in July this year.
The church is located in southern Warsaw, near the Ursynów and Wilanów districts. Its location will save nearby worshippers from longer trips to the city’s other two Orthodox churches: the 19th-century Metropolitan Cathedral of St Mary Magdalene in the Praga district, and the church of Saint John Climacus in Wola, built in 1905. There are also several smaller chapels dispersed around the capital.
The last Orthodox church to be built in Warsaw was opened in 1912, when the city was part of the Russian Empire.
The Alexander Nevsky cathedral – which was then Warsaw’s tallest building and located at the heart of the city in what is today Piłsudski Square – was demolished in the 1920s after Poland regained its independence, along with many other Orthodox places of worship.
At the opening of the new building, Archbishop Sawa – the head of the Polish Orthodox Church – said that it would be dedicated to Polish Orthodox believers “over the centuries” and “especially those who died in camps in the east and west, and those who, strong in faith, gave their lives during the Warsaw Uprising”.
The parish priest, Adam Siemieniuk, says that the new church should “be a tribute to the cradle of Christianity, which is the Hagia Sophia [in Istanbul],” reports Radio Plus.
The temple’s construction began in 2015. Earlier this year, its western bell tower and nine bells were consecrated, but services took place in a temporary wooden chapel near the building site. Now the church itself is open for services, with only final touches being made to the interior.
The building was designed by Andrzej Markowski, who died last year. It is 35 metres wide, with a dome limited to being only 22 metres high, as it stands on the approach path for planes landing at the nearby Chopin airport.
The new church was funded entirely from collections among Orthodox believers. “We did not receive any funds from the state budget, so we can say that the whole thing was financed by our Orthodox community,” said Siemieniuk, quoted by Nasze Miasto, a local news site.
The church will also function as the venue for a Sunday school for Orthodox children.
The current Polish Orthodox Church was established in 1924, and has been headed by Archbishop Sawa since 1998. It claims to have around 500,000 members, although exact figures are difficult to come by.
According to data from the 2011 census, membership stood at 150,000, including 40,000 in Warsaw. However, an estimate for 2019, published earlier this year by Statistics Poland (GUS), a government agency, put the church’s membership at just over 500,000.
A separate recent report by GUS estimates the number of all Orthodox believers in Poland at 0.9% of the population (up from 0.7% in 2016), which would mean around 400,000.
One reason for growing numbers of Orthodox faithful in recent years has been the unprecedented influx of Ukrainian immigrants, an estimated 1.35 million of whom now live in Poland.
Having been battered, bullied, burned and bombed so many times in the past it’s perhaps surprising that possibly the grandest pre-war structure in Warsaw was actually torn down by the locals, no less than 14 years after it was completed.
Commissioned by the Governor General of Poland, Joseph Vladimirovich Gourko, work commenced on St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in 1893 and continued until 1914. Earmarked to serve as place of worship for Warsaw’s ruling Russian community the building was the work of the architect Leontij Benois, a professor in The Tsarist Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg.
The site, on what is today Pl. Piłsudskiego was not chosen by accident; in 1840 the same patch of land was occupied by an obelisk commemorating Polish generals who had collaborated with the Russians during the 1830 November Uprising. It was financed by huge taxes levied by the insufferable Gourko, as well as a collection of funds ordered by Tsar Alexander III, though Russia’s looming economic crisis meant that construction took 18 years.
The results though were staggering. Consisting of five gold plated domes, and a 70 metre bell tower (then the tallest building in Warsaw), the cathedral proved even more dazzling on the inside. Raising comparisons to St. Mark’s in Venice, copper and oak main doors led to an interior dripping with oil paintings and icons. Sixteen mosaic panels were designed by Viktor Asnetsov, and the building was heavily adorned with precious stones. The cathedral operated as a Russian shrine until 1915 when Warsaw was captured by German forces. The next three years saw it function as a German military church, though the moment Poland gained independence plans were floated to demolish this symbol of Russian hegemony. The debate on what to do with it reigned for years, with arguments including that the building had no artistic value, that the square needed to be freed up for military parades and that the foundations were already sinking.
Finally in 1922 the tower was taken down, and between 1924-1926 some 15,000 detonations were set off to rid Warsaw of the cathedral. Not one to miss a mark, the Warsaw magistrate sold public bonds so as to allow every Pole the chance to take part in the iconoclasm. The resulting rubble was used to strengthen the banks of the Wisła and the rescued Finnish granite put to effect in many Warsaw churches.
Of the surviving decorations a few of the mosaics can now be viewed at the St. Mary Magdalene Church in Praga (one of only two Warsaw orthodox churches to survive the 20s), pulpit and altar pieces in the Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Pyry and icons in the Pokrovy Orthodox Church in Baranowicze, Belarus.