ISIS Receiving Up to $1 Billion Annually From Post-US Afghan Heroin Trafficking

According to head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, ISIL terrorist organization is receiving upwards to $1 billion in profits annually for deliveries of Afghan heroin.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization is receiving upwards of $1 billion in profit annually for deliveries of Afghan heroin, the head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) said Friday.“According to our figures, the IS is receiving up to $1 billion annually for delivering Afghan heroin,” Viktor Ivanov said.In November, the FSKN stated that half of all heroin delivered to Europe through destabilized Iraq and some African countries is being transferred by IS militants. Drug smuggling is a renewable source of funding for the insurgent group, the watchdog suggested.

In addition, drug routes across the Gulf of Aden to the African continent have encouraged the organization of numerous pirate gangs, the FSKN said in the same statement.The Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group, has fought against the Syrian government, capturing large areas in Syria and Iraq. The group is notorious for numerous human rights abuses, including abductions and killings.

The US-led international coalition, comprising over 60 countries, began an air campaign against the militants in Iraq in August 2014, later spreading the bombing to Syria.

Source: SputnikNews

 

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US, Israeli Military Advisors Accused of Aiding ISIS Arrested in Iraq

By Sputnik

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested four foreign military advisors from the United States and Israel who were aiding the Islamic State, Iranian Tasnim News Agency reports.

Three of the arrested military advisors are dual citizens of the United States and Israel, while the fourth advisor is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq’s Sarma News Agency said.The foreign military advisors were captured in a headquarters, from where the Islamic State organized its military operations in Iraq’s Northern Province of Nineveh.

The arrests were made during the Operation, codenamed “The Sting of a Scorpion”. A number of other Islamic State fighters have been killed during the assault. The detained foreign advisors have now been transferred to Baghdad.

 

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US, Israel behind Boko Haram and ISIS, says Sudanese President Omar Al-bashir

The President of Sudan has warned that the fight against jihadist extremism must engage militants on an ideological level, and not solely concentrate on military action against them.

Omar al-Bashir was speaking exclusively to euronews in the week that ISIL released a video purporting to show the execution of 21 Egyptian citizens – an act that spurred Egypt into launching airstrikes against ISIL targets in neighbouring Libya.

He warned that simply using violence against young radicals who fight with organisations like ISIL and al-Qaeda could lead to even more extremism.

“Our policy has been largely succesful, after we arrest these young people we bring a group of young scholars to engage in dialogue with them about their thoughts, and we succeed to bring a lot of them back from their radical ideas”.

Omar al-Bashir said that America’s CIA and Israel’s Mossad are behind group Boko Haram and ISIL.

“I said CIA and the Mossad stand behind these organisations. There is no Muslim who would carry out such acts.”

 

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SHOCKING: Missing Malaysian Plane Intact, All Passengers Alive – Sarah Bajc

Barely two weeks after the Malaysian government officially declared that the missing malaysian airline plane which went missing few weeks ago has crashed and all passengers on board perished, a new twist of event has emerged on the where about of the plane.

According Sarah Bajc, girlfriend of one of the passenger of plane, Philip Woods says the plane did not crash or all passengers perished as concluded.

Sarah Bajc, while appearing on CNN joins the news network to share with the world witness confirmation from another family member that MH370 was seen accompanied by two military jets prior to its’ ‘disappearance’

Bajc also shares with the world that she and other passengers family members are confident that the plane is not only still intact, but that the passengers have also survived.

Sharing that governments of the world are still lying about this, she also shares that military and security experts she’s spoken to believe that this entire mystery is a military operation.

The revelation is coming amidst report that a chinese ship which is still searching for the remains of the missing MH370 Malaysian Airways plane said it detected three pulse from what could be the black box at the site the plane reportedly crashed in the Indian Ocean.

It is left to be seen what would be made out of this revelations, both from the chinese ship and the girlfriend of one of the passengers.

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Profile of John Mahama, the New Ghanaian President

 

Prior to his swearing in as the new President, he was the vice President under the Late John Attah Mills and as the constitution of the country demands, he has to take over as the president.

Below is his brief profile
John Dramani Mahama was born at Bole Bamboi in the Northern Region on the 29th November, 1958. He is married to Mrs Lordina Mahama and has seven children.
He obtained a BA Degree in History from University of Ghana in 1981. In 1986, John Mahama obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies at the University of Ghana. He also undertook further Postgraduate Studies in Social Psychology at the Institute of Social Sciences, Russia, in 1988.
Mr. Mahama was employed as an Information Officer at the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Ghana from 1991 to 1995. He moved on to join the non-governmental organisation, Plan International, as Sponsorship and Grants Manager in the Ghana Country Office from 1995 to 1996.
He was elected to his first term as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bole-Bamboi Constituency in the Northern Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in December 1996. Mr. Mahama served as Deputy Minister of Communications from April 1997 to November 1998 and then served as the substantive Minister of Communications from November 1998 to January 2001.
Mr. Mahama was re-elected MP for Bole-Bamboi Constituency in December 2000 and in December 2004. He served as Director of Communication for the NDC as well as Spokesman on Communications for the Minority in Parliament between 2001 and 2004.
From 2005 to date Mr. Mahama has been Minority Parliamentary Spokesman for Foreign Affairs. He has been a Member of the Pan African Parliament based in Pretoria, South Africa from 2004 to date where he served as the Chairman of the West African Caucus.
On Wednesday, January 7, 2009, Hon. John Dramani Mahama was sworn into office as the Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana.

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Ghanaian President, John Attah Mills is Dead

Ghana’s President John Atta Mills, who was most recently treated in the U.S. for an unspecified condition, has reportedly passed away.
His death reportedly occurred at the 37 Military hospital in Accra.
Questions about the President’s health had been swirling for almost a year. Regarding his frequent visits to U.S. hospitals – 3 this year alone – President Mills replied: ‘’I am going for a medical checkup. I go there to ensure everything is okay. I am going to see my doctors for some examination then I will come back and continue my work of building a Better Ghana.’’
Prof John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was born on July 21, 1944 and was 68 years old at the time of his passing.
He was the third and current President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana and was inaugurated on Jan. 7, 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election.
He was last seen in Ghana on June 3 when he toured the plane crash site at Accra. The President was reported to be crestfallen for seeing the crash site. Critics however said he was looking poorly because he was dragged to that site when he was not feeling well.
He was expected to visit Nigeria in August for a one-day working visit with President Goodluck Jonathan to discuss the recent foreign retail trade brouhaha. Vice President John Dramani Mahama is expected to fill the executive’s functions in the interim. No plans have been announced as yet for his burial.

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Syrian Government Threatens to Use Chemical Weapons

The Syrian regime threatened Monday to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi vowed, however, that Damascus would not use its unconventional arms against its own citizens. The announcement comes as Syria faces international isolation, a tenacious rebellion that has left at least 19,000 people dead and threats by Israel to invade to prevent such weapons from falling into rebel hands.

Syria’s decision to reveal the long suspected existence of its chemical weapons suggests a desperate regime deeply shaken by an increasingly bold rebellion that has scored a string of successes in the past week, including a stunning bomb attack that killed four high-level security officials, the capture of several border crossings and sustained offensives on the regime strongholds of Damascus and Aleppo.

“No chemical or biological weapons will ever be used, and I repeat, will never be used, during the crisis in Syria no matter what the developments inside Syria,” Makdissi said in news conference broadcast on Syrian state TV. “All of these types of weapons are in storage and under security and the direct supervision of the Syrian armed forces and will never be used unless Syria is exposed to external aggression.”

While the statement Makdissi read out promised not to use the weapons against the Syrian people, he later noted that Syria is not facing an internal enemy in the rebellion, which the regime has described as being funded from abroad and driven by foreign extremists.

Syria is believed to have nerve agents as well as mustard gas, Scud missiles capable of delivering these lethal chemicals and a variety of advanced conventional arms, including anti-tank rockets and late-model portable anti-aircraft missiles.

Israel has said it fears that chaos following Assad’s fall could allow the Jewish state’s enemies to access Syria’s chemical weapons, and has not ruled out military intervention to prevent this from happening.

A senior U.S. intelligence official said Friday the Syrians have moved chemical weapons material from the northern end of the country, where the fighting was fiercest, apparently to both secure it, and to consolidate it, which U.S. officials considered a responsible step.

But there has also been a disturbing rise in activity at the installations, so the U.S. intelligence community is intensifying its monitoring efforts to track the weapons and try to figure out whether the Syrians are trying to use them, the official said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the still-evolving investigation.

Makdissi did not discuss last week’s bombing claimed by the rebels that killed four top Syrian security officials, but assured journalists that the situation was under control, despite reports of clashes throughout the country and especially in the major cities of Aleppo and the capital Damascus.

“Yes, there were clashes on certain streets in certain neighborhoods, but the security situation is now much better. Everyone is feeling reassured,” he said. “We are not happy about this, but this is an emergency situation and it will not last more than a day or two and the situation will return to normal.”

His comments were backed up by activist videos taken Monday morning showing sweeps by Syrian militia through Damascus neighborhoods once held by rebels, kicking down doors and searching houses in mop up operations against the fighters that had managed to hold parts of the capital for much of last week.

It was a different story in Aleppo, however, where the Britain-based Syria Observatory reported fierce fighting in a string of neighborhoods in the northeast of Syria’s largest city, including Sakhour and Hanano.

Several videos posted by activists showed cheering rebels celebrating around a burning tank in Sakhour and driving around another one they had captured.

The Observatory said many people fled these neighborhoods in the subsequent lulls in the fighting. The Associated Press could not independently verify the battle scenes shown in the videos posted by the activists.

Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city with about 3 million residents, has been the focus of rebel assaults by a newly formed alliance of opposition forces called the Brigade of Unification. The group said Sunday it was launching an operation to take the city. Much of the fighting in the large city has been confined to neighborhoods in the northeast.

Even as the government appeared to be reasserting control in the capital after the weeklong rebel assault, the Arab League offered Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family a “safe exit” if he steps down.

“This request comes from all the … Arab states: Step aside,” said Qatari Prime Minister Hamid bin Jassim Al Thani at an Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Doha, Qatar, that concluded at dawn Monday. He urged Syria to form a temporary transitional government to plan for a possible post-Assad era. Makdissi dismissed the offer as “flagrant interventionism.”

The Arab League has already suspended Syria’s membership and it is doubtful that Assad will pay much attention to their calls. He ignored a similar request to step down in exchange for asylum by Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki last February.

-AP via Yahoo

 

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Micheal Jackson’s Mother Declared Missing

82 years old Madam Katherine Jackson, mother of late pop star, Michael Jackson, was reported missing to authorities on Saturday night. The family’s lawyer believed she went missing while travelling with Rebbie Jackson, her daughter.
“I’m concerned that she’s not safe,” Sandra Ribera, the lawyer, said.

Michael’s three children have lived with Katherine since their father’s death in 2009. It is gathered that Madam Katherine had not contacted the grandchildren in the last one week.
Paris Jackson, Michael’s 14-year-old daughter, also confirmed the story on Twitter on Sunday morning. The missing persons report comes in the middle of disputes over Michael Jackson’s will and conflicting reports over Katherine’s health.

 

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James Holmes: The Colorado Cinema Shooting Suspect

James Holmes, accused of been responsible for the Aurora movie theater shooting, allegedly  walked in to the theater during the midnight showing of the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, where 12 people died and at least 38 others seriously wounded.

According to a federal law enforcement official, Holmes allegedly wore a bulletproof vest and riot-type mask as he opened fire in the Century Aurora 16 movie theater with three weapons namely an “AK type” rifle, a shotgun and two handguns. He was also said to have used tear gas.

-Holmes, a graduate of  Westview High School in Rancho Penasquitos is a  native of San Diego, but currently pursuing in neuroscience in Aurora.

According to neighbors who lives in Holmes building, he was someone “nobody knew,” seemed “reclusive” and not the type to say ‘hi’ in the hall.

Upon searching Holmes’ apartment, police found that the residence was “booby-trapped,” and police saw what looked like “buckets of extra ammunition” and some kind of chemical inside his home, but FBI says there is no indication the he or the attack is tied to any terrorist groups.Holmes has since been placed under arrest and remains in police custody. He is scheduled to appear in a Colorado courtroom on Monday, although no formal charges have been filed.

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Obama Honors Nigerian Boy: Gives Him US Citizenship

While many Nigerians back home are living with the harsh reality that some of those managing our national assets are only interested in what they can grab from the system, a young Nigeria, Oluwatosin Akinduro, made us proud in the United States on Wednesday.

We gathered that he joined a selected few US military servicemen who were awarded the American citizenship by President Barack Obama as part of activities marking the U.S Independence Day celebration.

Akinduro was sworn in as a US citizen by President Obama, in what is termed as the “naturalisation ceremony for active duty service members” and “as a mark of honour for the commitment of immigrants to America’s national security”.

Born in Lagos Nigeria, Akinduro graduated from a high school in Houston Texas and “joined the Army National Guard is search of new opportunities and a new challenge to lead by example”.

During the swearing in ceremony, President Obama singled Akinduro when he said: “We salute a young man from Nigeria who came here as a child…we are confident he will make a difference. We congratulate Oluwatosin Akinduro.”

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WikiLeaks to Release Debut Album

Julian Assange

Famous Whistleblower and global clearinghouse for classified data and sensitive documents, known for their 2010 release of diplomatic cables between governments and people in government is set to release its debut album titled ‘Beat the Blockade’.

Beat the Blockade as reported by Yahoo News will consist of 12 tracks, including “The Ballad of Julian Assange”, “B Manning” and “Where There Are No Secrets”.

The album which is billed to be released on the 5th of August and will sell for a price of $5 is part of efforts by WikiLeaks to fund its activities since the financial blockade imposed on it by the Bank of America, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal and others since December, 2010.

The proceeds of the album sales will specifically be channeled to keeping the website running or to the WikiLeaks and Julian Assange Defense Fund.

It had earlier established its own online TV show, The World Tomorrow, hosted by Assange, and a social network, Friends of WikiLeaks.

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World’s Oldest Billionaire Dies At 101 Years

The oldest man to ever make Forbes’ list of Billionaires, Walter Haefner has died at the age of 101 years. According to the SBC, Haefner, who was the oldest Billionaire in the world and the only centenarian on the 2012 Forbes’ World Billionaires list died last week, but was only announced yesterday.

With a net worth of $4.3 billion in March, making him the 248th richest person in the world before his death, Haefner was the largest individual shareholder of IT software maker CA (formerly Computer Associates). He sold the data processing firm back in 1968 to University Computing, which was eventually bought by Computer Associates. Haefner had branched out since then, though. His family owns Automobil-und Motoren AG, Switzerland’s main importer of Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and Audi.

With Haefner’s passing, David Rockefeller Sr. becomes the (new) oldest billionaire in the world. Rockefeller, grandson of the visionary oil baron John D. Rockefeller, is 96. He is working to give away his fortune to beneficiaries such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University, and the Council on Foreign Relations. An insect enthusiast, David owns one of the largest beetle collections in the world, as well as a vast personal collection of contemporary and modern art.

 

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