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0 Iran-Iraq power grids to connect in three years

Iraq and Iran’s electricity networks could be connected within three years, according to Iraq’s energy minister.

In a report by the IRNA, the electricity minister, Raad Shalal Saeid said: “After the implementation of the agreement and the connection of the two countries’ electricity networks, a solid network would emerge and Iran’s electricity would be exported through it to Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, controlled from a single centre.”

“In accordance with the reached agreements, the programmes would be implemented in separate phases and in each phase, the programme related to the next phase would be put forth for agreement.”

Then the US just happens to release the following story....Mmmm..Seems to two countries are getting a little bit too friendly for the US.

Obama's nominee for Joint Chiefs chair says Iran may be seeking a mass-casualty event in Iraq 

Iran's stepped-up arming of Shiite militiamen in southern Iraq who are targeting American troops may be designed to trigger a "Beirut-like moment" of mass U.S. casualties, the Obama administration's nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress on Tuesday.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, was asked by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., about a previous statement Dempsey had made in which he expressed concern that Iran might miscalculate the level of U.S. resolve to assist Iraq.
Dempsey said his Iraqi contacts have told him it appears "Iran's activities in southern Iraq are intended to produce some kind of Beirut-like moment and, in so doing, to send a message that they have expelled us from Iraq." He did not specify which Iraqis said this, although he noted that their view is "in some cases supported by intelligence."
Dempsey was alluding to the 1983 bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. service members and drove the U.S. out of Lebanon. 

0 The Big Picture: War on Libya is War on Entire Africa

In 2010 Gaddafi offered to invest $97 billion in Africa to free it from Western influence, on condition that African states rid themselves of corruption and nepotism. Gaddafi always dreamed of a Developed, United Africa and was about to make that dream come true – and nothing is more terrifying to the West than a Developed, United Africa.

Here is a selection of the initiatives Libya has already put in place in Africa, as well as some of the projects it is planning, explaining why the West’s illegal war against Libya also is a war against Entire Africa.


Libya is one of the biggest contributors to the budget of the African Union. A Libyan diplomat told Reuters Libya is one of five countries — the others are Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa — which cover 75 percent of the Union’s budget. “Libya makes its full required contribution to AU funds. Not all countries do and that buys it influence,” a senior African Union official said.


For several years Mali has been confronted with the activities of the radical Islamist militia Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in its northern deserts. Gaddafi’s money and diplomacy have helped to resolve conflicts in northern Mali between rebels and the government. In 2010 Libya has given Mali two security planes to combat insecurity in the north of the country. These conflicts could flare up again if Gaddafi exits the stage.
Nowadays Gaddafi has many supporters in Mali who regularly march to protest against the Western-led military intervention in Libya.


Libya has put $65 billion into sovereign wealth funds, including one which is specifically designed to make investments in Africa. The Libyan Arab African Investment Company, a vehicle of Libya’s Africa sovereign wealth fund, owns Le Meridien, one of the biggest hotels in Congo. The hotel is undergoing refurbishment paid for by Libyan investment. In 2010, Libya planned to fund the building of a highway north of Congo’s capital Brazzaville, where also the building of a mosque is planned.


Libya has provided millions in investment projects, helping to strengthen the rule of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in one of Africa’s most impoverished nations. Gaddafi’s helpincludes the funding of a rubber processing factory built in Gbarnga, Bong County, a technical and vocational school for the handicapped, as well as Libyan assistance in helping Liberia tackle the food crisis and renovation for the Ducor Intercontinental Hotel.



Also in Niger Gaddafi has helped to prop up the government and the authorities would become more fragile without his financial help. Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi visited Niger in August 2010 and announced the creation of a $100 million investment fund for Niger as part of a strengthening of bilateral ties. Under earlier agreements, Libya is contributing 100 million euros for the construction of a Trans-Sahara highway in the north of Niger, according to sources close to Niger’s foreign ministry. The local subsidiary of Libya Oil, along with Total, are the major players in Niger’s fuel retailing business.


Gaddafi has been a key supporter of the government, which would weaken if it lost his aid revenue. Chad has been plagued by civil wars and invasions after its independence from France in 1960. After years of unrest, Gaddafi seals a peace agreement for Chad between four Chadian rebel groups and the Chadian government in 2007, which agreement was signed in Sirte.
In 2010 Libya made a huge investment in Chad’s National Telecom, which meant a boost of the number of the Chadian mobile phone users from 100,000 to two million.


Libya has helped to prop up the fragile government, sending paratroopers into the capital in 2001 to defeat a rebel assault. In 2008 Gaddafi played a role in the formation of a peace agreement between the government and rebel groups.


Gaddafi was the first head of state to visit after a 2008 coup which brought President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to power. Aziz, who subsequently won a presidential election, has visited Gaddafi several times since then. Even Mauritanian opposition politicians have gone to Tripoli to pledge allegiance to the Libyan leader. Mauritania has debts to Libya of about $200 million. During discussions on debt relief in May 2010, the Libyan Central Bank announced Libya would provide $50 in grants to build a hospital and a university. The university is to be named after Gaddafi.


The 20,000-troop peacekeeping mission in Dafur, jointly supported by the African Union and the United Nations, could be hampered if the African Union (AU) loses funding from Gaddafi and destabilize the country. Gaddafi, who blamed the crisis in Darfur on Israel, made a number of attempts to broker peace talks between Darfur rebels and the Sudanese government.
In October 2010, Gaddafi warned ahead of a vote on possible independence for South Sudan that a partition of the country would be a “contagious disease” that could spread to other African states.


The African Union, based in Ethiopia’s capital, could find itself in financial trouble if it loses the massive support that Gaddafi gives it. Under his rule, Libya supplied 15% of the AU’s membership dues, and it also paid the dues of many smaller and poorer African nations.
To seek for a solution of the Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict, Gaddafi has sent a special envoy to Ethiopia in 2000. In 2008, Libya’s OiLibya bought Shell Ethiopia. This agreement also included retaining all Shell employees, who were hoping to work in a better environment since a long time.


The African Union peace keeping mission, whose 8,000 soldiers are crucial to the battle against Islamic radicals in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, could be severely weakened if the AU lost the financial support of Gaddafi.
In 2008 Libya decided to grant an investment fund to Somalia through the Sahel-Saharan Investment and Trade Bank to fund infrastructures such as roads and bridges within Somalia.


Libyan firms own two hotels and the “Dream Park” entertainment centre in Gambia. Gambian agriculture has received support from Libya, including a donation of seven new tractors. In 2009 Gaddafi gave two camels to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh as a gift. The Libyan and Gambian presidents have exchanged visits and senior Gambian officials attended ceremonies in September to mark the anniversary of Gaddafi coming to power.
On September 7, 2009, Gambia celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Al Fateh Revolution: “In Libya everyone enjoys Freedom!”.

0 'NATO after Libya's natural wealth'

"The NATO military coalition's “strategy is to install what will become a puppet regime ... in Libya and then its great oil resources will be turned over to the imperialist oil companies,” Richard Becker, with the ANSWER Coalition, said."

Becker further said that NATO started its air campaign over the North African country to enforce a UN-backed no-fly zone and protect Libyan people but the alliance's airstrikes are actually hurting Libyan civilians.

“Right now they have a blockade on Libya; they are trying to prevent everything from going in -- food, energy products, everything that people need -- in order to try and starve out the population,” he said.
NATO launched a major air campaign against the forces of the Libyan democratic government  in mid-March, saying the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 gave the military bloc a mandate to “protect the Libyan population.”
NATO has also recently intensified its attacks on Libya in an alleged attempt to increase pressure on popular Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The attacks by the US-led military alliance have nevertheless killed scores of civilians and wounded many others in key Libyan cities.

0 Video of Tripoli TV damage by NATO airstrikes

NATO warplanes bombed Libyan state TV satellite transmitters in Tripoli overnight on Friday. A series of loud explosions echoed across the capital before dawn. There was no immediate comment from Libyan officials on what had been hit, but state TV was still on the air in Tripoli on Saturday morning. NATO said the air strikes aimed to degrade Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's "use of satellite television as a means to intimidate the Libyan people and incite acts of violence against them". The attempt to silence the government's TV broadcasts comes at a sensitive time for the rebels, who appeared to be in disarray after the mysterious death of their chief military commander.

1 Iranian Governor: gas pipeline explosion caused by" Zionist's and US mercenaries"

Governor of Iran's northwestern border city of Makou Hamid Ahmadian said gas cut problem caused following a blast in Iran-Turkey pipeline would be solved by Saturday evening.

Governor of Makou added Iran’s gas export to Turkey was temporarily halted due to the explosion occurred during gas swap.
Ahmadian continued, “the explosion happened 2:07 a.m. Friday by Zionist regime and the US mercenaries and those deceived by them."
“From the beginning of the bombing, all the forces were on alert and managed to extinguish the fire in 35 minutes," Ahmadian told ISNA.
The Governor of Makou pointed out, ”the bombing left no casualty," as expressing hope the problem would be solved by Saurday evening.
Ahmadian added the degree of loss has not estimated yet and that, “police and military forces have been on alert since the blast came and are searching for perpetrators behind the explosion."
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2 26 AK47's and 1 Sniper Rifle stolen from California military base

More than two dozen assault rifles have been stolen from a Southern California military base. 

Investigators sought the public's help as they looked to arrest suspects and recover the weapons, federal officials said Friday.

Twenty-six AK-74 assault rifles and one Dragunov sniper rifle were stolen from a supply warehouse at Fort Irwin in San Bernardino County on July 15, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says in a statement.

Some arrests have been made and one rifle has been recovered, but the agency is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to further arrests, the statement said.

"Community participation is necessary to improve the likelihood that ATF and our law enforcement partners will track down the firearms as well as the criminals who have sought to destabilize our community through illegal activity," ATF Special Agent in Charge John A. Torres said in the statement.

ATF spokesman Special Agent Christian Hoffman could not say when reached by phone how many were arrested, whether they were military or civilian or what motive they may have had.

He referred those questions to military officials, who made the arrests. Phone and email messages left late Friday for a spokesman from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command, which is investigating the theft along with the ATF and the FBI, were not immediately returned.

Hoffman also could not say why word of the theft did not become public for two weeks, but said his agency decided to issue a news release because of the potential danger the loose weapons posed.

"We determined that there was a public safety issue with the guns getting out on the street," he said.

The larger question is WHY a Dragunov sniper rifle (pictured)
was being stored on a US military base?

In the early 1990's a small batch of the authentic military SVD rifles came into the country, only to be banned a short time later. Only 100 of these rifles were imported.

They have never been used by the US military, and are only used by Russian (inc some surrounding territories), and Asian military .
and how do they get "stolen"?...if they got "lost" yes I'd believe that, the US Army has a habit of losing large amounts of military equipment... but stolen? from a Base like Fort Irwin?
I might be over analysing this but something is really stinking about this story.....
Comment's or added info always welcome...


0 US "PSYOP" Unit Stage Manage "Saddam Statue Pull-down".....Look Familiar?

Look familiar?....think Libya.

                       THE SCENE FROM THE AIR

                          YOU THINK THIS IS JUST 
READ ON.....

The NATO-led intervention in Libya and the unrest in Syria are both steps in a decades-long plan by the US and its allies to completely reshape the face of Africa, believes independent journalist and peace activist Thierry Maysan. "It's quite obvious that the USA wanted to enter war at the same time with Libya and Syria.
That wish was made public by John Bolton in 2002. The plan was passed over to France and Britain, who decided to bring it to life in November last year," the author believes.
What is called public uprising of the free-loving people are actually coup attempts staged by the Western nations, Maysan says. The operation in Libya in particular is marked by an astounding number of lies fed to the public, he added. "By the time of the UN Security Council vote everyone had decided on the basis of reports submitted to the council. And the Security Council was certain that during the demonstrations in Benghazi the government killed 6,000 citizens -- a terrible number.
But now five months later the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, which accused the Libyan leadership, has reduced the number... Now the prosecutor is building up his evidence on 208 victims instead of 6,000," he pointed out. In another example, footage was circulated by foreign TV channels allegedly showing Gaddafi's soldiers raping women in retribution for the uprising. 
The video later turned out to be a rare Libyan amateur porn flick, Maysan said. The lies are meant to hide what the West wants to do in the region, the journalist believes. "NATO keeps lying at every stage, which is surprising, because during the war in Kosovo NATO would normally lie only to conceal its mistakes. This time it's being done not to conceal the mistakes, but to conceal the strategy," he told RT.


((Ray McGovern))




0 Euromerica, New Shanghai, United Federation Of Britian...but no Mars?, Total Recall Remake

The usual complaint about remakes is that they don’t bring anything new. 

Len Wiseman seems to have taken that to heart, and is trying something totally different with his “Total Recall” remake. The Philip K. Dick story (“We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”) has been adapted before by Paul Verhoeven in the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger action blockbuster. Unlike that version, Wiseman’s will not be set on the planet Mars, will probably not feature all sorts of mutants, and certainly won’t have any 3-breasted Martian hookers. So how can it be any good, then?

Well, by honouring the core story, and then giving it a fresh spin. The story is about a construction worker named Douglas Quaid who agrees to have vacation memories implanted by Rekall, Inc only to have his mind get all messed up as he starts remembering another identity — that of a secret agent. In this new version, the fresh spin comes via an Earthbound setting, a world where countries have merged into large conglomerate-like entities. Having Colin Farrell as Quaid creates a decidedly different feel for the character compared to Arnie. Many fanboys are skeptical about Wiseman (“Die Hard 4.0″) at the helm, but he can bring the thrills… when he has a good script.

Here is your first-ever look at some shots and props from the film, which shows Quaid in trouble. This version sees him as a suspected spy for both Euromerica and New Shanghai, so those troops must belong to either side.

A little helping of Federal Policing & future world politics programming anyone??