Saturday, May 14, 2016

World SITREP May 13th, 2016 by Baaz

NATO acts like a country
A part of the NATO missile shield was brought online during a ceremony at
the Deveselu air base on Thursday.
Speaking at the event, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attempted to
play down the idea that the base could threaten Russia’s deterrence capacities.

Dilma out: Brazilian plutocracy sets 54mn votes on fire

by Pepe Escobar for Russia Today
Never in modern political history has it been so easy to “abolish the people” and simply erase 54 million votes cast in a free and fair presidential election.
Forget about hanging chads, as in Florida 2000. This is a day that will live in infamy all across the Global South – when what was one of its most dynamic democracies veered into a plutocratic regime, under a flimsy parliamentary/judicial veneer, with legal and constitutional guarantees now at the mercy of lowly comprador elites.

Stand up Ovation for the Father of propaganda: BBC calls NATO a Country

“Russia has been flexing its military muscle near to Nato’s borders and the Alliance has responded by stepping up its own military exercises.”
“Russia has a track record of being misleading and worse – not least over its intervention in both Ukraine and Syria” What’s apparently worse is not mentioned -excellent propaganda technique.
I note though a few cracks in the deceptive writing -odd for the virulently russophobic BBC -still they forgot to mention this system has nothing to do with protecting anybody and everything to do with a US first strike attack on Russia -and defeating any defensive Russian missiles.

Romania and Poland now have laser targets on their heads -how much money went under the table?

The Ukraine between Fascism, Ochlocracy and Breakup

This article was written for the Unz Review:

There is less talk about the rump-Ukraine in the news these days, especially in the western corporate media, and there is a good reason for that: that short-lived Urkonazi “Banderastan” is falling apart. This is hardly surprising since the entire concept was never viable in the first place. Let’s remember how it all began.

The Well That Never Runs Dry

This comment was chosen by Saker Mod ZZ from the post “In Syria, Russia Defends Civilization – the West Sides with Barbarism”. The moderator believes this comment is very uplifting and timely to this struggle. It speaks for itself –  beautiful.

Comment by Dr. N.G. Maroudas

That classical concert Palmyra, with the sun shining on the golden stone of antiquity, celebrates the return of Syria to its normal civilized self. Once again Syria impresses the world by its ability to shrug off foreign Empires. A Yankee tourist wrote 150 years ago that everything in the USA was bigger and better than anything in the Middle East – except for Damascus, which awed him totally. From Mark Twain’s book, “The Yankees Abroad”:

Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure Shoots Himself, Flown To Dubai (photos)

A member of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure, has accidentally shot himself on the foot while fidgeting with his pistol. Hon. Kazaure gained national acclaim when footages of his presentations on the floor of the House and interviews went viral on social media. Daily Nigerian reliably gathered that the accidental discharge occurred a few days ago in his Kano residence when his cocked pistol accidentally went off and hit his foot. A source close to the lawmaker told our correspondent that the bullet damaged Hon. Kazaure’s three toes, and were removed at an Abuja hospital. Hon. Kazaure is currently receiving medical attention in Dubai, UAE.

"Governors Spend N35Million In A Trip" - Orji-Uzor Kalu

Former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu has accused Nigerian governors of squandering their state funds on frivolities and personal luxury. Speaking to the State House Correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, Orji spoke against the recent demands from state governors to the FG for more funds, adding that the states had enough money to enable them carry out their statutory duties optimally.

Jonathan Founded Niger Delta Avengers, Buhari Not Our Problem – Ex-militants

The National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of founding the new militant group known as Niger Delta Avengers.
The NCNDE-A claimed that the group was formed in January last year ahead of the March 2015 presidential election, which Jonathan eventually lost to Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.
The National President of NCNDE-A, Israel Akpodoro, who made this shocking revelation in Abuja on Friday, urged the former President to call members of the self acclaimed Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, to order.

Fuel Price: NLC To Begin Strike Wednesday

BEARING any last minute alteration, organised labour and its civil society allies have resolved to shut down Nigeria from Wednesday, May 18, over the hike in the pump price of petrol announced by the federal government last Wednesday.

Recall the Federal Government on Wednesday announced a new regime of price that took the pump price of petrol to N145 per liter from N86.50.

Vanguard gathered that labour leaders will not later than Sunday send a letter to government demanding a total reversal to the N86.50 pump price of petrol before 12 am on Wednesday, falling which all economic and others would be shut from Wednesday.

Oil Workers Demand N90,000 Minimum Wage

Following the increase in the price of petrol from N86.50 to N145 per litre, oil workers in the country have called on the federal government to increase the new minimum wage from N18,000 to N90,000.

Rising from their meeting in Calabar, Cross River on Friday, the oil workers under the umbrellas of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association commended the Federal Government for removing subsidy on petrol.

CIA & the Amerikan government responsible for the impending disaster in Venezuela.

There's no doubt that the CIA & the Amerikan government are responsible for this impending disaster in Venezuela.

1.) In 2011, Edward Snowden revealed that the Amerikan government ordered the NSA & the CIA to spy on a Venezuelan oil firm - Petroleos De Venezuela. The agents disguised as diplomats in Caracas while cracking open PDVSA's computer network & accessed over 10,000 employee contact profiles full of email addresses, phone numbers & other useful targeting information including usernames & passwords.

And Ofcourse, the operation was carried out in concert with the Amerikan embassy in Caracas. (This is Y I believe all Amerikan embassies in Africa should be shut down - Benghazi style )

We still remember how Amerika accused the Chinese government of hacking into Amerikan companies & stealing secrets in September 2015.

One killed as new deadly disease surface in Nigeria

A new deadly disease known as Stephen Johnson Syndrome (SJS), an unusual allergic reaction, has surfaced in Nigeria, according to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole. 

According to Adewole, the disease has killed one person, while another is being treated at the National Hospital Abuja. The health minister announced the emergence of the new disease in Nigeria at a press briefing in Abuja earlier today...

One confirmed dead in building collapse in Ogun

One of the workers at the site of the yet-to-be completed shopping mall that partially collapsed in Itokun, Ogun state earlier today has been confirmed dead. According to a press release from the state government, site engineers had confirmed that a total of 16 workers were on duty at the building site, which was still under construction as at the time of the unfortunate incident on Friday morning. Eight of the workers escaped unhurt. Out of the remaining eight that were injured and quickly rushed to the hospital, two have been discharged, five are still receiving treatment while one was brought in dead. After a 9-hour rescue operation led by the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, everyone has been accounted for

Statement from the office of the Vice President on fuel pricing debate

Read the statement below...
Fellow Citizens:
I have read the various observations about the fuel pricing regime and the attendant issues generated. All certainly have strong points.
The most important issue of course is how to shield the poor from the worst effects of the policy.  I will hopefully address that in another note.
Permit me an explanation of the policy. First, the real issue  is not a removal of subsidy. At $40 a barrel there isn't much of a subsidy to remove.

Man arrested and pleaded guilty for taking off woman's hijab

37-year-old Gill Parker Payne, of Gastonia, North Carolina was on a South Airlines flight from Chicago to Albuquerque on Dec. 11 2015 when he saw a woman wearing a hijab sitting several rows in front of him. Authorities say Payne approached her and told her to take it off, she refused saying it was a religious headscarf, then he responded, "This is America!" He then removed the hijab from her head.

The woman reported the incident to the Police and Payne got arrested. He was charged with using force or threat of force to obstruct a Muslim woman in the free exercise of her religious beliefs.

He appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge.

He didn't go to jail but was fined.

Source: AP

Obama gives directive to all public schools in the US to allow transgender students use bathroom they identify with

The Obama administration yesterday recommended that all public school districts in the entire country allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom and locker-room that matches their gender identity. In the letter sent to all school districts in the US, transgender students should be allowed to use wherever they want without been asked for documentation to prove their preferred sexuality or medical diagnosis.

In a letter outlining guidance for schools that were sent out yesterday, the administration said as a condition of receiving federal funds, "a school may provide separate facilities on the basis of sex, but must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity."

Lagos remains most attractive investment destination in Africa - Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday emphasised the leadership status of the State as the most attractive location financially and socially for investment in Africa, just as he reiterated the commitment of his administration towards putting in place policies to attract investment and facilitate conducive atmosphere for businesses to thrive.

Photos: Lady alleges that her little sister was physically abused in school by a male teacher

Facebook User - Olawoore Mariam Olufunmi shared a post two day ago on Facebook, describing how a male teacher at a school in Ifo, Ogun State 'spanked' her little sister. When the girl complained and reported to her parents, another male teacher who's friends with the said teacher, roughly beat and injured her. Mariam went to the school to report and confront the teacher on behalf of her sister, but they argued, exchanging words and she claimed he made an attempt to also hit her. Read what she wrote after the jump...

Mother of 2 records her own murder

Mother of two, 40 year old Wesley Webb was arguing with boyfriend 43 year old Keith Smith in their home in Schuylkill Township, Pennsylvania on May 2 when she decided to start recording the argument and ended up recording her own murder, police say.

Webb told Smith that if he kept arguing with her, she would leave with her two children. Three kids, all under age 14, were home at the time of Webb’s killing on the night of May 2..

In the audio recording she took with her mobile phone, Smith could be heard yelling: