50 000 ogives nucléaires ne sont jamais suffisantes…

Nous sommes en plein science-fiction :  Washington se retire du Conseil des Nations Unies sur les Droits de l’Homme et Donald Trump tance ses généraux sur le nombre d’ogives nucléaires opérationnelles qu’il juge ridiculeusement bas.  

Les responsables du Pentagone, eberlués et qui ne s’attendaient probablement pas à une telle sortie tentèrent d’expliquer au président que les États-Unis ne peuvent gérer un nombre excessif d’ogives nucléaires sans mettre en péril la sécurité nucléaire de la première puissance militaire de la planète. Trump ne voulait rien entendre ;  pour lui, c’est une honte absolue que les États-Unis ne puissent aligner  plus de… 50 000 ogives nucléaires !  

Le nombre total des ogives nucléaires déclarés appartenant aux pays dotés des armes atomiques (États-Unis, Russie, Chine, France et Royaume-Uni, Israël, Inde, Pakistan, Corée du Nord) ne dépasse pas 25 000 dont plus de 18 000 entre la Russie et les USA . 

Les dernières créatures antédiluviennes qui croient encore à la thématique du désarmement nucléaire peuvent aller se pendre haut et court. 

Trump ne se limite pas à vouloir le plus grand arsenal nucléaire de tous les temps. Il assume son choix de créer une sixième branche des forces armées americaines avec la ou les force(s) spatiales. Une tentative de baisser le caquet à l’US Air Force.  Bienvenue dans la vraie guerre des étoiles. Donald Trump est-il un maître Jedi ?  

Exit la Convention sur l’usage pacifique de l’espace extra-atmospherique. Tout comme le Traité sur l’Antarctique. 

Des satellites emportant des charges atomiques en orbite est une image du passé. Trump vise la lune…en attendant, la vieille NASA est incapable d’envoyer des gens en orbite basse et doit sous-traiter avec des fournisseurs russes…

La Russie et la Chine sont les deux seuls pays qui pourront soutenir une course vers la militarisation de l’espace. 

On laissera au lecteur le soin d’imaginer le reste. L’empire est passé à la contre-offensive universelle à tous les niveaux. 

  

 

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La migration artificielle est un outil d’ingénierie du chaos

L’ingénierie des flux migratoires, réels ou stimulés, est devenu un outil du champ géopolitique plus performant que l’ingénierie sociale des révolutions colorées. 

Au delà des grilles de lecture conventionnelles, l’explication économique des nouveaux flux migratoires artificiellement induits, ne suffit nullement à décrire avec exactitude les raisons sous-jacentes de ce phénomène ni son ampleur inégalée depuis le début du haut Moyen-âge.  

Tandis que les chancelleries occidentales ont depuis longtemps définitivement verrouillé les voies à l’immigration légale, d’autres à l’instar de la France ou le Royaume-Uni,  appliquent une politique d’octroi de visas très favorable à certaines catégories comme les islamistes et les salafistes ou encore les individus délinquants et excluent systématiquement toute autre catégorie, les politiques interventionnistes en Libye et au Levant ont provoqué le plus grand flux migratoire de l’histoire contemporaine. 

Depuis 2011, des millions d’individus ont été invités à pénétrer illégalement la forteresse Europe comme des réfugiés, souvent avec l’aide des moyens logistiques de l’OTAN. 

Les statistiques concernant cette nouvelle grande migration mais un pays comme l’Allemagne compte officiellement déjà près de deux millions de nouveaux refugies venus exclusivement des zones kurdes syrienne, irakienne et iranienne ou d’Afghanistan et de Somalie. Les rivages grecs et italiens sont soumis depuis des années à l’arrivée massive de réfugiés et de migrants africains et asiatiques. 

En Italie, pays ayant subi seul sans l’aide d’aucun autre pays de l’Union européenne, l’énorme fardeau, les autorités ont tenté toutes les mesures possibles, la crise s’est aggravée. 

Cette vague migratoire est en train de modifier les rapports de force politiques en Europe :  la question migratoire a pesé sur le référendum ayant avalisé le Brexit britannique et constitue une motivation pour la sécession de certaines régions des États-Nation dont elles sont partie.  La Corse a utilisé l’affaire de l’Acquarius, fort mal gérée par le gouvernement français, pour marquer l’autonomie totale de ses décisions par rapport à Paris ;  en Allemagne, la Bavière n’exclut plus une autonomie plus étendue face à cette crise « voulue » par l’Europe ;  l’Écosse ne veut plus rester dans le Royaume-Uni, la Catalogne veut son indépendance totale et la résurgence de cette  tendance contraste avec la propension intégrationniste des grands ensembles géopolitiques. 

Il n’y aura pas de grand remolacement, lequel demeure un argument électoral porteur mais il y a fort à constater que l’ensemble européen n’est plus viable et ne le sera jamais. 

Lorsque l’UE n’était qu’un simple outil d’asservissement et de contrôle, Washington et Londres y étaient favorables. Cependant, quand cette union erratique commença à chavirer et à vouloir une certaine autonomie, elle fut engloutie par de nouvelles invasions barbares telles que celles des 4e et 5e siècles de notre ère. 
 

Tension croissante au Golan

Le déploiement de la Brigade du Tigre, l’une des meilleures unités des forces armées syriennes dans la province méridionale de Derâa et la poursuite du renforcement des lignes défensives dans le Golan inquiètent au plus haut point le gouvernement israélien de Benjamin Netanyahu. Cette inquiétude est aggravée par l’éclatement des groupes rebelles à Idlib, la province syrienne septentrionale où se sont regroupés plus de 85 %  des rebelles syriens et, fait inexpliqué, la réapparition de Daech près des frontières turques. 

Autre fait,  rare celui-ci, un responsable militaire US a publiquement affirmé que les israéliens auraient mené une frappe aérienne ayant visé des milices irakiennes pro-syrienne à Hari, non loin d’Al-Tanf,  dans les confins frontaliers désertiques syro-irakiens. 

Des rumeurs persistantes laissent entendre que la base US d’Al-Tanf, longtemps clandestine, aurait été utilisée par les israéliens à plusieurs reprises et que son ciblage par des milices pro-syriennes a failli déclencher  une guerre mondiale.  

Des militaires israéliens assurent, entre deux spéculations foncières ou immobilières,  des missions de formation dans le Kurdistan irakien.

Netanyahu s’est donc envolé vers la Jordanie pour tenter de convaincre le Roi de cet État de souscrire à un nouveau plan. La montée en puissance de l’Armée syrienne est mal perçue. Et cette dernière ne risque certainement pas de se battre à coup de cerf-volant artisanal comme le font quelques dizaines de manifestants palestiniens dans l’enclave assiégée de Gaza. 

 

Libye: combat dans le croissant pétrolier

Ras Lanouf, Sidra, Sirte, le croissant pétrolier libyen, délibérément oublié par les médias depuis le début de la guerre de Libye, occupe à nouveau les devants de la scène. Des combats s’y déroulent avec la participation plus ou moins reconnus de sept nations. L’enjeu semble être vital: qui contrôlera les exportations de brut libyen?

Officiellement, les forces du maréchal Khalifa Haftar, autoproclamées Armée Nationale Libyenne, et bénéficiant du soutien militaire des pays du Golfe, de Washington,  de ses alliés de l’OTAN et de l’Egypte voisine, tente de repousser des milices tentant de reprendre  le contrôle des installations pétrolières libyennes. Ces infrastructures étaient  sous le contrôle d’une société de sécurité transformée en milice et dont la plus importante est commandée par Ibrahim Jadhran. 

Des médias soutenant Haftar suggèrent que Al-Qaïda au Maghreb Islamique et même Daech en Afrique soutiennent ces milices pour mieux le discréditer mais que sait-on vraiment sur les gardes des installations énergétiques libyennes? Pas grand chose hormis le fait que cet ancien responsable gouvernemental s’est transformé en un homme fort comme des centaines d’autres en Libye.

Des raids menés par des drones d’attaque US à 80 kilomètres au sud du bastion de Banu Walid, un fief Gaddafiste, renseigne un peu mieux sur qui est qui dans ce vaste chaos qu’est devenu la Libye. Officiellement, la frappe de drone aurait ciblé un haut cadre d’Al-Qaïda, une entité revenante impossible à couler.  Cette frappe succède à une autre menée un peu plus au Sud à Oubari, en plein désert et aurait ciblé un chef militaire d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb Islamique sans plus de détails.

Al-Qaïda est un épouvantail. Surtout en Libye où le Wahabbisme n’a que très peu de prise, contrairement à l’idéologie des Frères Musulmans. L’instabilité y est entretenue. L’enjeu est le contrôle des hydrocarbures. La chute du régime de Gaddafi n’a pas permis aux puissances étrangères de profiter pleinement des ressources du pays. Et rien n’indique qu’il en sera autrement.

La destruction de réservoirs de brut en Libye et la suspension de la production au Venezuela auront un impact sur le prix du baril de brut que la hausse de la production, voulue par Washington et Ryad ne pourra pas totalement annuler.

On n’est pas sorti de l’ère du fossile.

 

Le Conte de deux îles

La Corse et la Sicile sont deux îles de la mer Méditerranée dont la nature du régime politique factuel est des plus difficiles à cerner.

Officiellement, la Corse est une collectivité territoriale à statut particulier de France tandis que la Sicile est une région autonome de l’Italie.

Dans les faits, les deux îles sont gouvernées par des dynamiques spécifiques basées exclusivement entre les rapports de force entre factions défendant une série d’intérêts  et l’équilibre de ces derniers avec le représentant symbolique de la métropole.

La nature réelle du régime politique en vigueur sur ces deux îles est d’une extrême complexité socio-politique et n’a pratiquement rien à voir avec les régimes politiques continentaux.

De toute évidence, la nature de ces régimes se rapprochent davantage des régimes politiques nord-africains que ceux d’Europe.

Nous y reviendrons.

 

Vietnam: vers la fin de la stabilité?

43 ans après la fin de la guerre du Vietnam, ce pays semble faire face à de nombreux défis mettant en péril sa stabilité.

En dépit d’avancées économiques et technologiques indéniables et souvent assez performantes, la résurgence de l’esprit « sud-vietnamien » ne relève plus d’une vue de l’esprit de certains nostalgiques d’un pays fantôche disparu mais plutôt d’une sorte de déterminisme historique. Ou d’une malédiction.

Le rapprochement « tactique » de Hanoï avec Washington, l’ennemi d’hier,  pour contrer l’influence de la Chine, ce grand frère et éternel rival, a eu pour effet une certaine ouverture contrôlée à l’économie de marché dans un pays où le régime communiste demeure relativement fermé.

Cet essor économique a réveillé les démons endormi du capitalisme corrompu d’un ancien régime disparu en 1975 et il semble que les questions du foncier industriel fassent l’objet d’un trafic générant des troubles de nature sociales, lesquels viennent de se tranformer en troubles politiques.

Le Vietnam sera donc ajouté à notre base de données des pays susceptibles de connaître des risques de troubles socio-politiques et géopolitiques à l’horizon 2019-2025.

La coalition menée par Washington tente d’enrayer la nouvelle stratégie syrienne à Deir Ezzor au moyen de frappes aériennes

Malgré l’échec patent de leur stratégie en Syrie, et probablement à cause de la faiblesse des résultats obtenus jusqu’ici, les planificateurs de la coalition menée par Washington n’ont d’autres choix que de recourir à des frappes de drones d’attaque contre des positions des forces armées syriennes à Deir Ezzor.

Les dernières frappes de la coalition ont visé des positions militaires pro-gouvernementales syriennes entre les localités d’Al-Tanf et d’Abou Kamal dans la vallée de l’Euphrate où Washington et ses alliés utilisent la milice auxilliaire connue sous le nom de Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS), un regroupement hybride de forces kurdes indépendantistes, d’anciens combattants d’Al-Qaïda, d’éléments de Daech (l’organisation État Islamique) et de groupes radicaux, pour faire perdurer le conflit.

Depuis le mois de mai 2018, les américains ont mené entre 225 et 306 frappes aériennes dans l’Est désertique de la Syrie, afin de protéger leurs alliés de l’OTAN et les milices des Forces Démocratiques syriennes et le nombre de sorties, effectuées par des drones et des chasseurs bombardiers à partir d’Irak ou de Jordanie, est en nette hausse pour ce mois de juin 2018.

La province de Deir Ezzor ne fait pas partie des territoires syriens protégés par les systèmes de défense aérienne russe et les systèmes syriens qui s’y trouvaient ont tous été redéployés autour de l’axe vital Damas-Homs. Cependant, les russes suivent en temps réel l’évolution des aéronefs étrangers au dessus de Deir Ezzor et ont appris comment traquer les avions furtifs US.

Ces frappes cachent mal un changement subtil mais bien concret du champ de bataille dans l’Est syrien: Damas est décidé à reprendre le terrain et par dessus tout à éliminer les FDS ou du moins à les neutraliser et pour ce faire, les syriens, avec l’aide active de leurs alliés russe et iranien, ont commencé à déployer une stratégie nouvelle dérivant directement du jeu de Gomoko en y encerclant au fur et à mesure les bases militaires étrangères fournissant le principal soutien aux FDS puis à neutraliser leur champ d’opération en suivant des cercles concentriques de plus en plus réduits. Une stratégie qui enrage les israéliens dont l’objectif est de créer un contre-feu en Syrie méridionale et septentrionale pour divertir les forces syriennes du Sud et du Sud-Est du pays, en l’occurrence la province de Derâa, « berceau de la guerre » et le plateau stratégique du Golan, partiellement occupé et illégalement annexé par Israël.

Les meilleurs unités de l’armée syrienne demeurent déployées entre le littoral méditerranéen et Damas et depuis un certain temps, des unités sont à nouveau redéployées dans le Sud-est, car Damas tente de maintenir la pression maximale sur le Golan. Une question centrale de la guerre en Syrie.

De son côté, Israël fait tout ce qui est possible pour soutenir la création d’une entité étatique kurde dans le Nord-Est de la Syrie. La dernière de ses cartes à jouer après l’échec de la carte Al-Qaïda, illustré par le Front Ennosra et le délitement de Daech.

Dans l’est syrien, les unités d’action des renseignements de l’armée de l’air accompagnant  des milices pro-gouvernementales, soutenues par deux sociétés de mercenaires dont le Groupe Wagner et une autre société totalement inconnue, des milices irakiennes, des volontaires venant de pays islamiques encadrés par des officiers iraniens, des observateurs de pays alliés de la Syrie tentent tous de sonder et de percer le dispositif défensif des bases militaires étrangères illégalement présentes  dans l’Est et le Nord-Est de la Syrie.

La coalition ne sait plus comment réagir à cette stratégie et les renforts de troupes émanant de pays membres de l’OTAN ou d’autres pays non membres de cette alliance ne semblent pas y changer grand chose.

Ce qui est certain pour le moment est que si les bases étrangères des forces spéciales de l’OTAN n’ont pas été prises d’assaut jusqu’à présent par les forces pro-syriennes, c’est grâce aux raids aériens US.

Une première tentative de prendre d’assaut une base militaire de la coalition en Syrie orientale a failli réussir mais l’intervention de l’ensemble des moyens aériens US déployés au Moyen-Orient ont mis en échec cet assaut meurtrier pour les deux camps. D’après des informations diffusés, plus de 224 combattants pro-syriens dont 188 irréguliers russes ont trouvé la mort dans cette bataille. Une autre source souligne que les pertes militaires pro-syriennes sont probablement bien plus élevées et avoisinent 500 morts dont près de 200 irréguliers russes. Côté coalition US, aucune information n’a filtré mis à part une déclaration du président américain Donald Trump, qui, en faisant référence à cet « incident », le premier choc armé entre russes et américains en Syrie, a évoqué que « beaucoup de gens ont péri des deux côtés ». Une source officieuse syrienne très bien informée de la situation en Syrie méridionale fait cependant état de la mort de plus de 400 combattants des FDS lors de cette bataille dont de nombreux « conseillers armés » des forces spéciales US ou des éléments de sociétés militaires privées, nombreux à opérer au sein des camps de la coalition. Une estimation confidentielle établie par les renseignements turcs de cet incident fait état de plus de 1300 morts et blessés dans les deux camps et recommande à l’armée turque de ne jamais  intervenir en cas de choc frontal entre américains et russes en Syrie.

Cet incident « primordial » aurait radicalement changé l’approche militaire russe en Syrie et l’a rendue plus subtile. S’il n’est pas question d’un affrontement frontal avec les américains, un objectif qui tente au plus haut point les factions les plus extrémistes du Pentagone pour qui-et ils y croient fur comme fer-, il suffit de frapper très durement les russes pour ce que ces derniers se retirent, la nouvelle approche russe s’appuie totalement sur une stratégie assymétrique, fluide et axée sur l’usage de milices et de sous-traitants régionaux convaincus de la nécessité de se débarrasser de toute présence étrangère à cheval entre la Syrie et l’Irak.

Pour le président Assad, la présence illégale de forces militaires de l’OTAN (et désormais hors OTAN) hostiles dans le Nord-Est et l’Est de la Syrie en vue d’un changement de régime est vouée à l’échec.

 

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La trêve de l’ours

La perception US de la Russie n’a jamais changé. Ce vieux poster de propagande de la NSA (National Security Agency) qui vient d’être déclassifié et rendu public prouve encore une fois la persistance de la « menace russe (anciennement « soviétique ») dans les fabriques de  construction du réel de ce que l’on appelle l’État profond américain. 

Afghanistan :  un cessez-le-feu pour l’Aïd

Le Commandemant militaire américain en Afghanistan affirme que ses forces observeront le cessez-le-feu d’une semaine conclu avec les Talibans à l’occasion de la fête musulmane de l’Aïd, marquant la fin du mois sacré du Ramadan. 

Officiellement, les Talibans ont annoncé unilatéralement une trêve d’une semaine à l’occasion de cette fête musulmane. 

La conclusion de ce cessez-le-feu intervient après une recrudescence sans précédent des activités militaires des Talibans en Afghanistan, une des guérillas les plus féroces et les plus déterminées au monde, en guerre depuis plus de 17 ans contre l’élite des forces militaires US, des corps expéditionnaire de l’OTAN, contre les meilleures armées privées de la planète et contre l’Armée Nationale Afghane (ANA).  

On ne sait pas si cette trêve incluera le programme de drones ultra-secret spécialisé dans la lutte contre l’implantation d’engins explosifs improvisées en amont ou encore les essais de nouveaux bombardiers sans pilote. 

Les Talibans semblent s’être adaptés aux tactiques des forces spéciales US et parviennent sans peine à avoir le dessus sur les forces locales, pourtant pléthoriques, assez bien équipées et disposant de l’appui aérien de la coalition. 

La guerre d’Afghanistan est devenu le plus long conflit dans l’histoire des États-Unis d’Amérique. Un conflit sans aucune issue possible.  

Le dur métier de tueur/violeur en série tel que promu par l’Union Européenne

Après Israël,  menaçant directement la Syrie, puis la Turquie qui menace l’Irak, voilà qu’une juridiction allemande est utilisée pour enclencher une procédure judiciaire avec un mandat d’arrêt contre le chef des redoutables services de renseignement de l’Armée de l’air syrienne, la seule force structurée à avoir non seulement survécu à la guerre en Syrie mais qui continue à fonctionner à plein régime.

Les Allemands n’ont rien pu faire contre un jeune kurde irakien tout juste âgé de 20 ans, réfugié « politique » arrivé en Allemagne au plus fort de la vague de 2015 et accusé du viol et du meurtre d’une jeune Allemande juive de 14 ans.

Comme beaucoup d’autres, cet individu a fondu dans la nature en quittant le territoire Allemand en compagnie de sa famille sous une quadruple fausse identité, non sans un brin d’ironie: il s’est fait appeler Ali Bashar.

Fait notable, tous les kurdes irakiens pénétrant en Europe s’inventent un patronyme et faute de créativité ou influencés par  le Bashar-Bashing en vogue dans les médias Arabes et occidentaux, ils utilisent le prénom du président syrien comme patronyme passe-partout. surtout en cas de méfaits ou de larcins.

Ce Ali Bashar, suspecté d’un crime infiniment plus grave, aurait plus de 7000 homonymes en Allemagne. Le gars recherché serait actuellement au Kurdistan irakien, et plus précisément à Irbil où il aurait atterri en compagnie de sa famille en provenance de Dusseldorf. On l’oublie souvent: Irbil est la capitale du Kurdistan irakien où siègent des dizaines de sociétés de sécurités privées internationales, la plus importante antenne du Mossad israélien en dehors d’Israël et la plupart des barbouzes du bloc atlantiste.

A une question sur cette volonté européenne-car il s’agit bien d’une politique délibérée qu’il est devenu commode à attribuer à Soros and Co, d’accepter de faux réfugiés et d’exclure systématiquement par tous les moyens possibles l’entrée en Europe de gens honnêtes, un haut responsable européen aura cette réponse officieuse mais non moins édifiante : « L’Europe a besoin de plus de délinquants, c’est une question éminemment politique, une affaire de contrôle social… »

D’où ces dizaines de milliers de kurdes prétendant être ou avoir été des combattants du Rojava en Syrie, errant à travers toute l’Europe occidentale d’Est en Ouest, du Sud au Nord, venus avec une mentalité de prédation d’opportunités, demandant l’asile politique en tant que procédure standard, sous le regard bienveillant de Frau Merkel qui n’arrive pas à supporter toute autre forme d’immigration et surtout pas celle venant d’ailleurs que du Kurdistan.

Silence, fait unique dans l’histoire contemporaine, plus d’un million de ces vrais faux réfugiés ont déferlé sur l’Allemagne qui leur a ouvert toutes les portes, des centaines de milliers d’autres sont partis à l’assaut des pays nordiques. Ce n’est pas une immigration traditionnelle ni ordinaire ni un flux migratoire naturel. C’est un plan établi par les élites au pouvoir en Europe. Un plan que ni l’européen moyen, ni l’immigrant historique ou traditionnel n’ont jamais demandé et encore moins souhaité.

Alors quand une tierce partie active des syriens pour qu’ils soient utilisés par la justice d’un pays européen afin d’émettre un mandat d’arrêt contre le chef des renseignements de l’Armée de l’Air syrienne pour crimes contre l’humanité, un chef d’accusation fourre-tout et tape à l’œil alors que ce pays dont la Kriminal Polizei est pourtant réputée pour sa fiabilité n’arrive même pas à arrêter de jeunes meurtriers violeurs invités par l’État Allemand, cela confine au gag.

Au demeurant, pourquoi avoir visé cette branche spécialisée dans le contre-espionnage et le renseignement aérien et pas les services de renseignement intérieurs dont la responsabilité dans des exécutions sommaires et la torture est reconnue? La réponse semble évidente.

Pendant ce temps les Ali Bashar peuvent continuer leur apprentissage du dur métier de tueur/violeur en série sans être aucunement inquiétés. Ils sont mêmes prioritaires pour le recrutement au sein des Forces démocratiques Syriennes que l’OTAN entretient à l’extrême Nord-Est de la Syrie.

Dormez braves gens! l’État veille sur vous!

Histoire d’ADN

Des start-ups ayant investi dans le  créneau très lucratif de collecte d’ADN humain sous le couvert d’une fausse quête généalogique mais en réalité pour des recherches dont le but n’a jamais été divulgué,  commencent à se plaindre du piratage de leurs données.

C’est le cas de la société israélienne MyHeritage, sise dans la grande banlieue de Tel-Aviv: selon un billet paru dans le blog de cette start-up, un piratage potentiel aurait mis en péril les adresses émails et les mots de passe de 92 millions d’utilisateurs.

la quête de ses origine à travers l’analyse de son ADN, transmis volontairement à une société de ce type est devenu un créneau très lucratif et suscite l’enthousiasme d’un nombre croissant d’individus à travers le monde. Pourtant, ce domaine demeure très mal connu et le processus de traitement en interne du matériel ADN transmis se caractérise par une opacité favorisée par la méconnaissance du grand public de certains aspects techniques liés à la manipulation de l’ADN humain.

Selon certaines sources initiées, rien et absolument rien ne garantit la communication de matériel génétique soumis volontairement par un tiers à d’autres traitants ou sous-traitants.

Des abus en ce domaine sont survenus. Une société anonyme crée en Off-shore a procédé durant des années à la collecte d’ADN humain en Inde et l’un des rares journalistes locaux à avoir osé pousser l’enquête jusqu’à parvenir à un grand laboratoire pharmaceutique lié avec les industries chimiques est mort dans des conditions plus que troublantes. Un autre cas relevait qu’une petite start-up spécialisée dans la quête généalogique installée dans un paradis fiscal était directement liée à un programme de recherche militaire focalisant sur la guerre biologique et …les marqueurs génétiques.

Durant les années 80, un laboratoire de recherche israélien, aujourd’hui démantelé, avait tenté de chercher si des substances avaient plus d’impact sur une population donnée ayant un génotype dominé par certains marqueurs ou haplotypes. Cette initiative privée coïncida avec la première Intifadha (1987) et on ironisa à l’époque si du Gaz lacrymogène ou CS pouvait cibler exclusivement une « race »…Outre le caractère non scientifique de telles recherches, le principe sous-jacent, inspiré de l’eugénisme, provoqua un tollé.

Les résultats génétiques résultant de l’analyse de l’ADN peuvent-ils déterminer une origine certaine? Rien de moins sûr et la plupart des résultats se basent sur une méthodologie trop étendue et trop généraliste pour constituer une source sérieuse. Ce genre de quête généalogique a un intérêt lucratif certain, au moment où des dizaines de millions d’individus, se sentant perdus dans un monde post-globalisation où les repères identitaires et culturelles semblent effacés, se cherchent une quelconque origine ou affiliation.

Après les réseaux sociaux où les gens se sentent obligés de livrer leurs identités, photographies et détails de leur vie privée à la « Matrice » et au regard de tous, maintenant on vous incite à livrer vos empreintes (via les Smartphones) et votre matériel génétique pour connaître vos origines.

Moralité: ne fournissez jamais volontairement votre ADN à une compagnie anonyme pour vous amusez à connaître vos origines. Vous ne saurez jamais ce que ces tiers vont en faire vraiment.

 

 

Blockchain update: Blockchain worth ’10 times more than the internet’ says Chinese pundit

Comment made during TV debate featuring well-known faces in the blockchain world

 

There’s a lot going on in the world of decentralised networking and not just the daily rollercoaster ride of the cryptocurrency markets. A decade after the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto first unleashed Bitcoin on an unsuspecting world, the blockchain has grown and branched out and now a thousand flowers blossom, some of them rather peculiar blooms indeed.

Look around and you’ll see that blockchains are apparently the answer to every problem. From replacing the global banking system to guaranteeing the provenance of diamonds to paying your dentist – there’s a blockchain for that.

Overhyped they may be, but blockchains actually are a big deal and they will get bigger. Their potential for secure ‘trustless’ interchange is too great to ignore and once the silliness has died down inevitably some serious use cases will emerge.

Indeed that’s already starting to happen, hence this blog. We’ll be updating this page every few days to reflect the serious innovations bubbling up in this most interesting and volatile of spaces. (Also check out our rolling 5G coverage.)

04/06/18 Blockchain hype is not restricted to fintech startups and dubious cryptocurrency launches. The Chinese government and its supported tech companies now appear to be climbing on board the bandwagon too.

On Sunday, Chen Weihong a presenter on state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) – a channel widely seen as a mouthpiece of the government – claimed « the economic value of blockchain is 10 times more than that of the internet ».

His statement came during a discussion about blockchain technology that featured well-known figures in the field such as Canadian author Don Tapscott, who claimed that « we’re moving from an internet of data to an internet of value ».

« No for the first time ever people and organisations can do transactions peer-to-peer, » Tapscott said.

Also present were included Chen Lei, CEO of cloud network firm Xunlei, and Stanford University professor and investor Zhang Shoucheng.

As reported by Coindesk Zhang said: « While the real value of the internet is aggregating individual pieces of information into one place, which is exactly what Google and Facebook does, we are now entering an era where information is being decentralised so that individuals can own their individual data. And that’s the real value of blockchain that makes it exciting. »

Since programmes on CCTV generally reflect the views of the Chinese government the debate was unsurprisingly critical of many of the cryptocurrency ‘initial coin offerings’ (ICOs) that have come up from nowhere to net billions, sometimes on the strength of a single white paper. China implemented a nationwide cryptocurrency ban in February. However, there are plenty of signs that China plans to become a big player in the underlying blockchain technology.

On Saturday Baidu  – the ‘Chinese Google’  – announced a protocol called Super Chain designed to reduce the energy requirement for the blockchain mining process.

Last November the firm unveiled a service called Baidu Jinkuang which would allow users to take advantage of unused computer resources in a peer-to-peer fashion. Baidu is also in the process of creating a blockchain-based photo store that protects owners’ copyright and has ablockchain as a service platform in the offing.

25/05/18 Ayr-based MaidSafe (the inspiration, incidentally, for the ‘new Internet’ Pied Piper in the HBO series Silicon Valley) has come up with what it claims is the most efficient solution yet to the well-known Byzantine Generals problem: achieving consensus across a masterless distributed network in which no one node can be seen as the ultimate source of truth. It’s a system the firm says could replace blockchain consensus for trustless data storage.

MaidSafe has been working on its blockchainless peer-to-peer autonomous data network for more than a decade. Unlike traditional client-server networks, the SAFE Network has no central point of control. Instead, it is made up of users’ own machines which are used to randomly store encrypted chunks of the files uploaded to the network – a little like BitTorrent but without any central trackers and with everything encrypted. The idea is that it allows data storage (and eventually compute) with no single point of failure and in such a way that only the user has total control of his or her data. Only the user can grant access to people and applications that might want to share it. It also has its own integral cryptocurrency which is used to balance the give and take on the network.

Byzantine fault tolerance is a central issue for all decentralised distributed networks. In brief, how without a central point of authority can ‘truth’ be agreed upon? A particular node might be faulty or malicious but while another node nearby will see it as such a third node located in a far-flung part of the network might see it as perfectly fine because of the time taken for messages to traverse the infrastructure. Another way of looking at it is how can the network as a whole be sure of the order in which events happen on it?

This long-standing issue was finally solved by Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto via the proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism. Miners compete to be the first to solve a complex mathematical problem for which they are awarded Bitcoin and their particular version of the truth is put forward. The other nodes then come together to accept or reject this version and ultimately the network converges on the one true agreed state that will be used going forward. A key application is to prevent the problem of double-spend, where one might otherwise spend a Bitcoin simultaneously in two places.

But while Bitcoin has been highly successful in this regard the limitations of the blockchain regarding carrying capacity, scalability and throughput have become apparent. Moreover, theenergy-intensive PoW consensus system has led to a high degree of centralisation since only large-scale professional miners with access to the latest ASICs and cheap electricity can now realistically earn Bitcoin in this way.

These issues make blockchains ill-suited as the basis for a data network – the equivalent of the internet or, looking further afield, the sort of heterogeous distributed networks represented by the IoT, the company says.

« The very design of blockchains means that their use case isn’t suited to a global internet that deals with vast amounts of data that needs to be both private and secure, » MaidSafe writes in ablog post.

The SAFE Network actually predates the Bitcoin blockchain by a couple of years but it is still at pre-release alpha stage. One of the key things that have held back progress is the difficulty in achieving a reliable consensus mechanism – the equivalent of PoW. However, this is a nut MaidSafe now claims to have cracked with PARSEC (Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus), a new algorithm based on a gossip protocol which the firm will open source under the GPL3 licence.

« It provides network consensus through maths and not through burning huge amounts of electricity, » said CEO David Irvine (pictured).

The blog goes into more detail: « The concept of Byzantine fault tolerance is a crucial one. It means that it is mathematically guaranteed that all parts of the network will come to the same agreement at a certain point in time. Exactly what PARSEC achieves. »

It continues: « With PARSEC, consensus is mathematically guaranteed as certain (as well as having a throughput that dwarfs blockchain tech). What’s more, PARSEC is highly asynchronous. This means that there is no trusted setup nor any synchronous steps involved. »

The company claims that PARSEC, a type of directed acyclic graph (DAG), offers significant advantages over other alternatives to PoW such as Proof of Stake. The nearest competitor would seem to be the Hashgraph DAG, but that has shortcomings when it comes to autonomous data network applications for the IoT, the firm says.

Got any breaking decentralised developments to tell us about? Let us know. (Mature projects with code published on GitHub or similar or a paper reproduced in an established journal please, rather than speculative stuff or coin news.)

https://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/3033006/blockchain-update-blockchain-worth-10-times-more-than-the-internet-says-chinese-state-tvhost

 

Major French Bank to Pay $1Bln in US Suit Over Bribing Libyan Officials, Fraud

No wonder! Société Générale is one of the most corrupt banks in the world. 

SG

La société Générale est l’une des banques au fonctionnement le plus opaque au monde au point où sa présence dans un pays du tiers-monde renseigne sur le degré de corruption de son gouvernement.

Major French Bank to Pay $1Bln in US Suit Over Bribing Libyan Officials, Fraud

https://sputniknews.com/business/201806051065116860-societe-generale-1bln-fine/

Did Israel Kill the Kennedys?

Laurent Guyénot, a Ph.D. historian and engineer, is the author of From Yahweh to Zion, the best book ever written on the so-called “Jewish question.” As he explains in the video below, Dr. Guyénot discovered the JQ through the study of the two biggest “deep events” in U.S. history: 9/11 and the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers (which must be seen as two prongs of a single operation). The article below, published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Robert Kennedy assassination, synthesizes his findings.

Introduction

Just after midnight of June 6, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated in a backroom of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Senator Robert F. Kennedy

He had just been celebrating his victory at the California primaries, which made him the most likely Democratic nominee for the presidential election. His popularity was so great that Richard Nixon, on the Republican side, stood little chance. At the age of 43, Robert would have become the youngest American president ever, after being the youngest Attorney General in his brother’s government. His death opened the way for Nixon, who could finally become president eight years after having been defeated by John F. Kennedy in 1960.

John had been assassinated four and a half years before Robert. Had he survived, he would certainly have been president until 1968. Instead, his vice-president Lyndon Johnson took over the White House in 1963, and became so unpopular that he retired in 1968. Interestingly, Johnson became president the very day of John’s death, and ended his term a few months after Robert’s death. He was in power at the time of both investigations.

And both investigations are widely regarded as cover-ups. In both cases, the official conclusion is rife with contradictions. We are going to sum them up here. But we will do more: we will show that the key to solving both cases resides in the link between them. And we will solve them beyond a reasonable doubt.

As Lance deHaven-Smith has remarked in Conspiracy Theory in America:

“It is seldom considered that the Kennedy assassinations might have been serial murders. In fact, in speaking about the murders, Americans rarely use the plural, ‘Kennedy assassinations’. […] Clearly, this quirk in the Kennedy assassination(s) lexicon reflects an unconscious effort by journalists, politicians, and millions of ordinary Americans to avoid thinking about the two assassinations together, despite the fact that the victims are connected in countless ways.” [1]

John and Robert were bound by an unshakable loyalty. Kennedy biographers have stressed the absolute dedication of Robert to his elder brother. Robert had successfully managed John’s campaign for the Senate in 1952, then his presidential campaign in 1960. John made him not only his Attorney General, but also his most trusted adviser, even on matters of Foreign or Military affairs. What John appreciated most in Robert was his sense of justice and the rectitude of his moral judgment. It is Robert, for example, who encouraged John to fully endorse the cause of the Blacks’ civil rights movement[2].

Given this exceptional bond between the Kennedy brothers, what is the probability that the two Kennedy assassinations were unrelated? Rather, we should start with the assumption that they are related. Basic common sense suggests that the Kennedy brothers have been killed by the same force, and for the same motives. It is, at least, a logical working hypothesis that Robert was eliminated from the presidential race because he had to be prevented from reaching a position where he could reopen the case of his brother’s death. Both his loyalty to his brother’s memory, and his obsession with justice, made it predictable that, if he reached the White House, he would do just that. But was there, in 1968, any clear indication that he would?

Did Bobby plan to reopen the investigation on his brother’s assassination?

The question has been positively answered by David Talbot in his book Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster. Robert had never believed in the Warren Report’s conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin of his brother. Knowing too well what to expect from Johnson, he had refused to testify before the Warren Commission. When its report came out, he had no choice but to publicly endorse it, but “privately he was dismissive of it,” as his son Robert Kennedy, Jr. remembers[3]. To close friends who wondered why he wouldn’t voice his doubt, he said: “there’s nothing I can do about it. Not now.”[4]

From 22 November 1963, Robert was alienated and monitored by Johnson and Hoover. Although still Attorney General, he knew he was powerless against the forces that had killed his brother. Yet he lost no time beginning his own investigation; he first asked CIA director John McCone, a Kennedy friend, to find out if the Agency had anything to do with the plot, and came out convinced that it hadn’t. In March 1964, he had a face-to-face conversation with mobster Jimmy Hoffa, his sworn enemy, whom he had battled for ten years, and whom he suspected of having taken revenge on his brother. Robert also asked his friend Daniel Moynihan to search for any complicity in the Secret Service, responsible for the President’s security[5]. And of course, Robert suspected Johnson, whom he had always mistrusted, as Jeff Shesol documents in Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and the Feud that Defined a Decade (1997).

In fact, a mere week after JFK’s death, November 29, 1963, Bill Walton, a friend of the Kennedys, travelled to Moscow and passed to Nikita Khrushchev, via a trusted agent who had already carried secret communications between Khrushchev and John Kennedy, a message from Robert and Jacqueline Kennedy; according to the memo found in the Soviet archives in the 90s by Alexandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali (One Hell of a Gamble, 1998), Robert and Jackie wanted to inform the Soviet Premier that they believed John Kennedy had been “the victim of a right-wing conspiracy,” and that “the cooling that might occur in U.S.-Soviet relations because of Johnson would not last forever.”[6]

Robert also contacted a former MI6 officer who had been a friend of his family when his father was Ambassador in London. This British retired officer in turn contacted some trusted friends in France, and arrangments were made for two French Intelligence operatives to conduct, over a three-year period, a quiet investigation that involved hundreds of interviews in the United States. Their report, replete with innuendo about Lyndon Johnson and right-wing Texas oil barons, was delivered to Bobby Kennedy only months before his own assassination in June of 1968. After Bobby’s death, the last surviving brother, Senator Ted Kennedy, showed no interest in the material. The investigators then hired a French writer by the name of Hervé Lamarr to fashion the material into a book, under the pseudonym of James Hepburn. The book was first published in French under the title L’Amérique brûle, and was translated under the title Farewell America: The Plot to Kill JFK. Its conclusion is worth quoting:

“President Kennedy’s assassination was the work of magicians. It was a stage trick, complete with accessories and fake mirrors, and when the curtain fell, the actors, and even the scenery disappeared. […] the plotters were correct when they guessed that their crime would be concealed by shadows and silences, that it would be blamed on a ‘madman’ and negligence.”[7]

Robert had planned to run for the American Presidency in 1972, but the escalation of the Vietnam War precipitated his decision to run in 1968. Another factor may have been the opening of the investigation by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in 1967. Garrison was allowed to view Abraham Zapruder’s amateur film, confiscated by the FBI on the day of the assassination. This film, despite evident tampering, shows that the fatal shot came from the “grassy knoll” well in front of the President, not from the School Book Depository located behind him, where Oswald was supposed to be shooting from.

When talk of the investigation began, Kennedy asked one of his closest advisors, Frank Mankievitch, to follow its developments, “so if it gets to a point where I can do something about this, you can tell me what I need to know.” He confided to his friend William Attwood, then editor of Look magazine, that he, like Garrison, suspected a conspiracy, “but I can’t do anything until we get control of the White House.”[8] He refrained from openly supporting Garrison, believing that since the outcome of the investigation was uncertain, it could jeopardize his plans to reopen the case later, and even weaken his chances of election by construing his motivation as a family feud.

In conclusion, there can be little doubt that, had he been elected president, Robert Kennedy would have done everything possible to reopen the case of his brother’s assassination, in one way or another. This fact certainly did not escape John’s murderers. They had no other option but to stop him. This first conclusion is a sufficient reason to conduct a comparative analysis of both Kennedy assassinations, in search of some converging clues that might lead us to the trail of a common mastermind.We begin with Robert’s assassination.

Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian motivated by hatred of Israel?

Just hours after Robert’s assassination, the press was able to inform the American people, not only of the identity of the assassin, but also of his motive, and even of his detailed biography.[9] Twenty-four-year-old Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was born in Jordania, and had moved to the United States when his family was expelled from West Jerusalem in 1948. After the shooting, a newspaper clipping was found in Sirhan’s pocket, quoting favorable comments made by Robert regarding Israel and, in particular, what sounded like an electoral commitment: “The United States should without delay sell Israel the 50 Phantom jets she has so long been promised.”Handwritten notes by Sirhan found in a notebook at his home confirmed that his act had been premeditated and motivated by his hatred of Israel.

That became the story line of the mainstream media from day one. Jerry Cohen of the Los Angeles Times wrote a front page article, saying that Sirhan is “described by acquaintances as a ‘virulent’ anti-Israeli,” (Cohen changed that into “virulent anti-semite” in an article for the The Salt Lake Tribune), and that: “Investigation and disclosures from persons who knew him best revealed [him] as a young man with a supreme hatred for the state of Israel.” Cohen infers that “Senator Kennedy […] became a personification of that hatred because of his recent pro-Israeli statements.”Cohen further revealed that:

“About three weeks ago the young Jordanian refugee accused of shooting Sen. Robert Kennedy wrote a memo to himself, […] The memo said: ‘Kennedy must be assassinated before June 5, 1968’—the first anniversary of the six-day war in which Israel humiliated three Arab neighbors, Egypt, Syria and Jordan.”[10]

After September 11, 2001, the tragedy of Robert’s assassination was installed into the Neocon mythology of the Clash of Civilizations and the War on Terror the story. Sirhan became a precursor of Islamic terrorism on the American soil. In a book entitled The Forgotten Terrorist, Mel Ayton, who specializes in debunking conspiracy theories, claims to present “a wealth of evidence about [Sirhan’s] fanatical Palestinian nationalism,” and to demonstrate that “Sirhan was the lone assassin whose politically motivated act was a forerunner of present-day terrorism” (as written on the back cover).

In 2008, on the 40th anniversary of Robert’s death, Sasha Issenberg of the Boston Globe recalled that the death of Robert Kennedy was “a first taste of Mideast terror.”He quotes Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz (best known as Jonathan Pollard’s lawyer), as saying:

“I thought of it as an act of violence motivated by hatred of Israel and of anybody who supported Israel. […] It was in some ways the beginning of Islamic terrorism in America. It was the first shot. A lot of us didn’t recognize it at the time.”[11]

The fact that Sirhan was from a Christian family was lost on Dershowitz. The Jewish Forward took care to mention it on the same occasion, only to add that Islamic fanaticism ran in his veins anyway:

“But what he shared with his Muslim cousins — the perpetrators of September 11 — was a visceral, irrational hatred of Israel. It drove him to murder a man whom some still believe might have been the greatest hope of an earlier generation.”

Robert Kennedy was the first American victim of modern Arab terrorism,” the Forward journalist hammered; “Sirhan hated Kennedy because he had supported Israel.”[12]

This leitmotiv of the public discourse begs the question: Was Bobby really a supporter of Israel? But before we answer that question, there is on more pressing one: Did Sirhan really kill Bobby?

Did Sirhan Bishara Sirhan really kill Robert Kennedy?

If we trust official statements and mainstream news, the assassination of Robert Kennedy is an open-and-shut case. The identity of the killer suffers no discussion, since he was arrested on the spot, with the smoking gun in his hand. In reality, ballistic and forensic evidence show that none of Sirhan’s bullets hit Kennedy.

According to the autopsy report of Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner Thomas Noguchi, Robert Kennedy died of a gunshot wound to the brain, fired from behind the right ear at point blank range, following an upward angle. Nogushi restated his conclusion in his 1983 memoirs, Coroner. Yet the sworn testimony of twelve shooting witnesses established that Robert had never turned his back on Sirhan and that Sirhan was five to six feet away from his target when he fired.

Tallying all the bullet impacts in the pantry, and those that wounded five people around Kennedy, it has been estimated that at least twelve bullets were fired, while Sirhan’s gun carried only eight. On April 23, 2011, attorneys William Pepper and his associate, Laurie Dusek, gathered all this evidence and more in a 58-page file submitted to the Court of California, asking that Sirhan’s case be reopened. They documented major irregularities in the 1968 trial, including the fact that the bullet tested in laboratory to be compared to the the one extracted from Robert’s brain had not been shot by Sirhan’s revolver, but by another gun, with a different serial number; thus, instead of incriminating Sirhan, the ballistic test in fact proved him innocent. Pepper has also provided a computer analysis of audio recordings during the shooting, made by engineer Philip Van Praag in 2008, which confirms that two guns are heard.[13]

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Sirhan Bishara Sirhan

The presence of a second shooter was signaled by several witnesses and reported on the same day by a few news media. There are strong suspicions that the second shooter was Thane Eugene Cesar, a security guard hired for the evening, who was stuck behind Kennedy at the moment of the shooting, and seen with his pistol drawn by several witnesses. One of them, Don Schulman, positively saw him fire. Cesar was never investigated, even though he did not conceal his hatred for the Kennedys, who according to his recorded statement, had “sold the country down the road to the commies.”[14]

Even if we assume that Sirhan did kill Robert Kennedy, a second aspect of the case raises question: according to several witnesses, Sirhan seemed to be in a state of trance during the shooting. More importantly, Sirhan has always claimed, and continues to claim, that he has never had any recollection of his act:

“I was told by my attorney that I shot and killed Senator Robert F. Kennedy and that to deny this would be completely futile, [but] I had and continue to have no memory of the shooting of Senator Kennedy.”

He also claims to have no memory of “many things and incidents which took place in the weeks leading up to the shooting.”[15] Some repetitive lines written of a notebook found in Sirhan’s bedroom, which Sirhan recognizes as his own handwriting but does not remember writing, are reminiscent of automatic writing.[16]

Psychiatric expertise, including lie-detector tests, have confirmed that Sirhan’s amnesia is not faked. In 2008, Harvard University professor Daniel Brown, a noted expert in hypnosis and trauma memory loss, interviewed Sirhan for a total of 60 hours, and concluded that Sirhan, whom he classifies in the category of “high hypnotizables,”acted unvoluntarily under the effect of hypnotic suggestion: “His firing of the gun was neither under his voluntary control, nor done with conscious knowledge, but is likely a product of automatic hypnotic behavior and coercive control.”[17]

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Sidney Gottlieb, Doctor Mabuse or Doctor Evil?

We know that in the 1960s, American military agencies were experimenting on mental control. Dr Sidney Gottlieb, son of Hungarian Jews, directed the infamous CIA MKUltra project, which, among other things, were to answer questions such as: “Can a person under hypnosis be forced to commit murder?” according to a declassified document dated May 1951.[18] According to Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, author of Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations(Random House, 2018), in 1968, an Israeli military psychologist by the name of Benjamin Shalit had concocted a plan to take a Palestinian prisoner and “brainwashand hypnotize him into becoming a programmed killer” aimed at Yasser Arafat.[19]

If Sirhan was hypnotically programmed, the question is: Who had some interest in having a visceral anti-Zionist Palestinian blamed for the killing of Robert Kennedy? Israel, of course. But then, we are faced with a dilemma, for why would Israel want to kill Robert Kennedy if Robert Kennedy was supportive of Israel, as the mainstream narrative goes?

Was Robert Kennedy really a friend of Israel?

The dilemma rests on a misleading assumption, which is part of the deception. In fact, Robert Kennedy was definitely not pro-Israel. He was simply campaigning in 1968. As everyone knows, a few good wishes and empty promises to Israel are an inescapable ritual in such circumstances. And Robert’s statement in an Oregon synagogue, mentioned in the May 27 Pasadena Independent Star-News article found in Sirhan’s pocket, didn’t exceed the minimal requirements. Its author David Lawrence had, in an earlier article entitled “Paradoxical Bob,” underlined how little credit should be given to such electoral promises: “Presidential candidates are out to get votes and some of them do not realize their own inconsistencies.”

All things considered, there is no ground for believing that Robert Kennedy would have been, as president of the US, particularly Israel-friendly. The Kennedy family, proudly Irish and Catholic, was known for its hostility to Jewish influence in politics, a classic theme of anti-Kennedy literature, best represented by the 1996 book by Ronald Kessler with the highly suggestive title, The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded.[20]

Robert had not been, in his brother’s government, a particularly pro-Israel Attorney General: He had infuriated Zionist leaders by supporting an investigation led by Senator William Fulbright of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations aimed at registering the American Zionist Council as a “foreign agent” subject to the obligations defined by the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, which would had considerably hindered its efficiency (after 1963, the AZD escaped this procedure by changing its status and renaming itself AIPAC)[21].

In conclusion, it is only with outstanding hypocrisy that The Jewish Daily Forward could write, on the 40th anniversary of Bobby’s death:

“In remembering Bobby Kennedy, let us remember not just what he lived for, but also what he died for—namely, the precious nature of the American-Israeli relationship.”[22]

Robert Kennedy’s death had not been a bad thing for the precious “American-Israeli relationship.” Rather, it was a great loss for the Arab world, where Bobby was mourned just as had his brother John before him.

Of course, the fact that the Zionist media lied when granting Robert Kennedy some posthumous certificate of good will toward Israel, and thereby provided Israel with a fake alibi, is not a sufficient reason for concluding that Israel murdered Robert. Even the fact that the masterminds of the plot chose as their programmed instrument an anti-Zionist Palestinian, and thereby stirred a strong anti-Palestinian feeling among Americans at the same time as getting rid of Robert, does not prove that Israel was involved. What is still lacking for a serious presumption is a plausible motive.

The motive of Robert’s assassination must be found, not in what Robert publicly declared in an Oregon synagogue during his presidential campaign, but rather in what he confided only to his most close friends: his intention to reopen the investigation on his brother’s death. Our next question, therefore, is: What would an unbiased investigation, conducted under the supervision of Robert in the White House, have revealed?

Did the CIA assassinate Kennedy?

It is obvious to anybody just vaguely informed that a genuine investigation would first establish that Oswald was a mere “patsy”, as he said himself, a scapegoat prepared in advance to be blamed for the crime and then be slaughtered without a trial. We will not here review the evidence that contradicts the official thesis of the lone gunman. It can be found in numerous books and documentary films.

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Lee Harvey Oswald, another scapegoat,  executed without any form of trial by a Zionist terrorist linked to the Irgun

Just as notorious is the theory that the plot to kill Kennedy originated from a secret network within the CIA, in collusion with extremist elements in the Pentagon. That conspiracy theory looms the largest in books, articles and films that have been produced since John Kennedy died.

That CIA-Pentagon theory, as I will call it (add the military-industrial complex if you wish) has a major flaw in the motive ascribed to the killers: besides getting rid of Kennedy, the theory goes, the aim was to create a pretext for invading Cuba, something the CIA had always pushed for and Kennedy had refused to do (the Bay of Pigs fiasco). With Oswald groomed as a pro-Castro communist, the Dallas shooting was staged as a false flag attack to be blamed on Cuba. But then, why did no invasion of Cuba followed Kennedy’s assassination? Why was the pro-Castro Oswald abandoned by the Warren Commission in favor of the lone nut Oswald? Those who address the question, like James Douglass in his JFK and the Unspeakable, credit Johnson with preventing the invasion. Johnson, we are led to understand, had nothing to do with the assassination plot, and thwarted the plotters’ ultimate aim to start World War III. This is to ignore the tremendous amount of evidence accumulated against Johnson for fifty years, and documented in such groundbreaking books as Phillip Nelson’s LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination (2010) or Roger Stone’s The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ (2013).

Another weakness in the CIA-Pentagon theory is the lack of agreement about the mastermind of the plot. In fact, one of the names that comes up most often is James Jesus Angleton, the head of Counter-Intelligence within the CIA, about whom Professor John Newman writes in Oswald and the CIA:

“In my view, whoever Oswald’s direct handler or handlers were, we must now seriously consider the possibility that Angleton was probably their general manager. No one else in the Agency had the access, the authority, and the diabolically ingenious mind to manage this sophisticated plot.”[23]

But there is plenty of evidence that Angleton, who was also the head of the CIA “Israel Office,” was a Mossad mole. According to his biographer Tom Mangold, “Angleton’s closest professional friends overseas […] came from the Mossad and […] he was held in immense esteem by his Israeli colleagues and by the state of Israel, which was to award him profound honors after his death.”[24]No less that two monuments were dedicated to him at memorial services in Israel during ceremonies attended by chiefs of Israeli Intelligence and even a future Prime Minister.[25]

Another aspect must be taken into account: if the trail of the CIA is such a well-trodden path among Kennedy researchers, it is because it has been cut and marked by the mainstream media themselves, as well as by Hollywood. And that began even before the assassination, on October 3, 1963, with an article by the New York Times’ chief Washington correspondent Arthur Krock. The article denounced the CIA’s “unrestrained thirst for power” and quotidian unnamed “very high official” who claimed that the White House could not control the CIA, and that:

“If the United States ever experiences an attempt at a coup to overthrow the Government, it will come from the CIA and not the Pentagon. The agency represents a tremendous power and total unaccountability to anyone.”[26]

In such a way, The New York Times was planting a sign, a month and a half before the Dallas killing, pointing to the CIA as the most likely instigator of the upcoming coup. The sign said: “The President is going to fall victim of a coup, and it will come from the CIA.”

One month after Kennedy’s assassination, it was the turn of the Washington Post to use a very similar trick, by publishing an op-ed signed by Harry Truman, in which the former president said he was “disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment.” “I never had any thought when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations,” at the point of becoming across the globe “a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue […] there are now some searching questions that need to be answered.”[27] Truman was hinting at the CIA’s role in toppling foreign governments and assassinating elected leaders abroad. But given the timing of his article, one month to the day after Dallas, it could only be understood by anyone with ears to hear, and at least subliminally by the rest, as an indictment of the CIA in the Kennedy assassination. This article, widely reprinted in the 1970s after the creation of the Church Committee and the House Select Committee on Assassinations, is regarded as Truman’s whistleblowing. Yet its mea culpa style is quite unlike Truman; that is because it was not written by Truman, but by his longtime assistant and ghostwriter, a Russian born Jew named David Noyes, whom Sidney Krasnoff calls “Truman’s alter ego” in his book, Truman and Noyes: Story of a President’s Alter Ego (1997). Truman probably never saw the article prior to its publication in the Washington Post morning edition, but he may be responsible for its deletion from the afternoon print runs.[28]

So the two most influential American newspapers, while ostensibly defending the official theory of the lone gunman, have planted directional signs pointing to the CIA. Most Kennedy truthers have followed the signs with enthusiasm.

In the 70s, the mainstream media and publishing industry played again a major role in steering conspiracy theorists toward the CIA, while avoiding any hint of Israeli involvement. One major contributor to that effort was A. J. Weberman, with his 1975 book Coup d’État in America: The CIA and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, co-authored by Michael Canfield. According to the New York Jewish Daily Forward (December 28, 2012), Weberman had “immigrated to Israel in 1959 and has dual American-Israeli citizenship,” and is “a close associate of Jewish Defense Organization founder Mordechai Levy, whose fringe group is a spin-off of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane’s militant right-wing Jewish Defense League.” Weberman acknowledged Neocon Richard Perle’s assistance in his investigation.[29] The Weberman-Canfield book contributed to the momentum that led the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) to reinvestigate in 1976 the murders of JFK and Dr. Martin Luther King.

It is also in this context that Newsweek journalist Edward Jay Epstein published an interview of George De Mohrenschildt, a Russian geologist and consultant for Texan oilmen who had befriended Oswald and his Russian wife in Dallas in 1962. In this interview, De Mohrenschildt admitted that Oswald had been introduced to him at the instigation of Dallas CIA agent J. Walton Moore.[30] That piece of information is dubious for several reasons: First, Moore was officially FBI rather than CIA. Second, De Mohrenschildt was in no position to confirm or deny the words that Epstein ascribed to him: he was found dead a few hours after giving the interview. In fact, De Mohrenschildt’s interview published by Epstein contradicts De Mohrenschildt’s own manuscript account of his relationship to Oswald, revealed after his death.[31] De Mohrenschildt’s death was ruled a suicide. The Sheriff’s report mentions that in his last months he complained that “the Jews” and “the Jewish mafia” were out to get him.[32] Needless to say, Epstein didn’t mention anything about this. More suspicions arise from the fact that Epstein’s main source for his 1978 book, Legend: the Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald, was James Jesus Angleton, who was actively spreading disinformation at the time of the HSCA, defending the theory that Oswald was a KGB agent with CIA connections.

That Israeli agents have been instrumental in spreading conspiracy theories targeting the CIA is also evidenced by Oliver Stone’s film JFK released in 1991, starring Kevin Costner in the role of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison. This film, which shook public opinion to the point of motivating the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, was produced by Arnon Milchan, described in a 2011 biography as being from his youth “one of the most important covert agents that Israeli intelligence has ever fielded,” involved in arms smuggling from the US to Israel.[33] In 2013 Milchan publicly revealed his extended activity as a secret agent of Israel, working in particular to boost Israel’s nuclear program.[34] It is therefore no wonder that Stone’s film gives no hint of the Mossad connection that Garrison stumbled upon.

Who killed JFK?

By a strange paradox, the authors who stand for the consensual conspiracy theory of a CIA plot against Kennedy build their case on the biography of Oswald, while at the same time claiming that Oswald had almost nothing to do with the killing. If Oswald was “just a patsy,” as he publicly claimed, the quest for the real culprits must logically begin by investigating the man who silenced Oswald.

Oswald’s assassin is known as Jack Ruby, but few people know that his real name was Jacob Leon Rubenstein, and that he was the son of Jewish Polish immigrants.

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Jacob Leon Rubenstein, known as Jack Ruby

Ruby was a member of the Jewish underworld. He was a friend of Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen, whom he had known and admired since 1946. Cohen was the successor of the famed Benjamin Siegelbaum, aka Bugsy Siegel, one of the bosses of Murder Incorporated. Cohen was infatuated with the Zionist cause, as he explained in his memoirs: “Now I got so engrossed with Israel that I actually pushed aside a lot of my activities and done nothing but what was involved with this Irgun war”.[35] Mickey Cohen was in contact with Menachem Begin, the former Irgun chief, with whom he even “spent a lot of time,” according to Gary Wean, former detective sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department. So there is a direct line connecting Jack Ruby, via Mickey Cohen, to the Israeli terrorist ring, and in particular to Menachem Begin, a specialist in false flag terror. We also know that Ruby phoned Al Gruber, a Mickey Cohen associate, just after Oswald’s arrest; no doubt he received then “an offer he couldn’t refuse,” as they say in the underworld.[36] Ruby’s defense lawyer William Kunstler wrote in his memoirs that Ruby told him he had killed Oswald “for the Jews,” and Ruby’s rabbi Hillel Silverman received the same confession when visiting Ruby in jail.[37]

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Jack Ruby opening fire to silence Lee Harvey Oswald

That is not all. At every levels of the conspiracy to kill Kennedy, we also find the fingerprints of the Israeli deep state. JFK’s trip to Dallas, being officially “non political,” was sponsored by a powerful business group known as the Dallas Citizens Council, dominated by Julius Schepps, “a wholesale liquor distributor, member of every synagogue in town, and de facto leader of the Jewish community,” as described by Bryan Edward Stone in The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas.[38]Kennedy was on his way to the reception organized in his honor when he was shot.

The “host committee” inviting Kennedy was chaired by another influential figure of the wealthy Jewish community in Dallas: advertising executive and PR man Sam Bloom. According to former British Intelligence Officer Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, it was Bloom who suggested to the Police “that they move the alleged assassin [Oswald] from the Dallas police station to the Dallas County Jail in order to give the newsmen a good story and pictures.”Oswald was shot by Ruby during this transfert. Hughes-Wilson adds that,“when the police later searched Ruby’s home, they found a slip of paper with Bloom’s name, address and telephone number on it.”[39]

After the Dallas tragedy, Israel’s sayanim were also busy fabricating the official lie. Apart from its chairman Earl Warren, chosen for his figurative role as Chief Justice, all key people in the investigative Commission were either personal enemies of Kennedy—like Allen Dulles, the CIA director fired by Kennedy in 1961—or ardent Zionists.

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Allan Dulles, a personal enemy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The man who played the key role in fabricating the government lie purveyed by the Warren Commission was Arlen Specter, the inventor of what came to be called the “magic bullet” theory: a single bullet supposed to have caused seven wounds to Kennedy and John Connally sitting before him in the limousine, and later found in pristine condition on a gurney in Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

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Arlen Specter, the inventor of the « Magic Bullet » theory

Specter, who with an ironic touch of chutzpah titled his autobiography Passion for Truth, was the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, and, at his death in 2012, was mourned by the Israeli government as “an unswerving defender of the Jewish State,” and by AIPAC, as “a leading architect of the congressional bond between our country and Israel.”[40]

So, at all stages of the plot, we find a Zionist cabal including business men, politicians and Irgun-connected gangsters, not forgetting media executives, all devoted to Israel.

The most plausible motive for Israel to kill Kennedy has been revealed by two books: Seymour Hersh’s The Samson Option in 1991, then Avner Cohen’s Israel and the Bomb in 1998, and the lead has been followed up in 2007 by Michael Karpin in The Bomb in the Basement.What these investigators reveal is that Kennedy, informed by the CIA in 1960 of the military aim pursued at the Dimona complex in the Negev desert, was firmly determined to force Israel to renounce it. With that purpose in mind, he replaced CIA Director Allen Dulles by John McCone, who had, as Eisenhower’s chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), leaked to The New York Times the truth about Israel’s Dimona project; the story was printed on December 19, 1960, weeks before Kennedy was to take office. As Alan Hart writes, “there can be no doubt that Kennedy’s determination to stop Israel developing its own nuclear bomb was the prime factor in his decision to appoint McCone.”[41] Then Kennedy urged Ben-Gurion to allow regular inspections of Dimona, first verbally in New York in 1961, and later through more and more insistent letters. In the last one, cabled June 15, 1963 to the Israeli ambassador with instruction to hand it personally to Ben-Gurion, Kennedy demanded Ben-Gurion’s agreement for an immediate visit followed by regular visits every six months, otherwise “this Government’s commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized.”[42] The result was unexpected: Ben-Gurion avoided official reception of the letter by announcing his resignation on June 16. As soon as the new Prime Minister Levi Eshkol took office, Kennedy sent him a similar letter, dated July 5, 1963, to no avail. Did Ben-Gurion resign in order to deal with Kennedy from another level?

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Dimona Nuclear Complex

Five months later, Kennedy’s death relieved Israel of all pressure (diplomatic or otherwise) to stop its nuclear program. Faced with Johnson’s complete lack of interest in that issue, John McCone resigned from the CIA in 1965, declaring: “When I cannot get the President to read my reports, then it’s time to go.”

Kennedy’s determination to stop Israel’s Dimona project was only part of the “Kennedy problem”. During his first months in the White House, Kennedy committed himself by letters to Nasser and other Arab heads of State to support UN Resolution 194 for the right of return of Palestinian refugees. Ben-Gurion reacted with a letter to the Israeli ambassador in Washington, intended to be circulated among Jewish American leaders, in which he stated:

“Israel will regard this plan as a more serious danger to her existence than all the threats of the Arab dictators and Kings, than all the Arab armies, than all of Nasser’s missiles and his Soviet MIGs. […] Israel will fight against this implementation down to the last man.’”[43]

Kennedy behaved warmly toward Nasser, Israel’s worst enemy. Historian Philip Muehlenbeck writes:

“While the Eisenhower administration had sought to isolate Nasser and reduce his influence through building up Saudi Arabia’s King Saud as a conservative rival to the Egyptian president, the Kennedy administration pursued the exact opposite strategy.”[44]

After Kennedy’s death, American foreign policy was reversed again, without the American public being aware of it. Johnson cut the economic aid to Egypt, and increased the military aid to Israel, which reached 92 million dollars in 1966, more than the total of all previous years combined.

For 50 years, the Israeli trail in the Kennedy assassination has been smothered, and anyone who mentioned it was immediately ostracized. American congressman Paul Findley nevertheless dared write in March 1992 in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: “It is interesting to note that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, has never been mentioned.” One single author has seriously investigated that trail: Michael Collins Piper, in his 1995 book Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy. Piper was largely ignored by the mainstream of the Kennedy truth movement. But his work has made its way nevertheless. In 2013, Martin Sandler wrote about Piper’s work in his edition of letters by Kennedy, which included those addressed to Ben-Gurion about Dimona: “Of all the conspiracy theories, it remains one of the most intriguing.”It is, in fact, a theory widespread in Arab countries.[45]

The case against Lyndon Johnson

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Lyndon Johnson, the most pro-Israeli president in the history of the United States

Several investigators have identified Lyndon Johnson, Kennedy’s vice-president, as the mastermind of the Kennedy assassination. It is, at least, beyond doubt that the plotters acted with the foreknowledge that Johnson, who automatically stepped in as head of State after Kennedy’s death, would cover them. The context of national crisis enabled him to bully both Justice and the press while achieving his life’s ambition. Johnson not just benefitted from the plot; he participated in its elaboration. As a former senator from Texas, he could mobilize high-ranked accomplices in Dallas to prepare the ambush. Johnson also had his men in the Navy. In 1961, Texan senator John Connally had been appointed as Navy Secretary at the request of Johnson. When Connally resigned eleven months later to run for governor of Texas, Johnson convinced Kennedy to name another of his Texan friends, Fred Korth.

Johnson’s privileged control over the Navy is an important aspect of the case because the Navy was critical in the setting up and in the cover-up of the plot. First, contrary to a widespread but erroneous belief, Lee Harvey Oswald had been recruited by the Navy and not by the CIA. He was a Marine, and as a Marine he had worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). Secondly, it is at the Naval Hospital in Washington, under the control of Navy officers, that Kennedy’s autopsy was performed, after his body had been literally stolen at gunpoint from Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The report of this autopsy stated that the fatal bullet had entered the back of Kennedy’s skull, which contradicted the testimonies of twenty-one members of the Dallas hospital staff who saw two entry bullet-wounds on the front of Kennedy’s body. This was critical because Oswald was presumably shooting from behind Kennedy, and could not possibly have caused these bullet wounds.

It is noteworthy that Johnson had actually taken advantage of his connections in the Navy to participate in the greatest corruption case ever recorded at that time. His accomplice Fred Korth was forced to resign as Navy Secretary in November 1963, only weeks before the Dallas coup, after the Justice Department headed by Robert Kennedy had implicated him in a fraud involving a $7 billion contract for the construction of 1,700 TFX military aircraft by General Dynamics, a Texan company. Johnson’s personal secretary, Bobby Baker, was charged in the same case.

Because of this mounting scandal and other suspicions of corruption, Kennedy was determined to change Vice-President for his upcoming reelection campaign.[46] While in Dallas the day before the President’s visit, Nixon publicized the rumor of Johnson’s removal, and the Dallas Morning News was reporting on November 22nd: “Nixon Predicts JFK May Drop Johnson.” Instead, Johnson became president that very day.

Many Americans immediately suspected Johnson’s involvement in the Dallas coup, especially after the publication in 1964 of a book by James Evetts Haley, A Texan Looks at Lyndon, which portrayed Johnson as deeply corrupt. According to his biographer Robert Caro, Johnson was a man thirsting “for power in its most naked form, for power not to improve the lives of others, but to manipulate and dominate them, to bend them to his will.”[47]

The evidence incriminating Johnson does not conflict with the evidence against Israel, quite the contrary. First, both trails converge in the person of Jack Ruby, whom Nixon identified a one of “Johnson’s boys,” according to former Nixon operative Roger Stone.[48] The hypothesis that Ruby acted on Johnson’s orders is a likely explanation for some of his odd statements to the Warren Commission:

“If you don’t take me back to Washington tonight to give me a chance to prove to the President that I am not guilty, then you will see the most tragic thing that will ever happen.” “There will be a certain tragic occurrence happening if you don’t take my testimony and somehow vindicate me so my people don’t suffer because of what I have done.”

He said that feared that his act would be used “to create some falsehood about some of the Jewish faith,” but added that “maybe something can be saved […], if our President, Lyndon Johnson, knew the truth from me.”[49] With such words, Ruby seems to be trying to send a message to Johnson through the Commission, or rather a warning that he might spill the beans about Israel’s involvement if Johnson did not intervene in his favor. We get the impression that Ruby expected Johnson to pardon him.

Yet Johnson did nothing to get Ruby out of jail. Ruby’s sense of betrayal would explain why in 1965, after having been sentenced to life imprisonment, Ruby implicitly accused Johnson of Kennedy’s murder in a press conference: “If [Adlai Stevenson] was Vice-President there would never have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy.”[50]

Ruby died from a mysterious disease in his prison in 1967.

A Crypto-Zionist president?

Ruby is not the only link between Johnson and Israel, far from it. In truth, Johnson had always been Israel’s man. His electoral campaigns had been funded since 1948 by Zionist financier Abraham Feinberg, who happened to be president of the Americans for Haganah Incorporated, which raised money for the Jewish militia.

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It is the same Feinberg who, after the Democratic primaries in 1960, made the following proposal to Kennedy, as Kennedy himself later reported to his friend Charles Bartlett: “We know your campaign is in trouble. We’re willing to pay your bills if you’ll let us have control of your Middle East policy.” Bartlett recalls that Kennedy was deeply upset and swore that, “if he ever did get to be President, he was going to do something about it.”[51]

It is on record, thanks to Kennedy insider Arthur Schlesinger (A Thousand Days: John Kennedy in the White House, 1965), that the two men who convinced Kennedy to take Johnson as his running mate, were Philip Graham and Joseph Alsop, respectively publisher and columnist of the Washington Post, and strong supporters of Israel.[52]Schlesinger doesn’t reveal Graham and Alsop’s arguments, and states that Kennedy’s final decision “defies historical reconstruction”—a curious statement for a historian so well informed on the topic. But Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy’s personal secretary for twelve years, had her own idea about it. She believed that Kennedy was blackmailed with proofs of his many infidelities to his wife: “Jack knew that Hoover and LBJ would just fill the air with womanizing.” Whatever the details of the blackmail, Kennedy once confided to his assistant Hyman Raskin, as an apology for taking Johnson, “I was left with no choice […] those bastards were trying to frame me. They threatened me with problems and I don’t need more problems.”[53]

In 2013, Associated Press reported about newly released tapes from Johnson’s White House office showing LBJ’s “personal and often emotional connection to Israel,” and pointed out that under Johnson, “the United States became Israel’s chief diplomatic ally and primary arms supplier.” An article from the 5 Towns Jewish Times “Our First Jewish President Lyndon Johnson?” recalls Johnson’s continuous support of Jews and Israel in the 1940s and 50s, and concludes: “President Johnson firmly pointed American policy in a pro-Israel direction.” The article also mentions that, “research into Johnson’s personal history indicates that he inherited his concern for the Jewish people from his family. His aunt Jessie Johnson Hatcher, a major influence on LBJ, was a member of the Zionist Organization of America.” And, in an additional note: “The line of Jewish mothers can be traced back three generations in Lyndon Johnson’s family tree. There is little doubt that he was Jewish.”[54]

Whatever was the reason of Johnson’s loyalty to Israel, it is a fact that, thanks to Johnson, Israel could continue its military nuclear program undisturbed, and acquire its first atomic bomb around 1965. Historian Stephen Green writes: “Lyndon Johnson’s White House saw no Dimona, heard no Dimona, and spoke no Dimona when the reactor went critical in early 1964.”[55]

Thanks to JFK’s death, Israel was also able to carry out its plan to annex Palestinian territories beyond the boundaries imposed by the United Nations Partition plan. By leaning on Pentagon and CIA hawks, Johnson intensified the Cold War and created the climate of tension which Israel needed in order to demonize Egyptian president Nasser and reinforce its own stature as indispensable ally in the Middle East.

During the Six Day War of 1967, Israel managed to triple its territory, while creating the illusion of acting in legitimate defense. The lie could not deceive American Intelligence agencies, but Johnson had given a green light to Israel’s attack, and even authorized James Angleton of the CIA to give Israel the precise positions of the Egyptian air bases, which enabled Israel to destroy them in just a few hours.

Four days after the start of the Israeli attack, Nasser accepted the ceasefire request from the UN Security Council. It was too soon for Israel, which had not yet achieved all its territorial objectives. On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty, a NSA spy ship stationed in international waters off Sinai, was bombed, strafed and torpedoed during 75 minutes by Israeli Mirage jets and three torpedo boats, with the obvious intention of sinking it without leaving any survivors. (Even the rescue channels were machine-gunned.) Meanwhile, Johnson, from the White House, intervened personally to prohibit the nearby Sixth Fleet from rescuing the USS Liberty after the crew, despite the initial destruction of its transmitters, had managed to send off an SOS.

The attack would have been blamed on Egypt if it had succeeded, that is, if the ship had sunk and its crew had all died. The operation would then have given Johnson a pretext for interveening on the side of Israel against Egypt.

But it failed. The USS Liberty affair was suppressed by a commission of inquiry headed by Admiral John Sidney McCain II, Commander-in-Chief of US Naval Forces in Europe (and Father of Arizona Senator John McCain III). Johnson accepted Israel’s spurious “targeting error” explanation. In January 1968 he invited the Israeli Prime Minister, Levi Eshkol, to Washington, and warmly welcomed him to his Texas ranch. What’s more, Johnson rewarded Israel by lifting the embargo on offensive military equipment: US-made tanks and aircraft immediately flowed to Tel Aviv.

This failed false flag attack is evidence of the secret complicity of Johnson and Israel, implying high treason on the part of Johnson.

Conclusion

Let’s now conclude our overview of the evidence: beside the fact that John and Robert were brothers, their assassinations have at least two things in common: Lyndon Johnson and Israel.

First, their deaths are precisely framed by Johnson’s presidency, which was also the context for other political assassinations, such as Martin-Luther King’s. Johnson was in control of the State during the two investigations on John and Robert’s murders.

Secondly, in both cases, we find the fingerprints of Israel’s deep state. In the case of Robert, it is the choice of the manipulated patsy, which was obviously meant to disguise Robert’s assassination as an act of hatred against Israel. In the case of John, it it is the identity of the man asked to kill the patsy, a Jewish gangster linked to the Irgun.

Johnson and Israel, the two common elements in the Kennedy assassinations, are themselves closely linked, since Johnson can be considered as a high-level sayan, a man secretly devoted to Israel, or owned by Israel, to the point of committing high treason against the nation he had been elected to lead and protect.

The causal link between the two assassinations then becomes clear: even if Robert had been pro-Israel, which he was not, Israel and Johnson would still have had a compelling reason to eliminate him before he got to the White House, where he could—and would—reopen the investigation on his brother’s death.

What should have been obvious from the start now appears brightly clear: in order to solve the mystery of the assassination of John Kennedy, one has simply to look into the two other assassinations which are connected to it: the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man whose trial could have exposed the hoax and possibly put the plotters into the light, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the man who would have reopened the case if he had lived. And both these assassinations bear the signature of Israel.

At his death in 1968, Robert Kennedy left eleven orphans, not counting John’s two children, whom he had somewhat adopted. John’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr., aka John John, who had turned three the day of his father’s funeral, embodied the Kennedy myth in the heart of all Americans. The route seemed traced for him to become president one day. He died on July 16, 1999, with his pregnant wife and his sister-in-law, when his private plane suddenly and mysteriously nose-dived into the ocean a few seconds after he had announced his landing on the Kennedy property in Massachusetts.

John John had long been portrayed as a superficial, spoiled and harmless young man. But that image was as misleading as young Halmet’s in Shakespeare’s play. John had serious interest in mind, and, at age 39, he was just entering politics. In 1995 he founded George magazine, which seemed harmless until it began to take an interest in political assassinations. In March 1997, George published a 13-page article by the mother of Yigal Amir, the convicted assassin of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The article was supporting the thesis of a conspiracy by the Israeli far-right. So JFK Jr. was eliminated while following in the footsteps of his father, entering politics through the door of journalism and taking an interest in the crimes of the Israeli deep state. Canadian-Israeli journalist Barry Chamish believes John Kennedy Jr. was assassinated precisely for that.[56]

The nonsensical notion of a mysterious curse on the Kennedy family is an obvious smoke screen. The unsolved murders of JFK and his two legitimate heirs—his younger brother and his only son—require a more rational explanation. The sense that the official stories about their deaths amount to a huge cover-up is obsessing the American psyche, a bit like a repressed family secret affecting the whole personality from a subconscious level.

President John Kennedy and his brother are heroic, almost Christ-like figures, in the heart of a growing community of citizens who have become aware of the disastrous longtime effect of their assassinations. Only when the American public at large come to grips with the truth of their deaths and honor their legacy and sacrifice will America have a chance to be redeemed and be great again.

Laurent Guyénot is the author of JFK-9/11: 50 years of Deep State, Progressive Press, 2014, and From Yahweh to Zion: Jealous God, Chosen People, Promised Land … Clash of Civilizations, 2018. ($30 shipping included from Sifting and Winnowing, POB 221, Lone Rock, WI 53556).

Kevin Barrett

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Footnotes

[1] Lance deHaven-Smith, Conspiracy Theory in America, University of Texas Press, 2013,kindle 284-292.

[2] John Lewis’ testimony is in the PBS documentary American Experience Robert F. Kennedy.

[3] Associated Press, “RFK children speak about JFK assassination,” January 12, 2013, on www.usatoday.com

[4] David Talbot, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, Simon & Schuster, 2007, p. 278-280, 305.

[5] David Talbot, Brothers, op. cit., 2007, p. 21-22.

[6] David Talbot, Brothers, op. cit., p. 25-7.

[7] James Hepburn, Farewell America: The Plot to Kill JFK, Penmarin Books, 2002, p. 269.

[8] David Talbot, Brothers, op. cit., p. 312-314.

[9] Extract of TV news in the documentary film Evidence of Revision: Part 4: The RFK assassination as never seen before, 01:11:42

[10] Jerry Cohen, “Yorty Reveals That Suspect’s Memo Set Deadline for Death,” Los Angeles Times, June 6, 1968, pages 1 and 12, on latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2008/06/june-6-1968.html. Jerry Cohen, “Jerusalem-Born Suspect Called An Anti-Semite,” The Salt Lake Tribune, June 6, 1968, on www.newspapers.com. See also Harry Rosenthal, “Senator Kennedy’s support for Israel promoted decision declares Sirhan,” The Telegraph, March 5, 1969, on news.google.com

[11] Sasha Issenberg, “Slaying gave US a first taste of Mideast terror,”Boston Globe, June 5, 2008, on www.boston.com

[12] Jeffrey Salkin, “Remember What Bobby Kennedy Died For,” Forward.com, June 5, 2008. Also Michael Fischbach, “First Shot in Terror War Killed RFK,” Los Angeles Times, June 02, 2003, on articles.latimes.com

[13] Frank Morales, “The Assassination of RFK: A Time for Justice!” June 16, 2012, on www.globalresearch.ca; watch on YouTube, “RFK Assassination 40th Anniversary (2008) Paul Schrade on CNN.”

[14] Philip Melanson, The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: New Revelations On the Conspiracy And Cover-Up, S.P.I. Books, 1994, p. 25. For a full overview, watch Shane O’Sullivan’s 2007 investigative documentary RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy. For more detail, read his book Who Killed Bobby? The Unsolved Murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Union Square Press, 2008. See also Don Schulman’s testimony in The Second Gun (1973), from 42 min 40.

[15] In a parole hearing in 2011, failing to convince the judges for the fourteenth time. Watch on YouTube, “Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsm1hKPI9EU

[16] Shane O’Sullivan, Who Killed Bobby? The Unsolved Murder of Robert F. Kennedy, Union Square Press, 2008, p. 5, 44, 103.

[17] Jacqui Goddard, “Sirhan Sirhan, assassin of Robert F.Kennedy, launches new campaign for freedom 42 years later,” The Telegraph, December 3, 2011, on www.telegraph.co.uk/search/

[18] Colin Ross, Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality by Psychiatrists, Manitou Communications, 2000,summary on www.wanttoknow.info/bluebird10pg

[19] David B. Green, “Brainwashing and Cross-dressing: Israel’s Assassination Program Laid Bare in Shocking Detail,” Haaretz, February 5, 2018.

[20] Ronald Kessler, The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded, Hodder & Stoughton, 1996.

[21] The Israel Lobby Archive, www.irmep.org/ila/forrel/

[22] Jeffrey Salkin, “Remember What Bobby Kennedy Died For,op. cit..

[23] Michael Collins Piper, False Flag, op. cit., p. 78.

[24] Tom Mangold, Cold Warrior: James Jesus Angleton: the CIA’s Master Spy Hunter, Simon & Schuster, 1991, p. 318.

[25] Michael Howard Holzman, James Jesus Angleton, the CIA, and the Craft of COunterintelligence, University of Massachusetts Press, 2008, p. 153.

[26] “Assassination studies Kennedy knew a coup was coming,” on Youtube. Image of Arthur Krock’s article is shown on www.youtube.com/watch?v=snE161QnL1Uat 1:36.

[27] “Harry Truman Writes: Limit CIA Role to Intelligence,” Washington Post, December 22, 1963, quoted in Mark Lane, Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK, Skyhorse Publishing, 2011, p. 246.

[28] Thomas Troy, “Truman on CIA,” September 22, 1993, on www.cia.gov ; Sidney Krasnoff, Truman and Noyes: Story of a President’s Alter Ego, Jonathan Stuart Press, 1997.

[29] Michael Collins Piper, False Flags: Template for Terror, American Free Press, 2013, p. 67.

[30] James Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, Touchstone, 2008, p. 46.

[31] George de Mohrenschilldt, I am a Patsy! on jfkassassination.net/russ/jfkinfo4/jfk12/hscapatsy.htm

[32] Read the Sheriff’s Office report on mcadams.posc.mu.edu/death2.txt

[33] Meir Doron, Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon – Arnon Milchan, Gefen Books, 2011, p. xi.

[34] Stuart Winer, “Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan reveals past as secret agent,” The Times of Israel, November 25, 2013, on www.timesofisrael.com ; Meir Doron, Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon – Arnon Milchan, Gefen Books, 2011, p. xi

[35] Mickey Cohen, In My Own Words, Prentice-Hall, 1975, p. 91-92.

[36] Michael Collins Piper, Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy, American Free Press, 6th ed., ebook 2005, p. 133-155, 226.

[37] William Kunstler, My Life as a Radical Lawyer, Carol Publishing, 1994, p. 158; Steve North, “Lee Harvey Oswald’s Killer ‘Jack Ruby’ Came From Strong Jewish Background,” The Forward, November 17, 2013, on forward.com

[38] Bryan Edward Stone, The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas, University of Texas Press, 2010, p. 200.

[39] John Hughes-Wilson, JFK-An American Coup d’État: The Truth Behind the Kennedy Assassination, John Blake, 2014.

[40] Natasha Mozgovaya, “Prominent Jewish-American politician Arlan Specter dies at 82,” Haaretz, October 14, 2012, on www.haaretz.com.

[41] Alan Hart,Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, vol. 2: David Becomes Goliath, Clarity Press, 2009, p. 273.

[42] Warren Bass, Support any Friend: Kennedy’s Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance, 2003, p. 219.

[43] Quoted in George and Douglas Ball, The Passionate Attachment: America’s Involvement With Israel, 1947 to the Present, W.W. Norton & Co., 1992, p. 51.

[44] Philip Muehlenbeck, Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy’s Courting of African Nationalist Leaders, Oxford UP, 2012.

[45] Listen to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the topic on www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV4kvhs8I8E

[46] Phillip Nelson, LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination, XLibris, 2010, p. 372.

[47] Quoted in Phillip Nelson, LBJ: The Mastermind, op. cit., p. 17.

[48] Patrick Howley, “Why Jack Ruby was probably part of the Kennedy conspiracy,” The Daily Caller, March 14, 2014, on dailycaller.com

[49] Read Ruby’s deposition on jfkmurdersolved.com/ruby.htm

[50] See on YouTube, “Jack Ruby Talks.”

[51] Seymour Hersh, The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy, Random House, 1991, p. 94-97.

[52] Arthur Schlesinger, A Thousand Days: John Kennedy in the White House (1965), Mariner Books, 2002, p. 56; Alan Hart, Zionism, vol. 2, op. cit., p. 257.

[53] Phillip Nelson, LBJ: The Mastermind, op; cit., p. 320.

[54] Morris Smith, “Our First Jewish President Lyndon Johnson? – an update!!,” 5 Towns Jewish Times, April 11, 2013, on 5tjt.com.

[55] Stephen Green, Taking Sides: America’s Secret Relations With a Militant Israel,William Morrow & Co., 1984, p. 166.

[56] Barry Chamish, “The Murder of JFK Jr – Ten Years Later,” www.barrychamish.com (also on: www.rense.com/general87/tenyrs.htm).

le président syrien Assad compte effectuer une visite d’État en Corée du Nord

Selon certaines informations, le président syrien Bashar Al-Assad compte programmer une visite d’État à Pyongyang pour rencontrer le dirigeant Kim Jong-Un et le remercier pour l’aide militaire substantielle que la Corée du Nord n’a cessé de fournir à la Syrie depuis le début de la guerre au Levant.

L’apport de l’aide militaire nord-coréenne à la Syrie est très mal connu mais est considéré comme décisif et stratégique.

Le développement d’une « deuxième artillerie » ou d’une force de frappe balistique, composée initialement de missiles SCUD, puis des variantes iraniennes et nord-coréennes de ce missile Sol-Sol de conception soviétique, est l’un des domaines dans lequel la coopération technique nord-coréenne a porté ses fruits. Cette force est demeurée quasiment intacte après plus de sept années de conflit.

Le deuxième volet où l’influence de la doctrine militaire nord-coréenne fut déterminante en Syrie est celui de la défense aérienne asymétrique et l’usage intensif de missiles et de roquettes, un concept repris aussi bien par le Hezbollah libanais que les forces régulières de l’armée syrienne.

Durant la quatrième guerre israélo-arabe d’octobre 1973, la Corée du Nord avait envoyé plus de 530 conseillers militaires en Syrie dont un  nombre non négligeable de pilotes et d’opérateurs de batteries SAM.

Immixtion dans les affaires internes d’un Etat souverain

via External Interference in Iran’s Internal Affairs Unacceptable – Russian MFA

Les immixtions dans les affaires des Etats souverains, ne datent pas d’aujourd’hui. Elles visent à déstabiliser un gouvernement, réticent aux injonctions  pour changer sa ligne de conduite inadéquate avec les intérets, ou dogme de certaines puissances.

Les moyens sont simples: Manipulation des mécontents et de ceux qui manifestent un engagement à l’opposé du gouvernement légitime.

Le travail, ne commence pas à la veille des contestations, mais il est soutenu en permanence par différentes stratégies, visant à maintenir la flamme du mécontentement. (rencontres secretes, financement ,formations, etc…) sans oublier le rôles que doit jouer les opposants installés à l’étranger, et entretenus à dessein pour renforcer les rangs de leurs compatriotes.

Ces mécontents, une fois amorcés, descendent dans les rues, entraînant avec eux, une cohorte d’individus et d’infiltrés.

Dans cette effervescence qui produit un engouement, la situation pourrait tourner au drame par un seul acte à l’origine inconnue: La mort d’un manifestant ou d’un agent des forces de l’ordre. Mais par qui?

Il peut provenir du gouvernement lui même pour justifier une répression , comme il peut étre commis par un infiltré pour semer le chaos et provoquer les réactions des parties Etatiques.

Je laisse aux lecteurs la latitude de choisir l’hypothèse qui s’applique au cas Iranien.

 

US Air Force test-drops gravity nuclear bomb

A US Air Force F-16 fighter jet armed with a mock B61 nuclear bomb (File photo)
A US Air Force F-16 fighter jet armed with a mock B61 nuclear bomb (File photo)

The US Air Force says it has recently test-dropped an upgraded gravity nuclear bomb to see whether its aircraft can carry the deadly weapon.

The B61-12 bomb, which was the first of the upgraded B-61 variant, was dropped by an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet over the Nellis Test and Training Range Complex in Nevada, the UPI reported on Friday, citing military officials.

During the test, the bomb’s non-nuclear components, such as the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, rocket motors and weapons control computer, as well as the aircraft’s capability to deliver the weapon were reviewed.

The US Air Force’s Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) has been working with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration to extend the B61-12 bomb’s life. The new variant would replace four ageing versions of the B61 in the US nuclear arsenal.

“The B61-12 gravity bomb ensures the current capability for the air-delivered leg of the US strategic nuclear triad well into the future for both bombers and dual-capable aircraft supporting NATO,” said Paul Waugh, AFNWC’s Air-Delivered Capabilities director.

The bomb (pictured below) is compatible with the US Air Force’s B-2A, B-21, F-15E, F-16C/D, F-16 MLU, F-35 and PA-200 aircraft.

Boeing and two other federally funded research and development centers designed and manufactured the inert bomb used in the test.

US President Donald Trump has made it clear that he would expand America’s nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the « top of the pack. »

The US military’s recent test came amid simmering tensions between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang’s nuclear tests.

Washington has threatened the North with a preemptive strike in case Pyongyang conducts its sixth test. Pyongyang detonated a purported hydrogen bomb in January 2016.

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Back in February, the US Navy test-fired four Trident ll D nuclear-capable ballistic missiles from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean.

The tests came days after North Korea announced the successful test of its long-range ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced Thursday that it had dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan.

http://presstv.com/Detail/2017/04/14/518059/USAF-F16-B61-Waugh

 

Sasha

Les BRICS vont créer leur propre Internet

Les BRICS (Brésil, Russie, Inde, Chine et Afrique du Sud) vont se doter de leur propre gouvernance Internet afin d’échapper au contrôle des États-Unis.

Jusqu’ici l’Internet est gouverné par l’ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), une association para-administrative du département du Commerce des États-Unis.

La nouvelle gouvernance d’Internet est une proposition du Conseil de sécurité nationale russe. On ignore comment elle s’articulera au système de DNS alternatif déjà en vigueur en Chine. Si ce système est étendu, les États-Unis perdront le contrôle des télécommunications mondiales. On assistera à une division de l’Internet en deux, les sites ne pouvant être accessibles à tous quelle que soit la localisation des internautes qu’à la condition d’une inscription dans chacun des deux systèmes.

Meet the Israeli Spies Injecting Fake News Into Facebook’s Newsfeed

« This means that for the last two years a former intelligence officer has been running Israel’s global war against BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. »

When Sima Vaknin-Gil took over as director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs at the start of 2016, a crucial fact went largely unnoticed.

 

 

https://russia-insider.com/en/meet-israeli-spies-injecting-fake-news-facebooks-newsfeed/ri22374

 

 

 

 

 

Syria: All Eyes on the Northeast

TRENDSTORM
Andrew Korybko

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US of having « no intentions of leaving » northeastern Syria, which coincides with a recent French military deployment there and heated rumors that the so-called Arab NATO might be the next to join the fray.

https://sputniknews.com/popup/radio/?audio_id=740116

This agriculturally and energy-rich one-third of the Arab Republic is regarded as highly strategic real estate because of its natural endowments and its crucial geopolitical location that together make it a very sought-after position in the Mideast chessboard. The US has been occupying the region with more than 2000 troops and contractors spread across 20 separate bases alongside their Kurdish-led allies of the so-called « Syrian Democratic Forces », and Washington’s representative to the UN Nikki Haley declared that America will remain in Syria until it accomplishes its three core objectives of responding to purported chemical weapons incidents, deterring the return of Daesh, and « containing » Iran.

Russia’s recognition of this troubling geopolitical reality comes as Moscow announced its regret that the recent American-led airstrikes on Syria might have made it more difficult to reach a long-sought « political solution » to the war and implies that the country’s northeast might become a stumbling block to further progress. The Kurds unilaterally declared the so-called « federalization » of what they refer to as « Rojava » in March 2016 but have since reportedly walked back their demands to the more mild « decentralization » of the region that they now more neutrally call « Northern Syria ». Nevertheless, it’s evident that the US has designs to turn whatever it is that the Kurdish-led SDF want to call the territory under their control and the system of administration that they run within it into a de-facto client state that’s strategically located at the crossroads of Turkey, Iraq, and the rest of Syria.

French resident Macron’s earlier deployment of his country’s special forces to the region in support of the Kurds and in order to thwart a Turkish military offensive against Manbij have further complicated the situation there, as has the talk that the Saudi-led GCC might get involved as well. As of now, however, nothing has been confirmed about this possible second-mentioned military mission, but it represents a Damocles’ Sword hanging over the heads of everyone in the Mideast. As relations between the US and Russia become more irreconcilable by the day, Syria inches closer and closer to what might become an « internal partition » along the Euphrates River’s so-called « deconfliction line » between both Great Powers.

Andrew Korybko is joined by Iyad Khaddour, Syrian political commentator based in the US, and Ammar E. Abou-Sarhan, Syrian political commentator based in Damascus.

https://sputniknews.com/radio_trendstorm/201804281063970088-syria-all-eyes-on-the-northeast/

Défense russe: la DCA syrienne a abattu plus de la moitié des missiles israéliens

Les systèmes de défense antiaérienne syriens ont abattu plus de la moitié des 70 missiles tirés par Israël dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi contre des cibles iraniennes en Syrie, a annoncé le ministère russe de la Défense.

Plus de la moitié des missiles tirés par l’État hébreu contre les positions iraniennes en Syrie n’ont pas atteint leur cible, interceptés par les systèmes de défense antiaérienne syriens, a annoncé le ministère russe de la Défense dans un communiqué.

«En repoussant l’attaque israélienne, la DCA syrienne a abattu plus de la moitié des missiles. Les informations concernant les dégâts causés aux forces iraniennes ainsi qu’à l’infrastructure civile de la République arabe syrienne sont en cours de vérification», a indiqué le ministère.

Selon le ministère russe de la Défense, 28 avions israéliens F-15 et F-16 ont tiré environ 60 missiles air-sol contre diverses régions de Syrie. En outre, plus de 10 missiles tactiques sol-sol ont été tirés du côté d’Israël.
L’armée israélienne a annoncé jeudi à l’aube avoir frappé des «dizaines de cibles militaires iraniennes» en Syrie. Selon le porte-parole de l’armée, Israël avait informé la Russie de ses intentions.

L’agence officielle syrienne Sana a indiqué que certains missiles israéliens lancés contre le territoire syrien avaient touché des bases militaires ainsi qu’un dépôt d’armes et un radar militaire, sans toutefois préciser leurs emplacements.

https://fr.sputniknews.com/international/201805101036295601-russie-missiles-israel-syrie/

 

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