Posts Tagged ‘U.N.’

By Anthony Fenton

VANCOUVER, Canada, Feb 19, 2010 (IPS) – Critics are concerned that private military contractors are positioning themselves at the centre of an emerging “shock doctrine” for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Next month, a prominent umbrella organisation for private military and logistic corporations, the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA), is co-organising a “Haiti summit” which aims to bring together “leading officials” for “private consultations with attending contractors and investors” in Miami, Florida.

HAITI: Private Contractors ‘Like Vultures Coming to Grab the Loot’ – IPS ipsnews.net

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What the heck is the world coming to…?

From Reuters

Keep quiet about atrocities, Ethiopia warns aid workers
27 Feb 2008 16:44:00 GMT
Written by: Joanne Tomkinson
Aid workers in Ethiopia’s remote Ogaden region are currently facing an impossible dilemma. In order to carry on helping people in the east of the country, the government has warned them that they better keep quiet about allegations of army atrocities in the area.
International humanitarian staff have spoken anonymously to the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor about public executions, rapes, torture, arbitrary detentions and beatings of civilians by government forces in Ogaden, where most people are ethnic Somalis.
Aid workers also accuse separatist rebels in the Ogaden National Liberations Front (ONLF) of terrible crimes against civilians who refuse to help them.
Relief agencies were expelled from Ogaden during Ethiopian government crackdowns on the ONLF in late 2007. They are now gradually being allowed to return with food and medicines – but only if they stay silent about what they see.
“We have two options: either we come out with a nasty press release tomorrow on protection of human rights, and we will have to leave behind a substantial population still facing atrocities, or we just do our work,” an aid worker said to the Monitor.
Ogaden’s residents have greeted aid workers enthusiastically, eager to share their stories with humanitarians. “They have begged us to stay,” an aid worker tells the paper.
Conflicting reports from locals, and a ban on journalists entering the area, mean that allegations are hard to verify. The government denies its troops have committed any atrocities.
“I can assure you that the government is not in the business of killing people and putting them in mass graves,” government spokesman Bereket Simon told the Monitor.
The need for aid workers in Ogaden is great. Food and water are in short supply and medical supplies in the Somali area ran out long ago. The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights still has no access to investigate allegations, and the World Food Programme’s food aid distributions have been hampered by conflict in the area.
“You always come down on the same side,” the director of one organisation operating in the region said to the Monitor. “It’s better to keep yourself operational and to do something.”

Some frustrated aid workers are beginning to speak out discreetly, but it’s dangerous. International staff run the risk of being expelled or seeing their operations closed down, but the stakes are even higher for local staff. Many said they didn’t want to say anything to the Monitor for fear they might be imprisoned or killed.

One local aid worker who talked to the paper said: “It’s a relief to speak with you. You hear these things and they weigh on your heart.”

But for now, most aid workers are just getting on with the job of delivering humanitarian relief.

When does the moral duty to bear witness outweigh the need to try to save lives? Or where is it more important to stick by people who are suffering, even if it means not speaking out about what’s going on?

Does it depend how many aid agencies are on the scene? Is it possible to tell the truth and keep running a relief programme?

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Is Kosovo really an independent or sovereign country now? Who will really be ‘running’ Kosovo? Has the U.S. and NATO violated and ignored International Laws and seized additional ‘real estate’ property? Is this just another greedy oil seizure situation? Is gold involved? Is this a dirty trick to increase U.S. military presence around Russia? Is the U.S. trying to start WWIII with Russia or China? Or is it a combination of several of the above factors??

Seems the American people, and the people of Kosovo, are being led to believe that Kosovo is to be a sovereign country. Well, at least, this is what the mainstream media, NATO, the UN, and the USG want us to believe.

So what’s the REAL story?

Is MSM telling the WHOLE story?

Is the USG or NATO or the UN telling the WHOLE story?

Here’s what some folks think:






What do YOU think?

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Blackwater Worldwide is the new peace-keeping force for the U.N. Now if you have stopped laughing we need to look at this very seriously..

The U.N. is a front organization for our new ‘government/masters’ – seriously – ‘hide everything in plain sight’ – I’m sure you have heard that adage before. I am not going to cite anything here you have to do your own digging…

Now consider just what you DO know about Blackwater:

  1. They are mercenaries.
  2. They kill for money.
  3. They kill on command.
  4. They are merciless.
  5. They are remorseless.
  6. They protect government officials of a particularly stature.
  7. They now have equipment to ‘serve’ from air, land and sea.

Some of their equipment includes: a fleet of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, dirigibles, helicopters, a host of vehicles, and a bomb-resistant vehicle affectionately called Grizzly. Erik Prince, founder, is currently working to get Grizzly approved to operate on U.S. highways.

From Singularity, Peacekeepers:

§ Blackwater affiliate Greystone Ltd., registered offshore in Barbados, is an old-fashioned mercenary operation offering “personnel from the best militaries throughout the world” for hire by governments and private organizations. It also boasts of a “multi-national peacekeeping program,” with forces “specializing in crowd control and less than lethal techniques and military personnel for the less stable areas of operation.”

§ Prince’s Total Intelligence Solutions, headed by three CIA veterans (among them Blackwater’s number two, Cofer Black*), puts CIA-type services on the open market for hire by corporations or governments.

§ Blackwater’s aviation division has some forty aircraft, including turboprop planes that can be used for unorthodox landings**. It has ordered a Super Tucano paramilitary plane from Brazil, which can be used in counterinsurgency operations. In August the aviation division won a $92 million contract with the Pentagon to operate flights in Central Asia.

§ It recently flight-tested the unmanned Polar 400 airship, which may be marketed to the Department of Homeland Security for use in monitoring the US-Mexico border and to “military, law enforcement, and non-government customers.”

§ A fast-growing maritime division has a new, 184-foot vessel that has been fitted for potential paramilitary use…

*Suggestion: Learn more about Cofer Black. **Cheney made a statement that ultra light aircraft is great for enforcing martial law (sorry can’t find the quote).

And Blackwater’s primary purpose? To protect the elitist and follow orders. Period. Get the picture?

So that’s just a tad of information about these boys who are strapped to the hilt with weapons and have done some pretty God awful things in Iraq and Afghanistan, and looks like New Orleans too, and nothing is done. Why? Because they are following orders.

Now if you don’t know much about them and/or you still think that they are distant from ‘your world’ I suggest you better start learning some information fast because they are going to be the ones coming around to your door gathering up the guns and weapons you have or don’t have when the boom falls. And from what I’ve read they don’t care much WHO you are if you are not one of the ‘masters.’

And as these folks said

There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun….And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.” Michael Gartner, 1992 in USA Today

Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.” Sara Brady, Chairman, Handgun Control, to Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, The National Educator, January 1994, Page 3.

When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans… and so a lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it. That’s what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we’re going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities.” President Bill Clinton, 3-22-94, MTV’s “Enough is Enough

We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.” Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

…it ain’t going to be pleasant nor easy to set the new rules into place.

Getting nervous yet? You freaking SHOULD BE!

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