famine because of #ebola may kill much more people

"The world's worst Ebola epidemic has endangered harvests and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.

The FAO issued a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries most affected by the outbreak, which has killed at least 1,550 people since the virus was detected in the remote jungles of southeastern Guinea in March.

Restrictions on people's movements and the establishment of quarantine zones to contain the spread of the hemorrhagic fever have led to panic buying, food shortages and price hikes in countries ill-prepared to absorb the shock.

"In the three countries severely affected by Ebola, the agriculture and food security situation is really deteriorating," said Vincent Martin, head of an FAO unit in Dakar that is coordinating the agency's response

other articles are speaking of a total breakdown of the local economies

and so it is not ebola that may be the real killer but the whole desintegration of the economy and the society because of the measures that have been implemented to contain it

trying to solve it with just some drip-drop medical aid will not change this and will demand an enormous effort later on

remember the first Ebola crisis was in isolated villages that were totally cut off from the rest of the world

now we are faced with some Ebola infections in some cities with enormous populations, sparking more fears than reality shows us (only 2.000 people dead on a target population of millions if the doomsayers are to be believed)

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the total impact if all US freetrade agreements negotations are successfull in one map

source http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/brookings-now/posts/2014/0...

this is also important because all of them have some copyright clauses with privacy impacts

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#ukraine the best explanation why Kremlinology is back in vogue

"On these terms, America is right to resist Russia if Putin seems truly bent on bullying his way to a redrawn map of Europe, but also right to try to keep working with Russia on matters of mutual concern such as Islamic militancy. And that same calculation will hold when Putin, as must happen eventually, exits the Kremlin, willingly or unwillingly, whether replaced by a new autocrat or a more democratic figure. Today’s heightened tension between the United States and Russia, conceivably the first chapter of a new cold war, with Europe as ambivalent as ever about its role, underscores that Russia is likely to remain one of America’s most vexing and formidable diplomatic challenges for a long time to come.

the reason is that we need to know where we have to work together or get 'silent acceptance' and where we have to give 'silent acceptance' to who in the Kremlin to get what and to stop what

it has and never will be a perfect science

because the Kremlin has as many secrets as the Vatican

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#ukraine the US hesitation gives Chinese warhawks more influence

"For Colonel Fang, Russia has the initiative. The U.S. lacks military options, and “Russia does not fear,” according to this Chinese analysis. Russia’s “actual control” over Crimea is a decisive factor in the present crisis that the Chinese have not missed. True, some other Chinese analysts have been more circumspect, pointing to the prospect of major losses to the Russian economy (国际问题研究, April 2014), but many others, such as a Xinhua Russian expert writing in May 2014, seem to follow Colonel Fang’s interpretation and admire “Russia’s rejection of the West’s global leadership, its defense of its core interests, and its lack of hesitation in becoming the enemy of the West.” (军事文摘, May 2014) It might be impossible to determine definitively whether the Ukraine Crisis has impacted China’s risk calculus in hotspots such as the South and East China Sea, but the evidence discussed above certainly suggests that such eastern reverberations are quite plausible

we forgot that before Ukraine everyone was looking to the South Chinese Sea for the next war or tension area and where - before the Krim invasion - the US was planning to replace its military forces (closing most of Europeans bases as not important enough) and planning to invest more in battle ships

this has now all changed off course

but the political leadership has not yet followed the military planners who are now transferring military hardware, knowledge and bases back to Eastern Europe (with Estonia becoming the next possible standoff with of without invasions, disruptions or incidents).

The Chinese are looking very closely at what is happening - and they also know that untill the US election of 2016 they have a window of opportunity

and they are not the only one

but one should remember that the US was very late to become involved in the two world wars and only slowly became embroiled in Vietnam, saying that the big brother may be asleep but if he awakens it an mobilize or produce and enormous force

after Ukraine, you can say that the big sleeping bear has one eye opened, saying 'huh what is that, I thought I was out of European war for another century ?' while sending some pics to the IS and playing with flowers about other conflicts 'I bomb him, I don't bomb him yet, I bomb him, I don't bomb him yet'

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Israeli military occupation forces train US police organizations in crowd control

"While Urban Shield has not disclosed the full list of participants for this year, organizers say that the past participation of numerous Israeli security agencies — including the Border Police Unit Yamam, which carries out extra-judicial assassinations of Palestinians — indicates that Israel is certain to play a role in this year’s gathering as well. Israel’s participation strikes an especially raw nerve for organizers given the state’s recent military assault on the besieged Gaza strip, as well as revelations that at least four law enforcement agencies deployed to Ferguson were trained by Israeli security forces.

so strange and wrong : I would suppose it would be the other way round because the way the Israeli are treating civil disorders and public protests only adds to the violence and increases the influence of the terrorist groups (using guns against stones, seeking confrontation instead of cooperation to let the protests take place relatively peacefully)

it explains the guns, the immediate increase in the kind of armor used and so on

the US is not the same as the occupied Palestinian territories where there is always some change of shooters and the normality of violence before, during and after manifestations (provoked or not by the police or soldiers or by more radical fractions)

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# spydevices on telecommunication networks in war theatres can be remotely exploded (Israel)

"Israel remotely detonated a spying device planted in south Lebanon, killing a member of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah in the explosion, the group said Friday.


Hezbollah Al-Manar TV said Hassan Ali Haidar was killed after army intelligence spotted a “strange device” in the village of Adloun. A jet detonated the device remotely after it was discovered, killing Haidar, it said.


The Lebanese army confirmed the incident, but said the dead man was a civilian. It said Israel detonated the device “from a distance” through aircraft flying overhead. The device was planted on the militant group’s telecommunications network.

so it will probably be an interceptor

with the other advantage that when destroyed it will also destroy the infrastructure on which it was installed

leaving also no fingerprints if correctly done

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#ukraine the new spycams to be placed in many cars have become essential

and this is one of the images he took the 3th of september

prefering to take secondary roads well hidden

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#ukraine the most bizarre US-Russian Miss election will be held in ... Crimea

read more here


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#ukraine Putin is not a communist but an extremist nationalist calling Lenin a traitor

source http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/putin-disses-lenin

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#ukraine #MH17 Malasyian PM says intelligence reports are conclusive

source http://online.wsj.com/articles/malaysia-says-intelligence-reports-on-flight-17-crash-pretty-conclusive-1409983490

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#ukraine russian site indexes Russian "Missing on holiday" soldiers

it is a thoughcrime in  Russia to speak about ot to ask too many questions

according to some accounts they also are about 2000

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#ukraine this is how small deadly mines have become today

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#ukraine this is how big a rocket is that is fired by the hundreds

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#ukraine speaking about dead soldiers in Russia puts you in all kinds of danger


the relativity of democracy and freedom in Russia

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#ukraine warfare during satellite monitoring : wait untill the satellite has passed


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after the nude pics from celebs 4chan becomes a normal forum with rules and laws

this is a big revolution because if there was one place where you could find any kind of garbage content it was there


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a publication of 500 emails between the CIA and journalists in 2012

the US has a strange freedom of Information act in which the effects are still evolving and things seem possible that we wouldn't dream off in our socalled 'better' democracies in Europe

in other words you can ask all emails between a public officer or public institution and any other person

some things will be blackened out

but still

in fact you should now remember this and keep as much as possible away from email

because it is equal to paper correspondence

you can download it here https://firstlook.org/theintercept/document/2014/09/04/email-correspondence-reporters-cia-flacks/


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#ukraine important Russian general wants preventive nuclear strik in military ideology

In the last Russian military strategy the west was not called an enemy (2010) now the west and the US are clearly the enemies of Russia says the Coordinator Office of Inspector General of the Russian Ministry of Defence, Army General Yuri Yakubov

This important person will take part in rewriting the plan before the end of the year taking into account what happens in Ukraine and around Russia especially in the west he says the following

""In particular, in my opinion, you need to carefully consider the forms and methods of operation of EBA, in close cooperation with strategic nuclear deterrence forces, the Strategic Missile Forces, strategic aviation and the Navy. Thus it is necessary to study the conditions under which Russia could preempt the Russian strategic nuclear forces" - said the general'"  http://www.interfax.ru/russia/394742 (google translate)

are they all going bonkers

in my youth I have protested and demonstrated against US missiles because I couldn't believe that Russia would fire nuclear weapons first, you should be stupid and Reagan was a warmonger

now, the game has changed totally, it are the Russians who are now clearly and openly threatening us with nuclear weapons and are being imperialistic warmongers

now I want nuclear weapons in the hope that there are enough to make it clear that the philosophy of Mutual Assured destruction still exists and is something that will keep even the madmen in the Kremlin in check

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#ukraine sometimes Anonymous activists show their real image (and it is not pretty)

if you look at the tweets of this activist, you see the double standard

no friend of US nor of Ukraine or any other antirussian in effect

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#ukraine we will have to arm Ukraine if we don't want to take up arms ourselves afterwards

"Sanctions will have no short-term impact on Russian behavior at this point. Vaunted Western “soft power” has been run over by Russian tanks. The decision for war has been made in Moscow, and it will be prosecuted until Putin achieves his objectives or the cost — rising numbers of Russian dead — becomes politically prohibitive. Putin knows that the Russian public, heady after the nearly bloodless conquest of Crimea, has no stomach for a costly war of choice with Ukraine, their “Slavic brothers.”


If the West wants to prevent more Russian aggression and save Ukraine from further Kremlin depradations, it must offer Kyiv armaments, logistics, training, and above all intelligence support without delay. Nothing else will cause Moscow to back down. Only by arming and enabling Ukraine’s military can the West make the cost of Putin’s war prohibitive for Russia. Ukraine’s defense ministry and armed forces require major Western aid to transform its underperforming military from bad Soviet habits to real fighting capability, but that is a long-term enterprise. Right now, Kyiv needs direct military aid. If NATO does not provide it, a wider war for Ukraine becomes more likely by the day, with grave consequences for the European peace that NATO has preserved, at great expense, for sixty-five years.

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