Monday, June 24, 2013

Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE


 Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE
Holy Shroud of Turin
This is what my late wife and I use to call my 'half birthday'.  When your birthday is Christmas Eve you sometimes wonder what it would be like to have a 'normal' day for your birthday.   So we would have a cake for my half birthday.   I am 29 1/2 today...OK would you believe 39 1/2...49 1/ about 59 1/2... OK I am really 62 1/2 years old ... damn!  So have a shot of Jack Daniels or Wild Turkey in my honor today.   Tim Earl of Stirling    
Qatar behind transfer of chemical weapons to foreign mercenaries fighting Syria ~ link ~
A new report has revealed that chemical arms used by Takfiri militants in an attack near Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo in March had been provided by two Qatari officers through Turkey.

According to a Saturday report by the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar, Qatari officers Fahd Saeed al-Hajiri and Faleh Bin Khalid al-Tamimi were behind the transfer of chemical substances to anti-Syria militants through Ankara.

The Qatari officers were later killed in a suspicious explosion in Somalia in May, the report said.

On March 19, over two dozen people were killed and many others injured when foreign-backed militants fired missiles containing a chemical substance into the Khan al-Assal region in the northwestern city of Aleppo, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

The new report by the Lebanese daily was based on information received from the security service of an unnamed country in the region. The details of the case had been handed over to the Russian intelligence agency (FSB), the report said.

The United States has claimed that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the militants and thus crossed Washington’s “red line,” while Damascus dismisses the allegations as mere “lies” and “fabrications.”

On May 5, the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria said it found testimony from victims and medical staff that shows militants had used the nerve agent sarin in Syria.

Qatari Emir to abdicate in fovor of the Crown Prince ~ link ~ There is something not quite 'right' about this.  The old Emir has been a leading force in repressing his people and in arming the foreign mercenaries invading Syria.  He is not 'democratic' or anything like the picture being painted of him by the BBC.  Something just 'doesn't fit'.  There is more to this story but I just am not sure what it is.  Stirling   

The Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is to hand power to his son, Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

A palace statement said that Qataris would be invited to swear allegiance to the new emir on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Qatar's Sheikh Tamir: 33 year-old Emir groomed for power ~ link 

Qatar's Emir to hand power to son, Crown Prince Tamim ~ link  

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who has ruled since overthrowing his father in 1995, convened relatives and advisers in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Monday to reveal plans for his departure.

Unusually, news of the conclave was reported by al-Jazeera TV, which is owned by the government and refrains from covering Qatari affairs. It added later that the emir had confirmed his decision to depart but gave no details. The 61-year-old is to address the nation on Tuesday.

Qatar has played a major role arming the rebels seeking to overthrow Syria's Bashar al-Assad, so the transition will be closely watched for signs of any policy shifts.

Qatar Emir to hand power to son ~ link ~ The tiny Gulf peninsula holds the world's third largest gas reserves and produces roughly 77 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year, making it the world's largest supplier.

It has major investments around the world, including in the French football club Paris Saint-Germain, in hotels, in a resort on the Italian island of Sardinia, as well as stakes in automobile company Volkswagen, energy giant Total and Britain's Barclays Bank.

The Gulf state also controls a powerful media empire through Al-Jazeera, the first pan-Arab satellite channel which has branched out into English, and earlier this year bought Current TV, a struggling US cable channel, in preparation for the launch of Al-Jazeera America.

Brazil protests: President Rousseff meets with activists ~ link ~ The powers that be in Brazil are desperate to cool things down and to survive the massive protests and not have them turn into a popular revolution against the large-scale corruption in the country.   Stirling     

Demonstrations have broken out again in Brazil, as President Dilma Rousseff holds talks with protest leaders. The president is trying to find ways to end the unrest which has erupted nationwide since 11 June, and has seen one million people take to the streets.

In one of Monday's demonstrations, hundreds of people blocked the main road to Brazil's busiest port, Santos.

Brazil President fails to quell mass protests - with photos ~ link  

Brazil Protests: In pictures ~ link ~ Could this lead to a South American Winter like the Arab Spring (it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere now)?   Stirling    

Stonehenge permanent road closure work begins - video ~ link ~ I thing that this is a positive thing, as the current roadway is too close to the historic site.   Stirling    


Anonymous said...

Happy half birthday, Lord Stirling. Enjoy your drink!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord Stirling,

I have found this article:

"How NSA access was built into Windows
Duncan Campbell 04.09.1999
Careless mistake reveals subversion of Windows by NSA.

A CARELESS mistake by Microsoft programmers has revealed that special access codes prepared by the US National Security Agency have been secretly built into Windows. The NSA access system is built into every version of the Windows operating system now in use, except early releases of Windows 95 (and its predecessors). The discovery comes close on the heels of the revelations earlier this year that another US software giant, Lotus, had built an NSA "help information" trapdoor into its Notes system, and that security functions on other software systems had been deliberately crippled.(...)

Interesting, isn't it?

Yours, in Jesus Christ,

Joaquin, Germany

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord Stirling,

I have found articles which proof that there are so called hardware-backdoors in our PCs! (probably)

I've got a few links for you and your readers:

Well, that is the end of encryption programmes like Truecrypt etc.
Most chips are produced in China.

Yours, in Jesus Christ,

Joaquin, Germany