Teams of United States Special Operations commandos have been active in Libya since last year, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing statements from unnamed US military officers.
The American soldiers are operating from secret bases that were established last year, without any public disclosure, in eastern and western Libya, near Benghazi and Misurata. The US troops are scouting targets and recruiting proxy forces as part of “contact teams,” according to the Post.
He said the fires were mostly started by men, and 80 per cent of the arsonists lived close to the refugee centres they attacked, indicating a rising resentment of the hundreds of thousands of migrants setting in the country.
Creepiest DARPA Programs for Human Control ~ link ~ Creepy demonic New World Order stuff ... your tax dollars at work America!!! Stirling
President Dilma Rousseff, in her first statement after she was asked to leave office, said it’s a coup against her. And I think she is absolutely right, because we have a situation today in Brazil where a democratically-elected president who won the election with 54 million votes and faces no corruption charge has been asked to leave office. And she’s being replaced by two political parties, one of which has lost four consecutive presidential election; and the second party is so corrupt and so disorganized that they haven’t even put a presidential candidate in the past four elections.
So, there’s a situation now, the Vice President Michel Temer, who hasn’t won any election in his all political life is going to become president. He’s not directly elected. He’s going to become president of the country. He’s going to take charge of the country in a very crucial time. And democratically-elected president is being asked to leave. So, it’s a coup in the absolute sense of the term.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is unlikely to be implemented in the near future. The EU negotiators are frustrated about the potential deal, as the stances of European countries and the US have little in common, German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) wrote.
Friday headlines from Bloomberg: “Retail Sales Rise Most in a Year, Marking U.S. Consumer Comeback” and “Consumers Turn Out to Be U.S. Growth Lifeline After All.” Ironically, U.S. retail stocks (SPDR S&P Retail ETF) were slammed 4.3% this week, trading back to almost three-month lows. Poor earnings were the culprit. Macy’s sank 15% on Wednesday’s earnings disappointment. Kohl’s missed, along with Nordstrom and JC Penney.
The Obama administration launched another offensive in the battle over public accommodation Friday, telling all public schools to allow students to use facilities based on their gender identity instead of their biological sex, a directive that Liberty Counsel President Mathew Staver says is blatantly unconstitutional and part of a larger Obama goal of rubbing God out of the public square.
Officials at the Justice and Education departments released a letter providing “guidance” as to how school districts should comply with the policy. The letter also made it clear that states or schools that did not fall in line could face federal lawsuits or a denial of federal education funds.
US Homeland Security creates travel havoc to force people into Precheck Programs ~ link ~
Homeland Security wants to force more travelers to become “known” to the government via PreCheck programs.
Ultimately, it seems, Homeland Security hopes to be the arbitrator of who flies in the US and who does not. This is how fascism encroaches on public life, not all at once, but a little bit at a time.
Canadian PM tours Fort McMurray - with photos ~ link ~