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The Paris Attacks (Part 2)

HOLLYWOOD COMES TO PARIS: A still from a video that purported to show the shooting of a policeman by the Kouachi brothers is fraught with holes and bears every hallmark of a movie set scene!


Estranged Illuminati family member blows whistle on false flag and names perpetrators of gory act. Does her tip bear up?

On January 14 2015, Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP), regarded by the US as the deadliest branch of the global Jihadist network, announced it was behind the Charlie Hedbo killings of January 7 in a 11-minute video posted on its Twitter account. The hit, so the leader of the  Yemeni branch of AQAP gushed, had been in the making since 2011 at the orders of Al-Qaeda's overall leader Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden's successor, and was arranged by the now deceased radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki (he was blown in a US drone strike in Yemen in September 2011). The killings were “in revenge for the prophet”, that is, Muhammad.


The AQAP assertion was a classic case of reaping where one did not sow. It was purely opportunistic, much like Osama bin Laden’s claim that it was Al Qaeda that had masterminded the spectacularly horrendous 9-11. The first to throw the lie back at AQAP was the CIA and its ilk. Two US counter-terrorism officials made it known to ABC News that there was no persuasive evidence that AQAP either coordinated the attack or anticipated it as signals intercept records of recent times  had not come across any communication between any of the Kouachi brothers and known AQAP figures. Certainly, if AQAP was the architect of the Paris atrocity, why did they  take a full week to own up to it when typically Al Qaeda takes less than 48 hours to bask in the “glory”  of a particularly galvanising strike?    


A case can be made that during the standoff with a police cordon, both Cherif Kouachi and Ahmed Coulibaly voluntarily admitted to having operated under the auspices of Jihadist groups in telephonic interviews with BFM TV, France’s most watched news network. But such a confession must be taken with a pinch of salt. Firstly, even CNN, which is affiliated to BFM TV, did categorically state that it could not vouch for the authenticity of the interviews. Secondly, the two terrorists could have been coached in advance as to exactly what to say in the event they were cornered. Thus  AQAP’s belated announcement could have been prompted by the need to capitalise on the reported assertions of the terrorists and not on their factuality. In any case, Coulibaly and the Kouachi brothers belonged to two rival groups, ISIS and AQAP respectively. Why then did ISIS did not endorse Coulibaly’s  involvement in the Paris shootings if he was indeed their man?


When all is said done, what emerges is that the shootings were not the work of Al Qaeda nor of ISIS but of a Third Force. Just what was this Third Force?


A ROTHSCHILD TIP
On January 11 2015, Lasha Darkmoon, a renowned English-American essayist and critic of the Illuminati agenda, received an email from Ellie Katsnelson, who also goes by the name Madame Rothschild. Katsnelson is a German aristocrat of Rothschild parentage who fell out with her family when she discovered that the death of her mother in the Swiss Alps in 1989 was not an accident  but a cleverly orchestrated sacrificial murder. Part of her email read as follows:


“I will say most emphatically, based on my private sources, for as you know, I am a resident of France and have many friends in high places in Paris and elsewhere: not only do I believe that the Paris circus was not done by the Muslims, I actually know for a certainty that it was not. Muslims had nothing – I repeat, nothing – whatever to do with the carnage that took place in Paris last week.


“A few young ladies whom I know and who are active in the Palestinian movement – with  your own countryman, George Galloway, I believe – explained everything to me two days ago. This whole event was organised in Brussels. Even Ahmed Merabet, the first French policeman purportedly shot dead, is actually not a Muslim at all: his real name is Avigdor, and his brother’s name is Maloch, recently changed to Melek – all of them crypto-Jews in the service of  Israeli intelligence, i.e., Mossad agents. Avigdor is in Buenos Aires right now, and will remain there for six years, a standard operating procedure with those deep in Israeli  psyops. After this, he will resurface with a new identity,  by which time of course the populace will have forgotten all about the Paris attacks.”


The cat is out of the bag folks. The Charlie Hebdo killings were a Mossad operation reportedly. The policeman who we saw being shot at point-blank range in the on-scene video recordings was simply acting movie-style. He was part of the whole charade, as were the shooters themselves. Katsnelson  says such players are paid 666,000 euros or dollars depending on the country in which the event is staged.


“The amount may seem random and insignificant to you, but once you know how important numerology and signs are to the Kabalistic Jews, things begin to make sense,” Katsnelson continues. “Moreover, the number 6  features again, you will notice, as that is the number of years during which the commandos carrying out the operation  are not allowed to resurface. They have to lie low for six years, living lives of impeccable respectability under their newly invented personas. When they finally emerge into the full light of day, it is never in the country where they performed their original theatrics.


“Thus Avigdor, the ‘hero’ of the Paris op,  and all the rest of his accomplices in crime, will start a new life elsewhere: with a new identity, new papers, a new passport – even a nice new house provided. Everything else will be given to these operatives to enable them to make a fresh start in life, including a wife or partner who is also an undercover agent. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is left to chance.”
Does Madame Rothshilds’ revelations stand up to scrutiny?


SUPREMELY EFFICIENT KILLERS
If there is one element about the Charlie Hebdo carnage that continue to stagger the mind, it was the professionalism with which it was carried out.  There is no way in hell those Kalashnikova-wielding hoodlums could have been your typical, clumsy Jihadists trained at Torabora or some such godforsaken redoubt.

They appeared to be executing a well-coordinated plan in that late-morning raid, methodically seeking out and executing those targeted for death and even made a clean getaway. These guys were sharpshooters, trained to the hilt as both marksmen and snipers. They were groomed and drilled in a formal, First World military institutional setting. They exhibited the military proficiency of Team 6, the Navy Seals who killed Osama bin Laden on May 2 2011.


A Fox News military analyst, retired Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters, said, “It was evident immediately that this was a carefully planned, sophisticated operation by well-trained, well-armed veterans of Jihad. This was not a pick-up team. These butchers were methodical and efficient. They weren’t just terrorists: They were terrorist commandos.” Peters added: “They didn’t just go nuts and shoot wildly, as amateur Jihadists do.

They set out to kill specific people and never lost focus. They even stayed cool during the getaway phase.” Aki Peritz, a former CIA analyst, was quoted as saying that, “The attacks were very professional, well thought-out and well executed”. Stratfort, a well-known security analyst group, also said something to the effect that the attackers appeared to be well-trained from the way they handled the weapons, moved and shot.  


It is also obvious that the killers were assisted by somebody who had inside information about the goings-on at Charlie Hebdo. They struck at the right time, a Wednesday, a day when all the freelance cartoonist were always around for a routine, weekly editorial meeting. That the attackers did not conduct this aspect of the espionage themselves is evidenced by the fact that they did not know the exact address of Charlie  Hebdo: they had to ask for directions to the correct location from two maintenance workers they encountered at a wrong office before they hastened upstairs to  do the deed. The killers were part of a syndicate that was far from ragtag ala ISIS or AQAP but belonged to an elite military-espionage apparatus that had agents in the ranks of the French Police itself.


FECKLESS AND DISSOLUTE BROTHERS
Yet the daring and sophistication of the Charlie Hebdo killers simply does not square with the bland profile, reportedly, of the Kouachi brothers. The real Kouachi brothers come across as cowardly and simple-minded. We know a bit about them because they have had brushes with the law in the recent past, particularly Cherif, the younger of the two.


In January 2005, Cherif was arrested for being part of the Buttes Chaumont network  (named for the park in northern Paris where they used to meet), a 7-man jihadist recruitment ring that smuggled  fighters to swell the ranks of  Iraq insurgents when US and British forces were having a field day bombing the country into virtual oblivion. Cherif, then aged 25, was captured on video whimpering pleas of innocence before reporters right in the court precincts.

These are his exact words: “The whole thing has been set up. We are just young kids from the suburbs, that is all. We get passionate, we talk like this, but there is nothing more, that's it. We did nothing wrong. There was no intention (from us), now they pretend things, but who cares. We will see and I hope that it will show evidence.” Cherif’s remonstration to the world at large was that he was set up, words that would never issue forth from the mouth of a revolutionary stalwart who was intent at even expending his life in the interests of the jihad.  


In 2010, Cherif was again nabbed for "suspected involvement in plotting the escape of one of the masterminds of bombings and terrorist attacks in 1995 that killed eight people and injured more than 200". In either case, Cherif was neither a ring leader nor a protagonistic participant. His role was that of a mere facilitator, not a precision killing machine. Above all, he was chicken-hearted and this from his own mouth. In the 2008 case, he told the judge that he was relieved at being arrested. “The closer the departure (to Iraq) got, the more I wanted to turn back,” he stated matter-of-factly.   


What both the 2008 and 2010 trials laid bare was the fact that Cherif was simply an also-ran in the greater scheme of whatever operations he was involved in and was more of a hedonist than a scrupulous devotee to the cause, let alone to Islam. He was far from religious, drank alcohol, smoked marijuana, was a fan of rap music, and spent more time chasing skirts than he did going to the mosque. Intellectually, he was the proverbial empty vessel: he only knew “the basics” on how to handle a Kalashnikova, inculcated to him not at a jihadist range but from a man he met at the mosque. It’s small wonder the only jobs he was good at were the menial type – delivering pizza and as a fishmonger in a supermarket latterly.     


Such a mediocre, lacklustre profile does not remotely dovetail with the text-book prowess of the two ace killers who wreaked clinical havoc at Charlie Hebdo. Those two hooded guys were as  different from the Kouachi brothers as black is different from white.


A  STUDIO-SETTING SHOOTING
Within hours of the Charlie Hebdo rampage, a video was posted on the Internet that showed one of the Kouachi brothers shoot dead at close range a hapless and pleading policeman with an AK 47 rifle. The policeman turned out to be 42-year-old Ahmed Merabet reportedly. The video was shot “on reflex” by Jordi Mir whilst he was alone in his apartment, so he said.  The police never subjected him to questioning of any kind when in an ideal world, he should have been made to say much more than he let on.


The video has now famously come to be known as a hoax video on social media. A whole avalanche of reasons support this view but I will only discuss those that cut to the core of the matter so as not to bore you with forensic-type details.


The Policeman was shot twice within a ten-second interval, first in his leg and second at point blank range in his head. Yet we see no blood spatter; no spent cartridge; and no marks on the concrete. This is a 7.62 x 39 mm round, a close-range trajectile from an AK 47 assault rifle, and there is no discernible body movement that inevitably must have arisen from the energy absorption from the bullet. Whether the bullet went through the victim’s body or not, there should have been a huge blast out of the pavement but the pavement was as squeaky-clean as ever. Just where did the kinetic energy of the bullet go?


John Urwin, a former US Special Forces operative, put it rather bluntly that the video, along with others which surfaced in due course, was a studio job. “It's definitely fake: the AK 47 would take half his head away,” he sneers. “There’s a few things I don’t understand. The person taking the film doesn’t appear to be shocked or surprised. There are no sudden movements in the film when the guns are going off. And especially when someone is supposedly getting their head blown off.”


Another former Western service man had this to say: “The wound location of the first shot is indicated by the victims right hand – it clutches his upper right thigh on the outside of his hip bone. This wound, if real, would have had him screaming in horrific pain and it would have bled IMMEDIATELY. His pants, where shot, within seconds, would have turned dark with red blood soaking the fabric. The shot to the head is obviously a blank. You can see the air pressure blast wave knock the dust up off the sidewalk. If this was a real bullet you would see the same thing happen to the skin, skull and brain matter.
This is a crisis actor who never got shot. There are no wounds, no blood, no tissue splatter, no recoil, no natural and immediate limpness which occurs when someone is shot in the brain with an AK47. If you haven’t been in combat and seen this firsthand to know that this is fake, I suggest you search for real terrorist killings in videos online that show what direct gun shots to the head and body really look like.”


It turns out we have precious more to say on the incident and we request that you make a date with us for the final instalment next week.

 

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Travel ban unfair and unjustified – Masisi

7th December 2021
President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi

For the past two years, the world has been at combat with various COVID-19 variants. A new variant of concern which is considered to have a combination of the greatest hits (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta) has sent alarm bells around the world.

Botswana’s COVID-19 genomic surveillance, which actively monitors COVID-19 variants in Botswana, picked four samples that were concerning and discovered a completely new variant. In accordance with international obligations, as a responsible member state under the International Health Regulations of 2005, Botswana submitted the suspected new variant for the entire global scientific community to respond to this early finding. Shortly after, the Republic of South Africa, also submitted a similar concerning variant.

The new variant, ‘Omicron’ is named after the 15th letter of the Greek Alphabet to avoid public confusion and stigma.
The news spread like wild fire which resulted in European Union member states, the United Arab Emirates and United States of America imposing travel bans on Botswana and other sister SADC nations, resulting in drawing a wedge between nations.

In his address on the occasion of an update on Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has shunned the response by some countries to Botswana’s detection of the Omicron variant stating that it is unfortunate as it appears to have caused unnecessary panic amongst the public across the world. He considers it defeating the spirit of multilateral cooperation in dealing with this global pandemic.

“The decision to ban our citizens from travelling to certain countries was hastily made and is not only unfair but is also unjustified while remain confident that reason and logic will prevail, the harshness of the decision has the effect of our shaking our belief in the sincerity of declared friendship and commitment of equality and economic prosperity for us,” he said.

President Masisi has appealed to the nations that have imposed travel restrictions on Botswana to reflect and review their travel restrictions stance against the Southern African region.

African leaders and heads of state are in agreement on a matter. Some stating that the travel bans are ‘uncalled for, afro phobic, unscientific, strict, unfair and unjustified’. They have come out to bash the unilateral travel bans and request immediate upliftment of the restrictions imposed on SADC member states by European Union member states, the United Arab Emirates and United States of America.

While Batswana are banned from international travel, locally as at 26th November 2021, a total of 195 068 COVID19 cases and 2 418 deaths had been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

“We have been steadily witnessing a decrease in the number of new cases and deaths in the last three months. We are currently reporting an average of less 10 infections per 100 000 people compared to 648 cases per 100 000 people at the peak of the third wave. We have also observed a gradual decline in hospitalizations across the country with an average of less than 10 patients at a time at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (SKMTH) and our other health facilities countrywide,” pointed out President Masisi.

Masisi encouraged Batswana not to despair as to date, all the nations’ key indicators remain stable. “This is comforting although it still does not warrant any complacency on our part in terms of behaviour and other attitudinal patterns towards this dreadful disease. We are actively monitoring the evolving situation in view new variant of concern,’’ he sternly advised.

Government through the different Ministries leading the different sectors, has been working tirelessly to prepare for potential outbreaks and a fourth (4th) wave. This will be achieved through; installing oxygen generating plants and increasing skilled human capacity.

With regards to the vaccination programme; as of 29th November 2021, an estimated One Million and Fifty Three Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty One (1 053 361) people translating to 75.7% of the target Batswana citizens and residents over the age of 18 years have received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. A total of Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Three (950 973) people translating to 68.4% have been fully vaccinated. This number exceeds the 64% target Botswana has set to achieve by end of December 2021.

Masisi enthusiastically revealed that; “We are one of the three countries in Africa that have achieved the World Health Organisation target of vaccinating at least 40% of the entire population by December 2021. We are committed to ensure that all is done to reduce the transmission of the virus in the country.

More vaccines are being procured to ensure availability for those who have not yet received any dose. Government is also considering booster doses for those who may be identified as qualifying for them.”

President Masisi urged Batswana to continue observing the COVID-19 health protocols of social distancing, washing hands or sanitizing and wearing masks and avoid unnecessary travelling.

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China pledges a billion vaccines to Africa

7th December 2021

As COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the world, China has promised to donate a billion coronavirus vaccines, advance billions of dollars for African trade and infrastructure, and write off interest-free loans to African countries to help the continent recover from the coronavirus pandemic. All these promises emerged at the Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Senegal at the end of November 2021.

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will provide one billion doses of vaccines to Africa when delivering keynote speech at the Eighth Ministerial FOCAC via video link on 29th November. Of those, 600 million would be via donations and the rest would be produced jointly by African countries and Chinese companies. In addition, China would send medical teams to help the continent deal with the pandemic.

President Xi also announced nine programmes that China will work closely with African countries in the next three years. He mentioned the medical and health program, the poverty reduction and agricultural development program, the trade promotion program, the investment promotion program, the digital innovation program, the green development program, the capacity building program, the cultural and people-to-people exchange program, the peace and security program. President Xi hailed China-Africa relations as a shining example for building a new type of international relations.

Furthermore, Xi said Beijing would pump US$10 billion into African financial institutions for onward lending to small and medium enterprises. He promised to extend another US$10 billion of its International Monetary Fund allocation of special drawing rights, which would help stabilise foreign exchange reserves. In addition, China will write-off interest-free loans due this year, to help the economies that had been ravaged by the pandemic. Last year, China also promised to write off interest-free loans due at the end of 2020.

Beijing pledged US$60 billion to finance Africa’s infrastructure at the forum in Johannesburg in 2015, and a similar amount when the gathering was held in the Chinese capital in 2018. But in the past few years, Chinese lenders, including the policy banks – Exim Bank of China and China Development Bank – have become more cautious and are now demanding bankable feasibility studies amid debt distress in the continent.

Besides seeking more money for projects, Xi said China would encourage more imports of African agricultural products, and increase the range of zero-tariff goods, aiming for US$300 billion of total imports from Africa in the next three years.

China would also advance US$10 billion of trade financing to support African exports into China. He said the country would also advance another US$10 billion to promote agriculture in Africa, send 500 experts and establish China-Africa joint agro-technology centres and demonstration villages. African countries are pushing to grow exports of agricultural products into China. At the moment, Beijing maintains an enormous trade surplus over the continent. African imports from China include machinery, electronics, construction equipment, textiles and footwear.

Meanwhile, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi summarized FOCAC achievements when meeting with journalists ahead the 8th FOCAC Ministerial Conference. Wang said that the FOCAC is a crucial platform for collective dialogue between China and Africa and an effective mechanism for practical cooperation.

He said since the inception of the FOCAC 21 years ago, Chinese enterprises have built over 10,000 kilometers of railways, nearly 100,000 kilometers of roads, nearly 1,000 bridges, nearly 100 ports, and over 80 large-scale power facilities in Africa.

In addition, they have assisted Africa in building over 130 medical facilities, 45 gymnasiums and more than 170 schools, and training over 160,000 professionals in various fields. Chinese medical teams have provided medical service to an accumulated number of 230 million, and China’s network service has covered around 700 million user terminals.

Yi said that the Eighth FOCAC Ministerial Conference was a great success. According to Yi, the success of the conference confirmed the strong will of China and Africa to work together to overcome difficulties and seek common development, and showed the huge potential and bright prospects of China-Africa cooperation.

Wang summarized the most important consensus reached at the conference as following: 1) both sides will promote the spirit of China-Africa friendship and cooperation; 2) China and Africa will work together to defeat the pandemic; 3) both sides will work to enrich China-Africa cooperation in the new era; 4) the two sides will work together to practice true multilateralism; 5) China and Africa will jointly build a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era.

FOCAC, is one of the developments that came as a major shift in the dynamics of the China-Africa relationships came about in the 1980s when China embarked upon its “Opening up and Reform Policy” –a wide-ranging policy that gave birth to the new China. Economic and geo-strategic interests rather than the desire to export a specific political philosophy drive China’s current relationship with Africa.

For Africa though, the key problem is that our economies are weak in value creation. 
As argued by one economist, what workers and factories produce is produced more efficiently, with better quality and at lower cost, by other economies. “In such circumstances, making money is easier through rent than through value creation.

African governments should be capable of guiding their private sector towards value creation, a key factor for achieving a sustainable competitive edge in the global market. Furthermore, partnerships that Africa forges should be targeted to enhance such an environment”. The question remains as to whether China’s intervention in Africa will help address this challenge.

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COVID-19 has pushed cost of living up – report

7th December 2021

A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) has given its outlook for the rise and fall of living costs around the world.

The report is based on current and past trends impacting the cost of living, including currency swings, local inflation and commodity shocks. In addition, it compares more than 400 individual prices across over 200 products and services in 173 cities.

The Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) rankings continue to be sensitive to shifts brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, which have pushed up the cost of living across the world’s major cities. Although most economies are now recovering as covid-19 vaccines are rolled out, the world’s major cities still experience frequent surges in cases, prompting renewed social restrictions. In many cities this has disrupted the supply of goods, leading to shortages and higher prices.

The report highlights that “the inflation rate of the prices tracked in the EIU’s WCOL across cities is the fastest recorded over the past five years. It has accelerated beyond the pre-pandemic rate, rising by 3.5% year on year in local-currency terms in 2021, compared with an increase of just 1.9% in 2020 and 2.8% in 2019.”

However; supply-chain problems, as well as exchange-rate shifts and changing consumer demand, have led to rising prices for commodities and other goods. The most rapid increases in the WCOL index were for transport, with the price of a litre of petrol up by 21% on average.

Tel Aviv, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast tops the WCOL rankings for the first time ever, making it the most expensive city in the world to live in. The Israeli city climbed from fifth place last year, pushing Paris down to joint second place with Singapore. Tel Aviv’s rise mainly reflects its soaring currency and price increases for around one-tenth of goods in the city, led by groceries and transport, in local-currency terms. Property prices (not included in the index calculation), have also risen, especially in residential areas.

The cheapest cities are mainly in the Middle East and Africa, or in the poorer parts of Asia. Damascus has easily retained its place as the cheapest city in the world to live in. It was ranked the lowest in seven of the ten pricing categories, and was among the lowest in the remaining three. While prices elsewhere have generally firmed up, in Damascus they have fallen as Syria’s war-torn economy has struggled. Tripoli, which also faces political and economic challenges, is ranked second from the bottom in our rankings, and is particularly cheap for food, clothing and transport.

“Over the coming year, we expect to see the cost of living rise further in many cities. Inflationary expectations are also likely to feed into wage rises, further fuelling price rises. However, as central banks cautiously raise interest rates to stem inflation, price increases should moderate from this year’s level. We forecast that global consumer price inflation will average 4.3% in 2022, down from 5.1% in 2021 but still substantially higher than in recent years. If supply-chain disruptions die down and lockdowns ease as expected, then the situation should improve towards the end of 2022, stabilising the cost of living in most major cities.”

“The survey has been designed to enable human resources and finance managers to calculate cost-of-living allowances and build compensation packages for expatriates and business travellers. It can also be used by consumer-goods firms and other companies to map pricing trends and determine optimum prices for their products across cities. In addition, the data can be used to understand the relative expense of a city to formulate policy guidelines,” highlights the report.

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