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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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Botswana imports in numbers

1st March 2021
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For so many years, Botswana has been trying to be a self-sufficient country that is able to provide its citizens with locally produced food products. Through appropriate collaborations with parastatals such as CEDA, ISPAAD and LEA, government introduced initiatives such as the Horticulture Impact Accelerator Subsidy-IAS and other funding facilities to facilitate horticultural farmers to increase production levels.

Now that COVID-19 took over and disrupted the food value chain across all economies, Botswana government introduced these initiatives to reduce the import bill by enhancing local market and relieve horticultural farmers from loses or impacts associated with the pandemic.

In more concerted efforts to curb these food crises in the country, government extended the ploughing period for the Southern part of Botswana. The extension was due to the late start of rains in the Southern part of the country.

Last week the Ministry of Agriculture extended the ploughing period for the Northern part of the country, mainly because of rains recently experienced in the country. With these decisions taken urgently, government optimizes food security and reliance on local food production.

When pigs fly, Botswana will be able to produce food to feed its people. This is evident by the numbers released by Statistics Botswana on imports recorded in November 2020, on their International Merchandise Trade Statistics for the month under review.

The numbers say Botswana continues to import most of its food from neighbouring South Africa. Not only that, Batswana relies on South Africa to have something to smoke, to drink and even use as machinery.

According to data from Statistics Botswana, the country’s total imports amounted to P6.881 Million. Diamonds contributed to the total imports at 33%, which is equivalent to P2.3 Million. This was followed by food, beverages and tobacco, machinery and electrical equipment which stood at P912 Million and P790 Million respectively.

Most of these commodities were imported from The Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The Union supplied Botswana with imports valued at over P4.8 Million of Botswana’s imports for the month under review (November 2020). The top most imported commodity group from SACU region was food, beverages and tobacco, with a contribution of P864 Million, which is likely to be around 18.1% of the total imports from the region.

Diamonds and fuel, according to these statistics, contributed 16.0%, or P766 Million and 13.5% or P645 Million respectively. Botswana also showed a strong and desperate reliance on neighbouring South Africa for important commodities. Even though the borders between the two countries in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, government took a decision to open border gates for essential services which included the transportation of commodities such as food.

Imports from South Africa recorded in November 2020 stood at P4.615 Million, which accounted for 67.1% of total imports during the month under review. Still from that country, Botswana bought food, beverages and tobacco worth P844 Million (18.3%), diamonds, machinery and fuel worth P758 Million, P601 Million and P562 Million respectively.

Botswana also imported chemicals and rubber products that made a contribution of 11.7% (P542.2 Million) to total imports from South Africa during the month under review, (November 2020).

The European Union also came to Botswana’s rescue in the previous year. Botswana received imports worth P698.3 Million from the EU, accounting for 10.1% of the total imports during the same month. The major group commodity imported from the EU was diamonds, accounting for 86.9% (P606.6 Million), of imports from the Union. Belgium was the major source of imports from the EU, at 8.9% (P609.1 Million) of total imports during the period under review.

Meanwhile, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Thapelo Matsheka says an improvement in exports and commodity prices will drive growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Growth in the region is anticipated to recover modestly to 3.2% in 2021. Matsheka said this when delivering the Annual Budget Speech virtually in Gaborone on the 1st of February 2021.

He said implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which became operational in January 2021, could reduce the region’s vulnerability to global disruptions, as well as deepen trade and economic integration.

“This could also help boost competition and productivity. Successful implementation of AfCFTA will, of necessity, require Member States to eliminate both tariffs and non-tariff barriers, and generally make it easier to do business and invest across borders.”

Matsheka, who is also a Member of Parliament for Lobatse, an ailing town which houses the struggling biggest meat processing company in the country- Botswana Meat Commission, (BMC), said the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) recognizes the need to prioritize the key processes required for the implementation of the AfCFTA.

“The revised SACU Tariff Offer, which comprises 5,988 product lines with agreed Rules of Origin, representing 77% of the SACU Tariff Book, was submitted to the African Union Commission (AUC) in November 2020. The government is in the process of evaluating the tariff offers of other AfCFTA members prior to ratification, following which Botswana’s participation in AfCFTA will come to effect.”

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Sheila Tlou: On why women don’t get votes

1st March 2021
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Women continue to shadow men in politics – stereotypes such as ‘behind every successful man there is a woman’ cast the notion that women cannot lead. The 2019 general election recorded one of Botswana’s worst performances when it comes to women participation in parliamentary democracy with only three women elected to parliament.

Botswana’s former Minister of Health, Professor Sheila Tlou who is currently the Co-Chair, Global HIV Prevention Coalition & Nursing Now and an HIV, Gender & Human Rights Activist is not amused by the status quo. Tlou attributes this dilemma facing women to a number of factors, which she is convinced influence the voting patterns of Batswana when it comes to women politicians.

Professor Tlou plugs the party level voting systems as the first hindrance that blocks women from ascending to power. According to the former Minister of Health, there is inadequate amount of professionalism due to corrupt internal party structures affecting the voters roll and ultimately leading to voter apathy for those who end up struck off the voters rolls under dubious circumstances.

Tlou also stated that women’s campaigns are often clean; whilst men put to play the ‘politics is dirty metaphor using financial muscle to buy voters into voting for them without taking into consideration their abilities and credibility. The biggest hurdle according to Tlou is the fallacy that ‘Women cannot lead’, which is also perpetuated by other women who discourage people from voting for women.

There are numerous factors put on the table when scrutinizing a woman, she can be either too old, or too young, or her marital status can be used against her. An unmarried woman is labelled as a failure and questioned on how she intends on being a leader when she failed to have a home. The list is endless including slut shaming women who have either been through a divorce or on to their second marriages, Tlou observed.

The only way that voters can be emancipated from this mentality according to Tlou is through a robust voter education campaign tailor made to run continuously and not be left to the eve of elections as it is usually done. She further stated that the current crop of women in parliament must show case their abilities and magnify them – this will help make it clear that they too are worthy of votes.

And to women intending to run for office, Tlou encouraged them not to wait for the eleventh hour to show their interest and rather start in community mobilisation projects as early as possible so that the constituents can get to know them and their abilities prior to the election date.

Youthful Botswana National Front (BNF) leader and feminist, Resego Kgosidintsi blames women’s mentality towards one another which emanates from the fact that women have been socialised from a tender age that they cannot be leaders hence they find it difficult to vote for each other.

Kgosidintsi further states that, “Women do not have enough economic resources to stage effective campaigns. They are deemed as the natural care givers and would rather divert their funds towards raising children and building homes over buying campaign materials.”

Meanwhile, Vice President of the Alliance for Progressives (AP), Wynter Mmolotsi agrees that women’s participation in politics in Botswana remains a challenge. To address this Mmolotsi suggested that there should be constituencies reserved for women candidates only so that the outcome regardless of the party should deliver a woman Member of Parliament.

Mmolotsi further suggested that Botswana should ditch the First Past the Post system of election and opt for the proportional representation where contesting parties will dutifully list able women as their representatives in parliament.

On why women do not get elected, Mmolotsi explained that he had heard first hand from voters that they are reluctant to vote for women since they have limited access to them once they have won; unlike their male counterparts who have proven to be available night or day.

The pre-historic awarding of gender roles relegating women to be pregnant and barefoot at home and the man to be out there fending for the family has disadvantaged women in political and other professional careers.

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SEZA’s P126 million tender heads to court

1st March 2021

Special Economic Zone Authority’s (SEZA) P126 million Master Planning of Pandamatenga Special Economic Zones Business Case, Urban & Landscapes tender is in court after one of bidders, Moralo Design challenged its disqualification from the tender.

SEZA is transforming Pandamatenga into an Agropolis which will combine modern farming with top notch industrial, residential, commercial and recreational land use. The project is measured at 137, 007 ha which comprises of 84, 500 ha for commercial production, 12 400 ha for the subsistence production, 107 ha will be for Agro-processing while 40 000 ha will be for the Zambezi Integrated Agro-commercial Project (ZIACDP).

In their court papers, Moralo Designs, represented by Jones Moitshepi Firm, said they received a letter from SEZA on or around the 12th November 2020 notifying that their bid has been disqualified at the technical evaluation stage of the tender adjudication process.

In their response, Lonely Mogara who is Chief Executive Office of SEZA said Moralo Designs is not entitled to be heard by the court as the company never participated in the disputed tender hence SEZA knows the bidder as Moralo Design Consortium.

“Moralo Designs had failed to establish any right to be heard by the court. The fact that they had submitted a tender was not guarantee that they would be awarded the tender,” he said.
“The reasons for the disqualification of Moralo Design Consortium’s bid were valid and justified because their bid was insufficient as it lacked vital information as required by the terms of reference.”

SEZA Chief said the requirements for the work plan and project programme were clearly stated in the Invitation To Tender (ITT). Moralo Design Consortium was not penalised for non-existent requirements.  In disqualifying the bid by Moralo Designs Consortium, Mogara further indicated that SEZA considered that there was a requirement for a programme and work plan.

“The purported “project programme” that was submitted by Moralo Design Consortium failed to depict the activity durations, activity phasing and interrelations, milestones, delivery dates of reports and logical sequence of activities constituent with methodology and showing a clear understanding of the terms of reference,” said Mogara in responding affidavit.

He said the ITT required that there be provision of delivery dates within the programme hence Moralo Designs Consortium failed to consult with SEZA when they felt that such a requirement would be impossible to provide.  He continued to say there was an avenue available when the tender was being prepared, but they failed to use it.

“Moralo Designs’ application for interim relief lacks merit and only seeks to delay SEZA from completing the evaluation and award of a tender that will serve the greater good of the nation,” said Mogara.

He went on to say Moralo Designs has no prospects of succeeding in its review application as the possibility of court granting the review are so remote in that the court does not possess the requisite technical knowhow on what constitutes an adequate work plan and what ought to be contained in it.

A bidder disqualified for failure to provide adequate information has no right to be protected by the court. Irreparable harm can only be suffered by one who has shown that there exists a right in so far as having stood the chance of being awarded the tender.

The financial benefit likely to be derived by Moralo Designs- which is highly unlikely- is outweighed by the nature of the project. In the unlikely event that the application for review is successful, they can claim for damages.  The availability of such remedy weighs in favour of the interdict being refused. The refusal stands to benefit the nation more than the financial interest that Moralo Designs seeks to protect.

Moralo Designs failed to establish the urgency of their application. They waited for more than a month and half after the disqualification to approach the court on urgency. Meanwhile when delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) last year, President Mokgweetsi Masisi revealed that the detailed design and construction of 12 steel grain silos — with an overall storage capacity of 60 000 metric tonnes — is underway at the Pandamatenga SEZ and the P126 million project will be completed by August 2021.

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