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Militarizing academia? UK university receives £400k from UK military for ‘cultural advice’ – report

More buying of power …

From alethonews.com

The British MoD has reportedly paid a UK university at least £400,000 ($500,000) for “cultural advice” on how to operate in former colonies, leading to accusations of the “militarization of academia.”

The freedom of information (FOI) requests obtained by student group, Decolonizing Our Minds, revealed that hundreds of thousands of pounds was paid by the British military to the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London since the end of 2016, according to the Morning Star.

The money has been dished out by the MoD’s Defense Cultural Specialist Unit (DCSU), a body set up in 2010 after the failed wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s gone towards academic staff teaching the history and culture of former colonies in Asia, Africa and the Middle East to military personnel, according to the paper.

The revelations have prompted an angry response from a spokesperson for SOAS Students’ Union, who branded the university’s engagement with the military as “outrageous.”

“We would like to join the Decolonizing Our Minds collective in condemning SOAS for supporting the militarization of academia. It is outrageous that… the school is still engaging in such projects…”

In February, a SOAS anthropologist gave military staff an overview of the “war in the Sahel” region – an area covering a number of countries across the African continent.

On Monday, the now-former defense secretary Penny Mordaunt announced that 250 British troops were being deployed to Mali as peacekeepers “in recognition of the increasing instability in the Sahel region.”

A spokesperson for SOAS rejected allegations that they were “militarizing higher education or perpetuating a colonial approach between the UK and other nations.”

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https://alethonews.com/2019/07/26/militarizing-academia-uk-university-receives-400k-from-uk-military-for-cultural-advice-report/

How the effective & time-worn divide & conquer strategy works

Very enlightening article. Currently am reading about the 200 year rule of India by the Brits, and listening to Dr Shashi Tharoor. (He’s on YT). In Britain he explains how they used the divide & rule tactic to great effect with the Hindus & Moslems. Prior to that ‘intervention’ if you like they fought together side by side. EWR

From dissidentvoice.org

By James Petras

Introduction: The Historical Context

Throughout modern imperial history, ‘Divide and Conquer’ has been the essential ingredient in allowing relatively small and resource-poor European countries to conquer nations vastly larger in size and populations and richer in natural resources. It is said that for every British officer in India, there were fifty Sikhs, Gurkhas, Muslims and Hindus in the British Colonial Army. The European conquest of Africa and Asia was directed by white officers, fought by black, brown and yellow soldiers so that white capital could exploit colored workers and peasants. Regional, ethnic, religious, clan, tribal, community, village and other differences were politicized and exploited allowing imperial armies to conquer warring peoples. In recent decades, the US empire builders have become the grand masters of ‘divide and conquer’ strategies throughout the world. By the 1970’s, the CIA made a turn from promoting the dubious virtues of capitalism and democracy, to linking up with, financing and directing, religious, ethnic and regional elites against national regimes, independent or hostile to US world empire building.

The key to US military empire building follows two principles: direct military invasions and fomenting separatist movements, which can lead to military confrontation.

Twenty-first century empire building has seen the extended practice of both principles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, China (Tibet), Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Somalia, Sudan, Burma and Palestine — any country in which the US cannot secure a stable client regime, it resorts to financing and promoting separatist organizations and leaders using ethnic, religious and regional pretexts.

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https://dissidentvoice.org/2008/06/separatism-and-empire-building-in-the-21st-century/

Photo: Image by Felix Mittermeier from Pixabay

Making a Killing from Killing

From counterpunch.org

by:

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Thieves of private property pass their lives in chains; thieves of public property in riches and luxury.

– Cato the Elder

Though I encounter students and other young people who have never heard the term I hope most Americans are aware of the “Military Industrial Complex.” In his final speech to the nation President Eisenhower, surprisingly since he oversaw much of its formation, warned citizens of the growing danger of the “permanent armaments industry” controlled by those who owned and profited greatly from this new scientific and technological establishment. Many of the giant arms industries, both industrial and high tech, that dominate the corporate landscape today came into existence as the result of war and would long ago have gone out of business in the absence of the guaranteed government profits flowing from the manufactured wars that sustain them today.

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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/08/30/making-a-killing-from-killing/

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Paul Atwood is the author of War and Empire: the American Way of Life.

Anzac Day tricks: from Bill Massey to Jacinda Ardern

End of wars? … nah … “Ardern told Patrick Gower on Three’s The Nation that North Korea is “absolutely a genuine and real threat” and New Zealand is ready to play a role if requested.””


As some of us choose to remember today our own forbears who went & died in the Rothschild wars … I recall my own late Papa saying “Wars will never end … wars make money” … yes he was one of those who were required to defend the ‘King & Country’ lie. So, not to disrespect these ones who did what they knew to be right for their day (who had no choice really) … who later, like my Papa did, found out for whose cause their mates really gave their lives away.  My dear Papa is there in the header image, visiting Cassino in his 82nd year, viewing the graves of his lost mates…. and he was right …

… the war mongering continues …. all of those glitzy weapons are making even more money today … ask the Royals, they know all about that. It’s getting harder now though to gloss it all over in nationalist type rhetoric, so the corporates have been busy repackaging their morbid trade into a nicer looking ‘defense’ package.

Watch, they are now busy manufacturing new enemies. 

 

From rdln.wordpress.com

Anzac Day tricks: from Bill Massey to Jacinda Ardern

“This year, prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s conciliatory message tops everything. It probably has William Massey turning in his grave.

“Today our thoughts turn to all veterans, their spouses and families. We particularly pay tribute to those who served in the Second World War, a generation which sadly has almost left us. As we acknowledge their service and honour their contribution to our country, we think too of our current service personnel and their wider support community.

“As we gather together this Anzac Day we recognise that there is still much division to overcome in the world today. Through our expressions of love, compassion and unity, we reaffirm our commitment to peace and freedom of faith and we move forward together in hope.”

If the ghost of Massey worries, it is needless. Jacinda Ardern’s soothing pacifist words have less substance than mist.

In the wake of US President Trump’s 2017 threat to incinerate North Korea Ardern told Patrick Gower on Three’s The Nation that North Korea is “absolutely a genuine and real threat” and New Zealand is ready to play a role if requested.”

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Anzac Day tricks: from Bill Massey to Jacinda Ardern

https://rdln.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/anzac-day-tricks-from-bill-massey-to-jacinda-ardern/

Armoured vehicles bearing EU flag deployed in Paris – clear sign that the European Army already created

On France’s yellow vests topic … some folk have suggested & I see videos along the same lines that this is a false flag. I’m undecided but certainly things are happening in Europe & certainly folk globally have been feeling the ‘austerity’ measures of the global banking predators. Note the so called elite are well versed in fomenting wars & strife in order to achieve their ends. Witness the quote by Henry Kissinger below here, taken from the article. As with the nine eleven false flag, they have an agenda going down. From the years I’ve been following the activities of the cabal or so called elite (and they are not elite by any stretch of the imagination) is that their end game is total global control and declaring martial law is likely a part of that. Create dissent & foment trouble then show up with the armoured vehicles & riot control global police to bring ‘peace’. Hence the appearance of the military in neighbourhood streets over the past ten or so years. They have been gradually acclimatizing us to seeing this. War exercises / drills and war games everywhere with troops from around the globe. Whether or not this particular event is intentionally fomented by the powers that be or is really as it appears I do not know.  They can oppress people for a long time with their monetary tactics & sooner or later folk rise up in desperation. This is exactly what they want. It is why they do not want us off grid, finding cheap sources of energy, growing our own food for free. Preferably we are to be buying their fake food, drinking their polluted water, buying into their pharmaceutical cash cow. Control. Watch what transpires anyway and draw your own conclusions.

The article is from humansarefree.com

Henry Kissinger Quote - NWO

ARMORED vehicles bearing the European Union flag have stormed into Paris as protesters bring the city to a standstill.

Riots have been raging across the city for the last few weeks as anger about the high cost of living and increased fuel taxes threaten to topple Emmanuel Macron’s Government.

Shocking scenes today saw riot cops confronting the so-called Gilet Jaunes – after the high-vis yellow vests they have worn.

But one particular video has caused a stir after it was posted on social media.

It shows heavily armoured vehicles driving into the city as small fires – lit by furious protesters – rage around them.

But rather than bearing the French Tricolore flag, the vehicles bore the distinct starred EU flag, which critics have said is a sign an EU Army is drawing closer to existence.

Furious Twitter users have also said it is a sign the bloc, which the UK voted to leave in 2016, is prepared to crush any dissent in any of its member states.

One person commented: “The Euro flag disturbs me on vehicles”.

Another wrote: “With the European Union flag on!!!”

You can watch the video below:

And one outraged person shared a picture of President Macron alongside a quote attributed to him: “We need more Europe”.

Brits also jumped on the thread, claiming the vehicles and flag give an insight into a future in an expanding European Union.

One UK user said: “Paris gives us the first glimpse of the future under EU rule.”

“The planed army is being put in place to repress any citizens that dare to question the superstate agenda.”

“Trust me, you saw it here first. On the streets of Paris 8/12/2018.”

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http://humansarefree.com/2018/12/armoured-vehicles-bearing-eu-flag.html

Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

By ZeroHedge.com

Robert Fisk’s bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus: not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but he’s encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who experienced the chaos of that night, but who say the gas attack never happened.

Fisk is the first Western journalist to reach and report from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack widely blamed on Assad’s forces. Writing from Douma in eastern Ghouta, Fisk has interviewed a Syrian doctor who works at the hospital shown in one of the well-known videos which purports to depict victims of a chemical attack.

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https://www.mintpressnews.com/famed-war-reporter-robert-fisk-reaches-syrian-chemical-attack-site-concludes-not-gassed/240660/

PHOTO: Wikipedia

How M16 & the CIA created the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda and ISIS – William Engdahl

 

Published on Sep 7, 2017

F. William Engdahl discusses his new book “The Lost Hegemon: Whom the Gods Would Destroy” where he explains how Western intelligence has manipulated and weaponized radical Islam since World War 2 with the Muslim Brotherhood, since the Cold War with Al-Qaeda and during the Global War On Terror with ISIS. He also gives his analysis of the decline of American hegemony and what the future holds for the U.S.A. and the rest of the world. About the Guest F. William Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst, strategic risk consultant, author, professor and lecturer. He has been researching and writing about the world political scene for more than thirty years. His various books on geopolitics—the interaction between international power politics, economics and geography—have been translated into 14 foreign languages from Chinese to French, from German to Japanese. William Engdahl Websites http://williamengdahl.com https://twitter.com/EngdahlFW William Engdahl Books https://www.amazon.com/F.-William-Eng…

“Anybody’s Son (or daughter) will do”: as we reflect on WAR & our loved ones again, a doco from 1983

If you think that those who foment wars care about your kids you birthed and raised, think again. As we approach another Anzac Day and we do indeed remember our loved ones (my Papa & all of his four brothers who went faithfully to WW2 ‘for their country’ and fortunately for us returned, unlike many families, torn apart forever) …. let’s spread the word that wars are only necessary for the bankers and the corporations that make the weapons. PEACE.  EnvirowatchRangitikei

Published on Aug 28, 2012

 

The following video illustrates how the young are targeted for recruitment…

Published on Aug 12, 2011

***ORIGINAL UPLOAD BY RTAmerica*** Permission to repost granted. Aug 11, 2011 As the U.S. economy remains on a consistent downward spiral, one thing the U.S. Government is never shy to invest endless cash in is the Pentagon. Which – on its end — is pumping millions of dollars into luring in the young population of America into enrolling into the military. RT’s Anastasia Churkina looks at some of those mesmerizing techniques, and what kind of effect they have had on those fit to serve. http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/w… “WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.” – Major General Smedley Butler (“War Is A Racket”) “I spent 33 years in active military service as a member of the Marine Corps. I served from 2nd Lt. to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism… Looking back, I might have given Al Capone a few hints….” – Major General Smedley Butler (“War Is A Racket”)

What are false flags? (Essential info for understanding history)

“Provocation is one of the most basic, but confounding aspects of warfare. Despite its sometimes obvious use, it has succeeded consistently against audiences around the world, for millennia, to compel war.” ….  J.D. Maddox (former CIA Counterterrorism  Center, Chief Intelligence Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security

Published on Oct 4, 2017

Russia Has “Irrefutable Evidence” UK Staged Syrian Chemical Attack

From zerohedge.com via thecontrail.com
Yes, this is how the U.S. conducts terror: by media lies and deception. Keep your eyes open, citizens. Don’t emotionally knee-jerk as you have been programmed to do. Wait for the other shoe to drop ~ Elana Freeland.

Zero Hedge ~ Tyler Durden

As the blame game over the alleged chemical attack in Syria escalates ahead of what is expected to be an imminent, if contained, air strike campaign by the US, UK and/or France against Syria, on Friday morning, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow had “irrefutable evidence” that the attack – which allegedly killed more than 40 people in an April 7 chemical weapons strike on the former rebel outpost of Douma  -was staged with the help of a foreign secret service.

“We have irrefutable evidence that this was another staged event…

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https://thecontrail.com/forum/topics/russia-has-irrefutable-evidence-uk-staged-syrian-chemical-attack