In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves". As Barack Obama wages his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and Francois Hollande promises a "merciless" attack on the rubble of Syria, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger's murderous honesty.
As a witness to the human consequences of aerial savagery - including the beheading of victims, their parts festooning trees and fields - I am not surprised by the disregard of memory and history, yet again. A telling example is the rise to power of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge, who had much in common with today's Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They, too, were ruthless medievalists who began as a small sect. They, too, were the product of an American-made apocalypse, this time in Asia.
According to Pol Pot, his movement had consisted of "fewer than 5,000 poorly armed guerrillas uncertain about their strategy, tactics, loyalty and leaders". Once Nixon's and Kissinger's B-52 bombers had gone to work as part of "Operation Menu", the west's ultimate demon could not believe his luck. The Americans dropped the equivalent of five Hiroshimas on rural Cambodia during 1969-73. They leveled village after village, returning to bomb the rubble and corpses. The craters left giant necklaces of carnage, still visible from the air. The terror was unimaginable. A former Khmer Rouge official described how the survivors "froze up and they would wander around mute for three or four days. Terrified and half-crazy, the people were ready to believe what they were told... That was what made it so easy for the Khmer Rouge to win the people over." A Finnish Government Commission of Inquiry estimated that 600,000 Cambodians died in the ensuing civil war and described the bombing as the "first stage in a decade of genocide". What Nixon and Kissinger began, Pol Pot, their beneficiary, completed. Under their bombs, the Khmer Rouge grew to a formidable army of 200,000.
ISIS has a similar past and present. By most scholarly measure, Bush and Blair's invasion of Iraq in 2003 led to the deaths of at least 700,000 people - in a country that had no history of jihadism. The Kurds had done territorial and political deals; Sunni and Shia had class and sectarian differences, but they were at peace; intermarriage was common. Three years before the invasion, I drove the length of Iraq without fear. On the way I met people proud, above all, to be Iraqis, the heirs of a civilization that seemed, for them, a presence.
Bush and Blair blew all this to bits. Iraq is now a nest of jihadism. Al-Qaeda - like Pol Pot's "jihadists" - seized the opportunity provided by the onslaught of 'Shock and Awe' and the civil war that followed. "Rebel" Syria offered even greater rewards, with CIA and Gulf state ratlines of weapons, logistics and money running through Turkey. The arrival of foreign recruits was inevitable. A former British ambassador, Oliver Miles, wrote, "The [Cameron] government seems to be following the example of Tony Blair, who ignored consistent advice from the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6 that our Middle East policy - and in particular our Middle East wars - had been a principal driver in the recruitment of Muslims in Britain for terrorism here."
ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington, London and Paris who, in conspiring to destroy Iraq, Syria and Libya, committed an epic crime against humanity. Like Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, ISIS are the mutations of a western state terror dispensed by a venal imperial elite undeterred by the consequences of actions taken at great remove in distance and culture. Their culpability is unmentionable in "our" societies, making accomplices of those who suppress this critical truth.
It is 23 years since a holocaust enveloped Iraq, immediately after the first Gulf War, when the US and Britain hijacked the United Nations Security Council and imposed punitive "sanctions" on the Iraqi population - ironically, reinforcing the domestic authority of Saddam Hussein. It was like a medieval siege. Almost everything that sustained a modern state was, in the jargon, "blocked" - from chlorine for making the water supply safe to school pencils, parts for X-ray machines, common painkillers and drugs to combat previously unknown cancers carried in the dust from the southern battlefields contaminated with Depleted Uranium. Just before Christmas 1999, the Department of Trade and Industry in London restricted the export of vaccines meant to protect Iraqi children against diphtheria and yellow fever. Kim Howells, parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Blair government, explained why. "The children's vaccines", he said, "were capable of being used in weapons of mass destruction". The British Government could get away with such an outrage because media reporting of Iraq - much of it manipulated by the Foreign Office - blamed Saddam Hussein for everything.
Under a bogus "humanitarian" Oil for Food Programme, $100 was allotted for each Iraqi to live on for a year. This figure had to pay for the entire society's infrastructure and essential services, such as power and water. "Imagine," the UN Assistant Secretary General, Hans Von Sponeck, told me, "setting that pittance against the lack of clean water, and the fact that the majority of sick people cannot afford treatment, and the sheer trauma of getting from day to day, and you have a glimpse of the nightmare. And make no mistake, this is deliberate. I have not in the past wanted to use the word genocide, but now it is unavoidable." Disgusted, Von Sponeck resigned as UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Iraq. His predecessor, Denis Halliday, an equally distinguished senior UN official, had also resigned. "I was instructed," Halliday said, "to implement a policy that satisfies the definition of genocide: a deliberate policy that has effectively killed well over a million individuals, children and adults."
A study by the United Nations Children's Fund, Unicef, found that between 1991 and 1998, the height of the blockade, there were 500,000 "excess" deaths of Iraqi infants under the age of five. An American TV reporter put this to Madeleine Albright, US Ambassador to the United Nations, asking her, "Is the price worth it?" Albright replied, "We think the price is worth it."
In 2007, the senior British official responsible for the sanctions, Carne Ross, known as "Mr. Iraq", told a parliamentary selection committee, "[The US and UK governments] effectively denied the entire population a means to live." When I interviewed Carne Ross three years later, he was consumed by regret and contrition. "I feel ashamed," he said. He is today a rare truth-teller of how governments deceive and how a compliant media plays a critical role in disseminating and maintaining the deception. "We would feed [journalists] factoids of sanitised intelligence," he said, "or we'd freeze them out." Last year, a not untypical headline in the Guardian read: "Faced with the horror of Isis we must act." The "we must act" is a ghost risen, a warning of the suppression of informed memory, facts, lessons learned and regrets or shame. The author of the article was Peter Hain, the former Foreign Office minister responsible for Iraq under Blair. In 1998, when Denis Halliday revealed the extent of the suffering in Iraq for which the Blair Government shared primary responsibility, Hain abused him on the BBC's Newsnight as an "apologist for Saddam". In 2003, Hain backed Blair's invasion of stricken Iraq on the basis of transparent lies. At a subsequent Labour Party conference, he dismissed the invasion as a "fringe issue".
Here was Hain demanding "air strikes, drones, military equipment and other support" for those "facing genocide" in Iraq and Syria. This will further "the imperative of a political solution". The day Hain's article appeared, Denis Halliday and Hans Von Sponeck happened to be in London and came to visit me. They were not shocked by the lethal hypocrisy of a politician, but lamented the enduring, almost inexplicable absence of intelligent diplomacy in negotiating a semblance of truce. Across the world, from Northern Ireland to Nepal, those regarding each other as terrorists and heretics have faced each other across a table. Why not now in Iraq and Syria? Instead, there is a vapid, almost sociopathic verboseness from Cameron, Hollande, Obama and their "coalition of the willing" as they prescribe more violence delivered from 30,000 feet on places where the blood of previous adventures never dried. They seem to relish their own violence and stupidityso much they want it to overthrow their one potentially valuable ally, the government in Syria.
This is nothing new, as the following leaked UK-US intelligence file illustrates:
"In order to facilitate the action of liberative [sic] forces... a special effort should be made to eliminate certain key individuals [and] to proceed with internal disturbances in Syria. CIA is prepared, and SIS (MI6) will attempt to mount minor sabotage and coup de main [sic] incidents within Syria, working through contacts with individuals... a necessary degree of fear... frontier and [staged] border clashes [will] provide a pretext for intervention... the CIA and SIS should use... capabilities in both psychological and action fields to augment tension."
That was written in 1957, although it could have been written yesterday. In the imperial world, nothing essentially changes. In 2013, the former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas revealed that "two years before the Arab spring", he was told in London that a war on Syria was planned. "I am going to tell you something," he said in an interview with the French TV channel LPC, "I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business. I met top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria... Britain was organising an invasion of rebels into Syria. They even asked me, although I was no longer Minister for Foreign Affairs, if I would like to participate... This operation goes way back. It was prepared, preconceived and planned."
The only effective opponents of ISIS are accredited demons of the west - Syria, Iran, Hezbollah and now Russia. The obstacle is Turkey, an "ally" and a member of Nato, which has conspired with the CIA, MI6 and the Gulf medievalists to channel support to the Syrian "rebels", including those now calling themselves ISIS. Supporting Turkey in its long-held ambition for regional dominance by overthrowing the Assad government beckons a major conventional war and the horrific dismemberment of the most ethnically diverse state in the Middle East.
A truce - however difficult to negotiate and achieve - is the only way out of this maze; otherwise, the atrocities in Paris and Beirut will be repeated. Together with a truce, the leading perpetrators and overseers of violence in the Middle East - the Americans and Europeans - must themselves "de-radicalise" and demonstrate a good faith to alienated Muslim communities everywhere, including those at home. There should be an immediate cessation of all shipments of war materials to Israel and recognition of the State of Palestine. The issue of Palestine is the region's most festering open wound, and the oft-stated justification for the rise of Islamic extremism. Osama bin Laden made that clear. Palestine also offers hope. Give justice to the Palestinians and you begin to change the world around them.
More than 40 years ago, the Nixon-Kissinger bombing of Cambodia unleashed a torrent of suffering from which that country has never recovered. The same is true of the Blair-Bush crime in Iraq, and the Nato and "coalition" crimes in Libya and Syria. With impeccable timing, Henry Kissinger's latest self-serving tome has been released with its satirical title, "World Order". In one fawning review, Kissinger is described as a "key shaper of a world order that remained stable for a quarter of a century". Tell that to the people of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Chile, East Timor and all the other victims of his "statecraft". Only when "we" recognise the war criminals in our midst and stop denying ourselves the truth will the blood begin to dry.
The publisher of Israel’s leading liberal newspaper responded to the question of whether his country is "evil" by declaring, "the answer is definitely (and sadly) a resounding yes."
ناشر روزنامه لیبرال پیشرو اسرائیل به این سوال که آیا کشورش "شیطان " است با اعلام کردن پاسخ داد :" جواب قطعا (و "متاسفانه/غم انگیزانه) یک آری شگفت انگیز است.
Amos Schocken, the longtime publisher of Haaretz, Israel’s leading liberal daily and a popular news source for international journalists, diplomats, and anti-Israel activists, made the statement on Twitter. Schocken said he makes the judgment based on "Israel’s treatment of the refuge seekers," a reference to waves of illegal immigration from Africa that were stopped by the construction of a fence along Israel’s border with Egypt.
، آموس شوکن، ناشر قدیمی هاآرتز، روزنامه پیشرو لیبرال اسرائیلی و منبع محبوب خبری برای روزنامه نگاران بین المللی، دیپلمات ها و فعالان ضد اسرائیلی، این بیانیه را در توییتر منتشر کرد. او گفت که قضاوتش مبتنی بر"رفتار اسرائیل با پناهجویان" است، اشاره به امواج مهاجرت غیر قانونی از آفریقا که توسط ساختن حصار در امتداد مرز اسرائیل با مصر متوقف شد.
The question of whether Israel is an evil country was raised by Schocken's paper, in an articleheadlined, "Is Israel An Evil Country?" Schocken's statement on Twitter was made in response to several Israeli reporters who criticized the article.
این سئوال که آیا اسرائیل یک کشور شیطانی است، در مقاله شوکن با عنوان "آیا اسرائیل یک کشور شرور/شیطانی ست؟" مطرح گردید. بیانیه شوکن در تویئتر در پاسخ به چند خبرنگار اسرائیلی که مقاله را مورد انتقاد قرار دادند، فرموله شد.
Schocken raised eyebrows in 2013 when he praised Palestinians who had just murdered a four-year-old Israeli girl by throwing rocks at the car she was riding in. "Sometimes, you have to fight violence with violence," he commented.
شوکن در سال 2013 هنگامی که فلسطینی هائی را که یک دختر چهار ساله اسرائیلی را با پرتاب سنگ به خودرو حاملینش که در آن سوار بود بقتل رساندند ستایش کرد باعث تعجب قرار گرفت. او اظهار داشت "گاهی اوقات شما باید خشونت را با خشونت پاسخ دهید."
Haaretz’s circulation in Israel has declined significantly over the past decade amid scandals at the paper, layoffs, buyouts, and budget cuts.
فروش "ها آرتز" در اسرائیل طی دهه گذشته به دلیل رسوایی ها روزنامه ، اخراج، خرید و کاهش بودجه، به طور قابل توجهی کاهش یافته است.
Haaretz’s share of the Israeli print media market fell to 3.9 percent in the latest market poll, its lowest share in history, compared to a 39.7 percent readership for Israel HaYom, the Sheldon Adelson-founded paper, its highest circulation ever. Haaretz has a distribution partnership with the New York Times, another paper experiencing budget cuts, buyouts, and layoffs.
سهم هاآرتز از بازار رسانه های چاپی اسرائیلی ،در آخرین نظرسنجی بازار، در پائین ترین سطح خود در تاریخ به 3.9 درصد رسید، در مقایسه با 39.7 درصد خواننده برای 'اسرائیل هایوم'، به بنیانگذاری شلدن آدلسون ، بالاترین میزان آن در حال حاضر است. هاآرتز همکاری توزیعی با نیویورک تایمز دارد، روزنامه دیگری که کاهش بودجه، خرید و اخراج را تجربه می کند.
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http://www.ted.comBacked by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
با پشتیبانی تصاویری خیره کننده، دیوید کریستین تاریخ کاملی از جهان ، از انفجار بزرگ بینگ بنگ تا اینترنت را در 18 دقیقه هیجان انگیز روایت می کند. این یک "تاریخ بزرگ" است: نگاهی روشنگرایانه و زاویه ای وسیع به پیچیدگی، زندگی و بشریت، که بر خلاف ضریب باریک ما از جدول زمان کیهانی تنظیم شده است..
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. سلسله 'سخنرانی های تد' ویدئوهای روزانه از بهترین سخنرانیها و گزارشها از کنفرانس تد است که متفکران و کارگزاران پیشرو جهان مهمترین سخنرانی زندگی شان را در 18 دقیقه عرضه می کنند. 'تد' مخفف فناوری، سرگرمی، طراحی ست، و'سخنرانی های تد' این موضوعات و همچنین موضوعاتی چون علم، تجارت، توسعه و هنر را پوشش می دهد. عنوانهای بسته و زیرنویسهای ترجمه شده به زبانهای مختلف در حال حاضر در 'تد. کام' موجود میباشند .
It’s no secret that the governments of the US, UK and France, along with other EU member states, have been involved in training and equipping what used to be known as ‘moderate rebels’ in Syria. We now know that the bulk of the arms that get into opposition areas in Syria have gone to terrorist groups, much of which has been paid for by their wealthy benefactors in the Gulf, namely Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
هیچ رازی نیست که دولت ایالات متحده، انگلیس و فرانسه، همراه با کشورهای عضو اتحادیه اروپا، در آموزش و تجهیز آنچه که به عنوان "شورشیان معتدل" در سوریه شناخته می شود، درگیر بوده اند . اکنون می دانیم که بخش عمده ای از اسلحه هایی که در مناطق "اپوزیسیون" در سوریه قرار دارند، به گروه های تروریستی رفته اند، که بیشتر آنها توسط حامیان ثروتمند خود در خلیج فارس، یعنی عربستان سعودی و قطر، پرداخت شده اند.
What we didn’t know however, was the method of delivery, until now…
با این حال، آنچه ما نمی دانستیم، روش تحویل این سلاحها، تا به حال بوده ...
Back in April, 21WIREreported how Trud Newspaper, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, broke the story of a ship called “Marianne Danica” arriving in the biggest port of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah under the flag of Denmark, after it left the port of Burgas on March 28th – loaded with tons of weapons heading for conflict zones. This was part of a trail that led Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva to East Aleppo in December 2016 where she discovered a massive Bulgarian arms cache that had made it into the hands of western and gulf-backed terrorists groups operating in Syria.
This week, Trudreleased the latest chapter of their investigation which details exactly how Silk Way Airlines (an Azerbaijani state-run company) conducted at least 350 diplomatic charter flights transporting weapons destined for war conflict areas across the world over the last 3 years. The key to this story is that the Azeri firm appears to have exploited a loop-hole in the international aviation and transport regulations by requesting a diplomatic exemption for aircrafts and their cargo, in effect allowing the Azeri airline to carry on-board tens of tons of heavy weapons and ammunition under the color of diplomatic immunity – with much of the cargo heading for known terrorist enclaves in Syria, but also to other conflict zones including Central Asia and Africa.
“Leaked files include correspondence between the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Azerbaijan to Bulgaria, with attached documents for weapons deals and diplomatic clearance for overflight and/or landing in Bulgaria and many other European countries, USA, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, to name a few,” said Gaytandzhieva.
“According to these documents, Silk Way Airlines offered diplomatic flights to private companies and arms manufacturers from the US, Balkans, and Israel, as well as to the militaries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, and US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and the military forces of Germany and Denmark in Afghanistan, and of Sweden in Iraq. Diplomatic flights are exempt of checks, air bills, and taxes, meaning that Silk Way airplanes freely transported hundreds of tons of weapons to different locations around the world without regulation. They made technical landings with stays varying from a few hours to up to a day in intermediary locations without any logical reasons such as needing to refuel the planes.”
Documents implicating Silk Way Airlines were sent to the journalist via an ‘Anonymous’ Twitter account – Anonymous Bulgaria.
Payment and the shipment for weapons orders were made through a number of supposed front companies, and often co-signed by parties from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The international hub of this operation appears to be Azerbaijan. In some cases, because the volume and frequency of the flights has stretched Silk Way Airlines beyond their limits, the Azerbaijan Air Force was drafted in to help shoulder the load.
“On 12th May 2015 an aircraft of Azerbaijan Air Forces carried 7,9 tons of PG-7V and 10 tons of PG-9V to the supposed destination via the route Burgas (Bulgaria)-Incirlik (Turkey)-Burgas-Nasosny (Azerbaijan). ”
It should be noted that Incirlik Air Base in Turkey is a shared US-NATO facility.
From the days of the Vietnam War, we also learned about a covert program known as Air America which became one of the most clandestine operations in CIA history involving gun-running and possible narcotics too.
NOTE: In the past, 21WIRE has reported on how registered CIA chartered aircraft used in Rendition flights were also used to transport narcotics internationally. Certainly, one could also ask the question here – what cargo was on the flights returning from Afghanistan to Europe chartered by Silk Way?
Silk Way Airlines Ilyushin IL-76 (4K-AKZ100) similar to the accident aircraft, seen taxiing at Tallinn Estonia. (Photo by rotate270 via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)
As it turns out, Silk Way Airlines has a history of work with NATO. On 6 July 2011, a Silk Way Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 cargo aircraft crashed into a hillside short of landing at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, killing all nine people on board. The aircraft was said to have been transporting 18 tonnes (18 long tons; 20 short tons) of “fuel” for the International Security Assistance Force at the NATO base.
On May 18, 2016, a near repeat of the previous disaster happened again when another Silk Way cargo plane crashed while performing a “positioning flight” from Camp Dwyer (Afghanistan) to Mary (Turkmenistan), killing seven of its nine crew. The plane had crashed after taking off from Dwyer airport in Afghanistan. The crew were from Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
In total, the US portion of this particular part of the weapons operation over the last 3 years is estimated at $1 billion under a special US government program for “non-US standard weapon supplies.”
The loop-hole in question deals with a strict regulatory clause in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, whereby air operators transporting “dangerous goods” are forbidden to transport items on civil aircrafts, and may apply to obtain an official exemption for the international transportation of dangerous goods by air. Here we see how partnering governments simply placed the flights under diplomatic cover to avoid any problems moving the cargo. Trud’s Gaytandzhieva explains the work-around being used in order to traffic weapons into conflict zones:
“According to the documents, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has sent instructions to its embassies in Bulgaria and many other European countries to request diplomatic clearance for Silk Way Airlines flights. The embassies sent diplomatic notes to the Foreign Ministry of the relevant country to request such exemption. The Foreign Ministry sent back a note signed by the local civil aviation authorities giving exemption for the transportation of dangerous goods.”
“The requests for diplomatic clearance included information about the type and quantity of the dangerous goods – heavy weapons and ammunition. However, the responsible authorities of many countries (Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Turkey, Germany, UK, Greece, etc.) have turned a blind eye and allowed diplomatic flights for the transport of tons of weapons, carried out by civil aircrafts for military needs. Under IATA regulations, the transport of military cargo by civil aircrafts is not allowed. To get around this legality, Silk Way Airlines applied for diplomatic exemption through local agencies.”
FAST & FURIOUS: Baku, Azerbaijan acts as the hub of NATO’s unofficial international gun-running racket.
The Israeli Leg
A number of seemingly unlikely partner countries have turned-up in this investigation. One of those is Israel – a nation who constantly claims to be fighting terrorism despite the fact that numerous reports have implicated Israel in their involvement in aiding and abetting “rebels” like Al Nusra terrorists in Syria. In 2015, the Wall Street Journal also revealed Israeli links to Al Nusra in Syria. This latest report by Trud shows an even more damning side of this dark alliance:
“In 2017, there were 5 flights from Nish (Serbia) via Ovda (Israel) to Nasosny (Azerbaijan). Each flight carried 44 tons of cargo – SPG Howitzer, RM-70/85. The consignor is MSM Martin, Serbia, the consignee: Elbit Systems, Israel, and the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan. All aircrafts landed in Israel and stayed for 2 hours en-route to Azerbaijan.
The same Israeli company Elbit Systems on a flight from Barno (the Czech Republic) via Tel Aviv (Israel) to Bratislava (Slovakia) re-exported armored vehicles (TATRA T-815 VP31, TATRA T-815 VPR9). They were sent by Real Trade, Prague to Elbit Systems. The ultimate consignee, however, was the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan. The aircraft landed in Tel Aviv and then in Bratislava, where the cargo was imported by another company – MSM Martin, Slovakia. It is not clear why the plane flew from Europe to Asia and then back to Europe with the same cargo on-board. Ultimately, it did not reach its final destination – Azerbaijan.”
The other unlikely partner in this weapons trafficking chain is Serbia – a country who many count as a staunch ally of Russia. As Moscow is so heavily invested in the fight against radical Salafi terrorism in Syria and beyond, Serbia’s dubious own role in this daisy chain should raise some concerned eyebrows.
Weapons for the Kurds
The report also details some 300 tons of RPG-s, machine guns and ammunition heading to US-backed Kurdish forces, via Erbil Iraq.
“In March of 2017, over 300 tons of weapons were allegedly sent to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Northern Syria. Six diplomatic flights transported 43 tons of grenades on each flight from VMZ Military Plant, Bulgaria, to the Defense Ministry of Iraq. There are no contracts applied, however. On 28 March, 82 tons of cargo (AKM 7,62×39 mm and AG-7) were sent from Otopeni (Romania) to Erbil (Iraqi Kurdistan). The consignor was Romtechnica S.A., the consignee – again the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad. No contracts are provided for this flight either.”
Watch this recent report and interview with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva for the UK Column:
Be sure to read Trud’s full and extensive investigative report here.
Patrick Henningsen is an American-born writer and global affairs analyst and founder of independent news and analysis site 21st Century Wire and host of the SUNDAY WIRE weekly radio show broadcast globally over the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR).
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