INTERVIEW: WikiLeaks CONFIRMS – Hillary Sold Weapons to ISIS

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is a controversial character. But there’s no denying the emails he has picked up from inside the Democrat Party are real, and he’s willing to expose Hillary Clinton.

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By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: The Political Insider


Now, he’s announcing that Hillary Clinton and her State Department were actively arming Islamic jihadists, which includes the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

Clinton has repeatedly denied these claims, including during multiple statements while under oath in front of the United States Senate.

WikiLeaks is about to prove Hillary Clinton deserves to be arrested:

The Reagan administration officials hoped to secure the release of several U.S. hostages, and then take proceeds from the arms sales to Iran, to fund the Contras in Nicaragua.

Sounds familiar?

In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria.

Under oath Hillary Clinton denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony in early 2013 after the Benghazi terrorist attack.

In an interview with Democracy Now, Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is now stating that 1,700 emails contained in the Clinton cache directly connect Hillary to Libya to Syria, and directly to Al Qaeda and ISIS.

Via The Duran

Here is the incredible transcript:

JUAN GONZÁLEZ:

“Julian, I want to mention something else. In March, you launched a searchable archive for over 30,000 emails and email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state. The 50,547 pages of documents span the time from June 2010 to August 2014; 7,500 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton herself. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the U.S. State Department as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request. Why did you do this, and what’s the importance, from your perspective, of being able to create a searchable base?”

JULIAN ASSANGE:

“Well, WikiLeaks has become the rebel library of Alexandria. It is the single most significant collection of information that doesn’t exist elsewhere, in a searchable, accessible, citable form, about how modern institutions actually behave. And it’s gone on to set people free from prison, where documents have been used in their court cases; hold the CIA accountable for renditions programs; feed into election cycles, which have resulted in the termination of, in some case—or contributed to the termination of governments, in some cases, taken the heads of intelligence agencies, ministers of defense and so on. So, you know, our civilizations can only be as good as our knowledge of what our civilisation is. We can’t possibly hope to reform that which we do not understand.”

“…So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection, that we have released, just about Libya alone.”

It appears that Hillary Clinton committed perjury, just like her husband was caught doing as President.


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In The Last 48 hours, We Have Had An Average Of One Syrian Killed Every 25 Minutes – UN

Death rains down on Syria as ceasefire wobbles. At least 100 killed in air raids, shelling and rocket fire since Friday as government forces and rebels battle.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP Today – Source: Al Jazeera


At least 20 people have been killed in a Syrian government air strike on a hospital in the city of Aleppo.

The attack is the latest in an intensification of government assaults on the city, with at least 100 civilians killed in air strikes, shelling and rocket fire since Friday.

“In the last 48 hours, we have had an average of one Syrian killed every 25 minutes, one Syrian wounded every 13 minutes,” the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said.

The renewed fighting has all but destroyed a delicate ceasefire that started at the end of February, with UN-led peace talks now in doubt.

De Mistura has urged the US and Russia to intervene to save them.


Syria Civil War: Inside the bomb shelter. Driven by fear for his family’s safety, a Syrian fighter constructs a bomb shelter in besieged Ghouta.

Abu Nidal Abed, a 43-year-old fighter in the Free Syria Army (FSA), his wife and two children have been sleeping in a hastily constructed bomb shelter for months.

Located in the Saqba town in the Ghouta area of Damascus’ countryside, their home has been damaged by air strikes launched by the Syrian government throughout the five-year civil war.

“I spent 45 days building the bomb shelter to protect us from the rocket fire and air strikes,” he told Al Jazeera.

The Syrian conflict broke out as a largely unarmed uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, but it was not long before it evolved into a full-on civil war.

The UN special envoy for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, estimated last week that more than 400,000 people have been killed throughout the fighting in Syria.

Much of the Ghouta region is under siege by government forces and pro-Assad armed groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah.

The siege has made it difficult for residents to access humanitarian supplies, including medicine and vaccinations, resulting in a wave of illnesses.

Explaining that he had already lost one son in the civil war, Abed said he was motivated by fear for his children’s safety, hoping to protect them from the exposure to the Syrian government’s air strikes.

Abed’s son, 25-year-old Nidal, was killed while fighting with the FSA in the Damascus countryside in 2015.

The 15 Countries That Produce The Most Isis Fighters

Belgium provided the most Isis fighters per capita of all EU countries last year.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: indy100


In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, police traced the roots of the terrorist suspects to Brussels, arresting seven suspects in the Molenbeek district.

Investigators believe that the Paris plot was hatched in this neighbourhood by Belgian-born Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

On 19 March, Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was arrested, also in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, after a suspiciously large pizza order led authorities to his whereabouts.

Reports emerged on Saturday that Abdeslam planned to blow himself up during the Paris attacks but changed his mind.

Dr Natasha Underhill, an expert on terrorism in the Middle East at Nottingham Trent University, told the Independent that there was little doubt that the latest attacks were linked to Isis or Isis-affiliates.

It should, in some ways, have come as no surprise that there would have been some reaction from the group in response to the capture of Salah Abdeslam.

This was no doubt a warning strike to European leaders and there may be more to come. The group has time and time again issued statements that it will have no mercy in targeting those who are supporting the US and who are fighting against the group.

The likelihood of further attacks in Europe is now in very little doubt.

The promotion of fear is one of the strongest assets that Islamic State possesses and it is sadly doing an excellent job in spreading this message across Europe.

As the below chart from Statista shows, Belgium had the highest number of foreign Isis fighters per capita of EU countries in 2015, around 500 in total.

Belgium Isis Fighters

Jordan and Tunisia contribute significantly more than any other countries in terms of fighters per capita, 315 and 280 each per million people.

“No one would wish this life on any child” – I Am A Syrian Child

The impact of the Syrian civil war seen through the eyes of refugee children at risk of becoming a lost generation.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Filmmaker: Mirna Shbaro


In March 2011, protests broke out in Syria which have led to arguably the worst refugee crisis since World War II. While millions of Syrians affected by the uprising remain internally displaced, the majority have fled the country, seeking refuge in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon.

According to official figures from UNICEF, children currently account for just over half of the total number of refugees. These children are now at the real risk of becoming a “lost generation”.

“If we don’t provide them with education, they’re lost. This is the generation that’s going to rebuild their country in a few years. They are the future. The children feel that they can’t dream, that they can’t hope. They are the future generation who are supposed to rebuild. The children feel their horizons and hopes are limited,” says Soha Bsat El Boustany of UNICEF in Lebanon.

In this film, children from across Syria who are now in Lebanon and Jordan reflect on what little they remember of the lives they left behind and the difficulties of receiving an education in their current situation.

Soha Bsat El Boustany, UNICEF, Lebanon

No one would wish this life on any child. They’ve already been through a trauma when they arrive. They’ve seen death, bombings and things that no child should see. They lived in a normal home but now they live in tiny rooms and tents. They’ve not only lost friends in Syria, they’ve sometimes lost family, parents or grandparents. You can’t forget these things.

Lilian, 11, and Roaa al-Assaf, 12 years old, live in Jordan. Their father was arrested and they have no news of him; and their mother died back in Syria. “I saw how they bombed people. War planes, snipers and missiles. I saw things I shouldn’t have seen during the bombings and the ‘troubles’,” Roaa al-Assaf says.

The girls remember the sound of bombs and power cuts pitching their school into darkness. Back at school after a period of trauma and unable to concentrate on their homework, the girls feel they are ‘safe and have a home’.

Badr El Thaher is also 12 but hasn’t attended school since leaving Syria. He works as a delivery boy to help his family make ends meet. He charges $1 for every delivery, using a heavy, oversized wheelbarrow for his transport.

“Sometimes I get home and feel my back will break,” he says, “I don’t have the strength to walk anymore”.

In Lebanon, Oday El Sino, 14 years old, is looking towards the future and a home he clearly misses. After the situation escalated in Syria, he ‘didn’t have a dream’ – but since enrolling in school in Saadnayel, things have changed. His dream is now “to be an engineer and learn how to rebuild my country”.

Even children who are lucky enough to find a place to enrol at school – be it in Lebanon or in Jordan – struggle to make the most out of their new lives. With a new curriculums to adjust to, segregation between Syrian and ‘local’ children and lack of funds to purchase school materials, fleeing the Syrian war appears to be just the beginning of ‘the troubles’ for Syria’s refugee children.

“In Syria we had books and stationary, but not here,” says Saad Ibrahim, 11, “We write everything the teacher says on our notepads because we can’t afford the books.”

‘For ISIS to survive, it needs support from allies: Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the US’

Reports that Syrian government forces have retaken the city of Palmyra from ISIS forces prove that the terrorist group is incapable of withstanding a conventional assault, Gregory R Copley, strategic analyst and editor of Defense & Foreign Affairs told RT.

Desert Falcons militia burn the ISIL flag taken down from the citadel of Palmyra taken over from the terrorists. © Michael Alaeddin

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today – Source: RT.com


A commander of the Desert Falcons unit of the Syrian army told RT that the “military operation to retake Palmyra lasted three days,” adding that the “main difficulty was that there were a lot of mines along the roads.”

Before news of the retaking of Palmyra had been confirmed, Copley told RT that the Syrian Army’s successes in the ancient city, which fell under control of ISIS last year, demonstrates that it is able “to move in a conventional, combined operations attack against a conventional target.”

He compared those military capabilities to that of ISIS forces, which he said “are not really able to withstand a conventional assault against a major organized air-ground operation by a force such as the Syrians, supported by Russian and Syrian airpower.”

The Russian military on September 30, 2015 opened a fierce aerial assault against ISIS positions in Syria, hitting command and control centers and oil facilities with equal ferocity, following an official request by the Syrian government for military assistance against the jihadist group.

On March 14, President Putin, saying the objectives in Syria had been successfully reached, ordered the withdrawal of the “main part” of the Russian forces from Syria.

Speaking on the possible defeat of ISIS by Syria’s conventional forces, Copley called such a scenario “very significant” in that it not only demonstrates that “the Syrian Armed Forces – supported by the Russians – are back in business,” it also sends an unmistakable message to Ankara that “now it’s going to be serious if Turkey tries its own intervention into Syria or Iraqi territory.”

The recapture of Palmyra is significant both symbolically and strategically. This is a 2,000-year-old city at the heart of many civilizations in the Levant. The destruction of it was done to great fanfare as we watched ISIS march in to Palmyra with no accompanying US airstrikes to thwart it… It is also symbolic because the ground forces that fought against ISIS in Palmyra were all Syrian. – Sharmine Narwani, political analyst on Middle East affairs, to RT

The strategic analyst then said a mouthful when he predicted that in order for ‘Daesh’ [a term for Islamic State that is considered derogatory] to “survive” it will need “a lot of support from its allies.” Copley went on to list those allied countries as “Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the US.”

However, with respect to the United States reportedly offering assistance to the group, Copley admitted, without elaborating, that some people in the United States are beginning to have “second thoughts” about the idea.

Finally, with the world still shaken from the fresh terrorist attacks in Brussels, which left over 30 people dead and scores injured, Copley’s next statement resonated with the prospects of future atrocities, assisted, it would seem, by a NATO member: “I think we’ll start to see Daesh react to this, again with help from Turkey’s MIT [Turkish Intelligence Organization] by going into stronger operations into Europe and into Libya.”

He emphasized, however, that Islamic State is on the defensive, not just in Syria, but in Libya as well. But apparently being weakened will only make the group more dangerous and unpredictable.

Since the Russians and Syrians… began dealing with this issue, we see success after success. It shows the international community that there has to be an effective, local coalition… and sooner or later we hope to see the end of Islamic State in the region altogether. – Massoud Shadjareh, Chair of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, to RT

“[Islamic State] forces are starting to come against real opposition from the Libyan military and from movements around the tribes, which are coalescing towards getting the monarchy back into play to galvanize the country against Daesh. So basically Daesh is now on the defensive; it’s going to require a lot more support from Turkey if it’s to succeed.”

Copley concluded with the rather disturbing observation that the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan“cannot afford to let Daesh fail at this stage because if it does then the war gets carried back into Turkey and the civil war which it is now waging against the Kurds will expand terrifically.”

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The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

WikiLeaks – Clinton Email Reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria’s Assad

Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today


Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s team and one of the company’s executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region.

“Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool … that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from,” Jared Cohen, the head of what was then the company’s “Google Ideas” division, wrote in a July 2012 email to several top Clinton officials.

“Our logic behind this is that while many people are tracking the atrocities, nobody is visually representing and mapping the defections, which we believe are important in encouraging more to defect and giving confidence to the opposition,” Cohen said, adding that the plan was for Google to surreptitiously give the tool to Middle Eastern media.

“Given how hard it is to get information into Syria right now, we are partnering with Al-Jazeera who will take primary ownership over the tool we have built, track the data, verify it, and broadcast it back into Syria,” he said.

“Please keep this very close hold and let me know if there is anything [else] you think we need to account for or think about before we launch. We believe this can have an important impact,” Cohen concluded.

The message was addressed to deputy secretary of state Bill Burns; Alec Ross, a senior Clinton advisor; and Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan. Sullivan subsequently forwarded Cohen’s proposal to Clinton, describing it as “a pretty cool idea.”

Cohen worked as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff from 2006 to 2010, when he was hired to lead Google Ideas, but was tied to using social media to incite uprisings even before he left the department. He once reportedly asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to hold off of conducting system maintenance that officials believed could have impeded a brief 2009 uprising in Iran, and Julian Assange, who founded the secret-leaking website WikiLeaks, has for years referred to Cohen as Google’s “director of regime change.”

The exchange on Syria was highlighted by Wikileaks on Saturday. Earlier in the week, the site posted more than 30,000 emails that Clinton sent or received during her tenure leading the State Department.