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« Reply #110 on: August 10, 2018, 05:23 PM »
Tonight, I'm going to talk about Afghanistan. Indeed, the advance of the Taliban towards Kabul hit the headlines recently, since they entered the town of Ghazni.

It is the second provincial capital seized by insurgents in less than three months. However, the army quickly regained control of Farah.

Ghazni in 2010.


The Taliban entered the town of Ghazni, capital of the province of the same name, on Friday 10 August, less than 200 kilometers south of the capital, Kabul, where fighting continues, regional officials said.

According to the local police chief, Farid Ahmad Marshal, joined by the Agence France-Presse (AFP) in the morning, they "launched their assault yesterday around 11 pm, attacking the roadblocks that surround the city. Fighting with the security forces is continuing ".

"They moved into the city and fired several mortars at the houses," provincial governor Arif Noori's spokesman said, citing several dead and wounded soldiers. "The bodies of about 30 Taliban are lying on the ground," he said.

According to a security source, the special forces had been precautionary "deployed last month along the Kabul-Kandahar highway" - which passes through Ghazni - "in anticipation of a Taliban offensive." These are already "in motion" to block their progress. Joined on the phone by AFP, Yasan, a resident of Ghazni, said: "The Taliban (...) use the loudspeakers of the mosque to tell people to stay at home. We hear loud explosions and shots, we are terrified. "

Insurgent spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that "this attack is part of the Spring offensive," launched in early May "in several directions." "Hundreds of heavily armed Mujahideen have taken checkpoints and police stations in the city," he added. And he asserted that "140 members of the enemy forces were killed, but losses in the insurgent ranks are low”.


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« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2018, 04:06 PM »
Tonight, I’m going to hold a conference about the Islamic State organization in Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, the Islamic state is training child soldiers.



Implanted in several regions of this country, the Islamic State strengthens its ranks by forming "the lion cubs of the caliphate". Le Figaro newspaper met in Jalalabad children who left the organization.

The rustling of the fans is intertwined with the murmured prayers: first by the teacher of the juvenile rehabilitation center of Jalalabad, capital of the Afghan province of Nangarhar, then by the twelve boys sitting on the ground in front of him. At the white board on a wobbly table, Pashu phrases and excerpts from the Qur'an are mixed together.

Four months ago, Mohammed, 16, recited his prayers before another "more important" mullah. He also wanted, he said, to "fight to the death the Afghan government and foreign invaders." Before being arrested by the authorities, Mohammed was one of the many children recruited by the Islamic State group in Khorasan, the Afghan branch of ISIS proclaimed in Nangarhar in 2015. This province bordering Pakistan, where Taliban fighters, IS soldiers, Afghan and international forces are clashing, is one of the most unstable in the country.



And here is a video of the Islamic State in Afghanistan released 2 days ago.
https://jihadology.net/2018/08/11/new-video-message-from-the-islamic-state-answering-the-call-2-wilayat-khurasan/

And here is a video released one month ago titled "swords of Jihad", and coming from Irak, near Baghdad. Note: The video is particularly violent. Viewer discretion advised.
https://jihadology.net/2018/07/29/new-video-message-from-the-islamic-state-swords-of-jihad-wilayat-al-iraq-shamal-baghdad/
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« Reply #112 on: August 18, 2018, 02:33 PM »
Tonight, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference about the United States, titled “The United States, the sick country”.
This study was published in Le Monde Newspaper yesterday.
Of course, you won’t find similar information in any US newspaper, It would be immediately censored by the American dictator (but I can assure you this is no "fake news").



Two mortality studies conclude that the recent decline in US life expectancy is related to a "systemic" problem.

The United States is suffering from a "systemic" disease, and this should encourage other developed countries to be vigilant. This is, in essence, the conclusion of two studies published on Wednesday 15 August, in the British Medical Journal. The first one, conducted by Steven Woolf (Virginia Commonwealth University), reveals a worrying increase in mortality among middle-aged American adults over the past 17 years, and particularly since 2012, when US life expectancy has begun to stagnate, before declining from 2015.

That year, says the second study, conducted by Jessica Ho (University of Southern California) and Arun Hendi (Princeton University), a dozen rich countries including France simultaneously experienced a significant decline in their life expectancy compared to 2014. Sudden and unprecedented, this fall was however generally offset by a rebound the following year, with the exception of the United Kingdom and the United States.

In the United States, this drop in life expectancy recorded in 2015 was confirmed in 2016. The index then stood at 78.6 years, 0.3 years lower than in 2014. The Associated Press reported that 2017 should see another drop in life expectancy. It would be the third consecutive year of decline - a situation that has been unprecedented for several decades.

First observation: overdoses are the leading cause of increased mortality in all groups. Mortality rates due to the use of drugs or drugs increase by more than 410% among Native Americans, 150% among blacks, 80% among Hispanics ...

These are the stigmas of the opioid crisis that has hit the United States since the marketing of powerful analgesics close to morphine in the mid-1990s. These have plunged more than 2 million Americans into dependency. This observation is not new.

Strong social inequalities
But, says Steven Woolf and his coauthors, this is not the only cause. "Mid-life mortality rates," the researchers explain, "have also increased for a wide range of diseases that affect multiple functions and organs of the human body. For the Amerindians, mortality rates between 25 and 64 years have increased for twelve different causes, including diseases due to hypertension (+ 270%), liver cancer (+ 115%), viral hepatitis ( + 112%), diseases of the central nervous system (+ 100%) ... Suicides, alcohol-related or non-alcoholic liver diseases, brain tumors, respiratory or metabolic diseases or obesity increase mortality in several groups.

Mortality rates are rising across the entire US population for a dozen diseases. This signals, for the authors, that the deterioration of health in the United States is due to "deep and systemic causes". "We suspect that rising income inequality, educational deficits, social divide and stress can play a significant role," says Woolf. Other factors may include lack of universal access to care, public possession of firearms, and high rates of obesity. "

Epidemiologist Philip Landrigan (Boston College), who did not participate in the study, welcomed "very solid" work. "The data presented do not allow us to distinguish the profound determinants of this deterioration in the health status of Americans. But it is clear that when you create strong social inequalities, you create a category of the population that ends up seeing their life expectancy decrease, he says. The poor are also those who are most exposed to almost all environmental pollutants such as lead, pesticides, air pollution ... This potential factor is frequently neglected. "
In addition, this deterioration in the health of Americans comes at a time when smoking is at a historically low level in the US (about 15.5% of the adult population was smoking in 2016) and the average consumption of alcohol increased only marginally over the study period.

For Jay Olshansky (University of Illinois), who predicted in 2005 in the New England Journal of Medicine, an imminent reversal of trend in the United States, it also signals that "the era where we could win a lot life expectancy is over”.



Note: I was talking in a message about a flat situated in New York for 28 million $: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1020.msg29404#msg29404
But in my opinion, it’s not a good investment. Besides the view of Central Park, what’s the point in living in such a place? Imagine a mere power cut, without an elevator, this flat would just become inaccessible:

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« Reply #113 on: August 18, 2018, 11:06 PM »
This study was published in Le Monde Newspaper yesterday.
Of course, you won’t find similar information in any US newspaper, It would be immediately censored by the American dictator (but I can assure you this is no "fake news").

If you're referring to that asshhole Trump, believe me, he wishes he had that kind of power. Not only that, but censoring this article (or anything else) nowadays is ludicrous. Anyone in the USA can very easily log into Le Monde's web site and read it themselves. So far as of today's date (18/8/2018) there are NO internet restrictions of any kind in the USA.


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« Reply #114 on: August 19, 2018, 04:22 AM »
Anyone in the USA can very easily log into Le Monde's web site and read it themselves. So far as of today's date (18/8/2018) there are NO internet restrictions of any kind in the USA.
You're right. Maybe I was a bit biased. The situation of the journalists is better in the US than in China. But I think the American media are a bit one-sided, which explains the lack of culture of the American people.
Note that Le monde is in French (I translated the article), and probably very few non-French speakers are reading this newspaper.
For information, here is the original article: https://www.lemonde.fr/demographie/article/2018/08/16/les-etats-unis-l-homme-malade-des-pays-du-nord_5342838_1652705.html



Here are a few other interesting articles:
200 newspapers are responding to the attacks of Trump: https://www.lemonde.fr/donald-trump/article/2018/08/14/plus-de-200-journaux-americains-repliquent-aux-attaques-de-trump-contre-la-presse_5342404_4853715.html

White House 'quietly killed' NASA program on greenhouse gas: https://www.lemonde.fr/climat/article/2018/05/11/la-maison-blanche-supprime-un-programme-de-la-nasa-sur-les-gaz-a-effet-de-serre_5297276_1652612.html

Bangalore, one of the most modern towns of India. But water supply is becoming a crucial issue.
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-radio/en-direct-du-monde/en-direct-du-monde-a-bangalore-la-silicon-valley-de-l-inde-les-reserves-deau-sepuisent_2707616.html

Palestinian mail blocked by Israel arrives eight years late
https://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2018/08/18/du-courrier-bloque-par-israel-arrive-enfin-en-cisjordanie_5343806_3218.html

In Paris, the car sharing system autolib hits the end of the road. The electric recharging stations are now useless.
http://transports.blog.lemonde.fr/2018/07/22/bornes-autolib-mobilier-abandon/

Ten years ago, we used to talk about Peak oil. This article in Spanish analyzes the current issue with oil resources.
http://crashoil.blogspot.com/2018/08/perdiendo-la-guerra-antes-de-la-primera.html

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« Reply #115 on: August 19, 2018, 06:47 AM »
Today, I'm going to hold a conference to talk about one of the pioneers of Agro Ecology: Pierre Rabhi.

Pierre Rahbi lived in the Paris suburbs, he was taking the metro every day to go to work. And he realized he couldn't do that any more, he had the impression to live in a jail.
So he decided to flee the society of consumption.

Since 1981, he has been transmitting his know-how in Africa, France and Europe, seeking to restore their food self-sufficiency to the populations. He is now recognized as an international expert on food security and has been involved in the development of the United Nations Convention to fight desertification.

He has used principles of agroecology to improve yields and living conditions across the French and West-African agricultural sectors. Through innovative training methods, he has helped over 150,000 farmers diagnose the best way to adapt and apply ecological practices to their land and cultures, effectively uniting thousands of citizens in a movement to restore and protect environmental and social ecosystems.

Pierre Rabhi calls for the “insurrection of consciences” to unite what is best in humanity and stop making our planet-paradise a hell of suffering and destruction. Faced with the failure of the general condition of mankind and the tremendous damage inflicted on Nature, he invites us to step outside the myth of indefinite growth, to realize the vital importance of our nourishing land and to inaugurate a new ethic of life towards a “happy sobriety”.

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjFSilQCVs




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« Reply #116 on: August 19, 2018, 10:51 AM »
You're right. Maybe I was a bit biased. The situation of the journalists is better in the US than in China. But I think the American media are a bit one-sided, which explains the lack of culture of the American people.

I have yet to see a news outlet that isn't one-sided, and not just in this country.

Note that Le monde is in French (I translated the article), and probably very few non-French speakers are reading this newspaper.

It's not so much that the average American would want to go to LeMonde's web site. I was referring to the idea that one of the many anti-Trump newspapers (e.g., the Washington Post) could reprint the article. Finding a French to English translator isn't too hard.


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« Reply #117 on: August 22, 2018, 05:30 PM »
Tonight, I'm going to talk about the latest statement of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, who released a message today.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has launched a scathing attack on the “arrogant” Trump presidency and urged followers to wage “jihad” across the West in his first audio speech in almost a year, according to the terror group’s media channel.



The terror group released al-Baghdadi’s putported audio speech via Al Furqan Media on Wednesday, the SITE Group reported, throwing into doubt rumours of his death.

In the speech, al-Baghdadi reportedly calls on ISIS fanatics across the world to target the "disbeliever media centers" and headquarters of "ideological wars".

If verified to be al-Baghdadi, the 55-minute long statement would bring the terror leader’s 11-month spell of silence to an end, with his last known recording on September 28, 2017.

In a veiled attack on the presidency of Donald Trump, al-Baghdadi said “America is going through the worse time of its entire existence”, condemning the “two decades of its crusade against the Muslim world”.

In the recording, he plays down the loss of ISIS territory in the Middle East, encouraging his acolytes to “stay steadfast and fight back with true passion for martyrdom”.



“For the Mujahideen the scale of victory or defeat is not dependant on a city or town being stolen or subject to that who has aerial superiority, intercontinental missiles or smart bombs,” he said in the recording, which could not been verified.

He implored supporters in Canada, Europe and the West "to join those who bled and carried out attacks" and "follow their lead".

The elusive radical Islamist preacher, nicknamed “The Ghost”, has been reported to have died on multiple occasions in airstrikes in Syria and Iraq as his terror empire crumbles.

Various reports of his death, injury or arrest have come from Iraqi security sources in recent years, yet none have been confirmed by the US-led coalition.

In the recording, al-Baghdadi references the dispute between the United States and Turkey over the detention of Christian pastor Andrew Brunson, meaning the message dates this month.

He said America's calls for Turkey to release the pastor were rejected, suggesting its diplomatic clout has diminished under Trump.

Al-Baghdadi added "we also see the Russians and the Iranians are standing up, refusing to listen to whatever America dictates of sanctions", according to translations by journalists based in the Middle East.

A new report, published by AlSumaria News last week, suggested an airstrike had left al-Baghdadi mortally wounded and unable to continue his leadership duties.

“Iraqi warplanes launched an airstrike inside the Syrian territories in June, targeting a meeting of Islamic State leaders, where the group’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was present,” an Iraqi security source said.

Because al-Baghdadi is incapacitated, ISIS has nominated Abu Othman al-Tunisi as its new leader, the report claimed.

Al-Baghdadi, one of the world’s most wanted men, has repeatedly eluded capture despite the efforts of Iraqi security forces.

The appointment of al-Tunisi has caused unrest after the airstrike depleted ISIS’s top brass, according to the source.

“The strike also left a large number of ISIS commanders dead and wounded,” added the source.

Al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in an airstrike near Shirkat in 2015 before recovering in Baaj, reports citing three intelligence agencies said.

Witnesses who saw al-Baghdadi in the wake of the Muslim festival of Ramadan last year said he “looked tired and drawn”, the Guardian reported.

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« Reply #118 on: August 22, 2018, 10:24 PM »
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has launched a scathing attack on the “arrogant” Trump presidency and urged followers to wage “jihad” across the West in his first audio speech in almost a year, according to the terror group’s media channel.

Everybody hates Trump except Trump himself and that ignorant band of followers who support him no matter what he does. As you know, personally I despise the man.

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« Reply #119 on: August 22, 2018, 10:30 PM »
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has launched a scathing attack on the “arrogant” Trump presidency and urged followers to wage “jihad” across the West in his first audio speech in almost a year, according to the terror group’s media channel.

Everybody hates Trump except Trump himself and that ignorant band of followers who support him no matter what he does. As you know, personally I despise the man.

Although he is hated more than anyone else, I believe that the true enemy of humanity & the American people,firstly, is Pence and the Military Industrial Complex thugs behind Trump's presidency.

Even if Trump was impeached or was forced to resign some how, the curse of hardline republican Zionists will not be over and we might see s*** really hit the fan!



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Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Surah (chapter of) Hud and its sisters turned my hair gray"

Hud (11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqxo4UDVfU