1. Για όσους πιστεύουν και δεν μας εμπαίζουν όπως οι… Κοι της Κ-Β μας, πως δώσαμε την Μακεδονία, για να κάνουμε… φίλους τους Σκοπιανούς, δείτε την παρακάτω φωτογραφία!
– Βλέπετε τον 1ο Αλβανο-Κοσσοβάρο Αξκό – Πιλότο Ε/Π, ο οποίος εκπ-κε σ’ αυτά από τους Τούρκους, στην Τουρκία!
– Μην γελιέστε! Αλβανοί, Σκοπιανοί και Αλβανο-Κοσσοβάροι είναι και θα παραμείνουν εχθροί μας, όπως και οι Βούλγαροι, δευτερευόντως, για την παρούσα ιστορική συγκυρία! Κάποια στιγμή στο μέλλον, ίσως να πούμε “2 λόγια” πιο συγκεκριμένα, ώστε να εξηγήσουμε το… “εχθροί”, αν και το γνωρίζετε, τουλάχιστον οι Έλληνες αναγνώστες.
Σκληρή επίθεση εναντίον του Προέδρου της Τουρκίας, Ταγίπ Ερντογάν, εξαπέλυσε ο πρωθυπουργός του Ισραήλ, Μπέντζαμιν Νετανιάχου. Τον κατηγορεί για την κατοχή της Κύπρου. Επίσης τον κατηγορεί ότι σκοτώνει γυναίκες και παιδιά σε κουρδικά χωριά, στην Τουρκία και εκτός, εννοώντας προφανώς τη Συρία και το Ιράκ. Έγραψε σχετικά:
“Ο Ερντογάν – ο κατακτητής της βόρειας Κύπρου, του οποίου ο στρατός σφαγιάζει γυναίκες και παιδιά σε κουρδικά χωριά, μέσα και έξω από την Τουρκία – δεν πρέπει να νουθετεί το Ισραήλ”. HELLAS JOURNAL
( “… δεν θα πρέπει να μας κάνει κυρήγματα …” είναι το ορθόν)!
US Intelligence Report: Russia, China, Iran Sought to Influence 2018 Elections
By Jeff Seldin December 21, 2018
Russia, China and Iran sought to meddle in the recent U.S. midterm election, but their actions did not compromise the “nation’s election infrastructure that would have prevented voting, changed vote counts, or disrupted the ability to tally votes,” according to a report released Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Director Dan Coats said U.S. intelligence did find “Russia, and other foreign countries, including China and Iran, conducted influence activities and messaging campaigns targeted at the United States to promote their strategic interests.”
But he said the intelligence community “did not make an assessment of the impact that these activities had on the outcome of the 2018 election.“
The ODNI report on election meddling now goes to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the attorney general (AG), who have another 45 days to review the findings. If both the AG and DHS concur with the findings, the report could trigger automatic sanctions against Russia, China and Iran.
The U.S. intelligence community findings on election meddling support the initial assessment by DHS in the days and weeks following November’s midterm elections.
“There were no indications at the time of any foreign compromises of election equipment that would disrupt the ability to cast or count a vote,” Christopher Krebs, head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, said in mid-November, adding at the time, “We haven’t changed that assessment.”
Quick reaction to the new report came from Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member Mark Warner, who said in a statement, “As the Director of National Intelligence reminds us, the Russians did not go away after the 2016 election.
“Now that the Russian playbook is out in the open, we’re going to see more and more adversaries trying to take advantage. … Congress has to step up and enact some much-needed guardrails on social media.”
4. Επχσεις Πληροφοριών / Κάποια Χρήσιμα
|A “covert” operation differs from a “clandestine” operation in that the former seeks to hide the identity of the operation’s sponsor, while the latter seeks to hide the operation itself.
See Joint Pub 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 1 December 1989.
A clandestine operation, if properly conducted, remains totally concealed. The authorities in the target area never know that anything happened.
A covert operation, on the contrary, must have a product. For this reason the service carrying out a covert operation knows from the start that it cannot keep the activity itself a secret; it aims instead for plausible denial.
Historically, the “Central Intelligence Agency” mounted covert operations, while the Special Forces conducted clandestine operations. Unlike Special Forces clandestine operations, since 1974 CIA covert operations required a Presidential finding and notification to the US Congress. After the end of the cold war, many covert operations conceived and frequently carried out by the United States seem, in retrospect, to be acts of near folly, if not worse. But these operations were carried out by intelligent well-trained men whose dedication and patriotism were beyond reproach.
Counter Intelligence Ops
Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Justice Department took several steps to remove the separation – or “wall” – between intelligence and criminal information. These included significant amendments to the USA Patriot Act in October 2001; new guidelines issued by the Attorney General in March 2002 regarding intelligence-sharing procedures that implemented the FISA amendments and effectively removed the wall between intelligence and criminal investigations; and an opinion issued by the FISA Court of Review in May 2002 that held FISA permitted the use of intelligence in criminal investigations and that coordination between criminal prosecutors and intelligence investigators was necessary for the protection of national security.
US Military Operations
The last and most important battle of any war is writing its history.
Patton was fond of saying that wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by soldiers. Patton tirelessly made the rounds to divisional units and staffs — instructing, motivating, and often berating with colorful, if not downright vulgar, language. “As in all my talks,” he noted, “I stressed fighting and killing.”US policymakers might borrow the formula of one of the major twentieth-century of international politics scientist, Hans Morgenthau, and learn to distinguish, first, between what is essential in foreign affairs and what is desirable, and, second, between what is desirable and what is possible.
Walt Rostow wrote in 1996 that “…every conflict in which Americans have been engaged has involved public controversy. And this is to their credit, for who wants war? In the Revolutionary War, perhaps one-third of the people wanted independence; one third were pro-British; and one-third were simply out to make a fast buck by selling supplies to the Continental Army. In the war of 1812, the New England states, after the Hartford Convention, passed a resolution calling for withdrawal from the union rather than joining in the war against Canada. The Mexican War stirred great controversy in the United States. The Civil War split the nation from top to bottom. The Spanish-American War was followed by the unpopular conflict with the Philippine guerrillas. The First World War, like the Civil War, touched off draft riots. The Korean War left Truman more unpopular than either Nixon at the nadir of his fortunes, or Lyndon Johnson at his lowest point in the polls.”
Abraham Lincoln asked “At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? No! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with the treasures of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not, by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is this approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It can not come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide.”
American liberalism is an ideology that sees itself as modern and therefore superior and the one true way. Those on its right wing bear a likeness to 19th century Christian imperialists, with a God-given duty to convert or co-opt or conquer. In Britain, this is Blairism.
The playwright Harold Pinter turned his December 2005 Nobel Prize acceptance speech into a furious howl of outrage against American foreign policy. “The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them.” He spoke of a breathtaking record of perfidy so mutated in the public mind, that it “never happened … Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. It didn’t matter.” Pinter expressed a mock admiration for what he called “a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.”
Pinter attacked American foreign policy since World War II, saying that while the crimes of the Soviet Union had been well documented, those of the United States had not. “I put to you that the United States is without doubt the greatest show on the road,” he said. “Brutal, indifferent, scornful and ruthless it may be, but it is also very clever. As a salesman it is out on its own and its most saleable commodity is self-love.” He said that both President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair should be tried before the International Criminal Court of Justice for the invasion of Iraq.
Since the end of the Cold War, the US leadership has been unable to find a goal, which would unite Americans and help lead the nation into the future, political commentator and author Patrick J. Buchanan wrote for the American Conservative in October 2015. “When [the Cold War] was over in 1990, America was suddenly at a loss for a new cause to live for, fight for, and, if need be, see its sons die for,” he observed. Barack Obama pledged to scale down America’s presence in the Middle East. He delivered on the promise and “was rewarded with two terms by a country that has shown minimal enthusiasm for more wars in the Middle East,” he observed.Lucius Accius (also Attius), Latin poet and playwright (170 BCE – c. 86 BCE), was considered by his contemporaries to be the last and the greatest of the tragic poets of Republican Rome. His plays (no less than 45 titles are known and about 700 lines survive) were mostly free translations from Greek tragedy, many from Euripides. Cicero quoted with admiration the famous line from his Atreus, “Oderint, dum metuant! (“Let them hate so long as they fear!’), a motto that is said to have appealed to the tyrant Caligula. Cicero also often quoted him and Virgil imitated him.
General Joe Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said 29 March 2016 that one of the “most significant challenges” the U.S. military is dealing with is the need for “more effective methods” to deal with Russian behavior in Georgia and Crimea, malign Iranian influence across the Middle East and Chinese aggression in the South China Sea. The traditional U.S. military approach, he explained, is to either be at peace or at conflict, but Dunford said that method is “insufficient” to deal with players advancing their interests while avoiding U.S. military strengths.
“The adversary knows exactly what the threshold is for us to take decisive military action, so they operate below that level,” Dunford said. “They continue to advance their interest, and we lose the competitive advantage and frankly our interests are adversely affected.”
On 07 March 2014 the Department of Defense removed 20 areas from its list of locations that qualify for imminent danger pay starting June 1, in a move that is expected to affect approximately 50,000 Service members. DOD officials announced in January that service members in the 20 areas would no longer receive the additional imminent danger rate of $225 per month. As of June 1, the following areas are no longer eligible for imminent danger pay:
- The nine land areas of East Timor, Haiti, Liberia, Oman, Rwanda, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
- The six land areas and airspace above Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, and Montenegro.
- The four water areas of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and the Red Sea.
- The water area and air space above the Arabian Gulf.
Imminent danger pay, or IDP, remained in effect for Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Egypt within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The decision was made after a periodic review and re-certification process. “The re-certification process began in July 2011, and included an in-depth threat assessment from each combatant command for countries within their area of responsibility. Following the review, it was determined that the imminent threat of physical harm to members had been significantly reduced in many areas. As a result, IDP will be discontinued in those areas.” A total of 194,189 service members received imminent danger pay in Fiscal Year 2012. The last re-certification process was completed in 2007.
In the mid-1980s a series of high-profile terrorist attacks galvanized US policymakers to take the offensive against international terrorism. A task force chaired by then Vice President George Bush was formed in 1986 to address the problem of international terrorism. The task force concluded that US Government agencies collected information on terrorism, but did not aggressively operate to disrupt terrorist activities.
In 1995 and 1998 President Clinton issued Presidential Directives which have become the central blueprint for US counterterrorism policy. These Directives are backed up by legislation that defines terrorism as a crime and sets up procedures to apprehend and punish perpetrators worldwide. Congress, furthermore, has appropriated funds to enhance federal agencies’ capabilities to prevent, counter, and manage the consequences of international terrorism. The National Security Council is charged with coordinating US policy on combating terrorism, and the Director of Central Intelligence is charged with coordinating Intelligence Community issues and sharing information through the Counterterrorist Center and the Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism (IICT).
On December 17, 2004 the President signed into law the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 which creates a new Director of National Intelligence, establishes into law the National Counterterrorism Center, and enacts a wide range of additional changes to the Intelligence Community.
5. Διαβάστε με πο μεγάλη προασοχή το ακόλουθο άρθρο.
TRUMP, MATTIS AND THE “INTERNATIONAL ORDER“!
I didn’t like Mattis.
After all the cult of personality gimmicks and quotes, his views on Islamic terrorism were disturbingly establishment. While he was an advocate for using greater force, which was good, he refused to address or to allow to be addressed, the central problem.
And he went out of his way to pander to Islam.
But his resignation letter is a compact and concise statement of his views and disagreements. The key breach with Trump can be found here.
We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances.
Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.
The key words here are, “international order“.
Maintaining an international order was our fundamental Cold War strategy. And it’s remained our strategy. Νo matter how irrelevant it might be to current events. An international order is not necessarily a bad thing, it can be a quite good one. But not when it constantly comes at the expense of our national interests and security, and yet produces little worthwhile and much that is destructive.
Mattis understood Trump’s views going on. He just didn’t take them seriously. That’s a typical establishment fallacy in which views that don’t align with a lefty worldview are treated as bizarre and unserious.
But it’s a question worth asking. Should we focus on protecting our citizens or maintain an international order.
IDF CHIEF: SYRIA WITHDRAWAL SIGNIFICANT, BUT SHOULD NOT BE EXAGGERATED
Shaked said the move was “bad for Israel.“
U.S. and Turkish soldiers conduct the first-ever combined joint patrol outside Manbij, Syria, November 1, 2018. Picture taken November 1, 2018. Courtesy Arnada Jones/U.S. . (photo credit: ARMY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)
“The American decision to withdraw troops is significant, but it should not be exaggerated,” Eisenkot said at a conference honoring former IDF chief of staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya on Sunday.
“For decades, we have dealt with this front alone. That’s also how it has been over the past four years, during the American and Russian presence [in Syria]. We have been acting in support of Israel’s security interests,” he said, adding that the Americans make the decision when the relationship between the armies is at its peak.
Last week, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington would withdraw some 2,000 American troops from Syria, alarming US allies including Israel, with one unnamed senior diplomatic official quoted by Channel 10 as saying that “Trump threw us under the wheels of the semi-truck of the Russian army – the one that transfers weapons to Syria and Hezbollah.”
Referring to the friction between Israel and Russia in Syria, Eisenkot said that their deployment to the war-torn country in 2015 “created a new situation that required us to build a mechanism to prevent friction.”
“It required us to enter a dialogue to create a system to prevent friction, and it has been a factor affecting how we have used force,” he said, adding: “Through the entire period, I, as chief of staff, have felt that there has been an understanding regarding Israel’s security needs.”
The chief of staff, who will finish his term in the coming weeks, also addressed the cross-border Hezbollah attack tunnels that have infiltrated into northern Israel. According to him, Israel was able to foil the Shi’ite terrorist group’s plans “without leading to a war.”
Israel announced the beginning of “Operation Northern Shield“ in early December to identify and destroy tunnels built by the terrorist group and began blowing up those discovered on Thursday.
“Hezbollah had the will to carry out an attack to occupy communities. They positioned forces where fewer tunnels were built. It isn’t hard to imagine what would have happened had there been a future security deterioration. The incident would have begun with hundreds of Hezbollah fighters infiltrating into Israel and carrying out an attack,” he said.
According to Eisenkot, “most” of the tunnels that crossed from southern Lebanon have been located and the operation “will be completed in the near future.”
Nevertheless, he said, “the Israeli army has been on a high state of readiness over the past month for any serious development around this.”
Eisenkot also touched on the recent wave of terrorist attacks in the West Bank in recent weeks, which have claimed the lives of three Israelis.
“There’s the thinking here that if we only apply more force against terrorism, it will end. That’s a mistaken approach. I frequently hear that deterrence has collapsed, but such a concept is elusive. Deterrence doesn’t drop and isn’t built in a day,” he said, adding that Israel has thwarted countless attacks and saved hundreds of lives.
“Our enemies understand our intelligence and air superiority. They see that we are acting against them, against Iran and Hezbollah and against Gaza as well. The way in which our enemies understand our capabilities provides us with the capacity to act and to cause our enemies not to act,” he said.
ISRAEL TO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR WORLD’S LONGEST GAS PIPELINE
Israel, Greece, Cyprus hold 5th trilateral summit.
THE mammoth Leviathan natural gas pipeline-in-progress..
(photo credit: COURTESY OF NOBLE ENERGY)
It would export natural gas from Israel to Europe via Greece and could cost as much as $7 billion.
The agreement for the East Med will be formalized next year at the sixth summit. It also needs approval for the European Commission.
“Today we reaffirmed our commitment for the East Med pipeline, discussed important aspects of the project,” Netanyahu said.
He added that the document could be signed in a number of months at the 6th summit.
“We think that this will open up new energy opportunities for Europe. It is important for the security of Europe, it is important for our respective economies and it is important for anchoring additional regional cooperation,” Netanyahu said.
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said his country supports the project and that it was important for regional stability.
Netanyahu meets with Cypriot President Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Tsipras, December 20. 2018 (GPO)
Netanyahu calls Erdogan an antisemitic dictator, December 23, 2018 (GPO)
Hezbollah tunnels act of war
Netanyahu meets Salvini
Netanyahu pays respects to Rona Ramon, December 19, 2018 (GPO)
Netanyahu also spoke about the growing partnership between Israel, Cyprus and Greece as expressed through the trilateral summits that have been held since 2016.
“Our personal friendships grow stronger as our agreements grow longer and longer and detailed,” Netanyahu said.
“These bonds are not merely based on shared interests and geographic proximity. They are based on shared values in a very volatile region, very violent region,” he said.
All three democratic countries have a shared history and culture and hold to similar values of pluralism, freedom, and peace, Netanyahu said.
They also face the same regional dangers, he added.
“We are all threatened by forces of terror and religious radicalism. Our alliance is an anchor of stability and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Netanyahu said.
At the summit, agreements were signed on cyber cooperation, joint activity on the regulation of smart cities and homes, cooperation with Israel’s space program and technical cooperation in meteorology.
Ο Καμμένος σήμερα (24-12-2018) από την Κύπρο, δήλωσε πως όταν έλθει το θέμα της Μακεδονίας μας στην Βουλή, το 2019, θα φύγει από την Κ-Β, κλπ, (για να μην συναινέσει προφανώς στην ψήφιση της προδοτικής συμφωνίας των Πρεσπών), οπως επιβάλλει -τάχα- η ιστορία του, κλπ, όπως επίσης ανέφερε!..
– Κε Καμμένε!
– Άσε τα σάπια! Σου ξαναγράφουμε!
- Ήσουν, είσαι και παραμένεις ΣΕ ΑΠΟΛΥΤΗ ΣΥΜΦΩΝΙΑ με τον Τσίπρα ΓΙΑ ΟΛΑ, άρα και για το Σκοπιανό!
– Ο κύριος, ο βασικός, ο θεμελιακός ΠΑΡΑΓΩΝ των… Πρεσπών, ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥ ΞΕΠΟΥΛΗΜΑΤΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑΣ ΜΑΣ, (τολμάς και λες… “Μακεδονίας μας”), ΗΣΟΥΝ ΠΡΩΤΑ ΕΣΥ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑ ΟΙ ΦΙΛΟΙ ΣΟΥ ΤΟΥ… “ΓΟΡΓΟΠΟΤΑΜΟΥ”, ΑΘΕΟΙ – ΕΘΝΟΜΗΔΕΝΙΣΤΟ-ΔΙΕΘΝΙΣΤΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΣΟΡΟΣ, με τους οποίους συγκυβερνάς και δήθεν… μέμφεσαι, και ό,τι άλλο σχετικό!..
– Τέλος, άσε απ’ έξω το ΥΠΑΜ και τον Στρατό! (Επειδή έκανες σχετική αναφορά). Αν θες να μάθεις, σε “φτύνουν” σχεδόν όλοι! Το “σχεδόν” το γράφω, διότι υπάρχουν οι λίγοι γλείφτες σου, αυτοί που… “πρόσεξες” με τοποθετήσεις, με μεταθέσεις και προαγωγές, και κάποιοι της ανώτατης ηγεσίας, οι οποίοι… νοιώθουν ότι πρέπει να σου χαϊδεύουν και λίγο τα αφτιά! Σε ανέχτηκαν και εσένα, (ΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΕΣΕΝΑ), όπως τόσους άλλους που πέρασαν απ’ το Υπουργείο και ήσαν οι πολιτικοί προϊστάμενοι των ΕΕΔ.
– Σκέψου Παναγιώτη!
– Σε ποιό άλλο Υπουργείο θα μπορούσες να είχες τοποθετηθεί από τα “SOROS-παιδα” και να έκανες όλα αυτά τα καραγκιοζιλίκια, που έκανες στο ΥΠΑΜ και να μην σε είχε πετάξει το προσωπικό “με τις κλωτσιές”; Πουθενά! Γι΄αυτό και σε έβαλε η άλλη μισή υπογραφή του “Υπερταμείου”, στο ΥΠΑΜ, (η 2η μισή είναι η δική σου), αφού σ’ αυτό όλοι στέκονται ΣΟΥΖΑ, εμπρός στο δικό σου, αλλά και στα τόσα άλλα… μεγάλα και… σοβαρά, αχαχαχαχαχαχαχαχα, … εκτοπίσματα που πέρασαν ως Υπουργοί! Ειδικά στο δικό σου εκτόπισμα όλως ιδιαιτέρως, λόγω της ΑΝΤΡΙΚΙΑΣ, ΕΥΘΕΙΑΣ, ΤΙΜΙΑΣ και ΚΥΡΙΩΣ λόγω της ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΣΤΑΣΗΣ που κράτησες και κρατάς μέχρι τώρα, αχαχαχαχαχαχαχαχαχα, στο ΣΚΟΠΙΑΝΟ!
ΚΛΕΙΝΟΝΤΑΣ, ΚΑΙ ΠΡΙΝ ΤΙΣ ΕΥΧΕΣ ΜΟΥ ΚΕ… ΥΠΟΥΡΓΕ, ΑΡΓΑ Η (ΔΙΑΖ) ΓΡΗΓΟΡΑ, ΜΕ Ο,ΤΙ ΘΑ ΕΠΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΗΣΕΙ ΩΣ ΑΠΟΡΡΟΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΣΚΟΠΙΑΝΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΟΔΟΣΙΑΣ ΣΟΥ / ΣΑΣ, ΩΣ ΤΑΧΑ ΜΟΥ ΕΘΝΙΚΗΣ Κ-Β, ΘΑ ΑΡΧΙΣΕΙΣ, ΕΣΥ ΕΙΔΙΚΑ, ΝΑ ΖΕΙΣ ΜΕ ΤΥΨΕΙΣ! ΗΔΗ ΚΑΙ ΝΑ ΤΟ ΘΥΜΑΣΑΙ, “ΣΕ ΦΤΥΝΟΥΝ ΑΙ (ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑΙ) ΓΕΝΕΑΙ ΑΙ ΠΑΣΑΙ“!!!