‘Dutch Breivik’ terror plot in Belgium

This video from Norway is called New CCTV footage of Breivik‘s terror attack in Oslo.

Translated from Kathleen Heylen in Belgium:

Terror suspect wanted to attack Flemish radio and TV broadcasters

15/11/2013 – 06:31 Update: Fri 15/11/2013 – 11:49

In Sint-Niklaas a man has been arrested who is said to have planned to commit terrorist attacks. The man wanted to overthrow the Belgian state, including an attack against the VRT broadcasting organisation.

The 23-year-old man of Dutch origin was arrested on Wednesday night. He was in a bar trying to recruit people to carry out attacks. Like Anders Breivik in Norway, he had described in a manifesto how he wanted to overthrow the Belgian state.

“He’d been planning to proclaim on VRT TV his message and, if necessary, to do this by violence. He targeted some Belgian political institutions as well,” said Anthony Schotsaert from the Prosecutor’s Office in Dendermonde. The Belga news agency claims to have heard from a reliable source that he wanted to strike exactly today, King’s Day.

Syrian war plans hinder arrest of US Libya ambassador murderers

This video from London, England is called Alex Kenny, National Union of Teachers, speech at the national demonstration No Attack on Syria, Stop the War Coalition.

While there are still plans in Washington for a military attack on Syria, which would help Al Qaeda-ish groups, these plans hinder the arrest of the suspects of the murder of the United States ambassador to Libya which belong to sister organisations of these fanatical groups fighting in Syria. Arresting these suspects might undermine Washington’s Syrian war alliance, one might conclude from this article in the New York Times in the USA:

Libya Thwarts Arrests in Benghazi Attack


Published: September 9, 2013

WASHINGTON — A year after the attacks in Benghazi that killed the United States ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, the Justice Department has indicted suspects. Intelligence officials have a general idea of where they are hiding. And the military has a contingency plan to snatch them if that becomes necessary.

But the fledgling Libyan government, which has little to no control over significant parts of the country, like Benghazi and eastern Libya, has rebuffed the Obama administration’s efforts to arrest the suspects. …

The White House chief of staff, Denis R. McDonough, was asked on “Fox News Sunday” why one of the suspects, Ahmed Khattala, has been interviewed by several American news media outlets but has remained free. …

Federal law enforcement authorities have filed murder charges against Mr. Khattala, a militia leader in Benghazi, in connection with the attacks. …

Among the obstacles the F.B.I. has encountered in Libya has been a reluctance by some police and government officials there to target members of Ansar al-Shariah, a local Islamist group whose fighters joined the attack, according to witnesses. Government officials in Benghazi have said it would be impossible for lightly armed Libyan forces to arrest militia members. Leaders of Benghazi’s most powerful militias, some of whom fought with Ansar al-Shariah members during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, say they would be hesitant to act against suspects unless they were shown conclusive proof of their involvement. …

Meanwhile, the Pentagon has been preparing contingency plans should Mr. Obama order a military operation against the suspects. …

But a number of Libyan political figures have expressed wariness that any unilateral military action by the United States, like a drone strike, would fuel popular anger and add a destructive new element to the uncertain security situation in Benghazi, especially with the Obama administration considering military strikes against Syria.

United Nations investigators say torture is widespread in Libyan jails controlled by militias that joined forces two years ago to overthrow leader Moammar Gadhafi: here.

CIA-Al Qaeda alliance in Syria

This video says about itself:

30 Aug 2013

As the British Parliament voted against military intervention in Syria on Thursday, anti-war protests gain momentum.

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

The US-Al Qaeda alliance in Syria and the fraud of the war on terror

6 September 2013

Twice during testimony this week before congressional committees on the Obama administration’s request for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force resolution backing US aggression against Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry brushed aside questions about the predominant role played by Al Qaeda and its affiliates in the US-instigated civil war in Syria, insisting that the “opposition has increasingly become more defined by its moderation.”

For the second time in a decade, US imperialism is preparing to launch a war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction and Al Qaeda. In 2003, Washington invaded Iraq to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein based on the claim that it possessed weapons of mass destruction and was prepared to turn them over to Al Qaeda. No such weapons existed and the Iraqi regime was an enemy of Al Qaeda.

Now, ten-and-a-half years later, the Obama administration is preparing a war against Syria based on a fabricated intelligence report attributing an alleged August 21 chemical weapons attack outside Damascus to the government of President of Bashar al-Assad, while falsely claiming that the so-called “rebels” are controlled by “moderate democrats,” with the Al Qaeda elements representing an insignificant minority. Again, both claims are lies.

There is every reason to believe that the August 21 attack—carried out on the very day that UN weapons inspectors invited to Syria by Assad began their work—was carried out by the “rebels” themselves to provide the pretext for a US attack. On the verge of military defeat by Syrian government forces, they had everything to gain from such a turn of events, while the Assad regime had everything to lose.

As for Kerry’s claims about the anti-Assad forces, Reuters news agency felt compelled to contradict the American secretary of state, reporting September 5 that his “public assertions that moderate Syrian opposition groups are growing in influence appear to be at odds with estimates by US and European intelligence sources and nongovernmental experts, who say Islamic extremists remain by far the fiercest and best-organized rebel elements.”

As Kerry was extolling the democratic virtues of the “rebels” on Wednesday, jihadist militias were laying siege to the Christian village of Maalula, north of Damascus, seizing high ground and shelling defenseless civilian neighborhoods and churches and threatening to unleash a sectarian bloodbath.

This is but the latest of countless atrocities carried out by the US-backed Islamist militias, which were funneled into Syria along with arms and funding from Washington and its allies with the aim of toppling the Assad regime and redrawing the political map of the Middle East. The main reason for the rush to direct US military intervention is the disintegration of this effort in the face of defeats on the battlefield as well as mounting popular hostility and revulsion on the part of the Syrian people.

Recent videos posted online have recorded the Islamist fighters’ crimes. We caution our readers: you are looking at the handiwork of a depraved organization that functions as an ally of the US government, which is working to bring it to power.
These acts include the roadside execution of three truck drivers for the “crime” of being members of the Alawite minority. (One of the drivers tells the killers, “We’re just trying to earn a living.”)

They also include the beheading of a Catholic priest. Another video recently smuggled out of Syria by a disgusted defector from the “rebel” camp shows a mass execution of defenseless Syrian soldiers who have been taken prisoner.

These atrocities go largely unreported in the corporate-controlled media, which dedicate their efforts (with decreasing success) to molding public opinion in support of war. When pressed on confirmed atrocities by these “rebels,” Kerry and other war supporters insist that only US bombing can prevent “radicalization.”

The politicians and media pundits advocating a “humanitarian” attack on Syria all invoke the estimated 100,000 victims of the country’s civil war as justification for US bombing. None of them acknowledge that this war was foisted on Syria by the US and other Western powers. They hide the fact that their proxies in this battle for regime-change, the Islamist militias, are responsible for much of the carnage.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-Assad group, fully 40 percent of these casualties are Syrian soldiers and pro-government militiamen. How many civilians these fascist killing squads have murdered is not known, but they are engaged in continuous attacks on Alawites, Christians, Kurds and other minorities, as well as on secular Sunni Muslims.

Why is Kerry compelled to lie about the crimes of these elements? Why does he pretend that the non-existent “moderate opposition” and the empty shell of the “Free Syrian Army” are the real forces fighting the Assad regime?

The lies are aimed at covering up the reality that the US and its intelligence agencies have a close working relationship with Al Qaeda and its affiliates. This is not new. Washington traditionally employed right-wing Islamist groups to suppress left nationalist and socialist movements in the Middle East and beyond. It utilized such forces in the CIA overthrow of the Mossadegh government in Iran in 1953 and the CIA-backed military coup and mass killings in Indonesia in 1965.

Al Qaeda, which is the most well known of these forces, was created by the CIA and Pakistani intelligence, aided and financed by the Saudi monarchy, during the US-instigated war against the pro-Soviet regime in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

The continuation of these ties—evidenced by the current collaboration in Syria—explains many things. Why, for example, members of Al Qaeda who were well known to US intelligence were able to freely enter and operate within the US in the period leading up to their participation in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Why, as well, Washington evinced a decided lack of zeal in the hunt for Osama bin Laden until well after he had become a spent force, outliving his usefulness.

The impending US aggression against Syria underscores the monumental fraud of Washington’s war on terror, aided and abetted by a servile media that deliberately withholds information which runs counter to US war propaganda. The main achievement of this twelve-year “war” has been the toppling of secular Arab regimes—Iraq, Libya and now Syria—that were hostile to Al Qaeda, and the strengthening of the fascistic Islamist terrorist movement, which now serves as US imperialism’s proxy army.

In Libya, just as in Syria today, US imperialism and its allies utilized these forces to effect regime-change, arming, training and providing air support for Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and similar elements. That intervention, justified, as today in Syria, on “humanitarian” grounds, killed thousands and left the country in ruins.

The way in which these terrorists are used as an instrument of imperialist foreign policy found a crude expression in a recent meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prince Bandar Bin-Sultan, the chief of Saudi intelligence and the key link between Washington and Riyadh. According to a leaked transcript of the encounter, in return for Russian acquiescence to regime-change in Syria, Bandar offered not only oil and gas deals, but “a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics” next year in Sochi, Russia from terrorist attacks by Chechen Islamists.

Bandar assured Putin that these groups were “controlled by us” and could be instigated or restrained as it suited Saudi and US interests.

Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition: here.

New York Times mourns death of Al Qaeda-linked Syrian opposition fighter: here.

Syrian war, threat of global conflict dominate G20 summit: here.

German nazi terrorism update

This video is called The Real Terror: Germany’s Tolerated & Supported Next Nazi Generations.

By Christoph Dreier in Germany:

German parliamentary committee covers up NSU affair

24 August 2013

The German parliament’s investigative committee published its concluding report on the neo-Nazi terror organisation National Socialist Underground (NSU) on Wednesday. It was signed by representatives of all parliamentary fractions and was aimed at drawing a line under the NSU affair, while covering up the gang’s close links to the intelligence services.

In the autumn of 2011, it was revealed that the NSU was responsible for at least ten murders between 2000 and 2007. Since then, an increasing number of links between the ultra right terrorist organisation and the German intelligence services have come to light, including direct links to the three main suspects, Uwe Mundlos, Uwe Böhnhardt and Beate Zschäpe.

The investigative committee was established by all parliamentary fractions on January 26, 2012. From the beginning, its aim was not to investigate the illegal intrigues of the secret services but to cover them up. During the period in which the NSU carried out their attacks all of the participating parties, from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to the Left Party, were involved in state and federal governments and were responsible for the oversight of the relevant intelligence services.

As a result they were all united in presenting the systematic collaboration between the right-wing extremists and the secret services as a “breakdown” or “mistake.” “It is our task to uncover the lapses and oversights of the security forces and then make suggestions as to what we can do better,” the Social Democratic Party (SPD) representative Eva Högl told Deutschlandfunk.

In fact, the committee has utilised the NSU affair to repeatedly advise the intelligence services to work more “effectively.” In September 2012, the right-wing extremism database came online featuring details of prominent individuals active in the far right scene. All of the intelligence services and police authorities have access to this databank. The post war separation between the intelligence services and the police has thereby been weakened even further.

Under these conditions the more than 70 committee hearings, during which over 100 witnesses were questioned, were largely a farce. Those on the committee invariably declared themselves to be satisfied with every lie, evasion and cover-up from the agents of the security services.

Permission was refused for the committee to access files, or the files were simply not turned over. Important witnesses stated they were unwell or were given no authority by their superiors to make statements. The systematic destruction of evidence by the domestic intelligence service (BFW) was never examined, let alone pursued in the courts. Sebastian Edathy (SPD), the committee’s chairman, described the shredding of the relevant files only three days after the uncovering of the NSU simply as “downright stupidity,” and “irresponsible idiocy.”

Despite the attempt by the investigative committee to trivialise and cover up what took place, a number of facts came to light indicating the close collaboration between the domestic intelligence services and the NSU.

The intelligence service for the state of Thüringen (LFV) was already deeply involved in intrigues with the far right scene when the NSU emerged in the 1990s out of a group called Thüringen Homeland Protection (THS). The THS had itself been built up by an intelligence operative, Tino Brandt, who financed it with large contributions from the LFV.

The NSU’s network of supporters, which according to current estimates included 129 people, contained at least two dozen on the payroll of the police or intelligence services as undercover investigators or intelligence agents. Among them was LFV agent Juliana W who even had the keys to the secret home of the NSU trio for a time.

In addition, there are indications that the police had been informed of the existence of the NSU at least since 2007. In some of the investigations into the series of terrorist attacks, such as the explosion of a nail bomb in Cologne in 2004, witness statements that suggested the involvement of state forces or pointed to the existence of the NSU were deliberately suppressed.

The extreme frequency of such cases and the repeated destruction of important evidence leads to only one conclusion: the ultra right-wing gang and German intelligence agencies worked together closely from the outset. This would be fully in keeping with the nature of these reactionary organisations. Built up by former Nazis, the intelligence agencies after the war were directed from the start against left-wing forces and representatives of the working class.

It is a clear warning to workers in Germany and across Europe that all political parties have come together to cover up the criminal operations of the intelligence agencies. They are preparing for further massive attacks on social gains after the federal election and plan to brutally suppress any opposition. The NSA affair has already shown that Germany’s foreign intelligence service (BND) and the BFW are carrying out mass surveillance of the population, and that the framework of a police state already exists.

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British sexist terrorist campaign

This video about history is called Meet the Romans with Mary Beard.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

TV classics professor receives bomb threat

Sunday 04 August 2013

Television academic Mary Beard revealed today that she received a bomb threat on Twitter amid growing anger over sexist abuse online.

Ms Beard said she alerted the police to a message she received on Saturday from someone who claimed to have planted a bomb on her doorstep.

The terrifying message said: “A bomb has been placed outside your home. It will go off at exactly 10.47pm and destroy everything.”

Campaigners yester­day observed a Twitter silence in protest at the abuse received by women through the site.

Journalists Hadley Freeman, Grace Dent and Catherine Mayer have recently had death threats while Labour MP Stella Creasy and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez have had rape threats.

Britain’s Twitter chief Tony Wang said: “There is more we can and will be doing to protect our users against abuse.”

See also here.

A man has been arrested after a Labour MP and a feminist campaigner were subjected to a torrent of violent abuse and threats on Twitter: here.

Nazi terrorism in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland

This video says about itself:

French town reacts after arrest of Norwegian neo-Nazi

Jul 16, 2013

A Norwegian neo-Nazi metal rocker and convicted killer has been arrested in France over fears of a terror plot, amidst surprise from neighbours.

There is more nazi terrorism than just Kristian Vikernes, arrested recently in France.

From The Local in Germany:

German police raid Nazi ‘Werewolf’ lairs

Published: 17 July 13 13:26 CET

Police launched raids in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland Wednesday against six suspected members of a far-right “Werewolf” cell modelled on late-World War II plans for a Nazi guerrilla resistance.

Four suspects in the three countries, plus two neo-Nazis in detention in Switzerland, were suspected of having formed a terrorist organisation that was considering violent attacks, said Germany’s federal prosecution office.

The aim of the coordinated raids, which targeted homes, business premises and jail cells and involved about 50 police in Germany alone, was to gather evidence against the suspects, prosecutors said. No arrests were made.

The men “are suspected of having founded a right-wing extremist ‘werewolf command’,” said prosecutors, referring to the Nazi’s unrealised plan for a clandestine “Werewolf” commando force that would mount a rebellion against victorious Allied forces in Germany.

“The group’s apparent objective was to eradicate the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany,” said prosecutors in a statement. Members of the extremist group were believed to have developed their own electronic encryption programme to evade surveillance.

The raids in Germany took places in the northern states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Suspected Terrorist Network: Police Raid Neo-Nazi ‘Werwolf’ Cell: here.

Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad reports that near Rotterdam, police investigated the house of nazi Joern B. “Joern B.” seems to be a misspelling for Jeroen Boers.

‘Norwegian nazi prepared terrorist massacre in France’

This video is called Varg Vikernes aka Burzum arrested in France over terror plot.

From the Daily Mail in Britain:

Norwegian neo-Nazi musician said to be an ‘Anders Breivik sympathiser’ arrested in France over fears he was plotting a similar massacre

Kristian Vikernes was arrested with his French wife Marie Chachet [sic; Cachet]

She had recently bought four rifles

40-year-old Vikernes is a convicted murderer from Norway

Previously received a copy of a manifesto from Breivik

By Anthony Bond

PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 16 July 2013 | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 16 July 2013

A neo-Nazi linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been arrested in France today following fears he might stage a large ‘terrorist act’.

Kristian Vikernes, a well-known black metal musician in Norway, was arrested with his French wife Marie Cachet after she recently bought four rifles.

The 40-year-old, who is a convicted murderer from Norway, had in the past received a copy of a manifesto from Breivik, the far-right militant who killed 77 people in 2011.

In a statement, France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls said: ‘Having received the manifesto before (Breivik) committed his crimes and having been sentenced in Norway in the past for murder, this individual, who was close to a neo-Nazi movement, was likely to prepare a large terrorist act.’

Officers were searching his home in Correze for weapons and explosives, a police source said.

Breivik killed 77 people in a bombing in central Oslo and a shooting spree on a nearby island in July 2011. He was imprisoned last year for a maximum term of 21 years.

Breivik sent a copy of his manifesto setting out his ideology to Vikernes, an official at the Paris prosecutor’s office said.

Breivik’s 1,500-page manifesto outlined his planned crusade against Muslims, who he said were taking over Europe and could only be defeated through a violent civil war.

Cachet, 25, had a legal firearms permit when she bought the four rifles, the official said.

‘The investigation will notably establish the conditions in which these (rifles) were acquired and their real objective,’ Valls said. …

Vikernes, a black metal musician and writer known as Varg, was convicted in 1994 of stabbing a rival musician to death in Oslo and burning down several churches.

He was released from jail in 2009 and moved to France with his wife and three children.

French daily Le Monde reports that National Socialist Black Metal musician Vikernes on the Internet called on French voters to vote for the neo-fascist Front National party of Marine Le Pen. He called Norway “a Soviet state”.

Vikernes claims that Adolf Hitler and Norwegian World War II nazi leader Quisling “represent divine goodness”.