As the global financial crisis continues, the alarming trend of massive increases in military and weapons expenditures are alarming.
In some regions governments’ armed maneuvers are against their own citizens!
In response to a rising hostile military presence on its borders both Russia and China has increased its military spending… ~Ron
Hundreds of students and opposition supporters have clashed with police forces in the Venezuelan capital Caracas as they staged a rally demanding the “resurrection” of “democracy” in the South American country.
On Sunday, demonstrators began the rally denominated “Resurrection of Democracy” after a barefoot walk and a “Via Crucis” march in the style of Jesus’ tortured walk towards crucifixion. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/04/21/359408/protesters-police-clash-in-venezuela/
Washington Drives The World To War
The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule.
If Ukraine dissolves into secession with the former Russian territories reverting to Russia, Washington will be embarrassed that the result of its coup in Kiev was to restore the Russian provinces of Ukraine to Russia. To avoid this embarrassment, Washington is pushing the crisis toward war. –Paul Craig Roberts
Poland, Estonia exercises part of plan to increase presence in eastern Europe
Posted 19 April 2014 stripes.com
” The U.S. is planning to send a company sized Army element of roughly 150 troops to conduct drills with allies, spanning roughly two weeks respectively in both Poland and Estonia, The New York Times reported Friday.
The land force exercises being planned by the Obama administration are part of a broader undertaking by NATO to beef up its presence in eastern Europe. It is unclear what U.S. unit will be taking part in the exercises in Poland and Estonia”
Opposition demonstrators have staged more than five months of mass street protests seeking to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office.
Grenade attacks and shootings linked to the unrest have left 25 people dead and hundreds wounded in recent months, including many protesters. –channelnewsasia.com
Bahrain’s military expenditure increased by 26 per cent last year to $1.236 billion – and has rocketed by 110 per cent since 2004 -SIPRI’s Trends in Military Expenditure in 2013 report
People have taken to streets across Bahrain to protest against the Al Khalifa regime following the death of an anti-regime protester.
Friday’s protest, dubbed “The Demands Remain,” followed the death of Bahraini activist Abulaziz al-Abbar.
“Abbar has been martyred today, after police directly shot his head on February 23,” said al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the main opposition bloc in the country, on its Twitter feed earlier in the day.
In Abbar’s hometown, the village of Sanabis which is situated in the west of the capital Manama, police used force against the demonstrators to put an end to the protest. –presstv.ir
Saudi and Alkhalifa rulers increase military spending to stop change
Bahrain’s military expenditure the report [SIPRI] says: “Maintaining regime survival in the face of internal opposition is also the likely motive for Bahrain’s 26 per cent increase.”
Bahrain’s dictator has meanwhile, sought to recruit more mercenaries to crush Bahrain’s native population seeking political and economic rights. Earlier this week Hamad bin Isa Alkhalifa visited Kazakhstan and held meetings with President Nazarbayev. Speculations have mushroomed about the aims of the visit, but indications point to the desire by Alkhalifa dictator to recruit more mercenaries from that country for use against the natives. Two weeks ago Bahrain’s dictator visited Pakistan to recruit more mercenaries. –warisacrime.org
U.S. Allies Preparing for War!
Posted 20 April 2014
Report indicates that U.S. aligned regimes are preparing for war: http://rt.com/op-edge/sipri-report-us-defense-costs-392/
An unspecified number of people have been killed in an airstrike believed to be carried out by a U.S. drone on a car carrying suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwah, a security source said. – http://en.haberler.com/militants-killed-in-fresh-drone-attack-in-yemen-424486/
Military aid to the Syrian opposition is expected to top the agenda of Monday talks between Ahmed al-Jarba, head of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), and Saudi Arabian officials, a Syrian opposition military source said.
“The visit will focus on the aid Saudi Arabia can offer the Syrian opposition in the raging figh with regime forces in Aleppo and the Syrian coast,” the source, requesting anonymity –en.haberler.com
Indian-held Kashmir on Monday observed a shutdown in protest against the supposed crackdown on pro-self-determination and pro-independence members and leaders by the Indian authorities ahead of the region’s April 29 vote in the parliamentary elections.
The Indian police have been accused of either placing Kashmiri activists under house arrest or sending them to prison to prevent them from campaigning for a boycott of the upcoming elections. –en.haberler.com
Hundreds of Israeli-Arabs on Monday demonstrated against a recent [Israeli] settler attack on a mosque in the northern town of Umm al-Fahm.
Protesters accused the Israeli police of failing to end “price tag” attacks against Muslim places of worship.
On Friday, [Israeli]settlers set ablaze the Abu Bakr al-Sediq mosque in the city and spray-painted anti-Arab graffiti on its walls. –en.haberler.com
QATAR, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE
In a rare public spat that has highlighted deep political divisions in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have all withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar in protest at Doha’s “interference in their internal affairs”.
The three Arab states made the decision after what was described as a stormy meeting on Tuesday of foreign ministers from the Saudi-dominated Gulf Co-operation Council in Riyadh. Factors causing irritation apparently include Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere, and sermons by a popular Doha-based Islamist cleric.
Qatar has acted as a cheerleader for the uprisings of the Arab spring while the other Gulf states have fretted about their own stability at a time of regional change. –theguardian.com