News Updates from CLG
29 August 2014
Lockdown in Cardiff: City turned into high security ‘prison’ with 10 mile ‘ring of steel’ ahead of Nato conference 27 Aug 2014 Cardiff city centre has been turned into a high security ‘prison’ with 10 miles of fencing – which is being dubbed the ‘ring of steel’ – ahead of the Nato conference next week. Police have erected the nine feet high security fencing around Celtic Manor resort in Newport where Barack Obama, David Cameron and other world leaders will meet in Wales on September 4 and 5, as well as the city centre. It comes as former foreign office minister, Kim Howells, issued fears that home grown Islamic State terrorists could be planning to attack the 2014 summit.
Former MI6 counter-terrorism chief warns against rush to overhaul UK laws 25 Aug 2014 Britain should resist a rush to overhaul its fundamental legal principles in the face of an "unproven threat" from homegrown militants fighting in Syria and Iraq, the former global counter-terrorism director of MI6 has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Richard Barrett criticised government plans for new laws to tackle British extremists and warned against Boris Johnson’s suggestion that Britons who travel to Iraq or Syria should be presumed guilty of involvement in terrorism unless they can prove their innocence…In a newspaper column described as "draconian" by the former attorney general, Johnson called for British jihadists to lose their citizenship, proposed the return of control orders and urged David Cameron to intervene against Islamic State (Isis) militarily. The home secretary, Theresa May, said last week that banning orders for extremist groups would be considered again — even if they "fall short of the legal threshold for terrorist proscription" — alongside powers to stop radical preachers.
Activist website Indymedia shuts down after police raid –The Bristol site is ‘now officially closed for good’ following the police raid. 28 Aug 2014 (UK) Police accessed servers belonging to the Bristol branch of activist news website Indymedia in a move that later ‘forced organisers to close it down’. The raid is believed to be the latest effort in the long pursuit of the "Bristol unabomber". A copy of the production order, marked restricted but seen by The Times, authorises officers to seize "special procedure" journalistic material.
Al Qaeda magazine hints of imminent attack; urges bombing of military targets, oil tankers 28 Aug 2014 A new English-language Al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent. The online publication [likely produced in Langley, Virginia], called "Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem" and put out by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, calls for Muslims around the world to follow "the recipe" provided to set off car bombs in crowded venues…There is a suggested list of targets for lone-wolf, or individually executed, terror attacks, including New York’s Times Square, casinos and night clubs in Las Vegas, oil tankers and trains, the Georgia Military College, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and General Atomics defense contractor in San Diego.
US intelligence: 300 Americans fighting alongside Islamic State [Yeah, that would be their handlers.] 27 Aug 2014 The United States government is tracking as many as 300 Americans supposedly fighting with Islamic State, the jihadist group with a heavy presence in parts of Syria and Iraq, according to senior US officials. Washington is worried that radicalized foreign fighters could become a risk to the US if they return to employ skills learned overseas to carry out attacks, anonymous US officials said, according to the Washington Times. "We know that there are several hundred American passport holders running around with ISIS in Syria or Iraq," a senior US official said.
On Behalf of Monsanto: GMO Food Crops for Ukraine’s Bread Basket –The Role of Public Relations Firm Hill and Knowlton 24 Aug 2014 On July 28, the California-based Oakland Institute released a report revealing that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their 17 billion lo-n to Ukraine, would open that country to genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture…The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council’s 16-member Executive Committee is packed with U.S. agribusiness companies [terrorists], including representatives from Monsanto, John Deere, DuPont Pioneer, Eli Lilly, and Cargill. The Council’s twenty "senior Advisors" include James Greene (Former Head of NATO Liason Office Ukraine); Ariel Cohen (Senior Research Fellow for The Heritage Foundation); Leonid Kozachenko (President of the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation); six former U.S. Ambassadors to Ukraine, and the former ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S., Oleh Shamshur. Shamshur is now a senior advisor to PBN Hill + Knowlton Strategies – a unit of PR giant Hill + Knowlton Strategies (H+K). H + K is a subsidiary of the gargantuan London-based WPP Group, which owns some dozen big PR firms, including Burson-Marsteller (a long-time Monsanto advisor).
Swiss President Says Concerned With US Plan to Supply Nuclear Fuel to Ukraine 28 Aug 2014 Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Didier Burkhalter shared Russia’s concern over nuclear security due to US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to address the International Atomic Energy Agency. "We share your opinion regarding the nuclear security problem. Nuclear security represents a key problem for the Swiss nuclear policy," Burkhalter wrote in a letter to Vladimir Gutenev, first deputy chairman of Russia’s State Duma committee on industry.
Is there any region on God’s green earth free from the US pig snout? Two NATO warships heading to Black Sea – report 26 Aug 2014 A US Navy destroyer and a French frigate are expected to enter the waters of the Black Sea next week, a diplomatic and military source said. "Two NATO warships at once will arrive in the Black Sea on September 3. They are US Navy’s destroyer USS Ross and frigate, Commandant Birot, of the naval forces of France," the unnamed source told RIA-Novosti news agency. There’s currently one NATO ship present in the Black Sea, with French surveillance ship, Dupuy de Lome, expected to remain in the area until September 5.
Kiev loses control of Novoazovsk, rebel troops advance in southeast Ukraine 28 Aug 2014 Kiev’s troops had to leave the eastern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk to save their lives, said the country’s Security and Defense Council. The authorities admitted that self-defense forces are advancing and leading a counteroffensive in the southeast. Along with Novoazovsk, Kiev troops have lost control over the villages of Amvrosiivka and Starobeshevo in the Donetsk Region of Eastern Ukraine. According to Ukraine’s Security and Defense Council, on Wednesday Kiev’s troops were shelled by Grad rocket launchers and then attacked by two military columns of self-defense troops.
Putin calls on Ukraine militia to let blocked Kiev troops to cross into Russia 28 Aug 2014 President Putin has called on the self-defense militias in Ukraine to provide Kiev’s military units blocked in the east of the country with a safe humanitarian corridor to cross into Russia. "It is obvious that the militia has reached a considerable success in curbing Kiev’s military operation, that had been a deadly threat to the population of Donbass and already led to heavy casualties among civilians," the Russian leader said in a statement. As a result of militias’ counter-offense, large numbers of Ukrainian troops – many of whom were taking part in Kiev’s so-called anti-terrorist operation "against their will" and "just following orders" – have been surrounded, the President added.