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Riyadh: No secret that the Nayef clan is losing control of state security

The coup in the palace got rid of the clan of Prince Mohammed ben Nayef, Riyadh's heir to the throne. However, the latter still believes that he is in charge of the Ministry of Home Affairs which has in fact been transferred to the son-in-law of the deposed prince. However, King Salmane has just set up State Security organ which is directly accountable to him. According to the official press agency, several departments of the Ministry for Home Affairs, including the Intelligence service and (...)

Washington has terminated all support for jihadists

According to the Washington Post, President Trump has terminated all CIA programmes providing support to jihadists in Syria. According to the daily, this decision was probably taken during a meeting with CIA's Director, Mike Pompeo, and the National Security Adviser, General H.R. McMaster. This closed meeting would have taken place before the Trump-Putin meeting on 7 July 2017 during which a cease-fire in the South of Syria was announced. This chronology would prove that the Trump (...)

US and French Occupation of Northern Syria

The Turkish press agency, Anadolu, has published a map of US and French military bases in Syria as of 17 June 2017. Turkey is now trying to emphasise Washington's and Paris's support for the Kurds belonging to the PKK/PYD. The zone shaded in green crosses (you have to enlarge the map to see the crosses) in the North-West (Al-Bab) is occupied by the Turkish army, (which also occupies North-Eastern Cyprus and Bachiqa in Iraq). The United States has always made it known that it had built (...)

President Kadyrov wants to filter out the gay gene from the Chechen gene pool

In an interview with the US sports journalist Bryant Gumbel (HBO) on combat sports, the President of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has declared: “If there are gays [in Chechnya], take them to Canada. Please God take them, just so long as they are not here. It's so we can purify our blood. If there are here, take them”. Speaking of people who testified that they were tortured for homosexuality by the Chechen police, he continued: “They are the devil. We need to get rid of them, they are not men (...)

President Kadyrov wants to filter out the gay gene from the Chechen gene pool

In an interview with the US sports journalist Bryant Gumbel (HBO) on combat sports, the President of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has declared: “If there are gays [in Chechnya], take them to Canada. Please God take them, just so long as they are not here. It's so we can purify our blood. If there are here, take them.” Dealing with the people who accused him to torture them : “They are the devil. We need to get rid of them, they are not men (…) Please punish them God so that they do not bring (...)

The media and polar bears

Commenting on a scientific study, Polar bear attacks on humans: Implications of a changing climate , the international media have set off the alarm: pushed by a climate that is getting warmer, polar bears would attack humans. . However, this is not the meaning of this study which actually weighs in on animal behaviour and not climate change. What the study does is to review every case where polar bears have attacked humans over the last hundred years, the most recent case taking place (...)

The Media and the Antarctica

A giant iceberg, covering an area of 5 800 km2, has freed itself from the Antarctica between 10 – 12 July 2017. Similar observations were made in 1995 and 2002. According to the New York Times, this news confirms the prediction of the US researcher John H. Mercer, published in Nature in 1978: the North Pole (the ice sheet) is going to disappear because the climate is getting warmer. A number of media have set off the alarm bell after President Trump withdrew his country from the Paris (...)

Donald Trump faced with security problems at Paris

The Secret Service (the service in charge, inter alia, with protecting the US President) is on red alert after NBC News broadcast a documentary about preparations being made for a “No Trump Zone” when Donald Trump's visit Paris (13-14 July 2017). This operation is being organized by Nuit Debout, a movement headed by François Ruffin MP (for Les insoumis) . This association claims to be responsible for “the Arab Springs”, events which were in fact organized by MI6, the CIA and notably, Gene (...)

Leaks from the former Director of the FBI

The former Director of the FBI, James Comey, whose testimony before Congress should have enabled President Trump to be pinned with the charge of high treason for conspiring with Russia, is now himself under investigation. Twice during his hearing, James Comey indicated that he had sent his personal notes on his relations with the President to Congress. Now, according to Congressmen who were able to consult these nine documents, these notes contain classified information. This therefore (...)

Just who is organizing the leaks against Donald Trump?

The Republican majority of the Senate Committee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs denounces the disastrous consequences of the current leaks involving the Trump Administration. This phenomenon, which was very rare under President George Bush Jr. and Barack Obama, has suddenly developed into a practice against President Donald Trump, resulting in irreparable damage to National Security. During the first 126 days of Trump's presidency, 125 pieces of classified information have (...)