I dare anyone to disprove this. Go ahead, just try.
Are we not sick and tired of the Western lies regarding Syria, terrorism, and Russia? Look who got caught with their pants down: USA, Israel, Turkey, France, Britain, Germany, and other minion US states not worthy to mention. Shame on you Western world for spouting garbage propaganda through your controlled media, and then cozily sleeping with the enemy (ISIS). Hypocrites. Vulgar criminals of war. Garden snake variety petty psychopaths. How many innocents died in Syria because of these hypocritical monsters?
Now watch and observe the damage control that will come from these pathetic lying scum that have absolutely no right to be in that country.
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This story was quietly leaked by Voltaire.net, who announced, “The Security Council is sitting in private on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 17:00 GMT, while NATO officers were arrested this morning by the Syrian Special Forces in a bunker in East Aleppo.”
Syrian Army soldier holds up Al Nusra Front (al Qaeda in Syria) flag in the Umayyed Mosque, Old City, after government troop liberated terrorist-occupied East Aleppo this week (Image: Vanessa Beeley for 21st Century Wire)
Fares Shehabi MP, a prominent Syrian Parliamentarian and head of Aleppo’s Chamber of Commerce published the names of the Coalition officers on his Facebook page on the 15th December (emphasis added):
Mutaz Kanoğlu – Turkey
David Scott Winer – USA
David Shlomo Aram – Israel
Muhamad Tamimi – Qatar
Muhamad Ahmad Assabian – Saudi
Abd-el-Menham Fahd al Harij – Saudi
Islam Salam Ezzahran Al Hajlan – Saudi
Ahmed Ben Naoufel Al Darij – Saudi
Muhamad Hassan Al Sabihi – Saudi
Hamad Fahad Al Dousri – Saudi
Amjad Qassem Al Tiraoui – Jordan
Qassem Saad Al Shamry – Saudi
Ayman Qassem Al Thahalbi – Saudi
Mohamed Ech-Chafihi El Idrissi – Moroccan
Listen to Fares Shehabi’s interview on the Sunday Wire radio show: ‘Liberation Aleppo‘
In addition to Voltaire.net, the other original report was provided by Damascus-based Syrian journalist Said Hilal Alcharifi.
According to Alcharifi, captured “NATO” officers were from a number of member states including the US, France, Germany and Turkey, as well as Israel. Here is his statement (translated from French):
“Thanks to information received, Syrian authorities discovered the headquarters of high ranking western/NATO officers in the basement of an area in East Aleppo and have captured them alive. Some names have already been given to Syrian journalists, myself included. The nationalities are US, French, British, German, Israeli, Turkish, Saudi, Moroccan, Qatari etc. In light of their nationalities and their rank, I assure you that the Syrian government have a very important catch, which should enable them to direct negotiations with the countries that have tried to destroy them.”
Although these initial reports describe the individuals in question as “NATO” officers, it’s unlikely they would have been carrying NATO colors on a covert operation – and might be more accurately labeled as US Coalition officers. Note that early reports suggest that these are not standard ‘street rebel’ or jihadi terrorists but actual Coalition military personnel and field commanders. . .
Even our conservative friends do not buy the b.s.:
Even birds know what true medicine is
Too funny. And the NYT is lying about their financial state.
The world will be a better place without Fake News outlets such as the NYT.
How do you spot a pseudo-intellectual eejit? Easy, he carries a copy of the NYT and pretends to understand and believe the
stench, er, lies wafting from it.
Hahaha, “Perhaps Facebook’s “fact-checkers” can move into the soon to be vacant space…“
The New York Times is shutting down at least 8 floors of its headquarters in a bid for rental income despite publicly claiming revenue is better than ever.
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Dec 17, 2016
Last month Donald Trump canceled an interview with the “failing New York Times” after they changed the terms of an exclusive interview with him.
The times then went into full damage control mode and assured Trump the original terms were back on.
What a mistake as the Times used the interview launch a Fake News attack against Trump which was debunked once the audio transcripts of the interview was leaked.
At the same time the corporate media launch a full frontal assault claiming once again that Trump lied. They stated the NY Times was in fact not failing and instead were having a record year.
Today we learn once again, more fake news from the corporate media as NY Times has sent an internal memo to employees letting them know that they will be shutting down 8 floors of operation in their building that they hope to use to gain significant rental income.
Via Zero Hedge:
Remember when The NYT reported that its ad hoc campaign to boost revenue by selling subscriptions in response to the vicious back and forth with Donald Trump, was said to be a smashing success? Perhaps it was subscriptions for the crossword puzzle because it appears the monetary success was not smashing enough, and according to a just released note from executives Arthur Sulzberger and Mark Thompson, the newspaper will vacate at least eight floors in its iconic building, allowing it to “generate significant rental income” because it is “frankly, too expensive to occupy this many floors when we don’t truly need them.”
Maybe the lesson here is that when the newspaper business model no longer works, one can just pivot into a REIT?
The remaining staff will be consolidated on the remaining, redesigned floors in a “more dynamic, modern and open workplace, one that is better suited to the moment.”
Furthermore, the NYT publisher and CEO will lose their corner offices, which they call a “vestige from a different era” and will “introduce more team rooms and common spaces.”
It is unclear if NYT would distribute pink slips as part of the cost-cutting effort, however as the letter adds, “in the end, these changes will impact every employee at 620 Eighth Ave. In the near term, we will have to move about 400 employees out of the building to nearby office space while the first phase of work is completed. We expect that group, which includes parts of marketing, technology, the newsroom, news services, corporate finance and print products and services pre-press operations, to move in the first quarter and return by the end of 2017. Your manager will notify you if your position is affected by this temporary move. We understand and appreciate the disruption this will inevitably cause and we will do everything in our power to mitigate it.”
But aside from all that, subscriptions are soaring, we promise.
Full memo below:Dear Colleagues,
When we moved into our new building in 2007, we saw it as a modern headquarters for a modern New York Times. We still feel that way.
But as Mark mentioned in the State of The Times last month, after a good deal of consideration, we have determined that the way that we use our headquarters building needs to evolve to better match the changes you and your colleagues have been driving across every part of the company.
The current way we have configured our office makes us slower and less collaborative. It is also, frankly, too expensive to occupy this many floors when we don’t truly need them.
We’ve made the decision to consolidate our footprint across the building to create a more dynamic, modern and open workplace, one that is better suited to the moment. We’re planning significant investments in a redesign of our existing space in order to facilitate more cross-departmental collaboration.
We expect a substantial financial benefit as well. All told, we will vacate at least eight floors, allowing us to generate significant rental income.
We have engaged Gensler, an architecture and interior design firm, to help us redesign our workplace and beginning early next year, work will begin on select floors below 14. By the end of next year, we expect to have consolidated our occupancy to that side of the building. We will keep the cafeteria and the conference rooms on 15.
We have already seen that changing office layouts can lead to good results. Some of the most creative wings of the company — the Beta team, the Graphics Department and some of our technology teams have changed their floor plans to help improve the way they work.
The coming redesign will introduce more team rooms and common spaces. And, we will do away with big corner offices, like the ones you see on the 16th and 17th floors, including, yes, the publisher and CEO’s offices. We don’t need to preserve those vestiges from a different era, so we won’t.
In the end, these changes will impact every employee at 620 Eighth Ave. In the near term, we will have to move about 400 employees out of the building to nearby office space while the first phase of work is completed. We expect that group, which includes parts of marketing, technology, the newsroom, news services, corporate finance and print products and services pre-press operations, to move in the first quarter and return by the end of 2017. Your manager will notify you if your position is affected by this temporary move. We understand and appreciate the disruption this will inevitably cause and we will do everything in our power to mitigate it.
Representatives from across the company are serving on a steering committee to help us plan these changes. They will solicit input from everyone interested in providing it and we’re committed to keeping you fully informed as the project plays out.
We will have more details soon.
Arthur and Mark
Perhaps Facebook’s “fact-checkers” can move into the soon to be vacant space…
Everyone should be able to enjoy their golden years—not just former CEOs and presidents.
NEW YORK CITY – SEPTEMBER 4 2014: fast food workers & supporters marched along 8th Ave calling for an increase to the minimum wage. Some blocked traffic on 8th Ave leading to several arrests by NYPD
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As President Obama prepares to ride off into the sunset, among the perks he can look forward to is a presidential pension. Every month for the rest of his life, he’ll receive a retirement check for about $17,142 — not bad for a guy with at least a few black hairs remaining on his head.
And yet this sum is paltry compared to the retirement assets enjoyed by most big company CEOs, including some whose nest eggs were feathered by taxpayer dollars.
Take, for example, Michael Neidorff, the CEO of Centene, which manages health plans for Medicaid recipients and other poor Americans. Since Obamacare began expanding health coverage in 2010, Neidorff’s company retirement account has grown 658 percent, to nearly $140 million. That’s enough to generate a monthly check of $744,000—43 times as much as Obama’s.
If you think that’s a big gap, consider the retirement divide between top business leaders and working families. A new report I co-authored for the Institute for Policy Studies finds that in 2015, the 100 CEOs with the largest nest eggs had $4.7 billion in their combined company accounts. That’s as much as the entire retirement savings of the 41 percent of American families with the smallest nest eggs.
Compared to African Americans and Latinos, the gap is even wider. These 100 CEOs’ retirement savings are equal to those of 59 percent of African-American families and a whopping 75 percent of Latino families.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, 39 percent of workers nearing retirement age (56 to 61 years old) have no retirement account savings whatsoever. That means they’re likely to be entirely dependent on Social Security, which currently pays an average benefit of just $1,239 per month.
This grim picture will become even grimmer if Republicans manage to push through their new plan to overhaul Social Security. Introduced last week, the plan would cut benefits for all but the lowest earners by 17 percent to 43 percent by the year 2080, and hike the retirement age to 69 by 2030.
In the richest country in the world, why do so many millions of working people have to worry about paying their bills in their golden years?
One major factor is the demise of the traditional pension. While feathering their own nests, CEOs have stripped employees of plans that guarantee a monthly check. Instead, if ordinary workers get any retirement benefits at all, they tend to be the much less generous and riskier 401(k)-type plans. As of 2013, only about half of private sector workers had a 401(k) and the average account balance was just $18,433.
The drug wholesaler McKesson is one example of this trend. In 1997, it froze its employee pension fund, but continued to offer executives lavish benefits. CEO John Hammergren has amassed $147 million in his own company retirement funds over the past 20 years. General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt closed the employee pension in 2010 and replaced it with a 401(k) scheme. Meanwhile, his company retirement account has ballooned to $92 million.
CEOs actually have a powerful personal incentive for reducing worker retirement benefits. More than half of executive compensation is now tied to the company’s stock price, so boosting short-term profits through cost-cutting is a way to pad their own pockets.
Rather than pushing a reform that will only increase retirement inequality, policymakers should be focused on ensuring a dignified life for all seniors. And to achieve that, CEOs and other wealthy Americans will need to pay their fair share.
One way to generate some revenue to expand Social Security would be to ban the special tax-deferred retirement accounts most Fortune 500 companies set up for their top executives. While ordinary workers have strict limits on how much they can put in 401(k) plans every year ($24,000 max for older workers), CEOs are allowed to shelter unlimited amounts from the IRS in these accounts. Our report finds that Fortune 500 CEOs have nearly $3 billion stashed in such deferred plans.
Much larger sums could be raised by lifting the cap on Social Security payroll contributions, which is currently set at $118,500 per year. Almost all other American workers have to chip in a share of all of their earned income. Why should it be any different for CEOs?
We’ve heard a great deal this election year about rising economic anxiety in communities that have lost jobs which were once a source of decent pay and retirement benefits. Now it’s time to do something about it. Everyone should be able to enjoy their golden years—not just former CEOs and presidents.
by: JD Heyes
(NaturalNews) Even though the federal government’s health care bureaucracy, Big Pharma and the vaccine industry refuse to admit it, yet another study has linked mercury (still found in some vaccines) with autism.
As reported in EcoWatch by Robert Kennedy, Jr., a pair of international research teams, including Egyptian scientists have validated the link between autism and mercury. In an article published in the journal Metabolic Brain Disease, a team of nine research scientists from top Egyptian universities and academic medical institutions have now confirmed the causal role of mercury as a leading cause of autism.
The researchers determined the degree of mercury poisoning in children by analyzing the excretion in urine of organic elements called porphyrins. These are biomarkers that indicate the toxicity level of mercury, Kennedy wrote.
In addition, the researchers measured levels of mercury and lead in the blood.
The teams found a substantial relationship between autism and mercury toxicity, as well as a direct correlation between the levels of mercury toxicity and the presence and severity of autism symptoms.
Kennedy noted further:
The scientists studied 100 children; 40 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 40 healthy individuals and 20 healthy siblings of ASD children. The results showed that the children with ASD had significantly higher mercury levels than healthy children and healthy siblings. Children with the highest mercury levels had the most severe autism symptoms.
He went on to write that at least a half-dozen U.S. studies have also found a link between the development of autism and exposure to mercury, as determined by measuring porphyrins in urine. The first study, which was completed in 2012, found a correlation between the presence of specific urinary porphyrins linked to mercury toxicity and autism. That study affirmed an earlier one in 2011 that determined specific porphyrins associated with mercury toxicity were much higher in ASD kids when compared to non-autistic controls, Kennedy noted.
Further, a study in 2010 also found “disordered porphyrin metabolism” in autistic children that was not found in non-autistic kids, once more suggesting a higher mercury toxicity that is associated with autism and ASD – autism spectrum disorder.
A second study, which was also published in Metabolic Brain Disease (June 2016), an international team consisting of researchers and physicians from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Norway and Chile used a different set of measurements to identify a direct link between levels of mercury in the body and the diagnosis of autism.
The team measured levels of neurokinin A and B—these are pro-inflammatory neuro peptides that help identify mercury in blood—in 84 children with ASD, along with 84 controls. Researchers found a positive relationship between the severity of autism symptoms and the levels of mercury in the blood.
Kennedy explained that many mothers of children in the first Egyptian study had several dental amalgams which some believe likely helped create elevated levels of mercury in their kids. But that study did not analyze any potential link between higher incidences of autism and thimerosal, a vaccine preservative, which is 50 percent ethyl mercury by weight. But other studies have noted that thimerosal is 50 times more toxic to human tissue than the methylmercury in amalgams and fish, according to this 2012 study, and twice as prevalent, at a minimum, in the brain.
It should be noted again that these two studies are only the latest in a growing body of research that link autism and mercury. In fact, as Natural News founder and editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reported in March, the Food and Drug Administration’s own website admits openly that vaccines lead to autism.
Adams noted that the document—which is a really a product insert for the Tripedia vaccine—openly admits to the vaccine being linked to “idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea.”
Adams also produced a video explaining his findings, here.