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Jesus Malverde

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Name: Jesus Malverde
Gender: Male
Hometown: SF
Current location: Japan
Member since: Fri May 17, 2013, 11:44 PM
Number of posts: 10,274

About Me

Jesús Malverde, sometimes known as the generous bandit or angel of the poor is a folklore hero in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. One day we\'ll live free and no longer in fear. Fear of losing jobs, fear of being raided, your dogs shot, your children kidnapped by the state. Your land stolen, and maybe even your life lost. Fear no more, the times are a changing.

Journal Archives

Tsunami warning after 6.9 earthquake off Japan

Source: RT

An earthquake measuring at 6.9 magnitude has struck off Honshu island in northern Japan, the US Geological Survey said, issuing a tsunami warning.

Read more: http://rt.com/news/232923-japan-earthquake-tsunami-warning/
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Feb 16, 2015, 07:42 PM (8 replies)

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program

Source: Reuters

The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.

Kaspersky said it found personal computers in 30 countries infected with one or more of the spying programs, with the most infections seen in Iran, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen and Algeria. The targets included government and military institutions, telecommunication companies, banks, energy companies, nuclear researchers, media, and Islamic activists, Kaspersky said. (http://reut.rs/1L5knm0)

The firm declined to publicly name the country behind the spying campaign, but said it was closely linked to Stuxnet, the NSA-led cyberweapon that was used to attack Iran's uranium enrichment facility. The NSA is the agency responsible for gathering electronic intelligence on behalf of the United States.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/russian-researchers-expose-breakthrough-u-spying-program-194217480--sector.html

Kaspersky published the technical details of its research on Monday, which should help infected institutions detect the spying programs, some of which trace back as far as 2001. (http://bit.ly/17bPUUe)
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Feb 16, 2015, 05:25 PM (46 replies)

Obama war request unites Congress: From either side, they hate it

President Barack Obama has achieved something unexpected in Congress: a degree of bipartisanship. There’s enough in his proposal for war powers against the Islamic State for both Democrats and Republicans to hate.

Too restrictive on ground troops, hawkish Republicans say. Overly broad language with no endgame in sight, several war-weary Democrats and Republicans with libertarian streaks complain.

Obama’s authorization for use of military force request against the Islamic State faces a rough go in a skeptical Congress that appears in no hurry to act on it. While most members of the House of Representatives and the Senate say they have the will to address Islamic State activities, they have serious doubts about whether Obama’s authorization request is the way to do it.

“There are many questions, I think, that need to be asked about this authorization … before the Congress can move forward,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. “The principal question, however, will continue to be: Do we have a strategy?”

Obama’s request for a temporary, three-year authorization of war powers opens the door to ground troops — which Obama for months flatly ruled out. But it also calls for their use against the Islamic State in “limited circumstances,” which include the use of special operations forces to take action against the group’s leadership.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Feb 16, 2015, 03:08 AM (6 replies)

Egypt 'bombs IS in Libya' after beheadings video

Source: BBC

Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians.

Earlier, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt had the "right to respond" against IS.

A video emerged on Sunday showing a group wearing orange overalls being forced to the ground and decapitated.

IS militants claim to have carried out several attacks in Libya, which is in effect without a government.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31483631

Earlier 8/2014

Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.

Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation of a regional power struggle set off by Arab Spring revolts.

The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines. Egyptian officials explicitly denied to American diplomats that their military played any role in the operation, the officials said, in what appeared a new blow to already strained relations between Washington and Cairo.

The strikes in Tripoli are another salvo in a power struggle defined by Arab autocrats battling Islamist movements seeking to overturn the old order. Since the military ouster of the Islamist president in Egypt last year, the new government and its backers in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have launched a campaign across the region — in the news media, in politics and diplomacy, and by arming local proxies — to roll back what they see as an existential threat to their authority posed by Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Mon Feb 16, 2015, 02:35 AM (12 replies)

4,000 US Soldiers Deployed to Kuwait in Anti-ISIS Move

Source: Arutz Sheva

Following US President Barack Obama’s request of Congress to authorize additional military action against the Islamic State terrorists, a brigade of more than 4,000 soldiers will be heading out of Ft. Carson, Colorado to Kuwait, the Associated Press has reported.

Although a large-scale ground combat operation similar to those which took place in Iraq and Afghanistan had been ruled out, this deployment was a three-year option Obama requested specifically to be used against the ISIS, and any “closely related successor entity” to the group, which has overrun sections of Iraq and Syria.

Read more: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/317829#.VOC2Z4bXerV

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sun Feb 15, 2015, 11:09 AM (8 replies)

Ross Kemp: Extreme World | Ukraine - Rise of the far right.


Posted by Jesus Malverde | Sun Feb 15, 2015, 04:02 AM (4 replies)

Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

Should the United States start arming Ukraine, so it can better resist and maybe even defeat the Russian-backed rebels in its eastern provinces? A lot of seasoned American diplomats and foreign policy experts seem to think so; a task force assembled by the Brookings Institution, the Atlantic Council, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs wants the United States to send Ukraine $1 billion in military assistance as soon as possible, with more to come. The Obama administration is rethinking its earlier reluctance, and secretary of defense nominee Ash Carter told a Senate hearing he was “very much inclined” to favor this course as well.

Unless cooler heads prevail, therefore, the United States seems to be moving toward raising the stakes in Ukraine. This decision is somewhat surprising, however, because few experts think this bankrupt and divided country is a vital strategic interest and no one is talking about sending U.S. troops to fight on Kiev’s behalf. So the question is: does sending Ukraine a bunch of advanced weaponry make sense?

The answer is no.

One reason to be skeptical of the report from the three think tanks is the track record of its like-minded members. The task force wasn’t made up of a diverse set of experts seeking to explore a wide range of options and find some creative common ground. On the contrary, its members were all people who have long backed NATO expansion and have an obvious desire to defend that policy, which has played a central role in creating the present crisis. After all, these are the same people who have been telling us since the late 1990s that expanding NATO eastwards posed no threat to Russia and would instead create a vast and enduring zone of peace in Europe. That prediction is now in tatters, alas, but these experts are now doubling down to defend a policy that was questionable from the beginning and clearly taken much too far. As the critics warned it would, open-ended NATO expansion has done more to poison relations with Russia than any other single Western policy.

Posted by Jesus Malverde | Thu Feb 12, 2015, 07:01 PM (1 replies)

Yemen crisis: US, UK and France close Sanaa embassies

Source: BBC

The US, UK and France are closing their embassies in Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation and political crisis in the country.

The US and UK governments have withdrawn diplomatic staff from Sanaa and urged their citizens to leave.

France's embassy in the capital has announced that it will close on Friday.

The moves come as the UN attempts to broker talks between political factions and Shia rebels who control Sanaa and dissolved parliament last week.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31411284
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 11:40 AM (4 replies)

We dream about drones, said 13-year-old Yemeni before his death in a CIA strike

A 13-year-old boy killed in Yemen last month by a CIA drone strike had told the Guardian just months earlier that he lived in constant fear of the “death machines” in the sky that had already killed his father and brother.

“I see them every day and we are scared of them,” said Mohammed Tuaiman, speaking from al-Zur village in Marib province, where he died two weeks ago.

“A lot of the kids in this area wake up from sleeping because of nightmares from them and some now have mental problems. They turned our area into hell and continuous horror, day and night, we even dream of them in our sleep.”

When the Guardian interviewed Mohammed last September, he spoke of his anger towards the US government for killing his father. “They tell us that these drones come from bases in Saudi Arabia and also from bases in the Yemeni seas and America sends them to kill terrorists, but they always kill innocent people. But we don’t know why they are killing.

“In their eyes, we don’t deserve to live like people in the rest of the world and we don’t have feelings or emotions or cry or feel pain like all the other humans around the world.”


Posted by Jesus Malverde | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 11:30 AM (4 replies)

Ukraine: draft dodgers face jail as Kiev struggles to find new fighters

Source: Guardian UK

Ruslan Kotsaba posted a video addressed to the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, last week in which he said he would rather go to prison for five years for draft-dodging than fight pro-Russia rebels in the country’s east. Now he faces 15 years in jail after being arrested for treason and obstructing the military.

His case is symptomatic of Kiev’s difficulties in mobilising a war-weary society to continue the fight against the rebels, who appear to have an unlimited supply of weapons and training from Russia. As the country nears bankruptcy and the reform programme demanded by the Maidan revolution last year is sidelined by the war effort, the drive to call up new recruits is floundering.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/10/ukraine-draft-dodgers-jail-kiev-struggle-new-fighters
Posted by Jesus Malverde | Tue Feb 10, 2015, 09:52 PM (30 replies)
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