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Extremist groups battle each other for control of Syria’s oil hub

On May 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: CSMonitor Fighting between extremist factions in eastern Deir ez Zor Province has escalated this week, killing dozens of rebels and forcing residents to flee. At stake is control of a large number...

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The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence : Financial warfare is the new global warzone

On April 24, 2014 by stratagem
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          Source: Irish Examiner A branch of the US Treasury uses sophisticated financial tools to hit targets linked to hostile governments. This is the new global warzone, write Leah McGrath...

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U.S. Navy Preparing Bitcoin Battalion

On April 24, 2014 by stratagem
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      Source: Bitcoin Magazine Bitcoin Battalion Back in December we reported that the United States Air Force has quietly been working on a Bitcoin payment gateway otherwise known as a “snack...

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Germany sold €40 million of arms to Russia

On April 23, 2014 by stratagem
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        Source: Local.De The German government banned sales of arms classed as “weapons of war” – including nuclear, biological and chemical weapons – to Russia in January 2000, but that...

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Mozambique: Africa’s new narco-state?

On April 22, 2014 by stratagem
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          Source: Guardian [...] Both the convoy of small fishing boats and their larger counterpart are here to do business, but not to exchange a few Malaysian bananas for...

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Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority

On April 20, 2014 by stratagem
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            Source: Jerusalem Post Following bitcoin’s gaining a huge new footprint in Israel by unveiling its first Israeli ATM for obtaining bitcoins on March 30, it is worth...

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Smuggled Libya oil fuels Tunisia economy and instability

On April 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Times of Oman Anger has been brewing in Tunisia’s smuggling hub of Ben Guerdane since the closure of its main border crossing stemmed the contraband Libyan petrol trade which fuels the local...

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US military protecting international banking cartel

On April 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Press TV “My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military.” — Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts For decades, America has used...

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China may fund Filipino rebels

On March 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Philippine Star Former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan III warned against China’s feared retaliation through economic and environmental sanctions after Manila’s memorial is submitted to the arbitral tribunal on March 30. Alunan said...

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China-Europe route is the new ‘silk road’

On March 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Taipei Times One of the world’s longest railways — a “modern-day silk road” — covers about 11,000km en route from the Chinese megacity of Chongqing to Duisburg, a key commercial hub in...

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Britain lacks the strategic weight to ally with the U.S. in a large war in Asia

On March 23, 2014 by stratagem
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                    Source: canberra times [...] London was a big player in Asia, but that finally ended when prime minister Harold Wilson announced the withdrawal east...

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China overtakes US in trade with Africa

On March 15, 2014 by stratagem
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                Editor’s Note: United States is lagging behind China in Central Asia/Africa. U.S. is fighting wars, China is building strategic infrastructure. “How America ‘manages’ Eurasia is...

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10 weapons Wall Street uses to manipulate you

On February 15, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: MarketWatch 10 ways the Wall Street profit-making machine manipulates Main Street I’ve been observing the Wall Street machine in action since my days at Morgan Stanleyyears ago. The truth is, Wall Street really...

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Malacca Straits transits hit all time high in 2013, pass 2008 peak

On February 10, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Seatrade Global The key waterway linking Asian and European trade, the Malacca Straits, is a barometer for the health of world trade. Traffic volumes in the Straits peaked in 2008, falling back...

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Trillion Dollar Map: World Bank to map Africa’s natural resources

On February 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Accompanied by coups, military interventions/wars and atrocities. Source: Business Standard The World Bank plans to launch in July a $1 billion plan to map Africa‘s natural resources with the aim of delineating more clearly the continent’s uncovered...

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These 10 Militaries are the Most Well-Funded on the Planet

On February 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Policy Mic Love it or hate it, military power is one of the distinguishing features of the world’s dominant nations. Although America is known for the size and power of its military,...

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New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access

On December 27, 2013 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: China’s Strategy: Link Maritime Silk Road to Europe, Africa and Central Asia’s Steel Silk Roads – import strategic raw materials,minerals, oil and gas by land and seaways. Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad...

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