At least 25 killed after massive floods hit Iran


Note: Heart-wrenching footage of some of the worst flooding in memory, sending prayers and waves of healing-love-vibrations to everyone in Iran affected by the flooding. Blessings, {~A~}

April 15, 2017: An unbelievable flood is underway in NW Iran that has swept away 50 villages, overwhelming roads dramatically sweeping cars away as if they were toys. Yet another “Atmospheric River” has apparently caused the intense flooding. Very dramatic footage coming out of Azerbaijan.

At least 25 killed after massive floods hit Iran

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 others are missing after heavy rain caused massive floods and landslides in Iran’s northwest over the past couple of days. Parts of the region saw water levels not seen in the past 40 years. The heaviest downpours were registered on Friday, April 14, 2017.

According to Esma’eel Najjar, the head of the country’s Crisis Management Organization, the affected provinces are East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Kordestan, and Zanjan Provinces.

The worst affected were Azar-Shahr and Ajab-Sheer counties of East Azerbaijan, where at least 19 people were killed and 16 remain missing. Khalil Sa’ei, the head of crisis management at the Provincial Governor’s Office, said the province had witnessed the heaviest downpours of the past several years on Friday. The Ajab-Shir and Azar-Shahr counties had borne the brunt of the disaster, amid reports that water levels in the latter region had risen to levels last seen 40 years ago, Axar reported.

Video courtesy PressTV (April 14, 2017)

Video courtesy Focus Iran (April 14, 2017)

PressTV said Kordestan Province was hit by both flooding and landslides.

Shahin Fat-hi, of the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Search and Rescue Department, meanwhile, told ISNA that the operations had provided assistance to as many as 1 150 people in 33 cities and villages.

Damage reports are still coming in and search and rescue operations are underway. Military and law enforcement forces have been asked to assist.

Latest reports mention severe damage to infrastructure and at least 50 villages destroyed.

Featured image: Massive floods in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province on April 14, 2017. Credit: PressTV

https://watchers.news/2017/04/15/at-least-25-killed-after-massive-floods-hit-iran/

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Money Laundering Exposed As A Key Component Of The Housing Bubble’s “All Cash” Bid




Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2013 18:02 -0400

In August 2012, when isolating one of the various reasons for the latest housing bubble, we suggested that a primary catalyst for the price surge in the ultra-luxury housing segment and the seemingly endless supply of “all cash” buyers (standing at an unprecedented 60% of all buyers lately as reported by Goldman) is a very simple one: crime. Or rather, the use of US real estate as a means to launder illegal offshore-procured money. We also identified the one key permissive feature which allowed this: the National Association of Realtors’ exemption from Anti-Money Laundering provisions. In other words, all a foreign oligarch – who may or may not have used chemical weapons in their past: all depends on how recently they took their picture with the Secretary of State – had to do to buy a $47 million Florida house, was to get the actual cash to the US. Well good thing there are private jets whose cargo is never checked.

This is how we framed the problem last August:

… a foreigner who may or may not have engaged in massive criminal activity and/or dealt with Iran, Afghanistan, or any other bogeyman du jour at some point in their past, and is using US real estate merely as a money-laundering front perhaps? Sadly, we will never know. Why? As explained before, it is all thanks to the National Association of Realtors – those wonderful people who bring you the existing home sales update every month (with a documented upward bias every single time) – which just so happens is the only organization that actively lobbied for and received an exemption from AML regulation compliance. In other words, unlike HSBC, the NAR is untouchable, even if it were to sell a triplex to Ahmedinejad on West 57th street.

As a reminder, here is where the NAR stands on the issue of its most generous clients possibly being some of the worst criminal known to man, courtesy of Elanus Capital:

Many of you reading this will undoubtedly have spent time in an international bank and been forced to sit through countless hours of “know your client” and AML training. Fascinating to note that the National Association of Realtors lobbied for and received a waiver from such regulation. That’s right, realtors actually went to the U.S. government and said: we want to be able to help foreign business oligarchs and other nefarious business people launder money through the real estate markets of the United States – and prevailed.

Here’s their official position:

“NAR supports continued efforts to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism through the regulation of entities using a risk-based analysis. Any risk-based assessment would likely find very little risk of money laundering involving real estate agents or brokers. Regulations that would require real estate agents and brokers to adopt anti-money laundering programs may prove to be burdensome and unnecessary given the existing ML/TF regulations that already apply to United States financial institutions.

Hat’s off to the NAR – that is some serious doublespeak. My translation: We’ll support you as long as we don’t have to support you.

If after skimming the above, readers are still confused what the reason is for the luxury segment of the US housing market continuing to rise in price even as all other segments of the quadruplicate US housing market as explained here languish, we suggest rereading it as many times as necessary.
It appears that a year later this too hypothesis has been proven. Earlier today the Post reported that “U.S. authorities announced Tuesday that they are seeking forfeiture of pricey Manhattan real estate linked to a fraud they say was uncovered by a whistleblowing Russian lawyer before he died behind bars. A civil forfeiture complaint filed against the assets of a Cyprus-based real estate corporation and other holding companies alleges that some of the proceeds from the $230 million tax fraud in Russia were laundered through the purchase of four luxury condominiums located in a Wall Street doorman building and two commercial spaces in prime locations in midtown and Chelsea.”

The lately ubiquitous was quick to take credit:

“Today’s forfeiture action is a significant step toward uncovering and unwinding a complex money-laundering scheme arising from a notorious foreign fraud,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. “While New York is a world financial capital, it is not a safe haven for criminals seeking to hide their loot, no matter how and where their fraud took place.”

Oh but it is because quite simply nobody cares where the money comes from, the NAR is exempt from doing even the most cursory background check, and as long as the prevailing average home price rises, everyone is happy.

What is curious is where the source of the info came from:

The whistleblower, Sergei Magnitsky, was a lawyer for U.S.-born British investor William Browder. He alleged in 2008 that organized criminals colluded with corrupt Russian Interior Ministry officials to claim a fraudulent $230 million tax rebate after illegally seizing subsidiaries of Browder’s Hermitage Capital investment company.

He subsequently was arrested on tax evasion charges and died in prison in November 2009 of untreated pancreatitis at age 37. His death prompted widespread criticism from human rights activists, and the Russian presidential human rights council found in 2011 that he had been beaten and deliberately denied medical treatment.

Browder, who has campaigned to bring those responsible for Magnitsky’s death to justice, has claimed that one of the corrupt tax officials bought luxury real estate in Moscow, Dubai and Montenegro and wired money through her husband’s bank accounts worth $39 million.

That this is the first of many such money laundering schemes to be exposed is obvious to anyone. With the recent witchhunt of Russian, and other billionaires, in Europe following the Cyprus debacle, it is only logical that the vast majority parked their cash in what until now, was the last safe use of illicit funds: US real estate, where the policy don’t ask, don’t tell is more alive now than ever, and has spawned countless HGTV (and CNBC) shows highlighting the resurgent New York City (and other high end cities’) housing market.

The bigger question is just how far will Bharara take this, and comparable such future actions. And more importantly, how will the panicked NAR lobby respond if suddenly a key source of “all cash, sight unseen” buyers disappears. Finally, if indeed money laundering is no longer possible into US real estate, kiss yet another of the several key spokes (alongside foreclosure stuffing, the private equity REO-to-Rent investment wave and the Emerging Market capital flow crisis) of the artificial housing recovery goodbye. Why?

Apartments in the luxury 35-story Manhattan high-rise can sell for more than $3 million, according to real estate websites. Amenities include a gym, a pool and rooftop deck.

Now take this single example and multiple by hundreds and thousands of times.

Three Countries Remain Without a Central Bank


The Rothschild family is slowly but surely having their Central banks established in every country of this world, giving them incredible amount of wealth and power.

In the year of 2000 there were seven countries without a Rothschild owned Central Bank:

Afghanistan
Iraq
Sudan
Libya
Cuba
North Korea
Iran

It is not a coincidence that these country, which are listed above were and are still being under attack by the western media, since one of the main reasons these countries have been under attack in the first place is because they do not have a Rothschild owned Central Bank yet. The first step in having a Central Bank establish in a country is to get them to accept an outrageous loans, which puts the country in debt of the Central Bank and under the control of the Rothschilds. If the country does not accept the loan, the leader of this particular country will be assassinated and a Rothschild aligned leader will be put into the position, and if the assassination does not work, the country will be invaded and have a Central Bank established with force all under the name of terrorism.

Rothschild owned Central Bank:

Central banks are illegally created private banks that are owned by the Rothschild banking family. The family has been around for more than 230 years and has slithered its way into each country on this planet, threatened every world leader and their governments and cabinets with physical and economic death and destruction, and then emplaced their own people in these central banks to control and manage each country’s pocketbook. Worse, the Rothschilds also control the machinations of each government at the macro level, not concerning themselves with the daily vicissitudes of our individual personal lives. Except when we get too far out of line.

The only countries left in 2003 without a Central Bank owned by the Rothschild Family were:

Sudan
Libya
Cuba
North Korea
Iran

The Attacks of September 11th were an inside job to invade Afghanistan and Iraq to then establish a Central Bank in those countries(one of the many reasons).

The only countries left in 2011 without a Central Bank owned by the Rothschild Family are:

Cuba
North Korea
Iran

After the instigated protests and riots in the Arab countries the Rothschild finally paved their way into establishing Central Banks, and getting rid of many leaders, which put them into more power…This is still going on until the NWO gets total control.

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?40981-Only-3-countries-left-w-o-ROTHSCHILD-Central-Bank-

Note: I don’t believe most of the media propaganda about the N Korea threat, the banksters war machine is a real threat to N Korea because they want to install a central bank. These people are greedy, power hungry psychopaths who want to control the world. Fortunately their time is up and they know it, so they’re trying to hoard every last dime they can steal.

 

Iran battles plague of ‘genetically mutated’ giant rats


Note: This should be a wake-up call for people believing that nuclear technology is acceptable at any level, because this is only the beginning of the mutations in nature and for human beings.

SINA News, 1st March 2013
Tehran, the capital of Iran, is battling an invasion of “genetically mutated” giant rats. Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran’s streets from the massive rodents weighting up to five kilos plaguing 26 district of the Iranian capital, the city’s environmental agency said.

“They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them,” Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told Qudsonline.ir.

“They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that normally take millions of years of evolution. They have jumped from 60 grams to five kilos, and cats are now smaller than them.”

The “mutated rats” have been running rampant in the capital, as cats are scared off by their giant size and traditional poison appear to have no effect on them.

Comment:
This is another example of rapid evolutionary change. Darwinists are facing a tremendous amount of opposition as the evidence mounts that they have badly got this wrong, this is an interesting quote:

Richard C. Strohman, professor emeritus of molecular and cell biology at Berkeley, and an evolutionist, wrote in the March 1997 edition of Nature Biotechnology: “There is a striking lack of correspondence between genetic and evolutionary change. Neo-Darwinian theory predicts a steady, slow continuous, accumulation of mutations (microevolution) that produces a progressive change in morphology leading to new species, genera, and so on (macroevolution). But macroevolution now appears to be full of discontinuities (punctuated evolution), so we have a mismatch of some importance. That is, the fossil record shows mostly stasis, or lack of change, in a species for many millions of years; there is no evidence there for gradual change even though, in theory, there must be a gradual accumulation of mutations at the micro level.” “We currently have no adequate explanation for stasis or for punctuated equilibrium in evolution, or for higher order regulation in cells.” “We seem to lack any scientific basis with which to explain, for example, evolution.” “Not necessarily so. It does suggest, however, that our evolutionary theory is incomplete.” “The theory is in trouble because it insists on locating the driving force solely in random mutations.” “It is becoming clear that sequence information in DNA, by itself, contains insufficient information for determining how gene products (proteins) interact to produce a mechanism of any kind.
“Understanding of complex function may in fact be impossible without recourse to influences outside of the genome.” –Richard C. Strohman. March 1997. The coming Kuhnian revolution in biology. Nature Biotechnology, Vol. 15, pp. 194-200
Source: Debunking Evolution: problems between the theory and reality; the false science of evolution

This whole paper is interesting. Energy driven evolutionary change requires an overall intelligence (Universal Consciousness) supplying new templates or morphogenetic fields and monitoring progress. It seems that many evolutionary biologists can now no longer ignore the facts despite their mandate to mislead the general public.

 

Israeli leaders meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in NYC ~ MUST SEE!!


Please share this with everyone you know, if you have a Facebook acct. or website post it there as well. This is amazing!  It flies in the face of everything we’re hearing from both mass media and the fear mongers in the alternative news community. Wow! The veils continue to fall around deception…

 

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by

This video is banned for broadcast on News Networks in USA, Israel and Europe. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Israel and US does not want you to see. Jewish leaders and prominent businessmen Greet Ahmadinejad with Inshallah and Bless him for long life. Jews have lived in Iran for thousands of years. Over 50,000 Jews live in Teheran. Israeli Jews Love Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

War should be outdated in 21st Century. War is a primitive way of forcefully imposing your rules on others. This is times when we should solve our problems across the table like educated people.

Of course some people who are in business of manufacturing weapons, fighter jets and Warships will be pissed. Therefore they are funding propaganda thru channels like FOX, CBS and MSNBC. Stop watching the lies spread by media, especially FOX News.

Please also watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qxzZY4JycY&feature=plcp

يحظر هذا الفيديو للبث على شبكات الأخبار في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية وإسرائيل وأوروبا. محمود أحمدي نجاد إسرائيل والولايات المتحدة لا تريد لك أن ترى. زعماء اليهود ورجال الأعمال البارزين . لقد عاش اليهود في إيران منذ آلاف السنين. أكثر من 50،000 يهودي في طهران. اليهود الإسرائيليين الحب محمود أحمدي

 

Iranian Police Seizing Dissidents Get Aid Of Western Companies


By Ben Elgin, Vernon Silver and Alan Katz – Oct 30, 2011 

The Iranian officers who knocked out Saeid Pourheydar’s four front teeth also enlightened the opposition journalist. Held in Evin Prison for weeks following his arrest early last year for protesting, he says, he learned that he was not only fighting the regime, but also companies that armed Tehran with technology to monitor dissidents like him.

Pourheydar, 30, says the power of this enemy became clear as intelligence officers brandished transcripts of his mobile phone calls, e-mails and text messages during his detention. About half the political prisoners he met in jail told him police had tracked their communications and movements through their cell phones, he says.

“This is a commerce of death for the companies that place this technology in the hands of dictatorships,” Pourheydar says.

Even as the pariah state pursued a brutal political crackdown, including arrests and executions surrounding its contested 2009 elections, European companies supplied Iran with location tracking and text-message monitoring equipment that can turn mobile phones into tools for surveillance.

Stockholm-based Ericsson AB, Creativity Software Ltd. of the U.K. and Dublin-based AdaptiveMobile Security Ltd. marketed or provided gear over the past two years that Iran’s law enforcement or state security agencies would have access to, according to more than 100 documents and interviews with more than two dozen technicians and managers who worked on the systems.

Ericsson and Creativity Software offered technology expressly for law enforcement use — including a location- monitoring product proposed by Ericsson in early 2009 and one sold this year by Creativity, according to the interviews.

Tracking Political Activists

The findings provide a rare window into how companies equip Iran’s surveillance operation.

Iranian authorities routinely use surveillance to round-up and interrogate political activists, according to accounts provided by victims and human rights groups.

The suppliers of this gear are complicit in the human rights abuses for which Iran has been repeatedly condemned, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says.

“The CEOs of these companies have no ability to look themselves in the mirror,” says Kirk, an Illinois Republican who is sponsoring legislation to tighten sanctions against selling Iran tools for repression. “If they are making such sales, then probably a poor human rights activist is being hooked up to alligator clips because of what they’ve done.”

‘Little Distinction’

Whether the technology is destined for police, security services or other intelligence agencies makes little difference, says Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a policy group focusing on terrorism.

“There’s very little distinction between the arms of the Iranian regime in terms of the use of technologies to monitor and target dissidents,” he says.

Ericsson, the world’s largest maker of wireless networks, confirmed that in the fourth quarter of 2009 it sold a mobile- positioning center for customer billing purposes to MTN Irancell Telecommunications Services Co., Iran’s second-largest mobile provider.

When Iranian security officers needed to locate a target one night in late 2009, one former Ericsson employee says he got an emergency call to come into the office to fix a glitch in an Ericsson positioning center.

Ericsson says it will continue to maintain the system, but that it decided in October 2010 it would no longer sell any products into Iran due to recent efforts to tighten sanctions.

Enabling Law Enforcement

Early this year, Creativity Software sold a system that enables Iranian law enforcement and security forces to monitor cell phone locations, according to three people familiar with the transaction. With it, police can track a target’s movements every 15 seconds and plot the locations on a map, according to a 19-page company product specification document. Creativity Software confirms that Irancell is a client, but declined to discuss sales of any location-tracking gear for law enforcement purposes, saying it would breach contract confidentiality.

AdaptiveMobile, backed by the investment arm of Intel Corp. (INTC), proposed a system in partnership with Ericsson for Iran’s largest mobile provider in 2010 that would filter, block and store cell phone text messages, according to two people familiar with the discussions. An Ericsson spokesman confirmed the proposal.

The Irish company still services commercial gear for a similar system it sold in 2008 to Irancell. Police have access to the system, say two former Irancell managers.

Calls for Controls

AdaptiveMobile says its technologies are for fighting spam, viruses and “inappropriate content,” not designed or sold for law enforcement. It says it plans to cease doing business in Iran when its contract is up in late 2012, because continuing in Iran’s current political climate could damage its reputation.

The three European companies continued to do business in Iran amid calls in the U.S. and European Union for greater export controls on such gear. It is legal in most countries to sell this technology to Iran.

And they continued after competitor Nokia Siemens Networks faced an international “No to Nokia” boycott and European parliamentary hearings after its 2008 delivery of communications intercept equipment to Iran.

Exports of these systems are largely unregulated, and industry secrecy can make sales difficult to document, says Dubowitz. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported in June that it had been unable to identify any companies selling systems to Iran for monitoring or interfering with citizens’ free speech.

Telling the World

Iran’s electronic repression came of age after the country’s June 2009 presidential elections, which sparked international allegations of vote-rigging when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner over three challengers.

In a precursor to this year’s Arab Spring, citizens turned to digital communications such as text messages and social networking to organize demonstrations and tell the world what was happening as the government cracked down. Texting has become the predominant means of digital communications because more than 70 percent of Iranian households have a mobile phone — four-times greater than the percentage with internet access.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-31/iranian-police-seizing-dissidents-get-aid-of-western-companies.html

Note: The very same practices are being conducted here in the U.S., Occupy organizers have been heavily targeted and even framed for arrest. In many respects technology has become our enemy…

HOT INTEL : CHINESE TROOPS GATHER ALONG MEXICAN BORDER — UPDATED!


 

Note: This information comes to you courtesy of Kerry Cassidy’s blog, keep in mind that rumors of foreign troops along the Mexican border are nothing new. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t truth behind the fact that China may have positioned itself in the event that America defaults on some rather large loans, bombs Iran….or?

FOR ALL THOSE WHO DON’T BOTHER TO READ PAST THE OLD LINKS THAT VERIFY THE BUILD UP THE “HOT INTEL” IS FROM A SOURCE AND IS DETAILED IN THE PARAGRAPHS BELOW THE LINKS… This is not rumor or innuendo this is feet on the ground with special access…

A source who is in a position to know sent me the following intel:

…”Here are some links about the Chinese army mobilizing along the US/Mexican border…seems Steve Quayle has been following it as well:

My Note:  the links are old but the intel below is NEW!!

http://thestrongwatchman.com/news-underground/47-news-underground/717-update-on-chinese-troops-in-mexico.html

http://coupmedia.org/terror-threats/chinese-troops-seen-in-mexico-1703

http://conpats.blogspot.mx/2011/03/read-and-decide-for-yourself-chinese.html
FROM SOMEONE ON LOCATION:  …”I am thinking they will wait and see if Obama attacks Iran, or if there is a complete financial collapse — they will claim they are moving their troops in to protect their investments and properties, and their World Court will most likely back that. They could possibly do this if the mass arrests occur and martial law is declared…the closure of the border could be used for the same excuse, to protect their assets in the US (and getting all that gold back that was hijacked out of WTC 7).

My contacts tell me the Chinese are wearing Mexican military uniforms…now, the military is all over the place, troop carriers and tanks rolling down the streets, supposedly as a deterrent to drug gangs…but the army guys wear ski masks supposedly so they will not be identified and their families threatened (many of these soldiers turned and went to work for the Zeta Cartel, so that cartel now has its own army, trained in the US!)…the ski masks hide their nationality…”
— an undisclosed Source

http://projectcamelotproductions.com/blog-hp.html

 

 

Noticeable Lack Of Ship Traffic In The Mediterranean and China Seas Today


Great work Mary, this is definitely something to keep an eye on!

Uploaded by on Dec 26, 2011

Noticeable Lack Of Ship Traffic In The Mediterranean and China Seas Today

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?centerx=30#

US court claims Iranian 9/11 link


Unbelievable! The U.S. is using the same ole worn out lies to demonize Iran that Bush used to invade Afghanistan, these psychopaths are insane and there doesn’t seem to be much we can do to stop this crazy train. At times like this a non-intervention policy on behalf of our galactic family is hard to understand, although it’s been said that the nuclear warheads have all been secretly dismantled.

So it really goes back to catching ourselves when we see news casts like this not to fall into a state of fear, but to KNOW that in the end nuclear war is not an option that will be allowed to play out on Earth. Humans aren’t the only inhabitants here, there are many other races and species that visit or reside here who also enjoy the life and beauty that exists on Earth. Our finite, savage instincts of a small group of men (negative entities) to murder each other won’t be allowed to carry over to destroy the entire planet.

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A US court has won a default judgement that Iranian officials, including its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, provided help to the 9/11 hijackers behind the worst terror attack on American soil. The lawsuit was filed by the families of the atrocity’s victims. There was no Iranian representation in court. RT talks to Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Center for Research on Globalization.

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‘World fears US as a war-hungry drunk’ Alaska ex-Senator Mike Gravel


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The US is like a drunkard who charges to war with anyone who might pose a threat, ex-Senator and former US presidential candidate Mike Gravel says.

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