Censorship

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December 14th, 2016
Google Help Forum

Thanks. It is stupid that Google+ does not respond my complaint (and the complaints of other people). I repeat: I was posting; my post was removed; I posted again; my post was removed again; I posted 3 or 4 times again; My post was put back; I removed all the posts because I am not a spammer; Google+ removed the original post again; I was angry and I put back my post 3 or 4 times again; the game started again until the moment that I could not longer post and Google was sending me always the message ‘Your post was not shared – Please try again’. My comments were also blocked and I had some problems with my internet-connection. Then I saw the following message on the head of my account: ‘Access limited until 24 12 2016 ’. Then Google+ was sending me this mail: ‘Dear Tom Jacobs, We have determined that your posts have repeatedly or egregiously violated our User Content and Conduct Policy. Spamming, including sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or engaging in unwanted or mass solicitation, is not permitted. Your access to Google+ will be limited for two weeks. If you continue to violate our policies, your access to Google+.   Please review our policies to avoid violating them in the future. If you believe that this decision has been made in error, please submit an appeal. We understand that these policies may not be for everyone. If you choose to leave, you can make a copy of your Google+ data first. If you like, you can also disable Google+ entirely. Yours sincerely,The Google+ team.’

I responded and I told them exactly what had happened. But my complaint was not taken serious. I saw also that some posts that I had removed were put back on my account. For someone who visits my account, it’s now like I was really spamming.
Yesterday I was seeing that some pictures were removed from my account.

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(Tom Jacobs https://plus.google.com/u/0/116481887107858150850 )

How Belgium Became Home to Recent Terror Plots (2)

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September 27th, 2012 – Some weeks ago the Belgian Senator Nele Lijnen said that she intends to launch a discussion at the Belgian Senate regarding the fact that the terrorists in Syria possess weapons made in Belgium.

But Belgium is not only responsible for sending weapons for terrorist bomb attacks in Syria.

The Belgian State Security knows that Belgian jihadists are going to Syria for organizing these bomb attacks.

The U.S. and its allies work all on the same way: They send money and weapons to the jihadists coming from their country to carry out bomb attacks in Syria.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992, conceals these matters and talks about a ‘civil war’ all the time.

NATO’s headquarters are in Brussels…

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August 3th, 2012

The Belgian State Security “has not confirmed” the rumor that Belgian jihadists are fighting in Syria. Thursday, the newspapers ‘Het Belang van Limburg’ and ‘Gazet van Antwerpen’ argued the opposite: “The State Security confirmed the presence of” Belgium”.

It is uncommon, that the Belgian State Security issued a statement Thursday to correct statements that were attributed to him: “The State Security (…) confirms that Syria is a destination for international Islamist fighters. But the State Security has not been confirmed (…) that there are Belgians among them. ”    In short, if the Security denies to have confirmed does not mean – this is important – it can deny the information.

Originally Flemish newspapers relied on a report by Reuters, dated July 31, citing statements from “several rebel commanders in the north-west Syria,” according to which “Muslims in Great Britain, Belgium and the United States had joined the Free Syrian Army (SLA)”. On July 13th, Reuters pointed out a flood “of thousands of assault rifles Belgian FN FAL was in the hands of the rebels”.

In its annual reports, the Belgian State Security explains how and why she follows people attracted by fighting abroad: there was attention for Iraq, then, from 2010, to the movement towards Pakistan-Afghanistan border area; Finally, most recently, to new locations: “If the Afghan-Pakistan area, more than Iraq, was still popular in 2010 with the majority of volunteers for jihad”, the Belgian State Security wrote in his latest report, “some of them began to plot their way to Yemen, Somalia and the Caucasus”. And Syria now? “Obviously. Where they are beaten, those who return and who actually participated in the fighting have gained knowledge on how to handle weapons, strategy and tactics of war,” noted the Belgian State Security yesterday. “This is the central reason for the Belgian concern”.

Alain Lallemand, Le Soir


Photo: Former Belgian Prime Minister Verhofstadt and  the former Syrian General Isis (‘Free Syrian Army’) in the European Parliament. Verhofstadt, leader of the European liberals, who was pleading  for military interventions in Libya and Syria, pleaded there for the delivery of weapons to the so called Syrian ‘opposition’.  Verhofstadt has good contacts with the European weapons and arms lobby. He is also board member of the Brussels based multinational Sofina (oil- and gas industry)

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/profit-and-proliferation-part-2-will-belgian-arms-end-up-in-syria/?_r=0

http://diversdiverse.skynetblogs.be/archive/2013/10/22/latest-news-syria-belgian-weapons-7963660.html

http://www.ipisresearch.be/publications_detail.php?id=387

 

Google censorship

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‘We believe that more information means more choice, more freedom and ultimately more power for the individual’ – David Drummond, Chief legal officer, Google

Google releases censorship tools

September 15th, 2010 – The US government asked Google for user information 4,287 times during the first six months of 2010.
During the same timeframe the UK government put in over 1,000 such requests.
This is just two snippets from Google’s new Transparency Report, a set of tools designed to show censorship levels around the globe.
Civil liberty groups welcomed the tool but called on Google to provide even more detail about the requests.
Earlier this year, Google released details about how often countries around the world ask it to hand over user data or to censor information.
The new map and tools follows on from that and allows users to click an individual country to see how many removal requests were fully or partially complied with, as well as which Google services were affected.
In the US, for example, there were seven court orders to remove content from YouTube from July 2009 to the end of the year.
There is also a traffic graph showing Google services around the world and related traffic outages, caused either by governments blocking access to information or, more mundanely, cables being cut.
Google’s public policy head Scott Rubin demonstrated the tool to the BBC.
“Last year after the Iranian elections access to the internet was cut off and we saw a sudden drop in traffic to YouTube,” he said.
Civil liberties groups said the tool would prove invaluable to activists determined to plot against government censorship around the globe.
“I think it is a tremendous initiative and it would be helpful if other networks could do the same thing,” said Lilian Edwards, professor of internet law at the University of Sheffield and board member of the Open Rights Group.
“I think there will be some embarrassing data and it will vary from country to country. The UK is neither the best or the worst,” she said.
More data about the nature of the requests would be useful, she added.
“It would be interesting to see whether these take-downs refer to libel, surveillance and intercepts or the content industries. The more data we have the more useful it will be,” she said.
“It would, for example, be interesting to compare Google’s data with published UK surveillance requests.”
Google can provide such data and is examining whether it can release more detail about the requests.
Explaining the genesis of the tool, David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer wrote in the official blog: “When Google’s services are blocked or filtered, we can’t serve our users effectively. That’s why we act every day to maximize free expression and access to information.
“Free expression is one of our core values. We believe that more information means more choice, more freedom and ultimately more power for the individual,” he added.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-11380677

Syria will be rebuild

Syrian President Bashar Assad

Syria will not allow countries supporting terrorists on its market 

December 15th, 2016

“We won’t be able to distinguish between the private sector in such states and their official policies,” the Syrian president said
Syria will not issue permission to operate in its market for any company from a country that pursues anti-Syrian policy and supports terrorists, President Bashar Assad said in a televised interview with the Rossiya 24 channel on Wednesday.
“The Syrian people will not let in any company from the countries pursuing anti-Syrian policy that were calling against our country’s territorial integrity or supporting terrorists. It’s absolutely evident,” Assad said. “We won’t be able to distinguish between the private sector in such states and their official policies.”
Syria’s head of state is convinced that after the end of war most Syrian business people will return home and will be involved in the country’s restoration.
“As far as Syria is concerned, we have very good material resources in the private sector belonging to those entrepreneurs who are in the country or left it long ago or during the crisis,” he went on to say. “Most of them will come back to Syria as here they have homes and property. They will return to restore their country so there will be an economic turnover. In this regard, we do not have any fears, we need just time.”
The states friendly to Syria or at least neutral will be given priority in the revival of its economy, namely Russia, Iran and China, he said.
Earlier, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad had said that the Syrian government had collected precise data on damage in all sectors of the economy and infrastructure. The diplomat was hopeful that the Syrians “will be capable of restoring their country and rebuilding its infrastructure.”

More: http://tass.com/world/919452

SYRIA: Intra-Syrian talks

December 14th, 2016

Kerry assures Lavrov US is working with opposition groups that sabotage intra-Syrian talks – Lavrov told his US counterpart that Damascus was ready to give the militants a free exit from besieged Aleppo

US Secretary of State assured Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Washington has been working with opposition groups that sabotage intra-Syrian talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“While considering prospects for a political solution, John Kerry assured [Lavrov] that the US is working with those groups of opposition who sabotage the UN Security Council’s demand to urgently relaunch the intra-Syrian talks without any prior conditions,” the ministry said.
In a phone conversation Lavrov clarified the joint efforts of Russia and Syria aimed at alleviating the conditions of civilians in Aleppo:
“The parties discussed the humanitarian aspects of the situation in Aleppo. The Russian top diplomat clarified the steps that Syrian government has been taking with Russia’s assistance in order to alleviate the conditions of civilians in Aleppo,” the statement reads.
“Sergey Lavrov pointed out the fact the Syrian government had been prepared to assure free access to the encircled militants from Aleppo for a long time but the latter refused to stop combat actions under the impact of Jabhat al-Nusra warlords,” the report said.
“The [Russian] minister called on the US to influence the units of the militant opposition, which Washington gives support to,” it said.

More: http://tass.com/politics/919426