The swarm of refugees invading Europe has caused many complications among the natural-born citizenry. From terrorist activities, to improper actions by foreign men to local woman, and now this… the spread of a highly infectious and fatal disease.
The World Health Organization recently reported that, “despite all the efforts to fight HIV, this year the European Region has reached over 142,000 new HIV infections, the highest number ever.”
“This is a serious concern,” WHO director for Europe Dr. Zsuzsanna commented, adding in an astonishing admission said that the migrants traveling across Europe are most likely the main source of the infections spread.
In an interview with the U.K. Independent, Zsuzsanna blamed the migrants’ feelings of “social exclusion” that lead them to engage in more risky behavior and the reluctance of many European nations to hand out free health care to transient populations.
The WHO stated that a third of all new HIV diagnoses in Europe are to migrant and non-native European peoples. This is alarming considering these migrants only account for a fraction of the population.
Though these migrants may be the cause of the recent spread of this diseaseaccording to the organization, Dr. Jakab — a physician who noticed the trend — called on the European nations to change their policies and offer free HIV treatment to all people, regardless of their origin and nationality.
“This is also the safest way to protect the resident population from HIV infection,” he said.
The findings of this new report on HIV prevalence in Europe was co-authored by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and director Andrea Ammon. They offered advice to the nations who are being affected by the increase of the potentially fatal disease.
The best way to prevent infection is to give free condoms to high risk groups, they claimed, including the migrant population.
Of course, not inviting the migrant population inside a country’s borders would probably help, too…
تحویل انبوه موشک کروز دریایی «قدیر» به نیروی دریایی
نقل از اداره کل تبلیغات دفاعی وزارت دفاع، به مناسبت 7 آذر روز نیروی دریایی راهبردی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران با حضور سردار حسین دهقان وزیر دفاع و پشتیبانی نیروهای مسلح و امیر دریادار حبیب الله سیاری فرمانده نیروی دریایی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران، انبوهی از موشک های کروز دریایی قدیر به نیروی دریایی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران تحویل شد. موشک کروز دریایی قدیر که توسط دانشمندان و متخصصان زبده و کارآمد سازمان صنایع هوافضای وزارت دفاع طراحی و ساخته شده است برای نخستین بار در اختیار نیروی دریایی راهبردی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران قرار گرفت. وزیر دفاع گفت: موشک قدیر با برد بلند و دارای ویژگی هایی همچون آماده سازی و واکنش سریع، ارتفاع پروازی پائین، دقت بالای ناوبری، انهدام دقیق اهداف مورد نظر، قدرت تخریب و ضد جنگ الکترونیک بالا است.
Iran’s Navy has officially received domestically-manufactured anti-ship cruise missiles dubbed Qadir.
Qadir missiles were handed over to Iran’s Navy during a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the commander of Iran’s Navy
“The Qadir missile, which has been designed and manufactured by scientists and experts of the [Iranian] Defense Ministry’s Aerospace Industries Organization, was handed over to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy for the first time,” Dehqan said.
He added that the long-range missile has such features as a rapid response capability, the ability to fly at low altitude, high precision, high destructive power and a capability of being employed in anti-electronic war.
Last night the first photos and video came up of the destroyed Turkish convoy that arrived in the militant-controlled city of Azaz.
According to Sott.net
The town Azaz is located in the north of Syria, almost on the border with Turkey. The city is a hub, where Turkish aid (weapons, ammunition, drugs, rations etc.) are dumped off. Then with all this “help” they begin to disperse it to other cities under militant control, as well as camps and fortified places.
Turkey was expecting to make this city an absolute springboard, out of reach of Syrian army strikes. It did not happen.
Russian air force eliminated an entire column of trucks loaded with supplies intended for the militants, there since yesterday.
Paris climate change talks: What the different groups attending expect from these crucial meetings
Almost 150 heads of state, including David Cameron, Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are heading to Paris for the start of the most important environmental meeting for decades.
Ahead of the summit, more than 175 countries have tabled pledges (known as intended nationally determined contributions, or INDCs) to cut their carbon emissions which, if enacted, would be enough to limit global warming to 2.7C. But the United Nations has pledged to limit climate change to 2C – and would much prefer it to be 1.5C.
This means there is much work to be done in Paris. Although nobody is expecting an agreement that will guarantee to limit global warming to 2C, the UN climate chief Christiana Figueres is determined to enshrine a process that paves the way for the world to be able to meet that target further down the line. Here are some of the different interest groups and what they want from Paris:
Kevin Anderson: Professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester
“I judge that the best Paris can now deliver is a very slim chance of staying below 2C. And if 2C is to be anything more than a rhetorical excuse for another international jamboree, Paris needs to deliver rates of mitigation far beyond the unscientific and inequitable levels voluntarily offered by national governments [in their INDCs].”
Ben van Beurden: Chief executive of Shell
“We would very much like to see the 2C target being adopted. But more importantly, we would like to see adopted a sensible set of policies that will get us there, because just agreeing a target is not going to do the trick. An important element is to put a price on carbon [emissions] because that will enable – if the right price is set – the development of the technologies we are going to need if we do want to limit carbon emissions to be in line with the 2C scenario.”
Christiana Figueres: United Nations’ climate chief
“The collective impact of the national climate change plans is quite remarkable. Of course, it doesn’t mean we will get to 2C and that is where we ultimately need to get to, but it is certainly a departure from business as usual and it already points the way.”
Craig Bennett: Chief executive, Friends of the Earth
“We do want to see a deal that would give confidence to people around the world – to investors, to communities – and spur greater action from governments around the world. But what we absolutely need to see is governments recognise in Paris the inadequacy and unfairness of the offers they’ve made – the INDCs that are currently on the table that quite simply don’t add up to big enough emissions cuts to stop dangerous climate change.”
Mauricio Yekuana: Spokesman of the Yekuana tribe in northern Brazil and southern Venezuela
“This is very worrying for us indigenous people [to be sidelined in the summit]. We think about the future and the conservation of nature and we keep our forest standing because it gives us life. It’s very important that indigenous people participate in the summit because it’s the small things that can make a difference while the big companies are just destroying things. Our voice must be heard because we indigenous peoples know how to look after nature.”
Piyush Goyal: Minister for power, coal, new and renewable energy, India
“As a developing nation we would expect the Paris climate agreement to be in accordance with the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities and equity. Developed countries should undertake larger emission cuts and provide adequate finance and technology to help developing nations fight climate change. The principle of ‘Polluter Pays’ must be respected during the climate change talks.”
Rhian Kelly: Director of business environment policy at the Confederation of British Industry
“Business and industry are part of the solution – developing innovative new products and services and leading the way in cutting emissions. Firms need confidence to invest in this future, though, so the climate change conference is a golden opportunity to create the long-term frameworks that businesses crave. This means a clear sense of direction, support for carbon pricing that can drive investment and getting finance and technology flowing.”
Dunya Maumoon: Minister of foreign affairs, Maldives
“The Paris climate change negotiations have taken on a new meaning – and importance – in the aftermath of the tragic attacks earlier this month. Climate change, like terrorism, is a global challenge and demands global co-operation to solve. Already, extreme weather events have disrupted lives and livelihoods, particularly in low-lying island nations like mine. The Paris agreement must therefore address the full scope of the crisis, beginning with ambitious commitments from all parties to slash emissions coupled with a robust process to drive bolder actions in line with keeping temperatures below 1.5C.”
Damon Albarn, Margaret Atwood, Chris Martin, Steve Coogan: Creatives collectively calling on the UN climate change summit to agree:
“A legally robust and accountable global climate governance framework and implementation strategy that we will be able to support. Financial mechanisms to stimulate extensive infrastructure for poorer nations and significant investment in low carbon infrastructures.”
Benny Peiser: Director of the Global Warming Policy Forum
“Most observers seem unaware that the new climate deal currently in the making is likely to have the opposite effect of its intended purpose. A shifty Paris agreement is more likely to result in slowing down and rolling back Britain’s climate policies rather than accelerating decarbonisation. The agreement will likely remove all legal obligations for governments to limit CO2 emissions. A deal with no binding CO2 targets, however, will be toothless. Instead of decarbonisation we would see a continuous rise in global CO2 emissions for decades to come.”
“In the last eight months ISIS has managed to sell … $800 million dollars worth of oil on the black market of Turkey. This is Iraqi oil and Syrian oil, carried by trucks from Iraq, from Syria through the borders to Turkey and sold …[at] less than 50 percent of the international oil price,” Mowaffak al Rubaie said in an interview with RT.
“Now this either get consumed inside, the crude is refined on Turkish territory by the Turkish refineries, and sold in the Turkish market. Or it goes to Jihan and then in the pipelines from Jihan to the Mediterranean and sold to the international market.”
“Money and dollars generated by selling Iraqi and Syrian oil on the Turkish black market is like the oxygen supply to ISIS and it’s operation,” he added. “Once you cut the oxygen then ISIS will suffocate.”
The Iraqi MP said there is “no shadow of a doubt” that the Turkish government knows about the oil smuggling operations. “The merchants, the businessmen [are buying oil] in the black market in Turkey under the noses – under the auspices if you like – of the Turkish intelligence agency and the Turkish security apparatus,” he said.
Citing Iraqi intelligence services, Mowaffak al Rubaie also accused Turkey of providing medical treatment to terrorists in hospitals along the border and at times even in “Istanbul itself.”
Russia considers ISIS oil smuggling operations to be one of the highest priority targets in crippling the terror group’s finances and capabilities. Moscow has long been requesting that Ankara properly addresses reports of its alleged involvement with ISIS oil smuggling.
President Putin himself noted that it was “hard to believe, but it is theoretically possible” that the Turkish leadership knows nothing about oil flowing into Turkey illegally. However he noted that the operations are too daring and obvious to ignore.
“Vehicles, carrying oil, lined up in a chain going beyond the horizon,” said Putin, comparing the views seen by Russian pilots and drones to a “living oil pipe” stretched from ISIS and rebel controlled areas of Syria into Turkey. “Day and night they are going to Turkey. Trucks always go there loaded, and back from there – empty,” Putin said earlier this week.
Jihadists using US-made TOW missiles against Syrian tanks
by KURT NIMMO
The Iranian news source FARS reports Syria has deployed new Russian tanks in the battle for Aleppo.
The Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanized Division has deployed their newly-arrived T-90 advanced Ttanks to the Southern Aleppo front for the first time in order to continue their push to the towns of Kafraya and Al-Fou’aa, military sources said Sunday.
The T-90s reportedly use Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor to defeat American made TOW anti-tank missiles.
It was reported last week jihadists in Syria are using TOW missiles sold to Saudi Arabia by the United States and sent to the battlefield by Turkey.
“Through the course of the battles it became apparent that the terrorists have a bigger quantity of American anti-armor TOW weapons. They started using this weapon intensively,” said a Syrian source quoted by Reuters.
“This weapon, TOW, of course affects the work of the armored divisions. Certainly, it is a well-known American weapon whose impact is known: it is effective against armored vehicles,” the source said.
“They use it heavily which indicates this weapon has become available to them.”
After Turkey shot down a Russian plane last week, jihadists used a TOW on a Russian rescue helicopter.
Russia has developed an active protection system used on its new generation of battle tank, the T-14. It uses a millimeter-wavelength radar to detect, track and intercept incoming anti-tank munitions. The Russians claim the technology confuses the guidance systems of TOW and other anti-tank missiles.