#AceNewsReport – JUne.28: Former radical Khairul Ghazali once spent his days visiting restaurants, convenience stores and supermarkets to drop off charity boxes, wearing an official-looking uniform to avoid suspicion:
INDONESIA: Jihad group finances its activities through charity boxes for the poor and needy Alms for terror according to AFP, June 24, 2021:
Passers-by would slot in coins and crumpled banknotes in the belief that they were helping the impoverished, orphaned children or maybe a Palestinian aid organisation.
But Mr Ghazali’s boxes secretly belonged to Jemaah Islamiah (JI) – the notorious network behind Indonesia’s deadliest terror attack, the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings.
“People can’t tell the difference between these and other charity boxes,” said Mr Ghazali, 56, who now runs an Islamic boarding school and tries to deradicalise former extremists.
“The money collected is usually used to pay for terrorism.”
With little outside funding, hardline Islamist groups depend on the charity box scam to pay for operations across Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation, which has suffered a series of hotel bombings and other attacks over the years.
North Sumatra police said in March they had seized more than 500 boxes suspected to be funding pipelines for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and radicals linked to Al-Qaeda.
The seizure, weeks before an ISIS-inspired married couple blew themselves up at a church on Good Friday, was the tip of the iceberg.
A JI militant arrested last year admitted that one foundation linked to the notorious terror group was running more than 20,000 boxes nationwide, police said at the time….
#AceNewsReport – May.30: The city’s streets were largely deserted after clashes late on Friday (local time) pitted police against armed civilians. The country is in the second month of protests against the government of President Ivan Duque:
There, as across the country, poverty and the pandemic have sparked widespread anger and resentment.
The month of protests has left at least 59 people dead, officials say, including the 13 who died in Cali. More than 2,300 civilians and uniformed personnel have been injured, according to the Defence Ministry.
Human Rights Watch cited “credible reports” of at least 63 deaths nationwide. It called the situation in Cali “very serious”.
The dead in Cali included an off-duty employee of the prosecutor’s office who had fired his gun at two protesters blocking a street, killing one of them.
Video on social media shows a crowd then pouncing on the shooter and lynching him.
Mr Duque, who has been in Cali since Friday, said he was deploying military troops to support the police there and elsewhere as rallies have morphed into a broad anti-establishment mobilisation.
The President ordered 7,000 troops to help clear and patrol blockaded roads, while a total of 1,141 soldiers were deployed in Cali.
‘Almost an urban war’
One witness, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal, told AFP that a group of protesters in Cali were celebrating the one-month anniversary of the anti-government rallies when “shots rang out”.
“They started massacring people,” the 22-year-old said. He said the shots came from “five guys in civilian clothes behind the trees”.
Videos that went viral supported his account. Police said in a statement they were investigating.
“In the south of the city we had a real scene of confrontation and almost an urban war where many people not only lost their lives, but we also had a significant number of injuries,” said Cali’s security secretary, Carlos Rojas.
Mr Duque, who on Friday chaired a security meeting in the city, afterwards announced “the maximum deployment of military assistance to the national police” would begin immediately.
Jose Miguel Vivanco, the Human Rights Watch executive director for the Americas, urged Mr Duque to take “urgent measures to de-escalate, including a specific order prohibiting agents of the state from using firearms”.
The police in Colombia are under the command of the military.
Protests over poverty, disease, resentment
People in Cali’s poorer neighbourhoods told AFP the military deployment makes them more fearful, not less.
“We feel threatened, we feel more in danger,” said Lina Gallegas, a 31-year-old social leader.
“If something happens we cannot call the police because they are the ones who are killing.”
Luis Felipe Vega, a political scientist at Javeriana University, likened the deployment to “putting out a fire with gasoline.”
Government mediation attempts have been largely futile, unable to contain the fury of increasingly politicised youth battered by the pandemic and angered about the country’s deep inequalities.
An estimated one third of those aged 14 to 28 are jobless and not in school.
Mr Duque’s attempts at negotiation have been further frustrated by forces in his rightist Democratic Centre party, who prefer an iron-fist approach with elections a year away.
Economists say more than 42 per cent of the country’s 50 million people live in poverty, and the pandemic has plunged many of the vulnerable into penury.
Analysts link the government’s militarised history to its response to the protests.
#AceNewsServices – Editors Post: Jan.27:I recently wrote a post on Ace News Room called ‘ One Day We All Become a Commodity of Sorts ‘ which i drafted way back in 2012. This was at a time i saw the day coming when people would only be useful if they spent more in consumerism than they cost any government to keep in the welfare state.
This post from and with contributions from a number of people including Paul Watson takes this one step further.
Well we all know that back in 2008 the Wall Street Bankers helped to crash our world, and the bible calls these seven year periods Shemitah when people are relieved of their debts, well the next one is September 2015.
This post starts the procedure of designing not just a product as with Wall Street bankers my post on Ace Finance News in 2013, but a new society, some have referred to as ‘ Illuminati ‘ or this post of mine again in 2013 ‘ Bildeberg Group ‘ or other such names.
These two posts l wrote showed just how by design of contracts the rich could design anything, so it is only with this type of design of a virtual world of billionaires controlling their finances through products that take from the poor and give to the rich, everyone eventually becomes a commodity of sorts.
This type of self design will not aid a failing economy, as this will be allowed to fall, and in its place the rich will have first pickings at the bones of failed businesses. Some able to pick up assets for as little as ‘ One Penny ‘ another example of this present society see my post City Link Delivery company bought for a penny and UK taxpayers pick up bill for redundancy payments. Of course the intention all the time as with many equity company cases, they get it for a song and then let it fail selling off the assets by piece meal and making a quick profit.
So the next step to keeping a failing economy going is to build a new economy of people as a commodity and ultimate consumer of sorts, this is what Bill Gates is now promoting using “digital currency” commencing in third-world countries. With the intention of just making the poor even more dependent on central banks while also turning them into guinea pigs for the development of a “cashless society” in the U.S. and Europe.
Gates outlined his plan for a cashless society in a letter published Thursday in which he proposed the poor have better access to mobile phones so they can store their financial assets digitally instead of keeping hard currency at home.
“The key to this will be mobile phones,” he wrote. “Already, in the developing countries with the right regulatory framework, people are storing money digitally on their phones and using their phones to make purchases, as if they were debit cards.”
“By 2030, two billion people who don’t have a bank account today will be storing money and making payment with their phones.”
But this will only enslave the poor into an electronic monetary system they don’t control, allowing central banks and the government unparallelled ability to confiscate money at will through taxes and “bail-ins.”
For example, after Cyprus’s largest bank was sunk from exposure to debt-crippled Greece, the Cypriot government looted people’s bank accounts in 2013 as part of a “bail-in” program with the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.
“If you can do this once, you can do it again,” financial analyst Lars Seier Christensen wrote, who called the “bail-in” full-blown socialism. “If you can confiscate 10% of a bank customer’s money, you can confiscate 25, 50 or even 100%.”
A third-world government wouldn’t even need to wait for an economic crisis to loot digital bank accounts, however, with the cashless scheme Gates proposes, officials could simply impose a tax and confiscate money automatically.
“While the whole idea is being marketed as an inevitable consequence of the decline in cash payments and the rise of credit cards and contact-less payment technology, many in the privacy community see the elimination of cash as another means of abolishing anonymity,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote. “Alternatives to cash that could still provide anonymity, such as crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, are slowly being adopted by more stores and chains, but at nowhere near the rate required to provide a viable competitor to the likes of Google Wallet and Paypal.”
My next post will outline this still further on Ace News Room soon, where a cashless society can lead to ultimate control of our lives.