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In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department’s secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony unsealed late Monday.

The Demographics Unit is at the heart of a police spying program, built with help from the CIA, which assembled databases on where Muslims lived, shopped, worked and prayed. Police infiltrated Muslim student groups, put informants in mosques, monitored sermons and catalogued every Muslim in New York who adopted new, Americanized surnames.

Police hoped the Demographics Unit would serve as an early warning system for terrorism. And if police ever got a tip about, say, an Afghan terrorist in the city, they’d know where he was likely to rent a room, buy groceries and watch sports.

But in a June 28 deposition as part of a longstanding federal civil rights case, Assistant Chief Thomas Galati said none of the conversations the officers overheard ever led to a case.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Friday called for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be “smashed fast” as he visited Turkey’s largest refugee camp near the Syrian
border.

 

He should be worried if France is smashed (by the Big Crisis) first… 

Spanish unemployment rate has hit record levels, with nearly one quarter of the labour force unable to find work and young people fearing the worst.

The unemployment rate rose in the second quarter to 24.63 per cent and a huge 53 per cent among the young, despite the start of the tourist season, official figures showed on Friday.

The increase in the overall jobless numbers was smaller than in the first quarter, with the number of eligible people out of work rising to nearly 5.7 million people.

Between April and June, 53,500 people lost their jobs, compared with 365,900 in the first quarter, the national statistics office said

 

In Portugal the unemployment go to up 1 million. We got 6.7 millions of jobless people in Iberia! 

 

here we found a text of Richard Haass that the newspaper said to be president of the Council on Foreign Relations and former director of plane policies of United States. Anyway he is someone inside the establishment with opinion channeled by Project Syndicate.   He defend openly that firepower should be delivered to the so called ‘opposition’, and that, he said, is already be done, as we all know but he, the man inside, confirm.  

 

 

EU seems to enter in a stage of disruption. We can see here, for instance an analysis of the situation.

We believe that as of July 2012 Europe is sleepwalking toward a disaster of incalculable proportions. Over the last few weeks, the situation in the debtor countries has deteriorated dramatically. The sense of a never-ending crisis, with one domino falling after another, must be reversed. The last domino, Spain, is days away from a liquidity crisis, according to its own  finance minister. This dramatic situation is the result of a euro zone system, which as it is currently constructed, is thoroughly broken. The cause is a systemic failure that exacerbated a boom in capital flows and credit and complicated its aftermath after the boom turned to bust. It is the responsibility of all European nations that were parties to its flawed design, construction, and implementation to contribute to a solution. This does not mean that the costs of the crisis should be socialised across euro zone citizens: systemic failure does not absolve from responsibility individuals, banks, and supervisors who took or oversaw imprudent lending and borrowing decisions. But it does mean that the extent to which markets are currently meting out punishment against specific countries may be a poor reflection of national responsibility, and
that a successful crisis response must be collective and embody some burden sharing across countries. Absent this collective constructive response, the euro will disintegrate.

 

 

Until some years ago I thought I’ve saw or heard or feel all I could; and all other experiences would be some kind of variations or additional layers of ‘things’ already experienced. I was wrong, obviously. The situation in Syria were gangs are armed by United States, UK, France, Germany and Arabs monarchies overcome much of what we, the people, could ever expect. So, as Dylan Thomas said

I am dumb to tell the hanging man
How of my clay is made the hangman’s lime.