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Islamic State appearance

The Islam fanatics have become an icon of the Terrorism on the recents days in occidental countries. These “representants” of the muslim culture have become stronger with the years, even becoming a little new empire who tries to emulate and to recover what the ancient muslims conquered all over the continent. How did it start? What are they doing? And most importantly. What is Europe doing against it?

1. Where did it start?

It started in a prision called Bucca in Iraq, due to the insurgency that was all along the country because of the US presence in the country after the several wars that happened. This ended with an alliance between islamic extremists and some loyal people to Saddam Hussein. This coalition was what we now call the ISIS, and those prisoners are now the leaders of that state, such as Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

2. Methods

Their main way of imposing their thoughts is by the terror itself. Massive killings in the most horrible ways of the people who oppose them, such as soldiers, or even civilians that do not have the same conception of religion of them. These massive killings are, mostly, recorded and shared via internet, arriving in that way to our countries, in which we are not used to these brutalities. Most of the recordings of the terrorist show us massive decapitations as the main execution way.

They are also capting young people from European countries to go to the Sirian territories to train them in the war, in the weapon use and also to brainwash them even more. Then, tehy are sent back and they await for an opportunity to act in the name of the ones who sent the back here to Europe.

3. Charlie Hebdo attack

On 7th January 2015, the terrorists made their first killing in Europe, enetring the journal Charlie Hebdo and killing 10 journalists and two policemen. After a huge police following, they trapped and kill the terrorists in northern France. This made the European community to be more aware of what was the menace of the islamic terrorism in Europe and new measures were taken.

Also another killing and a kidnap occurred those days when a man killed a policewoman and kidnapped some people in a jewish supermarket. After five hours, policemen killed him, but for people died in the assault of the shop.

4. Europe answers

This is, in theory, an answer for the European and US attacks in the Sirian war, in favour of the governments and against the rebelds. The hate goes even further than because of the religion, but to politics.

Europe has increased his defense methods for the terrorists committing killings, and to prevent them to come back from the training fields in Yemen, but this is very difficult. Recently, with the killing in the Charlie Hebdo journal, the security is getting even bigger, also talking about closing the frontiers inside the European Community and also making the controls harder to evade. This is very difficult to control, but the only thing we can do against it.

Another thing that Europe is trying us to figure out is that muslims aren’t the guilties of these attacks. The ones who act in this way are just terrorists who use the religion as a reason to make others suffer. They are not muslims, and the European governments are trying us to remember this before blaming them.

5. References

– Ward, Clarissa (4th November 2014), retrieved 13/01/2015 from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-origins-of-isis-finding-the-birthplace-of-jihad/

– Gryboski, Michael (15th August 2014), retrieved 13/01/2015 from http://www.christianpost.com/news/who-is-isis-4-important-facts-about-the-ruthless-terror-group-in-iraq-124853/

– Lister, Tim (13th June 2014). retrieved 13/01/2015 from http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/12/world/meast/who-is-the-isis/

– SCG news(28th August 2015), retrieved 13/01/2015 from http://scgnews.com/the-covert-origins-of-isis

Unit 731; a tragedy the World has forgotten about

Unit 731 was a biological weapon-training program which was held in the territory of Chinese Manchuria by the Japanese government, from 1937 to 1945. Its atrocities are unknown, or people know very little about this events because it was covered, but here it will be explained where, how and why.

1. Historical context and creation

This events were held during the second Sino-Japanese war, and the World War II. It was introduced, at first, as a research section of the Kempeitai police in China, to stay against the politic and ideological influence of the Chinese enemies.

In 1932, Shiro Ishii Tenant was put in charge of this operation. At first it was just an epidemic preventive laboratory, and a little prison program to experiment with. But after a couple of years and some evading trials from the prisoners, the proyect was cancelled, and it became part of the Kwatung army as a lab of biological prevention, which officialy was a water purification complex. At first, it was divided in two different programs, but with the time it started being one unique one, and it received the name of Unit 731 or 731 Squad.

Due to the war that was happening in those years, some of the experiments were held in Chinese war prisoners, soldiersor even some biological attacks or experiments in civilian villages.

2. Experiments

Some of the experiments included disease trials, weapon trials, vivisections and human exposal to different terrible situations, such as hypothermia. This experiments have a lot of similarities to the ones held by the nazis in Auschwitz concentration camp, with the jew population.

Different vaccines were inyected in the patients with different diseases or products. To some of them, sexual diseases were inyected to see how fast could it spread in the villages they came from. They were also inyected animal fluids, such as animal urine and blood, to see the efects made in the human body. Salty water was also inyected, to try some new medicines with it and to see if the salty water could be a substitute of the saline solution.

Weapons of different kinds were used on the prisoners. New asault weapons, cannons and explosives were used against human target in shooting ranges. Bombs and grenades and chemical agents were also used against them, and in the second case they were vivisected to see the efects of those weapons. This experiments were made in order to see if they could use new chemical agents against their enemies in a bio war. To try this, some of the villages were infected with vaccines or with planes spreading different diseases in clothes, food, water or medical stuff. 300.000 chinese died because of this experiments, including soldiers, civiles, etc.

They were exposed also to different conditions, like freezing to analize the effects of hypothermia. Some other things, such as cutting their arms and watch the effect of the gangrene to try new medicines for their soldiers, most of the times ending with vivisections also. Other psychological experiments were made with family relatives, specially with mothers and babies, exposing them to a mutual danger, such as drowning or fire, to see the reaction of the mother: protect her son or kill him horribly to save her.

3. Ending

After the War ended, the Squad move back to Japan and tried to encouver all the program. They blew up most of the place with explosives and argued not to reveal their researching and the results of it. They were also given a cyanide pill in case they were discovered, to kill themselves to prevent the others were discovered too.

Someone denounced a particular experiment with vaccines, and some of the people of the personnel were discovered. When the judgements arrived more names appeared, being discovered some other parts of the operations. This stated in 1946, and the research on these crimes continued until the 90s, when most of the crimes were discovered, and the instalations had been researched.

Most of the personnel was condemned to 2 to 25 years in Japanese prisions for the crimes they had commited against humanity. But surprisingly, some of them remained free.

4. Legacy

When the Americans discovered the events that had happened in Manchuria and discovered some of the people who had worked there, they made a deal with some of the doctors (maybe it was this way that the other people of the Unit were discovered), giving the amnesty in change of their research archives and documents, for them to use it in war. It is said that the Americans did this secretly to the Soviets not to obtain these archives to achieve a goal against them in case a war happened between them, but using these in other wars such as the Vietnam one.

5. References

– Pino, Fernando (September 27th 2013), retrieved 10/01/2015 from http://curiosidades.batanga.com/4800/experimentos-crueles-escuadron-731-japones

– Tracky, Jose Antonio (October 20th 2014), retrieved 10/01/2015 from http://intrinsecoyespectorante.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/unidad-731-el-auschwitz-asiatico.html

– Redacción (February 25th 2010), retrieved 12/01/2015 from http://www.planetasapiens.com/?p=3340

– Ryall, Julian (February 15th 2010), retrieved 08/01/2015 from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/7236099/Human-bones-could-reveal-truth-of-Japans-Unit-731-experiments.html

– Vergara, Max (August 4th 2011), retrieved 03/01/2015 from http://librodenotas.com/historiasocultas/20849/la-unidad-731-parte-i

Ebola and other African diseases theories

As we have been informed in the news, the media, the internet, and other sources of mass information, the ebola has appeared again, and is killing lots of people in Africa. But was this the first pandemy in the African continent? Which are the origins of this disease? Was there such polemic when de AIDS appeared? There have been lots of theories about these disgraces, some of them even related to aliens! Here I will explain the theories that are being discussed abou the origins and solutions to this crisis

1. Main diseases and characteristic Let’s start making a little ranking and talking a bit about the most dangerous and infectious diseasesin Africa.

a) Syphilis

This disease, which kills more than 12 million people every year, is know for the rash that appears in the skin, with an extremely high contagion rate because of the poor sexual education on those countries. It spreads through the body fluids, such as blood.

b) Tuberculosis

This disease, which kills after a long period of debilitating the owner, is the most common one in Africa. 3 of 4 people that you cross in the street may have passed it once. It spreads through the air.

c) Malaria

The contagion of this disease is due to the mosquitoes in Central Africa. This disease kills quickly the victims, specially in Congo.

d) AIDS

Its contact is the same way as the syphilis, but it is even more common in our world, specially between the people who have homosexual relationships, which, due to poor sexual education, spread the disease, debilitating the inmunological system. This disease does not kill itself, but it can help other diseases to do it so.

e) Ebola

It’s start was near Sierra Leona, first discovered in 1976. It attacks the breathing system, and also makes internal hameorragia. Three times, a huge pandemy has appeared in Africa, but this new one seems greater that the previous two ones. It has killed nearly 5000 people currently. Its spreads through direct contact with body fluids.

2. Origin of the ebola pandemic (main hypotheses)

Many hypotheses are discussed about the ebola, some of them even talk about the US Government to have something to do with these viruses (I will explain this later on). Other ones talk about simpler things, such as a monkey disease, or that it comes from a river. These are the ones that had more support from the experts – Eating Some Bad Bat As it was said in the media, the first animal that started the contagion was some kind of fruit-eating bat. In lots of villages, bats are haunted, cooked and eaten without any kind of proper higienic condition. This might be a more sustainable theory that the first one that was told in the media, about the bat attacking villagers (this bat species are frightened of humans, and the do not attack them execpt in some cases. This could not create a huge population of ill people, but a few of them).

Paniki (Fruit Bat) meat cooked in spicy Rica green chilli pepper. An exotic Indonesian dish.

– Corpses are the key “You can’t test every single animal, so we used information from historical outbreaks to figure out how to help the field response team focus their effort,” Sarah Olson, a Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This Society made a study in corpses of savage animals (specially in bats), but also in some monkey species. “This study digests over 30 years of accumulated knowledge so field teams can arrive informed and prepared,” Author Damien Joly states. After this studio, it became more reasonable to think that the corpses of gorillas and chimpanzees could be the main transmissors of the illness.

– As we have said before, the main type of ebola started in Sudan and Congo, in a river of the same name Ebola. This might be a mixture of bad conditions and habits related to the waters in this river, which are contaminated (maybe) with animal excrement and corpses, with diseases we still don’t know

3. Humanitary Help

Lots of countries have sent some humanitary help, headed by the most know organisations, such as Médicos sin fronteras, but it is very little. Spain has not even donated a million euros, because of the “crisis” that affects all the developed countries. Red cross is the organization with the most effectives in the country. Lots of christian orders have moved there too, to help in whatever they can, but with the money that is sent, little can be done, and most of the equipment is no enough.

4. Why is this so alarming

The appearance of ebola might be one of the problems that leave us on evidence about what matters us, what not. Ebola started in Africa, where the attemps to stop it were very little. But when it reached Spain, things changed. World media was following Teresa Romero’s state (the infected nurse), talking about the biggest crisis in this century. But when she passed through it, this problem just dissappeared. What does this show us?

Africa is not a problem. No one matters really about what happens in the most poor continent of the planet. When it arrived here, paranoia appeared everywhere, talking about the security in our country, and demanding an investigation. When the illness ended, ebola topic just dissappeared. Even in the news, there is no word about it. Developped countries just take care of themselves while Africa is dying quickly, and just a few of the are doing something to stop it.

5. Conspiracy Theories

This disease is affecting specially in Mali, Sierra Leona and Guinea, and all this territory has received the name of “the Death Triangle”. This fast expansion of the disease has carried to the people all over the World some theories that involve gorvernments of rich countries in several ways.

One of the most popular theories is about the MH-17 flight which was destroyed in Ucrania, in July 2014. Glenn Thomas died in this accident, the main expert in AIDS and specially in ebola. He worked in the researching trials that were held in a biological weapon lab in Sierra Leona, were the pandemy started, and who worked with the US government. One of the theories say that he was executed to silence him, to maintain the silence about the creation of the virus in those labs.

Another one talks about the invisible war that confronts the US and China for African resources, because in 2013 China became the country with most foreign inversions globally, over the US. That’s why the US, thanks to the new pandemy, has reinforcered his military bases in Africa, so it is believed that his interests aren’t just helping the country.

Other theories, that surprisingly are very extended, talk about the Illuminati, about a plan to establish a New Order, and that it has been planned, or maybe to control global demography, to avoid the overpopulation that will be happen in the future.

6. References