Friday, 20 October 2017

Embarrressing Tweets by Finnish Police Chief Gain International Attention

Police chief now claims he was misunderstood and blames "Twitter trolls" of trying to silence him.

A Finnish police superintendent has caused controversy by suggesting that asylum seekers with terrorist sympathies should be allowed into schools to “expand tolerance”, reports Infowars.

The Twitter account of superintendent Taponen.
The discussion arose in response to the August 18 Turku terror attack during which a 22-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker, Abderrahman Bouanane, stabbed 10 people, killing two.
The incident was the first islamic terror attack in Finland ever.
Shortly after the attack, news came out confirming that the 22-year-old asylum seeker – posing to be 17 when he arrived in Finland in early 2016 – spent the semester from August 2016 to June 2017 studying in a secondary school along with Finnish kids aged 13 to 16.
The secondary school where the 22-year-old islamic terrorist studied along with Finnish kids of 13 to 16.
A Finnish citizen expressed relief on Twitter that Bouanane didn’t try to attack a school given reports that he had multiple different attack plans.

“On the contrary, people need to be motivated to stay in school….whether it’s a child or adult,” responded superintendent Jari Taponen.

He was then asked by another individual, “As a police officer you support terrorists being in our children’s schools?”
“Even a terrorist can benefit from good learning! It might widen views and expand tolerance!” responded Taponen.
Even a terrorist can benefit from good learning!
Asked whether he thought that would pose a security risk to children, Taponen said he had confidence in teachers to guarantee their safety.
Its the most idiotic thing we all must ever have heard as it came to help of the ones hunted down about 20 persons trying to disarm that went to a school meant for teens while..... he ´s real age was later was proved to be 22 years of age.

Misunderstood & Victim of Information Warfare

Interviewed by the Finnish media, superintendent Taponen said he had been deliberately misunderstood, although there is little room for misunderstanding when you read through the Twitter message chains.
Taponen claims he is a victim of “information warfare” and blames “Twitter trolls” of trying to silence him.

Superintendent Taponen is known for his controversial statements.
(Thats mildly said )
Superintendent Taponen in a morning TV show in October 2014 saying “there are no ethnic street gangs in Finland” after ethnic street gangs had attacked and severely beaten up dozens of white kids in Helsinki in a months-long rampage.

For this we can clearly as anyone to come here and ask how the railwaystation links at night. Mr Taponene is herby a public danger to Finland , if he can't 
even fool the kids on the. streets belonging to other gangs how smart can he be?

According to Taponen, somebody is doing their best to undermine the credibility of Finnish police. We at SDR thing he is doing quite well by him self so far, 
All evidence suggests that the somebody is Taponen himself.
Sources: Infowars, Twitter, Ilta-Sanomat

The truth is like oil in water it allays surfaces

Thursday, 21 September 2017

LinkedIn Groups: watch for the Trolls acting openly working for RT!

The company that manages the Russian news outlet R.T. (Russia Today) announced last week that it had received a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice requiring it to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)!

About 2 years ago I had a talk with a man who has managed his own group; CYBER POL and another group ECIPS he basically us to join (Which I did nowt as no one could confirm having worked with him in any capacity, who I know .......The mans name was;  Ricardo  "B" We have for a long time already held our eyes on them and got introduced by "Marco F" who later tried to use our name for estranged news ........
here you see the others seen on Ricardo Bartetzky´s page......Whats wrong with it? Absolutely nothing "Except for a small detail that we have been writing of at our anti Trolling group om LinkedIn and more namely that the Man Richard "B" actually is a security consultant on the very famous RT on youtube ! RT stands for Russia today!
Fantastic writer Shoshana Bryen - September 19, 2017 and was published by American Thinker
with the following fantastic article  that we will use as a very
good OSI reality check.

The company that manages the Russian news outlet R.T. (Russia Today) announced last week that it had received a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice requiring it to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).  The Russian news outlet Sputnik International may be next.

A 1969 memo outlined the administration's goals: creating a new "public" media network to compete with more independent sources such as NET. That network could be controlled because the White House would 'have a hand in picking the head of such a major new organization if it were funded by the Corporation [CPB].' That major new organisation became PBS.
Many other foreign news services are strongly government-influenced even if the government does not hold an ownership share.  Does Le Monde reflect the views of the French government?  Does The London Times have a British viewpoint?  Russia and China have a number of news agencies that have operated for years under the guidance of their respective Communist parties; The People's Daily, Pravda, and Izvestia were never told to register.
But, you say, there was a report in January from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) that singled out R.T. as "a state-run propaganda machine," part of Russia's attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
This is the heart of the issue – the American government is still trying to blame Russia for the outcome of our election.  The Russians were not found to have altered voting machines, cast illegal ballots, or destroyed legitimate ballots, so the DNI was reduced to saying the American public was duped by R.T. programming.  Pretty good for an outlet almost no one is watching.  R.T. didn't even make the ratings in a 2015 Nielsen survey of the top 94 cable channels in America.  According to the Economist, among its top 15 YouTube hits presently are earthquakes, grisly accidents, and Vladimir Putin singing "Blueberry Hill."
There are important principles at stake here for the American audience, for bilateral relations, and for journalism.
1. Registration is a two-way street. The U.S. is likely to find its media outlets in Russia ostracized and excluded, maybe even barred entirely.  Since the Russian government has a heavier hand with journalists than our own government does, it is not in our interest to let this happen.
2. There are countries presently systematically destroying their own free press.  Turkey, a NATO member, comes to mind.  If journalists operate under duress and threat of imprisonment at home – as do the Turkish media – why should they be considered independent operators in the U.S.?  The Justice Department would have a credible case for warning Americans about Turkish media as propaganda by journalists intimidated by their own government.
3. Blaming Russia for the choices Americans made last November is insulting; Americans are generally smart enough to put foreign broadcasting in its proper perspective.  Al Jazeera America – owned by the government of Qatar – never had more than 60,000 viewers on a single night (State of the Union 2015) and generally had about 10,000 viewers in any given hour in a country with 100 million cable-linked homes.  It died.
R.T. has a certain benefit.  It is worth understanding the Russian vantage point on important issues – and watching the Russians' generally rather overt propaganda.  The greatest value has been excellent reporting on Russia's Syria operations, including video of some of the air and ground operations they are supporting.  R.T. also provides strong coverage of Russia's president, including lengthy videos of conferences and meetings where Vladimir Putin outlines his policies.  This kind of information often is missing in Western reporting, and even better, many of Putin's appearances in conferences and meetings are complete (including his annual Q&A with the Russian public), which allows Americans to evaluate them in their entirety.  You won't find that kind of unedited coverage of Russia in the American media – in fact, it is hard to find unedited coverage of the American government in American media.
In today's world, where social media have outpaced old-time news outlets, trying to sanction or ostracize R.T. or any other source that is primarily a social media or internet phenomenon is a pointless exercise and likely to backfire.
It has been the Russian goal from the days of the USSR to sow doubt among Americans about our government, our laws, and our electoral system.  The Justice Department decision is an admission that they believe Russian propaganda can do that to us.  It makes us look fearful rather than strong, foolish rather than smart.  An American government with confidence in its system and its citizens wouldn't feel the need to hand them that victory.
We hope that Shoshana Bryen don't mind us using her intelligent article to show how things are all over the world right now.!!!!!

To many persons are afraid to debate this but I guess now that Israel ir self has proposed the registration we wish to show what RT and Ricardo B´s result is on a google search . Its hardly anything with international that they recently have aded to RT as Russia Today's existed for years 
The way as its shown here by Youtube below.

Our team wishes to know if anyone ever except Russias RT seriously has worked together in any law enforcement or official Org with  ECIPS or Cyberpol ?  

I personally talked a few days ago with one of our former highest diplomats who managed together ETYK 1995 and who in generally was one of the most respected diplomats in those days. He told me he has never ever heard of these two even if their names are pretty close to some orgs like mine (SDR /Strategic Diplomatic Relations..... A format chief of a political department told that RT speaks for it self pretty clearly since many years .....
I wish  to remind every reader that no one is guilty without trial so I won't brake the law and say that anyone is guilty ....just that its a rather strange kind of chain that to me is rather strange claiming so much power when the PresidentRicardo B´s wife is the Secretary general of ECIPs.
And for most: The one who introduced me to this was well known as the one who exports in mostly Italian by a group or what ever (Marco F at his blog Servizi Segreti) - After Knowing us he changed his name to Strategic Information Center .....which doesn't show much difference from our name except leaving away the word Diplomatic.  I personally find it very impolite especially when calling the one who was ripped of name and blog name to almost the same ......Either its a missing character or its simply intentional trolling ? This doesn't end here, sadly.... As I was sick he started to contact all our contacts and as I asked one who is my partner in many ways and a diplomat ....the answer was who is he and the other man ?

Both Marco F and Ricardo wife seems to be EPICS Secretary General are openly displayed on  Ricardo B´s LInkedIn side where its written:
 people of this page also Viewed .......I won't mention any others as the The United States of America  already has given RT U.S. Department of Justice requiring it to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)!

SDR has talked to many Senior diplomatic and political observers and all and everyone tells us that the name that CYBERPOL and ECIPS and Strategic Information Centre sounds like other orgs like for instance  us ; Strategic Diplomatic Relations.

Credit for the article ; Who’s Afraid of RT? by:Shoshana Bryen and American Thinker the rest written by Jacob Schwartzman Jr and the SDR team......

Monday, 18 September 2017

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger ;Islamic terrorism - extrinisic or intrinsic?

Have Islamic terrorism and violence – in Muslim and non-Muslim countries - been extrinsic or intrinsic elements of Islam?

Since September 11, 2001, there have been 31,722 Islamic terrorist attacks, mostly hitting Muslims. In August, 2017, there were 180 Islamic terrorist attacks in 32 countries, resulting in 1,014 murdered and 1,090 injured.

Christianity is on the verge of extinction in the Middle East. In the past century, over 50% of Middle East Christians emigrated or were killed. According to the May 13, 2015 US House Foreign Affairs Committee testimony, “Christianity could be eradicated from large swaths of the Middle East in the next five years…. In the last decade, the Christian community in Iraq has plummeted from 1.5 million to under 300,000, half of whom are displaced…. [In Muslim countries], there is also real persecution of [Muslim] Yazidis, Turkomen, Shia and Sunni….”

The New York Times reported: “Nearly every day seems to bring a new horror to the streets of Western Europe…. Death and injury have been dealt out by truck, ax, handgun, kebab knife and bomb….”

11 million Muslims have been killed since 1948, of which 35,000 (0.3%) were killed during Arab-Israeli wars.  Over 90% were killed by fellow Muslims.

This background – which is consistent with inter-Muslim relations since the rise of Islam in the seventh century - begs the following questions:

1. Is it logical to assume that dramatic concessions to rogue Muslim regimes would convince them to accord “the infidel” that which they have denied their fellow-“believers” for 1,400 years: peaceful-coexistence and tolerance?

2. What are the roots of Muslim aggression against “believers” and “infidels”?

3. Is Muslim contempt toward Western culture extrinsic or intrinsic to Islam?

4. Has the absence of democracy and civil liberties, in all Arab countries, been consistent or at variance with Islam?

5. Why is Muslim violence intensifying in Europe – as Muslim immigration to Europe is expanding - despite the goodwill showered upon the Muslim world and Muslim immigrants by most European governments and societies?

6. Why has there been an expansion of no-go zones in European cities - forbidden to Christian “infidels” – simultaneously with the proliferation of Muslim organizations, in Europe, calling for Jihad (holy war against the “infidel”)?

7. Is the motto of the Muslim Brotherhood – the largest Islamic transnational terror organization – consistent or at variance with Islam: “Allah is our objective, Muhammad is our leader, the Quran is our constitution, Jihad (holy war) is our venue and Shuhada (martyrdom) on behalf of Allah is our wish”?

8. Why has the US – which has never ruled Muslim societies – been targeted by Islamic violence/terrorism, while the USSR/Russia – which has aggressively ruled over millions of Muslims - enjoyed preferential Arab/Muslim treatment?

9. Why has Arab/Muslim violence/terrorism targeted the US, despite the US regional arms embargo during the 1948-9 Israel’s War of Independence (while arms supplied by Soviet-satellite Czechoslovakia saved Israel); or the brutal US pressure on Israel during, and following, the 1948-49 War; the US non-recognition of Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem (since 1948); US pressure, which yielded the complete Israeli evacuation of the Sinai Peninsula (3 times larger than Israel) following the 1956 Egypt-Israel War; the US embargo on Israel following the 1981 Israeli bombing of Iraq’s nuclear reactor; US punishment of Israel during Israel’s hot-pursuit of the PLO in Lebanon in 1982/83; the US recognition of the PLO, support of the establishment of a Palestinian state, and sustained pressure to freeze construction in Jewish settlements?

10. Why has the US been targeted by Islamic violence/terrorism (e.g., 52 American hostages held by the Ayatollahs for 444 days), despite President Carter’s stabbing in the back of the Shah of Iran, which provided a tailwind to the rise of the Ayatollahs?

Is the current hate-education and anti-“infidel” incitement in Muslim kindergartens, schools and mosques at variance or consistent with Islam?

According to Prof. Bernard Lewis (The roots of Muslim Rage), the luminary of Middle East and Islamic studies: “The struggle between [Islam and Christendom/Europe] has now lasted for some fourteen centuries. It began with the advent of Islam, in the 7th century, and has continued virtually to the present day. It has consisted of a long series of attacks and counterattacks, Jihads and crusades, conquests and re-conquests…. Since the US is the legitimate heir of European civilization and the recognized and unchallenged leader of the West, the US has inherited the resulting grievances and become the focus for the pent-up hate and anger….”

In Islam and Other Religions, Prof. Bernard Lewis states: “The difference [between contemporary and original Islam] was probably less radical in Islam than in either Judaism or Christianity….

“There has always been incessant and unavoidable discrimination embedded in the Islamic system…. While women and slaves have no choice but to remain inferior [to men and masters], while infidels are inferior by choice…. Jews and Christians were offered divine truth, in its perfect form [Islam], but [according to Islam] rejected it maliciously, spitefully and foolishly….

”The history of the relations between the Muslim state and its non-Muslim subjects and, later, neighbors, begins with the career of the Prophet…. For Jews and Christians [the choice was] Islam, death or submission…. [Quran, Surah 5:60 – “Who will suffer the wrath of God? Those whom God cursed and transformed into monkeys (Jews) and pigs (Christians)]….

“In Muslim law and practice, the relationship between the Muslim state and the subject non-Muslim communities was regulated by a pact called Dhimma, and those benefiting from this pact were known as Dhimmis…. provided that they unequivocally recognized the primacy of Islam and the supremacy of the Muslims….

“Lands where Muslims rule are known as the Dar al–Islam, the House of Islam; the outside world, inhabited and governed by infidels, constitutes the Dar al-Harb, the House of War…. Between the realm of Islam and the realms of unbelief there is a canonically obligatory perpetual state of war, which will continue until the whole world either accepts the message of Islam or submits to the rule of those who bring it.  The name of this [worldwide] war is Jihad… struggle in the cause of God….”

Following in the footsteps of Muhammad, non-democratic Muslim regimes have sustained the tools of Islamic violence, in order to advance the permanent, overriding goal of Islam: domination of the Abode of the “Infidel.”

Yoram will be in the US during October 16 - November 12, 2017, available for speaking engagements.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

U.S. and Russian Deputy Foreign Ministers set to meet in Helsinki, bilateral relations on the table

According to news agencies citing diplomatic sources, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon will meet in Finland on Monday.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet U.S. Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon in Finland on 11-12 September, news agencies report. 

The pair is set to meet in Helsinki to discuss the growing tensions between the US and Russia, writes Russian news agency RIA citing diplomatic sources. Sources from the Russian Foreign Ministry told news agency TASS the meeting will be held in Helsinki. 
According to news agency AP, US officials intend to announce the meeting between the two diplomats officially today, Saturday. Finland’s Foreign Ministry refused to comment on the matter on Saturday afternoon. Finnish diplomats are known not to speculate and share assumptions with the media! The usual comment to the pushy press wanting to only profit from these sort of occasions usually get the best answer thats diplomatically correct, namely:NO COMMENT.
Under Secretary Shannon and Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov met earlier this summer in Washington for a round of negotiations......
SDR wishes the both negotiators all the possible best, Finland doesn't do what Obama did 
and that is to inform about CIA and FBI or The US Secret Service......Each time we noticed this
sort of giving up minor matters to the press so the US would look stupid and illegal toothier own.
Thank god we have had many mini scandals , but stay assured no press has sold out the own nation
like now the Democrats form who national security goes second to US national safety.

We at SDR are pretty sure that Neither Trumps  negotiator nor the Russian negotiator are out for 
Headlines .  
But rather works out how to save the west and .  Look at the dangers as they are 
and the immigration initiated by Saudi-arabia who everyone is afraid of due to their investments!
if they would withdraw their investments in the west we would live like in the Stone Age again in the west.!

 (This new not so new money flow we can  basically say thanks to our own our own Industrialists. No one dares to accuse Saudis of retaliation  actions if this ever was  a open debate ......

At last but not least, We would like to remind anyone who can read,  that Islam is just a philosophy and Religion - But realistically never been a race. 
This is a fact as both you and me can study a bit could  become Wahhabi Sunni or Shia etc even if we don't have even one drop Arab blood . We could marry and have 2 wives while blaming Finns for racism. The city I live in also went very full of excuses as I told them that a most Muslims practice FMG ! And no one in entire EU dares to check when the father takes a holiday and the mother and kids go to visit Family on our taxpayers then the girls are cut ....while its against the law and just like Polygamy.  (I have seen all this and tried to discuss with many female orgs and cities, but no one dared to stand up against this primitive reality. In other words most Swedish woman rights fighters have totally forgotten their aim and now protect active FMG and Polygamy.

The Nazis or Stalinists where neither a race like Finlands own Laplanders.! . Lets all hope and pray that both US and Russia helps together to protect the west. 
Sharing as a majority Christianity and Jewish religions that are far older than Islam, and who don't demand of Newly converted Muslims who converted to Christianity to kiss a dog ....even if its a reality check if the conversion is a bluff or truth.

SDR SPECIAL: 20% of Finnish aid money spent on dubious investments !!!!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Finnish-Syrian pocketing fundraiser money thought for Syrian Children to his personal account in Turkey

Police suspect Rami Adham of pocketing nearly 300,000 euros from the Finnish-Syrian Association to send to his personal account in Turkey and buy a new garden shed.

The National Bureau of Investigation has completed their preliminary probe into the fundraising efforts for “toy smuggler” Rami Adham.
The investigation, launched last October, reveals the Finnish-Syrian Association was run exclusively by Rami Adham. The suspect withdrew around 300,000 euros from the Association’s bank account, and police suspect Adham used some of the funds to buy a garden shed in Finland, and sent some in cash to a Turkish bank account. 
The Finnish-Syrian Association is also suspected of collecting funds without a fundraising permit. The Association had also campaigned nationwide, even though the permit was granted for the Helsinki region.  
Police also found discrepancies in the Association’s bookkeeping. In total, the fundraising campaign collected nearly 420,000 euros from February 2014 to last December. 
Adham claims all the funds went to different aid projects in Syria. Police say they have not been able to determine the authenticity of these projects. 
Adham has been hailed by local and international media as the "toy smuggler" for his efforts to take toys as well as other supplies to Syria.;postID=8474562593062940537;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=link

Very Many Muslim refugees convert to Christianity openly without fear from other Muslims

Monday, 4 September 2017

Ambassador. ret, Yoram Ettinger: UNmasking the UN

On December 22, 2011, the UN General Assembly held a “moment of silence” in honor of the deceased North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il, a leading violator of human rights, promoter of narcoterrorism, manufacturer of weapons of mass destruction – including chemical - who threatened the globe with a nuclear option.

This episode highlighted the accurate meaning of “UN” as defined in dictionaries: a negative prefix, expressing “absence,” “lack,” “deficiency” and “adverse.”

UNdemocratic. According to the 2017 Freedom House report, “of the 195 UN member-states assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free…. The Middle East and North Africa region had the worst ratings in the world, followed closely by Eurasia….”  

UNscrupulous and UNspeakable. According to UN Watch, the 2017 membership of the UN Human Rights Council – elected with a mandate “to uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights” - includes systematic, grave violators of human rights such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Cuba, Burundi, Eritrea, Bangladesh and China.

UNsavory, UNtenable and UNwilling to defy rogue regimes. On May 19, 2017, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, criticized the Geneva-based UN agency, WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), for facilitating an international patent application, requested by North Korea, for the production of chemical sodium cyanide, used in making nerve gas: “The thought of placing cyanide in the hands of the North Koreans, considering their record on human rights, political prisoners and assassinations is not only dangerous but defies common sense.”

UNfit. According to Singapore-based The Straits Times, “The UN has imposed six sets of sanctions against North Korea since its first nuclear test in 2006, but these have failed to stop the isolated state from pursuing its missile weapons program…. The North has cultivated its own research and development program that is often underestimated…. China accounts for, at least, 90% of North Korean trade…. Pyongyang has adopted fake business aliases, disguising ships with foreign flags…. Cash cows include the illicit drug trade in Southeast Asia and arms trade with sub-Saharan Africa….”

UNsuitable and UNable. The UN has failed in the battle against Islamic terrorism due to structural, ideological and performance deficiencies. Dr. Brett Shaeffer of the Heritage Foundation opined: “The UN has never agreed on a definition of terrorism, [which] inhibits its efforts…. UN peacekeepers have proven to be poor war fighters.  Compliance with Security Council resolutions can be haphazard among nations…. Few countries outside the US are willing or capable of taking military action to deter ISIS…. A great deal of the blame for failure is due to divergent interests among the member states….”  

UNrelevant and UNtrustworthy. The UN has failed in its attempts to neutralize the growing conventional and non-conventional threats of Iran’s Ayatollahs. On November 14, 2016, the UN paid lip service – but no significant action - to a letter signed by 11 Arab countries, such as Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, documenting the Ayatollahs’ exportation of state-sponsored terrorism and subversion throughout the Middle East.  

UNreliable, UNproductive , UNethical and Unacceptable. The UN demonstrated its mode of operation – which further destabilized an UNstable globe - upon launching the scandalously corrupt 1996 oil-for-food program, and shamefully failed peacekeeping missions (which involved massive massacres and rapes) in the Congo (1960), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1993), Rwanda (1995), Sierra Leon (1999), Burundi (2004), Sudan (2005) and South Sudan (2011).  

UNgrateful. In a most detailed account of UN failures, Dr. Nile Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation, documented that “all too often the UN is used as a multilateral vehicle with which to rein in the American superpower… [although] the US has been the UN’s biggest contributor since it was founded in 1945, contributing over $5BN annually to the world body… 22% of the UN’s annual budget and more than the combined contributions of France, Germany, China, Canada and Russia…. The US contributes 48% of the World Food Program budget, 31% of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 17% of the UNICEF budget, 27% of the UN peacekeeping budget….”

UNwarranted. Should the UN sustain its UNaccomplished performance, which has added fuel to spreading global fires, it will follow in the footsteps of the UNreliable League of Nations, fading into irrelevance.

Yoram will be in the US from mid-October through mid-November, 2017, available for speaking engagements.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom Chaverim

Thursday, 31 August 2017

US anti-Semitism superseded by civic foundations

EU Naval Force Public Information Aug 2017

31 / 8 / 2017

Operation Atalanta Flagship ITS Virginio Fasan Greets Somali Fishermen During EU Counter-Piracy Patrols off Coast of Somalia
On Monday 31 July 2017 sailors from ITS Virginio Fasan greeted local Somali fishermen during their EU NAVFOR counter-piracy patrols. This is the first time that sailors from the Italian Navy frigate have met local fishermen since ITS Virginio Fasan deployed to the Horn of Africa to become the new EU NAVFOR flagship on Thursday 27 July 2017.

Operation Atalanta’s ESPS Rayo Completes Escort of WFP Ship Al Safa Taking Essential Supplies to People of Somalia
Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Rayo, has completed a successful escort of a World Food Programme (WFP) ship, MV Al Safa, to the port of Bossaso in Somalia.  MV Al Safa was chartered by the WFP to take urgently needed food to the people of Somalia, under the protection of an EU NAVFOR warship.

EU NAVFOR Watchkeepers Stay Vigilant with Counter-Piracy Exercise in Operational HQ
On Thursday 3 August EU NAVFOR watchkeepers, who work in the Joint Operations Centre (JOC) within the Operational Headquarters in Northwood, London, ran a counter-piracy exercise to ensure that they remain fully prepared to respond to any piracy incident off the coast of Somalia.

Force Commander Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori Visits EU NAVFOR’s Montenegrin Maritime Protection Team on board WFP Vessel MV Esbjerg
On Friday 4th August Force Commander, Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori, visited EU NAVFOR’S highly trained Montenegrin maritime protection team which is currently deployed on board World Food Programme (WFP) chartered vessel, MV Esbjerg, off the coast of Somalia.

EU NAVFOR Warship ESPS Rayo Tops Up Her Tanks at Sea with US Navy Supply Ship to Maintain Patrols Against Piracy Threat
Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Rayo, is currently deployed off the coast of Somalia as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation. In order to ensure she can remain on patrol for long periods, she recently conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with United States Navy Ship (USNS) Kanawha.

ITS Fasan Takes Her Turn Having Her Tanks Refuelled by USNS Kanawha
Earlier this month USNS Kanawha replenished ITS Fasan of EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta at sea (RAS).
Having sailed into the counter-piracy sea areas in the Gulf of Aden, the flag ship of Operation Atalanta, ITS Fasan went alongside USNS Kanawha to replenish fuel and stores in preparation for her continued deployment with the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia.

Montenegrin Maritime Protection Team Awarded European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Medal for Successful Protection of WFP vessels off Coast of Somalia
On Thursday 11 August 2017 the EU Naval Force Montenegrin Maritime Protection team, which has been embarked on World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MV Esbjerg, to protect it from pirate attack as it sailed along the Somali coast, has been awarded the Operation Atalanta medal for their outstanding efforts.

Spanish Deputy Head of Mission Mr Fonseca Sanchez Welcomed Aboard ESPS Rayo During Recent Port Visit to Muscat
During their recent port visit to Muscat, ESPS Rayo’s ship’s company welcomed aboard the Deputy Head of Mission and ChargĂ© D’affaires and interim Embassy of Spain in Muscat, Mr Luis Fonseca Sanchez.

Serbian Maritime Protection Team Joins Operation Atalanta in Djibouti to Continue EU NAVFOR’s Protection of WFP Vessels Delivering Food Aid to People of Somalia
Operation Atalanta’s latest Maritime Protection Team (MPT) from Serbia has arrived in Djibouti to take over the protection of World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MV Esbjerg, from the team from Montenegro.

EU NAVFOR Force Commander, RADM Gregori Hosts The Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman during Port Visit to Salalah
On 12 August 2017 Force Commander of the European Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR), Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori, met with the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman, H.E. Yousuf Bin Alawi Abdullah in Salalah to deepen the excellent cooperation between Operation Atalanta and Oman.

Republic of Korea Warship ROKS Dae Jo Young and European Union Naval Force Warships Strengthen Counter-Piracy Cooperation off Coast of Somalia
The Republic of Korea warship, ROKS Dae Jo Young, has recently been deployed with EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.  The invaluable cooperation between Republic of Korea and European Union warships is helping to strengthen maritime security to keep seafarers safe as they transit the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.

Republic of Korea Warship ROKS Dae Jo Young and European Union Naval Force Warships Continue To Strengthen Counter-Piracy Cooperation off Coast of Somalia
For the third time this year, Republic of Korea and EU NAVFOR warships have come together to continue their cooperation in the fight against piracy.

Operation Atalanta Warship ESPS Rayo Escorts World Food Programme Vessels Delivering Vital Aid to the People of Somalia
Protecting potentially vulnerable vessels from piracy off the coast of Somalia is one of Operation Atalanta’s key tasks. The Spanish warship, ESPS Rayo, recently escorted two World Food Programme (WFP) chartered Dhows as she transited through the Gulf of Aden carrying precious food-aid.
EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia - Operation Atalanta is part of the EU's comprehensive approach to tackle symptoms and root causes of piracy off the coast of Somalia and the EU Strategic Framework for the Horn of Africa adopted in November 2011.

EU NAVFOR conducts anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and the Indian Ocean and is responsible for the protection of World Food Programme (WFP) shipping carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Somalia and Horn of Africa as well as the logistic shippings supporting the African Union troops conducting Peace Support Operations in Somalia (AMISOM). Additionally, Operation Atalanta contributes to the monitoring of fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.

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