cue the lightning bolts

the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16

12.31.2008

Israel - My experiences there, in the summer of 1989 (!!)

Posted to Joe Cortina's blog December 10, 2006

My name is Joe Cortina. I am a retired Florida businessman who has done substantial world traveling - some purely as a ‘tourist’ and some in areas -shall I say- ‘nothing to do with vacationing’. I am a former special operations officer and have done intelligence investigator work for over 15years - some of it overseas - mostly in Central America - but also in the Mid-East. My political posture is ‘conservative’ and my religious values are Christian.

Exposing lies and revealing the truth was what I did professionally for a long time.

I have hunted REAL terrorists in jungles with Salvadorian Rangers and Marines - so I am not a stranger to dangerous environments and am familiar with basic protocols of civilized conduct regarding civilians and the military - something that the Israelis do not consider applicable to them.

For anyone wishing to challenge my credibility - I am willing to show credentials. I have a flawless civic record, an honorable military record and have never committed a crime nor ever been accused of such. I am mentioned as my father’s son in the registry - ‘PIONEER FLORIDA’. My grandfather was a pioneer in Florida in the most literal sense, and my father was a respected businessman and foreign diplomat.

I was invited to Israel by a former military comrade who attained a substantial rank and subsequently ended up as the ranking military attache’ from our govt., to the Israeli military (IDF). I went places and saw things only a hand full of ‘private sector’ Americans will EVER experience. My ’specially authorized’ trips included Gaza City, Hebron and areas of militarily protected Israeli ’settlements’. I will touch on only a few of what I considered the most revealing experiences. I can’t stress this enough. What I write here is but a tear in a sea of misery that I witnessed.

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Boycott All Things Israel



Look for the 729 barcode.


Here's a list to get you started.

Other suggestions: Don't watch teevee news, don't go to or rent Hollywood movies, don't listen to NPR, don't bother hoping for anything from your congress people, etc. etc.

I know, I know...

But seriously.

Militant Hive-Mentality Ziobots, in action. Defend the Fort!! Defend the Fort!!!!! GAAAHHHH!!!

Shrilllllllllllllll!!! H/t Greg Bacon. - Ed.

URGENT ACTION ALERT: International Counter-Protests **UPDATE**

The JIDF urges you to help organize international PRO-ISRAEL counter protests against the ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, National Council of Arab Americans, and Al-Awda, International Palestine Right to Return Coalition who calling for Tuesday, December 30 to be a "National Day of Action to show solidarity with the Palestinians and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military against the people of Gaza" in many American cities and others throughout the world.

Please visit this site for our enemies' latest information. If you see your city, call or email (see sample email below) all your pro-Israel friends and arrange to be at the same places, at the same times, in large numbers, with large signs, and megaphones to drown out the terror-supporting noise and to counter protest. (They are constantly adding more cities to the site.)

Thus far, demonstrations are organized in Phoenix, Albion, Anaheim, Fort Bragg, LA, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, New Haven, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, Ocala, Tampa, Honolulu, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Twin Cities, Albuquerque, NYC, Cleaveland, Columbus, Youngstown, Portland, Philly, Columbia, SC, Sioux Falls, Austin, Houston, Seattle, Tacoma, and in various countries like Chile (today, the 29th!), France (Lyon and Paris), Italy (Florence) and Wales.

NOW is the time to speak out and speak out loudly against the Islamo-fascist terrorist regimes that overwhelmingly represent Israel's enemies and to show vocal support for Israel's actions to defend itself. Most mainstream Jewish organizations don't have the chutzpah or efficiency to organize counter-protests, so it's up to you to be there, even if you go alone!

***SAMPLE EMAIL**
COPY/PASTE/SEND TO ALL YOUR CONTACTS

ACTION ALERT!

Please forward this to all proud, pro-Israel Jews and our supporters!

Our enemies have the plan to protest Israel's self-defensive actions today at the following location and time:

**INSERT INFORMATION FOR YOUR CITY***
***FOUND BY CLICKING HERE***

This is part of a MASSIVE international campaign against the Jewish State, there MUST be people there to counter it!

Please help spread the word so we can show our enemies that their pro-Hamas viewpoints will not go unchallenged!

Bring massive signs, megaphones, and let us
outnumber and overpower our enemies on every front!
If you have extra signs or megaphones, please let us know!


For more information, please go here:
http://www.thejidf.org/2008/12/urgent-action-alert-organize-counter.html

Ten Tips for dealing with GIYUS

If, like many people, you are disgusted by the behaviour of Israel and happen to blog about, say, the latest massacre in Gaza; the desperate situation the Palestinians are in; the carnage in Lebanon or the provocation of UNIFIL peacekeepers; the threat of attacking Iran or any of the other nefarious deeds that Israel is allowed to get away with, then there is a reasonable chance that you may attract the attention of GIYUS. You’ll know when that has happened when you find your post bombarded by comments (usually anonymous and looking remarkably similar) attempting to justify those actions and attacking you for daring to mention them. A quick look at your stats will confirm that you’ve been GIYUSed. If this bothers you, here are some tips which may put a stop to the attack, or at least lessen the flow of moronic comments. Of course I can’t guarantee that they will work, all I can say is that they seemed to work for me when I became their target. First of all don’t be intimidated, that’s what this little army of cyber soldiers want you to be. Instead you could try the following:

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International Jewish community reacts to Gaza massacre

The Palestinian death toll has risen to at least 385.
World Jews have taken a stand against Israel’s devastating onslaught on the Gaza strip, as the four-day death toll steadily nears 390.

Iran’s Jewish Community released a statement on Tuesday, saying that Israel’s deliberate killing of Palestinians is in direct contradiction to Jewish principles and beliefs.

Scores of Iranian Jews held extensive demonstrations in front of the UN Office in Tehran on Tuesday, to protest the Israeli aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip in the past four days.

“Torah-true Jews should not let their traditional beliefs and teachings bear the brunt of Israel’s slaughter of defenseless women and children,” read the statement, while expressing solidarity with the victims of the attacks.

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In Pictures: Massacre of Gaza Children

Unforgivable. - Ed.

December 30, 2008

PNN -Israeli forces killed two girls in an air attack on Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip early Tuesday. Local sources report that a missile destroyed a house belonging to Talal Hamdan in Beit Hanoun today, killing his two daughters of 12 and 4 years old. A son is reported seriously injured. Yesterday Israeli forces killed four sisters and a four year old boy. Over 40 children have been killed since Saturday.

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Israel's lie machine is working flat out

December 30, 2008

While the murderous assault on Gaza continues, I notice there's a briefing document on the website of the Israeli Embassy in London which has a lie in every line. The West's mainstream media repeat them, and even the most senior TV and radio interviewers don’t bother to challenge them.

The document is a transcript of Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's statement to the Israeli press dated 27 December 2008 – a day that will live in infamy. It is a perfect example of the falsehoods used to dupe not only us westerners but Israel’s own people. The statement shows how the regime's view of itself is constructed on a web of dishonesty and self-delusion.

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At least 30 children killed in Gaza Strip. Israeli spokesperson says they are legitimate target.

December 29, 2008

Gaza / PNN – Not only are children in the Gaza Strip losing their parents, missing food, medicines and school, they are being killed.

Israeli forces took the lives of at least 30 children in Gaza since air attacks began on Saturday. A statement issued by the Global Movement for the Defense of Children says its initial reports indicate that another 150 children are injured.

The first children hit en masse were during struck during the beginning of the attacks when they were leaving school. Dozens of school children were raced to area hospitals in Gaza City on Saturday. Among the children killed are the sisters in Jabaliya yesterday and the eight year old boy today in Khan Younis.

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Mondoweiss: In their own words

Sallai Meridor, Israel's ambassador to the United States, talking to reporters:

In a conference call Tuesday with reporters, Sallai Meridor said criticism of Israel's actions in Gaza as disproportionate is like "telling a lady who had to push a rapist and [is] caught by the camera pushing back the rapist that she was using disproportionate force."

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A letter to the US media

Dear Editor

Imagine if more than 63 thousand Americans were massacred in a couple of hour’s campaign of F-16 bombing. This number represents (the percentage) the number of Palestinians killed by Israel when it launched its massive air strikes in Gaza on Saturday. A friend of mine in Gaza tells me that hundreds are still buried under the rubble and the toll of deaths could easily reach thousands .Already there’s more than 1700 injured with many in serious conditions.
Imagine if all this carnage is being paid for by your tax money.

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Israel is not telling the true story

THE world isn’t just watching the Israeli government commit a crime in Gaza; we are watching it self-harm. This morning, and tomorrow morning, and every morning until this punishment beating ends, the young people of the Gaza Strip are going to be more filled with hate, and more determined to fight back, with stones or suicide vests or rockets. Israeli leaders have convinced themselves that the harder you beat the Palestinians, the softer they will become. But when this is over, the rage against Israelis will have hardened, and the same old compromises will still be waiting by the roadside of history, untended and unmade.

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Some guy tried to ask questions in Israel. Mob gathers to chase him away.

Hamas and Israel: Conflicting Strategies

A waste of US taxpayer dollars, since Israel does not want peace. - Ed.

An improved understanding of the dynamics of the conflict between Hamas and Israel — one that goes beyond “they started it” — is probably a prerequisite to any enduring reduction of the violence and the terrible human suffering that the conflict now entails.

A detailed new assessment (pdf) by an analyst at the U.S. Army Strategic Studies Institute traces the evolution of the Israel-Hamas conflict prior to the end of the recent ceasefire and identifies steps that both sides would likely have to take in order to arrive at a long-term truce.

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Bankers connected to Madoff's ponzi scheme dying strange deaths

Right, these "suicides" are not related to the 50 BILLION dollars that Madoff scammed from his investors with help from various bankers.

And just because some of that money wound up in Israel is no cause for alarm.

It's just a series of odd "coincidences" that always seem to pop up anytime that SLC on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean appears involved in some illegal scheme.

Look at it this way: If a gang of armed thugs robbed a bank for $20,000, they'd probably have no qualms about shooting some people to make their escape.

So how many people do you think a well armed gang of vicious thugs would be willing to kill to steal 50 BILLION DOLLARS?

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'The injured were lying there asking God to let them die.'

Being a health worker, I had to check the needs of Shifa hospital and the other hospitals in Gaza. The situation in Shifa is really bad. There were corpses in corridors covered with blankets. The mortuary couldn't cope with the number of bodies. Two bodies were left on stretchers, one wrapped in a blanket. They leave them until families can recognise them.

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Madoff liquidation trustee receives $28M for costs

Bankruptcy court judge approves transfer of $28 million to trustee liquidating Madoff firm

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Madoff attorneys explore insanity defense

Suuure. He's crazy like a fox. It's not a mental break -- it's a MORAL break. As in, he doesn't have any. Mentally, I'd say he's 100%. - Ed.

While Bernard Madoff is being investigated for his alleged $50 billion fraud scheme, a report says he is considering an insanity defense.


"Bernie's family and his attorneys may argue that, somewhere along the line, he had a mental break," a Madoff acquaintance told the New York Daily News.

"They may even say he has a multiple personality disorder," the source added.

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Civil war, breakup predicted by Russian

Political scientist: “Civil war will break out in the US next year, in 2010 the country will break into six pieces”

Moscow – Mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar.

Around the end of June 2010, or early July, the U.S. will break into six pieces,” Russian political scientist Igor Panarin predicts, APA reports. California will form the nucleus of what he calls “The Californian Republic,” and will be part of China or under Chinese influence.

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Would they be planning to use troops against Americans if they WEREN'T stealing our money?

Political science professor at the University of Texas at El Paso Charles Boehmer points out that "The military was not called out during the Great Depression...."

So why is the military planning on how to crush civil protest in regards to the current economic crisis (see this, this, this, this, this and this)?

Is it because the theft - via "bailouts" and other hanky-panky by Treasury, the Fed and others - of hard-earned taxpayer wealth is so obvious that the military expects Americans to revolt?

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Economic crisis changes priorities of Czech EU presidency

Sarkozy is handing over the EU reigns. - Ed.

Brussels - The economic crisis which hit the whole world in the past months has affected also economic priorities of the Czech Republic's EU presidency which will begin as of January 1.

While originally Czechs wanted mainly to start a debate on reforming EU budget, and changes in financial services were also among their main tasks, the crisis has decided that the Czech Republic will in particular supervise the introduction of measures to revive the European economy.

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12.30.2008

So, who wants to wipe someone "off the map"?





As Rob Kall over at OpEdNews tries to shape the story about the Israeli bombing of Palestinians in Gaza, he conveniently forgets 90% of the story, as he tries to, like Condi Rice and Nancy Pelosi, cast the blame for this atrocity on the victims. What Kall is forgetting (or simply omitting?) is that Gaza has been under siege for 18 months in a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions’ Article 33 (classified as a War Crime). This, after Israel, by right of what someone claims is “God’s will” has been slowly removing a people from their sovereign nation, by violence and starvation, for 60 years. Mr. Kall forgets to include that part of the story.

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Shock, Awe & Lies: The Truth behind the Israeli attacks on Gaza

Here is a simple, stone cold fact. You cannot read or hear the truth about what is happening in Gaza from any corporate media in the United States. The only thing you will find there are regurgitations of Israeli spin, which are themselves only regurgitations of the kind of spin that American militarists have put on their own depredations -- for centuries now. Up and down the American media and political establishments, you will find nothing but bleatings about Israel being "forced" to launch its vicious blunderbuss attacks against heavily populated Gaza because of the "recent spate of Hamas bombings" since the end of a six-month ceasefire.

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Why all these films?

Of course. Hollywood has been preparing to wave the jangly keys in front of your face, as ever. "Holocaust. Holocaust. Everything Israel does is justified because of the Holocaust." And how long to films take to produce? Many months, years? It's funny that they're all ready to go now, in the "hour of need", no? Not funny ha ha. Funny as in WTF? - Ed.

There is a new wave, or tsunami, of Hollywood films about the Nazi Holocaust. Some of them feature actors like Tom Cruise in "Valkyrie," actresses like Kate Winslet in "The Reader," and directors like Quentin Tarantino, with his "Inglourious Basterds."

The films, which were made for the holiday season, include "Adam Resurrected" and "Defiance." The topics range from the failed plot against Hitler in 1944, the story of a circus performer who survives the gas chambers, three Jewish brothers in the resistance, and a Jewish woman seeking vengeance, etc.

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My brief response to Zionist disinformation

by Khaled Amayreh
29 December, 2008

Zionist Hasbara operatives have been claiming that the current Israeli genocidal onslaught in Gaza is a “war against Hamas” and that it was only necessitated by the firing of Palestinian rockets on Israel.

This is a big lie. Read the following:
“Hamas had repeatedly said it was willing and ready to stop “all” firing of projectiles from Gaza if only Israel would lift the deadly blockade. And Israel repeatedly said “No.”

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They complain about Hamas, but it's "TOO LATE" for a truce.

Tel Aviv rules out the possibility of a truce with Hamas as Israeli forces amass along the Gaza border hinting at a potential ground attack.

"There is no reason that we would accept a ceasefire at this stage," Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer told AFP on Tuesday.

Tel Aviv has so far snubbed international calls for a ceasefire with the democratically-elected government of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, vowing to continue its military campaign "as long as necessary."

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The Rise of the Anti-Christ in the Nation from Hell

I look in awestruck disbelief at the lies being repeated over and over; bullshit and the tragedy of false belief. In respect of that I would like to set the record straight. I realize only a few people will read this but I can’t let that interfere with the need to say it. Perhaps this will add to the collective outcry across the world and one or another of us may be that final straw that breaks the horned camel’s back.

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The final pretexts for Population Transfer in the making

Response from Project Humanbeingsfirst to ‘Obama paying his debt to Zionists’

Dateline December 29, 2008 at 7:43 PM

Why should only Israel have the right to self-defense? What about Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine?” (dictatorshipwatch.com, December 28, 2008)

Indeed. The ‘ubermenschen’ are always beyond good and evil. “It is not about right or wrong” as the Minister emphasized to M in the latest James Bond movie, but about “imperatives”. In this light, no appeal to moral-equivalence, such as the editor’s:

Let us agree with Condi Rice and say: ‘We hold Hamas responsible for breaking the ceasefire, for violence.’ Let us agree with Zalmay Khalilzad that Israel has the right to self-defence. By this definition and this standard, let us see what response and to what extent does the US deserve for lying to the world through its teeth, launching a war of aggression on Iraq and butchering at least 1,305,837 Iraqis”

can ever work.

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"We are all fighting the same enemy - the Zionist Israel."

Editor's Note: Hiyam Noir sends her 4th report in 36 hours to us from Gaza. GAZA - the narrow strip of land where 1.5 million of our brothers, sisters and children have been herded like cattle, starved for food and every other basic need for 2 months and now bombed with missiles for 36 hours without mercy by maniacs, armed with F-16 fighter jets and Apache helicopter gunships. She reports with resolve and courage that the Israelis continued their missile attacks through the night and into Monday morning. No words can adequately describe nor minds comprehend the Zionist insanity nor the utter loss, grief and carnage these demented killers have already caused. Instead of condemning these acts as crimes against humanity, the Zionist-controlled corporate media in the west continues to call this Mass Murderer ... a victim.

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We have no words left

"I will play music and celebrate what the Israeli air force is doing." Those chilling words were spoken on al-Jazeera on Saturday by Ofer Shmerling, an Israeli civil defence official in the Sderot area adjacent to the Gaza Strip. For days Israeli planes have bombed Gaza. Almost 300 Palestinians have been killed and a thousand injured, the majority civilians, including women and children. Israel claims most of the dead were Hamas "terrorists". In fact, the targets were police stations in dense residential areas, and the dead included many police officers and other civilians. Under international law, police officers are civilians, and targeting them is no less a war crime than aiming at other civilians.

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Auntie Ziona: We give our light to Gaza on Hanukkah Shabbat!

Our leaders have delivered the ultimate gift to us on our celebration of light, Hanukkah Shabbat.

Finally the Jewish people have something to cheer for, while we watch the slaughter of the Gaza Hamasniks. And yet, was it really necessary for them to force us to waste their old people, their women, and their children?

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14 Afghan schoolchildren slaughtered in suicide bomb blast

KABUL: Schoolchildren in single file walked past a military checkpoint as a bomb-loaded truck veered towards them and exploded, killing 14 young Afghans in a heartbreaking flash captured by a US military security camera.

The video shot on Sunday shows a four-wheel-drive slowly weaving through sandbag barriers at a military checkpoint in the eastern province of Khost, just as a line of schoolchildren comes into view.

The vehicle moves towards the security camera, while the children walk in the opposite direction, nearly passing the car when the footage ends in a fiery blast.

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Makow: Illuminati reveal crazy apocalyptic agenda

"Thrust in your sickle and reap, for the time has come for you to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe." --Revelations 14:15
The world may soon resemble Jonestown if a sick Illuminati plan to "harvest" souls in 2012 comes to pass. For a week in October, a person claiming to be a "generational member of a Ruling Bloodline family" answered questions on abovetopsecret forum.
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I guess Rahm's not worried about having to resign as chief of staff

WASHINGTON--Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), incoming chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama, will resign his seat on Jan. 2, days before the start of the new Congress. The race to replace him is attracting a large field of contenders, with 11 people having already filed statements of candidacies with the Federal Election Commission.

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Running with scissors in the science lab. What could possibly go wrong?

Researchers recreate 1918 flu pandemic virus --Why? And, why is no one *asking* why? 29 Dec 2008 Researchers have found out what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly -- a group of three genes that lets the virus invade the lungs and cause pneumonia. They mixed samples of the 1918 influenza strain with modern seasonal flu viruses to find the three genes and said their study might help in the development of new flu drugs. The discovery, published in Tuesday's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could also point to mutations that might turn ordinary flu into a dangerous pandemic strain. Most flu experts agree that a pandemic of influenza will almost certainly strike again. No one knows when [the US unleashes it] or what strain it will be but one big suspect now is the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

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But don't you worry. The US army will step right in if there's an "accident."

"Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities ... to defend basic domestic order and human security," the report said, in case of "unforeseen economic collapse," "pervasive public health emergencies," and "catastrophic natural and human disasters," among other possible crises.

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Dan Rather's $70M lawsuit likely to deal Bush legacy a new blow

Let us begin the process of holding guilty feet to the fire, starting with the media. - Ed.

As George W Bush prepares to leave the White House, at least one unpleasant episode from his unpopular presidency is threatening to follow him into retirement.

A $70m lawsuit filed by Dan Rather, the veteran former newsreader for CBS Evening News, against his old network is reopening the debate over alleged favourable treatment that Bush received when he served in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam war. Bush had hoped that this controversy had been dealt with once and for all during the 2004 election.

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12.29.2008

Lines of Israeli tanks waiting for their turn at the no-risk slaughter

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"The stupid goyim really believe that Hitler was the ultimate monster, but thanks be to G_d, they fail to see that not even the Nazi yimachshmoinils went so far as to bomb the people trapped in their concentration camps!" - Auntie Ziona

Psyops experts are revealing the mind control matrix for the NWO

We are living in it, people. - Ed.

PsyOps is a realm where up is down and black is white. But this is the realm for which your current government now operates. Because PsyOps uses your own belief system against you, those who study and discuss this science are going to appear bizarre, insane or worse. Book burning, CD busting and deep polarization along political lines indicates Nazi Mind Control has come of age in America. I will assure you that this is not a realm of science for which the novice will understand quickly. The novice is deeply programmed to believe that "political conflict" exists between the right and the left. In reality, the true power system is elite/non-elite and the elite remain above the fray and above the illusion.

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Haaretz: Israel to mount emergency international PR effort in wake of Gaza "CAMPAIGN"

Oh, that's what the kids call mass murder now. - Ed.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Saturday instructed the Foreign Ministry to take emergency measures to adapt Israel's international public relations to the ongoing escalation in the Gaza Strip.

Livni instructed senior ministry officials to open an aggressive and diplomatic international public relations campaign, in order to gain greater international support for Israel Defense Forces operations in the Gaza Strip.

Read more here: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1050402.html

This was before the bombing. Imagine it now.

Justify using F-16s against civilians in Gaza!! Come on!! We're waiting!!

Today, the BBC published their coverage of the terrorist bombing of Gaza under the pretext of "defending Israel" while accusing the victim. Israel's cynicism is palpable as only yesterday they opened Gaza for the first shipment of relief supplies after their deadly 2-month blockade and "after repeated demands from the International community to the Israelis to open the crossings", according Hiyam Noir, Axis of Logic's correspondent in Gaza. Our brothers, sisters and children there waited desperately for the first shipment of "humanitarian supplies, medicine, industrial fuel and cooking oil". Instead they are receiving bombs and bullets in a massive Israeli bombing raid that is killing and maiming hundreds.

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The Palestinian Story: Remember Us

When the passage of time finally brings the men of many lands to the tables of judgment, politicians from countries that have emboldened Israel with their silence will gaze into the eyes of delegations from around the world only to see the same eyes gazing back. Remember us for we may not be at that table.

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Israel will listen to calls for restraint when pigs fly!

I happen to notice the first commenter is the same one who hurried to leave this to me at Twelfth Bough:

Wow, ignorant much? It's pretty obvious that you don't really understand Middle East conflicts and politics in general.

Israel has every right to defend itself. Since the truce ended, Hamas fired hundreds of rockets at innocent Israeli civilians. Yes, innocent civilians exist on both sides, amazing - isn't it? This is against HAMAS (i.e. terrorists, you see..) NOT Palestinians. The members are cowards because they hide behind children and women (<-- propaganda to get your sympathy) in areas full of innocent people. Hamas killed 2 Palestinian girls yesterday, but I don't see you ranting about that.
Here is the comment she/he left at Planet of the Chimps #2:
No, in Gaza the police didn't do anything to stop the Qassams that were fired at Israel. Enough with mentioning the "Palestinian kids" sympathy propaganda, you are making a fool out of yourself. Hamas members are cowards that hide in civilian areas and murder Palestinians themselves, yet I don't see you ranting about that.

Get a clue and stop looking for some sort of a conspiracy or hoax that's involved in this, it's much more complex than just choosing a side.
Who is this person? Who knows. Some shill for Israel. Whether s/he has been assigned to run around the web leaving these comments or has taken on this important job of his/her own volition, we can't say. If you click through, the little brave one with the big mouth has a Sorry Friends Only sign at the door. Doesn't it figure? Now we can't read his/her rant about the murder of the two girls by Hamas. I'm sure he/she wrote a satisfying rant about that outrage, aren't you? Oh, and that Hamas, hiding among the civilian population in the most densely populated open-air prison on earth.

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Obama on Gaza: 'No comment'

“There was no immediate comment on the Israeli air strikes on Gaza from Obama, who is vacationing with his family in Hawaii, or his staff.”

This is how our incoming President has reacted to the worst attack on the Palestinian people in 20 years – by not reacting at all.

The Bush White House, of course, has responded as we all know they would: Israel-has-the-right-to-defend itself, let the killing begin, etc., ad nauseum.

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Inside Gaza: "The hospital morgues were already full. The dead were piled on top of each other outside.'

I am safe, and yet I feel like a walking dead person. Everything around me shows it. It is hard to write something of any coherence while exposed to cold winter air and to the smell that lingers after the detonation of Israeli bombs. They must have been massive. During the bombing I opened all the windows around my apartment to avoid them imploding as a result of the vacuum shocks sweeping through Gaza City after each enormous bang. While the bombing continued, I jumped down two flights of stairs to my father's house, to make sure he was OK. Should I open up all his windows too? That would expose the old man to the risk of illness. We have no medical care or medication. However, the risk from shattering glass was greater, so I opened them all.

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International witnesses speak out from Gaza

(Besieged Gaza, Palestine - 27th December 2008) - Human Rights Defenders from Lebanon, the UK, Poland, Canada, Spain, Italy and Australia are present in Gaza and are witnessing and documenting the current Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Due to Israel's policy of denying access to international media, human rights defenders and aid agencies to the Occupied Gaza Strip, many of these Human Rights Defenders arrived in Gaza with the Free Gaza Movement's boats. FREE GAZA boats have broken Israel's siege of Gaza five times in the past four months.

"At the time of the attacks I was on Omar Mukhtar street and witnessed a last rocket hit the street 150 meters away where crowds had already gathered to try to extract the dead bodies. Ambulances, trucks, cars - anything that can move is bringing injured to the hospitals. Hospitals have had to evacuate sick patients to make room for the injured. I have been told that there is not enough room in the morgues for the bodies and that there is a great lack of blood in the blood banks. I have just learned that among the civilians killed today was the mother of my good friends in Jabalya camp."

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The reason Israel attacked Gaza: Electioneering

The Iranian Foreign Ministry is saying Israel’s attack on Gaza was to placate Israeli Public Opinion.

Gush Shalom’s Uri Avneri, a leading figure in the Israeli Peace Movement is saying it is for the election campaign.

This all begs the question: From where could a population develop such genocidal cravings?

It can be from personal experience, most unlikely, it is not as if Israel has been invaded, or that the majority of citizens feel threatened. Or that so many have been hurt or died.

It can be incitement from Political or Religious leaders.

It can be being brainwashed by the Media.

Or finally a surreptitious order from the ruling economic elite, that is, the Military Industrial Complex (who anyway own the media, and probably the politicians and maybe the Religious leaders.) to whom one’s boss is indebted.

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Rock the Truth: Final Israel genocide has begun

Not possible to excerpt. Click through and read the reactions of an American who has simply had enough. - Ed.

Read it and weep.

Israeli Jews get dogs to eat Lebanese prisoners

Excerpt:

The brutal assault on Gaza follows an incident in Southern Lebanon in which two farmers were abducted by Israeli Defense Forces on Saturday. The two men were abducted on Lebanese soil, taken to Israel where the Israeli Jews allowed dogs to attack them mercilessly. One of the men literally lost a foot in the disgusting violation of human rights. The two men were returned to Lebanon and are undergoing surgery to save their lives at this time.

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Jewish Rule by JB Campbell

Probably the best description of the problem which confronts humanity is in Douglas Reed’s The Controversy of Zion.

Reed, a foreign correspondent for the Times of London, discusses the struggle within Judaism between those who craved a Jewish homeland in the former Judea, which for many centuries has been known as Palestine and populated by Semitic Palestinians, and those who thought this was a crazy idea, due to the Jewish nature.

The Khazarian Zionists

The ones who wanted a homeland called themselves Zionists and the ones who didn’t merely called themselves Jews. Oddly, the Zionists were mostly non-Jews whose ancestors had themselves converted to Judaism around 800 AD in a place called Khazaria, in the Caucasus Mountains between the Caspian and Black Seas.

They were quite literally Caucasians. The history of the Khazars can be found in the Jewish Encyclopedia, the Britannica and especially in Arthur Koestler’s The Thirteenth Tribe, and of course online.

This is one of the many aspects of the Jewish Question: Who is a Jew? What is a Jew? What do Jews do and what do they want? One of the results of the Holocaust legend is that it has made people around the world wary of even mentioning Jews, or the word "Jew." Substitutes are often used - but not by Jews of course. Jews call themselves Jews - they just don’t like non-Jews to say the word "Jew." It disturbs them because they know that coming from a non-Jew, the word "Jew" is an accusation of a crime, generally usury, sometimes worse. Today, it has become something far worse.

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Trojan horse? India's agreements with Iran

If, hypothetically, Israel has infiltrated India (cough), then could Israel not get right inside Iranian military bases via this accord? - Ed.

Excerpt:

From 2003:

India surprised both Pakistan and the US in the signing of its recent accord with Iran. This strategic agreement, which will allow India the use of Iranian military bases in the event of any outbreak of tensions with Pakistan, affects the future of the sub-continent. The revelation by India of the pact not only heightens tension in south Asia, but also leaves the US with a dilemma: how to react to India’s alliance with Iran, which remains part of the US ‘axis of evil’.

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Guardian: Madoff probe focuses on tax havens

No mention of the most obvious place to look. - Ed.

The hunt for funds allegedly cheated out of investors by Bernard Madoff, who faces fraud charges in New York, has turned to offshore tax havens where investigators believe he may have salted away hundreds of millions of dollars.

Stephen Harbeck, chief executive of America's Securities Investor Protection Corporation (Sipc) and official receiver of Madoff's now defunct brokerage business, said the hunt for funds was likely to spread all over the world. "We will trace funds wherever the trail goes," he said on the steps of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Will the US break up?

The larger and more complex a system, the more likely it is to break down. Something like a simple pendulum with few moving parts could last many years. But very large, complicated things like the Large Hadron Collider break down much more quickly.

America now has some 300 million people, 50 states, and more federal, state and local agencies than anyone can possibly list. It is hard to govern such a large, complex and populous system when anything goes seriously wrong.

And a lot is going wrong right now.

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Mumbai: It was the Mossad again, 100%

The latest updates in Mumbai from the Indian press and Pakastani Daily:

-The reason why the terrorist attacks on Mumbai was done on the specific date of November 26th is that the Anti-Terror Squad chief Hemant Karkare planned to reveal to the world press the next day 27th, that the Mossad was involved in funding and training militant fanatic Hindu terrorist group, who bombed Malegaon, India a few months ago, attacks that the Indian government wanted to blame on Muslims. Karkare saw the facts and was not fast to blame the Muslims; he ordered and investigation and found out that the Hindu terrorist group did the bombing.

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Photo surfaces of bush with father of housing scammer Isaac Toussie

Some scandal from NY. - Ed.

A stunning photo of President Bush shaking hands with the father of pardoned - then unpardoned - housing scammer Isaac Toussie emerged Friday as the White House reeled from the embarrassing scandal.

...Both Toussies face suits accusing them of fleecing hundreds of blacks and Latinos who bought overpriced, shoddy houses.

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The Noose Tightens

Kind of strange to see this in Newsweek. The key point, which they get to at the very end, is that these people cannot travel safely. Their war crimes are one thing -- their financial crimes are another. The international community can haul them up on charges at any time. - Ed.

The United States, like many countries, has a bad habit of committing wartime excesses and an even worse record of accounting for them afterward. But a remarkable string of recent events suggests that may finally be changing—and that top Bush administration officials could soon face legal jeopardy for prisoner abuse committed under their watch in the war on terror.

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Rioting at the gates of Thermopylae: The Fed & central banks shudder

Banking info: Excerpt:

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

After all my research and in my last six bank closure articles, I no longer hesitate to hand out advice as, since I've painted a bleak picture, it's a little senseless to not share what I think are good ideas. Otherwise I would seem a bit like Chicken Little running around with his head cut off, so here you go! (Please remember I am certainly fallible.) Take a look and decide for yourself, I view my advice as fairly conservative. Remember, this is not a time to be placid and just mull around, it is time to be realistic, do some research and take action if necessary. Please protect yourself and your family.

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12.28.2008

Yes, Israel. The world is watching you. We are looking right through you.

Uruknet flooded with reports on Gaza. Unprecedented international condemnation of Israel.

[Axis of Logic] Editor's Note: The international condemnation of Israel, reflected in the phenomena taking place on URUKNET is truly phenomenal. The numbers of articles and powerful expressions of rage against Israel is unprecedented in any other world media. As outrage is voiced by the people, around the world, Axis of Logic carries this special report to point to the articles that are flowing into our brother/sister media platform - URUKNET. URUKNET is without doubt, the premier, uncompromising website on western imperialism in the Arab world. These reports are coming from writers internationally, providing their analyses and expressing their condemnation if the Israeli Massacre in GAZA on December 27 and 28, 29, 2008 and continuing.

While the U.S. and European media remain silent or support Israel and attack the victim, our Internet fills the vacuum. We believe there is a qualitative and historical difference that distinguishes this vicious attack on Palestine from all of Israel's former massacres of innocents. Introductions to the articles below are included with links for continued reading on URUKNET. The Zionist genocide continues.

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12.27.2008

Mass murderers expect your support and understanding

"Israel expects the support and understanding of the international community as it confronts terror." - Tzipi Livni

Israeli air strikes in Gaza strip kill as many as 200 people

Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Israeli aircraft attacked police and security installations across the Gaza Strip, killing scores of people in the deadliest raid since the occupation of the coastal region ended in 2005, security and medical officials said.

As many as 200 people were killed and 750 injured, including women and children, Mu’awia Hassanien, a Palestinian medical-services official in Gaza, said today. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, called the air strike a massacre and said it would retaliate. At least 30 rockets were fired from Gaza today, Israel Radio reported, killing a woman in Netivot.

Israel’s strikes started at 11:30 a.m. and in two minutes hit more than 30 targets, most of them security compounds run by Hamas, said an official of the movement who declined to be identified. They came after a week in which dozens of Qassam rockets were fired into Israel following the expiration Dec. 19 of a six-month cease-fire with Hamas.

“Israel expects the support and understanding of the international community as it confronts terror,” Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said. The government ordered the strikes on Hamas only after it saw no other way to stop rocket attacks on its southern towns. The attack comes amid an election campaign in Israel, with the ballot scheduled for Feb. 10.

Cryptogon notes how the price of gold spiked ahead of this attack and links this to other similar events.

And let's talk about those rockets, the ones used to justify this attack. Here is Sarkozy, speaking presumably for the EU, citing them obliquely. The asshole Bush cites them directly:
President Nicholas Sarkozy of France, who holds the rotating European Union presidency, said he “firmly condemns the irresponsible provocations that have led to this situation, [the rockets] as well as the disproportionate use of force,” according to an e-mailed statement.

...In Washington, White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said in an e-mailed statement from President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, that “Hamas’s continued rocket attacks into Israel must cease if the violence is to stop.” He also urged “Israel to avoid civilian casualties as it targets Hamas in Gaza.”
The rockets get top billing. Oh and by the way, watch that disproportionate force and try to avoid the women and children, ok? please & thanks. Love, Nick and George. We support you, because we mass murderers gotta stick together.

Here are some questions about those rockets:
The picture published at the ORF website is credited to "MOHAMED SABER/EPA". Those are two first names and no family name. Who is this person? Why does he not present himself with a family name as any Arab would do? Does he exist at all or is he a fabrication?

The rockets depicted in that picture (and on the video) look more like the fancy bengalas which can be bought in many shops all over the world before festivities than any known weapon.

These so-called "rockets" appear to not have place for fuel or an engine, but they are supposed to fly 10-15Km? How do they accomplish this miracle?

How did ORF and other western media come into possession of this video which supposedly shows "Hamas fighters" shooting rockets from between fruit trees? Was it distributed by the Israeli embassy? Neither Austrian nor other western journalists are known to go to Gaza, so they can only have received them from the Israeli government, and that is what a link to exactly there from the ORF page suggests.

If the firing of these rockets from Gaza can be doubted, from where else could they have been fired? From within Israeli territory perhaps? Could it be that the firing of these rockets is a propaganda campaign implemented by the IDF in order to "justify" a long-planned massacre against the people of Gaza?

Could it be that the IDF is using the inhabitants of Sderot, Asqelon and other places around Gaza in order to construct a justification for genocide against a people who are already half hungered to death?

Why did nobody ask these questions before showing the clip at several European TV stations? If western media are not sloppy in their research and their checking of sources but still publish material which is obvious propaganda, is it possible to say that this irresponsible and less than professional attitude, the wholesale regurgitation of Israeli propaganda, is tantamount to complicity in the genocide against the Palestinian people?

Yes.

Israel attacks Gaza, hundreds dead; who made a killing?

Israeli war planes and combat helicopters pounded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing at least 140 people and prompting rocket fire from Palestinian militants that killed an Israeli, medics said.

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Who does the piracy in the Gulf of Aden benefit?

SEAS OF STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

The piracy off the coast of Somalia is certain to be seized upon as legal and moral grounds for the internationalization of those waterways.

Somalia perches on the most important maritime channels in the world. Through this passageway passes Arab oil on its way to European and American markets. The maritime channel has special strategic significance for Washington and Israel.

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Warlords get Viagra, We have money for that.

Afghan warlords receive a great healthcare coverage courtesy of uncle Sam, compared to US citizens. Draw your conclusions (become a warlord?). Hat-tip to Citizens For Legitimate Government:

‘Take one of these. You’ll love it,’ the officer said. Compliments of Uncle Sam. CIA Supplying Vi*gra to Afghan Warlords 26 Dec 2008 The Afghan chieftain, of 60-odd years, has duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift. Four blue pills. Vi*gra. “Take one of these. You’ll love it,” the officer said. Compliments of Uncle Sam.

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Oh hush the noise, ye men of strife

As a seasonal thought, and a reminder that the Christian religion can be a force for good despite its abuse by Bush, Palin and their ilk, I wanted to share with you my favourite carol.

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How Jewish is Hollywood?

Ay, Captain. I think I discovered the problem. - Ed.

I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.

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I appreciate Foxman's concerns. And maybe my life spent in a New Jersey-New York/Bay Area-L.A. pro-Semitic cocoon has left me naive. But I don't care if Americans think we're running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.

$50-60B laundered from US into illegal colonies (Israel)

The following document case file reveals the failure of US law enforcement agencies to act on credible, specific public and private allegations that up to $60 billion has been laundered from the United States into illegal colonization of the West Bank. The US national security interest in averting another 9/11style attack motivated by this type of ongoing illegal activity continues to be high.

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Israel warns America yet again - There's hell to pay for not attacking Iran

To most, the language appears all-too-familiar and not unlike the childhood story of the “boy who cried wolf”. Indeed, it has all the hallmarks of the typical fear-mongering all have come to know all-too-well in recent years featuring a paranoid Zionist military commander working for a notoriously paranoid nation and warning of the next “holocaust” if everyone does not immediately stop what they are doing, pay strict attention and follow the prescribed course of action as laid down by the Jewish state.

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Kawther Salam - The rockets of hunger and Israeli propaganda

I received a message from the photojournalist and peace activist Sameh Habeeb from Gaza while I was looking at the news in the Austrian TV, which pierced my ears with talk about the rockets which Hamas supposedly shoots at the "innocent Israeli occupation" which has jailed one and half million in Gaza since before Al-Aqsa Intifada broke out.

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12.26.2008

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. However, many prefer the darkness.

'The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon THEM hath the light shined'.

Isaiah Chapter 9, verse 2. Isaiah prophesied the coming of the Lord in 741 BC. There are about 330 specific prophecies in Scripture of the coming of Jesus Christ (Christos: the Chosen), who will lead the people out of darkness and hopelessness, meaning no belief in any existence after death.

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Why Arabs believe in force fields


The following article, about information warfare, is in itself information warfare. Israel's Mossad, along with the CIA/US military and India's RAW did indeed conduct the Mumbai attacks. That aside, the sad fact remains that "inshallah"as understood by the average Joe and Jane results in needless deaths and sets a person up for gross manipulation. I would not have brought this highly sensitive subject up had I not encountered it myself and know it to be fact.

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Gaza bracing for Israeli military strike

JERUSALEM (AFP) — The spectre of a military invasion is hanging over the Gaza Strip as militants fired another volley of rockets despite Israeli warnings that failure to stop the attacks would lead to bloodshed.

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Iran, Europe and America after the August War

After the war in August, Iran got a chance to settle relations with the U.S. and become a central player in the south of Eurasia. This country is developing very serious interests with respect to the Caucasus, where its strategic collaboration with Georgia appears to have the greatest potential.

The war in August has called into question Georgia’s ability to be a reliable energy corridor. Despite this, the country is so important in terms of transportation of Caspian energy resources to the West, that its complete occupation by Russia should be considered an utterly unrealistic option.

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Israel sentences PLFP leader to 30 years

Contrast to the way IDF soldiers are routinely absolved from their crimes. - Ed.

An Israeli court has sentenced the leader of the leftist Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to 30 years in prison.

On Thursday, Ahmed Sa'adat the leader of Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine was sentenced to 30 years in prison, for allegedly leading an "illegal terrorist organization" according to an Israeli military source.

Sa'adat released a message on Thursday before his sentencing asserting that he did not recognize the authority of the Israeli military courts.

“I don't stand to defend myself before your court, as I emphasized before. I don't recognize this court, which is an extension of occupation which international law considers illegal. Our people have the right to resist occupation, and this court is based on the British emergency law of 1945 which is worse than Nazi laws,” Sa'adat's message read.


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The big shock of 2008

No, it wasn't the banking scandal.. And it wasn't a mysteriously poor showing of John McCain... It was a one-two punch in the stomach of the electorate that reveals what our servants really think of us. For some, this is not new, but for America - tens of millions, in fact - it was sudden, frightening and even heart-breaking on some levels in 2008.

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Witnessing the decay of Western Hegemony and the role of the organic intellectual

PEJ News - Pablo Ouziel, Justice Editor - Abstract - While the military might of the world’s leading nations continues to expand, it has become apparent that western colonialism is abruptly coming to an end, yet the consequences are still not clear to any of the pundits traditionally involved in the discourse which has helped to build it. For many decades in the west, we have thrived on imperial expansion led by the United States of America and its allies, and legitimized by international bodies such as the International Monetary Fund, The World Bank and the United Nations. Today, this oligopoly of world domination is rapidly deteriorating and what only a few months ago seemed like the only option for humanity is today being severely put to the test. The organic intellectual must face these challenging times by offering viable alternatives to society so that a new world order can emerge out of the rubble left behind by liberal democratic capitalism.

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Harold Pinter 1930-2008: "What happened to our moral sensibility?"

Harold Pinter died yesterday of cancer at age 78. He was one of the great playwrights of the twentieth century. In his plays, like The Homecoming, The Birthday Party, and Old Times, he caught the ambivalent and restless conflict, the striving for significant personal connection and the intricate by-play of emotion and memory, that lay at the heart of the human dilemma.

Pinter also was one of the great moral voices speaking for human justice and freedom the English-speaking world has seen in recent times. This is most evident in his final testament, his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature, which he received in 2005.

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Protectionist dominoes are beginning to tumble across the world

Hint hint hint. - Ed.

Excerpt:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, is worried enough to ditch a half-century of IMF orthodoxy, calling for a fiscal boost worth 2pc of world GDP to "prevent global depression".

"If we are not able to do that, then social unrest may happen in many countries, including advanced economies. We are facing an unprecedented decline in output. All around the planet, the people have reacted with feelings going from surprise to anger, and from anger to fear," he said.

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US police could get pain beam weapons

The better to zap you with, my dear. - Ed.

The research arm of the US Department of Justice is working on two portable non-lethal weapons that inflict pain from a distance using beams of laser light or microwaves, with the intention of putting them into the hands of police to subdue suspects.

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John de Nugent

This guy ran for president. - Ed.

From his website:

Does the study of psychopathy give us insights into why so many mass murderers become world leaders?

PSYCHOPATHS: RUTHLESS SOCIAL PREDATORS who manipulate and plow their way through life—leave a trail of broken hearts, shattered expectations and empty wallets. They selfishly take what they want and do as they please, completely lacking in conscience and in feelings for others. Psychopaths are found in every segment of society. There is a good chance that eventually you will have a painful or humiliating encounter with one of these human monsters. Unfortunately, they are particularly prevalent among top politicians and the establishment elite. Their importance in history is an emerging field of study.

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12.24.2008

Higher Wages or Bubblenomics

What’s it gonna be?

Wages, wages, wages. It all gets down to wages.

A strong economy must be built on a solid foundation of steadily rising wages. If wages don’t keep pace with production, the only way the economy can grow is through the expansion of debt, which leads to disaster.

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The Federal Reserve Bank is the Reason for America's Downfall

It is no accident America is now an empty shell of the great economic power it once was. Bled dry by debt imposed by those whose sole intent was to profit, the US is now bankrupt at a time it desperately needs the resources it no longer has.

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The slow slide continues and the strange affair of Bernie Madoff

Excerpt:

The Madoff scandal is a true life crime of immense proportions. Like all crimes there is a need for a detective, so let us play that part for a while, let us, in the fine traditions of Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and Columbo, speculate a little. Here are the facts so far:- - Bernard Madoff, long time fraudster, woke up on Thursday 11th December, met his sons at his Manhattan apartment and decided to confess to them that his world renown investment business is "a lie", a giant Ponzi scheme. His son's, being good citizens, then called the New York Police and had their father arrested.

- Madoff confessed to the police that he had defrauded investors of $50 billion. He will no doubt have been read his "rights" so this confession is admissible in court. This was immediately reported to the regulators and the international media where, naturally, a storm broke over such an immense fraud. This is truly bizarre; think about it, think about how the US legal system works and ask yourself if a man in Madoff's position, a man who must be facing the rest of his life in prison, is going to confess!

- The necessary court hearings took place at which bail was set with conditions.

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The Fed's Plan: Steal the value of your money and give it to banks

The Federal Reserve has announced it is lowering the federal funds interest rate to between 0.00% and 0.25%. This means it will now be even easier for banks to create new money. When banks borrow money from the Federal Reserve, the Fed is not lending them money it has saved. The Fed is creating entirely new money that did not exist before. The banks then loan this money to individuals and businesses at an interest rate higher than the federal funds rate.

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California to go bankrupt by March

Arnold Schwarzenegger's State of California is expected to run out of money within two months, the governor's chief financial officer says.

California has been forced to spend billions of dollars more each month without collecting enough taxes due to its budget crisis and will thus have an empty kitty in late February, state controller John Chiang said on Monday.

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Moral Depravity

So Pakistan is just expected to allow a few strikes from India to let them cool off? WTF is that? What about the innocent people who will be killed so India can "cool off"????? - Ed.

Meanwhile, the ex-Army Chief of Pakistan General (R) Aslam Baig has said that US General Mullen is pressing our authorities to allow India to hit certain targets, keeping silent and indifferent to the situation as they have been doing in case of US attacks, which he believes, will cool down India and diffuse tensions between the two countries.

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To defeat India, understand the mindset

Sounds familiar. - Ed.

India follows the ‘Chankaya’ Ideology.’ that all of India’s neighbors are its enemies. And all of the neighbors of India’s neighbors are India’s friends. This was the first time in Pakistan that the private Pakistani media countered the Indian media warfare. The Indians admit this. Sadly, as always, Pakistan has lost ground at the diplomatic front.

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Vicious NSA technology used against the American people

Horrifying. Send them a thought message reflecting your opinion of their total invasion of our personal sovereignty. Also, this gives complete lie to our entire charade of "intelligence operations," since everything that needs to be known is already known by somebody. The whole war machine is simply a way to make money and cause suffering. - Ed.

Evidence for the Lawsuit filed at the US courthouse in Washington, D.C.
(Civil Action 92-0449)

John St.Clair Akwei vs. NSA Ft George G. Meade, MD

My knowledge of the National Security Agency's structure, national security activities, proprietary technology,and covert operations to monitor individual citizens.

Communications Intelligence (COMINT)

Blanket coverage of all electronic communication in the U.S. and the world to ensure national security. The NSA at Ft. Meade, Maryland has had the most advanced computers in the world since the early 1960's. NSA technology is developed and implemented in secret from private corporations, academia, and the general public.

Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)

The Signals Intelligence mission of the NSA has evolved into a program of decoding EMF waves in the environment for wirelessly tapping into computers and tracking persons with the electrical currents in their bodies. Signals Intelligence is based on the fact that everything in the environment with an electric current in it has a magnetic flux around it which gives off EMF waves. The NSA/DoD has developed proprietary advanced digital equipment which can remotely analyze all objects whether man-made or organic that have electrical activity.

Domestic Intelligence (DOMINT)

The NSA has records on all U.S. citizens. The NSA gathers information on U.S. citizens who might be of interest to any of the over 50,000 NSA agents (HUMINT). These agents are authorized by executive order to spy on anyone. The NSA has a permanent National Security Anti-Terrorist surveillance network in place. This surveillance network is completely disguised and hidden from the public.

Tracking individuals in the U.S. is easily and cost-effectively implemented with the NSA's electronic surveillance network. This network (DOMINT) covers the entire U.S., involves tens of thousands of NSA personnel, and tracks millions of persons simultaneously. Cost effective implementation of operations is assured by NSA computer technology designed to minimize operations costs.

NSA personnel serve in Quasi-public positions in their communities and run cover businesses and legitimate businesses that can inform the intelligence community of persons they would want to track. N.S.A. personnel in the community usually have cover identities such as social workers, lawyers and business owners.

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Electrosmog

Dr George Carlo interviewed on the NutriMedical Report, 20th August 08. The latest findings on nutritional protection against electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and treating electrical-hypersensitivity(EHS).
Listen (MP3): Part 1 Part 2

. Dr Carlo led the $28.5 million study in the 1990s on behalf of the mobile phone industry.
. After finding a link between mobile phone use and brain cancer, he set up the Safe Wireless Inititative.

Rapidly increasing background levels of information-carrying radio waves from phone masts, digital electronic cordless telephones (DECT phones), Wi-Fi, and mobile phones are sensitizing the population to all types of EMR.
. 5-8% of the population have electrical-hypersensitivity (EHS). Prevalence of EHS has increased with the saturation of the environment with microwaves from wireless technology.
. Many animal species, including whales and bees, use magnetite to navigate. All around the world they are getting lost increasingly often.

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Shameless. US votes against "right to food" at UN General Assembly

Draft resolution XX on the right to food, approved on 24 November by a recorded vote of 180 in favour to 1 against (United States), with no abstentions, would have the Assembly reaffirm that hunger constitutes an outrage and a violation of human dignity, requiring the adoption of urgent measures at the national, regional and international level, for its elimination.

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Coping: The Army in the Wings

Apologies to George Ure at Urban Survival for the long excerpt. I can't help it if he's brilliant. - Ed.


Congrats to John Crudele of the NY Post today for getting the story "US Army ready if the Downturn Gets Out of Hand" into this morning's editions.

What's not in the Crudele story is the link which I told you about earlier, to the underlying report itself. Only about 35 pages if you skip the end notes. [pdf report - ed.]

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What's not in the report, and what Crudele probably doesn't have column inches to explore, is something that I'd call "military isolationism." Only takes a few moments to pass on the concept. It goes like this:

A friend of mine (who has occasion to run in high up military circles) hints to me that many of his colleagues in the US military seem to think the dot-mils won't have a major energy problem until somewhere out in the 2040-2050 timeframe. Yet, when my friend did a little probing, it seems there's an underlying recognition that the broader society might not be so fortunate. So much so that even given a long-lasting economic slowdown/Depression, the civilian world would becomes seriously energy constrained by 2020-2025 or so.

Hold that thought and let's go back to the report. What I find key is not so much the specifics of what it says. Rather, it' feels like the beginning of doctrine development that ignores a central point of bifurcation.

Specifically, a military with 'resource to 2050' operating on behalf of a civilian population with constrained resources for 20-25 years sounds (pardon this) a bit elitist at its core. I may be an historic dunderhead, but when one portion of the population has resources, while a larger population doesn't have resources, seems to me you're just setting yourself up for violent conflict.

So when I read Nathan Freier's report and come across a paragraph like this one (taken wholly out of context of the report itself, you understand) I wonder if military elitism, that I believe based on first-hand reports to exist, doesn't in and of itself precipitate violent domestic social conflict?

"Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security. Deliberate employment of weapons of mass destruction or other catastrophic capabilities, unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters are all paths to disruptive domestic shock." (Freier, P. 32)

Or, put more simply, Mao Tse Dung's doctrine that the "...people are like a sea and the guerilla (army) must swim amongst them..." collides conceptually with the super-military necessary to deal with super-threats envisioned in future years. Seems having it both ways is not very likely, nor, no matter how much 'intelligence' spending occurs, can all threats be foreseen. An Iraqi shoe-thrower knows that one.

The matter given scant attention is whether a military can rule a resource constrained world without increasing use of violence to enforce its will (starting since 2000 in case you're not following the lead in here in the headlines), a sort of military feudalism exacting ever higher tribute or whether the military component does best arising spontaneously from and of the people. The path of power versus the path of unity.

So it is that in a paradoxical way, the Founders understood that in preserving the well-armed spontaneous militia capability, the power could remain with we the people.

It's a heavy thought to ponder and decidedly un-Christmasy.

But as you work on developing the bogslife (beyond organizational/governmental structures) mindset, which in many ways is how an arriving alien might view ant farm Earth, such fundamental distinctions become important because the seeds of tomorrow's conflicts were planted in our past and the harvests will be bitter or sweet, depending on how we tend the garden today.


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Quantifying overextension - America's 'predicament'

I doubt that any of you need to see a quantitative analysis about how overextended America is. So why post this?

Cryptogon is not about trying to change society, popularity contests, group think circle jerks, or lobbying politicians on the ship of fools to make minor course corrections on the way to oblivion. At this point, Cryptogon is about trying to convince a handful of you (to convince yourselves) to not only survive what is happening, but to be able to stand as examples and teachers for others wherever you happen to be.

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US army ready if downturn gets out of hand. Oh phew.

ARE you afraid that the eco nomic downturn could get out of hand? I mean, really out of hand?

Well, don't worry.

The US Army War College is on the case - ready to handle "unforeseen economic collapse" and the "rapid dissolution of public order in all or significant parts of the US."

And you thought we were just dealing with a recession!

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Reposted: Tipping point: March 2009

LEAP/E2020 anticipates than the unfolding global systemic crisis will experience in March 2009 a new tipping point of similar magnitude to the September 2008 one. According to our team, at that period of the year, the general public will become aware of three major destabilizing processes at work in the global economy, i.e.:

• the length of the crisis
• the explosion of unemployment worldwide
• the risk of sudden collapse of all capital-based pension systems

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