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

5.23.2008

Speculation drives prices through the roof; US Congress drags feet for eight years

A shameless plug for myself...

Ever since we passed the psychological barrier of $100 a barrel, it's been pretty much a runaway train. The Peak Oil theory doesn't really explain how gas prices can jump ten cents a gallon in one day. The thing about Peak Oil is that it's a long term geological problem, so there must be another gremlin in the works here messing with the day-to-day prices, you know? I think it has something to do with these happy, happy guys. I mean, they are having a damn good laugh.

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Syria must cut ties with Iran: Israel

You can see how serious these talks are. Israel is really giving them a chance to get going. Actually, having talks with people you don't get along with is a great way to start an argument. - Ed.

Israel said on Thursday that Syria must distance itself from Iran and cut ties with groups like Hezbollah and Hamas if wants to conclude a peace with the Jewish state.

A day after both countries announced the start of indirect talks, Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni said in English: "Israel wants to live in peace with its neighbours, but Syria also needs to understand that it needs also full renunciation of supporting terror — Hezbollah, Hamas and of course Iran."

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Netanyahu: Golan pullout would put Iran on Israel's doorstep

For a guy that hasn't got Olmert's job yet, he sure does get around the block. - Ed.

Opposition leader and Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu warned Thursday that a withdrawal from the Golan Heights would put Israel on Iran's front lines.

Link to Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/986206.html

Syria questions Israel's seriousness on peace, wants full return on Golan

A government-run newspaper in Syria is questioning whether Israel has serious intentions of achieving peace and says Damascus won't accept anything short of a full return of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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For his treatment of children in the WOT, Bush is a war criminal

Surely nothing that President Bush has done in his two wretched terms of office — not the invasion and destruction of Iraq, not the overturning of the five-centuries-old tradition of habeas corpus, not his authorization and encouragement of torture, not his campaign of domestic spying — nothing, can compare in its ugliness as his approval, as commander in chief, of the imprisoning of over 2500 children.

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A Refugee from the Iraq War

The effects of Depleted Uranium. - Ed.

When we walked into Samia Kouzah's dingy two-room flat in Zarqa, Jordan, I almost didn't recognize her daughter as human. Rahmad, age twenty months, sat on the couch quietly looking at us. She has a severely deformed skull, shaped like a mushroom, and her eyes bulge out like a cartoon.

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More info on DU here.

US strike 'kills Iraqi civilians'

Just like the IDF, all the US military does is 'express regret' that 'mistakes were made' and move on. What's the big deal? It happens all the time. - Ed.

Eight civilians have been killed in an air strike by US military helicopters north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.

Two children were among those who died in the attack on Wednesday evening near the town of Baiji, the police said.

Baiji's police chief said the attack targeted a group of shepherds in a farming area. The US military said the incident was under investigation.

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IOF troops destroy agriculture sector in Gaza; kill Palestinian farmers

Even the trees and fields endanger Israeli security. Israelis: The Most Insecure People on Earth. - Ed.

GAZA, (PIC)-- The agriculture ministry in the PA legitimate government in Gaza Strip asserted on Wednesday that the IOF troops had bulldozed vast agricultural areas in the eastern sector of the Gaza Strip which is considered the food basket of the 1.5 million Palestinians living there.

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Conyers subpeonas Karl Rove over DOJ Scandal

Rove's attorney Luskin ridicules subpoena. Arrogance? Beyond comprehension. - Ed.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) issued a subpoena Thursday to former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove for testimony about politicization of the Department of Justice (DOJ), including the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, who was jailed for bribery in what was widely seen as a political prosecution.

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Is the Swift-boat en route to Obama?

GoLeft TV's Mike Papantonio sees a pending "swift-boating" for Senator Obama as the "Karl Rove filth machine" brings back seasoned Republican operative and Bush ally John Timothy Griffin to work for Senator McCain's presidential run.

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The British Genocidal Roots of Mayor Bloomberg's Madness

In December 2007, New York City's billionaire mayor, and wannabe Mussolini of a fascist United States, Michael Bloomberg, delivered a keynote speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia. Bloomberg was there as the official spokesman for a little-known organization called the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). Not surprisingly, Bloomberg delivered a Mussolini-esque diatribe about "climate change," and swore that the world's leading cities—not the sovereign governments—were going to take the lead in shoving the "global warming" swindle down the throats of the world's population—at the expense of billions of innocent lives.

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5.22.2008

The Bush's and Hitler's Appeasement

The irony of George W. Bush going before the Knesset and mocking the late Sen. William Borah for expressing surprise at Adolf Hitler’s 1939 invasion of Poland is that Bush’s own family played a much bigger role assisting the Nazis.

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Progressive Vision Failure: The Real Scandal of Bush's Knesset Speech

There has been much throwing about of brains in the "progressosphere" about George W. Bush's shocking and unseemly injection of – gasp! – partisanship into his address to the Israeli Knesset the other day. Evidently this was the first time in American history that a president has ever indulged in such un-statesmanlike behavior while gadding about in foreign parts. And what exactly did Bush do, what was this act of unprecedented moral and political depravity? Brace yourself: he made a remark that could be construed as an implied criticism of Barack Obama.

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Former Clinton WH Aide: We're in for a 'cataclysmic' Bush endgame

Sidney Blumenthal, journalist, former Clinton White House aide and senior advisor to Hillary Clinton, today spoke at Third Way to promote his new book "The Strange Death of Republican America".

He said that the US faces a "cataclysmic" final few months of the Bush term, and that Bush is determined to leave a lasting mark on the world regardless of who is elected the next president.

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As Bush Policy Crumbles, Allies Pick Up the Pieces

As the White House agenda for the Middle East continues to unravel, events over the past 24 hours seem to suggest that U.S. allies in the region are determined to construct a new edifice based on diplomacy, with or without Washington's help.

In spite of the President George W. Bush administration's efforts to isolate and defeat "terrorists and radicals" -- as Bush himself put it in a controversial speech to the Israeli Knesset last week -- U.S.-backed local actors are engaging precisely with those "forces of evil".

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Smoking Mirrors: Lizards and Vultures and Swine...Oh my!

Before I get sucked back into specializing on one topic after another, which often makes me feel like a monitor with an 800 by 600 resolution, let me paint my idea of the big picture and throw in a little creative visualization, all at no cost to you except for the time spent to consider it. You’ve got time. You’ve got nothing but time. No matter what time you think you don’t have and however much you think time is running out, you have more time than you can possibly imagine. To explain this I have to get a little metaphysical.

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Are commodity traders bidding up food, fuel prices?


The record-shattering run-up in energy and food prices has put investors who buy and sell such things on the hot seat -- so hot that some in Congress on Tuesday threatened action.

"The American people are about to take out pitchforks" because of the cost of groceries and gasoline, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said during a Senate hearing on whether commodities are being pushed higher by investors' high-stakes bets that prices will keep going up. Given the uproar from consumers, McCaskill warned an official from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, "if you don't do something, Congress will."


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Israeli press reports US pledge of war on Iran

An Israeli press report that US President George W. Bush intends to launch a military attack on Iran before he leaves office at the beginning of next year prompted a heated denial from the White House Tuesday.

The article, which appeared in Tuesday’s Jerusalem Post, cited a report on Israeli Army Radio, quoting Israeli officials who had met with Bush and his delegation during their visit to Israel last week.

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Reader's mail to David Irving's website

HAVE YOU heard of the case concerning Gerhart Schirmer, a retired Bundeswehr officer who was prosecuted a few years ago for contravening the law, this time in Germany, which makes any denial or diminution of the 'Holocaust' a criminal offence?

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How traders gamble with your energy dollars

From 7/17/07 - Ed.

IN A SERIES of hearings last week on Capitol Hill, members of Congress shed light on the most significant source of volatile energy prices -- excessive speculation and manipulation on the unregulated energy commodity futures markets.

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Depleted Uranium shells used by US military worse than nuclear weapons

(NaturalNews) The use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions by the U.S. military may lead to a death toll far higher than that from the nuclear bombs dropped at the end of World War II.

DU is a waste product of uranium enrichment, containing approximately one-third the radioactive isotopes of naturally occurring uranium. Because of its high density, it is used in armor- or tank-piercing ammunition. It has been fired by the U.S. and British militaries in the two Iraq wars and in Afghanistan, as well as by NATO forces in Kosovo and the Israeli military in Lebanon and Palestine.

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America's march towards fascism; and some helpful hints on how to protect yourself from the US govt

The American Heritage Dictionary defines Fascism as “a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.”

According to National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directives NSPD 51 and HSPD 20, the president of the United States of America has already obtained dictatorial powers.

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Sporting 10-gallon hat, Cheney tells CG grads: War will not drag on indefinitely

Don't spit out your coffee when you read his twisted version of 'reality'. - Ed.

Vice President Dick Cheney told newly minted Coast Guard officers Wednesday that the war on terror would be won on their watch and dismissed fears that fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan would drag on indefinitely.

Cheney, sporting a 10-gallon hat, said the troop surge in Iraq "has succeeded brilliantly."

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5.21.2008

Raytheon Nine - Resisting War Crimes is not a Crime


The trial of the Raytheon 9 finally got underway today, Tues 20th May, at Laganside Court in Belfast. The day started well with about 50 people congregating outside the Courthouse. 28 of them carried placards with photographs of the men, women and children who died in the Qana massacre of 30 July 2006. A carload of Irish Anti War Movement activists travelled from Dublin and everyone felt good to see so many turn up to show their solidarity when the ‘official’ protest of the day before had been cancelled at such short notice.

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Hirsch on CNBC: Peak Oil problem 'as massive as one can possibly imagine'

Predicts $12-15 per gallon and then rationing. On CNBC. - Ed.

Robert Hirsch, author of Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, and Risk Management (a.k.a. the Hirsch Report), appeared on CNBC this morning. He said flat out that new technologies and new drilling won't solve the peak oil problem, and that we should expect $12-15/gallon gasoline followed by rationing.

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When Free Speech Doesn't Come for Free

Free speech is not without consequence. In the United States, for example, criticism of Israel is tantamount to heresy.

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JPost reports on Bush's promises to fund Israel's missile defense

US President George W. Bush pledged his commitment to Israeli leaders during his visit to Jerusalem last week to obtain the necessary funding for the development and production of Israel's Arrow 3 ballistic missile defense system, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

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I declared my independence - Cynthia McKinney's speech at Al Nakba Rally in NYC

On my birthday last year, I declared my independence from a national leadership that, through its votes in support of the war machine, is now complicit in war crimes, torture, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace.I declared my independence from every bomb dropped, every veteran maimed, and every child killed. I noted that the Democratic leadership in Congress had failed to restore this country to Constitutional rule by repealing the Patriot Acts, the Secret Evidence Act, and the Military Commissions Act. That it had aided and abetted illegal spying against the American people. And that it took impeachment off the table.

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Attack Iran, Trash the Constitution - a letter from Ray McGovern to Admiral Fallon

I have not been able to find out how to reach you directly, so I drafted this letter in the hope it will be brought to your attention.

First, thank you for honoring the oath we commissioned officers take to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. At the same time, you have let it be known that you do not intend to speak, on or off the record, about Iran.

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The Cyclone Disaster in Myanmar...and the Human Tragedy of Global Capitalism

People around the world are witnessing the terrible plight of the Myanmar people unfold before their eyes. In the face of such immense human tragedy, there is hope that everything possible will be done to provide aid and relieve the terrible suffering.

There is tremendous wealth, resources, and technology in the world that could be used to respond to this disaster. There is no shortage of people with skills and compassion that could be mobilized to help. But clearly, this is not happening.

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Israeli settler kills Palestinian civilian near Ramallah

With premeditation and impunity. - Ed.

As a human rights organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), Al-Haq is gravely concerned by the killing of a Palestinian civilian in the Ramallah Governorate of the occupied West Bank on 9 May 2008.

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Don't Give Microsoft the Remote Control

If you put Microsoft at the center of your home entertainment system, be prepared to hand them the remote control, literally.

Following reports that digital television viewers were blocked from recording the new season of NBC's "Gladiators", Microsoft confirmed that it is preventing users from recording the show. They claim they were acting on behalf of NBC, and are in line with regulations set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in disrupting computer usage based upon the so-called "broadcast flag" that was transmitted alongside the show.

A Microsoft spokesperson told CNET News, "...Windows Media Center fully adheres to the flags used by broadcasters and content owners to determine how their content is distributed and consumed."

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Guantanamo Trials Hit Setbacks

NEW YORK, May 20 (IPS) - Key elements of the George W. Bush administration's anti-terrorist detention policies appear to be unraveling, according to human rights and legal advocates.

In the past two weeks alone, a military judge has disqualified a Pentagon legal official from participating in the Guantanamo war crimes trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden, because he had pushed for "sexy" cases that would capture attention.

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Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do

For more than five years Ed O'Loughlin was Fairfax's Middle East Correspondent, filing for both The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. His farewell piece appeared in The Age but was missing from the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald. Why?

And now to the strange case of the article that Sydneysiders didn't get to read.

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5.20.2008

UK: 'Big Brother' database for phones and emails

The UK is the controlled testing laboratory for the US. - Ed.

A massive government database holding details of every phone call, e-mail and time spent on the internet by the public is being planned as part of the fight against crime and terrorism. Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms companies would hand over the records to the Home Office under plans put forward by officials.

The information would be held for at least 12 months and the police and security services would be able to access it if given permission from the courts.

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No to Illegal Drugs

Fighting illegal drugs is the single most effective way of taking on the ruling elite and derailing the New World Order

The 600 billion dollar illegal drug trade is the Achilles heel of the ruling elite. Attacking it is probably the single most effective way of fighting the New World Order. Although the monopolistic sale of illegal drugs is not the only source of income for the ruling elite, it is the main source of finance for the 'Matrix', the evil machine that keeps the entire system together.

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(Not) Keeping up with our Parents: Just being middle class is becoming out of reach

Why does it take two incomes to support a middle-class lifestyle that used to require one?

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Food crisis rippling out like a 'Tsunami'

800 million people is almost 1 billion. 6.6 billion on the planet. The scope of this crisis is hard to imagine. - Ed.

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - "A rolling tsunami of social unrest is underway as we speak -- hungry people are desperate people capable of taking desperate actions. This tsunami is rapidly enveloping the global South, and it won't take much longer before it knocks at the door of the global North," warned Vicente Garcia-Delgado, the U.N. representative for CIVICUS, the world alliance for citizen participation.

At a forum on the world food crisis held at the United Nations Friday, civil society groups stressed that over 800 million people are now at risk of starvation, while 100 million have joined the ranks of the extremely poor in just the last few months and are now living on less than a dollar a day.

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Inverted Totalitarianism: A New Way of Understanding How the US is Controlled

Excerpt:

The genius of our inverted totalitarian system "lies in wielding total power without appearing to, without establishing concentration camps, or enforcing ideological uniformity, or forcibly suppressing dissident elements so long as they remain ineffectual. A demotion in the status and stature of the 'sovereign people' to patient subjects is symptomatic of systemic change, from democracy as a method of 'popularizing' power to democracy as a brand name for a product marketable at home and marketable abroad. The new system, inverted totalitarianism, is one that professes the opposite of what, in fact, it is. The United States has become the showcase of how democracy can be managed without appearing to be suppressed."

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US Intelligence: When you get something from the Israelis: "Four out of five times it's complete and total bullshit"

Faulk says that in May 2004 he found an extremely large text file containing grid coordinates for alleged chemical weapons sites in Iraq. Faulk showed it to his supervisor, who was surprised. But he was not surprised that the file existed, only that it had not been deleted. The supervisor said he had believed all such files had been deleted, and that there had been a great many of them. In fact, according to this supervisor, U.S. Special Forces had gone to the locations and found nothing.

That's what usually happens, Faulk's supervisor told him, when you get something from the Israelis. "Four out of five times it's complete and total bullshit."

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Jim Lobe: Bush's Nazi-Iran Analogy

Great analysis by Jim Lobe. He still seems confused, though, about why they would do something so stupid. In my humble opinion, the missing link here is that Bush, Cheney and others involved in this decision-making are psychopaths. Therefore, it's not helpful to put their decisions into some sort of logical framework. The reason they do things is to get narcissistic gratification. They couldn't care less about logic or negative consequences, especially when other people will have to pay the consequences. Of course, they have plans to avoid their own share of the payback. It's called 'Martial Law'. - Ed.

For those of you who have not yet seen it, M.J. Rosenberg’s column on Bush’s analogy between Nazi Germany and Iran and the contretemps between the Obama and McCain camps over Hamas is a must read, by far the best meditation on both issues, particularly on the implications for the American Jewish community, that has crossed my desk.

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Netanyahu: Gov't has no mandate to negotiate

Beni says, "Pick me!! Pick me!!" - Ed.

Likud Party Chairman and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu called for early elections Monday, and said Prime Minister Olmert and the current government have no mandate to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority.

"This government has no mandate to negotiate the borders of this country or to divide its capital city," he told a meeting of the Likud Knesset faction. "The government must go back to the people and allow the nation to choose its leadership once again."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126219

Palestine - Pre-1947

These are the people you've been told didn't exist.

'Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term'

The Jerusalem Times reports that an unnamed Jewish official has the inside scoop on what Dick and George really think. Israelis know what the US government wants to do, but do you? - Ed.

US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran in the upcoming months, before the end of his term, Army Radio quoted a senior official in Jerusalem as saying Tuesday.

The official claimed that a senior member of the president's entourage, which concluded a trip to Israel last week, said during a closed meeting that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were of the opinion that military action was called for.

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5.19.2008

With Contempt: An Open Letter to Dianne Feinstein

You may be surprised and offended by my familiar salutation, but you have lost the right to be addressed as Senator Feinstein. Although I have voted for you in every single election I could (a lot, I'm 60), you have failed miserably as my elected Senator. I now completely withdraw my support for you and the Democratic Party. For the past seven years I have begged and pleaded with you do your job and uphold the solemn oaths you have repeatedly sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States and its laws. Your standard pablum response has been a patronizing pat on the head and a vacuous reassurance that someday something might be accomplished through further legislation, providing Bush doesn't veto it or your colleagues disapprove. Your latest such response (written correspondence, 29 April 2008, regarding torture) is the final straw. I am tired of your sorry excuses and dilatory tactics. Your failure to do your duty has helped bring us to this sorry state of affairs.

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Connecting the Dots: Netanyahu, Israel's Mussolini

Andrew Lobaczewski studied at close range a deviant category of humans who, when they manage to grab pivotal positions of power, hold a devastating potential for raining death and destruction down on humanity, simply to further their own interests. These individuals are known as psychopaths, and they move skillfully and purposely throughout the higher echelons of the global body politic. And like clockwork, they slot themselves into all the significant seats of power.

One such individual interests us today. It seems that dangerous moves are afoot which threaten the safety of the entire planet, and that he plays a key role.

At present, it is very clear that the global psychopathic manoeuvres gravitate significantly around the state of Israel, which takes its place at the centre of an horrific downward-spiral of violence, blood, despair and devastation almost beyond human imagining, which spews forth across the surrounding areas, and threatens to envelope the entire earth in its darkness.

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The Last Roundup: MAIN CORE

Huge. - Ed.

I’m going to provide a one paragraph summary, just to make sure that the implications of this are clear to everyone:

The U.S. Government has, almost certainly, established a database and tracking system for something like eight million Americans who have been designated as threats to national security. The system is called MAIN CORE and it is being run under the auspices of highly classified Continuity of Government (COG) operations. MAIN CORE uses a variety of intelligence sources as inputs, including your email, web activity, telephone and private financial information. In the event of a major national security crisis, it is alleged that Americans listed in the MAIN CORE database, “Could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.”

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Afghan death squads 'acting on foreign orders'

I'm sure these are not the groups getting the 50 year old ammo from AEY. These groups are doing 'important' work. - Ed.

Secret Afghan death squads are acting on the orders of foreign spies and killing civilians inside Afghanistan with impunity, a senior UN envoy has claimed. Professor Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on illegal killings, said "foreign intelligence agencies" had used illegal groups of heavily armed Afghans in raids against suspected insurgents.

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Revealed: Execution of tens of thousands kept secret by US army

Fifty-eight years ago, at the outbreak of the Korean War, South Korean authorities secretively executed, usually without legal process, tens of thousands of southern leftists and others rightly or wrongly identified as sympathizers. Today a government Truth and Reconciliation Commission is working to dig up the facts, and the remains of victims.

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Assassination - a game for all

Stuart Littlewood considers the increasing use of assassination by the US and Israel, and reports that Israeli murder squads have been authorized to enter "friendly" countries, including Britain, and kill enemies of the racist Jews-only state of Israel.

Some readers will remember the 1969 film, “The Assassination Bureau”, a tongue-in-cheek romp based on Jack London's unfinished novel. The setting is the turn of the century a hundred years ago, a fanciful time for regime change and the purging of corrupt monarchs and cruel tyrants. The bureau's hit team is for hire provided that Ivan Dragomiloff, founder and mastermind, deems the targeted killing "socially justifiable" and there’s proof of the candidate's misdeeds.

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Bush to Arab World: Give citizens more freedoms

Bush tells the Arab world that the future is in their hands. That's his way of passing the buck. Mark my words, when TSHTF, Bush is going to point the finger at the Arab world and will take no responsibility what-so-ever. This little remark was their heads-up. - Ed.

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- At the start of his Mideast trip, President Bush gave Israel glowing praise. As it ended on Sunday, the president gave the Arab world a stern lecture: Isolate state sponsors of terror and give citizens more freedoms.

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Bush ends 5-day ME trip with few concrete gains

That's what happens when nobody believes a word you say. - Ed.

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt_Wrapping up a five-day tour of the Middle East, President Bush on Sunday told his Arab allies that expanding democratic reforms and isolating the "spoilers" — Iran and Syria — were crucial steps to a secure and prosperous future for the region.

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Did Hezbollah Thwart a Bush/Olmert Attack on Beirut?

This week Israel's Military Intelligence Chief, Major General Amos Yadlin complained to the Israeli daily Haaretz that Hezbollah proved that it was the strongest power in Lebanon... stronger than the Lebanese and it had wanted to take the government it could have done it,' He said Hezbollah, continued to pose a 'significant' threat to Israel as its rockets could reach a large part of Israeli territory.'

Yadlin was putting it mildly.

But what Intelligence Chief Yadlin did not reveal to the Israeli public was just how 'significant' but also 'immediate' the Hezbollah threat was on May 11. Nor was he willing to divulge the fact that he received information via US and French channels that if the planned attack on Lebanon's capitol went forward that Tel Aviv was subject, in the view of the US intelligence community to 'approximately 600 Hezbollah rockets in the first 24 hours in retaliation and at least that number on the following day'.

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Extraordinary Times, Intentional Collapse, and the Takedown of the USA

Much has been written about whether a worldwide plan exists to control events and steer them in the direction profitable to an elite of the rich and powerful. Is this a “conspiracy theory”? While it is difficult to be specific about who exactly may be behind such a conspiracy, if it exists, it is at least clear that the privately-managed system of global financial capitalism gives ample opportunity for the world’s richest people to combine for their mutual benefit. Further, global financial capitalism itself is based on the monopolization of money-creation by a world banking system that is largely privately owned, even while working through the central banks of the largest and most prosperous nations. This article postulates the existence of a coordinated and longstanding matrix set up by the controllers of money to dominate the movements of history.

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