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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


Fox Viewers Briefly Exposed to Truth, Host Cites "Gray Areas" in War

The Bush Hordes

The republicans, led by a moron who doesn’t speak the King’s English, have managed to destroy much of what Americans loved most about their country. Among the first casualties was the trust that had existed between the U.S. and other world powers. Another step back has been the steady erosion of American influence in the world. At home, Bush & Co. have been steadily chopping away at the American people’s Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. Americans have, for the first time, seen their nation assume pariah status among the world community as it expands its influence by war instead of goodwill. The world community is increasingly skeptical of the American voter’s judgment, and few have forgotten the coup-de-tat that delivered Bush to office. “Walk softly and carry a big stick,” has been replaced by “Bring ‘em on.”

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Russia the bad guys? Who are the West trying to kid?

As Russian forces started to hand over control of the Georgian town of Gori yesterday, you could detect a note of surprise, even disappointment, in many media reports. So the all-out Russian invasion of plucky little democratic Georgia might not be going to happen after all. Could it be that the bear was drawing in his claws?

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Missile Defense: Washington and Poland just moved the world closer to war

The signing on August 14 of an agreement between the governments of the United States and Poland to deploy on Polish soil US ‘interceptor missiles’ is the most dangerous move towards nuclear war the world has seen since the 1962 Cuba Missile crisis. Far from a defensive move to protect European NATO states from a Russian nuclear attack, as military strategists have pointed out, the US missiles in Poland pose a total existential threat to the future existence of the Russian nation. The Russian Government has repeatedly warned of this since US plans were first unveiled in early 2007. Now, despite repeated diplomatic attempts by Russia to come to an agreement with Washington, the Bush Administration, in the wake of a humiliating US defeat in Georgia, has pressured the Government of Poland to finally sign the pact. The consequences could be unthinkable for Europe and the planet.

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Wag the Dog: How to conceal massive economic collapse

Last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had just announced record losses, and so had most reporting corporations. Unemployment was mounting, the foreclosure crisis was deepening, state budgets were in shambles, and massive bailouts were everywhere. Investors had every reason to expect the dollar and the stock market to plummet, and gold and oil to shoot up. Strangely, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 300 points, the dollar strengthened, and gold and oil were crushed. What happened?

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Experts accuse Bush admin of foot-dragging on DNS security hole

What's the hurry? This security hole could be really handy when making up an i-9/11 to justify shutting down the internet and blacking out coverage of world crimes. - Ed.

Despite a recent high-profile vulnerability that showed the net could be hacked in minutes, the domain name system -- a key internet infrastructure -- continues to suffer from a serious security weakness, thanks to bureaucratic inertia at the U.S. government agency in charge, security experts say.

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US rules out military role in Georgia but warns Russia off

Washington last night ruled out using military force in Georgia after putting the Pentagon in charge of the delivery of aid to the invaded Black Sea state and US non-combat troops on the ground. Robert Gates, the defence secretary, said he saw no prospect of the US engaging militarily in the Caucasus conflict, but warned that Russia's invasion of Georgia could set back its relations with the west for years.

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Gorbachev: Georgia started conflict in S. Ossetia

Georgian leaders may be blaming Russia for the conflict raging in South Ossetia, but former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said Thursday "there is no doubt" that Georgia provoked the clash.

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Israel clears troops who killed Reuters cameraman, eight other Palestinians

An Israeli tank crew who killed a Reuters cameraman and eight young bystanders in the Gaza Strip four months ago acted properly and will not face legal action, Israel’s senior military lawyer has concluded.

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Report: US troops abroad giving 6x more to Obama than McCain

A new analysis shows the vast majority of US troops serving abroad have donated to candidates running on strong anti-war platforms, with presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama out-raising his Republican opponent by a 6-to-1 margin.

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Putin walks into a trap?

The American-armed and trained Georgian army swarmed into South Ossetia last Thursday, killing an estimated 2,000 civilians, sending 40,000 South Ossetians fleeing over the Russian border, and destroying much of the capital, Tskhinvali. The attack was unprovoked and took place a full 24 hours before even ONE Russian soldier set foot in South Ossetia. Nevertheless, the vast majority of Americans still believe that the Russian army invaded Georgian territory first.

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Blogging is not a crime

I found this arresting chart on Swivel. It plots the number of bloggers who have been incarcerated over the past few years, based on data collected by the World Information Access project. The number of incidents it tracks went from five arrests in 2003 to 35 last year. As blogging expands internationally, so do the risk of speaking one’s mind. (Something many of us take for granted).

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Details of the Olmert peace plan for the West Bank, revealed here and nowhere else on the internet!

Even though it hasn't been made public (and even the Palestinians say they haven't seen such a "peace plan" committed to writing), I know - and can reveal exclusively for the readers of Lawrence of Cyberia - what exactly is in the Olmert Plan, whose details were "leaked" to Ha'aretz yesterday.

There are two reasons that I know the contents of this Israeli plan.

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Brzezinski's Georgia puppets attack Russia, WW III in sight

WASHINGTON, DC -- Clearly playing the role of the aggressor, the NATO puppet regime of Mikhail Saakashvili has carried out a midnight sneak attack against Russian peacekeepers in the province of South Ossetia. Those peacekeepers have been there for 15 years under an agreement with Georgia.

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The lobby like no other wants a war like no other

Having watched John McCain and Barack Obama resolutely pledge their allegiance – and their countrymen’s lives and treasure – to the defense of Israel via AIPAC, the media, and personal meetings with Israeli leaders, it is worth asking what could possibly drive these men to so ardently commit America to participation in other people’s religious wars. This question is particularly important today as the Bush administration and the Israel-firsters continue to push for an unprovoked U.S. attack on Iran.

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The neocons are dying to nuke Iran

An interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

By Kathy Sanborn

13/08/08 "ICH" -- - Sanborn: When I read your article, “Marching Off Into Tyranny,” I was impressed by how you were able to concisely sum up one of the most important issues that we face as Americans, namely, the erosion of our civil liberties, mostly due to fabricated terrorism such as the anthrax scare and the attacks on 9/11. You talk about the Florida university professor, Al-Arian, who continues to be victimized by the Feds although a jury has cleared him of any terrorism charges. [As of August 8, 2008, the Associated Press states, “U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema postponed the trial indefinitely, questioning whether the government was overeager in filing charges.” –KS]

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The Bear and the NWO

The absurdity of the warmongering actions of Georgia, the US-Zionist Israel puppet regime, came to full light in a speech by President Saakashvili on BBC Monday August 11, 2008:

"What we are seeing from the Russians is the cold-blooded, calculated, premeditated murder of a small nation."

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President Bush, will you please shut up?

The neoconned Bush Regime and the Israeli-occupied American media are heading the innocent world toward nuclear war.

Back in the Reagan years the National Endowment for Democracy was created as a cold war tool. Today the NED is a neocon-controlled agent for US world hegemony. Its main function is to pour US money and election-rigging into former constituent parts of the Soviet Union in order to ring Russia with American puppet states.

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Georgia war a neocon election ploy?

Is it possible that this time the October surprise was tried in August, and that the garbage issue of brave little Georgia struggling for its survival from the grasp of the Russian bear was stoked to influence the U.S. presidential election?

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Pelosi clashes with protesters over impeachment

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's appearance Monday at a West Los Angeles college to discuss her recently published book was marred by dozens of protestors and several angry outbursts by audience members who demanded Pelosi immediately authorize a House committee to hold impeachment hearings against President George W. Bush.

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Ill and in pain, detainee dies in US hands

He was 17 when he came to New York from Hong Kong in 1992 with his parents and younger sister, eyeing the skyline like any newcomer. Fifteen years later, Hiu Lui Ng was a New Yorker: a computer engineer with a job in the Empire State Building, a house in Queens, a wife who is a United States citizen and two American-born sons.

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US boasts of laser weapon's 'plausible deniability'

via Cryptogon

An airborne laser weapon dubbed the "long-range blowtorch" has the added benefit that the US could convincingly deny any involvement with the destruction it causes, say senior officials of the US Air Force (USAF).

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Haaretz: US puts brakes on Israeli plan for attack on Iran nuclear facilities

The American administration has rejected an Israeli request for military equipment and support that would improve Israel's ability to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.

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Winter Patriot: Federal Court ok's treason, crimes against humanity

The traitors and war criminals who have taken over our government are dancing with joy this evening, and rightly so. Earlier today, a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington granted them legal immunity for every criminal action they have taken while in office.

The ruling, made by a panel of three judges in dismissing an appeal in the case of Valerie Plame [photo], absolves government officials of individual accountability for any actions taken in an official capacity, regardless of whether those actions violated federal law or jeopardized national security. In effect, it legalizes treason, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

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The Puppet Masters behind Georgian President Saakashvili

By F. William Engdahl *
The controversy over the Georgian surprise military attacks on South Ossetia and Abkhazia on 8.8.08 makes a closer look at the controversial Georgian President and his puppet masters important. An examination shows 41 year old Mikhail Saakashvili to be a ruthless and corrupt totalitarian who is tied to not only the US NATO establishment, but also to the Israeli military and intelligence establishment. The famous 'Rose Revolution of November 2003 that forced the ageing Edouard Shevardnadze from power and swept the then 36 year old US university graduate into power was run and financed by the US State Department, the Soros Foundations, and agencies tied to the Pentagon and US intelligence community.
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Most US Firms Avoid Federal Taxes

But they're first in line for the welfare checks. - Ed.

WASHINGTON (Aug. 12) - Two-thirds of U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005, according to a new report from Congress.

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Bush looking drunk at the Olympics

Click through all the links to see this moron in action. - Ed.

No one's saying teetotaling President Bush would actually try and sneak some shots of alcohol while enjoying himself at the Beijing Olympics as his apocalyptically bad presidency recedes into history.

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American Complicity: The Solution

By Timothy Gatto

11/08/08 "ICH" -- -- I am made of flesh and bone. I have a mind and a conscience that tells me what I believe is right or wrong. I was born in America, but that doesn’t mean that the American society, the American way of life meets the criteria of what I believe is moral. My being born American was an accident of birth. The truth of the matter is that through the great celestial scheme of things, I could have been born in China or India or in Iran.

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The Reality behind Western propaganda regarding war in Georgia

By Damian Lataan

12/08/08 "ICH" -- - For many the war in Georgia may have seemed as though it came from nowhere; as if it just suddenly erupted without any warning. And, if one were to believe what the pro-western mainstream media are telling us, one could be forgiven for believing that it did. The US and their western allies have taken full advantage of this anomaly and turned it to their advantage for propaganda purposes. They have been busy telling the world that the Georgians have been overwhelmed by the Russian ‘bully boys’ to their north when in reality the Russians were and are merely reacting to the murderous bully boy tactics of the Georgian army and their supporting band of US and Israeli mercenary thugs that ruthlessly attacked the civilian population of south Ossetia in an effort to force them to give up their demands for autonomy.

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Col Sam Gardner: "If US attacks Russia, Russia will use nuclear weapons"

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ClubOrlov: The Trouble with Georgia

Ryan suggested that I weigh in on the current conflict in South Ossetia and in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, which I mention in passing in my book as one of the bigger post-Soviet political fiascos.

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The Bear And The NWO

Well, let's try Geography 101 and see if anyone in America wakes up to the realities of the matter. With Georgia and Russia at war right now, let's see if a map will clue in those clueless Americans.

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Don't Vote for the Two-Party Duopoly

The truth is that the two political parties are owned lock, stock and barrel by the multi-national corporations that fund their political campaigns. Along with them, the pharmaceutical industries and the defense industries are also adding to their coffers. The average median income of a Senator is $1.2 Million Dollars! The average median income of a Congressman is $675,000.00 dollars. Who can argue with that kind of money?

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Be on high ground come 8/15 - neocons in action

August 15th 2008, be on high ground and have cash in hand.

I have advised my good friends and family to have cash in hand (not in the Banks) by 08/14/08 because come the 16th, a freeze on assets in the US limiting cash withdraws from banks and investment accounts may go into effect. The evening of the 15th just may be the start of the worst evil global chaos in the last 50 years. Be prepared.

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Americans wait for the big smackdown

Thanks, asshole, for writing a book that makes me feel so fucking miserable I could cry. For all the redneck jokes I've heard and the feel-good superiority they engender for having been born into a northern Virginia culture, yet rising above it, I now feel like a traitor to my class. I feel a compulsion to do something more than merely espouse liberal values. I feel a need to do something about them, and I thank you for awakening me to this need.

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Georgia: the messy truth behind the morality tale

It is remarkable how quickly other people’s bloody tragedies can be transformed into simple morality tales by Western observers sitting in cushioned, air-conditioned offices.

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8/8/08, the beginning of the Summer Olympics and WW III

The Olympics are what is right about the world. On this last Friday, the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year of the new millennium we witnessed a fantastic spectacle, a peaceful gathering of the many nations of our small blue planet; a competition of the best young athletes from all over the world. The Olympics make us proud to be humans; proud to be citizens of Earth.

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Bush warns Russia to pull back in Georgia

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Monday demanded that Russia end a "dramatic and brutal escalation" of violence in Georgia, agree to an immediate cease-fire and accept international mediation to end the crisis in the former Soviet republic.

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Georgian army flees in disarray as Russians advance

The Georgian Army was in complete disarray last night after troops and tanks fled the town of Gori in panic and abandoned it to the Russians without firing a shot.

As Russian armoured columns rolled deep into central and western Georgia, seizing several towns and a military base, President Saakashvili said that his country had been cut in half.

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WW III expands into Europe and awakens the Russian bear: The next stage in the oil wars

Remembering History:
Usually there are disagreements as to the exact dates of beginnings of conflicts, especially when those conflicts are global.

Which act lit the spark on the tinderbox? Which straw was the final one? Like peak oil itself, the beginnings of war are often visible only in retrospect.”

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Ruppert on the Georgian crisis

It is not possible to overstate how quickly this is escalating. It is clear that US options are very limited, short of nuclear war. Thereare no sanctions anywhere that will cause Moscow to blink. What are we going to do? Boycott vodka and caviar? It has also become clear that the Russians have launched a Blitzkrieg attack which has very specific objectives that have yet to be fully achieved. They now control Georgian airspace and a full-scale cyber attack has paralyzed Georgian C3 (command, control, communications). You can bet that there's a battlefield in space that no one is going to talk about, maybe not until satellites starting falling out of the sky. There is little doubt that Russia will bat .1000 on the battle plan, probably within 2-3 days.

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Breaking Bush's Blockade

I am not the only one in America who understands that the real reason why the United States and Israel have decided to back Georgia into provoking Russia during the 2008 Olympics is that the devious duo are planning to slide the entire planet into World War III while the major powers are preoccupied with more immediate concerns in Georgia and at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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s o s: War Alert

This is going to be quick and dirty today. No cute cartoons. No philosophizing. We haven't time for any of that today.

I believe we are on the verge of the outbreak of World War III. Right now.

If I'm wrong, then so be it. I'll apologize for being overreactive later. Too much hangs in the balance if I am right. Treat it as an exercise if you like. A practice for when the real thing happens, because you can be sure the real thing will happen ... and soon.

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The price is the same, it's the size that shrinks

I have noticed this with gallons of milk not filled to the top, also plastic bottles of soda. - Ed.

IMAGINE what would happen if the price of gasoline remained the same, but instead of selling it by the gallon, gas stations knocked down the size a few ounces.

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Apocalypse? by Omna Last

The singer Donovan once said: “The book you are reading is one man’s opinion of moonlight.”

Opinions about what may happen in the future are tenuous to say the least. There are so many imponderables at work in the fabric of the world at any time, particularly now in this time of transition, that any prophet can only guess at what lies in the future. But one does not need to be a genius to know the world is screaming in anguish and is completely out of balance. Before any new dispensation can occur, some sanity and balance must be restored.

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FEMA concentration camps: locations and executive orders

There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general's signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached. Ask yourself if you really want to be on Ashcroft's list. The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a "mass exodus" of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.

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What were the Mossad with fraudulent Australian passports doing in Iraq?

Un-flipping-believable. - Ed.

In a July 16, 2004 article, Mossad spies’ jailed over New Zealand passport fraud, David Fickling of the Guardian reported, “The prime minister of New Zealand angrily denounced Israel and imposed diplomatic sanctions on it after two suspected Mossad agents were jailed for six months for trying on false grounds to obtain a New Zealand passport. The plot, which involved obtaining a passport in the name of a tetraplegic man who had not spoken in years, provoked a furious reaction yesterday.”

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The US and the Russian-Georgian conflict

Tensions between the former Soviet republic of Georgia and Russia erupted into full-scale war on 7 August, leaving thousands of civilians dead and turning dozens of thousands more into refugees.

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More evidence of US complicity in S Ossetia war

As the corporate media in the United States covers volleyball at the Olympics in China and pours endlessly over the marital infidelity of CFR darling John Edwards, the media in Russia is reporting the war in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

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The voice of the White House

Washington , D.C. , August 7, 2008 : “ I have spent the better part of this week; to include last weekend, listening to tapes of high-level conversations and reading computer intercepts to and from the Israeli Embassy, courtesy of friends at the Pentagon. I was not permitted to either make notes or make any tapes of the sessions, which were held in a suite at the Hay-Adams Hotel here in Washington , but during piss breaks, I made many, many notes in a book which I stashed under one of the counters. I was fascinated by what I learned and thought it might be interesting to present an overview of my adventures.

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Beyond Chutzpah

Israel is very much behaving like a whore who urges her town’s folks to erect a great memorial plaque to celebrate and glorify her chastity.

This week, some Zionist pundits both in Israel and North America have urged the Israeli government to boycott the Olympic Games in China to protest that country’s dismal human rights record.

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