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


The Riot Meme: Cui bono? Is it a trap?

Please notice where the fingers are pointing: the 'extreme left,' workers, unions. - Ed.

Riots spread from Greece across Europe

MADRID, Spain (Dec. 11) - The unrest that has gripped Greece is spilling over into the rest of Europe, raising concerns the clashes could be a trigger for opponents of globalization, disaffected youth and others outraged by the continent's economic turmoil and soaring unemployment.
Protesters in Spain, Denmark and Italy smashed shop windows, pelted police with bottles and attacked banks this week, while in France, cars were set ablaze Thursday outside the Greek consulate in Bordeaux, where protesters scrawled graffiti warning about a looming "insurrection."


One writer on the site exhorted people to follow the Greek example and "reclaim the streets. Burn the banks that robbed you ... It is a great opportunity to expand the revolution in all europe."

"What's happening in Greece tends to prove that the extreme left exists, contrary to doubts of some over these past few weeks," French Interior Ministry spokesman Gerard Gachet told The Associated Press.

But, he added, the coming days and weeks would determine whether "there's a danger of contagion of the Greek situation into France."

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Sen DeMint: Auto industry bailout will cause 'riots'
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has a strange definition of rioting.

He claims that if Congress passes the White House-approved bailout for the failing auto industry, there will be "riots."

“We’re going to have riots," he said following a Dec. 10 press conference. "There are already people rioting because they’re losing their jobs when everybody else is being bailed out. The fairness of it becomes more and more evident as we go along. The auto companies may be hurting, but there are very few companies that aren’t hurting and they’re going to hurt. We don’t have enough money to bail everyone out."

According to the Business and Media Institute, he blames the automotive industry workers unions for the bailout's progress in the Senate.

The Senator's comment, "there are already people rioting," is an odd one, considering there are currently no reports of "riots" ongoing in the United States. Sen. DeMint did not elaborate on that point.

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Photographs: Georgia Guidestones Vandalized

Stunning development 'by Cryptogon standards'

Stunning the Deeply Cynical: Easier said than done. - Ed.

Former Nasdaq chairman ran $50B hedge fund as Ponzi scheme

I couldn’t make it up. I routinely use the term Ponzi Scheme to describe financial matters, but this one takes the cake for sure.

How many more hedge funds are Ponzi Schemes? I know. I know. The peanut gallery will howl, “All of them.” Seriously, how many of them are no shit, top to bottom, total fraud Ponzi Schemes?

This development is a stunner, even by Cryptogon standards.

I’m a bit baffled, however, by Madoff’s incriminating ramblings as the people with the blue windbreakers and gun belts moved in. I’m sure that a guy like him has been advised by lawyers for decades to, “Just keep your mouth shut, no matter what.” But Madoff is practically doing the prosecution’s work for them.

I wonder if he has been instructed on how to behave… You know… If the heat closes in, you say this that and the other, and nobody has to die, kind-of-thing. He’s the patsy, he takes the fall, and who knows how many roaches scurry away? Or, how many covert operations get quietly rolled up?

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Obama will nuke Iran if Israel nuked

President-elect Barack Obama intends to offer Israel a "nuclear umbrella" in the event of a nuclear strike by Iran, according to a defense source close to the administration quoted by an Israeli newspaper.

Under such an agreement, the United States would promise to use nuclear weapons against Iran should Israel be atomically attacked. Obama's secretary of State, Sen. Hillary Clinton, promised a similar "massive response" should Israel come under attack during the Democratic presidential debates.

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Analysis by Marc at Adored by Hordes

The article was intentionally leaked by Obama, laying an impressive new groundwork:

1) he offers Israel what they already have, but in a new and very reassuring way. It takes pressure off them and creates wiggle room for quid pro quo without giving or taking much away.

2) he opens maximal manoevre room with Iran, including a lifted embargo. Do we want US companies to supply Iran with nuclear plants, or do we want the Russians to get the work?

3) Which, by the way, the Israelis have been sucking up to Russia hard, via detente with its client state Syria. Obama one-ups that move, and says, in effect, "Don't twist your forelocks over Iran. We'll vouch for them. And we're still top dog in the region."

4) Iran's first quid pro quo would be to stop Hamas and Hezbollah with the bottle rockets in Palestine, feeding into a more stable framework there.

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Proxy war between India and Pakistan will benefit 'divide and conquer' agenda of the USA and Israel

Oh it's all true. But coming from Russia, as if they have no skin in the game? Cute. Given the deals just struck between Russia and India, it's a bit of a stretch to score this as a win for the US. Israel is another story. - Ed.

The USA has been the chief supporter of Pakistan for the past several decades. During the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, the USA funneled vast amounts of war materiel to Afghanistan through Pakistan, and much of that war material was diverted, with US permission, to Pakistani Terrorism against India. The USA actually created Al Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden worked as a CIA asset in Afghanistan and also in Kosovo.

During the past several decades the US government and the CIA have not only turned a blind eye to the Pakistani government's support of Terrorist training and Terrorist attacks against India, but the ongoing financial, training, and logistical support which the USA has provided for Pakistan shows that the USA has been a willing co-conspirator with the Pakistani government's efforts to attack and destabilize India.

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What's this? Pakistan has newly discovered natural resources??

The boys only loiter around poor countries with valuable natural resources to exploit. Next thing you know, a rock goes through a window. - Ed.

30 trillion cubic feet of gas lying trapped in Tight Reservoirs of Pakistan

The natural gas in excess of 30 Trillion Cubic Feet may be lying trapped in the Tight Reservoirs of Pakistan. There is a need to further develop local and foreign exploration and production companies and service sector to further strengthen the oil and gas producing capacity of the country, said a senior official sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.

According to Pakistan Petroleum Exploration and Production Companies Association (PPEPCA) Technical Expert Committee the tight reservoirs are of poor quality and therefore require additional effort and expensive technologies to recover gas from them.

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India rules out war against Pakistan

Many problems with - Ed.

India's Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee rules out a military action against Pakistan amid tensions over last month's terror attacks in Mumbai.

"That is no solution," Mukherjee said Thursday during the parliament session in New Delhi. He was replying to an angry lawmaker who asked why India was not attacking Pakistan after so much proof of its complicity in fomenting trouble in India.

Mukherjee emphasized India expected decisive action from Pakistan to crack down on militants operating on its soil. "We have also pointed out that their denial is not going to resolve the issue," he said.

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Credit Crisis: The worst is yet to come


If money is backed by nothing more than government seals, decorated paper, and strongly voiced promises, greed enters into play. No army in history has hindered central bankers and governments from creating money out of thin air and then spending it according to their own vision. The modern term for this is credit money, the loaning of credit by the central bank that becomes money itself. In normal and stable systems, bankers have only been able to loan out money that they have in their own vaults, and they were also always ready to exchange issued paper money and obligations for the gold bars stored in the vault of the bank. However, there has come a moment when bankers realised that people were not coming back to request gold, the result of which was that worthless pieces of paper (read: banknotes and electronic impulses) were placed into circulation and if they issued supplementary paper currency, which lacked any coverage, nothing happened, at least initially. In the old days, the mess would eventually surface and the matter ended with either the bankruptcy of the bank or the destruction of the state’s monetary system through hyperinflation.

Currently, the entire monetary system is global, and therefore has lasted longer than usual. The process, which took place in Germany in the 1920’s over a period of 3-4 years, will last for 3-4 decades on the global market. Throughout history there has been no monetary system that was not backed by a precious metal or some other equivalent accepted by all, ever, without exception, that has remained standing. The current experiment cannot remain standing either. We have created financial “capital” in a heretofore unseen extent. This “capital” is incorrectly believed to be wealth, because it could be exchanged for actual wealth during certain historical stages. Unfortunately, all this financial “capital” and all of this financial “wealth” have little backing in real goods or productive assets. This is an inherent property of our modern-day fractional-reserve banking system. Te result is that, whether we want it or not, the entire global financial system will fall into chaos and will destroyed, and hopefully a new and better system will be created.

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The persecution of Syed Fahad Hashmi

What have we become, America? There is no possible excuse. No possible explanation. No possible justification for these unspeakable acts. - Ed.

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui - "Prisoner 650"
A brief word about Aafia. She's a highly educated researcher with a doctorate in genetics from MIT. She mysteriously disappeared from Karachi in March 2003 with her three children, after which Pakistani officials denied any knowledge of her whereabouts. It was later learned she was at Bagram under draconian conditions with her children (aged one month to seven years). She's incarcerated now in New York, but it's not known if her children are still alive and if so where they're held. Human rights organizations, British journalist Yvonne Ridley, and MP Lord Nazir raised questions about her detention, and, according to Nazir "she (was) physically tortured and continuously raped by the officers at the prison" - for over four years. Chalk it up to "Western values" that (in a post-9/11 climate) view Muslims as sub-humans to be subjected to unlimited degradations. Ridley called Aafia a "grey lady" "because she (was) almost a ghost, a spectre whose cries and screams continue to haunt those who heard her. This would never happen to a Western Woman." It did to Aafia, and her ordeal continues under US detention. - Stephen Lendman

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Condi thinks we're still popular

In an interview with CBS today, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was asked how the U.S. image has fared under President Bush. Rice acknowledged that there were “some negative perceptions” but added that the U.S. is still quite popular:

But I’m always a little puzzled to find the two most populous countries in the world — China and India – even if you want to take the test of popularity, which by the way, I don’t think is the issue, but even if you wanted to take the test of popularity, the United States is very well regarded.

“Among several of America’s traditional allies, support has fallen steeply since 2002,” Pew noted in 2006. An April 2008 BBC poll of 17 countries found that views of US influence in the world are “predominantly negative”:

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HJR8: Quota almost reached for a Constitutional Convention

It's not broken, so let's not fix it. As a matter of fact, let's start using it again, 'kay? - Ed.

On December 3rd, the Ohio House of Representatives introduced HJR 8, a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention, provided for by Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

This is one of only two legal methods for amending the Supreme Law of the Land. This nation is only a few states away from having application of the requisite 34 states needed to convene a Constitutional Convention.

It is worth noting that many states which have called for a Constitutional Convention in the past have since withdrawn their requests (Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, New Hampshire, and others) after realizing the danger of such an event.

If a Constitutional Convention is called, our Constitution and Bill of Rights would be up for grabs and open to any and all changes.


A Constitutional Convention has no limitations!

Once Congress calls for a Constitutional Convention Article V grants that assembled convention the exclusive power to propose amendments regardless of the original reason for its call. By its very definition a Constitutional Convention is a sovereign body and therefore cannot be limited.

Recall that the first Constitutional Convention was held simply for the purpose of amending the Articles of Confederation under Article XIII, which indicated that the consent of all State legislatures is required for amendment. Instead, delegates – having met in total secrecy for several months – emerged with a new fundamental government design, which stipulated that only nine of the thirteen states would have to ratify for the new government to go into effect.

Everything in the current Constitution could be tossed, and replaced with whatever the delegates decide. A new convention could even decide not to bother having the states ratify what it produces. A constitutional convention has no limitations. With today’s hostile and divided political climate, can we trust that our rights would be secure?

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Debate flares over Israel's access to American secrets

It's only "flaring" where people want to deny it, because they're freaking out. - Ed.


In his latest book, published in October by DoubleDay, Bamford writes
that the largest American telecommunications companies cooperated
with the NSA in the “warrantless eavesdropping program by allowing
the agency to tap its phone lines and fiber-optic cables.” To do so,
he writes, the telecom giants resorted to the assistance of at least
two high-tech firms, Narus and Verint, founded in Israel and with
alleged ties to its intelligence services.

Narus and Verint were involved in tapping phone and Internet
communications for, respectively, AT&T and Verizon.

“AT&T have outsourced the bugging of their entire networks — carrying
billions of American communications every day -— to two mysterious
companies with very troubling ties to foreign connections, ” he
writes. “What is especially troubling, but little known, is that both
companies have extensive ties to a foreign country, Israel, as well
as links to that country’s intelligence service — a service with a
long history of aggressive spying against the U.S.”

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Project Humanbeingsfirst: No Exits on this Superhighway

Please read this outstanding essay. - Ed.


Therefore, the following question logically surfaces. If the eventual goal of the oligarchs is world government (see “The Enduring Capitalist Conspiracy For World Government”), and if the baby-step in that direction is to cement the North American Union and the creation of a new currency called Amero, and the way to reach that stage is through manufactured crises which would demand Martial Law as the only bailout solution, why was it not done during this present crisis when Martial Law was only threatened for passing this bailout Bill? Why not simply enact it in America – the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team is already at hand.

The answer is really simple – one cannot take the cake out of the oven before it is fully baked.

Or, to whip another cliché into frenzy, one cannot expect the soufflé to rise without beating it to death first!

That is the point – the NAU cannot be cemented so long as the United States, as a powerful entity, still retains scope for independence of action, and its peoples, still feeling empowered, and not fully shackled in the state of hopelessness. For no American, no matter how indoctrinated, will willingly agree to give up their beloved America and form a weird union with Mexico and Canada. Good natured and peaceable people in this country really love their nation like no other peoples on earth. For them, both country and nation mean only one thing, America. And they will fight back in normal times. Therefore, their will to fight has to be eliminated first. The independence, of the peoples, and the state, has to be whittled down, baby-steps at a time, towards complete disillusionment. A condition not dissimilar to the nation's state in the aftermath of the 1929 crash. Indeed, on the eve of Roosevelt's inauguration, the banking oligarchs had shut down all the banks in the country to paralyze the new President. Had the New Deal not existed, a fascist state in America – as was transpiring all over Europe – en-route to world government surely might have.

Thus notice, the consolidations that have occurred during the present crisis towards the creation of even greater financial combines than those previously existing, while saddling the nation and its peoples in a new debt-trap that actually has no upper bound. But that is still not sufficient to initiate Martial Law today. The soufflé hasn't risen sufficiently!

The approval of the $700 Billion bailout package is really the first down payment. This bailout Act, the new law of the land, has deliberate wording which is quite interesting when viewed in the light of an open commitment on the part of Congress to keep adding additional monies to the rescue plan. The bailout expense can rise to trillions of dollars – and that would be the time when the cake is fully baked!

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Role of alleged CIA asset in Mumbai being downplayed

Recent press reports on developments with regard to last month’s attacks in Mumbai, India indicate the role of Dawood Ibrahim, a wanted crime boss, terrorist, and drug trafficker, is being downplayed, possibly the result of a deal taking place behind the scenes between the governments of the US, Pakistan, and India, to have others involved in the Mumbai attacks turned over while quietly diverting attention from a man who some say could reveal embarrassing secrets about the CIA’s involvement in criminal enterprises.

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Bratislava resident renounces American citizenship, becomes stateless person

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA, 10 December 2008 – Citing US war, human rights abuses, rapacious state capitalism and hypocrisy, Bratislava resident Michael Gogulski announced today that he has renounced his United States citizenship and become a stateless person as a means of “political divorce”.

Gogulski, 36, renounced his citizenship on 8 December 2008 at the American embassy in Bratislava, surrendering his US passport and culminating a two-week process and months of personal preparations. He currently awaits a Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States confirming his loss of American citizenship. As Gogulski has no other citizenship, he is now a stateless person.

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Urban Survival: Quake watch on, hoping to be wrong

Thanks to George Noory, who was kind enough to have my on Coast to Coast AM for a few minutes last night. As I told him, Cliff at and I hope Cliff's linguistic projections of a major earthquake are wrong, but since the technology has accurately given good lead times on other events, it wouldn't be surprising to see 'breaking news' about a major earthquake on the news channels & news crawlers in the next day or three.

By the way, the full moon of tomorrow is the biggest and brightest of the year - good piece on the 'super moon' on the NASA web site here.

Meantime, we understand there's some discussion out of Singapore about putting a similar predictive linguistics project together. Oh, not similar in funding - instead of a garage/part-time project by a couple of nutjobs, theirs is government monied and of a larger scale. We understand it will be called DiANE - a digital analysis network environment - and may give Singaporean government types a heads up on big 'emotional shocks' in the future. We're waiting for a copy of the working paper (in Chinese).

Unfortunately, the lifespan of a project like this could be limited by the new 'political correctness' software that may change words being displayed off discussion groups and such to reduce the sometimes inflammatory (and yeah, maybe even the odd terrorism discussion) on the 'net. Seems you can't get it both ways in the digital world...

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Winter Patriot: More collateral women and children, this time in San Diego

Grace and Rachel Yoon were killed on Monday when a fighter jet crashed into their San Diego home. Grace was 15 months old; Rachel wasn't yet two months.

Read more. Pray that God will deliver his creation from the grasping clutches of the evil among us.

Has the curtain fallen on the last contango in Washington?

Here is an update on the backwardation in gold that started on December 2. It continued and worsened on December 3, 4, and 5. So far this is the most serious signal of the economic crisis: the world is rushing headlong into a Great Depression, possibly worse than that of the 1930’s. Please remember the following analogy: the serial devaluation of currencies starting with that of the British pound in 1931 meant a drastic drop in the velocity of gold circulation. This spelled a contraction in world trade that proved catastrophic to employment and economic health in general. The gold confiscation in America in 1933 only made things worse, in particular, it was the direct cause of the decline in interest rates that, in its turn, was the chief cause of the widespread destruction of capital and bankruptcies. I have discussed this correlation elsewhere.

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CNN 'loses feed' during extra truthy rant

4 minute video here

8 scary predictions

Dow 4,000. Food shortages. A bubble in Treasury notes. Fortune spoke to eight of the market's sharpest thinkers and what they had to say about the future is frightening.

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Data said lost on 2000 TWIC card applications

About 3,000 transportation workers who applied for their new Homeland Security Department-sponsored identification cards have had their application data “irretrievably lost” from the cards' database, according to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Some of the workers whose data disappeared from the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) database are not able to enter their work areas because they lack the proper identification, Thompson wrote Dec. 4 in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

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C. Story: Beggar thy neighbor currency devaluations

As with Mr. Story, we remain ever hopeful that some people somewhere will be touched with a sensible regret. - Ed.

Thursday 11 December 2008 02:00









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The War on Terror Boardgame

War, Terror...Fun for the whole family! - Ed.

Secure the oil, build your empire, fund and fight terrorism. How often have you wished you could join the fight for truth, justice and a decent slice of oil rich land? Well now you can! Fight terrorism when it threatens your empire. Fund terrorism when you don’t want to get your hands dirty. Fight the terrorists you just funded. You can even BE the terrorists! All you need is 2-6 players and an unfaltering desire to liberate the planet. But beware: you are about to enter a world of political kidnappings, suicide bombers, filthy propaganda and intercontinental war.

h/t El Gweilo Intrepido

House Dem says Obama should keep Bush intelligence chiefs

Tool. - Ed.

A top Democrat said Tuesday that Obama should keep the intelligence chiefs of the Bush administration to ensure the United States remains "safe and secure" in a "world that is very dangerous." [thanks to Bush's intelligence chiefs - ed.]

Intelligence Chairman Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, also suggested that some parts of the CIA's controversial interrogation program be allowed to continue, though he declined to say exactly what those parts should be.

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Republic Windows - Owner Skipping Town?

The workers at Chicago’s Republic Windows are staying put at the factory until they get a chance to vote on any offer that Bank of America and the company owners make. During the second negotiating meeting Tuesday, a BoA statement was released but apparently it was released in error. While the media jumped on it, the union says that negotiations were still continuing late Tuesday night– and no resolution was yet in place.

While BoA may offer some form of extended credit to the company owners and JP Morgan Chase which has a 40% interest in the company has offered $400,000 – that does not mean that the workers are getting justice. In fact it looks like the owner has been making a plan to skip town and set up shop elsewhere, leaving the workers in the lurch - after taking $10.4 million in city development funds up to the end of 2007 which may have been contingent on the owners "maintain[ing] certain employment levels through 2019."

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The Famine of 2009

HOLLY NOTE: Weather, as we have warned for the past year has taken a terrible toll on crops. Floods, hail and tornadoes hammered America's breadbasket. Drought is killing California's huge agriculture belt and hitting crops in the Southeast this year. Decimated bee populations added to crop decline. Grain reserves are non-existent. Compounding matters, fuel, seed and equipment have all risen sharply in recent years.

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Picture of a Prophet

The prophet in his day is fully accepted of God and totally rejected by men.

Years back, Dr. Gregory Mantle was right when he said, "No man can be fully accepted until he is totally rejected." The prophet of the Lord is aware of both these experiences. They are his "brand name."

The group, challenged by the prophet because they are smug and comfortably insulated from a perishing world in their warm but untested theology, is not likely to vote him "Man of the year" when he refers to them as habituates of the synagogue of Satan!

The prophet comes to set up that which is upset. His work is to call into line those who are out of line! He is unpopular because he opposes the popular in morality and spirituality. In a day of faceless politicians and voiceless preachers, there is not a more urgent national need than that we cry to God for a prophet! The function of the prophet, as Austin-Sparks once said, "has almost always been that of recovery."

The prophet is God's detective seeking for a lost treasure. The degree of his effectiveness is determined by his measure of unpopularity. Compromise is not known to him.

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India: Armed forces put on war alert

NEW DELHI: In the sort of “high alert” last seen during Operation Parakram, launched after the December 13, 2001, attack on Parliament, the armed forces, especially the air force and the navy, have been kept in a state of war readiness. There has been no massive mobilisation of troops on the border, though.

While Indian Air Force (IAF) fighters have been mounted with bombs and kept in a state of readiness to take off within minutes, almost the entire western naval fleet is aggressively patrolling the Arabian Sea.

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Rattling the Cage: Clueless in Gaza

We have to change the way we think about Gaza, we have to change the way we act, we have to stop bashing Gazans around as mindlessly and automatically as we do. Israel's war with Gaza has to be the most one-sided war on earth, and it is causing tremendous unnecessary suffering to people there, it's putting Israeli soldiers and civilians in unnecessary danger, and it is leading Israel toward a big, bloody invasion that will get a lot of people on both sides killed for nothing.

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Zionist Sponsored Terror Training Summer Camp

Hard to tell how old the footage is. Telling bits toward the end. - Ed.

Starshekel’s CEO funds this stuff. Violent religious indoctrination. Think about that next time you go to buy a cup of coffee there. Notice the extreme racism taught by the Jews to children. As bad or worse than anything the Arabs have ever taught. Note the Jew bragging how the Jews are eternal. He must not know much physics. From stardust we are all made and to stardust we shall all return. The Jews are no different than anyother man that has ever walked the face of the earth, the only thing that distinguishes them is a xenophobic, racist outlook they picked up from a corrupted religion. This training goes on USA soil.

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Revoking Israel's UN Membership

The Gaza Strip is now the largest concentration camp in the world. The situation grows steadily more insufferable for the 1.5 million Palestinians who live there. Deliveries of food, medicine and fuel are made difficult or stopped altogether. Child malnutrition is increasing. Water supplies and drainage have ceased to function. Children die for lack of healthcare. Tunnels to Egypt, dug by hand, are the only breathing space. Journalists and diplomats are denied entry. Israel is planning more military efforts. The Palestinians in Gaza are now to be starved into surrender and become an Egyptian problem.

The UN should use the word apartheid in connection with Israel and consider sanctions with the former South Africa serving as a model. Miguel dÉscoto Brockman, president of the UN General Assembly, conveyed this message at a meeting on November 24th 2008 with the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon present.

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Snapshot of economy in rapidly accelerating freefall

Chart porn for those of you who like that sort of thing. - Ed.

Overview: Most everyone knows it’s a jungle out there for the U.S. economy, but how does this recession measure up to the last one we went through in 2001?

ChangeWave’s latest corporate quarterly survey shows the U.S. economy caught in the clutches of a recession far deeper and more painful than that of 2001 – with alarmingly low 4th Quarter sales projections, abysmal visibility, a deteriorating job market and a severe pullback in capital spending.

The survey was conducted November 20-December 1, 2008 and a total of 3,029 U.S. respondents participated.

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Edith Louisa Cavell, a person of holy courage

She was a beautiful and courageous woman who almost exposed the central bankers’ scheme before it got off the ground. Indeed, she almost prevented World War I.

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Project Censored's top 25 stories for 2008

“Founded by Carl Jensen in 1976, Project Censored is a media research program working in cooperation with numerous independent media groups in the US. Project Censored’s principle objective is training of SSU (Sonoma State University) students in media research and First Amendment issues and the advocacy for, and protection of, free press rights in the United States. Project Censored has trained over 1,500 students in investigative research in the past three decades.

“Through a partnership of faculty, students, and the community, Project Censored conducts research on important national news stories that are underreported, ignored, misrepresented, or censored by the US corporate media. Each year, Project Censored publishes a ranking of the top 25 most censored nationally important news stories in the yearbook, Censored: Media Democracy in Action.”

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The S*H*I*T has hit the fan in Canada

FLASHBACK: Russian intelligence reports US military buildup on Iran border

Please see comment. Thanks, Ed! We are always grateful when the cooler heads prevail. - Ed.

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran's borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday.

"The latest military intelligence data point to heightened U.S. military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran," the official said, adding that the Pentagon has probably not yet made a final decision as to when an attack will be launched.

He said the Pentagon is looking for a way to deliver a strike against Iran "that would enable the Americans to bring the country to its knees at minimal cost."

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The Grinches of Wall Street

by Rosemarie Jackowski

‘Twas the night before Christmas
And through the Senate and House
The money was flowing
To each Wall Street louse

The hedge fund managers and CEOs
Had told their tales of financial woes
Their stories were naughty - not very nice
They told of private jets and gluttonous vice

Meanwhile on Main Street the people were sad
No one could explain why things had gotten so bad
Some said the cause was market speculation
Others said Capitalism was the right explanation

Santa’s elves should create a People’s State
End all war, poverty, and hate
A Single Payer System would keep us healthy
Enough food for all - no need to be wealthy

At the shelter, the children were snuggled in their beds
As nightmares of foreclosure danced through their heads
A holiday miracle is what we need -
On second thought - we just might have to secede

original article

A Rallying Point for Labor

A factory occupation in Chicago that began as a show of defiance by 250 workers has been transformed into a focus of national and international labor solidarity.

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UE Local 1110 - Think Like Them

I have to be honest here. I don’t understand all the stuff coming across the news media about short selling and bank collapses, but I do understand this. There is a lot of money somewhere in the world and it is produced by the people who work, not the people who own the places where we work.

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Time for a Real Labor Party

When has the American public ever truly grappled with real solutions? We complain about the problems all the time. We’ve always expected our elected leaders to surround themselves with the ‘best and the brightest.’ That often gives the public the excuse to be the acquiescent sheep they are so carefully trained to be.

We see the Obama economic team made up of the very types of people who brought us to the brink of Depression. Being smart just isn’t enough. Missing from the team, and even his cabinet, are the very people who most truly represent those most hurt by this economic crisis: Labor and Consumers. Conspicuously absent? Not a word is mentioned of them, even by organized Labor itself. But that should be no surprise.

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Invoking the rule of law whenever it's convenient, while ignoring it the rest of the time? Priceless

Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s threat to halt the state’s dealings with Bank of America Corp. over a shut-down factory in Chicago extends a “dangerous” trend of politicians meddling with commerce, a former general counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said.

Blagojevich, a Democrat, yesterday said the biggest U.S. retail bank won’t get any more state business unless it restores credit to Republic Windows & Doors, whose workers are staging a sit-in. John Douglas, an attorney with Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker in Atlanta, said Blagojevich and Senator Christopher Dodd -- who called on General Motors Corp. to fire Chief Executive Rick Wagoner -- can’t tell companies how to run their business.

“This is a very dangerous thing,” said Douglas, who was at the FDIC from 1987 to 1989 and has since represented financial institutions including Bank of America. “There becomes an expectation that these government officials have some say over what the institution does,” he said in an interview.

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International court should try Israeli leaders

Yes they should. - Ed.

A UN expert says the International Criminal Court should prosecute Israeli leaders over the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

In a statement on Tuesday, Richard Falk, the UN expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories said Israel's policies against people living in the Gaza Strip amounted to a "crime against humanity."

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Livni (the shrew) wants Israel to RETALIATE for "the violation of the truce"

Is she something, or what? - Ed.

Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, stated on Wednesday that the Israeli army should carry a large-scaled military offensive in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for what she described as "the violation of the truce".

The statements of Livni came during a meeting in Tel Aviv University on Tuesday morning. She also slammed the Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, as she said that Barak was calling for a truce while Hamas was firing homemade shells.

She claimed that this issue gives the impression that Israel recognizes Hamas.

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Thieves, liars and con artists who snitched on Blagovitch

Looking at it from all angles. - Ed.

A motley assortment of con artists, thieves and professional scammers, who ratted out Blagojevich to save their own skin. Looks like the one named Levine is the biggest.

Blago's bail is only $4,500.00 dollars for this "crime." 4500? Doesn't sound like they've got much on Blago, with such an anemic bail figure.

Hell, I got tagged for more bail than that for a DWI when I wasn't even driving, just pulled over to the side of the road to sleep it off.

And how is Blago's actions that different from what ALL US presidents have done in the past by handing out plum ambassador posts in England, France, etc. to the wealthy elite who donated huge sums of money to their campaigns?

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Has the US Become a 'Failed State' ?

Is the US a 'failed state'? The CIA monitors the 'current account balance' of the world's nations. The 'current account' measures the value of US imports vis a vis its exports. The ratio often reflects the financial health of a nation, in this case, the US. According to the CIA, the US 'current account balance puts the US at the very bottom of a list of nations with a NEGATIVE balance of $-731,200,000,000. That's NEGATIVE 731 BILLION dollars. China tops the list in the black with $ 372 billion. The US position mirrors that of China but more so!

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Financial crisis opens door to NWO

Some thoughts on the sudden rash of "time for a new world order" articles:

I'll tell you what. For people who think that a NWO would be a great idea, some conditions. No Illuminati, no secret societies, no roles in planning or execution for anyone currently associated with banking, think tanks, governments, corporations, the military industrial complex, intelligence world, etc. Do you think it would still fly? Of course not. The people in charge *only* want a NWO under the conditions that *they* remain completely in charge. The whole point is that they use this vehicle to secure their control over the planet's resources, including you, forever and ever. Otherwise, believe me, the idea of world peace and harmony in the way normal people conceive it is PURE ANATHEMA to them. And normal people must get this through their nice, thick heads that we are dealing with vicious, psychopathic killers (not to put too fine a point on it), who will NOT HESITATE to LIE in order to GET THEIR WAY, and then they will SWITCH into OPENLY HOSTILE positions once they have secured the prize. Don't be fooled. - Ed.

November 15, 2008, is a date to remember, because on that day history was made. For the first time, the G-20, the world's 20 leading economies, came together in Washington to find an answer to the global financial and economic crisis. While this first meeting resulted in nothing more than declarations of intent, it still marks a historic turning point.

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IAF fighters and naval ships on standby

KOCHI: India has deployed naval ships and put fighters on standby across the country as it waits for definitive Pakistani action to bring the terror brains to book.Top sources told to this website’s newspaper that the Indian Air Force had fully armed its strike fighters as well as interceptor combat aircraft. The fighters are in scrambleready mode with pilots on standby in operation rooms. The state of readiness, referred to as Passive Air Defence in operational jargon, is the highest that the force has seen since Operation Parakram.

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The Real Blagovitch Impact

Are you confused? Doesn't this guy seem like a total piker when it comes to corruption? I mean, c'mon. We have MUCH WORSE criminals than Blagovitch, and yet look at the excitement over his petty little crimes? What gives?? Read on for an intriguing explanation... - Ed.

Today's big story triggered the predictable gushes of Bright Shiny Media Object Mediocrity. True, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested for trying to sell Obama's open Senate seat:

Federal authorities arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday on charges that he brazenly conspired to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder....
Yes, Ro-Bla made his direct pitch to the Obama folks on November 7th:
And on November 7th, three days after the election, Blagojevich made clear what he wanted in exchange for appointing the Obama adviser to the Senate: the Department of Health and Human Services.
But they missed the back story. You've got to figure Team Obama was thoroughly acquainted with said Guv's distinctive style well before November 4th. They're all cogs in the same machine, and they must've known he was under investigation (if not wiretapped) by the FBI and pit bull prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. From Fitzgerald's filing, we know Obama wouldn't play ball on Nov. 7th and thereafter, with the accused grousing, "they're not willing to give me anything except appreciation."

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Newspaper report on Blagovitch delayed

A US district court in Illinois has delayed the publication of a tapping story on Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich prior to his arrest.

According to US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the Chicago Tribune had approached federal authorities to comment on the story.

“I knew if that story was published, those bugs could not be planted," said Fitzgerald, adding that he had asked the daily to holdup the story, as the delay would serve "public interest."

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Netanyahu explains chain of command: Israel, US, the rest of you goyim

h/t Dictatorship Watch

TEL AVIV (AFP) – The international community must prevent the rise of a radical Islamist regime in Pakistan that would possess nuclear weapons, Israel's opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

Netanyahu -- whose right-wing Likud party is widely favoured to emerge victorious in general elections in February -- also reiterated his call that Israel's arch foe Iran must not be allowed to acquire a nuclear bomb.

"We don't want radical Islam to possess nuclear bombs," the former prime minister said in a speech in Tel Aviv.

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Regional fed chiefs: Elite insiders have 'usurped authority'

Regional bank presidents of the Federal Reserve have described the ongoing financial policy making of Washington officials as a complete usurpation of authority and an invocation of emergency powers.

The district chiefs’ authority over borrowing costs has been marginalized in the past two months as Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and the Fed Board of Governors in Washington made their own decisions on emergency measures to flood the economy with cash, reports Bloomberg News.

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Inhumans. An evil race among us.

Some people believe they are inherently superior to other people. Some Hindus believe this. Some Jews believe this. Some Christians believe this.

People who believe these things can be counted on to act with inhumanity and impotent rage toward other human beings and other living creatures, proving their total disconnection from divinity. By their actions, they prove to everyone that they believe in lies and are ruled by the father of lies. And they prove how utterly miserable they really are. - Ed.


Watch this video. THIS Total in humanity. People have no idea what they are doing.
Whoever did this, they will be happy to see this.
This video tells about the way Muslim students are tortured in India and in this case police is a quiet complacent party to the crime.Yet the anti Islam hysteria in the Western media is so much that it ignores this and all the atrocities committed even agaisnt Christians.

Also please note this unbearably sad story, for which there are really no words:

In Sargodha Pakistan, a hungry young boy, Tassawar, was thrown in a tub of hot water when he approached for food at the cooking area of a wedding in the neighbourhood. The boy belonged to a poor family. He was taken to a local district hospital, where no emergency aid was provided to the burnt boy. He was left in an irrelevant ward with no medical attention at all. The superintendent, Sher Mohammed Rana, in the hospital refused to admit him or pvoide medial assistance to the crying and suffering boy, who was later shifted to Lahore. After seven days, the child died in suffering yesterday. (report Daily Express, December 4, 2008)

Greek popular revolt about to topple govt

3rd Statement of the Communist Organization of Greece (KOE)

We, the Anti-imperialist Camp, welcome the wonderful revolt of the Greek youth and express our utmost solidarity. It comes at the right time as a harbinger of a generalised popular revolt against the global capitalist oligarchy bearing the responsibility for the upcoming devastating social crisis. It brings back life to Europe.

We fully support the attempts of the antagonist forces to gather the popular masses for an onslaught on the government in order to topple it. Tomorrow’s general strike is a further step in this direction.

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What are the Greek riots really about?

We've been told that the ongoing riots in Greece were prosecuted by anarchists as a reaction to the Greek police's shooting of a 15 year old boy on Saturday.

But is this really what lies behind such an outpouring of civil unrest? Is the official reason for the rioting just a cover to paper over some real problems facing the Greek government? Take a look at the common thread in all of these reports:

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American Goy: How do we know that the country is in trouble?

No, really.

That is not a facetious question.

Supposedly the powers that be will tell us, or do tell us.

The 'We are in a recession', 'We are going into inflation', 'No, you idiots, we are going into deflation' ad nauseum on TV and on National Public Radio.

Frankly, I couldn't care less whether we are in a recession, deflation or inflationary cycle. I guess I will when my money becomes monopoly money, but I digress.

Well, there is one staggering statistic which everyone seems to be missing here.

The unemployment rate, falsified by the American government (only the new applicants for unemployment are counted).

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Wal-Mart's Walton Family: The Beasts of Bentonville

The Walton family, which founded and today controls Wal-Mart, lives on blood money. Operating jointly with the City of London-Wall Street bankers, it became the world's wealthiest family by decimating the U.S. and world physical economies, and by applying ferocious austerity, driving wages and living standards beneath the level needed for existence.

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How the System *Really* Works: Touch one of our banks, get arrested by the FBI on corruption charges. XO! NWO

via Cryptogon

Less than 24 hours later…

Via: Chicago Tribune:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges.

A three-year federal corruption investigation of pay-to-play politics in Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration has expanded to include his impending selection of a new U.S. senator to succeed President-elect Barack Obama, the Tribune has learned.

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World Government / World Governance

by www

One of my initial impulses when encountering this article was to check if the author was a member of the CFR or some other "potentially-linked-to-the-Illuminati". But I decided that if I could not decide what to think about some one's expressed ideas (not talking about facts here but opinions and proposals) without checking his credentials, then I would not be very independent in thought.

I suggest you exercise your own independent judgment and read the link-to article.

I agree that we should fight to the bitter end a World Government - no centralized power with powers over the lives of all individuals world-wide with powers equal to those of a national government will exist for long without , if not set up from the start to, becoming the death of all true freedom.

But we should not let our resistance of World Government repel us from realizing the need for and take active part in World Governance - policies formulated and executed in accordance with a recognition that we all share one quite small world and express all individuals interests in the closed system of that sphere,

I highly recommend taking the time to read this article. If nothing else it will give you some interesting and relevant facts you can pull out of the sleeve in some future conversation with people conflating World Governance with World Government.

Now to the article:

A New World Order

Shock Doctrine: Learning from Canada and the danger lurking with the next administration

by www

I present to you an interview with Naomi Klein.

Hopefully you will derive from this article some insights to motivate further thought and action.

It is evident that Canadians are better equipped to reclaim or rescue a democracy (meaning here national policies representing the interests of a majority of the political population ) fledgling or failing. That is because they have a proportional representation, and also because the channels between population and political power execution has not been turned into a plutocracy-by-proxy in the same degree as is the case in the USA.

Hopefully you will also be able to gain inspiration from the vivid exemplification of how the type of crises which are so often manufactured or used to usher in changes which are undemocratic and malign, can just as well be used to usher in changes that reclaims and strengthens democracy and popular rule.

Lastly, I want to bring to your attention a point rarely made. It is true that the election of Obama represented a people exercising their democratically enabled rule to a degree not seen in way too long. It is also true, in my opinion, that that vote represented a popular interest in change. BUT it is rarely mentioned just how much might be lost should Obama fail to fulfil the expectations which led to his election. The swamp of cynicism regarding the point of political participation an unprecedented number of people broke free from to cast the vote, will swallow the US population to a degree equally unprecedented and I predict that in that case it will take generations for the US population to break free from the bondage of lost beliefs in ANY political participation which will be a horrible fate since the once that will benefit from political passivity are those representing the opposite of the majority interests.

I not only hope Obama will deliver on his promises, I PRAY he will - not mainly because of what it was he promised but because a failure to do so will be so incredibly dangerous.

Now to the article:

Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine Got Shot Down in Canada


I just wanted to add to my thoughts regarding the article about Canada.

The brewing attempt of a Canadian coalition (representing the majority of the Canadian political population) to grab power away from the Harper cabinet (representing a minority), is mirrored in the equally brewing - and fragile - preparations by the three main opposition parties in Sweden to oust the ruling coalition by forming a coalition reflecting the majority of the population. Although the center-left parties have joined together before, this is the first time that Vansterpartiet, the nowadays only party which is centered around a core of an albeit modified but yet in much essential still socialist ideas about the organization of society. It is also the only party which consistently has dared to challenge the USA and the economic theories which has been propagated from there has been allowed a seat at the table.

Coalitions are great, because they force even further representation of the people than having a representative parliament - a ruling coalition brings the representativeness into the cabinet and makes in inevitable both for the parties to give and take when it comes to the interests of the other parties, as well as for each party to "listen down" to the people they represent and make sure that those interests are those of the popular base.

IF we can see in both Canada and Sweden a power-grab by a coalition which has had to include the "bastard leftists", disowned by the mainstream political parties which in their turn has walked steadily towards the right (by accepting or having to accept neo-liberal ideas about how to distribute resources and influence which are), it will be at least a HOPE that these nations once more could prove to the world that social systems based on socialist thoughts and ideas can not only survive but thrive.

Urban Survival: How does a big event ripple backwards in time?


Seems that at some just-below-the-perception-threshold, people know bits and pieces of the future before it arrives. Major events that stand head & shoulders above the background noise (hurricanes/tornados/earthquakes) seem a little more clear because the everyday language shit associated with these kinds of 'outlier' events is pronounced (and predictive). It's also why the technology can't/doesn't work with 'hot issues'. You talk about a movie star or a public policy question like abortion rights, and it's nigh on to impossible to sort those kinds of things out because people are so emotionally charged over a long period of time - there's little 'change' in the archetypical language once some has adopted one position or another.

Earthquakes (and assorted other 'natural disasters') are different down at the mass consciousness level. With these, most folks when the event happens are just going about their day, doing their normal routine, picking up the kids, going to work, going hunting or fishing, night out with the know...just normal activities when WHAM along comes this big emotional impact.

That's the kind of thing that 'bleeds' or 'prints through' into what is then the past, but which is presently in our future. the more 'print through' into the past, the more pronounced the language shift among people who are mostly not even aware that they have changed at the kalapas kind of level as if to psycho-socially prepare for the event.

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FT: And now, for a world government

Yeah, geez., NO THANKS!!! - Ed.

I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the US. I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana. But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible.

A “world government” would involve much more than co-operation between nations. It would be an entity with state-like characteristics, backed by a body of laws. The European Union has already set up a continental government for 27 countries, which could be a model. The EU has a supreme court, a currency, thousands of pages of law, a large civil service and the ability to deploy military force.

So could the European model go global? There are three reasons for thinking that it might.

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Controversy over 'hoax' call from India

Pakistan asserts hoax call was real

Pakistani officials have asserted that the so called “hoax” phone call to its President Zardari on November 28, which threatened war in response to the Mumbai attacks, was in fact real and that Indian High Commission officials have since circulated a report in the media suggesting it was false.

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OR, was it another Mossad operation? Let us remember that communications technology is one of Israel's "core competencies."

At the height of the 60-hour siege in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai last month a phone call was placed to Pakistan’s President, Asif Ali Zardari. The caller, claiming to be the Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, threatened war against Pakistan in retaliation for the terrorist attacks that killed almost 200 persons in Mumbai.

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Report from the Front: Conditions of Employers

Also, there's interesting economic and banking news about BofA and the factory workers in Chicago. See Raw Story to start. - Ed.

First and second person accounts of business conditions

Two weeks ago in Unemployment by industry: Recession or depression? we published our bottom-up, data driven analysis of future unemployment that estimated 10 million job losses in 2009, and identified the industries likely to the affected most and least. Last week one of our members posted a thread entitled “How the Economic Crisis/Recession has Affected Your Job and Your Employer” that so far has elicited over 50 responses from across the US, with a few from the UK and Australia covering a broad range of professions. The comments reveal the speed and breadth of the decline in many industries, but also highlights a few bright spots, such as in disinfrastructure, also known as the Defense Industry.

Professions represented in the comments include:

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Deeper Look at the Time Monks

A lot of readers find AA News through a search for info on the Time Monks. This blogger has some additional information - very interesting. - Ed.

I found another interview with Time Monk Cliff on Project Camelot. I wanted to flesh out, if possible, some of the information from my previous entry on their October 7 prediction. There are some interesting morsels to chew on, below. But, the main thing seems to be the near certainty of economic collapse. Here is the overview from Project Camelot dated 3 October:

We seem to be in the initial phase of this forecast cycle. Clif has now gone on record to say that more precise ongoing analysis, exactly corroborated by his own inside information from human sources (15 and counting as of 1 October), forecasts a global business banking shutdown next week (or soon after) which then precipitates a series of events going from very bad to worse still.

It is our opinion at Project Camelot that we are witnessing a controlled demolition of the global economy: a Financial 9/11.

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An Israeli Calls Out Obnoxious Israelis for their Horrible Behavior

Israelis' violent, vulgar behavior abroad is root of growing hatred towards us that has nothing to do with anti-Semitism

By Yehuda Nuriel

Sa-pa is a beautiful place in northern Vietnam. A peaceful market town nestled between green mountains, streams and rice terraces. Colorful birds fly around in the misty air, and several pigs and a stubborn water buffalo can be spotted in the distance.

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Israel and Drugs


The most commonly heard estimate is that Israeli criminals control no less than 75 percent of the Ecstasy market in the U.S. How did Israel become a central player in this dubious game?

Israelis involved in the Ecstasy trade in the U.S. are scattered around the country, and according to the authorities are not necessarily organized in large groups, and certainly not under one criminal umbrella organization. There is no Israeli mafia that deals in Ecstasy, but wherever the drug is trafficked on a significant scale, there are sure to be Israelis in the vicinity. Israelis figure prominently in cases currently under investigation in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Miami - cities that constitute the primary source of drug consumption at parties in the U.S.

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People Get Ready

by Jim Kunstler

In the twilight of the Bush days, in the twilight of the twilight season, a consensus has formed that we are headed into a long, dark passage leading we know not where. Even CNBC's Lawrence Kudlow has been reduced to searching for stray "mustard seeds" of hope on hands and knees in a bleak and tortured financial landscape. Half the enterprises in the land are lined up for some kind of relief bailout and a blizzard of pink slips has cut economic visibility to zero.

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Tom Heneghan links Canada to next false flag attack in US

As we reported in the previous intelligence briefing, the government of Canada is being used as a staging area for Pakistani ISI secret Directorate false flag terrorist attacks to take place in the United States sometime after the first of the year.

This week the Canadian government was functionally shut down by Canada's Governor-General Michaëlle Jean as an espionage and export control investigation involving the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper widens.

Note: The Governor-General of Canada is the direct representative of British Monarch Queen Elizabeth.

It is important to remember that Canada functionally remains a colony of Great Britain. A member of the Canadian Parliament, Senator Colin Kenny, has "smoking gun" evidence from a little known Canadian federal agency that collects financial intelligence, FINTRAC, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, of numerous major government officials circumventing Canadian export controls through companies operating in Canada, and overseas, in the trafficking of nuclear materials to secret paramilitary bases in Eastern and Western Canada.

The individuals were said to be shipping restricted materials in a way that indicated they were trying to avoid being detected.

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General Mobilization story likely disinformation


I thought the following news article would interest you.
From: Jan Lamprecht

Date Posted: Sunday 07-Dec-2008I want to refer to a story we put up yesterday which came from the Hal Turner show. I am referring to this one:-
USA: Why is the US Govt ordering a general mobilisation for the first time since 1941?

I have been making some enquiries. A friend of mine with Military Intelligence connections had never heard of this story and was most skeptical about it.

An American friend of mine, a Boeing 747 pilot who also fought in helicopters in Vietnam sent me this note, which suggests that maybe the mobilisation idea is overblown:-

Well, they missed me! 27 1/2 years, W4 Helicopter gunship pilot.

I know a BUNCH of retirees, and have heard NOTHING about ANYTHING like this. No recalls at all from any retired military people.


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Learn to Love Martial Law with New TV REALITY Show! Really!!

I just saw a commercial for a new ABC reality show: "Homeland Security USA". I thought I was going to be sick. Now we have to deal with hero worship for those who work in the "Constitution Free Zone" Yet another step toward making the sheeple submissive - advertising. I have to admit, I will absolutely watch and analyze the propaganda.

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Cyber in-security freaking out insiders

From BusinessWeek. Not a word about Israel in the entire piece. But *China* is a threat, just so you know where to look (wink). - Ed.


Kellermann describes a behind-the-scenes effort by several members of the commission, some of whom are advisors on President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, to convince him of the need for action "to stop the hemorrhaging of national secrets, proprietary information, and personal data. We need to begin to deal with this cancer." Informal briefings by members of the commission, starting last July, seem to have affected Obama's thinking, sources say. Those who worry about the problem are heartened by his July 16 vow to "declare our cyber-infrastructure a strategic asset" and to "bring together government, industry, and academia to determine the best ways to guard the infrastructure that supports our power." At the time, the candidate also pledged that, if elected, he would appoint a "national cyber advisor" who would report directly to the President.

Quayle predicts martial law, civil war

All you pollyannas out there, don’t say you were not warned!

Last night’s Q-files with Steve Quayle (Dec 1), he provided extremely relevant information on what will be occurring in the country within the next 12 months; Lindsey Williams also made the same nearly verbatim dire prediction on Alex Jones show sometime last week in that America’s Middle-Class will be destroyed, which will result in gun confiscation, martial law and finally civil war.

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A million layoffs per month expected real soon

London-based GFC Economics is making a frightening prediction: By spring 2009, the United States could be facing more than 1 million layoffs every successive month.

Expenses related to corporate debt, and muddy credit markets consumed by fear, are driving a fast-approaching "hard landing," claims a Sunday report in UK's Guardian.

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Angry Laid Off Workers Occupy Factory, Get Obama's Support

On Sunday, the third day of sit-in protests by workers at Chicago's Republic Windows and Doors, spirits were lifted among the desperate activists by a reassurance from none other than the President-elect.

“When it comes to the situation here in Chicago with the workers who are asking for their benefits and payments they have earned, I think they are absolutely right,” said Obama during a Sunday news conference, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. “What’s happening to them is reflective of what’s happening across this economy.

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Milwaukee neighbor hoods could print their own money

They may be talking funny money, but it's not funny business.

Residents from the Milwaukee neighborhoods of Riverwest and East Side are scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss printing their own money. The idea is that the local cash could be used at neighborhood stores and businesses, thus encouraging local spending. The result, supporters hope, would be a bustling local economy, even as the rest of the nation deals with a recession.

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National Labs relocating from Plum Island to Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State University in Manhattan is the site that the Department of Homeland Security recommends for the building of a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to replace the aging national laboratory at Plum Island, N.Y.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was one of the lawmakers who obtained a copy of the final draft of the environmental impact statement prepared by DHS. The official announcement of that statement is expected later this week, probably Friday. The DHS declined to comment on the recommendation.

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Rumsfeld Nemesis Tapped for Cabinet

Looking serious as a heart attack. - Ed.

AP story. Click through to Pimpin Turtle to read.

Main Points of Medvedev's State of the Union address

MOSCOW, November 5 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delivered his first state of the nation address to both houses of parliament on Wednesday.

His speech to the Russian parliament was broadcast on state television and became the longest-ever presidential address, lasting 1 hour and 25 minutes.

In line with the Russian Constitution, the president annually addresses the Federal Assembly, comprising the Federation Council and State Duma, talking about the domestic situation and the key areas of Russia's foreign policy.

(Selected points that possibly may be important. Maybe. - Ed.)

Georgia's military offensive on South Ossetia was a consequence of policies unilaterally followed by the U.S. administration

Russia will push for reforms to global political and economic systems

Russia will establish a self-sufficient financial system in the near future

warned against attempts to ignite social and national strife amid the financial crisis (ie: strategy of tension - ed.)

urged a switch to the ruble in payments for gas and oil supplies

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Plan to Balkanize Pakistan backfiring?


A political analyst said, ‘all the players to break Pakistan are in place (Zardari, Altaf Hussain, and ANP), one way, or the other. The problem is those who are friends of Pakistan are not sure who to talk to or confide with. Well the game plan is (a) isolate Pakistan from its friends like China, Iran and Saudi Arabia (b) economically cripple Pakistan which will force the country to surrender its nuclear weapons (c) place minorities in power, exploit them and create divisions, which has already happened (see golden circle around Zardari and choices in transfers and postings since 18th February 2008). (d) Demonise the armed forces of Pakistan (e) India friendly government in Pakistan and anti Pakistan government in Afghanistan (f) Outsourced foreign stooge Altaf Hussain is acting on the instructions of his protectors from his terrorist den so called MQM international Secretariat in London. It is more of an intelligence gathering centre for Bush Bhai (brother) now, as it was for Clinton Bhai before but would it continue for Obama Bhai? Their phone bills will show the faxes and emails sent to White House. Altaf Hussain is clearly and evidently toeing the Indo-US agenda of breaking Pakistan? He and his party has harmed Pakistan economically and politically more than any one else. It is concerning that ‘extortion money of $ millions’ is being transferred to London from Karachi by Altaf group according to news reports.

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More evidence India, Israel, US behind Mumbai terrorism

It is becoming increasingly a hard sell to pin the blame for the Mumbai attacks on Pakistan and thus set the stage for an attack on Pakistan after Barack Obama enters the White House in a few weeks. It now appears Indian intelligence played a large part in the terrorist attacks. On Saturday, the Associated Press reported that a “counterinsurgency police officer who may have been on an undercover mission” was arrested for illegally buying mobile phone cards used by the gunmen.

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NWO Corner: Yes, they really do have evil plans

Henry Makow uncovers smoking gun from 1969

Our political and cultural "leaders" are accomplices in a plot to re-engineer humanity to serve the Judeo-Masonic central banking cartel. Wars, terrorism, depressions, political and social change, entertainment and fads are all contrived to gradually bring about an Orwellian police state. Many people have said this but last week, I learned of another "smoking gun."
Randy Engel, the President of the US Coalition of Life sent me a tape she made in 1988 with Dr. Lawrence Dunegan, a Pittsburgh pediatrician who died in Jan. 2004.
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Creating an "Arc of Crisis"

The recent attacks in Mumbai, while largely blamed on Pakistan’s state-sponsored militant groups, represent the latest phase in a far more complex and long-term “strategy of tension” in the region; being employed by the Anglo-American-Israeli Axis to ultimately divide and conquer the Middle East and Central Asia. The aim is destabilization of the region, subversion and acquiescence of the region’s countries, and control of its economies, all in the name of preserving the West’s hegemony over the “Arc of Crisis.”

The attacks in India are not an isolated event, unrelated to growing tensions in the region. They are part of a process of unfolding chaos that threatens to engulf an entire region, stretching from the Horn of Africa to India: the “Arc of Crisis,” as it has been known in the past.

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Bad Theology 101: Idol Worship, or How to Really Annoy God

(Psst! Guys! Ix-nay on the idol worship. God actually frowns upon that kind of thing, or don't you know that?!?!?! - Ed.)

Also, nice mega church you got there -- *showroom* quality alter suitable for idol worship. What did that cost? - Ed.

Three SUVs on Altar on Chicago Church as People Pray for Bailouts

via Cryptogon

Wide swaths of the U.S. have been taken over by open air mental institutions. No fences to keep people in. No padded rooms. Just lots of crazy people milling around.

Via: Reuters:

With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit’s largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry.

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Much more at Princess Sparkle Pony's Photo Blog

Seldom have I seen religion, commerce, and politics combined in such a peculiar way:

At one point, Ellis summoned up hundreds of auto workers and retirees in the congregation to come forward toward the vehicles on the altar to be anointed with oil.

Let that phrase sink in while enjoying the rest of the photos: anointed with oil.

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Day of Atonement for Bush

Good analysis of the abuse of language. - Ed.

It’s less than 2 months to Bush’s exit from the White House and the out-going president is getting conscious about his place in history. According to a report on the USA Today dated 2 December 2008 (covering Bush’s valedictory interview with Charles Gibson, an ABC journalist), the lame-duck president expressed regret over the false information on Saddam Hussein’s possession of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) which resulted in his launch of the Iraq war “unprepared”.

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