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

1.03.2009

Gaza is a litmus test for Christians

Reprinted in full. Original here. LINK FIXED!! BAD PEASANT!!

As I made my usual rounds in Catholic cyberspace today, I was anxiously hoping and praying that somebody, anybody, would be as outraged and aghast as I am about what is happening to the people of Gaza. But with a couple of notable exceptions, all I hear is crickets out in tradland. Where is the outrage? Where is the moral indignation at the slaughter of the innocents? Have we become Christian Zionists? I am shocked and embarrassed that Catholics, with the exception of Cynthia McKinney (you go, girl!) are not spitting nails, pulling out their hair, and leading the charge against this now 7-day atrocity. And on Jesus Christ’s own turf! What is wrong with you people? Can you not take one day off from obsessing over Fatima and calling for the (now past its time) consecration of Russia, and focus on the here and now? Could you please stop splitting hairs for just one day over whether the Novus Ordo Mass is valid or whether the Pope is the Pope or if we should accept the Motu proprio? It seems you just can’t find it in your hearts to stop fussing like a gaggle of old geese while innocent civilians are being massacred in the Holy Land (with our tax dollars). So I’m just going to come right out and say it: if you cannot muster up enough charity in your (sanctimonious) hearts to express horror at the genocide of the Palestinian people, then please do me a favor and shut the f*** up. Yes, I said it. I don’t want to hear you parsing like Pharisees anymore over meat on Fridays or EENS. In fact, you might as well have yourselves a big, fat steak every Friday night because you’re probably going to hell anyway. I swear this makes me long for the Novus Ordo church where at least they still have charity in their hearts and care for their fellow man. Why can’t we have Latin and charity?

Because you see, I am convinved that the genocide being perpetrated against the long-suffering people of Palestine is a litmus test from God Himself for people who call themselves Christians. Remember when Jesus said He came to draw a line in the sand? (Or something like that, you know what I mean!) Let’s just say, He came to separate the wheat from the chaff. If you are wheat, you are moved to tears over the plight of the Palestinian people, so long denied the right of return, so long unjustly labeled as terrorists and aggressors, so long without the sympathy of the international community (for fear of the Jews). Yet how dignified, how brave, and yes, how alive, they are! They still get married and have lots of babies, right in the middle of a war zone! This is the sign of a still healthy people with a very sturdy faith. Can we at last acknowledge that their only crime was to have lived for centuries on some very hotly contested real estate? Only the chaff would deny them their right to live in peace with dignity. Blessed are the peacemakers.

Now, on to my Christian Zionist “friends” (and I use the word ‘friends’ loosely), please consider a word of advice from a member of the “Whore of Babylon.” You know, the Church that chose the books of the New Testament in the first place? If you had stuck with us, you wouldn’t have ended up as Zionists and snake handlers. But be that as it may, go to your Bibles right now, since I’m sure you have a (mistranslated from the Vulgate) KJV nearby. Put your fingers between the Old Testament and the New, and tear the Old Testament portion out of the Book. I mean, just rip the freakin’ thing out. Re-familiarize yourselves with the New Testament, starting with the parable of the Good Samaritan. You see, the Old Testament represents the Old Covenant, and the New Testament represents the New Covenant. The New Covenant supercedes the Old, or else Christ has died in vain. So you are essentially reading a now-defunct document whose only purpose was to point to the Messiah. But all that’s over now, get it? The whole temple thing, the whole Old Testament thing, the whole red heffer thing, it’s done. The Messiah already came 2,000 years ago. You do still believe that, don’t you? Jesus specifically said regarding the temple that not one stone would be left upon another, and that’s exactly what happened in A.D. 70 when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem.

By supporting the bogus, anti-Christ state of Israel, you put to the lie the words of Christ Himself and show yourselves the allies of His enemies. How could you possibly think that Jesus would want you to aid and abet Israeli terrorists as they deliberately seek to prove Jesus a liar and a fraud? Have they changed their views about Jesus? Do you think they wouldn’t crucify Him again? Jesus said His kingdom was not of this world, and for this, out of racial pride and ambition, the Israelites had Him crucified and have set out to build their own kingdom of this world. Only, their worldly kingdoms always end up getting millions of people killed, which is slightly contradictory to the commandment Jesus gave to “love one another.” But then, after years of marinating in the now-defunct Old Testament, while glossing over the New, you’ve now taken on the spirit of the anti-Christ and the charity in your hearts has grown cold. That’s how you can watch the genocide of innocent women and children and whoop it up for their killers, because you have sided with the killers of Christ Himself. You have become accessories (to genocide) after the fact. As I implied to my own co-religionists above, don’t sell the farm just yet, baby. Don’t bank on the fact that your machinations will force God to send Jesus back down and beam you up in the Rapture. Pride cometh before the fall. Because in the end, you just might find yourselves surpised to see a motley crew of penitent sinners, the least of all His brethren, but with peace and charity in their hearts, limping across the finish line to heaven, as your sorry a$$es get LEFT BEHIND.

Now, on to my Jewish “friends” (and I use the word ‘friends’ here very loosely), now is the time to show the world that it really is true that “not all Jews….” Because I’m sick of hearing from certain apologists (who shall remain nameless) that it really isn’t all Jews, just the bankers, or the “Satanists,” or the Sabbateans, or whatever happens to be the label du jour to obfuscate the “J” word. Since the so-called Christians have dropped the ball so badly on the Gaza atrocity, you might as well take advantage of the situation, see? Pick up the ball and run with it, get some good PR, and you just might convince people that it really isn’t all Jews. And then it would be nice if you would at least consider that Jesus really was the Messiah, but we can talk about that later.

In closing, let all Christians recall that another group got uppity about being God’s favorites, too, and salvation was taken away and given to others. So don’t think you’ve “got it in the bag,” especially if you have no charity for the least of His brothers. And I would submit to you that the Palestinians are the least, in the sense that people are afraid even to speak of the injustices perpetrated against them. Gaza or the Israeli Beast. Christ or anti-Christ. That is the litmus test. Which side are you on?

The other side of the story, in pictures

Damage caused by Israel vs damage caused by the Hamas rockets.

James Petras: The politics of an Israeli extermination campaign

Because of the unconditional support of the entire political class in the US, from the White House to Congress, including both Parties, incoming and outgoing elected officials and all the principle print and electronic mass media, the Israeli Government feels no compunction in publicly proclaiming a detailed and graphic account of its policy of mass extermination of the population of Gaza.

Israel’s sustained and comprehensive bombing campaign of every aspect of governance, civic institutions and society is directed toward destroying civilized life in Gaza. Israel’s totalitarian vision is driven by the practice of a permanent purge of Arab Palestine informed by Zionism, an ethno-racist ideology, promulgated by the Jewish state and justified, enforced and pursued by its organized backers in the United States.

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SOTT Connecting the Dots

If there is a phrase that summarizes 2008 it probably is 'Humanity in Crisis'. Suffering takes many forms, and most of us got a little - or a lot - of it, whether as a consequence of the food and economic crises, climate change, the ongoing war of terror sponsored by the American Empire and its allies, or the wars of oppression around the world, most notably in the Middle East and Africa.

The new year does not look very promising as the pathocrats in Israel have stolen their Christmas 'present' from the tree of humankind by force, initiating their long-planned invasion of Gaza. In the background we hear the rumble of more wars to come, poverty, hunger and riots; and all of this takes place in the context of a strange and disturbing cosmic and earthly climate that no one quite understands.

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Chaos on the horizon? Invest in real assets.

Buckle your seat belts. Bob Moriarty, 321gold.com founder, pulls no punches in his latest exclusive interview with The Gold Report. He sees a short-term rally in the stock market but paints a very sobering longer-term picture with "guaranteed hyperinflation." He believes precious metals and other “things” are the only safety nets.

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British telecom firm severs ties with Israel

British telecommunications firm FreedomCall has terminated its cooperation with Israel's MobileMax due to the IDF operation in Gaza.

"We received an email from the British company informing us that it is severing all ties with us and any other Israeli company following Israel's strike in Gaza," said CEO Raanan Cohen.

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If Hamas did not exist

Let us get one thing perfectly straight. If the wholesale mutilation and degradation of the Gaza Strip is going to continue; if Israel’s will is at one with that of the United States; if the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and all the international legal agencies and organizations spread across the globe are going to continue to sit by like hollow mannequins doing nothing but making repeated “calls” for a “ceasefire” on “both sides”; if the cowardly, obsequious and supine Arab States are going to stand by watching their brethren get slaughtered by the hour while the world’s bullying Superpower eyes them threateningly from Washington lest they say something a little to their disliking; then let us at least tell the truth why this hell on earth is taking place.

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Livni: No humanitarian crisis in Gaza

Because according to the Talmud, there's no "humans" there, see? - Ed.

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni rebuffs a French-proposed ceasefire in the Gaza Strip saying 'there is no humanitarian crisis in the Strip'.

"There is no humanitarian crisis in the Strip, and therefore there is no need for a humanitarian truce," the Foreign Ministry quoted Livni as saying in a statement on Thursday.

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1.02.2009

The Politics of Obedience

The situation requires that people talk to other people, you know, in person. You have to be the bearer of bad news. You have to try to explain some piece of what is happening and then encourage them to "look it up." I had a conversation like this the other night. A relative thinks I'm crazy, but she's not sure, because I've never been known to be crazy before. So she is going to look it up; and she thinks she will prove me wrong. She was angry with me for what I was telling her.

Recommended sites for beginners: Ifamericansknew.org, wanttoknow.info. If you have suggestions for sites that can present information in a calm way, please leave them in the comments. Thanks - Ed.

I should like merely to understand how it happens that so many men, so many villages, so many cities, so many nations, sometimes suffer under a single tyrant who has no other power than the power they give him; who is able to harm them only to the extent to which they have the willingness to bear with him; who could do them absolutely no injury unless they preferred to put up with him rather than contradict him. Surely a striking situation! Yet it is so common that one must grieve the more and wonder the less at the spectacle of a million men serving in wretchedness, their necks under the yoke, not constrained by a greater multitude than they… [10]

And this mass submission must be out of consent rather than simply out of fear:

Shall we call subjection to such a leader cowardice? … If a hundred, if a thousand endure the caprice of a single man, should we not rather say that they lack not the courage but the desire to rise against him, and that such an attitude indicates indifference rather than cowardice?

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Clashes spreading to the West Bank

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank have reportedly clashed with Israeli security forces in protest to Tel Aviv's deadly attacks in Gaza.

Press TV (that's it)

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israel barred men younger than 50 from entering Jerusalem mosques for Friday prayers and closed West Bank border crossings in hopes of preventing protests or violence over its bombing campaign in Gaza.

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The Facts about Israel's war on Gaza

It is crucial that one has her/his facts straight about Israel’s war on Gaza. What events brought about this dreadful situation? What needs to be done to make it stop? These questions will be answered in the content of this article, using concrete facts from a variety of news sources.

Let’s first investigate the recent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The cease-fire began in June 2008. The terms were as follows:

  • Israel would drastically reduce its military blockade of Gaza.
    Israel would halt all military incursions into Gaza.
    Hamas would halt all rocket attacks into Israel.

From the outset of the cease-fire, Israel did little to ease its military blockade. As a result, Gazans continued to suffer from a lack of food, fuel, financial aid, electricity, clean water, medical supplies, and more. This has been, inarguably, an attack on innocent Palestinian civilians.

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Paranoid passengers finger Muslim family, despicable airline refuses to accommodate them after their being cleared by the FBI

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Muslim family removed from an airliner Thursday after passengers became concerned about their conversation say AirTran officials refused to rebook them, even after FBI investigators cleared them of wrongdoing.

Atif Irfan said federal authorities removed eight members of his extended family and a friend after passengers heard them discussing the safest place to sit and misconstrued the nature of the conversation.

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To Arabs: Fire your corrupt dictations. To the US: Reclaim our nation from Israel's grasp.

Excerpt:

While the world enjoyed its New Year’s Eve celebrations with alcohol, cheers, hugs, kisses and fireworks that lit the sky, Gaza celebrated the occasion with its own blood spilling fireworks courtesy of the Israeli Air Force, Navy, and tanks filling the sky with lights, the land with fire, and the morgues with the bodies of mothers, infants, children, and the elderly.

Given that this genocide in Gaza has been planned during the last six months it’s obvious that this was coordinated and approved by Bush, akin to the genocide in Lebanon in 2006. Bush then proclaimed the standard AIPAC provided mantra that Israel has the “right to defend itself” and last week said the same during Israel’s open ended genocide against Gaza’s civilians. Bush deliberately went on vacation during this genocide to avoid any dyslexic comment that might infuriate AIPAC and its Occupied Knesset, the U.S. Congress.

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Egypt: The other side of Gaza's story

“Why aren’t you as an Arab lady writing about Gaza?”
“Where are your columns about Gaza?”
“Say the Israelis are wrong!”

The messages started to arrive soon after Israel’s bombardment of Gaza killed close to 300 Palestinians. Implicit was the pressure to toe the party line, Hamas is good, Israel is bad. Say it, say it! Or else you’re not Arab enough, you’re not Muslim enough, you’re not enough.

Mona El Tahawy, an Egyptian columnist based in New York, started her last article “Israel is the Opium of the People and Other Taboos”.

The last Israeli attacks on Gaza not only had impact on the Palestinians or the Arabs but also by those living in Egypt who have witnessed a different story unfolding.

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Problems at Israel's Haaretz -- Newspaper without a country

Excerpt:

And so the contemplative Left has again lost to the noisy mainstream. It’s a symbol for the newspaper’s struggle to survive in its ever-more-lonely position as a well-respected daily. Abroad, Haaretz is known for its strong position against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Its English-language Web site registers a million users each month. At home, however, only 66,000 Israelis buy the paper.

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Antidote to the Israeli revisionism of history

Joshua Landis at Syriacomment gives an overview of - and links to - a series of excellent recent articles on Gaza by such clearheaded and principled writers as Robert Fisk, Johann Hari, Tariq Ali, Nir Rosen and others. Reading this collection of texts is an excellent and heartily recommended antidote to the current ahistorical drivel in the western (and much of the Arab) media, which haplessly and without any criticism copies the revisionist version of recent and not so recent Middle Eastern history which the Israelis and their allies are ceaselessly flooding us with.

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Gush Shalom call for peace demonstrations in Israel

Thursday 01/01/09
Tel Aviv demonstration, Saturday, January 3 - Stop the Killing! No to the Siege!

The killing in Gaza continues. Hundreds have been killed, thousands injured, air-strikes have caused utter devastation and entire families are left homeless.

Civilians in the south of Israel are being held captive by a government which lies to them and abuses them. Destruction and death in Gaza will not ensure their future, but rather lead to more violence and killings.

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We got a keeper here!! Czech Pres. Vaclav Klaus Enrages Eurocrats

Pray the man remains safe. - Ed

Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, can drive communists, leftists, Greens, and one-world globalists to near apoplectic fury. However, the popular Czech statesman (finance minister, 1989-1992; prime minister, 1992-1997; president since 2003, reelected 2008) has become a hero to a growing tide of Europeans from Prague to London who are resisting the increasingly oppressive rule by the European Union's bureaucrats in Brussels and the socialist-dominated European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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The Tyranny of Vaccinations

(NaturalNews) Vaccinations are modern medicine's most-favored form of quackery. Even while the bulk of the evidence shows vaccines and flu shots ultimately harm more people than they help, they continue to be pushed by doctors, drug companies and state health authorities. Now you can add pediatricians to that list.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, a group of drug-pushing doctors that claim to care for children, is now demanding that parents get their children injected with an annual flu shot vaccine -- even for six-month-old babies! According to the new AAP guidelines, all children from six months to eighteen years old should receive an annual flu shot vaccine injection even though flu shots have been scientifically shown to be effective on only about one percent of those receiving them!

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1.01.2009

Obama Kisses Israel's Ass

Click here to see Obama's letter to Dr. Zalmay Kahlilzad, Permanent US Representative to the United Nations, dated January 22, 2008.

His unwavering support for Israel is no different than any other US politician. This letter is on some message board, a few blogs, and a a news outlet as well. One of the sources often cited regarding copy of this letter is this Haaretz link. Its a blog of their Chief US Correspondent, Shmuel Rosner. It seems Obama camp leaked this letter to shore up support from the pro-Israel voting bloc, where he’s taking a beating.

Source: Dictatorship Watch, now blocked in Pakistan

Rampage in Gaza for a bump in the polls

Barak Obama has passed his first test with flying colors. He's made himself disappear so Israel can continue its killing spree in Gaza. The last time a president shrunk this small was when Ariel Sharon took his wrecking-ball through Jenin during the second intifada. Bush slipped down a mouse hole so Israel's "Man of Peace" could finish his dirty work unopposed. Now Obama has taken refuge in that same dark hideaway. What a relief it must be for his critics at AIPAC and the far-right think tanks to know that the next Commander in Chief will be every bit as compliant as the last. That's "continuity they can believe in".

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Bolton: Gaza raids precurser to Iran war

Former top US diplomat John Bolton says Israeli strikes on Gaza have ignited a multi-front war which could lead to a US attack on Iran.

Bolton, a former US ambassador to the UN, accused Iran of supplying arms and equipment to Hamas and making efforts to develop a nuclear bomb.

"I don't think there's anything at this point standing between Iran and nuclear weapons other than the possibility of the use of military force possibly by the United States, possibly by Israel," Bolton told FoxNews.

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JINSA accuses Iran of facilitating rocket attacks

Well, we knew this was coming. This particular war on Gaza has been planned for six months. - Ed.

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs today accused Iran of facilitating Hamas rocket attacks on Israel.

“The role of Iran in the training and buildup of the Hamas arsenal has been regrettably overlooked by the world’s media and many of its political leaders,” said Tom Neumann, executive director of the Institute.

“Hamas’s rocket attacks have become longer range and more lethal as a result of Iranian assistance and training,” he said.

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Israeli journalist decries civilian casualties in Gaza

NEW YORK (December 31, 2008) -- A powerful column appeared Tuesday in the Jerusalem daily Haaretz, written by one of its top correspondents, Amira Hass, reporting on Gaza, which opens: "This isn't the time to speak of ethics, but of precise intelligence. Whoever gave the instructions to send 100 of our planes, piloted by the best of our boys, to bomb and strafe enemy targets in Gaza is familiar with the many schools adjacent to those targets -- especially police stations. He also knew that at exactly 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, during the surprise assault on the enemy, all the children of the Strip would be in the streets - half just having finished the morning shift at school, the others en route to the afternoon shift."

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Unconfirmed: Israeli leaks money laundering info on US congress

Says Hal Turner, excerpt:

The scheme works like this: The U.S. Congress votes to send between $3 Billion and $6 Billion free cash to Israel every year under the guise of "foreign aid." When the money arrives, the Israeli government takes several hundred million and puts it aside to be sent back to the USA through Jewish Political Action Committees, and donated to the political campaigns of the Congress members most friendly to Israel. By funding Israel, certain members of Congress actually guarantee they'll have enough campaign cash to get re-elected.

No one investigated it because there was never any way to PROVE what was being done. This morning that changed.

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Candidate to con man

Arnold Zaler stood before a federal magistrate judge on the morning of March 11, about to pull off one of his best scams yet.

The businessman known to most as "Arnie" was charged with 30 counts of bank and wire fraud for a scheme involving his kosher hot dog company and Denver's biggest sports venues.

If convicted, he faced more than 30 years in prison.

The judge, with no objection from prosecutors, set Zaler's bail at $25,000, unsecured. Zaler could go free without posting any money or property, but he had to agree not to leave the state of Colorado.

That same day Zaler turned over his passport and temporary travel documents issued by Israel, where he has told people he has dual citizenship.

Thirteen days later, he boarded a Delta Air Lines flight in Atlanta, bound for Jerusalem, the FBI has since learned.

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Ashkelon built on ruins of ethnically cleansed and destroyed Al-Jura

Every US politician makes the obligatory trip to Sderot, an Israeli town built on the defaced and ethnically cleansed Palestinian Village, Najd. I wrote previously about Najd, "Sderot Built on Ashes of Ethnically Cleansed and Defaced Najd." Astute politicians, albeit unconcerned about getting re-elected, might find my article about the history of what is now called Sderot, and might also find interesting the history of what is now called Ashkelon, which is built on ethnically cleansed and destroyed Al-Jura. Because the root of the problem between the Jewish immigrants who came to Palestine from all over the world and ethnically cleansed the Palestinians and then destroyed over five hundred of their villages and the Palestinians is that the initial injustice to the Palestinian people, is not addressed and most of the time not put into context for people not familiar with the history of Palestine.

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The truth about those Hamas rockets

Five years ago, the Bush administration lied about weapons of mass destruction to dupe us into supporting an illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq.

A few days ago, Israel trotted out only an infinitesimally more credible excuse — the Hamas rockets case — as justification for its own murderous shock and awe in Gaza, a long-planned campaign perniciously aimed at ousting a “regime” that came to power via popular, democratic vote.

Yes, such rockets exist, but they’re little more than slingshots against Israel’s incredible military might, and they’re used out of desperation by Palestinians who’ve never been accorded the democratic space within which to gain redress of their eminently just grievances.

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Panhandle top place in FL for human trafficking

The room was dark when Shauna Newell, 17, woke up, her clothes torn from her, a man over her, raping her. Her hands were tied, crossed, behind her head. She yelled for them to stop, to leave her alone. She looked into the faces of the four men watching, looked to her friend Jana, looking for a sign that one of them would help her. Instead, she got a gun pressed to her head.

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Yellowstone shaken by hundreds of earthquakes

More than 250 tremors have been recorded since Friday including nine greater than magnitude 3.0 on the Richter scale, according to the University of Utah. The largest, a magnitude 3.9, struck on Saturday and the area was shaken by a 3.3 tremor just after midday on Monday.

While earthquakes are common in the giant park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana and experiences about 1,000 to 2,000 tremors a year, the intense burst of seismic activity lasting several days has been described as unusual.

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Ugandan LRA in church massacre

Uganda's army has accused the Lord's Resistance Army rebels of hacking to death 45 civilians in a Catholic church in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Capt Chris Magezi said the scene was "horrendous... dead bodies of mostly women and children cut in pieces". The attack happened on 26 December.

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12.31.2008

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

Posted to Joe Cortina's blog December 10, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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Boycott All Things Israel



Look for the 729 barcode.


Here's a list to get you started.

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

I know, I know...

But seriously.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ACTION ALERT!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Ten Tips for dealing with GIYUS

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

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International Jewish community reacts to Gaza massacre

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

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

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

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

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In Pictures: Massacre of Gaza Children

Unforgivable. - Ed.

December 30, 2008

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

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Israel's lie machine is working flat out

December 30, 2008

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

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

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

December 29, 2008

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

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

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

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Mondoweiss: In their own words

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

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

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A letter to the US media

Dear Editor

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

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Israel is not telling the true story

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

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

Hamas and Israel: Conflicting Strategies

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

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

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

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Bankers connected to Madoff's ponzi scheme dying strange deaths

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Madoff liquidation trustee receives $28M for costs

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

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Madoff attorneys explore insanity defense

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

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


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

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

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Civil war, breakup predicted by Russian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Economic crisis changes priorities of Czech EU presidency

Sarkozy is handing over the EU reigns. - Ed.

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

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

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12.30.2008

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





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

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

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

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Why all these films?

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

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

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

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My brief response to Zionist disinformation

by Khaled Amayreh
29 December, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The final pretexts for Population Transfer in the making

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

Dateline December 29, 2008 at 7:43 PM

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

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

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

can ever work.

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

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

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We have no words left

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

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

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

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

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14 Afghan schoolchildren slaughtered in suicide bomb blast

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

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

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

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Makow: Illuminati reveal crazy apocalyptic agenda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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12.29.2008

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

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

Psyops experts are revealing the mind control matrix for the NWO

We are living in it, people. - Ed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This was before the bombing. Imagine it now.

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

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

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The Palestinian Story: Remember Us

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

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Israel will listen to calls for restraint when pigs fly!

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

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

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

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

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Obama on Gaza: 'No comment'

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

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

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

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

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

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International witnesses speak out from Gaza

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

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

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

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The reason Israel attacked Gaza: Electioneering

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

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

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

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

It can be incitement from Political or Religious leaders.

It can be being brainwashed by the Media.

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

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Rock the Truth: Final Israel genocide has begun

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

Read it and weep.

Israeli Jews get dogs to eat Lebanese prisoners

Excerpt:

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

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Jewish Rule by JB Campbell

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

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

The Khazarian Zionists

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

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

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

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Trojan horse? India's agreements with Iran

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

Excerpt:

From 2003:

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

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Guardian: Madoff probe focuses on tax havens

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

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

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

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Will the US break up?

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

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

And a lot is going wrong right now.

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Mumbai: It was the Mossad again, 100%

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

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

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Photo surfaces of bush with father of housing scammer Isaac Toussie

Some scandal from NY. - Ed.

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

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

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The Noose Tightens

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

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

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

Banking info: Excerpt:

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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

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12.28.2008

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

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

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

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

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