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


Israel working the levers, not looking so good for their plan today

1. Syria: if Golan talks fail, we turn to resistance

Syrian President Bashar Assad warned on Monday that if the Golan Heights are not returned peacefully – Syria will turn to resistance. Speaking at an economic forum of the Organization of Islamic Conference in Istanbul, Assad said, "The failure of negotiations towards the full restoration of rights automatically means resistance is the alternative solution."

Assad said the activity in occupied Jerusalem is organized and accompanied by "daily aggression, collective acts of massacre and the destruction of the infrastructure aimed at pushing the Palestinians to complete despair, to have them immigrate out of Palestine, and this is an attempt to achieve a pure Jewish state."

Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in the conference that the global economic order needs "radical change", calling for the adoption of Islamic principles instead of capitalist values. "The present economic crisis is due to the capitalist system. The world needs radical change," Ahmadinejad told the one-day economic summit of the OIC.

Describing interest rates as the "biggest and most fundamental problem of the capitalist system," Ahmadinejad said economic programs based on Islamic principles offered the way out. "The world is looking for fairer values that we cannot find in the capitalist system. The world system based on usury has collapsed, proving its failure," he said in comments translated into Turkish.

"We have to draw up programs based on Islamic economic thinkers. That way we can guide people to happiness, security, justice and honesty. This is the most correct way to salvation," he added. Ahmadinejad also urged member countries to agree to carrying out trade in their national currencies and setting up a common market. "By announcing the type of money to be used between member countries, we will be saved from the adverse effects of global capitalism," Ahmadinejad added.

read more @ al manar tv

2. this is what he's talking about: november 2007, ellen brown: behind the drums of war with Iran


What is so special about Iran that keeps it squarely in the cross-hairs of the U.S. military? Here is another possibility: besides oil and the dollar, Iran poses a serious threat to a secret financial weapon that keeps a global banking empire in power . . . .

...What bankers call the “miracle” of compound interest is called “usury” under Islamic law and is considered a crime. In the sixteenth century, Martin Luther redefined “usury” to mean the taking of “excess” interest; but under Old English law, taking any amount of interest was a crime. Modern Islamic thinkers are not averse to a profitable return on investment if it takes the form of “profit-sharing,” with investors taking some risk and sharing in business losses; but the usurer gets his interest no matter what. In fact he does better when the borrower fails. The borrower who cannot afford to pay off his loans sinks deeper and deeper into debt, as interest compounds annually to the lender.

read more @ global research

3. Turkey ready to oversee further Syria-Israel indirect dialogue

Turkey is ready to oversee a new stage of indirect peace talks between Israel and Syria, resuming a role it had played until last year, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday. "It's for the two sides to decide that. Turkey would like the talks to restart where they left off, or else within a framework decided upon by the parties," he told reporters during an official visit to Paris....The talks were stalled over "one or two words", Davutoglu said, refusing to go into detail over these obstacles.

just a guess: "Jewish State"?? read more @ al manar tv

4. Bibi visits White House

WASHINGTON - Hardline Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left the White House Monday after spending an hour and forty minutes inside, emerging without US President Barack Obama. It is not immediately clear whether Netanyahu spent the entire time in closed-door talks with Obama.

It is unusual for the US president not to publicly appear, even briefly, with a visiting foreign leader. The tense atmosphere surrounding the talks appeared to underscore frictions between the two allies as US efforts to revive Middle East peace talks flounder. But US efforts to revive the Middle East process floundered Tuesday with no progress reported.

read more @ middle east online

5. regarding that Berlin Wall stuff? some people have a special skill in making everything all about them.

Berlin -- German Jewish leaders urged the country Monday to remember November 9 as not only the date the Berlin Wall fell, but also as the anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938. "Certainly, we can and we must remember historic moments" experienced by Germans 20 years ago when "the doors of freedom were opened," said Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of Jews. "Certainly people can celebrate. But at the same time we must not forget... that 71 years ago, with the November pogrom, we saw the doors of Auschwitz beginning to open," she added in a statement.

read more @ expatica

6. Israel trying to counter Iranian inroads in Latin America

( – Israel’s ceremonial president has launched another diplomatic push for support in Latin America, making a state visit to its two largest countries just weeks before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due for another of his frequent visits to the region.

Brazil and Argentina are home to two of the world’s ten biggest Jewish communities, yet President Shimon Peres is the first Israeli head of state to pay an official visit to Argentina in 20 years and to Brazil since the 1960s....It said that in his meetings with the two countries’ presidents, ministers, lawmakers and Jewish communities, Peres would “address Iranian infiltration in the continent.”

read more @ CNSNews

7. today's ancient warfare: facts vs beliefs, by Jeff Gates

In unconventional warfare, manipulated beliefs are used to displace inconvenient facts. When waging war by way of deception, false beliefs are an oft-deployed weapon. Recall Iraqi weapons of mass destruction? Iraqi ties to Al Qaeda? Iraqi mobile biological weapons laboratories?

Iraqi meetings in Prague with Al Qaeda? Iraqi purchases of yellowcake uranium from Niger? All these claims were reported as true. All were later proven false or, worse, fabricated. Yet all were widely believed. Only the yellowcake uranium was conceded as bogus before the invasion of Iraq. As the U.S. crafted its response to the provocation of a mass murder on U.S. soil, those widely shared beliefs shaped a consensus to wage war on a nation that had no hand in it.

A similar deception-traceable to the same source-is now working to expand this war to Iran. Based on fast-emerging events, the next conflict could include Pakistan.

The modern battlefield has shifted. Ground warfare is now secondary. Likewise air strikes, combat troops, naval support and even covert operations. Those physical operations are all downstream of information operations. Manipulated beliefs come first. Psyops precede bombs and bullets. Hardware ranks a distant third.

read more @ veterans today

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