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

1.24.2009

Gaza in Ruins

1.23.2009

Indira Singh interview, 7/20/2005

This is not recent, but I post it because this woman really illustrates the kind of courage and tenacity that it takes to be a whistleblower in this country today. She is obviously a person of great integrity and intelligence, with presence of mind and tremendous personal courage in the face of death threats from very powerful people. This is how a patriot behaves. I don't know what has become of her, but all Americans should be very grateful that people like Indira Singh will put their lives on the line -- without the comfort of belonging to some powerful organization or being armed to the teeth to protect themselves, while those with those very advantages often shrink into hidey holes -- but merely armed with the nerve to seek the truth no matter where it leads. - Ed.

July 20th 2005
Inteview with Indira Singh
"Ground Zero 911, Blueprint For Terror, Part Two"

Indira Singh worked on Wall Street from 1975 Until June 28th, 2002 when she was summarily terminated due to her investigation into computer software company, Ptech. In Part One, She described her work as an emergency medical technician at ground zero, and began to describe her professional work for JPMorgan Chase and her first client meeting with software engineer, Ptech.

Bonnie Falkner: So, Indira, how did your meeting with Ptech, how did that go?

Indira Singh: Well, they came a little late, immediately there were some issues with regard to how the day would proceed, for instance they showed up without the agreed upon software in hand. The most important thing about it is that their chief scientist Dr. Hussein Ibraham came. He’s an Egyptian-American and he had a very good reputation in the field, very bright, someone you would like working with, very knowledgeable. But, they had showed up without the software.

Read more here.


Mystery Prison Buses in the Desert

On a recent visit to Tucson, Arizona, where I was invited to give a presentation on monetary reform, I was disturbed by a story of strange goings on in the desert. A little over a year ago, it seems, a new industrial facility sprang up on the edge of town. It was in a remote industrial zone and appeared to be a bus depot. The new enterprise was surrounded by an imposing security fence and bore no outward signs identifying its services. However, it soon became apparent that the compound was in the business of outfitting a fleet of prison buses. Thirty or so secondhand city buses were being reconfigured with prison bars in the windows and a coat of fresh paint bearing the “Wackenhut G4S” logo on the side.

The new Wackenhut operation is shrouded in mystery. It has been running its fleet of empty prison buses night and day, apparently logging miles on a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract. Multiple buses can be seen driving all over town and even on remote desert back roads. Oddly, except for the driver and one escort guard seated in front, these buses are always empty.

Read more @ Global Research

More info on Wackenhut @ SourceWatch

The Wackenhut Corporation provides security services to commercial and government organizations. It is a subsidiary of U.K. based G4S, which is one of the largest security corporations in the world. [1]

"It is known throughout the industry that if you want a dirty job done, call Wackenhut." -retired FBI agent, William Hinshaw in a September 1992 SPY Magazine article by John Connolly.

Information re: Russel Tice whistleblower allegations of NSA ILLEGAL SPYING ON AMERICANS

from Cryptogon Archives, May 2008:

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

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

Read more @ Cryptogon

And from Emptywheel: Russel Tice confirms everything we've surmised about Bush's illegal wiretap program

Teddy linked to the stunning Russell Tice appearance on Keith O tonight. I wanted to add a few points.

First, Tice's description of the program confirms everything we have surmised about the program. The program:

  • Established the means to collect all American communications
  • Analyzed meta-data to select a smaller subset of communications to tap further
  • Conducted human analysis of those messages

That is, the Bush administration used meta-data (things like length of phone call that have nothing to do with terrorism) to pick which communications to actually open and read, and then they opened and read them.

And of course, everyone's communications--everyone's--were included in the totality of communications that might be tapped.

Including--especially--journalists. We knew that both Christiane Amanpour and Lawrence Wright's communications were tapped. Well, apparently so were every other journalists'.

Read more @ Emptywheel

OOPSIE! Article Removed

Yesterday the Grand Forks Herald reported that Minot AFB was one of six finalists to be head of the finalists for Global Strike Command, whatever that is, but it doesn't sound good. Barksdale was also on the list, I believe. These COINCIDENTALLY being the places of the "missing nukes" problem. Also, the AF being the branch of the military most infested with religious extremists who heart Israel and hate Muslims. So all in all, not the best news.

Well, apparently, you shouldn't know these things, because today it's gone. Whoosh! Right down the hopper. But I'm sure it's nothing to worry about!!! HA HA HA!!! - Ed.

Empty hole here.

Gaza war widens lead of Israel's conservative Likud Party

"And you wise men don't know how it fee-e-eee-i-ee-ee-ee-eeels, to be thick, as a brick." - Jethro Tull

Polls show Benjamin Netanyahu likely to be next prime minister as Israelis vote on Feb. 10.


Read more @ Christian Science Monitor

Bush tentacles? You mean like an Octopus??

This is perilously close to talking about the actual intelligence war allegedly going on in real time, and led on the dark side by B41, said to be the "head of the Octopus," all of which is of course pooh-poohed as crazy conspiracy shit by people who eat nothing but candy for news. Whereas Alternet being, in my opinion, a site that people accustomed to corporate news would think of as quite meaty; but to me it is still more like a powdered donut. So this piece was a pleasant surprise. Also noted that B41 was caught sneering maliciously at Obama during inauguration ceremonies, which is good news. The Secret Service have their work cut out for them. - Ed.

by Russ Baker

As George W. Bush leaves office and Barack Obama takes over, we are in danger of missing the opportunity for change our new president has promised -- unless we come to grips with what the great historian and Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin called our "hidden history," not just of the past eight years but of the past half-century and more.

Read more @ Alternet

Caroline Kennedy ends senate bid

Caroline Kennedy last night withdrew from consideration to replace Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton - just two months after she rocked the New York political landscape by throwing her hat in the ring, The Post has learned.

Read more @ NY Post

Alternative Explanation: Death Threats. Which of course is just a silly conspiracy theory, because nobody in the Kennedy family has ever been assassinated.....oh wait.....

Alarm spread over use of lethal new weapons

By Erin Cunningham

January 22, 2009 -- GAZA CITY, Jan 22 (
IPS) - Eighteen-year-old Mona Al-Ashkar says she did not immediately know the first explosion at the United Nations (UN) school in Beit Lahiya had blown her left leg off. There was smoke, then chaos, then the pain and disbelief set in once she realised it was gone - completely severed by the weapon that hit her.

Mona is one of the many patients among the 5,500 injured that have international and Palestinian doctors baffled by the type of weaponry used in the Israeli operation. High-profile human rights organisations like Amnesty International are accusing Israel of war crimes.

Mona's doctors at Gaza City's Al-Shifa hospital found no shrapnel in her leg, and it looked as though it had been "sliced right off with a knife."

Read more @ Information Clearing House

The Imminent Undoing of Israel

Lots of history packed tightly. - Ed.

by Susan Safi and Iman Safi

History invariably repeats itself. But in the techno age even history is running at top speed. Socio-economic and cultural changes that generally took centuries to develop and take shape in the past are materializing within decades if not years.

Read more @ Turkish Weekly


Defiant to the end. Gaza's tunnels back in business as IOF leaves

Excerpt:

Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister, was heading to Brussels yesterday after getting the green light from legal advisers to the Israeli government who had been concerned she would face war crimes allegations. She was hoping to clinch a deal committing the European Union to contribute forces, ships and technology to anti-smuggling operations. But EU officials said their efforts would focus on providing humanitarian relief and maintaining the ceasefire. Ehud Barak, moved swiftly from war-making to electioneering yesterday, saying the fighting had given voters – who go to the polls to choose a new parliament on 10 February – a glimpse of the type of leadership they need. “We have similar tests awaiting us: Iran, Syria, Hezbollah. It isn’t over yet. These subjects have not been cleared from the table,” he said.

Read more @ ThereAreNoSunglasses

Israel, scared of Iran, chastized by Hezbollah, that leaves the Palestinians

Scathing in its perception of Israel. - Ed.

The London Review of Books has one of its multi-commentator sections on Gaza. The one that stood out to me was from the Israeli playwright, Yitzhak Laor:

We’ve been here before. It’s a ritual. Every two or three years, our military mounts another bloody expedition. The enemy is always smaller, weaker; our military is always larger, technologically more sophisticated, prepared for full-scale war against a full-scale army. But Iran is too scary, and even the relatively small Hizbullah gave us a hard time. That leaves the Palestinians.
Read more @ Atheo News

Someone take away Thomas Friedman's Computer Before He Types Another Sentence

Have some chocolate for breakfast. This is funny. - Ed.

by Matt Taibbi

When some time ago a friend of mine told me that Thomas Friedman's new book, Hot, Flat and Crowded, was going to be a kind of environmentalist clarion call against American consumerism, I almost died laughing.

Beautiful, I thought. Just when you begin to lose faith in America's ability to fall for absolutely anything -- just when you begin to think we Americans as a race might finally outgrow the lovable credulousness that leads us to fork over our credit card numbers to every half-baked TV pitchman hawking a magic dick-enlarging pill, or a way to make millions on the Internet while sitting at home and pounding doughnuts -- along comes Thomas Friedman, porn-'stached resident of a positively obscene 11,400-square-foot suburban Maryland mega-monstro-mansion and husband to the heir of one of the largest shopping-mall chains in the world, reinventing himself as an oracle of anti-consumerist conservationism.

Read more @ Alternet


Israelis are living high on US expense account

This is interesting. A thoughtful, reality-based editorial analysis gets printed in The Age, and the next thing you know, the paper delivers a grovelling apology for the "hurt" and "distress" it caused to the Jewish population. Never happen again....anti-semitic...dealt with internally...blah blah blah. Nice. - Ed.

There’s a memorable scene in the Stephen Spielberg film ‘Munich’. After the 1972 Munich Olympic Games killings of Israeli athletes, prime minister Golda Meir tells confidants she wants to show the plotters that killing Jews "is expensive". She then organises for the assassination of each of the plotters.

Today, it is Israel itself that has become expensive. Most directly, it is very expensive to the US, which subsidises and arms it.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Israel fails again to provoke Hezbollah and war between the US and Iran

It is becoming apparent that the frenzied Israeli attack on the people of the Gaza Strip was designed specifically to inflame Hezbollah and provoke them into a war with Israel; a war that would quickly escalate to involve Iran and the US for the purpose of ultimately bringing about regime change in Iran. Furthermore, this was all supposed to happen before Bush left office when it was hoped that war with Iran would be unavoidable by the time Obama took office.

Read more @ Damian Lataan's site

Israel wanted a humanitarian crisis

The scale of Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip, and the almost daily reports of war crimes over the last three weeks, has drawn criticism from even longstanding friends and sympathisers. Despite the Israeli government's long-planned and comprehensive PR campaign, hundreds of dead children is a hard sell. As a former Israeli government press adviser put it, in a wonderful bit of unintentional irony, "When you have a Palestinian kid facing an Israeli tank, how do you explain that the tank is actually David and the kid is Goliath?"

Read more @ The Guardian UK

What kind of 'soldiers' shoot children with white flags

Israel accused of executing parents in front of children in Gaza

And of course, they also execute the children in front of the parents. - Ed.

One nine-year-old boy said his father had been shot dead in front of him despite surrendering to Israeli soldiers with his hands in the air.

Another youngster described witnessing the deaths of his mother, three brothers and uncle after the house they were in was shelled.

He said his mother and one of his siblings had been killed instantly, while the others bled to death over a period of days.

Read more @ Telegraph.co.uk


1.22.2009

Romans 13 and Christ's "Clergy Response Teams"

by Brother Gregory Williams
January 21, 2009
NewsWithViews.com

Pastors across the country have been called on by the Department of Homeland Security to join “Clergy Response Teams” in order to placate and control the people of America in the event of local or national emergencies. Jeff Ferrell, a reporter for KSLA in Shreveport, claimed that “For the clergy team, one of the biggest tools that they will have in helping calm the public down or to obey the law is the bible itself, specifically Romans 13.” This idea was affirmed in the report by Dr. Durell Turberville who was quoted as saying, "because the government is established by the Lord, you know. And, that's what we believe in the Christian faith. That's what's stated in the scripture."

Read more @ News With Views


Tice: NSA spied on e v e r y b o d y, targeted journalists

Also wondering if Sy Hersh got his phone calls from all the people who said they would call him on January 21st to blow whistles, and let's hope he's typing away right now. - Ed.

Former National Security Agency analyst Russell Tice, who helped expose the NSA's warrantless wiretapping in December 2005, has now come forward with even more startling allegations. Tice told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Wednesday that the programs that spied on Americans were not only much broader than previously acknowledged but specifically targeted journalists.

Read more @ Raw Story

Limbaugh: Afraid of Bush documents leading to war crimes trials. Which would be wrong, see?

LIMBAUGH: What I’m afraid of is that what Obama did with this executive order is actually make it easier for the media to go get Bush documents. Because you know Pelosi and some of the guys over in congress are talking about war crimes trials and charges and so forth. […][AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!]

What I’m afraid of is what Obama’s done here is made the gathering of the information for this kind of stuff– This is not American. This is not America. This is not what America does. We don’t– This is Banana Republic kind of stuff.

Read more @ Think Progress

Solidarity with Gaza: Just the Beginning

The latest Israeli assault on the tiny Strip represents the failure of the siege to weaken Hamas and the Gazan people's resolve. It should come as a wake-up call to the world that placing 1.5 million people in a cage and denying them basic necessities, including food, medical supplies and fuel only takes that fuel from their hands and adds it to the fire, notes Hammam Farah.

Read more @ Middle East Online

Israel: No end to Gaza crisis with Schalit in chains


Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni says the crisis in Gaza will not be resolved unless captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit is released.


Livni made the remarks on Thursday after a three-hour meeting with her European counterparts in Brussels, Belgium, the Jerusalem Post reported.

"As long as Gilad Schalit remains in the hands of Hamas, it will be impossible to solve the crisis in the Gaza Strip", she said.

Read more @ Press TV

Zionism is an Incurable Disease of the Mind

By Zaid Nabulsi

I lost my gloves one day in a coffee shop in Geneva, and I tell you, it’s difficult to ride without them when it’s really cold. So as I was paying for a new pair with a credit card, the salesman, whom I knew was from Israel, tried to start some small talk by asking me what my family name means. I told him that it relates to the city of Nablus where my family is originally from.

Suddenly, the most bewildered look was plastered on his face. “Where is Nablus?” he asked, “I’ve never heard of it.” Then, after realizing that I knew he was bullshitting me, he pretended to remember, “Ah, Shkheim you mean?”With my insistence not to learn these ugly names that the deranged Zionists have dug up from oblivion to erase our identity, that name certainly didn’t ring a bell. But now it was my turn. Although I knew where he was from, I asked “And you’re… from?” As he smiled while reminding me, I replicated the same look on his face moments ago. “Israel? Where is that?” Then after a brief pause, “Ah, the land of Canaan you mean. Palestine”.

Read more @ Atheo News

Outcry over weapons used in Gaza

Jan 19, 2009

Medics working in the Gaza Strip have condemned Israel's use of suspected "new weapons" that inflict horrific injuries they say most surgeons will not have seen before.

Dr Jan Brommundt, a German doctor working for Medecins du Monde in the south Gazan city of Khan Younis, described the injuries he had seen as "absolutely gruesome".

Speaking to Al Jazeera on Tuesday, Brommundt said surgeons had reported many cases where casualties had lost both legs rather than one, prompting suspicions that the Israelis were using some form of Dense Inert Metal Explosives (Dime).

Read more @ Uruknet

Can Zionists be protected non-combatants?

Far too much time is being wasted in arguments over the rocket attacks on Sderot and other Israeli cities.

The operative language in in the international treaties and conventions with a few rare exceptions uses the phrase protected noncombatants because civilians providing support to a military organization are in most cases legitimate targets. (Usually medical support is exempted, but I can think of cases where it would not be.)

Nuremberg Law already deals with the case of removal of a native population and replacement with civilian colonists (as happened in Palestine starting in 1947 and continues to this day).

Read more @ EAAZI

Wanted: Ehud Barak

For War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

In June 2007, the suspect imposed a siege on 1.5 million residents of Gaza. The siege, which is ongoing in 2009, is collective punishment according to International Law. The year and a half long siege caused severe food and fuel shortages, intermittent drinking water and electricity supply, disruption to sewage treatment plants and shortages of medicine and essential medical equipment, affecting the lives of 1.5 million people - a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and Rome Statute.

Read more @ Wanted.org

Great idea!!! Check out all the other criminals wanted posters at the bottom. We need a site like this for our American criminals, too.

Un special rapporteur on torture call on US to prosecute Bush and Rumsfeld

Don't forget Dick!! - Ed.

In remarks that aired on German television last night, Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, urged the U.S. to pursue former President George W. Bush and defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld on charges that they authorized torture and other harsh interrogation techniques:

“Judicially speaking, the United States has a clear obligation” to bring proceedings against Bush and Rumsfeld. […] He noted Washington had ratified the UN convention on torture which required “all means, particularly penal law” to be used to bring proceedings against those violating it.

“We have all these documents that are now publicly available that prove that these methods of interrogation were intentionally ordered by Rumsfeld,” against detainees at the US prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nowak said.

Read more @ Think Progress

Hill of Shame where Gaza bombing is spectator sport

Excuses, excuses. Hamas, Hamas. What would the Israelis do without Hamas? How would they justify all this indiscriminate killing? - Ed.

Excerpt:

Rafi Twitto was watching the offensive yesterday with his wife, Iris. From his belt hung a photograph of his son, Osher, nine, who had a leg blown off by a Qassam rocket 11 months ago. “I'm glad Hamas is being destroyed but sad that women and children are suffering,” he said. “But when they grow up they'll also probably be terrorists. They are taught very early to hate Israelis and how to hold weapons.” Iris agreed. “If I could have, I'd have gone in with our soldiers.”

David Kunin, 26, an ultra-Orthodox Jew with long black beard and coat, had come to the hill to take pictures. He said that a rocket shattered the windows of his home in Ashdod last week. “Of course I'm happy,” he replied when asked how he felt as he watched the bombardment.

“It would be better if innocent civilians weren't hurt, but the ones who co-operate with Hamas - that's their problem.”

Read more @ Times Online

After IOF kills her family, wounded girl spends 2 days in abandoned home

Saturday January 18, 2009

Amira, is a Palestinian child who fled her home after the army shelled it and took shelter in a nearby home bleeding and scared for two days without food and without anyone who can take care of her wounds.

She was hiding in this empty home, as its owners had to leave it due to the Israeli shelling. She wrapped herself with some sheets and laid on a bed in the ground floor while crying and listening to the sounds of bombs, tanks and fighter-jets.

When she was found two days later, she was nearly dead after losing so much blood. The 15-year old Amira saw her father and two brothers getting killed by the shell that struck their home before she ran out seeking shelter.

Read more @ Uruknet

Gaza: "I watched an Israeli soldier shoot dead my two little girls."

Grieving Palestinian father says children were killed after family obeyed order from troops to leave Gaza home

A Palestinian father has claimed that he saw two of his young daughters shot dead and another critically injured by an Israeli soldier who emerged from a stationary tank and opened fire as the family obeyed an order from the Israeli forces to leave their home. Khaled Abed Rabbo said Amal, aged two and Suad, seven, were killed by fire from the soldier's semi-automatic rifle. His third daughter, Samer, four, has been evacuated to intensive care in a Belgian hospital after suffering critical spinal injuries which he said were inflicted in the attack early in Israel's ground offensive.

Read more @ The Independent UK

Did the US Navy get revenge for the USS Liberty attack?

Revelations from U.S. intelligence sources claim cover-up of Liberty attack masks another naval incident cover-up

January 19-20, 2009

SOURCE: WayneMadsenReport.com

SPECIAL REPORT. Did the U.S. Navy have its revenge for the Israeli attack on the Liberty?

Two incidents in the eastern Mediterranean only a little over six months apart involving Israeli and U.S. military forces may lie at the heart of two major cover-ups. According to U.S. intelligence sources, the willful Israeli attack on the National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence collection ship, the USS Liberty, on June 8, 1967, during the Israeli-Arab “Six Day War,” was followed by the U.S. Navy sinking tje Israeli submarine, the INS Dakar, in January 1968.

Read more @ JCN


Israel's Ministry of "Truth" gets eight month head start

Posted at Friday, January 02, 2009 - 03:22 AM, by: Jim Scott
During WWII, Britain's Ministry of Information so effectively spread pro-Soviet propaganda that throughout Britain Stalin came to be seen as a benevolent ally. The MoI was the model for George Orwell's Ministry of Truth in the novel Nineteen Eight-Four.

Special spin body gets media on message, says Israel
Rachel Shabi in Tel Aviv Guardian UK January 2, 2009

Israel believes its has won broad international support in the media for its actions in Gaza thanks to its PR strategy, which through a new body has for months been concerned with formulating plans and role-playing to ensure that government officials deliver a clear, unified message to the world's press. The body, known as the National Information Directorate, was set up eight months ago following recommendations from an Israeli inquiry into the 2006 Lebanon war. Its role is to deal with hasbara - meaning, in Hebrew, "explanation", and referring variously to information, spin, and propaganda. The directorate's chief, Yarden Vatikai, said: "The hasbara apparatus needed a body that would co-ordinate its agencies, coordinate the messages and become a platform for co-operation between all the agencies that deal with communication relations and public diplomacy."

The directorate acts across ministries and decides key messages on a daily basis. Of its core messages for the media, there has been the advice that Hamas broke the ceasefire agreements with Israel; that Israel's objective is the defence of its population; and that Hamas is a terror organisation targeting Israeli civilians. "In general, we think we are succeeding in getting the message across," said Vatikai. Israeli officials have also enjoyed a clear edge with coverage. An Israeli foreign ministry assessment of eight hours of coverage across international broadcast media reported that Israeli representatives got 58 minutes of airtime while the Palestinians got only 19 minutes. ...

Read more @ Salt Spring News
h/t Greg Bacon


Israeli Psyops: Spread war to Iran, hit airwaves during inauguration

A propaganda battle designed to promote the plan to spread war throughout the greater Middle East is now under way and will soon hit the airwaves in the United States. The plan will be presented as a television advertising campaign to promote Israel as the victim of terrorism backed by the government of Iran. The advertising campaign is due to air on television during the inauguration period of President-elect Barack Obama.

The organization responsible for this soon to be aired propaganda is "The Israel Project". "The Israel Project" touts themselves as an international non-profit organization that "provides journalists and leaders accurate information about the Middle East". For some reason they make a point of declaring to the public that they are "not related to any government or government agency".

Read more @ SOTT

Change.org asks if we should reevaluate aid to Israel, 717 people respond

Re-evaluate aid to Israel

Reevaluate whether the level of and the basis for the aid we provide Israel is appropriate given our tough economic circumstance. Presently I fail to see the benefits to our country that would justify the extraordinarily high per-capita level of aid.

Read what your fellow citizens say @ Change.org



Mohammed Jawad and Obama's efforts to suspend military commissions

by Glenn Greenwald

This is a very good and important step -- not only because of its substance, but also because it was something Obama did almost immediately, even before his first full day in office:

In one of its first actions, the Obama administration instructed military prosecutors late Tuesday to seek a 120-day suspension of legal proceedings involving detainees at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- a clear break with the approach of the outgoing Bush administration. .
. .

Read more @ Salon


Obama halts new or pending bush legislation

Acting only hours after his inauguration, President Barack Obama has ordered a freeze on new or proposed regulations at all government agencies and departments. In a memo issued by new White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, the president tells agency and department heads that :

"...no proposed or final regulation should be sent to the Office of Federal Register for publication unless and until it has been reviewed and approved by a department or agency head appointed or designated by the President after noon on January 20, 2009, or in the case of the Department of Defense, the Secretary of Defense."

Read more @ Federal Eye

Crowd sings "sha na na na" to bush, reporters hear "la la la la"


Watch video. (1 minute)

1.21.2009

Outstanding Video from Kenny's Sideshow



A letter to Barack Obama from a Palestinian citizen

By Nizar Mansour

Translated By Namir Shabibi

19 January 2009

Edited by Louis Standish


UK - Alquds Alarabi - Original Article (Arabic)

I followed your electoral campaign and the debates between you and the other candidates for the presidency with a passion, and I was convinced that you would win.

An American friend of mine asked me whether it would be better if you or John McCain won. My response was that if she was asking who is better for the United States, then I believe that your win would, to which she responded “Why?” I responded with the following reasons:

Read more @ Watching America

Roberts botched the Oath of Office

Illuminati creep. Oh ooopsie. Oh, not important. Oh ha ha ha. - Ed.

Barack Obama handled the situation with graceful aplomb. From my live-blogging:

The Chief Justice in fact screwed up the oath. The Constitution requires:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Read more @ Pimpin Turtle

Japanization Rules: Economic Collapse Averted

Umm....r u sure? - Ed.

by Al Martin

(1-19-09) Consensus builds in Washington that Japanization of the world's economy is the only way to prevent global economic collapse and preserve the new "modified" capitalism.

For the first time, officials of the incoming Obama-Biden Regime, as well as senior members of Congress in both parties are using the word Japanization in financial media.

Now you see people in Washington using the term, including former under-secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers, who will be the new chairman of the Presidential Council of Economic Advisors. Summers is widely respected in both parties, and he's the new go-to guy in Washington for the new Obama-Biden economic policy.

Why is there a new consensus now? Because it's either that - or we allow global economic collapse to occur.

Read more @ Conspiracy Planet

Is COG still in effect? One question among many...

Now that we have a new administration, it is the right time to find out whether the United States is still in a national state of emergency as declared on 9/11 and whether the unconstitutional continuity of government plans are still in effect.

Someone please submit freedom of information act requests to find out.

George Washington's Blog

Kissinger's NWO Plan for Obama

Henry Kissinger has revealed what Obama is going to try to do to bring about bring about a New World Order.

Kissinger writes (Henry Kissinger: The world must forge a new order or retreat to chaos - 20 January 2009):

1. "The alternative to a new international order is chaos."

In other words, join the New World Order or you will suffer from false flag operations and the undermining of your economies.

2. "The extraordinary impact of the President-elect on the imagination of humanity is an important element in shaping a new world order."

In other words: we Zionists and fascists have chosen Obama as our puppet.

Read more @ aangirfan

Michael Hoffman's "Judaism discovered from its own texts"

by Henry Makow, PhD

"Judaism Discovered," Michael Hoffman's monumental new work on Judaism is subtitled, "A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition and Deceit."

But, what does Hoffman really think of Judaism?

We are in a crisis. It's time we listened to plainspoken pariahs like Michael Hoffman. Anti-Semitism is on the rise and Hoffman's book explains why this is not irrational "hate." It's more important for Jews than anyone to learn that they are associated with a "religion" they don't really understand.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Growing outrage at the killing in Gaza

LOOK at all the people who signed this!! - Ed.

The massacres in Gaza are the latest phase of a war that Israel has been waging against the people of Palestine for more than 60 years. The goal of this war has never changed: to use overwhelming military power to eradicate the Palestinians as a political force, one capable of resisting Israel's ongoing appropriation of their land and resources. Israel's war against the Palestinians has turned Gaza and the West Bank into a pair of gigantic political prisons. There is nothing symmetrical about this war in terms of principles, tactics or consequences. Israel is responsible for launching and intensifying it, and for ending the most recent lull in hostilities.

Israel must lose. It is not enough to call for another ceasefire, or more humanitarian assistance. It is not enough to urge the renewal of dialogue and to acknowledge the concerns and suffering of both sides. If we believe in the principle of democratic self-determination, if we affirm the right to resist military aggression and colonial occupation, then we are obliged to take sides... against Israel, and with the people of Gaza and the West Bank.

We must do what we can to stop Israel from winning its war. Israel must accept that its security depends on justice and peaceful coexistence with its neighbours, and not upon the criminal use of force.

We believe Israel should immediately and unconditionally end its assault on Gaza, end the occupation of the West Bank, and abandon all claims to possess or control territory beyond its 1967 borders. We call on the British government and the British people to take all feasible steps to oblige Israel to comply with these demands, starting with a programme of boycott, divestment and sanctions.

Read more @ Guaradian UK

Jews must face "dark side" of Judaism

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Stephen Bloom has a love of fairness and justice typical of many liberal American Jews. A journalism professor, he saw the opening of a Kosher meat packer by Hasidic Jews in Postville Iowa in 1987 as an opportunity to study the Jewish-gentile dynamic in microcosm. He discovered more about Judaism and the causes of anti-Semitism than perhaps he wanted to know.

His conclusion from "Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America" published in 2000:

"Initially I had gone to Postville to learn from the Hasidim [orthodox Jews], to share with them a sense of identity and belonging. Instead, what the Postville Hasidim ultimately offered me was a glimpse of the dark side of my own faith, a look at Jewish extremists whose behavior not only made the Postville locals wince, but made me wince, too.

I didn't want to partake in Hasidim's vision that called on Jews to unite against the goyim and assimilation. The world, even in Iowa, was too bountiful to base my likes and dislikes solely on religion. The word Hasid ...literally means 'the pious one,' but the Postville Hasidim..were anything but pious. You couldn't become casual friends with them...They required total submission to their schema of right and wrong, Jew vs. Christian -- or you were the enemy." (291)

In other words, if you're a Jew but don't buy their insanity, then you're no better than the goyim.

Read more @ SaveTheMales

Tents in desert reveal Israeli plan to transfer Gazans to Egypt

Tuesday January 20, 2009

After flattening many parts of Gaza with aerial bombardment and ground artillery, Israel may be planning to transfer the now homeless refugees to Egypt, where hundreds of tents have been set up near Rafah. One local blogger said that a soldier told him there are many more tents being prepared, as well.

Read more @ Uruknet

Who calls the shots in America?

“Peace for all children,” said Obama. But does he include Palestinian children? Will he continue to stand with Israel, the country that has laid waste a land and murdered or maimed hundreds?

Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt were pretty close, politically and personally. They led the fight against fascism in the early 1940s, and although they had their disagreements they got on well. They were both blunt in their views, but there was no doubt who was the more powerful: Roosevelt called the shots, although Churchill had a lot of influence on him. But it would have been unthinkable for Churchill to behave in the way that the present (though not for long) prime minister of Israel did on January 8 with the (now mercifully departed) president of the United States.

Read more @ Pakistan Daily Times

Documenting War Crimes, Next Step: The Hague

A senior Hamas member has announced that the movement has documented irrefutable proof of Israeli war crimes inside the Gaza Strip.

"We will use that [proof] to build a case against the Israeli political and military leaders as a criminal crime," Osama Hamdan, Hamas' chief representative and senior leader in Lebanon told Press TV on Tuesday.

Speaking from Beirut, Hamdan said a meeting of European and Arab lawyers will take place next week in which the means of convicting Israel for war crimes at The Hague will be discussed.

Read more @ Uprooted Palestinians

Zaid Hamid (English) on Mumbai Operations and Mossad Connection

The entire Indian propaganda and lies have been exposed in this pdf document. Read and know for yourself things you never knew before. The entire Mumbai drama, its background, its motives and the players involved, with proof from their own sources, media and speeches. Circulate this far and wide and get it published wherever you can. This must be flooded on the web and passed to all contacts. Let the world see their lies exposed. May Allah (sw) Protect Pakistan.

Read more, see videos @ ThereAreNoSunglasses

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land

1.20.2009

Israel fears wave of war crimes lawsuits over Gaza offensive

Israel is preparing for a wave of lawsuits by pro-Palestinian organizations overseas against Israelis involved in the Gaza fighting, claiming they were responsible for war crimes due to the harsh results stemming from the IDF's actions against Palestinian civilians and their property.

Senior Israeli ministers have expressed serious fears during the past few days about the possibility that Israel will be pressed to agree to an international investigation of the losses among non-combatants during Operation Cast Lead; or alternately, that Israelis will be faced with personal suits, such as happened to Israeli officers who were accused of war crimes in Britain for their actions during the second intifada.

"When the scale of the damage in Gaza becomes clear, I will no longer take a vacation in Amsterdam, only at the international court in The Hague," said one minister. It was not clear whether he was trying to make a joke or not.

Read more @ Haaretz

New RFID technology allows tracking without your knowledge

By invitation, I recently visited a remote facility in northern Virginia to see a demonstration of NOX – a new Intelligent Perimeter Defense system deployed by the FBI that uses covert Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to track people and assets without their knowledge.

That’s right, using RFID to track people without their knowledge. This system is exactly what the privacy advocates have long feared: Big Brother tracking us with spy chips. As Orwellian as this sounds, the undisputed fact is that this system catches thieves and does so at a fraction of the cost of traditional security solutions.

Read more @ BlackListedNews


UK preparing to send warships and nucleus of international force to prevent arms smuggling into Gaza

The internationalization of Gaza begins. Check everything at ThereAreNoSunglasses. Chamberlain always keeps his finger on the pulse. - Ed.

The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown also appeared to suggest that Britain might put people on the ground to help secure the crossings into Gaza.

“Germany, France and Great Britain have just sent a letter to Israel and Egypt to say they will do everything we can to prevent arms trafficking which is at the root of some of the problems,” Mr Brown said. “I believe that will help get a solution to this crisis.”

Read more @ therearenosunglasses


Black Death kills AQ operatives in Algeria

Ho-kay. That's pretty cool how the plague resurrects itself right in the middle of an AQ camp, huh? - Ed.

The disease, which struck Europe in the Middle Ages killing more than 25 million people, has swept through a training camp for insurgents in Algeria.

The arrival of the plague was discovered when security forces found the body of a dead terrorist by a roadside, the Sun reports.

The victim belonged to the large al-Qaeda network AQLIM (al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb).

A security source told the paper: "This is the deadliest weapon yet in the war against terror. Most of the terrorists do not have the basic medical supplies needed to treat the disease.

"It spreads It spreads quickly and kills within hours. This will be really worrying al-Qaeda."

Read more @ Telegraph UK


Israeli students call Barak 'murderer'

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has cancelled his visit to a university in Tel Aviv after being called a 'murderer' by the students.

Barak canceled his visit to Tel Aviv University's Law Department, after a graffiti sprayed on the walls of the building called him a 'murderer', Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported Monday.

Read more @ Press TV

Gazans do not blame Hamas

RAMALLAH, Jan 19 (IPS) - Humanitarian aid is being rushed into Gaza as Israel and Egypt open their borders temporarily to allow convoys of aid to pass through.

While Israeli drones circle the skies above, Hamas security men are back on the streets attempting to restore some semblance of law and order. Policemen are directing traffic. Several looters have been arrested.

Read more @ IPS

How nice of us: US covers Israeli health care

Israeli woman blogs about her awesome health care. - Ed.

Excerpt:

It is like when I broke my collarbone before I was signed up with insurance and a medical provider –they sent me to the hospital and I paid nothing except for 10 sheks (about 4 U.S. dollars) for all the x-rays and everything else. They were like, ok when your bone has healed enough to comfortably to go the post office and sign up with Maccabi in a few weeks, it’ll all be taken care of. We’ve noted in your file that since you will be signing up with Maccabi you get the Maccabi rate now, and the 10 sheks is all you owe.

Read more @ EAAZI

Bullets in the brain, shrapnel in the spine

Doctors at a hospital near Gaza are almost overwhelmed by the number of Palestinian children needing treatment for bullet wounds to their heads.

On just one day last week staff at the El-Arish hospital in Sinai were called to perform sophisticated CAT brain scans on a nine-year-old, two 10-year-olds and a 14-year-old - each of whom had a bullet still lodged in their brain, after coming under fire during the Israeli ground assault on Gaza.

Read more @ SOTT

Amid dust and death, the Samouni family's story

Helmi Samouni knelt yesterday on the floor of the bedroom he once shared with his wife and their five-month old son, scraping his fingers through a thick layer of ash and broken glass looking for mementoes of their life together. "I found a ring. I might find more," he said.

His wife Maha and their child Muhammad were killed in the second week of Israel's 22-day war in Gaza when they were shelled by Israeli forces as they took shelter nearby along with dozens of relatives. In total 48 people from one family are now known to have died that Monday morning, 5 January, in Zeitoun, on the southern outskirts of Gaza City.

Read more @ The Guardian


And then they came for me

Very powerful. Sri Lankan journalist predicts his own assassination, writes his obit. - Ed.

No other profession calls on its practitioners to lay down their lives for their art save the armed forces and, in Sri Lanka, journalism. In the course of the past few years, the independent media have increasingly come under attack. Electronic and print-media institutions have been burnt, bombed, sealed and coerced. Countless journalists have been harassed, threatened and killed. It has been my honour to belong to all those categories and now especially the last.

Read more @ Cryptogon

Bernie Madoff, the Mafia, and Naked Short Selling

Bernard L. Madoff was once the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange. He was one of the most important market makers on Wall Street. And he managed what was, by some estimates, the largest hedge fund on the planet.

Yes, Bernard Madoff was an impressive man. That much was clear even before we learned that his $50 billion Ponzi scheme may have been orchestrated in cahoots with the most powerful, sophisticated, and indiscriminately murderous organized crime syndicate the world has ever known.

Read more @ Deep Capture


Bernie Madoff, Israeli Money Laundering

Wayne Madsen has proposed that Bernie Madoff laundered embezzled money through Israel. (See January 12, 2009 -- Is Madoff the tip of a money laundering ... or Is Madoff the tip of a money laundering pyramid in Israel?)

Madsen mentions that longtime Madoff associate and booster Ezra Merkin recently acquired Bank Leumi, the National Bank of Israel.

While a bank is useful in a money-laundering scheme and Israel's general lack of financial transparency is really helpful, you really need businesses, whose profits are not so easily tied to its costs and whose revenue sources are cash or hard to trace.

Read more @ EAAZI

Flashback: Madoff talks trading, 5/29/00

NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Bernie Madoff is chairman of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, which he founded in 1960. It is one of the largest market maker companies on Wall Street. It serves other securities companies, accepting buy and sell orders from brokerage houses and executing the trades.

Madoff Investment Securities profits from the spread, the difference between the bid price and the ask price on a stock. The company trades Nasdaq stocks and also makes a "third market" trading New York Stock Exchange stocks off the trading floor.

Read more @ CNNMoney

1.19.2009

Lead Rains of Gaza

A war is coming – I was forewarned some weeks ago by a most unlikely expert on the subject, an old fisherman called “Charlie”. We sat at a small café by the Sea of Galilee and looked at the dry mud where the sweet waters of the lake used to rollick, at its waterline, which has now receded like Charlie’s hairline; we gazed at the old signs forbidding swimming that now stick out hundreds of yards away from the lake. Drought is always a harbinger of war, said Charlie (whose real name is Ghassan but he prefers this movie-inspired nickname). The last drought was in the year 2000, and the Intifada broke out; he continued. The worst drought in a century has now brought the lake to its lowest level since Christ walked on it, as if the land is trying to get rid of human pestilence by starving it off, while men pour out their blood to pacify its angry spirits.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

US Jewish Peace Lobby Isolated on Gaza

by Daniel Luban

The three-week-old war in Gaza – halted Saturday by an Israeli cease-fire – has had a polarizing effect on the U.S. Jewish community, resulting in a deeper and at times acrimonious split between dovish groups that are skeptical of the Israeli military campaign and centrist and hawkish groups that have been broadly supportive of it.

Read more @ Antiwar


Everything you wanted to know about how Zionists control US policy

by Malooga

I was recently asked to answer the following question: In the original post there is mention of Israel controlling US policy. How exactly does that work?

The short answer is this: A highly influential and extremely well bankrolled collection of groups directs energy simultaneously in a number of directions: Political, media, academic, inter-faith, and other areas, in order to create consent for Israel's policies and to sway politicians to support those policies. The rest of this article examines this process in greater detail, primarily through the words of academics who have studied it for years.

Read more @ Moon of Alabama


Israel to 'lock down' West Bank

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army said it will lock down the occupied West Bank on Friday as Hamas called for a day of "wrath" against the deadly offensive on Gaza.

The West Bank will be closed off for 48 hours from midnight Thursday (2200 GMT), the army said in a statement.

Read more @ Times of India

The end of hypocrisy: Crime's gleeful abandon in Gaza

More and more, comment on Israel's savage attack on the people of Gaza seems superfluous. The facts -- even the modicum of facts that can be gleaned through the deadly wall of Israeli censorship and the perverse and sinister distortions of the American media -- speak loudly, with horrifying clarity, for themselves. We are witnessing monstrous crimes, committed with cold deliberation: a bloodthirsty spectacle of unbridled terrorism, openly celebrated by the political and media elites of Israel and America.

Read more @ Empire Burlesque

The facts about Hamas and the War on Gaza

This article is an edited extract of the views of Finkelstein given at DemocracyNow.org.
The record is fairly clear. You can find it on the Israeli website, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Israel broke the ceasefire by going into the Gaza and killing six or seven Palestinian militants. At that point and now I'm quoting the official Israeli website Hamas retaliated or, in retaliation for the Israeli attack, then launched the missiles.

Read more @ SOS

Where are the weapons?

Any answers or reflections gratefuly received.

Has any News outlet pointed out that a key element suppose to be present in this Gaza massacre is actualy missing. i.e. those massive shipments of armaments supposedly smuggled into Gaza by Iran and through the Rafah tunnels? This supposed 'arms smuggling' is a major casus beli given by Israel and the US and indeed stopping Hamas receiving such shipments is apparently the main aim of their present efforts.

Yet Hamas clearly have no anti aircraft missiles at all, and indeed, apparently no effective wire guided anti tank weapons either such as those Hezbollah used so effectively.
The rockets sent into Israel are homemade and use hand mixed propellants from easily available sources.

If Iran has been supplying Hamas with effective weaponry then where are the weapons?

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List of Israel's Child Victims in Gaza

At least 300 children are among the more than 1,000 Palestinians who have died since Israel began to bombard the Gaza Strip on December 27.

Al Jazeera has obtained the names of 210 of the young victims, 44 of which were under five years old.

By Date, Name, Gender and Age:

27/12/2008
Ibtihal Kechko Girl 10
Ahmed Riad Mohammed Al-Sinwar Boy 3
Ahmed Al-Homs Boy 18
Ahmed Rasmi Abu Jazar Boy 16
Ahmed Sameeh Al-Halabi Boy 18
Tamer Hassan Al-Akhrass Boy 5
Hassan Ali Al-Akhrass Boy 3
Haneen Wael Mohammed Daban Girl 15
Khaled Sami Al-Astal Boy 15
alaat Mokhless Bassal Boy 18
Aaed Imad Kheera Boy 14
Abdullah Al-Rayess Boy 17
Odai Hakeem Al-Mansi Boy 4
Allam Nehrou Idriss Boy 18
Ali Marwan Abu Rabih Boy 18
Anan Saber Atiyah Boy 13
Camelia Al-Bardini Girl 10
Lama Talal Hamdan Girl 10
Mohammed Jaber Howeij Boy 17
Nimr Mustafa Amoom Boy 10

Read more @ SOTT

NATO member countries apparently not toeing US line

Jan 17, 2009

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate

According to France Press, Bentis Cradock, Commander of NATO has said that European countries would hardly adhere to Obama's request to maintain military presence in Afghanistan. He asserted that the European countries were themselves grappling with huge economic crisis and not able to undertake an extra burden of military expenditure in Afghanistan. According to B. Cradock, Canada and Holland, who are second in terms of military presence in Afghanistan, would merely maintain to have their forces in Afghanistan for another one years.

Read more @ Uruknet

Bank of American: 'large group' of workers on NYC plane

Mmm hmm. - Ed.

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) confirmed that a "large group" of employees were on a plane that crashed into the Hudson River Thursday afternoon.

According to a spokeswoman with the Transportation Security Administration, US Airways flight 1549 took off from Laguardia Airport at 2:49 p.m. carrying about 148 passengers and five crew members. The plane was bound for Charlotte.

Read more @ CNNMoney


Bailed out firms have offshore tax havens, GAO finds

Most of America's largest publicly traded corporations -- including several that are receiving billions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers to finance their recovery -- have set up offshore operations that could help them avoid paying U.S. taxes on their profits, a government study released yesterday found.

Read more @ Washington Post

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The numerous crises currently confronting our Republic are not the result of poor political policies. These evils are the direct result of decades of violations of the U.S. Constitution by our servant Government.

In defiance of the natural Sovereignty of the People,
the Government has steadfastly, and repeatedly, ignored the Petitions of the People seeking Redress for these most egregious violations of their Fundamental Rights and cherished Freedoms.

The tide of history is upon us. Our Liberty may soon be forever lost unless the People rise quickly, peacefully and forcefully to restore Constitutional Order to the Republic.

Thankfully, our Founders left us a powerful, but little-known weapon in the Law to peacefully secure Redress without relying upon fixed elections, corrupted courts or resorting to the exercise of the Right of Revolution embodied by the Second Amendment.

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1.18.2009

Devastation has always been a goal for Israel

Read about the intentional destruction of Gaza as a military goal. Think about it as part of the plan to internationalize the situation there -- get other countries involved. Once that happens, think about the pretexts now available to accuse other countries, like Iran for instance, of smuggling weapons into Gaza along with concrete and other materials for rebuilding the destroyed infrastructure. Think how easy it will be to create new reasons for enmeshing other countries in the conflict and expanding the war. Think how easy it will be to make the Palestinians suffer endlessly because of these suspicions.

This is all done on purpose: the destruction, the carnage, the outrage....to draw the world into the Zionazi NWO trap, baited with the lives of innocent civilians in Gaza, in order to bring on WW III. If by some miracle it does not end in WW III, the alternative will be the world, and especially the US, paying restitution to the Palestinians on behalf of "poor" Israel, who was only ever trying "to defend itself." That is their backup plan. The CFR has recently written about it, as noted here. You can pay in blood and money, or just money; but you will pay. The Palestinians, of course, always have to pay in blood, as they have no money. And I suppose when we're out of money (soon), then we will be forced to pay in blood, too, just like the Palestinians.

Who will stand up to these monsters? Who will pry their vicious claws off the throat of humanity? Read this story, and then read the following post by Peter Chamberlain, and understand what is happening. - Ed.

by Jonathan Cook

JERUSALEM // While Hamas and Israel were edging tentatively towards acceptance of a ceasefire late last week, Israel upped its assault on Gaza, driving its troops deeper into Gaza City, intensifying its artillery bombardment and creating thousands more displaced people.

Israel’s military strategy in Gaza, even in what is likely to be the “final act” as officials are calling it, is following a blueprint laid down during the Lebanon war more than two years ago.

Read more @ The National

Israel's Hands Around Our Throat Are Showing

by Peter Chamberlain at There Are No Sunglasses

In the closing days of the Bush disaster Israel is moving to consolidate gains it has made over the past eight years toward its ultimate goals of “Greater Israel” and the Zionist-dominated new world order. The urgency of the hour for Israel can be seen in the open display of Jewish/Israeli political muscle-flexing in Washington. The normally invisible Israeli hand around America’s throat has been clearly visible lately, as America moved to take four specific actions on Israel’s behalf which will probably prove to be harmful to America’s interests, forcing a major expansion of the war on terror.

Beginning with House and Senate actions, quickly followed by Olmert’s restraint of Condoleeza Rice at the UN, then the hurried signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), our government has been very busy lately representing the state of Israel, in direct opposition to the will of the American people (judging by anti-Israel –vs- pro-Israel protests).

The two Congressional resolutions (H. Res. 34 and S. RES. 10) were watered-down versions of the prior chicken-hearted attempt, intended to show support for the coming MOU. Their main purpose was to put both houses on record in unanimous support of Israel’s butchery of Gaza, endorsing the lie that this conflict was started by Hamas rockets breaking a working truce and that Iran was responsible for those rockets.

“Whereas Hamas has increased the range and payload of its rockets, reportedly with support from Iran.”

The MOU is a eleventh hour end run, stealthily enacting enforcement measures upon Iran that were in the original “Iran War Resolution” but the cowardly Democrat sponsors were afraid to challenge the people with.

Secretary Rice signed the articles of surrender yesterday and the Israeli security cabinet intends to ratify the agreement today. When Bush signs the MOU, its weight, added to that of two very similar Congressional resolutions will allegedly bind Obama’s hands to continuing the failed policies of Bush and Olmert, including supporting the anticipated strike against Iran. The Israeli lobby and its Jewish-American supporters have really done their homework on this one.

The principle planners of the terror war have really done their homework as well, negotiating preparatory arms agreements and military alliances, but, more importantly, the requisite preparatory brainwashing (thanks to the Western media). They have studied the Goyim mind very well, testing our reactions periodically with their previous accidentally-planned wars. They really believed that this time, they could roll over us, forcing us to contribute the weapons and the manpower to enforce Israeli mandates upon the region.

Our only hope is that public anger over the rising situation multiplies faster than the unfolding military/diplomatic scenario, allowing democratic forces to corral the forces of global dictatorship. This means that if there is ever to be a public uprising, it will have to be now. But we all know that nothing like that will occur, at least not until Americans start to suffer from our government’s misdeeds.

We will see the scenario unfold slowly in some areas and more rapidly in others. The Israeli war on the human race will continue to snowball until it overtakes the real targets, Hezbollah and Iran. Israel couldn’t defeat Hezbollah without the American Air Force, which Bush denied them until now. Israel cannot hope to take-on Iran without both our Air Force and our Navy.

The Navy is key to this new plot to force Iran into taking steps which the US/British media can portray as aggression or acts of terrorism. The Navy will create the embargoes and blockades to target Iran as the supplier of Hamas arms and technical know-how (clear acts of war), intended to cause confrontations at sea, which Iran’s small navy will surely lose. Using the same old tired but trustworthy formula for starting wars perfected by Obama’s guru Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national bureau of war-starting (CIA) is trying to bait Iran, just like they baited the Russian bear.

The Israel-US Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Commander-In-Chief’s hit-woman (like the resolutions produced by AIPAC’s henchmen in the Congress) makes its case based on the outright distortion of truth that the conflict was precipitated by homemade Qassam rocket fire breaking the truce and not by the Nov. 4 IDF invasion of the Gaza Strip which left six Palestinians dead. The MOU tries to portray the rape of Gaza as an act of “self-defense,” in order to justify what comes next, the creation of an international force to eradicate terrorist smuggling, or more precisely, the alliance to start a war with Iran and to reinforce Israeli positions.

“to prevent the supply of arms and related materiel to terrorist organizations that threaten either party, with a particular focus on the supply of arms, related materiel and explosives into Gaza to Hamas and other terrorist organizations.

[The document mentions unspecified actions to limit this arms traffic, specifically naming] the Mediterranean, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and eastern Africa, [under command of] relevant components of the U.S. Government, such as U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Special Operations Command.

international and coalition naval forces and other appropriate entities to address weapons supply to Gaza

through an international response to those states, such as Iran, who are determined to be sources of weapons and explosives supply to Gaza.

[and to] recommend additional measures to advance the goals of this Memorandum of Understanding.

Obama’s statements in support of Israeli “self-defense” and his coterie of Zionist advisors and cabinet picks clearly indicate which direction he will go in the next few days. It looks as though Israel is choosing to play the “reasonable” card, based on an Israeli unilateral “ceasefire,” implementing the MOU recommendations. If this cessation of hostilities is real then it indicates that Israel is getting everything it wants in the still secret provisions of the memorandum. This must mean the full approval on all the next generation fighters and the requested bunker-busters that Israel wanted, along with international peacekeeping forces to police Gaza and then the West Bank, as well as a contract hit on Iran.

Here we have a new president coming into office in the middle of an ongoing CIA/Mossad psyop, which is targeted on him, while he is surrounded by a sea of Israel-serving advisors, immersed in a building world war, which is itself, the biggest CIA op of all time…

The man is screwed before he even starts; kinda sounds like JFK and the Bay of Pigs, doesn’t it?

Obama and his handlers are setting the stage to continue the “Bush doctrine” and to escalate the violence, especially the war on Pakistan. The lure of this appeal is that the reasoning of the Bush doctrine does accurately describe our enemies in this war, the terrorist aggressors who are bombing and murdering their way towards a corrupt world government, but it lies about who that enemy really is. The gang of international killers whom we refer to as “al Qaida” is the biggest threat to security and dreams of world peace, but the address of that adversary is not some cave in the Hindu Kush; it is at Langley and Tel Aviv.

If, from day one, Obama is intent on maintaining the charade of the Bush/Cheney “war on terror” scam (the neocon plan to restructure the Middle East in Israel’s favor through war) which has brought about its own defeat, then he is stepping into the role of primary enemy of the human race and must be opposed accordingly.

If the US can’t remove the deadly Israeli parasite from its government then it will die. If Obama cannot separate us from the Bushwar then he enters office doomed to failure. He must carry-out a clean break with the policies of Bush.

Israel is no doubt encouraged by Obama’s recent naïve remarks about bin Laden remaining the “number one threat” to US security.

Obama:

“I think that we have to so weaken his infrastructure that, whether he is technically alive or not, he is so pinned down that he cannot function. My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him. But if we have so tightened the noose that he’s in a cave somewhere and can’t even communicate with his operatives, then we will meet our goal of protecting America.”

If our new president doesn’t realize that bin Laden is dead and that al Qaida is the CIA, then he will be no better than Bush.

peter.chamberlin@yahoo.com

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