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

2.13.2009

Standing up to the O'Briens

Bishop Richard Williamson gave a sermon in London in 2007 which has turned out to be quite prophetic for him. In the sermon, His Excellency discussed George Orwell’s 1984 and its implications for us Christians in the coming police state. In fact, I would say that His Excellency’s words, although spoken to a Catholic audience, extend to all lovers of Freedom and Truth, particularly to those who would dare defend them.

Read more @ Truth is Beauty

Militarizing Police Departments with your bailout money

Thursday, February 12, 2009

George Orwell, call your office !

If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, then city mayors follow a very close second. In fact, it occurs to me they may be the spiritual offspring of the aforementioned liaisons. Whenever there is loose change or unclaimed dollar bills laying around, mayors can smell them a mile away and if a Sugar Daddy offers free cash, they never stop to question what the vigorish might be. The urban emperors, suburban commissars, the hack and the highbrow, the Republican and Democrat, the apolitical and amoral, the exurban apparatchiks all assemble to line dance down Pennsylvania Avenue like ladies of the evening on the way to a golden score with Big Daddy.

Read more @ Prison Planet


Inside source reveals FEMA and DHS preparing for mass graves and martial law near Chicago

By: D. H. Williams @ 10:41 PM - EST

An Indiana county municipal official in the vicinity of Chicago reveals the contents of his meetings with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The initial requests seem reasonable enough when FEMA asks the county officials to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan to deal with flooding, fires, high winds and tornadoes.

Read more @ Daily Newscaster

The Kosher Nostra-Damien, Armageddon Minstrel Show

As I have been maintaining of late… it’s all coming out and things like this need to be burned into the minds of those who trot along beside the caravan like pariah dogs seeking scraps as the landscape is looted to the ground. Yes… our boy Rahm showing the intentions of the Kosher Nostra as point man for the apocalypse. Any fool can see that the financial collapse has been caused by this just as The Great Depression was.

Read more @ Smoking Mirrors

Orbital Collision: Please pick up the nearest black courtesy phone

So, an Iridium satellite just happened to collide with a defunct Russian military satellite…

You’re about to learn how the sausage gets made, and, before we begin, you should know that it’s not pretty.

I don’t know the whole story about Iridium, but it has got to be one of the spookiest tales of them all.

Read more @ Cryptogon


Financial crisis called top security threat to US

Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair told Congress yesterday that instability in countries around the world caused by the current global economic crisis, rather than terrorism, is the primary near-term security threat to the United States.

"Roughly a quarter of the countries in the world have already experienced low-level instability such as government changes because of the current slowdown," Blair told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, delivering the first annual threat assessment in six years in which terrorism was not presented as the primary danger to this country.

Read more @ Washington Post


Hampshire College divests from Israel

Excerpt:

As a result of a two-year campaign by their student body, Hampshire College has decided to divest from companies that do business with Israel.

Axis of Logic correspondent, Elaine Antonia writes:

“Hampshire’s divestment is what we hope to be the beginning of a growing trend. It was divestment that contributed to the dissolution of the apartheid government in South Africa. Money always speaks the loudest, especially in capitalistic countries like the US and Israel. The pressure on Hampshire College by the Israel Lobby is going to be intense and he punishment will be harsh. That's the way that the Israel lobby works!"

Included below the following article is a very carefully-worded and somewhat ambiguous statement by Hampshire College, that may reflect precisely the "pressure by the Israeli Lobby" described by Elaine Antonia. Regardless of how they choose to describe their divestment, we applaud Hampshire College for taking this bold, moral and responsible step to divest “from companies on the grounds of their involvement in the Israeli occupation of Palestine”.


Read more @ Axis of Logic

Alan Dershowitz leaps into attack mode.

Former NY Senate Republican majority committed wild abuses of power

It has become a commonplace that New York's Legislature is the worst in the country. Evidence emerges daily of how low and irresponsible the capital is. We offer fresh examples.

Exhibit No. 1 validating the Legislature's title as America's worst: the gross excesses committed by the Senate's former Republican majority.

Inspecting the Senate's $100 million budget, newly empowered Democrats have uncovered the details of how former GOP leader Joe Bruno and his crew operated the chamber as a taxpayer-financed clubhouse.

Shamed out of using state helicopters for political travel, Bruno treated himself to a $50,000 van with leather-upholstered captain chairs.

His Republicans operated a $3 million-a-year print shop with 60 employees who cranked out four-color promotional publications for Republicans and one-color flyers for Dems.

The GOP also had a TV studio where only Republicans could record propaganda for cable broadcast at public expense. They also operated a $2 million "research service" that worked hand-in-glove with the GOP campaign team.

Read more @ Daily News


9/11 widow among plane crash victims

Wondering who else was on that plane, or was it just an accident. - Ed.

On September 11, 2001, Beverly Eckert was talking to her beloved husband on a cell phone as he fought to escape the World Trade Center. When the south tower collapsed, she was still on the phone with him and listened to him die.

Read more @ MSNBC

Suspect charged over deadly Australian bushfire

Australian police charged a man today over one of the country's deadly bushfires and have moved him to a secret, maximum security location amid growing concerns of vigilante attacks.

The 39-year-old allegedly started the C­hurchill-Jeeralang bushfire in the LaTrobe valley region of Gippsland, south-east Victoria, in which at least 21 people perished.

Read more @ Guardian UK


2.12.2009

'Worst economic collapse ever'

In 2009 we’re going to see the worst economic collapse ever, the ‘Greatest Depression’, says Gerald Celente, U.S. trend forecaster. He believes it’s going to be very violent in the U.S., including there being a tax revolt.

RT: The fragile U.S. economy has been met with bank bailouts and stimulus plans. So what’s to come in 2009? Joining me now to answer that question is Gerald Celente, founder and director of the Trends Research Institute. Thank you for joining me.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Related, from George Ure at Urban Survival yesterday:

A reader sends this timing note:

"I don´t know if anybody follows this, but there is something called the "Economic Pi Cycle" which was developed by Martin Armstrong. The predictions based on this model were astonishing.

The last time I "used" it was "2007.15" (02/27/07). Two weeks before that date, I sold everything ... accumulated Gold and fled into German Bunds. Everybody thought I was nuts (I might have been.) My wife thought I was nuts, but since my investment decisions had brought us double digit returns every year she let me do. In the 02.27.2007 ... the full day nothing really happened and I went to bed at about 21:30 thinking that I really had gone mad. Next morning I read the newspaper and read that Asian Stock markets had collapsed ... Greenspan had just said that the US was going to enter a recession ... and the first bank did a first massive write off. You can´t imagine how shocked I was.

The intersting thing about telling this, is that the next day in the model is approaching. The model is very similar to the elliot wave theory, only it is based on a much wider time frame and has a multitude of waves operating simultaneously. The next date is 2009.3 which equates to 04.23.2009. According to the model something is going to collapse .. the collapse will be monumental ... it is one of these things where we do not know what .. but when and in which direction ... Confidence of the next 3 years is going to be shattered to levels unknown to our generation.

Make what you want of it ...."

I too am a fan of Armstrong's work. As I read it, he's such a dangerously accurate guy in his work that he ended up being locked up for seven years on contempt charges and after the government finally got a guilty plea out of him in 2007, gave him 5-years, so he will be out in either 2011 or 2012, not sure how the 'good behavior' thing works with the federal corrections system.


Urban Survival


Key to who will govern Israel: Avigdor Lieberman

Israel is in a political bind. The nation voted Tuesday, but Wednesday two leaders claimed victory and a third-party newcomer found himself anointed the new Israeli "kingmaker."

Centrist Tzipi Livni's Kadima won 28 seats in the Knesset, or parliament, while right-wing Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud took 27 – so slim a margin that neither can claim a governing majority.

Read more @ Christian Science Monitor


Hamas: Israel elected 'troika of terrorism'

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A Hamas official said Israeli voters elected a "troika of terrorism."

The top three vote-getters in Tuesday night's election were centrist Kadima Party led by Tzipi Livni, the right-wing Likud Party led by Benjamin Netanyahu, and the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu led by Avigdor Lieberman.

Read more @ JTA


Geithner hands over all mortgages to JP Morgan

Once again, we have to talk about Jekyll Island and JP Morgan and how this whole Federal Reserve thing came into being. The Feds are giving JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs our entire mortgage market! You heard me right: they are now the custodians of almost ALL of our mortgages! And what are they? The owners of the Federal Reserve! Time to dig into this, as usual. It is so tiresome and utterly necessary if we want to fix things. And do not despair! These frantic efforts of the criminal class are falling apart! We must be read for the next stage: when even the average American is fed up and full of fear.

Read more @ Kenny's Sideshow

Fraud 'directly related' to financial crisis probed

The FBI has opened investigations into more than 500 cases of alleged corporate fraud, including 38 that involve major firms and are "directly related" to the national economic crisis, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole told Congress today.

Read more @ ABC News

Geithner defends lack of details in financial plan

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress he needs time to work out the details of his strategy to shore up the financial industry, a day after stock traders punished the initial outline.

Read more @ Bloomberg

Pressure mounts on Madoff middlemen

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss - Analysis

BOSTON (Reuters) - After rebuffing subpoenas for weeks, a close associate and key middleman for Bernard Madoff essentially had one thing to say when he finally showed up to testify before Massachusetts regulators: I'm not talking.

Robert Jaffe, who had delivered clients to Madoff, invoked the "Fifth Amendment," a constitutional right of witnesses who do not want to incriminate themselves, when he testified last week, court documents released on Wednesday show.

Read more @ Reuters


Madoff's wife pulled out $15 million before his arrest

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Martha Graybow

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The wife of Bernard Madoff withdrew more than $15 million from an account linked to the accused swindler in the days before his arrest, Massachusetts authorities said on Wednesday, adding a new layer of intrigue into the probe of the purported $50 billion scam.

Read more @ Reuters


Citigroup's Vikram Pandit to take $1 Salary, No Bonus

By Elizabeth Hester

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit said he will take a salary of $1 and no bonus until the bank, which has accepted $45 billion in government bailout money, returns to profitability.

“I get the new reality and I will make sure Citi gets it as well,” Pandit said today in testimony before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Lawmakers called eight bank CEOs to Washington to explain how they were using their portion of the government’s $350 billion of rescue funds to boost credit.

Read more @ Bloomberg


Survival Retreat vs Neighborhood Survival

February 11, 2009
By Dr. Richard

Earlier this month, I posted Etienne's guest post Seeking/Starting a Survival Retreat in Virginia / Maryland / Pennsylvania / West Virginia. Today, I had lunch with Etienne de la Boetie and another prepper here in Loudoun County. We had a long discussion about survival retreats vs neighborhood survival. Etienne is a big fan of the survival retreat concept. He previously had a retreat where he did not own the land but where he was able to store a travel trailer recreational vehicle in which he pre-positioned various preps and supplies. Unfortunately, his friend moved and sold the property. There are four major flaws in the survival retreat separate from your home concept:

Read more here

Voice of the White House

“The make-up of the current professional White House staff is quite different from that of the Bushies. Far fewer nutty Christian babblers, the disappearance of far-right fascists, and best of all, the Decider has moved out and into a covenanted neighborhood (no blacks allowed) in Dallas from whence great silence will reign. Now, back to a favorite theme: Bernie Madoff. Yes, no one wants to talk about where Bernie hid all his money. We know he hid it in Israeli banks and investment firms where it is very safe from seizure by American authorities. What has not been made public is who in Israel, and the United States, knew what Bernie was up to and, more important, when he was up to it. No swindled investor will ever get back a cent of the stolen money and the authorities in the U.S. and Israel are frantically hoping for a fatal heart attack in the very near future. After all, we cannot dare question Israeli authorities. Why?

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

The recent attack on the Catholic Church

I meant to get this done last night. I wanted to comment a little on this recent thing with the Bishop and the Pope and the Vatican , which I think has been conspicuous as perhaps of one of the more wanton attempts to attack the Catholic Church I've seen the media come up with.

There are sensitive topics buried in this for sure, but frankly it's also the height of vulgarity for the media as a whole, for Jewish groups, commentators and non-Jewish sympathisers, along with the likes of Angela Merkel to try to grandstand by creating a campaign out of the views of one man, against the recent backdrop of the horrors in Gaza at the hands of Israel, and the overall situation there for some time.

I think it's very conspicuous.

Read more @ jultra

7/7 Ripple Effect

2.11.2009

Gas Chamber Lies: Auschwitz

The second thing in my personal experience (after my visit to Dachau) which convinced me that the “holocaust” was a myth, was research I did in Washington, D.C. using U.S. Air Force aerial photographs taken at low altitudes over Auschwitz by bombers tuning up their cameras before daylight bombing runs over certain German cities.

As we all know, once the claims of “extermination camps” with gas chambers all over Germany and Europe were admitted to be false, the huge prison camp and industrial complex at Auschwitz, Poland,(so large that it absorbed several towns) became the final bastion of the “holocaust” gas chamber myth. It has been defended desperately because when it is gone, the holocausters have nowhere left to fall back. In the process, many a contradictory story has been told about it.

Read more @ View from the Moon
h/t Adored by Hordes

Israel's Inverse Exceptionalism

‘Israel is the only country in the world that refuses to define its borders.’ (Getty)

Feb 10, 2009

Critics of Zionism and Israel – including a few Israelis – have charted an inverse exceptionalism, which describes an Israel that is aberrant, violates international norms with near impunity, engages in systematic abuse of human rights, wages wars at will, and has expanded its territories through conquest. This is not the place to offer an exhaustive list of these negative Israeli exceptionalisms, but we will list a few that are more egregious.

Read more @ There Are No Sunglasses



Arson

"US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website (probably Mossad-CIA) calling on Muslims (Mossad-CIA agents) in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to 'start forest fires', claiming 'scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands'.

"The website, posted by a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network (probably a Mossad-CIA group), argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the 'eye for an eye' doctrine...." - Jihadists Urge Arson; Australia Burns Deadly - Topix

Read more @ aangirfan

How exactly did this September run on the banks happen?

This is presented as some random thing that just happened to start at 11am some day in September. Really? Who started this run on the banks? Institutional investors? Because weren't all the working stiffs in America busy working that day, that they couldn't coordinate their money market withdrawals for 11am? Maybe this happened on purpose, for the purpose of threatening to crash the system, and therefore getting the results. I think it's called blackmail. I'm just asking... - Ed.

The Capital Markets Subcommittee Chair, Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania, tells C-Span how the world economy almost collapsed in a matter of hours.

At 2 minutes, 20 seconds into this C-Span video clip, Kanjorski reports on a "tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion dollars." According to Kanjorski, this electronic transfer occured over the period of an hour or two.
Kanjorski: "The Treasury opened its window to help. They pumped a hundred and five billion dollars into the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide. We were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money accounts, and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn't be further panic and there. And that's what actually happened. If they had not done that their estimation was that by two o'clock that afternoon, five-and-a-half trillion dollars would have been drawn out of the money market system of the United States, would have collapsed the entire economy of the United States, and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed."

"It would have been the end of our political system and our economic systems as we know it."

Read more @ Boing Boing


A TIE?

Leaders of the two main Israeli parties are seeking coalition partners to form a government after neither emerged the clear winner in early elections.

The governing centrist Kadima won 28 seats and the right-wing Likud opposition won 27 - both well short of the 61 needed to form a government.

Read more @ BBC News


Israel: Apartheid in my name

Kyle Matzpen (not his real name) describes what it was like to be in Israel during the slaughter of Gaza.

Judaism equals Zionism--so I have been taught since my early days in Hebrew school. To be against one is to be against both, so if you disagree with the tenets of Zionism or the actions of Israel in the slightest, then you're an anti-Semite--or in my case, a self-hating Jew.

But underneath this name-calling by Zionists lies a demand for unquestioning conformity from Jews in support of Israel in perpetuity, despite whatever that means for others. Otherwise, you're not a Jew.

Read more @ Atheo News

The emotional violence of Jewish advocacy

Gideon Levy a Ha’aretz newspaper reporter recently asked: “If Israelis were so sure of the rightness of their cause, why the violent intolerance they display toward everyone who tries to make a different case?”

In "Survival Instinct or Jewish Paranoia?" my favorite shrink, ex-Israeli Avigail Barbanel writes that, “The implications of seeing the conflict from within the lens of Jewish trauma are very serious. Can we really negotiate with this? Can we explain to Israelis that their perspective on life and on the conflict is seriously flawed? If we tried will they listen, and do the Palestinians have time to wait until they do?”

Read more @ Karin Friedemann

FBI enters peanut butter investigation

"Beware of what you eat. You are on your own", Senator Tom Harkin announces to Americans in Senate Agriculture Hearing

U.S. Senators say public health officials failed the public. "To say that food safety in this country is a patchwork system is giving it too much credit. Food safety in America has too often become a hit-or-miss gamble, and that is truly frightening. When Americans can't count on the safety of basic items that go into our children?s lunch boxes, then we are in big trouble."

read more @ The Emergency Email Network


British diplomat arrested over 'anti-Semitic' rant

Now why is this not a big deal that will barely upset the 'treadmill of diplomacy,' and Bishop Williamson's statements destroy 4o years of Catholic-Jewish dialog? - Ed.

Allegations that a senior British diplomat launched into an anti-Semitic rant in a London gym while watching TV footage from Gaza will not upset the "treadmill of diplomacy", the Israeli Ambassador to London said today.

In a curiously tongue-in-cheek response to a case that has provoked concern within the Jewish community in Britain, Ron Prosor added that the tirade did not reflect "the health and fitness of our relations".

Read more @ Times Online


Judges back a 1/3 reduction in state prison population

Reporting from Sacramento -- A panel of three federal judges, saying overcrowding in state prisons has deprived inmates of their right to adequate healthcare, tentatively ruled Monday that the state must reduce the population in those lockups by as many as 57,000 people.

Read more @ LA Times

Court moves to study claims of Gaza crimes

THE HAGUE: The Palestinian Authority is pressing the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate potential war crimes committed by Israeli commanders during the recent war in Gaza.

The Palestinian minister of justice, Ali Kashan, first raised the issue during a visit to the court's chief prosecutor late last month, and he and other officials are expected back again in The Hague this week, court officials said.

Read more @ International Herald Tribune


2.10.2009

Rep Kanjorski: "$550B disappeared in electronic run on banks"

Senator: "We've seen money go out the back door of this government...

unlike any time in the history of our country...Nobody knows" where it went.

A senator has revealed that - even today - congress is as much in the dark about the financial bailouts as the American people.

Specifically, Senator Dorgan said:

“We’ve seen money go out the back door of this government unlike any time in the history of our country,” Senator Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, said on the Senate floor Feb. 3. “Nobody knows what went out of the Federal Reserve Board, to whom and for what purpose. How much from the FDIC? How much from TARP? When? Why?”

Read more @ George Washington's Blog

Geithner says 'comprehensive' bailout to be costly

Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner laid out what he described as a “comprehensive” attack on the financial crisis, warning that administration’s strategy will “cost money, involve risk and take time.”

“The financial system is working against recovery, and that’s the dangerous dynamic we need to change,” Geithner said in excerpts of his prepared remarks for delivery today in Washington. “Without credit, economies cannot grow, and right now, critical parts of our financial system are damaged.”

Read more @ Bloomberg


Ed Balls: minister fears rise of fascism amid economic gloom

Wait....didn't that already happen? - Ed.

Ed Balls, the Children's and Schools Secretary, said the downturn was likely to be the most serious for 100 years, and his comments appeared to raise the prospect of a return to the Far Right politics of the 1930s and the rise of Facism.

His warning, in a speech to activists at the weekend, came after a trade union baron warned that far right parties were trying to hijack the campaign for "British jobs for British workers".

The row over foreign workers has gathered momentum in recent weeks and Mr Balls seemed to suggest the recession could trigger a return to the Far Right politics that prospered in the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Read more @ Telegraph.co.uk


Israel's election cliffhanger as Tzipi closes gap with Bibi

Israelis go to the polls to elect a new government tomorrow in what is becoming a cliffhanger contest between the rightwing opposition leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his rival Tzipi Livni, the centrist foreign minister.

Netanyahu, leader of the Likud party, is slightly ahead, and given the combined size of the rightwing parties that would support him he is thought most likely to lead the next coalition government. But up to a fifth of voters are thought to be undecided, according to opinion polls.

Read more @ Guardian UK


Russia: Nukes may come in handy

A senior Russian military official has said that nuclear warfare could be the only appropriate response against likely 'new threats'.

"New threats may emerge that could only be averted with the threat of nuclear weapons," said the head of the Russian General Staff on Monday, Russian information agency RBC reported.

The official, Nikolai Makarov added that possible materialization of the threats necessitate that Russia keep open the option of upgrading its nuclear firepower.

Read more @ Press TV

Iran 'ready for dialogue with US'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he would welcome talks with the US as long as they were based on "mutual respect".

Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran, he said Iran would welcome change from the US as long as it was "fundamental".

Mr Ahmadinejad has previously said the US must apologise for past "crimes" against Iran.

The two nations cut ties in 1979 after the US-backed Shah was overthrown.

Read more @ BBC News

The Big Picture: slideshow of Australian fires

The state of Victoria in southern Australia has recently been hit with hundreds of bush fires during a record-breaking heatwave - temperatures well above 38°C (100°F). Unfortunately, these fires have proved to be the deadliest in Australian history, with at least 166 deaths reported so far. The fires mostly appear to have been started by lightning - however a few appear to have been arson, and are under investigation - entire towns being declared crime scenes. Twenty-four fires are still burning, and authorities warn that the death toll will likely rise. (36 photos total)

See photos at Boston Globe

Net closing in on arsonists as 200 feared dead in Australian fires

Police said they were closing in on the arsonists believed to be responsible for Australia's worst bushfires, as an official said the number of people killed in the blazes had risen to more than 200.

Australian towns devastated in the fires were declared crime scenes as forensic investigators began combing the charred landscape for evidence of how the infernos started, and who may have ignited some of the 400 blazes.

Read more @ Guardian UK


Is Zionism the New N-Word?

I was leaving a comment on an OpEd News article the other day and an odd message came up when I tried to submit it. The message asked me to think twice about my use of the word Zionism. In very friendly terms it informed me that the use of the word Zionism can be hurtful, offensive and hateful and asked me to please consider using another word.

I write this article because I think that this nuanced language policy should have the widest possible review. Among the many evils in the world high on the list should rank the way that words are manipulated and controlled. I don't want to suggest that I definitively know which words should be used and how, but I certainly have a strong reaction when I am asked to curtail the use of what until now has been a perfectly acceptable word.

Read more @ SOTT

Jews tell Vatican: Holocaust denial is a crime

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – World Jewish leaders told Vatican officials that denying the Holocaust was "not an opinion but a crime" when they met on Monday to discuss a bishop they accuse of being anti-Semitic.

The meetings, the first since the controversy over Bishop Richard Williamson, who denies the extent of the Holocaust, began last month, took place three days before Pope Benedict is due to address a group of American Jewish leaders.

Read more @ Yahoo News


Breaking Holocaust box means cutting Zionism vein

Tehran, Jan 28, IRNA – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that examining the issue of Holocaust is equal to cutting the vein of the Zionist regime.
“Zionists are plundering nations' resources and their wealth by making use of politicians and political parties as well as dominating most of the world’s power, wealth and media sources,” said the president in a message sent to a conference on Holocaust held in the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran.

Read more @ IRNA

Of course I'm anti-semitic. Aren't you?

Prior to 9/11/01 I was very much a typical American regarding Israel/Palestine. As I was conditioned, I knew virtually nothing about what was going on in Palestine and I was reluctant to look into the matter, thinking that it was much too complex for me to even to begin to understand. And reflecting my typical American conditioning, I was sympathetic to Jews, although I had never in fact met any Jewish people in person, being from a typical mid-western town. I definitely was not anti-Semitic.

Heck, I didn’t know any Jews so the opportunity for being labeled anti-Semitic never came up. That didn’t happen until after 9/11/01 [when I was 49].

Read more @ ww3zionism

Les Vis: Welcome to the Apocalypse and Unveiling of the Truth

Friends, Skeptics and Nimrods… lend me your ears. I come to exhume the truth not to bury it. The lies that men tell are the flesh of their mortality… the truth is a fire in their bones. Sooner or later the day comes. Sooner or later critical mass is reached. The pressure of what is hidden becomes stronger than what conceals it. Then comes the mad scramble of the lie makers who are revealed in their efforts by the industry of their madness. Cracks appear in the casing and the whole ugly affair bursts forth like a new born child, smacked on the ass and crying for the attention of the world.

Read more @ Smoking Mirrors

2.09.2009

Wikileaks Bonanza: a billion dollars of reports you paid for

Wikileaks has released nearly a billion dollars worth of quasi-secret reports commissioned by the United States Congress.

The 6,780 reports, current as of this month, comprise over 127,000 pages of material on some of the most contentious issues in the nation, from the U.S. relationship with Israel to the financial collapse. Nearly 2,300 of the reports were updated in the last 12 months, while the oldest report goes back to 1990. The release represents the total output of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) electronically available to Congressional offices. The CRS is Congress’s analytical agency and has a budget in excess of $100M per year.

Read more @ Cryptogon


US Army lab freezes research on dangerous pathogens

Money quote:

According to the memo, any materials found without a corresponding record in the database must be reported to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. "I believe that the probability that there are additional vials of BSAT [biological select agents and toxins] not captured in our … database is high," Skvorak wrote.

Read more @ Science Insider

The light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train

C. Story: Bottom line: This plan will end in hyperinflation and the collapse of the US dollar.

Handout to Banks

In his weekly radio address Saturday, President Barack Obama endorsed the compromise stimulus plan worked out by a small group of Republican senators, right-wing Democratic Senator Ben Nelson and “independent Democrat” Joseph Lieberman, a fervent supporter of the war in Iraq who backed Republican presidential candidate John McCain against Obama in the November elections.

The deal strips from the House of Representatives’ version of the stimulus plan some $40 billion in aid to states and localities and $19.5 billion in federal aid for school construction, reduces proposed health care subsidies for the unemployed, slashes new aid for the Head Start pre-school program, lowers a proposed increase in food stamps and scales back Obama’s middle-class tax cut, while adding a $70 billion tax break for upper-income families.

Read more @ Axis of Logic


Catherine Austin Fitts: Financial Coup d'Etat

In the fall of 2001 I attended a private investment conference in London to give a paper, The Myth of the Rule of Law or How the Money Works: The Destruction of Hamilton Securities Group.

The presentation documented my experience with a Washington-Wall Street partnership that had:

  • Engineered a fraudulent housing and debt bubble;
  • Illegally shifted vast amounts of capital out of the U.S.;
  • Used “privitization” as form or piracy - a pretext to move government assets to private investors at below-market prices and then shift private liabilities back to government at no cost to the private liability holder.

Other presenters at the conference included distinguished reporters covering privatization in Eastern Europe and Russia. As the portraits of British ancestors stared down upon us, we listened to story after story of global privatization throughout the 1990s in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Slowly, as the pieces fit together, we shared a horrifying epiphany: the banks, corporations and investors acting in each global region were the exact same players. They were a relatively small group that reappeared again and again in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Asia accompanied by the same well-known accounting firms and law firms.

Clearly, there was a global financial coup d’etat underway.

Read more @ Solari


Science, harmful to Holocaust Industry

ADELAIDE: An Australian Holocaust revisionist claims he has proof a mass grave never existed at Treblinka in Poland.



Richard Krege, 30, of Canberra, said data collected during a week at Treblinka. using ground penetrating radar, found no soil disturbance consistent with 870,000 Jews having been buried there.

‘Historians say that the bodies were exhumed and cremated towards the end of the Treblinka camp’s use in 1943. but we found no indication that any mass graves ever existed," he said.

Read more @ Historical Review Press


Neocon wet dreams: Bibi ' will coax Obama into Iran war'

If anyone saw the movie "The Edge" with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin, there's a part there when Anthony Hopkins says, "We have to lure the bear." Kind of reminds me of this. Hope for a similar ending. - Ed.

The Israeli prime ministerial frontrunner will win a US blessing to enter war with Iran, says a source familiar with US Mideast policies.

Aaron David Miller, the US State Department's top analyst in the 1980s, said Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to convince President Barack Obama that a military attack is the only solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.

"The Israelis will be pushing [Washington] to ensure that Iran never gets to that point and failing that, they will consider a military strike," Reuters quoted Miller -- who is a former US Middle East peace negotiator and is currently an analyst at the Woodrow Wilson Center -- as saying late Friday.

Read more @ Press TV

Netanyahu: The leader who struts like a superpower

It was Bill Clinton who drily observed after meeting the newly elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that "he thinks he is the superpower and we are here to do whatever he requires."

If Mr Netanyahu emerges as victor in next Tuesday's election and in the process of government formation that will follow, he is unlikely to treat President Barack Obama to a repeat of what Mr Clinton's key Middle East aide, Dennis Ross, would later recall as that "nearly insufferable" performance in the White House in 1996.

Read more @ The Independent


Burn in hell you deniers of the Holocausts!

Ha! Call me a sell-out if you like, but I've decided to join with those who demand that history not be questioned. I now condemn all those who deny the Holocaust. And as a man not given to half measures I'm upping the ante. It is no longer good enough to condemn those who question the Holocaust. Since there were two Holocausts, both of them must be sacrosanct. Both of them demand that anyone who questions any aspect of either of them deserves to be jailed, broken, and have their life ruined. One is not good enough. It's both or nothing.

Read more @ nobody

My Holocaust Memoir by Ben Greenman

Dear Ms. Winfrey:

I am a great admirer of your show, and, while I do not watch every day, when I do watch I am always touched in or near my heart. Recently, I was watching “Best Life Week,” in which your guests discussed the challenges that they have overcome, and it occurred to me that the events of my early life, which are the subject of an upcoming book I have just completed, might be perfect for a future episode. I do not expect you to read the entire book, but I wanted to take a moment to review some of the highlights—though “highlights” is a crass, commercial word for such a wrenching memoir.

I was born in Chicago in 1969. Shortly afterward, in 1941, my entire family was rounded up by the authorities and sent to the Theresienstadt camp, along with tens of thousands of other Jews, who hailed principally from Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Germany. The first few days there, separated from my family, denied even the most basic creature comforts, I was in a state of shock. I could hardly eat or sleep, and, to make matters worse, I had misplaced my cell-phone charger. I felt powerless.

Read more @ The New Yorker

Bishop defends right to question Holocaust

British Bishop Richard Williamson says his research compels him to avoid resorting to "emotions" on his questions regarding the Holocaust.

Williamson -- who raised hackles in the Jewish community after claiming that Nazis did not use gas chambers to murder Jews -- said Sunday that he would delve deeper into historical evidences surrounding the Nazi Jewish Holocaust in World War II.

"Since I see that there are many honest and intelligent people who think differently, I must look again at the historical evidence," Der Spiegel quoted him as saying in a Saturday email.

Read more @ Press TV

Final Offer: Israeli owner of MV Faina pays $3.2M Ransom, cargo of Russian tanks destined for Darfur?

The ransom went from $20M to $8M to $3.2M since last September. - Ed.

Pirates receive $3.2M for Israeli ship - Press TV

The Israeli-owner of a Ukrainian-flagged arms-loaded ship held by Somali pirates pays 3.2 million dollars in return for the vessel's release.


The MV Faina and its crew-- 17 Ukrainians, three Russians and one Latvian national-were captured on September 25 in the notorious Somali waters.

The vessel was carrying a cargo of 33 Soviet-type battle tanks, rocket launchers and ammunition, allegedly expected to reach rebels in the Sudanese violent Darfur region.

On Tuesday, a plane from South Africa carrying $ 3.2 million dropped the demanded ransom onto the Faina upon an agreement between the pirates and the ship's owner, Press TV correspondent reported.


MV Faine could embarrass Kenya - Press TV

Kenyan lawmakers are demanding their government to clarify who is the owner of the military cargo aboard the released MV Faina.

The Kenyan Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense which was assigned to investigate the Faina's cargo mystery wants the government to clear the air on the controversy surrounding the real owners of the military equipment aboard the freighter, our Press TV correspondent reported Friday from Nairobi.

The Ukrainian vessel, MV Faina, released on Thursday, Feb 5, is loaded with 33 refurbished T-72 Soviet tanks and crates of light and heavy weapons.


From 10/8/08: A businessman from Odessa with an Israeli passport is the man behind Russian tanks shipment destined for Govt of South Sudan (GOSS) via Mombasa? - Kenya Watch

Nina Karpacheva, the ombudswoman for Ukrainian parliament claims that the man behind the Russian tanks deal (the tanks that are still onboard the hijacked Ukrainian ship, MV Faina, off the coast of Somalia - see latest news here below) is Vadim A., a businessman from Odessa with an Israeli passport.

Source: Der Speigel special report Monday, 06 October 2008 - Investigating the Faina - Looking for the Good Guys off the Somali Coast - By Clemens Höges, Uwe Klussmann and Horand Knaup; Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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The pirates have lowered the ransom from $20 million to $8 million

Today, Wednesday 08 October 2008, the pirates still hold Ukrainian Faina.

Yesterday, they lowered the ransom from $20 million to $8 million.

Sudan Watch: Israeli owner of MV Faina pays ransom...blogger Ingrid Jones: Last year, I followed this story closely and published several reports on the hijacking of MV Faina but this is the first time I've seen it said that MV Faina was Israeli owned and that its cargo was expected to reach rebels in Darfur. Rumours were that the cargo was destined for Southern Sudan. Interesting. Can it be true that JEM has received considerably heavy military logistical support from Israel? The world's media covered the MV Faina story and (unless I've missed something) nobody mentioned that the vessel was Israeli owned. After five years of the world's spotlight being put on Darfur, we still don't know what is going on in the secret world of the Darfur rebel leaders and their shadowy financiers. I wonder why.

Biden signals US is open to Russia Missile Deal

MUNICH — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Saturday that the United States will pursue a missile defense plan that has angered the Kremlin, but he also left open the possibility of compromise on the issue and struck a more conciliatory tone than the Bush administration on relations with Russia.

Read more @ New York Times

A conflict with Israel would mean the suicide of Israel, parts 1 and 2

by Ahmet Turan Ayhan

Let’s have a flashback about the Palestine cause:
Israel played the world like a fish and made itself seem like a big playmaker by holding the initiative consistently.

Led by Yasser Arafat, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) drove rock-throwing little children against Israel’s strategic moves, and Israel could not overcome this for a long time.

Arafat’s leadership did not allow Israel to pull all the strings in the region with its moderate and elastic policy. Holding the initiative and playing the field was not that easy for Israel in those years. Carrying out shuttle

diplomacy among Arab states, Arafat knew how to turn the Palestine issue into one of the most important causes in the Muslim world. Thus, the Palestine issue was never an easy pill for Israel to swallow; even the US did not spare its support.

Read more of Part 1 @ There Are No Sunglasses

Here is Part 2


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