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


Crazed MI5 and MI6 wreak havoc for the Illuminati

Don't miss the site list at the bottom. - Ed.

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Blogs by people claiming to be former MI-5 and MI-6 agents paint a sordid picture of state terrorism, rape, torture, mind control, murder and pedophilia in the service of the Illuminati.

The main blog is called "Richard Tomlinson and the Russians" but there are a dozen more listed. Taken together with Comments by insiders, they tell a hair-raising tale of mayhem perpetrated by these deranged Illuminati agencies. Most people will not believe it. It has taken me nearly a year to process it.

Here are some highlights:

+The world's Intelligence agencies are infiltrated and controlled by "Royal Arch" Freemasons who owe their loyalty not to the State but to Illuminati (Masonic) bankers, posing as the "Crown" or "Monarchy." Most agents are tortured, i.e. trauma brainwashed and mind controlled using trigger words from texts like "Alice in Wonderland."

MI-5 Chief Manningham-Buller told recruits they serve "the 'real' communism, ...the 'Guardianship' by those who were 'born to rule'. They were the self-elected custodians of British society who could decide what was in their people's best interests."

"This tarantula-like Masonic organization ...has been strangling the world since the last days of the British Empire. Those within British Intelligence who were not Royal Arch Freemasons, had no real idea of what was going on at all. If they did manage to catch a 'Russian spy' within their midst, it was because the Royal Arch Freemasons had deemed this person expendable and had then fed him or her to the fishes. Think Burgess, Maclean etc and you will get the picture. [Anthony] Blunt escaped such censorship and hounding. He was a 'master' of Royal Arch Freemasonry."

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How Foreign Policy insiders talk and think

Just go over and read it. This is a CLUB. A Private Club, where the discuss the affairs of the world with smug satisfaction. Look at the list of people on the right hand bar. Just to pick one, Dov Zakheim. This is the kind of criminal given status and prestige in the Foreign Policy Club.

Pentagon Fraud Chief Dov Zakheim goes to BoozAllen
by Uri Dowbenko

Rabbi Zakheim has left the Pentagon. Thank God.

After more than 20 years of presiding over more than $3 trillion worth of military fraud, Pentagon Comptroller Dov Zakheim has left the building. He will join Booz Allen Hamilton through the traditional revolving door for government-corporate insiders.

A former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense from 1985-1987 and Pentagon Comptroller since 2001, Zakheim was responsible for mismanaging more than $400 billion annually, as Pentagon discredited audits have persisted year after year.

The Department of Defense has never received a clean financial audit.

As recently as the December 18, 2003 audit by GAO (General Accounting Office), the Pentagon's 'War on Iraq Scam' and other Information Technology (IT) Fraud yielded $1.6 billion in "losses," money "missing" and otherwise unaccounted for.

In an article from "Government Executive" magazine ("Bye Bye Budgeteer," May 2004) Zakheim admitted, "...we are in the business of fighting wars. We are not in the business of balancing books."

Zakheim, an ordained rabbi, is leaving Pentagon finances in shambles with more than 5,000 different financial systems supposedly in place. That means 5,000 open-ended opportunities for fraud.

If his position was Chief Financial Officer of a major corporation, Zakheim would be charged with criminal conspiracy, negligence and thousands of counts of fraud. As it is, he is joining the so-called private sector.

After all, privatizing government fraud through the control of accounting and IT systems in federal agencies is the most lucrative scam in America.

The US, after all, is One Nation Under Fraud.

Ask Rabbi Zakheim. He can tell you how it's done.

N. Korea fires missile as tension simmers

As tensions heighten in the Korean Peninsula, North Korea says it has fired another short-range missile off its east coast.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the missile launch Friday.

The development comes as the latest in a series of similar provocative measures taken by Pyongyang after North Korea tested a nuclear device on Monday.

The nuclear detonation sparked global outcries with the UN Security Council moving to impose sanctions against the communist regime.

Earlier Friday North Korea threatened to take fresh steps to defend itself if world powers impose sanctions for the test.

On Wednesday, Pyongyang renounced the armistice that ended the Korean War in 1953 and warned it could launch strikes on the South if its ships were inspected by international forces looking for nuclear material.

COMMENT at Press TV:
Strength to the DPRK! Keep up your artillery and strike any blows necessary. Death to any zionist puppets who dare to intimdate you. Your a very honorable man Kim Jong Il.

Read more @ Press TV

Army would have to 'shift gears' for N. Korea battle

WASHIGTON – It would take the Army time to "shift gears" if it needed to fight against North Korea, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said Thursday.

Right now, the Army is focused on the counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but North Korea’s recent saber rattling has raised the prospect that the Army might be called upon to fight a conventional war.

"I have said publicly for some time that if we had to shift gears, it would probably take us about 90 days or so to shift our gears and to train the folks up that were preparing to go to Iraq and Afghanistan to go someplace else," Casey said after a speech at a [UNNAMED] Washington think tank.

Read more @ Stars and Stripes

Freaking out in Israel over North Korea

One needs to be deaf, blind, and an idiot at this time in order not to understand that the nuclear bomb tested in North Korea two days ago also exploded in the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

The North Koreans blatantly disregarded the Americans [who we control!!! meaning they disregard US!!!! the fucking nerve of those north koreans...- Ed.] and publically presented them as a meaningless power, yet officials in Jerusalem are still reciting the “Road Map” and making note of the evacuation of some minor West Bank outpost. The world is changing before our eyes, yet here we see Knesset members earnestly explaining that the Americans will agree that we stay in Judea and Samaria if we only evacuate some tin shacks.

10 reasons why USA is a medical police state

(May 28, 2009) Are Americans really living in a medical police state?

The recent news with Daniel Hauser and his family's fight over chemotherapy seems to indicate so. Here are ten ways to recognize whether you're living under the oppressive tyranny of a medical police state.

#1 - If an armed U.S. Marshall is posted outside your house at night -- just to make sure you don't escape "treatment" -- you're probably living in a medical police state.

Source: "Daniel was allowed to spend the night at home, but County Attorney James Olson said a deputy was posted at the Hauser farm in Sleepy Eye." (FoxNews)

#2 - If saying "I'd rather not inject my child with that poison" to your doctor results in him calling Child Protective Services, you're most likely living in a medical police state.

Read more @ Conspiracy Planet

Toxic Link: The WHO and the IAEA

A little fluff-job of the WHO. It paints the IAEA as the bad guys. The WHO is just trying to promote good health. Yeah yeah. Sure kid. Just like they begged researchers to mutate killer flu viruses in the lab... - Ed.

A 50-year-old agreement with the IAEA has effectively gagged the WHO from telling the truth about the health risks of radiation

Fifty years ago, on 28 May 1959, the World Health Organisation's assembly voted into force an obscure but important agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency – the United Nations "Atoms for Peace" organisation, founded just two years before in 1957. The effect of this agreement has been to give the IAEA an effective veto on any actions by the WHO that relate in any way to nuclear power – and so prevent the WHO from playing its proper role in investigating and warning of the dangers of nuclear radiation on human health.

The WHO's objective is to promote "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health", while the IAEA's mission is to "accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world". Although best known for its work to restrict nuclear proliferation, the IAEA's main role has been to promote the interests of the nuclear power industry worldwide, and it has used the agreement to suppress the growing body of scientific information on the real health risks of nuclear radiation.

Read more @ SOS

Will you soon be paying for online content?

Here's a story the newspaper industry's upper echelon apparently kept from its anxious newsrooms: A discreet Thursday meeting in Chicago about their future.

"Models to Monetize Content" is the subject of a gathering at a hotel which is actually located in drab and sterile suburban Rosemont, Illinois; slabs of concrete, exhibition halls and mostly chain restaurants, whose prime reason for being is O'Hare International Airport. It's perfect for quickie, in-and-out conclaves.

There's no mention on its website but the Newspaper Association of America, the industry trade group, has assembled top executives of the New York Times, Gannett, E. W. Scripps, Advance Publications, McClatchy, Hearst Newspapers, MediaNews Group, the Associated Press, Philadelphia Media Holdings, Lee Enterprises and Freedom Communication Inc., among more than two dozen in all. A longtime industry chum, consultant Barbara Cohen, "will facilitate the meeting."

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'

The "purpose" served by releasing the photos is a MORAL purpose. People need to be horrified at the things done in our names, and if it takes photos, so be it. As for our foreign policy, it is Abu Ghraib writ large across the world. Once again, our troops are used to "protect" such abominable policies. Therefore it seems clear that the release of the photos would accomplish exactly the right thing, if *as feared in Taguba's statement* such release would pull the plug on our foreign policy exploits and return our troops back home where they can help stop the destruction of America currently underway. - Ed.

At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.

Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.

Detail of the content emerged from Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who conducted an inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.

Allegations of rape and abuse were included in his 2004 report but the fact there were photographs was never revealed. He has now confirmed their existence in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.

The graphic nature of some of the images may explain the US President’s attempts to block the release of an estimated 2,000 photographs from prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan despite an earlier promise to allow them to be published.

Maj Gen Taguba, who retired in January 2007, said he supported the President’s decision, adding: “These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency.

“I am not sure what purpose their release would serve other than a legal one and the consequence would be to imperil our troops, the only protectors of our foreign policy, when we most need them, and British troops who are trying to build security in Afghanistan."

Read more @ Telegraph UK

Economic crisis spurs spike in 'suburban survivalists'

I thought that they were going to bring in the shrink to say how these “suburban survivalists” should be paying him $100 per hour instead of Rawles, but look what he said:

Art Markman, a cognitive psychologist, said he’s not surprised by the reaction of some to the nation’s financial woes, even though it may seem irrational. In an increasingly global and automated society, most people are dependent on strangers and systems they don’t understand — and the human brain isn’t programmed to work that way.

“We have no real causal understanding of the way our world works at all,” said Markman, a professor at the University of Texas. “When times are good, you trust that things are working, but when times are bad, you realize you don’t have a clue what you would do if the supermarket didn’t have goods on the shelves and that if the banks disappear, you have no idea where your money is.

No idea where you money is? HAHA It’s much worse when you have no idea what your money is! Hint: U.S. Dollars are pieces of paper, or values in computer systems, that are backed by failing government bond auctions.

Read more @ Cryptogon



This is how people wake up.

This link is to Guardian Freelancer journalist Charlie Skelton, who tried to cover the Bilderburg meeting and received treatment he had not expected, considering he was only trying to cover a conference that not only didn't really exist, but was also nothing more than an innocent getting together of elites for a party on expenses, much in the way of Bohemian Grove.

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How to fight them

Number one, just tell people the truth. Most of the public simply don't hear these ideas, as they get all of their information from the Zionist main stream media. So just tell them the truth openly. Don't insult, ridicule or provoke them at all. Try to invite their thoughts so that the debate is not one sided. Do not preach. Do not get too passionate or animated when talking.

Get passionate when writing. Passion and anger come across better in writing then in person. Get emotional, appeal to people's love of their own children. Use any strategy to just make people think about world events. People are intelligent but mentally lazy. Deep down they know much of what we say, they just don't take the trouble to work it through.

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Jerusalem - Israel to stage its largest-ever war drill

Jerusalem - Israel will stage its largest-ever national exercise next week to test security and emergency responses to potential missile attacks, bombings and natural disasters, an official said on Wednesday.

The five-day exercise begins on Sunday and will simulate simultaneous rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon and missile attacks from arch-foes Syria and Iran, Defence Ministry spokesman Shlomo Dror told AFP.

"We will be exercising the doomsday scenario of simultaneous strikes against Israel on all fronts and by different means," Dror said, stressing that "such a scenario is highly unlikely."

This will include conventional, chemical and biological strikes against large population centres. It will also simulate a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings.

A high point of the drill will be on Tuesday when air-raid sirens sound across the country and citizens must scramble to shelters, in some areas within seconds and others within no more than three minutes.

Exercise Turning Point 3 will also simulate rescue and medical services' conduct during earthquakes and epidemics.

And there will be simulated cabinet meetings in which ministers will weigh their response to such attacks and scenarios.

This will be the third such exercise since Israel's 2006 war in Lebanon that saw nearly one million citizens in the north of the country coming under heavy rocket fire for more than a month.

"The Second Lebanon War revealed that the homefront was not well prepared for war and citizens found it hard to adapt to the special situation," Dror said.

The army plans to distribute gas masks to all of Israel's 7.2 million citizens in November, he added.

The drill comes just two weeks after the air force wrapped up a massive four-day exercise that tested its ability to defend against missile and jet strikes from Syria and Iran.

It was the first time the army has simulated strikes from the Islamic republic, located more than 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) away, he said.


1. hashem yishmor viyazor

2. Why bother and waste time and energy, not to mention so much of taxpayers money. You guys have the atom bomb, under this 'doomsday' scenario, use it. Don't be afraid or shy away from telling your sworn enemies in no uncertian terms, 'If you push us against the wall, this is what you can expect'. That's their best deterrent.

3. I don't know it threatening with atomic weapons is the best answer or deterrent

4. (reply to 2) No one knows for sure if the Israelis have the "bomb"

5. I say why drill-just go for it. You will need to shortly anyway-besides you've already practiced.

6. (reply to 5) why don't you volunteer to fight in the firs.t attack.

7. what time is the drill in jeruselem anybody know?

When we are led to believe a lie

Here is a good one. Every now and then someone looks behind the curtain and is able to get a glimpse of reality beyond the smoke and mirrors illusions created by all the Harvard business graduates. If they are able to pull off this hoax at Generous Motors just imagine what is really going on at Wall Street, the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, and the US Treasury.

Further, if I had not heard it myself in Obama’s address yesterday, I would not be able to level harsh criticism of Obama’s genuineness. We all heard it; when banks get one dollar on deposit, they are able to place eight more into circulation via fractional reserve lending. This is a debt based economy; it doesn’t have to be this way; and Obama is promoting it. If you and I have one dollar, we are able to lend only one dollar. It is not so with banks. Add this corrupt usury practice to the thrift paradox written about below and what do you get? You get a bunch of pencil pushers who are squeezing the life out of workers all over the world. We produce; they live in the lap of luxury.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Time to Cash Out: Why paper money hurts the economy

One of the things that has to go for the NWO: paper money. - Ed.


Unfortunately, the world's governments remain stuck in the past. To maintain our stock of hard currency, the US Treasury creates hundreds of billions of dollars worth of new bills and coins each year. And that ain't money for nothing: The cost to taxpayers in 2008 alone was $848 million, more than two-thirds of which was spent minting coins that many people regard as a nuisance. (The process also used up more than 14,823 tons of zinc, 23,879 tons of copper, and 2,514 tons of nickel.) In an era when books, movies, music, and newsprint are transmuting from atoms to bits, money remains irritatingly analog. Physical currency is a bulky, germ-smeared, carbon-intensive, expensive medium of exchange. Let's dump it.

Read more @ Wired

Bilderberg Plan for 2009: Remaking the Global Political Economy

First they destroy the economy, then they rebuild it more to their liking. - Ed.

Before the meeting began, Bilderberg investigative journalist Daniel Estulin reported on the main item of the agenda, which was leaked to him by his sources inside. Though such reports cannot be verified, his sources, along with those of veteran Bilderberg tracker, Jim Tucker, have proven to be shockingly accurate in the past. Apparently, the main topic of discussion at this years meeting was to address the economic crisis, in terms of undertaking, "Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty ... or an intense-but-shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency." Other items on the agenda included a plan to "continue to deceive millions of savers and investors who believe the hype about the supposed up-turn in the economy. They are about to be set up for massive losses and searing financial pain in the months ahead," and "There will be a final push for the enactment of Lisbon Treaty, pending on Irish voting YES on the treaty in Sept or October,"[1] which would give the European Union massive powers over its member nations, essentially making it a supranational regional government, with each country relegated to more of a provincial status.

Read more @ SOTT

US inflation to approach Zimbabwe level

May 27 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy will enter “hyperinflation” approaching the levels in Zimbabwe because the Federal Reserve will be reluctant to raise interest rates, investor Marc Faber said.

Prices may increase at rates “close to” Zimbabwe’s gains, Faber said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Hong Kong. Zimbabwe’s inflation rate reached 231 million percent in July, the last annual rate published by the statistics office.

“I am 100 percent sure that the U.S. will go into hyperinflation,” Faber said. “The problem with government debt growing so much is that when the time will come and the Fed should increase interest rates, they will be very reluctant to do so and so inflation will start to accelerate.”

Read more @ Bloomberg

Exploding Debt Threatens America

Standard and Poor’s decision to downgrade its outlook for British sovereign debt from “stable” to “negative” should be a wake-up call for the US Congress and administration. Let us hope they wake up.

Under President Barack Obama’s budget plan, the federal debt is exploding. To be precise, it is rising – and will continue to rise – much faster than gross domestic product, a measure of America’s ability to service it. The federal debt was equivalent to 41 per cent of GDP at the end of 2008; the Congressional Budget Office projects it will increase to 82 per cent of GDP in 10 years. With no change in policy, it could hit 100 per cent of GDP in just another five years.

“A government debt burden of that [100 per cent] level, if sustained, would in Standard & Poor’s view be incompatible with a triple A rating,” as the risk rating agency stated last week.

Read more @ FT

Bloated US debt burden drives bond rout

Cryptogon commentary:

A lot of stories show up on Cryptogon. They look pretty much alike. There’s a title and some text, or maybe a video. They slide on down the page and disappear into the archives.

Please understand that this situation with the U.S. government bonds is different than all the rest of the stories. This is the main mechanism that keeps the matrix operating on this planet.

Read more @ Cryptogon

Balochistan is the ultimate prize

It's a classic case of calm before the storm. The AfPak chapter of Obama's brand new OCO ("Overseas Contingency Operations"), formerly GWOT ("global war on terror") does not imply only a surge in the Pashtun Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). A surge in Balochistan as well may be virtually inevitable.

Balochistan is totally under the radar of Western corporate media. But not the Pentagon's. An immense desert comprising almost 48% of Pakistan's area, rich in uranium and copper, potentially very rich in oil, and producing more than one-third of Pakistan's natural gas, it accounts for less than 4% of Pakistan's 173 million citizens. Balochs are the majority, followed by Pashtuns. Quetta, the provincial capital, is considered Taliban Central by the Pentagon, which for all its high-tech wizardry mysteriously has not been able to locate Quetta resident "The Shadow", historic Taliban emir Mullah Omar himself.

Strategically, Balochistan is mouth-watering: east of Iran, south of Afghanistan, and boasting three Arabian sea ports, including Gwadar, practically at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz.

Read more @ Asia Times

Study: Children who get flu vaccine have 3X risk of hospitalization for flu

The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.

Flu vaccine (trivalent inactivated flu vaccine—TIV) has unknown effects on asthmatics.

“The concerns that vaccination maybe associated with asthma exacerbations have been disproved with multiple studies in the past, but the vaccine’s effectiveness has not been well-established,” said Avni Joshi, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. “This study was aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the TIV in children overall, as well as the children with asthma, to prevent influenza-related hospitalization.”

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend annual influenza vaccination for all children aged six months to 18 years. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (3rd revision) also recommends annual flu vaccination of asthmatic children older than six months.

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Occult symbols in corporate logos

During the 20th century, urban environments got taken over by corporate logos. Studies have reported that an average person is exposed to about a thousand logos a day. Few people however ponder on the symbolic meaning of these marketing tools and their occult origins. This article analyzes the esoteric origin of some well known corporate logos.

Read more @ Vigilant Citizen


Brussels unveils plans for tougher bank monitoring

BRUSSELS (AFP) — The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled plans for a tough new monitoring system for banks and other financial bodies to be in place next year, aiming to better protect investors hit by the crisis.

"Now is the time for action, it will be now or never," said EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso, introducing the plans at a press conference.

One of the key proposals is to create a new European Systemic Risk Council (ESRC), to be chaired by the European Central Bank president, which would give EU nations an early warning of threats to financial stability.

The heads of all national central banks would be members of the new body.

Read more @ AFP

Barroso...Barroso...I know I read something bad about him...oh yeah, he's supposedly a pedophile. That was it.

Madeleine McCann is being held captive on the personal and private orders of José Manuel Durão Barroso.

A decisive breakthrough in the case of Madeleine McCann has been made with new revelations published by the English investigative reporter, Christopher Story. Following the receipt of several death-threats, the latest at lunchtime on Thursday 18th September 2008, Story has released details and named names.

Behind the abduction of four-year-old Madeleine McCann from the Ocean Club Resort, Praia da Luz, Portugal, on Thursday 3rd May 2007, was a shadowy German organisation called the Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst (DVD) and the Portuguese politician José Manuel Durão Barroso, the 12th President of the European Commission.

According to Christopher Story, the DVD, based at Dachau, near Munich, has been extensively involved in paedophile child abduction operations for many years, both in Europe and abroad. Selected children are kidnapped, degraded for perverse purposes, filmed and murdered in the production of snuff movies for the international child pornography trade. Senior politicians in several countries are clients and agents of the DVD.

Read more @ Pravda forum

Barak: US must learn outposts and Iran are unrelated issues

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday that the United States must be told that Iran's nuclear program and outpost activity in the West Bank are two unrelated issues.

"We need to find a way to explain to the Americans that there is no link between outposts and Iran," Barak told reporters. "It's not as though the minute an illegal outpost is dismantled the Iranian will abandon their nuclear aspirations. Therefore, these issues must not be directly hinged on one another."

"The Iranian threat does not face the State of Israel alone. Iran is threatening the stability of the entire region, as well as many European and Muslim states," Barak added. "The free world, moderate elements in the region and Israel see eye to eye on this threat.

Read more @ Haaretz

Israeli lawmakers debate annexing West Bank

Israeli lawmakers have debated a proposal based on which the regime would annex parts of the West Bank occupied in the 1967 war.

Hawkish lawmaker Aryeh Eldad brought forward the proposal last week and it was debated in a Knesset meeting organized by Likud on alternatives to the US-backed two-state solution.

If the plan is ratified, some parts of the West Bank which are populated by Palestinians would be handed over to Jordan.

The idea, however, sparked controversy with Jordan summoning Israeli Ambassador to demand explanation.

Read more @ Press TV

Iran sends warships to Guld of Aden

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden, to show its ability to confront any foreign threats, its naval commander said on Monday.

Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, quoted by the ISNA news agency, made the announcement five days after Iran said it test-fired a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), putting Israel and U.S. bases in the area within reach.

Iran said on May 14 it had sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect oil tankers from the world's fifth-largest crude exporter against attacks by pirates but ISNA did not make clear whether they were among the six Sayyari talked about.

Iranian waters stretch along the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman. Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, through which about 40 percent of the world's traded oil is shipped, if it were attacked over its nuclear programme.

Read more @ Reuters

Bring a Bucket: Hank Paulson in Winter, boo hoo hoo hooo!!!

Hank Paulson, former master of the universe, sits in a nondescript office in northwest Washington, D.C. He is trying to work on his memoirs, but he is struggling. He doesn't seem like the onetime All-Ivy tackle at Dartmouth, the Harvard M.B.A. who ran Goldman Sachs, the prince of Wall Street who went on to be come secretary of the Treasury. He comes across more like an athlete who has lost a game and can't stop talking about the dropped pass, the missed shot. He is trying to explain the weekend last September when Lehman Brothers went down—and the financial world collapsed.

Fuck. Get your tissues and head over to Newsweek to read the rest of this sob story about poor little Hanky Paulson and how bad he has it now.

Secretly Selling Sotomayor

So Obama didn't pick a Jewess, he picked a Latina. Wonders never cease. - Ed.

Less than an hour after President Obama announced his Supreme Court nominee yesterday, two "senior administration officials" began holding forth for reporters on the virtues of Sonia Sotomayor.

Several journalists in the Roosevelt Room briefing protested, saying there was no reason the officials couldn't speak on the record. One of the briefers, senior adviser David Axelrod, would be making a similar case on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and PBS within hours. But Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stood his ground: no names could be attached.

The effort to buttress the appeals court judge's nomination from behind a curtain of anonymity highlights the administration's determination to frame the narrative, even as cable news pundits and bloggers were alternately praising and criticizing Sotomayor.

Read more @ Washington Post

Sotomayor has long record in business cases

(Reuters) - Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by President Barack Obama for the U.S. Supreme Court, has a lengthy record of rulings in business cases as a federal judge in New York.

But legal experts said Sotomayor does not appear to be either particularly liberal or conservative on business issues -- resulting in a patchwork of decisions based more on the merits and facts of the cases than an ideological approach to the law.

Read more @ Reuters

Vision: The Enemy's Battle Plan

May 22, 2009
by Hollie Moody

As I was praying on April 25th, 2000, I began to see in my mind a picture of the Lord. He was sitting on a rock and groups of people of all ages were gathered around Him. They all seemed to be laughing and talking together. I felt joy and peace and happiness as I viewed this scene. At times, the Lord would reach down and bring a child onto His lap. Or, He would reach out and a baby would be placed into His arms. He would then gaze down into the face of the baby and speak softly and tenderly to the baby. At other times, someone would draw close to His side, and He would place His arm around them, and draw them closer to Him.

An angel approached the Lord. The crowd before the Lord parted to allow the angel to draw near to the Lord. A silence fell over the laughing, joyous crowd as the angel stopped before the Lord and began to speak. From the way this angel was dressed, I sensed immediately that this was a warring angel. Being a warring angel and well aware of the coming battle plan of the enemy, he spoke with a strong sense of urgency and even perplexity in his voice. He was very concerned.

“There is work to be done,” the angel said to the Lord. “Why do the people only sit here idly? These are dangerous times. The people should be doing battle in prayer and in the spirit. Instead, they sit here at Your feet, laughing. They are completely unaware of what is even now transpiring in the courts of hell.” With great concern in his voice, the angel asked, ” Why are You allowing this?”

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Obama combines security councils, adds new offices

Justified, naturally, by all the terrorism committed against the American People and the World by TPTB. - Ed.

President Obama announced yesterday that he will merge the staffs of the Homeland Security Council and the National Security Council to speed up and unify security policymaking inside the White House.

The combined national security staff, about 240 people, will report to national security adviser James L. Jones.

The White House also will add new offices for cybersecurity, for terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, and for "resilience" -- a national security directorate aimed at preparedness and response for a domestic WMD attack, pandemic or natural catastrophe, officials said.

"The challenges of the 21st century are increasingly unconventional and transnational, and therefore demand a response that effectively integrates all aspects of American power," Obama said in a statement.

Read more @ Washington Post

Wayne Madsen: The history of the synthetic H1N1 flu virus and a not-so-rosy future

Another limited hangout? Excerpt:

WMR has learned from a research scientist who has been working on the recreation of the 1918 flu that the genetic material has been re-engineered to synthetically create what is now known as the A/H1N1 virus, or as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls it, the “novel flu.”

The A/H1N1 influenza, which contains genetic material from two strains of swine flu, two strains of human flu, and a single strain of avian flu, has, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), infected, as of May 13, a total of 4,880 people in North America: 2,059 in Mexico; 2,535 in the United States, and 286 in Canada. There have been 56 reported deaths from the flu in Mexico, three in the United States, and one in Canada.

WMR has learned from an A/H1N1 researcher that the current “novel” flu strain is mutating rapidly in humans but no animals have contracted the virus. The enzyme in A/H1N1, as with all influenza A viruses, is called a polymerase. Scientists have calculated the molecular clock of A/H1N1 form the virus’s polymerase rate. Because of the rapid mutation of the virus and the fact that, unlike 1918, rapid global transportation is now the norm, scientists are predicting that the molecular clock of the A/H1N1 virus, coupled with modern transportation, means that almost all the countries of the world will experience an A/H1N1 outbreak within the next few months.

What is different about A/H1N1 is that, unlike other new strains of viruses that rapidly mutate upon emerging and then slow down mutation and then stop entirely, the “novel” or incorrectly-named “swine flu” is showing no signs yet of slowing down its mutation rate and that, according to scientists who worry about A/H1N1 being synthetically-generated, does not happen in nature.

In 2006, at a summit meeting in Cancun, Mexico, President George W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Vicente Fox agreed for their nations to coordinate their response to avian flu, which was spreading in Asia. National Public Radio, on April 2, 2006, ran a segment on how bird flu wreaked havoc in 1918 in Brevig Mission. NPR’s Weekend Edition ran a report from Brevig Mission by Lori Townsend of Alaska Public Radio: “The grave has been opened twice by the same pathologist. In 1951, Johann Hultin convinced village elders to allow him to take tissue samples from bodies buried in permafrost. His lab attempts to map the virus were unsuccessful, but he returned in 1997, and when he did, he was once again given permission to re-open the grave.”

WMR has learned from a journalist from Anchorage who covered the 1997 grave exhumation that there was CIA personnel with the team of scientists. Inuit elders of Brevig Mission argued that digging up the graves of the flu victims would release evil spirits. However, money allegedly changed hands between the U.S. government research team and some of the elders, so permission to dig up the graves was granted.

NPR and Alaska Public Radio was reporting what was extracted from the 1918 flu victim’s corpse was the H5N1 avian flu virus, but that was erroneous. Or was it? If what was extracted from the dead woman’s body in Brevig Mission was used to synthetically create the current A/H1N1 virus, there is a strain of avian flu in the virus. But the current A/H1N1 virus also contains swine and human flu strains.

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"Secret" Israeli report: Venezuela, Bolivia supplying Iran with Uranium for its nuclear program

JERUSALEM — Venezuela and Bolivia are supplying Iran with uranium for its nuclear program, according to a secret Israeli government report obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

The two South American countries are known to have close ties with Iran, but this is the first allegation that they are involved in the development of Iran's nuclear program, considered a strategic threat by Israel.

"There are reports that Venezuela supplies Iran with uranium for its nuclear program," the Foreign Ministry document states, referring to previous Israeli intelligence conclusions. It added, "Bolivia also supplies uranium to Iran."

The report concludes that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is trying to undermine the United States by supporting Iran.

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Warmongering Israel Is Everyone's Problem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considers the lifting of the Iranian nuclear threat his life's mission. Before coming to power, he had mentioned that such an operation might cost thousands of lives, but the price was justified in view of the threat's severity. His comments yesterday at the meeting of Likud's Knesset faction put to rest Ariel Sharon's doctrine that Iran is not just Israel's problem but the entire world's problem, and Israel must not be at the forefront of the struggle. Israel is now at the forefront.

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Israeli: Obama 'wasn't empathetic to our needs'

JERUSALEM — Israel is bracing for what officials called a confrontational U.S. policy.

"From the banks of the Potomac in Washington it is not always clear what the real situation here is," Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon said. "This is where Israel must step in and help her ally understand the situation."

Officials said the May 18 meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not lead to any agreements or understandings regarding either the West Bank or Iran. They said Obama, encouraged by his Jewish advisers, stressed that the U.S. aim to establish a Palestinian state would determine Washington's relations with the Jewish state.

"Obama listened and even smiled, but you could see he wasn't empathetic to our needs," an official said.

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Bibi thinks dismantling a few settlements is a small price to pay to start WW III

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel would dismantle nearly two dozen wildcat settlement outposts in the West Bank in the next few weeks if the U.S. drops its objections to continued building in existing, government-sanctioned settlements, officials said.

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TEL AVI - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to tear down illegal Jewish settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank in return for US backing on its proposed military strikes against Iran, local media reported on Tuesday.

Netanyahu told his right-wing Likud faction on Monday that Israel would have to dismantle what it considers illegal outposts, as demanded by Washington, since the issue of Iran was more important, newspaper reports said.

"I identify the danger and that's why I am willing to take unpopular steps such as evacuating outposts. The Iranian threat is above everything," the mass-selling Yediot Aharonot quoted Netanyahu as saying.

"There are things on which you have to compromise."

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Nasrallah: Israel behind Lebanon assassinations

BEIRUT - Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Monday accused Israel of being behind a report implicating his party in the killing of ex-premier Rafiq Hariri and called the claim "very, very dangerous."

"The report in Der Spiegel is very, very, very dangerous," Nasrallah said in comments transmitted via video link to thousands of supporters massed in Hezbollah's stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs.

"I consider the report in Der Spiegel an Israeli accusation that Hezbollah killed the martyr Rafiq Hariri and we will deal with this claim as such," he said.

"Israel has issued its verdict in the Hariri case," he said in a speech marking the ninth anniversary of the withdrawal of Israeli troops from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

"Through this report they (the Israelis) are saying that if the international community does not punish Hezbollah then Israel will punish it along with its leader," he added.

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FBI agent on synagogue case has questionable record

The FBI agent with a high-profile role in yesterday's arrests of four men for plotting a terror attack in New York has a pretty interesting -- and controversial -- track record.

Special Agent Robert Fuller, whose name appears at the top of the federal criminal complaint in the case, had a hand in the FBI's failure to nab two of the 9/11 hijackers, had one of his informants set himself on fire in front of the White House, and was involved in misidentifying a Canadian man as a terrorist leading to his secret arrest and torture -- a case that is now the subject of a major lawsuit.

Fuller is listed as the lead agent in the arrests of four men yesterday who officials say were trying to blow up a couple of synagogues and shoot a military jet from the sky. But as in other cases of seemingly inept homegrown terrorists, the four suspects were supplied (inert) weapons from an FBI informant, and in coming weeks we'll learn more about how much that informant goaded the four suspects into carrying out the supposed acts of terrorism. The case is being prosecuted in the Southern District of New York. (James Margolin, an FBI spokesman said the agency declines to comment for this story, because Fuller is a potential witness in an ongoing prosecution.)

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FBI 'lured dimwits' into terror plot


“This whole operation was a foolish waste of time and money,” claimed Terence Kindlon, a defence lawyer who represented the last terror suspect to be tried in New York state. “It is almost as if the FBI cooked up the plot and found four idiots to install as defendants.”

Kindlon’s complaints were echoed by other legal experts who have repeatedly questioned the FBI’s reliance on undercover informants – known as confidential witnesses (CWs) – who lure gullible radicals into far-fetched plots that are then foiled by the agents monitoring them.

The last such plot purportedly involved an alleged attempt to blow up a fuel pipeline at John F Kennedy airport in New York in 2007; the defendants are awaiting trial in a case that depends heavily on evidence from an undercover CW.

“One question [about the synagogue case] that has to be answered is: did the informant go in and enlist people who were otherwise not considering trouble ?” said Kevin Luibrand, who represented a Muslim businessman caught up in another FBI sting three years ago. “Did the government induce someone to commit a crime?”

The other question that US security experts were debating was how much had been achieved by assigning more than 100 agents to a year-long investigation of three petty criminals and a mentally ill Haitian immigrant, none of whom had any connection with any known terrorist group. “They were all unsophisticated dimwits,” said Kindlon.

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Secret Power, New Zealand's role in the international spy network

ebook from 1996 by Nicky Hager, recommended by Cryptogon:

“The most detailed and up-to-date account of the work of any signals intelligence agency in existence… a masterpiece of investigative reporting.” The book contains the first detailed account of the world-wide electronic surveillance system called Echelon, which is used to spy on international communications including e-mails and phone calls. These revelations have been repeated in hundreds of articles, documentaries and movies, and prompted for a year-long European parliament inquiry. The book gives an inside look at New Zealand’s largest intelligence agency and its part in a US-British-Canadian-Australia-New Zealand intelligence alliance, information that helps us understand the workings of all five allied agencies.

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Cops overreact, crowd gets involved

Dear Readers,

Here is a short little video clip that should be shared far and wide. One little incident where official brutality was countered by the righteous indignation of the public.

In this clip, an exuberant soccer fan runs across the playing field. He shouldn’t do this of course. He should be apprehended, removed from the playing field and given a citation.

What happens instead is that multiple cops (in their internationally standardized black SWAT uniforms) get the guy on the ground and the cop near his head pulls out his nightstick and forcibly jams it into the prostrate man’s head multiple times.

So an inappropriate high-spirited prank from a sports fan is met with a brutal and unwarranted assault by Police.

This occurs on the playing field in front of everyone.

Then the PEOPLE strike back!

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Vaccines are Poison

This site is dedicated to giving voice to our son Ian Larsen Gromowski. Our child died of an adverse reaction to the hepatitis B vaccine. Our hope is that Ian's story will inspire you to learn the benefits and the risks of vaccines, so that your decisions are informed and best suited for your child.

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