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


Whatever this means, it can't be good, unless it means handcuffs and jail for some bunnies very worthy

from Lew Rockwell blog:

From the original article:

Two Japanese nationals were detained by Italian financial police last week after trying to enter Switzerland with $134 billion worth of undeclared U.S. bonds, mostly Treasury bonds, an Italian daily said Wednesday. The Japanese consulate general in Milan confirmed that the detention had taken place and said it was trying to confirm with Italian authorities whether the two were indeed Japanese nationals and their identities.

According to the report in il Giornale, two unidentified Japanese in their 50s concealed the bonds, including 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, in a suitcase with a false bottom that was searched by the Italian authorities June 3 when they were in Chiasso, at the border with Switzerland, about 50 kilometers north of Milan. The daily did not say on what charges they have been detained, but the two may have been detained on suspicion of attempting to take a large amount of securities out of Italy without declaring it because the paper said they had not declared the bonds.

This is very significant news, because, as Michael Barnett writes in an email, one of the following must be true:

1. The Japanese are trying to secretly divest themselves of about 25% of their US debt. (They own about $600B in US debt.)

2. The Japanese are acting as Chinese or North Korean agents in trying to help them divest themselves of US debt in secret.

3. There is an enormous sum of counterfeit US debt out there and these guys are trying to sell some of it.

None of these cases bodes well for the US debt market.

More at Market Skeptics, including this:

My reaction: The US media is deliberately missing some major stories.

1) Italy's financial police has seized US bonds worth US 134.5 billion from two Japanese nationals at Chiasso (40 km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland. They include 249 US Federal Reserve bonds worth US$ 500 million each, plus ten Kennedy bonds and other US government securities worth a billion dollar each.

2) These seized bonds have big implications:

A) If they're real, some government is trying to unload large quantities of US securities.
B) If they're fake, this is arguably the biggest counterfeiting operation ever, by a factor of many times.

3) The international media had a big laugh over Treasury Secretary Geithner's visit to China.

4) Geithner's indifference to the dollar's collapse signals that the greenback is being ignored and that further weakness can be expected.

h/t also to Cryptogon and Pimpin Turtle

The Dollar Conundrum: Poison or Cure?

Either the dollar is defended with high interest rates or it will collapse under the tsunami of debt/money expansion. If it collapses then the cost of imports will skyrocket. Either way, the credit-addicted U.S. economy will implode.

The choice just ahead is stark: either passively watch the dollar collapse as the tsunami of money expansion and Federal borrowing slams it or start defending it with much higher interest rates. Either way, the credit-dependent U.S. economy will be unable to borrow freely at low cost from the rest of the world.

The blogosphere is chockful of reports documenting our trading partners' not-so-subtle stampede to the dollar exit--is there any mystery here? None whatsoever. Even a so-called reserve currency like the dollar responds to supply and demand: as the Fed pushes money expansion up by 100% (you've seen the hockey-stick charts by now) and the U.S. Treasury borrows trillions of dollars to fund a widening deficit and various trillion-dollar bailouts of failed and/or fraud-filled/looted industries, then this burgeoning supply overwhelms demand, pushing down the value.

Read more @ Charles Hugh Smith

41 US counter-terrorism and intelligence agency vets challenge the official account of 9/11

But first, CIA head Leon Panetta says he thinks Osama is still in Pakistan, and they hope to "close in" on him soon. - Ed.

Following in the footsteps of well over 1,000 scientists and other professional groups who have already gone on record questioning the official theory, more than 40 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency veterans have come forward to challenge the Government’s rendition of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Their behind-the-scenes knowledge and experience of sensitive and classified issues places them in a uniquely authoritative position. In this sense, their critical stance is all the more damning for the government. Conspicuously absent from the landscape are the mainstream media professionals, as they continue to provide cover for the government’s totally bankrupt theory and fail to report on landmark developments such as this.

Read more @ Voltairenet

Hey, about that thing that happened at the museum...

Henry Makow's take on it:

This is the title of a blog on Huffington Post by Danielle Crittenden, (Mrs. David Frum,) on the shooting yesterday at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC.

She is at a loss to answer her 15-year-old son's question but she opines: "Who would have imagined that the sentiments we'd once thought were so safely encased as historical exhibits would blast forth and shatter through the museum itself?"

Read more @ savethemales

From his comment section:

I am a great fan of your writing and, generally, agree with almost everything you write. Thank you for your courage and tenacity.

However, I think you are missing an angle on the Von Brunn shooting. Why would he do this? He was an intelligent man and would have realized that this futile and puerile act would DESTROY his cause and promote the cause of his "enemies"----Cui bono?
(this was a man who went to prison for attempting to "arrest" the Fed Res. board--and I recently read his account of that action--he did it with guns but no ammo, as he did not want anyone to get hurt. why would he use live ammo in this case? why would he kill the security guard? it makes NO SENSE even in this senseless world)

Also, why are using the photo of Von Brunn as a younger man? He was almost 90!! The US media is using the photo you used--which is completely misleading!!!!

See also: Les Vis: Glenn Beck, shit golem for zombie nation


Michael Hoffman: Now playing at the "Holocaust Museum" -- The Lone Nut

Today another "lone nut"has changed the course of history. Like "lone nut" James Earl Ray and "lone nut" Sirhan Sirhan, as well as "lone nuts" Arthur Bremer and Ted Kaczynski, James von Brunn now joins the ranks of the Cryptocracy's hit parade. What a "coincidence"!

With his shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Von Brunn has reinvigorated the old 20th century Black/Zionist coalition, on the very day when African-American U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was due to visit the museum to hear a reading of the script of "Anne and Emmett," a play about Anne Frank and Emmet Till. What a "coincidence"!

The author of the "Anne and Emmett" play is Janet Langhart Cohen, the Black wife of former Secretary of Defense William Cohen who directed American forces during the NATO holocaust against the churches, monasteries and people of Christian Serbia in 1999. What a "coincidence"!

Von Brunn has acted a part in the self-fulfilling prophecy of The Holocaust mythos, by reenacting it in miniature. By doing so he will enter the museum's canon of devil goyim who can't seem to resist attacking symbols of Judaic culture and innocence. He has victimized the eternal victims, squaring their vision of themselves as forever hated and perpetually persecuted. What a "coincidence"!

Remembering Israel's attack on the USS Liberty

Good series of links at The Ugly Truth.

The mystery of the Air France passenger list

Who was on board the Air France flight 447 which crashed on 1 June 2009?

Soon after the crash, agents of the DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure), the French secret service, were sent to Brazil. (terror groups)

Reportedly, two passengers on the doomed Air France jet had names linked to terror groups.

"Bizarrely the full official list of dead passengers has not been released by Air France, despite it being more than a week since the plane crashed.

"Such lists are normally released within 72 hours."

Read more @ aangirfan

Woman who missed Air France flight dies in car crash

An Italian woman who did not board the Air France flight that crashed in the Atlantic, killing all its 228 passengers, has died in a car accident.

Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from the northern Italian province of Bolzano-Bozen, and her husband Kurt missed the June 1 Air France flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris after arriving late at the airport.

Johanna and Kurt Ganthaler were vacationing in Brazil, when they missed the ill-fated Air France flight and were forced to catch a different flight later that day.

Just days later after returning to Europe, Johanna lost her life when their car went off the road near the Austrian city of Kufstein.

via Press TV

Israeli power-hungry nutbag proposes sanctions on the US

OMG, does this mean we're not "best friends" anymore? - Ed.


Peled added that faced with an American government with an activist agenda that does not mesh with Israel's, traditional reactions are no longer relevant. He said he expected that Obama would eventually realize that appeasement and dialogue with countries that support terror would not have positive results. [NO SHIT!]

But in the interim, the minister suggests reconsidering military and civilian purchases from the US, selling sensitive equipment that the Washington opposes distributing internationally, and allowing other countries that compete with the US to get involved with the peace process and be given a foothold for their military forces and intelligence agencies.

Read more @ Uruknet

WHO finally declares "the pandemic," presumably allowing the official response plan to unfold. Oh joy.

An emergency meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) has ended by declaring the influenza A(H1N1) or “swine flu” outbreak a global pandemic.

According to the world’s peak health body more than 28,000 cases of influenza A (H1N1) have been reported globally and over 141 confirmed deaths.

In at least two regions of the world the virus is spreading, with rising cases being seen in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile.

One factor which prompted the move to a level six pandemic was that in the southern hemisphere, the virus seems to be crowding out normal seasonal influenza.

Read more @ thaindian news


Vampires and werewolves and ghouls, oh my!

I’ve been living in a country where the northern half is rich and the southern half is poor. I’ve been in both but I live in the south. I don’t notice that people are poor. They are vibrant and alive. They appear to be thriving. There’s a movement among the residents of the north to cut the country in two. That won’t ever happen (I don’t think) but it tells you about what you can expect from human nature.

Read more @ Smoking Mirrors

At a solemn memorial, a moment of deadly violence

At 12:40 p.m. yesterday a man stepped through the doors of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He took two paces, lowered his rifle at a security guard and, before anyone could react, opened fire in a popular national landmark.

Read more @ Washington Post

WHO poised to declare first flu pandemic since 1968

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, June 11 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) was poised on Thursday to declare that the new H1N1 virus has caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years, health sources said on Thursday.

The move will trigger heightened health measures in the WHO's 193 member states as authorities brace for the worldwide spread of the virus that has so far caused mainly mild illness.

Flu experts advising WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, who were due to convene at 1000 GMT, were expected to recommend moving to the top phase 6 on the WHO's six-point scale, the sources said.

Read more @ Reuters

Readying Americans for dangerous, mandatory vaccinations

By Stephen Lendman

(The Intelligence Daily) -- At least three US federal laws should concern all Americans and suggest what may be coming - mandatory vaccinations for hyped, non-existant threats, like H1N1 (Swine Flu). Vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu endanger human health but are hugely profitable to drug company manufacturers.

The Project BioShield Act of 2004 (S. 15) became law on July 21, 2004 "to provide protections and countermeasures against chemical, radiological, or nuclear agents that may be used in a terrorist attack against the United States by giving the National Institutes of Health contracting flexibility, infrastructure improvements, and expediting the scientific peer review process, and streamlining the Food and Drug Administration approval process of countermeasures."

Read more @ Intelligence Daily

More drug pushing for big pharma

Three antipsychotic drugs that have long been prescribed to adolescents even though they were not approved for such use by the Food and Drug Administration deserve to have the regulatory agency's imprimatur, an FDA advisory committee said yesterday.

After weighing the costs and benefits of prescribing the antipsychotic drugs Seroquel, Geodon and Zyprexa for children 10 to 17 years old who suffer from schizophrenia and manic depression, the medical experts recommended that the drugs be approved for such use.

The regulatory agency is not required to follow the recommendations by the medical panel but usually does. In a briefing document, Thomas Laughren, the FDA's director of the division of psychiatry products, indicated that the agency's evaluation of clinical trials conducted by AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Eli Lilly, had shown the medications were effective in children. The risk profile of the drugs among children, Laughren added, was similar to the side effects they caused among adults, for whom the drugs are already approved.

Read more @ Washington Post

Air France chief questions sensor role in crash

By Tim Hepher

PARIS, June 11 (Reuters) - Air France is not yet convinced that faulty speed sensors were to blame for the loss of one of its planes over the Atlantic, but it is replacing old sensors as a precaution, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday.

Pierre-Henri Gourgeon told reporters that Air France was in a state of shock over the worst disaster in its 75 year history and expected more information about what happened within a week.

Read more @ Reuters

Obama, the second coming of Moses, exodus preparations


On June 4, 2009 President Obama spoke to the Arab and Muslim “worlds”. On the surface at least, Obama’s speech marked a turning point in the American Administration speech on the Middle East in the last 60 years. Predictably, his even-handed-with-the-Muslims-speech was received in all the typical ways. Political operative Dick Morris characterized it as America “turning her back on Israel” while Rep Gary Ackerman (D-NY) said in reference to the settlements issue that “I don’t think anybody wants to dictate to an ally what they have to do in their own national security interests.”

We are not witnessing the AIPAC controlled Congress waging the kind of war, which those of us who are familiar with AIPAC’s capabilities expect. Very strange indeed.

Read more @ Hesham Tillawi

Justice Scalia: Talmud overrules US Constitution

(June 6, 2009) Supreme Court Opinion: Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co

In a 5-4 decision released on June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled for the first time that the Constitution can require an elected judge to step aside in a particular case based on campaign spending in state judicial races.

The majority ruling in Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co., No. 08-22, was written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Joining Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in dissent were Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr.

In his dissent Scalia wrote:

"A Talmudic maxim instructs with respect to the Scripture: "Turn it over, and turn it over, for all is therein." The Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Aboth, Ch. V, Mishnah 22 (I. Epstein ed. 1935).

"Divinely inspired text may contain the answers to all earthly questions, but the Due Process Clause most assuredly does not.

"The Court today continues its quixotic quest to right all wrongs and repair all imperfections through the Constitution.

Read more @ Conspiracy Planet

FP instructs you to be afraid of small government. It's positively medieval. You watch. Next there will be torture!

The Next Big Thing: Neomedievalism

The world is fragmenting, badly. Gird yourself for a new Dark Age.

NEED WE SAY MORE???????? - Ed.


There are positive sides to a world where every man can be a nation unto himself. Postmodern Medicis such as Bill Gates, Anil Ambani, George Soros, and Richard Branson take it upon themselves to cure pandemics, run corporate cities, undermine authoritarian regimes, and sponsor climate-saving research. But the Middle Ages were fundamentally a time of fear, uncertainty, plagues, and violence. So, too, their successor. AIDS and SARS, terrorism and piracy, cyclones and rising sea levels—it is no longer clear how to invest in the future, or what future to invest in. Figuring out how to respond to this new world will take decades at least. The next Renaissance is still a long way off.

Read more @ FP

The Shield Project, from 2003-4 re: chemtrails

Scroll down for the interview.

Tuesday, 28 September 2004: If you have visited this page before you will know of the story told by the scientist I named "Deep Shield".

I received word early today that "Deep Shield" had committed suicide late last Sunday afternoon at his home in the Emeryville/Berkeley/Oakland area of California.

The method used was to run a hose from his car's exhaust pipe into the closed car in his garage. His wife found his body and she says that there was no suicide note.

However her late husband's behaviour and mood for the past month had been extremely agitated and dark.

The police are not pursuing this as a homicide because it is, in their mind, a clear and cut case of suicide. There will be the usual inquest/autopsy and most likely a very quiet funeral due to the nature of the death.

Read more at The "Holmestead"


UN's Marxist Plan for Global Government

United Nations General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann intends to leave his mark on the United Nations and the global economic-political picture before his one-year term ends in September. D'Escoto, a longtime top official in the communist Sandinista government of Nicaragua, has chosen as his primary vehicle for making this mark the UN Conference on the World's Financial and Economic Crisis to be held June 24-26 at the UN headquarters in New York.

The D'Escoto-UN plan, which has received scant media coverage, is nothing short of s full-blown call for world government administered through the UN. The Draft Outcome Document issued by D'Escoto on May 8, 2009 on behalf of the "G-192" (the representatives of the 192 Member States of the UN), decries the evils of "a profit centered economy" and the current "prevailing socio-economic system" and declares: "The anti-values of greed, individualism, and exclusion should be replaced by solidarity, common good and inclusion."

Read more @ The New American

House Committee subpoenas Fed

The congressional panel investigating what happened to all that bank bailout money has issued a subpoena to the Federal Reserve, asking them to hand over all documents relating to the takeover of Merrill Lynch by the Bank of America.


New York Attorney-General Andrew Cuomo has claimed that, in 2008, then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strong-armed BofA into buying Merrill -- a move that, if true, could expose Paulson and Bernanke to prosecution.

Last week, news services reported that the House had asked Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. That hearing takes place on Thursday (June 11).

Read more @ Pimpin Turtle

The ascendency of Black World participants continues at GM

First Kent Kresa, and now Edward Whitacre. What’s the big deal? Edward Whitacre looks like every other old, pink faced fat bastard that slithers from board room to board room, but let’s take a quick walk down memory lane.

From 2006, in NSA Collected Phone Records in U.S., we learn:

The U.S. National Security Agency has obtained the phone records of millions of Americans in an effort to stop terrorists, a Senate Intelligence Committee member confirmed.

News of the program, first reported by USA Today, sparked demands by lawmakers that executives from AT&T Inc., BellSouth Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. testify before Congress.

Read more @ Cryptogon

A case of Zionist "foot and mouth" disease


Realizing the power of pictures and words on our fragile psyche, Israel and its Pro-Zionist community have cultivated a gang of writers, editors, columnists, journalists, producers, directors, owners, advertisers, marketers, spin doctors, public relation firms, financial institutions, political action committees, monitoring groups, Washington based think tanks, newspapers, magazines, Television stations, radios, movie studios, a "rapid response attack force", and so much more that it takes our "free speech" breath away.

Most dangerous among these gangs are Israel's American Columnists whose allegiance to this country is questionable given their propensity to keep the Arab-Israeli conflict alive and well to the financial, military, and expansionist land policy of Israel: They are the real "Dirty Dozen (s)" They are the rich, successful, unchallenged purveyors of bias, hate, myth making, and lies who adorn the pages of the Op-Ed pages of our most powerful papers and who value Israel's interest above America's.

The Dirty Dozen (s) Honor Roll

Jeff Jacoby, George Will, Cal Thomas, Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, Edward Luttwak, Mark Halprin, William Safire, Thomas Friedman, Mort Zuckerman, R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr, Don Feder, James Pinkerton, Judith Miller, etc. etc. etc.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker

Cult of Personality

Newsweek assistant managing editor Evan Thomas tells Chris Matthews that Obama is sort of like a god standing above the country. Just when you thought MSNBC couldn’t get any more slavering and fawning, they pull a hack editor-at-large out of a hat who knocks one out of the ballpark.

Over the weekend on Inside Washington, Thomas said Obama, in regard to the conflict in the Middle East, is a “great teacher” who “stands above everybody.” He did say that “there’s some condescension” in this attitude. “But, he stands above everybody and says, ‘Now, listen. You people have to stop blaming each other unreasonably. You have to get along here and I am going to show you the way.’”

Read more & see clip at Connecting the Dots in the NWO

More on cult of personality here:


Jewish politics features two distinguishing characteristics: The "cult of personality" which substitutes emotion for reason and follows the Jewish messiah model, and the concept of the State as Volk (People) which enables destructive Jewish dogmatism to stand against the People's instincts of self-preservation and which promotes the illusion of the divine right of the pop star messiah to rule.

The Jews love to advertise. They promote themselves as if superior and noble. They exclusively promote Jewish interests. They exclude all dissenting voices and never praise the Goy unless doing so creates an even greater love of the Jew.

Pessimism hovers over Bibi's upcoming policy speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to deliver a key diplomatic policy speech next week, which analysts cautioned would unlikely bring any tangible impetus into the stagnant peace process with the Palestinians.

The planned address is regarded to some extent as a response to U.S. President Barack Obama's landmark speech to the Muslim world in Cairo last week, during which Obama urged Israel to freeze settlement expansion and accept the two-state principle.

Prior to his speech next Sunday, Netanyahu is expected to consult with other cabinet ministers, most of whom are from the traditionally hawkish right-wing bloc, and to meet Obama's special envoy George Mitchell.

While it is all but certain that Netanyahu will dwell upon the Iranian nuclear issue and the Syrian peace track, the address will lay emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian front, said Shmuel Bar, a political expert at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.

Regarding this decades-old conflict, Netanyahu would remind the Palestinians first and foremost of their obligations in order for peace talks to resume, including renouncing violence, building responsible institutions and ending Hamas' control of the Gaza Strip, said Bar.

Read more @ CRI English

Australia: Privacy groups fear Medishare card scheme

The chip goes in the card first. Then after a few too many people lose the card, they'll decide to put the chip right in your body, you know, so you can't lose it. - Ed.

PATIENTS' private medical files will be shared among health professionals under a Rudd Government plan for a contentious healthcare card.

From the middle of next year, the Medicare card will provide doctors, dentists, pharmacists and paramedics with an encyclopedia-like file on patients' medical histories, medications and treatments.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon said patients would receive better treatment, as medical errors and the expense of performing lost tests were slashed.

"We've made a decision that every Australian will be allocated a unique health identity," Ms Roxon told The Courier-Mail in an exclusive interview.

"It would be a card, most likely with a chip that would store your information on it, which you would then provide to health professionals and give them access to it when you wanted them to see it."

Read more @ couriermail

Why big pharma loves FDA chief Margaret Hamburg

(May 28, 2009)The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, will be the second woman to ever lead FDA. She comes from a background in public health and bioterrorism, and she appears to have the backing of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Despite Hamburg's lack of experience at the FDA, the Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination on 18 May. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) endorsed the nomination, and lobbied for a quick confirmation.

This is why everyone is so keen to see her appointed ...

1. Her father is David A Hamburg, an advisor to the board of directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative ( ) of which she is a senior fellow specialising in their Biological programs.

2. Her Father David Hamburg is President Emeritus of The (Illuminati) Carnegie Corporation of New York .

Read more @ Conspiracy Planet

USA Patriot Act defines chemo pushers, CPS aggressors as domestic terrorists

(NaturalNews) In observing the outrageous acts of doctors who have turned 13-year-old Daniel Hauser and his mom into "fugitives from the law" over their refusal to submit to toxic chemotherapy treatments, I began to wonder whether existing U.S. law covers the crimes being committed against the Hauser family. It turns out the U.S. PATRIOT ACT already defines these cancer doctors and Child Protective Services zealots as "terrorists."

What is a terrorist? A domestic terrorist is a person who engages in illegal acts that are "dangerous to human life" and which are intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population (among other things).

So let's examine how this might apply to the forced chemotherapy of Daniel Hauser:

Read more @ Natural News

North Korea: "We'll strike back mercilessly"

SEOUL - NORTH Korea said on Tuesday it would use its nuclear weapons both to defend itself and to carry out a reprisal for any attack by its enemies.

The communist country would answer any pre-emptive strike with 'an advanced pre-emptive strike' of its own, the cabinet newspaper Minju Joson said.

The nuclear deterrent would be a strong tool to protect regional peace and carry out a 'just retaliatory strike' which would be 'merciless' on those who infringe on its dignity and sovereignty, it said.

Read more @ Straits Times

FEMA: National Level Exercise 2009

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery.

NLE 09 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise. Tier I exercises (formerly known as the Top Officials exercise series or TOPOFF) are conducted annually in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP), which serves as the nation's overarching exercise program for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating national level exercises. The NEP was established to provide the U.S. government, at all levels, exercise opportunities to prepare for catastrophic crises ranging from terrorism to natural disasters.

NLE 09 is a White House directed, Congressionally- mandated exercise that includes the participation of all appropriate federal department and agency senior officials, their deputies, staff and key operational elements. In addition, broad regional participation of state, tribal, local, and private sector is anticipated. This year the United States welcomes the participation of Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom in NLE 09.

Read more @ FEMA

Pope 'very distressed' by Irish sexual abuse he helped to cover up

POPE BENEDICT XVI showed his distress at the Ryan report on child abuse at religious institutions in Ireland during a half-hour meeting in the Vatican yesterday evening with Archbishop of Armagh Cardinal Seán Brady and Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin.

Asked what had most disturbed the pope in the Ryan report, Archbishop Martin replied: "This is a different case from many others because it is about the institutionalisation of a problem."

However, there was no comment from the pope or his officials last night. The Vatican has refrained from making any comment on the Ryan report, with official spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi commenting merely that this was "a matter for the local church".

The church leaders told The Irish Times after their meeting that Pope Benedict had listened attentively to what they had to say.

"He listened very carefully, he was obviously very distressed about what we had to tell him. In fact, he allowed us to do most of the talking and he listened very sympathetically and attentively to what we said," said Cardinal Brady. "He obviously has been informed about it ," said Archbishop Martin, adding: "He didn't read the entire thing, but he was aware of it and very distressed by it."

Read more @ SOTT

The Washington Child Sex Ring Coverup

The following archive paints a chilling portrait of what is really going on in the upper echelons of the ruling elite here in America. The story involves children from orphanages in Nebraska being flown around the United States by top Republican officials in order to engage in child sex orgies with America's ruling elite. It is a fact that during the 1980's, child sexual services were provided by top Republican officials to key, bureaucrats and diplomats but most importantly, there is a chilling proximity of all of these events and personalities, to the President of the United States at the time, George H.W. Bush. And there have been victims who claim that the President himself engaged in the activities. It is a tale of child sex, murder, espionage, blackmail, and huge payoffs. And all the players are involved. From the White House to the CIA to the media barrons to the Republican elite - right down to the orphanages where they procured their victims.

This story was the second biggest scandal of the 1980's which was completely obliterated by the Bush White House - A complete coordinated blackout by the ruling elite in cooperation with the American television networks. (The biggest scandal being the Bush involvement in the attempted assassination of President Reagan) Since the elite who own the television networks in America are the same elite who feast off the carcass of the American population - just like the Bushes do and who sit on the same boards of the same corporate cartels as the Bushes do - most Americans will never hear of this explosive story. But thanks to the Internet all these suppressed news facts are re-surfacing. Perhaps the most chilling aspect of this horrific tale is that such realities can be so completely obliterated by the powers that be so that, even though these are simply the very biggest most explosive stories of our time - you will never know that they happened. That is why exists. To bring you the hard cold truth about what is really happening to our world. To inform you about who these people really are who rule America.

Read more @ Vox News


The difference between leaadership and domination

It is commonplace to refer to our dearly elected as leaders. But are they leaders? Who or what do they lead? Using the word in the strict sense of going first while everyone else follows, our elected officialdom consistently takes the country in the wrong direction; away from where the people who live and work here, by vast majority, want to go.

That is not leadership. It is something else entirely.

I think it's important to define leadership and understand its purpose. I have some strong ideas on leadership and what a leader is. I offer them to you for your perusal and consideration. If you find that you agree with my take on what a leader is and what they are supposed to do, then you can decide for yourself what our dearly elected in Washington D.C. are actually up to. You may come to the same conclusion that I have, that they are not by any stretch "leaders".

There is an easily discerned line between leaders and tyrants. It would do us well to know the difference.

Read more @ Think or be eaten

Fed hires ex-Enron lobbyist for PR

How is the Fed responding to:

(1) a bill in Congress with 190 co-sponsors to audit the Fed
(2) a new law giving the GAO some power to examine the Fed's actions

(3) calls by many to abolish the Fed altogether?

A promise of 100% openness and full disclosure to Congress and the American people?

An agreement to stop all behind-the-scenes shenanigans?

An end to the whole scam of private bankers "creating" credit and bilking the taxpayers out of trillions in interest?

Of course not!

Instead, the Fed is . . . launching a new p.r. campaign to show everyone how wonderful Ben and the boys really are.

Read more @ George Washington's Blog

Other theories of Air France crash and key passengers

More info here.

Key figures in global battle against illegal arms trade lost in Air France crash

AMID THE media frenzy and speculation over the disappearance of Air France's ill-fated Flight 447, the loss of two of the world's most prominent figures in the war on the illegal arms trade and international drug trafficking has been virtually overlooked.

Pablo Dreyfus, a 39-year-old Argentine who was travelling with his wife Ana Carolina Rodrigues aboard the doomed flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, had worked tirelessly with the Brazilian authorities to stem the flow of arms and ammunition that for years has fuelled the bloody turf wars waged by drug gangs in Rio's sprawling favelas.

Also travelling with Dreyfus on the doomed flight was his friend and colleague Ronald Dreyer, a Swiss diplomat and co-ordinator of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence who had worked with UN missions in El Salvador, Mozambique, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Angola. Both men were consultants at the Small Arms Survey, an independent think tank based at Geneva's Graduate Institute of International Studies. The Survey said on its website that Dryer had helped mobilise the support of more than 100 countries to the cause of disarmament and development.

Read more @ Sunday Herald

Sotomayor member of female version of Bohemian Grove

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor last year accepted an invitation to join the Belizean Grove, an elite but little-known women’s-only group.

Founded nearly 10 years ago as the female answer to the Bohemian Grove — a secretive all-male club whose members have included former U.S. presidents and top business leaders — the Belizean Grove has about 125 members, including Army generals, Wall Street executives and former ambassadors.

Sotomayor’s membership in the New York-based group became public Thursday afternoon in a questionnaire submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Read more @ RobertsCourt

Clinton hints at attacking Iran sites

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred to the possibility of a "first strike" on Iran's nuclear sites "the way that we did attack Iraq."

"They might have some other enemies that would do that to them," she said.

She also warned Iran in an interview that aired Sunday that Iran would face "retaliation" if it launched a "nuclear" attack on Israel, even though Iran - unlike Israel- is not known to have nuclear weapons.

Read more @ Middle East Online

The games being played and the players playing them: a two state solution = war on Iran and the final solution to the Palestinian problem

Obama, Ahmadinejad, Erdogan, Sarkozy, Brown, Merkel, Medvedev, Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman and the full cast of Jewish puppet leaders and Jews are playing a clever game with the Arab street, the Israeli public, the American public and the Iranian public.

Obama, Clinton and others are talking about forming a Palestinian State, should the Palestinians surrender their birthright to Jewry. Lieberman of Israel is attempting to convince the Israelis that the expulsion of Arab Israelis from the Jewish State coupled to the loss of some unimportant Israeli stolen territory and the formation of a Palestinian State is good for the Jews, because it will ensure the demographic integrity of the racist Jewish State as a Jewish State.

At the same time, Netanyahu is relatively quiet, given his nature, but holds the stick against the idea of a Palestinian State, and is serving as the man who must be convinced through concessions to his agenda.

All these "leaders" have one goal in mind, and it is NOT the formation of a Palestinian State, but rather war on Iran. The Palestinians, as usual, are simply the bait.

Read more @ Jewish Racism

The most dangerous food for men?

Yikes. - Ed.

The unassuming soybean has silently infiltrated the American diet as what might just be the perfect protein source: It's cheap and vegetarian, and could even unclog our hearts. But there may be a hidden dark side to soy, one that has the power to undermine everything it means to be male.

Read more @ Cryptogon

Tennessee Burger King defends its "global warming is baloney" sign

We need a lot more people like this guy, McNelis. - Ed.


GUARDIAN: Me: BK Corp issued a statement saying that 'global warming is baloney' wasn't their view and that they had asked you to take them down. Is that your understanding of it?

McNelis: I can't speak for them. I would think they would run from any form of controversy kinda like cockroaches when the lights get turned on. I'm not aware of any direction that they gave the franchisee and I don't think they have the authority to do it. The franchisee can put on a sign whatever he wants.

Me: They're saying that within the terms of the franchisee contract it says something along the lines that signs outside a restaurant can't be used to express any political or religious views.

McNelis: Well, it maybe a religious belief for some folks, but it's certainly not for the franchisee here and I don't think that it's necessarily political either. But I have to tell you that I don't read the franchise agreement with regularity or else I would have a bad case of insomnia.

Read more @ The Business Insider


Slaying PsyClops

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2. The Tafsiranatortm has another great feature. It can translate text from English to English while also providing commentary. Going from English to English was the most difficult challenge we faced here at Mantiq al-Tayr since discerning the actual meaning of all the bull shit that is in the main-stream press can be pretty challenging. But, again, as you shall presently see, the Tafsiranatortm is without peer in this regard.

So, for example, we took the following text from an article written by ADL kingpin Abe Foxman. In this article, Foxman supports the idea of a two-state solution to the Zionist-Palestinian problem. Yes indeed even Foxman is on the two-state bandwagon these days which ought to tell you that that bandwagon is a complete total fraud and that Obama’s blathering about it is a deception, but again, I digress. We ran the following text from that article through the Sport version of our program:

Read more @ Mantiq al-Tayr

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