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

7.10.2009

The coming state of chaos and disorder

I want to talk about something that I believe is going to be of profound importance sooner than most people realize. We’re all familiar with Gerald Celente. I think Mr. Celente is a little taken with his own abilities but he’s also very successful at what he does so maybe a certain amount of personal promotion can be allowed under the circumstances (grin). I note the tendency of various seers and successful alternative news sites to engage in this sort of thing and in a couple of cases, which will remain nameless, are really over the top in this regard.

My personal feeling is that none of these predictors and presenters is completely accurate. No matter how good we think we are we have our limits and our blind spots. Here is a brilliant presentation of what many of us are soon going to be up against.

Read more @ Reflections in a Petri Dish


Bibi acting paranoid, staff infighting

At about 3:15 P.M. yesterday, the government's 100th day in office, political correspondents' beepers went off. In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister's Bureau was inviting the correspondents to a press conference at the Knesset that was slated to begin in 15 minutes. This was the start of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's panicked, disproportionate response to the criticism senior Kadima politicians had leveled at him three hours earlier.

Kadima MKs had attacked Netanyahu at a press conference under the banner "100 days, zero gains. It's the same old Bibi." Later, Kadima supporters handed out stickers with anti-Netanyahu slogans in the Knesset cafeteria.

Netanyahu, who - unusually - was in the cafeteria on Wednesday, got one of the stickers from his political adviser, Shalom Shlomo, and summoned ministers Yisrael Katz, Gideon Sa'ar and Gilad Erdan to a meeting. "I want to call a press conference," Netanyahu said. His colleagues tried to dissuade him, but he insisted.


Read more @ Truth Seeker

Israeli attack on Iran 'catastrophe' says Sarkozy

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy warns that a unilateral military strike on Iran by Israel would be an "absolute catastrophe."

Sarkozy was speaking after a summit of the Group of Eight industrialized nations (G8) in the central Italian city of L'Aquila on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the French president declared that major world powers in the G8 will give negotiations with Iran a chance until September.

Read more @ Press TV

Students first in line for vaccine

School-age children will be a key target population for a pandemic flu vaccine in the fall, and they may be vaccinated at school in a mass campaign not seen since the polio epidemics of the 1950s.

The federal government should get about 100 million doses of vaccine by mid-October, if the current production by five companies goes as planned. But enough vaccine for wide use by the 120 million people especially vulnerable to the newly emerged strain of H1N1 influenza virus will not be available until later in the fall.

Read more @ Washington Post

And here's a list of the various vaccines, manufacturers, and the ingredients they want to stick into you and your babies. h/t CLG


Secret program fuels CIA-Congress dispute

Four months after he was sworn in, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta learned of an intelligence program that had been hidden from Congress since 2001, a revelation that prompted him to immediately cancel the initiative and schedule a pair of closed-door meetings on Capitol Hill.

The next day, June 24, Panetta informed the House and Senate intelligence committees of the program and the action he had taken, according to Democratic and Republican members of the panels.

Read more @ Washington Post


7.09.2009

The Roots of Horror: The institutionalized destruction of innocence -- and of life

part of an extensive series on Alice Miller's work, by Arthur Silber. - ed.


In her book, The Untouched Key, Alice Miller discusses the story of Abraham and Isaac at length. She had been looking for a jacket illustration for her earlier book, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware, and came across the Rembrandt painting which I suggested you look at. She notes that "the father's hand completely covers the son's face, obstructing his sight, his speech, even his breathing. The main concerns expressed in my book (victimization of the child, the Fourth Commandment admonishing us to honor our parents, and the blindness imposed on children by parents) seemed to find a central focus in Abraham's gesture."

She eventually found thirty illustrations of the Abraham story, and all of them presented this image in essentially the same way. I have not been able to determine Miller's precise political beliefs, and it is not clear to me if she is a pacifist across the board (a position I would not agree with, and I also tend to doubt that is her position for a number of reasons) -- but setting that issue aside, consider what she says. Remember that this was written about fifteen years ago, and also consider its relevance to events of the last few years:

Read more @ the sacred moment

Different laws for different folks

We all should be familiar with how "justice" in America is done.

If you are black and young, and you have the misfortune of being nearby a crime scene, chances are a cop car will come, break, and police officers will swoop down and take you in... for "questioning".

Hell, these days, if you are young and white, cops will swoop in and take you in.

And if you are brown and moslem - man, I feel sorry for you.

But what happens when you are a 250 pound (or more) drunk white guy at a bar, and, upon being told by a petite woman bartender that you drunk too much and should go home, beat her.

Read more @ american goy

US Jewish groups want tougher action against Iran

The aftermath of Iran’s election presents the United States, Israel and pro-Israel advocates here with a dilemma worthy of a medical melodrama: Advocates for radical surgery, notwithstanding the dangers it poses, have the upper hand and the scalpel is ready—and then the patient shows signs of healing naturally.

Israel, the Obama administration and the organized U.S. Jewish community for a few weeks put on hold their plans to ratchet up confrontation with Iran over its putative nuclear weapons program to see how clashes between the government and protesters who say the June 12 election was stolen would play out.

That answer is not clear, but apparently based on reports that Iran is closer than ever to a nuclear weapon, the confrontationists are back by the operating table, raising the scalpel and saying its time to dig in.

Read more @ atheo news

NSA security running amok to plug leaks about 9/11

more limited hangout? - ed.

WMR has learned that the National Security “Q” Group, responsible for security, has grown to an immense security and counter-intelligence force, with an estimated one thousand government employees, contractors, and paid informants. NSA’s Security force is reportedly primarily tasked with plugging any leaks of classified or other information that points to U.S. government’s involvement with the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

NSA Security has doggedly pursued a number of NSA employees, some in “sting” operations, others in frequent polygraphs and repeated security interviews where threats are made by thuggish NSA security agents with and without the presence of FBI agents, and others in constant surveillance operations at their homes, churches, and other locations away from the Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters of the agency.

Read more @ the truth seeker

Democrats say Panetta admits CIA misled them

limited hangout? - ed.

WASHINGTON -- Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon E. Panetta has told lawmakers that the agency "concealed significant actions" from Congress, according to a letter released Wednesday from seven Democratic lawmakers.

The letter also contends that Mr. Panetta said CIA officials have misled Congress since 2001.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes sent a separate letter on Tuesday to the top Republican on his committee saying that Mr. Panetta's appearance led him to conclude that the CIA had "affirmatively lied" to the committee. Mr. Reyes, a Texas Democrat, said the issues Mr. Panetta disclosed to the committee may lead to a full committee investigation.

Read more @ WSJ


Banker in IT probe fell to death

Anjool Malde, 24, was found on the ground outside Coq d'Argent in London's Square Mile at midday on Sunday.

He left his Deutsche Bank office early on Friday afternoon after agreeing to "help" the bank with its inquiry.

Police are continuing to investigate the death ahead of an inquest, but are not treating it as suspicious.

Read more @ BBC News


US military chief says clock ticking on Iran nuke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer warned on Tuesday that time is running out for dialogue with Tehran to avoid either a nuclear-armed Iran or a possible military strike against the Islamic Republic.

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it is critical for diplomatic efforts to reach a solution before Iran develops a nuclear weapon or faces an Israeli or U.S. strike to turn back its nuclear program.

Read more @ Reuters


G8 sets Iran deadline for nuclear talks

L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Group of Eight major powers will give Iran until September to accept negotiations over its nuclear ambitions or else face tougher sanctions, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday.

Upping the stakes in a dispute with Tehran, Sarkozy said the powers would review the situation at a G20 meeting of developed and developing countries in Pittsburgh on September 24 and 25.

Read more @ Reuters


Homeless people die after bird flu vaccine trial in Poland

The medical staff, from the northern town of Grudziadz, are being investigated over medical trials on as many as 350 homeless and poor people last year, which prosecutors say involved an untried vaccine to the highly-contagious virus.

Authorities claim that the alleged victims received £1-2 to be tested with what they thought was a conventional flu vaccine but, according to investigators, was actually an anti bird-flu drug.

Read more @ telegraph.co.uk


Pope calls for NWO

Nice lid... - Ed.

Pope Benedict today pinned responsibility for the worldwide recession squarely on greed and an amoral fascination with technological progress for its own sake.

This must be tackled, he said, by the creation of a global political authority and financial order based not just on the search for ever greater profits, but on ethics and a sense of the common good.

The pontiff made the appeal in a 144-page encyclical – a reflection on doctrine that is the highest form of papal writing – three days before he was due to discuss the global downturn with Barack Obama.

Read more @ pimpin turtle


7.08.2009

Iran will hold US responsible for any Israeli attack

Iran will hold the US responsible for any Israeli attack against the country, Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's parliament, has said.

His remarks came after Joe Biden, the US vice-president, said that Washington would not dictate the way Israel deals with Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

"We will consider the Americans responsible in any adventure launched by the Zionist entity," Larijani said in Doha, the capital of Qatar, on Monday during an official visit.

"No politician or person in the world can imagine that the Zionist entity can lead an operation without getting the green light from the United States."

Larijani said the Islamic republic's response to an attack would be "decisive and painful".

Read more @ Al Jazeera


Legal action you can take against force vaccinations (opinion)

(NaturalNews) If you are living in the U.S. or many other parts of the world, you may soon be forced to accept a vaccination that is actually a biological weapon created with the intent of causing your death or injury, according to evidence compiled by journalist Jane Burgermeister. To defend yourself and your countrymen you can now take legal steps using documents she has created specifically for this purpose. After many days of intense effort and two failed attempts due to hackers, Jane has these documents ready to be downloaded. She gives them freely with the hope that others will follow her lead in standing up for their rights while there is still time.

Any person can call his or her local district court and find out how to file a criminal complaint as a private citizen. Then complete the blanks in her Criminal Charges document, and hand it in. This document is a 112 page comprehensive masterpiece reflecting months of exhaustive evidence gathering and assembly. It exemplifies a dogged devotion to purpose and cause.

Read more @ Natural News

Bioweapons, vaccines & the threat of a global pandemic

Although international law prohibits the use of chemical and bacteriological weapons, America has had an active biological warfare program since at least the 1940s. In 1941, it began secret developmental efforts using controversial testing methods. During WW II, mustard gas was tested on about 4000 servicemen. Biological weapons research was also conducted. Human subjects were used as guinea pigs in various other experiments, and numerous illegal practices continued to the present, including secretly releasing toxic biological agents in US cities to test the effects of germ warfare.

Read more @ Rense

IAEA chief: 'no hard evidence of Iran seeking nukes'

There is no concrete evidence that Iran is attempting to develop nuclear weapons, incoming International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said Friday, in his first public comments on Iran's nuclear program.

"I don't see any evidence in IAEA official documents about this," Yukiya Amano told Reuters.

Asked on his approach to dealing with countries such as Iran and Syria, Amano said: "I'm not going to be a 'soft' director general or a 'tough' director general."

Read more @ SOS


In living color - racism and hatred on full display in the Jewish state

It’s the kind of thing that–under more ‘favorable’ circumstances–would cause the likes of Abe Foxman, Eli Wiesel, Morris Dees Seligman and all their partners in the Zionist crime network to break out in a excited sweat, pant like dogs and moan out load in ecstasy…A youtube video on the internet ‘going viral’ and showing a bunch of rowdy, fair-skinned, white-supremacist racists referring to the new American president as just ”another nigger from the town”, a “faggot”, a “pussy”, saying “he should be shot” and (from one of the more bold of them) saying he personally knows where Obama lives and was going to perform a forced homosexual act on him if he doesn‘t straighten up.

Read more @ The Ugly Truth

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