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

9.12.2009

NGO reports on Gaza war belie Israeli claims

This week, two respected human rights organisations - one Palestinian, one Israeli - each came out with very full reports into the extent of the damage caused by the assault Israel waged against Gaza last winter.

According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), which is based in Gaza, 1,419 Palestinians were killed during the fighting, of whom 252 were combatants and the rest noncombatants, including members of the civilian police. Three hundred and eighteen of those killed were, it said, children.

The Israeli group B'Tselem ("In the Image") tallied 1,387 Gazans killed by the Israelis, including 320 minors. It assessed that 330 of those killed had taken part in the hostilities. B'Tselem also noted that three Israeli civilians and nine soldiers were killed during the fighting.
The Israeli government earlier claimed that 1,166 Palestinians were killed in the fighting, of whom only 89 were minors under the age of 16, while 60 percent were "members of Hamas and other armed groups".

PCHR and B'Tselem published their latest reports in the lead-up to next week's widely awaited presentation to the U.N.'s Human Rights Council of the final report on Gaza war casualties prepared by the investigative commission headed by South African judge Richard Goldstone.

PCHR and B'Tselem based their tallies on painstaking field research. (There are some small discrepancies between them. But most can be explained by differences in the definitions used.)

The Israeli government, by contrast, has not revealed the methodology by which - without having any access at all to surviving family members or local officials on the ground - it felt able to compile its much lower tally.

Meanwhile, in the lead-up to the publication of Goldstone's report, the Israeli government has launched a very tough offensive against all the Israeli and international rights organisations that have been documenting the damage in Gaza.

[snip]

These organisations have all come under particularly sharp attack from the government of Benjamin Netanyahu and its supporters since last July, when Netanyahu openly accused them of pursuing an anti-Israel agenda.

Netanyahu's attack gave great encouragement to a hitherto small Israeli body, itself a non-governmental organisation, or NGO, which is called "NGO Monitor".

Members of the Netanyahu government and NGO Monitor have launched blistering attacks against Israeli groups like "Breaking the Silence", which did breakthrough work in publicising accusations made by Israeli soldiers who served in Gaza regarding the laws-of-war violations they saw while there.

[snip]

Other organisations worldwide are meanwhile placing more of their focus on the violations of the Geneva Conventions that Israel continues to perpetrate with respect to Gaza - in particular, its continued refusal to allow the passage into the Strip of any goods except those needed for minimal physical survival.

Israel is still, eight months after last winter's fighting ended, blocking the shipment into Gaza even of basic construction materials, needed to repair the extensive damage the Israeli forces caused to homes, schools, and infrastructure throughout the Strip.


read the whole thing @ the rebel

9.11.2009

thoughts from an old friend: 9/11 revisited

It has been 8 years and the truth of what really happened on this day still remains hidden. Anyone who still believes the "official" version is either willfully ignorant, a fool, or has benefited from the outcome of this event.

Since 2001 there has been much documentation assembled to show the fallacies of the official 911 story. Below are 2 of the best in my opinion for showing the problems with the official version. I have some of my own theories of what happened that day but I will not go into them. What I do know is from examining the evidence shown here and from other sources it is impossible for any person with any critical thinking abilities to believe the official version and the 911 Commission Report.

It must be remembered that the burden of proof of what happened does not lie with the skeptics but rather with those who came up with and support the official story. So far they have not and will not, at least not with something that is crediable and believable. You then must ask yourself why? Cui Bono - who benefits from the truth not being revealed?

I do not mean any disrespect to the victims of this event or their families and loved ones. In reality the ultimate disrespect and disgrace is how the events of this day have been handled and the results that have occurred since. This has made each one of us a victim in one way or another as well.

We owe it to the victims, ourselves, our country, and the world to demand the truth. The real perpetrators and those responsible for covering it up must be brought to justice.

see videos @ writings on the wall

iran ties palestinian talks, UN reform, nuclear issue

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Iran said it wants talks about the future of the Palestinian people and reform of the United Nations Security Council to be tied to any discussion of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.

“Security requires reorganization and creating an opportunity for broad and collective participation in the management of the world,” according to a five-page Iranian proposal that doesn’t address the country’s own nuclear program. “Iran voices its readiness to embark on comprehensive, all- encompassing and constructive negotiations.”

The Iranian plan doesn’t adequately address U.S. concerns about the country’s nuclear ambitions, State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley told reporters late yesterday in Washington. The proposal was delivered to U.S., Russian, Chinese, British, French and German diplomats.

read more @ bloomberg


Israel admits bibi's secret trip to moscow

your guess is as good as mine what's really going on here... - ed.

excerpt:

Officials in Mr Netanyahu’s office admitted that they misled the public over his schedule. One told The Times: “There were many considerations, many reasons that the Prime Minister’s schedule on Monday was not made public. It was in the interest of national security, which has now been damaged by these leaks.”

Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, failed to dampen suspicions, telling reporters in Moscow: “To verify rumours you should go to the source of the rumours.” Israeli security officials have said that they tipped off the Kremlin about an illegal cargo of weapons on board the Arctic Sea to allow the Russians to intercept the vessel. Mr Lavrov has denied that Arctic Sea was carrying smuggled S300 missiles.

But yesterday he defended Russia’s right to sell them to Iran after warning of disastrous consequences if military action was launched to prevent the Islamic republic developing a nuclear bomb.

“The S300 has nothing to do with it. Our co-operation with Iran, including military technology, is legitimate and quite transparent. It is not against international law,” Mr Lavrov said.

“I think someone wants Iran not to be able to protect itself from airstrikes. If a war starts we will have a flow of refugees across our territory.”

read more @ times online


for more fun and games and suggestions, fact or fiction...who knows? whatever kids. the fate of the world hangs in the balance while all these whack jobs deliver their double cross and triple cross figure four wrestling moves on each other with nuclear and biological weapons strapped to their backs in ziplock baggies. - ed.

"It will help us hold meetings."


WASHINGTON (CNN)
-- Washington notables broke ground on the future home of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, symbolically starting construction on the biggest federal building project in the Washington area since the Pentagon 68 years ago.

The project will bring together more than 15,000 employees now scattered in 35 offices in the region, placing them on a 176-acre campus strewn with historic buildings in a long-neglected corner of Washington, five miles from the Capitol building.

Department leaders hope the $3.4 billion consolidation will help the department fulfill its core mission -- protecting the homeland -- in ways big and small.

"It will help us hold meetings," Secretary Janet Napolitano said. "It will help us build that culture of 'One DHS.'"

At the groundbreaking, political leaders shoveled dirt with care, but pitched historical references and metaphors with abandon.

"I do have a kind of paternalistic feeling towards DHS," said Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, an early advocate for creating the department. "I feel like we've finally given a home to this child we've created, which is finally reaching maturity."

read more @ cnn
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/09/homeland.security.headquarters/


oh by the way....

homeland security marked by waste, lack of oversight

Soon after hijackers obliterated the World Trade Center towers eight years ago, Marin County received more than $100,000 in surveillance equipment to keep its water treatment system safe from a terrorist attack.

But four years after the funds were awarded, state authorities found more than $67,000 worth of the gear still boxed in its original packaging.

It had never been used.

The rest of the homeland security money went toward an alarm system to protect remote tank and pump sites. Because of the region’s hilly terrain, the system didn’t even work.

The Marin County example is not an isolated one. Under the state’s open-records laws, California Watch found scores of instances of wasteful spending, purchasing violations, error-prone accounting and shoddy oversight at agencies across the state during the years immediately following 9/11.


read more @ center for investigative reporting

OK OK OK, time out...let's get them to agree to *one* shot. allright? allright.

Sept. 10, 2009 - Adults are immune to swine flu after just one shot of vaccine, early test results suggest. It's a surprise finding. Most experts expected that two shots of the vaccine -- given three weeks apart -- would be needed.

Now vaccine supplies may go twice as far, and may start working twice as fast as expected, suggests University of Washington researcher Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, chairwoman of the flu vaccine working group of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the independent panel that recommends vaccine policy to the CDC.

"On the basis of these data, it would be appropriate to begin vaccination with the use of one dose," Neuzil writes in an editorial accompanying a report of the study rushed into online publication by The New England Journal of Medicine.

Neuzil, a pediatrician, notes that children may still need two doses of the vaccine. But she says vaccine supplies "should not be held in reserve to be used for a second dose."

read more @ web md


FACTBOX: biotech companies benefitting from flu outbreak


(Reuters) - Here is a list of biotech companies whose shares may rise or fall depending on the course of the swine flu pandemic.

* GILEAD SCIENCES INC - Receives royalties on sales of the Tamiflu pill, which Roche Holding AG sells under license from Gilead. According to analysts at Barclays Capital, current projections for the second half of the year suggest combined seasonal and pandemic Tamiflu sales of $1 billion.

* BIOTA HOLDINGS LTD - The Australian biotech company receives royalties on sales of the inhaled antiviral drug Relenza, which is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline Plc. Biota's royalties more than doubled to $37.5 million in the year to June. The company is developing a new flu drug, laninamivir, with Daiichi Sankyo. Late stage studies in Asia showed a single dose of inhaled laninamivir alleviated flu as effectively as five days of twice-daily Tamiflu.

* NOVAVAX INC - Will apply to U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the fourth quarter to start human clinical trials of its H1N1 vaccine. An earlier trial of the virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine showed it protected ferrets from swine flu. The vaccines can be grown in caterpillar cells and can be produced much quicker than traditional vaccines made using chicken eggs.

* BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS INC - Has intravenous antiviral called peramivir in late stage development. A late-stage trial sponsored by partner Shionogi & Co Ltd of Japan showed peramivir was no less effective than Tamiflu.

* VICAL INC - Developing a gene-based vaccine using its Vaxfectin adjuvant, which boosts the immune system. Early trials showed it produced a robust immune responses in animals. The company is developing vaccines against the H5N1 avian flu strain and the new H1N1 virus.

* INOVIO BIOMEDICAL CORP - Developing DNA-based H1N1 flu vaccines that protect pigs and mice. It will jointly develop universal influenza vaccines -- vaccines that target several strains of the virus -- with the National Institutes of Health's research unit.

* MEDICAGO INC - The Canadian biotech makes protein-based vaccines through the genetic engineering of plants such as tobacco. It is working to form agreements in different geographies. Most recently, it said it expects to sign a licensing agreement with a Middle East company that will pave the way for the say for the development of its swine flu vaccine in the region.

* GENEREX BIOTECHNOLOGY CORP - Making synthetic peptide vaccines. These differ from egg-based vaccines in that they do not use a live virus. Instead, peptides are arranged so as to mimic the virus, priming the immune system. The vaccines are designed to be produced more quickly than traditional vaccines. Generex will apply to U.S. regulators in the fourth-quarter to start human trials.

* CRUCELL NV - The Dutch biotech plans to begin clinical trials of its experimental antibody-based flu drug mAB CR6261 next year. The company's PER.C6 technology uses human cells rather than chicken eggs to produce an antibody to prevent a infection with a variety of flu viruses.

* CSL Ltd - Australia's CSL has completed its first batch of 2 million shots in 15 microgram doses and is producing up to 1.5 million doses per week until it fills orders, which include an order for 21 million doses from the Australian government and $180 million in orders from the United States.

* GREEN CROSS - Green Cross, the only South Korean drug company that can mass produce an H1N1 flu vaccine, has signed a $7.4 million supply deal with the government, which secured 1.1 million doses of the vaccine for delivery by the end of November.

* SINOVAC BIOTECH LTD - The China-based company is the first worldwide to complete clinical trials of an H1N1 flu vaccine. It said the vaccine, which is given in a single dose, rather than the two doses typical for a vaccine, is ready for delivery. Sinovac expects to produce 30 million doses.

* HUALAN BIOLOGICAL - A Chinese panel of experts has given the green light to the Shanghai-listed company's vaccine. It is expected to be approved there this month.

(Reporting by Toni Clarke; Editing by Maggie Fox, Gary Hill)


LIST OF ACIP MEMBERS: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/members.htm

I'm sure all the conflicts of interest in the cozy little world of big pharma/CDC/health care have been disclosed, aren't you?


US jewish leaders -- by the HUNDREDS -- push obama to act on iran

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1251804532485&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Several hundred Jewish leaders and activists
are planning to arrive here Thursday to urge top Obama administration officials and US congressmen to take action on Iran.

They are pushing for Congress to quickly pass an Iran sanctions bill sponsored by US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman and otherwise take serious economic and diplomatic steps to pressure Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear capabilities that threaten Israel.

"Congress is back, legislation is on the agenda, and this is September, when at some level decisions are being made in connection with Iran," Anti-Defamation League Washington Director Jess Hordes said of the planning of the event.

His organization will be joining the United Jewish Communities, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the National Conference of Soviet Jewry and several other groups as part of the effort.


"A government that has so little regard for human life, truth and human rights as does the current Iranian regime must not be entrusted to possess the most powerful weapons known to humankind," the event organizers said, in a statement announcing the advocacy day. [they say with a straight face...]

So far, the group is scheduled to hear from Berman, House Minority Leader John Boehner and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor at an open forum and then meet with an administration official before breaking up into groups to lobby individual legislators on Capitol Hill.

Berman's Iran legislation would sanction companies providing Iran with refined petroleum as well as insurance for such trade and other related measures. The legislation was originally introduced in May, along with a similar Senate bill, but Berman has held off on advancing it to give the diplomatic process time to work.

However, Berman indicated this summer that he would be looking to take action on the legislation pending the late September deadline that the Obama administration gave Iran to respond to its diplomatic overtures. At the same time, the Senate is looking to hold hearings and otherwise build momentum for its legislation.

It's not clear at this point how the Obama administration feels about the sanctions bills, though it has threatened "crippling sanctions" against Iran should diplomatic engagement fail.

The White House would not comment on whether or not it supported the proposed legislation.

Though the sponsors of Thursday's advocacy day have a wide coalition of groups working with them, some Jewish activists have taken issue with the approach.

"We urge rejecting deadlines imposed by outside parties, or deadlines that are the product of anything other than assessments by the Obama administration of the state-of-play of current diplomatic efforts," said Americans for Peace Now President Debra DeLee in a statement.

"We also believe that additional sanctions aimed squarely at the ruling regime and its members may make sense, but that the US must not make the mistake of pursuing sanctions that target the Iranian people - like the 'crippling' sanctions currently under consideration."

GS insiders steal 200 million a day

Goldman Sachs has bribed politicians to allow the use of their insider software; which allows them to know in advance which direction stocks are going!

European & American state aid is interlocked into the International Bank of Settlements, which is tied to World Bank, which is tied into the IMF, which is like all things: Tied into Goldman Sachs!

AIG is run by Edley of Goldman Sachs!

All roads lead to: Goldman Sachs!

Why don't sheeple want to be independent of Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan?

Instead their lives are dictated to by a bunch of arbitrage wielding sycophants & sociopathic criminals who profit by destroying the system!

read more @ goon squad

why progressives are as useless as wingnuts and it's time to leave "sides" behind

by Scott Creighton

All Lit Up with No Place to Go

The fake progressive blogosphere is lit up today over the republican lawmaker who had the audacity to yell out “You lie!” during Obama’s speech last night. And that is just as they want it because the Obama/DLC/Clintonista White House certainly appreciates a good distraction when they can get it. But while all the remaining Obamatrolls stew and fester over whether or not someone should be disrespectful to the president, let’s face facts; he DOES lie. And he lies quite often.

In fact, he lied last night during that speech. A lie so terrible, so disgusting, that ANY “progressive” has to step back and take note.

read more @ willy loman


9.10.2009

bibi visit to russia confirmed

10/09/2009 Russian media on Thursday continued to cover Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's mysterious visit to Moscow that was leaked to the media from his office.

Kommersant newspaper quoted "experts" as saying they believe a visit of this kind could have stemmed from urgent circumstances, "for example, in the event that Israel plans to attack Iran".

At first, Moscow denied a visit ever took place, but after Netanyahu's office was forced to admit to the Israeli PM's Military Secretary Meir Kalifi's lie, a senior Kremlin source also confirmed to Kommersant that the Israeli prime minister did indeed visit the city.

Russian media also directed questions on the visit to the Israeli embassy in Moscow, but embassy sources said that if there was such a visit, "We know nothing about it."

The paper then quoted what it called an "informed" Israeli source, who wished to remain anonymous, as saying, "Such a visit could be related to new information and could threaten the Iranian nuclear program. It should not be ruled out that Israel may be ready to move on to decisive actions with regards to Iran, and Netanyahu has decided to inform the Kremlin of this."

Russian Foreign Minister Spokesman Andrei Nesterenko published an announcement saying, "We have no knowledge of a Netanyahu's 'secret' visit to Moscow. We saw reports in various media. They are inconsistent. Other than that, I cannot tell you anything. I have no detailed information in the matter, or any information in the matter. We have seen the reports."

The Israeli prime minister's aides who published the false announcements of his whereabouts were a loss for words.

read more @ al manar

report: bibi held secret talks in russia

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow earlier this week, where he is believed to have discussed new weapons deals between Russia and Iran.

The Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday that Netanyahu has not left Israel's borders.

A spokesman for Vladimir Putin told Russian news agency Itar-Tass that he knows nothing about the alleged meeting between the Russian prime minister and his Israeli counterpart. However, the spokesman did not deny nor confirm that Netanyahu had visited Moscow this week.

The spokesman, Dmitry Paskov, said Putin's schedule did not include a meeting with Netanyahu.

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow earlier this week, where he is believed to have discussed new weapons deals between Russia and Iran.

The Prime Minister's Office said Wednesday that Netanyahu has not left Israel's borders.

read more @ ynet

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3774201,00.html


Iran is being thrown under the bus

Caspian Sea states shut Iran out of summit

commentary by Peter Chamberlain:

[Another clear indicator that nothing is as it seems in the Middle East. We are encouraged by the controllers of the "free press" to believe that conflicts and divisions between players are real and not simply play-acting for the gullible people to witness. Like the argument between the US and Pakistan, we witness a manufactured non-event, that plays-out to convince us that there is space between the two friends. The US uses secret deals with collaborator nations like Russia and Iran to stage diversionary events, to confuse and distract those who are paying attention. But the danger for a small power, like Iran, that ignores the warning signs, or forgets the hard historical lessons it has been taught, is that it will be thrown into the fire, a disposable scapegoat, when the time for sacrifice comes. This move by Russia, to cut Iran out of any Caspian summit, shows the real nature of Russia's support for Iran. I am certain that Israel is paying close attention.]


Iran is peeved at its northern neighbors over a decision to exclude the Islamic Republic from a meeting of Caspian Sea states on Thursday.

Iran’s top diplomat, Manouchehr Mottaki, said today he was outraged that Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan plan to meet in the Kazakh city of Aktau without Iran, according to the website of Iran’s state-owned English-language Press TV satellite news channel.

“In our view the meeting runs contrary to Iran’s national interests,” Mottaki said.

Iran has stewed for years as Russia and its former Soviet satellite states gobble up more and more of the Caspian Sea’s resources.

The four countries attending the Aktau meeting, described as an “informal” summit to discuss “subregional cooperation,” say they don’t plan to make any decisions on the status of the sea or the division of the seabed, an official representative of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry told Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency.

But to Iranians, it looks like another attempt to chip away at Iran’s claims to the sea’s riches, which include gas and oil reserves as well as marine life.

more @ top link


SUDDENLY, as if taking a page from Debka File (yesterday):

US: Iran nearing atom bomb ability, must negotiate

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday Iran was nearing the ability to make atom bombs by stockpiling enriched uranium and, with EU allies, prodded Tehran to engage in talks now on its nuclear ambitions. Western powers spoke at a U.N. nuclear watchdog meeting as Iran's state television announced that it would hand over a long-delayed package of proposals for talks "very soon" amid Western talk of pursuing far harsher sanctions against Tehran.

"We have serious concerns that Iran is deliberately attempting, at a minimum, to preserve a nuclear weapons option," U.S. envoy Glyn Davies told the 35 nations on the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors. "Iran is now either very near or in possession already of sufficient low-enriched uranium to produce one nuclear weapon if the decision were made to further enrich it to weapons-grade ... (This) moves Iran closer to a dangerous and destabilizing possible breakout capacity," Davies said.

U.S. national intelligence chief Dennis Blair estimated earlier this year that Iran probably would be unable technically to "weaponize" enrichment before 2013. IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei has said Iran's threat has been exaggerated. But Davies' remark pointed to growing Western disquiet about Iran's nuclear advances, largely out of sight due to restrictions on U.N. inspections.

An August 28 IAEA report said Iran had somewhat improved transparency by approving tighter monitoring of its Natanz enrichment plant and allowing inspectors to revisit a reactor site of proliferation concern after a year-long ban on access. Iran had also slightly reduced, as of mid-August, its number of centrifuge machines refining uranium, the report said, a move diplomats said pointed to repair and maintenance work.


[Iran..... deliberately attempting to...... Preserve Options?!?!?!!? THOSE BASTARDS! - ed.]

read more @ reuters




'e-bomb' doomsday conference

It’ll fry pace makers, destroy iPhones, and turn laptops into useless paperweights. It’s the scariest thing most people outside the Washington Beltway have never heard of: electromagnetic pulse weapons.

And you can learn all about it starting today at the EMPACT conference in Niagara Falls, New York.

Electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, is a burst of electromagnetic radiation that fries electronics, from satellites to toaster ovens. The effects of a nuclear EMP were first observed after the 1962 Starfish Prime nuclear test, which knocked out satellites and electronics. EMP weapons are specifically designed to maximize this electronics-killing effect, which can be done by detonating a high-altitude nuclear explosion. Though the effect is most commonly associated with a nuclear blast, the U.S. military, among others, has been looking at conventional weapons that harness the EMP effect. Those who worry about these weapons say that a single EMP attack could shut down the continental United States, creating mass havoc caused by the breakdown in infrastructure.

As the conference description notes: “Two Congressional Commissions, the EMP Commission and the Strategic Posture Commission, have warned that terrorists, rogue states, China and Russia could, using a single crude nuclear weapon delivered by a primitive missile, inflict an EMP attack that would cause the collapse of critical civilian infrastructures–such as infrastructures for electric power, telecommunications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water–across the entire continental United States, that are vital alike for the sustenance of our modern society and the survival of its citizens.”


OR, ALTERNATIVELY, WE COULD ARRANGE IT IN HOUSE AND JUST *BLAME* IT ON THEM... - ed.

via cryptogon

it's not libel if it's true

New reports have surfaced on the arrest of yet another Jewish organ trading gang in the United States involved in the abduction of Algerian children.

Dr. Mustafa Khayatti, the head of the Algerian National Committee for the Development of Health Research, revealed on Sunday that the New York city police have arrested members of a Jewish gang who abducted Algerian children for their organs. Khayatti said the arrests came after Interpol found that children in western Algeria were abducted and taken to Morocco to have their kidneys harvested. Their organs were later trafficked to the United States and Israel and sold for $20,000 to $100,000 each.

The group is said to be connected to Israeli rabbi Levi Rosenbaum, who was recently arrested in New Jersey for the direct involvement in importing human organs. Following Rosenbaum's arrest, US authorities detained some 44 others, including rabbis and mayors in New Jersey, who were prosecuted for money laundering and human organs trade.

Last month, a report published in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, accused Israeli soldiers of kidnapping Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip for their organs, indicating a possible link between the Israeli military and the mafia of human organs detected in the US. Some Arab countries have called for an international inquiry into the allegations.

source: press tv


XYMPHORA:

The most recent Jewish organ snatching story, really a continuation of the rabbi Levi Rosenbaum story. Connecting the American Jewish organ trading story with the Israeli story caused some to start slurring vigorously, on the basis that there was no reason for the connection and that it made the story a Jewish, rather than Israeli, story, thus leading to thoughts of the so-called blood libel. Of course, if the good rabbi was harvesting primarily for transplantation into Jews, or even into Israelis on some program of transplant tourism, the connection becomes obvious, and the new blood libel is no longer a libel due to it being true. The original story makes it completely clear that once a kidney was found, it was tested and the test results sent to Israel so someone needing a transplant could be found. Dr. Mustafa Khayatti, the head of the Algerian national committee for the development of health and research, says that there "are other Jewish gangs who remain active in several Arab countries". If we look deeply enough, will we find that the entire illegal international organ snatching trade is dominated by Jewish gangs? If so, will we even be permitted to notice?

hey how bout you take your farking hands off my country?

giving new meaning to the ownership society... - ed.

Obama the first jewish president

Quite a few of Barack Obama’s “friends from the past” have popped up recently. It’s doubtful whether he even knows their names, but in the Chicago Jewish community many people really are long-time friends of the president-elect. Some of the older people in the community say that they “raised him,” while others half-jokingly call Obama “the first Jewish president.”

They raised contributions for him, provided him with contacts, and also enjoyed hosting him and believed in his glorious future in politics. During most of the campaign, when rumors were spreading among American Jews that Obama was a closet Muslim who was more supportive of the Palestinians and was interested in granting the president of Iran legitimacy, his support among American Jews did not even come close to that enjoyed by Bill Clinton. But at the moment of truth, according to the exit polls, it turns out that 78 percent of Jews voted for Obama.

Members of the Chicago Jewish community are not surprised. They claim that the Jews simply discovered what they have known for years. Obama lives near the synagogue in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, an area with quite a large Jewish population. Some of area visitors may even mistake the heavy security presence on the street for the synagogue’s location – that is, until they hear about Obama.

read more @ there are no sunglasses


a bum wrap - burying ted kennedy with the israeli flag

excerpt: (h/t greg bacon)

Abe Foxman, President of ADL and AIPAC on the other hand, knew exactly what they were doing four days earlier as both offered to send an Israeli flag to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston's Mission Hill section. The plan was to wrap Ted Kennedy’s casket, side by side with the American flag, each flag to cover roughly half of Ted’s casket during Kennedy’s internationally broadcast funeral, which was even watched live in Dahiyeh, Beirut’s southern suburbs. Only the lobby’s continuing exploitation of the Holocaust and ADL’s unauthorized use of the image of Yasser Arafat to demonize him and raise millions to fund illegal settlement expansion, did Foxman see such a terrific chance to hype brand Zionism. This time by linking it in perpetuity to the Kennedy mystique and the Arlington Cemetery eternal flame. Wrapping Kennedy in the Israeli flag for history would no doubt give a boost to Israel’s preferred historical narrative and the Israeli flag which has increasingly come to represent virulent Zionism and its crimes.

AIPAC claims the well intentioned project to wrap Kennedy in the Star of David was no more than another gesture for the memory of a friend of the Jewish people. Perhaps Abe saw his initiative as a return tribute for Ted’s thoughtfulness during the November 6, 1995 funeral for Yitzak Rabin on Mount Herzl (renamed for the founder of modern Zionism, Hungarian Binyamin Ze'ev (Theodore) Herzl, who had never set foot in Palestine, from its ancient expunged Arabic name “Jabal Assalam” meaning ‘Peace Mountain”) On that day Senator Kennedy sprinkled a cup of soil from his two brothers, John and Robert’s, gravesites at Arlington Cemetery on Rabin’s, as a gesture of respect.

Despite some intense lobbying, the Kennedy family graciously declined the Foxman-Aipac offer and Ted’s coffin carried only the American flag.


read more @ the people's voice

memo from the wretched: enough about nonviolence

by Steven Salaita

No people has been the recipient of more unsolicited advice than the Palestinians. The exemplars of barbarity to neoconservatives and the subjects of anguished progressive reprimands, the Palestinians often serve as a pretext for blowhards of all political affiliations to dust off their soapboxes. A particularly egregious form of sermonizing to which the Palestinians are subject is the admonition that they undertake nonviolent modes of resistance. I would like to argue that this sort of admonition is both ignorant and immoral.

I do not want to explore whether or not nonviolence is the best strategic or moral form of anti-colonial resistance. The difference between violence and nonviolence is not as trenchant as most commentators imagine. Violence and nonviolence, both amorphous terms, are in constant dialectic, and no historical example can be found of either of these approaches being effective without the other present. Undertaking nonviolent resistance is an ethical and strategic decision with which I have no quarrel. In fact, I have tremendous admiration for those who practice this method at the risk of their personal safety and in the service of national liberation.

read more @ dissident voice


poor poor gilad schalit

JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier seized by Palestinian militants more than three years ago described his captivity as an "intolerable and inhumane nightmare" in a handwritten 2006 letter to his parents made public on Wednesday.

In carefully printed script, Sgt. Gilad Schalit reported deteriorating health and deep depression, and makes an anguished appeal to the Israeli government to release him from his "closed and solitary prison."

Schalit, now 23, wrote the 14-line letter three months after gunmen affiliated with the Gaza Strip's Islamic Hamas rulers captured him in a cross-border raid.

The existence of the letter had been known, but his parents had not published its contents.

It was leaked to the Israeli media ahead of the publication of a new book that purports through militant sources to chronicle his captivity and Israel's unsuccessful efforts to trade him for Palestinian prisoners it holds.

Schalit's captors have not allowed anyone to see him. Three letters and an audio tape relayed to his parents have been the only signs of life from him since he was seized.


blah blah blah @ AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jsx1I4iHOAx7-hwB0M4hfnVvskmQD9AJRRCG0


Schalit's captors probably can't allow anyone to see him because the whole story is BULLSHIT. BUT IT IS VERY USEFUL FOR ISRAEL TO JUSTIFY HOLDING 11,000 OR SO PALESTINIAN PRISONERS.

excerpt from Israel fakes a provocation (the 'kidnapping' of gilad schalit):

The following passages in italics are from

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/26/wmid26.xml&sSheet=/
news/2006/06/26/ixnews.html

Last night two Israeli soldiers were killed and another kidnapped in a dawn attack by Palestinian militants who tunnelled under Gazas heavily protected border.

The attackers, believed to number seven or eight, surprised Israeli forces when they appeared at first light through a tunnel on open ground 300 yards inside Israel near a kibbutz.


Gaza is built on old semi-consolidated sand dunes. It is extremely unlikely that anyone could tunnel 500, or more, yards in the sandy ground of Gaza (300 yards into Israel plus 200 yards of no-mans land plus more to the tunnel entrance), without the tunnel collapsing at some point.

They split into three groups before launching simultaneous attacks on three Israeli defensive positions - a look-out tower, plus a tank and an armoured personnel carrier, both dug in, facing Gaza.

If you were only seven or eight, would you split into three groups? If you were only two, or three, would you attack a tank over flat ground, manned by four soldiers waiting inside to kill you?

They blew open the tanks rear doors with a missile fired from point-blank range before tossing grenades inside. Two of the tank crew died and another was severely wounded but the final crew member, the gunner, was forced out of the wreckage at gunpoint.

The rear doors are blown off and a few grenades popped inside. Tanks are not made to fall apart. Blowing off the rear doors would have taken a blast sufficient to seriously hurt those inside. The grenades would have then made mincemeat of them. One wonders if it is standard practice to wear a bulletproof vest inside a hot tank. One would think that the tank would be bulletproof enough not to require such a vest. Can Israeli tanks stop bullets, or not?

[SNIP]

If you are not already convinced that the whole story is a fabrication, ask yourself; What were the four Israeli soldiers doing in the tiny confines of that dug-in tank? Ask your self; How long were they going to continue sitting in that tank? All day perhaps, or till they roasted in the desert sun? Or, till another group of four took over on the next shift? And of course, having four soldiers in just one tank, wont provide a defense, so there will have to be hundreds of tanks and hundreds of soldiers all sitting in these tanks,...

all waiting,... all waiting,... all waiting,.... for exactly what?

Waiting for Palestinian children to throw stones at them, perhaps? Perhaps, waiting attentively for militants to dig a half mile tunnel through sandy soil, pop up, and rush them over flat ground, but not attentively enough to see them approach? Perhaps, they were waiting for the Egyptian army to materialize, Star Trek like, from their bases hundreds of miles away on the other side of the Suez canal? I don't know ... you tell me why?

Yes, the story is a total fabrication. A fake provocation to start a war.

9.09.2009

Bibi goes missing for a day, Israel declares dialogue pointless

Haaretz:

What did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu do for close to 12 hours yesterday in a sensitive security compound somewhere in Israel? Only a handful of privileged individuals, a select group even within Netanyahu's office, know.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak did not join Netanyahu in the facility, but worked at his own office in Tel Aviv's Kirya defense compound for most of the day. It seems, therefore, that the prime minister's visit was not related to any kind of operational activity to be carried out by the defense apparatus. Yesterday morning Netanyahu embarked on what is described in his official schedule as a "military tour." The tour was supposed to end in late afternoon, but which ended up lasting until nearly 9 P.M. last night.

Rumors abound

The premier's absence raised rumors within the defense establishment that he had left on a classified visit abroad. After several hours in which questions on Netanyahu's whereabouts went unanswered, his bureau released a laconic press release indicating that "the prime minister's military secretary, Maj. Gen. Meir Kalifi, states that the prime minister has been at a defense facility in Israel since morning." The Prime Minister's Office did not release details on the visit, or on the nature of the so-called "defense facility." Even within Netanyahu's office, the group of officials familiar with the nature of his visit was exceedingly small. Along with Netanyahu and Kalifi, they also likely included National Security Adviser Uzi Arad.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1113072.html

Debka File: http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=6255

The second Israeli cabinet-level discussion in the last few days on the Iranian threat - nuclear and regional - took place Monday, Sept. 7, in the inner cabinet, on the heels of a recent security cabinet meeting which surveyed Israel military and homeland security preparations for a missile attack from four sources, Iran, Syria, the Lebanese Hizballah and the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza.

The Monday meeting was held behind closed doors but DEBKAfile's military sources report that speakers underscored the rapid tempo of the developing Iranian threat. Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu went on to pay an extended visit to Mossad headquarters for talks with its chief Meir Dagan and other officers.

Monday, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he was willing to discuss "global challenges" with US president Barack Obama but repeated his government's standing refusal to negotiate his country's "inalienable nuclear rights." This put the lid on the US president's policy of dialogue with Tehran on its nuclear program and rendered the European engagement initiative pointless.

Monday, too, the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei, said talks with the Islamic republic were at a "stalemate. He delivered a bleak account of Iran's nuclear compliance to a board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

Yet tougher UN sanctions are a diminishing prospect in the light of Russian and Chinese objections.

Saturday, Sept. 5, DEBKAfile reported the growing concern in security circles over the failure of the US, Israel and other international parties to put the brakes on Iran's fast-paced advance toward a nuclear weapon although Obama had been in office for nine months and Netanyahu sat down in the prime minister's office all of six months ago. Tehran seized this inaction for the biggest leap forward since its hidden nuclear program was launched.





the myth of inevitability - using our emotions against us

By: Peter Chamberlin

The world is awash in news and other daily revelations that all point in the direction of an encroaching police state. The war, the ongoing economic collapse, global epidemics and collapsing environmental systems bombard us from all sides with apparent proof that the end is near and that we are all helpless to avoid it. The world’s richest men have spent a sizeable portion of their vast personal fortunes to convince us that a “new order” is mankind’s only defense against the inevitable.

The finest minds available have studied the human psyche, in particular, instincts and reactions, in order to use fear as a way to preempt reason. The idea was to instill a feeling of helplessness within the minds of the people, in order to convince them to give-up, short-circuiting their innate instincts for self-defense. They are trying to make us drop our guard.

The intention was to render us into defenseless vegetables, unable to perform our Constitutional democratic duties and defend freedom against Leviathan. Leviathan, “the Beast,” cannot exist in the presence of a vigilant people. The men of limitless wealth are ultimately, all gamblers at heart. In effect, they have waged every cent they own or control, on their ability to raise-up “the Beast” system within our Constitutional Republic, without raising the defenses of the people. So far, there have been very few facts to suggest that their plan is not working.


read more @ there are no sunglasses


con artist alex jones outdoes himself...again

In propagandist Alex Jones' seemingly unending quest for publicity, he has managed to once again stoop to another all-time low, publishing a mock interview with Charlie Sheen interviewing "Barack Obama" and initially passing it off as a real interview on his website. This created an immediate buzz on conspiracy websites across the internet of people who believed the interview to be real. It wasn't until several hours later that Jones admitted that it was only a mock interview. And still after the disclaimer was added to the article stating it was indeed fake, it was added to the very bottom of the article, so people still read the article believing it was real.

The AboveTopSecret website has a screen capture of the original article prior to it being edited.

If one simply reads the reader comments to the Infowars.com article/interview, titled Twenty Minutes with the President, they will see that approximately 98-99% of the people who responded believed the interview to be real and legitimate. As of this article (mine) being written, there are still people on message boards talking like the interview is real and that Sheen actually interviewed the president.

read more @ dissecting the new age'

most germans don't want swine flu vaccine

In the latest step to fight an anticipated breakout of the H1N1 swine flu virus, Germany's 16 state health ministers have announced they plan to order another 18 million vaccination units. That's enough to immunize nine million more people and ensures there is enough stock should demand surge later in the year.

The health ministers have already ordered 50 million swine flu vaccinations for 25 million people, as each person requires two doses of the vaccine. That means there will be enough vaccine to cover 40 percent of the German population.

The latest order is subject to funding being available. The thorny question of who will bear the cost of this – the federal government, the health insurers, the state health departments or local authorities – is being discussed at a special working group meeting in Berlin on Wednesday.

read more @ dw-world


Sibel Edmunds - bribed congressmen

Breaking Down the Under-Oath Disclosures of the Formerly-Gagged Sibel Edmonds...

It has now been over a week since the video tape and transcript from the remarkable 8/8/09 deposition of former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was publicly released. Previously, the Bush Administration invoked the so-called "state secrets privilege" in order to gag Edmonds, in attempting to keep such information from becoming public.

The under-oath, detailed allegations include bribery, blackmail, espionage and infiltration of the U.S. government of, and by current and former members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking State and Defense Department officials and agents of the government of Turkey. The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

read more @ pimpin turtle


revolver rabbis

This short video is just about the perfect illustration of a kind of sicko paranoia rabbinical "Judaism" fosters in its ranks. First, the gut wrenching fear of some anti-Semite coming to kill them all. Second, the putative anti-Semite is seen as screaming "Allahu Akbar" (hint, hint). Then the typically convoluted Talmudic logic in allowing guns to be carryied on the Sabbath. But most amazing of all is the obvious buffoonery of the kind of "training" this rabbi delivers.

In reality, of course, the security of synagogues is typically trusted to ad-hoc defense groups, often under the "Betar" label, which, rather than training people on how to hide behind plastic tables from bullets, do such things as occupy all the parking spaces around a synagogue to prevent a possible car bomb from getting too close. These groups are typically kept informed of possible security risks by the local Israeli representation which, in turn, can rely on them as auxiliaries.

No, the kind of stuff you see on this video serves one purpose only: to terrify the "trainees" into a "us versus them - we are on our own" kind of paranoia which will make them circle the wagons and not question their leaders. Think of it as the rabbinical version of the "color coded alert levels" of the Bush administration: utterly useless, but quite scary nonetheless.

It is all too often forgotten that many, I would say most, Jews are the first victims of the ugly system of control which their leaders (religious or secular) have held over them for centuries and which is still present today. Sure, rabbis nowadays cannot sentence somebody to death or have him/her flogged as they could in the Jewish shtetls in Europe before the second half of the 19th century. But while their methods have changed, their goals have not.

see video @ atheo news

"threatened" ultra-orthodox jews spat at abc journo

I guess they like to make a spectacle of themselves. But it's RUDE TO NOTICE. - ed.

A few weeks ago the ABC's Middle East correspondent Anne Barker was caught up in a violent protest involving ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in Jerusalem.

As Anne tried to record the protest, against the opening of a municipal carpark on the Jewish Sabbath, the mob spat on her repeatedly.

She says if she had been a man it might have been less traumatic, but being a woman and being spat on by so many men was a very distressing experience.

The ultra-Orthodox Jews' protests, staged every weekend, have become a tourist attraction of sorts, and a form of entertainment for the rest of Jerusalem's population.

Their issue: the secular mayor's determination to open extra parking to cater for the increasing numbers of tourists and locals visiting the old city on weekends.

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Yoel Weber, a rabbinical student, told her the ultra-Orthodox community feels a deep animosity towards any media it perceives does not understand it.

"The minute people feel that the media comes in and tries to cover our gatherings and they don't know who we are and basically they cover us as some kind of interesting species, we feel very annoyed," he said.

"We feel very endangered, very, very, very, very uncomfortable, with that situation."

read more @ abc news

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/06/2677948.htm

9.08.2009

egg timer ticking

les vis:

When the proverbial ‘first matter’ hits the blades of the cosmic fan it is not going to be preceded by general news announcements delivered via radio and television. It won’t be coming in the form of an official letter from some government agency delivered in your post. Bob won’t be telling you at the neighborhood bar that the shit is going to hit the fan at 9:00 AM on this Friday morning. It’s just going to happen. Some will have early warning and that will be the one’s responsible for the event.

It is possible to have some ball park awareness of when the shit will hit the fan by observing the sequencing of world events. If you are the sort of person who does pay attention to things like this, then you know that the fleet of ships, trucks and railcars required to transport the shit have already left the various docks, warehouses and stations where it has been stored against the day.

read more @ smoking mirrors



UN says new currency is needed to fix broken 'confidence game'

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The dollar’s role in international trade should be reduced by establishing a new currency to protect emerging markets from the “confidence game” of financial speculation, the United Nations said.

UN countries should agree on the creation of a global reserve bank to issue the currency and to monitor the national exchange rates of its members, the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development said today in a report.

read more @ bloomberg



hey the internet works

another shocking warning about swine flu vaccine

The swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shocking warning about its safety.

Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus. The nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals, and some fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting the cells.

The vaccine can also cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.

Finally some good news to report about the swine flu mess.

This site, and many others seeking to shed light on this deceptive manipulation, are making a huge impact and the people are refusing to believe the government propaganda.

Vaccine safety advocates everywhere are beginning to make a serious dent. According to a recent Fox News poll, the majority of people in the US now believe the swine flu vaccine may be deadlier than the actual virus.

Additionally, there is more good news when it comes to what health care professionals believe. Research published in the August 25 issue of the British Medical Journal reveals that more than half of doctors and nurses in public hospitals would also refuse the H1N1 vaccine, due to concerns about side effects and doubts about its efficacy.



rubber hitting road in NY and MA

mandatory swine flu vaccine for all NY health care workers


From YNN News, Rochester, NY (9/06/09)

A vaccine for the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, is still a month away at best. But health care workers are already being bumped to the front of the line.

Those who work in health care are being strongly urged by the federal government to get immunized once the swine flu vaccine is available. The state of New York is taking it one step further by making vaccination a requirement.

Health care professionals do have an obligation to protect their patients, but at what cost? For one health care worker the new state directive intended to stop the spread of H1N1 goes too far.

Just a word like pandemic is enough to scare anyone in the health care field. For registered nurse Deborah Gerhardt, there are words even scarier.

"Whenever you hear mandatory required, you start to get a little bit anxious," says Gerhardt.

She's been a nurse for 15 years and has never had a flu shot.

"I feel that everyone should have a choice," says Gerhardt.

She recently learned she doesnt have a choice.



rally on 9/12 to impeach MA legislator over forced vaccine bill

"On Thursday, April 30, 2009, the senate bill, sponsored by Senator Richard T. Moore (D), Worcester and Norfolk District was passed in the senate, containing language that violates the Constitutional Rights of Massachusetts citizens.
Susan Allen, (I) 2008 challenger to Barney Frank's congressional seat wrote to Senator Moore pointing out the dangers of such legislation. Senator Moore, Chairman of the Health Care Financing committee, responded in writing: "You have been completely....misled by someone who simply doesn't understand the bill.
The most egregeous items in the bill evidence forced vaccinations, quarantine and warrantless searches with provisions for fines and/or imprisonment for up to six months. "
Portrait of a Traitor, MA Sen. Richar T MooreThe bill is not yet law in Massachusettes because it must first pass the Massachusettes House and then be signed into law by the govenor, HOWEVER, the fact that ALL 36 senators of the Massachusettes Senate voted in favor of this outrageous Nazi-like piece of "legislation", should tell you that the "fix" is in and the treasonous scum who pass for legislators in Massachusettes, will rubber stamp this eugenics 'Enabling Law' in a heartbeat, unless the awakened citizens of Massachusettes jump down the throats of all 160 members of the Massachusettes House and make it clear that "no" is the ONLY vote DEMANDED by the US Constitution, AND the founding constitution of Massachusettes.

examples of gatekeeping

what is gatekeeping?

"Gatekeeping" is the act of preventing others from recognizing an important, often vital, truth. The practice of willful gatekeeping is a deceptive and dishonest form of communication; a lie of omission, commission, and/or inference; a kind of disinformation. It typically involves keeping people from seeing the big picture, by withholding or suppressing some vital piece of circumstance-altering information, under the guise of telling people everything they need to know (excellent example of gatekeeping).

Ideally, a gatekeeper will keep certain thoughts from ever entering people's heads. Failing that, gatekeepers (usually plural) will distract and divert their attention from such thoughts, and try to get them to forget or, better still, disregard or even reject such ideas. One way to think of a gatekeeper is as the opposite of a sidewalk barker.


FOR INSTANCE: Finkelstein keeping people away from "ideological conversations about who is a Zionist"

Dr. Norman Finkelstein spoke on Friday September 26, 2008 to a predominantly Muslim audience at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn, Michigan. I'd liked a few things I'd read by and about him. His style was engaging and he had generally good things to say - that is, until he started giving the audience practical tips. He said that while his PhD dissertation was about Zionism, we should not get into "ideological conversations about who is a Zionist." What mattered was focusing on stances on torture and house demolitions. He also advised that Palestinians be “reasonable” and consider compensation instead of their full rights.

I challenged him on this point during Q&A in that opposing occupation without condemning Zionism is like opposing slavery without condemning white supremacy, and that we American taxpayers and participants in the genocide of Palestinians (whether intentionally or not) should have more humility than tell Arabs whether or not to discuss the ideology behind their dispossession. Otherwise, we would look like gatekeepers on the discourse.

Finkelstein became angry insisted that we not engage in "Starbucks discussions" about Zionism! He referred to Chomsky as an example of someone who should not be considered an enemy in spite of their Zionism. Then he deferred to the Palestinian academic sitting next to him who said he agreed with Finkelstein; that Arab nationalism was no longer useful; and that he even supported a Kurdish state! It was unclear why he supported Kurdish nationalism, the existing mode of which divides a war-torn Iraq and serves imperialism, but not Arab nationalism.

With all due credit to his bravery as an academic who lost his career to stand up for (some of) Palestinians’ rights, Finkelstein is not the primary victim of Zionism. Palestinians are, and for them discussion of Zionism is not an armchair philosopher’s debate. To suggest to Arabs not to discuss Zionism is disturbing (while nobody tells Jews and Roma not to discuss Nazism, or African-Americans not to discuss white supremacy). This is what happens when Arab leaders who unequivocally oppose Zionism are either martyred, imprisoned, defeated or sold out.

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He does untold harm to the Palestinian people and the justice and peace movement by peddling his 'softer' but disguised Zionism to his adoring fans in the cloak of "the international consensus," etc. This makes him much more dangerous to the Palestinian solidarity movement than people like Netanyahu or Dershowitz because so many folks are unable or disinclined to see past the impressive surface to the heart of Finkelstein's pro-Zionist discourse. As Malcolm X once said, "I'd rather walk among rattlesnakes, whose constant rattle warns me where they are, than among those … snakes who grin and make you forget you're still in a snake pit."



read the whole thing @ palestine think tank


there's a lot more gatekeeping going on out there, especially at some of the slicker progressive liberal sites who claim to be fighting for the palestinians but just as long as nobody has to say anything rude and make sure you cross every T and dot every i blah blah blah. fucking useless. here's a tip: the truth isn't pretty. - ed.

the new blood libel

When the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet ran a report on Israeli organ harvesting, the Jewish dominated world media reacted in a predictable manner. As Jews often do, they are talking in different tongues to Gentile and Jewish audiences. If the media for the Gentiles did not completely ignore the article they focused on (mostly Jewish) voices protesting against the publication and demands towards the Swedish government to do something and to apologise. The media for the Tribe, on the other hand, did their best to rally the troops by drawing parallels to the infamous ‘Blood Libel’.

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If a Swedish tabloid dared to publish such an explosive article, it means that it has higher protection from someone very powerful. That person - or group of persons - is trying to send a rather blunt message to Israel. Who in the state of Sweden has so much power that he can stand up to the Zios? Which brings me to the little known fact that Sweden is one of those countries with a privately owned central bank, the reason why it hasn’t introduced the Euro, just like Denmark and the UK. The Jewish bankster families who own those central banks are immensely powerful, thanks to their wealth and centuries of intermarriage with Europe’s old elites. (It is probably no coincidence that the very same countries are amongst the few European countries left without "hate" laws prohibiting expressions of doubt in the Holy Hoax.)

The relationship between those families and their spoiled love child Israel has recently been strained. Thanks to the American and British troops in Iraq, Israel is no longer needed to control the strategic Middle-Eastern oil reserves. In fact is has become a liability, due to its insistence on upsetting more than a billion Muslims all around the world. The Aftonbladet article on Israeli organ harvesting is part of a concerted effort of Western elites to put pressure on the Zionist colony to come to a peaceful arrangement with the native Palestinians. The message sent out is clear: clean up your act, or (rather sooner than later) there won’t be a ‘Jewish State’.

read the whole thing @ the rebel



reality about the "most moral army in the world" and their "best friends" the americans

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK.

"child killing unit" commander speaks truth

More and more men and women of the Israeli military are finding their way back to humanity by opening up and telling the world just what they were trained to do while serving. Face it, out of all those young men and women sent out to do horrific things for their country, SOME have had to sublimate their humanity to perform. When they return to regular life, their conscience will not let them rest.

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Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibowitz is a spokeswoman for Israel's military.

''Even though it's just a stone or just a Molotov cocktail, they're deadly weapons. Doesn't matter who did it ~ they're deadly weapons," she said.

"This is the situation we live in, and since we are defending ourselves and we want to punish those terrorists, we have no choice but to find them, to punish them ~ and hope that we won't return to this."

read the whole thing @ snippits and snappits



IOF soldiers and jewish squatters: shit, drugs and abuse

The following are just random entries from the diary of Kawthra Salam, a Palestinian photo journalist who lives in the town of Hebron on the West Bank. This is her life. This is what life under Israeli Occupation is like. These are the soldiers as the media does not present them, and incidents that are daily occurrences for her and all other Palestinians. Her blog is called THE DAILY LIFE OF KAWTHER SALAM I have taken incidents from this diary and roughly pulled some out and posted them with the accompanying photos so that one can see how daily life is, in Occupied Palestine.


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I had to put a jerry can on my balcony, in front of my bedroom, to collect the Israeli soldiers' urine which dripped from the military post on my roof every day. The IDF soldiers urinated at night and during the day I was forced to collect it. Often the soldiers would collect their urine in vessels for a couple of days and wait until I hung my washed clothes. Then they would spread their urine on my clothes.



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During the nights, the Jewish squatters used to bring drugs for the soldiers on my roof. The soldiers were giving each other drug injections. After that they would sit on the floor breathing heavily for hours, later often having sex with each other.

Sometimes they would make sex with soldier women, but it was more common to to see the men have anal sex with each other. Most nights when they had no sex, they would resort to shouting abuse at me and "asking" me to have sex with them. They would continue making noise in this way until the morning.


read more, many pictures @ snippits and snappits


and a connection to organ trafficking....i posted this recently:

The roots and the horror of this crime date back to June 2, 1994, when the Israeli Special Forces and other IDF soldiers, the so called (border Police) stormed the surgery, maternity and pediatric wards of the Palestinian hospital Augusta Victoria (generally known as “al-Motala”) in Jerusalem while they were looking for the BODY of a Palestinian who they mistakenly thought had arrived at that hospital.

Back then, the Israeli military censorship in “Beit Agron”, the so-calledGovernment Press “GPO”, currently headed by Danial Seaman, censored my report about the night of terror experienced by doctors, nurses, patients and guests during the IDF incursion to their rooms, putting their lives at big risk.


read more @ kawther salam


and just last week: US troops 'stormed through Afghan hospital'

A Swedish charity accused American troops today of storming through a hospital in central Afghanistan, breaking down doors and tying up staff in a search for militants. The US military said it was investigating.

The allegation that soldiers violated the neutrality of a medical facility follows the reported deaths of Afghan civilians in a US airstrike in the country's north last week.

Nearly eight years after the US-led coalition invaded to oust the Taliban, foreign forces are working to persuade the population to support the Afghan government. But civilian deaths and intrusive searches of homes have bred resentment.

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan said the US Army's 10th Mountain Division entered the charity's hospital without permission to look for insurgents in Wardak province, southwest of Kabul, according to the charity's country director, Anders Fange.

"This is simply not acceptable," he said.

The US troops came to the hospital looking for Taliban insurgents late at night last Wednesday, Fange said. He said they kicked in doors, tied up four hospital employees and two family members of patients, and forced patients out of beds during their search.


read more @ independent

9.07.2009

Martial Law alert over swine flu

FYI - It's evident from statcounter that many many many people are doing searches on "squalene adjuvant" and other squalene-related searches. The word is out on squalene, so PILE ON in your interfaces with authorities. Make them answer questions about squalene. - ed.


Stephen Lendman

Fact check:

-- no Swine Flu threat exists;

-- reported H1N1 infections and deaths are uncorroborated;

-- WHO predicting a global pandemic affecting "as many as two billion people....over the next two years" is falsified hype unless a diabolical depopulation scheme (by vaccines or other means) plans to create one;

-- vaccines don't protect against diseases they're designed to prevent and often cause them;

-- all vaccines contain harmful toxins, including mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and squalene adjuvants that weaken and can destroy the human immune system, making it vulnerable to many annoying to life-threatening illnesses; and

-- evidence suggests that the H1N1 strain was bioengineered in a US laboratory, and the vaccines being produced for it are extremely hazardous and potentially lethal.

Under no circumstances should anyone submit to them even if threatened with fines, quarantine, or incarceration.

read more @ SOTT

IBM France planning for 100% certainty of pandemic in 2006

By Don Nicoloff


“Services & Global Procurement pan IOT Europe, Pandemic Plan Overview,” an official inter-departmental document was distributed to upper-level management of IBM, France in 2006. Disclosed in this secret document was the prediction of a ‘planned’ pandemic described as having a “100% chance of occurring within the next 5 years.”


The document also describes “quarantines” and operational procedures to be taken upon the official announcements of the “pandemic” by the World Health Organization. The foreknowledge of such an event could not exist, unless the pandemic was a planned event. Certainly, this document is the ‘smoking gun’ which demonstrates the current bird/swine flu “pandemic” is an orchestrated event.


As evidenced by this secret document (see below), IBM’s primary concerns are focused on maintaining their workforce, even under an official quarantine, and the continuation of sales and services to their clients.


This single document definitively proves there is international, corporate collusion behind the “bird/swine flu pandemic” and the intentional plan to create disease on a worldwide scale.


see it for yourself


capitalizing security: "non lethal" weapons and the market

When the U.S. military planned to deploy Raytheon's Active Denial System (ADS) in Iraq, it set off a political firestorm. How couldn't it?

Known for its "goodbye effect," the so-called "pain ray" is a "non-lethal" directed energy weapon that repels "rioters" and other disreputable citizens by heating the outer surface of the skin to 130 degrees F. in short, directed bursts. With a range of some 550 yards, the microwave beam can penetrate clothing and its effects have been described by test subjects as nothing less than "excruciating."

The prospect that American "liberators" would soon be zapping "unruly mobs," that is, Iraqi citizens objecting to the destruction of their country and the looting of their resource-rich nation by Western (corporate) invaders proved to be a public relations nightmare for the Pentagon.

The Defense Science Board concluded that an ADS deployment was "not politically tenable," because of a "possible association with torture" if the system were used at detention centers to ensure "compliance" from recalcitrant prisoners.

read more @ antifascist calling

yours truly has written about this specifically here, here and here

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