This is getting very dirty.
Many people in Ireland are right to suspect their Taoiseach of planning foul play in order to win this referendum. He has broken every rule in the book during the campaign, and the law has afforded little protection to the NO side with most of their posters getting dragged down, for example.
Now the COIR Campaign asked its activists to get a total of votes cast at each polling station at the end of the day, to see if the final totals checked out with the day's votes. But the Irish government who are responsible for 'storing' the ballot boxes overnight, are threatening anyone who enquires as to the number of votes cast from the presidinging officers, with immediate arrest.
read more @ the tap blog
cue the lightning bolts
the only question that matters: is it true?
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16
This is getting very dirty.
by Ellen Brown
“A year ago,” said law professor Ross Buckley on Australia’s ABC News last week, “nobody wanted to know the International Monetary Fund. Now it’s the organiser for the international stimulus package which has been sold as a stimulus package for poor countries.”
The IMF may have catapulted to a more exalted status than that. According to Jim Rickards, director of market intelligence for scientific consulting firm Omnis, the unannounced purpose of last week’s G20 Summit in Pittsburgh was that “the IMF is being anointed as the global central bank.” In a CNBC interview on September 25, Rickards said, “They’ve issued debt for the first time in history. They’re issuing SDRs. The last SDRs came out around 1980 or ’81, $30 billion. Now they’re issuing $300 billion. When I say issuing, it’s printing money; there’s nothing behind these SDRs.”
SDRs, or Special Drawing Rights, are a synthetic currency originally created by the IMF to replace gold and silver in large international transactions. But they have been little used until now. Why does the world suddenly need a new global fiat currency and global central bank? Rickards says it because of “Triffin’s Dilemma,” a problem first noted by economist Robert Triffin in the 1960s. When the world went off the gold standard, a reserve currency had to be provided by some large-currency country to service global trade. But leaving its currency out there for international purposes meant that the country would have to continually run large deficits, and that meant it would eventually go broke. The U.S. has fueled the world economy for the last 50 years, but now it is going broke. The U.S. can settle its debts and get its own house in order, but that would cause world trade to contract. A substitute global reserve currency is needed to fuel the global economy while the U.S. solves its debt problems, and that new currency is to be the IMF’s SDRs.
That’s the solution to Triffin’s dilemma, says Rickards, but it leaves the U.S. in a vulnerable position. If we face a war or other global catastrophe, we no longer have the privilege of printing money. The dollar becomes just another currency. To avoid that, the Federal Reserve is hinting that it is prepared to raise interest rates, even though that would mean further squeezing the real estate market and the real economy. Rickards was referring to an oped piece by Fed governor Kevin Warsh, published in The Wall Street Journal the same day the G20 met. Warsh said that the Fed would need to raise interest rates if asset prices rose – which Rickards interprets to mean gold, the traditional go-to investment of investors fleeing the dollar. “Central banks hate gold because it limits their ability to print money,” said Rickards. If gold were to suddenly go to $1,500 an ounce, it would mean the dollar was collapsing. Warsh was giving the market a heads up that the Fed wasn’t going to let that happen. The Fed would raise interest rates to attract dollars back into the country. “Warsh is saying, ‘We sort of have to trash the dollar, but we’re going to do it gradually,’” Rickards observed. “Warsh is trying to preempt an unstable decline in the dollar. What they want, of course, is a stable, steady decline.”
by John Tiffany
IT IS OFTEN REPORTED THAT ISRAEL receives about $9.2 billion every year in the form of economic aid from the U.S. government, but there are many billions of dollars more in hidden costs and economic losses lurking beneath the surface. A recently published economic analysis concluded that U.S. support for the state of Israel has cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $3 trillion. About 60 percent of those costs (about $1.7 trillion) arose from the U.S. defense of the ever-expanding Israeli empire.
Support for the empire comes to $1.8 trillion, including special trade advantages, preferential contracts, or aid buried in other accounts.
In addition to the financial outlay, U.S. aid to Israel costs some 275,000 American jobs each year. The trade-aid imbalance with Israel is between $6 billion and $10 billion. The largest single element in the costs has been the series of oil-supply crises that have accompanied the Israeli-Arab wars and the construction of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. These have cost the U.S. $1.5 trillion, excluding the additional costs incurred since 2001.
read more @ afp
LONDON, 1st October 2009: DUBLIN (AP) - Irish voters have decisively approved a 27-nation treaty that would reshape European Union institutions to make them more effective after a decade of eastward expansion, according to political leaders, analysts and partial results Saturday. Electoral officials said "yes" votes were outnumbering "no" in 41 of Ireland's 43 constituencies _ a total reversal from the country's stunning rejection of the Lisbon Treaty last year.
Amid speculation that the corrupt usurpers of national sovereignty have BOUGHT the Irish Referendum vote due on 2nd October 2009, our own intelligence suggests that this is not a foregone conclusion.
According to our information, Irish voters are underwhelmed by the blatant attempt (conforming to standard EU practice) to get them to change their minds in order to give the manipulators the YES answer they need in order to steal Ireland's independence completely. Like all who live on these islands, the Irish resent being kicked around and told what to do.
read more @ global analysis
Early returns show solid Irish 'yes' to EU treaty
read more @ wtop.com
DUBLIN (AP) - Irish voters have decisively approved a 27-nation treaty that would reshape European Union institutions to make them more effective after a decade of eastward expansion, according to political leaders, analysts and partial results Saturday.
Electoral officials said "yes" votes were outnumbering "no" in 41 of Ireland's 43 constituencies _ a total reversal from the country's stunning rejection of the Lisbon Treaty last year....Many analysts said they were surprised to see early returns running so strongly in favor of the treaty.
First off, let's be clear about how much actual space exists between those crazy Israelis and American Jews: NOT TOO MUCH SPACE. If you think the Israelis are unreasonable and trying to start a war for no good reason, you would be correct, but if you also think that all the lovely Jewish people you know aren't "like that," well SURVEY SAYS VERY MANY OF THEM ARE. That is the cognitive dissonance thing that more people have to wrap their minds around. And if I am wrong, THEN WHERE ARE ALL THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO VOCALLY OPPOSE THE WAR ON IRAN AND WHEN MIGHT WE EXPECT THEM TO START THROWING THEIR WEIGHT AROUND HMM? ANY DAY NOW WOULD BE GREAT. SORRY TO BE "RUDE" BY POINTING THIS OUT IT'S JUST THAT I WOULD PREFER THAT A BUNCH OF INNOCENT PEOPLE NOT GET KILLED BECAUSE, ADMITTED, I AM SUCH A FUCKING BITCH THAT WAY. - ED.
Haarets: Poll: 56% of American Jews think US should strike Iran
One day ahead of talks in Geneva between Iran and six major powers - the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany - on Tehran's controversial nuclear program, a national poll finds that 56 percent of American Jews support a U.S. military strike against Iran.
The annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, commissioned by the American Jewish Committee, revealed a 14 percent rise in the number of U.S. Jews in support of such a military strike, whose aim would be to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. 36 percent of those polled - self-described adult Jews ? were against such an attack.
Asked whether Israel should attack Iran, 66 percent of those polled said they would support such a move.
OK, SO: GOOD NEWS:
Iran agrees to ship enriched uranium to Russia for refinement
GENEVA — Iran agreed in principle Thursday to ship most of its current stockpile of enriched uranium to Russia, where it would be refined for exclusively peaceful uses, in what Western diplomats called a significant, but interim, measure to ease concerns over its nuclear program.
The agreement was announced after seven and a half hours of talks in Geneva that included the highest-level official U.S.-Iranian encounter in three decades.
Iran also pledged that within weeks it would allow the inspection of a previously covert uranium enrichment facility near the holy city of Qom, and the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, announced that he'd head to Tehran to work out the details.
In Washington, President Barack Obama said the talks marked "a constructive beginning" and showed the promise of renewed engagement with Iran, but added that "going forward, we expect to see swift action. We're not interested in talking for the sake of talking."
Analysis: Iran's latest moves will be a blow for the US neocons and the Zionists of Israel
Yesterday Iran outlined as a conciliatory gesture plans to export its Uranium for processing as fuel for Iran’s nuclear power generators. At the same time, Iran has conceded to demands that the IAEA be allowed to inspect Iran’s recently revealed nuclear processing plant.
If the talks are successful, the moves will take the wind from Israel’s propaganda sails about Iran being an ‘existential threat’ to Israel’s survival and the Zionists will need to find some other means of affecting regime change in Iran if Israel wants to separate Iranian influence from Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Hezbollah in south Lebanon, and Syria.
...These latest moves by Iran have now effectively removed the ‘Iran has a nuclear weapons program’ casus belli and Israel will now need to find some other way to remove Iran from the equation of resistance to Israel’s plans to create a Greater Israel.
There are two alternatives for Israel. First, Israel would need to provoke Hezbollah and/or Hamas into attacking Israel which would then provide Israel with an excuse to launch a massive attack against on or the other of preferably, from their point of view, both, and then hope that Iran could somehow be drawn into the conflict by, say, being seen to supply sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah, which, in turn would finally draw in the US in a direct attack on Iran. The other alternative is some kind of major false flag attack against the US and/or Israel with the finger of guilt being pointed at Iran.
read the rest @ damian lataan
So let's see what happens now. Let's see who wants peace and who wants war.
This is terror. This is the War on Terror. The War on Terror consists of people in power committing gratuitous violence on civilians, simply Because They Can.
In Israel: destroying olive groves for no reason other than to humiliate and cause suffering.
In Israel: pushing and shoving women around for no reason other than to humiliate and cause suffering.
In Israel: harassing children for no reason other than to humiliate and cause suffering.
In Pakistan: publicly torture and beat people for no reason other than to humiliate and cause suffering.
In America: jack-booted police thugs using intimidation tactics and meeting the resistance. You are the resistance. Be the resistance.
They, TPTB, in all places want to control us, THB (The Human Beings). To them, the options are control or else kill. Not controlling us is not an option. Again, the options are: a) control or b) kill. And that explains what you see in these videos. You see the difficulty in controlling people. You see how much force it requires. Actually, it can't be done.
The resistance drains them and exposes them, and the more they are exposed the more the resistance grows. Their power, once used, leaves them forever and flows to the resistance, because TPTB never owned it in the first place. They stole it from the people and it returns to its rightful owners, the people, as soon as the theives try to use it. So they are damned if they do, and they're damned if they don't, but either way, they're damned.
On November 17th, 2008, Zbignew Brzezinski, a New World Order architect and a founder of the Rockefeller-controlled Trilateral Commission, addressed Chatham House, (the British counterpart of the American Council on Foreign Relations) and said: "I once put it rather pungently, and I was flattered that the British Foreign Secretary repeated this, as follows: ... namely, in early times, it was easier to to control a million people, literally it was easier to control a million people than physically to kill a million people. Today, it is infinitely easier to to kill a million people than to control a million people. It is easier to kill than to control...."
...When we carefully listen to the rest of this speech, we realize Brzezinski is saying that control of the masses is the real objective of the New World Order, and he is lamenting the fact that it is so difficult now that almost every nation and culture has become politically aware.
...He is, of course, entirely correct in that assessment. Although he did not elaborate, he could have continued by reminding this elite audience of facts they know so well: that now it also is necessary to control the media, the educational system, the leadership of all major political parties, and even the systems by which ballots are counted in order to keep the masses content with the illusion of determining their own political destiny.
...Even though Brezinsky is not here calling for the killing of a million people, when he does discuss that option, there is a remarkable coldness about his words. Like all collectivists, he is academically dispassionate when it comes to the sacrifice of human life and freedom so long as it can be theorized to be for the greater good of society - or, in this case, the New World Order.
Oh dear notice the projection. - ed.
Former MP slams anti-vaccine 'crackpots'
A former federal health minister has dismissed as "crackpots and conspiracy theorists" those who would actively discourage Australians from having their swine flu vaccine.
Dr Michael Wooldridge says the anti-vaccination movement was leading a push against Australians taking up the offer of the free vaccine, but their opposition was putting more people at risk. "We are of course dealing with the first pandemic of the internet age which poses its own problems," says Dr Wooldridge, who says a misinformation campaign was now underway on the internet."The number of people who are actively opposed to immunisation is tiny, in the order of two per cent, but that group is disproportionately heard. "The media often feels it has to present both sides of the argument ... (but) one side of the argument is almost universally held by the medical profession and most people think the rest are crackpots."
Dr Wooldridge was federal health minister in the Howard government from 1996 to 2001.One of the achievements of his term in office was the "Immunise Australia" campaign, which saw Australia's global ranking on immunisation jump 68th to sixth in just three years. He was a panel member on Thursday at an expert briefing in Sydney designed to dispel "myths" about the swine flu vaccine made by CSL Ltd, and which is now being rolled out across the country.
Dr Wooldridge said those who heed the anti-vaccination message - not only in relation to the swine flu vaccine but also a range of immunisations - were placing themselves or their loved ones at increased risk of ill health or death. "Their message is poisonous and insidious ... they sow seeds of doubt in the public's mind about what is essentially the single greatest advance in public health in the last 200 years," Dr Wooldridge says. "This group has the potential to do enormous damage, and my personal view is they should treated as the crackpots and conspiracy theorists that they are."mm hmm whatever *that* means...
meanwhile.... here in Amerikka.... Poll: nearly 2/3 of US parents won't vaccinate their children against H1N1
A new poll by Consumer Reports shows that most American parents will either hold off on vaccinating their children against the H1N1 (swine flu) virus or won't vaccinate them at all.
Nearly 2/3 of the parents who responded to the poll said that they'd either wait or refuse the vaccine. 50% said that they would wait to vaccinate their children, mostly due to concerns about side effects of the vaccine. 35% said that they would definitely vaccinate their children.
43% of the parents said that they weren't overly worried about their children contracting H1N1, and an equal amount said that other parents were overreacting.
The poll had a 3% margin of error.
Over 1500 people responded to the telephone poll between September 2-7.
The results, if accurate, mean that....
WAIT FOR IT. WHAT DO YOU THINK IT MEANS? PEOPLE ARE PAYING ATTENTION? THE WORD IS GETTING OUT? THE RESISTANCE IS WORKING?
some of those who are most vulnerable to the swine flu are going to be unprotected against it.
Parents, will you get the H1N1 vaccine for your children? For yourself? What about the seasonal flu shot?
jeebus. insert forehead slap here. there's still work to do.
Netanyahu again warned that moving the report out of Geneva would strike a major blow on three fronts: • It would impair the international community's war against terrorism, "since it will afford total legitimization to terrorists who fire upon civilians and who hide behind civilians." • It would significantly damage the stature of the UN, and "return it to its darkest days, in which it could make the most absurd decisions, which would empty it of all substance and significance." • It would "strike a fatal blow to the peace process, because Israel will no longer be able to take additional steps and take risks for peace if its right to self-defense is denied."
excerpts from jpost:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu directed the defense, justice and foreign ministers at Thursday's cabinet meeting to present him with proposals, by next week, on how to fight what he called the delegitimization of Israel that goes beyond the Goldstone Commission Report.
"We have to now deal with this trend of demonizing Israel," Netanyahu said. "It is bigger than Goldstone."
Netanyahu again warned that moving the report out of Geneva would strike a major blow on three fronts:
• It would impair the international community's war against terrorism, "since it will afford total legitimization to terrorists who fire upon civilians and who hide behind civilians."
• It would significantly damage the stature of the UN, and "return it to its darkest days, in which it could make the most absurd decisions, which would empty it of all substance and significance."
• It would "strike a fatal blow to the peace process, because Israel will no longer be able to take additional steps and take risks for peace if its right to self-defense is denied."
Most people who read here get their news from the alternative media. I do to a degree but I also get my news from Asia and the Russian press so… a lot of you might have missed where Putin (who is definitely in charge in Russia) said very directly that Iran is not afraid, not even a teensy weensy little bit about Israel coming after them. There’s a reason for this. This is a point I want to make with serious impact.
read more @ smoking mirrors
brilliance by Denis Jones:
American opposition movements have always focused on the notion of organization. It has always been their goal to organize the people. Their hope has been to wield the collective power of the disaffected, downtrodden, and exploited as a single unit against the concentrated power of the ruling class. While their hope has been noble, their methods have been foolish. Organized resistance has many drawbacks. These drawbacks have seldom been discussed by the opposition. I believe that the only effective resistance is a completely disorganized, decentralized, and leaderless opposition.
While, on the face of it, this claim may impress you as absurd. Of course it seems absurd! It is counterintuitive. Never the less, it is the ONLY method of resistance that will work within American society. I will explain why organized resistance has never worked in the United States. In addition, I will promulgate a new formula for effective resistance.
In some societies, dissidents become heroes. In American society dissidents are systematically slandered, libeled, harassed, and villainized. If they become successful, they are murdered (e.g. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X). In the American experience, movements that look to leaders are decapitated. Leaders are a liability, not an asset.
Organizations can be (and are) infiltrated. Organizations can be taxed. Organizations have legal responsibility. Organizations have membership lists and lists are wonderful tools for the oppressor. Organizations take on a life of their own. They struggle to exist and their continued existence takes priority over their mission. Organizations attract opportunists, power mongers, and attention seekers. Organizations tend to exploit their rank and file for the benefit of their inner circle. Disorganizations share none of these defects.
Bureaucracy cannot comprehend disorganization. Disorganization is invisible. The asymmetry of the relationship between organization and disorganization favors disorganization. Organization depends upon planning. Planning requires predictability. Disorganization cannot be predicted. This leaves organization at a disadvantage.
Organization requires a supply chain. Supply chains can be disrupted. Disorganization depends only upon the resources of its members. Supply chains that do not exist cannot be eliminated.
Disorganized movements rely upon swarming. Swarms are difficult to defend against. If you cut a swarm in half, you have two swarms. If you eliminate one of the resulting swarms, you still have a swarm. Disorganization breeds. Organization grows. The many and dispersed are a more difficult target than the large and concentrated.
Organizations takes their steps by design. If the design is flawed, the organization fails. Disorganization relies not upon design but upon evolution. The motivating notions of disorganization are memes. Memes evolve and memes compete. This process improves the motivating notions of disorganization. This process produces multiple courses of action. While some may fail, others are likely to succeed. Taken as a whole, disorganization is more likely to succeed.
The important thing to remember is that it is easier to destroy than to create that which is designed. Thus, the cost to those who lose the manifestation of their design outweighs by leaps and bounds the cost it takes to destroy it. That which evolves is cheap and when an effort is created to destroy the evolved entity, it merely mutates and evolves again, adjusting to the new conditions. As a process that fosters evolution, a movement based on disorganization will continue to survive, evolve, and expand without cost. The resource constraints placed upon the designed (e.g. government and corporate) and those absent from the evolved (a decentralized and disorganized opposition movement), favor the later.
Washington: In a surprising development, the Iranian Foreign Minister has arrived on a rare visit to Washington, but the Obama administration said it has no plans to have any talks with him.
The US and Iran have not had formal diplomatic relations since the 1980 Iranian revolution.
The Obama administration, which granted the request with striking speed, however, asserted that it has no plans to have any talks with the visiting Iranian Foreign Minister.
"There were no plans that he will meet with anyone from the United States Government, and I’m not aware of any plans that he would meet with anyone on behalf of the United States Government," Crowley said as he tried to play down the significance of the US move.
Noting that the permission for Mottaki to visit Washington may have been given in the last 24 hours, Crowley said: "They (Iranians) made this specific request. He wanted to visit the Iranian Interests Section at the Pakistani embassy, and we granted that request."
He said the US is far more interested in having Iran come tomorrow to Geneva. "We hope that they will be the ones who are offering gestures that they are ready to address the concerns that the international community has," Crowley said.
Mottaki’s rare visit to Washington comes on the eve of the crucial talks in Geneva between P5 plus 1 the US, Britain, China, Russia, France and German -- and Iran on nuclear and other related issues.
source: zee news
Jerusalem: Saudi Arabia has refuted the report that the Israeli and British intelligence heads met with its officials, who agreed to allow the Jewish state to use their airspace to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.
As per the report, it was also agreed that Saudi Arabia would turn a 'blind eye' to Israel's use of its airspace during a strike.
The Saudi Press Agency today quoted a source from royal family as saying that the report is untrue and asked the Iranian media to refrain from publishing such stories for the sake of journalistic credibility, Israel Radio reported.
read more @ zee news
by Patrick White
A “perplexing” Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots is throwing national influenza plans into disarray and testing public faith in the government agencies responsible for protecting the nation's health.
Distributed for peer review last week, the study confounded infectious-disease experts in suggesting that people vaccinated against seasonal flu are twice as likely to catch swine flu.
The paper is under peer review, and lead researchers Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Gaston De Serres of Laval University must stay mum until it's published.
Met with intense early skepticism both in Canada and abroad, the paper has since convinced several provincial health agencies to announce hasty suspensions of seasonal flu vaccinations, long-held fixtures of public-health planning.
“It has confused things very badly,” said Dr. Ethan Rubinstein, head of adult infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba. “And it has certainly cost us credibility from the public because of conflicting recommendations. Until last week, there had always been much encouragement to get the seasonal flu vaccine.”
WASHINGTON: Former president Pervez Musharraf said here on Monday that the US would make a “disastrous” mistake if it withdrew from Afghanistan and warned that a delay in sending more troops would be seen as a sign of weakness, the Washington Times reported.
Asked by reporters and editors at The Washington Times whether the US and its allies might be seen as weak because of the prolonged debate over whether to send more forces to Afghanistan, Musharraf said, “Yes, absolutely. ... By this vacillation and lack of commitment to a victory and talking too much about casualties shows weakness in the resolve.”
He said al-Qaeda was less of a threat than the Taliban, which he said was growing in strength among ethnic Pashtuns who straddled the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“We must win in Afghanistan,” Musharraf said, warning that otherwise it would become a haven again for al-Qaeda as it was before the Sept 11, 2001, attacks.
“Quitting is not an option,” he said. “We should not delay. Earlier the better.”
read more @ the international news
NO CHOICE NO CHOICE!!! CONDI JUST TOLD US THIS LAST WEEK (9/22/09):
IF YOU WANT ANOTHER 9/11, LEAVE AFGHANISTAN, RICE SAYS
Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has said that the United States could experience another terrorist attack like 9/11 if troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan.
"If you want another terrorist attack in the US, abandon Afghanistan," she said in an interview with Fortune magazine on Tuesday.
"The last time we left Afghanistan, and we abandoned Pakistan, that territory became the very territory on which al-Qaeda trained and attacked us on September 11th.
"So our national security interests are very much tied up in not letting Afghanistan fail again and become a safe haven for terrorists," Rice added.
read more @ press tv
HEY WILL THE LOCAL YOKELS NOTICE THAT WE SHOW UP DRIVING MERCEDES SUVs CLAIMING TO BE THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT WHEN THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE ONE? - ED.
BILLINGS,Mont.—An obscure California security company was planning a jobs fairnext week as it prepared to pay $2.6 million annually to take over a rural Montana jail that the company plans to expand into a military and police training center.
Some of those activities could involve training military and police from overseas—including Afghanistan—to run detention centers and provide security in their home countries, said company representatives and an official in Hardin, the city that built the $27 million jail.
Skepticism lingered because of a refusal by the company, Santa Ana, Calif.-based American Police Force, to say where it would get $30 million it says it will invest in the project.
It's also unclear where the prisoners and trainees would come from. Federal and state officials have said they were unaware of any government agencies planning to use the jail or training center.
American Police Force said it intends to have prisoners in Hardin's Two River Detention Center by early next year. An attorney for the company,Maziar Mafi, said Friday that a jobs fair for the jail is planned next week.
AND WILL THEY NOTICE OUR COOL ILLUMINATI CORPORATE LOGO? - ED.
The two-headed eagle is the emblem of the Byzantine Empire (Roman Empire) on a Red Shield (Roth Shield - Rothschild). Today this is also the Russian coat of arms and an emblem used by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
Starting in the immediate aftermath of 911, and perhaps even earlier, Pakistan may well have become the largest deployment region for the CIA in modern times, both covert (unknown to Pakistani government and working to destabilize Pakistan), and overt (with Pakistani military's blessings ostensibly fighting the “insurgents”, Bin Laden, Al-Qaaeda). And since Jundallah got launched to destabilize Iran, Baluchistan along with the Pak-Afghan regions have been awash with black-ops, and obviously of course, also with officially recognized US soldiers manning American military bases on Pakistani soil. But these soldiers of freedom were rarely spotted in the streets of major cities before. The following video report therefore portends of ominous whirlwinds engulfing Pakistan:
Pakistani military helped destroy Afghanistan, and they are now helping to destroy Pakistan. No Pakistani civilian I know, including myself, ever authorized the Pakistani military to destroy Afghanistan, or aid the United States in its own hegemonic plans on the Grand Chessboard. Do you know anyone? So from where did they get their mandate? I would rather have clean drinking water in my tap, damn it! What good are the bloody nukes when they become the raison d'être for our very destruction in this manner without ever firing a single missile at the drones that are killing our own peoples?
It gives me no pleasure to repeatedly rehearse this footnote to history. What is not already obvious to the Pakistanis? It must surely still occur to many a reasonable military man serving with genuine zeal and honor in the real pivot of power in Pakistan that the end is drawing near. What are they doing idly watching the battle of their lives from the sidelines – when they are not shooting or displacing their own peoples that is? As is quoted from a Dawn newspaper column in the very first document below, “THIS article poses two questions: on the day after US/Nato forces invade and occupy some of Balochistan and Waziristan, what will we say we should have done, and why aren’t we doing it now? Is this far-fetched? ... One hopes that a small group of patriotic officers in Pakistan are also asking themselves what can be done, and why aren’t we doing it now.” [ and one might wonder the same thing about the American military. - ed.]
and for further reading this:
It is high time that DAWN started publishing subject matter that isn't all 'katputli tamasha' (puppetshow) narratives, and on matters which aren't already fait accompli so that something can still be done about them. I had only yesterday emailed some regular DAWN columnist the following note:
Dear [DAWN columnists], Take a look at the Dawn of this morning – I captured this snapshot as evidence – not one item here suggests that 'war on terror' is fiction. Not one columnist questions the axioms of empire. Are they all co-opted, mental midgets, or simply savants? How can they be shocked back into reality from their non-stop Mad Tea Party 'United We Stand' unbirthday party celebrations? I sent the [afore-stated observation] to someone and since two of you are prominently displayed on Dawn's front page today, and you Mr. ... in the inner columns page, as your well-wisher and one who has learnt from all of you, I would like to ask you if [you] are really aware that the 'war on terror' is a fiction? Or that the patricians would wish nothing better than we the plebeians simply amuse ourselves to death on katputli tamashas? Those who participate in enacting/contributing to it through commission or omission – what's your opinion about them? See here, here, and here for how the more sophisticated among the vulgar propagandists work. Why should you (inadvertently) be part of that con-game? You are too upright to wage a propagandist war on your own peoples. Please see the [latter] reference to appreciate the import of your omissions – for in a war crimes court, such as at Nuremberg, Justice Robert Jackson, the Chief prosecutor for the United States, hath famously stated: “The plans of Adolf Hitler for aggression were just as secret as Mein Kampf, of which over six million copies were published in Germany”. My website contains sufficient analysis and material for anyone who might wish to not be condemned on their vacuous “I didn't know” charge some day. And if you know, and also have column space – something I don't have, and Dawn/News/Nation/NYT/LAT et. al., never publish anything I send them – it should be interesting to see your defense for your omissions.read more @ project human beings first
OH LOOK DIPLOMACY IS FAILING JUST AS PREDICTED BY HILARY CLINTON ET AL BECAUSE THE VERY "SMART" AND "PEACEFUL" LEADERS OF "THE WEST" ARE TOO FUCKING OBTUSE TO UNDERSTAND A SIMPLE THING. SHALOM. - ED.
A senior Iranian lawmaker says Iran may consider withdrawing from the NPT if the Western powers continue to pressure the Islamic Republic to relinquish its inalienable right to enrich uranium to produce nuclear fuel.
“If the P5+1 continues to talk with us with the language of force to push us into a corner, and to talk about more sanctions, there might be no choice but to step out of the talks,” MP Hassan Ghafourifard told Press TV in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.
“Our patience has a limit. We have been discussing this problem for the three to four years and they have always asked Iran to stop enrichment,” he added.
The Iranian parliamentarian stated that Iran will not suspend its uranium enrichment program “under any condition.”
"For the first step, we may step out of talks with the P5+1. If things go from bad to worse, then we might take more action on that... like withdrawing from the NPT (nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty)," Ghafourifard said.
“If they don't want to understand the position, which is the position of peaceful enrichment of uranium, then there might be no use to stay in the NPT,” he added.
read more @ press tv
We are faced with the ever-present and ever-growing problems presented by the state of Israel. The entire world has been given the most sinister ultimatum of all time (and
Barack Obama is fully supporting it)—we either make Israeli interests the paramount issue concerning the world today, or else Israel will single-handedly start World War III.
If we do not take military actions to preserve Israel’s outlaw nuclear edge in the Middle East, then, according to Israel’s supreme leader, Israel will use those nuclear weapons upon Iran (Israel can only do the job with nukes). If the leadership of the world does not alleviate Israeli leaders’ greatest fears through limited, though intense military actions, then Israel will unleash WWIII in the Middle East, effectively destroying the oil-based international order.
The new American leadership is the most craven, sniveling, and condescending to Israeli demands, of all previous administrations. Never before has an American administration had to publicly reverse itself because of demands openly made upon it by the Zionist state, concerning illegal settlements and other ethnic cleansing measures. To then be forced to announce to the world the reversal of the defense and arms control strategy of the previous administration, to make protecting Israel more important than protecting Europe, is a stinging indictment of Obama Administration loyalties.read more @ there are no sunglasses
Israeli PM Netanyahu’s speech at the UN is a major insight into the Israeli’s mentality, psyche and logic. In his speech Netanyahu, a prolific and charismatic speaker, gives air to his genocidal inclinations, he brings to light the Israeli supremacy but he also allows us to detect some shaky and vulnerable spots at the heart of the Jewish national narrative. Reading Netanyahu’s speech makes it very clear that both the Zionist Shoa and the ‘promised land’ narratives are on the verge of collapse. It seems as if the ‘discredited’ Iranian president Ahmadinejad has managed to succeed after all.
read more @ gilad atzmon
WHO admits no deadly mutation of swine flu
by F. William Engdahl
The World Health Organization, the UN agency (ir-) responsible for declaring a Phase 6 "PANDEMIC" global alert over what it calls H1N1 Influenza A or Swine Flu, whose chief Dr Margaret Chan has repeatedly warned that while Swine Flu to date had been rather mild, that the emergency declaration was necessary because it "could mutate" aggressively into a deadly pandemic killing millions, now admits well into the flu season in the Northern Hemisphere that H1N1 has apparently not mutated.
...Last summer, when the WHO decided to declare a global "pandemic emergency" over what it called the H1N1 Influenza A global spread, it also announced in a notice buried among its press releases that most countries had stopped testing ill populations for H1N1, and that WHO therefore simply arbitrarily "assumed" all patients with a stated set of symptoms were automatically H1N1 victims. So the H1N1 pandemic case counts, to quote the WHO "no longer reflect actual disease activity."
The symptoms the WHO listed as indication that a patient has H1N1? A fever, cough, sore throat, headache...in short, all the symptoms of a common cold. The pandemic declaration by the agency entrusted by the UN with monitoring and guarding the world's health came anyway, on recommendation of the WHO's "experts," the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts or SAGE. [a little background on SAGE here - ed.]
However, even though the WHO admits it is not testing patients for H1N1 around the world, they also state that the H1N1 "pandemic virus" is becoming more common than the common seasonal flu virus. A simple question in the interest of accuracy: How in Hells blazes do they know that if they stopped testing around the world? Gut feeling? WHO's "intuition" that everyone who has a fever, cough, headache and or sore throat around the world automatically must have H1N1? The alarming aspect of this entire charade is that it will likely have severe health consequences for millions or tens of millions of some three billion people around the world targeted to get injections of largely untested so-called H1N1 Swine Flu vaccines.
read more @ rense
BUT HEY, WHO IS FIRST IN LINE FOR THE VACCINE? THE MILITARY.
WASHINGTON — U.S. military troops will begin getting required swine flu shots in the next week to 10 days, with active duty forces deploying to war zones and other critical areas going to the front of the vaccine line, a top military commander said Tuesday.
Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart also told The Associated Press that as many as 400 troops are ready to go to five regional headquarters around the country to assist federal health and emergency management officials if needed as the flu season heats up.
The Pentagon has bought 2.7 million vaccines, and 1.4 million of those will go to active duty military. National Guard troops on active duty are also required to receive the vaccine, as are civilian Defense Department employees who are in critical jobs.
As a result, the military is expected to provide health officials with an early assessment of the vaccine.
"Because I can compel people to get the shots, larger numbers will have the vaccine," said Renuart, commander of U.S. Northern Command. "They will, as a percentage of the population, be vaccinated more rapidly than many of us. So we may see some objective results, good or not, of the vaccinations."[OH HEY, WHATEVS! DID WE WRECK YOUR HEALTH FOR NO GOOD REASON? OH SORRY 'BOUT THAT. YOU KNEW YOU WERE A GUINEA PIG WHEN YOU SIGNED UP THAT WE OWN YOUR BODY AND YOUR MIND AND WE'LL DO WHATEVER THE FUCK WE WANT WITH IT. - ED.]
read more @ ap
Critics say pandemic emergency bill tramples privacy rights
Mandatory vaccinations, home searches without a warrant and forced quarantine for those who resist.
Critics of a pandemic preparedness bill pending in the Legislature say it would allow all those things and sets the stage for a medical police state where any response to an epidemic of flu or other illness has the potential to steamroll civil liberties.
The bill’s supporters and its sponsor, Sen. Richard Moore, D-Uxbridge, have found themselves in recent weeks defending against attacks from talk show hosts and Internet critics with an anti-Big Government bent. In the category of unlikely bedfellows: the ACLU has joined the opposition.
Moore and other supporters say the bill is largely borrowed from public health laws and court rulings already on the books. They say that rumors and lies have led people to overreact to the legislation, and cite as an example the statement that the bill makes vaccinations mandatory. While he says his own bill doesn’t mandate vaccination, Moore points to a 1905 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Massachusetts smallpox case that said states could require people to get vaccinated.
Critics responded that the bill’s language is too broad and vague in many key areas, and that supporters were splitting hairs in defending it. No, vaccination is not mandatory, but people who do not get vaccinated after the governor declares a health emergency can be placed under quarantine, and failure to observe the quarantine can result in arrest.
The underlying problem apparently being that local Massachusetts legislators think the internet is full of crazy conspiracy theorists who overreact to things. I mean, hey, all these laws are already on the books. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG. THEY HAVEN'T NOTICED, APPARENTLY, THAT *ANYTHING* HAS GONE WRONG YET. THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM AMONG PEOPLE IN GENERAL. THEY DON'T SEE THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM. THEY THINK THE PEOPLE WHO *DO* SEE THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM -- *WE* ARE THE PROBLEM. SEE? WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO NOTICE IT'S NOT PATRIOTIC TO NOTICE WHEN YOUR COUNTRY IS BEING DISMANTLED OR SOMETHING.
The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police Departments
One of the most alarming side effects of the federal government's war on drugs is the militarization of law enforcement in America. There are two aspects to the militarization phenomenon. First, the American tradition of civil-military separation is breaking down as Congress assigns more and more law enforcement responsibilities to the armed forces. Second, state and local police officers are increasingly emulating the war-fighting tactics of soldiers. Most Americans are unaware of the militarization phenomenon simply because it has been creeping along imperceptibly for many years. To get perspective, it will be useful to consider some recent events:
read more @ cato (yes, a think tank, i know...go figure)
by Peter Chamberlin
The war against our minds has many dark levels, all of which attempt to hide truth which is not sanctioned by the police state, replacing it with a new fabricated “official version” of events. The state/corporate controlled media informs us of what we are to think, while multiple forms of coercion, bribery and intimidation are used to reinforce the government’s ideas and convince people to accept them as their own.
Each political protest that attempts to open people’s eyes to the world of untruths which constantly inundates us, exposes the silent majority to more and more of the police state tactics that the ruling elite has gathered together, to use as it wages war against the American public by less than deadly means. In addition to rubber bullets and flash grenades, the police state brought-out acoustic weapons to herd protestors at the recent G20 Summit in Pittsburgh:
The Obama Administration was seemingly foiled last week when it was discovered that the “secret” Iranian nuclear facility they were about to reveal to the rest of the UN Security Council had already been reported to the IAEA, by Iran, as legally required.
Despite the US intelligence community saying they aren’t, despite the IAEA saying they have seen no proof that they are, pretty much everyone takes Iran’s “nuclear ambitions” for granted, and are just split over whether or not its worth going to war over.
It’s not hard to imagine why this is. Both the Bush Administration and Obama Administration have cheerfully ignored their own intelligence communities and trumpeted this myth of the threat posed by Iran. If you’re the average person who doesn’t spend all day paying attention to this stuff you’d probably figure if one was lying about it so overtly the other party would call them on it. Not so.But while we can take some solace in the fact that so many on Slashdot don’t see this as a good reason to go to war, if everybody believes Iran is making nuclear weapons this argument is pretty much over, and then the pro-war side has won. If facts don’t matter the state can ALWAYS scare the public into war.
It worked in Iraq… and 6+ years after the occupation a non-trivial minority of Americans still think Iraq had WMDs. Now it seems like it’s just a matter of if President Obama really wants to attack Iran or not.
And that’s not so straightforward. The US has 130,000+ troops in Iraq and will likely have over 100,000 troops in Afghanistan very soon. Conquering Iran will be no cakewalk, and even with the international good will the Obama Administration seems to have it is unlikely NATO is going to jump at the chance for another war.
ALTERNATIVE ANALYSIS: IF THE GOAL IS SIMPLY TO GET A BUNCH OF PEOPLE KILLED, THIS IS A GREAT PLAN. - ED.
hypocritically complain about the tyranny of the minority while being a member of a tyrannical minority - check
complain that there is 'no choice' - check
fear monger about growing populations and scarcity - check
be paternalistic and condescending - check
by Honor Mahoney
France has indicated that even if the Irish vote No in their referendum on the Lisbon Treaty on Friday, it will not hinder the European Union from taking steps towards further integration.
Pierre Lellouche, France's state secretary for Europe, told French TV on Monday morning (28 September), that a "solution" will be found in case of a second Irish rejection of the treaty as "whatever happens, Europe will advance because we don't have a choice."
"The institutional fate of 500 million Europeans is in the hands of 3 or 4 million Irish. It's a very undecided country," he said.
"We are faced with a world that is soon going to have more than 9 billion people. There is enormous work to do in the fields of energy, immigration, industry and social affairs and we're not going to stop. So we will find a solution if ever we are faced with this type of situation," he added, but refused to say whether there is actually a Plan B in the event of a No vote.
The French comments are further indication of the impatience felt by larger member states that a referendum in one small member state could derail the Lisbon Treaty completely.
is it ethical? who knows and more importantly, who cares? put on a big smile and collect a fat paycheck.
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mm hmm. those saudis don't seem very sympathetic to the muslims, no more sympathetic to the jews, what's up with that hmm? -ed.
Citing a meeting between MI6 chief Sir John Scarlett and Mossad chief Meir Dagan, British newspaper The Daily Express is claiming that Saudi Arabia is “ready to allow Israel to bomb Iran’s new nuclear site.”
The story hasn’t been confirmed any place else but provides yet another speculation that Israeli forces may be poised to launch a military strike against Iran.
It had previously been rumored in July that the Saudi government had approved the use of its airspace for an attack, though the Israeli government eventually denied it. Israel and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations. [maybe they don't *need* any hmm? - ed.]
The new site, which was revealed to be in construction last week by the Iranian government, is much smaller than the existing Natanz enrichment facility, but is expected to use more efficient, modern technology. It is reportedly under a mountain near the city of Qom, one of the holiest cities in Shi’ite Islam, and an attack by Israel near the city would almost certainly provoke outrage.source: antiwar.com
is zbig being a tool to get a war on? well maybe it's easier to figure out who *isn't* a tool. yeah they're all tools nevermind.
Ina recent interview with the Daily Beast last week, Zbigniew Brzezinski,the National Security Adviser from the Carter administration and erstwhile adviser to President Barack Obama, made a highly contentious statement regarding the U.S.-Israeli alliance. When asked how the U.S.would respond to Israeli jets using Iraqi airspace in order to stage anattack on Iran, Brzezinski was quoted as saying: “We are not exactlyimpotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Arewe just going to sit there and watch? ... We have to be serious aboutdenying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t justsaying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have thechoice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.”
Brzezinski who is said to have a reputation for such rhetoric, found his calls for “a Liberty in reverse” dimly viewed by many in Jewish leadership.
For example, Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham H Foxman, responded to Brzezinski’s quip with this: “Here is an international legal expert and he doesn't even know that the US does not control sovereignty over Iraqi airspace. Putting that aside, Zbigniew Brzezinski has always had a nasty streak when it came to Israel…. it is better that we can now see it, and it is out in the open.”
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Oh....too rich. - ed.
There are a variety of words Muslims use to describe Jews pretending to be Muslims. Because such words exist we can safely assume without hitting the conspiracy button, that there are Jews living in Muslim societies who seem Muslims outwardly, but who are in reality devoted to the Talmud, and at another level Israel, the perennial haven and insurance policy where Jews can run to in times of strife for safety. The distinction between Muslims and Jews are a little sharper now, because of the state of Israel, and the course of history, but at one time the distinction would not have been so great. In the great Muslim empires we see the role of Jews within the Moorish and Ottoman empires. We know that Mohammad the prophet of Islam was partly inspired by their religion as a merchant, in his earlier life when he traveled to Palestine and Damascus. If we observe the Samaritans of Israel today, of whom a few remain, who still follow the old form of Judaism that came out of Egypt, we can see where Mohammad got some of his ideas from for his new religion. Indeed Many Jews fully, or 'partly' converted to the new Abrahamic religion after its foundation.
OK, so we know there are Crypto-Jews in Christian societies, but what about their network in Muslim societies? The animosity of traditional Christian societies to the presence of the Jew has meant there is some literature which points to the Crypto-Jew amongst them with some certainty, without it being derided as malicious gossip------it is a practice by Jews which is well identified by Christians. However the general harmony that Jews have enjoyed in traditional Muslim society has meant that this consciousness or awareness against the Jew never developed or never had to develop until now, even though Jews used this stealthy deceptive avenue to progress in all matters socially and become accepted, just as they did in Christian societies.
So who are the wealthy powerful Crypto-Jews within the Muslim world? I am afraid I do not have a secret list which I could share with you, but merely a repetition of the gossip out there:
read more @ mostaque ali
by Roger Tucker
However, there are those perfectly aware of the facts who still cling to the doomed fantasy of a Jewish State. They are people like Benny Morris, the Israeli historian who scrupulously chronicled the Nakba, but continues to support the existence of the Jewish State, even if that entails the total ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Likewise the old warhorse Uri Avnery, one of the most decent and courageous human beings I know of, who has heroically spoken out for decades against the obscenities perpetrated by Israel, yet clings to the notion that Israel could and should somehow survive as a Jewish nation, no matter how truncated. And then there is the army of so-called "progressives," who think likewise, and avidly support an imagined, reformed Israel while protesting against the Occupation. These people have co-opted any possibility that the world could easily come together to put an end to apartheid Israel as it did white supremacist South Africa.
read more @ vineyard of the saker
There are some terms that people in Islamic and Western countries should never say to each other, because they confuse and inflame more than they clarify. The most obvious ones would be “jihad”, “crusade” and “great satan”. All of them are used in somewhat innocuous ways by the people who utter them, but mean something completely different – and much more inflammatory – to foreign ears.
I would like to propose a topical addition to the list of words that should never be used, and that would be “myth”. Specifically when it is used in the context in which Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Egyptian Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mehdi Akef have mentioned it in recent months, i.e. to speak of "the myth of the Holocaust" (Egyptian Islamists deny Holocaust; BBC News, 23 Dec 2005) . They know what they mean by the phrase, and I know what they mean, but if they think that most people over here are going to hear it and respond with anything more profound than “Holocaust deniers!” then they are deeply ignorant of how central is the Holocaust in U.S. perceptions of the Middle East, how superficial is the U.S. public discourse on relations with the Muslim world, and how much that discourse is framed by those who are pushing for a “clash of civilizations” and who are currently fixated on finding a justification to bring about regime change in Iran.
Everyone knows what a myth is, right? It’s just a fairytale; an unlikely, invented story featuring toga-clad heroes of the ancient past. So when Ahmadinejad and Akef talk of the “myth of the Holocaust” they are simply – as the BBC suggests in the report I linked to above – saying that the Holocaust never really happened, and can be written off as Holocaust deniers. Except that that’s not what a “myth” is. (And I must be getting old, because I actually remember the days when any reporter employed by the BBC would have known the meaning of the word, and made some effort to render it accurately).
Let me tell you what a “myth” really is.
OK so i guess the deal is that if any police officer or soldier ever gets hurt or god forbid killed we all need to be so sad and sorry about it and support the troops blah blah blah but when they turn around and treat AMERICANS CITIZENS like shit while they protect rich bankers so they can continue to screw us and destroy our country well that's supposedly just fine and IT WOULD BE RUDE TO NOTICE. is that it?
don't talk to me about patriotism. - ed.
THEY CAN PROTEST ALL THEY WANT
~ SO LONG AS THEY PAY THEIR TAXES
~ Alexander Haig, Reagan Administration
Here are some photos and clips from the G20 summit last week. There were about 500 activists and easily 9 times as many enforcement agents. Let this serve as a reminder of a SMALL portion what we are up against and why rioting is NOT a good idea.
However, I am a little confused. Judging by the heavy hand of the military... er police, Are we looking at Gaza? Or perhaps Honduras? AMERIKKA!!! Well by gosh, by golly!
read more @ snippits and snappits
The head of Iran's nuclear program says the US and its allies labeled Tehran's newly-announced under-construction nuclear plant secretive while the themselves admit they knew about the plan.
"The Americans say that they knew of the new plant prior to Iran's announcement and have presented aerial pictures of the location, so why are they claiming that the project was clandestine?" Ali Akbar Salehi said.
In line with its transparency policy over the country's nuclear program, Iran wrote a letter to the UN nuclear watchdog on September 21, saying that it was constructing a second plant for uranium enrichment. The letter was sent to the IAEA 12 months before the agency's regulations oblige its members states to inform of new developments.
According to the agency's document 153, member states are obliged to inform the body of the existence of enrichment plants 6 months before the introduction of nuclear materials into the facility.
The West, Salehi continued, was seeking to use the Qom plant at a time when they could "gain maximum impact from the issue."
read more @ press tv
world bank president robert zoellick (neocon) says don't take dollar's place for granted
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Bank President Robert Zoellick said the United States should not take the dollar's status as the world's key reserve currency for granted because other options are emerging.
In excerpts released on Sunday from a speech that he is to deliver on Monday, Zoellick said global economic forces were shifting and it was time now to prepare for the fact that growth will come from multiple sources.
"The United States would be mistaken to take for granted the dollar's place as the world's predominant reserve currency," he said. "Looking forward, there will increasingly be other options."
other options? does he mean this?:
bilderbergers want global currency now
Bilderberg has had front-men call anew for creating a global currency and establishing major European Union-style regions for the administrative convenience of a planned world government. Both steps were taken in September, one by the new Bilderberg-crowned prime minister of Japan and one separately by the UN.
The Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) called for a global currency in a report made public on September 7. UN countries should agree on a global reserve bank to issue the currency and to monitor the national exchange rates of its members, UNCTAD said. The dollar’s role in international trade should be reduced to protect emerging markets from the “confidence game” of financial speculation, it said.
Heiner Flassbeck, a former German deputy finance minister, is co-author of the report calling for a global currency. He worked with then U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers in 1997-98 to contain the Asian financial crisis. Summers is a longtime Bilderberg luminary and has been photographed by AFP at annual secret Bilderberg confabs.
Eliminating national currencies has long been a goal of Bilderberg as a crucial step in its plan to establish a world government. A nation’s currency is a symbol of sovereignty, so Bilderberg wants to divide the world into three giant regions, each with its regional currency, for the administrative convenience of its world government bureaucrats.
By Edda West - Published in VRAN Newsletter - Winter 2005
For decades, vaccine developers have been tinkering with various substances to trick the body into heightened immune responses. The most effective adjuvants are formulated with oils but have long been considered too reactive for use in humans. Immunologists have known for decades that a microscopic dose of even a few molecules of adjuvant injected into the body can cause disturbances in the immune system and have known since the1930's that oil based adjuvants are particularly dangerous, which is why their use has been restricted to experiments with animals.
The classic oil based adjuvant called Freund's Complete Adjuvant can cause permanent organ damage and irreversible disease - specifically autoimmune diseases. When scientists want to induce autoimmune disease in a lab animal, they inject it with Freund's Complete Adjuvant, which causes great suffering and is considered by some too inhumane to even inject into animals.
Dr. Jules Freund creator of this oil based adjuvant warned in 1956 that animals injected with his formulation developed terrible, incurable conditions: allergic aspermatogenesis (stoppage of sperm production), experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (the animal version of MS), allergic neuritis (inflammation of the nerves that can lead to paralysis) and other severe autoimmune disorders. (6)
Adjuvants can break "tolerance", meaning they can disable the immune system to the degree that it loses its ability to distinguish what is "self" from what is foreign. Normally, the immune system ignores the constituents of one's own body. Immunologists call this "tolerance". But if something happens to break "tolerance", then the immune system turns relentlessly self-destructive, attacking the body it is supposed to defend. (6)
Scientists theorize that oil based adjuvants have the ability to "hyperactivate" the immune system, and in doing so, create chaos by inducing such an extremely powerful response that the immune system literally goes haywire and starts attacking elements it would normally ignore. (6)
Another theory has to do with "specificity". One of the great distinguishing characteristics of the immune system is something akin to a highly sensitive innate intelligence that has evolved over eons to be able to respond very precisely to what it deems to be a threat to the body. Because the body contains many types of oily molecules and lipids, it may be that when an oil is injected, the immune system responds to it not only specifically, but with heightened intensity because the oil adjuvant resembles so closely the natural oils found in the body. A "cross reaction" then happens, sending the immune system into chaos destroying any oils found anywhere in the body that resemble the adjuvant oil. Demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis are an example of this destructive autoimmune process. (6)
To deepen one's understanding of the shadowy world of vaccine development, award winning investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto's new book is a "must read." It documents the secret human medical experimentation conducted on American citizens by doctors and scientists working for the U.S. military. It is a book about "betrayal of the most fundamental rules of medical ethics; and betrayal of the basic duty of military and civilian leaders to protect the people they govern." Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing our Soldiers and Why GI's are Only the First Victims, is a gripping read into the mad science world of the U.S. military's biowarfare vaccine development program which, since 1987 has injected tens of thousands of U.S. troops with an experimental unlicensed anthrax vaccine containing squalene. An oil based adjuvant, squalene has been known for decades to cause severe autoimmune diseases in laboratory animals. Writes Matsumoto, "The unethical experiments detailed in this book are ongoing, with little prospect of being self-limiting because they have been shielded from scrutiny and public accountability by national security concerns." Reading this book, one gets a permanent chill in the spine as we glimpse the "writing on the wall" of what is to come. (6,7)read the whole thing here
LINK HERE TO 'SWINE FLU IS A HOAX BUT THE VACCINE COULD KILL YOU' HIGH RESOLUTION POSTER PDF FILE
ALGIERS, (PIC)-- Swedish journalist, Donald Bostrom, said that Israel started the illegal harvesting of organs from Palestinian victims as early as 1960, with a marked increase in this practice during the first Palestinian intifada.
Bostrom was speaking at an event organised, on Wednesday, by the the National Federation of Algerian Journalists in the capital Algiers.
He also said that the organ harvesting was not limited to Palestinian victims, but included those of other nationalities who were killed in Palestine.
He pointed out that the investigative report he published in August in Aftonbladet was based on testimonies of a UN group in Palestine about "the ugly treatment meted to the corpses of Palestinians."He confirmed that he received death threats by telephone and e-mail after his article in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet about the IOF practice.
IRAN: US, UK, France deceiving world on their nukes
Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency has accused the US, Britain, and France of deceiving the international community over their nuclear programs. In an exclusive interview with Press TV, Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh rejected remarks by President Barack Obama of US, British Premier Gordon Brown, and Nicolas Sarkozy of France over Iran's nuclear program.
The three leaders earlier attacked the Islamic Republic over its second under-construction enrichment facility, located 100 kilometers south of Tehran, calling it a "deception."
"I categorically reject that there have been any concealment or any deception," Soltaniyeh said on Saturday.
IAEA Safeguards Agreements declared that Iran is only obliged to inform the UN nuclear watchdog of the existence of enrichment plants 180 days before the introduction of nuclear materials into the facility.
The Iranian envoy noted that he gave a letter to the agency on September 21 and informed the deputy general, elaborating that its new plant would be operational in about 540 days.
He added that there were no obligations to inform the IAEA sooner, according to the agency's document 153.
"It is a pity that none of these three leaders have legal advisers to inform them that according to comprehensive safeguards we are only obliged to inform six months before we put nuclear material."
"This site does not have any nuclear material at all now," according to Iran's representative to the IAEA.
"The problem is that we are the victim of negligence of those who claim that they know in fact the international law. They are talking in the UN but they are not aware of the very principles of the Statue of the IAEA."
Soltaniyeh also clarified that Washington, London, and Paris deceive the people around the world by violating the Non-Proliferation Treaty articles.
"Those three countries in fact have violated for the last 40 years NPT articles."
"The United Kingdom has under secret program of the nuclear submarines so-called trident with over 30 billion pounds and the people of the world and even the British people are not well aware of that. This is a real deception that Mr. Brown has to answer the international community because this is a shocking threat to the international peace and security.
"France is also working on the nuclear weapon programs continuously."
"Americans are working hard on the nuclear weapon posture review. These are all deceptions and concealment."
The western countries have a "long-term strategy" and a "hidden agenda" to "destroy and jeopardize the spirit of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA in order to find an excuse and pretext for sanctions and other measures," Soltaniyeh concluded.
source: press tv
NYT: US to demand inspection of new Iran plant 'within weeks'
The demands, following the revelation Friday of the secret facility at a military base near the holy city of Qum, set the stage for the next chapter of a diplomatic drama that has toughened the West’s posture and heightened tensions with Iran. The first direct negotiations between the United States and Iran in 30 years are scheduled to open in Geneva on Thursday.
read more @ nyt
ISRAEL wants 'unequivocal response' to Iran
After Iran announced it is constructing a nuclear enrichment facility near the central city of Qom, Israel moves to make new allegations against the Islamic Republic.
“I spoke this weekend with experts from the East and West. No one has any doubt, according to the technical data that was published, it's a military core,” Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio on Saturday.
He said the new under-construction nuclear enrichment facility in Iran proved that the country was seeking nuclear weapons and called on countries to give an “unequivocal” response.
“The disagreement (on whether Iran is developing military nuclear capability) has been done away with,” he said.
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ISRAEL tells US: Time to act on Iran
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the U.S. to take action over a newly revealed Iranian nuclear facility in a phone conversation with American lawmakers, an official in his office said Saturday.
Netanyahu spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a number of unidentified U.S. senators and told them that now is the time to act on Iran. Israel maintains the Islamic republic is seeking nuclear weapons.
"If not now then when?" the official quoted Netanyahu as saying. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak with the media.
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