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


the Orwell peace prize

by Martha Rose Crow

Right after Christmas, my nephew is leaving for another tour in Afghanistan. My Sister's heart and my heart are broken. The chances are good that this time he's coming back in a box with a flag on top of it.

But in many ways, he's dead already. Like many soldiers who've come back from the middle east, he's wired on self-destruct. My Sister has told me that she can't count the times she's taken guns away from him when he was threatening suicide because those times have been so many.

When I was a child, I was highly idealistic. I wanted to swim the English Channel. I wanted to live an exceptional life. I wanted to graduate from the university and perform work that would improve the lives of others. I wanted to be a peace maker and I wanted to earn a Nobel Peace Prize.

Back then, I didn't know about the dirty money connected with the prizes; that they came from money made from munitions or that the principal of the endowment was invested in more implements of war and/or of human oppression like capitalism that rapes the world for cheap natural resources and cheap human labor.

My childhood idealism about the Nobel Peace Prize waned a long time ago. It took awhile, but I learned that it was awarded by elites to politically 'frame the culture' of 'peace' and/or use the awardee as propaganda for the elite. It seemed to me that too many of the real peace makers are never awarded any prizes for their work and that too many heads of states are awarded it instead.

In the book 1984 by George Orwell, 'War is Peace' and 'Peace is War'. Orwell's book paints a psychopathic universe where reality is the opposite of what it really is. In Oceana, the place where the book takes place, Lies Rule: they Become the Truth. The whole place is built upon the lies of the 'party' or the ruling elite.

When I saw that Obama had 'won' the Nobel Peace Prize, I almost fell out of my chair. He's only nine months into his presidency and he has done nothing to stop any of the American wars. Contrarily, he's escalated the war in Afghanistan and spread it to Pakistan. Obama wants to add 40,000 more troops in Afghanistan. Last I heard, the war in Iraq is still continuing. More, the opaque and unwinnable war against 'terrorism' is still going on as well while the definition of a 'terrorist' keeps expanding to include anyone who opposes tyranny, including war.

What about torture? Obama hasn't done anything to stop it. That status quo merry-go-round of violence and the violence of lies goes on and on.

In lieu of the lack of bringing peace, Obama should have won the Nobel Peace Prize for Economics as more people are out of work now than when he was given the mantel of presidency. This is how great the hypocrisy is.

So what does all of this mean? A group of five elites chose Obama to market lies and deception; to sell an Orwellian world where people are programmed to believe that a war monger, a false messiah of peace, is the ideal peace bringer when in a real reality, he is the farthest from it.

And Obama's nomination in the swill world of the Orwell Peace Prize is in good company. Although they didn't get the prize, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Joseph Stalin were nominated. History has proven what kind of 'peace makers' they were and history will prove that Obama is of the same ilk.

People see through this ruse and sham. They know that Obama hasn't kept his campaign promises of stopping war and promoting peace. They know that he's being controlled by the powerful and wealthy military industrial complex who stand to lose enormous profits if Obama pursues peace.

This will be my nephew's third tour of duty. For a year (if he stays alive that long), we will live on pins and needles. Every day, we will hope that bad news doesn't arrive at the front door, brought by a well-dressed soldier messenger. Every day, we will hear about new war casualties and worry if he is one of them. We will live in a limbic hell and wait.

And during this time, Obama will escalate the wars, support Israel's illegal wars, while wearing the official Nobel Crown as the 'New Prince of Peace'.


isn't this conspiracy stuff SO COOL? you know it's totally harmless right?

So are you trying to rule the world?
Heh But if we were would I tell you? Heh


a self-made man

From wikipedia, and therefore presumably "approved" for your consumption by TPTB:

Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman is a self-made American billionaire magazine editor, publisher, and real estate tycoon. He co-founded Boston Properties, Inc. in 1970; he is chairman of the board, and director. He is also the current Editor-in-Chief of “U.S. News & World Report” and the publisher/owner of the “New York Daily News” since 1993.

In 1980, Zucker acquired the literary magazine the “Atlantic Monthly”, where he was Chairman from 1980 to 1999. In addition to his publishing and real-estate interests, Zuckerman is also a sought-after commentator on world affairs and an active supporter of Israeli, Zionist and international Jewish causes.


Mort Zuckerman is a "self-made" billionaire tycoon with multiple media platforms because he writes things like this: (you will need about 6 million tissues and a bucket to read this, good luck i could only get through about a paragraph and a half before i wanted to do something not very ladylike)

The Cruel Dilemma Facing the Jews of Israel

The Jews of Israel are facing a cruel dilemma. They came home to find peace and safety in their homeland of Israel; to find an end to that vulnerable status of a perpetual wandering minority; an end to exile, alienation, and powerlessness; and the beginning of a normal national existence. Instead, they found neighbors who were not reconciled to their living again together in this tiny piece of land the Jews have regarded as home for 4,000 years. How do you share a home with someone who says, "You have no right to be here"?


You're probably not a self-made man, are you? Of course not. Why would you be reading here if you were?

Well, no matter. Here we don't hold things like that against people. We know what's what. We know that the "self-made" famous people are the very same people who tell us that war is peace.

excerpt from The Conspiracy Business and All That Jazz:

You don’t apply for entrance to these people! That’s right, you are apart of it or you’re not. Some are born into it (like Bush with his silver spoon stuck in his mouth). That’s not to say people are not groomed and promoted into it (like Obama); most of the time before they even know it.


The next circle in is the fairly to very wealthy. This is the golden ring on which all the other circles in the Merry-Go-Round revolve. You will either make it here or just become another forgotten cog in the machine. Most of the time, these people did not do all that much to get here. They were literally handed the keys to something sweet because they fit in and knew the right people at the right time. Of course, the public will end up being told he’s a “self-made man.”


yes that is curious, isn't it?

excerpt from Chris Floyd:

I don't have much to add to the analysis of offered by Ditz, Scott Ritter, Justin Raimondo, Glenn Greenwald, among others. (And if you want to put the issue in its deepest, truest context, see this piece written two years ago by Arthur Silber: "So Iran Gets Nukes. So What?")
But I will note what is likely to be a side issue, but an interesting one nonetheless -- the timing of these "revelations."

As we all know, Barack Obama and his Europuppies meant to make a big show of sword-waggling at the opening of the oh-so-momentous G20 summit in Pittsburgh. Iran beat them to the punch by formally notifying the IAEA of the new facility before the summit, but in any case, the "Iran crisis" served its purpose for the Masters of the West: it covered up the fact that they actually had nothing whatsoever to say about the ostensible theme of the summit -- solving the global economic collapse. If the "Iran crisis" had not sucked up all the media oxygen, these "leaders" might have had to explain why they have given trillions of public dollars to the perpetrators of the economic collapse, while letting millions upon millions of their citizens slide into jobless, homeless penury. They would have had to explain why they are taking nothing but the most ineffective, cosmetic measures to rein in the hyper-greed of the oligarchs. And they would have to admit that their only plan for addressing the crisis in the future is to do more of the same: giving the elite even more public money to use as they please.

read more @ chris floyd

Who are "The Masters of the West," and why would Iran's leaders help them out? - ed.


a self-made man

From wikipedia, and therefore presumably "approved" for your consumption by TPTB:

Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman is a self-made American billionaire magazine editor, publisher, and real estate tycoon. He co-founded Boston Properties, Inc. in 1970; he is chairman of the board, and director. He is also the current Editor-in-Chief of “U.S. News & World Report” and the publisher/owner of the “New York Daily News” since 1993.

In 1980, Zucker acquired the literary magazine the “Atlantic Monthly”, where he was Chairman from 1980 to 1999. In addition to his publishing and real-estate interests, Zuckerman is also a sought-after commentator on world affairs and an active supporter of Israeli, Zionist and international Jewish causes.


Mort Zuckerman is a "self-made" billionaire tycoon with multiple media platforms because he writes things like this: (you will need about 6 million tissues and a bucket to read this, good luck i could only get through about a paragraph and a half before i wanted to do something not very ladylike)

The Cruel Dilemma Facing the Jews of Israel

The Jews of Israel are facing a cruel dilemma. They came home to find peace and safety in their homeland of Israel; to find an end to that vulnerable status of a perpetual wandering minority; an end to exile, alienation, and powerlessness; and the beginning of a normal national existence. Instead, they found neighbors who were not reconciled to their living again together in this tiny piece of land the Jews have regarded as home for 4,000 years. How do you share a home with someone who says, "You have no right to be here"?


You're probably not a self-made man, are you? Of course not. Why would you be reading here if you were?

Well, no matter. Here we don't hold things like that against people. We know what's what. We know that the "self-made" famous people are the very same people who tell us that war is peace.

excerpt from The Conspiracy Business and All That Jazz:

You don’t apply for entrance to these people! That’s right, you are apart of it or you’re not. Some are born into it (like Bush with his silver spoon stuck in his mouth). That’s not to say people are not groomed and promoted into it (like Obama); most of the time before they even know it.


The next circle in is the fairly to very wealthy. This is the golden ring on which all the other circles in the Merry-Go-Round revolve. You will either make it here or just become another forgotten cog in the machine. Most of the time, these people did not do all that much to get here. They were literally handed the keys to something sweet because they fit in and knew the right people at the right time. Of course, the public will end up being told he’s a “self-made man.”


time to end Israeli exemption from international law

by Tammy Obeidallah

Throughout the world, people have attempted to distinguish ordinary Americans from the United States government. Perhaps our complacency for aiding and abetting war crimes has been attributed to lack of education, apathy in the face of an omnipotent pro-Israeli lobby or that we are simply hapless workaholics with time for little else. Yet private citizens, either for some warped religious or political viewpoint, or through sheer ignorance often exacerbate the control pro-Israel interest groups have over American institutions.

In September, the city of Dayton, Ohio–population roughly 160,000–signed a three-year commitment to share military technology with Israel. One of the key components of the agreement is the further development of unmanned aircraft. County officials reported $350,000 in private donations was raised to contribute to this and other “economic development projects” in Israel.

The attitude of this small Midwestern city is reflective of the American nation as a whole. Sharing military technology with a nation that is known to use such technology against civilians is against international law; yet human rights take a back seat to the promise of job opportunities and economic growth at the expense of people half a world away. While Americans enjoy the freedom of unfettered Internet access and ample educational opportunities, the majority choose to remain deliberately ignorant of the law and an all but forgotten value system.

read more @ the ugly truth

the US suffers an intelligence blow and loses credibility

but first:

Iran to blow up "heart of Israel" if attacked

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran would "blow up the heart" of Israel if it was attacked by the Jewish state or the United States, a Revolutionary Guards official was quoted Friday as saying.

"Even if one American or Zionist missile hits our country, before the dust settles, Iranian missiles will blow up the heart of Israel," Mojtaba Zolnour said, according to IRNA news agency.

Zolnour is a deputy representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the elite Guards force. Iranian officials have previously said Tehran would retaliate in event of an Israeli or U.S. attack.

...Zolnour said in the holy "The Zionist regime and the United States cannot risk attacking Iran," Shi'ite city of Qom on Thursday, citing Iranian military and technological advances, IRNA reported. Iran refers to Israel as the "Zionist regime."

read more @ reuters

Analysis by Damian Lataan:

The claim by the US that its intelligence services have known of Iran’s plans to construct an underground enrichment plant at Qom for some three years is really stretching the bounds of credibility and, when examined in the light of the intense rhetoric about Iran’s so-called ‘nuclear weapons program’ that has emanated from both the US, Israel and the rest of their Western allies during that period, it simply does not relate to the corresponding historical chronology.

If, as the US claims, their intelligence services have known about it for some three years, then why was it not included in the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released in October 2007, just two years ago?

....Winning the Nobel Prize for peace, of course, is likely to make it extremely difficult for President Obama to drop any of his new fifteen ton Grand Slam bombs on Iran. [GOOD POINT, theoretically anyway]

The ball is now back in Israel's court.

read more @ telling the history of the 21st century

Arctic Sea crew still being held more than 50 days after "rescue"

The families of four Russian sailors at the centre of an arms-smuggling mystery have appealed to Vladimir Putin to free them, more than 50 days after their ship was allegedly rescued from pirates.

The wives of Captain Sergei Zaretsky and three crew members on board the Arctic Sea urged the Prime Minister to intervene as a row over the cargo ship flared between its Finnish owner and Russian prosecutors. The vessel has been the focus of intense speculation that it was being used to smuggle S-300 air defence missiles to Iran after it apparently fell victim to the first act of piracy in North European waters for hundreds of years.

The women said that nobody knew where the Arctic Sea was heading after plans to dock the ship at Las Palmas, on the Canary Islands, collapsed almost three weeks ago.

"Our husbands need urgent medical and psychological help, they have been in total information isolation for 74 days," they wrote to Mr Putin. "We ask you to assist in urgently returning our husbands home while they are still alive."

read more @ sott

welcome to the future in america

Thousands stand in line for help paying bills


Thousands of people swarmed Cobo Hall in chaos this morning trying to get applications for housing and utility payment assistance from the city of Detroit.

People fainted, others fought as the Detroit Police Gang Unit tried to keep people in line — some since last night — and in check.

“It’s a disaster here,” former assistant Detroit Police chief and city council candidate Gary Brown said, handing out water. “This is dangerous. Very unorganized, very dangerous.”

The City of Detroit Planning & Development Department was to pass out 5,000 applications to those standing in line. But a line of people snaking back and forth inside Cobo, down Washington Boulevard and around the corner to the circular parking deck far outnumbered the applications available.

read more @ there are no sunglasses

watch NASA bomb the moon

NASA is bombing the Moon saying they are searching for water. But the surprise here is that may not be the only intention of this mission - they have known about traces of water on the Moon since 1971. India beat NASA to the punch, by being 'first' in disclosing the discovery of water on the Moon and TRY TO SAVE MOON. So there is no reason really to detonate the 'alleged kinetic bomb' on the surface of the moon seeking traces of water anymore as India discovered this already.

Many are 'cross' that the LCROSS mission is going ahead even when it clearly violates the "The Moon Treaty" and the UN's Outer Space Treaty . I have posted reasons why many are suspicious about the bombing of the moon, especially considering that the moon is not the property of NASA or the US government and as a body outside earth it shouldn't be treated as a test zone.

read more @ pimpin turtle

urgent lawsuit being filed today against FDA to halt swine flu vaccines

(NaturalNews) Health freedom attorney Jim Turner is filing a lawsuit in Washington D.C. mid-day Friday in an urgent effort to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. On behalf of plaintiffs Dr. Gary Null and other licensed health care workers of New York State, the lawsuit charges that the FDA violated the law in its hasty approval of four swine flu vaccines by failing to scientifically determine neither the safety nor efficacy of the vaccines.

"The suit will seek an injunction against the FDA from approving the vaccine," attorney Jim Turner told NaturalNews on Thursday evening's Natural News Talk Hour show. "And the core of the argument is that they have not done the proper safety and efficacy tests on the vaccine to allow it to be release at this time."

The suit seeks to not only nullify the FDA's unlawful "approval" of the four H1N1 influenza vaccines, but to also ask the court to issue an injunction that would halt any mandatory vaccination requirements.

"The FDA is required by law to establish that a vaccine is safe and effective before it can be given to the public," said Turner. "We are arguing that they did not establish that the vaccine was effective, and did not establish that it was safe. They are trying to get it on the market by a waiver."

read more @ natural news

Dr. Andrew Moulden: what you were never told about vaccines


Through my extensive research and my work throughout the years, I have discovered that vaccinations are causing impaired blood flow (ischemia) to brain and body from clinically silent to death. These are strokes – across the board for all of us. I have reason to believe that all are being affected and all vaccinations ARE causing the overwhelming rise in autism, specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, sudden infant death, gulf war syndrome, dementia, seizure disorders, some cancers it would appear, and much much more.

read more @ vac truth

sex with children.....SO?

Frederick Mitterand admitted to paying for sex with 'young boys' in Thailand

The revelations in his 2005 autobiography “The Bad Life” have come back to haunt Mr Mitterrand after he emerged as one of the most vociferous defenders of Roman Polanski, the film director currently detained in Switzerland in connection with an outstanding conviction for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in the US in 1977.

In his book, Mr Mitterrand, the nephew of the late Socialist president Fran├žois Mitterrand, wrote: “I got into the habit of paying for boys...All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market excite me enormously.

One could judge this abominable spectacle from a moral standpoint but it pleases me beyond the reasonable.”

Curiously, there was little outcry when the book was published in 2005. However, Mr Mitterrand’s tastes were brought to the fore on Monday by Marine Le Pen, daughter of the far-right National Front leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, on a political chat show.

Miss Le Pen read out a passage in which Mr Mitterrand wrote: “The profusion of very attractive and immediately available young boys puts me in a state of desire that I no longer need to hinder nor I know that I will not be refused.”

Her call for his resignation has become an internet hit.

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The Polanski Culture: Hollywood's push to normalize sex with children

The vocal, sanctimonious Free-Polanski uproar is merely a symptom of an entertainment culture infected with a moral cancer – a culture that regularly practices up on the screen what we’ve heard them preach this last week on behalf of a confessed child rapist.

...Yes, in just one year, Hollywood released three films that in one way or another portrayed sex with children as potentially healthy or their molester as sympathetic. And these aren’t fringe, indie films either. All three involve name stars and Oscar winners.

Unfortunately, this is not a conspiracy. Hollywood deviants never gathered together to plan for a slate of films aimed at a drip-drip campaign designed to dull our moral outrage towards the most heinous crime imaginable. It’s worse than that. We’re up against a culture; the same culture that can’t quite grasp why a child rapist should have to serve prison time for a crime he’s confessed to.

And this is how cinematic propaganda works. Whether the filmmaker’s motivations are good or evil, the idea is to get decent and thoughtful people to start second guessing themselves as they’re enveloped in the dark and held captive by the powerful sound and fury of the moving picture. First we’re led to identify and sympathize with a particular character, then that character does something designed to challenge our belief structure. This can range from, “If John Wayne opposes racism, maybe I should,” to, “Well, if a loving mother is okay with it, maybe I need to get a little more nuanced and tolerant about this whole child-rape thing.”

read more @ big hollywood

destroying our culture via Hollywood IS INDEED part of the conspiracy that isn't a conspiracy because it's too big for most people to see - ed.

mr. president you are a low-down snake-eyed liar


You were elected on the platform of ‘hope and change’. Hope’s a hard thing to kill because it will remain as long as fools can dream. The only change I’ve seen is that you’ve expanded the theater of the conflicts you swore to end. I’m especially intrigued about your hypocrisy over the Guantanamo detainees. Any one who wants to, knows that most of those people were kidnapped and sold by opportunistic warlords and, since 9/11 was done by the former administration, in tandem with Israel, there are no other 9/11 terrorists.

So, consider this Mr. President, if your Zionist occupied government in tandem with Israel, carried out the 9/11 attacks; then for what reason have millions been murdered and displaced in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Pakistan? For what reason are all these people dying? If they have no association with 9/11 and the only acts they are committing are in defense of their nation against a pernicious invader then they are not terrorists, they are freedom fighters.

If the Taliban successfully stopped the opium production in Afghanistan why is it now more abundant than at any time in history? Why is this now being blamed on the Taliban who stopped it in the first place?

read more @ smoking mirrors

obama gets a big frosted cookie from his international masters

the relevant excerpt:

Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland rejected suggestions from journalists that Obama was getting the prize too early, saying it recognized what he had already done over the past year.

"We hope this can contribute a little bit to enhance what he is trying to do," he told a news conference.

The committee said it attached "special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons," saying he had "created a new climate in international politics."

Without naming Obama's predecessor George W. Bush, it highlighted the differences in America's engagement with the rest of the world since the change of administration in January.

"Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play.

"Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts," it said, and the United States was playing a more constructive role in tackling climate change.

read more @ reuters

the 13 illuminati bloodlines and the federal reserve bank part 1

In order to understand the influence of evil, it is important to understand the influence of money. Money is power to the Illuminati. By gaining control over money, they realize the power that goes with it. According to Fritz Springmeir:

"Alice Bailey in A Treatise On White Magic, p. 412, claims that the Hierarchy has a special group which she calls "the financial group" ,,controlling all that can be converted into energy, and constituting a dictatorship over all modes of intercourse, commerce and exchange." According the Luciferian Alice Bailey, the "financial group" is the latest group directed by the Hierarchy."

Others have written on the Illuminati, Satanism and their New World Order, I won't go into that here.

Instead, in the next few articles, I will focus on how the Federal Reserve Banks are controlled by the the Illuminati Satanists looking to build a New World Order, But first, we have to understand how all of this came about.

read more @ dead man musings


Max Keiser: dollar to be buried way before 2018

So what doesn't get said very specifically, though he alludes to it but oh so carefully, is that all these countries don't want to finance our wars, yup, and all our wars have been for ISRAEL. So as soon as you see that our country has been used as a cardboard cutout for Israel, and now we're *ALL* going to pay the price for that, and Israel will saunter off scott-free.... well hopefully that is clear by now. - ed.

CIA used illegal snooper cookie BY MISTAKE

Redfaced CIA spooks have admitted using an illegal snooper cookie to tail people who visited its website.

The cookie informed the CIA about all the websites users visited for years after it was installed on a PC, despite the fact that such persistent cookies are banned by the US government.

The CIA website claims that it does not use the cookies to gather and store information about visits to its sites.

But the snooper software was found by Daniel Brandt, president of Public Information Research, who explained that he picked up the cookie because he was in a CIA internet reading room searching for pages with particular 'security sensitive' words.

He believed that the CIA was using the cookie to keep tabs on those whose interest in sensitive information could identify them as security risks. The cookie would send web browser information to the CIA every time the user accessed the internet.

The CIA admitted having the cookie installed on the site and removed it the instant it was made public.

A spokesman maintained that the cookie's presence was "a mistake, not intentional". An outside company had redesigned the reading room website and installed the software for web analysis.

ha ha ha ha hahahahaha


whack-job war games next week oh great

Next week Israel and America will undertake joint military exercises. Nothing unusual there. Operation Juniper Cobra (JC) is about missile defence. Nothing unusual there either, it's a regular event. It's an autumn deployment. Ah, that's different. In previous years Operation JC was scheduled for spring, and that was supposed to be the case this year. So what changed?

Timing is everything, and the timing of these war games comes just as the tension over the Iranian nuclear question has risen dramatically, as was always likely after the UN General Assembly. This may not be why the operation was shifted, but it makes sense.

War Games are required to iron out problems of strategy, technology, even personal relationships. But they are also used to send messages. When the Chinese mess around in boats near Tawian, they usually use landing craft boats. This sends the clear message that despite recently warmer relationships, the Chinese still have the option of one day landing back in what they say is part of the Motherland.

The message from Juniper Cobra is that the US will help defend Israel, and that together they are capable of deflecting a ballistic missile attack by Iran.

The Americans and Israeli's will link up their Arrow and Patriot systems and other equipment. Most of the action will take place on computer screens, but there will be some live firing. It will be interesting to see if the cameras are allowed to film this, if they are it will indicate a deliberate show of strength and it will be noticed from Moscow, to Pyongyang, to Tehran.


tomorrow they bomb the moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., will provide an interview opportunity and a potentially unique view of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and Centaur rocket's impact on the moon Oct. 9.

On Friday, Oct. 9, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the LCROSS spacecraft and Centaur rocket will impact the moon's southern pole. The collision is designed to send up a plume of debris that may include water ice that will be monitored by various telescopes, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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And they're doing this because.....?????

NASA's moon ritual to mark the end of an age
by Matthew Jarvie

Tomorrow, Friday, October 9th, NASA is scheduled to literally bomb the moon. In short, at approximately 7:30 AM EST Friday morning, a missile launched and steered from a shepherding spacecraft will strike the lunar surface at what is said to be twice the speed of a bullet. The official story states that this is to eject a plume of debris that will be analyzed by the shepherding spacecraft for traces of water.

The planned "attack" on the moon is a violation of Space Law and is defined as an Act of War in the existing International Space Treaty. The myth-makers and disinfo agents say this could trigger a war with what they claim to believe is an "extra-terrestrial civilization" under the lunar surface. This is of course utter nonsense. So who or what is this "act of war" really against?

In reality, this undertaking by the NAZI-established NASA is little more than a Masonic ritual and is purely symbolic of Freemasonry's war on women at the end of the Piscean age. The Aquarian age we are entering is to represent the birth of a new variety of genetically-engineered worker bees: the hermaphrodite. Women as we know them are to be eliminated.

read more @ dissecting the new age


and what is the new plan? the same as the old plan. ISRAEL IS NOT INTERESTED IN PEACE JUSK KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD FOREVER.

Israel's future policy: Temporary not permanent peace with Palestinians (Al-Manar TV)

The Foreign Ministry's political staff has composed a document outlining Israel's future foreign policy, which states that the Israeli occupation government should not attempt to reach a permanent settlement with the Palestinians but rather focus on a temporary accord that would prevent US and European frustration.

The document, handed to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday, was drafted by Naor Gilon, Lieberman's former counselor for political affairs. Gilon claims that "the attempt at imposing a settlement with the Palestinians has failed in the past", and that future attempts would lead to more disappointment and frustration on the part of the US and Europe as well as a “violent Palestinian response.”

"We need a realistic attitude – the arrival at a temporary accord without dealing with the core issues. This is the maximum that can be achieved, if we want to be realistic," the document states. It also urges Lieberman to reestablish ties with countries Israel has abandoned for many years, among these African, Latin American, Balkan, Asian, and moderate Arab nations.

Lieberman is also advised to employ a zero tolerance policy for instances of anti-Semitism and international isolation. The document suggests that “Israel” focus on environmental and economic issues in order to bolster its image worldwide. "The age in which Israel could allow itself to be isolated is over," says the document, which is scheduled to be brought before the ministry's directorate in order to be approved as Israel's official foreign policy within the coming days.

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who is a jew and why does it matter?

Gilad Atzmon takes the UK corporate media to task for the debate over Ahmadinejad's roots, noting that this whole debate shifts the discussion away from Ahmadinejad's arguments. This is true as far as it goes for steering the public discourse.

The question of "who is a Jew?" has been debated in Israel since it attained statehood. In the Jewish state the authorities, Rabbis and the media would dig into one’s bloodline with no shame whatsoever. For the Israelis and orthodox Jews, Jewishness is obviously a blood related concept. However, Jewishness and blood concerns are becoming a subject of a growing debate in the UK. In the last few days The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian are trying to decide whether Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a ‘self hating Jew’ or just an ordinary antisemite. Like the Israeli Rabbis they both dig into his bloodline.

Ahmadinejad is revealed to have a ‘Jewish past’ said the Daily Telegraph on Saturday. According to the paper, a photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 “clearly” suggests that his family had Jewish roots. The Telegraph even found the ‘experts’ who suggested that “Mr Ahmadinejad's track record for hate-filled attacks on Jews could be an overcompensation to hide his past.” Needless to say that Ahmadinejad has never come on record with a single anti-Jewish ‘hate- filled’ attack as the Telegraph suggests. He is indeed extremely critical of the Jewish state and its raison d'etre. He is also highly critical of the crude and manipulative mobilisation of the holocaust at the expense of the Palestinian people.
Yes, Ahmadinejad makes a lot of sense when you look at what he actually says and not the cartoon version from the corporate media. We know that. Still, he is a man that Israel loves to hate. He is a tool. But is he a tool wittingly or unwittingly? THAT is the important distinction.

When you take the analysis of current events a step further and engage the idea that world leaders are being directed as actors on a stage, in a big long drama, you can't simply dismiss the importance of knowing about things like bloodlines. The fact that it *shouldn't* matter to normal thinking people is beside the point! It *DOES* matter to the people calling the shots.

Is it naive to think that people like Ahmadinejad can be sincere, be in power, and say the things he says; or is it paranoid to think that he has been coopted into an occult drama as the price of being in power?

It's one or the other. You decide.

Is Obama literally "America's First Jewish President?"
by Henry Makow

If you google "America's First Jewish President," you'll find links to dozens of stories in Jewish publications "kvelling" (yiddish for boasting) about how Barack Obama was sponsored by Jews and is "one of us." This may be literally true. I suspect his mother's father Stanley "Dunham" was Jewish. Obama's mother "Stanley Anne Dunham" certainly looked and acted like a Communist Jew.

As we have seen, the modus operandi of the Satanic Sabbatean Frankist cult (Illuminati) is to intermarry and impersonate all other religions, ideologies and nationalities. Reinhard Heydrich's grandfather was Jewish. Hitler's grandfather was Jewish. Churchill's mother was half-Jewish. Sonya Sottomayer parades as a "Latina" but her mother was Jewish. It wasn't just Jewish actors in Hollywood who changed their name and their persona. The object is power to create divisions, chaos and war, to degrade Western civilization and bring about the New (Communist, some say Jewish) World Order.

read more @ savethemales

And furthermore, if the Saudi royal family are crypto-Jews, doesn't that put stories like this in a new light?

Fearful of Iran's influence, Saudi king reaches out to Syria
By Julien Barnes-Dacey | Correspondent for Christian Science Monitor

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia arrived here Wednesday to mend fences with Syria and strengthen regional cooperation in a move that some hope could advance President Barack Obama's Middle East peace plans.

The two day visit by the king – his first since he took power in 2005 – will focus on unrest in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, where political rivals backed by the two countries are wrangling over power. The Saudi monarch and close US ally is also seeking to nudge Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of Iran's diplomatic orbit toward closer cooperation with fellow Arab states.

The visit is the latest sign of a thaw in relations between Syria and Saudi Arabia, which went into deep freeze after the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Mr. Hariri was a close friend of the king's family, and Saudi Arabia and many others believe that Syria ordered his murder, a charge Damascus has denied.

"The trip is very significant, given the negative mood that has prevailed in Syrian-Saudi relations over the last couple of years," says Sami Moubayed, a Syrian political analyst, who argues that the visit could bring peace closer between Israel and its Arab neighbors. "This is very positive news for the region."

The Syrians have laid on a lavish welcome for Abdullah, whose delegation has commandeered two of Damascus's largest hotels, in a manner that is reflective of the dramatic improvement in ties with the region's political and economic powerhouse. "Today… the Saudi king in the heart of Arabism," screamed Wednesday's morning Al-Watan newspaper, a Syrian daily, devoting its whole front page to the visit.

Stunning turnaround

After the Hariri assassination, always fragile Arab unity appeared to come apart at the seams, with close US allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt – nervous about Shiite Iran's growing regional influence – at odds with Syria, which formed a self-proclaimed resistance alliance with Iran to oppose Israel and provide support to the militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas. In 2008, things were so bad that an Arab League summit in Damascus was boycotted by the Saudi and Egyptian leaders.

But Syria's ties with the West have been warming of late, thanks to the efforts of President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Saudi Arabia has turned from a policy of isolation toward engagement. The Saudi and Syrian leaders met in Riyadh in March. Saudi Arabia restored its ambassador to Syria in August after an 18-month hiatus. And two weeks ago, Abdullah and Mr. Assad met in Jeddah. [Editor's note: The original version misstated the location of the leaders' March meeting.]

"There is an overall positive momentum in the region which kicked off with the exodus of George W. Bush," says Mr. Moubayed, crediting Obama's regional outreach for the more harmonious atmosphere.

On the two leaders' agenda will be Lebanon, where the Saudi-backed prime minister-designate, Saad Hariri, continues to struggle to form a new government in the face of demands from the Syrian-backed opposition, and the ongoing Palestinian peace talks between the Syrian-backed Hamas movement and Fatah. Analysts say that a Syrian-Saudi accord on these issues would substantially increase chances of resolving them, while serving to strengthen Obama's desire to restart the Middle East peace process.

Washington watching

Washington will be watching closely, says Andrew Tabler from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, hoping the visit will mark the beginning of a new regional balance.

"The Abdullah visit is significant symbolically in that it opens the door for Damascus to move away from an increasingly isolated Iran toward Washington's Arab allies," he says. "All of this will just be a photo shoot, however, if it doesn't lead to progress on key issues, most notably the formation of a government in Lebanon and reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah."

The extent of Syria's influence over Hamas is uncertain, and Syrian analysts caution against expecting too much from the trip.

One Damascus-based commentator, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, says divisions between the two sides remain deep. Moreover, he adds that without Egyptian participation there could be no real regional accord on key issues such as Palestine.

While there has been some talk that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak might join the Damascus summit, Egyptian-Syrian relations are poor, and such an appearance is considered unlikely.

And some Syrian analysts say that warmer relations with Saudi Arabia and the West don't necessarily mean cooler ones with Tehran.

"Yes, the king is here, but the [Syrian] president was in Iran one month ago," says Moubayed. He argues that Iran's opponents should use Syria as gateway to the Iranian state, rather than seeking to break the relationship.

top researcher on cervical cancer goes off the reservation

you don't see this everyday - ed.

(NaturalNews) One of the key researchers involved in the clinical trials for both Gardasil and Cevarix cervical cancer vaccines has gone public with warnings about their safety and effectiveness. This highly unusual warning against these vaccines by one of Big Pharma's own researchers surfaced in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Express in the UK over the last few days. There, Dr. Diane Harper openly admitted the vaccine doesn't even prevent cervical cancer, stating, "[The vaccine] will not decrease cervical cancer rates at all."

This is astonishing news. The whole push behind the cervical cancer vaccines is based on the belief that they prevent cervical cancer. That belief, it turns out, is a myth.

Dr. Harper also warned that the cervical cancer vaccine was being "over-marketed" and that parents should be warned about the possible risk of severe side effects from the vaccine. She even concluded that the vaccine itself is more dangerous than the cervical cancer it claims to prevent!

read more @ natural news

nightjack A Survival Guide for decent folk, by request

A Survival Guide For Decent Folk 24July 2008
**04/08/08 Moderate Sarcasm Warning **

Paul has posted a number of lengthy replies on the “Modest Proposal” thread. In these days of us increasingly having to deal with law abiding folk who have fallen foul of the “entitled poor” and those who have learned how to use us to score points and exact revenge, I thought it would be a good idea to give out a bit of general guidance for those law abiding types who find themselves under suspicion or under arrest. It works for the bad guys so make it work for you.

Complain First

Always get your complaint in first, even if it is you who started it and you who were in the wrong. If things have gone awry and you suspect the cops are going to be called, get your retaliation in first. Ring the cops right away and allege for all you are worth. If you can work a racist or homophobic slant into it so much the better.


Never explain to the Police

If the Police arrive to lock you up, say nothing. You are a decent person and you may think that reasoning with the Police will help. “If I can only explain, they will realise it is all a horrible mistake and go away”. Wrong. We do want to talk to you on tape in an interview room but that comes later. All you are doing by trying to explain is digging yourself further in. We call that stuff a significant statement and we love it. Decent folk can’t help themselves, they think that they can talk their way out. Wrong.

read more @ banned


connect the dots

Start here:

"As we start to get towards the middle of next year, we are going to start to face some serious constraints, and we would have to ration and obviously focus on the lowest-income countries," said World Bank president Robert Zoellick.

Policy-makers approved the first general capital increase for the World Bank in 20 years as the crisis was expected to force as many as 90 million more people into poverty by 2010.



Now go here:

People who claim that population growth is the big environmental issue are shifting the blame from the rich to the poor

It's no coincidence that most of those who are obsessed with population growth are post-reproductive wealthy white men: it's about the only environmental issue for which they can't be blamed. The brilliant earth systems scientist James Lovelock, for example, claimed last month that "those who fail to see that population growth and climate change are two sides of the same coin are either ignorant or hiding from the truth. These two huge environmental problems are inseparable and to discuss one while ignoring the other is irrational."(1) But it's Lovelock who is being ignorant and irrational.


In May the Sunday Times carried an article headlined "Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation". It revealed that "some of America's leading billionaires have met secretly" to decide which good cause they should support. "A consensus emerged that they would back a strategy in which population growth would be tackled as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat."(9) The ultra-rich, in other words, have decided that it's the very poor who are trashing the planet. You grope for a metaphor, but it's impossible to satirise.

read more @ sott

He [Geithner] said the World Bank must more actively prioritize work on three emerging global priorities: agriculture and food security, support in the most fragile environments, and facilitating a transition to a green economy.



Yesterday, while working outside, I had my small portable radio tuned to ABC, 790 AM. I heard Tim Conway, Junior, son of comedian Tim Conway, blather on endlessly about how dangerous and deadly the Swine Flu "outbreak" was and how very IMPORTANT it was to "protect" yourself and your family from being stricken dead by this killer flu and to get your Swine flu shot as soon as possible. While it was "necessary" to vaccinate health care workers, pregnant women, and school children FIRST, "there should be enough" vaccine available to cover everybody, so "just be patient" if you can't get your vaccination right away. "I care most about my family", he said, and "want them" vaccinated first, but 'I care about you too, the listener, and want you around as well".

So, do as Tim Conway Jr does and get yourself inoculated with a lethal cocktail of toxins and patented bio-weaponized germs with immune system-crippling adjuvant, so you can "protect" yourself.

Thank you Tim Conway, Jr., you lying, brain-washed, worthless son-of -a -bitch.

Earlier in the day, I also heard the greatest outlet of Tavistock propaganda on radio, NPR (National Public Radio), tell me that the first million (or two million or four million?) doses of Swine Flu vaccine have "just" arrived in Los Angeles in the "nick" of time for the beginning of the school year, so there will be adequate Swine flu vaccine available "for all of Los Angeles' school children."

Isn't that wonderful? Good News always seem to come in bucket loads on Sundays for some reason!

Are media whores, propagandizing on behalf of pharmaceutical companies and their whores in government, any less guilty of crippling and killing innocent people than the vaccine manufacturers themselves? Are they any less guilty than the Fort Detrick research team under Dr Jeffrey Taubenberger who went up to Alaska to retrieve DNA samples in 1997 in order to use it to map and REPLICATE the 1918 Spanish Flu virus, and THEN develop it into an even DEADLIER strain that eventually becomes part of the Swine flu vaccine cocktail?

I don't think so.

Every player and every cog in the Swine Flu Hysteria Propaganda Machine, are as guilty as the Illuminated Club of Rome planners who were behind this covert population reduction agenda. Having failed, apparently, to poison us sufficiently with chemtrails for the past 11 years, they now turn to direct poisoning via inoculations. The Satanic underpinning of this Death ritual is clear when you recognize that they FIRST want to poison those human groups most responsible for carrying on and continuing life itself: pregnant women, little children, and healthcare workers!

read more @ educate yourself

i'm sure it's all nothing to worry about and we're in good hands


World Bank welcomes New Economic Order from the Ashes of Crisis


The wrenching financial crisis of the past two years will provide the catalyst for a profound change in the global economy – which, according to the man running the World Bank, will see China and India become established centres of power, the dollar eclipsed as the sole reserve currency, and Latin America, south-east Asia and Africa emerge as new sources of growth.

But as he surveys the wreckage caused by what the bank and its sister organisation, the International Monetary Fund, agree is the most severe crisis since the devastation caused by the second world war, Robert Zoellick is surprisingly upbeat about the future.

Asked by the Observer how he envisages the global economy in 20 years' time, Zoellick says: "There will certainly be a larger role for the emerging powers, there will be multipolar sources of growth, there will be more south-south trade between developing countries.

"The crisis gives us the opportunity to hasten this process. If we are concerned about the past reliance for growth on the US consumer, we have to make sure consumers in developing countries have enough finance to buy."

read more @ pimpin turtle

US calls for rigorous IMF surveillance


"The IMF will need to be a truth-teller," Geithner said in the remarks, which were to be delivered by Treasury Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Sobel.

Geithner called the World Bank the "centerpiece" of the multilateral development system, but said it will need to focus more on building resilience to crises and laying foundations for prosperity, with a special focus on support for the poorest, Geithner said.

He said the World Bank must more actively prioritize work on three emerging global priorities: agriculture and food security, support in the most fragile environments, and facilitating a transition to a green economy.

read more @ pimpin turtle

UN calls for new reserve currency
The United Nations called on Tuesday for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the "privilege" of building a huge trade deficit.

"Important progress in managing imbalances can be made by reducing the reserve currency country?s 'privilege' to run external deficits in order to provide international liquidity," UN undersecretary-general for economic and social affairs, Sha Zukang, said.

Speaking at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Istanbul, he said: "It is timely to emphasise that such a system also creates a more equitable method of sharing the seigniorage derived from providing global liquidity."

read more @ pimpin turtle

'NEW' IMF faces rough road toward bigger role


Strauss-Kahn said these "Istanbul Decisions" would be a focal point for the coming year. "We have come a long way, but the journey is not over," he told delegates.


Strauss-Kahn urged the delegates to build on the spirit of economic cooperation at last month's G20 Pittsburgh summit and "seize this opportunity to shape the post-crisis world" and reduce poverty.

He said the fund could need more than a trillion dollars in financing from its members to function as a bank of last resort that would reduce the need for countries to build big reserves as a cushion against shocks.

Germany, Europe's biggest economy and a G20 member, balked, saying a massive increase in the fund's reserves could encourage governments to adopt risky economic policies in confidence that they could get bailed out if they failed.

"Moral hazard issues... arise from the vast increase in fund resources that is currently taking place. This increase should be viewed as a temporary measure," German central bank chief Axel Weber said.

The World Bank appealed for more funds as it sees a second straight year of record lending to developing and poor countries.

read more @ afp

psyops whiplash

OK so we just went through the Ahmadinejad is a crypto jew no he's not whiplash. Now we have the dollar is being taken down no it's not whiplash.

Here's Mike Whitney throwing Robert Fisk and the BLOGOSPHERE under the bus. Seems to me the blogosphere has been pretty good to Mike Whitney but what the fuck do I know. - ed.

Dollar Hysteria by Mike Whitney

Robert Fisk lit the fuse with his hyperventilating narrative which appears in Tuesday's UK Independent which went viral overnight spreading to every musty corner of the Internet and sending gold skyrocketing to $1,026 per oz. Now every doomsday website in cyber-world has headlined Fisk's "shocker" and the blogs are clogged with the frenzied commentary of bunker-dwelling survivalists and goldbugs who're certain that the world as we know it is about to end.

From Fisk's article:

"In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

read more @ counterpunch

jews say no

Dear Friends,
Jews Say No is circulating the following letter and hope you will sign it. We’d like to get as many signatures over the next 24 hours and then try to get it placed as a letter or piece in one of the Jewish (and maybe international) newspapers. We hope you agree with us that it is critical for our voices to be heard!


The primary author of the recently released UN Report on Gaza, the internationally respected jurist Richard Goldstone, has been attacked by establishment voices within the Jewish community. When those within a community try to “excommunicate” and dishonor a truth-teller, it is our obligation and responsibility to speak out vehemently on their behalf and on behalf of the truth they bring.

read more @ there are no sunglasses

C. Story: the irish referendum outcome is null and void

Our published information that the Irish Referendum on the dictatorial Lisbon Treaty was rigged, is ACCURATE. However at the time of the Update to the report dated 2nd October (see below) we hadn’t yet obtained details of the WAY the Referendum was rigged and influenced in favour of the treacherous YES lobby. We now have this information.

This is how the Irish were ‘persuaded’ to change their minds:

(1): Chaos and confusion, by design, at the count:

The chaos which appears to have accompanied the premature delivery of the Referendum ballot boxes (enabling them to be pre-stuffed: see below), is confirmed on this video:

read more @ global analysis


athiest professor has near death experience

Here is the fascinating story of Howard Storm's NDE. This video shows a 54 minute interview where he tells his whole amazing story.

The most interesting part, to me, is at the end when his 'guides in the world beyond' showed him how the earth will be in the future. This part of the interview is shown in the second clip below.

Looking at our situation a world overlaid with pyramidal power structures, where almost everything about our lives is directed from the top and the positions of power at the top appear to be occupied by the very worst kind of fairly quickly becomes apparent that only a world as Storm describes could possibly be the kind of ideal society for which we instinctively yearn.

Within our present pyramidal power structures we will always be dominated the the wicked. Even if the very best of men occupied the highest positions, in time the lowest most unGodly spirits would conspire to find a way of holding these dominating positions. The USA of the 'founding fathers' and the USA of today might act as an exemplar for this argument. the 'pyramidal' or centralised structures must fall. All power needs to be exercised by individuals within their own small communities. It would be impossible for rogues to rise to power in any environment where they are well known. Amongst family and friends character is everything.

Perhaps we need a new societal theory developed and promoted based on the simple unit of self-governing small communities.

Perhaps we should work towards creating the vision delivered to humanity in Howard Storm's NDE.

see videos @ no one to vote for

Ashkenazi holds secret talks in France

IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi flew secretly to France on Sunday for meetings with Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin, the chief of the French Defense Staff.

Ashkenazi left Israel early on Sunday morning and flew to Normandy, where he met with Mullen. The two have developed a close relationship since Ashkenazi was appointed chief of General Staff in 2007 and they reportedly speak at least once a week by phone.

Ashkenazi's trip to France came amid continued warnings that senior IDF officers could be arrested in Europe for their involvement in Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip in December 2008 and January 2009. Last week, a Palestinian group petitioned a court in London to issue an arrest warrant for Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who was visiting the British capital.

read more: jpost via the truth seeker

the demise of the dollar

Note Brazil all of a sudden in the middle of things. - ed.

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years.

read more @ independent

man arrested by FBI for helping protestors evade police, which is bad see?

The FBI has arrested Elliot Madison, a self-described anarchist and New York social worker, for using Twitter to assist protesters evade the police at the G20 summit.

Madison, 41, and his partner, Michael Wallschlaeger, 46, were put on a $30,000 bail after they were tracked down at their hotel room, Carefree Inn motel, using computers, police scanners and the networking site Twitter to instruct the protests "and to inform the protesters and groups of the movements and actions of law enforcement" on September 24 and 25.

read more @ press tv

would the real psyop please stand up?

by Meir Javedanfar: Meir Javedanfar is an Iranian-Israeli Middle East analyst and co-author of The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran - ed.

In June 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's meteoric rise from mayor of Tehran to president of one of the most influential countries in the Middle East took everyone by surprise. One of the main reasons for the astonishment was that so little was known about him.

One recently published claim about his background comes from an article in the Daily Telegraph. Entitled "Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past", it claims that his family converted to Islam after his birth. The claim is based on a number of arguments, a key one being that his previous surname was Sabourjian which "derives from weaver of the sabour, the name for the Jewish tallit shawl in Persia".

Professor David Yeroshalmi, author of The Jews of Iran in the 19th century and an expert on Iranian Jewish communities, disputes the validity of this argument. "There is no such meaning for the word 'sabour' in any of the Persian Jewish dialects, nor does it mean Jewish prayer shawl in Persian. Also, the name Sabourjian is not a well-known Jewish name," he stated in a recent interview. In fact, Iranian Jews use the Hebrew word "tzitzit" to describe the Jewish prayer shawl. Yeroshalmi, a scholar at Tel Aviv University's Center for Iranian Studies, also went on to dispute the article's findings that the "-jian" ending to the name specifically showed the family had been practising Jews. "This ending is in no way sufficient to judge whether someone has a Jewish background. Many Muslim surnames have the same ending," he stated.

read more @ aletho news

a country more and more in the news lately: brazil

The thoughts of a Jew, Gideon Rachman, writing at big establishment paper Financial Times, and he seems to be gloating. Yes, he definitely seems to be gloating. via There Are No Sunglasses - ed.

After a little fumbling with the envelope, the head of the International Olympic Committee has just announced the venue for the 2016 Olympics – Rio de Janeiro. It all seems a confirmation of the mood of the moment – Brazil is deeply fashionable and on the way up; and the shine has come off Barack Obama, who turned up in person to lobby for Chicago – only to see his home town eliminated early.

Poor Obama, he really didn’t deserve this. I bet he now regrets going all the way to Copenhagen to lobby for Chicago. His great trump-card was meant to be his global popularity. But the International Olympic Committee had no trouble in brushing him aside. I’m afraid this is all going to play into the gathering conservative narrative in the US of Obamas a naive dupe, who grovels in front of foreigners – and gets nothing back in return. It seems to be setback after setback for the US president at the moment – health-care, Iran, the Afghanistan mess, unemployment up at nearly 10%.

As for Brazil – never has the country been so fashionable. The Brazilians are hosting the World Cup in 2014 and now the Olympics, two years later. They provide the first letter of the much-touted group of emerging economic superpowers - the BRICs. They are key members of the G20. In Lula, Brazil at last has a leader who is a recognised global figure. He gave the lead-off address at the UN General Assembly last week. (Just before Obama, symbolically enough.) And Brazil has also just discovered massive reserves of offshore oil. Oh lucky country!


Graham and Chambliss would rather *your* kids die, plus a lot if iranians, than israelis

Two senior Republican senators say the United States, and not Israel, should attack Iran if military action becomes "necessary."

They also say a simple strike at the country's nuclear capability wouldn't be enough -- the US would have to launch an "all-or-nothing" war against Iran with the aim of crippling the country's military capabilities.

"I think an Israeli attack on Iran is a nightmare for the world, because it will rally the Arab world around Iran and they're not aligned now. It's too much pressure to put on Israel," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News' Chris Wallace.

He continued: "If the sanctions fail, and Iran's going down the road to get a nuclear weapon, any Sunni Arab state that could, would want a nuclear weapon. Israel will be more imperiled. The world will change dramatically for the worst. Military action should be the last resort anyone looks at, and I would rather our allies and us take military action if it's necessary."

But Graham doesn't think an attack should be limited to airstrikes on Iran's nuclear facilities. "If we use military action against Iran, we should not only go after their nuclear facilities. We should destroy their ability to make conventional war. They should have no planes that can fly and no ships that can float," said Graham.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia, agrees.

"The problem with military action also is that you're probably not going to be able to stop the production of uranium by just a simple airstrike," Chambliss said on Fox News Sunday. "Lindsey's right. It's an all or nothing deal. And is it worth that at this point in time, when we know they have the capability? We can slow them down, but a full-out military strike is what it would take," said Chambliss.

This video is from Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast Oct. 4, 2009.

read more see video @ raw story

ElBaradei states the obvious. Will anyone notice?

TEHRAN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei said Sunday that "Israel is number one threat to Middle East" with its nuclear arms, the official IRNA news agency reported.

At a joint press conference with Iran's Atomic Energy Organization chief Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran, ElBaradei brought Israel under spotlight and said that the Tel Aviv regime has refused to allow inspections into its nuclear installations for 30years, the report said.

"Israel is the number one threat to the Middle East given the nuclear arms it possesses," ElBaradei was quoted as saying.

Israel is widely assumed to have nuclear capabilities, although it refuses to confirm or deny the allegation.


"This (possession of nuclear arms) was the cause for some proper measures to gain access to its (Israel's) power plants ... and the U.S. president has done some positive measures for the inspections to happen," said ElBaradei.

ElBaradei arrived in Iran Saturday for talks with Iranian officials over Tehran's nuclear program.

Leaders of the United States, France and Britain have condemned Iran's alleged deception to the international community involving covert activities in its new underground nuclear site.

Last month, Iran confirmed that it is building a new nuclear fuel enrichment plant near its northwestern city of Qom. In reaction, the IAEA asked Tehran to provide detailed information and access to the new nuclear facility as soon as possible.

On Sunday, ElBaradei said the UN nuclear watchdog would inspect Iran's new uranium plant near Qom on Oct. 25.

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