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October 30, 2011

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The nationwide crackdown on Occupy Wall Street has begun

Credit: Frank Gormlie
Madison RuppertContributing Writer

Activist Post

Multiple cities across the nation have begun their offensive against the people standing up for the right to fair representation and a just economic system instead of the corporatist system which we are currently subjugated by.

Some of these have been brutal and vicious attacks on Americans, including what now appears to be an intentional attack on Scott Olsen — a former Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq before leaving the military in 2010.

In Oakland Olsen was struck in the head by a police projectile, causing a skull fracture which put him in critical condition. Thankfully, Olsen is now conscious, although he is reportedly having trouble speaking and his brain swelling is still a risk according to doctors. The most disturbing part of this incident is not that the police who are supposed to protect and serve are brutally assaulting demonstrators but that the officer apparently meant to hit Olsen in the head.

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As you will see in the following video, Scott Olsen was just feet away from the police barricade when he was hit in the head. The officer responsible clearly did not lob a tear gas canister as they are supposed to do, but instead aimed at Olsen’s head.

You will then see activists rush to Olsen’s aid as he is lying on the ground, unmoving and bleeding from the head.

Notice the police officer move back behind two other officers then lob what appears to be a flash bang right next to Olsen’s body.

What appears to be a flash bang grenade goes off and the crowd disperses for a moment.

Keep in mind that the Oakland Police Department claims that they did not use flash bang grenades against the protesters, although they will not account for the other police agencies involved in the assault.

The Daily Bail posted a picture of some of the ammunition used by police in the attack which clearly includes a rubber bullet, which the Oakland Police also claim they did not use:

In an article published on Business Insider, a Marine is quoted saying that the tactics utilized by police in Oakland are not even allowed in a war zone.

Is there not something seriously wrong when our public servants are utilizing tactics on American civilians that American soldiers are not supposed to use in combat on foreign soil?

Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan said in a written statement that the city has opened an investigation into the use of force, including the use of tear gas on Tuesday.

However, the statement also said, “We are asking you not to camp overnight. Frank Ogawa Plaza is open for free speech activities between 6 am and 10 pm.”

This is the kind of ludicrously un-American thinking that has plagued the response to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

This is a nation with free speech which means that you cannot tell us when and where to speak freely.

You might not like it, but we have every right to occupy a public space all hours of the day. We have every right to freely assemble whenever and wherever we want.

If it really is problematic for you, you might want to explore moving to a nation which was not founded upon the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Oakland is just one of the many places in which police arelaunching an all-out offensive on peaceful demonstrators who are sick and tired of the elite ruling class robbing America blind while our politicians encourage it.

Indeed California now seems to be a hotspot for these anti-Occupation moves, contrary to what one might assume based on California’s history as a blue state.

However, this is just more proof that the bi-partisan system in Washington is nothing other than a two-party dictatorship in which both parties work towards the exact same goals and push an identical agenda of control and oppression.

San Diego saw police actions against their Occupation at around 2 am in the morning.

OB Rag, an independent news organization out of Ocean Beach, California reports that at least 44 people were arrested in the sweep which began at 1:45 am in Children’s Park without any forewarning.

Police and the Sheriff’s department arrived outfitted in riot gear with batons and at least two men were reportedly beaten in the process of being arrested.

Several of the demonstrators who were arrested were veterans and one man was apparently a legal observer although more specific details are not yet available.

All of the donated food and medical supplies at both occupation sites were confiscated by the police.

Previously Assistant Police Chief Boyd Long told demonstrators that they could remain in Children’s Park so long as they did not set up tents.

Despite this assurance, Long told the OB Rag that they were clearing both sites and people had been ordered to clear the areas before this.

Later, barricades were set up at the Civic Center Plaza and activists were told they could return after the area was power washed, but without any belongings.

A similar incident occurred at Occupy Nashville when, despite false assurances that arrests would not occur until the next day, police rounded up activists in accordance with a new 10 pm to 6 am curfew on the state Capitol grounds.

State troopers arrested some 29 demonstrators at 3 am and kept them in detention until 9 am at which point they marched right back onto the Legislative Plaza.

Thankfully, in this case a tiny bit of justice has already been seen when the magistrate of the court refused to even hear the charges in saying that the state didn’t give the activists adequate prior notice of the curfew since it was only announced yesterday in the afternoon.

The Highway Patrol was advised by the judge to release the protesters immediately but instead they continued to hold them and issued criminal trespass citations.

This was a clear example of the state deceiving activists and the media in order to illegally crackdown on the protests.

Yesterday Lola Potter, the Tennessee state spokeswoman told reporters that demonstrators wouldn’t be arrested until they had an opportunity today to apply for one of the new state permits required to hold demonstrations at the State’s Capitol.

Despite the claim that they were “not going to enforce it today” they indeed did just that.

The Occupy Nashville movement is having none of it, calling the state’s policy “a direct violation of our constitutional rights” which indeed it is.

Undeterred, the activists held another meeting on the Plaza steps at 7 pm in defiance of the state’s unjust actions.

Then in New York, where the Occupy Wall Street movement first began, the police is utilizing more indirect methods to push the activists out of Zuccotti Park.

Instead of utilizing brutal police state tactics like we witnessed in Oakland, the city has confiscated all fuels and generators.

This comes as the cold encroaches and a forecast includes more wet cold weather in the near future. Tomorrow has a 100% chance of precipitation and tomorrow night has a forecast of snow and 90% chance of precipitation.

The city claims that they are worried about the Occupy camp becoming a “fire trap” due to gasoline powered generators.

However, no open flames are used in the camp and dishwater is brought in pre-heated, and the movement is even planning on setting up a volunteer fire brigade with fire extinguishers.

It appears that this is nothing more than a tricky tactic to pressure the activists to leave and stop exercising their right to free speech and assembly.

The president of the Benevolent Association, Ed Mullins, also made a somewhat absurd statement to The New York Post, saying that the NYPD will sue “obnoxious” activists for physical confrontations with police.

Mullins said, “I am deeply concerned that protesters will be emboldened by the recent rash of violent acts against police officers in other cities. New York’s police officers are working around the clock as the already overburdened economy in New York is being drained by ‘occupiers’ who intentionally and maliciously instigate needless and violent confrontations with the police.”

They will reportedly seek the “harshest possible civil sanctions – including monetary damages – against any individual protester who causes injury to [police].”

Unfortunately most protesters don’t have the attorneys on retainer to harass the police who brutally assaulted them for no reason.

These are just a few examples of how crackdowns are occurring across the nation as those in power attempt to shut down the Occupy Wall Street movement which shows no signs of slowing down or giving up.

It appears that politicians, even ostensibly “liberal” ones like Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein, are becoming fed up with the Occupation movement.

Immediately following the disturbingly vicious attack on Occupy Oakland, Feinstein made a painfully ignorant statement that exposed her for what she truly is: yet another elitist, corrupt, freedom-hating politician.

Feinstein said she did not think that the “protesters have the right to occupy forever.”

Sorry, Dianne, they have every right to occupy forever despite what you might hope.

“I don’t think people, for example, can sleep in a square for weeks on end. You have to have some order to it,” she said.

Again, sorry Dianne but you don’t get to decide when and where people can assemble and speak freely or for how long they do it, or in what manner.

Feinstein parroted the typical ignorant objection to the Occupy Wall Street movement in saying, “There are all kinds of different agendas going on [and it is] hard to figure out what people want,” as if that is some kind of indictment of the movement.

Feinstein doesn’t understand what people want because she is part of the 1% that is unconcerned with the economic situation in our country and the implications it has for average Americans.

You can view Feinstein’s financial statements here which include a purchase of over $1,000,000 in JP Morgan Chase just last year.

Obviously, despite her purported leftist leanings, she is just another Washington elite that seeks to profit at the expense of the American people.

In 2009 Feinstein’s net worth was between $46,055,250 and $108,109,018. Can anyone expect someone of such massive wealth to understand the plight of most Americans?

Interestingly, the 2009 report of the top 16 richest members of both the House and the Senateincluded five individuals from California.

These include Darrell Issa with a maximum net worth of over $451 million, Jane Harman with a maximum net worth of over $435 million, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi with a maximum net worth of over $108 million and Gary Miller with a maximum net worth of over $84 million.

Could this overrepresentation of multi-millionaires be related to the mistreatment of anti-corporatist demonstrators in California? While it is pure speculation, it seems to be a somewhat valid conclusion.

Regardless, there is an irrefutable trend sweeping the nation encouraging the oppression and crackdown on peaceful protesters seeking a new direction for the hijacked American economy and government.

Hopefully people will see this and it will encourage them to take action and fight back against the un-American restriction of free speech in any and every way possible.

The last thing we need is to allow the Occupy Wall Street movement to either be co-opted by the Democratic party, unions, or any other group with an ulterior motive, or to be shut down through police force.

Through bringing these issues to the forefront we can help keep the movement alive and kicking despite the many attempts to marginalize it and/or co-opt it for questionable ends.

Madison Ruppert is the Editor and Owner-Operator of the alternative news and analysis databaseEnd The Lie and has no affiliation with any NGO, political party, economic school, or other organization/cause. If you have questions, comments, or corrections feel free to contact him atadmin@EndtheLie.com

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A Flu Vaccine Timeline | The Recent History Revolving Around Vaccine Dangers

Mike Barrett
NaturalSociety
First Posted October 28, 2011

dnapink2 210x131 A Flu Vaccine Timeline | The Recent History Revolving Around Vaccine DangersIf you thought you were safe from the flu after receiving a flu vaccine, think again. It’s hard to keep up with all the false claims and corruption revolving around flu vaccination, but if you were to piece the massive puzzle together, everything may suddenly become crystal clear. Not only are people risking their health by subjecting themselves to the almighty prick, but it turns out that all of the effort is for nothing.

Convulsions in Children Ignite a Ban in Australia

Last year Australia noticed a lot of children being hospitalized after having convulsions triggered by the flu shot. Australian health authorities knew of these cases but continued to push the flu shot on every child. Irresponsibly, the health authorities allowed for more and more convulsions along with vomiting and dangerously high fevers. Finally, after having known of the convulsions and other health problem revolving around the flu vaccine, Commonwealth chief health officer Professor Jim Bishop took action and instituted a ban on the flu shot.

A Confirmed Link Between the Flu Vaccine and Killer Nerve Disease

In 2009 a staggering 50 percent of doctors refused the H1N1 flu vaccinedue to the strong connection with adverse health concerns. Even though 50 percent of the doctors were not receiving the shot, many of them would still recommend the shot to their patients.

In 2010, government health chiefs confirmed a link between the H1N1-containing seasonal flu vaccination and the killer nerve disease known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. But this information didn’t stop health officials from pushing the vaccine onto the population in 2010 and 2011. What’s more, the connection between Guillain-Barre Snydrome and flu vaccines has been alive since the 1970′s.

“The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use,” Prof. Elizabeth Miller, head of the HPA’s immunization department, wrote in the letter sent last month to neurologists.

Adding Narcolepsy to the List

Shortly after government health officials openly admitted the link between the H1N1 vaccine and deadly Guillain-Barre Syndrome, it was found that the H1N1 vaccine can also lead to narcolepsy. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in Feburary of 2010 that 12 countries had been reporting on a suspected relationship between the development of narcolepsy and the H1N1 vaccine. The H1N1 vaccine is currently embedded into the traditional seasonal flu shot, which the WHO continues to recommend despite a number of organizations and health experts speaking out against its safety.

Despite these findings, though, the flu shot continues to be pushed on all Americans. As each year passes, the flu shot is being pushed harder than the year before. In 2010, 130.9 million people got the flu shot, an 8 million person increase from 2009. People are being urged by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to get the flu shot every year. The CDC also urges parents to give their child the flu shot every year from the moment they turn 6 months of age.

Flu Vaccine Insert Admits the link to Deadly Nerve Disease, Paralysis, and Death

The link between Guillain-Barre Syndrome and the flu vaccine has been confirmed by studies, anecdotal evidence, and even the vaccine insert itself. The insert, detailing information about the Influenza A (H1N1) Monovalent Vaccine, details risks far beyond Guillain-Barre Syndrome. For all of the details you can read the insert yourself in PDF form.

Here are some of the conditions associated with the H1N1 vaccine, according to the insert:

  • Facial edema.

  • Immune system disorders

  • Cardiovascular disorders

  • Digestive disorders

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Abdominal pain

  • Blood and lymphatic disorders

  • Local lymphadenopathy

  • Transient thrombocytopenia

  • Metabolic and nutritional disorders

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nervous system disorders

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Neuralgia

  • Paraesthesia

  • Febrile convulsions

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

  • Neuropathy (including neuritis)

  • Paralysis (including Bell’s Palsy)

  • Respiratory disorders

  • Chest pain

  • Cough

  • Urticaria

  • Rash (including non-specific, maculopapular, and vesiculobulbous)

Most Recent News | Flu Vaccine Shown to Be Completely Ineffective

New research brought to us by The Lancet shows some startling news regarding the true effectiveness of the flu vaccination. The study involved a control group of 13,095 adults who were not vaccinated. The group were watched to see if they caught the influenza virus, but 97 percent of them did not. Only 2.7 percent, or 357 people, of the non-vaccinated group ended up catching the virus. Another group of adults whom were vaccinated with a trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine ended up with 1.2 percent of them not catching the flu. The difference between the two outcomes is 1.5 people out of 100 which shows that the flu vaccine only prevents the flu in 1.5 out of every 100 adults injected with the flu vaccine.

While the media runs around “spreading the rumor” that flu shots are 60 percent effective, one would assume that 60 out of 100 people receive the flu based on those claims. The problem with this claim is that it’s wrong. Anyone who takes a crash course in college statistics knows how to skew data. Methods for exaggerating data range from manipulating the graph to using complex statistical algorithms to eventually reach the desired conclusion. In this case, the 60 percent effectiveness claim births from an ongoing equation which transforms the numbers properly. First, 2.73% is taken for the people who got the flu in the control group. That number is then divided into 1.18% which stands for the percentage of people who got the flu in the treatment group. The answer comes out  to be 0.43. You are now able to say that 0.43 is 43% of 2.73 (control group people who got the flu) and make the claim 57% are protected by the flu vaccine.

Ineffectiveness Aside, Even More Reasons to Reconsider the Flu Shot

Vaccines are often filled with harmful chemicals which lead to many of the health conditionslisted above. Many of these chemicals are inflammatory chemicals added to strengthen the vaccine. One main “ingredient” in vaccines which has been in the controversial spot light for quite some time is thimerosal. Thermerosal is a preservative used  for injections coming from a multi-dose vial to prevent bacterial contamination. The problem is that thimerosal contains quite a bit of mercury which is concerning to many health professionals.

In 1999 studies began to surface showing that multi-dose vial vaccines, such as the MMR and hepatitis B vaccines, contained enough thimerosal to expose vaccinated children to 62.5 ug of mercury per visit to the pediatrician. This is one hundred times the dose considered safe by the Federal Environmental Protection Guidelines for infants!

Worse yet, some infants will receive doses even higher; because thimerosal tends to settle in the vial. If it is not shaken up before being drawn, the first dose will contain low concentrations of mercury and the last dose will contain enormously high concentrations. If yourbabyis the unlucky one that gets the last dose, serious brain injury can result… Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 166

Some of the other chemicals found in the flu vaccine as well as other vaccines are as follows:

  • Aluminum: Also a neurotoxin, aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease [5] and other cognitive diseases [6].

  • Antibiotics: Various forms include neomycin, streptomycin, and gentamicin.

  • Triton X-100: A detergent that should not be injected into the human bloodstream.

Explore More:

  1. Flu Vaccine Insert Admits it Causes Deadly Nerve Disease, Paralysis, and Death
  2. Swine Flu Vaccine Linked to Guillain Barre May Also Lead to Narcolepsy
  3. Health Officials Begin Pushing Flu Vaccine Despite Nerve Disease Link
  4. Scientists Announce a ‘Super Antibody’ Universal Flu Vaccine
  5. Institute of Medicine Admits Vaccine Dangers After Review
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The Top 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities

From Netscape 

Here is a scary and true fact: A murder occurs almost every day in Detroit.

With 345 murders reported in the Detroit metropolitan area in 2010, this crime-ridden city made the top of the list when Forbes ranked the most dangerous U.S. cities.

The Motor City is troubled. Both the population and employment rates have dropped precipitously as residents flee Detroit, leaving the city’s coffers strapped for even basic funding of education and public services.

The top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities:
1. Detroit, Michigan

  • Detroit has long been one of America’s most crime-ridden cities, and low unemployment has made it worse with 1,111 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    2. Memphis, Tennessee

  • Chronic poverty–19 percent of residents live below the poverty line–plays a major role in crime in Memphis with 1,006 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    3. Springfield, Illinois

  • Experts are at a loss to explain Springfield’s high crime–855 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    4. Flint, Michigan

  • A lousy local economy and a high unemployment rate have fueled crime. Flint had 827 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    5. Anchorage, Alaska

  • Anchorage has 813 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, including the highest rate of forcible rape in the state.

    6. Lubbock, Texas

  • With 808 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, Lubbock is known as the “Hub City,” a transit hub for drugs coming north from Mexico.

    7. Stockton, California

  • With 805 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, Stockton suffers from its location on one of the nation’s many drug transit routes. Gangs compete for turf, and that fuels the violence.

    8. Tallahassee, Florida

  • Located on I-10, this is an attractive city for drug runners bringing contraband north from Miami. Tallahassee has 775 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    9. Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Sin City has 763 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, including 4,696 robberies and 9,296 aggravated assaults. Experts blame much of it on the instability and population churn caused by the housing bust.

    10. Rockford, Illinois

  • The city’s location near large interstate highways and its proximity to Chicago make it attractive as a waypoint for drug carriers. Rockford had 760 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    To compile its list of America’s most dangerous cities, Forbes used data from the FBI’s uniform crime report for 2010, a compilation of crime data for each of the country’s metropolitan statistical areas, regions that usually consist of a large city and its suburbs or nearby cities. For this listing, Forbes stuck with MSAs of 200,000 or more, focusing on the FBI’s numbers in four specific categories of violent crime: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

    There is good news: While it’s commonly expected that crime rates will rise as economic conditions worsen, that has not been the case in the United States where violent crime has fallen for the past four years, notes Forbes. Nationwide in 2010, murder rates were down 4 percent, incidents of rape fell 5 percent, robberies dropped 10 percent and aggravated assaults were down 4 percent.

    –From the Editors at Netscape

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Rage against imperial NATO

Written by Stephen Lendman
Date: October 30, 2011
Subject: WAR: About that War 

Anti-Imperial Voices – by Stephen Lendman

Last August, over 140 prominent Africans expressed opposition to NATO’s imperial war against Libya. South African signatories to an open letter included former President Thabo Mbeki, former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils, former Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Aziz Pahad, and ANC National Executive Committee member Jesse Duarte.

Their letter, in part, said:

Africans have long “been subjected to the fury of war by foreign powers which have clearly repudiated the” UN Charter.

Security Council Resolution 1973 resolved “to take all necessary measures….to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya….”

“(T)he Security Council produced no evidence” such attacks occurred. Nonetheless, “they empowered themselves openly to pursue the objective of ‘regime change’ and therefore the use of force and all other means to overthrow the government of Libya….at variance with” its own founding document and other international law principles.

Contrary to UN Charter provisions, the “Security Council authorized and has permitted the destruction and anarchy which has descended on the Libyan people.”

As a result:

war substituted for diplomacy;

• regional countries were destabilized, including “Sudan, Chad, Niger, Mali and Mauretania,” among others;

• violent intervention denied Libyans the right to determine their own destiny;

• many Libyans died, were wounded or maimed;

• vital infrastructure was destroyed; and

• Libyans were impoverished and immiserated.

As a result, prospects for Libya and North Africa are “increasingly ominous.” In vain, signatories demanded NATO end its “war of aggression in Libya…immediately.”

Former Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, spent weeks in Tripoli last summer.

In a June 30 article headlined, “The War Against Libya,” she published remarks she made the previous day in front of Congressman John Lewis’ Atlanta District Office, saying:

When Americans are asked to make sacrifices, “teachers are receiving pink slips….health care (is) in crisis (for millions), and the US government is in serious threat of default, our President and Congress have decided that a new war (against) Libya is appropriate.”

At the same time, about “$3 billion per week (is spent) for war against Iraq and Afghanistan….Additionally, US Admiral Locklear admitted to a Member of Congress that one of NATO’s missions was to assassinate Muammar Qaddafi.”

He wasn’t exaggerating about a mission now accomplished, no matter how outrageous and lawless.

In Tripoli, McKinney “witnessed NATO’s targeting of civilians: NATO bombs and missiles landed in residential neighborhoods, hit schools, exploded near hospitals, destroyed parts of the public broadcasting infrastructure, and narrowly missed killing students at Al Fateh University.”

These and similar incidents are grievous war crimes. Military powers never admit them, say they’re sorry, or explain that military strategy uses terror tactics to crush resistance.

They know nothing about Iraqis, Afghans, Libyans and others throughout the region who revile imperial aggression and won’t quit struggling until it’s expunged.

Libyans and other oppressed people “have the right to self-determination. They have a right to ‘resource nationalism.’ They have a right to live in peace. They have a right to determine their future,” and resist NATO terror without compromise until it’s secure.

On October 25, Reuters quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying:

America and other Western powers want to “plunder” Libya’s oil and other wealth, adding:

“Show me one European or America president who has not traveled to Libya or has not signed an agreement” with Gaddafi.

“Some people said they killed (him) to make sure he would not be able to say anything….” Calling the Security Council an “organization with no honor,” he denounced its resolution used as authorization to wage war.

“Any decision that would strengthen the presence, domination or influence of foreigners would be contrary to the Libyan nation’s interests,” he stressed. “The expectation of the world of the Libyan nation is that they stand and run (their) country themselves,” free from imperial intervention.

AP quoted Hugo Chavez urging mediation to end Libya’s war. He called it “disgusting” that America, Britain, France, and other NATO partners attacked a nonbelligerent country.

“More death, more war. They are masters of war,” he said. “What irresponsibility. And behind that is the hand of the United States and its European allies,” wanting to colonize and exploit another country.

“They want to seize Libya’s oil. The lives of Libya’s people don’t matter to them at all. It is deplorable that once again the warmongering policy of the Yankee empire and its allies is being imposed, and it is deplorable that the (UN) lends itself to supporting war, infringing on its fundamental principles, instead of urgently forming a commission to go to Libya” and stop the carnage.

On September 26, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro gave Chavez’s speech to the UN General Assembly, stressing Charter provisions to “sav(e) future generations from the scourge of war.”

Calling it “a dead letter,” he said wars since 1945 “inexorably increase(d) and multipl(ied) themselves. We see, once again, Libya destroyed and bloodstained by the will of the powerful.”

“(S)ince September 11th, 2001, a new and unprecedented imperialist war began, a permanent war, in perpetuity.”

“Why does the UN do nothing to stop Washington?”

“What is behind this new Armageddon?: the absolute power of the military-financial leadership which is destroying the world in order to accumulate ever more profits….”

Libya is “a new imperial kind of colonialism: that of military interventionism backed by anti-democratic organisms of the (UN) and justified on the basis of prefabricated media lies.”

NATO’s Libya war resulted from “intense propaganda by the western media, who lied about the alleged bombing of innocent civilians by the Libyan Air Force….This premeditated bunch of lies was used to justify irresponsible and hasty decisions (for NATO’s planned) regime change policy….”

“And the same imperialist pattern is being repeated (in) Syria.” Paraphrasing Boliver on Yankee imperialism in 1818, he added:

“(W)e have had enough of the weak following the law while the strong commit abuses (by) destroying and plundering us.”

He concluded citing Ali Primera saying “peace involves radically reversing all that impedes humanity from being humane.”

America’s imperial agenda excludes humanitarian considerations altogether. They don’t exist in its vocabulary.

AP cited Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega calling accusations against Gaddafi “overblown or unproven.” Like others, he said imperial powers want Libya’s oil and are “putting out fire with gasoline.” He also accused UN Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon of being “an instrument of those powers.”

Bolivia’s Evo Morales condemned military intervention, saying powerful countries like America “invent a problem, and the problem is wanting to take control of oil.”

Fidel Castro asked why the Security Council exists, and said NATO wields such colossal military force that it “serves only to show the waste and chaos generated by capitalism.”

On October 24, Castro’s Prensa Latina opinion piece headlined, “NATO’s Genocidal Role,” saying:

“This brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious tool of repression known in the history of humanity.”

Soviet Russia served as pretext for its creation. After its dissolution, it became more powerful and destructive than ever. “Its criminal purpose became obvious in Serbia,” a Slavic country that fought Nazism in WW II.

In 1999, NATO lawlessly attacked Serbia/Kosovo. “A great number of Serbian patriots lost their lives.” Slobodan Misolsevic was prosecuted at the Hague, then “died under mysterious circumstances in prison.”

Earlier, Castro published “nine Reflections about the issues, in which (he) amply addressed the role of NATO in Libya and what, in (his) opinion, was going to happen.”

Commenting on Gaddafi’s murder, he said he was “mortally wounded by NATO’s most modern fighter planes, (then) was captured alive and….assassinated by men armed by this organization.”

“His body was seized and exhibited as a war trophy, conduct which violates the most fundamental principles of Islamic norms and other religious beliefs around the world.”

At the same time, NATO and TNC officials claim they’ll establish “a democratic state which defends human rights,” they’ve systematically destroyed for eight months.

Tens of thousands of Libyan graves bear testimony to their real intentions.

Survivors will keep struggling to assure they didn’t die in vain, no matter how long it takes.

A Final Comment

Gaddafi’s will “pledge(d) that I will die as Muslim.”

“Should I be killed, I would like to be buried, according to Muslim rituals, in the clothes I was wearing at the time of my death and my body unwashed, in the cemetery of Sirte, next to my family and relatives.”

On October 25, Gaddafi and his son Motassim were buried secretly at an undisclosed desert site to prevent its location from becoming hallowed ground as a shrine.

He also requested that “my family, especially women and children, be treated well after my death. The Libyan people sould protect its identify, achievements, history and the honorable image of its ancestors and heros. The Libyan people should not relinquish the sacrifices of the free and best people.”

“I call on my supporters to continue the resistance, and fight any foreign aggressor against Libya, today, tomorrow, and always.”

“Let the free people of the world know that we could have bargained over and sold out our cause in return for a personal secure and stable life. We received many offers to this effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of the confrontation as a badge of duty and honor.”

“Even if we do not win immediately, we will give a lesson to future generations that choosing to protect the nation is an honor and selling it out is the greatest betrayal that history will remember forever despite the attempts of the others to tell you otherwise.”

In the eyes of his supporters, Gaddafi died a hero, fighting on the front lines with other Libyans for their freedom. Their liberating struggle continues.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/.

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GILAD ATZMON: THE GREATEST THREAT TO WORLD PEACE

First Posted SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011 AT 10:00AM GILAD ATZMON

According to Ynet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are extremely concerned by the “Iranian threat”. Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli leading paper,  reported this week that Netanyahu and Barak are pushing for action against Iran.

According to Israeli leading columnist Nahum Barnea the heads of the armed forces –and Mossad are opposed to taking action against Iran at this time.

Former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan had previously stated that an aerial attack on Iran was “a foolish idea” and warned against the disastrous consequences that would follow such action – an all out regional war. As it seems Dagan lost his job for expressing his views on the matter.

It looks as if Israel are preparing the ground for an attack on Iran that would probably escalate into a vile world conflict. Israeli leadership seems to fail to grasp the meaning of it all.  This leadership has managed to buy itself the reputation of being impervious to the notion of culpability and responsibility. It basically fails to understand the consequences of it is actions.

But far more devastating is the idea that Jewish Lobbies around the world are also far from being responsible to their actions. Liam Fox who resigned last week from being the British Defence Secretary, was heavily supported by the Jewish Lobby. He was also an enthusiastic advocate of an attack on Iran. Whether Fox was a ‘Mossad agent’, a ‘Jewish lobby’s puppet’ or even just a ‘useful idiot’ is yet to be decided. However,  he was clearly serving Israeli interests in our midst.

But he wasn’t alone, at the moment 80% of our leading party are Conservative Friends of Israel.

Isn’t the time ripe to drift as far as possible from Jerusalem and its stooges?

 In case you want to understand the extent of the  Israeli lobby,  The Wandering Who provides the answers, available on  Amazon.com  or Amazon.co.uk

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