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REAL NEWS Nov. 30

Posted by Xaniel777 on November 30, 2011

TODAY IS : November 30, 2011

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Obama Issues Ron Paul “Kill Order” As Russia Prepares For War

 

Posted by on Nov 30th, 2011

The Federal Security Service (FSB) is reporting today that the “secret letter” sent to Prime Minister Putin by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda contains a warning that United States President Barack Obama has issued an executive-level “kill order” against US Congressman Ron Paul over fears this charismatic politician, who many believe could capture the Republican Presidential 2012 nomination, is about to expose to all Americans what can only be described as the largest mass theft in human history.

According to this report, Prime Minister Noda first became aware of this “kill order” after a private meeting with Obama at last weeks ASEAN Summit meeting in Indonesia when the American President expressed his “unconstrained joy” over the toppling of the Greek and Italian governments in bloodless coups by EU banksters who installed to run these countries unelected former Goldman Sachs executives.

Not known to many Americans is that the giant global investment firm Goldman Sachs put Obama into office by being its top donor and after winning the Presidency put so many of its former executives into the US government it is known as the “Wall Street Cabinet.”

The reason for Goldman Sachs, and other top American and European banksters, putting Obama into office, this report continues, was to loot the Americans taxpayers of an estimated $100 Trillion…nearly $30 Trillion of which went directly into the pockets of international banksters around the world and another $70 Trillion in lost home values, stock portfolios and pensions funds.

The main conduit of this massive theft was the US Federal Reserve System which during the 2008 Financial Crisis secretly doled out, without the American peoples knowledge, over $16 Trillion to European banks and companies and another nearly $8 Trillion in “secret loans” to the largest banks in the United States.

Causing Obama and his bankster allies to fear Ron Paul, this report continues, is the Congressman’s ability to hold US Congressional hearings on the $8 Trillion in secret loans to the largest banks in America without the public’s knowledge exposing this largest theft in human history and laying bare for all to see the total criminality of their entire elite political, financial and corporate class.

Though the US mainstream media has virtually ignored Ron Paul’s candidacy the American people themselves appear to have broken through this deliberate government ordered blackout of his Presidential run as evidenced by his rise in the polls in the first campaign States of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, which should he win them all would assure him the Republican nomination.

The fears Ron Paul is causing among Americas elite classes appear to be justified as he recently likened the US Federal Reserve System to “drug addiction” warning that the deception it has foisted upon the public will lead to the destruction of the United States.

Ron Paul further warned the American people this year that their nation was becoming a “police state,” called for the impeachment of Obama for ordering the assassination of an American citizen without charges or trial, and stated that Obama had violated the War Powers Act over his actions against Libya.

Ron Paul’s fears of a police state America being ruled by a dictatorial tyrant were confirmed yesterday when the US Senate, in a 61-37 vote gave, for the first time in history, the power to the US Military to hold citizens without charges or trial indefinitely by passing a bill that was written in secret and never openly debated.

So frightening is this new law that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the days prior to its passing warned: “The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself.”

Most ominous in this FSB report is its stating that the “assassination regime” ordered against Ron Paul by Obama may already be underway as one of the US foreclosure fraud whistleblowers subpoenaed by Ron Paul to testify before the US Congress named Tracey Lawrence was found “suicided” yesterday in Las Vegas.

The destruction of anyone found opposing the Obama regime and its bankster backers was, also, brought into sharp relief this week by the smearing by mental illness allegations of one of America’s top heroes US Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer, who in September received the Congressional Medal of Honor from Obama (who called him one of the most “down-to-earth guys that you will ever meet”) for saving the lives of 36 of his comrades, but after he alerted the press that his employer defense contractor BAE Systems was selling high-tech sniper rifles to Pakistan that are being used to kill America Soldiers was labeled as a “drunk and mentally ill.”

So concerned has the Kremlin become about the growing American fascist police state it caused General Nikolai Makarov, Russia’s top military commander, to issue a warning to the West last week that the Motherland was fully prepared for a nuclear World War III and which prompted the Obama regime to state that it would immediately cease observing their arms treaty with Russia.

To if the American people will be able to rally around Ron Paul before he is assassinated by the Obama regime it is not in our knowing, other than to note that in a country where every public demonstration – however peaceful and orderly it might be – is ordered by their authorities to be treated as the equivalent of a prison riot, where the former police chief of Seattle blamed the militarization of local US police forces on Obama’s Homeland Security Department, and where the media is described as being nothing more than a “lapdog” for Obama and his bankster allies, the likelihood of these people escaping the worst horrors to come do, indeed, seem inescapable.

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The Senate has COMMITTED TREASON! 

They Voted to KEEP the “U.S. is a Battlefield” McCain/Levin bill – U.S. Citizens can be detained without due process! The Senators are Terrorist against the U.S. People Now!

Posted by Sherrie Questioning All 

UPDATED 7:59PM EST –  AT BOTTOM THE LIST OF SENATORS WHO ARE NOW TERRORIST AGAINST THE U.S. CITIZENS AND WHO HAVE SHREDDED THE CONSTITUTIONTHEY HAVE COMMITTED TREASON! 

The Senate has COMMITTED TREASON Against the U.S. Citizens!  It is OFFICIAL!

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/195949-senate-defeats-amendment-to-remove-terrorist-detainee-language

The Senate rejected an amendment on Tuesday that would have removed a provision from the pending Defense spending bill to toughen U.S. policy towards suspected terrorists captured on the battlefield or on the home front.

The amendment, defeated 37-61, would have struck a section of the spending bill that authorizes the president to use “all necessary and appropriate force” to detain people suspected of terrorism and instead would have implemented a timeline to allow further hearings and opportunities for the military to make recommendations on how detainee policy ought to change. 

Those Senators are all now Terrorist to the U.S. people! 

They could have taken out the McCain/Levin portion of the bill – instead they kept it in!

There is NO way those few people can be allowed to shred the U.S. constitution and declare WAR on EVERY U.S. Citizen!

Yeah, I am one Pissed off person right now!

Definition of the word Terrorist:

World English Dictionary

terrorist  (ˈtɛrərɪst) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]

— n

a. a person who employs terror or terrorism, esp as a political weapon

b. ( as modifier ): terrorist tactics

terrorism

[ter-uh-riz-uhm]    Origin

TER·ROR·ISM

   [ter-uh-riz-uhm]  Show IPA

noun 

1. 

the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

2. 

the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.

3. 

a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

 

Word Origin & History


terrorist 

in the modern sense, 1947, especially in reference to Jewish tactics against the British inPalestine — earlier it was used of extremist revolutionaries in Russia (1866); and Jacobinsduring the French Revolution (1795) — from Fr. terroriste; see terror + 

Definition of the word Treason:  

treason

[tree-zuhn]    Origin

TREA·SON

 [tree-zuhn]  Show IPA

noun 

1. 

the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its sovereign.

2. 

a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state.

3. 

the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

Origin: 
1175–1225; Middle English tre ( i ) so ( u ) n  < Anglo-French; Old French traïson  < Latintrāditiōn-  (stem of trāditiō ) a handing over, betrayal. See tradition

Related forms 

su·per·trea·son, noun

Synonyms 

1.  T reason , sedition  mean disloyalty or treachery to one’s country or its government. Treason  is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state towhich one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one’sgovernment. S edition  is any act, writing, speech, etc., directed unlawfully against stateauthority, the government, or constitution, or calculated to bring it into contempt orto incite others to hostility, ill will or disaffection; it does not amount to treason and thereforeis not a capital offense.

 

HERE IS THE LIST OF SENATORS WHO HAVE COMMITTED TREASON!

Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lee (R-UT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Moran (R-KS)
Nelson (D-NE)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)

Edit to add  9:18 PM est A thought I had.  Is it possible as a U.S. Citizen to make a citizens arrest of a terrorist?  Is it possible as a U.S. Citizen to make a Citizen’s arrest of someone who has committed treason against the people of the United States?  Will those in law enforcement allow the treason?  This IS Treason!  They directly declared war against the U.S. public!  The emperor is now bare naked they are not even hiding in sheep’s clothing anymore.  They are revealing themselves to be directly against the people of the United States.  So I want to know… Can we as citizens make an arrest of a Senator for committing treason and being a terrorist?  

EDIT TO ADD – 11/29/11 – 9:47 PM Est. – Here are our BILL OF RIGHTS of which the United States was founded! 

UPDATE :

UPDATE 11/29/11 – The Senate has COMMITTED TREASON – THEY ARE NOW THE TERRORIST AGAINST THE U.S. PEOPLE! They Voted FOR the Bill!!!

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George Orwell’s guide to the news

FROM  RT NEWS

George Orwell’s '1984' wasn't meant to be a guide...

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ wasn’t meant to be a guide…

The Western mainstream media falsifies the news resorting to euphemisms, half-truths and lies in the best (worst) style of George Orwell’s novel 1984. We all live in the unreal world of “Newspeak” used by the Global Power Elite to control our minds.

Man gets confused when things that happen around him and to him, or which are done in his name, cannot be properly grasped, understood or made sense of. Normally, such confusion leads to inaction. If you’re lost at night in the middle of a forest but you can still see the stars, then a bit of astronomical knowledge will at least quickly tell you which way is north. But if it’s cloudy or you’re ignorant of the constellations in starry heaven, then you might as well light up a fire and do nothing until dawn…. You’re Lost!

Today, mainstream media coverage uses programmed distortion, confusion, even outright lying when its Money Power masters order it to support the “official story” on any major political, economic or financial process. When looked at closely, however, the “official story” of things can be seen to be inaccurate, misleading, often hardly believable if not downright stupid.

Examples of this: Iraq’s inexistent WMD’s leading to the invasion and destruction of that country; global mega-banker bail-outs with taxpayer money; irrational US diplomatic, military, financial and ideological alignment to Israeli objectives; “we-killed-Osama-Bin-Laden-and-dumped-his-body-into-the-sea”; and the wide array of “whodunits” surrounding 9/11 in New York and Washington, 7/7 in London, the AMIA/Israeli Embassy attacks in Buenos Aires in 1992/1994, and – of course – that all time favorite: who shot JFK…?

These are but a few of the paradigmatic cases that have at least served to trigger millions of people to wake up and think with their own minds instead of the mainstream media’s! But unfortunately the vast majority of such cases are not so clear-cut. The vast majority of Newspeak lies are like knots, difficult to untie as they carry built-in complexity resembling Gordian Knots. And, as with all Gordian Knots, you need to cut right through them, and this requires swift and precise action plus a good measure of intellectual courage.

To give an example of what we say, let’s take a quick look at how a “Newspeak” operation works. It requires sequential planning, it requires time, it requires proper logistics, it requires “credible” spokespeople in public and private sectors, it requires choosing the right words and images at the right time and in the right circumstances.

So, let’s say the Global Power Elite – working through the governments of the US, UK, EU into which they are deeply embedded, and joint-venturing with a wide array of media outlets, defense companies, oil companies, security and construction companies, and powerful lobbies – decide that they wish to overrun and destroy a specific country… Libya, for example…

How do they ensure that “the international community” will just quietly look on (except for the still relatively small minority of voices that are increasingly raising hell against them)?

The Seven Step Mainstream Media Country Destruction Guide

1. First, they start by targeting a country ripe for “Regime Change”, and brand it a “rogue state”; then…

2. They arm, train, finance local terrorist groups through CIA, MI6, Mossad, Al-Qaeda (a CIA operation), drug cartels (often CIA operations) and call them “freedom fighters”; then…

3. As mock UN Security Council Resolutions are staged that rain death and destruction upon millions of civilians, they call it “UN sanctions to protect civilians”; then…

4. They spread flagrant lies through their “newsrooms” and paid journalists, and call it “the international community’s concerns expressed by prestigious spokespeople and analysts…” then…

5. They bomb, invade and begin to control the target country and call it “liberation”; then…

6. As the target country falls fully under their control, they impose “the kind of democracy that we want to see” (as Hillary Clinton before visiting Egypt and Tunisia on March 10, 2011), until finally…

7. They steal appetizing oil, mineral and agricultural reserves handing them over to Global Power Elite corporations, and impose unnecessary private banking debt and call it “foreign investment and reconstruction.”

Their keynotes are: Force and Hypocrisy, which they have used time and again to destroy entire countries, always in the name of “freedom”, “democracy”, “peace” and “human rights”. Utmost force and violence is used to achieve their ends and goals.

Their Elders recommended this many decades ago in a blueprint for World Domination written on a hoary manuscript of old…

“What did you say…? That you don’t want to be ‘liberated’ and ‘democratized’?!?”

“Then, take this Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Hanoi, Berlin, Dresden, Baghdad, and Basra!! Take that Tokyo, Gaza, Lebanon, Kabul, Pakistan, Tripoli, Belgrade, Egypt, El Salvador and Grenada!! And take that, Panama, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Somalia, Africa!!”

Always bombing people to smithereens… Always, of course, in the name of “freedom”, “democracy”, “peace” and “human rights”

Adrian Salbuchi for RT

Adrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina. www.asalbuchi.com.ar 

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It’s your fault…

with respect, let us be clear.

From Clif High’s Half Past Human.com

At this time, and for a period that i have reason to suspect extends to March of next year, a delicate balance exists in the planetary social body.

A small number of psychopaths will end that balance with a global war of such proportions that most humans will NOT survive it.

Let me restate this for clarity: the small number of people who rule this planet are proceeding with their plans to engage the masses of humanity to fight each other until most are dead.

This is their intent. They have chosen a day in March of next year that represents certain symbolic energies in their twisted understanding of universe to escalate to the next level of their horror show.

Even now the aware observer sees daily maneuvering in their propaganda media to vilify an enemy and to spark contention and divide humanity along the artificial lines of the geopolitical map drawn by our ‘masters’.

The collapse of the paper money system is in play as the distraction for those humans not content with ‘bread and circus’, nor the broadcast pabulum for damaged minds (the ‘news’).

All this so that armies are not observed as they are set in motion.

But this is an old, even ancient story, and we have all seen it before…just as we are now seeing it again.

This time, however, new special effects will be added to this war. This time, the actual horror of scalar (quanta affective energy weapons) will be thrown into the regular terror of metals and chemicals searing through soft human flesh.

It is underway now, this ‘next war’. One only need look around carefully to watch as they, the psychopaths (some of whom you call ‘leaders’), wage war on humanity.

You see, it has never been us against each other. No, the ONLY war ever has been the psychopaths against us, humanity. In fact, and in spite of appearances to the contrary, every war in the past has always been ‘them’ against ‘us’.

THE problem is that we let the psychopaths decide who is ‘us’, and who is ‘them’.

For my part, i am with humans. This makes me ‘against’ them, the psychopaths. They won’t understand that, being so blinded by their own surety of purity they are certain that everyone wants to be them, but even the psychopaths will understand that right now, a state of grace exists.

This is a special time, to the educated palate the karios of the moment imparts a dark, and bitter-sweet flavor.

At this juncture, humanity, the whole stinking roiling contentious disparate, and dysfunctional mass of us, over these next few precious months, needs to learn toALL live together, for surely, if we let the psychopaths begin this next war, we will ALL die together.

This one thing is true: they are not in control, you are. Remember, if this shit war happens, it is your fault.

copyright does not matter now. We have mere months.

November 27, 2011 by clif high

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Department of Homeland Security Adviser Helped Coordinate Police Crackdowns on Protests in 18 Cities

From Washington’s Blog

Further Evidence of Coordination of Police Crackdowns on Occupy Protests

Rich H. writes:

I know this is supposed to be a dead subject, but look what I found in ten minutes of research today.

The man acknowledged to be the facilitator of the mayor’s conference calls is one Chuck Wexler. Chuck is the Executive Director of PERF, of which we were informed. What wasn’t included is Mr. Wexler is also a member of the DHS Advisory Council. You’ll find his name second to the bottom.

http://www.dhs.gov/files/committees/editorial_0858.shtm

If it’s not good enough that Mr. Wexler was speaking with the mayors, don’t take my word for it, there’s probably dozens of links. Here’s one that may be considered valid. CBS.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57325562/mayors-talk-strategy-on-occupy-protests/

In Mr. Wexler’s interview with The Boston Phoenix he has the following to say. It’s as interesting for what’s said and what isn’t.

“No purpose aside to simply exchange information.” “This was just information sharing.”

“There hasn’t been an issue we haven’t been involved in.” – When speaking of other policing issues he’s dealt with.

“We are pulled in to help when things happen, and we’ll keep doing that when it’s the right thing.” – Apprently the OWS movement doesn’t count as “when things happen.”

Oh, and let’s not forget about the arrests in Portland or what Wexler’s boss had to say about this.

“(We) have to be careful not to allow this movement to get any legitimacy. I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960′s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”

Congressman Peter King, Head of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee.

Rich H’s characterization is a little over the top, since the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council is an outside advisory group, and isn’t directly part of DHS:

The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. The Council comprises leaders from state and local government, first responder communities, the private sector, and academia.

So Wexler’s role in coordinating police crackdowns does not provide direct proof of Rick Ellis’ claim that“each of [the police] actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security”.

But since actions and decisions are often made through informal liaisons, by people wearing several hats, DHS could have played a role in coordinating the crackdowns even if no DHS official was directly involved.

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US carrier strike force enters Syrian waters. Russian carrier en route 

From DEBKAfile

The USS Bush enters Syrian waters

The Syrian crisis aassumed a big power dimension this week with the build-up of rival United States and Russia naval air carrier armadas in Syrian waters, DEBKAfile’s military sources report.

The USS George H.W. Bush arrived Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the wake of the three Russian warships anchored earlier opposite Tartus which established a command post in the Syrian port. They will be augmented by Russia’s only air carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov, which is due in mid-week.

By deploying 70 ship-borne fighter-bombers plus three heavy guided missile cruisers and five guided missile destroyers opposite Syria, Washington has laid down military support for any intervention the Arab League in conjunction with Turkey may decide on.

Bashar Assad can see for himself that Washington has hoisted a nuclear aerial umbrella to protect its allies, Israel, Turkey, and Jordan, against the retaliation his armed forces high command pledged Friday for the deaths of six Syrian air force elite pilots in an ambush Thursday.

For some time, Ankara has been weighing the creation of a protected haven for rebels and refugees inside Syria. France has proposed slicing “humanitarian corridors” through Syria for them to flee safely from military tank and gunfire and secure supply of food, medicines and other essential supplies to the cities under army siege.

Both plans would depend on being safeguarded by substantial ground and air strength inside Syria which would certainly face fierce resistance from Assad’s military.

The Arab League has scheduled weekend meetings to decide how to proceed after Damascus ignored its Friday deadline for accepting hundreds of monitors. Saturday, Nov. 26, AL finance ministers will discuss economic sanctions. In the past 48 hours, at least 70 people were reported killed as the Syrian army continued its crackdown in the face of spreading armed opposition. 

The Russian Kuznetzov carrier and its accompanying strike vessels will join the three Russian warships parked opposite Tartus for more than a week. It will enter the same Syrian offshore waters as the USS Bush and the US Sixth Fleet, which is permanently posted in the Mediterranean.

The Syrian crisis is therefore building up to a superpower face-off unparalleled since the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union ended in the nineties, DEBKAfile’s military sources note.

While Washington clearly stands ready to back operations against the Assad regime, Moscow is drawing a red line around his presidential palace in Damascus. The Kremlin is warning the US, NATO and the Arab League that they will not be allowed to repeat their feat in Libya of overthrowing Muammar Qaddafi against Assad.

In the face of this escalating big power standoff and the high possibility of the Syrian ruler deciding to lash out against his country’s neighbors, the Israeli, Jordanian and Turkey armies have declared a high state of war preparedness.

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Pakistan: US Attack on Base Lasted ‘Almost Two Hours’ as Calls to Stop Were Ignored

Posted by poorrichard at Poor Richard’s Blog

Pakistani Military Spokesman Angrily Rejects Claim They Started It

by Jason Ditz via antiwar

Questions continue to grow over the Friday night US attack on a Pakistani military base today, with new reports coming out of Pakistan saying that the air attacks against the base lasted for almost two hours.
The Army statement says that the base repeatedly broadcast calls for a ceasefire over the course of the two hours and that those calls were repeatedly ignored, with the attack, carried out by warplanes and helicopters, killing 24 soldiers.
Major General Athar Abbas, the Pakistani Army’s chief spokesman, termed the attack a “deliberate aggression” by NATO and angrily rejected the new claims that the Pakistani army had started it.
“There was no fire from this direction,” Abbas insisted, challenging the claims on the basis that there were zero claims of any casualties on NATO’s side and no evidence that the people at the base, who were sleeping at the time, did anything to provoke the strikes.

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Pakistan and America heading for a serious confrontation over Pak-Nukes

From Imran Hosein.org

The original goal of the invasion of Afghanistan was not to drop bombs on mud-huts, or fight ghost-terrorists like Al-Qaeda, or to fight some imaginary heavily-armed Guerrilla Groups whom America needs 130,000 troops to contain. The truth is far from it, in fact that truth has been tainted to the extent that the lie has disguised itself as the truth to fool the rest of the world.

Many players are actively participating in the all-western power’s attempt to destabilize Pakistan. There is every reason for this to be the objective, since all major western powers are heavily lobbied by Pro-Zionist Power Block that control a hefty chunk of the wealth that circulates in the western world. The power of the Pro-Zionist Block in the western world has been aptly demonstrated by the U.S Housing Market crash in 2008, the Sovereign Debt of Major European countries in 2011, the staggering Gold Appreciation which is currently at $1662/Troy Oz (£1016/Troy Oz), U.S Debt Ceiling fiasco (July 2011) and Credit Rating Firms sudden rise to prominence (2011).

The Pro-Zionist Block views Pakistan as the only credible threat to the existence to the State of Israel. This threat assessment seems a bit disconnected however, since Pakistan doesn’t have any direct border with Israel, nor is Pakistan in the same region as Israel. So why is it, that Pakistan is viewed by the Pro-Zionist Block as the most deadly threat to Israel’s existence and what is it that Israel has or would done/do to warrant any aggression from Pakistan. The answer is, nothing …. so far! Pakistan has no direct or indirect aggression toward Israel, however, there is something that Israel will do in the future which will provoke Pakistan.

It is not only Pakistan that Israel will provoke, but also the Islamic World at large. 

The oldest of the Protocol’s of the Elders of Zion, clearly stipulate that the Temple Mount be constructed. It also openly demarcates the area where the alleged Temple Mount used to be, before the time of Jesus the Messiah. The area in question, is one of the three most holiest sites of the Islamic World, i.e Masjid Al-Aqsa and the Dome of Rock. Israel has previously made botched attempts at somehow degrading the structural integrity of the two buildings in order to make them irreparable and that they may be either demolished or they collapse due to weak structural foundations, weakened by the Israelis themselves. 

These attempts have met with strong opposition from the Islamic World and was also the flash-point of the Second Intifada. 

If we assess the current geopolitical climate, trying to understand how the play runs through the regions and countries around the Holy Land. Then the first countries to be struck off the list as useless and of no threat to Israel are saudi Arabia, Jordan, as they are bought/bribed countries that are aligned to the west and hence non-confrontational toward Israel. Today you have Iraq which is under total occupation of America and its allies, and as such, it poses a Zero Threat Level to Israel. 

Iran is another Minor to Zero Threat Level country to Israel, simply because the current regime there is a fake one and has personal agendas rather Israel, as its target. The Iranian Regime considers itself as the representative of the Greater Iranian Regional Power. Their objectives are to establish influence over the Arab World and the Middle Eastern Region at large. Carving out a Major Shia Block in the Middle East which would directly challenge the Sunni Majority Islamic World. This is why it funds Hezbollah in Lebanon, Syria to buffet Israel’s reach, Iraq where it is increasing its presence and influence in Guerrilla Groups running and Bahrain, where an up-rising was given imputes by a Shia majority population.   

Syria is too weakened by sanctions to offer any challenge to Israel in a military confrontation. For the best part of the last two decades, Syria has nothing except rusted Soviet Era MiGs that make up the bulk of its Air Force and anyone who has even the basic knowledge on military statistics in the Middle East, knows that Israel has a formidable and powerful Air Force. Boasting the largest fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons, outside the United States, which is 362 –> F-16 A/C/B/D/I Blocks-15/30/40/50s. Other than that, Israel has a substantial fleet of true American Air Power Pedigree, the (78) F-15 Eagle, which is an Air Superiority fighter, that boasts 105-to-0 kill ratio in Air-to-Air Combat. These lethal fighter jets in Israel’s air force, puts to rest, any challenge that Syria could muster.

Egypt has a bulked out, large, but useless military with ineffective fire power against Israel, as well. This is despite Egypt having a large fleet of F-16s in its Air Force, but those fighters and the rest of the fighters in Egyptian Air Force, lack any BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Air-to-Air Missiles and Long-Range Airborne Radars to lock on the enemy. Amazingly enough the corrupt, pro-western Mubarak Government had agreed to buy all these fighters (around 200+ F-16s) from America, without any BVR Missiles and Long-Range Airborne Radars. And the reason why this is so surprising, is because Egypt’s Air Force, without BVR Missiles, is as helpless as a gazelle stuck between a pack of hyenas. 

Looking to the north of Israel, Turkey offers a powerful military challenge to the enemy (Israel). But one needs to understand Turkey, where majority of the population there is Urban (70% Plus) and very secular. Turkey’s military, though a powerful one, is totally secular and very close to Israel when it comes to military ties. This in itself renders Turkey useless at the time when Israel would orchestrate a supposed natural collapse of the Al-Aqsa/Dome Complex. Even if Turkey reacted as a nation against Israel, its military would fizzle out before the declaration of war is made against Israel. This is because the powerful elite of Turkey comprise of Masonic-Order Members, Elite-Zionist Businessmen who’re in both the military, the bureaucracy and in certain parts of the civil offices.

Now, when you look at Pakistan, it the political landscape is completely different. The picture is very distorted, very dis-figured and extremely volatile. The best thing about Pakistan is also the worse thing about Pakistan. The West, the Zionists, the Masonic-Order, have tried their level best to get a grip at the helm of Pakistan’s Power. They’ve tried it with Pakistan’s Military, with Pakistan’s Political Leadership, with the People of Pakistan. However, every time they’ve failed, be it in the shape of Musharraf, Nawaz, Benazir and Kiyani. The Zionist-Masonic Order has failed to understand the fundamentals which govern the Pakistani Mentality, and those are ……. there are none!! The Pakistani people are as divided for politicians as they are united for them, which makes them a very unstable vote bank.

But the reason for Israel being scared or threatened by Pakistan, are many and very significant. To start off, 

– Pakistan is the only Islamic Nuclear Power in the world, meaning that in a times of crisis, the Islamic World, would look to for Pakistan to help. It also has developed highly accurate and precision strike weapons in the shape of Ballistic Missiles.

– Pakistan has developed the capability to build its own battle tanks, which can be a source of un-sanctionable military hardware for the Muslim countries in times of War. The MBT-2000, also known as Al-Khalid, boasts 125mm Smooth-Bore Gun, Battle Management System for Net-Centric Warfare and light weight to fight in the desert sand.

– Pakistan is now gaining the self-sufficiency to build its own fighter-jets and that makes it more dangerous, as it expands its horizons in the region as a power. The JF-17 Thunder is the first Sino-Pak fighter to have been developed, giving Pakistan full autonomy to further develop and arm its fighter, built 100% in Pakistan. Oh, and this fighter does have BVR Missiles, unlike the F-16s of Egypt.

– Pakistan has attained transfer of technology to develop its own War-Ships for its Navy, as well as Submarines, which allows it to project power at sea. The F-22P Alamgir Class Missile Frigate is also another example of the Sino-Pak Alliance cooperation. The Missile Frigate has the ability to shoot-down incoming fighter-jets and low-flying cruise missiles. Missile Frigate can also fire upto (72) Pakistani Made Babar Cruise Missiles.

– Pakistan’s primary ally is the second largest economy in the world and is poised to take over from the United States as a superpower. China recognizes the strategic importance of Pakistan both geographically and politically. Where America continues to arm hindustan (india) to the teeth, China intends to do the same and more, by arming Pakistan against hindustan and thereby blunting out America’s attempt to weaken China. 

– There is no Political Party in Pakistan, which can claim absolute power, like the ones in Syria, Egypt, Saudi and Jordan. From the Late Liaquat Ali Khan, to Zulfiqar Bhutto, to Zia-ul-Haq, to Benazir Bhutto, to Nawaz Sharif, to Musharraf and to Zardari. All are temporary bribed and bought politicians that have come into power in Pakistan, illegally and against the will of the silent majority in Pakistan. And all have been removed from power, before they could establish their rule on a permanent basis, like Hafiz/Bashar Assad (Syria), Talal/Abdullah Hussain (Jordan), Saddam Hussain (Iraq), Saud Family (Arabia), Mubarak (Egypt) and Qaddafi (Libya).

Hence, when the Al-Aqsa/Dome-of-Rock Complex collapses due to contrived efforts by the Zionists. The tantamount up-roar in the Islamic World would reach fever pitch and would be out for Israel’s blood. Of course, the supposed Arab Up-Rising resultant political powers would realize to their misfortune, how pathetically weak their country’s militaries are against Israel. Iran’s supposed arsenal of Ballistic Missiles would be worthless against Israel, as the ABM Systems would knock-out any incoming Iranian Missiles. The Islamic World would also get to know that Iranian Regime is an Impostor, one who only ranted against Israel and America because it wanted the Muslim World’s support for a Greater Iranian sphere of influence and power. 

At particular time, it would not be an open declaration of war by Pakistan’s Military, against the illegal State of Israel. However, it would be Pakistan’s deadly proxy war tactics, which it has been applying for decades in Afghanistan and Kashmir, against Israel. But the difference would be that when Israel would want to hit back, Pakistan is strong enough to thwart Israel’s attack (Unlike the impotent Iraqi Air Force, which couldn’t do nothing in the Osirak Strike) and also hit back Israel if it wanted. So it is this sort of threat that Israel would face from Pakistan and the reason why Pakistan would be unaffected by any indian-Israeli collaboration, would simply be because China would keep india pressed firmly under its thumb. 

Hence the reason to destabilize and dismember Pakistan. Hence the reason for 130,000 U.S troops, under whose shadow, the Zionists can run their CIA Drone-Strikes, Black-Ops Units, Funded Terrorists Groups and Psychological Warfare against Pakistan. And they have been trying their level best since 2008! 

One might ask, why not since 2001 when the American troops landed. The answer is fairly simple, whereby establishing contacts, understanding terrain, developing tactics, assimilating in social culture of the region and developing relationships with groups that can be molded for their purpose, like Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kyrghizis & Azeris.

Then, finally in 2008, when the Govt changes in Islamabad …… that is when they begin their attacks, their infiltrations, their terrorist attacks and their psychological warfare against Pakistan, the People of Pakistan and its Military Power.

This is all, an elaborate effort to destabilize Pakistan to the extent that it becomes warranted that United States should move in to secure its nukes. That is how the tactics works and that is how they are gaining the upper hand in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And in order for them to be stopped, it is imperative that Pakistanis unite under the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam, 100%. 

It is also important that the People of Pakistan, start forming private groups, which run autonomously from the law-enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, but work for the same goal as them in destroying all infiltrated terrorist groups, black-ops groups and other foreign elements. People of Pakistan should understand the concept of Anti-Body White Blood Cells, and begin to act like them in order to purge Pakistan of America’s dirty war.

If Pakistan can survive another 3 years, then it would witness America disintegrate economically and Israel would have to rely heavily on its ties with hindustan and its own black ops to challenge Pakistan. Which would also send them back to the drawing boards, to rethink their strategy.

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REAL NEWS Nov. 29

Posted by Xaniel777 on November 29, 2011

TODAY IS  : November 29, 2011

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TODAY ‘S NEWS : 

 West demands Security Council action on Syria

From  Activist Post  

( XANIEL’S NOTE :  The U. S. is pushing for yet another war. WILL THEIR NEED FOR WARS EVER END ?? Not until the American people and the rest of the world’s citizens force it to stop.  And we can do this by letting these WAR PUPPETEERS KNOW THAT THE PUPPETS AREN’T BUYING THIS SHOW ANY LONGER. I don’t know what is truly going on in Syria, but you can bet it was started by the U.S. and Israel the very same way they started the trouble in Libya, by spinning the story that Assad’s forces opened fire on “peaceful protesters” and therefore rendered itself  illegitimate as a ruling government. Click and read :  After Libya, Syria is Next in Line for a NATO Sponsored “Regime Change” , to get the ‘ REST OF THE STORY ‘ and then ask yourself, ” How long am I going to keep excepting these lies to justify these endless wars at taxpayer expense and the blood of the innocent , before I do my part and help stop them?”

IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US TO DO SO, BUT I BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT ‘ DETERMINED YET PEACEFULLY ‘, AS ENOUGH PEOPLE HAVE DIED OVER THIS FOOLISHNESS ALREADY !! ) ~~ Xaniel777

Men walk hand in hand as they demonstrate for
the Syrian regime, in the capital Damascus
© AFP Louai Beshara

AFP

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United States and Germany on Monday led Western calls for the divided UN Security Council to act on Syria’s deadly assault against protests after UN investigators said crimes against humanity had been committed.

“It is past time for the Security Council to take much more decisive action with respect to Syria,” said US ambassador Susan Rice. The Council cannot “stand idly by,” added Germany’s UN envoy Peter Wittig.

The 15-member council was split last month by a European-drafted resolution condemning President Bashar al-Assad‘s crackdown. Russia and China vetoed the resolution, while Brazil, India, South Africa and Lebanon abstained.

But a report by a UN human rights commission, which said crimes against humanity had been ordered by the “highest levels” of Assad’s government, and the Arab League decision to order sanctions have strengthened the calls for action.

The United States and its European allies have already condemned the rare double veto by Russia and China.

But Rice said that with the Arab League sanctions and the “now well-documented atrocities” outlined in the UN report “we think it is time to revisit the question of what might be possible here in New York.”

Wittig called the Arab League sanctions “historic”. “The council here cannot stand idly by regarding what the regional organization has said so strongly. We think the council should take up that decision and endorse it and reinforce it,” he told reporters.

Rice and Wittig said informal talks on possible action would soon start.

Because of the internal divisions, the Security Council has so far only agreed a statement, with less moral weight, on the violence.

The 193 member UN General Assembly passed a resolution last week deploring the violence.

And rights groups also stepped up demands for Security Council action following the new UN report on killings and arrests in Syria since mid-March. The UN says more than 3,500 people have been killed.

Amnesty International called on the Security Council to refer the case to the International Criminal Court, order an arms embargo and freeze the assets of Assad and his associates.

“Continued inaction by the Security Council will not only allow the commission with impunity of more human rights violations in Syria, but embolden present and future violators,” said an Amnesty statement.

Human Rights Watch said the UN Human Rights Council must refer the Syria case to the UN Security Council and call for it “to impose targeted sanctions and refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court.”

© AFP — Published at Activist Post with license

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HOW TO TURN THE BLOOD OF OUR CHILDREN INTO GOLD FOR THE BANKERS

By Mike Rivero of  What Really Happened

1. Nation A and Nation B are at peace, and free of debt.

2. The bankers, aka the money-junkies hire the presstitutes to tell Nation A that Nation B is coming to kill them unless Nation A attacks Nation B first. (Hitler at Gleiwitz, or Saddam’s nuclear weapons, as only two examples) Donations are made to candidates who are willing to murder a few million people for a piece of the profits.

3. The money-junkies loan nation A the money to buy weapons to blow up nation B.

4. Nation B says “What the hell is this crap? Why are you attacking us?”

5. The money-junkies loan nation B the money to buy weapons to blow up nation A.

6. The war rages on and eventually one side wins and one sides loses. It doesn’t really matter which one, as both Nation A and Nation B are now heavily into debt to the money-junkies.

7. The money-junkies loan nation A the money to repair and replace all they lost in the war. Nation A eventually gets back to the exact same life they had before the war only now they are hopelessly in debt to the money-junkies.

8. The money-junkies loan nation B the money to repair and replace all they lost in the war. Nation B eventually gets back to the exact same life they had before the war only now they are hopelessly in debt to the money-junkies.

9. The money-junkies hire the presstitutes to tell Nation C that Nation D is coming to kill them unless Nation D attacks Nation C first. Donations are made to candidates who are willing to murder a few million people for a piece of the profits.

Do you see how it works now? Do you see why we are always at war? Do you understand that as long as private central bankers control the economies of nations that wars murdering millions of innocents are inevitable?

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Latest Israeli false-flag to trick US into wars on Israel’s side.

Israel News

From Ynet News.com

Katyusha rockets explode in western Galilee

IDF says three Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon hit western Galilee; no injuries reported, but several structures sustain damage. IDF forces respond with artillery fire

Maor Buchnik

The IDF confirmed Tuesday that three Katyusha rockets were fired at the western Galilee from Lebanon on Monday night. No injuries were reported, but several structures sustained damage.

 Security forces were searching for a fourth Katyusha shell, believed to have landed on the Israeli side of the border, but eventually determined that only three projectiles landed on the Israeli side of the border.

UNIFIL, which has a peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon is investigating the fire, but a spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was quoted by Beirut’s radio as saying that “UNIFIL rejects reports suggesting any violation of UN Resolution 1701 and is working to restore normalcy.”

 Residents of the Western Galilee told Ynet that they heard explosions in the region shortly after midnight on Tuesday. 

 A local resident said “I heard four explosions. The entire village is in shock. We didn’t know what it was. Many people called the police to report the blasts.”

 Another resident added: “Around midnight I heard a sound similar to rocket landing, only without the explosion.”.

 Western Galilee resident Eyal Shmueli said he saw a mushroom cloud billowing in the sky followed by the thick smell of gunpowder. “It was 20 meters from my house,” he added.

 The head of one of the Western Galilee regional council noted that the explosion occurred in a steep slope with thick vegetation. “We’re not going to go in there right now. Maybe we’ll find it in the morning.” He said.

Spokesperson’s Unit reported that the military is responding with artillery fire on Katyusha rocket exploded in open fields in the Galilee panhandle. Shortly after the incident, the IDF filed an official complaint with UNIFIL, which is stationed on the Israel-Lebanon border.

 Yoav Zitun and Ahiya Raved contributed to this report

Why would Lebanon (or anyone) launch what are essentially fireworks rockets into Israel knowing it will provoke a major retaliation. These are Israeli agents provocateurs at work, and the proof is that Israel was already moving their missiles into position earlier in the day. ~~ Comment by Mike Rivero of WRH.com

( see next story down)

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REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Eye witnesses claim ‘unusual’ movement of Israeli missiles

From  Klein Online

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By Aaron Klein

JERUSALEM— Multiple eyewitnesses reported seeing Israeli military trucks in recent days transport and station large missiles at the periphery of Jerusalem and in locations inside the West Bank.

The descriptions of the projectiles are consistent with the Jewish state’s mid-to-long range Jericho ballistic missiles.

The missile movement, if confirmed, would be considered unusual.

One of the eyewitnesses was a member of the Palestinian Authority security services. He claimed to me that a large missile was stationed five days ago near Neve Yaacov, a Jewish neighborhood in northeast Jerusalem. That neighborhood is adjacent to several Palestinian-inhabited towns.

Four other eyewitnesses, Israeli and Palestinian, reported seeing similar sights during the past week – large missiles being transported by the Israeli military at the periphery of Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

Reached for comment, the spokesperson’s unit of the Israel Defense Forces could not confirm the information, referring me instead to Israel’s national police.

Mickey Rosenfeld, the national police spokesperson here, told me today he has no information on any such movements.

Apparently, I’m not the only reporter to receive such reports.

Rosenfeld said another foreign correspondent contacted him earlier today for comment on the same matter.

The PA security member, speaking on condition of anonymity, speculated the missiles were related to a possible Israeli offensive against Iran.  He commented that such missiles were offensive in nature, and usually not meant to serve as defensive posture.

While the possibility of an attack on Iran cannot be immediately discounted, there are several other scenarios that make some sense:

1) It’s possible such missile transport is part of an internal military drill or to test various locations for the future deployment of projectiles.

The drill, however, would not include test firings. Such testing is almost always conducted at a military base and usually involves one missile fired from one location.  Any such test is difficult to keep under wraps.

Earlier this month, the IDF did test fire a long-range ballistic missile, believed to be a Jericho III, at the country’s Palmachim Air & Space test center. Israel’s Ministry of Defense confirmed the test was successful, indicating the purpose of the launch was the testing of a new advanced propulsion system.

Jericho III’s are believed to be guided by radar and reportedly give Israel nuclear strike capabilities within the entire Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and almost all parts of North America, as well as within large parts of South America and North Oceania.

2) Any missile placement could be related to the unstable situation in Syria, including fears of a future NATO military campaign there that could have ramifications for Israel, such as firing of missiles into the Jewish state by Syria or Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Just yesterday, in an unprecedented move against a fellow Arab nation, the Arab League approved economic sanctions on Syria to pressure Damascus to end its suppression of an 8-month-old uprising against Assad’s regime.

Arab League diplomats, speaking last week to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said that if Syria does not adhere to its demands for immediate reform, the organization will work to unify Syrian opposition groups into a coalition similar to that of Libya’s National Transitional Council.

A next step, the diplomats said, would be to recognize the opposition as the sole representative of the Syrian people in a move that would symbolically isolate the Assad’s regime.

The moves mimic the diplomatic initiatives taken to isolate Muammar Gadhafi’s regime before the NATO campaign in Libya.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned in an interview with a U.K. newspaper earlier this month that foreign intervention in Syria would cause an “earthquake” across the region and create another Afghanistan, while directly threatening the Jewish state.

Assad reportedly made similar comments in a meeting in early October with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmad Davutoglu.

He was quoted stating, “If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv.”

Assad also reportedly warned that “all these events will happen in three hours, but in the second three hours, Iran will attack the U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf and the U.S. and European interests will be targeted simultaneously.”

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NATO supply stopped permanently: Malik

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From PakTribune

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday said that the supply of NATO has not been suspended rather it has been stopped permanently. Talking to reporters at National Crisis Management Cell of Ministry of Interior, he strongly condemned the NATO attack on Pakistani forces.

“NATO force should respect feelings of Pakistani nation.” He said the nation and the government were aggrieved on the death of 24 officials of Pakistani security forces in the wake of NATO aggression on Salala post in Mohmand Agency. He said the decisions of the Defence Cabinet Committee (DCC) on the NATO forces attack inside Pakistan would be implemented in letter and spirit. “The decisions of the DCC are final and would be implemented,” he added.

The minister said that NATO containers, which have been stopped, would not be allowed to cross the Pak-Afghan border. Malik said that the democratic government of Pakistan would not take dictation from anyone.

Referring to security arrangements for Muharram, he said the security arrangements for the month of Muharram have been completed and foolproof security would be ensured across the country to maintain the sanctity of the holy month.

He informed that the Rangers and police have been deployed in sensitive areas of Punjab, while the Army would maintain peace and order in Sindh during Muharram, adding that the Sindh police have been given extra powers to maintain law and order in the province.

Moreover, long queues of NATO supply tankers have been formed on the Torkham and Quetta-Chaman highways as Pakistan closed the crossing points for NATO supplies after helicopter attacks in Mohmand Agency on Saturday.

According to reports, NATO supply containers entering from Punjab were stopped at Nowshera and all clearance points were sealed. After the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Defence, all the routes for NATO supply have been closed for the supply vehicles.

Owners of the containers have been directed to take them to secure points. Hundreds of containers were also parked at the Chaman crossing point and heavy contingents of police and FC have been deployed there for security purposes.

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Occupy LA claims victory over police

From PRESSTV

Hundreds of ‘Occupy LA’ protesters carry signs and chant slogans on the street to make it clear that they have no intention of moving any time soon on November 28, 2011.

Occupy LA protester have claimed victory as police left the site of their encampment after failing to evict demonstrators following the expiry of the deadline set by the mayor.

US police in Los Angeles detained several people after ‘Occupy’ protesters outside City Hall defied their eviction order. 

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the street as the deadline to vacate the encampment passed on midnight Monday, the Associated Press reported. 

Peaceful protest turned violent in the early hours of Monday morning, as police on loudspeakers declared an unlawful assembly on the streets surrounding City Hall and protesters were told to get out of the area within five minutes. 

“We are not going anywhere, we are everywhere,” a message posted on the Occupy Los Angeles website said. 

This is while some 1,000 people flooded the area to support demonstrators. 

The protesters have also threatened to take their movement on tour, saying there are plenty of streets to take if authorities begin fencing the City Hall lawn. 

The Los Angeles showdown follows police actions in other US cities, sometimes involving the use of pepper spray, tear gas and excessive force to evict protesters from their camp sites. 

Los Angeles Occupiers have been protesting since October 1, 2011. The Occupy movement emerged after a group of demonstrators gathered in New York’s financial district on September 17 to protest the unjust distribution of wealth in the country and the excessive influence of big corporations on US policies. 

Despite police harassment and mass arrests, the Occupy protests, which grew out of the OWS movement, have spread to many major US cities as well as to Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal and other countries. 

PG/JR/HGH

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COMMIT TO CALL THE SENATE

From Mozilla FireFox

The Protect IP Act (PIPA) – the US Senate’s version of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the US House – is gaining steam.

SOPA is still likely to pass – and we expect its supporters to try and move it soon – but, right now, we also need to watch the Senate because Majority Leader Harry Reid is thinking about moving PIPA as soon as next week.

But just as SOPA would not achieve its stated goal of stopping piracy online, nor would this. Just like SOPA, this bill will create new cybersecurity risks and jeopardize the basic structure of the internet as we know it.

And as a non-profit committed to keeping the web open and accessible to all, Mozilla wants to ensure that this legislation does not pass in its current form.

By working with other organizations fighting to protect the internet as we know it, and by reaching out to people like you, we’re helping organize a massive day of constituent calls to the Senate next Tuesday, asking them not to pass PIPA in its current form.

We need as much support as we can get – will you say you’ll be a part of it? Pledge to call next Tuesday using the form on the right, and we’ll send you a reminder along with information on how to call on Tuesday morning (if you’re opted-in to receive email from us).

**If you are not a resident of or voter in the US, please pass this page along to anyone you know in the States, to help get the word out.**

 THE SUBMIT FORM DOES NOT WORK IN THIS PAGE , PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO GET TO THE SUBMIT FORM.  THANK YOU ~~ Xaniel777

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REAL NEWS Nov. 28

Posted by Xaniel777 on November 28, 2011

TODAY IS : November 28, 2011

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TODAY’S NEWS :

The lawsuit that could end the gangster rule of Western civilization

From Benjamin Fulford’s Blog, ( Japanese Edition Translated )

For Benjamin Fulford‘s Blog, ( English Edition ),called ‘ Weekly geo-political news and analysis ‘ Click here ( Although this story was not there yet, at the time of this publishing.)~~ Xaniel777

A lawsuit was filed today (November 23rd US time) that could end the secret government that has ruled Western civilization for at least the past 300 years. The lawsuit claims that close to $1 trillion was stolen by, among others, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the UN, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the Italian government, Giancarlo Bruno and the Davos World Economic forum and others believed to include many of the owners of the US Federal Reserve Board. The lawsuit was filed in New York by Neil Keenan, acting as representative of the Dragon family, a reclusive group of wealthy Asian families. This filing is the result of extensive evidence gathering by international police and law-enforcement agencies including Interpol, the CIA, the Japanese Security Police, Eastern European secret services and has the backing of the Pentagon as well as the armed forces of Russia and China.

The ultimate defendants in this legal action are believed to be the same cabal behind the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy and many other major international crimes.

This particular lawsuit was triggered by the illegal detainment of two Japanese citizens, Akihiko Yamaguchi and Mitsuyoshi Watanabe, as well as the seizure of $134.5 billion in bonds they were holding in Italy on June 3, 2009. After the bonds were stolen, self-described 33rd degree Freemason Leo Zagami contacted this writer and said the Montecarlo P2 masonic lodge could cash the bonds with the help of Vatican banker Daniel Dal Bosco. This writer forwarded the information, via a member of the UK Royal family, to the dragon family who entrusted a further $1 trillion worth of similar bonds to the plaintiff Neil Keenan. Keenan then, after much negotiation, entrusted the bonds to Dal Bosco.

Dal Bosco subsequently absconded with the bonds and was followed 24-hours a day by various intelligence service agents to see what he would do with them. The Dal Bosco trail led to the Davos World forum, the UN, the Italian government and the Vatican, among other places. Following this, Keenan was approached by a who’s who of powerful figures including top Vatican officials, Wall Street bankers, European nobles and former US presidents, most offering him astronomical bribes to go away. He was also poisoned with ricin and nearly killed.

According to Keenan “The roots of this case go back to between 1927 and 1938, when, under arrangements made between T.V. Soong (Finance Minister of China) and Henry Morgethau, Secretary of the Treasury, The United States Government purchased some 50 million ounces of silver and leased vast amounts of gold from the Nationalist Chinese Government, known as Kuomintang. For all the treasure handed in, certificates were given to those who surrendered their precious metals.”

Many of the bonds seized by Dal Bosco are backed with the Chinese gold taken by the Federal Reserve Board during those years and never returned to its legal owners.

Other bonds seized were Kennedy bonds. These bonds were backed by gold held in trust for the people of the planet and were supposed to be used to finance the economic development of the world. Instead they have mostly been stolen and misused by members of the cabal that has seized control of the Western financial system on behalf of private interests.

The original signatory to the Kennedy bonds was former Indonesian President Soekarno. Soekarno’s heir Dr. Seno Edy Soekanto has given Keenan power of attorney to return to their rightful owners the Kennedy bonds and other property allocated to the people of the world via something known as the global collateral accounts.

The lawsuit is only the first salvo in a legal battle to restore control of the global financial system to the people and governments of the world as well as the rightful owners of historical assets that have been seized by members of the banking cartel.

The lawsuit has been filed as Civil Action #8500 at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on November 23, 2011.

Background information on the problems with the global financial system

By Neil Keenan and Keith Scott.

The entire cause of the problem.

The United States is a private corporation owned by the British Crown (Rothchilds), the Bank of England (Rothchilds) and the Vatican (Rothchilds again). It was previously called the Virginia Company until 3/9/33 when it was dissolved by Roosevelt under the Emergency Banking Act. On 5/5/33 Congress elected to dissolve the Gold Standard and Sovereign Authority of the U.S. and all of its official capacities including government offices, departments and officers. The U.S. is a corporation, not a nation. The Federal Reserve is neither Federal, nor a Reserve. It is a private counterfeiting organization run by Jewish bankers who lend the money they print out of thin air at interest while we keep on paying these criminals to fleece the People.

That technology of theft and deception that has been exported from the United States through their promotion of this fraud as the paradigm of global finance is an obscenity that has set the seeds of its own destruction.

This has been compounded by the refusal of ordinary people to realize, know and understand that it is the duplicity of Governments and the deceit and endless greed of bankers that combined to simply fleece them like the apathetic sheep they are. Apathy and ignorance of the truth, creates belief in the lie. The truth is self-evident, but most people choose to neither hear it nor understand it. The debts of the Federal Reserve are the debts of a private corporation that is robbing the people of the United States.

The United States Dollar is a Federal Reserve Note and the obligations against the currency are the obligations of the Federal Reserve, not the people of the United States.

Understanding the History

1. Between 1927 and 1938, under arrangements made between T.V.Soong (Finance Minister of China) and Henry Morgethau, Secretary of the Treasury, The United States Government purchased some 50 million ounces of silver and leased vast amounts of gold from the Nationalist Chinese Government, known as Kuomintang. During this period China was partly occupied by Japanese troops and there was the fear of China being overrun by the Japanese.

2. For all the treasure handed in, certificates were given to those who surrendered their precious metals. The surrendered precious metals and gemstones were sent to the United States under a lease agreement made between T.V. Soong and Henry Morgenthau. The Certificates became the underlying funds of the Kuomintang and were good and accepted securities.

3. In 1934 a new Securities Act was promulgated in the United States, together with the Gold Act, which required all bullion gold and gold coin to be surrendered to the Federal Reserve, a private corporation chartered to operate as the Central Bank of the United States and to be the issuer of the currency known as the United States Dollar.

4. Domestically owned gold was purchased. Foreign Gold held by the Treasury was also surrendered to the Federal Reserve, so, was leased to the Federal Reserve. This began the series 1934 Notes issued by the Federal Reserve. These have never been redeemed and the interest cost was met by further issuances of the 1934 series FRN’s.

5. These 1934 FRN’s guarantee the lease payments and to allow the Chinese Government to continue financially. These came under the control of the Kuomintang, the Nationalist Government in China from whom the Gold had been received. Many were left in China when the Kuomintang had to flee to Taiwan. The Gold had been nationalized by the Kuomintang who moved much of the FRN’s (but not all) to Taiwan which was built on these notes. These Notes were the underlying wealth of Taiwan and they were good for value as they were backed by gold.

6. During the war in China, most owners of the depository notes issued by Chinese Banks were killed by the Japanese, others later being killed by both the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communists, thus the Gold became property of the Nation, especially so, the Kuomintang. In Europe, Jews who had owned wealth were stripped of that wealth through various means and were then eliminated. The gold was taken either by stealth or by force, that is a reality of history.

7. The Kuomintang appointed guardians of this Gold and the securities issued by the United States; they are euphemistically known as the Dragon Family. The Dragon Family is in fact an organization that operates between old families within China and Taiwan, and as such is above the political divide of the two independent Chinese Governments. Chinese are remarkable in this regard, that old family ties and functions supercede political arrangements which, though they might last for generations, are regarded as inconsequential over the passage of time to most Chinese. Attached to this is the wealth of several nations. The United States in support of the Kuomintang and resistance groups actually printed more of these FRN notes inside China itself. These operations were run by the CIA to buy loyalty of various factions in the fight against the communists, eventually being driven out into Burma around 1960. Largely due to the additional printing of these notes, the additional Notes were given in lieu of interest, but directed to specific persons and parties.

8 At the end of the World War II, with Communist and Kuomintang factions at war in China, the International Community and the Chinese assented to the Gold being placed under the overt control of Indonesian President Soekarno. Soekarno then, on August 17, 1945, came to be known as M1 under United Nations Approval No. MISA 81704 “Operation Heavy Freedom. This was because much of the world’s gold had been delivered into Indonesia and the Philippines. Canada, Australia, Great Britain, India and other British Colonies sent their gold to the so called “impregnable Singapore” The Japanese, as per the arrangements agreed to by Hirohito in the 1921 Pact Between Nations made in London, delivered much of this gold to Indonesia (Then a Dutch Colony) and to Philippines (Then a US Colony) into secret bunkers that had been mostly constructed by the Japanese between 1924 and 1945. This is why the Allied troops in Malaya had no air cover or sufficient supplies to that would have allowed them to resist the Japanese. Singapore had to fall so most of the global wealth could be “lost” into a secret system that made the gold standard redundant and fiat currencies a reality.

This gold was documented into accounts through the Swiss Commercial Bank Union Bank of Switzerland, placed under protection of the Swiss Attorney General, registered through the Swiss National Bank into the Bank for International Settlements International Collateral Combined accounts and then from within the BIS, blocked to form the Institutional Parent Registration Accounts of the Federal Reserve System.

Later President Marcos of the Philippines was appointed and held the position of M1 until 1987 and then the position was transferred to Dr. Ray C. Dam, in October of 1987, under Legal Decadency to Heir RCD1087 Far East Entire with formal Power of Attorney and Assignment of Indonesian Assets signed by Sarinah Soetiwi (holder of the assets on behalf of the Nation of Indonesia as assigned by President Soekarno) in 1992, Dam’s authority later promulgated January 20, 1995. Dam proved to be impossible for the entire system to work with, (either because he refused to allow those who placed him in authority to steal, or because of his personal arrogance…. Difficult to know which is correct) and his authority over the Institutional parent registration Accounts set aside and the system reverted to the three Nations who had controlled these accounts since World war II, United States, Great Britain and France, who systematically and illegally subverted the established system since 1996.

9. From this we can see that there are two functional operations. One was ownership and Depository control by the owners of the Gold and the other a control system set in place to administer and control the Collateral Combined Accounts as an independent Arbiter. Ownership rights are held by the signatory to the Depository Accounts in Commercial Banks and Control Rights have been held by M1.

10. So it was, that the entire world supply of bullion and coinage gold was withdrawn and fiat currencies became the order of the day. However, underneath the notes and money issued by the Federal Reserve was the underlying wealth within a centralized system that Nations was intended to be used equitably, but Bankers determined they would use to raid national economies.

11. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy entered into an Agreement with President Soekarno to provide the funds to allow the United States Treasury to print its own currency, thus subverting the “right” to print the currency held by the Federal Reserve. The Agreement would have transferred some 59,000 tons of gold to underpin this currency. The problem with this was that the US domestic currency would have then been backed by gold which would have been a violation of international agreements meant to stabilize currencies. 11 days after signing this agreement, President Kennedy was assassinated. President Johnson the suspended EO11110 as issued by Kennedy and transferred the bullion to the Federal Reserve. The Green Hilton Agreement was not implemented until 1968 when Soekarno fell from office and when Global Trade made it imperative that the world have a Global Currency. As the Gold had been transferred to the US Treasury in 1968, a series of Bonds known as Kennedy Bonds were issued in order to honor the terms of the Green Hilton Agreement made between Kennedy and Soekarno, the 1968 terms of the gold delivery to the United States being different than made in 1934. When after 30 years, interest had not been paid as promised, a reissue of the bonds in an increased number were issued as commemorative notes and were accepted by the owners of the Gold, the Dragon Family.

12. From copies of Bank documents received by Neil Keenan, within the Green Hilton Memorial Agreement, the funds the amounts of gold and platinum are specified. These amounts of gold are certificated and the certificates and ledger copies with full and exact identification and recognition codes are available. These certificates are further proven by the bank reports, copies of which are now held by Neil Keenan. The truth of these instruments can be vigorously defended through documentation in our hands and further through interrogation of the Black Screens where the off ledger collateral is held, together with an interrogation of the grey and blue screens where we will find enormous fraud from the illegal use of these assets.

13. In the few documents we present with this complaint we can see that the assets have been deposited, the counter-assets created and presented to the depositors, the depositors have been cheated for over 70 years through the intentional and fraudulent failure of the Obligor to honor the Agreements.

14. In recent weeks we have come into possession of the books and records of the late President Soekarno, and all the codes and ledgers of the Global Accounts. The size of these accounts can be seen by reviewing the Collective Agreement between the Garuda Memorial Hilton Indonesia and the Green Memorial Hilton Geneva, established, structured and made operational between 1961 and final signature in 1972. Under this Agreement the assets of the international collateral combined were established and brought forward, then, within a short period of time misused to change the operating systems of banks.

15. Reviewing these books, we can now see that Banks set aside the notion of operating under the Charters they hold as banks, instead of being Banks they became like very poor casino operators and traders, selling what they do not own. The records in our possession, signed and registered by the receiving and managing commercial bank, show the underlying funds in numbers and amounts that stagger the imagination. The Green Hilton and Garuda Memorial Agreements demonstrate clearly the value of the global account system.

a) Gold and Platinum Deposits ran into millions of tons.

b) 1934 series Federal Reserve System Bonds, Notes issued in 1928 , Kennedy Bonds ran into Quadrillions of US Dollars, Dragon Bonds are all recorded and acknowledged within the Green Hilton and Memorial Hilton Collective Agreements. Both Assets in the form of Bullion surrendered to the Global Accounts through the United States Government and then entrusted to a private corporation, the Federal Reserve System.

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Senate Moves To Allow Military To Intern Americans Without Trial

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NDAA detention provision would turn America into a “battlefield”

Paul Joseph Watson
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Arrest Americans

The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.

“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.

Under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor Monday, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.

The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA bill.

“I would also point out that these provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect,” Colorado Senator Mark Udall said in a speech last week. One section of these provisions, section 1031, would be interpreted as allowing the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens on U.S. soil. Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil. That alone should alarm my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but there are other problems with these provisions that must be resolved.”

This means Americans could be declared domestic terrorists and thrown in a military brig with no recourse whatsoever. Given that the Department of Homeland Security has characterized behavior such as buying gold, owning guns, using a watch or binoculars, donating to charity, using the telephone or email to find information, using cash, and all manner of mundane behaviors as potential indicators of domestic terrorism, such a provision would be wide open to abuse.

“American citizens and people picked up on American or Canadian or British streets being sent to military prisons indefinitely without even being charged with a crime. Really? Does anyone think this is a good idea? And why now?” asks Anders.

The ACLU is urging citizens to call their Senator and demand that the Udall Amendment be added to the bill, a change that would at least act as a check to prevent Americans being snatched off the streets without some form of Congressional oversight.

We have been warning for over a decade that Americans would become the target of laws supposedly aimed at terrorists and enemy combatants. Alex Jones personally documented how U.S. troops were being trained… in the event of martial law during urban warfare training drills back in the 90′s. Under the the National Defense Authorization Act bill, no declaration of martial law is necessary since Americans would now be subject to the same treatment as suspected insurgents in places like Afghanistan and Iraq.

If you thought that the executive assassination of American citizens abroad was bad enough, now similar powers will be extended to the “homeland,” in other words, your town, your community, your back yard.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.

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A Third World War Won’t Stop A Second American Revolution

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“It’s not a scientific report, it’s a political document,” said investigative journalist Seymour Hersh on Democracy Now on November 21, referring to the latest IAEA report about Iran’s nuclear program.

The same could be said about the 9/11 Commission report. Philip Zelikow, who served as the Director of the Commission, is an expert at creating public myths. Zelikow was instructed by the neocons in the Bush administration and the overlords in the shadow government to stick to the official version of the 9/11 attacks.

As a storyteller and strategist, Zelikow knew what had to be done. He made sure that 9/11 eyewitnesses who saw or heard explosions near the World Trade Center site were silenced. All alternative explanations of the 9/11 events were to be erased from public memory. At least, that was the attempt of the Commission under Zelikow.

The 9/11 Commission’s totalitarian aim to hide the truth about 9/11 from the global public has not worked on everyone. It tried to cover up the reality about the uniform collapse of Building 7, which was not hit by a plane, but it has failed thanks to the hard work done by 9/11 family members, ordinary citizens, and organizations like Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth to bring Building 7 to public attention.

The totalitarian myth-makers in Washington and Israel have lost the infowar. Major psychological change in the global public mind has been achieved by the truth-telling of the 9/11 truth and justice movement. This was not true five years ago, but today it is a fact staring humanity in the face.

Facts don’t go down well in the satanic offices in Washington. The rotten and treasonous members of the Establishment are so deluded that they think the sea change in global public opinion about 9/11 can be erased if they simply ignore it in the mainstream press. They believe they can still move forward with their hidden agenda to start World War III in the Middle East and engineer an unprecedented economic collapse in the West.

But these demonic maniacs are mistaken.

The American people and the global public are not falling for 9/11 lie or the drumbeat against Iran by Washington and Tel Aviv.

The propaganda for an Iran war has been destroyed faster than the propaganda for the war against Iraq.

Seymour HershGareth PorterRay McGovernPepe Escobar, and millions of other rational voices around the world are calling the latest IAEA report a scam. Even people inside the IAEA, the American military, and the Israeli military do not believe that Iran is building a nuclear bomb.

Hersh told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman on November 21 that “if you asked serious, smart, wise Israelis in the intelligence business — and there are many — “Do you really think, if they got a bomb—and they don’t have one now—they would hit Tel Aviv?” and the answer was, “Do you think they’re crazy? We would incinerate them. Of course not. They’ve been around 2,000 years. That’s not going to happen.” Hersh added:

“But there’s an element rationality in the Israeli intelligence community that’s not being expressed by the political leadership. It’s the same madness we have here. There’s an element of rationality in our intelligence community which says, in ’07, and it has said it again last year, they don’t have the bomb. They’re not making it. It’s at NIE, 16 agencies agreed, 16 to nothing, in an internal vote, before that—they did an update in 2011 on the ’07 study and came to the same place. It’s just not there.”

The IAEA’s big lie technique is not working as well as U.S. and Israeli policy makers had hoped it would.

In the old golden days of war propaganda, during the Bush administration, the world believed every lie that was told by Washington, especially the lie about 9/11.

The 9/11 Commission under Zelikow can be compared to the IAEA under its new head, Yukiya Amano. Both men oversaw a process whereby a false political narrative was manufactured and scientific evidence was buried to justify U.S.-Israeli wars of aggression.

Why are American political leaders lying on such a large scale about a non-existent nuclear program in Iran? Why are these lunatics itching for a third world war?

One main reason is to stop a second American revolution that is targeting the treasonous Federal Reserve System, the shadow CIA, the military-industrial complex, the criminal banksters on Wall Street, the foreign policy establishment, and the two-party dictatorship.

The terrorist hijackers of the American government believe that the best way to undermine the 9/11 truth and justice movement and end America’s revolutionary awakening is by attacking Iran and starting world war three.

An attack on Iran would lead to total chaos in the Middle East, the collapse of the global economy, and, ultimately, a global authoritarian government. Also, the President will be given the opportunity to declare Martial Law and use emergency powers against American citizens.

Paul Joseph Watson reported on Saturday that the U.S. Senate is planning to give the U.S. military the power that every tin-pot dictator claims for himself: the power to arrest citizens without charge or trial. Watson writes:

The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.

“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.

If Iran is attacked under the pretext that it is developing a nuclear bomb then the hijacked American government will be faced with resistance not just from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East, but especially from the American people who are tired of all the criminal wars that are being fought in their name.

Millions recognize that an attack on Iran by the globalist traitors and war criminals in Washington will also be an attack on American sovereignty and the rights of the American people. The political and economic chaos following an attack on Iran will be used by the elite to completely destroy America’s constitution and implement the last stages of the fascist new world order agenda.

But the new world order traitors will fail because the American people and people around the world are aware of their evil plot to destroy the land of liberty and create a global dictatorship. 

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Governments Request “Contingency Planning for Extreme Scenarios Including Rioting and Social Unrest”

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Mac Slavo
November 27th, 2011
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The writing is on the wall. If you can’t read it, then you’re going to have a problem – very soon. It was in early 2009 that we first warned our readers of the coming wave of riots and social unrest that would envelop the globe. Nearly three years on we’re seeing a progressive increase in tension among those affected by deteriorating economic conditions and the trend towards social unrest seems to be accelerating. Absolutely nothing has been resolved in terms of the economic and financial woes facing the world, despite the literally trillions of dollars of wealth in the form of credit and monetary easing that has been committed to the crisis.

As the economic paradigm shifts and hundreds of millions of citizens from the world’s advanced economies are thrown into poverty (including 100 million from the U.S.alone), the situation is getting critical. So much so that what once existed only in the realm of conspiracy theory and alternative news web sites – that governments, especially in the U.S., are planning for large-scale economic meltdown and social unrest –  is now a foregone conclusion in political circles.

Europe, as we discussed in 2009, is now coming unhinged and we have the real possibility of not just a collapse in the sovereign debt of a single nation, but the entire European Union and their beloved currency. This is not just some far-out possibility. The collapse of Europe now seems more likely than ever, and governments and regulatory agencies all over the continent are calling for immediate preparations, planning and strategies to deal with the imminent collapse of sovereign debt of individual countries, European banks, and the Euro monetary system that is the glue holding it all together.

It’s in our interests that they keep playing for time because that gives us more time to prepare,” the minister told the Daily Telegraph.

Recent Foreign and Commonwealth Office instructions to embassies and consulates request contingency planning for extreme scenarios including rioting and social unrest.

Greece has seen several outbreaks of civil disorder as its government struggles with its huge debts. British officials think similar scenes cannot be ruled out in other nations if the euro collapses.

Diplomats have also been told to prepare to help tens of thousands of British citizens in eurozone countries with the consequences of a financial collapse that would leave them unable to access bank accounts or even withdraw cash.

The EU treaties that created the euro and set its membership rules contain no provision for members to leave, meaning any break-up would be disorderly and potentially chaotic.

If eurozone governments defaulted on their debts, the European banks that hold many of their bonds would risk collapse.

Some analysts say the shock waves of such an event would risk the collapse of the entire financial system, leaving banks unable to return money to retail depositors and destroying companies dependent on bank credit.

The Financial Services Authority this week issued a public warning to British banks to bolster their contingency plans for the break-up of the single currency.

Some economists believe that at worst, the outright collapse of the euro could reduce GDP in its member-states by up to half and trigger mass unemployment.

When the unemployment consequences are factored in, it is virtually impossible to consider a break-up scenario without some serious social consequences,” UBS said.

Source: Telegraph

Underestimate this events at your peril. Similar events played out in Europe in the early 1930′s, and we experienced a decade’s long depression here in the United States, followed by five years of world war – and that’s when we were a creditor nation without hundreds of trillions in debt and liabilities.

The collapse of Europe, as we have argued for several years, is imminent. If it so happens that Europe does collapse as we forecast, and capital flees to the safety of the US dollar (thus boosting the dollar’s strength and causing a stock market meltdown) than we urge readers to consider the repercussions that will be felt in America. Within a period of a few months to a few years a similar scenario will play out with our own sovereign debt and currency. And, when the world’s reserve currency goes into meltdown mode, all bets are off.

There’s a reason governments the world over are preparing contingency plans. They know it’s coming, and they know it will be pandemonium. There is, as we noted two years ago, No Way to Avoid Financial Armageddon.

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst –

  • collapse of purchasing power due to hyperinflation

  • interruptions to the normal flow of commerce

  • disruptions to food supplies

  • political upheaval

  • increased violence

  • riots

  • the militarization of Main Street

  • and the potential for failure of our domestic utility grid.

We realize these are extreme potentialities and many might suggest we take off the tin foil hat, but the same was true when we and others forecast a collapse of Europe, civil unrest and government contingency planning three years ago. That has now been actualized.

The next leg of this crisis will take hold in the United States in due time. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Start thinking about money during a collapsebartering itemspost-collapse trade skills, and creating a solid preparedness foundation.

Author: Mac Slavo
Date: November 27th, 2011
Website: www.SHTFplan.com

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Freedom: The New and Future Experiment

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 By Joel Bowman

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11/17/11 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Before I get started… Anybody here know what glossophobia means? The word derives from the Greek glossa, meaning tongue, and phobos, meaning fear or dread. Glossophobia, also known as speech anxiety, is a fear of public speaking.

And I suffer from it terribly.

Glossophobia aside, I’m going to press on today anyway because what I want to talk to you about is very important. Maybe more so now than ever.
The title of my speech is “Freedom: The New and Future Experiment.”

This topic is particularly timely right now because, as you well know, a revolution of sorts is today under way in a place that used to be comfortable calling itself, proudly and with a straight face, “The Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.” Try asking any thinking individual who happened to be born within the United States borders today to claim that title without arousing a disquieting feeling of tragic irony. You might hear the words, but you’ll notice they are delivered with an empty conviction, with some embarrassment, a shame, almost, for remembering what was lost.

But before addressing the New and Future Experiment, let’s take a look at the Old and Moribund Experiment: Statism.

 From the Pharaohs through to warlords, kings and queens, generalissimos, barbarians, emperors, chairmen, führers, shoguns, sheiks, tsars, presidents, prime ministers and the rest of the dirty rotten scoundrels, nobody could say we humans didn’t give “The State” a fair go.

Statism exists in many forms. All, I will argue, are inherently evil. All end in eventual and painful demise.

Why do I say that all forms of Statism are evil? Surely there is an argument for some kind of “minarchist” arrangement of governmental oversight, the Praetorian guard, the night watchman, some kind of political structure to protect us against the aggressions of our neighbors who are always and forever waiting at our front gates, ever at the ready for the law to change or turn its back so they can come and pilfer our grains, raid our gold stockpiles and defile our daughters?

It is sometimes said that religion makes men do noble things. And that’s true. But religion also makes men do heinous, hellish things. Why else would anybody strap a bomb to themselves and run into a kindergarten, for example, if they didn’t think God was on their side?

I’m reminded here of that great skit from Scottish comedian, Billy Connelly.
“I want to go to one of these suicide bomber schools,” he says. “You can just imagine the instructor.

“Alright lads… I’m only going to show you this once…”
Statism is the new religion.

Men used to march off to war for “God, King and Country.” Now he marches off to war to “spread democracy” — the credo of the new religion.

How many people, we wonder, would feel compelled to battle on foreign lands, the whereabouts of which were heretofore unknown to them, to slay “the enemy,” to lay waste to husbands, fathers and brothers they have never before met, to Napalm fields, Agent Orange crops, to litter terrain afar with landmines, if they didn’t believe the patriotic claptrap with which their State ceaselessly indoctrinates them?

No. Statism, in any form, is wicked because it attacks us at our most basic human level. It undermines our dignity. It presupposes that we are incapable of caring for each other and ourselves without its continued and ever increasing invigilation. It tells us that we are not born free individuals, but servants of the State.
In this way, the State is not the preserver and protector of freedom, but anathema to it.

But perhaps most cruelly, most insidiously, the State tells us that we need it more than it needs us. Untrue. It is important here to remember that the State is nothing more than a collection of men and women who initiate force against everybody else, the very same citizens they purport to serve, to represent…and who (are forced to) pay their salaries.

I’m reminded of Doug Casey’s observation that during the Viet Nam War, peace protestors used to carry placards reading, “What if there was a war and nobody showed up?” to which Doug adds, “What if they levied a tax and nobody paid?”

Here we can see immediately that, contrary to what they would have us believe, it is the State that depends on our complicit support to exist at all, not the reverse. It is a form of mass, political Stockholm Syndrome, where the captors gradually come to accept the commands of their master as a demented kind of benevolence, eventually even feeling compassion for and allegiance to him.

That, in a nutshell, is the definition of patriotism: allegiance to one’s own gatekeeper, affection for one’s oppressor.

There are, of course, those who argue that without the State, we would be without the means to build and maintain roads and other critical infrastructure — that we would be without hospitals and schools, without the “safety net” the State is forever crowing about having provided for us.

But to hold this point, one must first admit that there exists, within society, the resources, the productive capacity to build and provide these goods and services in the first place. Those arguing for State intervention are merely saying that the State is the preferred method for delivery, for redistributing a wealth of resources that already exists, through its superior mode of governance.

A dear friend of mine shared with me recently a fantastic quote that addresses just this point. It comes from Allen Thornton’s excellent essay, Laws of the Jungle
“What do you think ‘govern’ means?” asks Thornton. “It doesn’t mean ‘suggest’ or ‘implore.’ It doesn’t mean two people sitting down, talking it over, and compromising. ‘Govern’ means ‘force’ and ‘force’ means ‘violence.’ When you advocate any government action, you must first believe that violence is the best answer to the question at hand.”

This is the Old Experiment.

Empires…their monies…their militaries and their promises. All these things eventually, invariably, die. You might even say it’s what they were born to do. Their death, in other words, is inevitable. Only the number of innocent individuals they take with them varies.

At this, we should not be surprised. But we should be prepared.

Ever since statists first cobbled together a collective of ruling people, the “rest” have been living under one form of tyranny or another. From tribal leadership structures to local council hierarchies, from Plato’s philosopher class to medieval monarchies through to the various “isms” of our modern times, there has existed one class of rulers — sometimes called guardians, other times tyrants — who have seen fit to exert their ways and rules on all others, usually, ultimately, on pain of death.

In the end, individual freedoms are surrendered to the precise degree that the State is permitted to exist at all.

Most people accept the State’s intrusions on their freedoms as minor grievances. They shrug and mutter something about the “best of a bad bunch” or the “lesser of two evils.” Nevertheless, for the vast majority of people, surrendering a little liberty (or a lot!) for a little safety or convenience is a pretty good deal. That, despite Benjamin Franklin’s famous call to caution that…
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

To be continued…
Regards,
Joel Bowman,
for The Daily Reckoning

 Part 2 

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The Medical Mafia continues to plot mass medication via water supplies – is lithium next?

Posted by poorrichard at Poor Richard’s Blog

by: PF Louis via NaturalNews

Mass medication is getting discussed more among medical experts who insist they know what is best for all of us. With water fluoridation comes the threat of adding lithium and statin drugs to our water supplies. These mass medication efforts have been seriously discussed among top medical professionals for the past few years.

Big Pharma’s only recipe for health

Big Pharma, the AMA, and medical boards throughout the world consider prescription drugs as the only viable solution for human health and disease prevention. Never mind nutrition. There’s no money in that for them, and they don’t know much if anything about nutrition anyway. So instead of removing toxins from food and water, they want to add toxic pharmaceuticals for public health.

These experts claim “not to worry,” the amounts are insignificant. This viewpoint ignores the cumulative effect from daily consumption of liquids using water in addition to water alone: Tea, sodas, coffee, soups, and boiled foods.

Boiling only gets rid of some pathogenic bacteria and parasites. It does doesn’t eliminate fluoride or other drugs used to mass medicate populations.

Also consider bathing, showering, and even the water used to spray produce displayed in stores to keep those veggies fresh. Prescribing pharmaceutical drugs at high doses for specific reasons often involves side effects. Daily dosing healthy people exposes them to those side effects over the long term also.

Pushing for lithium and statins in water supplies

According to a UK Daily Mailb report, “Lithium has been heralded by some experts as the next potential fluoride, after scientists found suicide rates were lower in areas where the drinking water had higher concentrations of the element.”

Lithium is used for bipolar patients. It’s supposed to focus on the manic-depressives and stabilize mood swings. Lithium works by altering the brain’s normal production of serotonin and norepinephrine, an adrenal hormone and neurotransmitter.

If the “medical experts” have their way placing lithium into our water supply, many would be under the influence of a mind altering drug. The side effects range from itchy skin to hallucinations and seizures. Read more here in another Natural News article (http://www.naturalnews.com/032669_l…).

Quite a few MDs in key positions have offered another mass medication idea via water supplies, statin drugs. Statins are promoted as heart health drugs because they supposedly reduce cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol as a threat to heart health has been exposed as a hoax by many health experts willing to speak out against the medical paradigm of disease for profit.

Statin drugs were essentially created as something that could be sold to healthy people, even without high cholesterol, as long as the bogus cholesterol scare holds up. Mike Adams covers this well here (http://www.naturalnews.com/024783.html).

A study published in the Cochrane Library reviewed 14 statin drug trials that involved 34,000 patients. The researchers discovered previously undisclosed side effects of depression, mood swings, and memory loss. Other known statin side effects include cataracts, muscle damage, liver dysfunction, and acute kidney failure.

Several conscientious MDs warn that statins could cause more harm than good and should not be prescribed unless there is imminent danger of a heart attack or stroke.

The combination of fluoridation plus these drugs would be devastating for most over the long term. The phrase “trust no one” applies to medical institutions and government health agencies. We need to treat our own water while lobbying locally to stop fluoridation and resist other mass medication efforts.

Sources for this article include:

http://wakeup-world.com/2011/06/06/…

http://www.infowars.com/health-auth…

http://www.drugs.com/lithium.html

http://www.cholesterolwarning.com/

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ZIONISTS WON’T LET YOU SEE THIS ON YOUR TV 

Gilad Atzmon

FROM GILAD ATZMON

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 AT 12:31AM GILAD ATZMON

This is old but very powerful..
Ask yourself: Why aren’t Americans shown these honest facts on any of the over 1,700 major media outlets?

and WHAT OTHER INFO IS BEING WITHELD?

Rachel Corrie: ‘a true hero’ was killed by the state of Israel, and by its brutal regime that practises not only ‘mass punishment’ but also ‘ethnic cleansing’. The same regime that has displaced over 4 million Palestinians, and killed many thousands. The same regime that has denied the right to self-determination to the Palestinian people.

A regime that systematically destroys the lives of innocents every single DAY.

Uploaded by  on Sep 19, 2008

Here is the truth behind the middle east conflict.

Ask yourself: Why aren’t Americans shown these honest facts on any of the over 1,700 major media outlets?

and WHAT OTHER INFO IS BEING WITHELD?

Rachel Corrie: ‘a true hero’ was killed by the state of Israel, and by its brutal regime that practises not only ‘mass punishment’ but also ‘ethnic cleansing’. The same regime that has displaced over 4 million Palestinians, and killed many thousands. The same regime that has denied the right to self-determination to the Palestinian people. 

A regime that systematically destroys the lives of innocents every single DAY.

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TODAY IS : November 27, 2011

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TODAY’S NEWS :

Israel threatens to cut Gaza water, power

Posted by poorrichard at Poor Richard’s Blog

           Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon

Israel has threatened to cut the supply of water and electricity to the Gaza Strip if rival Palestinian movements, Fatah and Hamas, establish a unity government.

“The foreign ministry is examining the possibility of Israel pulling out of the Gaza Strip in terms of infrastructure,” AFP quoted Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon as telling the daily Yediot Aharonot‘s website on Saturday. 

Ayalon, a Knesset (Israeli parliament) deputy for the leftist Yisrael Beitenu party, said a Palestinian unity government “would put an end to any hope for a peace agreement” with Tel Aviv

On Thursday, acting Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief Mahmoud Abbas (leader of Fatah party) held talks with Hamas Political Bureau Chief , Khaled Meshaal, in the Egyptian capital Cairo, where they announced a new era of partnership between the rival Palestinian factions. 

The talks seriously irked Israeli leaders who decided to maintain a freeze on the transfer of tens of millions of dollars in tax monies to the PA, to further increase the strain on Ramallah-based authority. 

The transfer of funds, which make up a large percentage of the PA’s monthly budget, was frozen in November by Tel Aviv, after the Palestine won full membership of the UN cultural organization, UNESCO. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had in January threatened to cut off water and power to the long-blockaded Gaza Strip. 

Israel continues to control the supply of water to Gaza and 70 percent of the territory’s electrical power. The rest of Gaza’s electricity needs are supplied by neighboring Egypt and local power plants, which rarely receive enough fuel to operate under Israel’s blockade. 

Israel has tightened its crippling closure on the Gaza Strip since 2007, defying international calls to lift the blockade. 

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Pakistan Blocks U.S. Supply Routes After Attack

NPR

From npr

 Pakistani security personnel stop trucks carrying supplies for NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan at a checkpoint in Khyber, Pakistan, on Saturday. Islamabad closed the border crossing after NATO aircraft allegedly killed 24 Pakistani troops.

Pakistani security personnel stop trucks carrying supplies for NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan at a checkpoint in Khyber, Pakistan, on Saturday. Islamabad closed the border crossing after NATO aircraft allegedly killed 24 Pakistani troops.( Muhammad Sajjad/AP )

Pakistan on Saturday blocked vital supply routes for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan and demanded Washington vacate a base used by American drones after coalition aircraft allegedly killed 24 Pakistani troops at two posts along a mountainous frontier that serves as a safe haven for militants.

The incident was a major blow to American efforts to rebuild an already tattered alliance vital to winding down the 10-year-old Afghan war. Islamabad called the bloodshed in one of its tribal areas a “grave infringement” of the country’s sovereignty, and it could make it even more difficult for the U.S. to enlist Pakistan’s help in pushing Afghan insurgents to engage in peace talks.

A NATO spokesman said it was likely that coalition airstrikes caused Pakistani casualties, but an investigation was being conducted to determine the details. If confirmed, it would be the deadliest friendly fire incident by NATO against Pakistani troops since the Afghan war began a decade ago.

The Obama administration pledged to conduct a full investigation. In a joint statement Saturday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said they had each spoken to their Pakistani counterparts to express their condolences for the loss of life.

A prolonged closure of Pakistan’s two Afghan border crossings to NATO supplies could cause serious problems for the coalition. The U.S., which is the largest member of the NATO force in Afghanistan, ships more than 30 percent of its non-lethal supplies through Pakistan. The coalition has alternative routes through Central Asia into northern Afghanistan, but they are costlier and less efficient.

Pakistan temporarily closed one of its Afghan crossings to NATO supplies last year after U.S. helicopters accidentally killed two Pakistani soldiers. Suspected militants took advantage of the impasse to launch attacks against stranded or rerouted trucks carrying NATO supplies. The government reopened the border after about 10 days when the U.S. apologized. NATO said at the time the relatively short closure did not significantly affect its ability to keep its troops supplied.

But the reported casualties are much greater this time, and the relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. has severely deteriorated over the last year, especially following the covert American raid that killed Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani garrison town in May. Islamabad was outraged it wasn’t told about the operation beforehand.

The government announced it closed its border crossings to NATO in a statement issued after an emergency meeting of the Cabinet’s defense committee chaired by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

It also said that within 15 days the U.S. must vacate Shamsi Air Base, which is located in southwestern Baluchistan province. The U.S. uses the base to service drones that target al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan’s tribal region when they cannot return to their bases inside Afghanistan because of weather conditions or mechanical difficulty, said U.S. and Pakistani officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive strategic matters.

The government also plans to review all diplomatic, military and intelligence cooperation with the U.S. and other NATO forces, according to the statement issued after the defense committee meeting.

The White House said that senior U.S. civilian and military officials had expressed their condolences to their Pakistani counterparts.

In a statement, the administration said the officials expressed “our desire to work together to determine what took place, and our commitment to the U.S.-Pakistan partnership which advances our shared interests, including fighting terrorism in the region.”

The White House statement did not address Pakistan’s decision to block supply routes for the war in Afghanistan or its demand that the U.S. vacate the drone base.

The Pakistani army said Saturday that NATO helicopters and fighter jets carried out an “unprovoked” attack on two of its border posts in the Mohmand tribal area before dawn, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others. The troops responded in self-defense “with all available weapons,” an army statement said.

Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani condemned the attack, calling it a “blatant and unacceptable act,” according to the statement.

A spokesman for NATO forces, Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson, said Afghan and coalition troops were operating in the border area of eastern Afghanistan when “a tactical situation” prompted them to call in close air support. It is “highly likely” that the airstrikes caused Pakistani casualties, he told BBC television.

“My most sincere and personal heartfelt condolences go out to the families and loved ones of any members of Pakistan security forces who may have been killed or injured,” said Gen. John Allen, the top overall commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, in a statement.

The border issue is a major source of tension between Islamabad and Washington, which is committed to withdrawing its combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

Much of the violence in Afghanistan is carried out by insurgents who are based just across the border in Pakistan. Coalition forces are not allowed to cross the frontier to attack the militants. However, the militants sometimes fire artillery and rockets across the line, reportedly from locations close to Pakistani army posts.

American officials have repeatedly accused Pakistani forces of supporting or turning a blind eye to militants using its territory for cross-border attacks. But militants based in Afghanistan have also been attacking Pakistan recently, prompting complaints from Islamabad.

The two posts that were attacked Saturday were located about 1,000 feet apart on a mountain top and were set up recently to stop Pakistani Taliban militants holed up in Afghanistan from crossing the border and staging attacks, said local government and security officials.

There was no militant activity in the area when the alleged NATO attack occurred, local officials said. Some of the soldiers were standing guard, while others were asleep, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Pakistan army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said map references of all of the force’s border posts have been given to NATO several times.

Pakistan’s prime minister summoned U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter to protest the alleged NATO strike, according to a Foreign Ministry statement. It said the attack was a “grave infringement of Pakistan’s sovereignty” and could have serious repercussions on Pakistan’s cooperation with NATO.

Munter said in a statement that he regretted any Pakistani deaths and promised to work closely with Islamabad to investigate the incident.

The U.S., Pakistan, and Afghan militaries have long wrestled with the technical difficulties of patrolling a border that in many places is disputed or poorly marked. Saturday’s incident took place a day after a meeting between NATO’s Gen. Allen and Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in Islamabad to discuss border operations.

The meeting tackled “coordination, communication and procedures … aimed at enhancing border control on both sides,” according to a statement from the Pakistani side.

The U.S. helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers on Sept. 30 of last year took place south of Mohmand in the Kurram tribal area. A joint U.S.-Pakistan investigation found that Pakistani soldiers fired at the two U.S. helicopters prior to the attack, a move the investigation team said was likely meant to notify the aircraft of their presence after they passed into Pakistani airspace several times.

A U.S. airstrike in June 2008 reportedly killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops during a clash between militants and coalition forces in the tribal region.

Related NPR Stories

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Hugo Chavez Brings First Shipment of Gold to Venezuela From Foreign Vaults as Global Economy Slides

From The Intel Hub

The Intel Hub
By Madison Ruppert – Editor of End the Lie
November 26, 2011

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on the left

In August Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez announced that he would be repatriating the foreign-held gold reserves in American and European banks and they received the first shipment of gold from European countries on Friday.

The Venezuelan central bank reports that about $300 million in gold was brought in to Caracas by plane and they plan to bring 160 tons held abroad back to Venezuela.

The president of the central bank, Nelson Merentes said that the first shipment came from “various European countries” by way of France and called the arrival of the gold bullion a “historic” moment for his country, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Hugo Chavez said, “Now [the gold] will go to a place from which it should have never left: the central bank vaults [in Caracas]; not those in London or in Europe, but our own land.”

This is likely quite a good move as Western banks are becoming increasingly exposed to massive amounts of derivatives and sovereign debt crises that are wracking several economies.

These crises very well might be engineered by central banks and their “too big to fail” cronies just as the crash in 2008 was, and Chavez might preempting a possible gold run by demanding physical delivery of his gold now before there is no gold to deliver.

While Merentes would not give the specific number of tons of gold brought shipped to Venezuela on Friday, he said that the shipment was worth roughly $300 million.

This comes as U.S. stocks see the worst Thanksgiving drop since 1932 and all indicators show the European sovereign debt crisis continuing to worsen.

Chavez’s repatriation of gold reserves is part of his initiative to nationalize the Venezuelan gold sector, something which the Wall Street Journal says “puzzled economists.”

The Wall Street Journal published speculation that it could have to do with internal arbitration cases involving nationalizations and Venezuela seeking to prevent having their assets seized abroad.

They claim that it reduces transparency and would “raise more questions over the central bank’s declining reserves.”

How exactly they know the status of the reserves is not said, and Venezuelan figures posit a much more logical explanation for the move.

Venezuelan officials said that they were seeking to minimize exposure to the overly indebted Western economies of the United States and Europe, while leveraging the high price of gold that only seems to be rising.

They also said that they were seeking to invest in developing allies like Russia and China which have also been investing in the Venezuelan economy and continue to grow at rates not seen in the West.

There has also been a steady attack on Chavez coming from the United States and the West in general so his choice to demand his gold now prevents Western nations from seizing his assets held abroad as they did to Gaddafi.

The Wall Street Journal does seem to be able to pin down a number of how much gold Venezuela actually has.

First they say that before Friday, Venezuela held nearly $11 billion worth of gold, or 211 tons, out of 365 tons of reserves stored in banks in the United States, Canada and Europe.

According to the World Gold Council, Venezuela holds the 15th-largest gold reserves and Chavez said, “It’s the economic reserve for our kids. It’s growing, and it’s going to keep growing, both gold and economic reserves.”

Unfortunately you’ll never hear Bernanke or one of the countless criminal Western banksters saying such things, all they care about is robbing us blind and making sure we are enslaved by debt for generations to come.

That is not to say that Chavez is a saint, but the fact that a leader would even talk about working for the well being of his people is something wholly foreign to someone like myself in the United States.

“Venezuela is going to become an economic power, not for the bourgeois or capitalism, but for the Venezuelan people,” Chavez added.

Later, they say that the Central Bank of Venezuela holds 154 tons of gold bullion domestically, a number considerably different from the 211 tons cited earlier in the article.

Regardless, the Venezuelans seem to see the writing on the wall, with American stocks seeing the worst loss during the Thanksgiving week since 1932, Belgium getting its credit rating slashed and reports saying Greece is telling bondholders they will have to accept larger losses.

This fueled the pervasive concern that the European debt crisis is worsening and treasuries fell in response.

The S&P 500 continued to slump for the seventh straight day in a row, marking a weekly drop of 4.7% and a daily loss of 0.3%.

The euro declined as well, losing 0.9% along with the S&P GSCI commodity index dropping 0.3% with Bloomberg reporting, “The Markit iTraxx SovX Western Europe Index of credit- default swaps on 15 governments lingered near a record, up 6 basis points at 386.”

The signs are not looking good and Chavez demanding physical delivery of his gold just reflects the global awareness that something is seriously wrong with the world economy and it is not getting better any time soon.

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Newt Gingrich is Wrong, The Bill of Rights is Still the Law of the Land, Not Two Sets of Laws Under the Patriot Act! Any Questions?

From Lone Star Watchdog

Posted by realman2020

 Newt Gingrich who claims to know history who talks about the Northwest Ordinance and claims to revere the founding documents is a hypocrite. He glorified God in the Iowa family forum talking about the faith of the founders and how he mimics them. I would like to know what Declaration of Independence did he read from? Why I ask this? It is because it is not the same one I read that has the same grievances against the King as we are experiencing today with Washington DC. When there was the GOP debate. How can Newt say there is two sets of laws for Robbery, rape and another for the war on terror? Well, Newt is a two faced politician that talks like a conservative and governs as a globalist. What he says and does are two different things.

             The truth is when the Bill of Rights were drafted and ratified by the states. It was clear there was one law of the land and not a separate law to be enforced selectively for one group of people and not another. They say we need the Patriot act to protect America from those evil terrorist. This very act allowed Federal agents and other Law Enforcement agencies to side step the 4th and 5th Amendments to write their own search warrants instead of going before a judge. This has caused the Federal government to abuse its power in the name of stopping a imaginary enemy no one can see. They are looking for ways around the Bill of Rights because these provisions chain down the power of goverment, not enhance it.

              Back in the days under reign of King George III. The British monarch and Parliament passed the Stamp Act putting a tax on all documents.Every possession and document had to have the King’s stamp on it. To enforce this Stamp Act. The Parliament passed the Townsend Act that allowed the Redcoats to write their own search warrants to enter a person’s home to see if everything had the King’s stamp on it without going before a Magistrate to ask for a search warrant as directed under the Magna Carta. We are experiencing the same abuses today the early colonist dealt with. No matter what rationalization and excuse the Politicians use why we need the patriot act. The notion we have to give up our liberties for safety is nothing more then political rhetoric to sell fear of a phony enemy. 

            Newt Gingrich is wrong and he knows it. The Bill of Rights applies to every person. citizen and non citizen. These rights are unalienable. No matter if a person is accused of conspiracy to commit an act of terror or committed an act of Terrorism all the way down to the charge of petty larceny. The goverment has to bring a case before the grand jury to see if there is enough evidence to have a public trial, the accused has a right to a trial by a jury of their own peers. The signers of the Declaration of Independence agreed ” Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;” The war on drugs and the war on terror is no exception. What happened on September 11, 2001 is no reason to usurp the rights of the people. Declaring people enemy combatants by the discretion of the President based on his own judgment without any over site from the congress or the courts is very frightening. The right of Habeas corpus is being denied based on this designation.  King George III did the same thing depriving people of basic rights as they are doing today as fallows in this founding document, this Declaration against this British monarchy Thomas Jefferson written so well and eloquently.

-For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:(Police and other agents are immune from any prosecution for abuses against the people, The TSA seems to above the law to grope, steal, and rape)

-For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:(Military tribunals at Gitmo)

-For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses:(Federal goverment today fabricating evidence to declare any American enemy combatants to be transported to CIA black site outside these united States)

-For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:(The government has no case most of the time and has to try to keep a jury out of the court room)

             There is no two sets of laws. The government is breaking the law. I do not care if they use administrative law, admiralty law or military tribunals to bypass these rights of the accused to bring their own witnesses and evidence in there defense against the charges presented. The war on Terror or Drugs does not establish two sets of laws. The Constitution put limitations on goverment and not empowers them to trample on the rights of the people fighting a phony enemy. If this is how the former Speaker of the House thinks saying there is two sets of laws. Then my assumption is this. Newt Gingrich is not fit to be president or even dog catcher. If he took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. Then there is no wiggle room to get around the law of the land. I am just glad Ron Paul is in the debates to set the record straight that liberty must be preserved at all cost even in this phony war on terror. Newt is wrong, the Bill of rights is still the law of the land and not the Patriot act. As the fifth them amendment states very clearly on historical precedent. ” nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” That means torture is not justified nor is killing American citizens without a trial. Any Questions Newt? I did not think so.

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STOP ZIONISM NOW! ~~ CALL TO ACTION

From DESERTPEACE

Reading and rereading my previous post, I can’t phantom the inhumanity of the Israeli forces responsible for the home demolitions described.  It’s freezing here…. 30 human beings were just rendered homeless for no reason at all. Israel does things to Palestinians ‘because they can’ … no other reason.

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A Palestinian man rebuilds his home in the northern West Bank village of Khirbet Tana after it was demolished by Israeli troops (Brendan Work, PNN).

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What is just as bad as the Israeli actions is the silence from the rest of the world. Silence is complicity …. can you live with that? I wouldn’t be able to…

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There are things you can do NOW TO STOP ZIONISM FROM DESTROYING WHAT IS LEFT OF PALESTINE… 

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Here is contact information for the Israeli government throughout the world… let them know this madness has to end NOW! Most contact info is found HERE.

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Call, Write, Demonstrate untill this madness ends! THE OCCUPATION MUST END NOW!!

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Can Killer Drones Be Turned on America? 50 Countries Are Trying to Get Their Hands on Military Drone Technology — What Will They Do With It?

From AlterNet

China, Iran and even non-state actors are buying or developing drone systems.
November 25, 2011 |
Photo Credit: AFP

Someday soon, you’ll be checking your new Clear Skies app as a routine part of your preparations to go out for the evening. First, you’ll look at your smart gizmo to read your latest email to make sure there hasn’t been any change in plans. A quick glance at Facebook lets you see who’ll be joining your group of friends at the bar. Weather and traffic apps inform you of what to wear and what route to take.

Twitter will tell you about any major news developments you should be retweeting to your tweeps to prime the conversational pump over drinks.

And your new Clear Skies app will let you know if any unmanned drones are hovering 12 miles up in the stratosphere with your head in their sights.

Sound like science fiction? Isn’t drone surveillance and remote kills a problem just for people in the undeveloped regions of the world where life is cheap, collateral damage a daily hazard, and violations of national sovereignty the norm rather than the exception?

                              Photo Credit: AFP

No doubt, people in the United States felt the same way about nuclear weapons during that brief period after 1945 when only one country in the world possessed the explosive new technology. Then, on August 29, 1949, the Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb, and Americans no longer felt quite so confident. Indeed, the United States began to experience a pervasive nuclear dread, with children practicing “duck and cover” in the classroom, parents digging out bomb shelters in the backyard, and the thought of fiery apocalypse never far from the thoughts ofa bewildered and terrified populace.

Today, the United States maintains a near monopoly on military drone technology, with only Israel and Britain also deploying these systems. But the landscape is rapidly changing. As David Cortright at the University of Notre Damepoints out, more than 50 countries are developing or buying drone systems, including China and Iran, and even non-state actors want in on the business. The United States is now using drones to patrol borders and collect information about Mexican narcotraffickers. U.S. law enforcement agencies are also eager to use the technology against criminals on U.S. soil, with Texas sheriffs leading the way. Unmanned drones are already used in Japan, Australia, and other countries for such civilian activities as crop dusting and lifeguarding.

Soon, the skies will be very crowded indeed. And the sound of drones that have become part of everyday life in “areas of concern” will someday become part of everyone’s life, as ubiquitously intrusive as flat-screen TVs and annoying ringtones. Perhaps these unmanned aerial vehicles will simply pick you out of a crowd so that the police department can hit you up for unpaid parking tickets or your spouse’s lawyer can verify adultery and grounds for divorce. But that 

assumes that drones will be seamlessly integrated into the fabric of legal and social norms, a technology no different from tasers or the Police National Computer.

But what’s happening today in Pakistan is beyond the law. It’s not even subject to the rules of war. The drone wars that the Obama administration has inherited from the Bush years – and expanded dramatically – are conducted by the CIA. The spy agency doesn’t need to abide by the Geneva Conventions or acquire congressional approval for its actions. It doesn’t bother with niceties such as national sovereignty. And, in contrast to other agencies that only dabble in falsehood, breaking the law and not telling the truth are integral to the operations of the CIA.

Here’s but one example. Back in June, Obama’s top counterterrorism advisor John Brennan announced that drone strikes haven’t resulted in any civilian casualties over the past year. “There hasn’t been a single collateral death because of the exceptional proficiency, [the] precision of the capabilities we’ve been able to develop,” he said. That’s more than 600 militants killed since May 2010 and not a single noncombatant among them.

( XANIEL’S NOTE : THAT IS INDEED A LIE ! To many non combatants have already been killed with this Drone Technology and Brennan knows it. This, ( among other good reasons ), is exactly why so many people in the world hate the U.S.  How does this man sleep at night ?? )

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REAL NEWS Nov. 26

Posted by Xaniel777 on November 26, 2011

TODAY IS : November 26, 2011

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TODAY’S NEWS :

U.S. being declared a “Battlefield” -Military can arrest and Lock Up ANY U.S. citizen – We are about to become Nazi U.S.A. – Seriously! Bill Going to vote on floor Monday (11/28/11)

From Sherrie Questioning All

This is it!  This would take away any last freedoms we think we may have.

A Bill that allows the military to become the police and declares the U.S.  as a battlefield, then the military can take and detain any U.S. citizen in the battlefield!    They never have to charge you with anything nor give you a trial with this bill!  In other words, if they don’t like what you say or do, you can be picked up and held for the rest of your life without ever be given a reason nor trial!

If you enjoy what little freedoms we have left… then you need to let your elected official (not that they listen to the people) to vote NO on this bill!

It is coming up for vote on Monday or TuesdayCarl Levin (D) and John McCain (R) created a bill behind closed doors that proclaims even the U.S. as a battlefield and U.S. citizens can be proclaimed enemy combatants!

This is so serious!  This makes the military the Police and allows the military to come to your front door and arrest and lock you up!  Remember the patriot act allows the U.S. to take people and never say they have them.

This would even go farther, it will be the military not the FBI, CIA etc to take U.S. citizens.  It could be the military that could start shooting at us, since we would be in a battlefield!

Is it because the government doesn’t trust the police to stop the Occupy Wall Street folks?  Is it because they know the police may even join the OWS movement at some point?

The ACLU is telling everyone to contact they elected official and tell them to vote NO!

This is so outrageous!

We will be Egypt/Syria/Libya if this goes through!  The military will be our police!

Lindsay Graham and Kelley Ayotte both (R) support the bill – they feel the U.S. is a battlefield now.

From link:

The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself.

The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world.

The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself.

The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday.The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing.

In support of this harmful bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is needed becauseAmerica is part of the battlefield.”

Here is a link to contact your Congress person
http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
Here is the link to contact the Senate
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Do you enjoy the few freedoms we have left?  Do you want the military to be able to come to your door step and take you away? 

We could become Germany under the Nazis!  Seriously… we could.  They went to people’s homes and took them without reason and locked them up and killed them.  The U.S. is basically about to Okay doing the same thing here.  The government will officially become a Nazi government if this bill goes through.  Because it will allow them to do exactly as the Nazis did! 

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The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy

From The Guardian

The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class’s venality

Brandon Watts lies injured as Occupy Wall Street protesters clash with police in Zuccotti Park

Occupy Wall Street protester Brandon Watts lies injured on the ground after clashes with police over the eviction of OWS from Zuccotti Park. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police went viral online; images proliferated of young women – targeted seemingly for their gender – screaming, dragged by the hair by police in riot gear; and the pictures of a young man, stunned and bleeding profusely from the head, emerged in the record of the middle-of-the-night clearing of Zuccotti Park.

But just when Americans thought we had the picture – was this crazy police and mayoral overkill, on a municipal level, in many different cities? – the picture darkened. The National Union of Journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists issued a Freedom of Information Act request to investigate possible federal involvement with law enforcement practices that appeared to target journalists. The New York Times reported that “New York cops have arrested, punched, whacked, shoved to the ground and tossed a barrier at reporters and photographers” covering protests. Reporters were asked by NYPD to raise their hands to prove they had credentials: when many dutifully did so, they were taken, upon threat of arrest, away from the story they were covering, and penned far from the site in which the news was unfolding. Other reporters wearing press passes were arrested and roughed up by cops, after being – falsely – informed by police that “It is illegal to take pictures on the sidewalk.”

In New York, a state supreme court justice and a New York City council member were beaten up; in Berkeley, California, one of our greatest national poets, Robert Hass, was beaten with batons. The picture darkened still further when Wonkette and Washingtonsblog.com reported that the Mayor of Oakland acknowledged that the Department of Homeland Security had participated in an 18-city mayor conference call advising mayors on “how to suppress” Occupy protests.

To Europeans, the enormity of this breach may not be obvious at first. Our system of government prohibits the creation of a federalised police force, and forbids federal or militarised involvement in municipal peacekeeping.

I noticed that rightwing pundits and politicians on the TV shows on which I was appearing were all on-message against OWS. Journalist Chris Hayes reported on a leaked memo that revealed lobbyists vying for an $850,000 contract to smear Occupy. Message coordination of this kind is impossible without a full-court press at the top. This was clearly not simply a case of a freaked-out mayors’, city-by-city municipal overreaction against mess in the parks and cranky campers. As the puzzle pieces fit together, they began to show coordination against OWS at the highest national levels.

Why this massive mobilisation against these not-yet-fully-articulated, unarmed, inchoate people? After all, protesters against the war in Iraq, Tea Party rallies and others have all proceeded without this coordinated crackdown. Is it really the camping? As I write, two hundred young people, with sleeping bags, suitcases and even folding chairs, are still camping out all night and day outside of NBC on public sidewalks – under the benevolent eye of an NYPD cop – awaiting Saturday Night Live tickets, so surely the camping is not the issue. I was still deeply puzzled as to why OWS, this hapless, hopeful band, would call out a violent federal response.

That is, until I found out what it was that OWS actually wanted.

The mainstream media was declaring continually “OWS has no message”. Frustrated, I simply asked them. I began soliciting online “What is it you want?” answers from Occupy. In the first 15 minutes, I received 100 answers. These were truly eye-opening.

The No 1 agenda item: get the money out of politics. Most often cited was legislation to blunt the effect of the Citizens United ruling, which lets boundless sums enter the campaign process. No 2: reform the banking system to prevent fraud and manipulation, with the most frequent item being to restore the Glass-Steagall Act – the Depression-era law, done away with by President Clinton, that separates investment banks from commercial banks. This law would correct the conditions for the recent crisis, as investment banks could not take risks for profit that create kale derivatives out of thin air, and wipe out the commercial and savings banks.

No 3 was the most clarifying: draft laws against the little-known loophole that currently allows members of Congress to pass legislation affecting Delaware-based corporations in which they themselves are investors.

When I saw this list – and especially the last agenda item – the scales fell from my eyes. Of course, these unarmed people would be having the shit kicked out of them.

For the terrible insight to take away from news that the Department of Homeland Security coordinated a violent crackdown is that the DHS does not freelance. The DHS cannot say, on its own initiative, “we are going after these scruffy hippies”. Rather, DHS is answerable up a chain of command: first, to New York Representative Peter King, head of the House homeland security subcommittee, who naturally is influenced by his fellow congressmen and women’s wishes and interests. And the DHS answers directly, above King, to the president (who was conveniently in Australia at the time).

In other words, for the DHS to be on a call with mayors, the logic of its chain of command and accountability implies that congressional overseers, with the blessing of the White House, told the DHS to authorise mayors to order their police forces – pumped up with millions of dollars of hardware and training from the DHS – to make war on peaceful citizens.

But wait: why on earth would Congress advise violent militarised reactions against its own peaceful constituents? The answer is straightforward: in recent years, members of Congress have started entering the system as members of the middle class (or upper middle class) – but they are leaving DC privy to vast personal wealth, as we see from the “scandal” of presidential contender Newt Gingrich’s having been paid $1.8m for a few hours’ “consulting” to special interests. The inflated fees to lawmakers who turn lobbyists are common knowledge, but the notion that congressmen and women are legislating their own companies’ profitsis less widely known – and if the books were to be opened, they would surely reveal corruption on a Wall Street spectrum. Indeed, we do already know that congresspeople are massively profiting from trading on non-public information they have on companies about which they are legislating – a form of insider trading that sent Martha Stewart to jail.

Since Occupy is heavily surveilled and infiltrated, it is likely that the DHS and police informers are aware, before Occupy itself is, what its emerging agenda is going to look like. If legislating away lobbyists’ privileges to earn boundless fees once they are close to the legislative process, reforming the banks so they can’t suck money out of fake derivatives products, and, most critically, opening the books on a system that allowed members of Congress to profit personally – and immensely – from their own legislation, are two beats away from the grasp of an electorally organised Occupy movement … well, you will call out the troops on stopping that advance.

So, when you connect the dots, properly understood, what happened this week is the first battle in a civil war; a civil war in which, for now, only one side is choosing violence. It is a battle in which members of Congress, with the collusion of the American president, sent violent, organised suppression against the people they are supposed to represent. Occupy has touched the third rail: personal congressional profits streams. Even though they are, as yet, unaware of what the implications of their movement are, those threatened by the stirrings of their dreams of reform are not.

Sadly, Americans this week have come one step closer to being true brothers and sisters of the protesters in Tahrir Square. Like them, our own national leaders, who likely see their own personal wealth under threat from transparency and reform, are now making war upon us.

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Now is the Time to Realize More Than Ever, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is is Not Just for Our Liberty, But Our Very Survival

From Lone Star Watchdog

Posted by realman2020

 The American people are not looking for a fight with the government at all. But for years we have seen the erosion of our liberties ever since September 11, 2001. The government now has taken their focus off the Muslims in the middle east now turning the barrel on the American people. With a the Passage of the Patriot Act in the fall of 2001 that shreds our bill of rights. The Federal government is now more of a threat to the safety and security of its own citizens more than the phony radical Islamic terrorist.

               We have the Department of Homeland Security that seeks to grab more power daily away from States and local governments. We have the TSA groping a 98 year old grandmother in a Wheelchair to keep us safe. We have Police acting like thugs beating up protesters because they are asserting their right to free speech. We have US Senators voting on the US Military arresting Americans with no trial or due process. Sen Joe Lieberman is asking Google to censor the bloggers. The Congress and the President want to silence free speech as much as possible because they know their time is short to impose their will on us. If they cannot do it, they all face jail time or the gallows for treason.

                They are calling for censorship of the internet and invasion of our privacy, restrictions on our travel because their power is waning thanks on the internet. The Alternative press and citizen journalist have been the news source people are looking to for information. The old media is dying and the new media I am part of is becoming mainstream in the thought of many people. Thanks to the internet, we have exposed the puppets looking right straight at the real power. A central banking cartel waiting to loot the wealth of this nation. There is one thing that stands in the way that scares them right now. This tradition has been a part of our culture for 234 years. This right preceded the Constitution, without this right. We would still be subjects to the British crown.

                We had the unfortunate lessons from other countries like China, Cambodia, and Russia when people are left helpless and cannot defend themselves. We see what happens when the government has a monopoly on force, many innocent people were killed along with the dissidents. A brutal police state was set up to keep the dictator in place while the people had no means of force to remove and abolish a form of government that threatens their very lives. Why did this happen? It is because the people surrendered their firearms to the government for a false sense of security thinking the government will protect them. In reality the government murdered people to protect itself from an uprising. If we surrendered our guns like the other nations did in the past. There would be mass graves here also and FEMA camps filled to capacity with political prisoners.

                 If there was a time for the right to keep and bear arms is more essential as a deterrence against full blown tyranny than it is now. We have to be stubborn or they will run over us. We have an Israeli duel citizen Senator Joe Lieberman moving to silence the opposition trying to quell free speech by censoring the internet by asking Google to put on terrorist button on the blogs. John McCain passing a bill for the US Military to arrest Americans and detain them without charge as political prisoners. The Police power of the state is being used to infringe on economic liberty shutting down Lemonade stands and Farmers markets having guns drawn for non violent activity that is not even criminal. We have the government seizing property without due process of law. Police beating and tazering people to death without provocation. Even though they are passing all these draconian laws that are unconstitutional and criminal. The people retaining their right to keep and bear arms might be a difference between living in a free state or a dictatorship without firing a shot.

                Ever since Obama was elected President, firearms sales have rose to new levels as never before. Private sales at gun shows are at a greater number. Ammunition sales are on the rise. Gun Control has lost its credibility and people see why the goverment wants our guns. No matter how much the President and the bureaucracy tries to use administrative measures to keep guns out of the hands of veterans. A veteran will find a way to be armed. The system is moving fast to clamp down on the people with laws after laws. How much they can enforce depends on us because we retain our right to keep and bear arms no matter what the government says. Is up to us. The right to self defense against a tyrannical goverment is our God given right no despot can take away unless we give it away. The only difference between us living in darkness in a reign of terror or having a chance to stop the tyrants in their tracks so we can push back without firing a shot is our right to keep and bear arms.

               We have a right to life, liberty and the pursue happiness. When a government becomes a threat to our safety and security infringing on our rights by force and fraud. It our right to alter, abolish and institute a form of goverment to safeguard of freedoms. Having an armed population now is the difference between freedom or tyranny and even life and death. What happened in tyrannical countries must not happen here. We cannot trust Washington anymore to defend our rights. It is ours to defend if we are going to survive. An armed society is not only a polite society, it is also inhabited by a free people.

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Endangered lawmakers move to back bill banning congressional insider trading

Posted by poorrichard at Poor Richard’s Blog

By Peter Sullivan 

Politically vulnerable lawmakers are lining up as co-sponsors of legislation that would ban congressional insider trading.

A “60 minutes” report earlier this month indicated that members of Congress have been trading stocks based on knowledge gained from their positions, a practice that does not violate the law.

Before the report, a House bill that would outlaw the practice only had nine co-sponsors. In the week following the “60 Minutes” segment, that number jumped to 92. Of the 83 additions, 19 are facing competitive reelection races as defined by the Cook Political Report.

Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who is seeking reelection in blue Massachusetts and will likely face Elizabeth Warren, a champion of Wall Street reform, introduced a version in the upper chamber two days after the report aired. Two of the four co-sponsors, Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), are facing challenging reelection battles in 2012.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced a third version three days later. She and four of the seven co-sponsors are up for reelection in 2012. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who both face races rated as toss-ups, are among those that have signed on.

The House bill, titled the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, was first introduced in 2006 by then-Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.). The measure was reintroduced it in each Congress since then, but the bill never got out of committee and never received more than 14 co-sponsors until the “60 minutes” piece aired.

Now, both the House Financial Services and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees have scheduled hearings on the legislation next week.

Politically vulnerable House members who have cosponsored the measure this month include Reps. Allen West (R-Fla.), Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Charles Bass (R-N.H.), Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) and Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa.).

Baird is not cynical about the sudden support for his bill after it languished for so long.

“I’m just happy that it’s getting attention now,” Baird told The Hill. “I don’t want to pass judgment on the past. Let’s move forward and get it passed.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) lashed out at the “60 Minutes” report, which focused on the two House leaders, among others. Neither Pelosi nor Boehner is a co-sponsor.

Andrew Eggers, a lecturer in government at the London School of Economics, and Jens Hainmueller, assistant professor of political science at MIT, co-authored a study in June of this year finding that congressional stock portfolios actually underperformed the market index by 2-3 percent between 2004 and 2008. This result runs counter to a study by Georgia State University professor Alan Ziobrowski, cited by Brown in his hearing request, which found that in the 1990s, senators beat the market by 12 percent and representatives beat it by 6 percent on average annually.

In playing down the substantive importance of the STOCK Act, Eggers and Hainmueller also point to the fact that congressional ethics rules already prohibit the practice. The House Ethics Manual states that “all government employees, including officeholders” should “never use information received confidentially in the performance of governmental duties for making private profit.”

But they told The Hill the bill does have political value.

“I think the value is sort of symbolic,” Hainmueller said. “It probably will help salvage whatever credibility Congress has left.”

“If I’m a member of Congress, I want to be on the side of whatever reform is being proposed, especially if I’m facing reelection,” Eggers said.

The “60 minutes” report alleged that Boehner and Pelosi have traded stocks based on information gained from their positions.

The CBS News show reported that Boehner bought stock in private health insurance companies in 2009 while helping kill the public option. Boehner responded by saying he is not involved in his day-to-day trading. In addition, a House GOP aide said, “The idea that the Republican Leader in the House opposed the ‘public option’ — policy favored by the left of the left — for personal profit is, frankly, stupid.”

The report also alleged that while Pelosi was Speaker in 2008 she bought stock in Visa while not bringing to the floor a bill that would have limited fees credit card companies could charge. A Pelosi spokesman, Drew Hammill, likewise fired back by pointing out that the bill in question was only reported out of committee on the last day of the session before the election and while the House was busy considering the TARP financial rescue.

The STOCK Act would bar members and their employees from using or sharing information they gain from their positions in financial trades. It requires firms that specialize in obtaining information that could be financially useful to register like lobbying firms. The measure also mandates members and their employees to report financial trades in excess of $1,000 within 90 days.

Baird hopes that this reporting requirement will be tightened to within 48 hours of the trade, which is the way he originally wrote it. In the bill’s struggles before its sudden popularity, this provision changed. “I was convinced to change it to 90 days in the hope of getting more co-sponsors,” Baird said. “Obviously that didn’t work out.”

Other members who have co-sponsored the bill and are not in competitive reelection races include Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.).

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Is Britain Plotting With Israel to Attack Iran?

From CounterPunch

Ex-Ambassador Exposes Government Cover-Up

by JONATHAN COOK

Last February Britain’s then defense minister Liam Fox attended a dinner in Tel Aviv with a group described as senior Israelis. Alongside him sat Adam Werritty, a lobbyist whose “improper relations” with the minister would lead eight months later to Fox’s hurried resignation.

According to several reports in the British media the Israelis in attendance at the dinner were representatives of the Mossad, Israel’s spy agency, while Fox and Werritty were accompanied by Matthew Gould, Britain’s ambassador to Israel. A former British diplomat has now claimed that the topic of discussion that evening was a secret plot to attack Iran.

The official inquiry castigating the UK’s former defence secretary for what has come to be known as a “cash-for-access” scandal appears to have only scratched the surface of what Fox and accomplice Adam Werritty may have been up to when they met for dinner in Tel Aviv.

Little was made of the dinner in the 10-page inquiry report published last month by Gus O’Donnell, the cabinet’s top civil servant.

Instead O’Donnell concentrated on other aspects of Werritty’s behaviour: the 33-year-old friend of Fox’s had presented himself as the minister’s official adviser and jetted around the world with him arranging meetings with businessmen.

The former minister’s allies, seeking to dismiss the gravity of the case against him, have described Werritty as a harmless dreamer. Following his resignation, Fox himself claimed O’Donnell’s report had exonerated him of putting national security at risk.

However, a spate of new concerns raised in the wake of the inquiry challenge both of these assumptions. These include questions about the transparency of the O’Donnell investigation, the extent of Fox and Werritty’s ties to Israel and the unexplained role of Gould.

Craig Murray, Britain’s former ambassador to Uzbekistan until 2004, when he turned whistle blower on British and US collusion on torture, said senior British government officials were profoundly disturbed by the O’Donnell inquiry, seeing it as a “white wash.”

Murray himself accused O’Donnell of being “at the most charitable interpretation, economical with the truth.”

Two well-placed contacts alerted Murray to Gould’s central – though largely ignored – role in the Fox-Werritty relationship, he said.

Murray has pieced together evidence that Fox, Werritty and Gould met on at least six occasions over the past two years or so, despite the O’Donnell inquiry claiming they had met only twice. Gould is the only ambassador Fox and Werritty are known to have met together.

In an inexplicable break with British diplomatic and governmental protocol, officials were not present at a single one of the six meetings between the three men. No record was taken of any of the discussions.

Murray, who first made public his concerns on his personal blog, said a source familiar with the O’Donnell inquiry told him the parameters of the investigation were designed to divert attention away from the more damaging aspects of Fox and Werritty’s behaviour.

Subsequently, the foreign office has refused to respond to questions, including from an MP, about the Tel Aviv dinner. Officials will not say who the Israelis were, what was discussed or even who paid for the evening, though under Whitehall rules all hospitality should be declared.

Also unexplained is why Fox rejected requests by his own staff to attend the dinner, and why Werritty was privy to such a high-level meeting when he had no security clearance.

Nonetheless, O’Donnell appeared inadvertently to confirm that Mossad representatives were present at the dinner during questioning from an MP at a meeting of the House of Commons’ Public Administration Committee this week.

Responding to a question about the dinner from opposition MP Paul Flynn, O’Donnell said: “The important point here was that, when the Secretary of State [Fox] had that meeting, he had an official with him—namely, in this case, the ambassador [Gould]. That is very important, and I should stress that I would expect our ambassador in Israel to have contact with Mossad. That will be part of his job.”

The real concern among government officials, Murray said, is that Fox, Werritty and Gould were conspiring in a “rogue” foreign policy – opposed to the British government’s stated aims – that was authored by Mossad and Israel’s neoconservative allies in Washington.

This suspicion was partially confirmed by a report in the Guardian last month, as O’Donnell was carrying out his investigation. It cited unnamed government officials saying they were worried that Fox and Werritty had been pursuing what was termed an “alternative” government policy.

Murray said the Tel Aviv dinner was especially significant. His contact with access to O’Donnell’s investigations had told him that the discussion that night focused on ways to ensure Britain assisted in creating favourable diplomatic conditions for an attack on Iran.

Israel is widely believed to favor a military strike on Iran, in an attempt to set back its nuclear program. Israel claims Tehran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon under cover of a civilian nuclear energy project.

Israel has its own large but undeclared nuclear arsenal and is known to be fearful of losing its nuclear monopoly in the region.

Britain, like many in the international community, including the US government, officially favors imposing sanctions on Iran to halt its nuclear ambitions.

The episode of the Tel Aviv dinner, Murray said, raises “vital concerns about a secret agenda for war at the core of government, comparable to [former British prime minister Tony] Blair’s determination to drive through a war on Iraq.”

The Guardian revealed this month that the defense ministry under Fox had drawn up detailed plans for British assistance in the event of a US military strike on Iran, including allowing the Americans to use Diego Garcia, a British territory in the Indian ocean, as a base from which to launch an attack.

The O’Donnell inquiry has done little to allay many officials’ concerns about the series of strange meetings involving Fox, Werritty and Gould.

David Cameron, the British prime minister, has so far refused opposition demands to hold a full public inquiry into Fox and Werritty’s relationship. And the three men at the centre of the saga have refused to discuss the nature of their ties.

This month revelations surfaced that Werritty had had dealings with other government ministers.

“It is deeply inadequate of the prime minister to continue to refuse to probe this issue further,” said shadow defense spokesman Kevan Jones, in response to the new information.

The British media have cautiously raised the issue of apparent Israeli links to Fox and Werritty.

The Daily Telegraph reported that the pair secretly met the head of the Mossad – possibly at the Tel Aviv dinner, though the paper has not specified where or when the meeting took place.

Last month the Independent on Sunday claimed that Werritty had close ties to the Mossad as well as to “US-backed neocons” plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime. The Mossad were reported to have assumed Werritty was Fox’s “chief of staff.”

In addition, the O’Donnell report revealed that Werritty’s many trips overseas alongside Fox had been funded by at least six donors, three of whom were leading members of the pro-Israel lobby in Britain.

The donations were made to two organisations, Atlantic Bridge and Pargav, that Werritty helped to establish. Werritty apparently used the organizations as a way to gain access to Conservative government ministers, including three in the defense ministry.

The advisory board of Atlantic Bridge, which Werritty founded with Fox, included William Hague, the current foreign minister, Michael Gove, the education minister, and George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Despite Werritty’s apparently well-established connections to the ruling Conservative party, the media coverage has implied at most that he was a lone “rogue operator,” hoping to use his contacts with Fox and other ministers to manipulate British government policy.

Murray, however, raises the more troubling question of whether Werritty was actually given access, through Fox and Gould, to the heart of the British government. Were all three secretly trying to pursue a policy on Iran favored by Israel and its ideological allies in the US?

The answer, according to Murray, may lie in a series of meetings between the three that have slowly come to light since O’Donnell published his findings.

According to the 2,700-word report, Werritty joined Fox on 18 of his official trips overseas, and the pair met another 22 times at the defense ministry, with almost none of their discussions recorded by officials. The Guardian has also reported that Fox’s staff repeatedly warned him off his relationship with Werritty but were overruled.

Despite the serious concerns raised about Werritty by defense ministry staff, Gould, one of the country’s most senior diplomats, appears nonetheless to have cultivated a close relationship with Werritty as well as Fox.

According to Murray’s sources, Gould and Werritty “had been meeting and communicating for years.” The foreign office has refused to answer questions about whether the two had any contacts.

When Murray sent an email request late at night this week for “all communications” between Gould and Werritty, he received a response from the foreign office in less than 90 minutes stating that providing an answer was “likely to exceed the cost limit”.

As well as noting that the answer should have been straightforward unless Gould and Werritty had had a protracted correspondence, Murray wrote on his blog: “The Freedom of Information team in the FCO is not a 24 hour unit. Plainly not only are they hiding the Gould/Werritty correspondence, they are primed and on alert for this cover-up operation.”

O’Donnell’s report mentions a second meeting between the three men, in September 2010. On that occasion, Gould met Fox in what a foreign office spokesman has described as a “pre-posting briefing call” – a sort of high-level induction for ambassadors to acquaint themselves with their new posting.

Werritty was also present, according to O’Donnell, “as an individual with some experience in…the security situation in the Middle East.” His participation at the meeting was “not appropriate,” O’Donnell concluded.

However, Murray said such briefings would never be conducted at ministerial level, and certainly not by the defense minister himself.

He added that a senior official in the defense ministry had alerted him to two other peculiar aspects of the meeting: no officials were present to take notes, as would be expected; and their conversation took place in the ministry’s dining room, not in Fox’s office.

“As someone who worked for many years as a diplomat, I know how these things should work,” Murray said. “So much of this affair simply smells wrong.”

Murray’s queries to the foreign office about this meeting have gone unanswered but have revealed other unexpected details not included in the O’Donnell report.

In a statement in late October, after the report’s publication, a foreign office spokesman said Gould had met Fox and Werritty earlier than previously known – before Gould was appointed ambassador to Israel and when Fox was in opposition as shadow defense minister.

The foreign office has refused to answer questions about this meeting too – including when it occurred and why – or to respond to a parliamentary question on the matter tabled by MP Jeremy Corbyn. All that is known is that it must have taken place before May 2010, when Fox was appointed defense minister.

In replying to Corbyn’s questions, William Hague, the foreign minister, acknowledged yet another meeting between Fox, Werritty and Gould – at a private social engagement in the summer of 2010.

Again, the foreign office has refused to answer further questions, including one from Corbyn about who else attended the social engagement.

The trio were also together shortly before the Tel Aviv dinner, when Fox made a speech at the hawkish Herzliya security conference in a session on the strategic threat posed by Iran.

And a sixth meeting has come to light. Fox and Gould were photographed together at a “We believe in Israel” conference in London in May 2011. Werritty was again present.

“That furtive meeting between Fox, Werritty and Gould in the MOD dining room [in September 2010], deliberately held away from Fox’s office where it should have taken place, and away from the MOD officials who should have been there, now looks less like briefing and more like plotting,” Murray wrote on his blog about the Ministry of Defense meeting.

Murray said he believed more meetings will surface. During questioning at the Commons’ Public Administration Committee this week, O’Donnell made two references to “meetings” between Gould and Fox before the general election and Fox’s appointment to the post of defence secretary.

Until now, only one such meeting had been admitted by the foreign office.

Murray noted: “A senior British diplomat cannot just hold a series of meetings with the opposition shadow Defence Secretary and a paid zionist lobbyist. What on earth was happening?”

Both Werritty and Gould are considered to have an expertise on Iran.

Gould was the deputy head of mission at the British embassy in Iran from 2003 to 2005, a role in which he was responsible for coordinating on US policy towards Iran. Next he was moved to the British embassy in Washington at a time when the neoconservatives still held sway in the White House.

Werritty, meanwhile, has travelled frequently to Iran where he has teamed up with opposition groups seeking the overthrow of the Iranian regime. On his return from one trip to Iran he was called in by Britain’s MI6 foreign intelligence service for a debriefing, according to the Independent on Sunday.

Werritty also arranged for Fox to travel with him to Iran in summer 2007, when Fox was shadow defense minister. And he organised a meeting in May 2009 at the British parliament between Fox and an Iranian lobbyist with links to the current regime in Tehran.

The murky dealings between Fox, Werritty and Gould, and the government’s refusal to clarify what took place between them, is evidence, said Murray, that a serious matter is being hidden. His fear, and that of his contacts inside the senior civil service, is that “a neo-con cell of senior [British] ministers and officials” were secretly setting policy in coordination with Israel and the US.

Gould’s unexamined role is of particular concern, as he is still in place in his post in Israel.

Murray has noted that, in appointing Gould, a British Jew, to the ambassadorship in Israel in September last year, the foreign office broke with long-standing policy. No Jewish diplomat has held the post before because of concerns that it might lead to a conflict of interest, or at the very least create the impression of dual loyalty. Similar restrictions have been in place to avoid Catholics holding the post of ambassador to the Vatican.

Given these traditional concerns, Gould was a strange choice. He is a self-declared Zionist who has cultivated an image that led the Forward, the most prominent Jewish newspaper in the US, to describe him recently as “not  

just an ambassador who’s Jewish, but a Jewish ambassador.”

Jonathan Cook won the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His latest books are “Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East” (Pluto Press) and “Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair” (Zed Books). His website is www.jkcook.net.

A version of this story was first published in Al-Akhbar English, Beirut: http://english.al-akhbar.com 

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Moment Of Reckoning For Pakistan

Veterans Today

FROM VETERANS TODAY

Former Fox News analyst Mansoor Ijaz at center of Pakistani firestorm

The popular anger and outrage that the Memogate has provoked should be channelized to build a new, truly free Pakistan.

by Aijaz Zaka Syed / Arab News

Here is a rare opportunity for Islamabad to chart a new course of action

Anything is possible in Pakistan, the land of infinite possibilities.  The Pakistanis have gotten so used to the setbacks and betrayals over the past six decades or so that nothing seems to shock or surprise them anymore.  The tsunami unleashed by the Memogate, however, is proving to be an exception.

Even as a stunned nation tries to make sense of the claim by Pakistani American Mansoor Ijaz that he delivered President Zardari’s SOS to Admiral Mike Mullen, the then Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in May seeking help against his own Army, it’s increasingly worried about its future.

Former Pakistani ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani

The now infamous memo, purportedly put together on behalf of Zardari by Pakistan’s US ambassador Husain Haqqani, who has been booted out since, sought the US help in preempting a military takeover in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing.  As Ijaz, a powerbroker and fixer with ties to the CIA, explains in his FT piece, “he (Zardari) needed an American fist on his army chief’s desk to end any misguided notions of a coup – and fast.”

In return, Washington was promised total cooperation and an upside down transformation of the land of the pure in the image of the master.  Suggesting the complicity of the Army in the sheltering of Bin Laden and other top Al Qaeda and Taleban leaders and much else, the authors of the memo apparently offered to take out the top guns of the Army and bring about what academic eggheads love to call a ‘paradigm shift’ in Pakistan’s political and security priorities and goals.

Memogate: Never met or knew Mansoor Ijaz, says Mike Mullen – World News

The new strategic shift, if it had been successfully engineered, would have given a carte blanche to Uncle Sam to do what he pleased, including carry out more Abottabad-style assassinations, perpetuate drone terror and even land American boots on Pakistani soil.

More interestingly, the memo offered to place “national security officials with trusted advisers that include ex-military and civilian leaders favorably viewed by Washington” at its beck and call and wherever it wanted them placed.

The icing and cherry on the cake of course was the offer to bring Pakistan’s arsenal of nuclear weapons under a “more verifiable, and transparent regime.” In other words, turning over the control of Pakistan’s nuclear assets to the coalition of the willing. This is again something that was sure to gladden Washington as US hawks and Western pundits have long obsessed over the ‘danger’ of Pakistani nukes falling into the hands of terrorists.

No wonder then the Memogate has outraged the Pakistanis almost as much as the discovery of Sheikh Osama in the idyllic Abottabad did.  The anti-American sentiment in the country is already high. And for all their protestations of innocence and attempts at passing the buck by the protagonists, it seems such an offer was indeed made to Washington.

            President Zardari

Ijaz has since issued a pile of ‘evidence’ in support of his claim including transcripts of telephone conversations, BlackBerry messages and correspondence with Haqqani.  Remaining doubts have been cleared with Admiral Mullen himself confirming he did receive such a memo. The government finds itself in a jam worse than the one it found itself over Abottabad. Zardari has egg all over his face.

This is an extraordinary crisis in Pakistan’s less than ordinary history. It’s unlikely to resolve itself with the departure of the man who had been always seen as America’s man in Washington, rather than someone representing Pakistan.

What is fascinating to distant observers like me though is the fact that the whole debate on the issue has been focused on the question of authorship of the memo and why someone like Ijaz was used to seek the US help when direct communication lines were open with Washington. What are his motives in blowing the whistle now after acting as the go-between in this whole saga? If he is his master’s voice, what’s it his masters hope to achieve with these disclosures? These questions will haunt Pakistan for some time to come.

But more important than these questions, methinks, is the content of the memo.  In a classic case of missing the forest for the trees, the whole emphasis has been on the medium, in this case Haqqani and Ijaz, rather than the message they carried.  There has been little discussion about the damning contents of the memo and the absurdity of an elected government plotting against the state and offering national sovereignty on a platter to a foreign power.

Haqqani’s departure was imminent. No tears will be shed for the man who has changed his political stripes faster than you could say the Memogate.  Let’s not forget though he was only a messenger, or stenographer as someone aptly put it.  What about those who dictated the message? Would such betrayal of national interest and honor be thinkable elsewhere? Given the mess Pakistan is already in, the Army and opposition may not like to upset the applecart just yet.  But would the people forgive and forget the perfidy of the political class? Only time will tell considering the ephemeral nature of public memory.

Be that as it may, this is a moment of reckoning for Pakistan and its irrepressible people.   The key to Pakistan’s continuing political instability and bankruptcy of its institutions is its overdependence and slavish reliance on foreign masters and allies.  The Pakistanis have in much of their history lived with the two A’s – the overambitious Army and an overbearing America. Imran Khan may be oversimplifying the issue when he blame the US aid to be the root cause of Pakistan’s ills.  But there’s something indeed there in the argument of the leader everyone seems to be eagerly awaiting.

As Allama Iqbal, the ideological father of Pakistan according to some, would warn: “Aye tair-e-lahoti uss rizq se maut achi/jis rizq se aati hai parwaz mein kotahi.” (O bird soaring in the sky, death is better than feeding on the prey that fetters your flight!) 

Isn’t it an irony that a nation imagined and inspired by Iqbal should end up as a client state of a corrupt and crumbling empire? Isn’t it about time Pakistan set itself free and made a fresh start in a new direction? If Pakistan is to rediscover itself as a proud nation respected by the world, it will have to stop living on borrowed glory.  Only those who stand on their own feet without any crutches earn respect for themselves. It’s true of both individuals and nations.

         Imran Khan released from Jail

Pakistan needs to rediscover its independence of spirit.  Only a self respecting nation can confront crimes and aggression against its people.  US drones kill innocent people on a daily basis but you don’t hear a whimper from those in power.

With its potential and resources — and its people more than half of whom are young are its most precious asset — Pakistan deserves better than the current lot of self-serving politicians.  Imran Khan looks like a ray of hope but one man–however sincere–cannot change the system. The change will have to be all-embracing and universal.  Pakistan needs more of such leaders and they must emerge from within, not foisted from outside.  The popular anger and outrage that the Memogate has provoked should be channelized to build a new, truly free Pakistan.

Source:  Arab News


 Aijaz Zaka Syed is Opinion Editor and Middle East commentator.  He comments on world affairs from a Middle Eastern and Arab-Muslim perspective. His work is featured widely in Print and online publications. He received the European Union’s prestigious Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize in 2007 for his writings on the Darfur conflict. He can be reached at aijaz.syed@hotmail.com 

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Apologizing for State-Sponsored Violence

This article contains excerpts from the forthcoming book Alchemy Of The Modern Renaissance

Dees Illustration

J.G. Vibes

As America makes its incremental march towards militarizing the nation’s police force and centralizing control, we are seeing more and more physical altercations between police and non-violent protesters.  This situation is fairly typical during times of war, economic depression and civil rights struggles, and right now we happen to be caught up in all three at the same time.

The clashes that have taken place between protesters and police thus far have sparked endless discussion on the Web and in the media about whether the actions of the police are ethical.  Since this has been such a controversial topic, it is first necessary for us to establish a set of universal ethical guidelines, so we can justly determine what code of conduct would be appropriate for these situations.

Luckily for us, libertarian scholars have been developing such a system of ethics for quite some time now, so it won’t be very difficult to make sense of all this.

I am of course talking about “The Non-Aggression Principle”, which has also been known as “The Golden Rule” in previous generations.

The Common Law Institute describes the non-aggression principle as “do not initiate force or fraud”, or “if it harms none, do what you will”, or “treat others as you’d like to be treated”, or “live and let live”.

In more detail, “Do not initiate force or fraud against anyone else’s person or property.”

In other words, except for self-defense, don’t harm others, don’t harm or steal their property, don’t break your word, and don’t try to coerce anyone by threatening to do any of these things, and don’t delegate or encourage anyone to do any of these things.

Don’t hurt anyone, be honest and don’t take anything that doesn’t belong to you — this sounds like an incredible ethical guideline to me!  In reality, this is all common sense to most average people, and the good majority of the world’s population would prefer to live their lives according to these principles.  These standards are also generally accepted by most religions and social groups.  Some people will even argue that our society is already functioning according to these principles, and for the most part they would be right. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule that have thrown our world into chaos; that being authority figures who claim the privilege to initiate force without consequence or legitimate claim of defense.

By this standard we can say that “if you initiate the use of force and harm another person, or you violate their property you are acting immorally.”  This rule applies to every human being regardless of what title they happen to have or costume they happen to be wearing.  This is a moral standard that aims to protect the individual rights and personal property of every human being, regardless of class or social position.

This standard would be recognized as fair, and only customs that are seen as fair will actually be respected by society, which is why subjective and inconsistent standards are never fully respected and thus encourage chaos.  These guidelines are universal (apply to each human being equally) so are therefore more honest than other moral codes in the past that have been subjective and centered on force, obedience or sacrifice.  Subjective ethical standards are seen as optional by most people, so they fail to create any kind of social order, which is apparently what they are intended to do. 

No one wants to be a victim of violence, theft or fraud; it is these fears that are responsible for the development of law and morality in philosophy to begin with.  Unfortunately, neither law nor morality is currently achieving this goal, because their honest intention is not to protect people but to fleece and control them.  Only a subjective law can be used by one to control another. A universal law, on the other hand, is a common understanding that encourages honest and peaceful interactions.  When someone steps outside of these guidelines for any reason and initiates the use of force or fraud they can then be held accountable for their aggressions, even if they come from a position of authority.

The Non-Aggression Principle doesn’t only protect us from harm and fraud but also encourages honesty and integrity because it holds everyone to the same standard.  People cannot be honest with one another in the face of a double standard because in order to accept that double standard in the first place they must already be lying to themselves.  Morality has continued to be a messy, confusing and divisive topic because it has remained subjective and oppressive.

What does all this have to do with our discussion about police brutality? Everything!  If people had a proper understanding of the Non-Aggression Principle, it would be blatantly obvious that the police are the ones in the wrong, since it is them, not the protesters, who are initiating the use of force.

The main arguments that we have seen in defense of police brutality is that, “the police are just doing their job”, or “since the protesters were participating in civil disobedience they should have expected whatever was thrown at them”.  Both of these arguments are invalid because they are resting upon the assumption that police have a right to initiate the use of force on non-violent people.  In other words, these viewpoints are not holding all parties involved to the same standard, and are thus perpetuating the misconception that disobedience is a justifiable reason to bring force upon a non-violent person.

To illustrate this fact, let’s take a look back at the late 1960s.  Civil rights protesters where peacefully gathering in the streets to raise awareness about the injustice that they were suffering at the hands of the State.  These protesters were met with what the police at the time considered to be “non-lethal force”, which included attack dogs, batons and fire hoses.  At the time this use of force was praised in the media, while the activists who staged boycotts and sit-ins were labeled as extremists and criminals. 

Fast forward over 40 years and we see history repeating itself.  Sadly, the media and mainstream population is continuing to apologize for State-sponsored violence against Americans, despite the fact that most people now recognize the heroism of the protesters in the streets and the brutality of law enforcement during the uprisings of the 1960s.

This is largely due to the fact that our generation (and many before it) has been trained to completely ignore the causal factors of social problems.  Many Americans are focusing on what is happening when these protesters meet with police, rather than the fact that people are in the streets for quite legitimate reasons.

J.G. Vibes – is an author, and artist – with an established record label. In addition to featuring a wide variety of activist information, his website – Good Vibes Promotions hosts electronic dance music events. You can keep up with him and his forthcoming book Alchemy Of the Modern Renaissance, at his Facebook page.

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THE 1% WILL NOT OCCUPY OUR MINDS!

From DESERTPEACE

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Libraries are where we learn about things that are new to us. Their books broaden our perspectives, change the way we see the world and, at the most basic level, provide us with free and open access to knowledge and information. Over the two months that the People’s Library has been in operation at Zuccotti Park, we librarians have come to see how vital this mission is to the enrichment of our broader society. What’s more, in the course of our day-to-day work there, we had—and are still having—the best time of our lives. The library provides a space of dialogue, creativity, intellectual and cultural exchange and personal growth. When freshmen and sophomores in college ask me, “What should I be reading to understand what this movement is all about?” I see it as an opening for a great conversation. And when they come back to the library to return the books they took, I love to hear about the new horizons that the books helped to open for them.

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The People’s Library of Occupy Wall Street Lives On

William Scott

The People’s Library at Zuccotti Park—a collection of more than 5,000 donated books of every genre and subject, all free for the taking—was created not only to serve the Occupy Wall Street protesters; it was meant to provide knowledge and reading pleasure for the wider public as well, including residents of Lower Manhattan. It was also a library to the world at large, since many visitors to the park stopped by the library to browse our collection, to donate books of their own and to take books for themselves.

At about 2:30 am on November 15, the People’s Library was destroyed by the NYPD, acting on the authority of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. With no advance notice, an army of police in riot gear raided the park, seized everything in it and threw it all into garbage trucks and dumpsters. Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s Twitter promise that the library was safely stored and could be retrieved, only about 1,100 books were recovered, and some of those are in unreadable condition. Four library laptops were also destroyed, as well as all the bookshelves, storage bins, stamps and cataloging supplies and the large tent that housed the library.

For the past six weeks I have been living and working as a librarian in the People’s Library, camping out on the ground next to it. I’m an English professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and I’ve chosen to spend my sabbatical at Occupy Wall Street to participate in the movement and to build and maintain the collection of books at the People’s Library. I love books—reading them, writing in them, arranging them, holding them, even smelling them. I also love having access to books for free. I love libraries and everything they represent. To see an entire collection of donated books, including many titles I would have liked to read, thoughtlessly ransacked and destroyed by the forces of law and order was one of the most disturbing experiences of my life. My students in Pittsburgh struggle to afford to buy the books they need for their courses. Our extensive collection of scholarly books and journals alone would have sufficed to provide reading materials for dozens of college classrooms. With public libraries around the country fighting to survive in the face of budget cuts, layoffs and closings, the People’s Library has served as a model of what a public library can be: operated for the people and by the people.

During the raid, Stephen Boyer, a poet, friend and OWS librarian, read poems from the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology (see peopleslibrary.wordpress.com) aloud directly into the faces of riot police. As they pushed us away from the park with shields, fists, billy clubs and tear gas, I stood next to Stephen and watched while he yelled poetry at the top of his lungs into the oncoming army of riot police. Then, something incredible happened. Several of the police leaned in closer to hear the poetry. They lifted their helmet shields slightly to catch the words Stephen was shouting out to them, even while their fellow cops continued to stampede us. The next day, an officer who was guarding the entrance to Zuccotti Park told Stephen how touched he was by the poetry, how moved he was to see that we cared enough about words and books that we would risk violent treatment and arrest just to defend our love of books and the wisdom they contain.

At 6 pm on November 15, a group of writers and supporters of the People’s Library appeared at the reopened park carrying books, and within minutes we received around 200 donations. All night and into the next day folks stopped by to donate to and take from the collection. Because the new rules of the park forbid us from lying down or leaving anything there, Stephen and I stayed up all night to protect the books until other librarians came to take over for us. Frustrated and exhausted, but still exhilarated and eager to maintain the momentum of the movement, we kept the People’s Library open all day in the pouring rain, storing books in Ziploc baggies to keep them dry.

Then at 7:30 pm on November 16, the People’s Library was again raided and thrown in the trash—this time by a combination of police and Brookfield Properties’ sanitation team. The NYPD first barricaded the library by lining up in front of it, forming an impenetrable wall of cops. An officer then announced through a bullhorn that we should come and collect our books, or they would be confiscated and removed. Seconds later, they began dumping books into trash bins that they had wheeled into the park for that purpose. As they were throwing out the books, a fellow OWS librarian asked one of the NYPD patrolmen why they were doing this. His answer: “I don’t know.”

Five minutes after it started, the raid was over and the People’s Library’s collection was once again sitting in a pile of garbage. Yet just as the trash bins were being carted off, a man stepped out of the crowd with a book in his hand to donate to us: Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem. We joyously accepted and cataloged it, placing it on display under a new sign for the library that we made right then on a blank sheet of paper. A true people’s library, after all, doesn’t depend on any particular number of books, since it’s ultimately about the way those books are collected and lent out to the public.

We’re still accepting donations and lending books just as we always have, but we’ve reorganized ourselves somewhat. We now have three mobile units staffed by OWS librarians, which we can take anywhere we want. For the November 17 Day of Action, we made sure the People’s Library was there to supply books to anyone who wanted them. All day long, OWS librarians walked among the crowds shouting, “The People’s Library 3.0, mobile and in the streets!” For me, it was easily the most rewarding day in the six weeks I’ve been with the movement. The people we met at our mobile units—Occupiers from New York and other states, friends of the People’s Library, tourists—went out of their way to express their joy that we were still here. They also struggled to articulate their feelings of loss, frustration, anger, disgust and outrage over the seizure and destruction of the library. All we could say in response was, “We’re here to stay! Please take a book! They belong to you!” A group of eight OWS librarians even started a new chant: “Whose books? Your books!” It quickly caught fire with the other marchers.

Libraries are where we learn about things that are new to us. Their books broaden our perspectives, change the way we see the world and, at the most basic level, provide us with free and open access to knowledge and information. Over the two months that the People’s Library has been in operation at Zuccotti Park, we librarians have come to see how vital this mission is to the enrichment of our broader society. What’s more, in the course of our day-to-day work there, we had—and are still having—the best time of our lives. The library provides a space of dialogue, creativity, intellectual and cultural exchange and personal growth. When freshmen and sophomores in college ask me, “What should I be reading to understand what this movement is all about?” I see it as an opening for a great conversation. And when they come back to the library to return the books they took, I love to hear about the new horizons that the books helped to open for them.

Although we often shout, “This is what democracy looks like!” on our marches, it’s also something we can say every day to those who pay a visit to the OWS library. In fact, it’s something that the People’s Library, by its very presence—in any location, in any form, with any number of books—is perfectly capable of saying for itself.

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The Gerald Shea Memo: the smoking gun proving Israeli involvement in 9/11?

Posted by poorrichard at Poor Richards Blog

On the day of 9/11, a carefully scripted false narrative was developed and put forth by the criminal, Jewish-owned mainstream media (including all major Western media outlets), in conjunction with American government and military officials, and even Israeli officials. A perfect example of this was former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s testimony to the BBC, aired on 9/11 shortly after the attacks.

Due to this false narrative, and the psychological impact of the (false) images presented on television and in the media that day, many Americans and others around the world fail to understand that the only people actually arrested on 9/11 connected to the attacks were Israelis, all of whom had connections to Israeli military and intelligence agencies.  In fact, the East Rutherford Police Department arrested 5 Israelis on 9/11, who are often referred to as the “dancing Israelis” due to the fact they were originally identified by witnesses who saw them dancing and celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers.  There is literally no solid evidence that any Muslims were involved in the attacks of 9/11.

Here is the police report from the East Rutherford Police Department documenting the fact that 5 Israelis were arrested on 9/11, who were suspected of being involved or having foreknowledge of the attacks.

Police Report

Even less well-known is the fact that the DEA and other federal agencies were investigating a sophisticated, state-sponsored Israeli spy ring operating all across the United States in the months leading up to 9/11.  Mainstream media outlets reported on this spy ring, including Carl Cameron of Fox News, who quoted an anonymous U.S. government official as saying that, “Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified.  I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered.  It is classified information.” 

Shortly after this report and others were released by Carl Cameron, Fox News came under intense pressure to downplay and even censor these reports by Cameron and others detailing this Israeli “art student” spy ring, and it’s connection to 9/11.  Christopher Ketcham later wrote a lengthy report for Salon.com in May of 2002 providing more insight and detail into this spy scandal:

In January 2001, the security branch of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency began to receive a number of peculiar reports from DEA field offices across the country. According to the reports, young Israelis claiming to be art students and offering artwork for sale had been attempting to penetrate DEA offices for over a year. The Israelis had also attempted to penetrate the offices of other law enforcement and Department of Defense agencies. Strangest of all, the “students” had visited the homes of numerous DEA officers and other senior federal officials.

As a pattern slowly emerged, the DEA appeared to have been targeted in what it called an “organized intelligence gathering activity.” […]

Agents of the DEA, ATF, Air Force, Secret Service, FBI, and U.S. Marshals Service documented some 130 separate incidents of “art student” encounters. Some of the Israelis were observed diagramming the inside of federal buildings. Some were found carrying photographs they had taken of federal agents. One was discovered with a computer printout in his luggage that referred to “DEA groups.”

In some cases, the Israelis visited locations not known to the public — areas without street addresses, for example, or DEA offices not identified as such — leading authorities to suspect that information had been gathered from prior surveillance or perhaps electronically, from credit cards and other sources. One Israeli was discovered holding banking receipts for substantial sums of money, close to $180,000 in withdrawals and deposits over a two-month period. A number of the Israelis resided for a period of time in Hollywood, Fla. — the small city where Mohammed Atta and three terrorist comrades lived for a time before Sept. 11.

Officials began dealing more aggressively with the “art students.” According to one account, some 140 Israeli nationals were detained or arrested between March 2001 and Sept. 11, 2001. Many of them were deported. According to the INS, the deportations resulted from violations of student visas that forbade the Israelis from working in the United States. (In fact, Salon has established that none of the Israelis were enrolled in the art school most of them claimed to be attending; the other college they claimed to be enrolled in does not exist.) After the Sept. 11 attacks, many more young Israelis — 60, according to one AP dispatch and other reports — were detained and deported. […]

All of the DEA reports detailing the Israeli “art student” spy ring can be found here.

A major development in this case unfolded in September of 2004, when Gerald Shea, an international corporate lawyer, submitted a detailed memorandum to the 9/11 Commission Report titled, “Israeli Surveillance of the Future Hijackers and the FBI Suspects in the September 11 Attacks and Their Failure to Give Us Adequate Warning: The Need for a Public Inquiry,” thoroughly detailing the activities of the Israeli spy rings operating in the United States prior to and on 9/11, including the fact that these spy rings were surveilling the alleged “Muslim hijackers” on 9/11.

Mr. Shea begins the memorandum:

I am an international corporate lawyer, writing to you today about a matter of public policy that is relevant to the circumstances surrounding, and our preparedness for, the catastrophic attacks on September 11, 2001. I do not know whether the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (the “Commission”) or the Senate and House Committees on Intelligence (the “Committees”) have had the opportunity to consider these issues carefully. If
so, I hope this memorandum will be helpful. If not, I respectfully urge them, in accordance with the mandate of the Commission’s charter and in the exercise of the Committees’ responsibilities, to investigate the facts and resolve the questions presented. 

I regret that this memorandum comes to the Commission after the publication of its Final Report this past July (the “Commission’s Final Report”). As will become evident, however, it has taken some time to assemble the facts from the raw data and other information set forth in available governmental and other reports and relevant documents in the public record. Moreover, and in any event, the need to examine and resolve the compelling issues presented here outweighs the mere appearance of completeness by putting a permanent end to the Commission’s work. 

It is far more important, to all of us, that the Commission’s work be accurate and complete or, at the very least, that the Commission urge that these questions be explored and resolved by another panel as independent, distinguished and objective as itself. Both the Senate and 
House Committees should endeavor to explore and resolve these issues as well.

Below is the Detailed Summary of Mr. Shea’s memorandum, which he submitted to the 9/11 Commission shortly after they released their final report.  The Detailed Summary begins on page 49 of the memorandum.

Set forth below is a detailed summary of the tentative conclusions reached in this memorandum, which amply illustrate the urgent need for a public inquiry into the activities of the Israeli DEA Groups and the Israeli New Jersey Group. The inquiry must include, without limitation, the examination of members of the Israel Groups and related persons; officials of the Israeli government and certain of its agencies, including Mossad; FBI suspects, agents of the DEA, the INS and the FBI; certain local law enforcement officials; agents of the CIA (in camera to the extent required); other intelligence sources cited by the public press to the extent possible; the boxes of documents and computer hard drives (referred on page 29) seized by the FBI from the Israeli New Jersey Group; and of all other relevant documents, reports, communiqués and information.–


1. The Israeli DEA Groups were spying on the Drug Enforcement Agency and thus upon the United States. The DEA itself has concluded that they were probably engaged in organized intelligence gathering on our soil.


2. A highly regarded American journal knowledgeable about Israeli affairs, has concluded (a) based on its own sources, that the Israeli DEA Groups were spying on radical Islamic networks suspected of links to Middle East terrorism, and (b) based on the representations of a former American intelligence official regularly briefed on these matters by law enforcement officials, that (i) at least two members of the Israeli New Jersey Group were Mossad operatives, (ii) Urban Moving, the company used by the Israeli New Jersey Group, was a front for Mossad and its operatives, and (iii) the Israeli New Jersey Group was spying on local Arabs.


3. The intelligence sources of a substantial American television network report that the Israeli DEA Groups may have gathered information about the September 11 attacks in advance, and not shared it with the United States. One investigator said that evidence linking the Israeli DEA Groups to such intelligence gathering was classified and could not be disclosed.


4. The Israeli DEA Groups were comprised of 125 or more Israelis operating on our soil. Their leaders and apparent associates included military commanders and experts with military backgrounds in intelligence, electronic intercepts and telecommunications.


5. The wiretapping and intelligence expertise of members of both Israeli Groups, and the use of vans in local neighborhoods where the future hijackers were planning the attacks, and the extensive use by the hijackers of cell phones and land lines, made the Israeli Groups ideally suited to gather information regarding the hijackers’ plans.


6. The principal operation of the Israeli DEA Groups was located in and around Hollywood, Florida, the central training and staging ground for the hijacking of North and South Tower Planes and the Pennsylvania Plane. The addresses and places of residence of the members of the Israeli DEA Groups in Hollywood itself were within hundreds of yards those of the future hijackers.


7. The operations of both the Israeli New Jersey Group and the hijackers of the Pentagon Plane were centered in Hudson and Bergen Counties in New Jersey, within a common radius of about six miles.


8. All five celebrating members of the Israeli New Jersey Group arrested on September 11 were aware, when the North Tower Plane struck the World Trade Center, based on their immediate reaction to the attack and the information said to be contained in their van, that the attack had been planned and carried out by Arab terrorists.


9. After being questioned by the FBI on September 11, the leader of the Israeli New Jersey Group immediately fled the United States to Israel. His name and aliases appear, along with those of the hijackers and other FBI suspects, on the May 2002 FBI Suspect list.


10. Israeli intelligence officials have reported that two senior officials of Mossad warned the United States in August 2001 that as many as 200 terrorists on American soil were planning an imminent large-scale attack on high visibility targets on the American mainland. One press report states that in August Mossad provided the CIA with the names of future hijackers Khaled al Mihdhar and Nawaf al Hazmi.


11. The CIA’s explanation of how Mihdhar’s and Hazmi’s names were placed on the Watchlist through the spontaneous efforts of CIA and FBI agents is not only difficult to follow but, as the sole reason for the Watchlisting, hardly credible.


12. Mossad’s own information appears to have come from its sources inside the United States. All of the facts and circumstances set forth in this memorandum appear to show that Mossad’s two likely sources of information were: (a) the Israeli DEA Groups, comparable in number to that of the Arab suspects and who appear to have tracked the future hijackers in their central places of operation and in other states, and (b) the Israeli New Jersey Group, operating through their Mossad front in another principal locus of operations of the future hijackers, two of whom were Mossad agents, and five of whom appeared immediately aware of the origin of the attacks on September 11.


13. While little direct evidence supports the contention that the CIA was aware of or condoned the Israeli Groups’ tracking of Arab terrorist groups in the United States prior to September 11, the CIA’s pressing for the expulsion of members of the Israeli DEA Groups when they were detained before September 11, their failure to cooperate with the FBI, their circuitous explanation of how the above two hijackers were placed on the Watchlist, and other relevant considerations require that the issue be taken up as a part of the public inquiry into these painful events.

Is there anyone anywhere on this planet that would doubt the veracity and authenticity of this memorandum submitted by Mr. Gerald Shea?  Is there any doubt that Israel was clearly involved in carrying out the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB on 9/11?  Credible sourceshave even alleged that the Mossad spy ring actually ran the “Arab terrorists” later blamed for the 9/11 attacks.  Based upon the information put forth by Mr. Gerald Shea, in addition to the long history of Israeli infiltration and handling of “Arab terrorist” groups, is there any doubt about the legitimacy of these claims, namely that 9/11 was a false flag operation carried out largely by Israeli intelligence, which was facilitated and covered up by criminal Zionist elements in the U.S. government, media, and private sector?

I will be on Charles Giuliani’s Truth Hertz radio program tomorrow morning for the full 2 hours to discuss this information and other related matters.  The 2 hour show begins at 5am Pacific Standard Time (will someone please call and make sure I’m up!), and should be quite interesting.  Feel free to call in at             866-841-1065       if you have any questions, comments, or constructive criticisms.

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Feds Admit Water Pump Failure Was Not Cyber Attack

Posted by FEDERALJACK.com

(PRISON PLANET)   Despite a Department of Homeland Security advisor hastily telling the Washington Post that foreign hackers were responsible for the failure of a pump at an Illinois water plant earlier this month in a bid to drum up support for more government control over the Internet, federal authorities have been forced to admit that there is no evidence to support the claim.

“Curran-Gardner water district officials are happy that federal officials have ruled out a cyber attack as the cause of a water pump failure at the district,” reports The State-Journal Register.

“The whole thing was a general pain,” Don Craven, a trustee of the Curran-Gardner Township Public Water District, said Tuesday.

“First, they tell us that it’s the first instance of cyber hacking in the entire world, and everyone goes nuts. Now, all of a sudden, they tell us it’s not.”

DHS and FBI officials have confirmed that they have discovered no evidence of cyber intrusion or any other malicious activity by foreign or domestic hackers.

This marks a stark contrast to reports last week, which focused around the alarmist rhetoric of Homeland Security advisor Joe Weiss, who told the Washington Post, “This is a big deal….It was tracked to Russia. It has been in the system for at least two to three months. It has caused damage. We don’t know how many other utilities are currently compromised.”

The Post ran the story under the headline, Foreign hackers targeted U.S. water plant in apparent malicious cyber attack, expert says. Although the newspaper cited a report obtained by Weiss that was “unknown and impossible to immediately verify,” they still ran with the story, setting off an onslaught of subsequent fearmongering about how more cybersecurity powers were essential to prevent further attacks.

Indeed, on Monday Weiss was back in the news, telling the Toronto Star that the “attack” was “scary” and had “enormous implications” for infrastructure security.

As the Activist Post pointed out last week, the incident was hastily used to drum up support for increasing cybersecurity powers and government control over the Internet, before the true cause of the pump failure had actually been confirmed.

As we have previously reported, the threat to public infrastructure from cyber terrorism has been greatly exaggerated by authorities as part of en effort to justify increased state control over the world wide web and mandate a figurative kill switch for the Internet.

However, the most damaging cyber attack launched to date, the Stuxnet worm, was the work of the United States and Israel, the two countries most urgently pushing for cybersecurity powers to curb cyber attacks.

After months of so-called “experts” blaming Stuxnet on foreign powers or cyberterrorists, the New York Times reported in January that the attack was “A joint project between the Americans and the Israelis, with some help, knowing or unknowing, from the Germans and the British.”

http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-admit-water-pump-failure-was-not-cyber-attack.html

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Storm Watch: Arab Spring

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“Arab Springs” are not as spontaneous as the Western mainstream media would have us believe. Their behind-the-scenes instigators always get “a little help from their Global Power Elite mega-planning friends…”

Isn’t it rather odd that after long decades of slumber, starting in early 2011 millions upon millions of Arabs throughout North Africa and the Middle East suddenly woke up, took to the streets, violently clashed with police and security forces, overthrew their governments and in one instance – Libya – managed to deliver their country to a perverse alliance of foreign terrorists, local thugs, CIA operatives and NATO bombers, eventually murdering their own exceptional leader, Muammar Gaddafi, live on global TV?

Question: just how spontaneous are these major social convulsions that lead to revolution, chaos, battles on streets and squares, thousands dead and injured, and the violent overthrow of entire governments?

To a certain degree they are, no doubt, spontaneous: people are growing weary of their national governments’ growing inability to resolve vital collective problems.

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In fact, a survey of public opinion in any country in the world will show that, on average, half the population rejects their on-going governments, and even their entire political classes.

The more lucid and aware see them all as mere puppets subordinated to Money Power elites in one form or another: whether banking cartels, oil and mining companies, media moguls, domestic and foreign lobbies, or a wide array of war-mongers.

An Egyptian demonstrator takes part in a protest against President Hosni Mubarak's regime at Tahrir Square in Cairo on January 30, 2011 (AFP Photo / Mohammed Abed)

Because it’s not just the streets of Cairo, Tripoli, Damascus or Benghazi that are in turmoil, but also the streets of New York, London, Oakland, Madrid, Athens and Rome.

Uncannily, the standard image of social violence is the same everywhere: disgruntled, exasperated, impoverished protesters clashing with police and security forces: sad scenes of the poor fighting the poor… whilst one can imagine mega-bankers looking down from their 50th floor boardrooms, sipping their whisky and laughing at the scene down there…

What is different, then, about today’s optimistic sounding “Arab Spring”?  Basically, that ready-to-happen civil commotions and popular uprisings are purposely and maliciously being triggered by well-trained, well-financed, well-supported foreign and domestic agitators and agents, who have vested interests in destabilizing countries in that region to promote their own agendas, totally unrelated to the National Interest of the locals.

They have a very different axe to grind, aligned to the interests of specific foreign powers – notably the US, UK, Israel, France, EU countries and their regional pawns in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait – where the Global Power Elite is embedded.

In fact, this is a whole new form of waging war based on PsyWar (psychological warfare), where the mainstream global media become veritable weapons of mass mental destruction of people’s ability to see and understand what is really being done to them. As with all wars, its objective is conquest and control of entire countries and regions.

Modern war is waged by powerful nations on five different overlapping, holistic levels of aggression against weaker, appetizing countries, ranging from stark naked aggression to subtle subversion:

1. Military Invasion – Allows direct control by fully overthrowing and overpowering the target nation. It has one major drawback: it looks really bad on the evening news.  Today, this applies to Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine; Libya is a moving target…

2. Military Coup – Identifies and supports domestic military/civilian allies and traitors willing to support a foreign power against their own people.  Latin America saw US-backed coups in the 60’s and 70’s in Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina…  Now we seem to be seeing this in Egypt.

3. Financial Coup – Banking cartels corner any government they please to do “the Global Power Elite’s bidding or else..!”  Examples: Argentina’s 2001/2 collapse, preceded by Mexico (1997), Russia (1998), Brazil (1999).  Today: Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Iceland…  Instead of tanks, they use the IMF, World Bank, US Treasury, ECB…

4. Political Coup – Flexibly uses combinations of “crises” to impose unelected governments such as Trilateralists Mario Monti in Italy, and Lucas Papademos in Greece…

5. Social Coup – Today’s PsyWar. First you map out internal social grievances and woes, strife and ancestral hatreds, then you pin the fault on a suitable scapegoat/patsy, then you support and arm domestic and foreign agitators and “freedom fighters”, ensuring that the Western Media clearly tell the world who are the “good guys” and who the “bad guys”.  Today, the “Arab Spring”.  Tomorrow, maybe we’ll see “Latin American Springs” or “South East Asian Springs…” or “Former Soviet Republics Springs…”

Many countries today fit one of these categories and/or a combination of several of them, escalating to/descending from one to another.  Egypt began as a “Category 5” and escalated to a “Category 2”.  Libya also began as a “Category 5” and was bombed into a veritable “Category 1”.

Macro-management by the Global Power Elite is governed by their specific goals and interests in each country, because they still need a strong US, a nuclear Israel and a stable Germany, but they definitely do not want a strong Russia and China, a nuclear Iran and a stable Latin America…

Like Hurricane Watches in the Caribbean, maybe we should start mapping out Political Regime Change Watches on a regional, even global, basis.

It would certainly help in tracking the dark clouds of war, death and destruction that are gathering.

Adrian Salbuchi for RT

Adrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV commentator in Argentina.www.asalbuchi.com.ar 

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Passengers will NOT be able to opt out of full body scans that see through clothing despite health and privacy fears

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Passengers will not be allowed to opt out of ‘nude’ full-body scans at UK airports, the Government announced yesterday.

Those who refuse a scan at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester, where trials of the devices are being held, will not be allowed to fly. 

But ministers have announced that electronic ‘modesty’ software is being developed to save everyone’s blushes. 

Controversial: An air passenger receives a full body scan at Manchester airport. The Government has said going forward, anyone who refuses a scan will not be able to fly

Controversial: An air passenger receives a full body scan at Manchester Airport. The Government has said going forward, anyone who refuses a scan will not be able to fly

This will allow the machine itself to judge whether the passenger is hiding a gun or a bomb, rather than letting the operator view the full-body image.

A final decision about rolling them out across Britain and the Continent will be made next year.

The machines are widely used in America, but have caused widespread controversy due to complaints about invasion of privacy.

They are also currently under EU investigation amid fears they produce dangerous levels of radiation and could be completely banned in April if experts rule they are dangerous.

Transport Secretary Justine Greening said passengers selected for scanning would not be able to fly if they refused to be scanned.

However, with proposed new equipment machines will see revealing images of passengers rather than security staff.

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Ms Greening said the new machines will be tested to ensure they remain ‘unable to copy, save or otherwise transmit images’.

She added she would also be considering the EC report on the health risks of scanners.

The three airports have been trialling the body scanners since an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas day 2009.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up a transatlantic flight bound for Detroit with a device hidden in his underpants.

Ms Greening said she believed, in principle, that scanners should be rolled out across UK airports.

All seeing: The machines' images leave little to the imagination, prompting some passengers to complain about their invasion of privacy

All seeing: The machines’ images leave little to the imagination, prompting some passengers to complain about their invasion of privacy

Following a consultation on scanners, the overwhelming feedback from airports was that nearly all passengers accepted the use of them, Ms Greening said.

The Government was only aware of 12 refusals among more than a million scans.

‘Most responses to the consultation expressed discomfort with the idea of having an image of their body captured for analysis, and they indicated that – if selected for a security scan – they would prefer to opt for an alternative method of screening,’ she said.

‘I have considered this carefully. However, I have decided against it, on security, operational and privacy grounds.

‘I do not believe that a ‘pat down’ search is equivalent in security terms to a security scan. 

‘The purpose of introducing security scanners in the first place was to protect the travelling public better against sophisticated terrorist threats.

‘These threats still exist and the required level of security is not achieved by permitting passengers to choose a less effective alternative.’

Body scanners are widely used in the U.S. and have caused no end of controversy after people said the images were a cause of embarrassment and, in some, cases a violation of their privacy.

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Mahmoud Abbas hails new era of partnership between Fatah and Hamas

From The Telegraph

By Phoebe Greenwood in Tel Aviv

Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, risked the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars of US aid on Thursday by hailing a new era of partnership with Hamas.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal

       Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal Photo: AP

After a two-hour meeting in Cairo with Khaled Meshaal, the leader of the radical Islamist movement which is considered a terrorist organisation by America and the European Union, Mr Abbas declared: “There are no more differences between us now. We have agreed to work as partners”.

The talks were the first step towards implementing a reconciliation pact agreed in May between Hamas and the moderate Fatah faction led by Mr Abbas.

While Palestinian officials from both sides welcomed the meeting as a “milestone”, they stressed how many thorny issues remained to be resolved. Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, while Mr Abbas is based in the West Bank town of Ramallah. The two leaders agreed to release Palestinian political prisoners held in their respective prisons.

They also fixed Dec 22 for a meeting of all Palestinian factions in Cairo to address the formation of a unity government and the drafting of a reconciliation document. Both sides hope to hold Palestinian elections in the first half of 2012.

But key points of division remain unresolved. On Wednesday, Hamas said that it “will not recognise Israel and won’t give up its principles.”

On this basis, Israel has threatened to cut all security and financial relations with the Palestinian Authority if it includes Hamas in a unity government.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, urged the Palestinians to draw back from reunification with Hamas yesterday, saying the “only path to achieving peace is through direct negotiations”.

A united Hamas-Fatah government would not only face a crisis in relations with Israel. The US, Canada and Australia are among the governments that list Hamas as a terrorist organisation. Last year, US aid to the Palestinian Authority totalled $600m, a sum that would be in jeopardy if a unity government were to be formed.

The European Union also insists that it would not co-operate with Hamas unless it recognises Israel and abandons violence.

Some Palestinian analysts interpreted the display of unity with Hamas as a sign that Mr Abbas is abandoning a US-led peace process in favour of popular resistance to Israeli occupation.

“The situation as it stands now is unbearable,” explained Dr Samir Awwad, Professor of International Relations at Bir Zeit University. “Negotiations have hit a serious dead end. The US, who are meant to be interlocutors in the peace process, have finally exposed their position and sided squarely with Israel. What remains for Abbas and the Palestinians but to oppose Israel’s aggressive expansion of settlements and its annexation of Jerusalem with united popular resistance?”

The Arab League says that it would provide aid to make up for any loss of US or EU support for the Palestinians. Even so, the Palestinian Authority would probably not be able to function for long without financial backing from American and European donors.

Also absent from Thursday’s discussion was the issue of who would serve as prime minister of any unity government. Hamas repeated earlier this week that it would not accept the unelected leadership of Salam Fayyad, the sitting prime minister appointed by Mr Abbas. While Mr Fayyad himself has indicated his willingness to step down if that would ease reconciliation, Fatah officials say that Mr Abbas will fight to keep him.

After the meeting, Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Palestinian official, insisted that Mr Fayyad remains the only man for the job.

“It is not acceptable that Hamas or anyone should be able to veto someone,” she said. “Fayyad has built institutions. He has proved himself to be a national leader. I can think of no one who could step in to replaced Fayyad. No one else is as credible, honest or acceptable. We have a success story with him – why change it?”

Dr Ashrawi stressed that the proposed Palestinian government would be a non-political body of technocrats. She added: “If the US wants to cut funding then they want to see a breakdown here and as they well know, a breakdown is not contained within a specific territory or borders.”

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The Cost of Israel to Americans

From Veterans Today

Many of the most serious dangers facing Americans today stem from our “special relationship” with Israel

by The Council For The National Interest

Our uniquely massive support for Israel has cost trillions of dollars and multitudes of lives. It has diminished our moral standing in the world, lessened our domestic freedoms, and exposed us to unnecessary and growing peril.

The majority of Americans – as well as our diplomatic and military experts – oppose this unique relationship. Yet, the lobby for Israel continues to foment policies that are disastrous for our nation and tragic for the region.

If we are to have Middle East policies that serve the national interest, that represent the highest values of our founders and our citizens, and that work to sustain a nation of honor, decency, security, and prosperity, then it is essential that all Americans become active and informed. Below are the facts:

American taxpayers give Israel over $8 million per day

(See report from Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress):

This to a nation, at its peak, of 7.4 million people – smaller than New Jersey. Israel has received more American money than any other nation on earth. It is more than we give to all the starving countries of Africa put together.

From 1950-53 Israel’s financial influx from the U.S. was one billion dollars; Israel at that time had 1.6 million inhabitants

In the past ten years, American taxpayers have given Israel approximately $200,000 per family of five.

This costs us even more:

US aid to Israel is given in a lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year.

Since the US is operating at a deficit, this means that we borrow the money, give it to Israel, and then pay interest on it long after it is gone.

Israel, on the other hand, makes interest from it. Congress has mandated that Israel’s aid be immediately deposited to an interest bearing account with the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Additional financial costs: $3 trillion

  • About $1.5 billion to Egypt and $843 million to Jordan is dispensed annually under arrangements made to induce these countries’ friendly relations with Israel.
  • Billions of dollars have been lost to U.S. manufacturers because of the Arab boycott engendered by Israeli actions.
  • Enormous and continuing costs to U.S. consumers of petroleum, which surged to such heights that it set off a world-wide recession during the Arab oil boycott imposed in reaction to U.S. support of Israel in the 1973 war.

There are a multitude of such costs.

A report by an economist commissioned by the Army War College in 2003 to analyze the situation in full found that the total cost to Americans over Israel’s 60+ years has been $3 trillion.

Americans have a higher unemployment rate than Israel and 10 million families are reportedly sliding into foreclosure; yet Americans continue to give tax money to Israel.

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On top of this are the costs of the Iraq war:  hundreds of thousands of lives & over $3 trillion

The costs of the the Iraq war, which was promoted by Israel partisans, are almost incalculable and are still growing.

The war added trillions of dollars to the federal debt, and this doesn’t include future health care and disability payments for veterans.

Economists report that the global financial crisis was due, at least in part, to the Iraq war.

The same parties are pushing for a similar attack on Iran.

The Lobby for Israel overrules US experts

U.S. policies in the Middle East rarely reflect U.S. interests and values.

Instead, over the objections of a multitude of State Department and Pentagon analysts, they are largely driven by a variety of factors:

1. Special-interest lobbying.  Fortune Magazine rates one of the many lobby organizations working on behalf of Israel, AIPAC, as the second most powerful lobby in Washington. Many analysts consider the pro-Israel interest group the most powerful lobby in our nation.

Senator William J. Fulbright aimed to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship — (wiki)

By the late 1960s Senator William Fulbright found that U.S. aid to Israel was being secretly funneled back to lobbyists in the U.S., who would use it to lobby for still more U.S. money to Israel.

The U.S. justice department and other agencies have often attempted to enforce U.S. laws

2. Israel partisans in the U.S. government and media: The efforts of a growing number of individuals with close ties to Israel (some are neoconservatives, others are neoliberals) who often hold key positions in U.S. administrations, the State Department, Pentagon, and media.

The US Ambassador to Israel stated that all US Middle East policies are predicated on their effect on Israel. This is a highly inappropriate practice and one that is replicated in no other region. US policies should be based on American interests and priorities, not those of a foreign nation.

3. Campaigns by pro-Israel funders to engender Islamophobia: to create fear and hatred of Muslims, a highly diverse population of 1.5 billion people whose faith is one of the three Abrahamic religions and who worship the same God as Christians and Jews.

4. Israeli-centric news reporting by the U.S. media consistently misportrays the current situation and the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

5. Hollywood movies and television shows, which often play a significant role in shaping attitudes and beliefs. These shows, frequently produced by individuals with ties to Israel, depict Arabs and Muslims almost always negatively, Jews and Israelis almost never negatively, and Christians both positively and negatively.

[Interestingly, the oil and weapons industries are not responsible for our relationship with Israel. In fact, at times these industries have lobbied against U.S. support for Israel, which undermines their ability to do business in the region.]  

Jonathan Pollard — Israel granted Pollard citizenship in 1995, while publicly denying, until 1998, that he was an Israeli spy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced particularly strong support for Pollard, visiting the convicted spy in prison in 2002.

Israel promotes its own interests, which is the right of any nation.

However, this is done at the expense of Americans who fund it.


There is considerable evidence that Israel is not the close ally many Americans believe it to be:

  • The GAO has reported that Israel conducts the most intense spying operation against the U.S. of any of our presumed allies.
  • Intelligence experts consider Jonathan Pollard the most damaging spy in US history. For years Israel denied any connection to Pollard; now it actively lobbies for his release.
  • Israeli forces have killed and injured numerous Americans. Rarely, if ever, have there been significant consequences.
  • Israel has stolen U.S. technology, and passed it on to other nations, some of them U.S. adversaries.

The Israeli attack on the USS Liberty

In 1967 Israeli forces attacked a U.S. Navy ship, the USS Liberty, killing or injuring over 200 American servicemen.

An independent commission in 2003 by extraordinarily high-ranking U.S. military officers and officials found that

Israel had commited an act of war against the United States,

the US President had recalled rescue aircraft, and that

the President had ordered a cover-up on the incident.

These statements, recorded in the Congressional Record, were not reported by U.S. news media.

Israeli ethnic expansionism has caused regional misery, instability, and continual conflict.

Israeli aggression (Israel initiated all of its wars except one) and its violations of international lawhuman rights conventions, and UN resolutions, have created enormous hostility against it throughout the world.

The US, as Israel’s number one funder, is increasingly imperiled by hostility created by Israeli actions.

Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons poses considerable danger both to the region itself and far beyond.

it has refused to sign the nuclear proliferation treaty and the British American Security Information Council has found that in Israel “nuclear weapons are being assigned roles that go well beyond deterrence.”

While US intelligence agencies have so far found no indication that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, Israel’s possession of these weapons, combined with its history of aggression, create a compelling motivation for other nations in the region to acquire them for deterrence.

     Israel’s war crimes in Gaza

Israel frequently uses American weapons in violation of US laws, killing and maiming large numbers of civilians, women, and children.

Since this is funded by American tax payers, and shielded by the U.S. government, it is causing dangerous hostility toward the U.S.

Damage to civil liberties and the American way of life


       TSA MOLESTATION

This dangerous and unnecessary peril (diplomats note that before Israel the US had no enemies in the region) has caused Americans to tolerate dangerous infringements on our liberty and violations of our Constitution.

This is causing deep damage to our character as a nation.

Deeply intrusive and potentially carcinogenic airport scanners, offensive “pat-downs” of our women and children, abrogations of our nation’s most fundamental legal principles are just a few of the direct and indirect results of our Israel policies.

A secure, prosperous, and honorable America

We would be far safer and our nation far healthier by heeding the wisdom of George Washington, the father of our nation:

“…nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.”

Source: The Council for the National Interest

Edited for Veterans Today by: Debbie Menon


The Council for the National Interest Foundation (CNIF) is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides information and analysis on the Middle East, its relationship to the United States, and about policy formation regarding this region. CNI seeks to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values, protects our national interests, and contributes to a just solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is CNI’s goal to restore a political environment in America in which voters and their elected officials are free from the undue influence and pressure of foreign countries and their partisans.

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Police, protesters clash in front of Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv

From uruknet.info

By Noam Sheizaf and Dahlia Scheindlin

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 Protesters clashed with police on Tuesday evening after a demonstration against a string of anti-democratic legislative initiatives recently brought forth in the Knesset. Some 200 people demonstrated in front of the headquarters of the ruling Likud party, blocking King George Street in the center of the city. Police sprayed the protesters with pepper spray and at least one person was arrested.

The protesters had marched from a larger demonstration held earlier in the evening at the square of the Habima Theater at the end of Rothschild Blvd., the birthplace of the summer tent protest. The demonstration had been called in opposition to a series of laws that are widely perceived to threaten democratic freedoms. The most recent of these was the new version of Israel’s libel law, which passed the first reading in Knesset on Monday; but the leaders of the protest read out a series of laws currently being debated, including legislation to change the makeup of the panel that chooses Supreme Court judges and the process of their confirmation, legislation against foreign funding for NGOs, and laws passed earlier this year, such as the laws allowing acceptance committees for small communities in Israel.

Demonstration Tuesday evening in Tel Aviv. Sign reads, “The right won’t silence me.” (photo: Dahlia Scheindlin)

Protesters, many wearing masking tape or masks over their mouths to symbolize the repression of freedom of speech, railed against what they called the extreme right-wing government, chanting “When the left gets together, the right gets frightened!” and “The response to the legislation – revolution!” and the main refrain: “No-confidence!” By contrast to the social protests of the summer, this was an explicit anti-government protest.

More photos of the demonstration, all by ActiveStills:

Protesters and police clash in Tel Aviv November 22, 2011 (Photo: Oren Ziv ActiveStills)

Protesters and police clash in Tel Aviv November 22, 2011 (Photo: Oren Ziv ActiveStills)

Protesters and police clash in Tel Aviv November 22, 2011 (Photo: Oren Ziv ActiveStills)

Protesters and police clash in Tel Aviv November 22, 2011 (Photo: Oren Ziv ActiveStills)

Protesters and police clash in Tel Aviv November 22, 2011 (Photo: Oren Ziv ActiveStills)

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Pregnant Woman Miscarries After Being Sprayed With Pepper Spray

Posted by mayank at World Of Technology

“I was standing in the middle of the crowd when the police started moving in,” she says. “I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.'”

At that point, a Seattle police officer lifted his foot and it hit her in the stomach, and another officer pushed his bicycle into the crowd, again hitting Fox in the stomach. “Right before I turned, both cops lifted their pepper spray and sprayed me. My eyes puffed up and my eyes swelled shut,” she says.

She was fine for a couple days, until she started feeling sick.

Jennifer went to the doctor and found out her baby had no heartbeat. “They said the damage was from the kick and that the pepper spray got to it [the fetus], too.”

Uploaded by  on Nov 21, 2011

*** View the 3:23 version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjFo7Q2cBNY ***

Here is the aftermath of the chemical attack and apparent beating of pregnant Occupy Seattle protester Jennifer Fox. You’ll see several Occupiers suffering from the chemical attack rained down on them by the Seattle Police Department.

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WHAT’S NEXT FOR OWS ?

From Desertpeace

America’s elite think they’ve put our movement in its proper place–intimidated by the police powers of the U.S. state and pessimistic that any real change can be achieved.

But they’re wrong. The Occupy movement has already changed the way millions of people think about their lives, the world they live in, and their political beliefs–and that isn’t going away, whatever form the struggle takes now.

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Occupy’s Next Struggle

(Photo: Paul Stein/Socialist Worker)

(Photo: Paul Stein/Socialist Worker)

Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the NYPD’s raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City was merely to ensure security and public health, without limiting the right to free speech–and his words were parroted by mayors and the media around the U.S. to justify other assaults.

But then Police Lt. John Pike showed the world what’s really going on.

A cop at the University of California Davis, Pike carried out the sadistic pepper-spraying of students during a peaceful November 18 sit-in–capturing in an indelible image the vengeful and violent crackdown on the Occupy movement that has been ordered by the wealthy and powerful across the U.S.

The raids, the arrests and the police violence are about trying to silence a movement that is giving voice to the accumulated discontent of the working-class majority in U.S. society. They’re also about showing who’s the boss–the political and business establishment.

As for free speech and democracy, the real attitude of the 1 percent was on full display in a November 21 Wall Street Journal editorial that reeked of contempt for ordinary people and hatred of anyone who dares to take a stand for justice:

In New York City and elsewhere, the occupiers reacted to being cleared out of their aromatic tent-towns this week by breaking the law and disrupting the lives and work of people trying to earn a living.

The logic–perhaps not the right word–of these protests seems to be that by inconveniencing millions of people the protesters will inspire a political revolt of the exploited masses. More likely, they will inspire the masses to be revolted by this vanguard of the college-educated proletariat.

America’s elite think they’ve put our movement in its proper place–intimidated by the police powers of the U.S. state and pessimistic that any real change can be achieved.

But they’re wrong. The Occupy movement has already changed the way millions of people think about their lives, the world they live in, and their political beliefs–and that isn’t going away, whatever form the struggle takes now.

In just two months of existence, the movement has shifted the national debate by casting a spotlight on the question of corporate greed and economic inequality–no small achievement given the stiflingly narrow discussion permitted in the corporate media. Occupiers have shown that it’s possible to win wide support for some powerful left-wing arguments–tax the rich, create jobs, end the wars, hold political leaders accountable.

And the struggle has brought together many thousands of people who want to do something about all this–and do it now. Whether they could maintain permanent encampments or not, local Occupy movements have been a political gathering place for both veterans of labor and grassroots organizing and people completely new to activism to find each other and make common cause.

Many Occupy actions have been about the outrageous attacks on the right to free speech and peaceable assembly–that is, about defending our right to protest at all. But the movement has also been deepened by linking up with working people’s struggles of all kinds, from resisting budget cuts and school closures to supporting strikes and efforts to block evictions from foreclosed homes.

If the movement isn’t yet capable of the kind of mass civil disobedience that can defend the camps everywhere, it has nevertheless created new networks of activists who now have the practical experience of mutual solidarity to put to use in the struggles ahead.

From the general strike call in Oakland, Calif., that shut down the city’s port November 2 to the pickets in support of locked-out workers at Sotheby’s in New York and uncounted anti-eviction protests in many cities in between, Occupy has shown the potential to build a mass, activist left in the U.S. for the first time in decades.

The question for activists in many cities now is whether and how to rebuild encampments that have been wrecked–with their former sites turned into “free speech-free” zones by police and local authorities (almost all of those authorities Democrats, by the way).Some voices on the left are advising the Occupy movement to shrug off the loss of the camps. According to this argument, activists can now change focus from the narrow question of defending their right to occupy public space against the forces of the state to the broader issues that the struggle has connected to in the past few months.

But while these broader issues are certainly very important, those who want to move on are missing some crucial points.

First of all, the national security state, engorged by hundreds of billions in spending since the September 11 attacks, is now being used against those who simply wish to critique a society in which 1 percent of the population controls nearly 40 percent of the wealth–and question a system of laws that says corporations are people and therefore have the right to purchase both political parties, lock, stock and barrel.

That encroachment on basic democratic rights has to be challenged. Activists should keep up the heat on politicians like Michael Bloomberg or Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel–who tailor their interpretation of First Amendment rights to cater to the interests of the 1 percent.

The importance of such struggles over the right to protest and against police violence were clear from the massive rally and General Assembly November 21 at UC Davis in response to the pepper-spraying of demonstrators. Around a quarter of the entire student population–and maybe more–attended, according to estimates.

Second, the encampments at Zuccotti Park and other public spaces were more than symbols of the movement. Occupy camps and the structures that have arisen in conjunction with them provide a space for people to connect to the struggle–where they can raise their own grievances, learn about the issues and hear discussions about what we’re trying to achieve and how.

In cities where the camps have been broken up–as well as those, like Chicago, where a permanent encampment was never established–activists have to consider how to maintain this open interplay.

Another important question for the movement is its attitude toward the mainstream political system. On the one hand, unions such as the Service Employees International Union SEIU and liberal organizations like MoveOn.org, want to use Occupy as a brand for their multimillion-dollar electoral efforts–starting with an “Occupy Congress” tent city in Washington that’s intended to put heat on House Republicans, but not Barack Obama and the Democrats.

One of the great strengths of the movement in its first months has been the willingness to critique the Washington political system as a whole, not just one wing of it. In fact, most of the activists who came to Occupy are looking for ways to build a lasting movement in their own communities, while forging ties with like-minded people in other localities.

For them, it’s important to consider what Occupy has achieved so far. It has validated the feelings of tens of millions of working people who are furious at the way the people who run the banks and big corporations have continued to thrive despite the economic crisis, even as working people keep losing ground–if they’re not forced into desperation through debt and the loss of their homes and jobs.

Keeping that spirit at the center of the struggle is the key to the future.

The sustained offensive against the Occupy movement isn’t just about police repression. There’s an ideological component–and some of most prominent figures carrying out this campaign claim to support the ideals of the struggle.The next time you hear a supposed liberal like the chancellor of the University of California-Berkeleyjustify a police crackdown by declaring that Occupy tactics of nonviolent direct action have nothing to do with the 1960s civil rights movement, consider these words from Martin Luther King Jr.. They come from a speech in 1967, the last year of King’s life, just before he called for a Poor Peoples Movement to establish—yes, an encampment–in Washington, D.C.:

The movement must address itself to the question of restructuring the whole of American society. There are forty million poor people here. And one day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society.

We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day, we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, “Who owns the oil?” You begin to ask the question, “Who owns the iron ore?” You begin to ask the question, “Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two thirds water?” These are questions that must be asked.

Those questions have gone unanswered for more than 40 years, even as politicians annually use the holiday in King’s name to assure us of their commitment to equality.

Now, Occupy has raised King’s questions again. Yet while King was focused primarily on the struggles of African Americans and the poor locked out of the American Dream amid a booming economy, today, the entire U.S. working class faces a deep and permanent cut in their living standards through wage cuts, joblessness and sweeping reductions in what remains of the social safety net.

In King’s day, politicians promised African Americans, women and others struggling for change that if they were patient, they’d see results…someday. Today, however, Democratic and Republican politicians are marching in lockstep to impose austerity, austerity and more austerity.

Our future, they tell us, is going to get worse–and we’d better get used to it. The only debate is over how much more to cut, rather than creating jobs and devoting resources to those in urgent need.

Now, the Occupy movement has followed King’s advice and begun “to ask questions about the whole society.” And activists have gotten an answer from authorities–in the form of a near-lethal police tear gas canister fired at the head of Iraq war veteran Scott Olsenpepper spray down the throats of Davis campus protesters, thetrashing of the library at Occupy Wall Street and military-style police sweeps of Occupy encampments across the U.S., coordinated in a conference call of double-talking Democratic mayors.

But Occupy isn’t defeated. On the contrary, activists are debating how to take up new challenges–from helping the International Longshore and Warehouse Union activists take on union-busting by the grain giant EGT to preparing for big labor contract showdowns for transit workers in Chicago and New York.

Many other smaller struggles are newly infused with people and energy as activists who stood up to the political lies and police nightsticks join the fight. Occupy, after all, has the support of the working class–and to move forward, it has to involve itself in workers’ struggle wherever possible.

The loss of the encampments is a blow, but not a fatal one. In France, after May 1968, a popular poster put it this way: “Beginning of a prolonged struggle.”

Occupy may not have reached the level of the French events of ‘68, but it’s clear that we’re at the start of something, with bigger battles to come. The time to prepare for those battles is now.

This article was originally published by Socialist Worker.

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GAZA : Good News and Bad

From Bob Tuskin.com

by Stephen Lendman

First the good. On November 22, the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) said a “Freedom Spring” convoy arrived through Rafah’s border terminal, connecting Gaza and Egypt.

Arab Spring movement members will meet Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya and other Palestinian officials. In addition, meetings will be held with women’s groups, local NGOs, and others.

Tours through Gaza’s refugee camps and visiting UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency) are planned.

Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) head Ahmad Bahar called the visit historic, saying “convoy members managed to defend their people’s dignity and honor, and now, they came to Gaza to express support and solidarity with their people.”

“You came to challenge this siege. I want to tell you that today is the beginning of the end of this siege, the siege that was never lifted, despite conspiracies and claims of easing it. This conspiracy is against the steadfastness of our people, the people who defend their dignity, children and country, the people who want to liberate Jerusalem.”

Egyptian Popular Committee Against the Judaization of Jerusalem head, Salah Sultan, said convoy members will “return as fighters and liberators of Jerusalem and the Al Aqsa Mosque. We will stand with you. The world will stand with you to defend Jerusalem, especially after the Zionists declared plans to demolish the historic Moghrabi (Magharba) Gate in Jerusalem that links between the Al Boraq Wall and the Al Aqsa Mosque.”

Arab Spring activists represent solidarity with besieged Gazans. They also reflect a growing spirit that others support their liberating struggle.

On November 22, the Palestine News Network headlined, “Israel Allows More Construction Materials into Gaza, Exports Still at Zero,” saying:

Nearly 300 trucks came through southern Gaza’s Karem Abu Salem crossing. They carried industrial, agricultural, and transportation supplies.

Palestinian liaison official Ra’ed Fattouh said 12 trucks delivered cement and other construction materials, despite a near ban most times. Another 53 trucks carried gravel, 11 had aid supplies, 183 were for industrial use, 40 delivered livestock feed, nine were for agriculture, five for transportation, and 20 had new vehicles.

Another 50 came for UNRWA projects. Cooking gas supplied only one-fourth of current weekly needs, falling way short of avoiding a humanitarian crisis.

No exports left Gaza since May 13, 2011. At the time, a small truckload of flowers destined for the Netherlands got out.

Oxfam says Gaza’s export ban keeps its economy “heavily dependent on local demand.” However, it’s constrained by an impoverished population’s weak demand.

“Until crossings are fully open for export, the impact of the easing of the blockade on unemployment, poverty and food insecurity rates remains limited.”

Israel planned it that way. It’s siege is politically motivated. It has nothing to do with security. Saying so’s a ruse to maintain it illegally.

The Bad News

It always overwhelms the good. Daily, the Palestine News & Information Agency (WAFA) reports it. On November 22, it said:

(1) Israeli Rimon Prison security forces “viciously attacked” Palestinian prisoners “looking for hidden cellular phones.” Beatings followed. Personal belongings were destroyed. Prisoners were isolated in solitary confinement. Other punishments were imposed.

Palestinian minister of prisoners’ affairs, Issa Qaraqi, accused Israel of targeting prisoners for “political gains.”

(2) Israeli bulldozers razed Hassan Erekat’s agricultural land. Irrigation networks were destroyed. They were the main water source for land northeast of Jericho. Doing so was malicious and criminal. Reasons given were spurious.

(3) Homes of West Bank activists were raided. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said 17 of its members were arrested in Jenin, its refugee camp, area villages, and Kufr Malik village east of Ramallah.

On November 21, WAFA monitored “incitement and racism” in Israeli publications. One article said releasing Palestinian “murderers” in the Gilad Shalit swap damaged Israel’s “legitimacy of our fight against terrorism.”

Another same day report said Jewish extremists broke into Jaffa’s Hasan Beik mosque “to perform Jewish prayer” inside. Doing so was lawless breaking and entering. Damage done was vandalism.

Israeli authorities turned a blind eye like they always do, inciting further incidents. Israeli hard-liners earlier tried to torch the mosque. No prosecutions followed.

Numerous reports say Gaza patients can’t access treatment abroad when it’s unavailable otherwise. Last summer, children needing life-saving surgery were denied. So are others for political reasons, targeting human need maliciously.

Getting permission to leave is daunting. Permits are required. Bureaucratic obstacles must be overcome. The entire process is time-consuming. Gravely ill patients can’t wait. As a result, some die needlessly. Others suffer interminable pain. So do loved ones watching them.

On November 17, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) headlined, “Gaza: Residents deprived of critical medications and medical care,” saying:

Gaza health facilities are critically short of drugs and medical supplies. MSF and others can’t make up for shortfalls. “In late September, 36% of essential drugs were lacking,” some entirely.

Since Israel besieged Gaza in June 2007, conditions continue to deteriorate. Aid falls far short of needs. At least 164 essential drugs are “completely unavailable.”

“Patients’ health is threatened….Only 260 of the 900 required medical supply items (specifically, single-use items) were supplied.”

Most affected medical areas include surgery, intensive care, hermodialysis, treatment to prevent organ transplant rejection, oncology, hematology, psychiatric medications, ophthalmology, maternity, pediatrics, and catheterization lab procedures to diagnose and treat heart disease.

In addition, five medical centers treating kidney disease face drug shortages. Unless resupplied within several weeks, they’ll be exhausted. As a result, patients’ lives will be endangered. Many already are. For others it’s too late.

MSF concluded saying, “We remain particularly concerned about the future of Gaza’s patients and ill residents.”

Staying alive and healthy under siege is daunting. Few in normal surroundings understand. Gazans live it daily.

A Final Comment

Last August, the Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights titled a report, “Israel makes Torture, degrading treatment a policy,” saying:

Its field report covering the period from May 1, 2009 – April 30, 2010 said Israel practices it in numerous ways, despite international law prohibiting all forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

Notoriously, Israel brutally mistreats Palestinians in custody, including women and children.

Many other forms of mistreatment are also common. They include lawless arrests and detentions, attacking peaceful protesters, middle-of-the-night raids, restricting free movement and expression, denying critically needed medical care outside Gaza, bulldozing Palestinian homes, displacing residents, prohibiting farmers from accessing their land, attacking fishermen at sea, restricting access to essential services, besieging Gaza, and much more.

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) includes 10 independent experts, charged with monitoring the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by State parties.

All States must submit reports, annually at first after adopting the Convention, quadrennially thereafter.

CAT called besieging Gaza “cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment….a prima facie violation of….CAT.” It also violates Fourth Geneva’s collective punishment prohibition.

Israel spurns all international laws, no matter its treaty obligations. All Palestinians suffer extreme repression, especially Gazans, suffocating horrendously under siege.

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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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Trickle-down tyranny 

Why ordinary people in positions of local power are adopting tactics of tyrants

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of  NaturalNews.com  (See all articles…)

(NaturalNews) When I read a story yesterday about an 89-year-old woman being water-boarded by nursing home staff over an argument about ice cream, I knew something terrible was amiss across the American landscape.Spontaneous acts of tyrannyhave been cropping up lately like cancer tumors: a food tyrant in Nevada raids a farm picnic and orders everyone to destroy their food (http://www.naturalnews.com/034125_f…); student protesters in California get pepper-sprayed by thuggish cops who clearly enjoy causing pain and suffering (http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_ne…); and now nursing home staffers torture their own resident using techniques borrowed from Guantanamo Bay (http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2011/11…).

I watched all this with a sense of sadness and disgrace for the human race. And then a realization hit me like a sledgehammer…

People are only following by example

These random acts of tyranny aren’t really random actsat all. They are the infantile acting-out of behaviors the childish American public has witnessed being demonstrated by their “leaders.” The TSA sexually molesting air travelers isn’t just a violation of fundamental human rights — it’s alsoa demonstrationto the mindless masses that this is now “normal” behavior in society, you see.

So as the masses observe Big Government reaching down their own pants, they now get the message that it’s okay to sexually molest little boys at sports stadiums, or that it’s okay to take children away from parents through C.P.S. and then rape them as part of child relocation “processing” procedures.

When the American people see George Bush set up secret military prisons and condone waterboarding torture techniques, they called for Obama to stop the practice. Obama promised he would, and then not long after becoming President, heexpanded Gitmoand actually presided over anincreasein funding for the military and all its secret torture facilities.

The message to the American people? If Obama supports it, then torture must be okay. After all, he won a Nobel Peace Prize, so “peace” must be something that can be achieved through torture. Thus, we should not be at all surprised when an 89-year-old woman gets water-boarded in a nursing home. After all, those staffers are only doing to her what they’ve watched the U.S. leaders do to other human beings, too. (And yet, for some reason, the nursing home staff were arrested while all the high-level government operatives who engage in the exact same torture techniques are never even questioned…)

This phenomenon of everyday American peoplemirroring the behaviorof federal “authorities” who act as tyrants needed a name, and as I began to ponder this issue, the name came to me in a flash:

I’m calling this phenomenonTrickle-Down Tyranny.

Trickle-Down Tyranny

Just as children mimic the actions of their parents, the childish minds of the insecure (and fear-pummeled) mainstream masses also mimic the actions of their parental role models. To many Americans — and especially those of a more liberal mindset —government takes on the role of their parents. The government is supposed to tell you what to eat, what to buy, what to believe and of course how to express your patriotism when needed to justify the latest war launched by a Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning warmonger. Government is the “authority” and the problem solver in the lives of these people. So naturally, in their childish mindset they seek to replicate the behaviors their parental role models are openly exhibiting.

Here’s how this looks on the street: Your average city police officer is a wannabe tyrant who now, by watching the criminality of the federal government, feels he has permission to engage in the same tactics of intimidation and arrogance inruling overthe public (rather than serving to protect them). That’s why so many big-city police officers have recently morphed into paramilitary jack-booted thugs; dressing in black, unlawfully arresting people for no justifiable reason, tasering innocent victims in wheelchairs, and generally acting out what is essentially a childish reflection of the very same tyranny they witness being demonstrated by high-level tyrants in Washington D.C.

The FBI, for its part, is busy actuallymastermindingthe very same “terror plots” that it then magically “prevents” with great fanfare. As recently exposed inThe Guardian(and other newspapers), the FBI actually develops terror plots, provides the plans, weapons, funding, motivation and equipment necessary for these “terrorists” to carry out those plots (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/201...). This is a whole lot likeplaying a “big-boy” version of Cowboys and Indians, where all the scenarios are completely fabricated merely for the purpose of playing games as a source of entertainment.

Trickle-Down Tyranny is also now being seen in local schools, where “zero-tolerance” rules get children kicked out of the public education system for merely bringing a butter knife in their home-packed lunch, for example. Or a child caught with an aspirin tablet is labeled a “drug abuser” and condemned to special remediation classes.

The tyrants are everywhere in American society now

Think about the tyrants that have now descended upon you in your own life — the tyrant down at the DMV, the tyrant dog license enforcer, the tyrant building inspector and the tyrant food service worker, also sometimes known as “soup Nazi.”

When you really think about it,there are tyrants everywhere nowin American culture. The fabric of fear and terror is being woven into that fabric with every “the threat level is now orange” alert put out by George Bush, or every “spy on your neighbors” message broadcast by the ogre of offensive tyrants, DHS head Janet Napolitano.

What these peopleclaimto be doing — “stopping terrorism!” — pales in comparison to what they’rereallydoing: setting examples to be followed by every single person across America who finds himself or herself in a position of authority. We’ll just ALL be tyrants!

Terrorizing innocents is now politically correct behavior

Through its moronic (and completely fabricated) war on terror, the national leadership in the USA hasmade it politically correct to terrorize anyone over whom you exercise power. If you’re a librarian, you can terrorize little children over past-due books (that is, if children actually read books at all anymore). If you’re a septic tank inspector, you can terrorize people over the layout of their septic pipes. If you’re a doctor, you can terrorize people over flu shots and chemotherapy, all being aggressively pushed with the very same fear tactics now used at the highest levels of national government.

The impact of all this is even international: Egypt’s secret police group, famous for torturing dissidents, has just renamed itself “Homeland Security” in what appears to be homage to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (http://www.infowars.com/egypts-secr…). “Should we be concerned that a dictatorship which refuses to bow to the will of the people and allow democratic elections to proceed while engaging in savage attacks on demonstrators is re-naming itself after America’s foremost post-9/11 federal agency?” writes Paul Joseph Watson. “Egyptian authorities are justifying their brutal crackdown against protesters, with dozens killed over the last few days, by pointing to how U.S. law enforcement bodies are taking a “firm stance” against Occupy Wall Street protesters.”

Trickle-down tyrannyhappens because the political leaders of America have broadcast a message across the nation thatterrorizing innocent people is not merely okay, but downright patriotic!Anyone who says they’re not going along with all the terror nonsense, the spy-on-your-neighbor paranoia and the “worship-your-imperialist-government” cultism is immediately branded an “extremist.” It’s now “extreme,” you see, to not believe in torture and home-grown terror as a way to keep the sheeple in line. “Extremism” is now defined as opening your eyes, asking some commonsense questions, and refusing to follow the hypnotized masses as they are marched off a high cliff by the globalist population controllers.

Merely thinking for yourself, it turns out, is now “extreme.” It’s a brave new world after all, I suppose.

Fear and paranoia is being marketed to the public in an attempt to transform the citizenry into a grand spy ring

The social acceptance of spying on your neighbors and promoting fear has reached a new fervor across America, very nearly reflecting that of Nazi Germany in the late 1930’s. It’s now okay to call 911 on somebody merely because they happen to be writing something down on a scrap of paper in a public park (that’s one of the signs of possible terrorism, according to ludicrous DHS public service videos that only breed paranoid thinking). It’s now okay to spy on everyone around you and secretly observe them to see what they’re doing. It’s now yourdutyto watch over every scrap of luggage at the airport and start screaming about terror threats if some poor sap walks more than 10 feet away from his bags for a few seconds.

Recently, East Carolina University was thrust into a state of “lock down” for 3 hours after some spy-on-your-neighbor citizens reported a man walking around with an “assault rifle.” That assault rifle, of course, turned out to be nothing more thana black umbrella (http://www.startribune.com/nation/1…).

But this is the level of outrageous hallucinations and total lunatic paranoia that has been unleashed on the American people today by a fear-mongering, imperialist government which worships fear and terror with almost cult-like zealousness. And they call conspiracy theorists paranoid? Maybe they should look in the mirror sometime… no well-informed conspiracy investigator would ever mistake an umbrella for an assault rifle in broad daylight.

The antidote is Trickle-Up Liberty

Fortunately, there’s a ready solution to all this. The antidote to Trickle-Down Tyranny is Trickle-Up Liberty… also known as “grassroots People power.” This is what happens when ordinary, everyday citizens realize thatall government power comes from the Peopleand that government is the servant of the People, not the other way around.

So they take to the streets and protest. They take their money out of the accounts of globalist banks. They stop buying GMOs. They fight against water fluoride in their local towns. They spread the word about Ron Paul. Trickle-Up Liberty is so powerful that it will sooner or later overcome Trickle-Down Tyranny… but only if enough people actually remember what liberty feels like.

That’s why, as the editor of NaturalNews, I urge you topractice libertyin everything you do. Don’t settle for tyranny when you can insist on liberty! After all, the Bill of Rights guarantees you a number of extremely important rights, many of which are now being quickly eroded.Stand up for restoring those rightsand you will empower the phenomenon of Trickle-Up Liberty (grassroots liberty), which is the ultimate solution against Trickle-Down Tyranny.

You can also defend liberty by practicing common courtesy (and common sense) in your own positions of power. Don’t terrorize people just because you can. Exercise common human decency and compassion for those who deserve your assistance. When you practicerandom acts of kindness, you alter the entire emotional landscape across America, replacing fear with kindness. Replacing terror with confidence.

If corporate CEOs would practice this, then… well, most corporations would probably go out of business because they’re mostly in the business of screwing people over for a profit. “There is no such thing as a victimless billionaire,” remember. That level of wealth accumulation simply doesn’t happen without taking from others in the process.

But remember: In the end, kindness will always win out over terror. Spread a little around, and you’ll see what a world of difference it can really make. And try to remember not to carry black umbrellas around any liberal college campuses, or you’ll quickly find out what trickle-down tyranny really looks like.

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Will the Looming American Police State Unify the Resistance?

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by J.G. Vibes
Activist Post

The recent police crackdowns have brought an interesting new dynamic to the Occupy Wall Street movement. With scenes of blatant and unprovoked police brutality going viral on the web almost daily now, it is becoming apparent to everyone in the streets and even at home that Wall Street is just one of many institutions run amok in the American establishment.

OWS has now turned a corner; the movement may still be about Wall Street corruption at its core, but it has now exposed the existence of a police state that rivals the most authoritarian dictatorships in the world. This is a glaring fact that the entire activist community needs to recognize and point out to the world so that this police brutality can take center stage in the public dialogue.

In the past week we have seen an escalation of the American police state as Homeland Security Coordinated a 18-City Police Crackdown on Protests. In the crackdowns that have taken place so far there has been an obvious and aggressive effort to use intimidation and force on peaceful protesters, almost as if it were policy. As the whole world was watching veterans were shot at by police at critically injured, senior citizens have been assaulted, sit-in protesters have been showered point blank with pepper spraywomen have been punched in the face and a pregnant mother miscarried a child after being attacked by police. These are just a few of the harshest abuses of state power that we have seen regarding the Occupy movement.

Even if you disagree with some of the politics that seem to be involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement, that certainly doesn’t justify the kind of violence that these protesters are being subjected to. I myself have been vocal about staying away from political demands, especially those involving taxation, but when I see this kind of force used against nonviolent people, all of those minor political disagreements automatically take a back seat.

History has shown us that tyranny marches ever onward, and this brand of authoritarianism will only get progressively worse if it is not relentlessly opposed by a large portion of the country. When you give the government or the elite an inch they always take a mile, so we don’t even want to give them a centimeter. This tragedy has played out many different times over the generations, as Martin Niemöller highlighted in his legendary poem “First they came for the Jews”.

All of the revolutions that have happened around the world in the past year have gained immense amounts of support because of the scenes depicting oppression and brutality that were filmed in the streets. The support that these movements gathered had very little to do with their demands or political agenda, but was simply a result of the empathy that people feel when they see goodhearted people being terrorized by their alleged “protectors”. Unfortunately, many of these worldwide movements have been co-opted or met with harsh military force. However, there is certainly a lot that we can learn from observing what is happening in these other areas of unrest, so hopefully we don’t end up becoming victims of the same pitfalls.

J.G. Vibes – is an author, and artist – with an established record label. In addition to featuring a wide variety of activist information, his website – Good Vibes Promotions hosts electronic dance music events. You can keep up with him and his forthcoming book – Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, at his Facebook page.

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