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Posted by Xaniel777 on February 17, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : February 17, 2012

 

 

Battlefield USA 2012: Gerald Celente on year’s top trends

( THE YEAR OF OCCUPY EARTH )

 

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Gerald Celente, the founder of the Trends Research Institute gives RT’s Marina Portnaya his predictions for the headlines of tomorrow. OWS movement, US presidential elections, economic embargo on Iran are among the issues discussed.

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The Next Social Movement: Get Ready For The 99% Spring

 

From Forbes

Micheline Maynard

Micheline Maynard, Contributor

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Our ears pricked up last week when Bob King, the president of the United Auto Workers, talked about a “new movement for social justice” that was in the works. Now we know what it is: The 99% Spring.

The UAW is among a slew of unions, political organizations and other activist groups behind the movement, which launched its Web site, The99Spring.com, this week.

Given the firepower behind it, The 99% Spring looks like it has the potential to rival Occupy Wall Street, although it’s more organized in this early stage than that grassroots protest. (We found this photo on the UAW’s Facebook page.)

The site refers directly to the protests that tied up Madison, Wis., last year over Gov. Scott Walker’s push to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees, a subject we’ve covered extensively at Changing Gears.

Declares the site, “In the tradition of our forefathers and foremothers and inspired by today’s brave heroes in Occupy Wall Street and Madison, Wisconsin, we will prepare ourselves for sustained non-violent direct action.”

From April 9-15, the site says, its supporters will gather across the country — “100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country.”

The site says there will be training programs to :

a) tell the story of the economy

b) learn the history of non-violent direct action and

c) launch campaigns to win change.

There’s nothing more specific about where or how these campaigns will take place, but the site adds,

“This spring we rise! We will reshape our country with our own hands and feet, bodies and hearts. We will take non-violent action in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neighborhood, one city, one state at a time.”

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FINANCIAL TYRANNY: Section Ten: Final Comments

 

From David Wilcock’s  Divine Cosmos

I wanted to close out this investigation by sharing a few excerpts from Benjamin Fulford’s two most recent updates.

 I have found many occasions where Fulford independently heard the same things my own insiders were saying.

 Despite widespread disinformation, it is an established fact that Fulford said, in advance, that the Cabal was planning on creating an artificial earthquake in Japan that would trigger off nuclear reactors.

 This tragic threat came true — and in other reports I have tracked this story. Fulford hasn’t been right about everything, particularly the dates, but I do believe that in time he will be vindicated on many points.

 I thank Ben for breaking this story to the public in the first place — so it seems fitting to close with these latest inspiring updates from his paid journal.

FULFORD ON JANUARY 31, 2012


http://benjaminfulford.net/2012/01/31/out-of-the-box-negotiations-are-proceeding-at-the-highest-level/

The reason that many of the top Federal Reserve Board crime syndicate crooks have not been arrested yet is that the old system needs to be kept going with string and wire and duct-tape until final preparations for a radically new system are completed.

 

For example, an Asian proposal now being negotiated calls for 10 million yen or about US$125,000 to be budgeted for each and every individual human being on earth.

 

The Pentagon is also making similar radical proposals for a complete change of how humans interact with each other and with nature.

 

The big conclusion being reached at the highest level is that the old financial system in the West was an illusion used by a secret cabal to keep us enslaved.

 

We are now about to become truly free in ways that will exceed most people’s most optimistic expectations. However, there will be some hard work at first before this becomes true….

 

The Pentagon, for its part, has reached an agreement to merge with the Chinese and Russian Military to form a global peace-keeping force, according to a high ranking agency source.

 

There has also been an agreement to break up many of the large corporations controlled by the Khazarian Satanic Cabal.

 

Microsoft was specifically mentioned as a company that was about to go Kaput. The major corporate media corporations will also be broken up. Many other top 100 corporations will be broken up into as many as 20 smaller units, according to this source.

 

The cabalists in charge of the G5 countries are also going to be excluded from the new financial system. If necessary, the Pentagon will round up both the Illuminati and the Nazis, in order to make sure they cause no more trouble.

 

In the US there is also going to be a detailed study of what happened over the past 100 years since the Federal Reserve Board took over — and a lot of stolen funds are going to be returned to their rightful owners.

SECOND FULFORD EXCERPT: THE TAKEDOWN IS PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY


http://benjaminfulford.net/2012/02/07/the-takedown-of-the-satanic-cabal-is-proceeding-smoothly

Despite widespread pessimism on the part of many truth seekers about the situation in the G5 terrorist states, behind the scenes the satanic cabalists in control of the Western central banks are in a state of extreme fear.

 

One reason is that US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a White Dragon Society representative last week that the Pentagon and the US agencies were in no mood to let off the cabalists with a truth and reconciliation committee.

 

“We have been watching these guys for a long time,” he said. The conclusion reached was that Federal Reserve Board needs to be dismantled — and the cabalists jailed.

 

The 65% drop in the Baltic Dry Index (the price of shipping) this year is one visible sign of the dismantling.

 

This is related to a growing global boycott of the G5 terrorist states as seen in the growing number of countries refusing to use US dollars or Euros for trade.

 

Another sign was the stoppage on February 3rd of the Federal Reserve Board owned Clearing House Interbank Payments System. Under the surface, much more radical events are being planned.

 

[The] complete revamping of all the institutions set up after World War 2, including the BIS, the World Bank, the IMF, the International Court of Justice and the UN will mean the wholesale removal of agents for the Satan-worshipping Zionists who have been in control of these institutions from behind the scenes….

 

Once the Khazarian Satanic cabal is removed from power, there will be so much money and so many investment opportunities that all areas will experience a boom.

 

For example, the old plan to turn the Philippines into a fully modern nation with large nature preserves is being dusted off. There will be similar development projects taking place all over the world — so no area is going to feel left out or left behind.

UPDATE 2/11: EIGHT MORE ARRESTS — INCLUDING FIVE SENIOR FOX NEWS STAFF


On Saturday, February 11th, eight more high-profile arrests took place in England — including a defense ministry employee, a member of the armed forces, a serving police officer and five senior staff from the Sun tabloid.

 

If what we’ve been hearing about the mass arrests is true, this is still just the very beginning. Nonetheless, data like this heavily validates everything we’ve been telling you. The time has come.

http://news.yahoo.com/police-arrest-five-sun-newspaper-news-corp-111943053.html

LONDON (Reuters) – British police threw Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-hit News Corporation into fresh turmoil on Saturday by arresting five senior staff at the top-selling daily The Sun in a probe into journalists paying police for tip-offs.

 

The move is part of a wider investigation into illegal news gathering practices that has rocked Britain’s political, media and police establishments and last year prompted the closure of the Sun’s sister Sunday title, the News of the World.

 

Saturday’s arrests came after the company passed information to the police, a move that infuriated staff and sparked talk of a witch hunt amongst journalists by a proprietor who previously celebrated their work.

 

Murdoch is due in London next week and is set to meet staff, a source familiar with the situation said.

 

Four current and former Sun staff had already been arrested last month, and the latest detentions raise questions about the viability of Britain’s best selling daily.

 

News International chief executive Tom Mockridge sent a memo to staff saying: “I have had a personal assurance today from Rupert Murdoch about his total commitment to continue to own and publish the Sun newspaper.”

 

Sun editor Dominic Mohan said he was “as shocked as anyone by today’s arrests” but determined to keep fulfilling the paper’s “duty to serve our readers”.

 

The source said the arrests included the Sun’s deputy editor, picture editor, chief reporter and two other senior staff. Police said a serving police officer was among a total of eight people arrested on Saturday and later released on bail.

 

The source said a defense ministry employee and a member of the armed forces were the others. The ministry declined comment.

READ THE ENTIRE FINANCIAL TYRANNY PIECE BY DAVID WILCOCK STARTING HERE: CONFIRMED: The Trillion-Dollar Lawsuit That Could End Financial Tyranny

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Israel, MEK and state sponsor of Terror groups

 

From Salon

Glenn Greenwald

Howard Dean and Rudy Giuliani

       Howard Dean and Rudy Giuliani  (Credit: AP)

One of the most under-reported political stories of the last year is the devoted advocacy of numerous prominent American political figures on behalf of an Iranian group long formally designated as a Terrorist organization under U.S. law. A large bipartisan cast has received substantial fees from that group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), and has then become their passionate defenders. The group of MEK shills includes former top Bush officials and other Republicans (Michael Mukasey, Fran Townsend, Andy Card, Tom Ridge, Rudy Giuliani) as well as prominent Democrats (Howard Dean, Ed Rendell, Bill Richardson, Wesley Clark). As The Christian Science Monitor reported last August, those individuals “have been paid tens of thousands of dollars to speak in support of the MEK.” No matter what one thinks of this group – here is a summary of its activities – it is formally designated as a Terrorist group and it is thus a felony under U.S. law to provide it with any “material support.”

There are several remarkable aspects to this story. The first is that there are numerous Muslims inside the U.S. who have been prosecuted for providing “material support for Terrorism” for doing far less than these American politicians are publicly doing on behalf of a designated Terrorist group. A Staten Island satellite TV salesman in 2009 was sentenced to five years in federal prison merely for including a Hezbollah TV channel as part of the satellite package he sold to customers; a Massachusetts resident, Tarek Mehanna, is being prosecuted now ”for posting pro-jihadist material on the internet”; a 24-year-old Pakistani legal resident living in Virginia, Jubair Ahmad, was indicted last September for uploading a 5-minute video to YouTube that was highly critical of U.S. actions in the Muslim world, an allegedly criminal act simply because prosecutors claim he discussed the video in advance with the son of a leader of a designated Terrorist organization (Lashkar-e-Tayyiba); a Saudi Arabian graduate student, Sami Omar al-Hussayen, was prosecuted simply for maintaining a website with links “to groups that praised suicide bombings in Chechnya and in Israel” and “jihadist” sites that solicited donations for extremist groups (he was ultimately acquitted); and last July, a 22-year-old former Penn State student and son of an instructor at the school, Emerson Winfield Begolly, was indicted for — in the FBI’s words — “repeatedly using the Internet to promote violent jihad against Americans” by posting comments on a “jihadist” Internet forum including “a comment online that praised the shootings” at a Marine Corps base, action which former Obama lawyer Marty Lederman said “does not at first glance appear to be different from the sort of advocacy of unlawful conduct that is entitled to substantial First Amendment protection.”

Yet here we have numerous American political figures receiving substantial fees from a group which is legally designated under American law as a Terrorist organization. Beyond that, they are meeting with the Terrorist leaders of that group repeatedly (Howard Dean told NPR last year about the group’s leader, Maryam Rajavi: “I have actually had dinner with Mrs. Rajavi on numerous occasions. I do not find her very terrorist-like” and has even insisted that she should be recognized as Iran’s President, while Rudy Giuliani publicly told her at a Paris conference in December: “These are the most important yearnings of the human soul that you support, and for your organization to be described as a terrorist organization is just simply a disgrace”). And, after receiving fees from the Terrorist group and meeting with its Terror leaders, these American political figures are going forth and disseminating pro-MEK messages on its behalf and working to have it removed from the Terrorist list.

Given all the prosecutions of politically powerless Muslims for far fewer connections to Terrorist groups than the actions of these powerful (paid) political figures, what conceivable argument is there for not prosecuting Dean, Giuliani, and the rest of them for providing “material support for Terrorism”? What they are providing to MEK is the definitive “material support.” Although these activities (along with those of the above-listed prosecuted Muslims) should be protected free speech, the U.S. Government has repeatedly imprisoned people for it. Indeed, as Georgetown Law Professor David Cole noted, these activities on behalf of MEK are clearly prosecutable as “material support for Terrorism” under the standard advocated by the Bush and Obama DOJs and accepted by the Supreme Court in the Holder v. Humanitarian Law case of 2009, which held that even peaceful advocacy on behalf of a Terrorist group can be prosecuted if done in coordination with the group (ironically, many of these paid MEK supporters have long been advocates of broad application of “material support” statutes (when applied to Muslims, that is) and have even praised the Humanitarian Law case). If we had anything even remotely approaching equal application of the law, Dean, Giuliani, Townsend and the others would be facing prosecution as Terrorist-helpers.

Then there’s long been the baffling question of where MEK was getting all of this money to pay these American officials. Indeed, the pro-MEK campaign has been lavishly funded. As the CSM noted: ”Besides the string of well-attended events at prestigious American hotels and locations, and in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, the campaign has included full-page advertisements in The New York Times and Washington Post — which can cost $175,000 apiece.” MEK is basically little more than a nomadic cult: after they sided with Saddam Hussein in his war with Iran, they were widely loathed in Iran and their 3,400 members long lived in camps in Iraq, but the Malaki government no longer wants them there. How has this rag-tag Terrorist cult of Iranian dissidents, who are largely despised in Iran, able to fund such expensive campaigns and to keep U.S. officials on its dole?

All of these mysteries received substantial clarity from an NBC Newsreport by Richard Engel and Robert Windrem yesterday. Citing two anonymous “senior U.S. officials,” that report makes two amazing claims:(1) that it was MEK which perpetrated the string of assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and (2) the Terrorist group “is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service.” These senior officials also admitted that “the Obama administration is aware of the assassination campaign” but claims it “has no direct involvement.” Iran has long insisted the Israel and the U.S. are using MEK to carry out Terrorist attacks on its soil, including the murder of its scientists, and NBC notes that these acknowledgments “confirm charges leveled by Iran’s leaders” (MEK issued a statement denying the report).

If these senior U.S. officials are telling the truth, there are a number of vital questions and conclusions raised by this. First, it would mean that the assurances by MEK’s paid American shills such as Howard Dean that “they are unarmed” are totally false: whoever murdered these scientists is obviously well-armed. Second, this should completely gut the effort to remove MEK from the list of designated Terrorist groups; after all, murdering Iran’s scientists through the use of bombs and guns is a defining act of a Terror group, at least as U.S. law attempts to define the term. Third, this should forever resolve the debate in which I was involved last month about whether the attack on these Iranian scientists constitutes Terrorism; as Daniel Larison put it yesterday: “If true, the murders of Iranian nuclear scientists with bombs have been committed by a recognized terrorist group. Can everyone acknowledge at this point that these attacks were acts of terrorism?”

Fourth, and most important: if this report is true, is this not definitive proof that Israel is, by definition, a so-called state sponsor of Terrorism? Leaving everything else aside, if Israel, as NBC reports, has “financed, trained and armed” a group officially designated by the U.S. Government as a Terrorist organization, isn’t that the definitive act of how one becomes an official “state sponsor of Terrorism”? Amazingly, as Daniel Larison notes, one of the people who most vocally attacked me for labeling the murder of Iranian scientists as “Terrorism” and for generally arguing that Terrorism is a meaningless, cynically applied term —Commentary‘s Jonathan Tobin — yesterday issued justification for why Israel should be working with Terrorist groups like MEK. As Larison wrote about Tobin’s article:

In other words, Israeli state sponsorship of a terrorist group is acceptable because it’s in a good cause. . . . Because Israel is overreacting to a perceived threat from Iran, Tobin believes it is entirely defensible for Israel to partner with a recognized terrorist group. In other words, Tobin believes that terrorism is “entirely defensible” so long as it is committed by the right people and directed at the right targets. It’s as if he is going out of his way to vindicate Glenn Greenwald.

Of course, as I documented in my last book, those who are politically and financially well-connected are free to commit even the most egregious crimes; for that reason, the very idea of prosecuting Giuliani, Rendell, Ridge, Townsend, Dean and friends for their paid labor on behalf of a Terrorist group is unthinkable, a suggestion not fit for decent company, even though powerless Muslims have been viciously prosecuted for far less egregious connections to such groups. But this incident also underscores the specific point that the term Terrorism is so completely meaningless, manipulated and mischievous: it’s just a cynical term designed to delegitimize violence and even political acts undertaken by America’s enemies while shielding from criticism the actual Terrorism undertaken by itself and its allies. The spectacle whereby a designated Terrorist group can pay top American politicians to advocate for them even as they engage in violent Terrorist acts, all while being trained, funded and aided by America’s top client state, should forever end the controversy over that glaringly obvious proposition.

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Four notes: (1) The book event I did with Noam Chomsky last November in Boston will be broadcast several times this weekend on C-SPAN; the schedule is here(2) The New Zealand political journal Listener has an interview and profile of me and With Liberty and Justice for Some(3)the video for two of the civil liberties events I did this week are now online: this one at Indiana University/Purdue and this one from Columbia University; and (4) I’ll be the keynote speaker at the annual dinner of the ACLU in Idaho tomorrow night; ticket information is here.

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According to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a NATO airstrike yesterday in Afghanistan killed 8 children. Meanwhile, the Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar yesterday patiently explained that drone strikes — which Americans widely support, including American liberals — are “completely illegal and unlawful” and “counterproductive” because they “fuel terrorism,” since people tend to become quite angry at the foreign power which slaughters their children, their spouses, their parents, their neighbors, etc., i.e., for every Terrorist the U.S. allegedly kills, it creates five more people wanting to attack the U.S. (see her answers to the two questions beginning at 4:30):

‘Drone attacks illegal, fuel terror’ – Pakistani FM

Glenn Greenwald

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IDF submarine fleet bans dual citizenship

 

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CANDIDATES FOR PRESTIGIOUS UNIT NOW REQUIRED TO RENOUNCE FOREIGN CITIZENSHIP

ed note–readers of this website will recognize immediately the relevance to this story and therefore any commentary about it is more than likely superfluous, but nevertheless there are 2 items worth mentioning here for newcomers–

1) CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE how Jewish groups would be pissing their pants if a similar demand were made in the US or anywhere else, and particularly if it involved Jewish members of the US armed forces with dual citizenship being forced to relinquish/renounce their political affiliation with Israel? THE SCREECHING WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY APOCALYPTIC AND WHICHEVER PERSON WHO SUGGESTED/IMPLIMENTED SUCH A POLICY WOULD BE HEADED TO GUANTANAMO AS WE SPEAK.

2) Israel has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING  to worry about when it comes to Jews being ‘disloyal’ to Israel in favor of another country. As they have demonstrated TIME AND FREAKING TIME AGAIN they choose Israel 1st, 2nd, 3rd and everything after that when forced to take sides. As spy Jonathon Pollard stated to Lt. Ron Olive, the US Navy Criminal Investigator who arrested him for espionage stated–”Ron, the US government should NEVER give security clearances to Jews, because when called upon, we will do whatever is asked of us by Israel’  

3) However, the most important implication associated with this new development is the fact that this involves Israeli SUBMARINES which can be used to (a) carry out false flag attacks against other countries in order to embroil them in wars for Israel’s benefit, or (B) that these subs can be used to launch nukes against other countries from which some of the crew may originally hail.

In other words–what is Israel planning to do in the upcoming months that requires crew members of these nuclear-capable subs to renounce their political affections for all other countries/peoples besides Israel that the rest of us don’t know about???

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The IDF now demands that new candidates for service in Israel’s submarine fleet waive their foreign citizenship in order to join the elite unit.

The demand to concede one’s dual citizenship is made at certain IDF combat units and for posts requiring high security clearance. Submarine fleet recruits receive a notification stating they must renounce their foreign citizenships in order to qualify for the prolonged training, as part of their security screenings.

Submarine fleet recruits who fail to complete the year-long training lose their foreign citizenships nonetheless.

The recent move raised strong opposition among fleet reserve officers,who claim that the new requirement will limit the number of volunteers to the unit.

“This is  absurd. Many excellent recruits hold a dual citizenship but wish to serve in an elite unit such as submarine fleet,”an ex-officer said. “In a country that fights for every recruit, especially for elite units, this demand should not be made. Soldiers serve for only a few years, and must not pay by losing the foreign citizenship that can be used later in life.”   Security officials say that in recent years there was a decline in number of units that demand a foreign citizenship waiver as part of the security clearance process. The criteria for receiving a security clearance are decided by the units, the Shin Bet and the National Security Council, according to the level of exposure to classified materials during one’s service.

In many combat units, candidates are required to declare any foreign citizenship, but not to renounce it.

According to the international media, IDF submarines operate in foreign waters, far from Israel’s borders.

The IDF Spokesman’s Office issued the following statement in response to the story: “For information security purposes, soldiers serving in certain IDF units are required to meet strict criteria”.

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