CORPORATE MEDIA

Aug 11 06:08

It’s the intangibles that count with Iran

By Rami G. Khouri

So, this week in Beirut, when I read reports that US President Barack Obama had briefed journalists on Wednesday about US-Iranian issues, especially the possibility of resuming nuclear negotiations, I juxtaposed that against the realities and sentiments I encountered in Iran a few weeks ago. The balance sheet was mixed.

Aug 11 05:56

Double Vendetta — The Insanity of the Iran Confrontation [Video]

Anthony Lawson

How long can we allow the maniacs who are driving us to the brink of World War Three to stay in power? We’d better do something soon, or we will all be done for.

My special thanks to Gilad Atzmon, whose reading of the “Israeli Peace Manifesto” helps to point up the gulf between what they say and what they do.

CONTINUE:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/double-vendetta-%e2%80%94-the-insanit...

Aug 10 22:35

Targeting Iran: Is the US Administration Planning a Nuclear Holocaust?

The Israeli government is preparing to use nuclear weapons in its next war with the Islamic world. Here where I live, people often talk of the Holocaust. But each and every nuclear bomb is a Holocaust in itself. It can kill, devastate cities, destroy entire peoples.

Aug 10 22:31

Igniting Armageddon in The Middle East

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard is digging mass graves for American soldiers in preparation for a war over its nuclear programme, according to a former senior commander.

An Israeli strike would ignite Armageddon in the Middle East, and it would spread to the rest of the world. The question that poses itself is: Is the American Congress really crazy to support such an Israeli strike?

Aug 10 20:46

The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today.

Since 1945, the United States is believed to have been on the brink of using nuclear weapons at least three times. In waging their bogus "war on terror", the present governments in Washington and London have declared they are prepared to make "pre-emptive" nuclear strikes against non-nuclear states. With each stroke toward the midnight of a nuclear Armageddon, the lies of justification grow more outrageous. Iran is the current "threat". But Iran has no nuclear weapons and the disinformation that it is planning a nuclear arsenal comes largely from a discredited CIA-sponsored Iranian opposition group, the MEK - just as the lies about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction originated with the Iraqi National Congress, set up by Washington.

The role of western journalism in erecting this straw man is critical. That America's Defence Intelligence Estimate says "with high confidence" that Iran gave up its nuclear weapons programme in 2003 has been consigned to the memory hole. That Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never threatened to "wipe Israel off the map" is of no interest. But such has been the mantra of this media "fact" that in his recent, obsequious performance before the Israeli parliament, Gordon Brown alluded to it as he threatened Iran, yet again.

Aug 10 11:43

Let’s consider Alex Jones MSM from now on…..

Alex Jones has been hit lately by a number of very critical reviews. Jeff Rense is the most authoritative figure disconnecting from him.

Jones has a great audience, for sure, and he has helped many people snap out of the MSM brainwashing. But there are simply too many things that don’t add up……….

Aug 10 09:35

ISRAEL’S PILLARS OF SAMSON: NOT QUITE ARMAGEDDON, BUT….

Dr. Alan Sabrosky
We know about Israel’s control of the Congress and the media, and I think people on our side generally understand about their control of political appointments that absolutely keep opponents of Israel out of office – the Chas Freeman incident ought to have been telling

Aug 10 08:26

Afghan resistance statement Response of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regarding a picture published by Time magazine

Time magazine has recently published a picture of an Afghan women Aisha, and described her horrifying story which is connected to the Taliban under the title 'Afghan women and the return of the Taliban’.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan rejects this fabrication by the Americans, who are publishing these lies to divert attention of the people from their clear and disgraceful defeat.

This desperate propaganda by Time magazine has shown the whole world to the lengths which the world media will go to please America, even at the cost of their Journalistic integrity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, well, we kinda already knew that about the presstitutes anyway.

Aug 10 07:17

The Government is Dealing with the Oil Spill Like the Soviets Dealt with Chernobyl

The bottom line is that the government's entire response to the oil spill is to try to cover it up, just as the Soviets tried to do with Chernobyl, and just as the U.S. government has done with the financial crisis, torture, 9/11, the anthrax attack, and every other crisis.

Aug 10 05:55

Rethinking Iran-Contra

Carter’s potential second term presented unacceptable dangers to some powerful interests at home and overseas. The CIA Old Boys (whom legendary CIA officer Miles Copeland deemed “the CIA within the CIA”) thought they understood the true national interests even if the lazy-minded public and weak-kneed politicians didn’t.

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and his Likud Party believed in a “Greater Israel” and were determined not to trade any more land conquered in the Six-Day War of 1967 for promises of peace with Palestinians and other Arabs. In 1980, Begin was still fuming over Carter’s Camp David pressure on him to surrender the Sinai in exchange for a peace deal with Egypt.

Aug 09 23:13

Are US-Israel intelligence agencies blocking Palestinian civil rights to weaken Hezbollah?

By Dr. Franklin Lamb

Part X of a series on securing Civil Rights for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

The State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (NIR) is part of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s panoply of 16 agencies, which comprise the US Intelligence Community (IC). According to Congressional sources consulted below, NIR and Israel have been working longer hours than most members of Lebanon’s Parliament, carefully analyzing the language of the main draft proposals concerning elementary civil rights for Palestinian Refugees. The proposals are currently scheduled for an August 17, 2010 Parliamentary vote and the US-Israel plan is to allow nothing to be enacted into law that would actually benefit Lebanon’s Palestinian refugees.

Aug 09 23:09

One-State, Two-State and the American Task Force on Palestine

By Antoine Raffoul

Until recently, we had never heard of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP). After some research on the subject of the One-State vs the Two-State solution, we discovered a long Study published by the ATFP in 2009 entitled “What’s Wrong With The One-State Agenda“. It made for interesting reading and shed some light on the people behind the ATFP which claim “to promote an end to the conflict in the Middle East through a negotiated agreement that provides for two states – Israel and Palestine – living side by side in peace and security”.

Aug 09 23:02

ISRAEL’S PILLARS OF SAMSON: NOT QUITE ARMAGEDDON, BUT….

By Dr. Alan Sabrosky* for My Catbird Seat

As the US edges toward an unprovoked and utterly needless war with Iran, some remarks by an eminent and experienced observer of that part of the world caught my attention. First, he noted that Israel and the US realize that the next war will burn much of the Middle East and may well spell the end of Israel.

Second, he remarked that Every week Israel becomes weaker vis a vis the “resistance axis” and at what point does Israel decide to bring down the house and start again if it can survive with enough military power (backed by the US) to remake the region.

Continue reading:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/israel%e2%80%99s-pillars-of-samson-no...

Aug 09 15:12

Matt Simmons Dies of: [a] an Apparent Heart Attack or [b] Drowning - You Choose

from zero hedge: CNBC notes the apparent cause of death of the recently popular BP skeptic, and founder of oil company Simmons & Co., was a heart attack. A conflicting report according to WLBZ cites the source of death as drowning.

Aug 09 11:57

IRAQ WAR BEGINS by RICHARD FALK [Poetry Video]

It is not “conspiracy theory” to suggest that leaders of nations betray their people into wars. It is undeniable fact. Falk, in this poem reminds us of the betrayal of the century.

All poetry is an investigation or an inquiry, and the best evokes or reminds. It prods the soul, and the awareness of humanity and God which resides therein. The harder the probe, the better, more effective the poetry.

IRAQ WAR BEGINS by RICHARD FALK [Poetry Video]

Aug 09 08:27

NO AMOUNT OF HASBARA CAN BEAUTIFY ISRAEL’S FACE

Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem:
As a Palestinian who has been an eyewitness to Israeli crimes for so many years, I can testify before God and man that Israel is a Nazi state par excellence. This is why cataloging Israeli crimes would require a huge encyclopedia. After all, Israel’s history is an uninterrupted concatenation of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Aug 09 07:44

A tale of two women

This is the story of two women. One told the truth and her life was destroyed. The other one lied and was rewarded with the highest honor of her so-called profession.

Aug 09 05:43

GORDON DUFF: NEW “AL QAEDA” LEADER MAY BE ISRAELI

PHONY TERRORIST LEADER BEING “BRANDED” BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE “VOICE OF ISRAEL”

Adnan Shukrijumah, 35 formerly of Brooklyn, New York and Miami Beach is more likely to carry the real name Levine or Goldstein. The “legend,” intelligence jargon for a false background constructed for an imaginary person, created for Shukrijumah is paper thin. An FBI Agent named Brian LeBlanc in an “exclusive interview” with the Associated Press warned the world of this new “bin Laden” clone.

Aug 09 05:37

Rudolph: Can You Pass the Terrorism Quiz?

Jeffrey Rudolph – Informed Comment

Can You Pass the Terrorism Quiz?

Misconceptions about terrorism, regularly promoted by the mainstream media, have facilitated harmful US government actions—two wars, domestic legislation that curtailed civil liberties, excessive national security spending. That basic, factual information about terrorism is so rarely reported thus serves to reinforce the power of those who benefit from a fearful population.

Aug 08 09:11

TIME HITS NEW LOW IN PATHETIC PROPAGANDA TO JUSTIFY CONTINUING AFGHANISTAN WAR.

Aug 08 09:08

Iran, Israel and the Holocaust–An Analysis

By Dr. Lawrence Davidson
Despite the fact that modern Zionism predates the Holocaust by half a century, that disaster has been consistently used by the Zionists to justify the need for the Israeli state. In this storyline, the Palestinians who resist Israeli aggression are simply reduced to latter day Nazis.

Aug 08 03:43

Newsweek’s Zacharia Returns ADL Award, Rendering Foxman ‘Speechless’

Tikun Olam- Richardsilverstein.com

In the realm of the impossible is the following statement from Abe Foxman upon learning that Fareed Zacharia, noted Newsweek columnist and Muslim-American, would be returning an ADL award and honorarium in protest of the ADL’s position opposing the Cordoba House Muslim Cultural Center near Ground Zero:

“I am not only saddened but stunned and somewhat speechless by your decision to return the ADL Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize, you accepted in 2005,” ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said in a letter to Zakaria. “As someone I greatly respect for engaging in discussion and dialogue with an open mind I would have expected you to reach out to me before coming to judgment.”

Aug 07 23:45

Gaza, Soweto and African American Thought – Message of Hope

By Bishop Donald R.Corder
Guan Jianzhong, chairman of Dagong Global Credit Rating, the head of China's biggest credit rating agency as saying, “America is insolvent and that U.S. credit ratings are a joke. The US is declared to be insolvent and faces bankruptcy as a pure debtor nation and - in the real world - America should have been downgraded to junk.”

Aug 07 22:51

Neocons Hope Israel Will Start a Fire the U.S. Will Be Forced to Put Out

Neocons are supporting an Israeli attack on Iran in the hope that the U.S. would be drawn into the ensuing conflict. “If the Israelis bomb now, American public opinion will probably be with them,” writes neocon Reuel Marc Gerecht.

“Perhaps decisively so.” Reuel Marc Gerecht’s screed justifying an Israeli bombing attack on Iran coincides with the opening of the new Israel lobby campaign marked by the introduction of House resolution 1553 expressing full support for such an Israeli attack.

What is important to understand about this campaign is that the aim of Gerecht and of the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu is to support an attack by Israel so that the United States can be drawn into direct, full-scale war with Iran.

Aug 07 13:30

Historic 9/11 Truth Billboard Revealed in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

The 24’ (w) x 12’ (h) billboard was installed sometime Thurs. afternoon, Aug. 5, 2010 on South Higuera, just south of Elks Lane in San Luis Obispo (near the Sutcliffe Cemetery). [ MAP: http://tinyurl.com/24jcasv ].

The activists who brought this matter to the people of San Luis Obispo County and the thousands that will drive by the billboard over the next 8 weeks realize that the evidence we are attempting to share is difficult to digest. Many simply cannot bear to question the official version of what happened on 9/11 because the implications are so difficult to face.

Aug 07 03:09

Who will take out the garbage if our courts of justice won’t punish war crimes?

By Stuart Littlewood

Millions would love to see the present crop of war criminals dangling from lamp-posts.

But somebody called “Ellie” writing on Medialens has put a damper on this happy prospect. She explained the difficulties in bringing the scum to book. One of the things the British government wants to do, she said, is “stop the possibility of private prosecutions for (international) crimes committed by foreign nationals, so that friendly war criminals can continue to sup tea in Buckingham Palace”.

Unfortunately crimes that can supposedly be tackled under universal jurisdiction are limited and don’t include waging a war of aggression (although they do include war crimes in general), “so we can’t get anywhere with this charge (e.g. against Bush) in a domestic court”.

Aug 06 20:35

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORK’S FLOTILLA CRUISE FOR GAZA

New Yorkers Turn Out to Support U.S. Boat Sailing to Break Gaza Blockade.

More than 400 New Yorkers crowded into the Marco Polo Marina on 23 rd Street at the FDR Drive last night for a sunset cruise around Manhattan to support the U.S. Boat to Gaza.

Aug 06 19:25

Hesham Tillawi of Current Issues TV on Terry Jones and the Burning of the Koran (Quran) [VIDEO]

Dr. Hesham Tillawi discussed the story of pastor terry Jones of dove outreach center who plans to burn copies of the Quran . Hesham discussed and Debunked Jones' Ten Reasons to burn a Koran ( Quran)

Aug 06 18:39

The ‘Audacity of Hope’ Ship Sails from New York to Gaza in Human Rights Mission

Michael Leon at Veterans Today and Greta Berlin at witnessgaza.com

Will there be another Massacre in the Mediterranean; does Israel dare?
They said it couldn’t be done, that Americans couldn’t raise money fast enough to buy a boat to join Freedom Flotilla 2 in the fall. But never underestimate American determination in the face of Israeli intransigence and brutality. The launch of the US Boat to Gaza began last night in New York, and Free Gaza was there to participate.

Listen to Col. Ann Wright’s eloquent speech at witnessgaza.com.

And this is just a beginning, as witnessgaza.com gets ready to go live for events across the US and across Europe.

Aug 06 18:12

Antony Loewenstein: Isolating Iran is Part of the ‘Great Energy Game

The current concern is President Obama allowing Israel to use tactical nuclear weapons or simply a military adventure against the Islamic Republic in a misguided attempt to stop its supposed nuclear program. There is no doubt that many members of the U.S. Congress and the Zionist lobby are encouraging a military strike against Iran.

Aug 06 09:48

And Now… Al Qaeda Responsible for Japanese Tanker Attack

Ten years after the deadly attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole in the Gulf of Aden, al Qaeda once again struck at sea with a suicide attack on a Japanese oil tanker.

A UAE Coast Guard source confirmed Friday that the tanker, M. Star, was the target of a terrorist attack while passing through international waters near the Strait of Hormouz on July 28.

”UAE explosives experts who collected and examined samples found a dent on the starboard side above the water line and remains of homemade explosives on the hull,” the source said. “Probably the tanker had encountered a terrorist attack from a boat loaded with explosives.”

Aug 06 09:28

The Trust Crisis with Regulating Net Neutrality

Activist Post

Since it was reported that Google and Verizon are close to a deal on so-called "net neutrality," the policy debate has heated up in Washington. Of course the debate has very little to do with the actual mechanics of how net neutrality will work, rather who will get the control to regulate it.

However, now that the FCC has abandoned negotiations on a "net neutrality" compromise, it is looking like the Congress will ultimately establish the rules -- handed down to them by their corporate masters. It seems the Elite's fight over who controls the dial has been decided. One thing is for sure, whoever controls the speed dial on the Internet will control the entire Web and subsequently all flow of information.

Aug 06 08:11

Globalists Race To Enforce Criminal Carbon Tax

Despite the failure of last year’s Copenhagen climate summit, the United Nations is pushing ahead for a global carbon tax that will bankroll the expansion of world government as globalists attempt to make Americans pay for the evisceration of their own sovereinty and future prosperity

Aug 06 07:58

Pathetic attempt to wave 'Anti-Semitism" and "Jew Hate" to excuse Israel's atrocities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not what Israel is, but how they behave, that is the cause of the problem. Yet this loser, like so many other Israeli supporters, is still convinced that if they whine "Anti-Semite" long enough and loud enough, the world will forget CAST LEAD, the wars with Lebanon, the attack on the USS Liberty, the Lavon affair, and the attack on American aid workers in international waters.

Aug 05 22:29

HUNDREDS SAIL IN NEW YORK HARBOR TO LAUNCH THE U.S. BOAT TO GAZA CAMPAIGN

To launch a U.S. Boat to Gaza to join the upcoming International Flotilla and the global campaign that opposes these policies and demands justice for the Palestinian people; to confront the U.S.-Israel political and military alliance resulting in criminal Israeli policies of occupation and siege against the Palestinian people; to highlight the role that the U.S. plays in maintaining the siege of Gaza and the occupation of Palestine

Aug 05 19:26

The War Party Who are they? What are they?

By Justin Raimondo – Antiwar.com

I often make reference to “the War Party” in this space: it’s a convenient shorthand, one that evokes an image of something sinister, even Satanic, and this serves my rhetorical purposes well. But if we unpack the concept, and look for examples in real life, what we find is a little more prosaic than Satan with a sword.

Speaking of real life, I’ve been on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Freedom Watch show twice, of late (the second show has yet to be aired), and in both cases I was matched up with someone we might reasonably describe as a charter member of the War Party.

Aug 05 18:08

Attacking Iran: US options

By GWYNNE DYER | Arab News

When Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking American officer, was asked recently on NBC’s Meet The Press show whether the United States has a military plan for an attack on Iran, he replied simply: “We do.”

General staffs are supposed to plan for even the most unlikely future contingencies. Right down to the 1930s, for example, the United States maintained and annually updated plans for the invasion of Canada — and the Canadian military made plans to pre-empt the invasion. But what the planning process will have revealed, in this case, is that there is no way for the United States to win a nonnuclear war with Iran.

Aug 05 08:27

The Great Gay Distraction Perfectly Timed for November Elections

Howard Beale
Activist Post

The establishment knows that gay marriage is one of the hot-button issues that drives voters to the polls. On Wednesday, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker declared California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, overturning the voter-passed Proposition 8.

We can now expect the entire news cycle from now until election day to be filled with this distraction from real issues like war and peace, and the hijacking of our economy by the criminal ruling oligarchy. From the moment the news broke of the court ruling, the Drudge Report had no less than 8 headlines dedicated to the story.

Aug 05 04:48

How Mercury Destroys Brain Cells

Do you think vaccines are safe?

According to neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, people who get the flu shot five years in a row have a ten-fold increased risk of developing Alzheimer's.

The flu vaccine still has the full amount of ethyl mercury, contained in the preservative thimerosal.

This video from the University of Calgary shows the death of brain cells after their exposure to mercury.

The neurotoxicity of mercury is a fact that is not disputed.

Neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Would you rather have one of those, or the flu?!

Aug 05 01:58

A Cakewalk Against Iran

Posted By Philip Giraldi On August 4, 2010 @ 11:00 pm In Uncategorized |

Aug 04 23:19

Freedom FLOTILLA Deaths Will Not be in Vain

THE Israeli massacre of nine activists on the Freedom Flotilla could in time to be a game-changer with regard to the siege of Gaza. International attention has focused on the humanitarian crisis there and on the sheer brutality of Israel’s enforcement of the blockade.

Aug 04 23:16

Gilad Atzmon: Israel Cannot Handle Its Past

Israel cannot handle its past. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu decided this week to extend from 50 to 70 years the time state archives remain classified. Israel realizes that it has too much to hide.

Aug 04 23:12

British Public Drifting away from Apartheid Israel, says Outgoing Ambassador

Speaking during an interview with the right-wing newspaper, the Jerusalem post, Philips acknowledge that as far the British public was concerned, things for Israel were not what they used to be."There is a drift of opinion away from Israel. This is not government. This is happening with the popular mood."

Aug 04 18:54

Israeli Soldiers assault Adults and Children in Peaceful Demonstration [VIDEO]

Wednesday was another honorable and painful chapter in the struggle of the village of Al-Walaja. Apartheid soldiers assaulted children and adults protesting peacefully, injured many, and arrested six Palestinians. The destruction of the beautiful ancient village land was stopped for over 1.5 hours

Aug 04 17:03

PHILIP GIRALDI and RAY MCGOVERN CALL ON PRESIDENT TO PREEMPT ISRAELI ATTACK ON IRAN

Dear Friends,

We have disturbing and urgent news. Our new executive director, Philip Giraldi, and other former U.S. intelligence officers have just published an extremely important analysis warning that Israel may plan to attack Israel as early as this month (full-length article below).

They detail the evidence for this possibility and warn that such an action would quite likely drag the United States into yet another tragic, needless, and disastrous quagmire. It would be a war that Israel would begin and the United States would have to finish.

Fortunately, they also describe actions that President Obama could take to prevent this.

1. We urge you to circulate this information widely.

Aug 04 10:31

Ed Schultz: Wall Street Treats American Workers Like Roadkill

Ed Schultz is "Fired Up" about the way Wall Street operates with complete disregard for the American people, as well as what has been described as a "Cold War" between Wall Street and the White House.

Aug 04 09:25

Perspective on Toxic Carbon Dioxide Taxation

Richard Sandor, one of the founders of the Chicago Climate Exchange for carbon credits says that passage of the Cap and Trade legislation designed to tax carbon dioxide and other air “pollutants” will be a $10 to $20 Trillion dollar business.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is your motive and why the cultists are so well funded!

Aug 03 23:14

Israel’s Teenage Barbarians at Al-Arakib – An Analysis

These teenagers did more then cheer. “Prior to the demolitions, the student volunteers were sent into the villagers’ homes to extract their furniture and belongings.” In the process they vandalized the sites, “smashing windows and mirrors…and defacing family photographs.” With the furniture piled up outside, the students “lounged around” on it while waiting for the bulldozers. This was done “in plain sight of the owners.”

While the bulldozers were doing their work, the teens “celebrated.”

Aug 03 20:44

War with Iran — MEMORANDUM FOR: President Obama

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: War With Iran

War talk

We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war.

Israel’s leaders would calculate that once the battle is joined, it will be politically untenable for you to give anything less than unstinting support to Israel, no matter how the war started, and that U.S. troops and weaponry would flow freely. Wider war could eventually result in destruction of the state of Israel.

This can be stopped, but only if you move quickly to pre-empt an Israeli attack by publicly condemning such a move before it happens.

Aug 03 19:55

Pasco Thieves Now Robbing Newspaper Boxes Of Cash

Authorities say as many as 35 St. Petersburg Times newspaper dispenser boxes across Pasco County were broken into and robbed of the cash inside. Several Times subcontractors discovered the thefts early Monday as they rode on their usual paper routes, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

No arrests have been made in the case.

The padlocks on the boxes had been cut, and all the cash inside had been removed, the Sheriff's Office said. The thieves left the newspapers...

Aug 03 16:29

You Got it Wrong, Mr. Abbas!

“I would never deny [the] Jewish right to the land of Israel”
“You know that from the year 2000 to 2005 we had a period of Intifada. That period destroyed everything that had been built earlier. …When I ran for the Presidency I raised the slogan, ‘No violence against Israel. No armed struggle against Israel.”

Mahmoud Abbas

Aug 03 12:13

Oil spill dumped 4.9 million barrels into Gulf of Mexico, latest measure shows

The blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico gushed 12 times faster than the government and BP estimated in the early weeks of the crisis and has spilled a whopping 4.9 million barrels, or 205.8 million gallons, according to a more detailed analysis announced late Monday.

The new figures indicate that the roughly 800,000 barrels of oil that BP managed to capture with its various containment strategies -- a riser insertion tool, a "top hat," and flaring from a surface rig -- represented only about one-sixth of the crude that surged into the gulf over the course of nearly three months. In all, about 1.2 million barrels of oil have been accounted for, either burned, captured or skimmed off the ocean's surface. That's about a quarter of the new estimate for the total spill.

Where the other three-quarters has gone is unclear. Some has evaporated; some has been consumed by microbes; but scientists remain troubled by the possibility that large amounts of oil remain underwater in cloudlike plumes.

For government lawyers preparing a case against BP, this number could help calculate the maximum civil penalty BP might face for the spill. If BP is not found to have acted with negligence, the penalty would be $1,100 per barrel. About 4.1 million barrels escaped into the gulf, according to the new estimate, so that fine would come to $4.5 billion. If BP is found to have acted with "gross negligence" in the lead-up to the spill, the maximum penalty would be $4,300 a barrel, which would work out to $17.6 billion.

Aug 03 10:27

Best of the Web: Pro-Zionist Alex Jones Banishes Mike Rivero

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This thing is going viral!

Aug 03 09:51

The Liberal Media: Rest in Peace

The New York Times never qualified, run exclusively as a voice for power and privilege. The same, of course, holds for virtually all mainstream publications, including the Nation magazine, suppressing, sanitizing, and distorting truths, betraying its readers since 1865.

Aug 02 19:48

GORDON DUFF: FALSE FLAG NUKE ATTACK ON U.S. JUSTIFIED….”KING’S TORAH”

Veterans Today
ISRAEL TO USE IRANIAN AND PAKISTANI DUPES IN DIRTY NUKE PLOY

Aug 02 18:56

How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel

By Alison Weir Special to Salem-News.com

Critical analysis from one of the nation's leading voices on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Alison Weir
Alison Weir

(SACRAMENTO) - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Aug 02 18:43

Former Israeli officials in the U.S. government

Who benefits from invading and occupying Iraq? Are Americans defending U.S. national security, or the security of our colonial outpost in the Arab World? This interview discusses the neoconservative Zionist cabal of the Bush administration who beat the drums for our illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Aug 02 14:15

Sidney Harman Buys Newsweek for $1

Harman's wife is California congresswoman Jane Harman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't have paid more than fifty cents, myself!

Aug 02 14:00

Roll Over or Get Tough

Time Warner Cable is asking for public comments no whether to accept higher programming prices or allow blackouts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is my comment: I am ready to live entirely without CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC News, NBC News, ABC News, and every other "News" channel trying to tell us all is well with the nation and how much fun war is!

That should save a lot on our cable bills!

Aug 02 13:34

A primer for disproving IPCC’s theory of man made global warming using observed temperature data

Comparison of the claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of 1) “Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely” man made, and 2) “For the next two decades a warming rate of 0.2 deg C per decade is projected” are shown in this article not to be supported by the observed data, thus disproving IPCC’s theory of man made global warming.

Aug 02 11:07

CLIMATEGATE - Arctic cooled to pre-industrial levels from 1950-1990

New research by German and Russian scientists indicates that summer temperatures in the Arctic actually fell for much of the later 20th century, plunging to the levels seen at the beginning of the industrial revolution.…

Aug 02 07:50

CLIMATEGATE - Peru declares state of emergency amid plunging temperatures

Hundreds die from extreme cold in remote mountain villages.

Aug 02 05:07

Fury as Israel President Claims English are ‘Anti-semitic’

strong>Israel’s president has accused the English of being anti-semitic and claimed that MPs pander to Muslim voters.
Shimon Peres said England was “deeply pro-Arab … and anti-Israeli”, adding: “They always worked against us.”

Aug 01 22:09

The Fraud of 'Big-Picture' Thinking

In Washington, the Big Picture rules in part because there is a surprising lack of curiosity about government. There is passionate interest about the latest budget proposals for government agencies, passing new laws, or creating new programs. But the actual operation of government, the details of what specific government programs achieve or inflict, is considered mundane. The less a journalist understands an agency's policies, the more gullible he is for its propaganda.

Washington journalists' reality is largely defined by government press releases, which often are built around the Big Picture. The media rarely look beyond the government's proclaimed purpose for a program or policy. "Pack journalism" predominates -- and the pack rarely strays from the government reservation. When journalists do stray, it is often in a group -- after something has occurred or some pronouncement has been made signaling that it is okay to temporarily deviate from the official line. There is almost never any liability for Washington journalists who peddle false information received from the government, but they risk their careers if their criticisms of government turn out to be unsubstantiated. Sam Donaldson, the legendary ABC White House correspondent, observed of the Washington media, "As a rule, we are, if not hand-maidens of the establishment, at least blood brothers to the establishment. We end up the day usually having some version of what the White House ... has suggested as a story."

Those who invoke the Big Picture often have a vested interest in discouraging people from looking at grisly details. The Big Picture becomes the enabler of the Big Lie. The studied avoidance of the details of government policy makes it far easier for politicians to manipulate and deceive the public. The Big Picture allows governments to do as they please, confident that few people will pay attention to the details. And even when hundreds of thousands of people are killed, the government only needs to redefine the issue.

The Big Picture ensures that people learn little or nothing from the past and ignore the problems of the present. The Big Picture is the higher truth -- and everything else is mere ephemera. Big Picture myopia empowers those whose schemes and ambitions would be thwarted if people understood their plans.

Aug 01 20:33

Israeli High Schoolers Assist Razing of Bedouin Town

By Michael Leon – Editor – Veterans Today

EDITORS NOTE: Veterans Today condemns State Sponsored “Hitler Youth” of Israel — Vicious and bigoted forcing non-Zionist peoples out of their homes for Zionist Settlers to move in.

LIVE VIDEO : ETHNIC CLEANSING IN ISRAEL

NEW HITLER YOUTH ENFORCES ETHNIC CLEANSING
U.S. Taxpayers left paying ”Trail of Tears” bill as President Obama Responds by Doing Nothing!

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Aug 01 18:15

If Americans Knew What Israel Is Doing!

AMERICA-HIJACKED.COM

Must listen interview with former Republican Congressman Paul Findlay:

Findley speaks out about the Israeli lobby and its manipulation of US foreign policy in the Middle East, resulting in thousands of American deaths and tens of thousands of Muslim deaths

http://www.wsradio.com/internet-talk-radio.cfm/shows/CNI:-Jerusalem-Ca...

Paul Findley in following youtube with nearly 3 million views :

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Aug 01 12:27

ASSEMBLING THE EVIDENCE FOR HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF COMING THIRD WORLD WAR

In no particular order, these are the salient points that are converging, rapidly, screaming out our inexorable collision with National disaster:

–Very high levels of saber-rattling by lots of influential people, both in the US and abroad, both “allies” and “enemies” in recent weeks, more so than usual.

–Huge build-up of Naval forces, US and Israeli, munitions, in Gulf AO.

–Key positions in US military, all branches, held by Israeli dual citizens

Aug 01 11:36

The Real Aim of Israel’s Bomb Iran Campaign

The idea of waging a U.S. war of destruction against Iran is obvious lunacy, which is why U.S. military leaders have strongly resisted it both during the Bush and Obama administrations. But Gerecht makes it clear that Israel believes it can use its control of Congress to pound Obama into submission

Aug 01 10:36

GREAT MOMENTS IN PRINT JOURNALISM!

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Aug 01 10:35

Chelsea's Wedding: Let Let Them Eat Cake

Before we attend to the poor political judgment of such an extravagant affair during times of economic distress, let us wonder aloud where a poor boy who became governor of Arkansas and president of the United States got such a fortune that he can blow $3,000,000 on a wedding.

The American people did not take up a collection to reward him for his service to them.

Where did the money come from? Who was he really serving during his eight years in office?

How did Tony Blair and his wife, Cherrie, end up with an annual income of ten million pounds (approximately $15 million dollars) as soon as he left office? Who was Blair really serving?

These are not polite questions, and they are infrequently asked.

Aug 01 09:30

US website Salem-News.com deserves your support

Salem-News.com exists after six years because it has a good mission, and a lot of drive. The site's founders left established mainstream media careers to start the nation's first independent internet news group in 2004.

They have given everything possible to meet the demands of daily news for over half a decade and they need your help to continue. Appreciate that this site exists because of sheer devotion to the truth, which does not make a news group popular with those who control the purse strings of society.

Please take four minutes of your time and watch the video produced by Salem-News.com to explain our urgent need for funding. Please add Salem-News.com to the list of agencies that you support and do what you can, if you can.

Jul 31 21:38

Israel Classifies its Past as Top Secret

In the interim things have only gotten worse for the Zionist defenders of the idealized Israel. Multiple invasions of Lebanon and the essentially defenseless Palestinian cities and towns, the slaughter of the innocent, the reduction of Gaza to an open air prison, the on-going confiscation of land and property in the Occupied Territories, rampant settler violence, and the repeated election of racist governments have resulted in a worldwide civil society effort to isolate Israel and induce it to reform itself in the same manner as South Africa.

Jul 31 10:31

GAZA: The Broken Hearted [VIDEO]

Excerpts from a speech by Chris Hedges at the Revolution Books Town Hall Meeting at Ethical Culture Society on January 13, 2009.
Chris Hedges graduated from seminary at Harvard Divinity School and was a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades for the New York Times and other publications. He shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2002. In his book War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning (Public Affairs, 2002), Hedges gives an account of the “intoxication” of war

Jul 31 08:50

Activists Work to Stop Tax-Exempt Donations to Israeli Settlements

An unflattering light is being shone on US private donations towards the development of the settlements that are increasingly encroaching on Palestinian land.Much of the money needed for settlement development comes from private American donations. It is estimated that tens of millions of dollars reach the settlements in the form of charity, contributions that by virtue of their philanthropic nature enjoy tax-exempt status under the US’ Internal Revenue Code.

Jul 31 08:44

The Real Aim of Israel’s Bomb Iran Campaign

The idea of waging a U.S. war of destruction against Iran is obvious lunacy, which is why U.S. military leaders have strongly resisted it both during the Bush and Obama administrations. But Gerecht makes it clear that Israel believes it can use its control of Congress to pound Obama into submission

Jul 31 08:37

THE HIDDEN FACE OF SANCTIONS By DR. ALAN SABROSKY

The sanctions imposed recently against Iran by the United Nations, and later separately by the US Congress, have one thing in common. Both were driven by the US at the instigation of Israel.

But they are also, I believe, generally misunderstood. Sanctions are normally intended to alter the behavior of the country being sanctioned — to punish it for what it is doing, to keep it from continuing practices or policies others find objectionable, or both.

And overtly, that is the function of these sanctions. But that is not their actual purpose.

Jul 31 02:15

The Hariri Tribunal Conspiracy

By Sami Moubayed

Saudi King Abdullah’s landmark visit to Syria on Thursday, his second since assuming the throne in 2005, mirrors Arab diplomacy at its finest hour.

The king is worried – just like his Syrian host President Bashar al-Assad – about two critical files in the Arab world: Iraq and Lebanon.

In Iraq, political rivalries have prevented creation of a cabinet for five months, signaling a political vacuum and security disaster in the weeks to come that would be very troubling for Syria and Saudi Arabia, two of Iraq’s main neighbors.

Jul 30 18:27

JAMES PETRAS: Trends to Barbarism and Prospects for Socialism

The Rising Tide of Barbarism

Introduction

Western societies and states are moving inexorably toward conditions resembling barbarism; structural changes are reversing decades of social welfare and subjecting labor, natural resources and the wealth of nations to raw exploitation, pillage and plunder, driving living standards downward and provoking unprecedented levels of discontent.

We will proceed by outlining the economic political and military processes driving this process of decay and decomposition and follow with an account of the mass popular responses to their own deteriorating conditions. The deep structural changes accompanying the rise of barbarism become the basis for considering the prospects for socialism in the 21st century.

The Rising Tide of Barbarism

Jul 30 16:26

Middle East History Buff Hague whitewashes Israel’s Villainy on the High Seas

Occupied Jerusalem: Thousands Muslims and Christians are denied the entry to their holiest sites in Jerusalem.

Gaza: World Health Organization reported that Israel blocked the delivery of essential medical equipment, including a CT scanner, defibrillators and monitors.

Jul 30 15:55

The Last Hiccups of the Falling Empire

By Raja Mujtaba

Editor – Opinion Maker
Pakistan Warned; Noose Being Tightened
“There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that should an attack against the United States be traced to be Pakistani it would have a very devastating impact on our relationship” – Hillary Clinton

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Jul 30 10:46

Wiki-Leaks is Israel

Now “Wiki-Leaks” is busy selling phony bin Laden stories, having the long dead Osama humiliating the CIA by running around villages in Afghanistan selling vacuum cleaners. What is our “leak” site really about? This is a dead news cycle. The World Cup is over, lots of people on holiday and no major stories. Only in a dead news period like this, as Oliver Stone pointed out, could the Israeli controlled media dump a pile of lame rumors mixed in with box loads of chickenfeed, passing it off as the story of the century.

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The internet is an intellectual jungle, where lies and liars are quickly exposed and savaged. That is the new reality. This is survival of the fittest, which means survival of the most accurate, where winning by spending enough money to force people to believe as they are told to believe is an obsolete relic of a bygone age.

The downfall of WikiLeaks illustrates that principle.

A large amount of expense and effort was spent to build up WikiLeaks' reputation as a whistle blower site, even though there were older and more established whistle blower websites in operation. The first inkling that there might be a problem was that ABCNNBBCBS was pumping what a "dangerous" website WikiLeaks was, by way of attracting attention to the place.

And, as it the classic case of a bait-and-switch propaganda campaign, WikiLeaks did leak out some damaging info early on to build credibility. But whereas a TV newsreader can build an audience by being truthful, then start to lie to them with impunity, any blog news source is only as credible as their last release, because of the interactivity of the medium. Trust in WikiLeaks, years in the building, appears to have vanished almost overnight, both with the inclusion of the long dead Osama Bin Laden in the leaked Afghan logs, and Julian Assange's open disdain for the 9-11 truth movement.

The environment has changed. The old methods no longer work. Those entities that cannot evolve and adapt to the new reality must go extinct. WikiLeaks just demonstrated that hard fact.

Jul 30 10:08

Live Video of Ethnic cleansing in the Israeli Negev (Al-Naqab)

LIVE ETHNIC CLEANSING IN PROCESS
Some 300 people are now homeless following the destruction of the village of Al-Arakib, which has existed since before Israel was founded in 1948.

Jul 30 10:05

Fox News are liars, thieves and BP shills

A young man contacted me about using video footage of mine for a music video about the BP Slick. I gave him permission on a limited basis. The video was completed and posted to You Tube and Fox filed a copyright claim that the video (mine) was fox licensed and therefore not acceptable content. All aerial footage is mine and I can back it up with metadata, flight logs, personal accounts from pilot, coordinator, and the 3 of us in the plane.

Robert has done nothing wrong in using MY video clips and I will back him up in any legal claim he might want to take against Fox, the news shills for BP Slick!

Jul 30 09:48

THE RULING ELITE CALLED

I just got off the horn with the Ruling Elite. We had an emergency conference call and to tell you the truth, they ain’t happy. You little people are not responding the way you are supposed to. A significant portion of you are not getting more optimistic because they tell you to. Instead of just reading the headline on Bloomberg that durable goods orders skyrocketed in June, you actually read the details that said durable goods orders plunged. It is getting difficult for the ruling elite to keep the masses sedated and dumbed down. These damn bloggers, with their facts and critical thinking, are throwing a wrench into the gears.

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Guilty as charged.

Jul 30 09:25

Met Office report: global warming evidence is 'unmistakable'

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"Stop asking stupid questions and give us your carbon tax money, NOW!!!"

Jul 30 09:17

WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM - The Ultimate Online News Source

WhatReallyHappened.com is perhaps the greatest online news site explaining the history and politics behind current world events. If you want to know what's really going on visit WRH.com.

Those who are new to the alternative media will soon understand that the critical decisions made by our political leaders are not simply the result of left or right wing points of view. This left/right idea is a false paradigm in many instances. What we are dealing with are often examples of outright corruption- violations of Law, not ideological leanings (ie. the invasion of Iraq).

Jul 30 08:28

Warmistas trying last desperate attempt to sell global warming and the carbon tax.

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The online poll they are running (please vote) is running neck and neck right now, which reveals that support for the carbon tax agenda is slipping. UPDATE: Apparently the poll results were not what was wanted because the poll has now been taken down.

Jul 30 05:09

JEFF GATES: John McCain; A Closer Look at Evil (Part 4)

The career of John McCain offers a textbook case confirming how war is waged on the U.S. by way of deception—with the help of senior lawmakers.

Despite the constancy of his treasonous conduct, McCain seeks a fifth term in the U.S. Senate.

Reflect for a moment on our national experience since he was profiled, politically packaged and placed in the House in 1982. The “package” was then relocated to the Senate in 1986 on the retirement of Arizonan Barry Goldwater.

With McCain’s enthusiastic backing, our military was deployed to wage war abroad based on assurances from political leaders who were deceived to lead us to war. If not treason, what dare we call the conduct of those who enabled that fraud?

Jul 30 00:27

IMRAN KHAN: DON’T BLAME PAKISTAN FOR THE FAILURE OF THE WAR

Veterans Today

It is unfortunate that the US was unable to use the window of opportunity that it had in the immediate aftermath of the removal of the Taleban Government in late 2001. It could have brought in a truly broad-based Afghan government and invested in the development of the country. Instead, it continued its military actions and brought corrupt and criminal elements into power in Kabul.
Before the West invaded Afghanistan my country had no suicide bombers, no jihad and no Talebanisation

There is now a general recognition that the war in Afghanistan cannot be won militarily. All the Taleban have to do to win is not to lose. The Americans won’t stay and everybody knows that.

Jul 29 20:41

An accelerating systemic collapse

Let's call this whatever-you-want-to-call-it a compressive deflationary contraction, because that's exactly what it is, an accelerating systemic collapse of activity due to over-investments in hyper-complexity (thank you Joseph Tainter). A number of things are going on in our society that can be described with precision. We've generated too many future claims on wealth that does not exist and has poor prospects of ever being generated. That's what unpayable debt is. We have such a mighty mountain of it that the Federal Reserve can "create" new digital dollars until the cows come home (and learn how to play chamber music), but they will never create enough new money to outpace the disappearance of existing notional money in the form of welshed-on loans.

Jul 29 12:56

Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist

Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist is the forthcoming documentary by The Corbett Report. It interrogates the theory that Al Qaeda is a centrally-operated terrorist organization run by Osama Bin Laden that perpetrated the attacks of 9/11. The documentary looks at Al Qaeda's roots, its ties to western intelligence agencies and the fictions that have been created to enhance its myth in the corporate-controlled media.

Jul 29 09:33

Overcome by Heat and Inertia

This city just endured its hottest June since records began in 1872, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. So did Miami. Atlanta suffered its second-hottest June, and Dallas had its third hottest.

Jul 29 09:08

Michigan oil spill a replay of Gulf spill?

It’s looking like the oil spill from a pipeline into the Talmadge Creek in Calhoun County is going to be a replay of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in at least one respect — the companies, aided by the government, do not want the media to have access to take pictures and video of what is going on.

Jul 29 08:54

Oliver Stone Telling Hard Truths in the Face of Character Assassination

The only ones owing an apology are the bystanders who go along with this smearing of a good man and great director.

Jul 29 08:51

The irony behind the controversy over Oliver Stone's comments

Ok, so let me see if I get this straight. One Jewish guy is mad at Oliver Stone for saying that Jews control the media. So he and another Jewish guy, who both work in Hollywood, called another Jewish guy, who also works in Hollywood, to tell him to pull the series?

Umm Really? Does anyone else see the irony here?

Jul 29 08:40

Oy, the Humanity! An Israeli Jew Takes on the ADL

documentary which examines the tendency of forces within contemporary Judaism to exploit the Holocaust for political ends, we never see the man behind the camera, Israeli Jew Yoav Shamir. One imagines, however, that this fellow had his poker face honed to perfection, because he was able to pull off a terrifically effective undercover job.

Jul 29 07:44

Global Warming agenda in a panic; trying to distract from record cold with more pretty printed pieces of paper.

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"Forget about the frozen cows in South America and the July snow in Wyoming; we have a pretty graph that says you MUST give us a carbon tax or you will DIE A HORRIBLE WRITHING PAINFUL DEATH!!!!!!!" -- The Goracle

"Fool me once ... ummmmmmmmmm" -- Dubya

Jul 29 00:27

The Afghanistan Files and the Poison of Lies

By Gerd Appenzeller
Indiscretions like those currently from WikiLeaks and the newspapers that reprinted portions of the text therefore have but one goal in mind: to make the truth known.

Translated By Ron Argentati

Edited by Gheanna Emelia

Germany – der Tagesspiegel – Original Article (German)

From Vietnam to Afghanistan: You can’t wage war against the truth. And you shouldn’t, because it’s not truth that’s endangering national security.

Jul 28 19:44

Assange's MSM pals: How the papers got the leaks

How the papers got the leaks
July 28, 2010
Davies contacted people close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and found out he was scheduled to speak before European parliament on June 21. Davies met with Assange and said he would offer a team of researchers to identify stories in the documents.
On June 22, during a six-hour coffee-soaked meeting in a Brussels café, Davies says Assange suggested another idea — that The Guardian and The New York Times be given an advance look at some information the site had on the Afghanistan war, with each paper publishing its own take on the documents. Within the next 24 rs, Davies says Assange told him Der Spiegel should be included as well.

Jul 28 18:02

CLIMATEGATE - Liberal Environmentalist Pans Global Warming

You know they hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming is in dire trouble when a liberal environmentalist trashes it publicly.

That is just what physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt, a former professor and environmental science researcher at the University of Ottawa, has done.

Jul 28 17:57

FLASHBACK - How Jewish is Hollywood?

I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.

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Re-linked in light of the Oliver Stone kerfuffle.

Jul 28 17:54

Who's Paranoid Now? US Military & Blogs (Official Docs)

...At that point the enemy blog might be used covertly as a vehicle for friendly information operations. Hacking the site and subtly changing the messages and data—merely a few words or phrases—may be sufficient to begin destroying the blogger’s credibility with the audience. Better yet, if the blogger happens to be passing enemy communications and logistics data, the information content could be corrupted. If the messages are subtly tweaked and the data corrupted in the right way, the enemy may reason that the blogger in question has betrayed them and either take down the site (and the blogger) themselves, or by threatening such action, give the U.S. an opportunity to offer the individual amnesty in exchange for information.

Jul 28 14:37

Haim Saban to CBS: Cancel Oliver Stone's Showtime Series

So the guy is mad at Stone for saying the Jews control the media, and his response is to call another Jewish media mogul to ask him to stop the media from airing Stone. Oy.

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The word "Petard" keeps running through my mind.

Jul 28 11:54

CLIMATEGATE - British Gas cashes in on coldest winter for 30 years as profits rocket by 98%

Profits at British Gas have almost doubled after the firm cashed in from a bitterly cold winter that left millions struggling to pay for heat and light.

Jul 28 08:22

Time for the Palestinians to call Israel’s bluff?

Could it be that a most explicit Palestinian calling of Israel’s bluff would create the understanding needed in America to free up President Obama (after the mid-term elections in November, of course) to take on and defeat the Zionist lobby, for the sake of peace in the Middle East and best protecting America’s own real interests in the region and the wider Muslim world?

Jul 28 04:22

Chas Freeman – Nixon Center debate, “Israel; Asset or Liability?”

Is Israel a strategic asset or liability for the United States?

Interesting question. We must thank the Nixon Center for asking it. In my view, there are many reasons for Americans to wish the Jewish state well. Under current circumstances, strategic advantage for the United States is not one of them. If we were to reverse the question, however, and to ask whether the United States is a strategic asset or liability for Israel, there would be no doubt about the answer.

Jul 27 20:16

Alan Hart: Time for the Palestinians to call Israel’s bluff?

Special to My Catbird Seat

Defenders of Israel right or wrong continue to assert that the absence of peace is all the fault of the Palestinians.

Jul 27 18:56

Philip Weiss: Let the apologies to Goldstone begin

I missed this. After the Israelis came out with their lame investigation saying that they would indict several officers and soldiers in four cases arising from the Gaza conflict of ’08-’09, a fairminded South African columnist, Allister Sparks, published an important piece a few days ago, calling on South African rabbis to apologize to Judge Richard Goldstone for slamming Goldstone’s report last year.

Jul 27 16:02

Worst heat ever - No, not now, but in 1896 - as 1,300 died

While this month's sizzling weather may feel unbearable, with the temperature hitting a high of 97 degrees yesterday, tying a record, it pales in comparison to the heat wave that city residents endured in the summer of '96 -- 1896, that is.

Jul 27 15:44

A (Not Quite) Complete List Of Things Supposedly Caused By Global Warming

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As mentioned on the radio show.

Jul 27 10:42

GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION! (Honest!)

A warming climate could see millions of adult Mexicans migrate to the US as rising temperatures cause a drop in crop yields, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University.

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Boy, they don't make Princeton professors like they used to! Increased temperatures mean longer growing seasons and more food. Increased carbon dioxide makes plants grow faster and bear more crop.

Jul 27 10:28

GORDON DUFF AND ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE: BIN LADEN’S DEATH AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE PRESS

Commentary: Elvis bin Laden (and editorial response from Veterans Today)

By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE FOR UPI AND GORDON DUFF FOR VETERANS TODAY
“WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) — The “Veterans Today” Network, a one-man show on the Internet created and run by Gordon Duff, a 100 percent disabled Marine Vietnam veteran, states flatly that 9/11 was a CIA/Mossad conspiracy and that Osama bin Laden wasn’t involved and died in 2001.This can easily be dismissed as yet another example of deliberately disseminated disinformation riddled with intentionally false or inaccurate data designed to confuse the adversary. But some key intelligence officials are taking bin Laden’s reported demise seriously. CIA Director Leon Panetta...

Jul 27 00:14

New York Times reporters met with White House before publishing WikiLeaks story

Like the happy slaves they are...

The White House was very upset with WikiLeaks for its decision to publish thousands of pages of classified reports and documents describing our mission in Afghanistan. But according to Yahoo's Michael Calderone, it was very pleased with how the New York Times dealt with its semi-exclusive access to the documents.

Jul 26 12:15

The Road to South America

Netanyahu talked about the Arabs like any colonizer talking about the colonized. He ignored the existence of the Palestinian people and reduced them and their history and civilizations to being ‘Iranian agents’.

Jul 26 10:22

Left-wing Env. Scientist Bails Out Of Global Warming Movement: Declares it a ‘corrupt social phenomenon…strictly an imaginary problem of the 1st World middleclass’

Physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt, a former professor and environmental science researcher at the University of Ottawa, has officially bailed out of the man-made global warming movement.

In a hard-hitting and exclusive new exclusive video just released by Climate Depot, Dr. Rancourt declares that the entire man-made global warming movement is nothing more than a “corrupt social phenomenon.” “It is as much psychological and social phenomenon as anything else,” Rancourt, who has published peer-reviewed research, explained in a June 8, 2010 essay.

Jul 26 09:53

GREAT MOMENTS IN CORPORATE MEDIA HISTORY!

Jul 26 09:21

The Afghanistan War Logs Released by Wikileaks, the World's First Stateless News Organization

"In media history up to now, the press is free to report on what the powerful wish to keep secret because the laws of a given nation protect it. But Wikileaks is able to report on what the powerful wish to keep secret because the logic of the Internet permits it. This is new."

Jul 26 08:22

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties, of major corporations, and opinion leaders stretching from the National Review magazine (and the Wall Street Journal) on the right to the Nation magazine on the left, agreed that spending some $700 billion to buy the investors' "toxic assets" was the only alternative to the U.S. economy's "systemic collapse." In this, President George W. Bush and his would-be Republican successor John McCain agreed with the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Many, if not most, people around them also agreed upon the eventual commitment of some 10 trillion nonexistent dollars in ways unprecedented in America.

Jul 26 07:13

Holocaustabation

We must clarify ourselves loudly that we are against Israel because Israel is evil and criminal, not because it is Jewish. This is not a propaganda message on our part, this is the truth, first because this is the right thing to do, and second, because fighting racism with racism is a lost cause.

Jul 26 04:18

TIM KING: Wikileaks Releases ‘The Afghan War Diary’

Salem-News.Com

We hope the impact will lead to a comprehensive understanding of the war in Afghanistan and modern warfare in general. - Wikileaks

(SALEM, Ore.) – WikiLeaks has done it again; over 90,000 documents from the war in Afghanistan have been released to the public. Wikileaks called, The Afghan War Diary (AWD), “An extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.

“The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related detail.”

Jul 25 21:35

"Nobody Likes A Liar" - by Mike Rivero

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My fifteen minutes

Jul 25 17:25

Study: Journalists Starting To Accept The Fact That Their Print Publications Will Eventually Fold

Half of journalists think the print publications (or TV/radio stations) they work for will eventually fold.

That’s according to a new report by the Oriella PR Network.

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The corporate media would still be in business, and the blog-o-sphere not even exist, if the media had remembered that their self-appointed task was to be a watchdog on the abuses of government.

Nobody likes a liar.

The corporate media wants to blame the blogs, but in truth the reason thy have lost their audience is that the corporate media lied to the world about Saddam's nukes.

The corporate media lied to the world about TWA 800.

The corporate media lied to the world about John F. Kennedy

The corporate media lied to the world about global warming

The corporate media lied to the world about 9-11

The corporate media lied to the world about the Oklahoma City Bombing

The corporate media lied to the world about Waco

The corporate media lied to the world about Robert Kennedy

The corporate media lied to the world about Vincent Foster

The corporate media lied to the world about Pearl Harbor

The corporate media lied to the world about Martin Luther King

The corporate media lied to the world about John F. Kennedy Jr.

As I said above, nobody likes a liar, and if the purveyors of propaganda truly wish to know the authors of their downfall they need only look in a mirror. The transition from mono-broadcast media to interactive media was sparked the moment the commercial media decided that their job was not to inform the public, but to herd them along in the desired direction.

The blogs would not be here were it not for the corporate media's untrustworthiness. I have no sympathy for them.

Jul 25 14:31

The Balloon Boy Hoax

Jul 25 14:17

Iraq war whistleblower David Kelly’s postmortem report must be released

Christopher King calls on Britain’s coalition government to release the postmortem report – so far kept secret – on the death of Iraq war whistleblower and UN weapons inspector David Kelly, who allegedly committed suicide but is suspected of having been murdered by US or Israeli agents.

Jul 25 11:46

Climate Realism: Not to Be Denied Any Longer

Last week’s meeting of 700+ scientists, policymakers, and concerned citizens in Chicago to discuss the science and economics of global warming at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change was a huge success as measured by the intent of its sponsors: to establish once and for all that the climate realist position is increasingly the accepted conclusion among thinking people in the three categories noted above. That position is this: manmade global warming is not a crisis.

Jul 25 10:03

Mishaal explains Hamas’s strategy in dealing with the Israeli occupation

Palestine Information Center – 22/07/2010

DAMASCUS: Khaled Mishaal, the head of Hamas’s political bureau, has explained Wednesday that his Movement follows firm and well-studied strategies in dealing with the Israeli occupation, the internal Palestinian social fabric, and the international community.

Jul 25 09:40

Gullible Cities (Hungry Beast)

Jul 25 09:22

Andrew Breitbart-- Major Right wing Echo Chamber Architect and Voice

You might think that Andrew Breitbart, involved in fraudulent, unethical faux journalism efforts attacking ACORN and Shirley Sherrod, is simply a small-time, ethically impaired lowlife-- pond scum. You would be wrong. Andrew Breitbart is, scum-metaphor-wise, BP grade, ocean destroying, gull oil well destorying major scum.

Jul 25 08:34

Octavia Nasr official web site

At CNN, Nasr served as an on-air and off-air analyst across all platforms of CNN Worldwide. She covered Middle East politics and current affairs, global terrorism and militant Islam. Her weekly Mideast Voices segment and her blogs offered a glimpse into the region rarely discussed on U.S. television.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the website of the young lady, victim of Israel's media pogrom now underway, fired from her CNN job over a twitter message expressing respect for one of the more moderate Islamic leaders who recently passed away. But of course, in Israel's America it ist VERBOTTEN to ever express respect or admiration for those that Israel has deemed unworthy, so like Helen Thomas, Ben Wederman, and Eric Margolis, Octavia was made example of to ensure the unswerving loyalty of the rest of the media to the one true approved point of view.

First they came for the honest journalists...

Jul 25 03:43

Operation Sarkozy: How the CIA planted one of its agents as President of the French Republic

The man is clever. Like an illusionist, he has diverted their attention by offering them his private life as a spectacle and in posing in celebrity magazines, to the point of making them overlook his political history.

Let the sense of this article be fully understood: it is not to reproach Mr Sarkozy with his links of family, friends and professional contacts, but to reproach him with having hidden his links from the French people who believed that they were electing a free man.

To understand how a man in whom all agree they see an agent of the United States and Israel has been able to become the head of the Gaullist party, then the President of the French Republic, one must go back in time. Far back. We must follow a long digression during which we shall introduce the protagonists who are today taking their revenge.

Jul 24 22:36

Israel’s friends at Westminster legislate to protect vilest criminals

By Stuart Littlewood

Israelis wanted for war crimes can sleep easier thanks to their friends and admirers in the British Establishment.

Yes, our brand-new coalition government intends providing a safe haven for the vilest of criminals.

Jul 24 18:48

Israel Hiding Behind The “Iranian Threat”

By Steven Zhou — “The Canadian Charger“

With the recent formation of The Emergency Committee for Israel, the neoconservative and Likudnik characters on the American right have stepped up their anti-Iranian lobbying efforts. Among other things, they have again brought up how a nuclear Iran would pose an “imminent threat” that would tear the region apart.

This renewed exaggeration of an Iranian threat to Israel comes at a time when Israel is clearly being shown to be a strategic liability to the U.S., a fact the Israel Lobby has so far concealed with great success.

Jul 24 18:37

The atomic mirror house: Iran, Brazil, Turkey and other emerging powers vs. the nuclear power

By Tomás Rosa Bueno (Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran)

Jul 24 15:10

JFK'S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)

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On the day of the assassination; Kennedy was shot in the front of the throat, Governor Connolly was hit by a separate shot.

Jul 24 14:18

How to create your very own terrorist state

Tim Coles takes us through 11 steps necessary to create a “terrorist state”. Using Yemen as a case study, he argues that these steps precisely match US and British policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran as well as Yemen to grow “very poisonous seeds”, some which have ripened while others are ripening.

Jul 24 09:47

Bill Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee?’ Give me a break

By Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy

Via Ben Smith at Politico, we learn that the usual suspects have started yet another organization whose objective is to promote a hard-right, Likudnik agenda in the Middle East. The new group apparently intends to go after anyone who thinks U.S. Middle East policy has been less than totally successful in recent years, and who is willing to think for themselves (and U.S. interests), instead of reflexively echoing the positions favored by AIPAC and other groups in the “status quo” lobby.

Jul 24 08:52

CLIMATEGATE - What Climate Change kooks (global warming cultist) don't want you to see

Jul 24 07:59

Handcuffed to history in South Asia

by Aijaz Zaka Syed

I sometimes wonder if Shakespeare had India and Pakistan’s leaders in mind when he wrote those immortal lines in As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.”

No matter who is in power in Delhi or Islamabad, the script of the carefully choreographed diplomatic spectacle never seems to change. From their famous encounter at Tashkent to the tense handshakes at Simla and Agra, and from Vajpayee’s historic bus trip to Lahore to the bitterness of Kargil, the more the narrative changes, the more it remains the same.

Jul 24 07:47

CNN ANCHORS CALL FOR CRACKDOWN ON BLOGGERS!

Of course these same talking heads make no mention of Joe the Plumber who reputation was smeared by professional journalists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nor do they mention how the corporate media helped lie us all into war with Iraq. Then there were earlier embarrassments.

# NBC Dateline defames a trucking company in a report which manufactured claims of unsafe driving. NBC had to pay a half million in damages.

# CNN/Time - On June 7th, 1998, CNN reported that a Vietnam veteran had accused the Department of Defense of using nerve gas on it's own troops. While hardly the first time that the US has used chemicals against it's own people, this story proved to be un confirmable, and in the face of pressure from the Department of Defense, CNN retracted on July 2nd, 1998. Several reporters were fired, but CNN's Peter Arnett keeps his job by reminding everyone that he just reads what's given to him and has no way of knowing if it's true or not. At last report, Arnett, CNN and TIME have been sued for 100 million dollars for defaming the officers accused of the Sarin gas attacks.

# Steve Brill - Long time DNC donor Steven Brill created a magazine called "Brill's Content" and then shot his own magazine down with the debut issue, which instead of criticizing media offered up a 22 page attack on Kenneth Starr which was then used by the White House to again try to impede the investigation. No sooner had the Brill article debuted than virtually everyone interviewed for the article came forward to claim they had been misquoted and in one case to deny totally the statements attributed to them. Brill's shrill insistence that his quotes were indeed accurate and checked fell apart when one of the interviewees produced a tape recording of the interview. Brill was then forced to retract and apologize.

# Salon - An online magazine funded by Clinton donors, Salon, like Brill, was created to lend an air of credibility to some pretty silly accusations nobody else in the mainstream media would touch. Typical was the story Salon ran accusing Kenneth Starr of paying off witness David Hale. Upon examination, it turned out that Salon's sole source for the accusation was a woman who was a Clinton delegate, and had once worked for detectives trying to find dirt on Kenneth Starr. A (failed) professional psychic, she claimed she could control the rain with her mind and that it was she, not General Norman Schwartzkoppf, who had guided our troops to victory in Desert Storm. One of the reporters working for Salon is Jonathan Broder, who was fired from the Chicago Tribune for plagiarism.

# Stephen Glass - A reporter at the New Republic, Stephen wrote several award winning articles which reinforced the liberal's preconceived notions about conservatives and the nation at large. One example involved a story of a conservative conference that degenerated into drug use and group sex. The story passed editorial review and ran without basic fact checking. The story turned out to be a fabrication, along with almost 1/3 of the total work product of Glass's career at New Republic.

# Patricia Smith resigns her job at the Boston Globe after having to admit she fabricated characters for one of her stories. Later investigation shows that 52 of her articles for the newspaper cannot be verified as factual. Smith had been a finalist for a Pulitzer prize at the time of her disgrace.

# Mike Barnicle refused to resign his job at the Boston Globe after having been caught plagiarizing, and was fired. It was not the first time he had been investigated for fraud in his articles. Barnicle was suspended without pay for two months, which prompted an accusation of racial bias from the NAACP due to the difference in treatment between the white Barnicle and the black Pat Smith.

# The Weekly Standard settles a big lawsuit with Deepak Chopra.

# Both CNN and Tom Brokaw settle out-of-court with Richard Jewell.

# The Wall Street Journal loses a record libel suit filed by a Texas company, paying $200-million in damages.

Jul 23 20:32

‘Governments Are Not Going to Change This. We Have To’: Antony Loewenstein on Israel/Palestine, the Internet and more

By Alex Kane — Desertpeace

With “peace talks” between the Palestinian Authority and Israel seeming more and more like a dead end, many people around the world, including dissident Jewish voices, are turning to grassroots activism to pressure Israel to end the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Recently, Jewish Voice for Peace launched a campaign to pressure TIAA-CREF, one of the largest financial services in the U.S., to divest from companies that profit off of the Israeli occupation. Yesterday, the Olympia Food Co-Op, located in the hometown of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer, announced a decision to boycott Israeli goods at their two locations.

Jul 23 20:23

FRANKLIN LAMB: Anyone really serious about allowing Palestinians their civil rights?

“In Palestine our home was stolen and in Lebanon I cannot own one. Worse than this, it bothers me and my family that Zionists can now sell my land in Palestine to foreigners while as a Palestinian in Lebanon I cannot buy a temporary home” — Darwish [A school teacher in South Lebanon]

Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut

“Some members of Parliament prefer that the camps explode and then they will insist that “Palestinian security problems must be resolved before Parliament can consider giving them civils rights”—meaning several more years of delay.That would be a disaster for all concerned.” — Ahmad’, Resident of Al-Buss refugee camp, Tyre, Lebanon

Jul 23 17:38

Florida Libertarian Accuses Scott Rasmussen of GOP Bias, Electioneering

Much like Rocky Balboa, the famed Philly underdog, Alex Snitker keeps getting knocked to the mat, but always comes up swinging. The former U.S. Marine and Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate who crashed a media-sponsored candidate forum in Sarasota last month has now set his sights on the man who he feels has wronged him, and the voting public...

Jul 23 16:33

Hasbarapocalypse — Leaked Frank Luntz Memo: Israeli Public Diplomacy in US on Flotilla Failed Dismally

Frank Luntz
He warns of a dangerous slide in the public opinion of the only country considered pro-Israeli, the U.S. Israel misses simple opportunities to change world public opinion, he writes, and the consequences are significant.

Jul 23 11:26

CNN Correspondent Ben Wedeman next target of Israel's media goons

Jul 23 09:11

We Are Not Special, and There Is No Happy Ending: The Blood-Drenched Darkness of American Exceptionalism

When we believe that America and Americans are unique and uniquely good in all of history, we will also believe that there is no problem we cannot overcome. Our political leaders tell us this fable time and again; many Americans are eager to believe it, in the manner of a damaged child who appeals to mysterious powers to vanquish the dangers lurking in the shadows of his room. We witness this mechanism in connection with a wide range of problems, even when those problems reach the catastrophic level.

Jul 23 08:56

Payment row as ethanol damages car engines

The problems hit many ethanol car owners in the spring. Although car manufacturers have deferred responsibility to fuel companies to foot the bill for the repairs, they in turn have refused, saying the problems are not their responsibility.

In the spring, an increasing number of ethanol cars were taken to garages with driving and starting problems. The problems appeared to be high sulphate concentrations in the ethanol clogging the fuel injector to the engine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, I hate to say I told you so ... no, wait, actually, I rather like it. But I did point out that this whole ethanol concept was a feel-good soundbite promoted by the Global Warming Cult which had not been thought all the way through to see if it would really work or not.

Given that farmlands are not an infinite resource, the mandated diversion of farms from food crops to ethanol production triggered a food shortage and rising food prices, exacerbated when the long-neglected flood control on the Mississippi river failed repeatedly, deluging midwestern farmlands in toxic flood waters.

The so-called carbon neutrality of ethanol is a myth, once the carbon footprint of the processing and the energy creation needed for the processing are added in. In fact atmospheric carbon would have been more effectively reduced keeping those plants alive (and bearing more food crops along the way).

Because ethanol contains far less energy than gasoline, users had to buy and burn more of it to accomplish the same amount of work, driving costs higher.

Finally, as this article underscores, engines are not designed to run on ethanol, and as Germany discovered, the fuel system components are being destroyed by the ethanol molecules they were not designed to deal with.

Jul 23 08:45

Yes, Conspiracy Theorists, Mumbai 26/11 Was A False Flag Attack Led By US Spy David Headley

The Mumbai 26/11 Attacks were directed by Pakistan. David Headley planned the Mumbai Terror Attacks for more than two years. Headley worked with agents of Pakistan’s, secret service, the ISI. Headley also joined the ISI sponsored terror group Laskar-e-Taibai , (L-e-T). Headley’s "cover" was an "immigration service business" in Chicago, owned by co-conspirator Tahawwura Hussain Rana. This business provided the means to forge travel documents and smuggle other terrorists from country to country. Headley frequently traveled to Mumbai to plan the attacks by paramilitary murderers. He scouted the targets and was in Karachi during the attack. But David Headley also had been an agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Jul 23 08:35

Newspaper Chain’s New Business Plan: Copyright Suits

Steve Gibson has a plan to save the media world’s financial crisis — and it’s not the iPad.

Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says he’s making money.

(Note: If you do not advertise on your site and it is not a pay-site, then the copyrights fall under FAIR USE unless the copyright holder specifically limits that the information cannot be retransmitted/reprinted without the copyright holder's permission.)

Jul 23 08:02

Oliver Stone: Nationalize Oil Industry

LONDON — The Gulf of Mexico oil spill shows that the United States should follow the example of South American socialists in nationalizing its energy industry, filmmaker Oliver Stone said Tuesday.

The Academy Award-winning director of "Born on the Fourth of July" and "JFK" said that America's country's natural wealth was too important to be left in private hands, telling journalists in central London that oil and other natural resources "belong to the people."

"This BP oil spill is typical" of what happens when private industry is allowed to draw revenue on what should be a public good, Stone said.

Jul 23 07:26

Haneen Zoabi: The largest Threat to Democracy is Zionism

M.K. Haneen Zoabi
The Knesset is the worst we’ve ever had. The guards and the workers who’ve been around the Knesset for 30 years said it’s never been this racist before. I think when you have a government led by the likes of [Foreign Minister] Avigdor Lieberman it means that the extremists are not the margins of the Knesset, they are the mainstream.

Jul 22 22:20

MUST-SEE VIDEO: Dr Mustafa Barghouti on “The rising non-violent movement in Palestine”

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The rising non-violent movement in Palestine: Mustafa Barghouti

An address by Mustafa Barghouti in Canada. Born in Jerusalem,Dr Barghouti is a leader of the Palestinian National Initiative founded in 2002 and a member of Palestinian Legislative Council as well as a former Minister of Information in the unity government in 2007. The full transcript from these Real News Network clips appears over the fold. Also check out Dr Barghouti’s excellent 2008 address to the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Convention.

The Transcript:

Jul 22 22:12

RAMAKRISHNAN: Mahatma Gandhi rejected Zionism

Australians for Palestine – Providing a Voice

Gandhi’s major statement on the Palestine and the Jewish question came forth in his widely circulated editorial in the Harijan of 11 November 1938, a time when intense struggle between the Palestinian Arabs and the immigrant Jews had been on the anvil in Palestine. His views came in the context of severe pressure on him, especially from the Zionist quarters, to issue a statement on the problem. Therefore, he started his piece by saying that his sympathies are all with the Jews, who as a people were subjected to inhuman treatment and persecution for a long time.

Jul 22 21:52

Maidhc Ó Cathail: Myth-Debunking Snopes Obscures Israel’s Role in 9/11

- Snopes.com toes the militarists’ line -

Snopes.com, officially known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, has since its humble inception in 1995 come to be regarded as one of the most trusted debunkers of conspiracy theories on the internet. Described by one of its many fans – it apparently has over 6 million visitors per month – as “the grand-daddy of all fact-checking sites,” Snopes is downright cavalier, however, in its attitude to facts surrounding Israel’s role in the 9/11 attacks.

Jul 22 19:07

Congressman Joe Sestak Attacked for Signing a Letter Asking to End the Israeli Blockade on Gaza [VIDEO]

The Congressmen who defeated Arlen Spectar is under attack for signing the letter asking for an end to the Gaza blockade. Watch this horrific ad that is all over Pennsylvania TV network.

Jul 22 16:02

INTIFADA PALESTINE IS BACK ONLINE

This morning there were several unsuccessful attempts to hack Intifada Palestine. We apologize that the website was disabled temporarily for security reasons. There was a coordinated effort to shut the website down.

Jul 22 10:29

Fox host denies network covered Sherrod story; Sherrod calls network ‘racist’

Shirley Sherrod, the Department of Agriculture employee forced to resign over misleadingly edited footage showing her making "racist" remarks at an NAACP meeting, has lashed out at Fox News and conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart, accusing their journalistic practices of being a manifestation of racism.

Jul 22 08:49

FLASHBACK - The Israeli Spy Ring

Prior to 9/11, the FBI had discovered the presence of a massive spy ring inside the United States run by the government of Israel. This seems a harsh gratitude from a nation which obtains 10% of its annual budget from the American taxpayer, $3+ billion a year. Over the years, American taxpayers have been required to send Israel more than four times what the US spent to go to the moon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Over at Forbes, Skull and Bones member Christopher Buckley has written an article suggesting that the recent arrested Russian spies are reason to distrust Russia and Russians as a class. Well, sauce for the goose; the fact is that the presumed Russian spy ring is quite tiny compared to the massive Israeli spy operation that was uncovered in the weeks before 9-11, and three of whose members were arrested after being seen cheering and "high-fiving" as the World Trade Towers collapsed.

So, if the 12 Russians spies detected a few weeks ago are a reason to distrust Russia, are not the hundreds of Israeli spies identified in 2001 a reason to distrust Israel?

After all, it wasn't Russians attacking Americans in international waters last May, was it?

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Jul 22 08:29

Leaked G20 Documents Show Carbon Taxes Still High on Globalist Agenda

According to the documents, the delegates concluded that a process of fiscal consolidation would be the key solution to the crisis, involving country-specific ideas with central coordination...presumably by the G20 itself. Although the delegates evidently discussed the need to address the sovereign debt crisis "through cutting expenses and not through increased taxes," that statement is immediately followed in this attendee's notes by the idea of introducing carbon taxes.

The idea of funding a nascent global governmental structure through the introduction of carbon taxes is by no means a new one, having been proposed as a funding mechanism for a North American Union at a secret Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting in Banff, Canada in 2006.

Jul 22 07:11

Another Senate Charade

This note comes courtesy of my friend David Sirota out in Colorado. This is a classic example of how the Senate works. If the public understood better how rigged this game is, and how few issues are actually left to an honest vote in the legislature, I'm pretty sure the pitchfork factor would be twice even what it is now.

Jul 22 03:26

Edward Bernays and the Assassination of Democracy

From Episode Two of the film series "The Century of the Self" by Adam Curtis. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays started his business life as a publicist. While still in his twenties, he was part of the propaganda effort that drove the United States into in World War I (WW I.)

He personally advised several US presidents starting with Woodrow Wilson and counseled numerous corporations and business associations. Hitler's propaganda chief and Nazi henchman Joseph Goebbels was a reader and fan of Bernay's writing in particular Bernay's book "Crystalizing Public Opinion."

In this short excerpt from Curtis's film we see one example of Bernays at work.

Jul 22 03:26

Edward Bernays and the Assassination of Democracy

From Episode Two of the film series "The Century of the Self" by Adam Curtis. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays started his business life as a publicist. While still in his twenties, he was part of the propaganda effort that drove the United States into in World War I (WW I.)

He personally advised several US presidents starting with Woodrow Wilson and counseled numerous corporations and business associations. Hitler's propaganda chief and Nazi henchman Joseph Goebbels was a reader and fan of Bernay's writing in particular Bernay's book "Crystalizing Public Opinion."

In this short excerpt from Curtis's film we see one example of Bernays at work.

Jul 22 03:25

Edward Bernays and the Assassination of Democracy

From Episode Two of the film series "The Century of the Self" by Adam Curtis. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays started his business life as a publicist. While still in his twenties, he was part of the propaganda effort that drove the United States into in World War I (WW I.)

He personally advised several US presidents starting with Woodrow Wilson and counseled numerous corporations and business associations. Hitler's propaganda chief and Nazi henchman Joseph Goebbels was a reader and fan of Bernay's writing in particular Bernay's book "Crystalizing Public Opinion."

In this short excerpt from Curtis's film we see one example of Bernays at work.

Jul 21 19:28

Stuart Littlewood reviews ‘This Time We Went Too Far’ by Norman Finkelstein

Special for My Catbird Seat

“The Gaza invasion marked the climax of Israel’s descent into barbarism”

Quite simply, this is a cracker of a book and very timely.

In explaining how Israel’s war on Gaza in 2008/9 was not the defensive action it is always painted, Norman Finkelstein recalls the 1947 UN partition of historic Palestine and remembers how, in 1957, US President Eisenhower forced Israel to withdraw from Gaza by threatening sanctions and in the 1967 war Israel re-occupied it.

The book then takes us through the warm-up for the 2008/9 war and the subsequent whitewash.

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Jul 21 10:17

Andrew Breitbart is a Character Assassin Just as if He Were Shooting People with a Cherished Right Wing Handgun

Maybe all you need to know about Andrew Breitbart was that he was Drudge's protege, and now the protege has begun to eclipse his mentor for sleaze, if that is possible.

Jul 21 09:48

Turkish FM met Hamas supremo in Damascus

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Hamas supremo Khaled Meshaal in Damascus, Anatolia news agency reported Tuesday, a move that threatens to fan fresh tensions with Israel.

The two men met on Monday to discuss efforts to heal the rift between Hamas — the resistance militant group controlling the Gaza Strip — and the Fatah faction of Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas.

The Middle East peace process was also on their agenda, Anatolia said.

The meeting took place amid simmering tensions between Turkey and its one-time ally Israel over the killing of nine Turks on May 31 in an Israeli raid on a Turkish ship that was part of a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza.

Israel has reacted angrily to previous contacts between Turkish officials and Hamas.

Jul 21 09:40

“The Right To Exist” – States or People?

by Sonja Karkar

The following article was first published in CounterPunch on 2 October 2007. Much of what was said then remains relevant almost three years later. It has been updated only to take into account some of the events since then.

Jul 21 09:08

White House Criticized for Summary Firing of USDA Official as Race Controversy Grows

The tape and firing continued a political controversy that began last week when the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the tea party movement for racism. That drew fire from conservatives like Sarah Palin as well as African-American tea party-backed candidates across the country who complained the civil rights organization had manufactured a racial controversy.

On his program Tuesday Glenn Beck said Sherrod deserved an opportunity to tell her side of the story before being fired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Breitbart, FOX News, and the White House, together with everyone who demanded Sherrod's head on a platter are looking like horses' rear ends this morning. And I thin they all got suckered because as I speculated on yesterday's radio show, the Democrats are trying to make racism the main issue going into November. This all began when the NAACP stated screaming that the Tea Party was racist (it isn't; it is a tax protest party) triggering this ill-conceived retaliation.

he good news is that racism as an election issue may have just been hoisted on its own petard with this stunt, removing it as a major issue from this campaign.

Jul 21 07:31

NAACP 'snookered' over video of former USDA employee

The NAACP has retracted its original statement condemning comments made by a former Agriculture Department official who resigned after a video clip surfaced of her discussing a white farmer.

The NAACP said in a statement Tuesday that it was "snookered by Fox News" and conservative website publisher Andrew Breitbart.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am still operating on the theory that race relations are being disrupted to make this the issue for the November elections.

Jul 20 23:19

BBC HARDtalk: Israeli Arab Minister of Knesset Haneen Zoabi [VIDEO]

Arab Knesset member Haneen Zoabi who has had her diplomatic privileges revoked by parliament has condemned what she calls the civilian ‘siege’ of Gaza. She was sanctioned this week for taking part in the Gaza flotilla convoy last month.

Jul 20 17:47

Climategate inquiry glosses over the facts

The tone of the Climategate inquiries was set by Britain's parliamentary inquiry. With an election looming, the parliamentary committee could only hold one day of hearings, and found that the scientists involved had not attempted to mislead people.

Yet the hearings did not include testimony from the most severe critics of the hockey stick graphic, such as Canadians Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, who could have explained exactly why the e-mails did suggest impropriety.

The parliamentary inquiry was also assured by the UEA that the quality of the science would be reviewed by another inquiry to be headed by Lord Oxburgh. Yet Lord Oxburgh's panel handed down a short report which did not examine the quality of the science at all.

Jul 20 17:29

JEFF GATES: Sayanim — Israeli Operatives in the U.S.

Sayanim — Israeli Operatives in the U.S.

Americans know that something fundamental is amiss. They sense—rightly—that they are being misled no matter which political party does the leading.

A long misinformed public lacks the tools to grasp how they are being deceived. Without those tools, Americans will continue to be frustrated at being played for the fool.

When the “con” is clearly seen, “the mark” (that’s us) will see that all roads lead to the same duplicitous source: Israel and its operatives. The secret to Israel’s force-multiplier in the U.S. is its use of agents, assets and sayanim (Hebrew for volunteers).

Jul 20 08:17

Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright

According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

Jul 20 07:52

Exclusive Intifada Interview with Ken O’Keefe: “Israel Executed People in International Waters”

Exclusive interview with the courageous ex-Marine , hero of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, who subdued and disarmed two israeli Commandos

ELias:It was reported that you disarmed Israeli commandos. How many did you disarm and how?

kenneth O'Keefe: I was involved in disarming two of them, one of his 9mm pistol, the other of his assault rifle. They had fallen from the top deck to the deck below, myself and another brother were there, we immediately acted to neutralize and disarm them. It was that simple, I am sure any man of means would do what I did in that situation.

Jul 20 05:58

Times loses almost 90% of online readership

Based on the last available ABCe data for Times Online readership (from February 2010), which showed that it had 1.2 million daily unique users, and Hitwise's figures showing it had 15% of UK online newspaper traffic, that means a total of 332,800 daily users trying to visit the Times site.

If none of the people visiting the site have already registered, the one-on-four dropout rate means that traffic actually going from the registration site to the Times site is just 84,800, or 1.06% of total UK newspaper traffic – a 93% fall compared with May.

Jul 19 21:23

GORDON DUFF: Our Unreported Cold War With Israel

OUR UNREPORTED ”COLD WAR” WITH ISRAEL

9/11 was like Pearl Harbor to America, uniting many, awakening bitter skepticism in a few. Where Pearl Harbor began America’s official role in crushing the Fascist juggernaut that threatened to dominate the world, 9/11 had quite the opposite effect. America’s response to 9/11 was oppression at home and a tirade of frenzied phobic reactions around the world. No American institution suffered more than the military. The team of Cheney and Rumsfeld, together since the disastrous Nixon years, began a process of purging America’s military of talent and leadership, instead building a force to serve a sinister agenda of religious heresy and extremist politics.

Jul 19 13:25

The Times loses two-thirds of web traffic

Rupert Murdoch's decision to charge people to access The Times and The Sunday Times websites has led to a 66 per cent drop in traffic.

Jul 19 10:14

ClimateGate Final Cut OFFICIAL TRAILER

Jul 19 09:17

Are We Replaying Iraq…In Iran?

By Lawrence Davidson

Jul 19 07:32

AP, DPA, Reuters journalists targeted by Israeli forces

Israeli forces fired percussion grenades directly at two journalists on Saturday, hitting them in the face and back during a Beit Ummar protest against continued land confiscations by a nearby Israeli settlement.

Jul 19 07:25

They're All Grovelling and You Can Guess the Reason

Only a week after CNN's Octavia Nasr and the British ambassador to Beirut, Frances Guy, dared to suggest that Sayyed Hassan Fadlallah of Lebanon was a nice old chap rather than the super-terrorist the Americans have always claimed him to be, the grovelling began. First Ms Nasr, already fired by the grovelling CNN for her effrontery in calling Fadlallah a "giant", grovelled herself. Rather than tell the world what a cowardly outfit she had been working for, she announced that hers was "a simplistic comment and I'm sorry because it conveyed that I supported Fadlallah's life's work. That's not the case at all".

Jul 19 07:23

Exclusive Intifada Interview with Ken O’Keefe: “Israel Executed People in International Waters”

The terrorists on that night wore Israeli commando uniforms, complete with Balaclavas, assault rifles and pistols. They executed people in international waters, that is the truth no matter how much propaganda spin is applied.

Jul 19 06:25

Internet Radio Interview of Webmaster

Webmaster of 911insidejob.com is interviewed by Nancy Wilson on www.achieveradio.com.
Topics are 9-11, Federal Reserve Bank, mainstream media and government fraud and corruption.

Jul 19 00:52

We, Defenders of the Mavi Marmara

While in Israeli custody I, along with everyone else was subjected to endless abuse and flagrant acts of disrespect. Women and elderly were physically and mentally assaulted. Access to food and water and toilets was denied. Dogs were used against us, we ourselves were treated like dogs.

Jul 19 00:09

Afghanistan — Can General Petraeus turn the tide in Kandahar?

By Khalil Nouri – Veterans Today

The southern city of Kandahar, the last Afghan territory to be handed over by the British in 1830, was also known as the center of greatest resistance to the Russian occupation in the 1980’s. Today it measures as the epicenter of intense political competition, drug trafficking and an operational nightmare for a U.S. led counterinsurgency campaign; once again proving its historic destiny as a make-or-break location for another Afghan war.

Jul 18 19:56

An Exclusive Interview with Stephen Sniegoski, author of The Transparent Cabal

have not read the book, yet, but if this book is as comprehensive as Dr. Stephen Sniegoski’ says it is, then it will make a good weapon to carry into the battle.

Dr. Sniegoski

Jul 18 14:01

Fear, Complexity, & Environmental Management in the 21st Century - Michael Crichton

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read the part about Yellowstone

Jul 18 13:45

Global Warming Scam : 2010 is Not the Hottest Year

According to Marc Morano at Climate Depot, the 10th of a degree difference they're talking about is the result of cherry-picking data.

Besides – this is summer, and what they're talking about is weather, not climate change.

But aside from the normally expected counter-analysis to warmist claims from those who are actually scientifically competent, there is a particular phrase in the new promo that immediately catches my attention - on record.

What record?

Jul 18 13:40

CLIMATEGATE - US Government Halts Funds For Climate Unit

The American government has suspended its funding of the University of East Anglia’s climate research unit (CRU), citing the scientific doubts raised by last November’s leak of hundreds of stolen emails.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But, but, but, we investigated ourseleves, and we're like, really cool, and we really need that money!"

Jul 18 07:55

Orwell's nightmare--big brother is here

A sampling of the major news stories today merely prove we are now living under the very tyranny about which Orwell warned and about which stalwart defenders of liberty such as Ayn Rand, Barry Goldwater, M. Stanton Evans, and Whitaker Chambers kept an ever-watchful eye.

Here are but a few troubling examples:

**The FCC and the FTC are now planning a government takeover of the news industry, complete with a tax on conservative radio and Internet websites in order to subsidize liberal media outlets that are losing revenue to the point of bankruptcy. This would effectively silence conservatives and give the mouthpieces of the Obama regime full control of the news. Does anyone care that Hitler and Stalin did the very same thing?

Jul 17 17:58

GORDON DUFF: TIME TO END AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF MIDDLE EAST

Even Imaginary Enemies Can Get Tired

For the last decade, America has been shuffling its entire military, including hundreds of thousands of private contractors, in and out of the Middle East on little more than a “snipe hunt.” Time for a reality check. Iraq never attacked the US. Reports say Al Qaeda may have fewer than 30 men in Afghanistan.

The Taliban has been asking for a cease fire for months. Turkey and Brazil negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran ending any possible threat, one we strangely, very strangely ignored. “Thermo-nuclear Israel’s” continual whining and manipulation is wearing thin. America’s economy, her Army and her suffering veterans demand an end to our Bush era phony war.

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Jul 17 15:34

Robert Fisk: They're all grovelling and you can guess the reason

For that was the collective sin of Misses Nasr and Guy. What they said might have made Israel's supporters angry. And that will never do. The reality is that CNN should have told Israel's lobbyists to get lost, and the Foreign Office – which was indeed upbraided by the Israeli foreign ministry – should have asked the Israeli government when it is going to stop thieving Arab land. But as my old mate Rami Khoury put it in the Jordanian press this week, "We in the Middle East are used to this sort of racist intellectual terrorism. American and British citizens who occasionally dare to speak accurately about the Middle East and its people are still learning about the full price of the truth when Israeli interests are in the room."

Jul 17 09:06

Interview responses by Richard Falk to questions regarding his Annual Reports as Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian Territories on behalf of UN Human Rights Council

Interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou, a freelance journalist, mainly published in Athens

CJP: Upon whose request was this report submitted and what are its main findings?

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