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Apr 11 03:44

Kyrgyzstan Another Soros "Color" Revolution

Der Spiegel featured a report with the title "Revolutions Speed Russia's Disintegration."In part it revealed the prime movers behind the events in Kyrgyzstan:

"As early as February," Roza Otunbayeva (left)- now the apparent head of the provisional government - "pledged allegiance to a small group of partners and sponsors of the Kyrgyz revolution, to 'our American friends' at Freedom House (who donated a printing press in Bishkek to the opposition), and to George Soros, a speculator who previously helped unseat Edward Shevardnadze's government in Georgia.
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She has already confirmed that the American base at Manas will not be closed.

Apr 10 12:17

Video: 1,300 U.S. troops stranded at airfield in Kyrgyzstan, military says

A U.S. military spokesman, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the security situation, said the troops have been unable to move because of the suspension of U.S. military operations at the airfield...

Apr 10 10:14

Nine dead as Thai troops clash with Red Shirt protesters

The sudden escalation of the month long demonstration, has raised fears of a larger uprising against Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

The demonstrators, who all wear red-shirts, are supporters of the deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and want Vejjavia to resign.

Protest leader Veera Musikapong told protesters today: “We are changing our demand from dissolving parliament in 15 days to dissolving parliament immediately.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though the Thai people have had enough.

Apr 09 10:27

US state department on Kyrgyz unrest

Apr 09 07:45

Kyrgyzstan moves to shut US-run Menas air base

Kyrgyzstan's new leaders have said they intend to remove a US military base, which currently serves as the premier air mobility hub for the US-led forces in Afghanistan, from their soil.

The interim government led by ex-foreign minister Roza Otunbayeva, has said it wants the US base, Manas, closed down for security reasons.

The remarks came amid growing uncertainty over whether the new Kyrgyz authorities would allow the US to use the base.

Russia, which itself maintains an air base at Kant, just 20 miles from Manas, has been keen to block US military presence in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read that last part again. If the US tries to force their airbase on the new government of Kyrgyzstan, it will mean war with Russia.

Apr 08 04:40

Cancer vaccine programme suspended after 4 girls die

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has told Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat to immediately suspend the cervical cancer control vaccination programme for girls. The programme is part of a two-year study to look into the utility of a vaccine in public health programmes and acceptability of Gardasil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine made by Merck. Gardasil, available in chemist shops across the country, is marketed in India by MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.
The programme was marred by controversy after four deaths and complications among 120 girls were reported after vaccination. The girls complained of stomach disorders, epilepsy, headaches and early menarche. Women activists fear the vaccine may impact the mental health of girls who have shown no signs of distress so far.

Apr 07 16:16

US military base in Kyrgyzstan 'closed' amid riots

US military flights from a base north of the Kyrgyz capital have been suspended after authorities closed the airport amid anti-government riots...

Apr 07 14:51

Kyrgyzstan government falls

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Kyrgan... the Kygorians... Kyrian ... If they can do it, we can do it!

On a more serious note. The US has a major air base there supporting the Afghan operation. If the new government refuses to allow the US to continue to use the base, the US will probably invade. Russia will be forced to retaliate and we will be one step closer to being mushroomed.

Apr 07 14:40

KYRGYZSTAN: BISHKEK VIOLENCE COULD SET OFF NEW ROUND OF SPECULATION ABOUT AMERICAN AIR BASE

In recent years, US policy toward Kyrgyzstan has appeared driven by American security interests, namely the desire to maintain a base at Manas airport, outside the capital Bishkek. The base is seen by US military planners as a vital hub in the Northern Distribution network, a web of rail, road and air links that is being used to ferry supplies to US and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Apr 07 04:34

Red Shirt Protestors Storm Parliament

The Thai have just shown us what to do with a corrupt government as protestors stormed parliament, ran over police and chased the SOB's to the roof of parliament.

Mar 19 08:54

US says base needed to defend Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not to put too fine a point on it, but who was the last country to actually attack Japan?

Mar 12 08:53

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activist arrested in Japan

A New Zealand anti-whaling activist was arrested in Japan Friday after a harpoon ship he boarded in Antarctic waters last month docked in Tokyo, greeted by police and nationalist protesters.

Peter Bethune, of the militant Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), was engaged in months of high-seas clashes with the Japanese whaling fleet but has been in custody since mid-February when he boarded the Shonan Maru II.

About 20 angry nationalist protesters with Rising Sun flags, watched over by riot police, lined the pier and shouted through megaphones: "Step forward Pete Bethune! Apologise to the Japanese people! We will tear you apart!"

Feb 26 02:43

How Prime Minister Hotoyama Can Stop The "Japan Bashing"

The Japanese central bank (BOJ) presently holds more than $1 trillion US Treasurys and dollar-backed assets. PM Hatoyama should announce that USTs will be liquidated incrementally at 5 percent per week until the balance is zero.

The government should warn that it will temporarily close Toyota plants now operating in the United States at a pace of one per month.

There should be a thorough review of import tariff policy, with the prospect of raising tariffs on US imports by 30 to 50 percent.

US nationals working in Japan should be required to update their Visas on a monthly basis pending resolution of the Toyota controversy.

New regulations and taxes should be targeted at US industries and financial institutions operating in Japan.

Feb 16 10:44

East Asian Security Framework Planned

South Korea, Japan and China are discussing establishing a tripartite security framework this year, Seoul officials said Monday.

Jan 31 10:09

Thousands in Tokyo Protest Against US Troops in Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Romani Ite Domum!" -- Monty Python, The Life of Brian

Jan 25 16:04

Okinawa vote pressures Japan on US Marine base

Japan's prime minister said Monday he may nix a key military deal with Washington on relocating US troops, after a local election in Okinawa showed that residents oppose any new Marine base in their region.

Jan 22 20:23

Terrorists might use paragliders to attack India

Indian intelligence agencies on Friday warned that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has purchased paragliders and its members are training to use them for suicide attacks on India.
According to intelligence inputs, fifty paragliders have reportedly been bought from Europe.

Give me a break! Paragliders?!

Jan 18 19:51

When MPs attack: Heated debate turns into mass brawl at Taiwan parliament

In the House of Commons a political fight is little more than a mildly-worded disagreement - but in Taiwain it's more akin to a violent football brawl.

In the island nation's most recent melee, more than 70 MPs punched and wrestled each other to the ground, yanked clothing and hurled anything in a politician's grasp.

One member of the governing party even claimed that he had been bitten by a member of the opposition.

Jan 07 17:12

Russia, China, Iran redraw energy map

The inauguration of the Dauletabad-Sarakhs-Khangiran pipeline on Wednesday connecting Iran's northern Caspian region with Turkmenistan's vast gas field may go unnoticed amid the Western media cacophony that it is "apocalypse now" for the Islamic regime in Tehran.

The event sends strong messages for regional security. Within the space of three weeks, Turkmenistan has committed its entire gas exports to China, Russia and Iran. It has no urgent need of the pipelines that the United States and the European Union have been advancing. Are we hearing the faint notes of a Russia-China-Iran symphony?

Jan 06 17:28

Ady Gil Being Rammed by Japanese Whalers

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Japan is trying to claim that the smaller boat rammed them.

Dec 31 12:33

Kazakhstan denies uranium deal with Iran

Kazakhstan has denied US reports of possible uranium supplies to Iran...

The authorities in Tehran have also refuted the reports. According to Iran’s official media, the Iranian UN office said in a statement that this information was “not true”.

The statement came after the Associated Press cited intelligence sources as saying that the countries are about to sign a deal to export 1,300 tons of uranium ore from Kazakhstan... read full article

Dec 30 08:41

‘Japan ready for nuclear cooperation with Iran’

The Japanese ambassador to Iran has said Tokyo is ready to cooperate with Iran in the field of nuclear energy.

During a meeting with MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi in Tehran on Tuesday, Ambassador Akio Shirota also called for the expansion of ties between Iran and Japan in various spheres, the Fars news agency reported...

Dec 29 04:45

China Unveils the World’s Fastest Super High-Speed Train

China on Saturday launched what it described as the world’s fastest super high-speed train. The new bullet train runs at an average speed of 217 miles-an-hour, and can reach up to 245 miles-an-hour, cutting the 1,068 kilometers (664 miles) journey time between Wuhan in central China and Guangzhou in the country’s south (a business hub near Hong Kong) from the original 9 hours to about 3 hours.

Dec 22 19:21

US warns Japan over relocation of Futenma airbase

The US yesterday told Japan the planned relocation of a US marine airbase and thousands of troops based on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa was not up for negotiation in a further sign of growing tensions over the future of the US military footprint in east Asia.

Reports said the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, told the Japanese ambassador to Washington, Ichiro Fujisaki, that Japan must honour a 2006 agreement to move the Futenma airbase – located in a crowded city on Okinawa – to the island's remote east coast.

Dec 19 07:42

NuoViso: "War Promises" (Full lenth documentary)

Millions of people believe that evidence proves that Western intelligence services organized the hideous attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001. Even the mainstream media have stopped defending the official version and now prefer to ignore the issue altogether.

Distrust in Western governments grows as the wars of aggression waged by the USA and NATO continue to be justified with these “false flag” operations. Ever harsher domestic laws are being passed to crush all outrage and resistance in Western populations;

Dec 04 09:48

Nepalese government holds cabinet meeting on Mount Everest

Against a snowy backdrop of the world's highest peak, the Nepalese prime Minister and 22 ministers, kitted out in padded jackets, hats and yellow oxygen masks, sat round a table 5300m high to endorse Nepal's declaration for the UN summit next week.

"We are all very excited because we had a historic meeting at Kalapatthar," Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal told The Daily Telegraph after his helicopter dropped him at a lower plateau at Syangboche.

Dec 04 09:23

US base divides Japan coalition government

Japan’s Social Democratic Party (SDP) says it will quit the ruling coalition if the government decides to keep a US military base in Okinawa.
SDP leader Mizuho Fukushima said on Thursday that “the Social Democratic Party and I will have to make an important decision” if the government decides to go ahead with the plan.

Nov 30 13:29

India's economy grows 7.9%

India reported its best growth figures for more than a year today as government stimulus measures and record low interest rates boosted Asia's third largest economy.

Nov 30 07:22

Indonesia minister says immorality causes disasters

A government minister has blamed Indonesia's recent string of natural disasters on people's immorality.

Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring said that there were many television programmes that destroyed morals.

Therefore, the minister said, natural disasters would continue to occur.

Nov 27 06:02

Facebook group plans 'mass suicide' on Dec 21

Police in Hong Kong are trying to trace the founder of a Chinese-language Facebook group whose members claim to be planning a mass suicide on December 21.

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 25 15:09

Japan's CO2 reduction target may cost households up to $8,600 a year

Meeting Japan's emissions-reduction target may cost households between $1,465 (£878) and $8,600 a year, according to a government-appointed task force.

The group warned that achieving the nation's stated target of cutting CO2 emissions by 25 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020 would lead to a significant fall in disposable income for households, based on the assumption that the goal would be achieved only through domestic efforts – without the purchase of carbon offsets from overseas – and that the nation's economy expands 1.3 per cent annually.

Nov 24 11:18

LESSONS FROM THE JAPANESE:

TIME TO STOP BORROWING MONEY AND START PRINTING IT

Miners used to keep canaries in coal mines as an early warning device. If the air was so bad that it killed the canary, the miners would soon be next. Japan may be the canary for the out-of-control deficit spending policies now being pursued in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Nov 20 06:09

U.S. nuclear arms in Japan: a firsthand account

Dear Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama,

In the fall of 1980 I was assigned as a civilian university professor to provide Japanese language instruction to the officers and men of the USS Knox (FF-1052), a destroyer home-ported in Yokosuka. Sharing quarters with the ship's nuclear weapons officer, I soon became aware that the Knox was outfitted with an ASROC antisubmarine missile system including nuclear depth bombs.

Nov 14 07:11

Barack Obama bows and talks of green tea icecream as he pushes US ties in Asia

There was talk of green tea ice cream, memories of a childhood visit to Japan and even a reference to the remote fishing town Obama as the US President set out his vision for US relations with Asia in a keynote speech.

He later bowed deeply to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, upon arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for a private lunch before he headed to Singapore on the next leg of his Asian tour.

Nov 13 08:43

Obama's Japan visit prompts protests

In Japan, thousands of people are expected to rally against the American military presence in their country as US President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo.

Thousands of demonstrators will march through the capital, Tokyo. Over 16-thousand police have been deployed to guard key sites in Tokyo against possible threats.

Nov 13 05:59

Barack Obama arrives in Japan on first leg of Asian tour

US president Barack Obama has arrived in Tokyo for a two-day visit kickstarting a whirlwind Asia tour.

Security was tightened on the streets of Tokyo as Mr Obama began his first presidential visit to Japan, during which he will meet with the Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama as well as the Emperor.

Oct 09 12:13

Japan threatens to kick out US troops

Japan’s new government is reviewing an agreement with Washington on US military facilities. This is a follow-up to a campaign pledge to residents of Okinawa island who have borne the brunt of the American presence for more than 60 years. Around 50,000 American troops are based in Japan, of which two-thirds are in Okinawa.

Oct 08 08:20

Asian Central Banks Intervene as Dollar Tumbles

The U.S. dollar continued to tumble against most Asian currencies Thursday, prompting a wave of foreign-exchange intervention by central banks in South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Thailand seeking to limit damage to their export industries.

Traders said the dollar selloff is unlikely to fade soon, given the prospect for a long period of low U.S. interest rates to support a sluggish U.S. economy and increasing signs central banks in Asia will begin tightening monetary policies in the months ahead.

Oct 04 08:33

Japan halts helping US fuelling mission in Afghanistan

Japan's new government which has vowed to pursue a foreign policy independent of the US, says it will replace its refueling mission in Afghanistan with humanitarian aid.

Oct 04 07:57

Former Japanese finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa found dead

Japan's former finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa, who was forced to resign over his apparently drunken behaviour at a meeting of world powers, was found dead at his home in Tokyo earlier today.

Oct 02 08:43

Japan hit by expenses scandal

Japan has been hit by an expenses scandal after it was revealed that politicians claimed back money spent in hostess and transsexual bars.

Sep 30 22:03

History: Indonesia's Suharto, Monster of the CIA and U.S. Empire

Suharto: Monster of the CIA and U.S. Empire
July 7th, 2009 9:28 AM
Suharto, who was the brutal U.S.-backed military dictator of Indonesia from 1965 to 1998, is now dead.
One of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was committed in Indonesia. On October 8, 1965, right-wing mobs ransacked the offices of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) and its mass organizations in Jakarta, the capital city.
Tens of thousands of PKI cadre and supporters were rounded up at night, detained, and executed....It is not known exactly how many were killed, but Indonesian activists estimate the number at from one to three million people....In the 1990s, some details of the U.S. hand in the massacre became known as several former State Department officials admitted their role publicly.

Sep 30 01:49

Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?

Sibel Edmonds has a story to tell. She went to work as a Turkish and Farsi translator for the FBI five days after 9/11. Part of her job was to translate and transcribe recordings of conversations between suspected Turkish intelligence agents and their American contacts. She was fired from the FBI in April 2002 after she raised concerns that one of the translators in her section was a member of a Turkish organization that was under investigation for bribing senior government officials and members of Congress, drug trafficking, illegal weapons sales, money laundering, and nuclear proliferation. She appealed her termination, but was more alarmed that no effort was being made to address the corruption that she had been monitoring.

Sep 25 09:10

Japan Abandons America

Japan has new leadership. In a landslide victory, a new party has done the seemingly impossible. A new freshman class of leaders now governs the Land of the Rising Sun. The effects are already rippling across the Pacific toward America.

Yukio Hatoyama is Japan’s new leader. He officially took office last Wednesday, and he is already threatening to split with the United States.

Hatoyama blames America for the global economic crisis and says that the U.S. is responsible for “the destruction of human dignity.” He campaigned on protecting traditional Japanese economic activities and reducing U.S.-led globalization.

Sep 14 06:45

Incoming Tokyo government threatens split with US

A split is emerging between the United States and Japan over the new Tokyo government's anti-globalisation rhetoric and its threats to end a refueling agreement for US ships in support of the war in Afghanistan.

Sep 09 07:06

The Tragic Price Tag for an Intelligence-Driven War

The CIA was given the lead in America’s alleged war of retribution, allowing the agency to secretly lead the direction of the war, using false flag direction and by supplying the new “intelligence” documents that would support the secret actions, in order to fuel succeeding phases of the war, straight into the heartland of Central Asia. The CIA sets the pattern in this war that others must follow, even the Pentagon. Covert spy networks supply the individual pieces of new “intelligence” that determine both the air missions and those conducted by Special Forces teams (under CIA leadership, of course).

Sep 02 13:19

Waking people from tranquilized obviousness: the paradox of patience in an emergency

For those of us with the interest of drawing attention to glaring opportunities for societal improvement, this article includes insight and video from the Pulitzer-winning story of Joshua Bell, an elite violinist, who went to Washington DC's Metro during rush hour to discover if brilliance could be recognized without a platform in the middle of peoples' busy lives.

Sep 01 07:59

The US invasion/occupation of Pakistan has begun

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Undercover armed Americans are swarming the Pakistani capital in the latest sign that the elected government has allowed Washington to dispatch what is believed to be a large number of American special operations agents and contractual security guards, including the infamous Blackwater private militia.

This comes at a time when whistleblowers within the government and the military are reporting the arrival of a large number of US Marines in Pakistan. Some reports put the figure at 1,000 US soldiers, much of whom are thought to be arriving as part of the massive expansion of the US Embassy and four consulates across the country. While the US embassy continues to deny this, new buildings are under construction to house security teams. The expanded US embassy is supposed to become the largest US embassy in the world.

Aug 31 09:14

Major 9/11 Breakthrough in Japan Spectacular Support for Yukihisa Fujita

Councilor Fujita is a current member and former director of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense. In this function he questioned 9/11 three times in parliament. Fujita claims that 9/11 as the main reason for the "War on Terror" needs to be newly investigated in order to find peaceful solutions.

Aug 31 08:58

Japanese Opposition Victory Could Force US Rethink in Pacific

While the DPJ’s first order of business will be its plan of free market decentralization and tax cuts to try to stem rising unemployment, in the long-term it may have a significant impact on the US relationship with the island nation, as the DPJ publicly attacked the LDP for letting the US basically dictate policy.

In the near term, the DPJ is expected to only demand a few key revisions to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the two nations, and cancel the nation’s role in the Afghan War, which it has insisted is in violation of the country’s pacifist constitution. It will also ban the US from stationing nuclear weapons in Japan, a key issue in a nation which 64 years later is still distraught over twin US nuclear attacks.

Aug 30 09:28

Japan Election Results: Opposition Democrats Win Huge Victory

Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso conceded defeat in elections Sunday as media exit polls indicated the opposition had won by a landslide, sending the conservatives out of power after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule amid widespread economic anxiety and desire for change.

Aug 30 09:28

Japanese PM will resign! Antiwar party wins in landslide

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Aug 30 10:20pm (Japan time) Aso Taro is saying he is is going to retire. Aso holds himself responsible for the LDP's loss. He will have an election again as soon as possible. NHK and many companies are saying the JDP is now more than half of the lower house. They can rule without opposition. Big Chages are inevitable.

Aug 28 09:47

Thousands flee Burma as army clashes with Kokang militias

Thousands of people have fled from northern Burma into China after fighting erupted between government troops and an armed ethnic group yesterday, breaking a 20-year ceasefire.

The government signed a ceasefire with ethnic groups in the Shan state in 1989, allowing them to hold on to their arms. Several fused their political aims with vast drug operations and have grown increasingly powerful, enjoying considerable autonomy. But the Burmese army has gradually increased its presence and the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), the official name of the ruling military junta, recently began pressing the militias to be incorporated into an official border force.

Aug 28 05:42

Swine flu vaccine plan in disarray

THE Federal Government's plan to immunise the population against swine flu is in chaos because insurers may not cover doctors who administer the jab.

Inadequate testing and the possibility of spreading other infections means there is too high a risk patients will sue, the insurers say.

Despite weeks of crisis talks, the Government has refused to underwrite doctors' liability for the vaccinations and medical groups say the program - due to start as early as mid-September - cannot proceed unless doctors are insured.

Aug 10 17:58

Deadly storms sweep eastern Asia

Watch the video of the hotel collapsing. If fires brought down WTC 7 then it should have collapsed in the same manner as the hotel.

See also: The Controlled Collapse Of WTC 7

Aug 08 05:04

Behind The Clinton 'Rescue' In North Korea

The capture of two US reporters of Chinese descent, who worked for Al Gore, and their subsequent rescue from North Korea's clutches by former President Bill Clinton was a setup from the beginning. Nothing reported about this story comes close to the real truth. As I covered the story in a prior brief, the initial capture of the reporters on the frozen Yalu River (where no one could prove which side of the China-NK border they were really on) was a predictable tactic used by North Korea to obtain secret concessions from the US. The two women were railroaded into a North Korean court and sentenced to hard labor in one of NK's notorious prison camps. This was done for the shock effect to illicit horror around the world. In reality, they never suffered a day of hard labor.

Aug 05 20:25

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Worst single terror attacks in history

August 6 and August 9 2009 mark the 64th anniversaries of the US atomic-bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Hiroshima, an estimated 80,000 people were killed in a split second. Some 13 square kilometres of the city were obliterated. By December, at least another 70,000 people had died from radiation and injuries.

Three days after Hiroshima's destruction, the US dropped an A-bomb on Nagasaki, resulting in the deaths of at least 70,000 people before the year was out.

Since 1945, tens of thousands more residents of the two cities have continued to suffer and die from radiation-induced cancers, birth defects and still births.

Aug 02 09:47

Malaysian arrests condemned

The Malaysian Government has faced criticism for arresting hundreds of people and using tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest against laws that allow for detention without trial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US response to this Malaysian law will have to be chock full of irony.

How in the world can US diplomats possibly murmur a whisper of condemnation at this law with a straight face, when that is precisely what the US is doing to prisoners of war held at Gitmo, and other facilities?

No high moral ground here on the part of the US, whatsoever.

Jul 25 11:13

Major 9/11 Truth Breakthrough!!! KBDI Denver Airs 9/11 Press for Truth

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just from reading the reviews, I will wager that this film never mentions the arrested Israelis.

Jul 21 08:42

Washington to ink SE Asia pact to counter China

The signing by the United States this week of a friendship pact with Southeast Asia sends a strong signal of its desire to deepen ties and counter China's increasing influence, diplomats said.

The treaty commits signatories to three basic principles: the peaceful settlement of disputes, non-recourse to the use of force and non-interference in domestic affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the American government's voracious appetite for the use of martial force as a way of "resolving disputes", and interference in other countries' affairs to achieve a specific desired outcome, it's going to be fun watching the US adhere to the tenants of this treaty!

Jul 13 08:18

It's not just Afghanistan; it's everywhere from Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan.

Central Asia has oil and gas.

And heroin.

Journalist Simon Reeve said of his trip to the Stans, such as Uzbekistan:

"Most people I met longed for a return to the financial security of Communism...

Jul 05 22:58

Flashback: Settler video

I still think this is the most revealing Settler video. Imagine if the average American was given a raw view of Israel and the way they think ("our" neighborhood?). Support would vanish overnight.
Jun 22 07:56

Japan: To fight deflation, abolish cash. (Or tax it?)

June 19, 2009
To fight deflation, abolish cash. Could Japan make reality of ‘science fiction’?
Leo Lewis Asia Business Correspondent

With recovery elusive, a population doddering into old age and perhaps a decade of deflation in prospect, Japan may start mulling the most radical monetary policy of all — the abolition of cash.

Unorthodox, untried and, said one Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi strategist, “in the realms of economic science fiction”, the recommendation has nevertheless begun floating around Tokyo’s corridors of power and economists have described Japan as particularly suitable as a testing ground.

Jun 20 07:13

Beijing toys with tougher tactics

Apart from anger at Pyongyang's disobedience - and fears that its nuke program could endanger China - Beijing is worried that the latest development would hand a pretext to countries including South Korea and Japan to procure or produce more sophisticated weapons. Former senior director of the US National Security Council Dennis Wilder pointed out that Kim's nuclearization gambit could be "a game-changer in Northeast Asia security dynamics".

Jun 15 07:41

North Korea Warns of Nuclear War as Tensions Continue to Rise

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is traveling to the United States for talks with President Obama, as tensions on the Korean Peninsula reached a new high today. North Korea has responded to US plans to stop its ships under a new UN resolution by threatening war in that event. The nation also appears to be raising the specter of a nuclear war.

Yesterday, North Korea’s state media published a commentary which claimed the US has been deploying massive numbers of nuclear weapons in that theater of operations, and noted that the peninsula has the highest chance of nuclear war of any place in the world.

Jun 04 06:40

OK Mr. Gates. What Now?

One of the first things you learn in diplomacy 101 is not to make threats you can’t back up.

But that is just what US Defense Secretary Robert Gates did last week by thundering the US "would not accept," and "would not stand idly by" while North Korea continued to develop nuclear weapons.

North Korea’s nuclear weapons threaten the entire globe, warned Gates, whose own Pentagon has some 10,000 nuclear warheads deployed at home and abroad, 28,500 troops permanently based in South Korea, and large contingents in Japan, Okinawa and Guam.

Not to be out-threatened, North Korea warned back that if attacked, it would turn South Korea’s capitol, Seoul, into "a sea of fire" and bombard Japan

May 23 09:38

Japanese firms line up for U.S. auto bailout

May 14 17:45

US/Israel Want Genocide in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Mossad in Sri Lanka
Mossad has caused Sri Lanka’s fighting to become some of the bloodiest in human history. Entire villages are routinely wiped out. Massacres happen almost daily. Over 70,000 people have been killed.

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/world-s-most-dangerous-collaboration
The World’s Most Dangerous Collaboration
By Zaheerul Hassan
December 24, 2008...8:21 pm
http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2008/12/24/the-world-most-dangerous-coll...

http://www.wordofmouthexperiment.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=993&view=pr...
SRI LANKA, MOSSAD and the CIA, DRUGS AND ARMS DEALERS
Sunday, August 14, 2005

May 06 22:13

Japan sentences Hasidic Israeli to 8 years in jail after Ecstasy bust

A Japanese court sentenced an Israeli to eight years in prison on Friday after convicting him of attempting to smuggle Ecstasy into the country, according to friends of his family.

May 03 17:16

Nepal government collapses after attempt to sack military chief

The cabinet bid to sack Gen Rookmangud Katawal prompted the second largest party, the centrist UML, to resign from the ruling coalition.

The Himalayan country is emerging from a 10 year civil war which ended with a ceasefire in 2006. Last year the former Maoist rebels won national elections and formed a coalition government.

May 01 10:07

Indonesian Soldiers In Revolt

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Indonesia's government loses the support of the military, it's all over.

Actually, that is also true here in the US.

Apr 24 06:50

Bernanke put you on the hook for 2 trillion and counting. You are an involuntary investor

Bloomberg.com -The public is an “involuntary investor” in the nation’s banks, according to an April 15 court filing by Bloomberg.

In the report, the Fed detailed its assets in three limited liability corporations, all called Maiden Lane for a street in Lower Manhattan that runs past the New York Fed.

The losses become real if the principal isn’t returned.

Apr 23 04:31

Japan's Navy Overnight Proclaims a Near SuperPower Status - While China Parades Its Own Navy

BBC Japan's MPs back anti-piracy bill -The lower house of Japan's parliament has approved a bill to allow the country's naval ships to take a bigger role in fighting pirates off Somalia.

The bill will mean the navy can escort non-Japanese ships and use weapons for more than just self-defense purposes.

BBC China puts naval might on display - Michael Bristow -China is staging a military parade to celebrate its navy's 60th anniversary - and show the world its latest warships.

A least one of the country's nuclear-powered submarines is on display at the naval parade, being held in the port city of Qingdao.

Apr 18 08:06

Suicides on the Rise as Japan's Economy Falters

The refrigerator in his apartment was also empty. There were a few coins in a tin can, not even enough to pay for a meal. Job search magazines were scattered on the floor, as well as an application form on which the man had entered his work experience.

Apr 12 16:14

Troops in Thai emergency patrols

Soldiers and tanks have appeared in Bangkok after Thai authorities declared a state of emergency, a day after protests stopped a major Asia summit.

But protesters broke into the interior ministry and at one point attacked a car they thought was carrying PM Abhisit Vejjajiva. He was not inside.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Thai people.

Apr 12 08:31

Bangkok In State Of Emergency

There were signs that the government might not be able to contain the protesters.

Demonstrators from the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship say Abhisit's four-month-old government took power illegitimately and want new elections. They also accuse the country's elite - the military, judiciary and other unelected officials - of undermining democracy by interfering in politics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what happens when a population gets mad as hell, and decides not to take government oppression any more.

Apr 11 08:03

Protesters force cancellation of Asia summit

A summit of Asian leaders in Thailand has been cancelled after anti-government protesters breeched security and swarmed into the complex where it is being held.

Mar 31 07:51

US warships creep into N. Korea backyard

Japan, South Korea and the US move warships into offensive positions as tensions rise over North Korean plans to test a ballistic missile.

The US, South Korea and Japan warn that North Korea will face UN sanctions under a 2006 Security Council resolution banning the country from any ballistic activity.

"This provocative action, in violation of the United Nations mandate, will not go unnoticed and there will be consequences," said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a recent visit to Mexico.

Clinton warned that Washington would itself put the issue before the UN Security Council for punitive measures.

The Japanese parliament has also taken an aggressive stance on the issue and passed a resolution on Tuesday, urging North Korea to abandon its planned launch.

Mar 30 17:31

Japan homeless living in internet cafes

Residents can order food and even take a shower. If they stay for more than a month, they can even register the café as their address for job hunting and so that they can receive government funds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aloha to all of you who read whatreallyhappened.com!

Mar 28 01:09

Japan prepares to blast North Korean missile out of the sky

"North Korea earlier this week reiterated its claim that the missile was for a peaceful satellite launch, and warned that any attempt to shoot down would be considered an act of war, reports The Korea Times.

"We will retaliate any act of intercepting our satellite for peaceful purposes with prompt counter strikes by the most powerful military means," a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army was quoted as saying, specifically naming South Korea, the US, and Japan.

"Shooting our satellite for peaceful purposes will precisely mean a war," the spokesman said in a statement carried in English by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)."

Mar 23 08:42

Japan Home Prices Slump to 24-Year Low

Japanese residential land prices fell to a 24-year low as job losses and wage cuts discouraged homebuyers, while tighter credit markets choked off funding for property developers.

Mar 09 10:48

Japan market sinks to 26-year low

Stock markets in Asia have fallen with Japan's benchmark tumbling to a 26-year closing low amid the global economic slowdown.

Feb 24 10:11

Thousands demand dissolution of Thai parliament

Feb 16 20:19

USAF Sgt. to go to Vietnam to hunt MIA dead

AFA official returning to Vietnam on MIA mission
February 15, 2009 - 5:40 PM
TOM ROEDER THE GAZETTE
Air Force Academy Master Sgt. Greg Meinert will return to Vietnam for the third time this week on a mission to bring some of his fellow airmen home.
An expert in flight crew gear, Meinert will be working with a team of Americans at suspected crash sites in a bid to find some of the 568 Air Force airmen who remain missing 34 years after the war in Vietnam ended.

http://theodoresworld.net/pages/pow_mia.htm
POW-MIA
"I have many friends who served in Vietnam.

Feb 06 10:11

Japanese bank giant reports first ever loss

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reported a net loss of ¥42.07 billion ($467.44 million) in the April-December period, its first loss since the group was launched in 2005.

Feb 06 08:05

Protests as US warship docks in Nagasaki

A US warship docked Thursday in Nagasaki to the protests of residents and a boycott by local leaders who said the visit was in poor taste in a city obliterated by a US atomic bomb.

Feb 04 09:23

National Healthcare FAIL: Japan

Japan has a national health care system. It works so phenomenally well, that a 69-year old bicyclist who collided with a motorcycle was rejected from 14 hospitals yesterday.

Feb 04 07:39

Japan's Panasonic to cut 15,000 jobs, shut plants

Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it will slash as many as 15,000 jobs and shut 27 plants worldwide, joining a slew of major Japanese companies announcing deep cuts as the global slowdown batters the world's second-largest economy.

Feb 01 14:01

Arising, another VietNam in the Philippines?

US troops in Capiz military exercises 'confined to barracks' due to NPA threat
01/30/2009 | 01:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines — American troops engaged in joint RP-US joint military exercises in Capiz are prohibited from leaving their barracks and the training area without permission from Philippine authorities.
"Exercises involve 141 personnel of the 3ID and 31 US soldiers, mostly trainers.
Training exercises will be held within the training area of the military camp and 11 training activities including civic-military programs among residents in surrounding barangays.
Earlier, the 3ID said the joint military exercises aim to develop the skills of its personnel and enhance the interoperability of US and Filipino troops.

Jan 31 07:26

FLASHBACK - Israeli ambassador calls Asia "the yellow race"

"We don't have yellow skin and slanted eyes. Asia is basically the yellow race. Australia and Israel are not - we are basically the white race. "

Jan 29 19:48

6,000 US troops for Philippines war "games?"

Thousands of US troops to join annual war games in Philippines
Posted : Thu, 29 Jan 2009 08:00:09 GMT
Author : DPA

Manila - More than 5,000 US troops were due to arrive in the Philippines to participate in annual joint military exercises, a military spokesman said Thursday. The annual Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises aim to enhance the preparedness and cooperation between the two forces in times of crisis and conflict, Major Ramon Zagala said.
From 5,500 to 6,000 US troops were expected to participate in the war games, which are be held mainly in the eastern region of Bicol from February 25 to April 30, Zagala said.

The bulk of the US troops would arrive on March 16.
About 2,500 Filipino troops would also join the exercises, Zagala said.

Jan 29 19:42

US-backed Arroyo Worse Than Marcos

Philippines: Arroyo Worse Than Marcos, But Undeclared Martial Law Won’t Save Unpopular Administration — Bayan USA
PUBLISHED ON September 20, 2008 AT 12:42 PM ·

“The US government is as responsible for the human rights atrocities committed in the last seven years of Arroyo’s regime, as it was guilty for crimes against humanity committed during the Marcos dictatorship,” declared Quijano."

Jan 29 19:36

End US military aid for the fascist Arroyo regime

Bayan to Obama: End ‘unequal’ RP-US ties
By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:56:00 01/20/2009

MANILA, Philippines -- Just before Barack Obama takes his oath as the 44th president of the United States, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan, New Patriotic Alliance) on Tuesday trooped to the US Embassy to demand an end to “unequal” Philippine-American ties.

The activists bore placards with the words “The Change We Need,” taken from Obama’s campaign slogan, and demanded “urgent and necessary changes in RP-US relations.”

Jan 28 13:53

Japanese boat seized by Russia off Sea of Japan

There is a possibility the Japanese boat might have entered Russian waters without permission to fish, the official said.

Seizures of Japanese fishing boats by Russian authorities in disputed waters between Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and the Russian-held Kurils are not uncommon.

Jan 07 12:01

The Great Dragon Awakens: China Challenges American Hegemony

If China replaces the United States as the world's dominant super-power, it will only be because the leadership of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney allowed them to: the failed, treasonous strategy to use 911 to insinuate the Bush/Likud/neocon/Texas oil cabal into central asia (great game) and the middle east; the creation of a police state that will eventually be used to allow a zionist cabal to take over the United States, percipitating a revolution; the looting of the American economy by way de-regulation, tax-cuts for the wealthy, cronyism, and massive deficit war spending; the inability to broker a just peace with the muslim world and, instead, allowing Israel to run rough-shod over everyone, destroying any possible reproachment with the muslim world; and finally, the Republican, Grover Norquist fascination with destroying the government; and its ability to help its own people.

Jan 06 06:22

Toyota to suspend production for 11 days in Japan

Toyota is suspending production at all 12 of its Japan plants for 11 days over February and March, a stoppage of unprecedented scale for the nation's top automaker as it grapples with shrinking global demand.

Jan 01 11:27

Japan PM Aso tells Israel's Olmert to stop bombings

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso told his Israeli counterpart Ehud Olmert Wednesday to halt air strikes that have killed at least 390 Palestinians and injured thousands in the Gaza Strip.

Dec 30 12:07

Japan's Nikkei 225 slumps to worst year on record

Dec 29 09:30

Asian governments roundly condemn Israel's 'genocide' in Gaza Strip

Dec 09 09:55

Japan Demands Chinese Ships Leave Disputed Waters

Japan asked two Chinese research ships to leave disputed waters, the government’s top spokesman said today.

Japan’s coast guard asked the Chinese ships to leave waters near islands claimed by Japan, China and Taiwan in the East China Sea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura told reporters in Tokyo. The islands are known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyutai in Chinese and are controlled by Japan.

Dec 07 08:56

Thailand Slides Toward Civil War

Most analysts acknowledge that a civil conflict in the strict military sense—with rival armies fighting over territory and national control—is unlikely. Yet a uniquely Thai version, featuring extreme political violence and dividing the nation into rich vs. poor, urban vs. rural, north vs. south and pro- vs. antiglobalization, has already begun to play out. Its salient aspects include a winner-take-all political culture, a rising authoritarian bent among the country's traditional elite and the erosion of democratic institutions. "Who will fight?

Dec 06 14:09

Coke/Pepsi as pesticide

Yep.. That seems about right.. Feed us poisons.. Coke and Pepsi stink.

Why don't you just kill us all and blow the world up.. Oh.. I know why.. Then you would have no slaves.

Dec 02 07:19

Thai government falls after court bans premier

Thailand's prime minister resigned on Tuesday after weeks of protests closed the capital's airports, stranding 300,000 travelers. Protesters promised to lift their siege, and international flights were expected to resume Friday.

The resignation of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat came after the nation's Constitutional Court dissolved Thailand's top three ruling parties for electoral fraud and banned him from politics for five years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Thai have balls Americans only dream of!

Dec 01 13:12

Thai crisis deepens as airport siege intensifies

Thailand's leader attended a Buddhist ritual Monday, seemingly indifferent to a deepening political crisis that has paralyzed his government, shut down two main airports and stranded 300,000 foreigners in the country.

The crisis is draining millions of dollars from the country's economy even as Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat appears powerless to remove radical anti-government protesters who have occupied the airports for the past week. He has refused to send in police to evict them for fear of bloodshed, instead making weak pleas for the protesters to go home.

Dec 01 07:59

[Thailand] PAD to Surround Channel 3

Matichon quotes PAD spokesman Anchalee as stating on the PAD stage that PAD will send people to surround Channel 3 as they are unhappy about the coverage of the PAD protests on "Reung Low Chow Nee" and the "attack" they came under this morning. This will affect Channel 3's coverage at the airport. They are revoking their accreditation.

Nov 30 08:15

Thailand Crisis Deepens Amidst New Violence

Nearly 50 anti-government demonstrators were rushed to hospital early Sunday morning after a grenade attack on one of their protest sites in Bangkok. The attack comes on the sixth day of the anti-government occupation of Bangkok's two main airports, where demonstrators have been involved in minor clashes with the some 2000 police officers deployed there. Meanwhile, in the old quarter of the Thai capital, tens of thousands of government supporters were preparing to rally, raising concerns about a confrontation between the two opposing groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Thai are sick of their government, and unlike Americans, have the courage to do something about it.

Nov 29 07:58

Wouldn't It Be Cool If US CEOs Were Like This

Nov 27 08:18

Thai leader declares emergency to clear airports

Thailand's government prepared to crack down Thursday on protesters occupying the capital's two airports, but vowed to resolve the standoff peacefully.

Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat declared a state of emergency around the capital's two main airports, which would allow security forces to oust thousands of anti-government protesters from the terminals.

Nov 25 15:48

Protesters swarm Thai airport, takeoffs suspended

Protesters swarmed Thailand's main international airport Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of departing flights just hours after their comrades opened fire on government supporters in a clash on the streets of the capital.

It was the boldest move yet by the People's Alliance for Democracy in a monthslong campaign to topple Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, whom it accuses of being the puppet of a disgraced fugitive predecessor, billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for them!

Nov 20 13:45

Six Japanese banks announce heavy fall in profits

Nov 07 09:38

Japan's Panasonic and Sanyo in takeover talks

Panasonic and smaller Japanese rival Sanyo said Friday they are starting talks on a buyout deal that would create one of the world's largest electronics companies as soon as year-end.

Panasonic President Fumio Ohtsubo and Sanyo President Seiichiro Sano shook hands at a news conference in Osaka, monitored by satellite TV in Tokyo, underlining their willingness to negotiate Panasonic's acquisition of Sanyo.

Nov 03 08:06

Foreigners fired as Japanese cope with fiscal crisis

Brazilian Stenio Sameshima came to Japan last year with plans to make a bundle of money at the country's humming auto factories. Instead, he's spending a lot of time in line at employment agencies.

The 28-year-old is one of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of foreigners who are among the first laborers in Japan to lose their jobs as the global financial crisis eats into demand for cars, trucks and motorcycles, government officials say.

Nov 01 07:14

Japan to sack air force chief over WWII views

Japan's defence minister said today he will sack the air force chief of staff for saying that Japan was ensnared into World War Two by the United States and was not an aggressor in the conflict in Asia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no question that Jpaan was an agressor at the time (See Manchuria). But it is also true that FDR used Japan's militarism to sucker them into the attack on Pearl Harbor as a back door to getting the United States into the war against Hitler.

Oct 29 10:24

Sony profit plunges 72 percent on strong yen

Oct 26 21:45

Asian stocks resume downward swing

Oct 24 09:03

Japan Stocks Drop to Brink of 26-Year Low, on Sony Target, Yen

Japan stocks plunged, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to the brink of 1982 levels, as Sony Corp. cut its forecast, Toyota Motor Corp.'s car sales fell for the first time in seven years, and the yen reached a 13-year high.

Oct 22 07:46

Carry trade derivatives turn toxic for Japan markets

When the credit conflagration morphed into a full-fledged panic in financial markets this month, the major stock market that plunged the most was Japan's -- one of the countries least affected by the crisis.

Oct 09 19:28

Japan's Nikkei 225 tumbles more than 11%

Japanese stocks slumped Friday as panic-stricken investors dumped shares across the board after Wall Street stocks suffered deep losses overnight.

Oct 08 08:05

Thai PM flees on foot to escape violent protests

The Prime Minister of Thailand was forced to scale a fence and flee in a police helicopter yesterday as thousands of protesters barricaded parliament in the latest twist in the country's seething political turmoil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Thais have balls Americans only dream of!

Oct 07 08:13

Protestors Surround Capital, Shut Off Power and Trap Legislators (in Thailand)

In a day of street battles that left more than 100 people injured, anti-government protesters surrounded the Thai Parliament Tuesday, trapping hundreds of members inside through the afternoon.

Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat escaped over a back fence!

Sep 21 10:50

Asia casts nervous eye on US financial turmoil

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Asia realizes that the trillion dollars Americans are being forced to fork over to Wall Street is a trillion LESS they will have to spend on flat-panel TV sets and cars.

Sep 14 12:21

Bombs found near US base in Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Police say they have found evidence of two rocket-propelled bombs after two explosions were heard near a US naval base.

Sep 02 14:36

State of emergency declared in Bangkok

Bangkok was braced for another night of unrest tonight despite the declaration of a state of emergency after one man was shot dead and scores were injured in street battles between supporters and opponents of the Thai prime minister, Samak Sundaravej.

To add to the crisis, a government commission ruled that Mr Samak’s People Power Party should be dissolved because of election fraud perpetrated last year by one of its leaders. If the order is upheld it could lead to a general election, Thailand’s fourth in four years, and further exacerbate the acute atmosphere of confrontation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is apparent that the Thai people do not like fraud from their elected officials, and are very clear in communicating their distaste for this kind of behavior.

Aug 31 09:34

Japan - Ban lifted on use of space for defense

Aug 25 08:11

Japanese steelmakers to jointly buy mines in Brazil, Africa - report

Nippon Steel Corp, JFE Holdings Inc unit JFE Steel Corp and other major Japanese steelmakers plan to jointly acquire overseas mining rights for iron ore in an attempt to minimize the impact of surging mineral prices, the Nikkei reported at the weekend, without citing sources.

Aug 22 07:47

Japanese discontent voiced in novel sales

The resurrection of a Marxist tome many had long consigned to the dustbin of Japan’s poverty-stricken past is seen as evidence of growing discontent in the world’s second-largest economy, which has shed many employee protections in a decade of profound restructuring. More than one-third of Japan’s workforce is part-time and millions more, especially the young, are learning how to live on shrinking wages and diminished expectations.

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