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October 5, 2009

Oct 05 09:29

India to station all MiG 29s along Pak border

To beef up air defence capabilities and react in quickest possible time along the international border with Pakistan, the Indian Air Force has decided to station all its MiG 29 squadrons at Adampur, the second largest Air Force base in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder what India is expecting to happen, for them to be making this move, and make it so publicly.

Oct 05 09:26

Lawmakers vow swift action over Iran's alleged nuclear inroads

US lawmakers on Sunday vowed quick action against Iran following a report that weapons experts believe Tehran has the know-how to build an atomic bomb -- even as a senior US official downplayed the news article.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The scientific understanding of how an atomic bomb is made is a matter of public record.

That US lawmakers should be screaming for sanctions the Sunday after the Thursday Iran agreed to let other countries enrich their uranium, and has also agreed to allow IAEA inspectors to inspect their nuclear facility in Qom, makes one wonder if the only party now in Washington is neither Democrat or Republican, but simply the War Party, running the show here.

And of course, Israel would love nothing better than for the US to attack Iran for it, so that it will be our kids doing the fighting, getting maimed and dying to "neutralize" yet another of its existential enemies in the region.

Oct 05 09:24

I was ordered to cover up President Karzai election fraud, sacked UN envoy says

The head of the UN mission in Afghanistan has been accused by his former deputy of ordering a systematic cover-up to conceal the extent of electoral fraud by President Karzai.

Oct 05 09:21

HAMAS, NOT ABBAS, IS PALESTINIANS’ REAL LEADER

Thanks to the Goldstone report, even in Israel voices began to stammer about the need for an independent inquiry into the assault. But shortly after Abbas was visited by the American consul-general on Thursday, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization got on the phone to instruct his representative on the United Nations Human Rights Council to ask his colleagues to postpone the vote on the adoption of the report’s conclusions.



Oct 05 09:16

YET ANOTHER BETRAYAL FROM THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

The Palestinian Authority (PA) decision to defer until March a vote on the “Goldstone report” at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva constitutes a huge betrayal of Palestinian people.

Likewise, the stupid and disgraceful feat immensely serves the Israeli goal of covering up the Nazi-like crimes the Israeli occupation army committed during its manifestly criminal war on the Gaza Strip nine months ago.

Endorsement of the report by UNHRC would probably have paved the way for the prosecution of Israeli war criminals before the International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This proves that the Palestinian Authority is as compromised by Israel as the US Government.

Oct 05 09:14

Obama ‘Furious’ Over Gen. McChrystal Speech

Officials say that President Obama was “furious” with the General following his pointed remarks at a London speech the day prior. At the speech, Gen. McChrystal mocked Vice President Biden’s call to scale back the objectives of the eight year long war, saying it would lead to “Chaos-istan” and insisting that he would never accept such a plan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

McChrystal was appointed to this position by Obama only last June, when his predecessor was unceremoniously and quickly sacked.

It could be that McChrystal is pulling a "Douglas McArthur" here, by attempting to do an end-run around the administration to get more troops for the fight, and to garner more pubic support for yet another "surge".

In that case, he may well find himself kicked out of this job also, after only 4 months at it, with Obama having used him as a "scapegoat" for having told the world the truth as he sees it, and that may well be what has made Obama "furious" about Mc Chrystal's London speech.

The "scaling back" of objectives here will not translate as any kind of victory here, and all the blood and money which has been spent will have meant nothing, which is about what the situation looks like in Afghanistan, 8 years on.

The hatred of the Afghan people against any kind of occupiers is legendary, and something which the original US civilian and military leadership which "planned" the invasion and occupation apparently never thought to consider.

So now, what? We should have our military leave immediately, and negotiate with whatever government is left standing for the oil pipeline routes to control Eurasian oil.

But of course, the Bush administration thought that a war would be "cheaper" than what the Taliban was demanding in August of 2001.

Of course, that would be logical.

Oct 05 09:09

A look into the IAEA's secret annex

David Albright is a physicist and president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington. A friend has alerted us to Albright's publication of a summary of excerpts from the internal IAEA document referred to by the AP in the story linked below as what appears to be "the secret annex" on Iranian nuclear weaponization.

The AP story linked below (headline: "Nuke agency says iran can make bomb") states that the information in the secret annex is either new, more detailed or representative of a more forthright conclusion than found in published IAEA reports. Albright prefaces the excerpts with the explanation that the "secret annex" may be a working document that is subject to revision:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The again, this "secret annex", like the Niger Yellowcake Documents, is likely a forgery, since the IAEA has denied the document comes from them.

Oct 05 09:06

Honduras to restore civil rights

An emergency decree that prohibited large street protests and limited other civil liberties following the return of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will be repealed within 24 hours, the country's interim leader said Monday.

The emergency decree, which resulted in dozens of arrests and the closing of two pro-Zelaya media outlets, is no longer necessary because "we have peace in the country," interim President Roberto Micheletti told the privately owned Channel 5 television network.

"We want to go back to normalcy," Micheletti said.



Oct 05 09:04

Air Force Readying Cyber Strikes

A few months back, Pentagon officials were saying that "the military had no plans to shift its cyber warfare focus from a defensive mindset to an offensive one." But now that the Air Force has declared themselves the service in charge of all things electronic, "high-ranking service officials say they are developing offensive strategies to attack enemies’ cyber assets."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Starting with those %$#@%# bloggers!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 05 09:03

TD Bank Says U.S. Account Processing Is Delayed

Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada’s second-biggest bank by assets, said technical glitches delayed the processing of bank transactions at some U.S. branches today.

Toronto-Dominion converted some of its branches in the U.S. from Commerce Bancorp Inc. to its TD Bank brand over the weekend, spokesman Nick Petter said. The Toronto-based bank acquired Commerce in March for about $7.1 billion, giving it about as many branches in the U.S. as in Canada.

Keisha Shore of Brooklyn, who works in customer service at a dry cleaner, said her paycheck didn’t go through direct deposit. Her bills were paid through preauthorized payments, leaving her with a negative balance.

Oct 05 08:52

Galbraith Was Ordered to Cover Up Karzai Fraud

Former US Ambassador Peter Galbraith, who was fired from his role as second ranking official at the UN Mission to Afghanistan last week, says he was ordered by mission chief Kai Eide to cover up the extent of the voter fraud by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Undaunted by the growing evidence against him, and likely bolstered by reports that the Obama Administration has decided he will remain in power regardless of what the investigations determine, Karzai attacked the continuation of the investigations, saying that the delay in declaring him winner harmed the nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

this was an "election" in name only.

It was a grand sham, a grand piece of theatre, writ large, and perpetrated against the good and the will of the Afghan people, to re-install the US's and NATO's puppet in Afghanistan.

Oct 05 08:48

City to homeowner: Let us in, or get out

A Pennsylvania man who refuses to allow city officials to enter his home without a warrant has been forced out to stay in a hotel
instead, evicted by a notice posted on his door that forbids him from using or occupying the building he owns.



Oct 05 08:46

Americans manufacture another nuclear crisis

Welcome to Iraq deja vu, and another phony crisis. U.S. intelligence and UN inspectors say Iran has no nuclear weapons and certainly no nuclear warheads and is only enriching uranium to 5%. Nuclear weapons require 95%. Iran's nuclear facilities are under constant UN inspection and U.S. surveillance.

The U.S., its allies, and Israel insist Iran is secretly developing nuclear warheads. They demand Tehran prove a negative: That is has no nuclear weapons. Iraq was also put to the same impossible test.

Israel is deeply alarmed by Iran's challenge to its Mideast nuclear monopoly. Chances of an Israeli attack on Iran are growing weekly, though the U.S. is still restraining Israel.

Oct 05 08:44

CBI report warns of 60,000 financial job losses

Up to 60,000 jobs could be lost in the financial services sector this year, according to the CBI and PricewaterhouseCoopers, adding to fears expressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that Britain faces a jobless recovery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not if financial people learn how to actually MAKE products other people want to buy!

Oct 05 08:43

Pakistan: WFP Compound Attacked By Suicide Bomber In Disguise, 5 Killed

A suicide bomber disguised as a security officer struck the lobby of the U.N. food agency's Pakistan headquarters Monday, killing five people a day after the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban vowed fresh assaults, authorities and witnesses said.

The blast raises questions as to how the bomber managed to evade tight security at the heavily fortified World Food Program compound in the capital, Islamabad. It could also hamper the work of WFP and other aid agencies assisting Pakistanis displaced by army offensives against al-Qaida and the Taliban in their strongholds close to the Afghan border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the ultimate goal of US and NATO involvement in Pakistan, through continued drone attacks, was to wreak even further instability in this country, then one can say that this goal has been well and truly accomplished.

Oct 05 08:43

"What are you? An anti-semite?"

Traficant: Israel has a "powerful stranglehold on the American government." if they don't like you they defeat you in poll and if they cant they put you in jail (paraphrasing).


Oct 05 08:41

New York man accused of using Twitter to direct protesters during G20 summit

Official police documents allege the two men used Twitter messages to contact protesters at the summit "and to inform the protesters and groups of the movements and actions of law enforcement".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Dammit, WE'RE the only ones allowed to have computers and maps and radios and stuff!!!!!!!! It says so right here in the rule book; 'The Dictator gets all the advantages'!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 05 08:36

Sharon Tate's sister: Polanski won't get fair trial in US

While Roman Polanski sits in a Swiss jail awaiting extradition to the US, the sister of his late wife Sharon Tate today said the sex act on a 13 year-old to which he plead guilty 31 years ago was consensual and that he will not get a fair trial in the US.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the utter disregard for the fact that the girl was underage, therefore even if she was begging for it, it is still statutory rape. In any event, drugs were involved, which makes any consent claim dubious at best.

Normally I would not waste space on yet another celebrity sex scandal, but the Polanski case is rather illustrative of how a certain group of people feel they are above the laws, and band together to protect each other from that law, acting more like a high school clique than the social leaders they like to pose as.

This attempt to help Polanski evade the consequences of a crime he had already admitted to committing is going to flash back on Hollywood, mostly at the box office. As the poverty increases in America, the lifestyles of the rich and famous will inspire a great deal of resentment which will tarnish Hollywood's carefully manicured public image. Seeing a display of top celebrities espouse a "We are above the laws you must all obey" will only accelerate the process, and we will see a drop in ticket sales/rentals/cable pay per view revenues.

The good news is that many of the same people now trying to polish the Polanski turd are the same ones that bashed Rosie O'Donnell, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Mary Cotillard, etc. etc. etc. for daring to suggest that the government's story of 9-11 was not the truth. So as these self-righteous hypocritical stars fall, the stars of the real heroes will have a chance to shine as they deserve.

Oct 05 08:36

Afghan violence 'global terrorism' not domestic insurgency: FM

Afghanistan's foreign minister said Monday the country was a victim of global extremism, denying that an increase in violence was a domestic insurgency and warning against any withdrawal of foreign troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, this guy can stand there with his hair on fire and claim he doesn't smell the smoke.

Oct 05 08:28

2 government studies find autism disorders in 1 in 100 US children

Two new government studies indicate about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders — higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 150.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except the Amish children, who never suffer autism, and who are never vaccinated.



Oct 05 08:27

Ya'alon fears arrest if he goes to UK

Vice Premier and former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon on Monday decided not to fly to London next month, for fear of being arrested on war crimes charges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about getting some honey trap to seduce him, drug him, then kidnap him ... the way Israel did the Mordecai Vanunu?

Oct 05 08:26

Three Government Reports Point to Fiscal Doomsday

When our leaders have no awareness of the disastrous consequences of their actions, they can claim ignorance and take no action.

Or when our leaders have no hard evidence as to what might happen in the future, they can at least claim uncertainty.

But when they have full knowledge of an impending disaster … they have proof of its inevitability in ANY scenario … and they so declare in their official reports … but STILL don’t lift a finger to change course … then they have only one remaining claim:

INSANITY!

Oct 05 08:25

Program to Buy Bad Assets Nearly in Place, U.S. Says

The Treasury Department said on Sunday that its scaled-down program to help banks unload their troubled mortgages and mortgage securities would begin operating at full strength by the end of this month, more than a year after Congress authorized $700 billion for that purpose.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the government will FORCE you to buy these assets that the banks could not sell yo on their own.

Oct 05 08:24

Report on Bailouts Says Treasury Misled Public

The inspector general who oversees the government’s bailout of the banking system is criticizing the Treasury Department for some misleading public statements last fall and raising the possibility that it had unfairly disbursed money to the biggest banks.



Oct 05 08:24

John Boehner Admits He Is Completely Out Of Touch

Boehner claimed, with a semi-straight face, that he has yet to meet a regular "American" who favors the option -- despite polls showing that a majority of voters support to the idea of having the choice of a government plan.

"I'm still trying to find the first American to talk to who's in favor of the public option, other than a member of Congress or the administration" said Boehner, whose sole recent foray into a public discussion of health care reform was a tea-party-style event in Ohio a few weeks back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, when you spend your entire life with health industry lobbyists, I can see how that might skew the statistical sampling!

Oct 05 08:15

Government Watchdog Says Treasury and Fed Knew Bailed-Out Banks Were Not Healthy

The Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve lied to the American public last fall when they said that the first nine banks to receive government bailout funds were healthy, a government watchdog states in a new report released today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is that why they were laughing so hard when they passed TARP?

Oct 05 08:12

LWB Unveils Afghanistan Exit Strategy

4. Tell leaders of Pakistan we will no longer be pursuing the man who allegedly planned 9/11, Osama Bin Laden. Instead we will do the next best thing, extradite Dominick Sutter the Israeli spy who knew about 9/11 but did not tell us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that "someone" has reported this post as being objectionable.

Oct 05 08:11

APF Changes Name, Logo & Website To “Diffuse Tension”

In response to growing criticism and suspicion, American Police Force has changed its name, changed its logo and altered several areas of its website in an attempt to “diffuse tension” surrounding the private paramilitary organization that wants to take over law enforcement duties while bossing a $27 million dollar detention facility in Hardin, Montana.

Following threats of legal action on behalf of the government of Serbia against APF for using a near copy of the Serbian Coat of Arms, on Sunday the logo was changed although it still remains a double-headed eagle, which is widely accepted as signifying imperial power, not something many would be comfortable with for an organization that wants to provide law enforcement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Oct 05 08:08

Goldman to be paid $1bn if CIT fails

Goldman Sachs stands to receive a payment of $1bn – while US taxpayers would lose $2.3bn – if embattled commercial lender CIT files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, people familiar with the matter said.

Oct 05 08:04

McCain, Obama back law shielding reporters

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The important question is whether online journalists are also covered by this law. The issue of whether bloggers are journalists has flip-flopped in the courts several times.

Oct 05 08:02

DDoS attack against Bitbucket darkens Amazon cloud

Initially, they had a difficult time convincing Amazon technicians that the problem was on their end, and it was at least 16 hours before a DDoS attack was identified as the culprit.

Oct 05 07:52

Okla. trooper again accused of excessive force

Trooper Daniel Martin is accused of beating Khristopher Douglas of Holdenville. Douglas says he was at a friend's home helping with renovations Saturday when troopers pulled up to handle an apparent traffic stop.

Douglas says he was going inside when Martin demanded he come toward the street. Douglas says Martin grabbed his arm and began beating him when he questioned the order.



Oct 05 07:46

Obama: Trilateral Commission Endgame

For the Trilateral crowd, the game is about over. The recent reemergence of original members Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft and Paul Volker serves to reinforce the conclusion that the New International Economic Order is near.

The Trilateral Commission and its members have engineered the global economic, trade and financial system that is currently in a state of total chaos.

Does that mean that they have lost? Hardly.

As I recently wrote in Chorus call for New World Order, they are using the crisis to destroy what remains of national sovereignty, so that a New World Order can finally and permanently be put into place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Global Governance is what Alexander the Great wanted.

Global Governance is what Genghis Khan wanted.

Global Governance is what Napoleon wanted.

Global Governance is what Hitler wanted.

Oct 05 07:44

Protesters versus SWAT

Oct 05 07:42

Anti-Wi-Fi paint keeps your wireless signal to yourself

Don't like the idea of your neighbors rudely snooping on the wireless signal you slaved to pay for from the lazy comfort of their living room? It's not just about slowing down your connection; while they're downloading Mad Men via bittorrent, you could be on the hook for their actions.

Wireless security and encryption systems are fraught with problems and insecurity, and other methods to restrict your signal to a small area are cumbersome at best.

Enter a new solution: Anti-Wi-Fi paint.

Oct 05 07:23

New bio-power plant will power 3,000 homes from food scraps

A new renewable energy plant that will power 3,000 homes using food scraps, has been announced today.

Waste management group Shanks have brokered an £8million deal to build the facility, which will treat by-products from kitchens, supermarkets and food production in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

Oct 05 07:09

Politicians and celebrities granted permission to keep their names off child database

Patricia Morgan, an author who writes about the family and abuse, said: 'This is very Soviet - the elite get entirely different treatment from everybody else.'

Oct 05 06:39

Carl Cameron Supports Questioning 9/11

Oct 05 06:20

How the Jews opened America's borders

One ten minute video and one 5 minute video on immigration.

Oct 05 05:33

Fluoridation is money down the drain

Children's cavity rates are similar whether water is fluoridated or not, according to data published in the July 2009 Journal of the American Dental Association by dentist J.V. Kumar of the NY State Health Department(1), reports NYSCOF.

Oct 05 05:08

The IMF to Play Role of Global Central Bank? The Dollar Needs to be Devalued by Half?

“A year ago,” said law professor Ross Buckley on Australia’s ABC News on September 22, “nobody wanted to know the International Monetary Fund. Now it’s the organiser for the international stimulus package which has been sold as a stimulus package for poor countries.”

The IMF may have catapulted to a more exalted status than that. According to Jim Rickards, director of market intelligence for scientific consulting firm Omnis, the unannounced purpose of the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh on September 24 was that “the IMF is being anointed as the global central bank.” Rickards said in a CNBC interview on September 25 that the plan is for the IMF to issue a global reserve currency that can replace the dollar.

Oct 05 03:58

Website for the reopening of the case against Mounir El Motassadeq up and running

Dear friends,
as David Ray Griffin announciated in his letter to the 9/11 Truth Community on 9/30/09 on this blog, the website www.justiceformounir.org is now up and running.

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By demanding the reopening of the trial, it is our aim to force a judicial determination that there exists no evidence of Muslim participation in the attacks of 9/11. We expect, evidently, that the US and German governments will fiercely oppose any attempt to reopen the case because such reopening could - if the court acts impartially - undermine the official legend of 9/11, the raison-d'être of the Western Alliance, and the basis of the the War on Terror and the Occupation of Afghanistan. However, the wrongful condemnation of Mounir presents a unique and historical opportunity to reveal to the public the extent of political, judicial and moral rot, that afflicts even a country such as Germany, which claims to have learned lessons from history.

Oct 05 01:38

Enraged By Fascist Insurrection

I refuse to accept the Unconstitutional and Fascist Government put into power by the FASCIST INSURRECTION and will resist these Traitorous Usurpers who make War on us in every possible way.

I expect to be taken out, one way or the other for this, or if my writing is effective in helping to defeat the Insurrection of our Republic, and the looting of trillions of dollars; but I won't lose much of my allotted time to live because the unconstitutional stimulus bill has been passed directing that us old people be killed by denial of care.

October 4, 2009

Oct 04 23:47

How the Feds Imprison the Innocent

For two decades I have been attempting to make Americans aware that the danger to their liberty comes not from foreign adversaries, terrorists, or criminals, but from prosecutors, who have destroyed law as a shield of the innocent and turned law into a weapon against the innocent. The Tyranny of Good Intentions (the publisher’s title) documents how the legal principles that protect our civil liberties were eroded by prosecutors even before the Bush regime obliterated what remained of the Bill of Rights.

Oct 04 22:11

What Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich should say to Congress today

Charles Lindbergh Sr. (1859-1924) was a member of the House of Representatives from 1907-1917 (R-MN). Lindbergh became disgusted with the leadership of both Republicans and Democrats, and ran as an unsuccessful third-party candidate for the Senate, Congress, and Governor from 1916 until his death. Lindbergh was among the leading spokespersons against the Federal Reserve and against US involvement in World War 1.
Below is Lindbergh’s powerful Congressional speech from his 1917 book Why is Your Country at War?, page 156, that alleges the Money Trust created the privately-owned Federal Reserve banking system to maximize their own profits. This speech is as strong and accurate a message that can be communicated. It is fully worth your investment of under 5 minutes' attention.

Oct 04 21:58

US Elderly death agenda, nursing homes lose funding

US nursing homes pushed to brink: fund cuts, recession force layoffs, cutbacks, closings
October 4th, 2009
HARTFORD, Conn. — The nation’s nursing homes are perilously close to laying off workers, cutting services — possibly even closing — because of a perfect storm wallop from the recession and deep federal and state government spending cuts, industry experts say. A Medicare rate adjustment that cuts an estimated $16 billion in nursing home funding over the next 10 years was enacted at week’s end by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — on top of state-level cuts or flat-funding that already had the industry reeling. And Congress is debating slashing billions more in Medicare funding as part of health care reform.

Oct 04 20:58

Video: Michael Moore Told to 'Cool It' on Senator Dodd

Filmmaker Michael Moore calls out Senator Chris Dodd in his latest documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, for receiving corrupt sweetheart loans from Countrywide Financial. Moore discloses a recent phone call he received from a "well known, well connected" person around the Democratic Party to "cool it" on the senator from Connecticut.

Oct 04 20:09

The Real Reason the Giant, Insolvent Banks Aren't Being Broken Up

William K. Black's statement that the government's entire strategy now - as in the S&L crisis - is to cover up how bad things are ("the entire strategy is to keep people from getting the facts") makes a lot more sense.

Oct 04 20:05

Tony Blair, the EU president no one really wants

The reluctant vote in favour of further European integration by the Irish this weekend may usher Tony Blair into a new role as titular head of the European Union — despite most of Europe being reluctant to have him.

Oct 04 19:51

Cooling off: time to take a different look at global warming

And even though I’m a big skeptic of anyone who says they can give you an accurate global temperature, satellite data show the world has not warmed since 2001, even though carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have increased.

The biggest change in this debate over the last 10 years isn’t temperature. It’s the change in the marketing from global warming to climate change. Climate change is a much better moniker, but for what? An agenda, of course.

So get ready, after the politicians put health care to bed, cap and trade is next up on the agenda. Imagine, making carbon a currency. That’s pretty ingenious, but it has nothing to do with the climate.

Oct 04 19:45

The Failure of Obama's Economic Forecasters

With the stimulus package, they projected unemployment peeking at just under 8%. Without a stimulus package, they projected unemployment peeking at 9%. Today, despite the stimulus package, unemployment stands at 9.8%.

Oct 04 18:32

Teach Gaza children about Holocaust, UN tells Hamas

The United Nations' refugee agency is planning to include the Holocaust in a new human-rights curriculum for Gaza's secondary-school pupils, despite strident opposition to the idea from within Hamas.

John Ging, the UN Relief and Works Agency's (UNRWA) director of operations in Gaza, told The Independent that he was "confident and determined" that the Holocaust would feature for the first time in a wide-ranging curriculum that is being drafted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Holocaust is to be taught to Palestinian children, let it be done factually and honestly.

Remind these kids that the people who were killed were not only Jewish; they were also Romanian, gypsies,physically and mentally challenged individuals,and gay people as well.

Any persecution of anyone who is somehow "different" is an horrendous criminal and moral offense, no matter who the perpetrator is.

But if this is to happen, let's have the Israeli schools teach their kids about the Palestinian "Nabka", and just why the sense of anger, despair, and dispossession is so acute for Palestinians.

And when will this happen?!? When pigs fly.

Palestinians cannot help but feel punished because the Holocaust set the stage for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine, to the absolute detriment of every Palestinian living in what became Israel, and all their future generations.

If you don't believe me, just take a good, hard look at what is going on today in Gaza.

Oct 04 18:28

Recession Is Over; Depression Has Just Begun

I have been on a quest to find data which disproves my original thesis – signs that the green shoots that everyone keeps talking about (and a term I had banned from my site) are part of a sustainable economic recovery. Unfortunately, I have concluded that they are not. This post will discuss why we are in a depression, not a recession and what this means about likely future economic and investing paths.

Oct 04 18:27

Huge Downward Jobs Revisions Coming

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More people lost jobs than the official figures reported, and the US Government will get around to "correcting" the numbers next February.

Oct 04 18:23

FLASHBACK - US Iran intelligence 'is incorrect'

However, most of the tip-offs about supposed secret weapons sites provided by the CIA and other US intelligence agencies have led to dead ends when investigated by IAEA inspectors, according to informed sources in Vienna.

"Most of it has turned out to be incorrect," a diplomat at the IAEA with detailed knowledge of the agency's investigations said.

"They gave us a paper with a list of sites. [The inspectors] did some follow-up, they went to some military sites, but there was no sign of [banned nuclear] activities.

"Now [the inspectors] don't go in blindly. Only if it passes a credibility test."

One particularly contentious issue was records of plans to build a nuclear warhead, which the CIA said it found on a stolen laptop computer supplied by an informant inside Iran.

Oct 04 18:19

North India's groundwater use raising sea levels by 5%

The amount of groundwater pumped out by Delhiites and others across northern India is highest in the world and is contributing as much
as 5% to the total rise in sea levels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need a massive commitment to cheap desalinization or we will be fighting wars for water.

Oct 04 18:18

ISRAEL'S PROPAGANDISTS HIJACKING TWITTER PORN ACCOUNTS?????????

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While searching Twitter for posts about Iran I stumbled across what seemed a rather odd source for a posting supporting an attack on Iran. When I examined a bit further, I found the account is 99% about promoting an online porn site, but had somehow suddenly become a political poster.

Previously we had busted Israel's propagandists for using bogus accounts to re-tweet the same propaganda over and over again, but it looks like they may be trying something different by hijacking real users accounts now. This one called attention to itself.

Oct 04 18:02

The Lying Game: How We Are Prepared For Another War Of Aggression

Obama's "showdown" with Iran has another agenda. On both sides of the Atlantic the media have been tasked with preparing the public for endless war. The US/Nato commander General Stanley McChrystal says 500,000 troops will be required in Afghanistan over five years, according to America's NBC. The goal is control of the "strategic prize" of the gas and oilfields of the Caspian Sea, central Asia, the Gulf and Iran ­ in other words, Eurasia. But the war is opposed by 69 per cent of the British public, 57 per cent of the US public and almost every other human being. Convincing "us" that Iran is the new demon will not be easy. McChrystal's spurious claim that Iran "is reportedly training fighters for certain Taliban groups" is as desperate as Brown's pathetic echo of "a line in the sand".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would really like to hope that recent diplomatic developments with Iran will keep the dogs or war at bay; but if Israel can find some way to scuttle these talks, look for it do just that...by any means necessary.

Oct 04 17:56

Push by pro-Israel fifth column for harsher action against Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's propagandists are working overtime this weekend to create war for Americans to die in.

Please take a moment to send this link to every politician and media contact you can.

This is for all the marbles! If Israel gets its way, we are looking at war with Iran. War with Iran will mean war with Russia. War with Russia will mean WW3.

STOP ISRAEL'S WARS NOW!

Oct 04 17:51

Systemic Failure Approaches

In fact, my forecast is for systemic failure. Its primary elements will be a failed US banking system (as in seizure) and a USTreasury Bond default (as in coerced restructure). Again, martial law and declaration of economic emergency will be the final solution. The prison camps will become debtor prisons and warehouses for illegals, maybe a processing plant for those who refuse virus vaccination.

Oct 04 17:51

UK MoD Manual of Security Volumes 1, 2 and 3 Issue 2, JSP-440, RESTRICTED, 2389 pages, 2001

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Leaked British Intelligence document claims free flow of information biggest "threat" to government

Oct 04 15:58

Dissident Perspective:'Angelic Israeli Settlers'

We hear the phrase frequently broadcasted by Zionists and supporters of the state of Israel,that "Israeli settlers are only defending themselves against Arab aggression",but those of us who know better find it easy to refute and destroy such a blatant lie effortlessly, while at the same time providing the accusers with a plethora of information on the Israeli settlers themselves.

For those who are still unaware of the perverse and sadistic actions of the Israeli occupation forces (i.e The Israeli settlers,IDF etc) I have taken the liberty in collecting one a few links on the behavior of the settlers.

"The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle),"
-Chabbid Rabbi:Manis Friedman

Oct 04 11:38

Is Lindsey Graham gay?

At 52, the life-long bachelor has been fodder for such rumors for years, but with the resignation of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho — the anti-gay politician who pled guilty to disorderly conduct after allegedly soliciting sex in an airport men's room — the internet is abuzz over who's next, and they're dying to know what's going on in Graham's bedroom. Is it the latest grasp for the light switch in South Carolina's powerful political closet? Or the inevitable labeling of "closet-clinging self-hater" that befalls any content bachelor?

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Normally I would not waste space on a story about gay politicians. But further down there is a story where Lindsey Graham is championing the idea that the US should attack and crush Iran on Israel's behalf because Israel cannot handle the job themselves.

Now it is no secret that Graham is a recipient of pro-Israel pack money, at least $65,000 so far.

But it is also no secret that Israel seeks out gay politicians, even plants "Hney traps" on them, in order to control them. As just one example, New Jersey Governor McGreevey was forced to resign when his gay affair with an Israeli, Golan Cipel. Cipel used to work at the Israeli consulate in New York City (the radioactive one) and is a suspected Mossad agent. Prior to being outed for their affair, McGreevey had placed Cipel in charge of New Jersey's own Homeland Security efforts.

So, if Lindsey Graham is indeed gay, and if Israel has compromised him the way that they compromised McGreevey (given Lindsey's anti-gay voting record), then it may be that Lindsey is willing to send your children off to be killed and crippled in a war with Iran just to stay in the closet.

And that is a shitty reason to lose your kid.

Personally I think it is time for all the nasty little secrets of our politicians to be exposed, not out of vengeance, not out of prurient interest, but simply to remove the means for them to be blackmailed into sending our kids off to die in a foreign war for a foreign government.

Oct 04 10:44

UN's El Baradei: "Israel Is Number One Threat to Middle East"

The top nuclear inspector at the UN does not believe that Iran is the number one threat in the Middle East.
He says Israel is the number one threat.

Oct 04 10:38

See Through Walls Using a Wireless Network

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Keeping an eye on the government goons keeping an eye on you!

Oct 04 10:28

Unemployment Figure Soars to 17%

The official unemployment rate would have ticked higher had it not been for a slight data adjustment. The BLS reduced the size of the Labor Force by 571,000. Most of those 571,000 are actually unemployed workers but because they “Gave up” on looking for a job, they were not counted in the calculation.

Oct 04 10:18

Florida cop attempts drive-by Tasering, runs over suspect

The police department in Pensacola, Florida, has suspended an officer who allegedly attempted to Taser a suspect from inside his squad car before running the man over, resulting in the suspect’s death, news reports say.

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Apparently, this is what "to protect and serve" looks like in Pensacola.

Oct 04 10:09

Cleveland Volcano spews ash plume

Geologists are on alert after the Cleveland Volcano spewed an ash plume up to 20,000 feet.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports that the volcano on Alaska's Aleutians Islands erupted late Friday, prompting the observatory to raise the mountain's threat level to code orange.

Oct 04 10:03

Congress ready to penalize Iran if diplomacy fails

Congress is poised to act swiftly on new penalties against Iran if international talks on Tehran's nuclear program show signs of faltering. And this time lawmakers are talking about trying to block gas and refined petroleum exports to Iran, possibly causing serious disruptions in the lives of ordinary Iranians.

"If we want to get their attention, we have to do something real: sanction Iran's gasoline imports," said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, in a speech on the House floor. "That's where Ahmadinejad is vulnerable," he said, referring to Iran's president.

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It's obvious that those shilling for sanctions against Iran are Israel's "agents provocateur" toward an ultimate US attack against Iran.

Iran poses no threat to the US, and ultimately, not to Israel, no matter how strident the propaganda gets.

What they are building is a power plant, which - as signatories to the NPT, they are perfectly within their international rights to do.

Israel, which is not a signatory to the NPT, has a stash or nuclear weapons (confirmed by none other than Olmert himself in an interview with the German media), and re-confirmed in a interview with former President, Jimmy Carter.

So who's abiding by the letter of International Law? It sure as heck isn't Israel!

Oct 04 10:01

The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers

Probably the only members of Congress who even suspect the full total of U.S. funds received by Israel each year are the privileged few committee members who actually mark it up. And almost all members of the concerned committees are Jewish, have taken huge campaign donations orchestrated by Israel's Washington, DC lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), or both. These congressional committee members are paid to act, not talk. So they do and they don't.

Oct 04 09:58

Florida cop attempts drive-by Tasering, runs over teen suspect. Boy left under car for hours!

The police department in Pensacola, Florida, has suspended an officer who allegedly attempted to Taser a suspect from inside his squad car before running the man over, resulting in the suspect's death, news reports say.

Oct 04 09:56

FLASHBACK - UN urges Israel to allow nuclear inspection

"The delegation of Israel deplores this resolution," David Danieli, deputy director of Israel's atomic energy commission, told the chamber after the vote.

"Israel will not cooperate in any matter with this resolution which is only aiming at reinforcing political hostilities and lines of division in the Middle East region."

Oct 04 09:55

U.N. Ambassador: U.S. Considering Sanctions Against Iran

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice also says the so-called P-5 + 1 is in a period of "intense negotiations" with Tehran but that Iran had a "finite period" to completely open its nuclear program to international inspections.

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Iran already HAS completely opened its nuclear program to international inspections.

It is Israel that refuses to do so.

Everyone plaster the above link everywhere you can. Let's rub their noses in the fact that we know they are nuclear hypocrites, wailing about Iran's non-existent bombs while ignoring Israel's very real arsenal.

Oct 04 09:51

Army chief says defeat in Afghanistan unthinkable

General David Richards told the Sunday Telegraph the risks to the West would be "enormous" if NATO failed to stabilise the violence-torn country.

"Failure would have a catalytic effect on militant Islam around the world and in the region because the message would be that Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have defeated the US and the British and NATO, the most powerful alliance in the world," he said.

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"Stabilization" was never the true goal of the US and NATO invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Afghanistan was, for all intents and purposes, disfunctionally stable under the rule of the Taliban.

But certain elements in the White House, under Bush's watch, thought an invasion and occupation would be "cheaper" than paying the price the Taliban wanted for the installation of pipelines to control the flow of Eurasian oil. They got NATO to go along with the gag, and what happened?

The same tactics the US taught the Taliban to use against the old Soviet Union's soldiers have been refined by the current generation of Taliban, and the results for our troops in the field have been lethal.

I find these statements by Richards to be amazingly cynical.

This war is not being fought for the good of either the British or the American people (and God knows, not for the good of the Afghans). We are absolutely on the wrong side of history here, and Richards, as an intelligent human being, has got to comprehend that, at least at some level.

This war is being fought so that certain corporations can install the pipelines to control Eurasian oil, and to protect the drug traffic in the region, from which so many profit so handsomely. Remember; when the Taliban were in power, opium production was nearly eradicated.

Many of the families and friends of kids who have gotten killed or permanently maimed in this effort are beginning to wake up to the ugly truth of what this war is for, and there will be no containing their anger when they see this as the true reality of the war in Afghanistan.

Oct 04 09:41

Greenspan: Jobless Rate Likely to Top 10 Percent

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan predicts that the unemployment rate will push past 10 percent and stay at that level for a while.

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For Greenspan to make this statement when the reality is unemployment at 17% to 19% only serves to discredit the government's reporting on the economy as a whole.

Oct 04 09:40

Obama Makes Up IAEA Rules for Iran

On the basis of his arbitrary and misleading statements of the facts and the rules and regulations of the NPT and IAEA, as to the length of the period reporting in advance and the completion of a new nuclear enrichment facility, Obama, who is incapable of getting a public option healthcare proposal passed in a Congress with a so-called "democratic" majority, had the arrogance to condemn Iran for "concealing" the construction of the site, when in fact it was Iran which presented its report of the site to the UN watchdog agency on Monday – three days before Obama's announcement of a "secret discovery!"

Oct 04 09:34

Graham: ‘If we’re going to let the bloggers run the country, then the country’s best days are behind us.’

“My hope is that our Democratic colleagues — if you start listening to the bloggers — if we’re going to let the bloggers run the country, then the country’s best days are behind us.”

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Oct 04 09:32

Palestinians Stand Up to Israeli Attempts to Desecrate Al Aqsa

Residents of the Al-Aqsa Mosque region gathered on Sunday to stand up to scores of Israeli occupation forces who have circled the sacred mosque, part of Israel’s continuous bids to desecrate the Muslim site.

Israeli occupation police closed the Mosque to worshipers and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat likened the Israeli move to that of former PM Sharon’s visit to site in 2000, which sparked the second intifada.

Israeli settlers have been trying to desecrate the Aqsa Mosque under the protection of occupation security forces which brought in dozens of armed vehicles outside the site. “Providing police escort for settlers who are against peace at all costs is not the act of someone who is committed to peace,’ Erekat said.

Oct 04 09:29

Russia to send navy to escort Abkhazia-bound ships

Russia may dispatch its navy ships to protect commercial vessels bound for a Russia-aligned separatist region in Georgia on the Black Sea, the Russian foreign minister said Friday.

Sergey Lavrov says the escort in neutral waters of the Black Sea might be needed to protect shipping from Georgian "provocations." He spoke Friday on a visit to Sukhumi, the capital of the separatist region of Abkhazia.

His statement about dispatching the navy ships to neutral waters marked a step beyond earlier Russian pledges to protect shipping in waters off Abkhazia's coast.

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This situation could go from zero to ugly in a heartbeat.

Oct 04 09:26

New post-Soviet force begins military exercises

More than 7,000 troops gathered at the Matybulak training grounds for the maneuvers, which are expected to last two weeks, the Kazakh Defense Ministry said in a statement on its Web site.

The ministry said the drills will, among other things, help train troops in combating insurgent uprisings in CSTO member countries—something that has worried some Central Asian nations that share borders with Afghanistan or Pakistan.

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With tensions in the region mounting, it is no wonder that Russia is looking for a force with the training and equipment to match NATO's resources.

Oct 04 09:20

G-7 finance ministers warn recovery 'fragile'

Finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich countries warned the recovery remains "fragile" and tried to talk up the U.S. dollar amid fears it could fall farther and disrupt the global economy.

Oct 04 09:15

US focused on recovery, wants strong dollar: Geithner

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Saturday the United States was focused on restoring growth to the world's largest economy and reaffirmed Washington's commitment to a strong dollar.

"It's very important to the United States that we continue to have a strong dollar," Geithner said at a news conference in Istanbul after a meeting of the finance chiefs of the Group of Seven richest countries.

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Whatever Geithner is ingesting to cause him to make such a statement, given the dollar's horrendous weakness at this time in its history, is either way too much or way too little.

And by the way, Tim: there is no such critter as a jobless recovery!

Oct 04 09:11

Nervous US retailers brace for critical holiday season

Approaching a holiday shopping season critical to economic recovery, US retailers are bracing for a difficult period with credit still tight and consumer caution lingering.

Many early projections suggests retail spending in the final two months of 2009 -- a season that accounts for a large proportion of sales and profits -- will be flat or lower.

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With unemployment at such a critically high level, and people beset and besieged with economic restrictions at every turn, who can blame them for not spending this Christmas?

Oct 04 09:10

Israel shuts down Al-Aqsa mosque, turns violent

Israeli security forces beefed up security in the Old City Sunday and denied entry to the compound where the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock shrine are located, said Adnan al-Husseini, the Palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem.

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Once again Israel is in defiance of the United Nations, which has repeatedly passed resolutions calling for all three religions to share the city.

Oct 04 09:08

Mayor says army obstructing annual harvest

The mayor of Az-Zaytoon, Sa’eed Shreteh, demanded that official, civil and human rights institutions support farmers who he said were being persecuted by Israel's army and the settlers during their annual harvest.

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These farmers are simply trying to harvest the food they have grown so they can feed their families.

But Israel sees this as a problem, apparently.

Oct 04 09:06

Lieberman: Norway too 'hostile' to have monitors in Hebron

Israel should consider ousting Norwegian monitors from Hebron due to Oslo's "hostility" toward Israel, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the cabinet Thursday.

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"Only people who really love Israel should be allowed to monitor what we do to the Palestinians!"

Oct 04 09:05

GOP senators: US, not Israel, should attack Iran

"I think an Israeli attack on Iran is a nightmare for the world, because it will rally the Arab world around Iran and they're not aligned now. It's too much pressure to put on Israel," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News' Chris Wallace.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia, agrees.

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That these obvious Israeli "acquisitions" should still be shilling for a US attack against Iran, right after an apparent breakthrough in negotiations, demonstrates what Israel's agenda is, no matter how the issue of enrichment is probably about resolved by Iran and the international community.

Lindsey Graham has taken $65,000 from the pro-Israel PACS, so I guess we know the price he is willing to sell the lives of your children for. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia is willing to sell the lives of your children to Israel for ... considerably less.

So here is what I want yo all to do. Download the PDF at THIS LINK and FAX it to Chambliss at (202) 224-0103 and to Graham at (202) 224-3808 . Include in the cover letter that if they truly feel an attack on Iran is the right thing to do, then this document is for their own children and that of their staffers to fill out.

Oct 04 09:05

‘Obama won’t press Israel to reveal nuclear arsenal’

The United States has lost friends and respect all over the world over the double standard it maintains for the state of Israel. This double standard is the root of most of the violence we see in the Middle East today. Is it going to take a revolution to change things around?

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Probably. Obama has to know that the American people all know Israel has nuclear weapons. We've run the photos of the weapons plant at Dimona often enough.

But like the officials of the now-defunct USSR, Obama stands there with his hair on fire and insists he does not smell any smoke. That kind of bald-faced lying is out-of-date, but Obama seems stuck in the cold-war years like most of the entire government; a mindset where they still believe they can lie the people into anything and get away with it.

Of course, Obama may not be calling the shots here. I can imagine Obama calling Netanyahu and saying, "Look, Bibi, your weapons are not secret any more, and the taxpayers are getting angry that we are violating our own laws to send Israel money during this depression. It's time to sign the NNPT and allow inspections!" Then Netanyahu replies, "Look, putz, keeping the goyim signing checks to us is YOUR problem, just keep the checks coming. No NNPT. No IAEA. But I'll tell you what I will do. I'll have our agents in Hollywood get Tom Cruise to star in another movie about how evil the Nazis were and that will make everything all right! We'll get Tarantino to direct!"

I think it is time to invoke the 25th Amendment on every single American politician who professes that Israel does not have nuclear weapons, as they are clearly mentally unfit to hold office if they cannot see the evidence before their very eyes.

Oct 04 08:53

MOSHE AHMADINEJAD?

Do you really think the ’scrawled note’ on his identity card was never seen by government officials when he entered the race for President of Iran? And when they did see it, they obviously did not care.

Oct 04 08:52

NEW YORK’S LARGEST SYNAGOGUE CLOSED OFF TO JEWISH WORSHIPERS

Worshipers arrived at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue this morning for Festive Holiday prayers only to find the building cordoned off by local police. They were told that the house of prayer was off limits to Jews for an unlimited period of time. Prayers were held in a small park across the street but were cut short when SWAT teams arrived with tear gas and water hoses which were used on the worshipers, causing them to scurry off.

Oct 04 08:49

IAEA responds to NY Times allegations of a secret report on Iran.

With respect to a recent media report, the IAEA reiterates that it has no concrete proof that there is or has been a nuclear weapon programme in Iran.

At the Board of Governors´ meeting on 9 September 2009, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei warned that continuing allegations that the IAEA was withholding information on Iran are politically motivated and totally baseless.

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Translation: The New York Times is full of shit.

Here is a little bit of history about the NY Times.

Back in 1912, the New York Times was just another New York paper, fighting for circulation with sensational stories about the how the canals on Mars had actually been photographed and revealed in the August 27th issue the construction of 2 new canals by the Martians in 1911.

As part of their attempts to lure more readers, the New York Times had invested in a Marconi wireless set, a radio receiver whose antenna was atop the building that housed the New York Times, but whose operators were featured in a street level room with large windows, not unlike a department store showcase window. Passers-by could gaze through the window at the Marconi operators playing with this latest high-tech gizmo.

But on the night of April 14th, the wireless operators at the New York Times picked up second and third hand reports of a ship in trouble out at sea. Details were sketchy, but the night editor of the Times knew that a story about a ship sinking was going to sell more newspapers than a ship that was saved, so in the absence of any real information the New York Times rolled a special late-night edition. The editor had guessed right, and the next morning the New York Times was the only newspaper on the street reporting that RMS Titanic had sunk the night before. That one story transformed the New York Times overnight from just another tabloid into New York's top newspaper; a position they have held ever since.

Oct 04 08:45

Israel shuts down Al-Aqsa mosque

Israeli security forces beefed up security in the Old City Sunday and denied entry to the compound where the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock shrine are located, said Adnan al-Husseini, the Palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem.

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 08:17

BREAKING NEWS!

Oct 04 07:58

World Bank and IMF join global attack on the dollar!

In my emails to you over the past couple of weeks, I’ve shown you why Washington has no choice but to devalue the dollar — and how global leaders and even the United Nations have joined the attack on the greenback by demanding it be replaced as the world’s reserve currency.

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 04 07:56

Why Are We Unable To Resist?

I often wonder why young Americans do nothing to protest the outrageous criminal regime that has taken control of the United States. Where is the resistance? Two illegal wars, a growing police state, and several trillion dollars stolen by criminal bankers from the American people in the past year alone -- why aren't they protesting, resisting - burning tires in the streets?

Having grown up during the Vietnam War, I was immersed in the protest movement and vibrant anti-war music and culture of the 1960s. "Lucky Man" by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer is a good example of the anti-war music of the time. I find it odd that there is no similar anti-war movement or music today. Faced with never-ending wars in the Middle East, today's youth seem completely apathetic and apolitical.

Oct 04 07:56

The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers

For many years the American media said that “Israel receives $1.8 billion in military aid” or that “Israel receives $1.2 billion in economic aid.” Both statements were true, but since they were never combined to give us the complete total of annual U.S. aid to Israel, they also were lies—true lies.

Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That's true. But it's still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.

Oct 04 07:55

'You don't know who you're messing with': Vatican priest caught in red light district after police chase

A Vatican priest led police on a high speed car chase leaving three officers injured after being caught in a red light zone, a court has heard.

Oct 04 07:54

Alas Babylon and the Neanderthal Mind.

It fascinates me to see Israel arm-twisting the world over the Goldstone Report. It is even more fascinating to watch them suborn the official representatives of the victims of Gaza. I watch in disbelief, the appearance of mysterious police forces in small, western towns and the deployment by The Department of Homeland Insecurity of cutting edge, crowd-control weapons to local police forces. There’s no problem at the moment but they’re working on that.

Oct 04 07:52

Goldman Sachs & J.P. Morgan Quietly Buying Up the Media

The 'propaganda' corporate machine that rules the airwaves now, is nothing more than a tool to control the message/masses, and at all costs, whatever 'they' do 'they' will make certain that stories like the one on Sibel Edmonds (on the diary recommended list) never, ever see the light of day. God forbid, America should hear the 'truth' about America and England planning to divide up Iraq months prior to 9/11.

Oct 04 07:42

Abrams Says Iranians Would Be Fine with an Attack on Their Country

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ABRAMS: "It’s a very big question, Alisyn. My own view is that most Iranians now — after June, after the stealing of the election — would not rally around the flag. People used to say that — that if there’s an attack on Iran, you know the population is going to get patriotic. But that’s what Americans would do. I don’t know that it’s what Iranians are going to do, considering the way that regime is hated in Iran."

This is a repeat of the "Iraqis will welcome the invading Americans with flowers!" crap.

Oct 04 07:40

Chicago torpedoed by anti-U.S. sentiment?

Some Chicago officials say anti-American resentment likely played a role in Chicago's Olympic bid dying in the first round Friday.

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Gee, you think?

Oct 04 07:35

6.6 QUAKE HITS PHILIPPINES

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You think you had a bad week?

Oct 04 07:26

Will California become America's first failed state?

Los Angeles, 2009: California may be the eighth largest economy in the world, but its state staff are being paid in IOUs, unemployment is at its highest in 70 years, and teachers are on hunger strike. So what has gone so catastrophically wrong?

Oct 04 07:24

One in three votes for Karzai fraudulent, says US diplomat

A former senior United Nations diplomat in Kabul has launched a scathing attack on the UN's handling of Afghanistan's disputed elections, claiming that almost one in three of the votes cast for president Hamid Karzai were fraudulent.

Writing in today's Washington Post, Peter Galbraith, the former deputy head of the UN mission in Afghanistan, singled out his former boss Kai Eide for criticism, saying that he had deliberately downplayed the level of cheating in an election where in one region "10 times as many votes were recorded as voters actually cast".

Oct 04 07:22

Ten US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Ten American troops were killed at the weekend in two surprise attacks that caused alarm in Nato’s US-led coalition.

In one, hundreds of insurgents attacked a pair of isolated outposts in eastern Afghanistan, killing eight US soldiers and several Afghan policemen in the deadliest battle in 15 months. Scores more Afghan policemen were reportedly captured by the Taleban.

In the other an Afghan policeman opened fire on the American soldiers with whom he was working in central Wardak province, killing two and injuring three.

October 3, 2009

Oct 03 21:43

Israel names Russians helping Iran build nuclear bomb

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If at first you don;t succeed, lie, lie again!

Israel is getting desperate to sell this new war for Americans to be killed and crippled in.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget.
1. Last Spring, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington's chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.
2. The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

3. The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.
4. Iran's formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.
5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.
6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran's announcement. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran's notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel's claims to "know" that Iran is a nuclear threat.

7. The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.

8. In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.
9. Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran, leading up to Israel's bombing of the power station at Osirik. Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons factory in the rubble.
10. The United Nations has just released the Goldstone Report, a scathing report which accuses Israel of 37 specific war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza earlier this year. Israel has denounced the report as "Anti-Semitic (even though Judge Goldstone is himself Jewish), and the United States will block the report from being referred to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague, thereby making the US Government an accessory after-the-fact.
We all need to be Joe Wilson right now. We need to stand up and scream, "LIAR!" at every politician and every talking media moron that is pushing this war in Iran. And we need to keep dong it until they get the message that we will not be deceived any more.

Israel wants to send your kids off to die in Iran, and YOU are the only one that can stop them.
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Oct 03 17:22

Gaza Report Vote Delay Angers Hamas, Delights US

Hamas officials have condemned as “betrayal” the Palestinian Authority’s decision to support a delay in voting on the UN-sanctioned report on Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip. The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday backed moves to postpone the vote at the UN Human Rights Council until March, saying the postponement would help in achieving greater consensus on adopting the report.

“This … represents a betrayal of the Palestinian cause and confirms the extent of the collaboration between Abbas [Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas] and his aides with the Zionist enemy, against the Palestinian people,” Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas legislator, said on Friday.

Oct 03 16:43

UN delays vote on Gaza war crime report

The United Nations put off taking action on Friday on a U.N. report that accuses both Israel and Palestinian militants of war crimes in Gaza, after US pressure aimed at getting the peace process back on track.

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Dear President Obey-me

How does one bring about peace by allowing Israel to commit war crimes with impunity?

How does one bring about nuclear disarmament by ignoring Israel's nuclear arms?

How does a man claim to be President of the United States while serving a foreign government?

Oct 03 16:33

Economy Losing 11,000 Jobs per day since December of 2007. 824,000 Jobs Lost in Statistical Revision: 8 Million Jobs Lost Since Start of Recession. Nationwide Unemployment Rate at 17 Percent.

Oct 03 16:33

Warning of bigger tremor to come

The earthquake that struck Sumatra three days ago is likely to be followed by an even larger tremor that could cause a tsunami as devastating as the one that hit Indonesia in 2004, according to a leading seismologist.

Oct 03 16:32

ISRAEL EYES AL-AQSA

Recent Israeli police violence at Al-Aqsa Mosque confirms that Israel’s leaders condone attempts by Jewish fanatics to destroy the second holiest Islamic shrine.

Oct 03 16:32

GLOOMY PROSPECTS FOR ABBAS

Obama’s weakness in front of Netanyahu will inevitably rebound badly on Abbas, writes Khalid Amayreh in Ramallah

Oct 03 16:31

SATURDAY’S HONDURATOON ~~ FREEDOM OF SPEECH UNDER ATTACK

‘First they came for my legally elected President….. then they came for my Freedom Of Speech…..’

Oct 03 16:31

NETANYAHU’S ‘YES WE CAN’ MOMENT

Big speeches with grand accompanying events marking an ‘umpteenth’ rekindling of the strangest and longest peace process have been Middle East fixtures for decades, as have the inevitable follow-up periods of analyses and projections.

No matter where the leaders in question stood on the scale of left to right, or to which party they belonged, little new ever emerged; peace talks had fallen into a vicious cycle of deja vu.

Not this time, however.

Oct 03 16:30

ISRAEL HAS NO SHAME OR REMORSE

Israelis has no drop of shame. After strangling the Gaza people and confining them like a herd of animals, bombing their homes and children for 23 days burning everything to the ground, their eyes are now on the new shoots of their palm fronds to celebrate their religious festivities for one good reason…a cheaper price.

Oct 03 16:30

Iran’s nuclear threat is a lie

Obama's "showdown" with Iran has another agenda. The media have been tasked with preparing the public for endless war.

Oct 03 16:29

Charges Dropped Against Cop Caught Having Sex With Cows

A former police officer accused of having a moonlight tryst with a group of cows will not be facing animal cruelty charges after all.

As it turns out bestiality is not a crime in New Jersey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But I'll bet there has been one hell of a sales slump in the products from that particular dairy!

Oct 03 16:19

Let’s Kill Everyone Israel Doesn’t Like

Wissam Yazbak, at rest in a Nazareth cemetery, cannot tell the story of what happened to him nearly three years ago, on the night of 8 October 2000. That evening a mob of several hundred Israeli Jews from the neighbouring town of Nazareth Ilit marched on the eastern quarter of Nazareth, many armed with guns and chanting “Death to the Arabs”. As the mob attacked the first Arab homes, Nazareth’s mosques called on local residents to defend their town.

Oct 03 16:16

Recycling Anti-Iranian Propaganda

Would the main stream media rehash spin just to keep up fear?
You know they would! And they did, just 16 days later.

Oct 03 15:47

Thimerosal, organic mercury, swine flu and you.

Thimerosal is nearly 50% mercury. Now, there is mercury and then there is mercury. Organic mercury – that contained in Thimerosal – is more dangerous than inorganic mercury, as it tends to hang around in the body longer. How dangerous is it?

According to one report, “In 1977, a Russian study found that adults exposed to ethylmercury, the form of mercury in thimerosal, suffered brain damage years later. Studies on thimerosal poisoning also describe tubular necrosis and nervous system injury, including obtundation, coma and death."

Oct 03 15:26

Israeli minister Ehud Barak faces war crimes arrest threat during UK visit

Israel received an uncomfortable reminder of international anger over the Gaza war today when lawyers representing 16 Palestinians asked a London court to issue an arrest warrant for its defence minister, Ehud Barak, who is visiting Britain.

After a day of delays and legal wrangling the bid failed on the grounds that Barak enjoyed diplomatic immunity from prosecution. But the episode triggered a brief storm that is likely to give Israeli officials second thoughts about the risk of prosecution in foreign courts.

Oct 03 15:08

Israel's Fear of Jewish Girls Dating Arabs; Team of Psychologists to "Rescue" Women

A local authority in Israel has announced that it is establishing a special team of youth counselors and psychologists whose job it will be to identify young Jewish women who are dating Arab men and "rescue" them.

The move by the municipality of Petah Tikva, a city close to Tel Aviv, is the latest in a series of separate -- and little discussed -- initiatives from official bodies, rabbis, private organisations and groups of Israeli residents to try to prevent interracial dating and marriage.

Oct 03 13:48

Marc Faber No Revival in US, Big crisis ahead, Oct 3, 2009

Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report feels nothing has been solved in the US in the last 6-9 months and that a big economic crisis was still to be seen ahead.

Oct 03 13:44

DHS Uses Fed Cash to Deploy Military LRADs in U S Cities!

The LRAD devices used against protesters and the residents of Pittsburgh last month were a beta test for things to come. As reported by the Washington Times on October 1, the Department of Homeland Security is doling out federal money to get police departments around the country stocked up on the LRAD weapons. With the help of Homeland Security grants, police departments nationwide looking to subdue unruly crowds and political protesters are purchasing a high-tech device originally used by the military to repel battlefield insurgents and Somali pirates with piercing noise capable of damaging hearing, write Jerry Seper and Chuck Neubauer.

Oct 03 13:11

Report Says Iran Has Data to Make a Nuclear Bomb

Senior staff members of the United Nations nuclear agency have concluded in a confidential analysis that Iran has acquired “sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable” atom bomb.

The report by experts in the International Atomic Energy Agency stresses in its introduction that its conclusions are tentative and subject to further confirmation of the evidence, which it says came from intelligence agencies and its own investigations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that this is not sourced at all, in terms of naming who actually wrote this report.


Secondly, every IAEA report on the Iranian power plant states that no nuclear material has gone missing, nor has the level of enrichment gone anywhere beyond that which is needed to fuel power a power plant. The level for weapons-grade enrichment is far higher than that.

It is obvious that some folks in certain capitals of the world are very upset that it appears that Iran and the West may be on a a course toward a restructuring of Iran's nuclear enrichment program where Iran gets its the enrichment it needs, and the West can breathe easy about Iran's nuclear ambitions.

My goodness, now; just who would be profoundly unhappy over this?!?

Take three guesses, and the first two don't count!

Oct 03 12:25

Ireland votes yes to Lisbon treaty

In a dramatic political U-turn, Ireland has voted decisively in favour of the Lisbon treaty just 16 months after it first rejected the European Union reform plan.

With counting continuing this evening it was expected that 64% of those who voted in Friday's referendum would have backed the treaty.

Oct 03 12:14

Some lucky high schoolers get to learn "Homeland Security" as well as Algebra

LA Times reports on Meade High School in Northern Maryland, the first high school in the country to offer a four-year course in Domestic Security. The article’s ‘sexy’ title goes like this: ‘The School Mixes Algebra, Homeland Security.’ The goal is identified as ‘to help graduates build careers in one of America's few growth industries.’ By the ‘few growth industries’ they mean not only the intelligence agencies, Department of Homeland Security, etc, but all the parasitic related private contractors such as private weapons companies and mercenary contractor firms like well-known Blackwater.

(To find this story, click link and page down and look for the sub-heading "Girl Scouts: From Cookies to Guns?")

Oct 03 11:11

Game Crazy and the Coming Retail Crash

Yesterday Game Crazy announced it’s going to close over 200 of its 680 stores. The goal of the closings is to liquidate merchandise in the hope that the company can raise enough money to keep the remaining stores open.

Some may remember that Circuit City tried a similar move in October of last year when they announced the liquidation of 30% of their stores. The company had thought the liquidations would give them enough cash to save the rest of the chain, but things didn’t go as planned and Circuit City had to liquidate...

Oct 03 10:26

Chemo Does Not Cure: Often It Inflicts Damage and Spreads Cancer

The following report presented at the 27th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium illustrates how chemo actually spreads cancer cells, as well as points out how little we are being told about the dangers of chemo:

"German investigators from Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, have shown that taxol (the "gold standard of chemo") causes a massive release of cells into circulation.

"Such a release of cancer cells would result in extensive metastasis months or even years later, long after the chemo would be suspected as the cause of the spread of the cancer. This little known horror of conventional cancer treatment needs to be spread far and wide, but it is not even listed in the side effects of taxol."

Oct 03 10:18

Governor Bush told Houston Journalist: If Elected. "I'm Going to Invade Iraq"

Two years before the 9/11 attacks on America, George W. Bush told a Houston journalist if elected president, “I’m going to invade Iraq.”

Bush made the comments about starting an aggressive war to veteran Houston Chronicle reporter Mickey Herskowitz, then working with Bush on his book “A Charge To Keep,” later brought out by publisher William Morrow.

Oct 03 10:14

Netanyahu Warns UN Against Accepting Goldstone Report

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a last-gasp warning on Thursday to the 47 countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council, currently convening in Geneva. The Council is expected to vote on Friday whether to endorse and pass the Goldstone report on to the U.N. General Assembly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: this condemnation for what Israel did during "Operation Cast Lead" should be reverberating from the rooftops of governmental buildings around the world, as a clear statement that no country is above responsibility for war crimes they have committed.

And that statement about "Israel launched the offensive after Gaza terrorists rained down thousands of rockets on Israeli towns and cities, killing over 20 people and making havoc of routine life in Israel’s western Negev": while deploring any loss of life, as reported in:

http://www.alternativenews.org/english/2075.html

"wo human rights organizations have issued formal reports this week, presenting extensive evidence of misconduct on the part of both the Israeli military and the Israeli government at large, in the lead-up to, execution, and aftermath of Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip from December 2008 to January 2009. The 22-day long military offensive, purportedly sparked by a breach of an Israel-Hamas ceasefire in November 2008, commenced with aerial attacks on 26 December and expanded into ground operations eight days later, claiming the lives of an estimated 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis."

Oct 03 10:02

Nato commander warns of conflict with Russia in Arctic Circle

Competition for resources in the Arctic Circle could provoke conflict between Russia and Nato, a newly appointed commander at the alliance warned yesterday.

Russia has recently been aggressive in its pursuit of claims to parts of the region and in February sent a submarine to the floor of the sea symbolically to plant a Russian flag. Admiral James Stavridis said that military activity and trade routes would also be potential sources of competition around the polar cap.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cooperation and trade trumps military confrontation every time.

NATO's inviting Russia to become a full NATO member would be a very logical thing to do, and would mean that the world would, perhaps, be just a little more secure if that were to happen.

Oct 03 09:57

What Freedom Looks Like In Palestine

“None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.”
-Pearl S. Buck

Oct 03 09:48

U.S. Pharmaceutical Factories Dumping Huge Quantities of Drugs Into Public Sewers, Rivers and Waterways

In one study, conducted by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), researchers tested the water entering two water treatment plants down the sewer line of several pharmaceutical factories, as well as at other plants not receiving sewage from drug plants. Researchers discovered drugs at "much higher detection frequencies and concentrations" at the plants receiving effluent from pharmaceutical factories. Drugs detected included opiates, a barbiturate and a tranquilizer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This situation should be remedied immediately.

But of course, with Big Pharma having "purchased" those members of congress with the votes necessary to defeat such legislation, the chances of some intelligent regulatory requirements (with teeth)to protect the American people are slim to none.

Oct 03 09:31

Pipelineistan's Ultimate Opera

Think of this as a story that lurks under so many other stories. For instance, this very day, the representatives of Russia, Germany, China, France, Britain, and for the first time, the United States, will be sitting down with Iran's representative in Geneva for what's billed as an historic exchange. On the table -- and in global headlines -- will be the Iranian nuclear program, a previously secret Iranian nuclear site, Iranian medium-range missile tests, sanctions of various sorts, the possibility of future attacks on that country's nuclear establishment, and so on. What won't be in the headlines, or the accompanying reams of analysis, is the approximately 15% of the world's natural gas deposits Iran controls.

Oct 03 09:29

Frontline - Obama's War

Oct 03 09:19

US: Over a quarter million jobs lost in September

The US unemployment rate reached 9.8 percent and the economy lost 263,000 jobs in September, according to figures released Friday by the Labor Department. The latest figures undermine claims of an imminent economic recovery and point to the likelihood that the US economy will remain mired in recession for the foreseeable future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Recovery", my astrolabe!

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