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September 21, 2009

Sep 21 08:12

New Airline-Ticket Tax to Aid the Developing World

It sounds like a small step, and many airline travelers, already irritated by compulsory surcharges for fuel, baggage and wider seats, may simply ignore it. But behind this call for a voluntary contribution is an unprecedented worldwide effort to make up a shortfall in official government aid to poor countries — a shortfall exacerbated by the world financial crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a much better idea to help people in the developing world. STOP spending endless money on endless wars murdering them so we can steal their oil.

Sep 21 08:06

FLASHBACK - Glass-Steagall Act: The Senators And Economists Who Got It Right

The legislation was the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act (alternatively known as Gramm Leach Bliley), which allowed banks to merge with insurance companies and investment houses. And Dorgan was, at the time, on a proverbial island with his concerns. Only eight senators would vote against the measure -- lionized by its proponents, including senior staff in the Clinton administration and many now staffing President Obama, as the most important breakthrough in the worlds of finance and politics in decades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Glass-Steagall act was passed in 1933 because allowing banks to merge with investment houses was seen as a major cause of the Great Depression.

Starting in the 1980s, there was a push for "deregulation", and in 1999, just ten years ago, the provisions that prohibited a bank from owning other financial companies were repealed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

And today we see the result.

Now, Obama wants to use taxpayer money to prop up the corporate media because he is worried that the blogs will "take over" (we are) and "end Democracy" (quite the contrary), but consider this: Have you heard any corporate media place the blame for the economic disaster on the government that caused it?

Or are we still getting "Green Shoots" and "Glimmers of hope" blown up our rear ends by ABCNNBBCBS?

Sep 21 07:56

FLASHBACK - How the U.S. Subsidizes Offshoring of Jobs


1. Companies can defer paying taxes on income from foreign subsidiaries ... indefinitely.
2. Tax loopholes, such as moving headquarters to a tax haven.
3. Allowing R&D and other investment tax credits for companies that move manufacturing off shore ... the U.S. doesn't fully benefit.
4. Corporations engage in flawed transfer pricing schemes to avoid U.S. taxes, e.g., they sell components to foreign subsidiary with very low profit markup, and buy back product after manufacture with a very high foreign profit markup.

Sep 21 07:52

1 in 4 FHA Mortgage Loans in Foreclosure or Delinquency

The current FHA report is now out for servicing delinquencies and defaults, and as expected it is indeed worse, not better. The administration continues to LIE about claimed “improvements” in the character of home finance.

22.9% of all FHA loans are either delinquent or in foreclosure.

Sep 21 07:52

EU Plans Massive Surveillance Panopticon That Would Monitor “Abnormal Behavior”

The European Union is developing a 21st century panopticon, a beast surveillance system that critics describe as “Orwellian,” “sinister,” and “positively chilling,” that would collate data from numerous sources, including surveillance cameras and personal computers, in order to detect “abnormal behavior” across the entire continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, at 11:41 tomorrow morning, everybody act "weird" for 5 minutes!!!!!

Sep 21 07:45

Obama: We Need To Bail Out Newspapers Or Blogs Will Run The World

Obama yesterday expressed concern at the sorry state of the news industry and said that he will look at a news paper bailout, because otherwise, blogs will take over the world, and that would be a threat to democracy, The Hill reports.

"I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The blogs are serving the traditional media role of watchdog against government abuse. After decades of consolidating the corporate media into a few hands in CIA control the public media is breaking free again, making it impossible for the government to lie the people into more wars.

But Obama is not paying attention to what is really going on. The corporate media tried to compete with the blogs by spending millions of dollars on slick websites, only to learn that it was never about whiz-bang technology but about getting the truth. What the blogs are doing in the US today was done with FAX machines in the USSR and with simple printing presses in tyrannies from Louie the 16th's to Charles the First, to Mussolini, to Ceausescu. Once the people know they are being lied to by the government, they will seek the truth wherever it is found and in whatever form it takes. At the moment, it is the blogs. Absent a brand new news entity staffed with trusted names from the blog-o-sphere, the TV networks and newspapers will be a long time gaining back the trust they lost by lying to the people about Saddam's "nookular" bombs.

Absent confession of the previous lies and a true act of contrition, this government will never regain the trust of the American people.

Trust arrives on foot but departs on horseback!

See Media "Distortions"

Sep 21 07:22

Globalization Goes Bankrupt

The draconian security measures put in place to silence dissent in Pittsburgh are disproportionate to any actual security concern. They are a response not to a real threat, but to the fear gripping the established centers of power. The power elite grasps, even if we do not, the massive fraud and theft being undertaken to save a criminal class on Wall Street and international speculators of the kinds who were executed in other periods of human history. They know the awful cost this plundering of state treasuries will impose on workers, who will become a permanent underclass. And they also know that once this is clear to the rest of us, rebellion will no longer be a foreign concept.

Sep 21 07:19

Video: Amy Goodman challenged over her 9/11 gatekeeping

She opted to fall back on her textbook answer when dealing with questions about 9/11 by saying she thinks "it needs to be investigated, you know, and we'll continue to look at the issue." Rothe-Kushel then reminded Goodman that it has been investigated and that it was time for her to do her job and have the investigators on her show. After the event, Rothe-Kushel asked David Goodman how best to reach his sister about 9/11 and he responded by saying, "I think you just did." However, almost 6 months later, there still has not been a single mention on Democracy Now of the investigative science and analysis of the 9/11 tragedy. So, Ms. Goodman will continue to be chased with questions about her silence on the seminal story of the semi-new century.
Sep 21 07:14

Made in Israel: Obama Decision on Missile Shield

U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama II announces the end of the proposed anti-Iranian missile defense system on September 17, 2009. Obama's decision to abort the missile shield was evidently made in Israel and offered as a quid pro quo by Israeli leaders during their impromptu summits in Russia in the wake of the mysterious hijacking of the Arctic Sea. The U.S. government is also controlled by a gang of Zionist pirates and their agent in the White House - Rahm Emanuel - the son of an Irgun terrorist.

Sep 21 07:05

CIA Torturers Running Scared

For the CIA supervisors and operatives responsible for torture, the chickens are coming home to roost; that is, if President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder mean it when they say no one is above the law – and if they don’t fall victim to brazen intimidation.

Unable to prevent Holder from starting an investigation of torture and other war crimes that implicate CIA officials past and present, those same CIA officials, together with what those in the intelligence trade call “agents of influence” in the media, are pulling out all the stops to quash the Justice Department’s preliminary investigation.

Sep 21 06:55

Glenn Beck’s a Libertarian Now

t’s not enough that Fox News’ resident COINTELPRO operative Glenn Beck led the charge and sabotaged the election campaign of Ron Paul — calling him a kook and his supporters dangerous terrorists — now he is determined to sabotage and take down libertarians.

Sep 21 06:50

Video: In Debt We Trust (movie trailer)

In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Burst
We take a look at a new documentary by veteran journalist and media critic Danny Schechter called In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Burst. The film shows how the mall replaced the factory as Americas dominant economic engine and how big banks and credit card companies buy our Congress and drive us into what a former major bank economist calls modern serfdom.

Playlyist link to view the entire documentary on Youtube in 9 clips.

Sep 21 06:43

The 9/11 Commission Rejects own Report as Based on Government Lies

Farmer, Dean of Rutger Universities' School of Law and former Attorney General of New Jersey, was responsible for drafting the original flawed 9/11 report.

Does Farmer have cooperation and agreement from other members of the Commission? Yes. Did they say Bush ordered 9/11? No. Do they say that the 9/11 Commission was lied to by the FBI, CIA, Whitehouse and NORAD? Yes. Is there full documentary proof of this? Yes.

Farmer states...“at some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened... I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The [Norad air defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years. This is not spin.”

Sep 21 06:09

Clampi Trojan could steal banking passwords

Computer users are at risk from a new virus that could leave their online bank accounts open to cyber criminals. The Clampi Trojan, which is also known as Ligats or Ilomo, has infected around 1,000 computers in the UK running Microsoft's Windows operating system, with experts warning that it could spread rapidly to other machines.

Sep 21 06:07

3D Rome created from 150,000 Flickr photos

Scientists from the University of Washington have used advanced photo analysis and modelling techniques to generate fly-though representations of the Colosseum, the Trevi fountain and the Croatian city of Dubrovnik.

The models are created entirely from data taken from images uploaded by members of the public on to the photo-sharing website.

Sep 21 05:48

Air Force Training More Drone Pilots Than New Fighter and Bomber Pilots

In 2007, the year before Schwartz became chief, UAVs were performing 21 combat air patrols at any one time, for a total of just over 100,000 hours. By 2011, they’ll reach 54 patrols and almost 350,000 hours. For now, the joystick pilots have to be certified fighter pilots as well.

But Schwartz says this requirement will be dropped, mainly because there aren’t enough fighter pilots to fill the growing demand for UAV crews. “There’s no need for them to be pilots,” one senior Pentagon official says. “It’s sort of like a union regulation.”

Sep 21 01:38

What To Do If You Are Forced To Take a Swine Flu Shot

"By 1853, Parliament began passing laws to make the untested vaccine compulsory throughout the British Empire. Other countries of Europe followed suit. Once the economic implications of compulsory vaccinations were realized, few dared to disagree. Then, as now, the media were controlled by the vaccine manufacturers and the government, who stood to make huge money from the sale of these spurious vaccines..."

~ Tim O'Shea, D.C.

September 20, 2009

Sep 20 22:49

Obama's "57 states" Freudian slip, 57 Islamic states in OIC

Apostasy and the Islamic Nations
Andrew G. Bostom September 21,2009
The 1990 Cairo Declaration, or so-called "Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Islam", was drafted and subsequently ratified by all the Muslim member nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Now a 57 state collective which includes every Islamic nation on earth, the OIC,...Both the preamble and concluding articles (24 and 25) make plain that the OIC's Cairo Declaration is designed to supersede Western conceptions of human rights as enunciated, for example, in the US Bill of Rights,...
Obama Says He's Visited 57 States
By John Stephenson May 9, 2008 -

Sep 20 21:38

The Next Crisis Nobody Is Talking About

Basically, the Kremlin had a “Secret” undisclosed meeting with Israel’s prime minister. One can conclude that this was not for some sweet Russian vodka but one can only guess.

Surprisingly, within the next few days Russia announces that it will not include Iran in the Caspian Sea talks which Iran has participated in since 2001. Hmmm…that must have been some damn good vodka!

Sep 20 21:26

Obama Asks NY Governor Paterson To Withdraw From Reelection Race, Paterson Refuses, Cuomo To Be "Promoted" Shortly

With Andrew Cuomo now elbow deep in the Merrill bonus investigation, and likely about to file criminal charges against Ken Lewis any minute, what better way to shut him up than to promote him immediately to the post he will obtain sooner or later anyway.

Sep 20 20:36

2009: Coldest U.S. summer in recent history; 300 low-temp records set

Anthropogenic global warming and its believers have been left out in the cold—literally—by a new report issued today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). According to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, summer temperatures were far below normal; in fact, the NCDC goes so far as to rank 2009’s summer as the 34th coolest on record since 1895.

Sep 20 20:34


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Sep 20 20:32

Zbig Brzezinski: Obama Administration Should Tell Israel U.S. Will Attack Israeli Jets if They Try to Attack Iran

"We are not exactly impotent little babies," Brzezinski said. "They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? ... We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a 'Liberty' in reverse."

The USS Liberty was a U.S. Navy technical research ship that the Israeli Air Force mistakenly attacked during the Six Day War in 1967.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

'Mistakenly' my ASCII!

Sep 20 20:32

U.S. official: Zazi has indicated an association with al-Qaida

A senior U.S. intelligence official says a Colorado man at the center of a terrorism probe has indicated he's associated with al-Qaida and played a key role in a planned terror attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And we only had to wire the spark coil to his balls for 2 minutes to get that confession, so it MUST be true!"

See "Fake Al Qaeda"

Sep 20 20:31

One in 4 Afghan Ballots Face Check for Fraud

Nearly one in four votes in last month’s Afghan presidential elections were cast at polling stations now subject to a recount and audit for possible fraud, a huge number that underscores the possibility that President Hamid Karzai could face a runoff, according to an analysis of Afghan national election commission data by The New York Times.

About a third of Mr. Karzai’s 3.1 million votes were cast at polling stations that face a recount and audit of ballot boxes, according to The Times’s analysis of data released by the country’s Independent Election Commission.

The analysis suggests that the magnitude of the fraud review is far greater than what has generally been understood.

Sep 20 20:26

Hockney calls for 'smoking rooms'

British artist David Hockney is backing calls for a review of the smoking ban which he says is destroying "bohemia".

The 72-year-old lifelong smoker is supporting moves by a cross-party group of MPs to amend the UK smoking laws.

They want people to be able to light up in designated smoking rooms to prevent pubs that are losing trade closing.

Sep 20 20:26

IRS to Audit 6,000 Companies

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Scraping the bottom of the barrel for those last few kopecks!

Sep 20 20:14

Top 10 Americans for monetary reform: #2: Thomas Jefferson

The financial crisis in America today could be over almost instantaneously through monetary reform. Monetary reform is a fundamental shift in how America creates money. The shift is from a Robber Baron-era design of banks creating credit to lend to us at interest and ever-increasing debt, to our community (government) creating it for the direct payment of public goods and services. The benefits of monetary reform are conservatively $1 TRILLION every year, the end of the national debt, and full employment.

Sep 20 20:13

Iran ready to pay for probe into Israeli nukes

Iran is prepared to allocate a budget for a probe into Israel’s largely clandestine nuclear industry, Tehran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says.

Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh made the announcement in a statement delivered at the 53rd General Conference of the IAEA on Friday.

“In case the IAEA has limited financial resources for the inspection [of Israel's nuclear facilities]… the Iranian government is prepared to allocate the budget for the sake of global peace and welfare.”

Sep 20 18:55

HSBC bids farewell to dollar supremacy

The sun is setting on the US dollar as the ultra-loose monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve forces China and the vibrant economies of the emerging world to forge a new global currency order, according to a new report by HSBC.

Sep 20 17:26

Health reform's 'gang of 6' reaps political cash

The bipartisan "gang of six" senators who helped craft the health care reform bill going before a key Senate committee Tuesday represent less than 3 percent of the U.S. population - but they hold a lot of power at a crucial policy-shaping moment in Congress.

That's why, analysts say, health care industry lobbyists have showered them with more campaign cash on average than other senators this year, in an attempt to influence the outcome.

Three Republican and three Democratic senators in the group, all of them members of the Senate Finance Committee, received an average of $74,600 from health industry lobbyists, according to The Chronicle's analysis of records through June.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the world of the "corpritute"; congressional representatives taking money from the corporations which support them in return for favoring legislation which will benefit those corporations, not We the People.

And about that average of "$74,600 from health industry lobbyists"; that's just what we can trace.

Sep 20 17:22

Pittsburgh beefs up security to greet G20 protesters

Pittsburgh is beefing up security with thousands of extra police, as anti-globalization, anti-war, anti-government and anti-poverty activists descend on it for the G20 summit.

Ravenstahl has said protesters will be allowed to exercise their constitutional freedom of speech and assembly "within sight and sound" of the summit venue.

It turns out this will be in a strictly delineated area outside of the downtown cultural area where the likes of US President Barack Obama and China's Hu Jintao will be sitting down with other world leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: we're looking at alleged "free speech zones" instead of truly free speech.

Sep 20 16:03

“Two and a Half Men” Season Premiere

“Two and a Half Men” Season 7 Premieres Sept. 21 on CBS
check local listings

(*2 1/2 men ; that would be Charlie Sheen , by todays standards)

Sep 20 16:01

CAL THOMAS: The racism card

CAL THOMAS: The racism card
Published: Saturday, September 19, 2009
When Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, some suggested that race played a factor in his success. People "wanted" to elect a black man president because of our history of slavery and the denial of civil rights for so many years to African-Americans. It is never "racism" to vote for someone because he is black. It is only racism to oppose the policies of a black Democrat.
"There is a better explanation for the growing opposition to President Obama. It has less to do with his ethnicity than it does his credibility. Character, after all, is colorless."

Sep 20 15:51

Dr Death Ray's early, hidden inventions

The strange story of Dr Death Ray
By Nick Parry 19 September 2009
Harry Grindell Matthews built Tor Clawdd in 1934 and for the next seven years villagers speculated about what went on behind the large electric fence, topped with barbed wire, surrounding its perimeter.
His most infamous invention was the Death Ray which he began work on in 1924.
Transmitting electrical energy via ultra violet light it was said to be able to make petrol engines stall, melt glass and explode gunpowder. "The government actually tried to discredit him and he was placed on a blacklist basically because he had snubbed them over the death ray," said Mr Foster.
"They had made him an offer which he turned down."

Sep 20 14:27

US Missile Defense Halt Is First Signal that War With Iran is Near

Speculation by careful outside observers is now on what trip wire has been designed to justify the attack. Do the players think they have enough to go in now, or will some type of false flag operation be launched to bring the boobsie on board cheering at their television sets when the inevitable pics of smart bombs falling in Iran make it to network television.

Sep 20 14:25

The Economic Fallacy Of 'Too Big Too Fail'

There's a major problem with TBTF-- taken to its logical ends, it is guaranteed financial suicide. Why? TBTF implies a totalitarian pursuit of 'failure insurance' for the institution under consideration that potentially puts the entire economy at risk.

Sep 20 13:41

Gold & Silver Investments

Mike Maloney, explains why gold and silver are vital investments for today’s economy.

Sep 20 12:57

Flashback:Flu shot tracking ID bracelet

Boston launches flu shot tracking
City to pinpoint areas of low rates of vaccination
By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / November 21, 2008
The trial starts this afternoon, when several hundred people are expected to queue up for immunizations at the headquarters of the Boston Public Health Commission. Each of them will get a bracelet printed with a unique identifier code. Information about the vaccine's recipients, and the shot, will be entered into handheld devices similar to those used by delivery truck drivers.

Sep 20 12:52

President Obama lies again big time

President Obama Lies Again On Sunday Shows–Compulsory
Health Insurance Is A Tax Increase–Cut The Weasel Words
Mr. President! September 20, 2009.
President Obama lies again big time.
President Obama conspired with the large insurance and drug companies to force or coerce individuals and businesses that do not presently have health care insurance to purchase it, so-called mandatory individual health insurance coverage.
Both the insurance and drug companies benefit for the simple reason the Federal Government is forcing individual to purchase a product that millions of Americans currently elect not purchase namely– health insurance.

Sep 20 12:36

An attack on Iran from US and/or Israel is a WAR OF AGGRESSION

Thousands of mainstream media articles are discussing a US and/or Israel attack of Iran. They discuss “inevitable conflict,” “crippling sanctions against Iran,” “Iran getting the bomb,” “Israel acting in its own defense,” “Iran attacking American targets,” and Iran’s scary-sounding “nuclear program.” Let’s review the facts and the law, with these topics explained in detail through the links.

Sep 20 12:11

Last Black Adder episode

I have been a fan of Black Adder for a long time. The last episode (and particularly the last moments) has a very moving anti-war message. 30 minute episode. Brit humor.

Sep 20 11:12

Has the Gulf Coast become a Ponzi haven?

The list of failed Southwest Florida investments keeps getting longer.
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Arthur G. Nadel faces 15 federal counts in an alleged scheme that cost investors nearly $400 million. Beau Diamond has been hit with wire fraud and money laundering charges, accused of preying on Sarasota's New Age community. John and Marian Morgan have traded their bayfront mansion for Sri Lankan jail cells while awaiting indictment over an alleged get-rich-quick prime bank scheme.

Sep 20 11:07

Boycott on Israel picking up steam. UK trade unions voted

In a landmark decision, Britain's trade unions have voted
overwhelmingly to commit to build a mass boycott movement,
disinvestment and sanctions on Israel for a negotiated settlement based
on justice for Palestinians.

Sep 20 11:06

Hollywood's distortion of the truth alters history in the eyes of schoolchildren

Hollywood stars from Tom Cruise to Denzel Washington as well as British actors like Anthony Hopkins have made films about historical events with glaring factual errors, it said.

Theses include showing Mozart as a spoiled brat in Amadeus when he was not or the Americans cracking top secret Nazi codes in the film U-571 when really it was the British.

Sep 20 11:04

Israel Has 'Stranglehold' on Washington, Says Ex-Congressman Traficant

Webmaster's Commentary: 

James is not an anti-Semite, but you, Greta, are an obvious whore for Israel.

Sep 20 11:01

UN condemns 'war crimes' in Gaza

Israel, which had refused to co-operate with the UN fact-finding team, said the report was "clearly one-sided".

Sep 20 11:00

Israeli troops 'ill-treat kids'

A former Israeli military commander has told the BBC that Palestinian youngsters are routinely ill-treated by Israeli soldiers while in custody, reports the BBC' s Katya Adler from Jerusalem and the West Bank.

"You take the kid, you blindfold him, you handcuff him, he's really shaking... Sometimes you cuff his legs too. Sometimes it cuts off the circulation.

"He doesn't understand a word of what's going on around him. He doesn't know what you're going to do with him. He just knows we are soldiers with guns. That we kill people. Maybe they think we're going to kill him.

Sep 20 11:00

Planted News Stories Show New Bid by West to Say Iran Seeks Nuclear Weapons

Western officials are leaking stories to the Associated Press and Reuters aimed at pressuring the outgoing chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, to include a summary of intelligence alleging that Iran has been actively pursuing work on nuclear weapons in the IAEA report due out this week.

The aim of the pressure for publication of the document appears to be to discredit the November 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on the Iranian nuclear programme, which concluded that Iran had ended work on nuclear weapons in 2003.

Sep 20 10:58

Threatening Iran

Today, America and Israel’s wars of aggression are preceded by years of propaganda and international meetings, so that by the time the attack comes it is an expected event, not a monstrous surprise attack with its connotation of naked aggression.

The US, which has been threatening Iran with attack for years, has passed the job to Israel. During the third week of July, the American vice president and secretary of state gave Israel the go-ahead. Israel has made great public disclosure of its warships passing through the Suez Canal on their way to Iran. “Muslim” Egypt is complicit, offering no objection to Israel’s naval forces on their way to a war crime under the Nuremberg standard that the US imposed on the world.

Sep 20 10:56

Barack Obama accused of making 'Depression' mistakes

Barack Obama is committing the same mistakes made by policymakers during the Great Depression, according to a new study endorsed by Nobel laureate James Buchanan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What if they are not mistakes, but intentional plans to wreck the middle class?

Sep 20 10:55

Why Not Crippling Sanctions for Israel and the US?

As Israel is an illegal possessor of nuclear weapons and has a fanatical government that is capable of using them, crippling sanctions should be applied to Israel to force it to disarm.

Israel qualifies for crippling sanctions for another reason. It is an apartheid state, as former US President Jimmy Carter demonstrated in his book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.

The US led the imposition of sanctions against South Africa because of South Africa’s apartheid practices. The sanctions forced the white government to hand over political power to the black population. Israel practices a worse form of apartheid than did the white South African government. Yet, Israel maintains that it is “anti-semitic” to criticize Israel for a practice that the world regards as abhorrent.

Sep 20 10:53

Report: IDF, U.S. military to simulate Iran missile strike on Israel

The Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. military will soon hold a training exercise in which they will simulate missile attacks on Israel from Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza, the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: if this article is true, get ready for a "false flag" attack against Israel as the justification for a military attack against Iran.

Sep 20 10:51

Steve Rosen Accuses AIPAC of Espionage

Steven J. Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is now entering a critical phase. A series of cross-filings stakes out the critical court terrain. Rosen intends to show that obtaining and leveraging classified U.S. government information in the service of Israel is common practice at AIPAC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell
you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the target="_blank">Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

Sep 20 10:49

Hamas condemns Holocaust lessons

Gaza's ruling Islamist movement Hamas has resisted suggestions that Palestinian children should be taught about the Holocaust in UN-run schools.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would imagine the Palestinian children reacting to lessons about the Holocaust with the obvious question of why Israel wasn't given Germany to live in instead of stealing Palestine from the Palestinians!

Sep 20 10:48

Greene: Holocaust survival tale took in many

As the story goes, Hannah was 3 when Nazis yanked her from her family of German Jews. She said she endured medical experiments and starvation at Dachau before American forces freed her. Orphaned, she claimed to be the only known survivor of 146 kids rescued from the camp.

Post-war, Hannah said, she went on to live in a convent whose nuns taught her to ski. She claimed to have competed on Germany's 1956 Olympic ski team. Then came a stint on a kibbutz in Israel. And a heroic battle for real estate she said Germany rightly owed her. And a marriage to a U.S. pilot who, she said, later went missing in Vietnam.

Oh, and a scare during the 1972 Olympics, an audience with the pope, an encounter with Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall and an airplane hijacking by a Palestinian terrorist.

Sep 20 10:45

It is right to expose Wiesenthal

‘Simon Wiesenthal’s reputation is built on sand. He was a liar and a bad one at that. From the end of the war to the end of his life, he would lie repeatedly about his supposed hunt for Eichmann as well as his other Nazi-hunting exploits.

“Wiesenthal would also concoct outrageous stories about his war years and make false claims about his academic career.”

With these words, the historian Guy Walters begins his examination of the career of the world’s most famous Nazi hunter. It forms one of the main themes of his new book, Hunting Evil, a history of the Nazi war criminals who escaped and the effort to bring them to justice. And it is impossible to read it without feeling deeply uncomfortable.

Sep 20 10:45

Simon Wiesenthal: Fraudulent 'Nazi Hunter'

In his 1948 interrogation, Wiesenthal declared that "between 1939 and 1941" he was a "Soviet chief engineer working in Lvov and Odessa." [5] Consistent with that, he stated in his 1949 declaration that from December 1939 to April 1940 he worked as an architect in the Black Sea port of Odessa. But according to his autobiography, he spent the period between mid-September 1939 and June 1941 in Soviet-ruled Lvov, where he worked "as a mechanic in a factory that produced bedsprings."

Sep 20 10:36

Compliance by Design: The Continuing Allure of "Non-Lethal" Weapons

Although so-called non-lethal weapons (NLWs) have been around for decades and range from CS gas to pepper spray and from the low-tech water cannon to the Taser, their use by military and police agencies world-wide are designed to ensure compliance from hostile "natives."

And with ever-more devilish torture tools being dreamed up by the likes of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP), it's a safe bet that migration from the military to civilian law enforcement agencies will continue at its current break-neck pace.

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The very first time one of these weapons is deployed domestically will be unambiguous demonstration of the absolute loss of the moral high ground by this government.

Sep 20 10:31

International Monetary Fund to sell over 403 tons of gold

The International Monetary Fund said its executive board endorsed the sale of 403 tons of gold, worth an estimated 13 billion dollars, to boost its lending capacity to poor countries.

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The goal of this move is to depress the price of gold, and get people back into the equities markets.

Sep 20 10:22

Dirty war rages on Russia's doorstep

The incident illustrates the brutality of an underground war that is being waged in the northern Caucasus region, encompassing Chechnya and its neighbouring republics of Ingushetia and Dagestan.

On one side are Muslim extremists who want to break away from Moscow’s rule and set up an Islamic state. On the other are the Kremlin-backed forces hell-bent on stopping them. Caught in the middle are countless civilians.

Sep 20 10:17

Protesters hope to highlight issues at G-20 summit

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Sep 20 10:13

In Somalia, U.S. weapons end up in al-Qaeda hands

As the Somalia conflict spirals into a new proxy war between Al-Qaeda and the United States, there is mounting evidence that U.S. weapons and Somali soldiers are ending up under the control of Islamic terrorists, Somali politicians say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Again, the US Pentagon and White House have ingested some of their "magical thinking tea", which would cause them to embrace the "logic" of believing that simply propping the existing government with guns will lead to nation-building against Islamic fighters.

It's not going to happen.

Unfortunately, the only reason we're in Somalia has to do with its vast untapped resources.

And that lumping of every militant group into an "organization" known as "Al-Qaeda"?!?

In standard Arabic, the word means "the base"; however, in Arabic slang, it means " the toilet".

Would someone please tell me, what self-respecting militant group is going to name itself "the toilet"?!?!? Absolutely none.

The US simply made that moniker up to give the American people yet one more allegedly horrendous group of which to be afraid.

So any time any insurgent group is fighting against a government we're propping up, they get tarred with the title of "Al-Qaeda".

Sep 20 10:03

Tale of Two Obamas: Who's Telling the Truth About Sasha's Meningitis?

Earlier today Michelle Obama gave us the heart-wrenching story about Sasha Obama at four months old and the fear she had meningitis, only to find out she didn't have meningitis.

Sep 20 09:58

Rohrabacher to Iraqis: Be More Grateful!

Worried that violence and intimidation from Iraq's ruling party could distort the outcome of the January election, Allawi stressed the need for election monitoring from institutions such as the United Nations, the Arab League and other NGOs along with the United States.

Then Rohrabacher opened his mouth.

"I have never heard one word of gratitude from the Iraqi people about the 4,300 Americans who lost their lives," he exclaimed.

"We went to Iraq to try and free your people and now we're being blamed for sectarian violence," he said. "Don't blame us because that type of bloodlust exists in your society."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable, in light of the facts:

1. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq: the US knew that, and it was just a pack-of-lies ploy to get the war started.

2. Iraqis enjoyed one of the highest standards of living in the Middle East before the invasion and occupation.

3. Iraqis had one of the highest standards of education before the invasion and occupation.

4. The US completely destroyed Iraqi infrastructure in terms of water, medical care and energy, which will take decades to rebuild.

5. The US destroyed countless cultural artifacts, which are a part of what gives a people and a country its sense of history.

The US created death and destruction through the use of depleted uranium weapons, causing cancer and massive birth defects in Iraq's kids.

6. The ethnic strife between Shiite and Sunni Muslims was cynically manipulated by the US as a means to "divide and conquer"; this hadn't been a part of the Iraqi culture before the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

And it is for these consequences of the invasion and occupation of Iraq Rohrabacher thinks the Iraqi people should be more grateful?!?!?

Sep 20 09:55

The Mooselims are Coming, the Mooselims are Coming!

Goys and girls, you must join “Stop Islamization of America” (SIOA) and you can go to their rally that they are having on September 25, in our nation’s capital. Wait, before you buy a plane ticket to attend this event in Jerusalem, please remember that our official capital is still Washington, D.C. which is where SIOA is holding its rally to save you from having to learn Arabic. (Congress each year tries to pass a resolution to move the capital of these United States to Jerusalem, but Usama bin Laden’s influence peddling in the US Congress has prevented the resolution from gaining a majority. Those damn Moooselims.)

Sep 20 09:52


During the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, thousands of worshippers make their way there to pray in the space where Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.

But for many Palestinians living in the occupied territories, visiting the seventh century mosque is impossible due to Israeli-imposed travel restrictions.

Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports on how others arrive at the site after taking considerable risks to make the journey – defying Israeli restrictions and sneaking under the separation barrier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine that it is Christmas, and Israel forbids travel by Christians to Bethlehem.

Oh,m wait, what I am Saying?!? Imagine?????

Sep 20 09:40

Yemen army 'kills 140 Shiite rebels' in north

The army killed more than 140 Shiite rebels after the insurgents launched an assault on the government's mansion in the mountain city of Saada in northern Yemen on Sunday, a military official said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could well devolve into a proxy war, with the US propping up (yet another) tinpot dictator with complete contempt for the welfare of his own people, and various elements propping up the rebels.

Sep 20 09:36

Israel not planning a strike on Iran: Medvedev

Israeli President Shimon Peres has given Russia assurances it is not planning a strike against Iran, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with CNN released on Sunday.

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One has to wonder, with the drumbeats beating so loudly and furiously toward some kind of military strike against Iran, if Peres actually said this, and if he did, was the implication that the US military would do it for him?!?

Sep 20 09:31

Obama: 24-hour news cycle fueling anger

The 24-hour news networks and news blogs focus so much on the most extreme elements of political debate that they are effectively fueling anger, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

n one of his many interviews Sunday morning, Obama told CBS News’ Bob Schieffer that “part of what’s different today is that the twenty-four-hour news cycle and cable television and blogs and all this, they focus on the most extreme elements on both sides.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to President Obama.

President Obama, what is fueling the legitimate concerns and angers of We the People are the truths we are finding out about this government's activities, usually through responsible blogs.

We have been thrown under the bus of a hideously crippling tax debt to fund these wars without end, and the only people benefiting from these wars are the banks, the defence contractors, and the drug lords. We are legitimately concerned and angered about this.

Our high-paying jobs (particularly those in the manufacturing sector) have gone away, leaving many of us no choice but to walk away from homes and mortgages we were able to afford. We are legitimately concerned and angered about this.

Our alleged congressional representatives in the House and Senate are simply acquisitions of those large corporations which contribute, overtly and covertly, to their campaigns. At every turn, you will find these representatives passing legislation which is completely favorable to those corporations (like the provision in the Patriot Act, stating that no US citizen can sue a pharmaceutical company if they are maimed or outright killed by a vaccine), and lousy for We the People. We are concerned and angered about this.

So you see, Mr. President, the American people have every right to be angered by what the federal government is doing right now.

The question is, what shape that anger may take if We the People become stressed to the breaking point by further really bad decisions by this administration.

Sep 20 09:30

Vaccinations are causing impaired blood flow (Ischemia), Chronic Illness, Disease and Death for us all

This is a stern, yet humble, warning to all citizens of the globe. It is now proven that we are all being harmed by repeat vaccinations. This evidence must be circulated broadly in light of the imminent Fall, 2009 plan to turn North American schools into MASS vaccine centers to institute triple flu vaccine to us all. Children will be the first to be injected with experimental flu vaccines. The entire vaccine industry, as it turns out, has been experimental. We did not know that we were causing damages – for us all.

Sep 20 09:30

Public Health Officials in Canada Engaged in Cover-Up Operation To Conceal Flu Origin

The Canadian Medical Association Journal reported that public health officials in British Columbia are advising doctors to assume that all flu symptoms are the results of the H1N1 virus.

The organization quotes Tofino family doctor Dr. John Armstong, who said he has treated “dozens” of people infected with the virus. The provincial public health lab in Vancouver instructed him to stop sending swabs.

“We’ve reduced our swabbing...” Armstrong said in the report. BC public health officials “more or less told us to stop taking swabs because the lab is getting swamped in Vancouver.”

Sep 20 09:29

FCC to propose 'Net neutrality' rules

The head of the FCC plans to propose new rules that would prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information and certain applications over their networks, an official at the agency said Saturday.

The Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski, will announce the proposed rules in a speech Monday at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, the official said on condition of anonymity because news of the announcement had not been formally released.

Sep 20 09:20

2 Nobel Economists Confirm that Credit is NOT Created Out of Excess Reserves

"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in inequity and born in sin . . . . Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and, with a flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again. . . . Take this great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. . . . But, if you want to continue to be the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit."

Sep 20 09:16

California’s Financial Depression: Unemployment and Underemployment rate at Great Depression Levels. 23 Percent Unemployment for Biggest State in the Nation. California Will not see Housing Peak until 2030.

Sep 20 09:06

history of banking in the U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Short and to the point, and now you KNOW who the real enemy is!

Sep 20 08:57

U. of C. researcher dies after exposure to plague bacteria

A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting an infection linked to the plague, officials said today.

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Funny how our universities are being funded to play with such population-reducing materials.

Sep 20 08:54

Muse - "Uprising" Official Music Video

Sep 20 08:49

Scientists pull an about face on global warming

The global warming theory has been based all along on the idea that the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans would absorb much of the greenhouse warming caused by a rise in man-made carbon dioxide, then they would let off that heat and warm the atmosphere and the land.

But as Latif pointed out, the Atlantic, and particularly the North Atlantic, has been cooling instead. And it looks set to continue a cooling phase for 10 to 20 more years.

Sep 20 08:41

Obama 'appointed by God'

I would remind the far right what the Apostle Paul wrote, " ... there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." Hence, Obama is the U.S. president and leader of the Free World because he was appointed by God.

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"Entering the city [Jerusalem, July 15, 1099], our pilgrims pursued and killed Saracens up to the Temple of Solomon, in which they had assembled and where they gave battle to us furiously for the whole day so that their blood flowed throughout the whole temple. Finally, having overcome the pagans, our knights seized a great number of men and women, and the killed whom they wished and whom they wished they let live.... Then, rejoicing and weeping from extreme joy, our men went to worship at the sepulchre of jour Saviour Jesus and thus fulfilled their pledge to Him.... They also ordered that all the Saracen dead should be thrown out of the city because of the extreme stench, for the city was almost full of their cadavers. The live Saracens dragged the dead out before the gates and made piles of them, like houses. No one has ever heard of or seen such a slaughter of pagan peoples since pyres were made of them like boundary marks, and no one except God knows their number."

[Histoire anonyme de la premiere croisade, L. Brehier, ed.
Paris: Champion, 1924 (From The Portable Medieval Reader,
Ed. James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin)]

Sep 20 08:38

Black: Obama Has Rebranded Too-Big-To-Fails As "Systemically Important”. But They Should Be Called "Systemically Dangerous Institutions (SDIs)"

[Interviewer]: If you were advising President Obama on financial reform, what would your first priority be?

Mr. Black: Containing, and beginning to end, “too big to fail.” Financial institutions that are too big to fail are not, as the administration has rebranded them: “systemically important” — they are systemically dangerous institutions (SDIs). First, they should not be allowed to grow. Second, their managements should be removed if they were mismanaged. Third, they should be shrunk to the point that they no longer endanger the global economy.

Sep 20 08:36

Are U.S. Treasury Bond Sales a Ponzi Scheme?

I have heard at least 5 different theories by very smart people about how U.S. treasury bond sales are being faked.

Sep 20 08:20

Explosives Found In World Trade Center Dust

Whereas a cup of conventional thermite will melt a hole clear through a cars engine block,the same quantity of nano-thermite will blow the car apart.
While thermite is classed as an incendiary nano-thermite actually detonates with a force and speed equivalent to TNT!

Sep 20 08:19


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Obama, I do not know what they pay you to so abase yourself before a foreign government, but trust me, it is nowhere near enough to cover this kind of humiliation.

Sep 20 08:16


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Another hysterical bashing, long on insults, devoid of any actual facts, written by an author who has apparently been spared the ravages of intelligence.

Sep 20 08:12

The Sins Of Seven By Seven

I have seen many Americans scrambling for the nearest Western Union office just so they could check out of their hotel and catch their flight in time. There is nothing like having to rely on 'care packages' of emergency funds from the US to snap some people into reality. I coined a phrase about two years ago "Dead President's Toilet Paper" and it has stuck. There are people in three nations using the phrase and recently it was cited in Moscow when someone was warning Russians to get rid of the 'toilet paper' dollars they are holding and convert to Euros. That was late last week.

Sep 20 08:10


An Israeli pacifist could be jailed for helping Palestinians protest about their treatment. Sky’s Middle East correspondent Dominic Waghorn reports from the West Bank.

Sep 20 08:09


IS THERE no limit to the wiles of those dastardly anti-Semites?

Now they have decided to slander the Jews with another blood libel. Not the old accusation of slaughtering Christian children to use their blood for baking Passover matzoth, as in the past, but of the mass slaughter of women and children in Gaza.

Sep 20 08:08


Where is the CHANGE we were promised? President Obama will meet with Netanyahu and Abbas? What about including a representative of the Palestinian people? What about including the ELECTED Prime Minister of Palestine, Ishmael Haniyeh?

Nothing has changed, nothing will change until Hamas is recognised by both the Israeli government and the American government as the legitimate representatives that were duly elected to govern the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

Sep 20 08:07

Shining a light on Israeli aggression in Gaza

So, Stephen Harper and his ministers were defending possible war crimes and crimes against humanity, while Michael Ignatieff and senior Liberals were staying mostly mum. And much of our mainstream media were averting their gaze from, or excusing, the possible crimes.

Now, no less an authority than Richard Goldstone, former chief prosecutor with the war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, says that the three-week Israeli onslaught on Gaza eight months ago amounted to "war crimes and possibly, in some respects, crimes against humanity."

Releasing his report Tuesday, he said: "As a Jew with a long-standing affiliation with Israel, it's obviously a great disappointment to me, to put it mildly, that Israel behaved as described in the report."

Sep 20 07:54

Czech Republic 'planning to delay signing Lisbon treaty'

EU leaders are said to be furious that the Czech Republic is planning to delay signing the Lisbon treaty for up to six months even if the Irish vote "yes" in their referendum next month.

The country might even try to delay it until after the British general election campaign when a Tory victory would see the question put to voters by David Cameron.

Sep 20 07:53

Gerald Scarfe cartoon: 09 September 2009

Sep 20 07:53

Blair 'brands Brown a quitter, not a fighter' who will 'duck out' of next election

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Leaving an opening for Mandy?

Sep 20 07:49

Paralysed cancer drug girl to be put on at-risk register ‘to shut her up’

A mother who is planning legal action against a pharmaceutical giant – claiming her daughter was left partially paralysed after having an anti-cancer vaccine – has been told the teenager is to be put on the social services ‘at-risk’ register.

Cheryl Cave says allegations that she is abusing her 13-year-old daughter Ashleigh are an attempt to ‘shut her up’ as she is demanding an investigation into the safety of a drug used to protect girls against the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer.

Ashleigh collapsed shortly after being given the jab at school and has spent nearly a year in hospital.

Sep 20 07:00

More questions on 9/11

Last week, Asia Times Online published Fifty Question on 9/11. The article stressed the questions were only a taste of the immense, mysterious 9/11 riddle. (Arguably the best 9/11 timeline on the net may be seen here.

Due to overwhelming reader response, here's a follow-up with 20 more questions - with a hat-tip to all who joined the debate.

Sep 20 06:18


Where is the CHANGE we were promised? President Obama will meet with Netanyahu and Abbas? What about including a representative of the Palestinian people? What about including the ELECTED Prime Minister of Palestine, Ishmael Haniyeh?

Nothing has changed, nothing will change until Hamas is recognised by both the Israeli government and the American government as the legitimate representatives that were duly elected to govern the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

Sep 20 05:26

MP3: Ex- CIA officer, Philip Giraldi, on AIPAC and the Israeli lobby's influence on US politics.

Philip Giraldi discusses the Israel Lobby, Larry Franklin, the recent scandal involving Representative Jane Harman, the continuous erosion of our civil liberties, and much more.

This is an MP3 of one episode of Sibel Edmond's webcast program "The Boiling Frogs" posted on her blog at http://123realchange.blogspot.com

Sep 20 01:34

Disgrace in The Hague

There's a name on every bullet, and there's someone responsible for every crime. The Teflon cloak Israel has wrapped around itself since Operation Cast Lead has been ripped off, once and for all, and now the difficult questions must be faced. It has become superfluous to ask whether war crimes were committed in Gaza, because authoritative and clear-cut answers have already been given. So the follow-up question has to be addressed: Who's to blame? If war crimes were committed in Gaza, it follows that there are war criminals at large among us. They must be held accountable and punished. This is the harsh conclusion to be drawn from the detailed United Nations report.

September 19, 2009

Sep 19 21:10

What Did Ahmadinejad Really Say?

So what did Ahmadinejad really say?

In the English-language account of the speech published on the official Web site of the Iranian president, Ahmadinejad calls the “pretext” for founding the state of Israel “a lie,” but he doesn’t spell out precisely what he means by “pretext.” In the context, the word seems to refer to the Holocaust, but arguably his reference to "a lie which relies on ... a mythical claim" could be about Biblical claims to the land of Palestine that Zionist organizations cite.

As Press TV says, Ahmadinejad frames his skeptical comments about the Holocaust within Western hostility toward the scholarship of some European and American Holocaust skeptics (often called "deniers") who dispute details such as the estimated number of six million Jews killed by the Nazis.

Sep 19 18:32

My Occupied Land

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Photos from before Israel stole Palestine.

Sep 19 18:27

NY hotel cancels Ahmadinejad banquet

A US advocacy agency, cofounded by advisors to the Obama administration, has managed to prevent a New York hotel from hosting a banquet for Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Helmsley Hotel on Friday said it had canceled a banquet set for next week, when the 'United Against Nuclear Iran' group informed the posh hotel that Ahmadinejad was on the guest list.

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Setting a new low for petty vindictiveness!

The US/Israel must really be afraid that Ahmadinejad might just prove to be very popular and undo all the public relations smear campaign so much of our tax money has been lavished on.

Sep 19 18:08

Ahmadinejad is purposely taunting with " Holocaust is a lie."

Holocaust is a lie, Ahmadinejad says
20/09/2009 00:18
By Parisa Hafezi and Firouz Sedarat
TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a lie on Friday, raising the stakes against Israel just as world powers try to decide how to deal with the nuclear ambitions of an Iran in political turmoil.
"The pretext (Holocaust) for the creation of the Zionist regime (Israel) is false ... It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim," he told worshippers at Tehran University at the end of an annual anti-Israel "Qods (Jerusalem) Day" rally

Sep 19 15:13

Israel's Gaza blockade crippling reconstruction

A leaked UN report has warned that Israel's continued economic blockade of Gaza and lengthy delays in delivering humanitarian aid are "devastating livelihoods" and causing gradual "de-development".

Sep 19 14:13

California unemployment at 70-year high. The solution? Monetary reform!

I’m about to explain the solution embraced by Americans from Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Edison. But this is important: you need to take a moment to FEEL how our current macroeconomic structure that prevents important work being accomplished HAS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG within its structure. Don't feel alone in a conclusion of criminal acts. Nobel prize winners and Pulitzer journalists are also writing with passion that these are the largest economic crimes in the history of the planet.

Sep 19 14:11



"On February 15, 2005, Michael Chertoff, an apparent dual national with Israeli roots, was sworn in as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The new 'homeland security czar,' who oversees the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, seems to be hiding his own dual-national status - with the cooperation of the controlled press," I wrote at the time.

It is absolutely outrageous that a foreign national should be in charge of U.S. "Homeland Security." The fact that Chertoff's mother was the first hostess on El Al and involved in secret Mossad missions is all the more troubling.

Sep 19 12:00

Palestinians in 2010 Deserve No Less than Jewish Yemenites in 1990’s

Truth be told, a vast majority of Arabs have been attentively keeping up with Ramadan’s Arabic soap operas, barely finding time for other, well, less important matters.

Westerners, who couldn’t care less about an “idle” world that spends more than 6 hours attached to the TV screen and another 8 hours sleeping, have recently shook the grounds under the Israelis when they uncovered a zionist crime against Palestinians. But the impact here was so resounding that most Arabs have been ‘speechless’!

Sep 19 11:59

Israel Escalates Anti-UN Campaign;Greatest Diplomatic Battle in Years

A day after the release of the critical Goldstone Commission report over Israeli crimes in Gaza, Israel continued its Anti-UN campaign.

“The Goldstone committee is a committee that was set up to find Israel guilty of crimes that were determined in advanced, and the committee’s members did not let the facts confuse them,” said Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday, in his first comments in response to the harsh UN report investigation into the Israeli aggression on the Gaza strip.

Sep 19 11:41

Madeleine Albright: USA No Longer Intends To Be World's No.1 State

America has been having hard times recently, Albright said.

Sep 19 11:25

Top 10 Americans for monetary reform: Thomas Edison #1

From time-to-time I’ll remind you that the financial crisis in America today could be over almost instantaneously through monetary reform. Monetary reform is a fundamental shift in how American creates money. The shift is from the Robber Baron era design of banks creating credit to lend to us at interest and ever-increasing debt to our community (government) creating it for the direct payment of public goods and services. The benefits of monetary reform are conservatively $1 TRILLION every year, the end of the national debt, and full employment.

Sep 19 09:46

Queen wants extra £44m to refurbish palaces

The Queen is privately pushing for taxpayers to contribute an extra £44 million to the Royal household to cover the cost of refurbishments, letters released by the Treasury have disclosed.

Sep 19 09:32

Israel's Gaza blockade crippling reconstruction

A leaked UN report has warned that Israel's continued economic blockade of Gaza and lengthy delays in delivering humanitarian aid are "devastating livelihoods" and causing gradual "de-development".

Now, eight months after the end of the Gaza war, much reconstruction work is still to be done because materials are either delayed or banned from entering the strip.

The UN report, obtained by the Guardian, reveals the delays facing the delivery of even the most basic aid. On average, it takes 85 days to get shelter kits into Gaza, 68 days to deliver health and paediatric hygiene kits, and 39 days for household items such as bedding and kitchen utensils.

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Between the Goldstone report,and this report, the world's leadership has got to find some moral gumption and backbone to turn collective anger against Israel for what they have done to Gazan Palestinians into practical action.

A big part of that action should be the immediate cessation of all military and financial aid to Israel until the siege of Gaza ends, permanently.

Sep 19 09:19

C.I.A. Chiefs Ask Obama to Stop Abuse Inquiry

Seven former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency asked President Obama on Friday to shut down the new Justice Department inquiry into past abuses during interrogations of terrorism suspects, arguing that it “will seriously damage” the nation’s ability to protect itself.

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Some of the best ways of "protecting" this country include not mucking about in other people's countries; having a robust economy that is not bankrupt from financing these wars without end; and creating an educational climate where our young people will be able to compete internationally at the top of their game.

Sep 19 09:17

Israeli Air Force Chief: We must stop S-300 delivery from every country that would want to defend itself from Israeli attack

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"We have a God-given right to kill anyone we want to with impunity!"

Sep 19 09:04

Biden in Baghdad to uphold occupation, speed access to oil

US Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Iraq this week for a series of discussions with Iraqi officials aimed at forestalling a precipitous end to the US military occupation of the country and opening up Iraq’s oil wealth to exploitation by US-based energy conglomerates.

During the course of his visit, the US vice-president has made clear his concern that a bigger piece of this pie should go to the American oil companies, whose interests have played a prominent role in the prosecution of the Iraq war since well before the invasion of March 2003.

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The invasion and occupation of Iraq has always been about the oil, and what entities control it.

Sep 19 09:02

A criminal state that must be isolated, boycotted

Benyamin Netanyahu, the extremist Prime Minister of the Zionist regime has even asked US Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell to assist Israel , especially at the American arena, in order to curb the fallout from the report.

Meanwhile, Israel is embarking on a frantic propaganda campaign to discredit the report. In the past, Israel succeeded in endearing itself to western public opinion by enlisting the often Jewish-controlled media which effectively helped disseminate the Zionist narrative. In so doing, that media often turned the black into white, and the big lie into a "virtual truth" glorified by millions of gullible westerners who wouldn’t overburden themselves with the task of finding out the "real truth."

Sep 19 08:58

USA: The unfair negotiator

When it is understood that Palestine is willing to compromise a right bestowed on it by international law, the compromise that Israel might have to make concerning its de facto position of power is put in clearer perspective. Such perspective, however, cannot come from a process in which the interlocutor refuses to even recognize the legitimate starting point.

Sep 19 08:47

Housing Agency's Cash Reserves Will Drop Below Requirement

The Federal Housing Administration has been hit so hard by the mortgage crisis that for the first time, the agency's cash reserves will drop below the minimum level set by Congress, FHA officials said.

The FHA, which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, insures home mortgages against losses, thus helping prospective borrowers obtain loans. It uses the insurance premiums paid by these borrowers to pay for mortgage defaults. Since its creation in 1934, it has never used taxpayer money to cover losses at its flagship home-buying program. But rapidly rising defaults have burned through the agency's reserves, raising the prospect that it would have to take dramatic action.

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Translation: "..dramatic action..." means sucking more of the marrow out of already taxed-to-death US taxpayers.

Sep 19 08:41

Afghanistan: Where Empires Go to Die

Today, the US Empire is on the fast track of its demise.

Genghis Khan could not hold onto Afghanistan.

Neither will the United States, particularly when in its desperation to continue its illegal occupation, it tosses aside international law, along with its own Constitution.

Sep 19 08:36

Al Qaeda video threatens ‘bad awakening’ for Germany ahead of national election

Al-Qaeda has posted a new video threatening Germany, highlighting an increased threat level ahead of national elections and prompting authorities to step up security, the Interior Ministry has said.

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What convenient timing for a "false flag" in Germany, right at a point when the German people are very vocal about criticizing the German government's mission in Afghanistan!

And notice the headline right below the date of this article:
"Israeli National News: Al-Qaeda targeting Germany for 'next 9/11' - Within Weeks".

Sep 19 08:36

The Story of My Shoe

When I threw the shoe in the face of the criminal, Bush, I wanted to express my rejection of his lies, his occupation of my country, my rejection of his killing my people. My rejection of his plundering the wealth of my country, and destroying its infrastructure. And casting out its sons into a diaspora.

Sep 19 08:31

Chertoff: 9/11 Truth Is Akin To Holocaust Denial

Former Department of Homeland Security Head Michael Chertoff twice described dis-believing in the official 9/11 story as akin to holocaust denial as he was bombarded with 9/11 ‘inside job’ questions from multiple CSpan viewers.

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This man - and the people whose interests he protects - want to shut down any possible questioning by skeptical people, by trying to shame them in creating this kind of linkage, which has no basis in fact or truth.

The problem is, and Chertoff knows this, there enough inconsistencies and outright lies in the official government version of what happened on 9/11, that truly thinking people cannot possibly swallow it whole; that is completely impossible.

Sep 19 08:29

Seven Ex-CIA chiefs seek halt to interrogations probe

The seven former CIA directors included Michael Hayden, Porter Goss and George Tenet, who served under Bush; John Deutch and James Woolsey, who worked for President Bill Clinton; William Webster, who served under President George H.W. Bush; and James Schlesinger, who ran the agency under President Richard Nixon. Tenet also served under Clinton.

Sep 19 08:25

President Urges Global Front against Israel

"If the Holocaust, as you claim, is true, why don't you allow a probe into the issue?"

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"Truth needs no law to support it."

Sep 19 08:17

Michael Philips Wright 1947 - 2009

It is with great sadness that I report that 9/11 and conspiracy researcher and longtime Norman, Oklahoma resident Michael Phillip Wright, 62, died on Sept. 16, 2009 in Norman. The circumstances regarding his death are not entirely clear (something I am trying to pin down) and I will be writing a piece on him soon at RedDirtReport.com.

Sep 19 08:16

Pelosi chokes up

"We are a free country, and this balance between freedom and safety is one that we have to carefully balance," Pelosi began.

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"Those uppity Americans; they don't love us any more, and, and, and they are getting angry, and, and, and, that makes me a sad politician, boo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo."

Pitiful bid for sympathy.

Sep 19 08:14

US Attack in Somalia Leads to More Calls for Intervention

It didn’t take long to see the fallout from Monday’s US incursion into Southern Somalia. Just days later insurgents launched a deadly car bombing against an African Union (AU) base, killing at least 16 people.

It has underscored just how fragile the AU force in the nation is, but the attack has also led to yet more calls for international intervention by both the AU and the self-proclaimed Somali government.

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It's all about the untapped and unexploited resources that we are in Somalia in the first place.

"Nation-building" is just a polite euphemism for setting up a government pliable to the West's demand for those resources.

Sep 19 08:11

Clinton: ‘Time Running Out for Iran’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today warned of ‘profound consequences’ if Iran is unable to convince the United States that their civilian nuclear program “is intended exclusively for peaceful purposes.”

Iran has agreed to enter into talks with the six parties (the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) which are planned for early next month. The US has said it doesn’t expect anything positive to come of the talks, and has been pressing the other five negotiating nations to support “crippling” sanctions against Iran.

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It is obvious, Clinton having made that statement about time running out for Iran, that she and this government are on Israel's timetable.

These much-vaunted "crippling" sanctions (an adjective used with great enthusiasm by Benjamin Netanyahu) cannot possibly have teeth, because other countries, like Russia and China, will be delighted to fill the gaps in terms of goods and services for Iran.

So then what? A US/Israeli military assault on Iran? At this point, I wouldn't bet against it, although - given the fact that Russia has warned that such an attack will start World War III - this is probably the most colossally stupid move the US could make at this point.

And please remember: such an attack will make our military in Iraq sitting ducks for a counter-attack by Iran.

Sep 19 08:10

Is the Recession Over?

Just the other day, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said, Iit is very likely that the recession has ended."

Well, let me just suggest to Mr. Bernanke that today we have about 17 percent of our workforce - 26 million Americans - who are either unemployed, have given up looking for work because they no longer think a job is possible, or they are working part time when they want to work full time. That's 17 percent of our population.

For those folks, I don't think they believe this recession is over.

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The recession will not be over until WE THE PEOPLE are given back the standard of living taken from us by 8 years of Bush tax incentives that encouraged corporations to send jobs overseas.

Sep 19 08:09

OpEdNEws takes major hit

Friday evening, between 5 and 6 PM EST, all the articles and quicklinks posted in the past two days disappeared. We don't know if it was a server glitch or hacking. But they disappeared. If you tried to access an article through a link in the newsletter and it took you to our homepage, this was the reason why.

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My nickle is on "hackers".

Sep 19 08:01


"For five years Mr. Karzai was my president," Ashraf Ghani, an opposition candidate, bemoaned after widespread reports that incumbent Hamid Karzai had used fraud on a massive scale to steal the election. "Now how many Afghans will consider him their president?"

Not many. In a country where civil war is the national pastime and five-year-old boys learn how to fire an AK-47, this is not good. But Ghani is asking the wrong question. The real question is, how many Americans will continue to see Karzai as viable--and be willing to continue to pay the price of propping him up?

Sep 19 08:00

What a Revamped U.S. Missile Shield Might Look Like

Details are now emerging on the Obama administration’s plans to revamp missile defense to better counter the emerging Iranian missile threat.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates offered the new rationale.

“Over the last few years, we have made great strides with missile defense, particularly in our ability to counter short-and-medium-range missiles,” he said. “We now have proven capabilities to intercept these ballistic missiles with land-and-sea-based interceptors supported by much-improved sensors. These capabilities offer a variety of options to detect, track and shoot down enemy missiles. This allows us to deploy a distributive sensor network rather than a single fixed site, like the kind slated for the Czech Republic, enabling greater survivability and adaptability.”

Sep 19 07:59

Pakistani Kashmiri militants now fighting NATO forces

The reported death of the ameer of the Azad Kashmir chapter of the Harkatul Jehadul Islami (HUJI) Commander Ilyas Kashmiri in a US drone attack has confirmed that the trouble-stricken Waziristan region has become the new battlefield for the Kashmiri militant groups which are increasingly joining forces with the pro-Taliban elements to fight out the NATO troops from Afghanistan.

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Welcome to Battlefield Pakistan, the next target in the "War on Terror".

Sep 19 07:59

Health Insurance Companies Say C-Sections Are A Pre-Existing Condition Because Having A Child Is A Choice

Last week, it was pointed out that in some states, our so-called health insurance companies are allowed to consider domestic violence a pre-existing condition. As Think Progress points out, having had a cesarean section can also be considered a pre-existing condition. Never mind that the U.S. has a sky rocketing c-section rate and that said c-sections are often performed for reasons other than because of medical necessity, such as soaring malpractice insurance rates.

If that doesn’t make you fume, check out Anthem’s explanation as to why c-sections are a pre-existing condition:

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And THESE are the insurance companies Obama wants to force you to buy insurance from!

Sep 19 07:57


America and Israel plot to attack Iran with Russian backing. I will outline their plans in this post. It begins today with a “nefarious report” that is “unverified” supposedly given by some “mysterious un-named person” who supposedly “leaked” a “secret” section of a report on Iran’s nuclear capabilities from the IAEA and the Zionist media and American media are having a field day reporting this false information.

Sep 19 07:56

India protests Pak firing

Amid indication that a few infiltrators might have entered into this side under cover firing given by Pakistan Rangers in the wake of two incidents along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan and put its border guarding force on full alert.

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The last thing either country needs right now is a war.

Sep 19 07:56

US Moves Missile Shield From Europe To Israel, Azerbaijan

Deputy US army chief, Gen. James Cartwright and defense secretary Robert Gates amplified President Barack Obama’s statement on the US missile shield in East Europe in Washington Thursday, Sept. 17, by announcing that a new and better anti-missile missile system would be deployed in Israel and the Caucasus.

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This makes perfect sense as everyone knows that the entire multi-trillion dollar US military apparatus exists only to protect and serve Israel!!!!!