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jeudi 28 janvier 2010

L'Autre Monde 28 janvier 2010: Fascisme USA Inc. & le passé d'Haïti

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L'Autre Monde 28 janvier 2010: Fascisme USA Inc. & le passé d'Haïti


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L'Autre Monde 28 janvier 2010

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Émission du 28 janvier 2010:


- Cyber revue de presse: Nous effectuons une revue de l'Histoire d'Haïti, ce qui met en lumière la situation actuelle dans ce petit pays complètement ravagé par des centaines d'années d'exploitation et d'ingérences coloniales.

Le fascisme a été formalisé et légalisé aux États-Unis. Les corporations, institutions financières et mêmes des intérêts étrangers peuvent maintenant acheter librement les politiciens et mener des campagnes publiques pour influencer la politique.

Il est aussi question des dernières révélations à propos de la fraude du réchauffement climatique causé par le CO2, du A/H1N1 et du terrorisme.

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Could Vancouver 2010 be the next 9/11?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7k_OBjhfFs&feature=player_embedded

I now believe I have reasonable grounds to bring into suspicion that there may be a “false flag” terrorist attack during the Olympics in Canada, which take place in Vancouver and Whistler from Feb. 12th until Feb. 28th.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Two Tons of explosives goes missing from Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan bought out by Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, American International Group, Inc., The Carlyle Group, and others.

The War on Terrorism and the Countdown to the 2010 Olympics

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics will be the largest security operation in Canadian history. It will include more than 15,000 Canadian Forces, private security personnel, along with the RCMP and other police agencies. The U.S. will also provide security and support for the Games. With the Olympics fast approaching, the fear of terrorism is back in the public’s psyche. Although there has been no specific threats to the Games, more than anything, it is the danger of terrorism which is used to justify the huge security operation. This is further advancing the militarization of North America and U.S.-Canada military and security integration. The Olympics will take bi-national security cooperation to a whole new level.

More False Flag Red Flags

posted by anarchore on January 19th, 2010

News items adding to the suspicions about a possible false flag attack on Vancouver Olympics

Adding to the concerns about VERINT, now 2 tons of ammonium nitrate have apparently disappeared in the
Vancouver area.
Taken together with the proroguing of Parliament by Israel’s agent PM Stephen Harper, Israeli terrorist front companies running security at YVR, corruption in Transport Canada, and now missing explosives , it looks like the makings of either a big hoax scare, to justify the billion dollars spent on security for the Olympics, or that there could actually be a false flag globalist gambit in Canada. The Zionist/globalists get their wars, and that much closer to a North American Union.
-Israeli terrorist front company that participated in 9/11 and 7/7 in charge of security at YVR
-Israel-first Harper Prorogues Parliament for no apparent reason
-2 tonnes ammonium nitrate ‘missing’
-USA claims Vancouver Olympics terror target
-Vancouver’s Mossad secured airport ‘unconcerned’ about terror threat
On Jan-13-2010, the CBC’s The Natonal reported a very interesting but disturbing report on
Transport Canada, airport security and John Baird,Canada’s Minister of
Transport.
Baird seems to have compromised airport security again,alleges a
whistleblower who refused to be identified.
Please read report in full here:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/01/12/airport-security-pearson.html
This recent report reflects another disturbing investigation on Transport by the CBC’s Fifth Estate.
It was aired on the CBC within 1-2
months ago. Watch on-line here:
http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2009-2010/riding_on_risk/
It’s entitled Riding on Risk: How safe is it to Fly in
Canada?
Does anyone remember Air
India? CSIS watched the bomber setting off bombs!
http://www.bcrevolution.ca/CSIS.htm
Then there is the matter of 1000 missing airport badges and uniforms, gone years ago.
http://www.bcrevolution.ca/csis_planning_attack.htm
Then there is the troop-sharing deal with the
USA, that will have(and already has had) US military operating in Canada.

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100116/bc_kinder_morgan_100116/20100116/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Pipeline and energy storage company Kinder Morgan says it is only one link in a chain of companies responsible for the transportation and storage of the explosive chemicals that were reported missing last month.

RCMP Explosives Probe - Missing, Found And Now Missing Again

Al Qaeda Terrorists To Enter The U.S. Through Canada, Olympics Security Alert

Vancouver Airport Authority Not Serious About Olympic Security

Preparing Canada For False Flag?

Les corporations peuvent maintenant acheter les politiciens légalement aux États-Unis

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Un jugement rendu par la Cour suprême des États-Unis autorise maintenant les corporations de financer autant qu'elles le désire les politiciens à Washington. On vient tout simplement de permettre et donner légalement le contrôle du pays et de la politique à des compagnies privées. C'est complètement hallucinant. C'est la fin des États-Unis. Et c'est le début du fascisme pur et simple.

Absolument incroyable. En réalité, ça fait des années que le secteur privé, le complexe militaro-industriel et le secteur bancaire et financier contrôle de facto les États-Unis. Mais là, c'est officialisé, c'est maintenant légal, direct dans notre figure.

Bienvenue officiellement dans cette nouvelle montée du fascisme en puissance.

Cutting the middle man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkbMM7bki88&feature=player_embedded

Explaining the Supreme Court Ruling on Campaign Finance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKazKb5f79A&feature=player_embedded

AP correspondent Jim Kuhnhenn explains the significance of the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that could change how presidential and congressional campaigns are funded, possibly opening the floodgates of money.

SCOTUS ruling = Powell Memo goal = Fall of democracy...

In short, the Powell Memo outlined an attack on our nation by corporations which championed fascism over democracy. You can read the whole memo at the above link.

SCOTUS has now ruled that corporations can actively alter elections via funding, undermining the very nature of the democratic process. Corporations have moved closer to a formal merger with government. This is called fascism by definition.

SCOTUS: “$$$ = Speech, Corporations = People, & Fuck Democracy!”

• Game, Set and Match: “The Supreme Court has just ruled that there can be no limits on corporate support of candidates. This means the ‘Sarah Palin Awesome Hour Brought to You by Mountain Dew’ is now an inevitability.”

Webmaster's Commentary:

Actually. things just got easier for the voters.

Just vote for the candidate with the LEAST amount of campaign cash and you will get the least harmful politician.

"VOTE CHEAP!"

(And yes, I am going to make that into a T-shirt)

Corporate Campaign Spending Backed by U.S. High Court

Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old restrictions on corporate campaign spending, reversing two of its precedents and freeing companies to conduct advertising campaigns that explicitly try to sway voters.

Will Corporatism Destroy Democracy in America?

Will Corporatism Destroy Democracy in America?

"In a day when special interests already hold our democracy by the throat, the court has helped them tighten their grip...The hypocrisy here is striking. And the impact of this ruling is frightening."
- "Reckless Supreme Court Ruling on Campaign Finance: Special Interests Win, We Lose"
Star Ledger Editorial Board (NJ),
January 22, 2010

"The conceit that corporations must be treated identically to natural person in the political sphere is not only inaccurate but also inadequate to justify the Court's disposition of this case. In the context of election to public office, the distinction between corporate and human speakers is significant.

A Quest to End Spending Rules for Campaigns

A Quest to End Spending Rules for Campaigns

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
WASHINGTON — James Bopp Jr. likes to begin speeches by reading the First Amendment. He calls opponents, including President Obama, “socialists.” He runs a national law practice out of a small office in Terre Haute, Ind., because he prefers the city’s conservative culture.

And for most of the last 35 years, he has been a lonely Quixote tilting at the very idea of regulating political donations as an affront to free speech.

Not anymore. Mr. Bopp won his biggest victory last week when the Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and nonprofit groups have the right to spend as much as they want supporting or opposing the election of a candidate.

The Case for Monetary Reform

An essential part of this financially-dominated economy is the way money is created. Despite, the central role that money plays in all our lives, there is an appalling ignorance about it.

Is The U.S. Economy Being Tanked By Mistake or By Intent?

Americans cannot see the economy as the elites do. The elites have lenses into the future. They have access to information that foretells the future of our economy. They can see a better picture of when mounting debt will rise beyond the ability to repay.

They certainly can see pension funds, private and public, are under-funded and there is no way, with Baby Boomers now entering their retirement years, these obligations can be met. Medicare expenses are totally out of control with enrollees able to rack up bills in the tens of thousands of dollars beyond what they ever paid into the system.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The last official act of any government is to loot the nation.

The Rule of Law Has Been Lost

The First Amendment has been abridged and may soon be criminalized. Protests against, and criticisms of, the U.S. government's illegal invasions of Muslim countries and war crimes against civilian populations have been construed by executive branch officials as "giving aid and comfort to the enemy." As American citizens have been imprisoned for giving aid to Muslim charities that the executive branch has decreed, without proof in a court of law, to be under the control of "terrorists," any form of opposition to the government's wars and criminal actions can also be construed as aiding terrorists and be cause for arrest and indefinite detention.

Webmaster's Commentary:

And if you think for a second that the concept of "indefinite detentions" will only be allowed to be applied to "foreign enemy combatants", you'd better think again!

U.S. to deploy missiles near Russia

Webmaster's Commentary:

"Yeee-HAAAA; we got the cold-war back! Money money money money money money money money money!!!!!!!!!!" -- The Military Industrial Complex

Dangerous Crossroads: U.S. Moves Missiles And Troops To Russian Border

Nuclear and Conventional Arms Pacts Stalled

by Rick Rozoff


Global Research, January 23, 2010

Stop NATO

2010 is proceeding in a manner more befitting the third month of the year, named after the Roman god of war, than the first whose name is derived from a pacific deity.

On January 13 the Associated Press reported that the White House will submit its Quadrennial Defense Review to Congress on February 1 and request a record-high $708 billion for the Pentagon. That figure is the highest in absolute and in inflation-adjusted, constant (for any year) dollars since 1946, the year after the Second World War ended. Adding non-Pentagon defense-related spending, the total may exceed $1 trillion.

The $708 billion includes for the first time monies for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq which in prior years were in part funded by periodic supplemental requests, but excludes what the above-mentioned report adds is the first in the new administration’s emergency requests for the same purpose: A purported $33 billion.

Fight For Your Life

Russian forces have been asked to help in America

" I have some very recent and specific information about Russian (yes I said Russian) forces which have been tapped to "assist" U.S. forces in the near future. My wife is Russian and one of her relatives is a high placed officer who I know very well (by-the-way I speak fairly good Russian).

Nobel economist Stiglitz: "US privatized profits, socialized losses is not capitalism." It’s fascism

*hyperlinks and videos live at source*

Joseph Stiglitz understands half the US economic disaster when he explains current policy is “no way to run an economy that’s going to work,” “there’s moral hazard everywhere,” and newly-invented and unregulated financial markets have only increased risk, not decreased it.

SEC mulled national security status for AIG details

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60N1S220100124

U.S. securities regulators originally treated the New York Federal Reserve's bid to keep secret many of the details of the American International Group bailout like a request to protect matters of national security, according to emails obtained by Reuters.

Webmaster's Commentary:

When corporate financial data is treated as a state secret, you know we have become a fascist dictatorship.

A North American Security Perimeter on the Horizon

Plans for a North America security perimeter might have seemed like a pipe dream just a short time ago, but it could become a reality sooner than one thinks. Some believe that a perimeter approach to security would be a more effective way of providing safety while ensuring the free flow of trade and investment. For those pushing for deep continental integration, this move is seen as the next logical step. A recent article from the Toronto Star, Canada warms to idea of a tougher 'perimeter' suggests that Canadians might now be ready to debate the concept of perimeter security. David Biette who specializes in U.S.-Canada relations and is a member of the Woodrow Wilson Center stated that a, "Perimeter is no longer a dirty word.

70-year gag on Kelly death evidence

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23798597-70-year-gag-on-kelly-death-evidence.do

Evidence relating to the death of Government weapons inspector David Kelly is to be kept secret for 70 years, it has been reported.

A highly unusual ruling by Lord Hutton, who chaired the inquiry into Dr Kelly's death, means medical records including the post-mortem report will remain classified until after all those with a direct interest in the case are dead, the Mail on Sunday reported.

And a 30-year secrecy order has been placed on written records provided to Lord Hutton's inquiry which were not produced in evidence.

Dr Kelly's body was found in woods close to his Oxfordshire home in 2003, shortly after it was revealed that he was the source of a BBC report casting doubt on the Government's claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction capable of being fired within 45 minutes.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Got something to hide?

The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle

According to the NCIS, each prisoner had fashioned a noose from torn sheets and T-shirts and tied it to the top of his cell’s eight-foot-high steel-mesh wall. Each prisoner was able somehow to bind his own hands, and, in at least one case, his own feet, then stuff more rags deep down into his own throat. We are then asked to believe that each prisoner, even as he was choking on those rags, climbed up on his washbasin, slipped his head through the noose, tightened it, and leapt from the washbasin to hang until he asphyxiated. The NCIS report also proposes that the three prisoners, who were held in non-adjoining cells, carried out each of these actions almost simultaneously.

Webmaster's Commentary:

all three men had been put on "a list of prisoners to be sent home." One of them was only a few weeks away from his formal release.

Does that sound like men ready to commit suicide?

Or did they, like the prisoners still being kept at Guantanamo, have stories to tell, stories of far worse treatment than waterboarding? Did their bodies, like that of Binyam Mohammed, carry scars that posed a threat to the US Government's claims of humane treatment of captives?

Gitmo ‘Suicides’ Linked to Black Site Cover-Up

The soldiers suggest the three actually had choked to death on rags during interrogation, and say they were told by camp commander Col. Bumgarner that even though everyone knew about the rags the official story would be that they hanged themselves to death. The colonel also reportedly warned the soldiers their communications were being monitored to make sure they didn’t “undermine” the official report.

Col. Bumgarner was said to be “infuriated” by the story, while the Justice Department insisted that it had already closed its investigation into the incident and “found no evidence of wrongdoing.”

Terrorisme

Bin Laden’s Ghost Claims Flight 253 Attack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WhfXBXk15s&feature=player_embedded

Yet another attempt into making sure everyone is properly scared of another devastating 9/11-style attack on US soil. According to the new Bin Laden audiotape he is claiming responsibility for the foiled Flight 253 attack on a Detroit airliner and promises more attacks if US continues to support Israel. CIA-linked IntelCenter, –a company that was CAUGHT red-handed manipulating an al-Zawahiri video– now claims that this new audio is a ‘possible indicator‘ for an upcoming attack within the next 12 months.

The only purpose for videos like this is to promote fear and to rationalize U.S. occupation in the middle east. However, many people are upset with the occupation of Blackwater in Pakistan and the 700 total deaths from drone strikes, the remorseless night-killings of Afghanis and the $57,077 a minute price the U.S. taxpayers are paying to protect opium crops. Not to mention the people are angry at the recent U.S. air-strike on Yemen that killed at least 120 innocent civilians, including children in December 2009.

The audiotape also fuses the links between Flight 253, AlQaeda and Yemen that will give the government talking points for the reason of the destabilization of the regions and the U.S. economy. The authenticity of the new bin laden tape is unknown, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that it’s probably an impostor that sounds like Bin Laden. In the November 12, 2002 Bin Laden recording, voice-recognition experts in Switzerland said that it was 95% certain the tape was not the voice of the AlQaeda leader, that “it could be an impostor”.

Al-Qaida seeking tools for nuclear 9/11

Agents for Britain's MI6 Secret Intelligence Service say they are "certain" al-Qaida is poised to try and grab some of the 80 nuclear weapons that Pakistan possesses, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"So, you know, like now we have no choice; we just HAVE to invade and occupy Pakistan now! Honest. No other choice. Really." -- Official White Horse Souse.

Flight 253 Cover-Up: "No Smoking Gun" Claims Undercut by New Disclosures

Nearly one month after passengers foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 as it approached Detroit on Christmas Day, new information reveals that the White House and U.S. security agencies had specific intelligence on accused terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, far earlier than previously acknowledged.

Along with new reports, evidence suggests that the administration's cover-up of the affair has very little to do with a failure by the intelligence apparatus to "connect the dots" and may have far more serious political implications for the Obama administration, and what little remains of a functioning democracy in the United States, than a botched bombing.

Here is the sales pitch for naked scanners at the train stations!

Haïti

Haiti Earthquake: US Ships Blockade Coast to Thwart Exodus to America

Webmaster's Commentary:

... and anyone else trying to get in on the oil bonanza!

US Forces in Haiti to Grow to 20,000

Webmaster's Commentary:

Yep; it's an invasion now!

The myth of Haiti’s lawless streets

To withhold aid because of the ’security situation’ is a miserable excuse for agencies’ failure to deliver desperately needed help

Webmaster's Commentary:

Back in 2004 the US marines were shooting Haitians in the streets (Google "Marines Shooting Haiti").

Now the US Marines are marching through the streets of Haiti again. How do you expect the Haitians to feel about that?

Outsourcing War - Rise Of Private Military Contractors

In an August 11, 2009 Global Research article titled, "The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War," Peter Dale Scott called Private Military Contractors (PMCs) businesses "authorized to commit violence in the name of their employers....predatory bandits (transformed into) uncontrollable subordinates....representing....public power in....remote places."

Blackwater's Owner Has Spies for Hire

The operation, Total Intelligence Solutions, has assembled a roster of former spooks -- high-ranking figures from agencies such as the CIA and defense intelligence -- that mirrors the slate of former military officials who run Blackwater. Its chairman is Cofer Black, the former head of counterterrorism at CIA known for his leading role in many of the agency's more controversial programs, including the rendition and interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects and the detention of some of them in secret prisons overseas.

The U.S. must not 'occupy' Haiti, declares French minister as aid FINALLY trickles through

The UN must step in to ensure the U.S. is not occupying Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake that may have killed 200,000 people, a French minister has said.

French Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet spoke as the country descended into anarchy. Aid is only just trickling through the 'bottleneck' at Haiti's airport, while angry Haitians desperate for help are striking out at international agencies - and each other.

Some 10,000 U.S. troops are on the way to try to restore order - but their role is being questioned.

'This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti,' Joyandet, in Brussels for an EU meeting on Haiti, said on French radio.

Muslim countries are, in fact, helping Haiti

Now: I was wondering how long it would take for American conservatives to blame the Muslim world for its perceived lack of aid to Haiti. Didn't take long: Jamie Allman, a talk radio host from St. Louis, says the Muslim world is "missing" from the list of donors to Haiti. (And I'm sure he isn't the only one to make this claim.)

Webmaster's Commentary:

He isn't; the "Megaphonies" are all over the net with claims that Muslim nations are not helping Haiti. In fact they are. Even Gaza, with as little as they have after 3 years of Israeli siege, is sending along a shipment of supplies.

Haiti: Bonanza for Foreign Mining Companies

"With the Coup D'etat now, though the people know where these resources are because this book exists, they don't know who these foreign companies are. What they're profit margins are. What the environmental protection rules and regulations to protect them are. Many folks, for instance, in the North talk about losing their property, having people come in with guns and taking over their property.

So that's where we are."

Haiti: Bonanza for Foreign Mining Companies

Interview with Marguerite Laurent / Ezili Dantò

by Chris Scott

Global Research, January 23, 2010

CKUT - 2009-04-29

Are We in Haiti because of Oil?

Once I observed the mass-murder posse of Team Obama, Bush and Clinton begin circling the wagons and the rapid US militarization of Port au Prince, including the occupation of the Presidential Palace, to the tune of now almost 10,000 US boots on the ground, I began to get suspicious. Call me crazy. I know of the sad history of Haiti imposed upon the tiny former slave nation by one imperial power after the next. But when I see 10,000 American soldiers descend upon a nation in less than a week, my radar flies into the red zone.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The number of US troops deploying to Haiti is now 20,000.

Securing Disaster in Haiti

Nine days after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, it's now clear that the initial phase of the U.S.-led relief operation has conformed to the three fundamental tendencies that have shaped the more general course of the island's recent history. [1] It has adopted military priorities and strategies. It has sidelined Haiti's own leaders and government, and ignored the needs of the majority of its people. And it has proceeded in ways that reinforce the already harrowing gap between rich and poor. All three tendencies aren't just connected, they are mutually reinforcing.

http://uruknet.com/index.php?p=m62544&hd=&size=1&l=e

The US Navy has anchored one of its secret prisons in Haitian waters

The US Navy has anchored one of its secret prisons in Haitian waters

While the deployment of 10000 US troops in Haiti has been qualified by a number of Latin American political leaders as an invasion and occupation under the guise of a humanitarian relief operation, the arrival of the USS Bataan in Haiti raises even more questions.

The US Navy has anchored one of its secret prisons in Haitian waters

Over recent years, this amphibious assault ship has been converted into a floating secret prison, forming part of the CIA network of "black sites" used for so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques". The ship’s flat hold bottom, designed to accommodate troops for disembarkment, has been equipped with cages. Prisoners are subjected to the same experiments as in Guantánamo.[1]

Having denied it for a long time, the Pentagon eventually acknowledged that the USS Bataan had in fact been used as a prison in December 2001, but that it recovered its normal functions as of January 2002, an allegation which is contested by numerous specialists who claim that it continued to operate as a prison off shore.

It appears highly unlikely that the prisoners were taken to another location after the earthquake and that the ship was overhauled to allow for the transportation of troops.

Voltairenet.org

What Bush Did to Haiti

If a group of dedicated scholars, attorneys, journalists, and activists had tried to generate a comprehensive list of impeachable offenses committed by George W. Bush as President, one of them might have read something like this:

US troops take over palace as Haiti aid effort steps up a gear

From the palace, a 100-strong infantry company headed on foot to the city’s general hospital, swamped with injured left behind by last week’s catastrophic earthquake, which the Haitian Government says killed at least 70,000 and maybe three times that.

“We are here to provide security to the hospital. We work with the government of Haiti. We have rules of engagement, but we are on a humanitarian mission,” said Sergeant Bill Smith, one of the soldiers.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Yep, it's an invasion disguised as humanitarian relief.

U.S. troops in Haiti to prevent Aristide’s return

President Obama, in keeping with his CIA lineage, has permitted the Pentagon under Robert Gates to take charge of the humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti.

No plans for policing role for US troops in Haiti: Gates

Amid tensions and looting in the aftermath of the massive quake, Gates said maintaining security was "a high priority."

He added that American troops had the authority to use force to defend themselves or others if necessary.

"I think obviously anywhere we deploy our troops they have the authority and the right to defend themselves, and they also have the right to defend innocent Haitians and also members of the international community if they see something happening."

Webmaster's Commentary:

One has to wonder if US military will be defending "innocent Haitians" the way we have been defending innocent Afghanis and Iraqis!

Vénézuela

USGS claims Venezuela sits on Earth’s largest oil reserves

The Orinoco Belt, situated squarely underneath the South American nation, may hold some 513 billion barrels of crude oil, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

That's twice the size of Saudi Arabia's oil reserves, placing Venezuela firmly atop the list of oil-rich nations.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Interesting that the US and Columbia signed a deal late last year to allow many more US troops to operate from at least 7 bases in Columbia.

Coincidence? Understanding that the US already gets about half of its oil from South America, I think not.

Obama authorizes covert economic war against Venezuela

WMR’s intelligence sources have reported that the Obama administration has authorized an economic war against Venezuela in order to destabilize the government of President Hugo Chavez.

After a successful coup against Chavez ally, President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras, and the very thin 51-49 percent electoral win by Chile’s billionaire right-winger Sebastian Pinera on January 17, a buoyed Obama White House has given a green light for political operatives in Venezuela, many of whom operate under the cover of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to set the stage for massive street demonstrations to protest Chavez’s devaluation of the bolivar, Venezuela’s currency.

Webmaster's Commentary:

In other words, the same crap they are doing inside Iran.

CCTV in the sky: police plan to use military-style spy drone

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/23/cctv-sky-police-plan-drones

Police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the "routine" monitoring of antisocial motorists, protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers, in a significant expansion of covert state surveillance.

'Israel seeks more involvement in Afghan war'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=116794&sectionid=351020403

Foreign forces in Afghanistan will use unmanned Israeli drones more extensively in the US-led war, an Israeli paper said, citing the regime's desire to be more involved in the war.

The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday that Germany will become the fifth country whose troops in Afghanistan will operate Israeli drones as of next week.

The German military is expected to take delivery of an undisclosed number of Israeli-made surveillance-geared Heron unmanned drones, the newspaper said.

Arctic temperatures above 80°N are the lowest in six years

According to the Danish Meteorological Institute, Arctic temperatures are currently below 238K (-35.15 degrees Celsius or -31.27 degrees Fahrenheit)

That is more than five degrees below normal (the green line) and the lowest reading since 2004. The slope of decline has also recently been quite sharp, dropping from 252K on January 1, a drop of 14 degrees in 22 days.

Climategate

CLIMATEGATE - 12 more glaciers that haven’t heard the news about global warming

Fact is, some glaciers are retreating, but many others around the world are growing.

Climategate: CRU Was But the Tip of the Iceberg

Not surprisingly, the blatant corruption exposed at Britain’s premiere climate institute was not contained within the nation’s borders. Just months after the Climategate scandal broke, a new study has uncovered compelling evidence that our government’s principal climate centers have also been manipulating worldwide temperature data in order to fraudulently advance the global warming political agenda.

Not only does the preliminary report [PDF] indict a broader network of conspirators, but it also challenges the very mechanism by which global temperatures are measured, published, and historically ranked.

A U.S. ClimateGate?

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=518890

Climate researchers and the Weather Channel's founder accuse NASA of the same data manipulation as Britain's Climate Research Unit. Were weather stations cherry-picked to hide the temperature drop?

We recently commented on how our space agency for two years refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has had to repeatedly correct its climate figures.

In a report on global warming on KUSI television by Weather Channel founder and iconic TV weatherman John Coleman, that reticence has been traced to the deliberate manipulation and distortion of climate data by NASA.

India, China won't sign Copenhagen Accord

http://beta.thehindu.com/news/national/article93870.ece?homepage=true

The Indian and Chinese governments have had a rethink on signing the Copenhagen Accord, officials said on Saturday, and the UN has also indefinitely postponed its Jan 31 deadline for countries to accede to the document.

Only four countries -- Australia, Canada, Papua New Guinea and the Maldives -- have signed the Copenhagen Accord so far, though Brazil, South Africa and South Korea have also indicated their willingness to do so.

Though Australia and Canada have signed, they have not indicated the greenhouse gas emission reductions they are committing under the accord -- something developed countries are supposed to do.

Climategate--U.N. climate change panel chair refuses to resign

http://www.examiner.com/x-3704-Columbia-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m1d25-ClimategateUN-climate-change-panel-chair-refuses-to-resign

Rajendra Pachauri, left, who chairs the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is responsible for the release of a grossly erroneous report in 2007 which claimed that the Himalayan glaciers are melting at such a fast pace that unless something drastic is done they will be gone by 2035.

In spite of the fact that the U.N. admitted last week that the report was false and based on 'junk science,' Pachauri refuses to resign his post.

The scandal deepens – IPCC AR4 riddled with non peer reviewed WWF papers

Remember our friends at World Wildlife Fund? Those schlockmeisters that produced the video of planes flying into New York with explicit comparisons to 9/11?

Well it turns out that the WWF is cited all over the IPCC AR4 report, and as you know, WWF does not produce peer reviewed science, they produce opinion papers in line with their vision. Yet IPCC’s rules are such that they are supposed to rely on peer reviewed science only. It appears they’ve violated that rule dozens of times, all under Pachauri’s watch.

Banks are pulling out of the carbon-offsetting market after Climategate, Glaciergate, Stormgate, etc.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/24/carbon-emissions-green-copenhagen-banks

Banks and investors are pulling out of the carbon market after the failure to make progress at Copenhagen on reaching new emissions targets after 2012.

Carbon financiers have already begun leaving banks in London because of the lack of activity and the drop-off in investment demand. The Guardian has been told that backers have this month pulled out of a large planned clean-energy project in the developing world because of the expected fall in emissions credits after 2012.

China Says Worst Sea Ice in 40 Years Starts to Recede

China’s worst sea ice in 40 years showed signs of receding after subzero temperatures and high winds froze parts of Bohai Sea, where Cnooc Ltd. drills for oil and natural gas, for more than three weeks.

U.N. global warming panel lied (often) about glacier retreat

This image from the IPCC's AR4 report was included with claims
of Himalayan glaciers disappearing by 2035. That claim has
now been disproven. The image also shows that glacial retreat
was occuring long before the industrial age. (IPCC)

IPCC chief defends panel in Himalaya glacier flap

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri, addressing reporters at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, said that even if the remarks on Himalayan glaciers is incorrect, it does not undermine evidence supporting the existence of climate change.

Webmaster's Commentary:

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri has no formal training in climate science. He is a former railroad engineer whose PhD is in economics!

THE NEW CLIMATE CHANGE SCANDAL

The International Panel on Climate Change was forced to admit its key claim that Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 was lifted from a 1999 magazine article. The report was based on an interview with a little-known Indian scientist who has since said his views were “speculation” and not backed up by research.

It was also revealed that the IPCC’s controversial chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, described as “the world’s top climate scientist”, is a former railway engineer with a PhD in economics and no formal climate science qualifications.

Stranger and Stranger

The fallout from the IPCC Himalayan glacier situation gets stranger and stranger. Now an IPCC lead author has stepped forward claiming that the error has been known by the IPCC all along.

A/H1N1

Is The H1N1 Vaccine Safe? Shocking Stories From Pregnant Women Who Have Had Miscarriages After Taking The Swine Flu Vaccine

U.S. health authorities have made pregnant women one of the highest priority groups for getting the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, but is it actually safe for pregnant women and their babies? Well, the truth is that miscarriage reports from pregnant women who have taken the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are starting to pour in from all over the nation. Vaccines and pregnancy simply do not mix safely. In fact, the package inserts for the swine flu vaccines actually say that the safety of these vaccines for pregnant women has not been established.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"Safety, shmafety; gimme the money and take your shot and get outa here!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Girl, 19, left battling blindness after taking Tamiflu (and she didn't even have swine flu)

A teenage girl left disabled by the swine flu treatment Tamiflu did not even have the virus, it was revealed today.

Samantha Millard, 19, became critically ill after suffering a severe allergic reaction to the tablets, which she took on the advice of the controversial NHS helpline.

Within 72 hours of taking three pills, doctors put her on life support.

Samantha spent a month in hospital after developing the life-threatening Stevens Johnson syndrome, which causes the skin to peel off, and later developed toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, which has damaged her sight.

International Hearings Begin On “Falsified” Swine Flu Pandemic

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a 47 nation body encompassing democratically elected members of parliament, has begun hearings to investigate whether the H1N1 swine flu pandemic was falsified or exaggerated in an attempt to profit from vaccine sales.

Greece cancels order for swine flu vaccine

Greece has canceled the remaining order for about 8 million batches of the vaccine against the deadly swine flu, local media said citing the government sources.

Greece has previously ordered over 11 mln batches to vaccinate its entire population, and has received 3.6 mln batches, worth 25 mln euro ($36 mln) from that order.

"The state will pay only for vaccines which have been received so far," local TV quoted Health Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou as saying on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Watch the vaccine companies turn around and ask for a bailout.

Swine Flu & Bird Flu Never Happened: Probe into H1N1 False Pandemic

http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=9673

Économie:

Iceland to hold referendum on international debt repayments

Late last year, the Icelandic parliament narrowly passed the so-called IceSave bill, which would provide a state guarantee to meet the onerous terms of the agreement, which is designed to repay London and The Hague for compensating hundreds of thousands of British and Dutch citizens who lost savings during the collapse of Iceland’s national bank, Landsbanki.

On January 5 President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson refused to sign the bill into law, triggering a constitutional mandate that the bill be subjected to a national referendum. In the event the electorate votes down the bill, which looks likely according to the latest polls, the legislation will not come into effect.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Note the use of the word "onerous."

That has a specific meaning in international law. And it means that a people cannot be held liable for debts incurred by the government which were not for the benefit of the people.

Like money spent on Iraq.

Like money spent on Afghanistan.

Like money spent on Somalia.

Like money spent on Yemen.

Like money spent on TV Cameras on every corner.

Like money spent on reading our emails.

Like money spent on invading our computers.

Like money spent on Naked Body scanners.

Like money spent on Wall Street Bailouts.

Max Keiser Report - Icelandic Parliament Member Leads Revolt Against Banksters

Webmaster's Commentary:

The way you avoid these crashes is to drop the reserve system of banking; a legal counterfeiting operation which creates an economy where more money is owed to the bankers than is actually in existence, thereby guaranteeing an endless cycle of crashes.

UK's inflation rate jumps massively 1-19-10

Store or Starve A beginner’s guide to food storage

I want people to store food not only for their sake, but for mine as well. I don’t want to decide which of my kids have to go hungry when you and your unprepared kin come knocking on my door. Contrary to progressive-collectivist thinking, every individual who takes care of themselves and their families benefits society by not becoming a burden. So take responsibility now and start today.

New jobless claims rise unexpectedly

Webmaster's Commentary:

"Unexpectedly" means the government still doesn't have a clue.

Of course joblessness increases in January. The Christmas retail hires have been let go.

ECB prepares legal ground for euro rupture as Greek crisis escalates

Fears of a euro break-up have reached the point where the European Central Bank feels compelled to issue a legal analysis of what would happen if a country tried to leave monetary union.

Webmaster's Commentary:

UPDATE: This story just got yanked by the Telegraph with no explanation. The text is still HERE, however.

Foreclosures May Rise to Record 3 Million U.S. Homes This Year

A record 3 million U.S. homes will be repossessed by lenders this year as high unemployment and depressed home values leave borrowers unable to make their house payment or sell, according to a RealtyTrac Inc. forecast.

SEC Orders AIG Info Sealed Until 2018!

Webmaster's Commentary:

Your money, and you have no right to know what happened to it, according to the SEC (the same SEC that allowed Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot) free reign for 12 years.

US new jobless rise for second week

AFP

New claims for jobless insurance benefits in the United States rose for the second consecutive week amid persistent labor market concerns even as the economy recovers from recession.

More than seven million Americans lost their jobs in the recession and nearly 25 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed because they could not find full time work, or have given up looking for work, latest data showed.

Shrinking U.S. Labor Force Keeps Unemployment Rate From Rising

An exodus of discouraged workers from the job market kept the U.S. unemployment rate from climbing above 10 percent in December, economists said.

About 1.7 million Americans opted out of the workforce from July through December, representing a 1.1 percent drop that marks the biggest six-month decrease since 1961, the Labor Department report showed. The share of the population in the labor force last month fell to the lowest level in 24 years.

The so-called underemployment rate -- which includes part- time workers who’d prefer a full-time position and people who want work but have given up looking -- rose to 17.3 percent in December from 17.2 percent.

Webmaster's Commentary:

These numbers absolutely do not represent an economy on the mend.

Six million in the US with no income but food stamps

Some six million Americans—one in 50 people in the US—are living on no income other than $100 or $200 a month in food stamps, according to an analysis of state data by the New York Times. The number of people who reported that they are unemployed and receive no cash aid—neither welfare, nor unemployment insurance, pension benefits, child support or disability pay—the newspaper reported, has jumped by 50 percent over the last two years, as the recession has taken hold.

Such a social catastrophe underscores the indifference of the Obama administration, which has done virtually nothing to provide relief to those who have lost their jobs, homes and livelihoods—even as it spares no expense to shore up the fortunes of the financial elite and fund its ongoing wars.

Webmaster's Commentary:

For those who didn't, or don't, "get it" regarding Obama; the "hope and change" he promised was only for the betterment of those already fabulously wealthy, but want more.

The rest of us, except as an endless resource of tax revenues to continue to fund these immoral and illegal wars without end, are simply...irrelevant.

Willem Buiter warns of massive dollar collapse

Americans must prepare themselves for a massive collapse in the dollar as investors around the world dump their US assets, a former Bank of England policymaker has warned.

Second Wave Of Mortgage Defaults

Part 2: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=9332

The Argentina Collapse

When Argentina spiraled into social and economic collapse in the late 90’s life changed for everyone. Regardless of the causes, there is much to be learned from a country that was once prosperous and is now recovering from economic crises that put about 60% of the people into poverty.

Webmaster's Commentary:

If we saw it happening there in Argentina, why weren't they able to avoid it here?

Currency crisis imminent - Peter Schiff 01/06/2010

Moody’s warns of 'social unrest’ as sovereign debt spirals

Britain and other countries with fast-rising government debts must steel themselves for a year in which “social and political cohesiveness” is tested, Moody’s warned.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Which is a polite way of warning government that their populations have been pushed to the edge of revolution.

Fake gold bars in Bank of England and Fort Knox

A recent discovery — in October of 2009 — has been suppressed by the main stream media but has been circulating among the “big money” brokers and financial kingpins and is just now being revealed to the public. It involves the gold in Fort Knox — the US Treasury gold — that is the equity of our national wealth. In short, millions (with an “m”) of gold bars are fake!

Who did this? Apparently our own government.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Is this one reason the Fed is fighting an audit as hard as they are?

It’s one thing to counterfeit a twenty or hundred dollar bill. The amount of financial damage is usually limited to a specific region and only affects dozens of people and thousands of dollars. Secret Service agents quickly notify the banks on how to recognize these phony bills and retail outlets usually have procedures in place (such as special pens to test the paper) to stop their proliferation.

But what about gold? This is the most sacred of all commodities because it is thought to be the most trusted, reliable and valuable means of saving wealth.

A recent discovery — in October of 2009 — has been suppressed by the main stream media but has been circulating among the “big money” brokers and financial kingpins and is just now being revealed to the public. It involves the gold in Fort Knox — the US Treasury gold — that is the equity of our national wealth. In short, millions (with an “m”) of gold bars are fake!

Who did this? Apparently our own government.

Background
In October of 2009 the Chinese received a shipment of gold bars. Gold is regularly exchanges between countries to pay debts and to settle the so-called balance of trade. Most gold is exchanged and stored in vaults under the supervision of a special organization based in
London, the London Bullion Market Association (or LBMA). When the shipment was received, the Chinese government asked that special tests be performed to guarantee the purity and weight of the gold bars. In this test, four small holed are drilled into the gold bars and the metal is then analyzed.

Officials were shocked to learn that the bars were fake. They contained cores of tungsten with only a outer coating of real gold. What’s more, these gold bars, containing serial numbers for tracking, originated in the US and had been stored in Fort Knox for years. There were reportedly between 5,600 to 5,700 bars, weighing 400 oz. each, in the shipment!

At first many gold experts assumed the fake gold originated in China, the world’s best knock-off producers. The Chinese were quick to investigate and issued a statement that implicated the US in the scheme.

What the Chinese uncovered:
Roughly 15 years ago — during the Clinton Administration [think Robert Rubin, Sir Alan Greenspan and Lawrence Summers] — between 1.3 and 1.5 million
400 oz tungsten blanks were allegedly manufactured by a very high-end, sophisticated refiner in the USA [more than 16 Thousand metric tonnes]. Subsequently, 640,000 of these tungsten blanks received their gold plating and WERE shipped to Ft. Knox and remain there to this day.

According to the Chinese investigation, the balance of this 1.3 million to 1.5 million 400 oz tungsten cache was also gold plated and then allegedly “sold” into the international market. Apparently, the global market is literally “stuffed full of 400 oz salted bars”. Perhaps as much as 600-billion dollars worth.

Goldman’s Global Oil Scam Passes the 50 Madoff Mark!

$2.5 Trillion - That’s the size of of the global oil scam.

It’s a number so large that, to put it in perspective, we will now begin measuring the damage done to the global economy in "Madoff Units" ($50Bn rip-offs). That’s right - $2.5Tn is 50 TIMES the amount of money that Bernie Madoff scammed from investors in his lifetime, yet it is also LESS than the MONTHLY EXCESS price the global population is being manipulated into paying for a barrel of oil.

Where is the outrage? Where are the investigations?

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BP, TOT, Shell, DB and Societe General founded the Intercontinental Exchange in 2000. ICE is an online commodities and futures marketplace. It is outside the US and operates free from the constraints of US laws. The exchange was set up to facilitate "dark pool" trading in the commodities markets. Billions of dollars are being placed on oil futures contracts at the ICE and the beauty of this scam is that they NEVER take delivery, per se. They just ratchet up the price with leveraged speculation using your TARP money. This year alone they ratcheted up the global cost of oil from $40 to $80 per barrel.

A Congressional investigation into energy trading in 2003 discovered that ICE was being used to facilitate "round-trip" trades. Round-trip” trades occur when one firm sells energy to another and then the second firm simultaneously sells the same amount of energy back to the first company at exactly the same price. No commodity ever changes hands. But when done on an exchange, these transactions send a price signal to the market and they artificially boost revenue for the company. This is nothing more than a massive fraud, pure and simple.

How widespread are “round-trip’‘ trades? The Congressional Research Service looked at trading patterns in the energy sector and this is what they reported: This pattern of trading suggests a market environment in which a significant volume of fictitious trading could have taken place. Yet since most of the trading is unregulated by the Government, we have only a slim idea of the illusion being perpetrated in the energy sector.

DMS Energy, when investigated by Congress, admitted that 80 percent of its trades in 2001 were “round-trip” trades. That means 80 percent of all of their trades that year were bogus trades where no commodity changed hands, and yet the balance sheets reflect added revenue. Remember, these trades are sham deals where nothing was exchanged. Duke Energy disclosed that $1.1 billion worth of trades were “round-trip” since 1999. Roughly two-thirds of these were done on the InterContinental Exchange; that is, the online, nonregulated, nonaudited, nonoversight for manipulation and fraud entity run by banks in this country. That means thousands of subscribers would see false pricing. Under investigation, a lawyer for J.P. Morgan Chase admitted the bank engineered a series of “round-trip” trades with Enron.

You can chart the damage done by Goldman Sachs and their gang of thieves by by looking at commodity pricing pre and post ICE. Before ICE, commodities followed a more or less normal growth path that matched global GDP and was always limited in price appreciation by the fact that, ultimately, someone had to take delivery of a physical commodity at a set price.

ICE threw that concept out the window and turned commodity trading into a speculative casino game where pricing was notional and contracts could be sold by people who never produced a thing, to people who didn’t need the things that were not produced. And in just 5 years after commencing operations, Goldman Sachs and their partners managed to TRIPLE the price of commodities.

Unusually large purchases or sales in a short period of time in order to distort prices

Putting out false information in order to distort prices.

In mid-2008 it was estimated that some $260 billion was invested in the Brent energy markets on the ICE while the value of the oil actually coming out of the North Sea each month, at maybe $4 to $5 billion at most. NYMEX trading follows a similar path with 258,000, 1,000-barrel contracts open for December delivery (258M barrels), which were traded 327,000 times yesterday alone yet, at the end of the period, less than 40M barrels of oil will actually be delivered as that is the total capacity at Cushing, OK - where NYMEX contract deliveries are settled. Every single one of those traders know it is not even possible for 80% of the contracts they are trading to be fulfilled - its a joke, but the joke is on YOU!

Over the course of an average month at the NYMEX, 5 BILLION barrels of oil will be traded, with a fee being collected on every single transaction which is ultimately passed down to US consumers, yet less than 40M barrels will actually be delivered. That is just 8 tenths of 1 percent of actual demand for the product that is being traded - 99.2% of the oil transaction fees being paid by the American people do nothing more than create fees for the traders and record profits and bonuses for the trading firms!

Index Speculators have now stockpiled, via the futures market, the equivalent of 1.1 billion barrels of petroleum, effectively adding eight times as much oil to their own stockpile as the United States has added to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve over the last five years. Today, in many commodities futures markets, they are the single largest force. The huge growth in their demand has gone virtually undetected by classically-trained economists who almost never analyze demand in futures markets. As money pours into the markets, two things happen concurrently: the markets expand and prices rise. One particularly troubling aspect of Index Speculator demand is that it actually increases the more prices increase. This explains the accelerating rate at which commodity futures prices (and actual commodity prices) are increasing.

Before ICE, the average American family spent 7% of their income on food and fuel. Last year, that number topped 20%. That’s 13% of the incomes of every man, woman and child in the United States of America, over $1Tn EVERY SINGLE YEAR, stolen through market manipulation. On a global scale, that number is over $4Tn per year - 80 Madoffs! Why is there no outrage, why are there no investigations. Well the answer is the same - $4Tn per year buys you a lot of political clout, it pays to have politicians all over the world look the other way while GS and their merry men rob from the poor and give to the rich on such a vast scale that it’s hard to grasp the damage they have done and continue to do to the global economy.

CIBC Chief Economist, Jeff Rubin issued a report last year that blames the current recession on high oil prices, saying defaulting mortgages are only a symptom. According to Rubin, these higher oil prices caused Japan and the Eurozone to enter into a recession even before the most recent financial problems hit. Higher oil prices started four of the last five world recessions; we shouldn’t be too surprised if they started this one also:

Oil shocks create global recessions by transferring billions of dollars of income from economies where consumers spend every cent they have, and then some, to economies that sport the highest savings rates in the world. While those petro-dollars may get recycled back to Wall Street by sovereign wealth fund investments, they don’t all get recycled back into world demand. The leakage, as income is transferred to countries with savings rates as high as 50%, is what makes this income transfer far from demand neutral.

Goldman Sachs Wants You to Pay-by-the-Mile to Drive on U.S. Roadways

By Mark Anderson

According to an independent British newspaper editor, in the not-so-distant future, English drivers will be charged based upon the number of miles they drive, as is being done step-by-step in America.(...)

Road charging,” as it is called in England, is widespread, he told AFP, as fiber optic cable has been laid along most English roads to help track vehicle travel by the mile so drivers can be charged.

“It has been on the European Union agenda for quite a long time,” he added.

His comments came amid recent news of a radical plan to raise $200 billion by privatizing “the motorway network,” as Brits call it. The plan was presented to the three main political parties by NM Rothschild, the influential investment bank, British news sources say.

The Rothschild bank, called “an architect of several privatizations,” reportedly made its pitch in the weeks running up to the summer recess back on
July 21, 2009. Bankers told leading politicians that the sale of the roads overseen by the [public] Highways Agency—all motorways and most “big trunk roads”—could help revive battered public finances. This is the same story Americans have been told.(...)

And how did
U.S. politicians get the idea that privatizing roads was an acceptable future? Two words: Goldman Sachs, according to noted Texas columnist Ed Wallace.

“Yes, large Wall Street investment banks, led by Goldman, started advising states across the nation on how to raise fast money by diverting the most necessary publicly owned assets—roads—into private ownership,” wrote Wallace. “You have to admit, it’s brilliant, because it’s a forced and guaranteed market: Americans can’t get out of driving.”

And as Daniel Schulman and James Ridgeway wrote in a scathing article, “The Highwaymen,” in January 2007, “Many similar deals are now on the horizon, and MIG and Cintra are often part of them. So is Goldman Sachs, the huge Wall Street firm that has played a remarkable role advising states on how to structure privatization deals—even while positioning itself to invest in the toll road market.”

MP: Interpol under US, Israel influence

A member of the Judiciary and Legal Commission of Iran's parliament has denounced Interpol for succumbing to US and Israel pressures over the AMIA case.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Now we know why Obama just signed an EO granting Interpol immunity inside the US.

AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES

Executive Order -- Amending Executive Order 12425

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words "except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act" and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.

You Can't Trust A Tortured Brain: Neuroscience Discredits Coercive Interrogation

Psychological studies suggest that during extreme stress and anxiety, the captive will be conditioned to associate speaking with periods of safety. For the captor, when the captive speaks, the objective of gaining information will have been obtained and there will be relief from the unsavory task of administering these conditions of stress. Therefore, it is difficult or impossible to determine during the interrogation whether the captive is revealing truthful information or just talking to escape the torture. Research has also shown that extreme stress has a deleterious effect on the frontal lobe and is associated with the production of false memories.


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