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L'Autre Monde 3 février 2011: Révolution en Égypte et le "réchauffement climatique" qui cause des records de froid et de neige

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L'Autre Monde 3 février 2011: Révolution en Égypte et le "réchauffement climatique" qui cause des records de froid et de neige


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L'Autre Monde 3 février 2011

120 min / Radio de l'UQAM, CHOQ FM



Diffusion en direct : Jeudi à 11:00h
Animation : François Marginean
Réalisation: François Marginean
Chronique : Stéphane Poutoire
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Au programme cette semaine, 3 février 2011:


Actualité mondiale, les révoltes du peuple se font sentir dans plusieurs pays dont l'Égypte qui est en ébullition, refroidissement global et plus!

Soyez de la partie les jeudis dès 11h sur les ondes de CHOQ FM, la radio officielle de l'UQÀM, l'alternative à Montréal et dans le monde!


***Hyperliens vers les sources des informations discutées sur l'émission d'aujourd'hui:


Le lien de la vidéo ou des agents des services secrets admettent être les responsables d'attentats terroristes:

VIDÉO: Comment les Ashkenazi "Juifs" ont inventé le terrorisme moderne


Actualité:


Russian Airport Bombing: Israel Strikes Back

Timing is everything when waging war “by way of deception,” the motto that has long guided Israeli war-planners. Whenever Israel’s geopolitical goals are threatened, chaos is assured. In national security terminology, the January 24 bombing at Moscow’s busiest airport was “out of theater repositioning.”


Israeli 'Security' Firm ICTS Helped Provide 'Security' at Russia's Domodedovo Airport

The SAME ICTS that on 9/11 helped those MOSSAD agents, made up to look like Arabs, onto several flights.

The SAME ICTS that let the 'Shoe Bomber,' Richard Reid board.

The SAME ICTS that sent a 'sharp-dressed man' to help out the Christmas day 'underwear bomber' board a flight, with no money and NO PASSPORT.

Surely this can't be related to Russia getting ready to recognize a Palestinian state, could it?


Officials Warn Wall St. About Possible Terror Attacks


CNBC

Security officials are warning the leaders of major Wall Street banks that al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen may be trying to plan attacks against those financial institutions or their leading executives, NBCNewYork has learned...

OH YES, LET'S HAVE A PHONY TERROR ATTACK ON WALL STREET SO WE CAN TRICK THE PEOPLE INTO FEELING SORRY FOR THE MONSTERS WHO CREATED THE LAST TEN YEARS OF MISERY FOR AMERICANS!


'One third of US military women raped'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162508.html

Back in 2003, a survey of female veterans suggested that 30 percent of the women serving had been raped, while a study conducted in the following year on veterans seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder indicated that 71 percent of the women said they had been sexually assaulted or raped while serving.


Micro Drones to Fly Surveillance Missions Over The U.S.

In 2007, it was revealed by reporters in Texas that unmanned drones were being used in supposed border control operations. We detailed that report with supporting evidence that drones clearly were being used inland away from border control functions.

Pending FDA approval these specific unmanned aerial vehicles are set to be used domestically throughout the United States. Besides the obvious uses for these drones such as during a legitimate raid, these drones may be used in order to further the police state and restrict free speech in America.

“U.K. police have used micro UAVs to monitor ‘anti-social behavior,’ writes Joseph Nevins of the Boston Review.


Fake City where the US Government trains to kill Americans

Webmaster's Commentary:

This is the location of the $170 million fake city, roughly the size of Downtown San Diego. If you look at the same area using Google Earth, you will see the construction which is only started in this view has been completed.

This facility is being used to train Marines to fight against Americans in American cities.

However the military strategists looking at this facility will realize that this layout reveals a great deal about current US Urban Battle doctrine. Clearly the emphasis is on controlling the exterior where there is good visibility and the availability of overhead drones. There is clearly less emphasis (less desire) to engage within the buildings themselves, to judge by the de-emphasis in this construction.

The dramatic video of the US killing the Reuter's news crew proves my point; the US prefers to fight their wars from the sky from the safety of their aircraft. Yet Vietnam should have taught the US that wars fought from the air are un-winnable.

If you fight the war the enemy is prepared to fight, you will lose. The United States is not part of Britain because George and the boys refused to do what the British expected them to do. Just something to keep in mind.


Cyprus recognizes Palestinian statehood

The president of Cyprus has announced that his country recognizes a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders after several South American states made the similar move.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"You can't do that, because, because, because ... we said so!" -- Tel Aviv


Israeli Demolitions of West Bank Homes Soared in 2010

A new collection of data released by Israeli NGO B’Tselem shows that the Israeli government dramatically increased the number of Palestinian homes demolished in the portion of the West Bank that is under full Israeli control.

The data reveals that in the so-called “Area C” region demolitions of Palestinian homes tripled in 2010, with 86 homes destroyed compared to only 28 in the previous year. The demolitions left nearly 500 Palestinians homeless.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Israel doesn't want a two-state solution, and is moving just as quickly as they can to create a one-state solution which leaves all Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem homeless, landless, and destitute.



Révolution - Égypte:


La lutte pour la justice continue ....
.... de la Tunisie à l’Egypte et au reste du Monde arabe

Journée Canadienne de soutien à la démocratie dans le Monde arabe


Après la chute de Ben Ali en Tunisie, la révolution est en cours en Egypte contre Moubarak, et gagne d’autres pays arabes. Ces soulèvements populaires exigent en premier lieu la justice. Ce sont des luttes pacifiques pour le développement économique et social par le biais de la démocratie.

Aux aspirations légitimes du peuple égyptien, Moubarak répond par la provocation, la violence et le mensonge, soutenu d’une manière inadmissible par les gouvernements des pays d'Europe, du Canada et des Etats-Unis. C’est inacceptable, ce sera contre-productif.

Nous appelons la totalité du monde libre à soutenir la marche de l’Egypte et du monde arabe vers la démocratie. Nous demandons au gouvernement canadien de ne pas trahir les idéaux et les valeurs de ses citoyens.

Le peuple égyptien lutte avec courage ; dans la phase critique actuelle, nous, citoyens canadiens, le soutenons pour la justice et la démocratie.

Venez manifester avec vos amis, apportez banderoles et drapeaux du Canada, du Québec et de tous les pays arabes.

Samedi 5 février 2011, de 14 heures à 15h30
Départ Dorchester Square (angle Peel/René-Levesque)

Pour les médias et l'information, s'il vous plaît contacter: Mohamed Kamel (514) 863-9202; Nabil A. Malek (514) 703-3723


Austria Works on Kill Switch

The Austrian government is preparing a Kill Switch American style, for security reasons.


The Internet Kill Switch – One Of The Favorite New Tools Of Tyrannical Governments All Over The Globe

This past week was a perfect example of how the "Internet kill switch" is rapidly becoming one of the favorite new tools of tyrannical governments all over the globe. Once upon a time, the Internet was a bastion of liberty and freedom, but now nation after nation is cracking down on it. In fact, legislation has been introduced once again in Congress that would give the president of the United States an "Internet kill switch" that he would be able to use in the event of war or emergency.


Internet 'Kill Switch' Bill Reintroduced

On the same day that Egypt's Internet went dark, senators Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins re-introduced a bill granting President Obama the authority to shut down the Internet within the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary:

I think the people of the world should adapt as a policy the Kennedy approach. John F. Kennedy set it as policy of the United States that an attack anywhere in the western Hemisphere would be viewed as an attack on the United States itself, with the appropriate response to follow.

This policy worked to deter an attack.

I therefore conclude that the policy we should declare is that an attack on the internet anywhere in the world is an attack on us all, an attack by the governments against the people. Shutting down the internet is the opening salvo in a war of conquest, and the proper course of action is to acknowledge the government has declared war on the people as of that moment, and to respond in kind.


There is No Internet in Egypt

....another story I found.....

The Internet is reportedly down in Cairo and across Egypt, with users denied both online access and SMS access. The shut off comes just hours before planned protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian protesters have been particularly effective at utilizing social media to organize and mobilize—this past Tuesday's protest was largely arranged via Twitter. State officials have yet to comment on the lack of service.


Egypt shutdown worst in Internet history: experts

The scale of Egypt's crackdown on the Internet and mobile phones amid deadly protests against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak is unprecedented in the history of the web, experts said.

US President Barack Obama, social networking sites and rights groups around the world all condemned the moves by Egyptian authorities to stop activists using cellphones and cyber technology to organise rallies.

"It's a first in the history of the Internet," Rik Ferguson, an expert for Trend Micro, the world's third biggest computer security firm, told AFP...


Egypt shuts down al-Jazeera operations

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/30/egypt-shuts-down-al-jazeera-operations

Satellite TV channel's Egyptian bureau closed after interview with cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Egypt today shut down the operations of the Arabic satellite TV channel al-Jazeera, blaming it for encouraging the country's uprising - and demonstrating that the repressive powers of central government are still functioning.

The state-run Mena news agency reported that the information ministry had ordered "suspension of operations of al-Jazeera, cancelling of its licences and withdrawing accreditation to all its staff, as of today".


Egypt turns off internet, Lieberman wants same option for US

On Thursday Jan 27th at 22:34 UTC the Egyptian Government effectively removed Egypt from the internet. Nearly all inbound and outbound connections to the web were shut down. The internet intelligence authority Renesys explains it here and confirms that "virtually all of Egypt's Internet addresses are now unreachable, worldwide." This has never happened before in the entire history of the internet, with a nation of this size. A block of this scale is completely unheard of, and Senator Joe Lieberman wants to be able to do the same thing in the US.


Egypt Shuts Down Internet And Text Messaging Ahead Of Million-Man Protests

Reports are emerging that Internet has gone down in Cairo and perhaps throughout Egypt, only hours before the largest planned protests yet.

According to a report from The Arabist, "Egypt has shut off the internet."

Webmaster's Commentary:

The fastest way to bring down a dictator is to force him to act like one where everyone can see it.

As Bill Engvall would say, "Here's your sign!"

Shutting off the internet will only enrage people all the more. Think of the rioting that breaks out during blackouts, only worse, because the people know the shutting off of the internet is a deliberate attack by the government. By this action, Mubarak has admitted the rule of law has failed and it is the tyrant against the people. My money is on the people.

Worse, even if the organizers of the protests wanted to cool things down,now they cannot. The riots will no longer be on planned locations, the rioting will be everywhere!

Way to go Egypt! Time to bury another Pharaoh!


How Egypt did (and how your government could) shut down the Internet

How hard is it, exactly, to kill the Internet? Egypt seems to have been able to do it. But Egypt's situation isn't exactly the same as that in the Western world. And even though Egypt only has four big ISPs, the fact that everything went down after midnight local time suggests that it took considerable effort to accomplish the 'Net shut-off. After all, it seems unlikely that President Hosni Mubarak ordered the Internet to be shut down as he went to bed; such a decision must have been made earlier in the day, and then taken hours to execute.


Brzezinski’s Feared “Global Awakening” Has Arrived

It is important to stress that Brzezinski was not lauding the onset of this “global political awakening,” he was decrying it. As one of the of the chief architects of the “existing global hierarchy” to which he makes reference, Brzezinski himself is under direct threat, as is the continuing ability of the global elite in general to control world affairs.
Brzezinski laments the fact that the Internet has made it almost impossible for the global elite to control the political environment, to control the thoughts and behavior of one million people, which is precisely why Egypt moved to shut down the world wide web yesterday in a desperate bid to prevent activists from organizing against the state.


Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution?

[The] major world powers, new and old, also face a novel reality: while the lethality of their military might is greater than ever, their capacity to impose control over the politically awakened masses of the world is at a historic low. To put it bluntly: in earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people. -- Zbigniew Brzezinski


Revolution 2.0: the Social Media Uprising

Voices of online dissent are being taken in two ways. In the free world, social media has merged with government decision through what is referred to as “Government 2.0.” Repressive regimes that resist the trend are quickly finding that the Internet is not just a place to voice opinions, but a place to organize.

“Any government that is trying to repress free information exchange is really engaged in a futile battle that will eventually end in their own demise,” said Peter Corbett, CEO of iStrategyLabs, a civic engagement company that develops government 2.0 technology.


Communicate if Your Government Shuts Off Your Internet

Scenario: Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service.

This is what happened in Egypt January 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government has cut off approximately 88 percent of the country's internet access. What do you do without Internet? Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. Then start taking steps to reconnect with your network. Here’s a list of things you can do to keep the communication flowing.


Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down

These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it's organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we've seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you're trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can't rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections.
Do-It-Yourself Internet With Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi


Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down

These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it's organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we've seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you're trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can't rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections...


Mesh networking

Mesh networking (topology) is a type of networking where each node must not only capture and disseminate its own data, but also serve as a relay for other sensor nodes, that is, it must collaborate to propagate the data in the network.


Telecommunications for nonviolent struggle

Telecommunications can play a vital role in nonviolent resistance to aggression or repression, as shown by numerous historical examples. Yet there has been no systematic development of telecommunications research, policy or training for this purpose.

We interviewed a number of experts in telecommunications to learn how these technologies could be used in nonviolent struggle. We report our general findings and list a series of recommendations for use and design of telecommunications in nonviolent struggle. This pilot project reveals the radical implications of orienting telecommunications for nonviolent rather than violent struggle.


Raw Video: Man Shot in Egypt Protest


Dramatic video as thousands clash with Egypt riot police in Cairo


Egypt Uprising: Angry Demostrators defy protest ban

VIDEO


Photos: Thousands of Egyptian protesters clash with police


Despite internet blockade; photos, videos of Egypt protests flood social media

As is the case with all the socio-political developments across the globe, social media emerged as a potent tool for the anti-government protestors in Egypt. Despite the blockade imposed on internet and mobile communication services by the authorities, photos and videos as well as responses to the Egypt unrest flood social media.Threatened by the possibility of what could follow if access to internet and other modes of communication continued, the authorities quickly turned to blockades.


ElBaradei willing to lead an interim government in Egypt

Prominent opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said he is willing to head a transitional government in Egypt if the public asked him to do so, regional news network al-Arabiya reported on Thursday.

The statement comes as Egypt faces its third day of clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down.

ElBaradei, the former International Atomic Energy Agency chief turned Egyptian dissident, was expected to return to Cairo on Thursday from his residence in Vienna.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Israel is NOT going to be happy about this! Mohamed ElBaradei gave them a lot of grief while with the IAEA.


ElBaradei and Supporters Hit With Water Cannons!

Police also used water cannons against Egypt's pro-democracy leader Mohamed ElBaradei and his supporters as they joined the latest wave of protests after noon prayers. Police also used batons to beat some of ElBaradei's supporters, who surrounded him to protect him.

A soaking wet ElBaradei was trapped inside a mosque nearly an hour after him and his supporters were water cannoned. Hundreds of riot police laid siege to the mosque, firing tear gas in the streets surrounding it so no one could leave. The tear gas canisters set several cars ablaze outside the mosque. Several people fainted and suffered burns.


Tremendous Demonstrations in Egypt

As the Egyptian government suspends internet communications and bans protest, massive demonstrations manifest. Following in the steps of Tunisia, Egyptian protesters hope to exile President Mubarak, now in office for over 30 years.


Egypt puts Nobel Laureate ElBaradei under house arrest after he joins raging protesters

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. One protester was killed and even a Nobel Peace laureate was placed under house arrest after joining demonstrations.


Police members remove suits and join protests

Thousands of protesters gathered across Cairo and other cities on Friday including the eastern Egyptian hotspot of Suez and the Nile Delta cities of Mansoura and Sharqiya, calling for an end to "corruption" and "dictatorship," Al Arabiya TV reported.

Protesters gathered near the presidential palace in Nasr City, outside of Cairo’s city center, according to Al Arabiya TV.

Police fired rubber bullets at thousands of protesters who had gathered outside the prominent al-Azhar mosque in central Cairo after Friday prayers, a Reuters witness said.
An Egyptian protester flashes Egypt flag as anti-riot policemen use water canon against protesters
An Egyptian protester flashes Egypt flag as anti-riot policemen use water canon against protesters


'Army out' in Egyptian capital

Egyptian military vehicles were sighted on the streets of Cairo on Friday after a day of violent clashes between police and protesters demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's rule.

Protesters had previously chanted slogans calling for the army to support them, complaining of police violence during clashes on Friday in which security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets.

"Where is the army? Come and see what the police is doing to us. We want the army. We want the army," the protesters in one area of central Cairo shouted, shortly before police fired teargas on them.


Egyptian army enters the streets of Cairo


Protesters Storm Egyptian Tank, Egypt Protests,

Demonstrators in Cairo surrounded a military vehicle, but they were cheering the army, a respected institution in Egypt.


Egypt army says demands legitimate, will not shoot

CAIRO — The all-poweful army said on Monday Egyptians’ demands were legitimate and vowed not to fire on them as protesters, who are demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, prepared a general strike and million-strong marches.
But while the posture the police will take in the face of the strike and marches remains unknown, the army said unequivocally it will not stop them.

“To the great people of Egypt, your armed forces, acknowledging the legitimate rights of the people,” stress that “they have not and will not use force against the Egyptian people,” said a statement published by the state news agency, Mena.


Food staples starting to run out in Egypt


CNN

While discontent, resentment and nationalism continue to fuel demonstrations, one vital staple is in short supply: food...


Authoritarian governments start stockpiling food to fight public anger

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/8288555/Authoritarian-governments-start-stockpiling-food-to-fight-public-anger.html

Commodities traders have warned they are seeing the first signs of panic buying from states concerned about the political implications of rising prices for staple crops.

However, the tactic risks simply further pushing up prices, analysts have warned, pushing a spiral of food inflation.

Governments in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have recently made large food purchases on the open market in the wake of unrest in Tunisia which deposed president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

Resentment at food shortages and high prices, as well as repression and corruption, drove the popular uprising which swept away his government.

Youths reportedly chanted "bring us sugar!" in the demonstrations which toppled his regime.

Algeria purchased 800,000 tonnes of milling wheat on Wednesday and Saudi Arabia has said it will purchase enough wheat for a 12 month reserve.

Egypt, which has seen several days of unrest in part provoked by high food prices, is expected to follow.

Bangladesh has tripled its rice import target and Indonesia this week bought 820,000 tonnes of Thai rice.

Jim Gerlach, of commodity brokerage A/C Trading, said: "Sovereign nations are beginning to stockpile food to prevent unrest." "You artificially stimulate much higher demand when nations start to increase stockpiles."

"This is only the start of the panic buying," said Ker Chung Yang, commodities analyst at Singapore-based Phillip Futures. "I expect we'll have more countries coming in and buying grain."

Prices have not hit the peaks seen in 2008 when inflation caused a food price crisis, but economists have warned they still have the power to topple regimes.

Mike Rivero

I don't think anyone created a food shortage. One is happening because of the triple whammy of farmlands destroyed by flooding from failed flood-control infrastructure, lower yields from GM crops, and an agricultural sector warned to prepare for global warming and thus totally unprepared for the hard freeze that has hit for the third winter in a row. No plot is needed; simple greed and stupidity explains everything we are dealing with.


Egypt stock trading suspended after drop

Egypt's stock exchange suspended trading temporarily on Thursday after a sharp drop, amid the largest anti-government protests in the country in three decades.

The suspension came after the benchmark EGX 30 index dropped 6.2 percent, a day after it recorded a fall of six percent.


Nothing for free: Egyptians feel the economic pinch of protest

There is no money at the banks. Fuel is scarce. Tourism is evaporating.

As a popular uprising to oust President Hosni Mubark enters its second week, Egyptians are feeling the economic pinch.

Banks have been shut since Sunday, and they remained so on Tuesday, the day that protesters hope will see a million-strong demonstration in Cairo to demand an end to Mubarak's regime.

Many automatic teller machines (ATM) in the teeming capital have run out of cash, and those still working were dispensing only a limited number of banknotes.

"I scoured the city in search of an automatic teller and I found only one place -- in a neighbourhood where people do not normally use ATMs," said Mohamed, a driver.


Egyptians defy curfew: 'This isn't a demonstration, this is a revolution'

Rachmi Haidi, a 60-year-old Egyptian school principal told Haaretz "What is happening now is the result of Mubarak and his gang plundering the nation for 30 years. They represent the interests of the United States and Israel, not Egypt."

Webmaster's Commentary:

Go................Egyptians!

Thinking Americans support your cause, and walk with you in spirit.

And to every tyrant on the face of this earth who mistakenly believes that they have enough guns and enough bullets to suppress your people forever, I would advise you to p[lease think again.

What you are seeing in Egypt will not go away.


30 Killed, Over 1,000 Wounded in Egypt As Army Deploys

The Egyptian government’s crackdown on protesters escalated dramatically today, leaving at least 30 people dead and over 1,000 others wounded. Reports have at least 13 people being slain in the city of Suez alone.

Much of the violence came early in the day, when the police were attacking protesters and in many cases using live ammunition against them. Eventually though, the police were driven back into their stations, and many of those stations were burned, which is when President Mubarak called in the military.


Death Toll In Egypt's Protest Reaches 74

CAIRO Jan 29 (Reuters) - At least 74 people have been killed in protests across Egypt calling for an end to the rule of President Hosni Mubarak, according to a tally from Reuters reports from medical sources, hospitals and witnesses.

There was no official figure, and the real figure may be very different, given the confusion on the streets.

Some 68 deaths were reported killed in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria during Friday's protests. Before then, security sources said at least six people, including a police officer had been killed.

On Saturday, medical sources told Reuters around 2,000 people had been wounded throughout the country, however with more protests erupting, that number is almost certain to rise.
This was over 7 hours ago.


Egypt riots escalate; political prisoners shot

Egypt riots escalate: The riots raging on in Egypt have spread into several prisons in the country Saturday, as at last eight detainees were reportedly killed in a jail holding political prisoners.

Webmaster's Commentary:

If Hosni Mubarak or his cohorts thought for one second that this was going to calm the situation down, these people are officially out of his mind.


WARNING: Graphic Video Of Egyptian Police Shooting And Killing Teen Protester - Raw Battle Footage

Intense battle footage...live gunfire and a dead teenager.


News coming out of Egypt that some Mubarak security police thugs are doing the looting in order to blame and demonize the revolutionaries.

Democracy Now‘s senior producer Sharif Kouddous is tweeting from Egypt, and reports that Egyptians are actually cleaning the streets of trash and forming neighborhood watch committees to protect innocent Egyptians from the looters. Furthermore, Al-Jazeera is reporting that apprehended looters were in possession of central security services IDs and government issued weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Please relink this everywhere you see reports trying to portray the protesters as criminals and vandals.


Washington Post Confirms that Egyptian Looters Were Mubarak Agents Provocateurs

Human Rights Watch confirmed several cases of undercover police loyal to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime committing acts of violence and looting in an attempt to stoke fear of instability as demonstrations grew stronger Tuesday against the autocratic leader.


Egypt: Cue the Dirty Tricks, False Flags To Discredit Pro-Democracy Movement

The looting of Cairo’s world-famous Egyptian Museum over the weekend seems to have engendered the desired news headlines.

‘Looters smash ancient treasures’, ‘Looters decapitate mummies’, ‘Looters rip off heads of artifacts’ etc., read a rash of headlines, following the apparent breaking into the country’s national museum, which is said to house the world’s biggest of Pharaonic antiquities.

However, it has since emerged, although with much less headline coverage, that some of the would-be looters apprehended by protesters outside the museum were identified as working for the state’s interior ministry.


VICTORY - Watch Hundreds Of ARMED Egyptian Riot Police Run For Their Lives From Protesters

This is my favorite clip so far...


Slideshow - The Egyptian Revolution - The Very Best Photos

We put together this SLIDESHOW after choosing from a few hundred photos...

Warning - First 2 Pics Are Extremely Graphic


Egypt Army Storms Government Building & Arrest Minister Of Interior


Egyptian Army joins Protesters against Riot Police? Not All Are Drones defending HighCrimes!


Mubarak: I'm Firing My Cabinet and - As Dictator - Unilaterally Appointing New Lackeys

If Mussolini or Stalin or Mao had faced public protests for being a tyrant, and had said he was firing his cabinet and unilaterally naming new lackeys, would that have reassured anyone?

Of course not.


Mubarak Dismisses Egypt's Government

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in an address broadcast on state television Jan. 28 said that he has dissolved the government and will form a new government Jan. 29. In other words, Mubarak is not stepping down.


President Mubarak dissolves Cabinet after night of protests


THE DOWNFALL OF MUBARAK OF EGYPT

By Dr.Ashraf Ezzat / Alexandria, Egypt

What is happening now in Egypt is historic by all means and all parties involved should acknowledge that and deal with it as such.

“Without beating around the bush or postponing or playing us for fools and without more false promises, we, the people of Egypt, demand all of our long forgotten rights to be granted and this time there is no turning back … we have learned our lesson …we have finally broken free of all fears”


PressTV: Zionist Omar Soleiman sworn as Egypt's new vice prisedent

Mubarak abused his people for the past 30 years by starving them and now he insults their intelligence by this appointment.


The Torture Career of Egypt's New Vice President: Omar Suleiman and the Rendition to Torture Program

In response to the mass protests of recent days, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has appointed his first Vice President in his over 30 years rule, intelligence chief Omar Suleiman. When Suleiman was first announced, Aljazeera commentators were describing him as a "distinguished" and "respected " man. It turns out, however, that he is distinguished for, among other things, his central role in Egyptian torture and in the US rendition to torture program. Further, he is "respected" by US officials for his cooperation with their torture plans, among other initiatives.


Mubarak's deputy linked to secret CIA program

The man named by President Hosni Mubarak as his first ever deputy, Egyptian spy chief Omar Suleiman, reportedly orchestrated the brutal interrogation of terror suspects abducted by the CIA in a secret program condemned by rights groups.

His role in the shadows of the "war on terror" illustrates the ties that bind the United States and the Egyptian regime, as an unprecedented wave of protests against Mubarak present Washington with a difficult dilemma.

With Mubarak's rule in jeopardy, Suleiman was anointed vice president last week and is now offering wide ranging talks with the opposition in a bid to defuse the crisis.


Mubarak to talk with opposition as 250,000 protesters gather in Cairo

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has instructed his government to begin talks with the opposition parties who support the mass anti-government protests across the country, the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Arabiya reported on Monday.

Mubarak told his new prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, to start talking to the opposition and find out their specific demands.

Webmaster's Commentary:

They already told you their demands. ABDICATE!


TWO MILLION PROTEST IN CAIRO

Webmaster's Commentary:

Gaze on it, ye tyrants, and despair!

There is no freedom without the freedom to say "no."

The Egyptian people just said, "No."


Mubarak silent as protest swells


'Mubarak to announce he'll step down after next election'

Al Arabiya TV reported that Egypt's embattled president will address protesters on Tuesday to tell them he intends to stay in office until next elections to enforce reforms.

Webmaster's Commentary:


Attention Rangers: I have an assignment for you. Please post the following everywhere it is being reported that Mubarak will step down in September.


Big deal he won't run again. With four million people in the streets demanding his head, Mubarak couldn't win an honest election anyway! So he has not offered the people of Egypt anything they do not already have!


Mubarak Fails to Quell Egypt Protests With Pledge to Step Down

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s declaration he will step down later this year after almost 30 years of autocratic rule failed to appease protesters who want him to quit immediately, and prompted a call from President Barack Obama for the transition to “begin now.”

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Of course! With millions of people marching in the streets demanding his resignation, it is not like Mubarak would win an honest election. He did not offer anything to the freedom marchers they did not already have. Of course the ploy did not work. The Egyptian people are not stupid!


Mubarak defies protesters saying he will “die” on Egyptian soil

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Hardly a defiance since that is what most of the protesters want as well!


Panic-stricken Hosni Mubarak's family flees Egypt

According to reports circulating in Britain''s Egyptian community, President Mubarak, 82, and wife Suzanne, 69, are planning to head to their London townhouse.

Egyptian baggage handlers at Heathrow are even said to have already spotted the First Lady arriving at the airport.


Riots In Egypt – Caused Solely By Climate Change

Aardvark had a bet with another blogger than before the week was out, someone, somewhere would blame the unrest in Egypt on Anthropogenic Global Warming, a bet that will now pay out.

The ecomentalists at Climate Progress are linking food prices to extreme weather and an increase in the price of oil, as the cause of the riots.

Of course it’s nothing to do with years of repressive and brutal government


Israel Fears Regime Change in Egypt

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"You. House Boy. Barry. Barack. Whateveryournameis. You send a bunch of your kids to kill the Egyptians and keep our puppet in place. Right now! Or else!"


Israeli Minister: Mubarak regime will prevail in Egypt, despite protests

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"Because we will order the American schmucks to go kill them all otherwise!" -- Tel Aviv

(Ahem)

It seems that Egypt has become the litmus test for Democracy in our time. Clearly the Egyptian people are tired of the thirty year corrupt rule of Mubarak. Clearly the Egyptian people want a change. Thus, everyone who stands up to defend Mubarak is in effect proclaiming their opposition to the principles of Democracy. It does not matter what the Egyptian people want. They will have Mubarak as their ruler. It does not matter what the Palestinian people want. They will have Abbas as their ruler. And on and on and on. You cannot have it both ways. If you support Democratic principles, than Mubarak must go.


Israeli embassy staff evacuate Egypt

Helicopters evacuated the embassy staff to an Egyptian airbase on Friday, where they were flown back to Tel Aviv. The evacuation came after a group of Egyptian demonstrators passed by the embassy building, according to the daily al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper.

Reports also said the Israeli ambassador, himself, has fled Egypt after the discovery by Egyptian security of a Mossad spy network in the capital Cairo.

On Thursday, an Israeli minister, whose name was withheld, said Egyptian government forces will have to exercise force to rein in public protests as the country teeters on the brink of a Tunisia-style revolution.


Israel denying reports of Israeli commandoes in Cairo aiding Mubarak

http://www.shalomlife.com/eng/14546/Israeli_Commandos_in_the_Streets_of_Cairo/

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And if Israel is resorting to screaming about "Holocaust denial", it means they got caught!


Rights NGO claims that Israeli planes carrying crowd dispersal weapons have arrived in Egypt

http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/2001-rights-ngo-claims-that-israeli-planes-carrying-crowd-dispersal-weapons-have-arrived-in-egypt

The International Network for Rights and Development has claimed that Israeli logistical support has been sent to Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak to help his regime confront demonstrations demanding that he steps down as head of state. According to reports by the non-governmental organisation, three Israeli planes landed at Cairo's Mina International Airport on Saturday carrying hazardous equipment for use in dispersing and suppressing large crowds.

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This information MUST get to the people of Egypt. If you have a satellite phone, ham radio, land line, or carrier pigeons, get the word out.

Israel has initiated war on the people of Egypt, and Mubarak has committed the same crime that cost Charles I his head!

Where is Egypt's Cromwell?


Israel Agrees To Egypt Troops In Sinai

Israeli officials said Monday that they have agreed to let Egypt move several hundred troops into the Sinai peninsula for the first time since the countries reached peace three decades ago.

With street protests threatening the Egyptian regime, the officials say that Israel allowed the Egyptian army to move two battalions – about 800 soldiers – into Sinai on Sunday. The officials said the troops were based in the Sharm el-Sheikh area on Sinai's southern tip, far from Israel.

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Proof positive that Israel continues to support the dictatorship of Mubarak.

But even this measure may not be able to prevent Mubarak from stepping down.


Israel urges world to curb criticism of Egypt's Mubarak

Israeli officials are keeping a low profile on the events in Egypt, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even ordering cabinet members to avoid commenting publicly on the issue.

Senior Israeli officials, however, said that on Saturday night the Foreign Ministry issued a directive to around a dozen key embassies in the United States, Canada, China, Russia and several European countries. The ambassadors were told to stress to their host countries the importance of Egypt's stability. In a special cable, they were told to get this word out as soon as possible.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Israel is attempting to control the agenda here, but ultimately may not be able to.

"Stability" under the reign of a tinpot dictator has ultimately cost the Egyptian people a price they are no longer willing to bear.

Will there be some "payback" in terms of Israel when the new government in Egypt is established?!? Most probably; however, the new Egyptian government will, under no circumstances, want a war with Israel; they will be too busy trying to keep up with the promises they will have made to the people of Egypt.


Egyptian protester claims they will ‘destroy Israel’

"It is revolution," another protester, sporting a beard and no mustache, added. "Who supports Hosni Mubarak? The United States of America, the British government, and Germany government, and French government. Because the United States stand beside Hosni Mubarak 100 percent. Because they know if Hosni Mubarak fail, they are, the whole people in Egypt, they're going to be free. They're going to be free."

"If the people are free in Egypt... they're going to go free Palestinians, they're going to destroy Israel. The country who control the United States is Israel!" he exclaimed.

Webmaster's Commentary:

OK, we knew this was coming, from some unsourced agent/provocateur, or perhaps a Mossad agent in the crowd.

Egypt cannot attack Israel, because the Israel could conceivably nuke Egypt, and turn it into smoldering green glass. Post Mubarak, Egypt will have all it can do to keep its infrastructure together, and deliver on the promises whatever new government makes to its people.

Additionally, US is strategically bound to defend Israel, no matter what.

So any real attack against Israel is an absolute no-go.

But Egyptians have the right to be upset with a fossilized, 30 year old dictatorship which supported Israel in everything Israel has done, including their treatment of the Palestinians, which doesn't appear to be changing for the better any time soon.

So yes, the new government may be legitimately - and reasonably - not happy with Israeli leadership, but a call to war against it? I sincerely doubt it. The new Egyptian leadership and people will simply want to fulfill their own destiny, peacefully, and part of making that happen is going to be trade, not war.


'Mubarak may ask Israel for help'

A Former CIA Analyst says it is very much possible that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will ask Israel to help him out of the mess he is in. In an interview with Press TV's U.S. Desk on Sunday, Ray McGovern said "I would not exclude the possibility that Mubarak enlist Israeli help to assist him to hang on to power."

McGovern says Israel could help Mubarak with the newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman's takeover and "repress the protests in the country."

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak appointed Omar Suleiman, the country's spy chief as the next vice-president on Saturday.

The former CIA analyst called Suleiman "poison to the people who are demanding their rights."


Israel ponders moving troops towards Egypt. Grab Sinai in the confusion?

Regime change in Egypt would force the IDF to reallocate resources and possibly increase its strength in the South, senior defense officials warned on Saturday.

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Israel spent the last 60 years pissing all its neighbors off, and now is worried they have no friends left. When the cream cheese hits the bagel, expect Israel to demand Americans protect it from those nations Israel has been attacking all these decades, and expect your servile government to gladly spend your money and the lives of your children (the Connecticut National Guard is already headed to Sinai) to obey.


Israel allows Egypt troops in Sinai for first time since 1979 peace treaty

Israeli officials say they have agreed to allow Egypt to move several hundred troops into the Sinai Peninsula for the first time since the countries signed a peace treaty three decades ago.

Under the 1979 peace treaty, Israel returned the captured Sinai to Egypt. In return, Egypt agreed to leave the area demilitarized.

With street protests threatening the Egyptian regime, the unnamed officials say that Israel agreed to allow the Egyptian army to move two battalions, about 800 soldiers, into Sinai. The officials say the troops moved into the Sharm el-Sheikh area on Sinai's southern tip, far from Israel, on Sunday.


Beyond Mubarak: Protesters’ Anger Turns on US, Israel

The anger spilling into the streets of Cairo, Suez, Alexandria and other cities was focused like a laser beam on President Hosni Mubarak on Friday. As the protests move forward, however, the resentment is spreading beyond Mubarak and his immediate underlings, and toward the United States and Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"But remember, they only hate us for our freedoms!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Gilad Atzmon: Global Intifada

Apparently Jerusalem seeks to convince its allies that it is in the ‘West's interest’ to maintain the stability of the Egyptian regime. In other words, Israel urges the ‘Goyim’ to ‘keep being subservient to Jerusalem’. Jerusalem was foolish enough to admit that Mubarak was there to serve Israeli and ‘Western’ interests.

Webmaster's Commentary:

One reason Israel is working so hard to keep Mubarak in power (including sending banned tear gas to Egypt to use on the protesters) is that when Mubarak falls, it will not only be a major political defeat for Israel, but all the rest of Israel's puppet rulers around the world will wake up to the realization that Israel cannot protect them from a public enraged by decades of looting for Israel's benefit. The fall of Mubarak signals the beginning of the end of Israel's covert rule and plundering of many other nations.


Military officials urge Egypt's president to step down

His generals are turning on him.

President Hosni Mubarak's two most senior military officials -- Omar Suleiman, the newly named vice president, and Field Marshall Mohamed Tantawi, the defense minister -- "raised with him the idea that he should leave," the Sunday Times of London reported last night, citing a source close to the leadership.


US, Iraq to evacuate nationals as Egypt revolt rages

The United States and Iraq started organising Sunday the evacuation of their nationals from Egypt as an angry anti-government revolt raged into a sixth day amid increasing lawlessness and mass jail breaks.

"The US embassy in Cairo informs US citizens in Egypt who wish to depart that the department of state is making arrangements to provide transportation to safehaven locations in Europe," an embassy statement said, as other countries issued travel warnings and scared tourists scrambled for flights out.

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If the US is evacuating American civilians from Egypt, they know it's over for the Mubarak regime.


Canada to evacuate hundreds from Egypt on flights today


US tries to save their Egyptian puppet ruler

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the PBS NewsHour tonight with the most direct US governent comments yet about the gathering Egypt protests against President Hosni Mubarak's 29-year reign.

Mr. Biden's comments are unlikely to be well-received by regime opponents, as they fit a narrative of steadfast US support for a government they want to bring down.


Unspoken Concern Over Egyptian Uprising: Control Of Suez Canal And Price Of Gas

The government of Egypt right now is in turmoil.

A social media fueled uprising of Egyptian citizens is still very much a fluid story, but already it seems very unlikely that current President Hosni Mubarak will be able to stay in power without instituting some sort of freedom crushing policy of martial law. Earlier today, a “deeply concerned” Sec. of State Hillary Clinton spoke of the situation in grave but even tones.

Why are Western governments so concerned about an unstable Egypt? In addition to all of obvious reasons, two words: Suez Canal, which is literally one of the biggest arteries of crude oil that fuels the U.S. economy.


CNBC anchor implies US must support dictators to keep cheap oil flowing

CNBC contributor Erin Burnett said Friday that oil prices would skyrocket if countries in the Middle East broke out from under the rule of brutal dictators.

Appearing on a Friday broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Burnett said that the ongoing revolution in Egypt could threaten US interests in the region due to Egypt's history as an ally on matters pertaining to Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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If we would have spent as much developing alternative energy as we have pursuing these immoral and illegal wars to obtain oil and natural gas, we wouldn't need the oil from the Middle East any more.

But historically, Burnett is correct in that the US has made a habit of supporting tinpot dictators to make sure that the oil flows, and at a reasonable price. Two examples of this are the US government's support of Ali Saleh in Yemen, and the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen is now experiencing massive demonstrations; one has to wonder if Saudi Arabia will be next?!?


Mike Huckabee speaks “very Zionistically” in Israeli Knesset, condemns Egyptian uprising

Mike Huckabee was in Jerusalem today on an important junket related to his likely presidential campaign. He used his speech before the Knesset to denounce the Egyptian uprising as a threat to all humankind, warning that “the situation could threaten the world and all those who seek peace and security. The real threat to Israelis is not the bomb but the people behind it, not weapons but the madmen behind them.”


Clinton Ambassador Meeting: Unprecedented Mass Meeting Of Top Envoys

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors.

The top envoys from nearly all of America's 260 embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries will be gathering at the State Department beginning on Monday. Officials say it's the first such global conference.

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Translation: Secretary of State Clinton is going to tell these Ambassadors precisely how they are going to "sell" Israel's agenda of what happens if Mubarak stays, or if he is overturned to those countries where they are representatives of the US.

Two of the worst scenarios which could unfold would be if Israel invades at the Sinai desert to encircle Gaza, and really starve the Gazans into submission, or if American troops come into the fray, as either of these moves will only antagonize both Egypt - and the rest of the Arab world - against it.

Such a move could go regional in a heartbeat, inflaming all of the Middle East.

Unfortunately, as I type this, the Connecticut National Guard is on its way to Sinai, and this does not bode well for peace or tranquility in the region at all.


US army to send aerial backup to Sinai

Connecticut National Guard Detachment 2, Company I, 185th Aviation Regiment of Groton left Connecticut on January 15 for Fort Benning, for further training and validation, a Press TV correspondent reported on Monday.

Fort Benning is a United States Army base located southeast of the city of Columbus in Alabama.

The unit, which has been deployed to the Middle East three times in the past seven years, has provided support for US and international forces stationed in war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan.

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When we see this unit deploy from Fort Benning, we'll know that the US has decided to do everything possible, including military intervention in Egypt, to crush this rebellion.

And a short memo to President Obama; sir,of all the really bad ideas upon which you have signed off during your administration this has to be one of the worst.


Clinton: US Won’t Support Mubarak’s Ouster

Speaking today in a series of television interviews, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated that the Obama Administration does not seek and would not support the ouster of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.

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Memo to Secretary of State Clinton: The US government may not be able to prevent Mubarak's ouster at this point.

As you are well aware, under Mubarak's 30 year watch, Mubarak's government has routinely tortured political prisoners; in fact, Egypt excelled so brilliantly at this that the US subcontracted it for precisely these kinds of services under President Bush!

But that aside, if this man and his political machine have been pathologically incapable of responding to the needs and requirements of his people, what in heaven's name makes you believe that he will start now?!?


No oil supply crisis over Egypt: IEA

PARIS - The global oil market does not face any emergency, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, after crude breached $100 per barrel on unrest in Egypt. “It is not an emergency now,” Nobuo Tanaka told Reuters.

“If a disruption happens, we should act,” he added, referring to both the IEA and the oil producing group OPEC.

Even a closure of the Suez canal would only delay, rather than cut, oil supply, Tanaka said.

Brent crude hit $100 per barrel for the first time since 2008 on fears instability could spread through the Middle East, which together with North Africa pumps over a third of the world’s oil.


IMF says ready to help Egypt, others in trouble

The IMF Tuesday said it was ready to help riot-torn Egypt and other nations stricken by chronic unemployment, but told governments to tackle economic strains or risk instability and even "war".

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn also said rising food prices could have "potentially devastating consequences" for poorer nations, and warned that Asia's fast-growing economies risked a "hard landing".

Overall, he told an audience in Singapore, widening imbalances across and within countries were sparking tensions that threaten to derail the fragile global economic recovery -- and could even spark armed conflict.

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The IMF is always ready...to put countries deeper into unsustainable debts by loaning countries money at interest, which has to be paid back, in taxes, by the people of that country.


IMF says ready to help Egypt, others in trouble

The IMF Tuesday said it was ready to help riot-torn Egypt and other nations stricken by chronic unemployment, but told governments to tackle economic strains or risk instability and even "war".

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn also said rising food prices could have "potentially devastating consequences" for poorer nations, and warned that Asia's fast-growing economies risked a "hard landing".

Overall, he told an audience in Singapore, widening imbalances across and within countries were sparking tensions that threaten to derail the fragile global economic recovery -- and could even spark armed conflict.

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The IMF is always ready...to put countries deeper into unsustainable debts by loaning countries money at interest, which has to be paid back, in taxes, by the people of that country.


White House wobbles on Egyptian tightrope

Washington needs a friendly regime in Cairo more than it needs a democratic government.

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If Obama,Hillary and Biden are honest in their statements, they would have condemned the Mubarak regime.
US cannot be with Mubarak and the Egyptian street in the same time.

Of course, the US has never actually supported Democracy. Whether it was Pinochet in Chile, the Shah of Iran, Batista in Cuba, Marcos in the Philippines, etc. the US talks Democracy but props up tyrants and dictators.


US FORCES DEPLOY TO EGYPT

Connecticut National Guard Detachment 2, Company I, 185th Aviation Regiment of Groton has mobilized and will deploy to the Sinai Peninsula.

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...where they will be the first to die when Israel hits the panic button and attacks after their butt-boy Mubarak leaves.


PROOF THE US BACKS MUBARAK AND NOT THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE'S REVOLT


Pro-Democracy Revolutions a Big Problem for US

For decades it seemed that the US was able to keep its authoritarian allies propped up more or less indefinitely, but the simmering unrest combined with crumbling economies across the region have combined to produce a region-wide phenomenon, where every US-backed dictator appears at risk.

But in the near term, it is two of the most important President-for-life figures, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh, that are at the most risk. In each case the US is giving lip-service to the notion of some “reforms” but are conceding they won’t want anything that might threaten the rule of their allies, particularly any pesky elections.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The consistent, pathological hypocrisy of US foreign policy stinks mightily here.

We cannot, as a nation, talk about human rights, human dignity, or the importance of free and fair elections when we do not practice what we preach.

I would really like those in the bowels of power in DC to remember one thing; when peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable; this is what we have seen happening in Tunisia, and are seeing happen in Egypt and Yemen.

When an entire population becomes enraged with a miserable quality of life; when they see the leadership plunder their country's wealth for their own empowerment, there aren't enough guns and bullets we can supply any tinpot dictator to ultimately stop these movements.


Cairo Is Falling

Reports emerging from Cairo, Egypt, make clear a Mubarak regime in downfall. Apparently the airport in Cairo is jammed, and Mubarak family members are reported to have arrived in London.

The pattern for Egyptian Army units has been one of peacemakers and non-opposition to the protesters. The Egyptian Army appears neutral, but unwilling to crush government opposition.

Webmaster's Commentary:

As I type these words, The Bimbo of State is on TV screaming about how important it was that Mubarak kept peace with Israel. And given the behavior of our own government, I guess keeping peace with Israel trumps taking care of your own people. Clearly, what started in Iceland and has reached Cairo cannot and will not stop until it reaches 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

No government can serve two masters. A government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third. Clearly, as Hillary just demonstrated yet again, we do not have a government that serves the American people.

Right now the question on everyone's mind is whether this international revolution that started in Iceland will go global, and whether it will come to the United States. I think that it not only can come to the US but that it must come to the US. There really is no way to avoid it. The money-addicts have created a world where firing the government is not only the best option; for most of us it is the only option. To not revolt is to spend the rest of our lives in starvation and debt slavery to Goldman-Sachs, etc. et. al. under a government with a demonstrated history of looting the people to feed the bankers, a government that views our lives as cheap and easily sacrificed for wars of conquest, or to be discarded without complaint to keep Israel happy when it attacks Americans in international waters.

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."--Samuel Adams

The tragic reality is that the US Government has already declared war on the people of the United States. Bit by bit our rights are trampled on. Our wealth is confiscated for the benefit of a foreign power. Our homes are confiscated to pay the gambling debts of the bankers. Our emails are read, our phone calls listened to, our computers ransacked, all without warrant or due process. Torture and extrajudicial executions are the new reality of life under this regime. Our freedoms are confiscated to save the government from its fear of the people. Look around at our deteriorated state and you see the growing effects of a war of conquest by our government and financial institutions against the people. The starvation and privations of the American people not only equals that of the nations in revolt; they are in actuality far worse! Americans have far greater reason to fire their government than the Icelanders, Tunisians, or Egyptians!

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! -- Patrick Henry

What Patrick Henry really meant in those final words went beyond mere drama. Patrick Henry declared that he would no longer be a slave, either to King George or to the Bank of England. He would be free, or he would be dead, but either way King George III would no longer own him as a slave, so better for England to quit and save the lives of their soldiers. Of course, money-addicts never care about the lives of their soldiers.

"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy." -- Henry Kissinger, quoted by Bob Woodward in The Final Days

So, King George III, in the throes of his money-addiction, tried to prove Patrick Henry wrong, which led to a lot of dead British soldiers and the humiliation at Yorktown.

Addicts to other peoples' money know no limits, no morality, no sense of fair play. They are hopelessly trapped by the allure of that next pile of cash. Bernie Madoff is the classic example. Co-founder of NASDAQ, with more money than any one man could spend in a lifetime, and he still felt compelled to defraud his investors for another $65 billion. This is the money-addiction that grips Wall Street and Washington DC, which manifests as a psychotic compulsion to wear the entire productivity of a worker's life as a decoration on one's wrist. Not content with that, next year it will be the need to wear the the entire productivity of 100 workers' lives as a decoration on one's wrist that will drive the money addicts to greater crimes against the people.

Money addicts do not see their behavior as wrong or evil. Secure in their religious delusions that wealth is the sign of God's favor, they see themselves as heroes and heroines. Lloyd Blankfein, the head of Goldman Sachs, declared he was doing "God's work" at the time we now know Goldman Sachs was looting taxpayer money directly from the US Treasury to their own pockets. In their own minds the money addicts are the good guys; the stars of the world, the rightful inheritors of all of life's blessings. Sadly, history has shown that it will be far easier to kill them than to cure their addiction, let alone get them to change their minds about themselves and to acknowledge their problem and its high social costs.

So, yes, a revolution in the streets of America is now an inevitability. The money-addicts in Wall Street and DC have created a situation in which it is unavoidable. And as is the case in Egypt, the US military, openly abused on their mortgages by J. P. Morgan, will likely stand with the people.

Last Friday's announcement that Goldman Sach's top executives were having their salaries tripled even as the FCIC report made public their massive crimes against the American people and the mortgage-backed securities fraud against their investors, tells me that the money-addicts know the end is at hand, and like a drug addict who knows the police will soon be at the door, are going on one final all-out binge!


The Egyptian intifada and what it may mean for Israel/Palestine

The Egyptian uprising against the Mubarak regime is historic and important in its own right. But it may also lead to significant changes in the region that could be positive for the Palestinian cause. Israel is worried about a reliable ally being toppled next door.

The Mubarak dictatorship is a core pillar of the U.S./Israeli order in the Middle East, an order that completely ignores the wishes and aspirations of people on the ground. The U.S. and Israel are scared of the new order that is to come.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This seems like a good place to respond to the spin campaign that claims that the events in Tunisia, Egypt, Albania, Yemen, etc. etc. etc. etc. are not genuine popular revolts against tyranny but a complex series of plots by CIA, Mossad, Elvis, Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Deadforawhile, or Andrew Lloyd Weber.

Obviously, the government of the United States (and for that matter Great Britain) have an obvious motive for trying to obfuscate the real cause of the uprising. The FCIC report makes it clear that the economic hardship the American people have endured for almost ten years could have been avoided were it not for the greed of Wall Street and the corruption and ineptitude of the government. Economic inequality is actually greater in the US than in Egypt. Americans have as much if not more reason to be angry with their government than the Egyptians.

Likewise, people in Britain, especially students, have come to understand that their loss of financial support for education serves no purpose but to prop up the banks and ensure their permanent debt-enslavement via the student loan usury. Again, their hardship only exists because of the greed of the bankers and the corruption and ineptitude of the government.

As corrupt government after corrupt government falls to the rage of their people, propagandists in the US and other fascist plutocracies are scheming to prevent their own people from drawing inspiration from Egypt, as Egypt drew inspiration from Tunisia, which drew inspiration from Greece, Iceland, etc.

So the lie is a simple one. "Oh no" goes the official story, "These are not real revolutions, but merely staged set pieces we ourselves created to amuse and delight you on the evening news. They are but a magician's trick full of sparks and smoke and devoid of any meaning beyond the immediate spectacle. So take no notice, and learn no lessons, for all is illusion!"

But use your common sense. Why would anyone deliberately trigger so many revolutions occurring so quickly and setting in effect a fashion trend of rebellion for the entire globe? To what purpose would such a risk be taken? Would it not make more sense to bide one's time and topple just one nation at a time, with a comfortable interval in between, as has been the historic pattern for the US for so many decades?

Of course it would.

The government is terrified that rebellion is becoming the new global fashion trend. And therein lies the motive to scream that the Egyptian/Tunisian/Yemeni/Albanian designer dress is really a cheap knock-off from Foggy Bottom!


Gun ownership in Eqypt

The rate of private gun ownership in Egypt is 3.52 firearms per 100 people

Webmaster's Commentary:

Just in case anyone thinks that guns are necessary for a revolution, or that banning guns will prevent a revolution.


Thousands in Jordan demand PM step down

AMMAN, Jordan — Thousands of Jordanian opposition supporters have taken the streets in the country’s capital demanding the prime minister step down and venting their anger at rising prices, inflation and unemployment.

About 3,500 opposition activists from the main Islamist opposition group, trade unions and leftist organizations have gathered in Amman.


FRANKLIN LAMB : Hezbollah is the New Government of Lebanon. Now What?

With a speed that surprised many here, and with equally surprising cross-sectarian acquiescence this morning, Hezbollah and its allies constitutionally toppled Hariri’s government, constitutionally imposed new consultations to form a new government, and constitutionally transformed a minority into a majority and vice versa.


'Israeli troops swarm Lebanon border'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162994.html

The developments came following the January 12 collapse of outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's cabinet and amid efforts by new Lebanese Premier-designate Najib Mikati aimed at forming a new government.

Tel Aviv has launched several wars on Lebanon, killing around 1,200 Lebanese -- mostly civilians -- in the most recent round of offensives in 2006.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Israel is about to set the whole Mideast on fire.


Lebanese Conflict Threatens Civil War, Israeli-US Intervention

The Obama administration expressed “great concerns” at the likelihood of Hezbollah playing a major role in the new government. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that a government dominated by Hezbollah would mean a major change in relations between the US and Lebanon. She stated, “A Hezbollah-controlled government would clearly have an impact on our bilateral relationship with Lebanon”.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This may get gritty in a heartbeat, with Israel invading Lebanon, to attempt to take all the territory it possibly can manage to hold.

Also, as reported on 15 July, 2010 at:

http://www.tradingmetro.com/oilprice/2010/07/offshore-drilling-ownership-of-israel-gas-deposits-up-in-air/

While offshore natural gas discoveries have spurred Lebanese and Israeli saber-rattling in a region widely viewed as rich in energy resources, a London analyst said it is too early to make categorical claims about the size and ownership of the potential reservoirs.

In the last several months, Noble Energy Inc., based in Houston, Tex., and Israeli companies have announced two offshore gas discoveries known as Tamar and Leviathan that they say may hold about 24 trillion cubic feet of gas.

Yet, it is “really too early to say” which country has the valid claim over the underwater resources in dispute, as they “may well extend into Lebanese waters,” Catherine Hunter, a senior analyst on the energy team at IHS Global Insight in London, told OilPrice.com. Without further surveys and drilling, the situation is still unclear, she said."

Also, Syria and Iran support Hizbullah in Lebanon. Syria and Iran have a mutual defense pact. If Israel attacks Lebanon, Syria and Iran may well be drawn into the fray. And of course, because of defense commitments between the US and Israel, the US may well have to come in on the Israeli side; a nasty scenario, yes, but potentially possible, particularly with all the popular uprisings going on in the region right now.


US ready to assist Tunisia’s move to democracy

TUNIS - The United States said it was ready to assist the country in preparing for its first free elections and encouraged Tunisia’s embattled interim government on Wednesday to do more to satisfy the demands of the people.

Assistant Secretary of State Jeff Feltman said he had met civil society activists and opposition leaders as well as members of the government, which is under pressure from protesters demanding it be purged of ex-ruling party members.

“The interim unity government ... have made some encouraging statements and have taken some good steps regarding the need for elections, for greater openness, for significant reforms,” Feltman told a news conference.


Tunisia: Arrest warrant issued for ex-president Ben Ali

Tunisia has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his family, the nation's justice minister has said.


Syria Shuts Down Internet Service

With Egypt pretty a done deal, many are wondering who is next. Al Arabiya provides the answer: Syria has just shut down its internet service. And as one glance at the map below suggests, should this indeed be the case, and if Jordan promptly follows suit, Israel will be surrounded by revolutions. Which is surely a reason for WTI to plunge another 20%.


Thousands Protest Against Jordanian Govt

The pro-democracy protests spreading across the Middle East have found some eager supporters in Jordan, where thousands took to the street of Amman to demand that Prime Minister Samir Rifal step down and that a new, elected government be allowed to take its place.


AlJazeera: Jordan's King Abdullah dismisses government, names new PM admit protests

Jordan's King Abdullah has dismissed his government and appointed a new prime minister, AlJazeera reports.

The network says the Jordanian government resigned amid protests in the country.


Jordan's King Abdullah Dissolves Government

AP/FOX News

AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan's King Abdullah II fired his government Tuesday in the wake of street protests and asked an ex-prime minister to form a new Cabinet, ordering him to launch immediate political reforms...


Public Unrest Boils Over in Albania

BUCHAREST, Jan 27, 2011 (IPS) - The Albanian opposition is set to hold another mass rally on Friday, even though three people were killed during an anti-government demonstration last week, allegedly by armed forces of the Ministry of Interior.

On Jan. 21, over 20,000 people demonstrated in capital Tirana against the conservative government of Prime Minister Sali Berisha (opposition estimates go as high as 200,000). Three people were shot dead after hundreds of demonstrators attempted to escalate the police barricade protecting the prime minister’s office.


Thousands of Albanian protest despite warnings

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the Albanian capital Tirana Friday for a silent protest closely monitored by police, a week after another demonstration turned deadly.

The opposition went ahead with the protest in defiance of international appeals and police warnings, insisting it would be a peaceful gathering to honor the three people killed last week.

The demonstrators headed by the leadership of the opposition socialists and the families of the victims started their march on the government buildings, passing by the spot where the people were shot, placing flowers at the scene in silence.


Anti-government rallies hit Yemen

Tens of thousands of people, inspired by events in Tunisia, protest in Sanaa to demand President Saleh's resignation.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Another propped-up American puppet is about to be shown the door.

When Rome fell, it began when the outlying provinces, ruled by Rome's puppets, realized they could break away following the loss of the legion in Germany, which left Rime unable to threaten all the provinces at the same time. As the Legions marches to one end of the empire to quell an uprising, a province at the other end would break away. Rome was eventually whittled down to a mere shadow of their former glory.

That is what is happening here. The American empire is in collapse. Provinces are breaking away. Some of the rebellions are rather mild, such as the flurry of South American nations defying the United States in order to recognize Palestine. But more and more the revolt against American imperialism is turning violent. Eventually, it will start to happen here inside the United States. The government is already preparing to kill Americans to re-assert their imperial control over the people on behalf of their masters in Tel Aviv.

But the US Government may have already lost the revolution because they have created an economic situation in which the people of the nation including the serving military understand that to support and protect the current regime is to guarantee a lifetime of debt-slavery.

We have all read the stories where J. P. Morgan was overcharging military families and illegally foreclosed on many of their homes. Only yesterday, we reported on the predatory lending institutions lined up outside the gates at military bases to trap soldiers into debt-slavery the way students are trapped by "higher" education. Those soldiers the US Government is training to kill Americans in revolt have to be figuring out that if they succeed in protecting Washington DC all it means is a lifetime of more invasions and paying off the $14 trillion borrowed to pour all over Wall Street.

That sort of awareness dampens enthusiasm for killing your fellow citizen. Sooner or later the US military rank and file will come to understand they are fighting not only to make the people slaves to a fascist economy, but themselves as well. After murdering their fellow Americans and possibly suffering death or disfigurement themselves, America's victorious defenders will still live in a nation where the government sends them to die in wars against Israel's enemies, where the taxes are spent to pay off Wall Street's gambling debts, where the emails are being read and the phone conversations listened to, and where the government they just saved form revolt will once again turn a blind eye to their medical bills.

This may be the reason we are hearing rumors of mutinies on the military bases themselves, with "Security" lockdowns reported recently at Fort Bragg and Dugway. The Fort Hood shooting was reported by inside sources to have been a brief mutiny in which the deaths were blamed on a convenient Muslim to conceal the truth from the American people.

“Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” -- Henry Kissinger, quoted in “Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW’s in Vietnam” by Monika Jensen-Stevenson

In treating the soldiers as it treats the people; in allowing the bankers to loot the soldiers as it did the civilians, the US Government may have already lost the revolution.


Yemeni protesters call for president to quit

Thousands of Yemenis are demonstrating in the capital Sanaa calling for the president of the last three decades to leave office.

The protesters are angry about rising poverty and lack of political reform.


Anti-government rallies hit Yemen


Yemen Protests Draw Thousands In Tunisia Inspired Demonstrations (VIDEO)

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of people called for the Yemeni president's ouster in protests across the country on Thursday inspired by the popular revolt in Tunisia.

The demonstrations led by opposition members and youth activists are a significant expansion of the unrest sparked by the Tunisian uprising, which also inspired Egypt's largest protests in years. They pose a new threat to the stability of the Arab world's most impoverished nation, which has become the focus of increased Western concern about a resurgent al-Qaida branch, a northern rebellion and a secessionist movement in the south.


Thousands march in Tirana in memory of three protesters shot dead by army

A MAJOR opposition protest in Albania to commemorate three people shot dead in a rally last week has passed off peacefully after the European Union warned that further violence could put the country’s membership ambitions at risk.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators proceeded in silence through the centre of the capital, Tirana.

They laid flowers and candles at the place the protesters were shot, outside a government building heavily guarded by police and other members of the security forces.

The opposition movement, spearheaded by Tirana mayor and Socialist party chief Edi Rama, want a rerun of 2009 elections that they say were rigged by prime minister Sali Berisha.


New Greek General Strike Called for February

Greek trade union federations have called for a general strike for February 23. The civil servants' union federation, Adedy, will join Greece's largest trade union federation, the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE), to protest the cuts in salaries and pensions that have been demanded by the European Union dictatorship, which is now running the country's economy.


Students Take To Streets For Cuts Protest In London & Manchester - 29th January 2011 - Sky News Video Feed



Refroidissement climatique:


Video: Bastardi: "A La Nina That Is King?... More Cold to Follow!"

http://www.accuweather.com/video/756131056001/bastardi-a-la-nina-that-is-k.asp

There are some nasty short- and long-term implications in control of the weather and climate. You and I have nothing to do with it, nor can we control it.


Blizzard of 2011 ‘a storm of historic proportions’

“We are experiencing a storm of historic proportions . . . the likes of which we really haven’t seen in 20 or 30 years,” said Ray Orozco, Mayor Daley’s chief of staff.


'Brace for more snow': Groundhog Day Storm to affect 100 million people next week

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351569/Groundhog-Day-Storm-affect-100-million-people-week.html


A massive winter storm forecast for February 2 is set to affect more than 100 million people, weather experts have predicted.


Greenhouse gas emissions plummet by 9% in a year as struggling Britons use less fuel and energy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352521/Greenhouse-gas-emissions-drop-9-Britons-use-fuel-energy-recession.html

The country's greenhouse gas emissions are falling dramatically as belt-tightening Britons use less power in the wake of the recession, figures showed today.

Carbon Dioxide emissions fell by almost a tenth in 2009 according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, a trend that will be welcomed by environmental groups.

But the fall has mainly been caused by falling demand for energy from homes and businesses - and illustrates the severity of the economic downturn.

Industry alone emitted a third less greenhouse gas, suggesting a rapid drop in demand for raw materials such as those used in the construction industry.

"This is why the northern hemisphere has had such a cold winter" - Al Bore


Britons going cold on global warming: Number of climate change sceptics doubles in four years

The number of climate change sceptics has almost doubled in four years, official research showed yesterday.

A quarter of Britons are unconvinced that the world is warming following successive freezing winters and a series of scandals over the credibility of climate science.

The figures suggest that a growing proportion of the public do not share the belief of all three major political parties and Whitehall – that climate change is a major and urgent challenge requiring radical and expensive policies.


Bye Bye Blackbird: USDA acknowledges a hand in one mass bird death

It's not the "aflockalyptic" fallout from a secret US weapon lab as some have theorized. But the government acknowledged Thursday that it had a hand in one of a string of mysterious mass bird deaths that have spooked residents in Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, South Dakota, and Kentucky in the last month.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) took responsibility for hundreds of dead starlings that were found on the ground and frozen in trees in a Yankton, S.D., park on Monday.

The USDA's Wildlife Services Program, which contracts with farmers for bird control, said it used an avicide poison called DRC-1339 to cull a roost of 5,000 birds that were defecating on a farmer's cattle feed across the state line in Nebraska. But officials said the agency had nothing to do with large and dense recent bird kills in Arkansas and Louisiana.


A Google map of mass animal deaths across the country

Nevertheless, the USDA's role in the South Dakota bird deaths puts a focus on a little-known government bird-control program that began in the 1960s under the name of Bye Bye Blackbird, which eventually became part of the USDA and was housed in the late '60s at a NASA facility. In 2009, USDA agents euthanized more than 4 million red-winged blackbirds, starlings, cowbirds, and grackles, primarily using pesticides that the government says are not harmful to pets or humans.


First Birds & Fish, Now Hundreds of Cows are Dying

The year 2011 just begun, but so far you can call it "The Year of Animals Dying in Mass." The year opened with thousands of birds falling from the sky Arkansas, Louisiana and Kentucky. Then fish were dying Illinois and Maryland. Now hundreds of cows in Wisconsin have been struck dead.

Some 200 cows were found dead at a farm in Portage County, Wisconsin last Friday. But unlike those other animal deaths, its turns out there is a simple explanation for this one. According to preliminary results released this week, the cows died from acute interstitial pneumonia.

Health officials say there is no risk of the pneumonia spreading to humans or the other animals on the farm. Still, no one knows how these cows became infected. Farm owner Jerry Krupka has a theory, though.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Just don't say they died from the COLD!!!!!" -- Saint Al of the Gore:


Extreme cold warnings, Minnesota record lows below -40F


From Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=56649

Brutal cold has invaded the upper-Midwest. A record low at International Falls is not an easy thing to break. No problem today (01/21/11), as temps have fallen into the minus 40s F (or C, if you prefer). The cold air pushes eastward and reinforces during the next several days over New England. This is due to winter.

Webmaster's Commentary:

But remember, the carbonazis insist those birds and animals did not die of hypothermia. They played chicken" with cars, or it is all God's will, BUT IT IS NOT THE COLD!!!!!


Hundreds Of Dead Birds In South Dakota Were Killed By U.S. Government

It was initially believed that cold weather may have caused the bird deaths, but then Yankton police received a call from the USDA, attesting that they had poisoned the birds at a feedlot 10 miles away, KTIV reports.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"You did not see any birds or animals dying from the cold. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped inside a thermal pocket and refracted the light from Al Gore."


Whoopsie: Greenland actually COOLING!

http://www.dmi.dk/dmi/greenland.pdf

Webmaster's Commentary:

FLASHBACK: Head of Greenpeace admits claim that Greenland would lose ice sheet in 20 years was "Exaggeration."


Himalayan glaciers not melting because of climate change, report finds

Researchers have discovered that contrary to popular belief half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of the mountains are actually growing rather than shrinking.

The discovery adds a new twist to the row over whether global warming is causing the world's highest mountain range to lose its ice cover.

It further challenges claims made in a 2007 report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the glaciers would be gone by 2035.


Some Himalayan glaciers advance, despite warming

The report said that 58 percent of glaciers examined in the westerly Karakoram range of the Himalayas were stable or advancing


Believe it or not - glaciers are growing!

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/environment/2011/January/environment_January38.xml&section=environment

Does anybody need a big belly laugh this morning?
LONDON - There is some good news regarding climate change - glaciers are actually growing!

The reason being that hotter summers may actually slow down the flow of glaciers, according to researchers.

Increased melting in the warmer summer is causing the internal drainage system of the ice sheet to accommodate more melt-water, without speeding up the flow of ice toward the oceans, the journal Nature reports.

Half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of mountains are advancing and not retreating, researchers announced in the first major study since a 2007 United Nations report warned the glaciers would melt by 2035, according to the Daily Mail.


70 Trillion cubic feet of New Arctic Ice


3-transitional images, Jan-2009, Jan-2010, Jan-2011

Comparing imagery of January arctic sea ice from 2009 to 2011 sourced from the U.S. Navy Polar Ice Prediction System, it appears as though the ice sheet has thickened substantially.

That is, the arctic ice during January 2009 compared to January 2010 compared to January 2011, all purposefully compared during the same month of each year.

This observation is looking at ice thickness – not surface area – although some retreat of 1 meter ice can be seen in the Labrador Sea.


Up to 500,000 square miles of the arctic sea region may have thickened from approximately 5 feet thick during January 2009 to approximately 10 feet thick during January 2011.


The ice thickness scale color, dark blue, corresponds to about 1.5 meters, or about 5 feet.

The color green represents about 3 meters, or about 10 feet.

The estimated area that has changed from dark blue to green measures approximately 500,000 square miles based on approximated Google Earth ruler measurements (1,500 miles length by a bit more than 300 miles width, on average – call it 333).

At an increased thickness of 5 feet, that calculates out to be…
500,000 x (5,280 x 5280) x 5 = 69,626,304,000,000

might as well round it to 70,000,000,000,000 cubic feet

It’s getting colder out there!

…which may bring about an entirely new preparedness category
“mini Ice Age”

(actually, we are well within a ‘La Nina’ cycle – cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean surface)


An interesting ‘coincidence’ is that the magnetic north pole drift direction is nearly the same as the increase in ice sheet depth.



disclaimer: no attempts were made to calculate the overall sea ice change (globally, or in the entire northern hemisphere) – the map loop shows slight reduction at southwest Greenland (Labrador Sea), some reduction in Hudson Bay, while some increase at northeast Greenland (Greenland Sea) – possibly an overall neutral effect there. The vast majority of apparent change is in the Arctic Ocean.


By the way, if anyone notices… the URL link to this article refers to 13 billion cubic feet while the title refers to 70 trillion… that was an error on my part (the 13 billion), but I corrected the error and title, minutes after having first posted it (while the URL remains the same). I had left out a critical multiple in the formula – that is, 5280 x 5280 to get proper square footage per square mile, whereas the original calculation mistakenly used only ’5280′ one time. Rest assured, the estimate is now correct. You can run the math yourself…


Friday's 8-degree high the chilliest for a January 21 in 27 years; follows northwest suburban lows as cold as 14 below

Chicagoans shivered through the coldest weather in two years Friday. A morning low of -4 at O'Hare and -1 at Midway marked the first time city thermometer readings had dropped below zero in more than a year. A -3 or lower temperature hadn't occurred at O'Hare since January 16, 2009.
It was the most heavily snow-covered west and northwest suburbs which bore the brunt of the chill. Morning lows dropped to 14-below at Weather Bug sensors in McHenry County's Harvard, 13-below at De Kalb, 12-below at Rochelle, 10-below at South Elgin and 9-below at Algonquin, Schaumburg and Carpentersville.


Florida’s Non-Citrus Crop Losses From Cold Could Total $370M

Green bean prices have tripled in North Florida. Mustard greens are hard to find at any price. Cabbage is now going for 69 cents a pound, way more than the three-pounds-for-$1 usually available in January.

The hikes in fresh vegetable prices are the most obvious signs for many Floridians that the exceptionally cold weather this winter has taken a big bite out of the produce supply chain.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has estimated 2.5 million cartons or cases of fruits and vegetables were lost during December — not including processed citrus.


Global warming hits Hatteras Island

A place directly west of Bermuda that usually has cactus and palm trees growing gets a blast of "global warming" You can see the Cape Hatteras lighthouse (tallest in the word) in the background. This is Buxton, I can't remember it snowing that much there even able to stick on the salty beach, since 1989.


Arctic air blast brings temps of 50 below to New England


Bangor Daily News

FORT KENT, Maine — An arctic blast from Canada is bringing brutally frigid air and wind chills expected to dip to 50 below zero to northern New England, prompting officials to warn residents to take precautions against the cold...


Four people killed as U.S. east coast shivers in temperatures as low as -50F

At least four people died after an Arctic ice blast gripped large swathes of the eastern U.S. and sent temperatures plunging as low as a record -50F (-45C).

Webmaster's Commentary:

GLOBAL WARMING, MY ASTROLABE!!

Take a good, hard look at these pictures with your own horse-sense; this is not what "global warming" looks like, nor is this caused by "global warming"!

Frigid blast hits Central, Eastern Canada

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/frigid-blast-hits-central-eastern-canada-20110124-033725-992.html

Wind chill warnings were in effect across much of Eastern and Central Canada Monday morning, with near record-breaking temperatures in a number of cities.

Warnings were issued for the entire province of New Brunswick, where a cold air mass and brisk northwest winds forced temperatures down to between –35 and –38 overnight and into Monday morning, according to the Environment Canada weather office.

Temperatures were expected to plummet in southeast and southwest Quebec to between –25 C and –40 C. As of 7 a.m., it was –28 C in Quebec City, or –42 with the wind chill.

In Ottawa it was –30 C, but felt like –38 with the wind chill, the weather office said. In Toronto, it was –20 C with a wind chill of –26.

Temperatures are expected to remain frigid in many areas until Tuesday morning.

The same Arctic blast affecting Canada was blamed for two deaths in the northeastern United States, where temperatures dropped to –34 C overnight.


Cold (in Vietnam) ruins peach blossom harvest

"In 20 years, this is the first time the weather has turned this cold. Most of the trees will be lucky to survive, let alone produce flowers," said Dung.

At this time last year, his garden was a splendid red carpet of peach blossoms and most of them had already been sold.


Extreme cold triggers livestock disaster in Mongolia – UN

More than 20,000 families are at the risk of going hungry, as temperatures reaching as low as -50 degrees centrigrade have killed nearly two million head of livestock in Mongolia, the United Nations agriculture agency reported today.


Bitter 46-below weather hits Inner Mongolian county


Heavy snow wrecks havoc in SW China


2010 was coldest year since 1986 says Met Office

Last year was the coldest in Britain since 1986, according to the Met Office, although the rest of the world experienced one of the hottest years on record.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Yes, even though it was cold, trust us, it was really hot!


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