L'Autre Monde 24 octobre 2011: Actualité, barbarie contre la Libye et Kadhafi, Fukushima
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L'Autre Monde 24 octobre 2011
120 min / Radio de l'UQAM, CHOQ FM
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Au programme cette semaine:
- Actualité mondiale;
- Économie mondiale, Européenne et américaine;
- Fukushima et le nucléaire.Soyez de la partie les lundis dès 15h 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:
AUDIO - Libye - L'axe du mal en action
Hearing Date Set for January after Justice of the Peace Accepts Information Submitted on Behalf of Four Men Allegedly Tortured Under Bush’s Order and Consent
Center for Constitutional Rights
Surrey, BC –Today, as former U.S. president George W. Bush visits Surrey as a paid speaker at a regional economic summit, a Justice of the Peace in the British Columbia provincial court in Surrey accepted the sworn information submitted on behalf of four men who allege they were tortured under Bush’s command...
Tomorrow, four individuals who allege they were tortured during George W. Bush’s tenure as president of the United States will lodge a private prosecution in Provincial Court in Surrey, British Columbia against the former president, who is due to visit Canada for a paid speaking engagement at the Surrey Regional Economic Summit on October 20. The four men will take this step after repeated calls to the Canadian Attorney General to open a torture investigation of George Bush went unanswered. Human rights groups and prominent individuals will sign on in support of the effort.
GOOD! This couldn't happen to a more deserving individual (except maybe for Wolfowitz and Cheney).
Exposed: Illinois law financially penalizes public schools when vaccination rates drop below 90 percent
One of the primary reasons for the big push among public school districts across the country to vaccinate as many students as possible appears to have a lot to do with maintaining their eligibility to receive local and state funding, at least in the state of Illinois.
Section 27-8.1.7 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) Health examinations and immunizations law explains that if a school vaccination rate falls below 90 percent, state aid payments to that school are automatically cut by 10 percent until the school comes into "compliance".
The number of news reports accurately reflects the frequency of Google searches for other candidates (Perry > Romney > Bachmann) but not for Ron Paul. Ron Paul is consistently the most-searched- for candidate, but is under-represented in the media.
This data courtesy of Google Trends shows objectively that the media is not giving the people what they want, and that Ron Paul is being singled out for a media blackout.
It shows that Bill O'Reilly's theory that Ron Paul supporters distort the internet polls by calling each other up and getting each other to vote is not able to explain the difference between what the internet tells us about Ron Paul's popularity and the media's insistence that he is not popular. Either Ron Paul supporters have been calling each other up for months telling each other to type Ron Paul's name into Google to affect the trend graphs, or the graphs show the truth, namely that Ron Paul is consistently the most popular candidate with American internet users, which is basically all Americans.
Parler de Ron Paul et comment il est ignoré par les médias.
CNN Debate Poll, Screen Shot - Ron Paul at 91% - Will MSM mention this or hide it, like all the others have done? MSM is saying Romney won!
CNN has a Debate Poll up, I captured a screen shot of it, in case it disappears as other polls have done when Ron Paul wins hands down. FYI - go to the CNN Poll link and vote for who you think won!
Ron Paul has a media blackout against him. It has been confirmed.
The establishment will keep having MSM spin everything and ignore Paul. They keep using other polls for who is winning and who is ahead. Funny how they don't use the online polls of who has won the debates this Presidential election. They constantly used them in 2008, but now it seems they are ignored and they are swept off the net, when Ron Paul is always the over powering winner in them all.
We are never going to restore legitimacy to our political system until we get the money out of politics. Typically, in federal elections the candidate that raises the most money wins about 90 percent of the time. In 2008, Barack Obama raised almost twice as much money as John McCain did. 3 of the top 7 donors to Obama's campaign were big Wall Street banks (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup). Now Wall Street is doing it again. The big Wall Street banks are already trying to buy the 2012 election. So who do they want to win in 2012? Based on contribution patterns so far, the overwhelming favorite of the Wall Street banks to win in 2012 is Mitt Romney.
Big Brother bin searches double in a single year as councils snoop through the rubbish of 30,000 families
Council snoopers went through the bins of more than 30,000 families last year.
The figure was double that of the previous year, despite a Coalition pledge to stamp out the intrusive practice.
It was revealed in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Daily Mail.
The full scale Department of Homeland Security takeover of America shifted into high gear Tuesday with an army of TSA agents conducting illegal, 4th amendment killing, random searches throughout Tennessee.
The Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) program was put into motion at 2 public bus stations as well as at 5 weigh stations throughout the state.
The program is billed as a must have anti terrorism measure when in reality no terrorists have ever been arrested by TSA and all the supposed terrorists who have been arrested in America since 9/11 have literally been run by the FBI.
Sieg Heil! Der Dept. of Homelandkt Sekurity teams with Tennessee for "Operation VIPR" Posted by Freedomrox
All eyes in Israel and Palestine were glued to their televisions this morning as Gilad Shalit was released to Israeli authorities after five years. Emotions ran high on both sides of the wall as he and over a thousand Palestinians were reunited with their families.
A stealthy computer spying program that uses some of the same language as last year’s Stuxnet worm has infected a handful of industrial sites, leading security researchers to suggest that new attacks by Stuxnet’s authors could be forthcoming.
Stuxnet was by far the most advanced piece of malicious software ever discovered and has been described as the first cyberweapon. It disabled some centrifuges in the Iranian nuclear programme after taking advantage of previously unknown flaws in Microsoft Windows to spread. It spread on its own, seeking out machines that had a certain configuration of Siemens software for controlling such devices and then sabotaged them with commands to abruptly speed up and slow down.
See also MONSTERS LIVE AMONG US
Security engineers say it is likely the new variant, Duqu, was created by the same government agencies thought to be behind Stuxnet, an attack that heralded a new era of state conflict online.
But while Stuxnet was created to cause physical damage to Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities by surreptitiously adjusting machinery, Duqu is an intelligence-gathering tool.
Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iranâ€™s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them.
Re-linked in light of Stuxnet V2.0 making the rounds. Oddly enough, the New York Times has removed their original article from their site.
We are already seeing FOX news attempt to link STUXNET V2 to "Anonymous" and through them to the OccupyWallStreet protests. The next 9-11 style false-flag may be virtual! Crash some key systems and blame the protesters for it? Are the money-junkies that desperate?
Security researchers have detected a new Trojan, scarily similar to the infamous Stuxnet worm, which could disrupt computers controlling power plants, oil refineries and other critical infrastructure networks.
I note that FOX shut off comments to this article, or I would have taken them to task for blaming "Anonymous", given that the first Stuxnet contained many clues indicating an Israeli origin.
But perhaps that is how the US Government and Israel plan to derail OcupyAMREICA, by staging a major disruptive event to be blamed on "Anonymous", whichi has been associated with the Occupy AMERICA movement.
A new computer virus using "nearly identical" parts of the cyber superweapon Stuxnet has been detected on computer systems in Europe and is believed to be a precursor to a new Stuxnet-like attack, a major U.S.-based cyber security company said today.
Can you imagine the fear?
Maybe you don't have to. Maybe you are old enough to remember Three Mile Island, or Chernobyl. Maybe you're one of the people living where the radiation meters are already singing their songs of death.
If you aren't, you soon will be. Three nuclear reactors melted down, and continue to pour radiation into the atmosphere and ocean.
Can you feel the horror? There is an invisible killer dancing in the air. Maybe hiding in that rain drop. You cannot know for sure.
That metallic taste in your mouth; is it being that scared? Or is it something ... worse?
You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.
You wish you could stop breathing, but of course you can't. And with each breath comes an unspoken question; Is this the breath during which I inhale my own end? Is there an irrevocable link between this breath and my final breath to come? Is this the breath that deforms my unborn child? Is this the breath that transforms my future from an old age filled with family and friends, to loneliness, lingering pain, and a horrible death?
You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.
Or maybe it was on that stamp you licked, or in the wine you drank, or the cookie you ate.
Maybe you showered with the killer, slept with the killer, shared your clothes with the killer.
You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.
Now imagine living with that fear, day after day after day; fear for yourself, fear for the lives and health of your loved ones. Imagine the long sleepless nights wondering if the next day will invite the killer into your home; if the rain will wash the killer onto the food you will eat.
Then imagine a monster so evil they would inflict that endless fear onto innocent and unoffending people.
Then stop imagining, because it really happened, but just once but twice.
What happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima was done intentionally by Israel to the people of Iraq, when Israel bombed the nuclear power plant at Osirik in the erroneous assumption that Iraq was building nuclear weapons. Then Israel did it again in Syria. Thankfully, there were no nuclear weapons at the Iraq or Syrian targets, or the people of Iraq and Syria would have suffered what those people living downwind from Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima (and indeed the whole northern hemisphere) all suffered.
But no doubt, those innocent and unoffending Iraqi and Syrian people knew the fear of wondering whether the silent killer was there in their homes moment to moment, just as you are wondering whether the silent killer is in your home this very moment, even as you read these words.
Israel did that to those people; cursed them with that endless dread that lingered for months on end.
And now Israel wants to attack more nuclear facilities in Iran, so that what happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, will be done deliberately to the people of Iran, who have not invaded or threatened anyone.
There are indeed monsters living among us.
And we know them by their deeds.
Just think about that when you are lying in the dark, afraid to breathe.
Three Muslim countries have been targeted within two days by US drones attacks, with one hundred people dying. US drone usage is secrecy shrouded, placing it outside the scope of international law.
Press TV talks with Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst from Washington about the inaccuracy of US intelligence combined with the deadly accuracy of drone missiles, the resulting increase in militancy in areas that are under attack and the growing hate of America by whole populations. Following is an approximate transcript of the interview.
If you look at Somalia just over the last three days, 85 people have been killed by drones.
Africa, under President Obama, is an expanding theater of war for the United States. There are few points on the African map where the U.S. military does not operate, independently, through proxies, or by agreement with local governments and militaries. AFRICOM has penetrated the armed forces of the continent to a degree no single European power could have ever aspired. Indeed, "the U.S. has so thoroughly infiltrated African armies, many, if not most, would be of no use for national defense against the Americans.
These are wars for resources and private profit; not wars to actually protect the American people from any hostile countries which could actually do us any real harm.
But it is your tax dollars funding these wars, where non-combatants, women, kids, the medically fragile, and the elderly, are killed and maimed every day, because they are simply considered "expendable", as Obama keeps his" eyes on the Prize" of marshaling African resources for American corporations.
It quietly hovers before dive-bombing and blowing up a human target.
This ‘kamikaze’ drone - small enough to fit inside a soldier’s backpack and dubbed the ‘Switchblade’ - will soon be available for use by the U.S. Army.
The impressive robotic craft weighs less than 2kg and launches from a tube before its wings fold out as it flies into the air, reported AFP.
The U.S. Army is paying manufacturer AeroVironment $4.9million for the drones to help it develop a new way of killing suspected militants.
The drones have a miniature electric motor and transmit live video from overhead, which helps soldiers identify the enemy, reported AFP.
The operators can then send a message to the drone ‘to arm it and lock its trajectory onto the target’, the company said in a press release.
The drone will fly into a target and detonate a small explosive - but it can still be disarmed at the last moment even if it is heading for a kill.
Well, I guess we know which side the veterans are going to be on when this breaks into open rebellion. Think the city cops are going to be able to stand up to guys just back from Iraq and Afghanistan?
One of the best ways you can support the Occupy Wall Street movement is to take all of your money out of any major banks and put it into either credit unions or locally run banks.
Thousands of youth, workers, professionals and retirees marched in “Occupy Canada” demonstrations held in 20 cities and towns across the country on Saturday. Targeting the financial or governmental centers in cities like Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Halifax, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Regina,
As of October 15, 2011, the movement protesting banks that wrecked our economy for profit can now claim the "too big to fail" title from their targets.
Once dismissed as a ragtag fringe group of rabble-rousers, Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to 82 countries and 950 cities worldwide in just a month. In Europe, millions protested corporate/financial corruption of Democracy. And in America, Occupy Wall Street solidarity encampments continue in cities as big as Chicago, and as small as Jackson, Mississippi.
Actually, I think we are past the "Trembling in Their Boots" phase and moved fully into the "Crap in Their Pants" stage!
As hundreds of "Occupy Wall Street" protesters marched to the Manhattan District Attorney's office on Tuesday to demand prosecution of alleged police brutality against demonstrators, a police officer who was seen on video using pepper spray on a protester last month was found to have violated city guidelines.
Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, seen above, was seen using pepper spray on a crowd during a demonstration on September 24.
An NYPD investigation has found that Bologna violated the department's rules on pepper spray use, and he will lose 10 paid vacation days, sources say.
So THIS is what "to protect and serve" means to the NYPD?!?
The loss of 10 vacation days for pepper spraying innocent demonstrators who haven't broken the law?!?
The man should have lost his badge, permanently.
One has to wonder,then, in the future of the NYPD, if officers will be rewarded for attacking innocent demonstrators by the addition of vacation days.
Legislation being considered by both houses of Congress could provide the Army Reserve broader authority to call up troops for homeland security and also allow the force to deploy units for operations lasting 120 days or less.
Translation: The Federal Reserve would rather murder a millionof you than admit their debt-slavery system is crashing.
And to the members of the Armed Forces Reserves, before you obey that order to pull the trigger on your fellow American, please take a close look at how that same Congress ordering you to murder your neighbor is also slashing Veteran's benefits, and how Wall Street screwed up your planned retirements with the mortgage-backed securities fraud.
Remember that the Uniform Code of Military Justice requires you to disobey orders that are illegal. Make certain you are on the right side before you pull that trigger.
The US police have arrested nearly two thousand Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters since the outbreak of the anti-corporatism and -corruption movement in New York in mid-September, Press TV reports.
Fresh arrests come as the movement is spreading across the globe.
The police have come up with various charges against the demonstrators in order to clear the streets filled with protest tents.
ROME (AP) -- Italian police conducted raids Monday throughout the country against suspected anarchists and their sympathizers following riots in Rome that marred a march against Wall Street greed, a top security official said...
State media are to continue strike action until Thursday. The Panhellenic Seafarers Association’s strike until Tuesday will affect all ferry services. Lawyers are continuing to strike until Wednesday. Customs employees walk off the job for 24 hours. Tax office, Social Security Foundation (IKA) and local authority employees continue rolling 48-hour strikes.
Railway workers start a three-day strike...
OccupyPhoenix Morpheus heads to down town Phoenix at the Cesar Chavez plaza to join with other individuals to DEMONSTRATE for the right to exist! The demonstrators get some protection from JT Ready
WRH webmaster: THIS IS A HUGE MISTAKE! Taking guns to the Occupy protests is exactly what the government needs to portray the movement as violent radicals justifying immediate government repression.
Remember that the other side plays dirty. This smells like a propaganda trick.
DO NOT TAKE ANY WEAPONS TO THE OCCUPY PROTESTS! DENOUNCE THOSE THAT DO AS GOVERNMENT PLANTS!
Biggest Challenge for Occupy Wall Street Will Be to Prevent Police Infiltrators From Provoking Violence
A recent article in the New York Observer highlights the ongoing challenge Occupy Wall Street faces in preventing the New York Police Department (NYPD) and perhaps FBI infiltrators from creating acts of violence that will turn the nation against the movement.
Mayor Bloomberg and the FBI know that nothing will change the mood of support for Occupy Wall Street faster than having them portrayed as a "violent mob." So, there have been ongoing incidents of what appear to be provocations by the police or infiltrators to create an image of an unruly group of lawbreakers. (Just remember the Brooklyn Bridge incident for one.)
The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month. And it seems the FBI and NYPD have had help tracking protesters' moves thanks to a conservative computer security expert who gained access to one of the group's internal mailing lists, and then handed over information on the group's plans to authorities and corporations targeted by protesters.
The other side loves to play dirty! They didn't become rich and powerful by being honorable people.
Moody's Investors Service downgraded nine Spanish regions, two Basque provinces, and five government-related entities, a day after it downgraded Spanish sovereign debt.
Israel must be scared out of their mind if they are trying to claim OccupyAMERICA is a Muslim plot!
Even for Israeli propaganda this is really lame!
Local Jewish clergy and activists rallied in a sukkah - a temporary hut built for the seven day festival of Sukkot - amid other tarps and tents at the ongoing "Occupy Los Angeles" protest on Sunday.
The group said on its Facebook page, "There is no more important time than right now to be present, really present, in the streets of the United States to decry the injustice of those who are suffering under crushing debt, foreclosure, lack of healthcare; to decry the injustice that the one percent who brought the economy down are still in their offices 'earning' bonuses while the other ninety-nine percent of us are trying to figure out how to make it to the end of the month."
...For those catastrophically clueless individuals who continue to scream that the Occupy Wall Street movement is anti-Semitic!
"Pro-Israeli American outlets on the right that are trying to indicate that all of these protesters are communists and Marxists and that they have nothing in common with the American middle class," he told Press TV's U.S. Desk on Monday.
This confirms what I have been stating for weeks.
Israel is terrified of the Occupy movement because if it succeeds, Israel's unrestricted access to the American taxpayers' wallets will end.
More to the point, the Occupy movement is a threat to Israel's automatic United States veto at the United Nations Security Council.
Without that money and without that veto, Israel will have to start behaving less like an Old Testament kingdom and more like a modern nation subject to international law that draws its borders and learns to live peacefully within them.
Protesters Granted 4-Month Extension to Stay on Freedom Plaza
October 13, 2011, NBC Washington (Washington DC's NBC affiliate)
Authorities granted protesters a four-month extension to continue occupying Freedom Plaza in D.C.. A deadline for protesters with the October 2011/Stop the Machine demonstration to pack up and leave Freedom Plaza came and went Monday afternoon. The protesters were given until 2 p.m. to break down their stage and other equipment after their original four-day permit expired Sunday. While the protesters cleaned the space and took down the stage where they led rallies, made speeches and played music, they didn't leave. At about 2 p.m. Monday, Park Police went to Freedom Plaza and requested a private meeting with protest organizers. They met at National Park Service headquarters about 4 pm. Before leaving Freedom Plaza, the organizers told the crowd they'd stay until they're ready to leave. The organizers returned to a round of applause when they told demonstrators that authorities offered the four-month extension. Park Police realized it was not in their best interests to shut the demonstrators down or make arrests, organizers said, and asked if demonstrators needed to be arrested to make their point. The organizers replied that they don’t need to be arrested over a permit issue and want their issues addressed.
Note: For lots more on the reasons why people all over the world are occupying their city centers, check out our "Banking Bailout" news articles.
Fast and Furious:
The “War On Drugs” Is A $2.5 Trillion Racket: How Big Banks, Private Military Companies And The Prison Industry Cash In
Editor’s Note: After detailing the “War on Terror” racket, many readers emailed asking us to cover the profiteering that is occurring within the “War on Drugs.” As we work hard to dig up dirt on all the major problems confronting us, we have compiled a database of thousands of the most hard-hitting and informative news reports. So ask and you shall receive. Here you go.
Anyone who researches the “War on Drugs” already knows that it has been a very costly disaster. As the Global Commission on Drug Policy recently reported:
“The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world….
President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. would not be ending its war on drugs under his watch.
After several minutes of explaining U.S. efforts to help Mexico fight transnational drug dealers, the president got to the point.
“Just to make sure that I’m actually answering your question, am I willing to pursue a decriminalization strategy as an approach? No.”
Of course, Obama won't go the decriminalization route; way too many people are getting rich (including the owners of the banks which launder drug money) for him to pursue a policy which actually makes sense, like the policy in place in Portugal.
Too bad no one in the audience asked him about "Operation Fast and Furious",which enabled Mexican drug gangs to ramp up their terror tactics in Mexico, using deliberately smuggled US arms which could allegedly be "tracked".Operation Fast & Furious
Former DEA and CIA Operatives: Los Zetas May Attempt to Overthrow Mexican Government in 2012 (Using U.S. Government Weapons)
Los Zetas use the Alliance Airport in Ft. Worth, Texas -the same airport where the DEA’s Air Operations Center is located- to fly weapons to Columbus, NM., El Paso, and Laredo, TX. to be later smuggled into Mexico. CIA analysts say the weapons, which are purchased from the U.S. Government according to captured Zeta leader Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, aka. El Mamito, are being stockpiled throughout Mexico for a potential upcoming overthrow of the Mexican government in 2012.
MEXICO CITY, July 15 .- Los Zetas use the border crossings of El Paso-Ciudad Juarez and Palomas-Columbus (both locations along the Texas-Chihuahua border) to supply and stockpile military type weapons, which would give them ability to disrupt the 2012 elections, according to the El Paso Times.
“Many of the weapons have been stored in safe houses. I think Los Zetas are storing them for the upcoming elections of 2012,” said Robert Plumlee, a former CIA pilot who has testified before Congress on drugs and weapons trafficking research.
The report is corroborated with an interview with Phil Jordan, former director of the DEA in El Paso, who stated that the stockpiles, which include anti-aircraft missiles, are transported from a Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. The consultant added that the criminals set up (phony) companies to buy weapons directly through a State Department program.
U.S. analysts warn of narco-attack in 2012
The Border Patrol personnel and U.S. intelligence services have recently learned that Los Zetas have been purchasing properties on both sides of the border to store thousands of high-power weapons that were discovered to be part of five or six shipments that left the same airport where the DEA has its air operations center.
Phil Jordan, former central intelligence operative and director of the DEA office in El Paso, Texas, and a former CIA pilot, Robert Plumlee, said Los Zetas transported the high-power weapons to El Paso-Ciudad Juarez and the Columbus-Palomas border areas to reinforce their troops for battling other cartels and possibly disrupt the 2012 elections in Mexico, El Paso Times reported yesterday.
“I believe Los Zetas are storing weapons for the election season (2012). They probably want to be included as part of the (new) government, “said Plumlee.
“The agency responsible for investigating arms trafficking has just confirmed that Los Zetas have been smuggling weapons through this region, and Laredo, which was new to us,” said Diana Washington Valdez from El Paso Times.
She mentioned grenades, grenade launchers, antiaircraft missiles, body armor, radios, GPS devices, and night vision binoculars, among other items.
Washington Valdez reported that Phil Jordan and Robert Plumlee, who has been called to testify in many U.S. congressional investigations, as well as other sources, reported that some of the weapons were purchased in Dallas, Texas, and being sent by plane from a nearby airport in Forth Worth to the Carrillo Fuentes (Juarez) cartel.
“There is an airport over there is called Lions (Alliance –ed.), but the irony,” said Phil Jordan, “is that there is also a DEA aviation headquarters at the same airport. Who knows how long they have been doing this under the noses of the DEA, because the shipments and the aircraft used by Los Zetas left the same airport,” he added.
Another ATF Arms Sales Scandal: "Operation Castaway"
Written by James Heiser
Monday, 18 July 201
The new scandal centering on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) makes it clear that “Operation Fast and Furious” was not the agency’s only program for putting firearms into the hands of foreign criminals. It is becoming clear that a second misguided effort to track arms sales to the Third World — “Operation Castaway” — ended up supplying weapons to criminals in Honduras and Puerto Rico which were used in violent crimes.
Phil Jordan, a former CIA operative and one-time leader of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center, claims that the Obama administration is running guns to the violent Zetas cartel through the direct commercial sale of military grade weapons:
Is Obama assisting a drug cartel to take over the government of Mexico?
Or worse, is Obama arming a Mexican mercenary army he can invite into the US to use against the American people? (The very crime for which Charles I was beheaded.)
Forty years and more than a trillion dollars later, the U.S. government's war on drugs—which from South America to Central Asia has been more than mere metaphor—is widely considered by both policy experts and former presidents alike to be a dismal failure. Despite the U.S. spending upwards of $15 billion a year on maintaining drug prohibition, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana are as easy to obtain as ever, often at a cheaper price and in a more potent form than four decades ago. The United States imprisons 2.3 million of its citizens, the largest population of incarcerated persons in world history, with more than half of those sent to federal prison in 2009 sentenced for non-violent drug offenses, and yet nearly 1 in 10 Americans report having used an illegal drug in the last month.
The reason that drugs will never be de-criminalized in this country is that way too much money is made by the selling of those drugs, and the banks' laundering of that drug money.
Portugal has decriminalized people having small amounts of drugs in their possession,and had advocated treatment over incarceration, which has worked wonderfully.
Of course, this was a logical approach; and logic and the US Federal Government have rarely had a good, on-going relationship. This, coupled with huge profits to be gained, is why we will most probably see a continuation of an utterly useless program, engineered to fail at every level of its existence.
"I have put thousands of Americans away for tens of thousands of years for less evidence for conspiracy with less evidence than is available against Ollie North and CIA people. . . . I personally was involved in a deep-cover case that went to the top of the drug world in three countries. The CIA killed it."
Former DEA Agent Michael Levine
CNBC-TV, October 8, 1996
As more information comes to light regarding the arming of one of Mexico's most dangerous drug gangs with 30,000 weapons provided by the United States, one has to wonder if once again our nation's leaders and intelligence agencies are profiting from the drug trade, and that the current prohibition against drugs exists solely to keep the prices and profits high!
The Iran-Contra scandal involved American-supplied guns heading south and cocaine flowing north to pay for it all and enrich the participants, including Lt. Col Oliver North and the CIA, with the cash laundered through Governor Bill Clinton's Arkansas Development Finance Authority, the collection of banks and land flips collectively called "Whitewater", and after the collapse of the S&Ls used as money laundries in the 1980s, the Resolution Trust Corporation.
This is the dark secret behind stained blue dresses and the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster (one of four top Clinton fundraisers to die under questionable circumstances within months of Clinton's election victory)
Is history repeating?
Bill Clinton, as governor of Arkansas, was the CIA's 'overseer' of the Iran-Contra gun and drug running operation operating out of Mena Arkansas. When the crash of Eugene Hassenfuss's aircraft exploded the Iran-Contra scandal into public eye, GOP President and former head of the CIA George H. W. Bush knew he could not stay in the White House for a second term and hold the investigations at bay. Bush needed to lose the White House to get out of the public focus, but he needed to find a Democrat to lose to that he could count on guarding the secret of Mena as rigorously as Bush himself had tried to do. Hence, the ascendancy of Bill (and Hillary) Clinton.
Pay special note to the video of CBS' "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Don Hewitt admitting they edited the program's segment on Gennifer Flowers to discredit her and help Bill Clinton win the nomination.
Tells the story of the lies of the US Government concerning the Iran-Contra Affair.
George Bush Sr. & Bill Clinton oversaw the smuggling of TONS of Cocaine in & out of Mena, Arkansas (the hub of traffic if you will where the 'Enterprise' conducted business clandestinely.)
If you have ever wondered about the government’s ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th.
On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).
One has to wonder precisely what the Federal government might be up to on that date, and for how long, precisely, all television and radio broadcasts will be down?
Or, even more potentially disconcerting, when might this be used in the future to prevent certain bits of news from reaching the American public?!?
FEMA, the FCC, and Homeland Security plan to commandeer the airwaves next month. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be tested at 1 PM EST on November 9. EAS alerts are transmitted over radio and television broadcast stations, cable television and other media services.
Local and state EAS components are tested weekly and monthly, but this will be the first national test of the system. It is significant that FEMA will conduct the mandatory test.
FEMA was created by executive fiat. EO 12148 was signed into law by a stroke of Jimmy Carter’s pen on July 20, 1979. FEMA is described as a federal agency designed to coordinate government response to natural disasters that overwhelm the resources of local and state authorities.
In fact, the federal agency was established as part of a martial law mechanism.
Pakistani army spokesman Major Gen. Athar Abbas says Islamabad has deployed troops along the border with Afghanistan to stop attacks carried out by militants.
US forces are massing on the Pakistan border in eastern Afghanistan amid reports of an imminent drone missile offensive against fighters from the feared Haqqani Network, a Taliban faction which operates from safe havens in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency, Pakistan Army sources have confirmed.
The United States has issued an alert for its citizens in India during the holiday season, warning them of "possible terrorist attacks".
BULL BISCUITS! The US is going to attack Pakistan and the conflict is likely to go nuclear.
American soldiers have launched a major operation this week that has seen hundreds of US and Afghan troops mass near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan, raising suspicions over a possible unilateral military strike in North Waziristan.
Called “Operation Knife Edge,“ the allied forces are deploying right up to the Pakistani border with helicopter gunships and heavy artillery, blocking the main road between the two countries and conducting house-to-house searches. An Afghan Defense Ministry? official said the operation was “largely against the Haqqani network,” the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) and the Afghan security forces’ chief threat in eastern Afghanistan.
As reported in the Afghanistan Sun, on Friday, 21 October, 2011:
Clinton is due to arrive in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day trip for talks with Pakistani leaders, The Express Tribune reports. The significance of the visit can be judged from the fact that Clinton will be accompanied by US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus and Under-Secretary of Defence for Policy Michele Flournoy. It is a rare instance for the US Secretary of State, who arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit on Wednesday, and the US military and intelligence chiefs to undertake a joint trip to Pakistan.
Now that Libya's Gaddafi has been "neutralized", no matter what public face of these meetings may look like, this is Clinton's and the Pentagon's "Our Way, or the Highway" last-ditch ultimatum about alleged the Pakistani military's inaction against the Haqqani network.
One just has to wonder how long these US officials have given the Pakistani military and civilian leadership to comply with their demands.
The US claims they are fighting "Militants" is not fooling anyone. Pakistan understands that after these drone attacks will come another US "liberation" of another nation Israel hates. The difference here is that Pakistan actually does have nuclear weapons and missiles with up to a 7000 km range. A US attack is going to have to "Blitzkrieg" Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, which if I were Pakistan's rulers, I would already be dispersing across the entire country with whatever mobile launchers into whatever tunnels are available.
Remember what I said about how the US ended WW2 with nuclear weapons, but will start WW3 with nuclear weapons? This may be it.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that Afghanistan is strictly opposed to any US attack on Pakistan and will stand by Islamabad if Washington takes such an extreme step.
"God forbid, if a war erupts between Pakistan and the United States, we (Afghanistan) will stand by Pakistan," Karzai told Pakistan's Geo television network in an interview broadcast on Saturday, Reuters reported.
Karzai also said that if Pakistan is ever attacked by another country and needs help, "Afghanistan will be there with you. Afghanistan is a brother."
Iran's deputy interior minister for security affairs says Islamabad has assured Tehran that it will not allow terrorist groups to use its soil to launch attacks against the country.
“Due to the long border between Iran and Pakistan, enemies have constantly tried to take advantage of regional issues, but [their efforts] have been foiled because of the vigilance of the two countries,” Ali Abdollahi was quoted by IRNA as saying on Saturday.
One has to wonder at just who, precisely, Pakistani and Iranian officials are characterizing as "terrorists"; The patsies suckered in by Mossad and VIA to deliver "cookies" to the police station and killing innocents, or the uniformed killers with the robotic drones launching missiles at wedding parties and killing innocents? For the people catching the shrapnel, there is no real difference.
This may be the reason that, although no land invasion against Pakistan by the US government is eminent, such an invasion may well not be terribly far off, if ,in fact, there is an Israeli/US plan for an attack against Iran.
“With regards to the person who is said to be an Iranian national and his name has been released… they (the US) must hand us his identity documents and grant consular visits… [but] we have not received anything directly, and after two requests consular access has still not been granted,” Mehmanparast said.
The US has much to hide on this affair, which is why the usual courtesy of allowing foreign nationals to meet with representatives of their government is being denied.
A senior Pakistani intelligence official says the man at the center of an alleged plot to kill a Saudi diplomat in Washington had received forged identity documents from the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad.
"The person who is accused in this case had received fake ID documents from Mossad three months ago," the Pakistani Urdu-language Ummat daily quoted the Inter-Services Intelligence officer as saying on condition of anonymity.
He also revealed that Mansour Arbabsiar, 56, "was due to conduct an operation named Foss Fling" for the Mossad.
Officials of the Barack Obama administration have aggressively leaked information supposedly based on classified intelligence in recent days to bolster the allegation that two high-ranking officials from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were involved in a plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir in Washington, D.C.
The media stories generated by the leaks helped divert press attention from the fact that there is no verifiable evidence of any official Iranian involvement in the alleged assassination plan, contrary to the broad claim being made by the administration.
The White House raises on a busted flush. Will they try to salvage this debacle with a new false-flag attack?
Washington is continuing its effort to impose what it called the toughest sanctions against Iran in response to the alleged assassination plot on the Saudi ambassador in America, a U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday.
"I think I'd characterize it as that dialogue both at the UN and bilaterally and multilaterally obviously continues," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
"We continue to brief some of our partners and allies on some of the allegations that were made last week about this assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador," he said.
This Rube Goldbergesque plot is an absolute farce.
To give any credence to the notion that the highest level of the Iranian government believed its best hope of assassinating the Saudi Ambassador on US soil was an alcoholic used car salesman, in cahoots with a Mexican cartel, is sheer idiocy.
And of course, the larger question is, why would the Iranian government do this, understanding that the US response, had such an attack been successful, would have been a military assault against Iran?
Iranian leadership is many things, but stupid is not one of them.
So now, the US government is now caught between its unsubstantiated claims, and what to do next to advance a war against Iran.
The US is not going to get any traction for more sanctions at the UN; Russia and China will veto.
The US, NATO, and the EU will be left to create whatever sanctions they can on their own, but most countries on the planet will find a workaround, particularly if they are already trading with Iran.
The only two scenarios left, then, would be some kind of false flag against US assets to blame on Iran, possibly outside of the US, where "facts" could be made up as the US narrative is spun, or an Israeli attack against Iran, which it could start, but most probably cannot finish without US military assistance.
Either way, any attack against Iran would rally the Iranian people around its leadership, and lead to a larger regional, or perhaps, world war that the US may well not be able to win.
1. Because, at 14 trillion dollars in debt, the US would find no financial entity in its collective right mind to loan it the money to prosecute such a war.
2. Because we have outsourced most of our manufacturing to the point where critically needed materials cannot be replaced quickly enough to support such a war.
3. Our military is already stretched to near the breaking point.
4. A nuclear-armed Russia may well enter the fray on the side of the Iranians.
So to those in the bowels of power in DC who think that a war against Iran is a great idea, because it just might distract Americans from the misery in which their lives have been placed, courtesy of lousy US domestic and foreign policies; I would strongly encourage you to think again.
Battle-ready troops on standby as tensions rise following dubious assassination plot
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, October 17, 2011
The United States will this week commence huge military maneuvers aimed at Iran, with a massive air fleet patrolling middle eastern skies ready to land at any time, in response to Iran’s involvement in an alleged assassination plot that experts have labeled dubious, amidst fears that US and Israeli targets could be hit by attacks.
Key neo-conservatives and other right-wing hawks who championed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq are calling for military strikes against Iran in retaliation for its purported murder-for-hire plot against the Saudi ambassador here.
Leading the charge is the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), the ideological successor to the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which played a critical role in mobilising support for "regime change" in Iraq in the late 1990s and subsequently spearheaded the public campaign to invade the country after the 9/11 attacks. The group sent reporters appeals by two of its leaders for military action on its letterhead Monday.
In other words, it's Israel again!
BACHMANN: No, we should not be cutting foreign aid to Israel. Israel is our greatest ally. The biggest problem is the fact... that the president -- the biggest problem with this administration in foreign policy is that President Obama is the first president since Israel declared her sovereignty put daylight between the United States and Israel. That heavily contributed to the current hostilities that we see in the Middle East region.
Cutting back on foreign aid is one thing. Being reimbursed by nations that we have liberated is another. We should look to Iraq and Libya to reimburse us for part of what we have done to liberate these nations.
Of course, the fact that neither nation asked to be liberated is irrelevant. Michelle thinks we liberated them so they could continue their existence enslaved to imposed US debt!
The Independent has revealed that the leading British Oxford University has invested £630,000 ($990,045) in the US arms manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, which is still involved in the cluster-bomb industry.
The Syrian security forces have seized Israeli weapons from armed groups responsible for the killing of hundreds of people across the country.
The Syrian envoy to the regional grouping of the Arab League (AL) made this announcement at an emergency meeting in the 22-member body's headquarters in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Sunday.
Youssef Ahmad said, "They are Israeli made automatic weapons. This is proven and we'll show it on TV channels," Syrian state television reported.
“These are the weapons used by the armed opposition to kill the sons of our nation.”
"We´ve been fighting a war for the past 18 months, which is the harbinger of World War III. The world is going to fight, whether they like it or not. I´m sure,´´ Ra´anan Gissin, a senior adviser to Sharon, said in an interview Friday.
Just a reminder who is pushing for all this bloodshed.
‘Flotilla of freedom-2? will sail to Gaza, even if Israel does not lift the embargo, Chairman of the Turkish NGO IHH-Humanitarian Relief Foundation Bulent Yildirim told reporters on Monday at a conference on plans to deliver humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians in Gaza.
“‘Flotilla of freedom-2? will sail to Gaza, despite Israel’s embargo,” Yildirim said.
This one will have an armed escort.
Britain, the EU and the UN condemn Israel's decision as provocative and a further threat to the peace process.
Israel's obvious acceleration of land-grabbing can be interpreted as Israel's awareness that the US Government is on the verge of collapse, so they are grabbing all the goodies they can before the rest of the world, no longer blocked by that US veto at the UNSC, slaps them up side of the head and makes them live in the 21st Century!
A recent report published Tuesday by the Untied Nation Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) showed that 35% of Gaza’s farmland and 85% of its fishing waters are totally or partially inaccessible due to Israeli military measures.
"You will by GAWD accept a puppet government and a private central bank, dammit!" -- Official White Horse Souse
The State Department is sending dozens of American contractors to Libya to help that country’s fledgling efforts to track down and destroy heat-seeking antiaircraft missiles looted from government stockpiles that could be used against civilian airliners.
And if you believe that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you.
US and Italian defense chiefs on Monday said they examined prospects for ending the allied air campaign over Libya and how to support the country's post-Kadhafi transition in talks at the Pentagon...
Clinton told students and others in Tripoli on Tuesday that the U.S. wants to see former dictator Moammar Gadhafi killed or captured.
"Last thing we need is him yapping about how well that state bank and gold dinar was working out for the people!" -- Official White Horse Souse
Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s dictator for 42 years until he was ousted in an uprising-turned-civil war, was killed Thursday as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte and captured the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.
Interim government officials said one of Gadhafi’s sons, his former national security adviser Muatassim, also was killed in Sirte, and another, one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam, was wounded and captured.
So you can understand why we are a teensy bit hesitant to believe the latest claims.
Méfions-nous des manipulations
Vous devez avoir de la patience et attendre la confirmation officielle ou le déni de l’assassiner le chef de Kadhafi. Jusqu’ici, ni Clinton, ni Medvedev et légitimes parole du gouvernement Ibrahim Moussa, Aïcha Kadhafi ou sa fille ou d’un membre de la famille ou le site Web de l’éminent journaliste de la résistance Yusuf Shaker libyen ou libyennes ont confirmé l’assassinat. (En faite, ce dernier vient de confirmer qu’il est toujours en vie)
Quelles preuves sont des manipulations comme ceci:
Now I am suspicious. Those of you who shoot video, do you wave the camera around that much and that fast?
This videographer seemed to want to not let anyone get a clear look at what was going on.
Secretary of State and noted war criminal Hillary Clinton was all smiles today after receiving the news that NATO and her al Qaeda friends had killed embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Showing her sociopath self, Clinton, along with a corporate media puppet, were recorded laughing at the death of a third world dictator who posed no threat to the United States while on the other hand the Libyan rebels who are now in power are literally al Qaeda fighters who have killed U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
At this point it is totally irrelevant whether Qaddafi is alive or dead. I do not know for a certainty and neither do I really care.
What is really significant about all the doubters is that nobody is willing to trust the claims of the United States any more. After Saddam's nuclear weapons and the phony bin Ladens and the phony dead Gaddafi from two months ago, the credibility of the government of the United States is absolutely worthless right now.
And that is the really important part of the story today!
However, pro-Gaddafi media denies the reports that the colonel has been killed as “nothing but rumors.” According to Al-Libiya television website, Muammar Gaddafi “is in good health.” The news outlet also warns against fake pictures of a slain Gaddafi that have appeared in the internet.
What an amazing coincidence that the very day after Clinton tells Libya's new puppet regime to "Get" Gaddafi, this photo surfaces. And already we are seeing evidence that the image is being tampered with, as in the AFP version where the camera icons are removed. They really should leave well enough alone, because such alteration bring the authenticity of the entire photo into doubt.
U.S. officials confirmed Friday that an American Predator drone took part in the airstrike that hit the convoy carrying ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but it's still not clear how he got his fatal wounds.
The officials said the Predator fired on the convoy as it was fleeing Sirte, and French aircraft launched guided missiles. According to most accounts two vehicles in the convoy were hit.
Gadhafi was wounded when captured, and later died. He had gunshot wounds to his head, chest and stomach.
Libya's turning a new page in its history following the killing of ousted dictator Colonel Moammar Gaddafi. His burial has been delayed after the UN called for an investigation into how he died.
While there are no exact figures on casualties, speaking back in September, the health minister in the new Libyan government estimated that at least 30,000 people had been killed and 50,000 wounded during the first six months of war.
Libya - The rebels enter Bani Walid, after breaking Ammunition old ladies of the Libyan resistance ..! (October 19, 2011)
According Elbadil, the rebels were surprised Bani Walid entering the Libyan resistance hero who resisted for 60 days it is only the old women of the tribe of Warfla, with no trace of the guide's son Saif El Khamis Gaddafi and Islam Gaddafi, or Boubaker Younes Jaber and other leaders.
Curiously, the rebels have found that those who resisted for several days are women, civilians who have volunteered to defend their city.
UPDATE: Just as I posted this, the original article was deleted at source. I guess it made the new puppet government of Libya look less than manly to have been fighting nothing but old women.
Two months after rebel fighters stormed into Tripoli and drove Muammar Gaddafi from power, the man effectively running the country in his role as temporary prime minister warned on Wednesday night that Libya could turn to chaos unless the war ended soon. Mahmoud Jibril, a U.S.-educated economist who helped persuade NATO members to launch their Libya campaign last March, also announced in an interview with TIME that he was quitting — potentially leaving Libya in a perilous state of limbo.
Lindsey Graham: ‘Let’s Get In On The Ground. There’s A Lot Of Money To Be Made In The Future Of Libya’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has had no shortage of criticisms for Obama administration’s handling of NATO air support for Libyan rebels. But with news this morning of Muammar Qaddafi’s death, Graham offered a new set of criticisms for the administration’s policy of working with a NATO coalition in Libya...
Gaddafi’s biggest crime was a government-issued value-based currency, the gold dinar, which is a major threat to the power and wealth of private central bankers who love to loan out the public currency at interest.
"No, really; it';s just an amazing coincidence that just as Uganda discovers a vast oil field that we decide to take time out from the other 9 wars we are involved in to send troops into Uganda. That makes 10. Iran will be 11. Is it a world war yet? I always wanted to be President during a world war! They get bigger chapters in the history books!" -- Official White Horse Souse
What is also emerging – but largely unreported – is that the US appears to be providing coordinated aerial firepower to help the advance of the Kenyan military against Al Shabab Islamic militants who have held power in the southern Somali territory.
The geostrategic importance of Somalia has long made it a prize for Washington. With its nearly 1,800-kilometre coastline overlooking the oil trading routes of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, the US has been vying for a foothold on the territory ever since its independence from Britain and Italy in 1960.
With rising hunger and incidence of diseases such as cholera, measles and typhoid, the military strength of Al Shabab has considerably weakened in recent weeks, according to the International Crisis Group.
For more than a decade the US has tried to establish a command on the continent of Africa, AFRICOM, but has been rebuffed by governments, fearful of the regional tensions this would cause. Libya, and now Uganda, South Sudan and Congo, provide the main chance. As WikiLeaks cables and the US National Strategy for Counter-terrorism reveal, American plans for Africa are part of a global design in which 60,000 special forces, including death squads, already operate in 75 countries, soon to be 120. As Dick Cheney pointed out in his 1990s “defence strategy” plan, America simply wishes to rule the world.
The Turkish military has dispatched at least 10,000 additional troops to the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, and thousands of troops are already confirmed to have crossed into Iraq to hunt the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels after yesterday’s killings of Turkish soldiers.
The offensive is the largest single deployment of Turkish forces into Iraq since 2008, and some estimates have as many as 15,000 soldiers
Obama wants to stay in Iraq, Iraq doesn't want US troops there, and is refusing US troops immunity after the first of the year.
By turning a blind eye to Turkish raids against the Kurds, Obama has encouraged this cross-border operation to scare Iraq into granting US troops immunity from war crimes prosecutions, so that they can stay after the first of the year.
One has to wonder, however, if Muktada Al Sadr has, in fact, received the memo on this possible turn of events. The Mahdi Army, the military wing of the Sadirist, has threatened violence against the US military if it overstays the SOFA agreement that that last US military were to be out of the country by 31 December.
The underlying message the brigades of black-clad militia fighters will carry is a mix of threat and promise: that they are preparing once again to take up arms to push US troops out. "If the Americans don’t leave at the end of the year, as they have agreed to do, then they have given us every right to fight them and to kill as many US soldiers as we can," said Abu Zahar, who leads a Mahdi Army unit in Baghdad. He said he and his men had followed the instructions issued by Muqtada al Sadr, the Shiite cleric who heads the Sadrist movement, that they must not fight – yet.
Turkey’s military has launched an air and ground operation in Iraqi territory against Kurdish militants. News reports say 15 Kurdish militants have been killed near Iraqi border.
Prime Minister Recep Erdogan confirmed media reports on the ongoing operation, but did not provide any details. He stressed that the military action is being undertaken in conformity with international law.
Yep, Iraq just kicked the US out!
Just hours before it was announced that Colonel Gaddafi had been
executed by the Al Qaeda linked rebels in Libya, Hillary Clinton
was in Libya offering her support for the rebels and openly hoping
for the 'capture or killing' of the deposed dictator.
She got what she wanted, and now that Libyans have been liberated
from the prosperity of their former ruler, they are free to endure
the ethnic cleansing, genocide, and human rights violations without
fear of Gaddafi ever coming back to build them hospitals, schools,
or even roads.
Five years after Ethiopia invaded Somalia, with U.S. backing, Kenya has sent its troops and tanks into its lawless neighbor with a similar objective: setting up a border buffer zone to block Somalia’s jihadists.
The Kenyans no doubt had the blessings of the U.S. administration of President Barack Obama as well, for helping the Pentagon fight global terror is the name of the game.
But so is securing the emerging energy boom in West and East Africa, along with other minerals in what is becoming a strategic contest between the United States and China, widely seen as the Americans’ paramount rival in the years ahead.
"The U.S is rapidly losing its influence in South East Asia, and is trying to keep the status quo not through diplomacy, but with the flexing of military muscle. The exercises are designed to prevent a likely Chinese invasion of the disputed territory. Of course, Beijing has no such intentions, but it is important for America to show that it still has allies in the area. China’s reaction will be extremely negative. Beijing usually defends its territories very robustly, and will do the same over the disputed Spratly archipelago."
This is a ham-fisted attempt by the US military to demonstrate just how "butch" they can be against China is seriously flawed,and no one at the Pentagon, State Department, or White House seems to have thought through the potential consequences.
The most critical question, apparently unasked by the US government, is what happens to the US economy if China's response to this exercise is asymmetric and economic, rather than military,, and starts dumping US holdings?
Our biggest creditor, China, holds at least $1.115 trillion in U.S. debt, and is a frequent presence at the Treasury’s weekly auctions, which sell between $13 billion and $35 billion of debt at each session. Reuters investigated the U.S. Department of the Treasury and found that a 2009 change in the procedure for debt auctions was made in response to suspicions that China was buying more debt than it reported. Officials were particularly worried when they discovered that Chinese entities were using “guaranteed bidding,” a method by which they arranged with dealers to place bids at auctions for them and then collected the bought debt afterward. This enabled China to remain anonymous in the transactions and to skirt the Treasury’s requirement that no single bidder purchase more than 35% of the bonds at a given auction. Worried that China had acquired a controlling interest multiple times, the Treasury accordingly changed its policy to exclude guaranteed bidding, though it publicly attributed the change to “technical modernization.” Was the Treasury aware that China was buying more debt than allowed? And if so, how long did they know it before they changed the rules? What economic impact, if any, could result from China's owning so much of U.S debt?
Such a selloff now could potentially have catastrophic implications for the US economy, and China understands that.
Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have fired tear gas at peaceful female anti-government protesters near the capital, Manama, Press TV has learnt.
This is the government the US government supports!
At least eight NATO soldiers have been injured while trying to disperse ethnic Serb protesters and remove their barricades in northern Kosovo near a disputed border crossing with Serbia...
German Gov’t Study: Children living near nuclear plants have DOUBLE leukemia rates, high incidence of solid cancers — Reactors cannot prevent radiation from escaping (VIDEO)
Caldicott received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School. In 1977 she joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and taught pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School from 1977 to 1978. She worked to establish the group International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. -Wikipedia
At 6:15 in
- Chernobyl health effects are the biggest coverup in the history of medicine. WHO, IAEA, UN all covered up effects.
At 7:20 in
- German gov’t study on children under 5 that lived within 5km of reactors showed double leukemia and high incidence of solid cancers… deformities (teratogenesis). The closer to reactor, the higher the malignancy.
At 10:15 in
- Nuclear plants cannot prevent tritium (Radioactive hydrogen) from escaping… highly carcinogenic.
- It is probably what’s causing the cancers in the kids that live near power plants in Germany.
- JUST AIRED on LINK TV: Physician thinks lung cancer will begin in as soon as 2 years
- MORE: All countries with nuclear reactors have nuclear bomb factories — Includes Syria, Saudia Arabia, Iran, Pakistan — Nuclear power a “camouflage” for nuclear weapons
“Now Evidence Has Emerged That the Radiation in Canada Was Worse Than Canadian Officials Ever Let On” — Radioactive Coverup?
October 20, 2011
VANCOUVER, Oct. 20 — “Now evidence has emerged that the radiation in Canada was worse than Canadian officials ever let on,” Canada’s largest urban weekly, The Georgia Straight out of Vancouver, reported today.
“Public officials in Japan and Canada alike jumped straight into Chernobyl-style damage-control mode, dismissing any worries about impacts,” writes The Straight’s Alex Roslin.
The paper has obtained Canadian government data showing a monitoring station in Calgary detected an average of 8.18 Becquerels per liter of radioactive iodine-131 in rainwater last March. This “exceeded Canadian guidelines” according to the paper.
Health Canada’s data on rainwater is “puzzling” because the test results it reported are much lower than the data of Simon Frazer University professor Krzysztof Starosta.
“He found iodine-131 levels in rainwater in Burnaby [near Vancouver] spiked to 13 becquerels per litre in the days after Fukushima. That’s many times higher than the levels detected in Vancouver by Health Canada.”
Radioactive-iodine levels also spiked in March in Vancouver (which saw an average of 0.69 becquerels per litre), Winnipeg (which saw 0.64 becquerels per litre) and Ottawa (which saw 1.67 becquerels per litre), the data shows.
These levels didn’t exceed the Canadian guidelines, but the level discovered in Ottawa did surpass the more stringent ceiling for drinking water used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is 54 times less than the six becquerels per litre of iodine-131 (a radioactive isotope) allowed in this country.
Read More: What are officials hiding about Fukushima?
220 days later: Radiation levels in San Francisco-area milk remain above EPA’s Max Contaminant Level — Cesium-137 continues steady increase that began in August
BERKELEY, Oct. 18 — The Nuclear Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley has posted new test results for store-bought milk from the San Francisco Bay Area.
The total amount of radioactive cesium increased slightly since the last test, and has risen steadily since the minimum detectable amount was lowered in August.
Bay Area store-bought milk sample with best buy date of October 10, 2011
- Cs-134 @ 0.056 Becquerel per kilogram (Bq/kg)
- Cs-137 @ 0.088 Bq/kg
Conversion: 27.1 picocuries (pCi) in a Becquerel
The sample has 3.888 pCi/l of radioactive cesium, compared with the EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level of 3.0 pCi/l.
“EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL [Maximum Contaminant Level], so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL is 3.0 picocuries per liter; if you’re seeing iodine-131, the MCL is 3.0; if you’re seeing cesium-137 and iodine-131, the MCL is still 3.0.” -Forbes.com
Read More: UCB Milk Sampling Results
Crack in concrete "discovered" on the outside of Ohio's Davis-Besse plant Nuclear Plant reactor's containment building
International Nuke Watch Discussions
This plant had a near meltdown previously. Its owner First Energy (son of Enron) waited weeks before announcing problems last time. Heads Up!
The September 30 sample measured only 0.38 µSv/hr, but contained iodine-131 at 179 Bq/kg (and radioactive cesium at 8,434 Bq/kg).
There is also a report of another discovery of iodine-131, this time south of Tokyo in Kawasaki. 32 Bq/kg of Iodine-131 was measured in sewage sludge.
The half life of iodine-131 is eight days.
These findings “may prove Fukushima went back to recriticality after that again” writes Mochizuki.
Read More: Breaking News: Fukushima recriticality again
October 18th, 2011
More on the 4 microsieverts per hour found Monday at a primary school in Tokyo’s Adachi ward:
“In the Adachi ward in Tokyo, a drain in the back of a school pool registered 3.99 microsieverts per hour of radiation Monday night, prompting officials to decontaminate the area. Based on the Japanese science ministry’s criteria, that level is equivalent to an annual dose of about 21 millisieverts — above the 20 millisievert level that mandates a public evacuation.” (AFP, Oct. 18)
“The per hour to per year sievert conversion is calculated under the assumption that someone stays outside eight hours and indoors 16 hours a day, and the indoor exposure is 0.4 times that of being outdoors.” (Japan Times, Oct. 18)
“There will be hot spots we have yet to identify. We will try to find them and take proper measures,” Adachi official Hiroyuki Komatsu said. (Japan Times, Oct. 18)
“The ward received reports Monday from residents that five locations, including the drainpipe at the school, recorded high radiation levels.” (Japan Times, Oct. 18)
“20.38 microsieverts/hr radiation [... from car] auctioned off in Chiba, and brought to the exporter in Kawasaki City for export. The license plate number was previously that of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture.”
EX-SKF comments “Let’s see. 20 microsieverts/hour, and if you are on the road 2 hours a day for one year you would get 14.6 millisieverts external radiation from the car alone. Since it is less than 20 millisieverts, that’s nothing in the current Japan.”
TOKYO, Oct. 16 — Tokyo residents are making some “unexpected discoveries” while searching for radiation, reports the Voice of America’s Steve Herman.
For example, “Just meters from where a hot spot of radioactive cesium was
confirmed days before by a private laboratory, a Little League baseball
game was underway Sunday.”
News of the ‘hot spot’ made the New York Times front page, but according to Herman, “it had yet to be mentioned in Japan’s mainstream media.”
In fact, players, their parents, and spectators were unaware that dirt here has “tested equivalent to four times the minimum level of the contaminated zones from the 1986 Chernobyl accident.”
Another hot spot was found at a children’s theme park in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo. The radiation there is “higher than in an evacuated village in Fukushima, 45 kilometers from the crippled plant.”
FUKUSHIMA, Oct. 17 — Mochizuki of the Fukushima Diary website has provided a summary of an Oct. 15 report by NHK that reveals “it turned out to be true that water vapor (steam) was splashing (erupting) from underground in June” at Fukushima Daiichi’s No. 1 reactor.
“According to Tepco, it was splashing from underground in June, but now it’s stopped,” the summary continues.
An Oct. 13 measurement in the same location of Reactor No. 1 detected radiation of 4.7 Sv/hr, almost a 20% increase over June’s measurement of 4.0 Sv/hr.
Mochizuki finishes by noting, “It is assumed that melted fuel rods are sinking deep underground, which is called China Syndrome.”
OHTAWARA, JAPAN, Oct 17 — 800,000 pounds of radioactive ash have piled up at a garbage incineration plant over 100 km from the Fukushima meltdowns, according to a report on Reuters by Kiyoshi Takenaka.
The Ohtawara plant is projected to run out of protected storage space in two weeks, after which radioactive ash will have to be left outdoors with no proper shelter.
A city official explained why the ash has not been taken to a local dump: “Residents say they are worried about their children’s health and grandchildren’s health. Faced with such pleas, we just cannot make a move.”
“Researchers say that problems arising from the radiation, scattered over mountains, rivers and residential areas, are set to persist for years,” reports Reuters. “The problem is here to stay.”
Kobe University professor Tomoya Yamauchi said, “I doubt the problem will go away in a year or two. It takes 30 years for caesium 137 to decay by half. Each time it rains, caesium deposited in mountains will be washed down to where people live.”
In northern Japan, government data shows the amount of stored-up radioactive ash and dehydrated sludge is up 63 percent in the last 11 weeks.
TV: “We don’t want to create a panic, but it’s good to know” — Radioactive tsunami debris coming to Hawaii “much earlier” than predicted (VIDEO)
HONOLULU, Oct. 18 — KITV Honolulu is reporting on the first official discovery of tsunami debris from Japan nearing Hawaii.
And the debris, possibly contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima meltdowns, is coming to Hawaii “much earlier” than the two years researchers expected it would, according to KITV.
“We have a rough estimate of 5 to 20 million tons of debris coming from Japan… Hawaii is just in the path,” said University of Hawaii computer programming researcher Jan Hafner.
Soon after passing the Midway Islands on Sept. 22, a Russian ship hit the edge of the tsunami debris.
“We projected it would hit Midway in spring of next year, but based on the [Russian's] finding, the debris seems to be moving faster. We don’t want to create a panic, but it’s good to know it’s coming,” said Hafner.
KITV finishes up by noting that the debris field may hit Hawaii a second time in around five years.
BREAKING: Neutron ray measured in Tokyo — Uranium-235 found in Chiba — Can’t be detected by most geiger counters (PHOTO & VIDEO)
TOKYO, Oct. 19 — A Neutron ray was measured in Toranomon, Tokyo on October 18, reports Mochizuki.
Neutron rays are emitted by uranium-235.
Also, in Kashiwa, Chiba citizens detected uranium-235 beside a bench at Matsuba Daiichi Park on October 11.
The Uranium-235 measurement at 1.2 meters increased in comparison to the 0.015 meter measurement, unlike the the cesium which was reduced by half.
At 1.2 meters above the ground
- Background 0.372 μSv/h
- LEU（low enriched uranium) = 180 Count
- Cs-134 = 221 Count
- Cs-137 = 208 Count
At 0.015 meters above the ground
- Background 0.628 μSv/h
- LEU（low enriched uranium) = 156 Count
- Cs-134 = 467 Count
- Cs-137 = 412 Count
Mochizuki notes, “Neutron ray can not be measured by most of the Geiger counters. This is why I warned that dosimeters makes you blind.”
“There have been a lot of the cases such as nosebleed, fatigue (bura bura disease), immune trouble etc.. They have been labelled as “harmful rumor” because “air dose” is too law to cause those symptoms.”
“However, this measurement of neutron rays makes everything clear. Now Uranium 235 is all around in Tokyo, which came from MOX with Plutonium,” Mochizuki concludes.
See Mochizuki’s report for a comparison between gamma rays and the even more harmful neutron rays.
Read More: Breaking News: Neutron ray measured in Tokyo
Here is video of the moment when they measure a neutron ray in Tochigi on Oct. 16, 100 kilometers from the Fukushima meltdowns:
Here is an image of when they measured the neutron ray in Tokyo:
ABC Australia: Japan communities record Chernobyl-level radiation — “I have absolutely no trust in the Government” … “All they do is cover up and hide data” (VIDEO)
ABC AUSTRALIA, Oct. 19 — The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Mark Willacy has published another report from Fukushima.
KENICHI HASEGAWA, FUKUSHIMA FARMER (voiceover translation): I have absolutely no trust in the Government. I thought they could deal with a nuclear accident, but it is a joke. So now all they do is cover up and hide data. All the while we were exposed to more and more radiation. What the hell are they doing?
MARK WILLACY: [...] But what reduces this stoic farmer to tears is the tragic story of a close friend, also a dairy farmer, who took his own life when told to slaughter his animals and leave his land.
KENICHI HASEGAWA (voiceover translation): When I heard the news, I went to his home and he was already in a coffin. But I still couldn’t believe it. I opened the coffin and then I saw him. I choked up. Before the nuclear disaster, he’d been so happy.
Asahi: Massive amounts of groundwater flowing into Reactors No. 1-4 — Contaminated water levels up 40% since June despite ‘decontamination’ — Considered to have “damages in the walls of the buildings”
ASAHI, Oct. 20 — The Asahi Shimbun is reporting that the amount of contaminated water has increased by 40% since June inside the reactor and turbine buildings at Fukushima Daaiichi, despite attempts by TEPCO to reduce the level, according to a translation by EX-SKF:
“It has been discovered that the contaminated water has increased by 40% in 4 months inside the reactor buildings and turbine buildings at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, with the inflow of ground water of about 50,000 tonnes.
The flow still continues.
TEPCO may run out of storage space for the treated, still-contaminated, water.
There is also a possibility of the highly contaminated water overflowing from the buildings if a problem at the water treatment facility and a heavy rain coincide.
According to the calculation done by Asahi Shinbun based on the data published by TEPCO, about 450 tonnes of ground water per day have been flowing into the buildings of Reactors 1 through 4 since the end of June when the contaminated water treatment facility started the operation. It is considered that there are damages in the walls of the buildings. [...]
When the circulatory water injection and cooling system started in late June, there were 127,000 tonnes of contaminated water (highly contaminated water plus the treated water with low contamination). However, as the result of the groundwater inflow, there are now 175,000 tonnes of contaminated water, a 40% increase, as of October 18.”
Oct. 19 — Watch the latest video by Fairewinds’ Chief Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen, New TEPCO Photographs Substantiate Significant Damage to Fukushima Unit 3.
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In the center of Reactor No. 3, the roof has collapsed… The crane has collapsed in the center of building… The roof has collapsed almost straight down on the crane… the containment is underneath the crane…
Tokyo-area: 11.3 millisievert per year radiation dose at elementary school in Higashimurayama — Saitama tea leaves over 2,000 Bq/kg
TOKYO, Oct 20 — “More so-called hotspots were found in Tokyo and other areas far from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant,” reports Bloomberg’s Chisaki Watanabe. Two of these areas had radiation levels “exceeding safety limits”.
Local officials in Higashimurayama, Tokyo measured radiation at 2.153 microsieverts per hour, equal to a dose of 11.32 millisieverts per year according to a science ministry formula. That’s over 11 times the internationally recommended safety level for the general public.
And in Saitama prefecture to the north Tokyo, 111 brands of tea leaves were found to contain more than the government safety standard of 500 becquerels per kilogram of cesium. The highest measurement was 2,150 becquerels per kilogram.
Japan allows triple amount of cesium in food than Chernobyl did — Over 50% of store-bought seafood samples contaminated with radiation
TOKYO, Oct. 20 — Greenpeace said 34 of 60 seafood samples bought from at least several different stores in eastern Japan had radioactive cesium-134 and -137, reports the AFP.
The group also noted that the Japanese standard for cesium in food of 500 becquerel per kilogram compares with a 150 becquerel per kilogram limit in Ukraine after Chernobyl.
Nuclear Engineer: Radioactive steam continuously leaking out of Reactor No. 3 — It’s important to recognize how serious damage is at this reactor (VIDEO)
Oct. 19 — Watch the latest video by Fairewinds’ Chief Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen, New TEPCO Photographs Substantiate Significant Damage to Fukushima Unit 3.
In light of a newly released photo, Gundersen re-analyzes a video showing large amounts of steam coming out of the floor in the middle of Reactor No. 3.
He says this shows the containment has been damaged and is leaking. There is no way that amount of steam would be coming out if the containment were not damaged.
Since this video was filmed steam has been continually leaking out of the middle of Reactor No. 3.
Gundersen says it’s important to recognize just how serious the damage is at this reactor.
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High internal radiation exposure detected in young children — 16 people with internal exposure over 1 millisievert
Oct. 22 — “Two boys in Fukushima Prefecture have been internally exposed to the highest levels of radiation among the nearly 4,500 residents who were checked amid the nuclear crisis,” reports Kyodo.
“The level of exposure is estimated to be equivalent to 3 millisieverts during their lifetime, which is not expected to harm their health, prefectural officials said Thursday,” according to Kyodo.
“The local government has not disclosed the boys’ exact ages, saying only that they are between 4 and 7 years old.”
The checks were conducted between June 27 and Sept. 30 in 13 high-risk municipalities.
- 8 people measured 2 millisieverts
- 6 registered 1 millisievert
- 4,447 residents had less than 1 millisievert
How much radiation exposure do you need to get over 1 millisievert (1,000 microsieverts)? Keep this in mind: “TEPCO says 2 male workers… were showered with highly radioactive water… they had no internal radiation exposure.” -NHK, August 31
BREAKING: Gov’t confirms 57.7 microsievert/hr near Tokyo is linked to Fukushima meltdowns — “Highly likely” it came from rain tainted with radioactive fallout
Oct. 23 — According to Kyodo, the “Kashiwa hot spot [is] linked to Fukushima” and Japan’s Science Ministry “reverses government claims after [an] on-site survey finds high amounts of cesium.”
When the local government received a report about the 57.7 microsieverts per hour measurement at the site, it said the radiation was unlikely to be related to the Fukushima disaster.
However, “On Sunday, the science ministry and the city government [...] said it is highly likely that rain tainted with fallout from the Fukushima plant was running into nearby soil,” reports Kyodo.
“The ministry has confirmed that rain water is leaching out of the ditch and into the soil at the spot, ministry officials said at a new conference Sunday,” the article notes.
“Geiger counters going off their scales” in Watari during recent survey — Radiation levels rise once again after decontamination
Oct. 20 — “Residents in the town’s district of Watari also found their Geiger counters going off their scales, which go up to 10 microsieverts per hour”, said Kanna Mitsuta, a Friends of the Earth researcher who participated in a Sept. 14 radiation survey in Fukushima City, 60km from the meltdowns, according to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur.
Can it be ‘Decontaminated’?
Tomoya Yamauchi, professor and radiation expert at Kobe University, said the contamination in the area is so severe that authorities need to remove not only the topsoil but also road surfaces, roofs and concrete walls, reports the DPA.
Mitsuta is concerned that the decontamination effects are only temporary, “Radiation levels drop soon after decontamination work, but whenever it rains, contaminated soil flows into the area from surrounding mountain forests and the levels climb once again.”
What about the reactor that is still releasing radioactive steam? Might that also be why decontamination is not going as planned? From Oct. 18 & 19:
- Recriticality? Major Japan paper reports on detection of iodine-131 in Tokyo, Kawasaki
- Nuclear Engineer: Radioactive steam continuously leaking out of Reactor No. 3 — It’s important to recognize how serious damage is at this reactor (VIDEO)
Local Gov’t: 276,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium from soil sample near Tokyo, in Kashiwa — Almost 18 Million Bq/m²
276,000 Bq/kg has been found in a soil sample by the local government in Kashiwa, Chiba, reports Mochizuki of Fukushima Diary.
It was from the area where 57.5 µSv/hr was found the other day.
Because the results show Cs-134, with a half life of 2 years, it is obviously from Fukushima, notes Mochizuki, who thinks it was probably dumped there.
Soil Sample @ 30cm Deep
- Cs-134 124,000 Bq/kg
- Cs-137 152,000 Bq/kg
- Total 276,000 Bq/kg
Soil Sample @ Ground Level
- Cs-134 70,200 Bq/kg
- Cs-137 85,100 Bq/kg
- Total 155,300 Bq/kg
“To convert from ‘per kilogram’ to ‘per square meter’, Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission uses the factor of 65.” (SOURCE)
Here is the link to the City of Kashiwa’s website with the test resuts: For soil measurements confirmed the high spatial radiation dose in Kashiwa City – City of Kashiwa
“October 21 (Friday) at three city-owned land 根戸 457 characters 高野台 Kashiwa, and high spatial radiation dose (at 57.5 micro Sv /) with respect to soil confirmed, the results of measuring the radiation dose let you know.”
“In addition, the city is on the same day as an emergency safety measure, to cover soil with a thickness of about 50cm in the relevant sections about, and cover it with tarpaulins on measures taken to reduce the impact on surrounding residential areas such as nonproliferation and in space, etc. to determine the radiation dose away 10m, figures similar to the surrounding area (at 0.3 micro sievert /) Be sure that it has to. In addition to the road was closed to the front, has been banned from a 3m radius of the relevant sections.”
“Future, this review is led by the Ministry of Education, it has to be investigated and measures will be conducted, for everyone to think safety first Kashiwa well, we will work in cooperation with the Ministry measures.”
Nuclear Expert: Radioactivity increasing in Tokyo air filters — Not from initial blasts — Cesium is being revolitalized into air (VIDEO, Part I)
At 1:40 (Transcript Summary)
- We just received some data that shows air filters on houses in Tokyo have seen an increase in radioactive particles compared with two months before.
- It’s not from the initial blasts.
- I think it could be from burning of radioactive debris that is revolatilizing the cesium… Radioactive particles are no longer just on the ground.
- We’re seeing this in air filters that were replaced a month ago… To see that is an indication that the cesium is now airborne again.