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lundi 28 mai 2012

L'Autre Monde 28 mai 2012 : L'état policier qui aime bien terroriser

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L'Autre Monde 28 mai 2012 : L'état policier qui aime bien terroriser
 
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L'Autre Monde 28 mai 2012

120 min / Radio de l'UQAM, CHOQ FM
 

Au programme cette semaine: 


 
Les médias de masse comme CNN continuent de voir leur auditorat chuter alors que les médias alternatifs vous rapportent les faits.

Un exemple est ce qui se passe réellement à Fukushima, Japon. Ou encore cette descente à grande vitesse dans un État policier et tyrannique, totalement corrompu. 

Nous discutons aussi de ce qui se trame au Moyen-Orient, sans les lunettes biaisées de la ligne de pensée officielle des gouvernements et des médias corporatifs. L'Iran est le grand but final des sionistes/néocons, mais pour y arriver, ils vont devoir passer par la Syrie semble-t-il, avec qui l'Iran a un pacte de défense militaire mutuel. Comme si Fukushima n'était déjà assez grave pour l'humanité entière et le futur sur cette planète, les psychopathes nous planifient un rendez-vous vers une Troisième guerre mondiale, une guerre thermonucléaire en perspective, impliquant aussi la Russie et la Chine.


L'OTAN se prépare et se positionne pour être le gendarme mondial, gardien du NOM. 


Bref, s'il y a jamais eu un bon moment pour se tenir bien informé, celui-ci est assurément un des plus important. 

C'est en rendez-vous le lundi dès 15h pour l'émission la plus écoutée de CHOQ FM, la radio officielle de l'Université du Québec à Montréal ! 

 




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


CNN Hits A 20-Year Primetime Ratings Low
 
Yet Tuesday brought the dispiriting news that CNN had its lowest-rated week in primetime in a staggering 20 years last week. Just 395,000 people tuned in to watch Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan.

Ron Paul Decisively Wins Minnesota and Carries Delegates in Multiple Other States


Supporters of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul have propelled him to an historic win in Minnesota this weekend, with delegate gains having occurred in multiple other states as well. The recent achievements affirm Paul’s delegate-attainment strategy, and support the notion that he and his platform will be featured prominently at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August.

 

ABC News Side Note – Ron Paul Wins 32 of Minnesota’s 40 Delegates


Ron Paul has won 32 of Minnesota’s 40 Delegates at the state GOP convention but because he is not an establishment sock puppet it is just a side note.

Media Lied – Ron Paul Has Won ALL Maine Delegates


Despite widespread lies in corporate media reports claim Romney has won Maine – meant to manufacture consent – Ron Paul has swept all delegates in Maine.

Romney to Ron Paul: Quit the Race, Or Else



Nicolas Sarkozy faces questioning in raft of investigations as immunity ends


Nicolas Sarkozy could face questioning in a raft of party financing and corruption cases when he leaves the Elysée next week and loses his presidential immunity.

Canada’s Libya mission cost seven times what defense minister MacKay said it did: documents


OTTAWA — Amid allegations the Conservative government intentionally lowballed the price of the F-35 stealth fighter project, newly released National Defence documents indicate the full cost of last year’s Libya mission was nearly $350-million — seven times what Defence Minister Peter MacKay told Canadians it cost.
The revelation is likely to raise further accusations of a systemic effort to hide the true cost of Canadian military operations and equipment purchases, and lead to fresh demands for accountability.

Report: Bush's $80K phone bill


Taxpayers picked up the tab for Bill Clinton’s $579,000 office rent and George W. Bush’s $80,000 phone bill in 2010, according to a report Tuesday that notes Americans ponied up more than $3 million of expenses for the country’s four surviving former presidents.
George W. Bush may have raked in $15 million from speeches alone in 2010, but he still expensed $1.3 million to taxpayers, including $80,000 in phone bills, ABC News’s Jonathan Karl reported in “Spinners and Winners.” And Bill Clinton also made it big on the speech circuit — bringing in $10 million — and billed more than $1 million in expenses to taxpayers. Jimmy Carter, meanwhile, received over half a million in expenses, including $15,000 for postage, and taxpayers also paid $830,000 for George H.W. Bush.
Why are EX-Presidents still being supported by the taxpayers?????????

Bush Found Guilty of War Crimes


In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration were today (Friday) found guilty of war crimes.
Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia.
The trial held in Kuala Lumpur heard harrowing witness accounts from victims of torture who suffered at the hands of US soldiers and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Destroyed CIA Torture Videos Showed Waterboarding Victims Vomiting & Screaming In Horror


Pfizer and Merck under investigation for colluding with Obama Administration on health care overhaul


Most Americans have no idea what truly went on behind closed doors during the crafting and illegitimate passing of Obamacare, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But a congressional investigation currently underway is seeking to unearth the dirty details, including how drug giants like Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co. greased the financial wheels to make sure their pharmaceuticals received preferential treatment as part of the health care overhaul.

Billionaire Soros Uses Money to Ensure Obama is Re-elected

Susanne Posel, Contributor
Activist Post
George Soros, billionaire financier, will be giving $2 million dollars to support President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign through outlets such as America Votes and American Bridge 21st Century...

Return Of The Underwear Bomber

Brit Dee, Contributor
Activist Post
US authorities claim to have thwarted another attempt by Al Qaeda to blow an airliner out of the sky, using a more sophisticated version of the bomb unsuccessfully detonated by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas day 2009. The plot, said to have been developed by Al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate, was allegedly intended to coincide with the recent anniversary of Osama bin Laden's much-disputed death...

BEX ALART - US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot


"The would-be suicide bomber, based in Yemen, had not yet picked a target or bought a plane ticket when the CIA stepped in and seized the bomb, officials said. It's not immediately clear what happened to the alleged bomber."
So ......... How is the CIA claiming to have known this bomb existed in the first place?
Tea leaves? Alignment of the stars? A Ouija Board? Tarot Cards? Entrails of a slaughtered goat?
This reeks of another publicity stunt to justify more TSA crotch groping.

Latest Underwear Bomber Was CIA Informant

Brit Dee, Contributor
Activist Post
A report coming out of the Los Angeles Times and citing US and Yemeni officials appears to confirm widely-voiced suspicions that the latest supposed "underwear bomb" plot was little more than a contrived threat - the potential Al Qaeda bomber was actually, it seems, a CIA informant...
The LA Times reports how the informant, working under the direction of Saudi Arabian intelligence and the CIA, posed as a would-be suicide bomber in an attempt to persuade Yemeni bombmakers to provide him with a "new kind of non-metallic bomb that the militants were designing to easily pass through airport security".

The double agent instead arranged for the explosive device to be delivered to US intelligence agents in Yemen, and he is now out of the country and being debriefed. The bomb is reportedly currently being analysed at an FBI laboratory.

Yet again the scepticism of the alternative media - including ResistRadio.com - towards another apparent terror plot, appears to have been wholly justified.

OFFICIALS: AL-QAIDA BOMBER WAS CIA INFORMANT

Associated Press
U.S. and Yemeni officials say the supposed would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaida airliner plot was actually an informant working for the CIA.

The revelation, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, shows how the CIA was able to get its hands on a sophisticated underwear bomb well before an attack was set in motion.
Officials say the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb. He then turned the device over to authorities. Officials say the informant is safely out of Yemen.

The spectacle of terror and its vested interests

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/may/09/spectacle-terror-vested-interests
The news stories, which quickly surface, long enough to cause scary headlines, then vanish before people can learn how often the cases are thrown out. These are stories about "bumbling fantasists", hapless druggies, the aimless, even the virtually homeless and mentally ill, and other marginal characters with not the strongest grip on reality, who have been lured into discourses about violence against America only after assiduous courting, and in some cases outright payment, by undercover FBI or police informants.
They have become a litany in recent years. The terrifying 2003-2004 national news stories that a Detroit "sleeper cell" had sent Muslim terrorists to blow up Disneyland and other landmarks, including in Las Vegas, was later thrown out of court, with accusations of prosecutorial misconduct, to almost no press attention – the same cycle of hype and failed convictions that have characterized many such stories. The evidence had included a home video taken in Disneyland, "doodles", and a guy with a credit card fraud problem, who had been pressured to diminish his own sentence by accusing his buddies.
But the tales of entrapment and terror hype continue apace – ten years after 9/11.
Now we have another "underwear bomber" – declared by the Pentagon to have been about to launch a major attack via a US-bound plane, but who appears, reportedly, to have been a CIA-run double agent. What is the evidence that the "device", which is supposedly so sophisticated that there is doubt as to whether existing surveillance technologies in US airports would have caught it, actually exists? As with so many of these stories, we have no independent verification – because reporters from the British Daily Telegraph, to Reuters, to the Huffington Post are simply taking dictation from New York Representative Peter King and from the Pentagon, and scarcely asking for backup evidence of their elaborate assertions.
It is important to note that we can no longer assume that the FBI and the CIA and the NSA work, first of all, for the safety of the American people; they also now represent a revolving door of government officials who become security industry lobbyists and manufacturers, which, in turn, get the multimillion-dollar contracts for tackling the very problems these stories appear to highlight. The stories about the first "underwear bomber" preceded the rollout of former DHS chief Michael Chertoff's costly scanners; the press interviews for this round of mystery "underwear bomber" stories are practically a press release for some expensive technological upgrade – or yet more hellishly invasive and demeaning search technique. The sad truth is that we can no longer report and consume such stories as if there were no commercial vested interests involved in creating and sustaining such "terror theater".
The security industrial complex continues to expand exponentially in this country, enabled by such legislation as the Homeland Security Act, the Patriot Act, and the current status of NDAA, enabling the President to have any American citizen arrested and jailed by the military indefinitely without charges or due process.

We have moved very far, as a nation, from "the land of the free and the home of the brave" to "the land of the surveilled and the home of the cowed."


British Intel MI5 And MI6 Behind Underwear Bomb Plot

Brit Dee, Contributor
Activist Post
British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 were ultimately behind this week's contrived underwear bomb plot, it has been alleged by sources spoken to by London's The Telegraph.

MI5 reportedly recruited a British passport holder of Saudi origin with the mission to infiltrate Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and gather intelligence which could be used to kill purported master bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri in a drone strike.

Once the double agent had been recruited, MI6 collaborated with Saudi intelligence and the asset was sent to Yemen, where he successfully infiltrated militants and walked away with the explosive device currently being analysed by the FBI in Virginia.

Upon completing his mission the man reportedly travelled from Yemen to Saudi Arabia, via the United Arab Emirates, where the underwear bomb was passed to the agent's British handlers. He also provided intelligence which was used to kill purported "director of external operations" for Al Qaeda, Fahd al-Quso, in a CIA drone strike in Yemen on Sunday.

At a time when the British intelligence services are being investigated for their involvement in "rendering" militants to be tortured in Libya during Gaddafi's rule, as well as facing heavy criticism in relation to the death of spy Gareth Williams, the publicising of British involvement in the contrived underwear bomb plot is particularly awkward for MI5 and MI6.

They are not supposed to provide "targeting information" that can be used to summarily execute suspected militants who are being routinely killed in drone strikes without experiencing any kind of due process.

This article first appeared at Resistance Radio.

Manufactured False Flag Bomb Plot Exposed, Officials Irate Over Leak Proving CIA Ran Entire Operation


The supposed al Qaeda bomb plot to blow up a US bound plane has completely fallen apparent with recent revelations that the terrorist was actually working for the CIA and Saudi Intelligence the entire time.
That’s right, this huge corporate media manufactured story was literally a NON EVENT with the terrorist actually being an operative who then turned the bomb over to the Central Intelligence Agency.
Immediately after the release of this full scale propaganda story, the corporate CIA run media went to work promoting the dangerous naked body scanners and literally worshiping homeland securities draconian “security” measures.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee is furious over the leak that eventually proved that the supposed terrorist arrested in this latest staged event was actually working for the CIA and Saudi Intelligence.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee is furious over the leak that eventually proved that the supposed terrorist arrested in this latest staged event was actually working for the CIA and Saudi Intelligence.
In a segment on Anderson Coopers (Vanderbilt to be specific) show, Rep. Peter King claimed that its unfortunate this information got out and that a major investigation is being launched to find out how it happened.
“It’s really, to me, unfortunate that this has gotten out, because this could really interfere with operations overseas,” Rep. Peter King of New York told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. “My understanding is a major investigation is going to be launched because of this.”
The mole, who volunteered as a suicide bomber for the terrorist group, was actually working as an intelligence agent for Saudi Arabia, a source in the region familiar with the operation told CNN.
The man left Yemen, traveled through the United Arab Emirates and gave the bomb and information about al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to the CIA, Saudi intelligence and other foreign intelligence agencies, the source said.
The agent works for Saudi intelligence, which has cooperated with the CIA for years, the source said.
“Indeed, we always were the ones managing him,” the source told CNN.
Consider this: If the information was not leaked, networks such as CNN would continue to broadcast 24/7 propaganda as to how al Qaeda almost just blew up an American airline and that we are all in danger if we do not give up more of our rights.
Another report from CNN, this time by Marnie Hunter, used the fear many Americans are most likely feeling from this “bomb plot” to promote the use of naked body scanners not only inside the United States but throughout the world.
As Madison Ruppert noted in his recent article, “CIA Thwarts Own New Underwear Bomber Plot, Continues Trend of Manufactured Terror,” there are a variety of reasons for such a staged plot.
This comes as Senator Rand Paul is pushing to dissolve the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) completely while they continue to expand operations outside of airports and into the daily lives of Americans with no reason to do so.
When the American people begin to become increasingly intolerant of the TSA’s invasive tactics and dehumanizing treatment as well as the never-ending global war on terror, there has to be something done to keep us believing that this is for our own good.
This farcical case of manufactured terrorism is just another example of this principle at work. Without the CIA keeping us safe by foiling their own bomb plots, we might have real bomb plots, right?
Or, perhaps, the more logical conclusion would be that without these manufactured bomb plots, there would actually be no bomb plots.

CIA Thwarts Own New Underwear Bomber Plot, Continues Trend of Manufactured Terror


Another day, another blatant instance of manufactured terrorism courtesy of the U.S. government, in this case the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
I assume that my readers are already astute enough to see this case as nothing more than yet another attempt to justify the American police state, the expansive big brother policies and technology and the fraudulent war on terror while also pushing for nations around the world to pick up even more of the U.S.’s destructive policies.
Of course just earlier this month the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) foiled their fabricated plot as well. I went over this in the below ten minute video, along with the history of these types of operations:

FBI pleads Congress for more surveillance power


On Wednesday, US Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller urged Congress to grant the agency widespread surveillance powers. With the recent foiled terror plots, the FBI is seeking to have websites alter their code so that they can access users' personal information therefore preventing another potential terror attack. Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent for CNet, weighs in.

CNN: Entire Outfit of Al-Qaeda Terrorists Are Planning Attacks Against US


CNN warns an entire outfit of Al-Qaeda terrorist are planning to conduct attacks on US soil using sophisticate high-tech bombs undetectable by security systems.
Their report quotes a Stratfor VP, a company the corporate media recently told us wasn't a realible source of information.
So what to take from this: 1) Apparently Strafor IS a reliable source of information - otherise the entire CNN report must be false propaganda and they would never do such a thing 2) A terrorist attack will soon occur against the US in a the near future which will be used to justify more constitution trampling laws that permanently revoke our civil rights. It's either that or the TSA will not be happy until everyone is subjected to a naked full cavity search and this is their way of justifying it.

Double agent hands al-Qaida its 3rd failed bombing


I think the CIA tried to do their buddies at the TSA a favor to try to help them hang onto their jobs.
Remember that the first crotch-bomber was escorted onto the plane in Amsterdam by an official, bypassing security and without a passport.
The historical fact is that all governments lie to their populations to control them and that has been true ever since Ramses the Great lied to the people of Egypt about defeating the Hittites at Kadesh (he didn't; he almost lost his army and had to sign a non-aggression pact).
Frankly, after that whopper about Saddam's nuclear weapons, if the government told me it was a sunny day I would take an umbrella with me!

Military training in the middle of Miami jolts residents out of bed


No, there was no smell of napalm in the morning.
But there was the thunderous whump whump of low-flying helicopters, and even the jarring blast of explosions at the abandoned Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove early Tuesday during a military training exercise that jolted many unsuspecting residents from their beds.

U.S. military conducts ‘realistic urban training’ exercise in Miami

Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Activist Post
Miami residents were startled to hear the sound of low-flying military helicopters and explosions emanating from the abandoned Grand Bay Hotel in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
It turns out that the United States military was conducting a “realistic urban training” exercise involving some 100 soldiers organized by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)...

G20 Stormtroopers and Commanders Charged in Toronto


It appears that justice may be served in Toronto after all – even 2 years later. An investigation of the G20 in Toronto is expected to produce charges against a “handful” of senior police commanders.
An excerpt from the article posted on CBC/Radio-Canada on May 17th reads;
“A handful of senior Toronto police commanders are expected to be charged in coming weeks for a variety of misconduct offences over their leadership at the G20 summit in June 2010, CBC News has learned.
The charges are in addition to 28 front-line officers slated to have disciplinary hearings for a range of misconduct offences, including unlawful arrests and use of excessive or unnecessary force against prisoners.

Israeli President Shimon Peres’ four-day state visit to Canada began with kind words for the host nation. In a formal ceremony at Rideau Hall on Monday hosted by Gov.-Gen. David Johnston, Peres thanked Canada on behalf of Israelis. “I am...

prendre conscience de la mise en place de cette gouvernance mondiale, tous ces promoteurs en France ce retrouvent les derniers mercredi du mois au dîner du siècle dont sont membre Hollande, Bayrou, Sarkozy, Aubry, des patrons du privé comme du publique, Mongin, Pepy, des ministres en exercice Cette structure à été montée par le Franc-Maçon george berard quelin en 1944. La CGT n'est pas épargnée avec Jean-Christophe Le Duigou

Dozens arrested in Quebec payment card fraud sting


Quebec police have arrested dozens of people who are believed to be members of a Montreal-based crime network linked to an international fraud scheme.
No names?
Dozens arrested in Quebec payment card fraud sting
The following news story does not indicate the national origin of this theft/fraud conspiracy, but we know from experience that when it involves Jews and Israel, there is suddenly a shortage of information. If it were A-rabs, we would konw about it. If it were EYE-talians, we would know about it.  Any other group involved in it, and no one would be concerned about ‘pandering to bigotry’ or any such nonsense. We would know.

Compteurs intelligents : un risque sérieux pour la santé, selon une sommité internationale


Selon le Dr David Carpenter, une sommité internationale concernant les impacts des champs électromagnétiques sur la santé, l'état de la recherche scientifique établit de façon suffisante qu'il est fort probable que les compteurs intelligents émetteurs de radiofréquences (RF) que compte installer Hydro-Québec puissent constituer un risque sérieux pour la santé, rapporte Le Devoir.

CA Public Utilities Commission: PG&E Smart Meter Opt Out Fees “Suspended”


San Francisco, CA- Though PG&E’s arbitrary “deadline” of May 1st for signing up for their smart meter opt out program is fast approaching, the future of the charges is uncertain because of legal challenges and a series of procedural errors by both PG&E and the CPUC, who have failed to provide crucial documents to members of the public protesting the opt out policy, as required by law.
The regulatory agency has issued conflicting statements about the approval status of the policy, and has refused to divulge e-mail communications with PG&E about the issue, in violation of the CA Public Records Act.
Edward Hasbrouck, a San Francisco resident, grassroots activist and author of the travel book The Practical Nomad, submitted a protest in February against the legality of the opt out fees.

Quebec student protest arrests climb to over 2,500


'A criminal record is an absolutely devastating thing – nothing is ever forgotten and 30 years later people will be coming up (listed) as a convicted criminal,' lawyer Julius Grey
The British said something similar to the people following George Washington!

Québec achète «grève étudiante» sur Google
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/education/201111/11/01-4466986-quebec-achete-greve-etudiante-sur-google.php
Au lendemain de la grande manifestation contre la hausse des frais de scolarité, Québec a payé pour acheter les noms des principales associations étudiantes et certaines expressions comme «grève étudiante» sur le moteur de recherche Google, afin de promouvoir le point de vue gouvernemental.
Plusieurs internautes qui recherchaient dans Google les acronymes de la Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ), de la Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ) ou de l'Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) ont vu apparaître une publicité pour le site gouvernemental www.droitsdescolarite.com.
Même résultat pour les expressions «grève étudiante» ou «manifestation étudiante».
Sous le titre «L'université demeure accessible», le site annoncé propose d'apprendre aux lecteurs «pourquoi une hausse est nécessaire pour continuer à assurer la qualité de l'enseignement et garantir la valeur des diplômes universitaires».
Les associations étudiantes qui combattent la hausse sont outrées que leur nom ait été utilisé à cette fin.
Mais Dave Leclerc, porte-parole de la ministre de l'Éducation, affirme que ce plan de communication était une recommandation du Comité consultatif sur l'accessibilité financière aux études, sur lequel siégeaient sept représentants étudiants sur 19 membres.
«On s'est dit que la meilleure façon de joindre la clientèle c'était par un microsite qui répond aux questions. C'est beaucoup moins cher qu'une publicité à la télévision, d'ailleurs», explique M. Leclerc.
«Je sais que les associations étudiantes vont dire que c'est de la propagande, mais ça n'en est pas! C'est une recommandation du comité», dit-il. Le gouvernement a confié à l'agence de publicité Cossette le mandat de réaliser le site et d'en faire la promotion, à un coût total de 50 000$. Ce forfait inclut l'achat des mots clés à Google.
«Ce que recommandait le comité, c'était de faire la promotion de l'importance de l'éducation et du programme prêts et bourses. Pas d'utiliser ça à des fins partisanes!» rétorque Léo Bureau-Blouin, président de la FECQ.
Selon lui, cette campagne montre que la mobilisation étudiante inquiète le gouvernement. «Ils utilisent la crédibilité des associations étudiantes en achetant leurs acronymes pour mousser leur campagne. C'est une stratégie douteuse», dit-il.
Google permet à quiconque d'acheter de tels mots clés ou expressions pour diffuser de sa publicité aux internautes. Il est permis d'acheter le nom d'une entreprise ou d'une organisation rivale, mais il n'est pas permis d'utiliser son nom dans la publicité que l'on souhaite diffuser ensuite.
Une recherche effectuée par La Presse démontre que l'achat des mots clés a été peu coûteux. Google fixe le prix des mots clés selon leur popularité et le nombre de personnes qui souhaitent l'acheter. L'annonceur paye ensuite chaque fois qu'un internaute clique sur sa publicité.
L'expression FEUQ, recherchée en moyenne 1000 fois par mois sur Google Canada, est vendue à environ 10 sous par clic. FECQ, avec 720 recherches par mois, coûte le même tarif.
Pour ASSÉ, un nom recherché 18 000 fois par mois au Canada (et qui a d'autres usages qu'un regroupement étudiant), le prix est plus élevé, à environ 79 sous par clic.
L'expression «Association étudiante», avec 2400 recherches par mois en moyenne au Canada, est plus dispendieuse, avec un tarif approximatif de 1,21$ par clic.


QUÉBEC: Victoriaville, – Répression, État policier, chaos vs détresse, blessures et rage


MANIFESTATION ÉTUDIANTE AU QUÉBEC: C’est sur cet étudiant qu’on a tiré

Riot in Victoriaville



Arrests Begin As Protests of "Hundreds" Hit BofA in NYC, Charlotte, Detroit


This week, shareholders and protesters alike are descending on Bank of America in Charlotte to voice their displeasure

Even the cold early spring of 2012 could not deter Occupy Wall Street (OWS) activists in New York city. People from different backgrounds continue to come out onto the streets. The agenda driving all the protesters remains the same: income inequality, corruption among banks and multinational corporations, foreclosures, police brutality and above all, the need to get together and talk in person -- not just via mobile phones. It is all about the courage of ordinary men and women to tell the truth to those who hold power.

Officials: Nearly $2 million in guns, combat gear sold to gangs


A wide-reaching investigation by military and civilian authorities has uncovered a criminal conspiracy within the Armed Forces to steal and sell nearly $2 million in guns and combat gear to gangs in the U.S. and foreign countries including China, military officials have confirmed.
Those involved are accused of stealing, over-ordering or otherwise obtaining equipment and selling guns locally and other gear over the Internet to people in foreign countries including China and Russia, officials said.
A handful of those arrested in the sweeping operation have already been court martialed.

Wall Street Banks Secretly Build The World's Largest Private Army


Wall Street banks have secretly taken over US firearms and ammunition manufacturers and mercenary firms in a stealth build up world's largest private military force.
A Daily KOs article reveals that Wall Street banks have used private equity firms to acquire and launch a massive stealth takeover of private security firms, US ammo and gun manufacturers, uniforms, silencers and an army of mercenaries to build what amounts to the world's largest private army.
At the same time the private mercenary companies they now control, which include the likes of  Dynacorp and the notorious name changing Blackwater/Xe Services/Academi,  have been authorized under Department of Defense DIRECTIVE NUMBER 3025.18 to actually conduct policing operations inside the United States.
The article reveals Citi Bank, Bank of America, Barclays, and Deutsche Bank have provide huge amounts of funding to two private Wall Street equity firms, Cerebus and Veritas Equity, which in turn have used umbrella companies such as Freedom Corp., to engage in stealth takeovers and weapons stockpiling which has consumed the likes of  several gun manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers including Remington, Cobbs, H&R, Marlin, Dakota, and Bushmaker.
Furthermore, the same private equity firms have taken over companies involved in the “crowd control industry”.
One such example is CPI which manufacturers microwave and radio frequency crowd control pain inducers similar to the US Military’s heat gun which has been mentioned for deployment to control Occupy protestors.
All of this comes following news that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 450 million rounds of ammunition banned by the Geneva Convention which is coupled with reports that feds are buying up all surplus ammo and even ordering stores to cease sales to civilians.
At the same time a DHS informant says that the DHS is preparing for a civil war and recently leaked army manuals reveal mass military detention centers are being prepared inside the US for a War On Terror ‘strategy shift‘.

 

Did the White House Direct the Police Crackdown on Occupy?


A new trove of heavily redacted documents provided by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) on behalf of filmmaker Michael Moore and the National Lawyers Guild makes it increasingly evident that there was and is a nationally coordinated campaign to disrupt and crush the Occupy Movement.

 

Docs Show White House, DHS, Pentagon Behind Occupy Crackdown To Protect Banks


Documents show the White House, DHS, and the Pentagon coordinating and orchestrating the Occupy Wall Street crackdown while attempting to cover their tracks.

 

Docs Show White House, DHS Coverup Of Massive Natiowide Occupy Spy Network


Declassified documents show massive nationwide monitoring, surveillance and information sharing between the DHS and local authorities in response to Occupy.
While there are many new revelations in the latest document release, the most embarrassing revelation is the White House approving the Department Of Homeland Security to lie to the media in response inquiries into the federal governments involvement in the protest crackdown.

Minnesota Police Under Fire For Testing Drugs On Occupy Protesters


International news outlets report on reports that originated within the alternative media that Minnesota police drugged teens and dropped them at Occupy Protests.

Cops Taser Pregnant Woman 3 Times Over Driving Violation


When I heard about three police offers who wound up using a taser on a pregnant woman in Seattle, my first thought was that the story was some kind of a joke. Cops tasering a pregnant woman? In some sort of attempt to subdue her? For real?! You gotta be kidding me.

American Heart Association: Tasers can cause death


For the first time, amid continuing controversy and lawsuits over use of Tasers, a scientific, peer-reviewed study released this week shows the electronic stun guns can cause cardiac arrest and death.
We had a cardiac expert call into the radio show two years ago who said that if the taser jolt hits the heart at a specific point in the beat cycle, it will throw the heart into fibrillation leading to cardiac arrest and death.

DHS Considers Collecting DNA From Kids; DEA and US Marshals Already Do


Documents just released by US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) in response to one of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act requests show that DHS is considering collecting DNA from kids ages 14 and up—and is exploring expanding its regulations to allow collection from kids younger than that.
Many US schools now use fingerprinting of their students.
Los Angeles Unified officials hope a new plan allowing students to purchase school meals with a simple press of a finger will save money, speed up long cafeteria lines and reduce the headaches caused by forgotten lunch money. But the controversial finger scan ID system, already tested and dropped by at least one school district in California and banned in some states, has faced opposition from parents and civil liberties groups worried about student privacy. "Making school children submit to fingerprinting, and risking the misuse of biometric information before they are old enough to drive a car seems like an absurdly risky and invasive way to get slightly faster lunch lines," said Peter Bibring, a lawyer with the Southern California American Civil Liberties Union.
Can national DNA collection be that far behind?!?!?

Texas schools to begin tracking students with IDs embedded with RFID chips

Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Activist Post
In an attempt to get more money from the state, a middle school and high school in Texas are implementing a program in which student IDs will be outfitted with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips in order to track their movements around school.
As is so often done when it comes to surveillance technology, this is being sold to us as something for our own good and the good of our children. This is identical to how the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is pushing their ludicrously unconstitutional license plate surveillance program...

‘Barcode everyone at birth’


This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth.
“If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.
It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is.

Defense Department Seeks Legal Authority to Deploy Reservists onto American Streets

Susanne Posel, Contributor
Activist Post
Thanks to Posse Comitatus, the US military are forbidden from responding on the streets of America whenever the whim is announced.
The Posse Comitatus Act, Section 1385, states that only under “circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress” can a military presence on American streets be permitted.
Yet, if the Defense Department has their way, a new authorization act will give them the power to order the armed forces to be used against the American public...


In a series of preemptive raids to crackdown on planned protests of the NATO meeting in Chicago activists are being held in jail without charge.
The National Lawyer’s Guild reports that activists planning to protest the NATO summit in Chicago this weekend, where a martial law red-zone has officially been declared around the Chicago loop,  have simply disappeared without a warrant or charges.
According to Truth-out, at least 20 activists have been rounded up and thrown in jail in a series of preemptive raids conducted to crackdown on planned protests.
CBS news reports following the kidnapping of the activists Occupy Chicago protestors have taken to the streets and started blocking traffic to demand the immediate release of the people being illegally detained.
According the NLG, 9 of those activists simply disappeared Wednesday evening when the Organized Crime Division of the Chicago Police Department raided the home of two Occupy Chicago activists without a warrant and hauled them off without ever charging them.
The NLG said the police denied the raids or that anyone had even been detained and they were only able to locate the activists, who were being detained in the organized crime facility, over 12 hours later after working through out the night.
After locating the activists, the Illinois States Attorney at the station were the activists are being detained refused to meet with NLG or even discuss the reason for the arrests.
More than 24 hours later 4 of the activists were released without charge while the other 5 arrested during that raid are still being held without charge.
Despite President Obama’s promises that NDAA powers to detain U.S. citizens without charge would not be used the government is doing just that and setting a dangerous precedent of throwing activists in jail just for planning to engage in constitutionally protected free speech activities.
The Chicago Police have released a statement that their warrant-less raid recovered Molotov cocktails but the activists say the equipment is part of a home alcohol brewing apparatus.


According to an interview with National Lawyers Guild (NLG) spokesman Kris Hermes, Chicago police officers raided a Bridgeport apartment complex on Wednesday evening without a valid warrant and detained up to nine people without cause.


Chicago police and security personal are set for what they seem to believe will be a full scale battle with protesters during this weekends NATO Summit.
With numerous protest groups set to launch widespread protests throughout the weekend, the police state is out like never before.
In a move eerily reminiscent of the Soviet Union and East Germany, multiple activists were arrested and literally disappeared just days before the summit.

More Emergency Evacuation Shelters Being Setup Outside Chicago


For the last couple weeks a number of reports have been leaking out of Chicago about the possible evacuation of Chicago Residents during this months NATO summit. From the Illinois Department of Transportation testing an emergency plan to block highways out of downtown Chicago to the military conducting urban warfare drills in downtown Chicago, many residents are starting to wonder exactly what the government is expecting.
This morning CBS News in Chicago reported that another emergency evacuation site has been confirmed, this time at Benedictine University in DuPage County.

Metra unveils tough rules for NATO weekend


There's more. Passengers will not be allowed to carry any food or liquids on the trains during the three days, including coffee.
Because as well all know, terrorists drink coffee!

It’s not just the Red Cross preparing for an evacuation of Chicago during NATO summit

Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Activist Post
It has now emerged that it was not just the Red Cross and hospitals that were told to prepare for various emergency scenarios surrounding the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago.
The local Chicago CBS affiliate recently reported that Benedictine University has been contacted by the American Red Cross chapter in DuPage County to set up emergency shelters.
This is being done in order to prepare for a potential evacuation of Chicago during the NATO summit, and the Lisle campus of Benedictine University has been instructed to plan for up to 1,000 evacuees...

The National Lawyers Guild confirms that law enforcement agents broke down the door of a 6-unit apartment building in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Bridgeport at around 11:30 pm on Wednesday. Once inside, they entered the apartment of known activists with guns drawn and then cuffed the residents.
For two hours, tenants were shackled and questioned by officers with the Organized Crime Division of the Chicago Police Department. The Chicago Tribune writes that police reports detailing the incident have been obtained by the newspaper and confirm that nine people were arrested in the raid for allegedly making or possessing Molotov cocktail explosives. Police sources add to the paper early Friday, however, that none of the suspects had been charged.
Attorneys for the accused attest to the innocence of their clients. The reason they cannot prove that they were making Molotov cocktails, they say, is because they weren’t — instead, police saw and seized equipment used for home brewing beer.
“As far as we know, there was no liquid in the bottles,” Kris Hermes, a spokesman for the lawyer’s guild.
Four of the suspects have been released without charge. As of Friday morning, the remaining five were still detained.
Hermes adds to the Tribune that there’s absolutely no evidence of wrongdoing,” and that law enforcement officers were simply trying to make the activists “disappear” days before police expect major anti-NATO protests in Chicago.
“We were literally calling all morning and all afternoon to try to contact these people,” Hermes says. “That’s why we used the term ‘disappeared.’ ”
In a separate statement offered to an NBC News station in Chicago, Hermes adds, "The city has so far not indicated the reasons for the raid, what they are charging the protesters with, nor provided any evidence of wrongdoing” and that the NLG was still seeking a copy of the search warrant used in the raid.
Gelsomino adds that the search warrant used in the raid was allegedly not produced until four hours after the incident and was missing the signature of a court judge.
Welcome to how the phrase "to protect and serve" is interpreted by the Chicago police! Unflipping believable.
Making beer at home is, apparently, is now a criminal offense in Chicago!!! Home brewer equipment manufacturers, be warned: your products will be seized by the Chicago police!
And folks, if there were any evidence of any creation of weapons of this sort, don't you think that it would have been photographed, and streamed from the rooftops of the Chicago corporate (non) news outlets?!?!?

Chicago police prepare for NATO Summit with riot gear and sound cannon


Tens of thousands of demonstrators will descend on Chicago, Illinois this month to protest the annual conference of NATO nations, and police are preparing with the help of one million dollars’ worth of weapons and riot gear.
Chicago’s law enforcement agencies have invested as much as $1 million on riot-control equipment, including at least one long-range acoustic device, or LRAD, and upgrades to shields that will be worn by the police, reports the UK’s guardian
Demonstrators and organizers alike have both described the plans for marches and rallies against the NATO Summit later this month as being peaceful in nature. Law enforcement wants to make sure that they keep the events non-violent, though, and will aim to do so with a major new arsenal of riot gear.

The LRAD, a sound cannon-like device that has been linked to causing permanent hearing loss, is being touted by the Chicago Police Department as a necessity for public safety.

This huge assortment of riot gear, including the LRAD, has absolutely nothing to do with alleged "public safety"; this has to do with demonstrating to the NATO dignitaries that Americans are sufficiently cowed to accept any decision the Federal Government makes without stirring up a fuss, and if they do, they can be permanently crippled or killed with absolutely zero repercussions.

700 National Guard Homeland Response Force Troops Set to Train in New York


Seven hundred National Guard Troops from the Northeast and Caribbean are set to conduct disaster preparedness training in central New York this week.
According to the Associated Press, the troops will train for certification as a regional response force in the event of a chemical, biological, nuclear, or high explosive incident.

Surveillance #Drone Spotted Near Chicago - For #NATO Summit


watch WeAreChange / Timcast Chicago LIVE stream #nato #nonato protest march #getlostnato #protestnato

Israeli Company Has FAA Permission to Fly Drones in U.S. Airspace!


The Israeli company Stark Aerospace of Mississippi is not so much from Mississippi as it is from Israel. Stark Aerospace of Mississippi is a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries! And the Federal Aviation Administration has given them permission to fly their drones in American airspace!
Israel started its drone program with a contract in July of 1970 with the American company Teledyne Ryan. Since then it has moved to making its own drones which it uses to wage war with its neighbors as well as to keep Palestinians suppressed and under Jewish control. While being employed to control the Palestinians Israeli drones have been used in the direct killings of Palestinian children in Gaza.

Media Blackout As Obama Appoints First Ever Assassination Czar


Corporate news blackout as Obama designates John Brennan as the sole person in charge of designating people to be assassinated.
He's making a list.
Checking it twice!
Going to find out
who's naughty or nice (have you sent in those campaign donations checks yet?)
John Brennen is coming to ... keel you!



FBI agent Ross Rice said the agency will be on heightened alert in Chicago, with extra agents brought in to react if its intelligence network sniffs out a plot. The FBI has agents in 70 countries, gathering intelligence.
"Several international terrorist groups have elevated Chicago in their mind to their No. 1 target for terrorist attack," Rice said in an interview at the U.S. government's nerve center inside a non-descript suburban Chicago office complex. Reporters were asked to keep the location secret.
"But there's absolutely no indication that we've developed that any group or organization has a plan afoot to disrupt the summit this week," Rice said.
OK, if "...there's absolutely no indication that we've developed that any group or organization has a plan afoot to disrupt the summit," then why the flip is Chicago in lockdown, surveilled from the skies, and people being warned that they may want to leave certain buildings when the conference is being held, not to mention the horrendous expense?!?
Is this simply an exercise by the US government, simply to demonstrate a show of force to NATO against its own citizens?
If there is no real threat, what other reason could there be for the overkill in Chicago, other than wanting to show various dignitaries from various foreign countries that they can inconvenience and oppress American citizens with utterly zero consequences?!?


If anyone has doubts about what it means here at home when the U.S. seeks to militarily dominate the world, take a trip to Chicago, this week. There, you’ll see the Chicago police, the second largest force in the country, reinforced by cops from Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and backed up by two high decibel noise machines that were first used against American civilians in Pittsburgh to blow out the eardrums of protesters, back in 2009. Overall security for the NATO summit meeting is overseen by the FBI and the Secret Service, who in recent months have been given unprecedented police state powers, thanks to President Obama and a bipartisan Congress.

NBC Chicago blog: As it Happens: NATO in Chicago


Sights, sounds and stories from a tumultuous weekend
Below is live coverage from the NATO summit from NBC Chicago. This live blog will provide coverage on everything NATO from the wining and dining at McCormick Place, to the protests and marches on the street, and everything in between.
We’ll continue blogging live over the weekend through Monday until the Summit ends and looking for your help.

Groups says 60 arrested, some hurt in Chicago anti-NATO clashes

Baton-swinging police clashed with anti-war protesters marching on the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday and a lawyers' group representing the demonstrators said at least 12 people were injured, some with head wounds from police batons.

 

NATO protesters storm Chicago

Thousands of protesters carried their anti-war message to world leaders at the NATO summit, on Sunday May 20.

Raw Video Of Chicago Police Beating NATO Protesters with Batons

Raw Video Footage aired by CNN described by CNN as 'Chicago Police Pummel NATO protestors with Batons

 

CNN: "Chicago Police Just Pummeling NATO Protestors With Their Batons" - Watch Live

Watch live - Chicago police indiscriminately beating NATO protestors.

Cops Secretly Recorded Threatening To Beat Up Occupy NATO Protesters

 

Protesters Say Chicago Domestic Terrorist Arrest Is A "Police Intimidation Campaign"

 

NATO Summit Chicago , Protester Knocked Down and Injured by Police Van.


Attorney: "NATO 3" Activists Detained on Terror Charges in Chicago Are Victims of Police Entrapment


Gelsomino says the so-called "NATO Three" were set up by government informants who planted the explosives. "Our clients who are facing the most serious charges of terrorism are actually in solitary confinement right now, we just learned," Gelsomino says. "A very top priority this week is to get them out of that extremely punitive and extremely dangerous condition that they’re in right now."
So remember kiddies, that smelly loser with the dynamite? THAT'S the undercover informant. Shove that dynamite up their butt and light the fuse!
"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more - we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward."-- Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

Bringing It All Back Home: Occupied Chicago is America’s New Normal


Nato claims its purpose is to secure peace through security; in much of Chicago neither exists.
This violence, be it at the hands of the state or gangs, is both compounded and underpinned by racial and economic disadvantage. The poorer the neighbourhood the more violent, the wealthier the safer. This is no coincidence. Much like the Nato summit – and the G8 summit that preceded it – the system is set up not to spread wealth but to preserve and protect it, not to relieve chaos but to contain and punish it.
Chicago illustrates how the developing world is everywhere, not least in the heart of the developed. The mortality rate for black infants in the city is on a par with the West Bank; black life expectancy in Illinois is just below Egypt and just above Uzbekistan. More than a quarter of Chicagoans have no health insurance, one in five black male Chicagoans are unemployed and one in three live in poverty. Latinos do not fare much better.
Unflipping believable.

Journalists Raided By Police At Gunpoint Last Night Back On Air


Journalists streaming the NATO protests live from Chicago are back on the air after being held at Gunpoint last night by the police under suspicious circumstances.

Life in Occupied Chicago

Stephen Lendman, Contributor
Activist Post
Through Monday, downtown residents live in occupied Chicago.
Secret Service agents, NORTHCOM and National Guard forces, as well as thousands of state and local police seem everywhere.
Getting around feels hazardous. Anyone may be stopped, searched, interrogated, even arrested.
Residents were advised to hunker down and stay out of harm's way as best as possible. For many, it's not easy. More on a city under siege ...


NATO is strengthening its positions in Central Asia, for the first time inviting Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to its Chicago summit on May 20 and 21 in hopes of expanding partnerships with the countries. Now, NATO has only cargo transit deals in the region but is eyeing new military bases to compete with Russia and China.
The summit will deal with the alliance’s new policy on Central Asia. The above-mentioned countries were invited to the Afghanistan meeting as they provide transit for alliance forces in the country.
NATO openly speaks about its plans to deploy its troops in Central Asia and the invited countries are perfectly aware of it. Now they are thinking of how to get the most out of this situation, says political analyst and chief editor of Ferghana.ru web portal, Daniil Kislov:
Looking at these moves, I have to wonder just how many more countries are on NATO's "regime change" hit parade.

NATO activates missile shield despite Russian anger


NATO leaders launched Sunday the first phase of a US-led missile shield for Europe, risking the wrath of Russia which has threatened to deploy rockets to EU borders in response.
A NATO official told AFP that US President Barack Obama and his allies "just decided" at a Chicago summit to put a US warship armed with interceptors in the Mediterranean and a Turkey-based radar system under NATO command in a German base.
The alliance insists the shield is not aimed at Russia and aims to knock out missiles that could be launched by enemies such as Iran, but Moscow fears that the system will also serve to neutralize its nuclear deterrent.

House Passes Stealth Legislation


Go to Google and type in “H.R. 4133.” You will discover that, apart from a handful of blogs and alternative news sites, not a single mainstream medium has reported the story of a congressional bill that might well have major impact on the conduct of United States foreign policy. H.R. 4133, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, was introduced into the House of Representatives of the 112th Congress on March 5 “to express the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the president to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes.” The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) reportedly helped draft the bill, and its co-sponsors include Republicans Eric Cantor and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Democrats Howard Berman and Steny Hoyer. Hoyer is the Democratic whip in the House of Representatives, where Cantor is majority leader. Ros-Lehtinen heads the Foreign Affairs Committee.
The House bill basically provides Israel with a blank check drawn on the U.S. taxpayer to maintain its “qualitative military edge” over all of its neighbors combined.
But the objective is to provide Israel with the resources to attack Iran, if it chooses to do so, while tying the U.S. and Israel so closely together that whatever Benjamin Netanyahu does, the U.S. “will always be there,” as our president has so aptly put it.
But the scariest bit of the bill is its call for “an expanded role for Israel within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including an enhanced presence at NATO headquarters and exercises.” If Israel becomes part of NATO, which is clearly Congress’s intent, the U.S. and other members will be obligated to come to the aid of a nation that is expanding its borders and is currently engaged in hostilities with three of its neighbors.



Thirty to 50 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars may have fought hard for or suffered for their medals, but this weekend, they plan to hand those medals back during the NATO summit in Chicago, MSNBC reports. The group will stage the demonstration in protest of the war on terror, according to the itinerary for Sunday published on the blog Iraq Veterans Against the War. The group will convene at 10 a.m. for music and speeches and at 3 p.m. march to the convention center where the NATO meeting will take place to return the medals, according to the itinerary.


When Queen Elizabeth II receives her guests at Windsor Castle today to celebrate 60 years as head of the British state she will be greeted and fawned upon by some of the world’s most ruthless dictators.
In attendance at the lavish banquet will be the kings, emirs and sultans of the Persian Gulf monarchies: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman. While the European royal counterparts can claim to be antiquated throwbacks to centuries past, who now possess largely ceremonial titles that do not impinge on the democratic workings of their societies, not so the Gulf monarchs. For these are absolute rulers who preside over their subjects with ruthless and untrammelled power. The oil-enriched dictators do not brook the slightest public dissent, and invariably command their state treasury and army like fiefdoms.
Memo to Queen Elizabeth; if one can truly be judged by the company one keeps, it is, then, painfully apparent to both your subjects and the world, that you keep some some company of very dubious moral and political character.

Target Iran: America and Israel to Officially Unleash MEK Terrorist Cult


A couple of months ago, one of those dubious leaks made by “unnamed US officials” caught my eye. US media did something it doesn’t often do; it publicised ‘secret’ Israeli government policy. Giving five minutes of prime time TV to Iranian scientist Mohammad Javad Larijani, brother of Ali Larijani, philosopher and chairman of the Parliament of Iran, two “senior U.S. officials” confirmed for NBC News what Mohammad Larijani was telling them: that Israel was behind the assassinations of Iranian scientists.
Specifically, the US officials stated that Israel’s Mossad was financing, training and arming an Iranian dissident group that goes by many names, but which we’ll call the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) for now. In return, the MEK is “providing Israel with information.” Speaking through NBC, these unknown officials confirmed what Larijani and the Iranian government have been saying for years: that Israel, through the MEK, carried out the attacks in which motorcycle-borne assailants attached sophisticated magnetic bombs to the exterior of the victims’ cars. The US officials further stated that the Obama administration is aware of the assassination campaign but has no direct involvement.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: Plan to Attack Iran “Ready”


The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shaprio, told a closed conference in Tel Aviv that the United States has completed preparations for a military strike on Iran. His comments were recorded by a reporter and aired on Israel’s Channel 2 TV on Wednesday night.
Daniel Shaprio (center) sat on the NSC as senior director for the Middle East before Obama appointed him ambassador to Israel.
“It would be preferable to resolve this diplomatically, and through the use of pressure, than to use military force,” Shapiro said. “But that does not mean that option isn’t available. Not just available, it’s ready. The necessary planning has been done to ensure that it’s ready.”
Shaprio’s comments were not intended for public consumption, the Times of Israel reports.

Panetta: Obama Has Authority to Override Congress to Declare War


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the President has the authority to override Congress' exclusive power to declare war, if some "vital interest" is at stake.
Please listen to SecDef Panetta's weasel-worded testimony very carefully; he is stating, in essence, that any President has the power to override the Congress' capability to declare war.
Apparently, in Panetta's mind, the Constitution , Bill of Rights, and the rule of law no longer exists.

Avenge This: US kills 500, spends $1 billion every day since 2001 in illegal Wars of Aggression


Because of the tremendous sacrifices of all our families through two world wars, the US authored war law into treaty status; US “Supreme Law” in Article 6 of the US Constitution. War law is crystal-clear: a nation can never use its military in armed attack unless another nation’s government attacks first. This means the US armed attacks/wars on all current nations are unlawful Wars of Aggression, the worst crime a nation can commit.
Peer-reviewed professional and independent studies conclude that the US war-murders (direct and indirect) ~500/day since 2001. Shockingly, this is lower than the US annual war-murder average since WW2 of ~1,000 to 1,500/day (20-30 million total; 300-500,000/year since 1945).
The US has $4 - $6 trillion in long-term costs for its wars since 2001; a daily average cost of ~$1 billion to $1.6 billion.
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Cost in money and lives: Current war expenditures are now ~$15 billion/month.[1] According to Nobel Prize winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard professor, Linda Bilmes, the long-term costs of the Iraq war as of Spring, 2008, are conservatively figured at over $3 trillion, ~$30,000 each for the ~100 million American households.[2] Adjusted for inflation, this is now the second most costly war in US history.[3]
According to the John Hopkins School of Public Health published in the esteemed Lancet Medical Journal using the best academic and professional methodology, as of October, 2006, over 650,000 more Iraqis have been killed since the US invasion than would be expected in pre-war conditions.[7] Despite this being the only peer-reviewed study, the US government dismisses this study without giving reason, saying that less than 100,000 Iraqis have died.[8] In December 2007, the number of violent Iraqi deaths is probably over 1.2 million (about 20,000 per month).[9] From these deaths, the Iraqi government reports that five million children have become orphans; horrific even if overestimated by a factor of two.[10]

U.S. Has Spent $642 Billion on Afghan War, Including almost $200 Billion for This Year and Next


While Washington’s rhetoric has focused recently on the coming end to the war in Afghanistan, its spending on the conflict is not at all waning.
Between this year and next, the federal government plans to spend nearly $200 billion on the war. If it does so, the U.S. will have spent about $642 billion since 2001 on fighting the Taliban, al-Qaeda and allied groups, local militias and warlords in Afghanistan.
One think tank, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), characterized the spending commitment for 2012 and 2013 as “incredible” given the lack of controls, plans, auditing and effectiveness employed by the Obama administration to win the war.
The only individuals "winning" this war are the drug lords, the corporate banks which launder their profits, and the huge defense contractors providing mercenaries, materials, and logistics for the US government.


Doing away with the pretense that US troops in Yemen are exclusively there on a “training mission,” officials are confirming that “about 20 US special forces” are on the ground and engaged in a “focused counter-terrorism campaign.”
With drones pounding southern Yemen on a near daily basis, the confirmation shows that the troops are not just in Yemen, but are actually directing the Yemeni military in their suddenly aggressive offensive against the Abyan Province.
Any one remember how the war in Viet Nam started?!?
With "advisors", i.e., "special forces."
IF the US government really wants the current Yemenite government to succeed, it must do the following:
1. Provide food and medical aid to the people of Yemen who desperately need it, and not allow it to fall into the hands of government militias as a "reward" to sell to those who can buy them.
2. Help the Yemenite government by collaborating with it to build schools, hospitals, and infrastructure.
3. Assist the government in obtaining investments with which to build up industry and agriculture
4. Assist the government in developing more transparency, and ditching a well-entrenched culture of corruption.
5. In short, make the US government appear to be the really "good guys" to the people of Yemen, rather than "good guys" to the government of Yemen.
OF course, all these steps...would be logical.
When the US government continues to support any tinpot dictator who oppresses their own people, it screams to the world that human rights, liberty, and human dignity are values the US government embraces only when they are convenient. It is very obvious that in the case of Yemen, these values are not convenient.
If people cannot reasonably embrace the promise of a peaceful revolution, because they can see concrete signs that things are actually getting better for them, they will then almost inevitably embrace the promise of radicalism.
What the US government is doing, in terms of these drone strikes, and apparent ground operations, is creating the perfect storm for a backlash against the sitting Yemenite government, culminating in a potentially successful rebellion against that government, and the establishment of a virulently anti-American regime in its place.
Sometimes, I just have to shake my head at how stupidly ham-fisted, and completely wrong-headed US foreign policy can be, and there are very few areas where this it more painfully apparent than in the US government's policy toward Yemen.

US Sending Troops to Yemen for ‘Training’


With growing fighting in the Abyan Province, the Pentagon is announcing that it intends to send troops to Yemen as part of a “training mission.”
Following repeated claims by US leaders that Yemen’s al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is the greatest threat on the planet,the US has dramatically escalated its drone strike campaign against Yemen, pounding southern towns under the control of Ansar al-Sharia several times a week.
The replacement of former "president for life" Selah with Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi has done absolutely nothing to ameliorate the misery in which most Yemenites live.
Replacing one thug with another doesn't change the situation on the ground one whit.
IF the folks in the White House, Pentagon, and State Department had one shred of sense between them, they would be offering food and medical aid, and develop a methodology to insure that this aid actually gets to the people who so desperately need it, which means it would NOT be going to Al-Hadi's cronies, to sell at a profit for those few who can afford it.
They would be working with local people to build bridges and hospitals and schools, bringing a source of desperately needed income to some people.
They would be pushing Al-Hadi's government to seek development deals, keep taxes to a minimum, and offer more transparency in government, so that the people of Yemen can actually believe that life will be getting better for them in the future.
If the only hope people can cling to is the hope of radicalism and violence, then that is the hope they will embrace.
Of course, all of these efforts...would be logical, and would work to establish long-term stability and growth in Yemen.
I would like to remind all in the bowels of power that the military debacle which was Viet Nam started with the introduction of " military advisors" to a government which routinely suppressed its own people; and we all remember just how brilliantly THAT went for the US government!
As President Kennedy said, "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable!"
Far from creating "stability" here, what our foreign policy in Yemen is doing is creating the perfect enviornment for the eruption of a violent revolution which may well lead toward the establishment of a virulently anti-American government, bordering an oil-producing giant in the region having domestic unrest problems of its own.
An attempted US-government engineered military solution to the crisis in Yemen is the absolutely most ham-fisted, wrong-headed, and ultimately counterproductive approach which could possibly be taken.

Obama Uses CIA Funded al-Qaeda Attacks in Yemen to Declare National Emergency

Susanne Posel, Contributor
Activist Post
During a military parade rehearsal this week, more than 90 people were killed after a bomber wearing an army uniform self-exploded amidst a group of soldiers at al-Sabin Square. The terrorist group al-Qaeda claimed the bombing, saying that one of their members carried out the attack.
Along with the estimated 90 killed, defense ministry officials said 222 people were injured in the attack. The al-Qaeda plant was present moments before Defense Minister Nasser Ahmed and the army’s chief-of-staff were scheduled to greet the troops. The majority of the dead were stationed from the Central Security Organization.
Yemen has been the stage for al-Qaeda’s attacks against the president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who recently took office. Hadi has declared war against al-Qaeda, saying it is a “religious duty’ of the state to do so.

Obama Declares State of Emergency through yet another Executive Order

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/16/executive-order-blocking-property-persons-threatening-peace-security-or-
Today, May 16, 2012, the United States Premier Barack Obama AKA Barry Soetoro AKA Barry the Rat signed Executive Order Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen, declaring a State of Emergency in the United States and activating his new dictatorial powers, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code.
Obama says he is going to exercise these powers on the sovereign country of Yemen and “others”. This is a seizure of all Yemenis owned properties in the United States and the properties of any American with business ties to any interest in Yemen. This is an act of war.
This is, once again, Obama circumventing our Congress and declaring himself as dictator as he is absolutely dictating foreign policy using unconstitutional laws which were put in place through his prior dictates.

U.S. trainer shot in Yemen, army advances on militants


A U.S. special forces commander toured the frontline in southern Yemen in a visit that highlighted the extent of Washington's support to a government fighting militants it sees as a threat not just the region but also to U.S. soil.
Four Americans, part of a team of instructors in Yemen to train the Arab country's coastguard, were in the vehicle that was attacked in the Red Sea city of Hudaida, a Yemeni coastguard officer said.

FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot
May 16, 2012, ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/fbi-investigates-media-leaks-in-yemen-bomb-plot/
FBI director Robert S. Mueller III today disclosed that the FBI is investigating leaks to the news media about the recently disrupted plot by Al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate to smuggle a bomb designed to be concealed in underwear onto a U.S. bound jet. The plans for the attack, which featured a more sophisticated version of the device the “underwear bomber” of Christmas 2009 was arrested with, were first revealed by the AP. But a day later, it was revealed that the individual at the center of the plot was a double agent working for Britain’s MI-6 secret intelligence service and the CIA along with Saudi Arabian intelligence assets. “We have initiated an investigation into this leak,” Mueller testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Justice Department officials and an FBI spokesman declined to comment on the nature of the investigation. The CIA also declined comment. Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, addressed the issue of media leaks relating to the plot and called it “devastating.”
Note: Yes, it's devastating to the image of the FBI to be caught aiding terrorist plots. Now why isn't the government investigating why the FBI is doing such things? For lots more from reliable sources on the games intelligence agencies play, click here.

Military to Avoid Embarrassing Pictures by Banning Photography


It sounds like the punchline of a bad joke, but after years of dealing with photographs of troops torturing prisoners, desecrating corpses and generally behaving badly, commanders in southwestern Afghanistan have announced that they are going to solve the problem by banning photography.

US Resumes Arm Sales to Bahrain


While conceding that there are “a number of serious unresolved human rights issues” in the nation, the US State Department announced today that President Obama has signed off on a resumption of weapons sales to Bahrain.
The statement did not provide a total value of the weapons being sent to Bahrain, but insisted that the new weapons would not be used for “crowd control.” US weapons have been used heavily by Bahrain and allies in cracking down on pro-democracy protesters since last year.
You can bet the farm that these weapons will be used against the people of Bahrain by a sclerotic, authoritarian monarchy with absolutely zero concern for the welfare of its people.

Largest U.S. exercise in Middle East furtively taking place in Jordan. Involving 19 countries and 12,000 military


Almost ignored by some media outlets, a major strategic theater cooperation exercise including 19 countries and more than 12,000 participants is currently taking place in Jordan.
Participating countries are Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Egypt, France, Italy, Iraq, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Spain, Romania, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Mediterranean Energy Wars: Israel seeks to deploy 20,000 commandos in Greek Cyprus


Israel wants its energy projects in Greek Cyprus to be run by Israelis and is seeking to deploy as many as 20,000 commandos for their protection, Anatolia news agency reported today.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuand his Greek Cypriot counterpart, Demetris Christofias, met on Feb. 16 to discuss the two countries’ joint ventures. Details of the talks between the two leaders were kept secret.
Anatolia cited a source it said was close to the Greek Cypriot government who reportedly said Christophias specifically asked Netanyahu to convince Israeli businessmen to halt their investments in Turkish Cyprus during the meeting.

China issues warnings on Philippines


China told its citizens Thursday they were not safe in the Philippines and its state media warned of war, as a month-long row over rival claims in the South China Sea threatened to spill out of control.

 

Philippines says US to protect it in South China Sea


The Philippines said Wednesday the United States had pledged to protect it from attacks in the South China Sea, a day after China issued a warning over a territorial row in the waters.
Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said he had received the assurances during talks in Washington last week in which the Philippines’ increasingly tense dispute with China over rival claims to a shoal in the sea were discussed.
Gazmin said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defence Secretary Leon Panetta stressed they were not taking sides in the dispute, but they assured the Philippines the United States would honour a 1951 mutual defence treaty. “It includes armed attack (on) island territories in the Pacific (region),” Gazmin said, citing conditions for the allies coming to each other’s aid.
"...NOT TAKING SIDES...", MY ASTROLABE!
IF Gazmin is correct in his assessment of Secretary Clinton's remarks, expect a US/China military confrontation in this neck of the woods in the not so distant future.

Evidence of US Weapons-Grade Uranium Diversions to Israel


Declassified files from long-running investigations of the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) over alleged illegal diversions of US government-owned weapons-grade uranium to Israel are now available online at http://www.IRmep.org/ila/numec
The 733 pages of information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act for the new book Divert! NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the diversion of US weapons-grade uranium into the Israeli nuclear weapons program include:
A 1980 FBI interview of an eyewitness (PDF) of NUMEC executives stuffing U-235 canisters into sealed equipment shipped to Israel.


A U.S.-based unit has been selected as the Army’s first “regionally aligned” brigade, and by next year its soldiers could begin conducting operations in Africa.
It is the first step in an effort to develop expert units to rotate through a region.
U.S. Africa Command will be the first to test the new rotational model, intended to give commanders a more reliable supply of soldiers available for short, training-focused missions.

Saudi Arabia next US overthrow target!


Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged people in Saudi Arabia to follow the example set by popular revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia and rise up.
Dear Saudi Arabia
Looks like you are next up on the "Steal their country and pretends it's a popular revolt" hit parade!
I did try to warn you this would happen if you looked the other way while your neighbors got clobbered.

Congressman Joe Pitts: ‘It is incumbent on Ariel Sharon and Yasir Arafat to restart a peace process’


With the global war against terrorism, it is now incumbent on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Yasir Arafat to clamp down on Palestinian extremists that have perpetuated violence and to restart a peace process that has collapsed.
Dated April 20th, 2012, this form letter was sent out by Congressman Joe Pitts, who apparently doesn't know that Yasser Arafat died of an apparent poisoning in 2004, and that Ariel Sharon has been in a permanent vegetative state since 2006.
Is this the best the Pennsylvania voters can come up with?

The US Is Now Worried That Israel Could Attack Iran At Any Moment


Undisclosed Washington sources told Channel 10 that they worry Kadima was offered a place in the coalition to shore up support for a preemptive attack aimed at halting the Islamic Republic’s nuclear drive, and that Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz would approve of such an attack.
The report added that the US officials believe early Israeli elections would have kept the F-15s at bay, but are now genuinely concerned that with political backing, there is little to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from ordering the attack.
Israel may attack Iran, but they will demand that the United States finish the war for them!

Israeli Leadership Hardens Stance, Plans Iran Attack


“The window of opportunity is before the U.S. presidential election in November. This way they will bounce the Americans into supporting them.” Obama aides have likewise referred to the weeks before the vote as the “sweet spot” for the war.
It is this near certitude about the wisdom of starting a war that has Israeli officials scared to death of the P5+1 negotiations next week in Baghdad. Though the US is always around to try to foil any deals reached, the latest word has been that the sides are making serious progress, and could spoil Netanyahu’s crusade into Tehran.
I am hoping (and praying, literally) that sane heads at the P5+1 will come to an intelligent rapprochement with the Iranians over their nuclear energy program, and that war against Iran will be forestalled because of that.
However, unfortunately, I wouldn't bet against Israel attempting some kind of false flag attack to prevent this next round of talks from even happening, if they think they can get away with it.

Israel’s national unity government prepares ground for war


Less than two days after calling an early general election for September 4th, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu announced that he had instead brought the opposition Kadima party into his coalition.
This gives Netanyahu 94 seats in the 120 member Knesset, an unprecedented majority. It prepares the political ground for a possible military assault on Iran and a guaranteed social and economic offensive against the Israeli working class.

Israel Sets Tough Demands for Next Round of Iran Talks


During a visit to Israel on Wednesday, Catherine Ashton, the European diplomat leading nuclear negotiations with Iran, got a reminder of the enormity of the challenge she faces. Ashton met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior cabinet members to brief them on plans for the Baghdad talks scheduled for May 23. Unlike last month’s ice-breaker meeting in Istanbul, in Baghdad, the two sides are required to begin putting cards on the table outlining reciprocal steps each would be willing to take to resolve or ease the dangerous international standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu reportedly delivered a blunt warning: “Iran is trying to gain time through talks with the West, and has no intention of halting its nuclear program,” the Israeli leader told Ashton at the closed meeting, according to Israeli accounts.
It's really pathetic that Catherine Ashton had to fly to Israel to take her working orders from Bibi Netanyahu and looking for his approval conditions for Iran and P5+1 countries negotiations.
Why is Israel even part of all of this? Israel is not a permanent member of the UN Security Council, nor even a regular member. Indeed, Israel's membership at the United Nations is technically invalid since they never complied with the conditions placed on their joining the UN, which was allowing the Palestinians a right of return and compensation to Palestinians for confiscated homes and villages. Israel led the charge against Iraq's nuclear power program, bombing the power station at Osirak while claiming it housed a secret factory to make nuclear weapons, which turned out to be entirely baseless.
Netanyahu has been waiving war flags against Iran for years and in every day passes he keeps his demands higher from Western countries.
Now Netanyahu wants Iran's nuclear enrichment program stops at any level, something he knows that Iran will not accept.
He is not looking for a solution, he's looking to start a war with Iran that the West will be forced to fight for Israel, just like the Iraq war.

Israeli Professor - 'We CouldDestroy All European Capitals'


An Israeli professor and military historian hinted that Israel could avenge the holocaust by annihilating millions of Germans and other Europeans.
Speaking during an interview which was published in Jerusalem Friday, Professor Martin Van Crevel said Israel had the capability of hitting most European capitals with nuclear weapons.
"We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets of our air force."
But Iran is the danger to world peace, right?

Iran nuclear deal doesn't rule out Israeli strike, Barak says


Hours ahead of a second round of nuclear talks between Iran and the West, Defense Minister Ehud Barak insists that the world "must not blink, concede or cave at the last minute"
So let me see if I have this right. Israel, which has nuclear weapons but won't admit it, has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty despite requests from both the United States and United Nations to do so, does not allow IAEA inspections, was exposed for having tried to covertly sell nuclear weapons to another country (the very activity the NNPT is intended to block) is going to dictate to the P5+1, of which it is not even a member, how they must force Iran, which has signed the NNPT, does allow IAEA inspections, does not have nuclear weapons, and has not initiated a war of conquest in 200 years, to surrender their legal rights under the NNPT??????????

British ministers 'ponder response to Israeli strike on Iran'


Any UK action would be extremely divisive for the coalition so perhaps it is not surprising that the issue gets a frequent airing at the NSC. Andrew Rawnsley argued in The Observer in March that Iran was the issue most likely to tear the government apart. The prospect clearly worries Liberal Democrat members of the coalition who are adamant that the UK should operate strictly within the boundaries of international law, and not repeat the mistakes of Iraq.
To recap: Israel, which has nuclear weapons but won't admit it, has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty despite requests from both the United States and United Nations to do so, does not allow IAEA inspections, was exposed for having tried to covertly sell nuclear weapons to another country (the very activity the NNPT is intended to block) is going to bomb Iran, which has signed the NNPT, does allow IAEA inspections, does not have nuclear weapons, and has not initiated a war of conquest in 200 years. And Great Britain is trying to figure out if they should help?

Western Leaders Reject Iranian Proposal for Wider Access for UN Inspectors


Western leaders on Thursday rejected proposals by Iranian nuclear negotiators to alleviate concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, while Iran rejected an incentive package from the six world powers.
Let's stop pretending with this "western leaders" crap and call it like it is. The United States is blocking every possible deal under orders from Israel, which has adopted a "do as we say or death" foreign policy against the rest of the world.
Iran is playing by the rules. Iran has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Iran does not have nuclear weapons. Iran allows IAEA inspections. And Iran has not initiated a war of conquest in over 200 years.
In contrast, Israel does have nuclear weapons (although it officially maintain a policy of ambiguity in order to evade US legal limits on taxpayer-funded financial support). Mordechai Vanunu photographed the secret bomb lab underneath Dimona and Israel TV openly discusses Israel nuclear weapons factory. Israel has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty despite repeated requests by both the United Sates and the United Nations. Israel does not allow IAEA inspections. Israel was caught trying to sell a clandestine nuclear weapon to South Africa; the very activity the NNPT is supposed to prevent, and of course Israel is constantly starting wars.
Let us be clear; Iran is the innocent party. It is Israel and their slave the United States Government who are the provocateurs leading the world into nuclear Armageddon.

Murder for fun and "morale": Shocking video of lethal Israeli attack on sleeping Palestinian prisoners

http://uruknet.com/?p=m88134&hd=&size=1&l=e

One of the Israeli attackers shouts, amid flashes, flame and smoke: "I want to open these gates and take care of these little sons of whores." Other Israelis shout vulgar Arabic insults at the prisoners regarding their mothers.
Prisoners writhe in agony and fear. One can be seen – in images reminiscent of Abu Ghraib – lying on the ground as an Israeli points a gun at him shouting "lie on your stomach!"
Others are shot without apparent reason.
These are scenes from a video that was shown in April 2011 by the investigative program Ovda on Israel’s Channel 2 television station. The violent attack it records against the Palestinian prisoners on 22 October 2007 was real, but it was carried out as a "training exercise" for Israeli security personnel at Ketziot Prison to boost their "morale" and "motivation."
Sickening...just sickening.
Do all members of Israeli security personnel have a "conscienceectomy" before they report for duty, where all reasonable moral norms are forcibly removed from their brains?!?

Head of massive Israeli prostitution ring gets 18 years in prison


Remember as you read this that Saban was justified in his religious beliefs in doing this, as the Old Testament is rife with examples of the menfolk exploiting women for sexual purposes. Besides Abraham selling his wife Sarah into concubinage to the Egyptian Pharaoh, we also have the case of Abraham’s nephew Lott, who gives his 2 virgin daughters away to a group of sex freaks from Sodom–
‘Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man…I give them to you to abuse as you see fit, only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof--Genesis, 19.8
But probably the most important, in terms of Jews using Gentile women for their own sexual purposes comes from the Book of Numbers, 31:13-18, 32-35
"Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."

Israelis run organ trafficking network


According to Ha’aretz, at least 10 Israeli citizens were arrested for membership in the organ trafficking gang. Investigation into the ring began after representatives of several countries contacted the Israeli authorities and provided them with the names of suspects, who are all Israeli citizens.
In a November report, CNN said that the organs of the individuals trying to enter Israel from the Sinai desert had been trafficked.
The Italian New Generation Foundation for Human Rights and the Everyone Group has presented evidence indicating that Sinai locals harvest the organs of the people they transfer to Israel. In this connection, a number of mass graves have been found containing the corpses of Africans who were missing some of their organs.

Rabbi–Non-Jews are ‘brainless thieves’


“There are eight billion people in the world. And what are they? Murderers, thieves, brainless people… But who is the essence of this world? Has God created the world for these murderers? For these evil-doers? “
The rabbi, who has replaced Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv as the Lithuanian branch of Judaism’s spiritual leader, reiterated his statements and went on to say: “Non-Jews have no connection to torah. The nations have nothing, no confidence (faith) and no good principles.”

UN official: Israeli practices cause great human suffering


The Assistant UN Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Catherine Bragg, expressed her deep concern about the plight of the Palestinians under occupation, including those rendered homeless after demolition of their homes.
She called for ending the policies and the laws that deprive the Palestinians of their right to support themselves.
Bragg stated, in a press release after her three-day visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, «I am extremely concerned about the humanitarian impact of demolitions and displacement on Palestinian families”, and added: “Such actions cause great human suffering, run contrary to international law and must be brought to a halt.”
"Veto. Veto! Oh yes, Veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, veto, VEEEE-TOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

56 Palestinian structures razed this year


Together against settlement group said the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) demolished during the first third of this year more than 56 Palestinian structures in the occupied territories of Jerusalem, Al-Khalil, Nablus, the Jordan Valley and the 1948 villages.
The anti-settlement group stated on Saturday that the IOA invents many pretexts to justify its different demolitions including unlicensed construction or the building in unrecognized areas.
It added that the IOA also closes its doors in the face of Palestinians and imposes restrictions on their possession of construction permits unlike the Jewish settlers who build freely and whose construction violations are overlooked.

Israeli Court Rules Israeli Citizenship Based on Jewish Descent not Religion or Birthplace*


Twenty percent of the population of Israel could be affected by a court ruling in Haifa on Tuesday in which a judge ordered that only Jews should be allowed to have Israeli citizenship, and non-Jews, even those born and raised in what is now Israel, should not be allowed to claim Israeli citizenship.
"Not that we are being racist or anything tacky like that, and you are a filthy anti-Semite if you say we are!!!!"

Israeli Army Is Training Jewish Paramilitary Group In the New York Woods.

RT

Israeli minister: Cut power supply to Gaza this summer


Gaza fleet leashed by Israel, starved for fuel


Israeli gunboats and an Egyptian clampdown on fuel smuggling into the Gaza Strip are strangling the Palestinian enclave's little fishing fleet, slowly turning a generation of fishermen into fishmongers.
A slow death by forced starvation is the cruelest death there is, and needless to say, considered a crime against humanity. What obviously needs close investigation is why the new government of Egypt is all of a sudden acting like the old government of Egypt with regard to the Palestinians.

UN Committee 2012 Session Concludes Israeli System Tantamount to Apartheid


Between mid-February and early March 2012, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination held its 80th session, in which it evaluated the compliance of several states with the 1966 International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Among these states was Israel, which became a party to the Convention in 1979. The Committee’s concluding observations and recommendations are notable because they establish that Israel’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) are tantamount to Apartheid, and additionally determine that many state policies within Israel also violate the prohibition on Apartheid as enshrined in Article 3 of the Convention.
"Veto. Veto! Oh yes, veto, veto VEE-TOE!!! I call Veto!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Leading Egypt candidate calls 'racist' Israel a threat


A leading Islamist candidate in Egypt's presidential election has branded Israel a "racist state" and said a shared 1979 peace treaty was "a national security threat" that should be revised.

Israel, US Scrambling to Ensure Their Man Elected in Egypt


As Egypt faces the stark choice of its next president, Israel and its allies in Washington and London are openly meddling in that country’s elections, plotting to install Amr Moussa, a former top official under ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Moussa is seen by Israel as the man it can do business with. Despite his support for the Palestinians, he is a former regime diplomat with close links to the generals presently running the country. He has said an Egypt controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood would not be a very good “experiment.”

Sinai: 2 Egyptian soldiers injured in RPG attack


Remember as you read what is Israel’s semi-official position viz a viz the Sinai as revealed in Oded Yinon’s policy paper A Strategy for Israel in the 1980?s–
'Regaining the Sinai peninsula with its present and potential resources is therefore a political priority which is obstructed by the Camp David peace agreements…
Israel will not unilaterally break the treaty, unless it is very hard pressed economically and politically and Egypt provides Israel with the excuse to take the Sinai back into our hands for the fourth time in our short history.
What is left therefore, is the indirect option. The economic situation in Egypt will bring about a situation in which Israel will be forced to act directly or indirectly in order to regain control over Sinai as a strategic, economic and energy reserve for the long run. Egypt does not constitute a military strategic problem due to its internal conflicts and it could be driven back to the post 1967 war situation in no more than one day.'

U.S. military training ironically advocates attacking civilian populations to fight terrorism

Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Activist Post
Recently released documents, including full presentations, dealing with the training soldiers received at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, reveal that our military is actually advocating the use of terrorism in an attempt to fight terrorism.
As insane as it sounds, it is quite unfortunately true, as you will realize as you read on. Even more unfortunate is that this is actually far from isolated, evidenced by former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani advocating terrorism, the Israeli Vice Prime Minister supporting terrorism, and the training of terrorists by both the United States and the Israeli Mossad...

Pentagon course taught Islam is the enemy, suggested Hiroshima-type solution for Mecca


A course for U.S. military officers has been teaching that America’s enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following World War II precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima or the allied firebombing of Dresden.
The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam.
The teaching in the military course was counter to repeated assertions by U.S. officials over the past decade that the U.S. is at war against Islamic extremists, not the religion itself.

US Officially Arming Extremists in Syria


Recently reported in “Brookings Announces Next Move in Syria: War,” it was stated that “by the US policy think-tank Brookings Institution’s own admission, the Kofi Annan six-point peace plan in Syria was merely a ploy to buy time to reorganize NATO’s ineffective terrorist proxies and provide them the pretext necessary for establishing NATO protected safe havens from which to carry out their terrorism from.” It was also examined in detail, how in 2007, US, Saudi, and Israeli officials admitted they were creating a militant front of extremists for the sole purpose of causing the destabilization of Syria we see today, and ultimately overthrowing the Syrian government. It was noted how these extremist militants had direct ties to Al Qaeda.
Please remember: the alleged "Al Qaeda" terrorist organization is completely the spawn of various American "intelligence" groups, a made-up bogeyman which US citizens are supposed to vilify and hate, but created with a very specific directive in mind.
Considering that the West, and more specifically, the CIA, created Al Qaeda in the mountains of Afghanistan in the first place, it seems as if the terrorist organization has and still is executing US foreign policy covertly and illegally, when the US military and its NATO allies cannot.
And there is also the following factoid to consider; in Arabic, the word "al Qaeda" means, literally "the base". However, in colloquial Arabic, the phrase "Raisha al-Qaeda" means "I'm going to the toilet."
So would someone kindly explain to me what why any self-respecting, authentic Arabic terrorist group would call themselves "the toilet"?!?!?

Just checking, folks.


UN Openly Giving Al-Qaeda Cover In Syria To Identify Targets


The media is now openly reporting Al-Qaeda terrorists are working alongside UN Observers in Syria as videos show the terrorists gathering intel for future strikes.
When is a terrorist not a terrorist? When the terrorists are committing acts of terrorism that promote the United States’ imperialistic agenda.
We have seen it over and over again, from MKO terrorists who openly commit bombings and assignations in Iran that US politicians have decided to lobby congress to have removed from the terror list while giving them a US base in Iraq to continue their operations to the latest charade involving Al-Qaeda terrorist working alongside of Western military forces covertly in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime.
The latest example comes from the UN who has been entirely mute about the war crimes being committed by the terrorists against the Syrian government.
Now the media isn’t even trying to hide the fact that these Al-Qaeda terrorists are parading around Syria collecting videos and photographs to plan attacks against the Syrian military under the protection of UN Peacekeepers.
Instead the AFP is openly publishing photographs rubbing it in the face of those “conspiracy theorists” who actually care enough about the destruction of this nation by the evil people in power to actually follow the news.
A photo published by French news agency AFP shows a Syrian rebel wearing the Al-Qaeda flag on his arm accompanying UN observers in the village of Azzara, again underscoring the fact that NATO powers are backing terrorists in their bid to topple President Bashar Al-Assad.
The photo appears on the DayLife website with the caption, “A man wearing a black shirt bearing an Al-Qaeda flag (L) speaks with a UN observer as monitors meet with rebels and civilians in the village of Azzara in the province of Homs on May 4, 2012.”
This of course confirms hundreds of alternative media reports on the unholy alliance between Al-Qaeda and the Syrian revels which is largely being concealed from masses at large who instead are displayed with repeated reports of activists claiming government attacks on innocent civilians and peaceful protestors.
In the video below, the Syria Truth Network documents the terrorists touring the country and gathering intelligence including photos and videos for the government’s military positions which of course is information used by the terrorists to conduct attacks on government forces.

Syrian rebels get influx of arms with gulf neighbors’ money, U.S. coordination


Syrian rebels battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad have begun receiving significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, an effort paid for by Persian Gulf nations and coordinated in part by the United States, according to opposition activists and U.S. and foreign officials.
Obama administration officials emphasized that the United States is neither supplying nor funding the lethal material, which includes antitank weaponry. Instead, they said, the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

Turkish Daily: CIA and Mossad behind Syria Bombings


The Turkish daily Aydinlik said that suicide bombings represent a way of incitement carried out by the CIA and Mossad agents in Iraq, and are applied now in Syria, Lebanese daily Al-Benaa reported.
“CIA and Mossad agents have carried out – and still – various attacks in several countries including Iraq, Pakistan and Libya,” Aydinlik stated in a report published Monday.
The report made it clear that the agents have bombed mosques during the occupation of Iraq in order to incite Shiites against Sunnis and vice versa.

Blast hits UN observer convoy in Syria


A roadside blast hit troops escorting UN observers in Syria’s restive south on Wednesday, a day after envoy Kofi Annan warned his peace plan could be the last chance to avoid civil war.
The explosive device, which appeared to have been planted underground, detonated as the four-vehicle convoy entered the city of Daraa, cradle of a 14-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
The bombing was the latest breach of a month-old ceasefire agreement brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Annan.
This is being blamed on Assad, but again, why would he do such a stupid thing as to attack a United Nations convoy? Like Ahmadinejad, Assad does not want a war; it is being forced on him by outside sources.

Brookings Announces Next Move in Syria: War

After admitting UN peace plan was a ploy, Brookings predictably scraps it and begins promoting expanded military conflict.
Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
Activist Post
By the US policy think-tank Brookings Institution's own admission, the Kofi Annan six-point peace plan in Syria was merely a ploy to buy time to reorganize NATO's ineffective terrorist proxies and provide them the pretext necessary for establishing NATO protected safe havens from which to carry out their terrorism. In fact, Brookings actually stated this in a recent report, "Assessing Options for Regime Change" ...

Syrian activists call for protests after 55 killed in suicide attacks


Syrian activists have called for mass anti-regime demonstrations in Damascus after at least 55 people were killed and nearly 400 hundred wounded by twin suicide attacks.
The US embassy in Beirut called the double bombing, the deadliest attacks in the capital since the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began 14 months, "reprehensive and unacceptable".
"Residents of Damascus, rise up, liberate your city from this regime of killers," said the The Syrian Revolution 2011 activist group on Facebook.
"The one that destroyed Homs and its residents with tanks and shells will not hesitate to destroy Damascus and to kill its residents with explosions," the message added.

Over 90 killed in Syria massacre, activists say


A Syrian artillery barrage killed more than 90 people, including dozens of children, in the worst violence since the start of a U.N. peace plan to staunch the flow of blood from Syria’s uprising, activists said on Saturday.
Common sense, people. Why would Assad, who wants to avoid a war, do something so obvious and heavy-handed as to provide the aggressors with the very excuse they need to invade? This is a staged incident by the US mercenaries to sell yet another invasion on the path to total global war.

UN finally realizes terrorist groups responsible for Syrian bombings

Madison Ruppert, Contributor
Activist Post
Since the violence in Syria first broke out, Syrian President Bashar al Assad stated that the attacks focused on civilians were the work of foreign agents and terrorists, an assertion which the Western media regularly mocked.
I have repeatedly pointed out that large sections of the opposition, such as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), are nothing more than terrorists, evidenced by their willingness to brag about carrying out terrorist attacks.
Furthermore, the reality of terrorist activity in Syria has been nothing short of blatant for months now and the Western rhetoric dating back to over a year ago completely glosses over these facts.
Earlier this year we witnessed a massive pro-Assad demonstration in Damascus which focused on protesting the “one-year conspiracy” to overthrow the Assad government, something which the Western media chose to ignore, for obvious reasons...

Russian, North Korean arms ships to dock in Syria as bloody crackdown continues


Russia and North Korea continue to ship weapons and ammunition to Syria, despite the ongoing bloody repression of the Syrian uprising by security forces loyal to president Bashar Assad. Senior opposition figures who spoke to “Haaretz” have confirmed that the shipments are being paid for by the Iranian government.
Russia hardly needs Iranian money. Russia indicated long ago that they were going to draw a line against US/Israeli imperialism if either Syria or Iran were being overthrown from without, which clearly is what is being attempted. We are on the brink of global thermonuclear war because of Israel.

"Eager Lion": Pentagon leads unprecedented exercises on Syrian border


The Pentagon is this week leading the largest multinational military exercises in the history of Jordan, with maneuvers planned along the Syrian border as well as in the Gulf of Aqaba, across from Israel. The "Eager Lion 2012" exercises are bringing together army units from 17 countries, including Jordan, the United States, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. In response to the obvious question from journalists, officials said that the war game scenarios are not directed at any particular enemy, and that Operation Eager Lion was planned three years in advance Maj. Robert Bockholt, public affairs officer at US Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT), said: "Execution of Eager Lion 2012 is not connected to any real-world event. It has nothing to do with Syria. It is just a coincidence."
Sure. Just a coincidence.

Syrian War - The Prequel: 2007 New Yorker Article Exposed US-Israeli-Saudi Conspiracy to Overthrow Assad

Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
Activist Post
- Muslim Brotherhood serves as the primary instrument of US, Israel, & Saudi Arabia.
- Lebanon was designated as staging ground to destabilize Syria with Sunni extremists.
- Saudi and Muslim Brotherhood anti-Israeli and American sentiments are feigned.
- US intelligence knew in advance unleashing Sunni extremists would result in genocide.
- Saudis and Americans admit Sunni extremists are under their control.
As previously stated, the Muslim Brotherhood and various "hardline" Sunni political factions sweeping into power in the wake of the US-engineered "Arab Spring," have been feigning anti-Israeli and anti-Western sentiments in an attempt to swell their ranks with followers before ultimately forming a united Sunni-front against Iran. The creation of a united Sunni-front was noted by geopolitical analyst Dr. Webster Tarpley who has from the beginning stated that the various possible governments resulting from these engineered revolutions "could then be used to support the fundamental US-UK strategy for the Middle East, which is to assemble a block of Arab and Sunni countries (notably Egypt, Saudis, Gulf states, and Jordan) which, formed into a front with the participation of Israel, would collide with the Iranian Shiite front, including Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas, and various radical forces."

Image: Red = US-backed destabilization, Blue = US occupying/stationed. Iran and Syria are completely surrounded by either client states or nations occupied by US forces. And while the complexity of West's reordering of the Arab World is staggering, it is but a part of a grander strategy to eliminate the nation-state and establish global hegemony.

A reader recently pointed out this confirmed 2007 New Yorker article titled, "
The Redirection: Is the Administration's new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?" Written by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh, it covers everything from admissions that the US, Saudis, and Israelis are working together, despite the Saudis and their Sunni proxies' attempts to portray themselves as "anti-Israeli," to admissions that the US is funding a region-wide network of militants and terrorists, many of whom have literally trained at Al Qaeda camps. The article also describes in great detail the role of the Hariri faction in Lebanon, working closely with the Saudis and Americans, and their role in creating a safe haven for terrorist organizations on Lebanese soil, now involved fully in destabilizing neighboring Syria.

Clearly, what has been recently portrayed by the West as mere "claims" by the Syrian government that the Saudis, Lebanese, and NATO were conspiring against them, is simply the fruition of the US policy exposed fully in the New Yorker in 2007. While many analysts have treated the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and their involvement in Syria's uprising as a somewhat nebulous phenomenon, the New Yorker's 2007 article makes it clear that the Brotherhood is one of the primary instruments used by the Saudis as part of a US-Israeli-Saudi effort to eliminate Syria and Iran. Not only that, but the report indicates that the US itself has been funding and using the Muslim Brotherhood as well.

Just as the US State Department feigned shock and confusion at the "Arab Spring" it had been preparing for the last 3 years, it is likewise reacting with feigned confusion and dismay over the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the "Arab Spring's" wake. In reality it is a premeditated consequence of US foreign policy spanning both the Bush and now the Obama administrations.

Photo: The "Free Syrian Army," whose composition consists of not only Syrian Sunni extremists, but Libyan terrorists from the US State Department listed "Libyan Islamic Fighting Group" led by Abdul Hakim Belhaj, is the manifestation of years of US, Saudi, and Israeli aid since at least 2007.

While in 2007, all of this was, "soon to be," in retrospect we see just how devastatingly accurate Hersh's reporting was. It is clear now, with the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Sunni-extremist dominated, foreign-funded destabilization ravaging Syria, that this policy created during the Bush administration, has transcended presidencies and is being brought to its premeditated conclusion under Obama - yet another example of "continuity of agenda."

Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States Are Behind Syria's Violence.

The evidence trickling out of the corporate-media regarding who the armed Syrian opposition is, reveals that it is predominately an extremist Sunni-movement, not only including Syrian extremists, but militants crossing the border from
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and even from as far as Libya. An alliance of Gulf States led by Saudi Arabia have pledged funds for Syria's militants and has repeatedly called for openly arming them. The US is likewise openly equipping Syrian militants.

This reality is not merely a spontaneous reaction by the "international community," but verbatim what was planned in detail amongst the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia years in advance to topple the Syrian government before moving on to Iran, according to Hersh's 2007 report:
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda. -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh
Hersh's report would also include:
the Saudi government, with Washington’s approval, would provide funds and logistical aid to weaken the government of President Bashir Assad, of Syria. The Israelis believe that putting such pressure on the Assad government will make it more conciliatory and open to negotiations. -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh
This mirrors sentiments included in the Brookings Institution's 2009 report, "Which Path to Persia?" where it was stated that reaching some sort of conclusion with Syria first was a prerequisite before attacking Iran:
...the Israelis may want to hold off until they have a peace deal with Syria in hand (assuming that Jerusalem believes that one is within reach), which would help them mitigate blowback from Hizballah and potentially Hamas. Consequently, they might want Washington to push hard in mediating between Jerusalem and Damascus. -Which Path to Persia? page 109 (.pdf)


Clearly, what we are seeing today in Syria is the full manifestation of this premeditated conspiracy against the government and people of Syria, and in turn, against the Iranians. It should be noted that a US intelligence professional interviewed by Hersh for his story, predicted that the Sunni extremists being prepared in 2007 for today's violence, would most likely go on a genocidal killing spree,
as seen in Libya, and now being quietly reported by the Western press in Syria as well:
Robert Baer, a former longtime C.I.A. agent in Lebanon, has been a severe critic of Hezbollah and has warned of its links to Iranian-sponsored terrorism. But now, he told me, “we’ve got Sunni Arabs preparing for cataclysmic conflict, and we will need somebody to protect the Christians in Lebanon. It used to be the French and the United States who would do it, and now it’s going to be Nasrallah and the Shiites -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh
That the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia premeditated a regional conflict utilizing militant-extremists with full knowledge they would commit wide ranging, genocidal atrocities, is clearly as much in reality a war crime as the US State Department and US representative to the UN Susan Rice have claimed the Syrian government has committed as it desperately attempts to restore order in the face of an admitted act of foreign aggression.

The Muslim Brotherhood is a Tool of US-Israeli-Saudi Machinations.

The Muslim Brotherhood is often portrayed as being anti-Israeli, anti-US, and anti-West in general. In reality they are a creation of and have been ever since servants of expanding Wall Street and London's corporate-financier hegemony across the Islamic World. In Hersh's 2007 report, it is made clear that the Brotherhood was the tool of choice of the US, Israeli, and Saudi elite - with the US and Saudis reported as even then directly funding and backing them - backing that continues to this day, not only in Syria, but in Egypt as well.

The Muslim Brotherhood's rank and file surely believe in what they are being told by their leaders, but their leaders are professional demagogues peddling anti-Israeli and anti-American rhetoric solely for public consumption while being fully complicit in the West's designs against the Arab World.

Hersh reports that a supporter of the Lebanese Hariri faction had met Dick Cheney in Washington and relayed personally the importance of using the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria in any move against the ruling government:
[Walid] Jumblatt then told me that he had met with Vice-President Cheney in Washington last fall to discuss, among other issues, the possibility of undermining Assad. He and his colleagues advised Cheney that, if the United States does try to move against Syria, members of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood would be 'the ones to talk to,' Jumblatt said. - The Redirection, Seymour Hersh
The article would continue by explaining how already in 2007 US and Saudi backing had begun benefiting the Brotherhood:
There is evidence that the Administration’s redirection strategy has already benefitted the Brotherhood. The Syrian National Salvation Front is a coalition of opposition groups whose principal members are a faction led by Abdul Halim Khaddam, a former Syrian Vice-President who defected in 2005, and the Brotherhood. A former high-ranking C.I.A. officer told me, 'The Americans have provided both political and financial support. The Saudis are taking the lead with financial support, but there is American involvement.' He said that Khaddam, who now lives in Paris, was getting money from Saudi Arabia, with the knowledge of the White House. (In 2005, a delegation of the Front’s members met with officials from the National Security Council, according to press reports.) A former White House official told me that the Saudis had provided members of the Front with travel documents. -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh
It was warned that such backing would benefit the Brotherhood as a whole, not just in Syria, and could affect public opinion even as far as in Egypt where a long battle against the hardliners was fought in order to keep Egyptian governance secular.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, also interviewed by Hersh for his 2007 article, perhaps described best the geopolitical gambit the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel were and are currently attempting to unfold:
Nasrallah accused the Bush Administration of working with Israel to deliberately instigate fitna, an Arabic word that is used to mean 'insurrection and fragmentation within Islam.' 'In my opinion, there is a huge campaign through the media throughout the world to put each side up against the other,' he said. 'I believe that all this is being run by American and Israeli intelligence.” (He did not provide any specific evidence for this.) He said that the U.S. war in Iraq had increased sectarian tensions, but argued that Hezbollah had tried to prevent them from spreading into Lebanon. (Sunni-Shiite confrontations increased, along with violence, in the weeks after we talked.) - The Redirection, Seymour Hersh
Indeed, divide and conquer has been used by empires since the beginning of time, and it appears that the very radical extremists the West has featured as civilization's greatest enemy in their fraudulent "War on Terror" is a creation and perpetuation of their own design. The role of Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood, betraying millions of Sunni Muslims by exploiting their justified outrage of US-British and Israeli foreign policy, has resulted in terrorism and violence, both spontaneous and engineered, that has destroyed millions of lives. The very "War on Terror" is the "management" of these exploited and cultivated extremists:
...[Saudi Arabia's] Bandar and other Saudis have assured the White House that they will keep a very close eye on the religious fundamentalists. Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs; it’s who they throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran. -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh
For Empire, not National Security.
The only fault that can be found in Hersh's tremendous journalistic accomplishment is perhaps the pandering to the notion that all of this demonstrative deceit and indeed, criminality, may be being done in the interest of protecting Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the United States. In reality, even the Brookings Institution, which was also included in Hersh's report, admits that containing Iran is not a matter of national security for either the US or Israel (let alone Saudi Arabia), but a matter of maintaining the status quo, namely Western hegemony across the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia and Israel the principle dual benefactors.

While behind closed doors US policy makers admit Iran, even if it were to obtain nuclear weapons, is driven by self-preservation and protecting the influence it is steadily gaining throughout the Middle Eastern region it borders, the message they desperately seek to relate to the public is one of an irrational apocalyptic theocracy eager to usher in Armageddon.

However, reports out of the RAND corporation note that Iran has had chemical weapons in its inventory for decades, and other reports from RAND describe the strict control elite military units exercise over these weapons, making it unlikely they would end up in the hands of "terrorists." The fact that Iran's extensive chemical weapon stockpile has yet to be disseminated into the hands of non-state actors, along with the fact that these same elite units would in turn handle any Iranian nuclear weapons, lends further evidence to the conclusion that Iran is indeed driven by self-preservation and self-defense.

Brookings notes
on pages 24 and 25 of their "Which Path to Persia?" report, that the real threat is not the deployment of these weapons, but rather the deterrence they present, allowing Iran to counter US influence in the region without the fear of an American invasion. The US and the West in general, have viewed the Middle East as nothing more than a divided, broken Ottoman Empire to be used and exploited, and when nationalism or resistance emerges, to be pitted against itself in destructive conflicts.

The fear of a powerful Iran overturning the status quo of Anglo-American hegemony expressed through proxies and multiple strategies of tension, Israel itself being one of them, would open the door for other nations to climb out from beneath the modern heirs of the British and French Empires and begin down the path of true self-determination. That includes freeing the people of Israel laboring under a hijacked government misleading them into a pointless and perpetual conflict with not only the Palestinians, but with the Islamic World itself.

Indeed, the ploy described in incredible detail by Seymour Hersh in 2007, and demonstratively playing out before our eyes today, is not to protect against existential threats to the people of Saudi Arabia, Israel, or the United States, but against existential threats to their leadership's self-serving hegemonic ambitions. It is being peddled by a coalition of Saudis, Americans, and Israelis lying not only to the world, their allies, and their enemies, but to their own people about the nature of the conflict they demand troops and taxpayers to facilitate.

Image: Terrorist bombings have recently ripped through Damascus, Syria, bearing all the hallmarks of Sunni extremists, funded and directed by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia since at least 2007, according to Seymour Hersh's article, "The Redirection." With the back-story now fully established, and the violence in Syria exposed as not only premeditated, but the devastating consequences of unleashing Sunni extremists being well known ahead of time, those insisting on backing this horrendous crime do so amidst a public increasingly aware of their transgressions against humanity.

Balking these murderous machinations is accomplished by Sunnis and Shi'ia not falling into the traps laid out by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia in the form of the Muslim Brotherhood, and terror groups and "civil society" NGO's alike, cultivated by these admitted international manipulators. Christians and Jews must likewise avoid the contrived "clash of civilizations" between themselves and hordes of terrorists created and cultivated by their own demagogic leaders.

Finally, it is essential that people around the world
recognize that the corporations and institutions they patronize on a daily basis with their time, money, energy, and attention are the ones ultimately devising and driving not only these plots, but the disingenuous politicians and media personalities we've mistakenly placed our trust in. We must begin to boycott and replace these corporations and institutions with genuine local alternatives or suffer the tragic conclusion of allowing such deceitful megalomaniacs construct an inescapable world order they shall presume absolute dominion over.

Former terrorist receives DOJ grant money, claims watchdog group


The Obama Justice Department awarded a group headed by a domestic terrorist, -- and one-time FBI fugitive with close ties to President Barack Obama -- hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars "to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system," according to a leading Inside the Beltway watchdog group.
"This is a story you likely won’t see in the mainstream media, but a reputable political magazine exposed it this week," according to officials at Judicial Watch, an organization that investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse.

Russia: Forces Unable to Destabilize Syria Turn to Lebanon


Forces which have failed to implement their plans to destabilize Syria have turned to Lebanon, Russian’s foreign ministry said on Monday.
"Moscow is seriously concerned by growing internal tensions in Lebanon. It appears that the forces that have failed to realize their plans to destabilize Syria have turned to neighboring Lebanon," the ministry said on its website.
"They clearly dislike this country's government course aimed at preventing foreign intervention in Syrian affairs and facilitating a swift peaceful settlement in Syria on the basis of Kofi Annan's plan approved by the United Nations Security Council, and the actions of military and security agencies opposing arms smuggling attempts and the trafficking of militants," the ministry said.
To attain their goals these forces are trying to stoke tensions among various Lebanese political and sectarian forces, the ministry added.

U.S. to consider sending weapons to opposition fighters in Syria


As one diplomatic effort after another fails to end more than a year of brutal violence in Syria, the Obama administration is preparing a plan that would essentially give U.S. nods of approval to arms transfers from Arab nations to some Syrian opposition fighters.
The US has been caught sending weapons to the "opposition" (actually a coup d'etat) all along. This is just propaganda to try and sell the lie that the US is responding to a crisis not of their own making.

Fighting Erupts in Lebanon: US, Israeli, and Saudi-funded terrorists destabilizing Syria now under fire

Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
Activist Post
According to a 2007 New Yorker article by Seymour Hersh, "The Redirection," the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia had been assembling a region-wide army of extremist-mercenaries to battle Hezbollah in Lebanon, destabilize and overthrow Syria, and create a united front against Iran.
The forces recruited for this effort would come from the ranks of the CIA-created "Arab foreign legion," Al Qaeda itself - extremist groups fresh back from fighting US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, including listed terror organizations like the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) from Libya.

US-Pakistan Tensions Rise as Drone Strikes Pound Tribal Areas


Last weekend’s attempts to open the Pakistan-Afghanistan border failed, and US-Pakistan relations are taking another turn for the worse as the US has launched a flurry of new drone strikes against the North Waziristan tribal area.




Économie:

HP laying off 27,000 workers in restructuring


Hewlett-Packard says it's laying off 27,000 workers, 8 percent of its work force, as it restructures the business.
If Carla Fiorina hadn't "value engineered" (made as cheap as possible to make a fast buck) the HP product line, HP would not need to "restructures the business" or lay off 27,000 people. I know I will never buy another HP product.

Double trouble at JP Morgan: trader's losses could exceed $7bn


The crisis at JP Morgan escalated yesterday as it emerged its trading losses in London could rise to as much as $7bn (£4.5bn) and the US bank cancelled a share buyback. Fears were growing that the losses could spiral from an initial $2bn, which was declared on 10 May, as JP Morgan struggles to unwind the massive bets made by the so-called "London Whale" trader Bruno Iksil.

EU Won’t let Greece Out of its Talons

Keelan Balderson, Contributor
Activist Post
The EU bureaucrats have declared that Greece should remain within the Eurozone in order to respect its commitments to the corrupt financial system that has decimated the country and the rest of the world.
Herman Van Rompuy, the unelected President of the European Council following a recent summit in Brussels, suggested that Greece no longer has the right to self-determination and is beholden to the superstate dream...

CLUSTER-ZUCK: Facebook investigated as losses hit $40 billion


The three underwriters downgraded their revenue forecasts after Facebook released a small revision to its IPO filing on May 9, which warned investors that it had no immediate plans to monetise its mobile site.
But Insider reported that it was “inconceivable" that all three analysts could have read the language and concluded independently that Facebook’s profit was weak.
Reader comment:
Something starting to smell bad about the stock from start...
A loss of 40 billions in few days of trade to stockholders is not a laughing matter..
That's why SEC is now investigating players behind the IPO issuance.

Were 500 MILLION Ounces of Paper Silver Just Dumped on the COMEX in 1 Hour?


Capitulation, or the Apex of manipulation? NetDania’s 1 hour silver chart indicates 105,231 silver contracts were dumped on the market this morning between 9am and 10am EST, as silver was smashed a dollar from $28 to $27.
To put this number in perspective, 105,231 contracts is north of 500,000,000 ounces of silver, nearly 2/3rds of entire world annual silver production trading in a single hour!
This is either capitulation/panic selling in the face of the EUR/USD gapping down on Euro contagion fears, or more likely, the most blatant manipulative raid to date…even more than the infamous February 29th Leap Day Massacre!

Spain: Millions protest cuts to education funding


Most schools and universities are closed today. Both teachers and students are in the streets protesting cuts to educational funding as part of the countries' austerity measures. The government has slashed billions of Euros from the education budget.
The strike spans the whole system from elementary schools to universities. Both teachers and students are taking part in demonstrations today May 22.
­The austerity measures if passed will reduced government funding to schools by more than 20 per cent. Unions say this will result in poorer educational conditions, mass teacher layoffs, and also higher tuition costs.

Double trouble at JP Morgan: trader's losses could exceed $7bn


Conflict of Interest: Jamie Dimon is CEO of JPMorgan and Fed Board Member

Susanne Posel, Contributor
Activist Post
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a serving member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Dimon was given his seat on the Fed’s board in 2007. He has enjoyed his position throughout the financial crisis that his and several other mega-banks have caused through irresponsible behavior on the global stock market.
Dimon is not the only banking executive to serve two masters...

Secret Central Bank Aid Props Up Greek Banks


There has been no official announcement. No terms or conditions have been disclosed. But Greece’s banking system is being propped up by an estimated €100 billion or so of emergency liquidity provided by the country’s central bank — approved secretly by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. If Greece were to leave the eurozone, the immediate cause might be an ECB decision to pull the plug.
Extensive use of “emergency liquidity assistance” (ELA) to help banks in the weakest economies has been one of the less-noticed features of the eurozone crisis. Separate from normal supplies of liquidity and meant originally as a temporary facility for national authorities to use when banks hit problems, ELA proved a lifesaver for the financial system Ireland and is now even more so in Greece. As such, it has given the ECB — which has ultimate control over the facility — considerable power to determine countries’ fates.
You cannot fix a debt problem with more debt. You fix a debt problem by debt forgiveness, usually achieved when the private central bankers are on the gallows with the rope around their necks.

Stacked Deck? A Loan Is Either Paid Back With Interest & The Bank Wins Or The Borrower 'defaults' And His Collateral Attached Or Foreclosed & The Bank Wins.

 

A Loan Is A Total 'no-risk' Agreement In Which The Lender Cannot Lose! With That Incredible Advantage & some smoke and mirrors, Whole Nations Of Borrowers Are Losing. Do the Math.

The haunting photographs of early 20th century American child workers that helped change labour laws


Working as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, sociologist Lewis Hine documented the working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924.
He travelled around 50,000 miles a year, photographing children from Chicago to Florida working in coal mines, factories and cotton mills for the lobbying organisation.
His hard-hitting body of work, profiled by America Suburb X consists of more than 5,000 images, ultimately helped bring about stricter labour laws and gave youngsters their childhoods back.
This is the world the money-junkies create for your children.

U.S. lets China bypass Wall Street for Treasury orders


China can now bypass Wall Street when buying U.S. government debt and go straight to the U.S. Treasury, in what is the Treasury’s first-ever direct relationship with a foreign government, according to documents viewed by Reuters.
The relationship means the People’s Bank of China buys U.S. debt using a different method than any other central bank in the world.
Geithner is thinking that if he makes it easier for China to buy US debt, that they will start buying more US debt.
Geithner is dreaming.

Chinese company buys Kansas City-based AMC


AMC Entertainment, a Kansas City fixture since 1920, has been purchased by a Chinese firm for $2.6 billion to create the world’s biggest movie theater operator.
The firm will remain headquartered in the Kansas City area — a new headquarters building is being built in Leawood — but the deal unites the No. 2 theater chain in the largest market, the United States, with the biggest player in China.

China Buyers Defer Raw Material Cargos


Chinese consumers of thermal coal and iron ore are asking traders to defer cargos and — in some cases — defaulting on their contracts, in the clearest sign yet of the impact of the country’s economic slowdown on the global raw materials markets.
This tells us that orders from the rest of the world for Chinese raw materials have fallen off, which means orders for manufactured goods are likewise falling off. Given that this is the time of year when manufacturing for sales during the Christmas season starts, this is another sign the whole world is headed back into another recession.

Indonesia imposes 20% export tax on Gold, Silver and Platinum, Will Ban Exports Beginning in 2014


Indonesia appears to no longer be willing to trade physical commodities and currencies for US dollars.
The nation has instituted a 20% export tax on minerals including gold, silver, and platinum to discourage exploitation of the nation’s resources until 2014, when Indonesia will begin banning exports of raw materials (natural resources).
Indonesia has decided to retain gold, silver and platinum in the list of minerals enforced with a 20 percent export tax but coal is exempted.

Bankers drop artificial price support for Facebook IPO, Price falling.


Those of you who got suckered in at the peak of $45 got screwed. The three banks that poured $12 billion in trying to keep the price above the open at $38 just took a $1.5 billion dollar bath. That is strike 2 for JPMorgan Chase.

Gas Spending Around the World


Bill Murphy of GATA and LeMetropoleCafe, Rare Sunday Commentary "CFTC may be Forced to Do Something soon about the Silver Shorts."


Bill Murphy the Founder of GATA (Gold Anti Trust Action Committee) and who has a Gold subscription Newsletter at www.LeMetropoleCafe.com , wrote a special Sunday Report. Bill has been kind enough to give me permission to reproduce it in full.
The CFTC has been investigating JPM’s role in the silver market manipulation scheme for what will be four years soon. FOUR YEARS! about this ridiculous investigation is that the CFTC really has uncovered the scam, but because it is backed by the US Government, they are flabbergasted about what to do, so they do nothing.
"Force Majeure" declared in silver by JPM, the CFTC would not only look like fools, but, perhaps it might be said they were more than negligent. Thus, they have done nothing. This just might force the CFTC to demand JP Morgan prove their claims their silver short position is really a hedged one.
My guess is we are getting close to that Tipping Point.

HSBC's Greek branches ready for drachma


HSBC has set out contingency plans for all its 15 Greek branches to cope with a return of the drachma.
Iain Mackay, HSBC finance director, said it had made "preparations at multiple levels" to cope with the currency's re-emergence from an 11-year hibernation should Greece leave the euro. The bank has already reduced its exposure to Greece but has also trained staff at its branch network to be ready should the worst happen. This includes work to manage IT systems, branch funding, how to deal with customers and how to update ATM systems to dispense drachmas.

Spain Nationalizes Bankia - Readies Second Bailout - Euro crisis escalates


Spain has nationalised crippled lender Bankia in a dramatic move to contain the esalating crisis and restore faith in the country's management.




Fukushima:


New Study Proves Low Doses of Radiation Are Very Harmful


A just published study done in cooperation with the Japanese government proves that low doses of radiation are extremely harmful.

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New Gundersen Video — Plus nuclear plant worker exposes “dangerous” San Onofre (VIDEOS)


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Japanese Diplomat: Deploy military to Fukushima Daiichi? If not “it may be too late”


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Japan Gov’t Papers After 3/11: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 at boiling point — It is empty — Heat caused fire


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Kyoto Professor: 100+ years of aftershocks “relatively close” to Fukushima Daiichi — “May also affect volcanic activity in the area”


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Japanese MD: Contamination from Fukushima Daiichi now spreading all over world — There may be radiation damage in other countries (VIDEO)


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New Goddard’s Journal: Landmark study presents “strongest evidence to date that cancer risk not only exists at low doses of radiation, but may be even greater per unit of dose than at higher doses” (VIDEO, 16 min.)


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Senator doesn’t dispute Fukushima a ‘National Security’ issue — Questions about how much US can dictate to Japan (VIDEO)


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U.S. Senator on Fukushima: Reactor No. 4 building particularly troubling, structurally unstable — Significant number of unanswered questions — It really just takes your breath away (VIDEO)


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Host Questions Senator Wyden: Is there already a concern that too much radiation has already headed our way? — “I’m not going to speculate” (VIDEO)


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NHK chairman named to Tepco board of directors


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Doctor: Did Japan raise radiation limits “to keep people calm while they’re being poisoned”? (VIDEO)


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Magazine Headline: “Radioactive black dust striking Tokyo Metropolitan area” — I’ve been told it’s everywhere in city, says reporter


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Japan Physicians: 1 million will develop cancer and die from Fukushima radiation, using expert’s figures (VIDEO)


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Cesium spike in Tokyo Bay is “no immediate threat to health” — Fukushima contamination increases up to 1,200% since August — Levels will continue rising for years


Kauai Radiation Monitors Detect Possible Fukushima Fallout


Yesterday, June 22nd, our network’s Monitoring Station on the island of Kauai, within the Hawaiian island chain, broadcast yet another Radiation Alert over the Network, at 8:08 A.M. local time – a 3 minute surge of 209, 456, and 186 CPM (Counts per Minute) respectively, accompanied by a generally elevated level leading up to that, and followed by another blip at 2:52 P.M.
We run our own radiation monitor here on Oahu and see similar spikes.

Michio Kaku on Spent Fuel Pool No. 4: People don’t realize it’s on a knife’s edge — Near the tipping point (AUDIO)


U.S. Senator on Fukushima: Reactor No. 4 building particularly troubling, structurally unstable — Significant number of unanswered questions — It really just takes your breath away (VIDEO)



Chairman of Japan's #1 TV outlet named to Tepco's board of directors (NOT from The Onion)

NHK chairman’s appointment to TEPCO board raises eyebrows
AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
May 15, 2012
The appointment of the chairman of Japan’s publicly funded broadcaster to the board of Tokyo Electric Power Co. has raised concerns about its unbiased reporting on the utility and a possible conflict of interest.
[...] a senior NHK official said Sudo’s appointment might raise concerns among viewers about its reporting.
“Why will a top executive of a media organization now join TEPCO, the most important subject of media coverage, among all possible organizations?” the official asked. [...]
Yoshihiro Oto, a professor at Sophia University specializing in the media, said Sudo must explain the process in which he decided to accept the position at TEPCO.
“It will be problematic if the public believes that NHK’s coverage is biased,” he said. [...]

Unidentified U.S. Nuclear Engineer: “Concern over mechanical stability of Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 is legitimate”


May 20th, 2012 | 20 comments

Work at Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 “being handled like a construction project and that’s unfortunate to say the least” — “There is no international effort” (VIDEO)


02:50 PM EST on May 20th, 2012 | 43 comments

“Pacific Ocean will continue to be contaminated, kind of for the rest of time” — Containment vessels continuously leaking into sea (VIDEO)


12:12 PM EST on May 20th, 2012 | 91 comments

Trillions of becquerels per day still being emitted from Fukushima Daiichi — Radioactive steam continues (VIDEO)


05:54 AM EST on May 20th, 2012 | 55 comments

Former Senior Reactor Operator: You can get a recriticality in Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — “Never ending fountain of particulates and gas” (VIDEO)


04:21 AM EST on May 20th, 2012 | 27 comments

M6.2 quake and several above M5.0 hit off Northeast Japan in last day — UPDATED


01:11 AM EST on May 20th, 2012 | 34 comments

Gundersen: Recent hydrogen build up inside Fukushima reactor “worrisome” (VIDEO)


11:29 PM EST on May 19th, 2012 | 3 comments

Reporter at Fukushima Daiichi: Reactors seemed terribly threatened by the slightest movement or upheaval of heaven and of earth


09:26 PM EST on May 19th, 2012 | 29 comments

Again: Three strong quakes in 15 minutes hit near same area as on 3/11 — M5.8, M5.0, M4.8 (MAPS)


11:20 AM EST on May 19th, 2012 | 33 comments

Gundersen: Japan is sitting on a ticking time bomb — “We’re all in a situation of having to pray there’s not an earthquake”


09:50 AM EST on May 19th, 2012 | 34 comments

CTV: No. 3 fuel pool “poses a greater risk of failing” than No. 4 — “Has not been strengthened since the disaster”


May 19th, 2012 | 22 comments

Officials were concerned injecting seawater may cause a sustaining chain reaction or re-criticality


12:06 AM EST on May 19th, 2012 | 22 comments

Watch: Full 6-minute version of deleted video featuring Fukushima pediatrician’s call for help


09:55 PM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 64 comments

Back-to-Back-to-Back quakes around M5.0 hit near area of 3/11 quake — Happened within 3-hour period (MAPS)


05:29 PM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 24 comments

Senator Cantwell: “Almost as if there’s an attitude that tsunami debris is top secret”


03:19 PM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 30 comments

TV: U.S. now less prepared to deal with nuke disaster than before 3/11 (VIDEO) — Report: “Disregarding lessons of Fukushima Daiichi the NRC secretively issued a new rule”


02:49 PM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 22 comments

Gunter: International effort must now be mounted to prevent further catastrophe at Fukushima — Japan yet to ask for outside help (VIDEO)


01:06 PM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 25 comments

US Senator: Japan tsunami debris will be worst single pollution event to ever hit west coast of N. America, far exceeding Exxon Valdez — Raises radiation concerns during opening statement (VIDEO)


12:01 PM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 17 comments

Japan’s Ex-Industry Minister: Neutron radiation is degenerating reactors — Admits he was playing a role when saying nuclear plants were safe


11:27 AM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 30 comments

Former Top Official at Hearing: Told that all 6 Fukushima reactors would ‘explode’ if workers left plant — Entire eastern Japan might be lost


09:43 AM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 18 comments

More children who evacuated Fukushima found with thyroid abnormalities -Report


01:47 AM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 68 comments

Fukushima Doctor: We need outside help, Japanese people not listening — We are now in very bad condition, especially for children — Please help (VIDEO)


12:29 AM EST on May 18th, 2012 | 6 comments

Wikipedia: 15 reactors in areas affected by 3/11 quake — Higashidori nuclear plant lost all external power — Tokai Daini took 4 days to achieve ‘cold shutdown’


07:20 PM EST on May 17th, 2012 | 18 comments

ABC News: Radiation levels in Tokyo Bay causing worry — Concerns for safety of… escaped penguin? (PHOTO)


02:23 PM EST on May 17th, 2012 | 22 comments

Mayor: We’ve been swimming in radiation from Fukushima Daiichi BEFORE meltdowns (VIDEO)


12:20 PM EST on May 17th, 2012 | 10 comments

Local Official at Meeting: “I’ve been exposed to radiation — Who’s responsible for this?” (VIDEO)


10:59 AM EST on May 17th, 2012 | 35 comments

Denki Shimbun: Tepco to search for holes in containment vessels — Trying to determine where radiation is coming from


09:15 AM EST on May 17th, 2012 | 72 comments

Tepco releases document “in response to the concern that Unit 4 spent fuel pool may collapse” — “1st Inspection” begins tomorrow


01:54 AM EST on May 17th, 2012 | 64 comments

Unidentified U.S. Nuclear Engineer: “Concern over mechanical stability of Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 is legitimate”


01:50 AM EST on May 17th, 2012 | 47 comments

Japanese Diplomat: Deploy military to Fukushima Daiichi? If not “it may be too late”


12:41 AM EST on May 17th, 2012 | 47 comments

Joe Rogan on Nuclear Power: It’s such a stupid **** idea — So incredibly arrogant (VIDEO)


11:00 PM EST on May 16th, 2012 | 26 comments

10,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium detected in Minamisoma soil sample -Local Official


May 16th, 2012 | 98 comments

Tokyo Newspaper: 6 in 10 Fukushima children tested have diabetes — Head of Tokyo-area Medical Clinic: We are expecting diabetes in children from Fukushima radiation (VIDEO)


01:51 PM EST on May 16th, 2012 | 89 comments

“Chernobyl was much more contained than Fukushima” — “With Fukushima, there’s a much better distribution system, which is the ocean currents” (VIDEO)


12:18 PM EST on May 16th, 2012 | 14 comments

Japan Resident on Tokyo-area Sample: Cesium’s gamma signal so strong, unable to identify other isotopes (VIDEO)




Fukushima:


Fukushima Nuclear Cesium Fallout Equals 4,023 Hiroshima Bombs


New TEPCO estimates calculate the amount of Cesium leaked from Fukushima is 24 times higher than previously thought and equal to 4,023 Hiroshima bombs.
On Wednesday, TEPCO released estimates of the amount of Cesium leaked from Fukushima that are 24 times higher than previously thought and equal to 4,023 Hiroshima bombs.
Last August the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) estimated 15,000 tera becquerels of cesium radiation had leaked from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
One tera becquerel equals 1 trillion becquerels.
At that time, the Telegraph reported the estimated cesium release was 'equal 168 Hiroshima bombs' as the atomic bomb atomic bomb dropped on Japan during World War II had only released 89 tera becquerels of cesium.
On Wednesday, TEPCO released revised estimates of the amount of radiation leaked from Fukushima.
The new estimated calculated the level of cesium released to be 360,000 tera becquerels.
That is 24 times higher than last August's estimate and represents a cesium leak equal to 4,023 Hiroshima bombs.
The estimate is also more than 4 times Chernobyl which is estimated to have released 85,000 tera becquerels of cesium radiation into atmosphere.
TEPCO's newly revised estimates of the Fukushima leak are also not all-inclusive and do not cover the entire date range from the start of the disaster.
The estimate of the total atmosphere release is based on data collected from between March 12 to 31, 2011,
TEPCO states the amount of radiation released into the atmosphere in April and during the following months is likely to be only 1% of the amount released in March.
That amount is considered to be 'insignificant' and is not included in the new estimate.
The estimated amount of radiation leaked into Pacific Ocean was extrapolated from data collected from March 26 to September 30, 2011.
TEPCO warned this data was collected from a 'small amount of data acquired in a limited area'  and further warned 'further data still needs to be collected to review the validity' of their estimates.
The new estimate also did not provide figures for the amount of radiation leaked into the water pits that run beneath the Fukushima's nuclear reactors or for radiation leaked into contaminated water that TEPCO has collected into storage tanks.
Last June, TEPCO estimated the amount of radiation leaked into the underground water pits to be up to nearly to two times higher than the amount of radiation released into the atmosphere.

U.S. Army General: The Whole Northern Hemisphere is at Risk of Becoming Largely Uninhabitable


If there ever existed a threat that could cause the end of the world as we know it, it’s the ongoing and unresolved nuclear saga in Japan:
When the highly radioactive Spent Fuel Rods are exposed to air, there will be massive explosions releasing many times the amount or radiation released thus far. Bizarrely, they are stored three stories above ground in open concrete storage pools. Whether through evaporation of the water in the pools, or due to the inevitable further collapse of the structure, there is a severe risk. United States public health authorities agree that tens of thousands of North Americans have already died from the Fukushima calamity. When the final cataclysm occurs, sooner rather than later, the whole Northern Hemisphere is at risk of becoming largely uninhabitable.
Fact. On March 11, 2011, Fukushima Daichi nuclear power station with six nuclear reactors suffered cataclysmic damage that some believe was a man made event,and the resulting Tsunami. Hydrogen explosions…at least one nuclear explosion… and then subsequent deterioration of the visible plants at five of those reactors have created a threat situation unparalleled in human history.
Fact. Despite denial and cover-up, the reality has emerged, that enormous amounts of radioactive material has been spewing into the atmosphere, polluting the groundwater, and the food of Japan, and entering by the tens of millions of gallons the waters of the Pacific.
There’s no way to sugarcoat these facts. Denying them, blocking them out, pretending that they are not real is of no help to you and your family, and it leaves you totally unprepared for a danger that the Natural Solutions Foundation has been warning about since the first day. As of three weeks ago the levels of radiation inside of the spent fuel pools of unit no. 2 are too high to measure. Get that… too high to measure. And, the water there is evaporating, meaning that heat and radiation could easily build to very high levels.
Very simply put, if this much Cesium 137 is released, it will destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugulistic debate over nuclear power plants.
This is an issue of human survival.
We can play the denial game all day long and pretend that, because the mainstream media is not reporting on it, there is no threat, but the facts are quite clear.
This is, without a doubt, the most immediate threat faced by the world. It’s so serious, in fact, that the Japanese government has considered and put into place evacuation plans for the whole of Tokyo – some 40 million people. Reports are also emerging that suggest a collapse of the spent fuel pools would be so serious that the entire country of Japan may have to be evacuated. The entire country – that’s 125 million refugees that will cause an unprecedented humanitarian disaster.
Before you argue that these are the ravings of just alternative media conspiracy theorists and fearmongers, consider the assessment put forth by Robert Alvarez , a senior policy adviser to the Secretary for National Security and the Environment for the US Department of Energy:
The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above ground, is structurally damaged and is exposed to the open elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.
The infrastructure to safely remove this material was destroyed as it was at the other three reactors.  Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo.  In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks.. As this has never been done before, the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Dai-Ichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming re-construction effort and will be charting in unknown waters.
The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site contains nearly half of  the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants (~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel).
It is important for the public to understand that reactors that have been operating for decades, such as those at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site, have generated some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet.

Tepco: Unit No. 4 wall bulging — Local deformation confirmed (DIAGRAM)


Reactor building of Unit 4, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
The results of inspection to confirm the soundness
Tepco
May 25, 2012
Fukushima Diary has the translation:
Here is Google Translate:
Page 8
(Measurement of the outer wall surface) of the slope of the building confirmation
On the west side of the outer wall surface in the measurement, local deformation is confirmed, the trend of deformation
To confirm, measurements were performed in the vicinity.
May 25 carried out
[Chart on right side:]
Measurement result (Measurement points – Horizontal difference)
1 – 6mm
2 – 10mm
3 – 7mm
4 – 23mm
5 – 33mm
6 – 22mm
[Bottom Line of Page:]
>> Bulge of the outer wall of the west side was found to be localized.

Published: May 25th, 2012 at 12:48 pm ET

UN Says Radiation Levels are Safe, Despite Empirical Data on Fukushima


First the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claimed that their research confirms Japanese milk and vegetables are safe for human consumption. They reported that radiation levels are below cancer-causing levels.
Here is a short list of the half-life of five of the radioactive isotopes in the air, food and water that are poisoning us and children:
- Cesium 137: 30 years
- Plutonium 239: 24,000 years
- Strontium 90: 29 years [mimics calcium in the body]
- Uranium 235: 700-million years
- Iodine 131: 8 days [absorbed into the thyroid and gives heavy radiation dose]
Here in the US, the EnviroReporter, through their Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor, conducted over 1,500 radiation tests after a severe storm in Southern California. The findings were astounding.
The radiation levels were the highest ever seen; at 506% above normal background levels.

“Impossibly High”: WHO’s initial report estimated Tokyo AND Osaka infant thyroid dose at 10 to 100 millisieverts — Up to 1 full sievert in Namie


Breaking: Tepco admits high temps may have degraded reactors after meltdowns — ‘Massive amounts of fallout’ released from top


Massive tsunami debris clean-up operation begins on Alaskan island... and there's 1.5MILLION TONS still to arrive on North America's beaches


An 'unprecedented' clean-up operation has been launched in Alaska after it became swamped by debris from last year's devastating Japanese tsunami.
Workers plan to spend 12 days clearing the beach on Montague Island, which is covered in items including balls, buoys, beer crates, Styrofoam and lunch boxes.
And they can expect to repeat this process in the future because an estimated 1.5million tons of flotsam and jetsam is yet complete the 3,500-mile journey to Alaska and elsewhere in North America.

May 23rd, 2012 | Leave a comment

The Australian: Catastrophic radiation contamination at rice fields 60km from Fukushima Daiichi — No crop for at least 300 years — Farmer now living in Queensland


11:08 PM EST on May 22nd, 2012 | 2 comments

Film shows ‘enraged Japanese public about to explode at its leaders’ — In the News: Residents block radioactive debris delivery — Only 2 towns support restart of Oi nuke plant, ‘acceptance’ has failed — Actor says help from outside country is needed (VIDEO & PHOTO)


03:44 PM EST on May 22nd, 2012 | 37 comments

Former Fukushima Daiichi Worker: ‘I believe the country will be evacuated if No. 4 fuel pool collapses’ — ‘Should be hundreds or thousands of people working furiously every day’


02:15 PM EST on May 22nd, 2012 | 32 comments

Fukushima worker concerned about ground settlement at plant — What will happen when Tepco starts pumping up 100s of tons of groundwater?


12:26 PM EST on May 22nd, 2012 | 10 comments

Police make arrest over cleanup workers at Fukushima Daiichi — Crime syndicate “allegedly participated in containment work for the damaged facilities”


10:34 AM EST on May 22nd, 2012 | 16 comments

Asahi Headline: Incinerating radioactive material could contaminate environment


09:44 AM EST on May 22nd, 2012 | 19 comments

Japan Nuclear Experts: Fears corium not totally covered in water at Reactor No. 1 — May only be 15 inches deep, even lower than No. 2


12:41 AM EST on May 22nd, 2012 | 11 comments

Mainichi Expert Sr. Writer: All of eastern Japan evacuated if Fukushima plant was abandoned?


May 21st, 2012 | 21 comments

03:43 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 25 comments

02:30 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 28 comments

01:39 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 13 comments

12:27 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 55 comments

12:11 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 6 comments

10:44 AM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 35 comments

08:57 AM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 15 comments

07:33 AM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 6 comments


12:46 AM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 29 comments

May 27th, 2012 | 21 comments

Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I think all reactors will be in crisis after major aftershock — We don’t have enough people to settle down No. 4 fuel pool and other reactors


11:24 AM EST on May 27th, 2012 | 15 comments

Radiation spikes on floor below No. 4 fuel pool


10:59 AM EST on May 27th, 2012 | 48 comments

AP: Tepco rejects growing calls to let outside experts inspect Fukushima plant


May 26th, 2012 | Leave a comment

Former Fukushima Daiichi Worker: TEPCO screwed up by admitting it’s preparared to spray concrete on spent fuel — “They are really admitting they know that it might collapse!”


07:33 PM EST on May 26th, 2012 | 25 comments

Update: Fukushima is NOT 4½ Chernobyls of Cs-137… “but it is worse” — “Doubly ironic that it is all thanks to Yomiuri Shinbun, pro-nuke establishment newspaper”


04:08 PM EST on May 26th, 2012 | 52 comments

NYTimes: ‘The Web’ has amplified fears that are helping to undermine assurances by Tepco and the Japanese gov’t that Fukushima Daiichi in stable condition


02:52 PM EST on May 26th, 2012 | 16 comments

NYTimes: “Oregon could lie in the path of any new radioactive plumes” from Fukushima


09:59 AM EST on May 26th, 2012 | 4 comments

Japan Vice Minister: “Uncertainties remain” at Unit 4 — Tepco Official: We will inspect reactor building to reevaluate its safety


08:02 AM EST on May 26th, 2012 | 15 comments

AP: Bulging wall at Unit 4 renews concerns — Gov’t regulators order investigation of fuel pool and reactor building


12:18 AM EST on May 26th, 2012 | 22 comments

Head of Japan Gov’t Committee: “It’s a race against time” at Spent Fuel Pool No. 4


07:59 PM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 46 comments

WSJ: Tepco “hasn’t analyzed the chances of an accident destroying or cracking the pool”


05:15 PM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 35 comments

Tepco: As a last resort, we are prepared to spray a concrete-like mixture over fuel rods


04:30 PM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 35 comments

Gov’t TMI Investigator: Fukushima Daiichi requires a Manhattan Project approach — “Accident involving nuclear fuel rods is virtually inevitable” — Virtually 100% probability of large quake in 10+ years required to defuel plant


03:26 PM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 14 comments

Wall St. Journal: First investigation of Unit No. 4 finds “slight buckling in an outside wall” — Tepco claims it’s far from pool and no danger


02:46 PM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 9 comments

Mayor: “We are definitely suffering from radiation exposure in our bodies” and want health care — Just 2% of Fukushima residents have had radiation testing by gov’t


12:48 PM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 32 comments

Tepco: Unit No. 4 wall bulging — Local deformation confirmed


11:17 AM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 30 comments

Tepco checks for cracks in Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — Now says reactor building not tilting “as a whole”


10:50 AM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 7 comments

UN Radiation Expert: Neutron exposure from Fukushima criticalities not measured


09:33 AM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 6 comments

Asahi: ‘Major problems’ with radiation testing for children


02:27 AM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 56 comments

US Congressman: Days before officials can enter fire-damaged area of nuclear sub


01:51 AM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 42 comments

Unexplained: Tepco “could not measure” amount of radiation released when Unit 4 exploded


01:17 AM EST on May 25th, 2012 | 35 comments

“Impossibly High”: WHO’s initial report estimated Tokyo AND Osaka infant thyroid dose at 10 to 100 millisieverts — Up to 1 full sievert in Namie


10:48 PM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 20 comments

Tepco admits high temps may have degraded containment vessels after meltdowns — ‘Massive amounts of fallout’ released from upper part of reactors?


06:15 PM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 21 comments

Press Conference: “Japanese gov’t kills our children, still now” — “I am very worried and afraid” (VIDEO)


May 24th, 2012 | 26 comments

RT: Fukushima amounts to four Chernobyls of cesium-137 contamination


01:41 PM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 9 comments

CNN: Fukushima’s nuclear fallout spreads through ordinary life in Japan — “I can’t believe the gov’t, I don’t believe them, we have to protect ourselves” — “Never listen to what the gov’t tells you, if you do, you’ll pay” (VIDEO)


01:15 PM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 31 comments

Nakate: Big change in number of child deaths in Fukushima due to illnesses after July 2011 — Death from cardiovascular disease doubled — Cancer and leukemia also increased


11:39 AM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 20 comments

Commander reveals nuclear fuel on board burned sub — Local News: He ‘could not say how much’


11:03 AM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 31 comments

Ambassador Murata makes public statement in English: Once a quake beyond magnitude 6 or 7 happens, then the world starts heading towards the ultimate catastrophe — Unit 4 a global security issue (VIDEO)


10:22 AM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 28 comments

Journalist in Japan: ‘To negotiate with the nuclear industry is like debating with the drug cartels about the introduction of law and order’ (VIDEO)


03:18 AM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 42 comments

4-alarm fire less than 300 feet away from nuclear reactor — Steam continues to be emitted from burning sub — New aerial footage (VIDEOS)


01:16 AM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 31 comments

Local TV: Nuclear sub fire ‘very difficult to fight’ — Special operation team arriving on scene — Heat ‘creating significant amount of steam’ — Burning for over 7 hours (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


12:23 AM EST on May 24th, 2012 | 43 comments

Nuclear sub burning 50 miles from Boston — “It doesn’t smell like a regular fire” — Black smoke continues billowing (PHOTOS)


06:00 PM EST on May 23rd, 2012 | 55 comments

Yomiuri: Tepco estimates cesium-137 release from Fukushima at 360,000 terabecquerels


05:02 PM EST on May 23rd, 2012 | 3 comments

UPI: Fukushima spent fuel pool a source of growing concern — Calls for more efforts to empty and secure Unit 4 continue in Japan and beyond


02:55 PM EST on May 23rd, 2012 | 17 comments

Intense M6 quake hits northeast Japan


01:03 PM EST on May 23rd, 2012 | 101 comments

Caldicott: The corium hasn’t finished and will never finish — I think it means the end of Japan financially (VIDEO)


11:56 AM EST on May 23rd, 2012 | 19 comments

US gov’t map shows radioactive particles took direct route to Tokyo after Reactor No. 3 exploded


10:38 AM EST on May 23rd, 2012 | 72 comments

Exposed: World Health Organization beholden to nuclear interests — “Like having Dracula guard the blood bank” (VIDEOS)


09:49 AM EST on May 23rd, 2012 | 26 comments

Japan researchers believe Reactor No. 1 filled with steam — Gas leaking from upper part


12:47 AM EST on May 23rd, 2012 | 26 comments

The Australian: Catastrophic radiation contamination at rice fields 60km from Fukushima Daiichi — No crop for at least 300 years — Farmer now living in Queensland



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