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John McCain et les médias perdus dans l’espace

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John McCain et les médias perdus dans l’espace

John McCain n’est simplement pas l’homme à l’étoffe de président. En fait, il semble à moitié sénile et ne cesse de déclarer des balivernes qui ne font que se contredire. Mais le pire est que les médias corporatifs qui pré-sélectionnent les candidats acceptables pour l’establishment, le complexe militaro-industriel et le lobby israélien ne sont même pas enclins à relever ces aberrations. Ces mêmes médias essaient de vendre Hillary Clinton et Barak Obama qui ne sont guère mieux pour le futur des États-Unis et de sa politique étrangère. Pendant ce temps, l’homme qui a été le plus populaire sur Internet et qui a l’appui de la majorité des militaires a complètement disparu du radar médiatique, ce cirque sans pareil.

John McCain – Lost in Space

The US media: « No problem »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c



Le livre « Noir Canada » menacé d’un SLAPP par Barrick Gold sera distribué

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Le livre « Noir Canada » menacé d’un SLAPP par Barrick Gold sera distribué


Le livre « Noir Canada: pillage, corruption et criminalité en Afrique », écrit par Alain Deneault et le Collectif Ressources d’Afrique sous les Éditions Ecosociété a sans doute touché un point sensible car la Barrick Gold a rapidement envoyé une mise en demeure aux auteurs et à la maison d’édition les menaçant d’un SLAPP. Cette menace de poursuite judiciaire avant même que le livre ne soit distribué laisse froid dans le dos et laisse comprendre qu’ils ont l’intention d’intimider ceux qui révéleraient des informations dommageables pour la plus grande société aurifère du monde qui opère sur les cinq continents, dont l’Afrique.

Mais qu’à cela ne tienne, les Éditions Écosociété ont décidé de distribuer le livre, refusant de se plier à cette intimidation flagrante. Le lancement a lieu aujourd’hui même, en ce mardi 20 mai, à Montréal. Le but des auteurs est d’ouvrir un débat sur le comportement des entreprises canadiennes à l’étranger.

En effet, il y a un nombre quasi illimité de cas d’abus environnementaux, sociaux et politiques avec des coûts humains très élevé dans plusieurs cas. L’ouvrage s’appuie sur des sources crédibles, dont des experts mandatés par le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU ainsi que plusieurs organisations non gouvernementales dont Human Rights Watch et Amnistie internationale. Les cas les mieux connus relatent des déversements de produits toxiques dans les cours d’eau qui sont la seule ressource d’eau potable de certaines communautés, de corruption politique, de mobilisation d’armées nationales pour mater des civils qui se retrouvent du jour au lendemain sur une terre achetée par cette société privée et ainsi que plusieurs autres cas qui sont expliqués dans le livre.

Pourquoi cela nous concerne t-il ? Il se trouve que plusieurs de nos placements ou de nos régimes de retraite sont investis dans cette compagnie et d’autres qui ont le même comportement. Ceci revient à dire que nous participons à cette entreprise néfaste d’où vient notre responsabilité de nous informer et de passer à l’action si ces compagnies opèrent au détriment de populations locales et de l’environnement.

L’information est difficile à faire sortir sur la place publique parce qu’il se trouve que plusieurs de nos médias corporatifs et membres de l’establishment ont aussi des investissements dans la Barrick. Un autre facteur est l’image qu’on se fait de nous en tant que Canadiens, bienfaiteurs dans le monde. Cette image est renforcée par des campagnes d’influence de l’opinion publique comme de l’ACDI par exemple.

Nous avons un examen de la conscience à faire. Jusqu’où sommes-nous prêts à aller pour rentabiliser nos investissements ? À piller dans les pays étrangers, à faire des pactes avec des seigneurs de la guerre, à détruire l’environnement ? Serait-il que notre Dieu soit l’argent ? La vie n’est t-elle pas la valeur suprême ?

Un livre et une réflexion à ne pas manquer.


LNI

L’asymptote de la semaine!

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L’asymptote de cette semaine : cliquez sur l’image pour l’agrandir

10 guerres, 10 médiamensonges

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10 guerres, 10 médiamensonges


par Michel Collon, Mondialisation.ca, Le 17 mai 2008

Michel Collon info


Contre le Venzuela et l’Equateur, Bush nous refait le coup des « armes de destruction massive ». Petit inventaire de la désinformation.


Chaque guerre est précédée d’un grand médiamensonge. Aujourd’hui, Bush menace le Venezuela et l’Equateur. Demain, l’Iran ? Et après, à qui le tour ?
Avec, dans le rôle de la marionnette, le président Uribe, narcotrafiquant et massacreur d’Indiens (quatre millions de déplacés). Lequel Uribe prétend avoir trouvé dans l’indestructible ordinateur de Raul Reyes (FARC) des preuves du soutien de Chavez au « terrorisme » et de militarisation de la région.
Des journaux comme Le Monde répercutent cette campagne de propagande pour la prochaine guerre de Bush. Rappelons simplement combien de fois les mêmes Etats-Unis et les mêmes médias nous ont déjà manipulés. Chaque grande guerre est « justifiée » par ce qui apparaîtra plus tard (trop tard) comme une désinformation. Inventaire rapide…

1. VIETNAM (1964-1975) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : Les 2 et 3 août, le Nord-Vietnam aurait attaqué deux navires US dans la baie du Tonkin.

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD : L’attaque n’a jamais eu lieu. C’est une invention de la Maison-Blanche.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Empêcher l’indépendance du Vietnam et maintenir la domination US sur la région.

– CONSEQUENCES : Millions de victimes, malformations génétiques (Agent Orange), énormes problèmes sociaux.


2. GRENADE (1983) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : La petite île des Caraïbes est accusée de construire une base militaire soviétique et de mettre en danger la vie de médecins US.

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD : Entièrement faux. Le président US Reagan a fabriqué ces prétextes de toutes pièces.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Empêcher les réformes sociales et démocratiques du premier ministre Bishop (qui sera assassiné).

– CONSEQUENCES : Répression brutale et rétablissement de la mainmise de Washington.


3. PANAMA (1989) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : L’invasion vise à arrêter le président Noriega pour trafic de drogue.

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD : Créature de la CIA, Noriega réclamait la souveraineté à la fin du bail du canal. Intolérable pour les USA.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Maintenir le contrôle US sur cette voie de communication stratégique.

– CONSEQUENCES : Les bombardements US ont tué 2.000 à 4.000 civils, ignorés des médias.


4. IRAK (1991) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : Les Irakiens auraient volé les couveuses de la maternité de Koweït-City

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD : Invention totale par une agence publicitaire payée par l’émir du Koweït, Hill & Knowlton.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Empêcher que le Moyen-Orient résiste à Israël et acquière son indépendance envers les USA.

– CONSEQUENCES : D’innombrables victimes par la guerre, puis un long embargo y compris sur les médicaments.


5. SOMALIE (1993) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : Monsieur Kouchner se « met en scène » comme héros d’une intervention humanitaire.

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD : Quatre sociétés US avaient acheté un quart du sous-sol somalien riche en pétrole.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Contrôler une région militairement stratégique

– CONSEQUENCES : Ne parvenant pas à la contrôler, les Etats-Unis maintiendront la région dans un chaos prolongé.


6. BOSNIE (1992 – 1995) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : La firme US Ruder Finn et Bernard Kouchner mettent en scène de prétendus camps serbes d’extermination.

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD : Ruder Finn et Kouchner mentaient. C’étaient des camps de prisonniers en vue d’échanges. Le président musulman Izetbegovic l’a avoué.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Briser la Yougoslavie trop à gauche, éliminer son système social, soumettre la zone aux multinationales, contrôler le Danube et les routes stratégiques des Balkans.

– CONSEQUENCES : Quatre années d’une guerre atroce pour toutes les nationalités (musulmans, serbes, croates). Provoquée par Berlin, prolongée par Washington.


7. YOUGOSLAVIE (1999) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : Les Serbes commettent un génocide sur les Albanais du Kosovo

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD :
Invention pure et simple de l’Otan comme le reconnut Jamie Shea, son porte-parole officiel.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Imposer la domination de l’Otan sur les Balkans, et sa transformation en gendarme du monde. Installer une base militaire US au Kosovo.

– CONSEQUENCES : Deux mille victimes des bombardements OTAN. Nettoyage ethnique du Kosovo par l’UCK, protégée de l’Otan.


8. AFGHANISTAN (2001) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : Bush prétend venger le 11 septembre et capturer Ben Laden

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD : Aucune preuve que ce réseau existe. De toute façon, les talibans avaient proposé d’extrader Ben Laden.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Contrôler militairement le centre stratégique de l’Asie, construire un pipeline permettant de contrôler l’approvisionnement énergétique de l’Asie du Sud.

– CONSEQUENCES : Occupation de très longue durée, et forte hausse de la production et du trafic d’opium.


9. IRAK (2003) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : Saddam posséderait de dangereuses armes de destruction, affirme Colin Powell à l’ONU, éprouvette en main.

– CE QU’ON APPRENDRA PLUS TARD : La Maison-Blanche a ordonné à ses services de falsifier des rapports (affaire Libby) ou d’en fabriquer.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Contrôler tout le pétrole et pouvoir faire chanter ses rivaux : Europe, Japon, Chine…

– CONSEQUENCES : L’Irak plongé dans la barbarie, les femmes ramenées à la soumission et l’obscurantisme.


10 VENEZUELA – EQUATEUR – (2008 ?) :

– MEDIAMENSONGE : Chavez soutiendrait le terrorisme, importerait des armes, serait un dictateur (le prétexte définitif ne semble pas encore choisi).

– CE QU’ON SAIT DEJA: Plusieurs médiamensonges précédents se sont déjà dégonflés : Chavez tirant sur son peuple, Chavez antisémite, Chavez militariste… Mais la diabolisation continue.

– VERITABLE OBJECTIF : Les multinationales US veulent garder le contrôle du pétrole et des autres richesses de toute l’Amérique latine, ils craignent la libération sociale et démocratique du continent.

– CONSEQUENCES : Washington mène une guerre globale contre le continent : coups d’Etat, sabotages économiques, chantages, développement de bases militaires près des richesses naturelles..


Bref, chaque guerre est précédée et ‘justifiée’ par un grand médiamensonge. Et notre inventaire est loin d’être complet !

Empêcher les guerres, c’est démasquer ces médiamensonges le plus tôt possible et le plus largement possible. Merci de diffuser ce texte, de le traduire si possible (la version espagnole arrive bientôt), et de nous communiquer ces traductions. Dans la guerre de l’info, la véritable force, c’est vous !


© Copyright Michel Collon, Michel Collon info, 2008


The url address of this article is: www.mondialisation.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=9007

Ce qui est à vous nous appartient

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Ce qui est à vous nous appartient

Encore une fois, nos illusions de sécurité sont soufflées par la
réalité.


Vous pensiez que les banques et gouvernements ne prendraient
jamais vos biens
personnels que vous avez dans ce coffret de
sécurité à la banque? Pensez-y deux fois.

Voici une situation réelle en Californie et à travers
les États-Unis.

Demandez-vous pas pourquoi les Chinois ne font pas
confiance aux banques et gardent
les biens précieux à la maison!


« What’s yours is ours. »
 
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/320.html


Apartheid Israël, 60 ans de crimes

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Apartheid Israël, 60 ans de crimes



Famed Israeli pianist now a Palestinian, too

DANIEL Barenboim, the world renowned Israeli pianist and conductor, has taken Palestinian citizenship and said he believed his rare new status could serve as a model for peace between the two peoples.

« I have also accepted it because I believe that the destinies of … the Israeli people and the Palestinian people are inextricably linked, » Barenboim said at the weekend. « We are blessed — or cursed — to live with each other. And I prefer the first. »

Bravo to Barenboim on this one.



EXAMPLES OF HATE SPEECH

200 pages de citations de haine:

1. « There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies ­not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy. » Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

2. « The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more »…. Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time – August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

3.  » [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs. » Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, « Begin and the Beasts ». New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

4. « The Palestinians » would be crushed like grasshoppers … heads smashed against the boulders and walls. »  » Isreali Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988

5. « When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle. » Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.



Greenpeace slams Israel’s nuclear program

« Despite Israel’s policy of nuclear ambiguity, international reports maintain that this country has developed nuclear facilities and one of them, the Nahal Sorek science reactor, is only 30 kilometers from Tel Aviv, » said Yonatan Leibowitz, Greenpeace Mediterranean communications director, on Thursday as environmental activists rallied against nuclear power in the Middle East.

Speaking at a press conference on the beach with the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s official flagship docked in the background, Leibowitz released a report detailing the potential dangers posed to the populations of Iran, Israel and Turkey by nuclear installations.

There is no « nuclear abiguity » left for Israel: Olmert made it very clear that Israel has nukes in his interview with the German press some time ago.

And if there are no Israeli nukes, how do you explain Israel’s treatment of Mordechai Vannunu when he went public all those years ago with the evidence that Israel does, indeed, have nukes, and got thrown into jail for it?



Facts regarding Israel’s Fuel and Electricity Cuts to the Gaza Strip

Essential services, including purifying and pumping drinking water, treating sewage, operating garbage collection trucks and ambulances, and operating the generators that power hospitals and other public buildings depend on fuel and the electricity generated by fuel.

When Israel assured the world last week that there would be « no humanitarian problems » regarding these impending fuel cuts, its government spokespeople were simply lying through their collective teeth.

Those assurances were simply crafted for the consumption of the international community, and have absolutely no relationship to the even further suffering Gazans will begin to experience starting next weekend.



IDF admits – kids killed were playing tag

According to the IDF, troops detected « unidentified movement and opened fire. »



Israel behaving like a terrorist organization

Three Palestinian children were killed by Israeli fire in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. The three were cousins from the al-Ghazale family – Yihiye, 12, Mahmoud, 10, and Sara, 10. The Israeli public reacted to these killings, just like it did to the killing of two other children several days earlier, with near complete apathy.



‘Israel gives US unreliable intel’

Edward Abingdon, who served as US consul-general in Jerusalem during the 1990s, said the Israelis had an « agenda » and provided « selective information to try to influence US thinking. »

« No, seriously, Al Qaeda did it. Really! Honest. No kidding. You should go kill them for us! »

See Iraq: The Trail of Disinformation



Israel Bans School Supplies to Gaza

The Israeli government forbade the entrance of paper for making text books to children from Gaza Strip, denounced Palestinian-Israeli Information-Investigation Center.

A released issued by the institution revealed that Palestinian children will attend the classrooms in September without their pens, pencils, books and more if the military command withholds the entry of five supply trucks to the region.

Can you say « an embarrassingly stupid decision », boys and girls?



ISRAEL INVITES RICH JEWS TO COME DODGE TAXES

Yup… you heard me right… Israel’s new Finance Minister is prepared to establish a TAX FREE ZONE for the world’s rich Jews…



VIDEO: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/968350.html



Israel is full of little blue-and-white Ahmadinejads



Israeli Knesset passes law to revoke citizenship of \\\’unpatriotic\\\’ Israelis



Israel is « temporarily » restoring fuel supply to Gaza to its pre-cut rates

The change of policy came as it became obvious that Gaza water, sanitation and health care systems were badly affected by the cuts. The medical services in Gaza’s main hospital were particularly disrupted. Shifa Hospital director Hassan Khalef said: « We were forced to shut down vital systems in the hospital, and we could not clean the hospital, wash linens or operate the sterilization system. »

The unblinking eyes of the world, and those of the people belonging to Israeli human rights organizations, will remain fixed the deterioration of the conditions in Gaza for the foreseeable future, and there will be no escape for the Israeli government on this in the court of world opinion, no matter how much they try to spin their actions as « self defense ».



Haredi school rejects ‘Sephardi’ child

Talmud Torah school rejects four-year-old due to Sephardi grandfather. Principal says child has ‘stain’ in genealogy

« Not that we’re being racist or anything like that. And you’re an anti-Semite if you say we are! »



ISRAELI CHILD NOT ‘WHITE ENOUGH’ FOR SCHOOL

What is apartheid coming to? Palestinians are separated from Israelis by walls and checkpoints…. now Jews of African and Spanish origin are separated from Jews of Eastern European decent by school boards….



Israel Will be at War by Summer, Politician Says

Like most Israeli leaders, Dr. Eldad would prefer that the United States and its partners take out Iranian nuclear and missile sites, if for no other reason than the vastly superior conventional firepower the U.S. could bring to bear.

« Once we reach the eve of destruction of a new Holocaust [from Iran], we will not think of anything else. We will be ready to destroy the nuclear infrastructure of Iran at whatever cost it takes. That means we will be ready to use unconventional weapons, » he said.

Translation: Israel will push the US into a major war in the Middle East, because Bush has pledged to defend Israel, no matter whether or not it starts any conflict.

Notice Dr. Eldad’s enthrusiasm about having the US doing the killing/fighting/getting mained for Israel.

And also notice Dr. Eldad’s use of the phrase « unconventional weapons »; you don’t have to be Fellini to figure that one out.



Israel plans for massive summer offensive in Gaza –

The Israeli military will soon launch a huge offensive in the Gaza Strip to crush Palestinian resistance groups, mainly Hamas, chief of staff Major General Gabi Ashkenazi said.

The Israeli army often carries out massive military offensives in Gaza and the occupied West Bank under the pretext of cracking down Palestinian resistance groups. Such deadly assaults often result in the death of innocent Palestinian civilians.

Translation: the IDF will be « crushing » everyone who even looks Palestinian, be they Hamas or not.

And of course, the politicians in Washington will smile knowingly at their Israeli counterparts, fork over more of our tax dollars to them, and say something soothing regarding Israel’s need for « security ».

And hundreds of Palestinians, whose only crimes are having had the stupendously bad luck to have been born Palestinian, and live in Gaza, will probably die.



JUDAISM ILLEGAL IN ISRAEL

When a rabbi preaches hate or genocide against Palestinians, nothing is done. Even if the rabbi in question is one of the Chief Rabbis of Israel, he is permitted to twist the doctrines of the Jewish people’s Holy Books and say the opposite of what is written in those Books…

But when a rabbi takes the side of the Palestinians, when he lives by the Words of those texts and points out what is wrong in Israeli society he winds up in jail. In effect, Israel has outlawed Judaism….



Hidden Cam Finds Jewish Student Vandalizing Her Own Door With Swastikas

George Washington University officials said a Jewish student who complained about swastikas showing up on her door put them there herself.



Israeli Losing Patience for Iran Talks

A senior member of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s government suggested Wednesday that his country is running out of patience with a U.S.-backed diplomatic overture to head off Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Well, I’ll tell you what Mr. ‘Senior member of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s government’, if Israel has such a problem with Iran’s power station, why doesn’t Israel go ahead and do something about it.

After all, it is no secret that Israel’s fear that Iran’s power station might hide a nuclear weapons factory is based on the fact that Israel’s reactor at Dimona does indeed conceal a nuclear weapons factory. Israel simply assumes that all other nations are equally duplicitous.

But Israel doesn’t want to have to do their own dirty work. They never have. History is clear on that. Israel used fake radio traffic to trick the US into attacking Libya. The Israeli attack on the USS Liberty appears to have been a similar attempt to trick the US into attacking Egypt. Israel had some still-classified role in 9-11, whose apparent goal was to trick the US into attacking Iraq and Iran.

So, the reason Mr. ‘Senior member of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s government’ is moaning and pissing about impatience is that the real goal is for the US to go and attack Iran FOR ISRAEL.

That’s right, the US Government has been spending your money and the blood of your children on wars dictated by a foreign government.

I mean, think about it. If Israel was willing to do their own dirty work, they would not constantly be demanding the US do it, or bribing the US Congress to get it.

So, settle back, get ready for yet another war on Israel’s enemies, and figure out how much the life of your child is really worth, and hope that the US Congress that SOLD your child into bondage for Israel made a decent profit.



People who celebrate Christmas should not be moving to Israel under Law of Return

I personally believe that the citizenship test of the Law of Return is not a religious one. Jewish law should not be determining who is entitled to become a citizen of Israel and who isn’t. Yet one thing is clear to me. A person who views himself as Christian and who follows Christian ritual which has no cultural connection to Jewish heritage or the Israeli existence has nothing to do with us. Do we wish to bring to Israel people who go to church regularly? Do we seek to turn Christmas into an Israeli holiday?

Therefore, Israel is a THEOCRACY, the very sort of government we condemn in the Islamic states.



Israelis target Palestinians with weapons causing ‘burns … by heat so intense that many cases have required amputation’



Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian child in the head



Israeli forces demolish electricity transformer in northern Gaza

Israeli forces completely demolished the main electricity transformer in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday evening.

Eyewitnesses stated that an Israeli tank launched a shell towards the transformer located near the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun.



Israel: Government Blocks Medical Evacuations from Gaza

Israel is arbitrarily blocking, delaying and harassing people with emergency medical problems who need to leave the Gaza Strip for urgent care, Human Rights Watch said today. At least three patients denied exit permits have died since June, and others have lost limbs or sight due to injuries and disease that have gone without proper treatment.

Ethnic cleansing, one sick Gazan at a time.

The Israeli government must feel so proud of itself for not having the any member of the IDF pull the trigger on these people: just let their treatable diseases take their course.

One also has to praise the actions of the Tel-Aviv based Physicians for Human Rights – Israel for their wonderful humanitarian work in this area.



RACIAL PROFILING ~~ PRELUDE TO GENOCIDE?

There was also a colour scheme used on Identity Cards; Jewish Israelis had theirs in a plastic folio that was blue, Palestinians from the territories had theirs in an orange folio. This was a ‘quick’ way to distinguish the Jew from the Palestinian. On the card itself, it identified the bearer as Jew or Arab. (brings to mind one of the complaints Jews in the Former Soviet Union had, they resented the fact that they were ‘forced’ to carry ID cards identifying them as Jews, I don’t hear them complaining here…) The words Jew or Arab were recently replaced by a series of asterisks, the number of which identifies the bearer in the same way.



PLAYBOY MAGAZINE GOES ANTI-SEMITIC

Playboy magazine, the racy but popular men’s magazine, has published in its October 2007 issue an article comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa.

I simply MUST get that issue!



Olmert and cronies unimpressed by protest, vow to ignore calls to quit

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s associates downplayed the massive rally Thursday night in Tel Aviv, calling it « irrelevant. »

« We have already known what the public thought for a long time because of the polls, » a source close to Olmert said, the Jerusalem Post reported. « It doesn’t matter how many people came to the square, because decisions are made in the Knesset and not in demonstrations, because we are not a banana republic. And anyway, public opinion will soon flip in our favor. »

Well, citizens of Israel, there you have it.

And if the Labor party decides to leave the government on the 13th of this month, things could get very interesting for Olmert and Kadima very quickly.



Israel continues with house demolition in the Negev

Rafay’a added that all parties and civil institutions should unite and carry joint efforts in order to counter the Israeli violations, especially since Israeli plans to demolish a large number of houses in the coming period.



Israeli bulldozers attempt to annex land near Palestinian kindergarten



Israeli incursion in Qalqilia leaves 3 Palestinians wounded



Jordan rejects Israel’s appropriation of land east of Jerusalem



PA Chair Abbas lays out first precise demands for Palestinian borders

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday laid out his most specific demands for the borders of a future independent state, calling for a full Israeli withdrawal from all territories captured in the 1967 Six-Day War.



Israeli forces disperse Muslim worshippers with sonic bombs

Israeli forces on Tuesday morning launched sonic bombs at Muslim worshippers attending Ramadan prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

How would you feel if the Israelis tossed stun grenades into your church in the middle of services? – M. R.



SCENES OF A ‘VICTORY’ DEFEATED IN PALESTINE

Today, the struggle continues in Bil’in to bring the wall down…the most recent demonstration resulted in… Arrest of an 11 year old boy, A cameraman getting shot in the leg, A Palestinian woman getting hit in the face…. just a few of the incidents that occurred…



RACISM GOES BEYOND THE GRAVE IN ISRAEL

There are outcries from Jewish groups whenever a Jewish grave or cemetery is desecrated, and justifiably so… but deafening silence when the same crime is directed at a Palestinian cemetery. Obviously when ‘the shoe is on a different foot’ they just learn to walk differently.



Olmert: ‘Not one refugee can return’



Robertson Warns Of God’s Wrath

The Reverend Pat Robertson says the United States will be « risking the wrath of God » if it forces Israel to surrender East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.

Apparently, the good reverend has not quite been embarrassed enough by his statement last year that Sharon’s stroke was God’s retribution for pulling the IDF out of Gaza, and feels compelled to go it one better with this one.

Talking to God is prayer: God talking back is schizophrenia.

One final point. If Robertson’s god is so powerful that his wrath is to be feared, if he really created all that is in the entire universe, then he hardly needs we puny humans to go around cutting the throats of those who refuse to toss coins into the correct collection plates every weekend.

Robertson also needs to remember that Genetic testing has proven that the present day Palestinians are the direct descendants of the biblical Hebrews. The Ashkenazi Jews, of course, are descended from Khazars converted to Judaism in 850AD (another piece of history not readily available in the state-controlled school system).

Robertson is also ignorant of his Bible. It specifically states that Jerusalem is given not to all the Jewish people but to one specific tribe of the Jews; the tribe of Benjamin. But the tribe of Benjamin was for the most part wiped out by the other tribes and their survivors fled to what is now France and Spain. Robertson does not seem anxious to invite the surviving Benjamites back to Israel, and I rather doubt the Ashkanazi rulers of Jersalem would evacuate the city for them, no matter what the biblical texts say!



SEE APARTHEID LIVE ON VIDEO

Come for Christmas…. see it live if the following video doesn’t convince you that apartheid sucks!



The 1967 War and the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza



THE TEN PLAGUES OF ZIONISM

There are now 400,000 Israeli-Jewish settlers who live illegally on Palestinian land.

The settlements are a violation of the 4th Geneva Convention.



THE THIRD TEMPLE’S HOLY OF HOLIES: ISRAEL’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS

A bright flash in the south Indian Ocean, observed by an American satellite on 22 September 1979, is widely believed to be a South Africa-Israel joint nuclear test. It was, according to some, the third test of a neutron bomb. The first two were hidden in clouds to fool the satellite and the third was an accident—the weather cleared.84 Experts differ on these possible tests. Several writers report that the scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory believed it to have been a nuclear explosion while a presidential panel decided otherwise.85 President Carter was just entering the Iran hostage nightmare and may have easily decided not to alter 30 years of looking the other way.86 The explosion was almost certainly an Israeli bomb, tested at the invitation of the South Africans. It was more advanced than the “gun type” bombs developed by the South Africans.87 One report claims it was a test of a nuclear artillery shell.88 A 1997 Israeli newspaper quoted South African deputy foreign minister, Aziz Pahad, as confirming it was an Israeli test with South African logistical support.89

For the new readers; a neutron bomb, or neutron enhancement weapon, is a type of nuclear weapon that has a very small explosive capability, but is designed to saturate the area with neutron radiation. The purpose is to kill all life while not destroying the buildings. It is therefore not a defensive weapon, but a weapon of invasion and conquest.



WHAT WOULD MARY AND JOSEPH ENCOUNTER TODAY??



CHRISTMAS HAS BEEN CANCELLED













Who really rules Israel?

Jewish state controlled by four informal networks, not by government



Ayalon: Gaza op must be carefully planned

« Before the IDF embarks on a major incursion into Gaza, it needs to carefully consider how to operate so that it bolsters Palestinian moderates, including those in the Gaza Strip, » Israel Radio quoted Minister Ami Ayalon (Labor)as saying Saturday.

Memo to Minister Ayalon: the killing of even one Palestinian in Gaza will not bolster the position of Fatah in the West Bank.

In fact, it may so infuriate Palestinians that all bets are off for any further reconcilliation to a two-state solution.

But perhaps, that rage is precisely what Israel is banking on to scupper any further negotiations.



DesertPeace: LICENSE TO DESTROY



Evidence of 1967 atrocities pile up against israel



Evidence of Israeli « Cowardly Blending » Comes to Light

A new report, written by a respected Israeli human rights organisation, one representing the country’s Arab minority not its Jewish majority, has unearthed evidence showing that during the fighting Israel committed war crimes not only against Lebanese civilians — as was already known — but also against its own Arab citizens. This is an aspect of the war that has been almost entirely neglected until now.



THE THIRD TEMPLE’S HOLY OF HOLIES: ISRAEL’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS

A bright flash in the south Indian Ocean, observed by an American satellite on 22 September 1979, is widely believed to be a South Africa-Israel joint nuclear test. It was, according to some, the third test of a neutron bomb. The first two were hidden in clouds to fool the satellite and the third was an accident—the weather cleared.84 Experts differ on these possible tests. Several writers report that the scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory believed it to have been a nuclear explosion while a presidential panel decided otherwise.85 President Carter was just entering the Iran hostage nightmare and may have easily decided not to alter 30 years of looking the other way.86 The explosion was almost certainly an Israeli bomb, tested at the invitation of the South Africans. It was more advanced than the “gun type” bombs developed by the South Africans.87 One report claims it was a test of a nuclear artillery shell.88 A 1997 Israeli newspaper quoted South African deputy foreign minister, Aziz Pahad, as confirming it was an Israeli test with South African logistical support.89

For the new readers; a neutron bomb, or neutron enhancement weapon, is a type of nuclear weapon that has a very small explosive capability, but is designed to saturate the area with neutron radiation. The purpose is to kill all life while not destroying the buildings. It is therefore not a defensive weapon, but a weapon of invasion and conquest.



PA-Israeli document liquidating RoR unveiled

The Hebrew Haaretz newspaper has unveiled in its late edition on Monday a « serious » PA-Israeli document that aims at liquidating the right of return of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homeland in the 1948-occupied Palestinian lands.



Petition: Israel stalling on permits for terminally ill in Gaza

A baby with an inborn cardiac defect, a two-year-old with kidney disease, a cancer patient with a liver tumor, and another with a brain tumor – these are only a few of the 17 terminally ill Gazans whose entry into Israel has been delayed and whose cases were raised Thursday in a petition submitted by Physicians for Human Rights to the High Court of Justice (HCJ).

How can it possibly be that Israeli officials are condemning these kids to death by denying and delaying treatment…..because of their ethnicity?

It is staggeringly ironic that this appears to be the case, considering that many Israeli officials are themselves the children or grand-children of Holocaust survivors.

Surely, these people must understand the ugly, perverted core of racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice, don’t they?



WHO NEEDS GAS CHAMBERS WHEN YOU HAVE ORWELLIAN NAZIS ON WHEELS

Like the pilot-less drones that have become a mainstay of air forces in Israel, the U.S. and elsewhere, the four-wheeled Guardium is operated from a command room that can be far from the front line. It can be mounted with cameras, night-vision equipment and sensors, as well as more lethal tools like machine guns.



Report: Nuclear bunker being built at PM’s residence

Yedioth Ahronoth reports Olmert’s official Jerusalem residence being outfitted with bunker that can withstand nuclear, chemical attack; another nuclear bunker being constructed outside Jerusalem for government officials.

The reason people like Olmert and Cheney build bunkers is that they are planning, at some point, to use nuclear weapons themselves against a perceived enemy.

The rest of their population, unfortunately, can go to hell, as far as any honest protection for them goes: it’s only the elite’s survival that matters, from their perspective.



PM okays 750 new settlement homes, says fits state policy

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has approved the renewed construction of hundreds of an estimated 750 new homes in the West Bank settlement of Givat Ze’ev near Jerusalem, the Housing Ministry said Sunday.

These « settlements », and the continued building of them, means that by the time there is some kind of agreement to the creation of a Palestinian state, the Palestinians will have practically no real territory to call its own.



UN asks Israel for bomb records



The United Nations on Israeli Apartheid

On March 9th, 2007 in its seventieth session the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination released its report on Israel’s conformity with the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination.

The UN Committee expressed numerous serious concerns regarding Israeli compliance with the convention and issued several recommendations:



A NEW ISRAELI STUDY CONFIRMS OUR WORST FEARS

`We – Israeli Soldiers – were put there to punish the Palestinians`



We need to kill him

Israel should not shy away from threatening to kill Iran’s Ahmadinejad



EDUCATION WITHOUT BOOKS IN GAZA

Imagine going to school and not being able to take notes in class…. for some that might be a dream come true… But, for the students in Gaza, this is just part of the ongoing nightmare of the occupation. Israeli authorities do not consider paper, ink and binding materials as « fundamental humanitarian needs, » so those items are not allowed in…



Why does the Times Recognize Israel’s ‘Right to Exist’?



Grim image of Israeli occupation

Shaul operated a grenade machine gun, a lethal though highly inaccurate weapon.

« Anything hit within a radius of 8 meters is killed. Anybody within 16 meters will be injured, » he said. « When I first learned of my mission, I freaked out. »

But the young soldier did as he was told, firing as many 100 rounds per night into a crush of Palestinian homes, not knowing whom he might have wounded or killed.



Israel provoked Six-Day War, says former Dutch UN observer



Israel Sends Tanks Into Gaza Strip

More Palestinians rounded up and sent to Israeli concentration camps.



IDF troops operating in the West Bank kill 16-year-old Palestinian



ISRAELI HIGH COURT PUTS ‘STAMP OF APPROVAL’ ON TORTURE OF PALESTINIANS



Israelis caught on film using human shields



Video: Interview with child taken as human shield in Nablus



IDF used Palestinian girl as human shield in Nablus



Olmert meets senior US diplomat on eve of arms deal

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns on Wednesday, a day before the signing of a deal under which Washington will provide its ally with 30 billion dollars in military aid over a decade, the premier’s office said.

The aid to Israel reflects an increase in value of more than 25 percent, Olmert has said, describing it as a considerable improvement and very important element for national security.

30 billion – with a b, folks.

While our homeless vets sleep in the streets, and the military can’t get decent body armor for active duty troops in Afghanistan or Iraq, or MRAP vehicles to protect them when they’re out on patrol.

But Israel gets 30 billion dollars.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Everything.



Israel’s Jewish problem in Tehran

There is an interesting problem with selling Iran as « Nazi Germany ». If Ahmadinejad really is Hitler, ready to commit genocide against Israel’s Jews as soon as he can get his hands on a nuclear weapon, why are some 25,000 Jews living peacefully in Iran and more than reluctant to leave despite repeated enticements from Israel and American Jews?



The Second Lebanon War, A Year Later

Nearly All the War Crimes Were Israel’s



U.N. Commissioned Report Compares Israel to Apartheid in South Africas

Israel’s « image problem » in the world has absolutely nothing to do with anti-semitism: it has to do completely with how it conducts itself in the West Bank and Gaza.

And in this wonderful age of instant communication, Israel will not be able to keep the world from seeing what they do.



Israel building 3,000 new illegal settler homes – watchdog : Israel is building 3,000 illegal homes in Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank and their continued growth could make a viable Palestinian state impossible, the Peace Now group said on Wednesday.



About 2,000 Israelis living in illegal West Bank squatter camps: Under the U.S.-backed « road map » peace plan, Israel has pledged to dismantle the dozens of small illegal enclaves built since 2001 as satellites of established settlements, but little action has been taken.

Israeli troops shoot Nobel Peace Prize winner

Israel detains 25% of Palestinians since 1967 occupation



Time line of the Middle East from 1954 to Now

A long history of false flag deceptions.

Contient videos:

http://www.rys2sense.com/anti-neocons/viewtopic.php?p=29390



This is what US aid to Israel looks like



Zionist Frequently Asked Questions

I am often asked by many Westerners and Zionists: Why Palestinians fight the peace loving Israeli? Why all this terrorism against the innocent Jews who suffered centuries of persecution? In details, we have replied to these questions and more at our popular Zionists Frequently Asked Questions. In that respect, it is worth noting what David Ben-Gurion told Nahum Goldman before he died:

« I don’t understand your optimism., » Ben-Gurion declared. « Why should the Arabs make peace? If I was an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. Sure, God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it’s true, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been anti-Semitism the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that? They may perhaps forget in one or two generations’ time, but for the moment there is no chance. So it’s simple: we have to stay strong and maintain a powerful army. Our whole policy is there. Otherwise the Arabs will wipes us out ».

« But how can you sleep with that prospect in mind, » I broke in, « and be Prime Minister of Israel too? »

Who says I sleep? he answered simply. (The Jewish Paradox by Nahum Goldman, p. 99)



In the olden days, an anti-Semite was someone who hated Jews; these days it’s someone whom the Jews hate.

Accusing an opponent of anti-Semitism is probably the most powerful political weapon that exists in Western society. It’s destructiveness equals – if not surpasses – the label of paedophilia. The whole topic has developed over time to such a powerful taboo, that there is hardly an open discussion of anti-Semitism, without the participants scrambling to uncritically condemn it as utterly evil. Anybody suspected – or worse – publicly accused of anti-Semitic views or activities, becomes automatically – without trial and conviction – a societal leper. He can kiss his job and career good-bye, and will loose, more often than not, most of his friends and family, in many cases even his freedom.[1]



In spite, or maybe because of its taboo nature, there is a lot of confusion about what exactly constitutes anti-Semitism. This essay tries to break through the taboo and examine the various aspects of anti-Semitism and what lead to its taboo nature. The upcoming part 2 will provide a comprehensive ethical analysis of the matter. The author is conscious of the fact that by doing so, he will attract bitter criticism of those sections of the community that – for one reason or another – are the most interested in maintaining the taboo.



Lebanon, Again

In short, American political support for another go at Lebanon is virtually assured: aside from a few on the left, and the right, who are beginning to challenge the Lobby’s hegemony over U.S. foreign policy, there will be very few voices raised against renewed Israeli aggression. Our supine Congress – which Pat Buchanan trenchantly called « Israeli-occupied territory » – will shout hosannas as U.S.-made -and-paid-for jets drop cluster bombs on schools, hospitals, factories, and other nests of « terrorism. »



Outrage Over ‘Israeli Killing of Captured Egyptians’



PEACE LOVING ISRAELI OCCUPATION

Presented here are six videos that will not be screened on American or British televisions. Nor will they be shown in the Cinema Houses there. Six videos that doccument the horrors of the Israeli Occupation.



Rice coming to feel out Saudi suicide plan?



EU backs Syria’s aim to regain Golan Heights: Solana

« We would like to work as much as possible to see your country Syria recuperate the territory taken in 1967, » Javier Solana told a joint news conference with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem.

Memo to Javier Solana: Israel is going to be very, very, very unhappy about this, and isn’t about to let it happen. – M. R.



Roughly 100,000 people rally in Tel Aviv to call on PM, Peretz to quit

More than 100,000 people rallied in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Thursday, in the first national protest calling on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz to resign over the damning Winograd report on the Second Lebanon War.

« They are all anti-Semites!!! No, wait, that doesn’t work here, does it. » — Olmert



A Personal Message From Jeff Rense

Rense.com and the Jeff Rense Program have always been steadfastly Pro-Jewish…and Anti-Zionist, and certainly anti-Neocon, most of whom are Zionists with dual loyalty and many with dual Israeli citizenship. The following video points out in searing detail the reasons for our position and our many years of fighting for the rights of Jews and all Americans.

In this stunning video, you will see honorable, loving people of the Jewish faith trying to exercise their God-given right to Freedom of Speech by which they seek to explain the monumental differences between True Judaism and ZIONISM.

You will then see the hideous face of the death-dealing philosophy and pathological control mania of the Zionist. This Zionist not only calls for the removal of Freedom of Speech for his fellow Jews but calls repeatedly for their MURDER…after which their « bones should be pissed upon. »

We certainly hope you will now more clearly understand how Jewish ZIONISM played the key role in the Holocaust of WWII as has been documented by numerous historians including the great Rabbi Michael Dov Weismandl who personally lived through the Zionist betrayal of the Jews of Europe. See http://www.nkusa.org/Historical_Documents/tenquestions.cfm



Accidents Happen: Israelis Kill 892 Palestinian Kids

« When sorrows come, they come not single spies But in battalions » – Shakespeare

Ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, just a couple of kids at a time.

Israel does this on a consistent basis, but hates like hell getting caught.



ANOTHER CHECKPOINT DEATH IN ISRAEL

Israeli soldiers prevented a Palestinian woman from getting an ambulance to take her to a local hospital in the occupied West Bank. The woman had suffered a stroke and needed immediate hospital care, which she was denied. This resulted in her death.



Israeli AG – No cops will be indicted for killing non-Jewish protestors

Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said Sunday that he would not indict the police officers involved in the deaths of 13 Arab civilians during the riots of October 2000.



ANTI-JEWISH HATESITES ~~ MADE IN ISRAEL

The ADL and its various bosom buddies have been overly active searching for and fabricating enemies of the Jewish people that they overlooked the very place that these people are coming from…. ISRAEL!



Israel is biggest polluter in eastern Mediterranean

Let’s see how the environmentalists respond to this one!



APARTHEID BEYOND THE GRAVEt



Barak: Large-scale Gaza operation near

A large-scale IDF operation against Palestinian rocket squads in Gaza was drawing near, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday.

« Every day that passes brings us closer to a broad operation in Gaza, » Barak told Army Radio.

If they do this Gaza operation soon, that will certainly put the screws to the much-vaunted Annapolis conference.

In fact, such an incursion before this conference starts will probably kill it completely (which is probably precisely what Israel wants to happen).



Arab law student denied entry to Sharon Mall

Four law students at the Netanya College were refused entry at the city’s Sharon Mall on Tuesday because the security guards identified them as being non-Jewish.

« Not that we’re being racist or anything like that, of course! »



Israel’s plans to Wage Nuclear War on Iran: History of Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal

In addition to the nuclear devices themselves, Israel has a formidable arsenal of delivery systems. Israel’s Shavit rocket has been used to launch satellites into orbit, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reported that the Shavit could be converted to an ICBM with a range of 7,000 miles allowing an Israeli nuclear strike anywhere in the Middle East as well as eastern and western Europe and Central Asia. Additionally, Israel now has a fleet of Dolphin class submarines armed with cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reported that Israel may have developed nuclear artillery shells as well as nuclear land-mines that could be deployed in the Golan Heights to discourage Syrian designs on the region.

Even though the existence of Israel’s nuclear arsenal is now a well-established fact, the state of Israel has consistently refused to confirm its nuclear status. Furthermore, Israel refuses to become a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Israel’s adamant nuclear insularity and denials have created tensions – not only in the Middle East – but globally.



ISRAEL’S FINGER ON OUR TRIGGER

Time is running out for the Zionists, time is catching up with them. If they panic now, everything is exposed; all their big dreams threaten to fail.

The real Zionists in Israel understand the lateness of the hour – Zionism is a dying entity. It is no longer possible to foresee this Israel having a real Jewish majority. Acts of desperation have marked the last thirty years of Israeli policies, which have been tailored to incorporate more and more Gentiles as “Jews,” even though not one drop of Jewish blood flows through the veins of some of them. First, the Zionists co-opted the Soviet “Jews,” who are descended from Khazarian converts to Judaism, in southern Russia.



Israel Will be at War by Summer, Politician Says

Like most Israeli leaders, Dr. Eldad would prefer that the United States and its partners take out Iranian nuclear and missile sites, if for no other reason than the vastly superior conventional firepower the U.S. could bring to bear.

« Once we reach the eve of destruction of a new Holocaust [from Iran], we will not think of anything else. We will be ready to destroy the nuclear infrastructure of Iran at whatever cost it takes. That means we will be ready to use unconventional weapons, » he said.

Translation: Israel will push the US into a major war in the Middle East, because Bush has pledged to defend Israel, no matter whether or not it starts any conflict.

Notice Dr. Eldad’s enthrusiasm about having the US doing the killing/fighting/getting mained for Israel.

And also notice Dr. Eldad’s use of the phrase « unconventional weapons »; you don’t have to be Fellini to figure that one out.



Israel wages war on army of refuseniks

The Prime Minister’s Office is now planning a blacklist of entertainers so that councils know who should not be hired for civic celebrations. Councils are also being urged not to employ conscripts or reservists – Israeli men are expected to commit to up to one month a year on reserve duty that ends when they reach their mid-40s – who refuse to fight unless they have been legally exempted.

Last week, a petition was also being circulated by high-level Israeli businesspeople calling for the business community to discriminate against draft dodgers seeking employment.

It appears that some Israeli men cannot reconcile what they are asked to do to Palestinians on a daily basis with their moral understandings of right and wrong.



Israel torturing Palestinian child prisoners



Israel urges international rejection of Palestinian unity deal

Israel says the new unity government to be formed under the deal will not meet the three conditions imposed on the Palestinians for an end to the blockade – recognition of Israel, renunciation of armed struggle and acceptance of all previous agreements signed between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.

The problem is that Palestine cannot recognize Israel because Israel still refuses to define its own borders. If Palestine agreed to recognize Israel, there is nothing to stop Israel from saying, « Israel is here, and Israel is there, and you are all now living on Israeli land so get out. »

Look at what happened with the « security fence », which continues to be pushed further and further east of the « Green Line ».

Look at what happened in Lebanon last week when Israelis drove a bulldozer past the border fence but excused it away by claiming that land on the Lebanese side of the fence was still part of Israel.

And let us not forget that it is Israel that started this whole refusal process. The UN Resolution that created the state of Israel also created a state of Palestine. Right from the start Israel has refused to recognize Palestine as a state, which is what prompted the other nations in the region to refuse to recognize Israel, as Israel was then (and now) demanding that very thing they refuse to grant to others, recognition of a right to exist.



Israel sinks deeper into cesspit of defamation, denigration and denial

An empire in its death throes is not a pretty sight. The more desperately its rulers cling to power in the face of impending defeat, the more they hasten its demise. The more its rulers fight to preserve their rule, the more the empire is sacrificed to serve selfish, repressive wants.

This also applies closer to home.



Israel: Syria readying for war

The gist of the Israeli message in its recent talks with United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates is that Syria is preparing for a military confrontation with Israel.

Translation: Israel is preparing for war against Syria.

This could inflame the entire region, and remember; no matter whether or not Israel starts such a conflict, Bush has declared that our kid’s lives and tax dollars will go to support Israel.



Israel Razes Bedouin Huts in West Bank

The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished seven huts and tents belonging to Bedouin Arabs who live near Jewish settlements in the southern West Bank, residents and the army said.

So the IDF is destroying………….. huts and tents??

Obviously the crime for which these Bedouin Arabs appear to have been persecuted is that they are still breathing.



Israel looking for an extreme makeover

How about , »This land is our land, period. »

No.

« It’s not Apartheid, it’s ‘multicultural isolationism’! »

REALLY No.

How about, « Those Nomads weren’t using that desert anyway! »

No.

« Because God told us to…. »

That’s the one!



Israel holding off on full-scale Gaza assault

« … until everyone is looking at something else. »



Israel is the real winner of America’s War on Iraq and Iran (If attacked) )



Israel Has Lost



Israel erases the green line

When they call the « occupied territories » or « Shtachim » as they are called in Hebrew, Judea and Samaria, they are proponents of the theory that God gave them the land, and therefor it’s their to take from the Palestinians, because it is Jewish land, no matter what the deeds say, or who lived on it for the past few hundred years.

The Green Line was the border before the Six Day War…. and as all adherents of the Israeli right, this writer says that the US agrees that the borders should never go back….

But this changing of the map is the beginning of making sure that these borders no longer exist if there ever should be discussions about a two State solution.



Israel doesn’t want peace



Israel confirms first shooting into Lebanon since ceasefire

Israel is spoiling for a fight with Lebanon, and grabbing more of its assets.



Bolton admits Lebanon truce block

Former US envoy John Bolton says he resisted ceasefire calls in Lebanon to give Israel time to defeat Hezbollah. The US only supported a cease-fire when it became clear Israel wasn’t going to win.



Inside Israel’s apartheid state

Israel’s mistreatment of its Arab minorities is part of a state program to combat what is perceived as an internal existential threat



Carter Reveals [Minister] Begin Viewed Jews As The Master Race

Master race, master race, sheesh, now that rings a bell. I KNOW I’ve heard that somewhere before. Give me a moment; it’ll come to me.



Extremist rabbis call for return of animal sacrifice



Finally, Israel admits Hezbollah’s victory in Lebanon



Former Longtime Confidant Accuses Ariel Sharon of Assassinating Yasser Arafat



France just seconds from downing Israeli jet



Greenpeace slams Israel’s nuclear program

« Despite Israel’s policy of nuclear ambiguity, international reports maintain that this country has developed nuclear facilities and one of them, the Nahal Sorek science reactor, is only 30 kilometers from Tel Aviv, » said Yonatan Leibowitz, Greenpeace Mediterranean communications director, on Thursday as environmental activists rallied against nuclear power in the Middle East.

Speaking at a press conference on the beach with the Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s official flagship docked in the background, Leibowitz released a report detailing the potential dangers posed to the populations of Iran, Israel and Turkey by nuclear installations.

There is no « nuclear abiguity » left for Israel: Olmert made it very clear that Israel has nukes in his interview with the German press some time ago.

And if there are no Israeli nukes, how do you explain Israel’s treatment of Mordechai Vannunu when he went public all those years ago with the evidence that Israel does, indeed, have nukes, and got thrown into jail for it?



Holocaust Jew accused of war crimes



IDF Enters Gaza, Large-Scale Re-Entry on the Horizon

Now that the new settlements have been built in the West Bank, look for Israel to break the promise to stay out of Gaza.



IDF predicts possible conflict with Lebanon, Syria in 2007

The Israel Defense Forces strategic assessment for 2007 warns of the possibility of a conflagration with Lebanon and Syria in the coming year. The assessment is based on the IDF’s working plan for the year, which takes into account the lessons learned in the 2006 Lebanon War.

Translation: the IDF is planning for conflict with Lebanon, Syria (and let’s not forget Iran) in 2007.



IDF soldiers use Nablus youths as ‘human shield’

Peace activist films IDF soldiers ordering two Palestinian youths to stand in front of their vehicle to prevent locals from stoning it; military advocate general orders investigation into incident, commanding officer suspended

What the IDF hates is not that this incident took place: it’s rather common for the IDF to do indulge in this kind of behavour.

What they hate is that someone got it on film.



IDF troops kill 2 Palestinian children near Gaza border fence



Israel admits it may have hit ambulance



Israel bans drug to Gaza hospitals

A Palestinian health official said on Sunday that Gaza’s main hospital have shut down their operating rooms because Israel have prevented them from obtaining essential anesthetic drugs.

Sarah Leah Whitson, of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East division said « Israel is punishing sick civilians as a way to hurt Hamas and that’s legally and morally wrong.”

The Israeli officials who decided to do this must feel so absolutely proud of themselves!



IS JERUSALEM READY FOR SCHOOL DESEGREGATION?

It took a Presidential order from Dwight D. Eisenhower to desegregate schools in the American south in 1954…. 53 years ago…. What will it take to do the same for schools in Israel? Is a country that continues to build a wall of apartheid separating the two peoples that live here ready for such a dramatic change? Apparently not according to the following report from today’s HaAretz….



ISRAEL: WHAT WE DON’T WANT TO KNOW

But other powerful national leaders seem impervious to the evidence piling up against Israel ‘s image as a free, friendly ally. Sam Brownback of Kansas recently supported a right-wing Israeli proposal to defeat the two-state peace process. Rabbi Elon, chairman of the right-wing National Union Party in Israel , came up with the plan, which denies a Palestinian state. Brownback called it « a movement forward. » Indeed it is–a jack-booted, bully’s step toward even greater darkness. Elon’s spokesman said bluntly, « This is the completion of the transfer of [the Palestinian] population that began in 1948. » Yes, indeed, let’s complete that bloody, violent expulsion of 800,000 Palestinians, merchants, farmers and tradespeople, exiled into virtual concentration camps in Gaza , Lebanon and the West Bank .



AIPAC is pushing us to war with Iran for Israel

« There are pro-Israel groups, not just Jewish – many of them are Christian fundamentalists, that believe in supporting the Israeli government no matter what it does and no matter what it wants. These people are all upset and excited about Iran and are pushing hard for a confrontational stance. » – Barbara Slavin



Mosque near Bethlehem burned down by Israeli settlers

A group of Israeli settlers torched an historic mosque in the town of Al-Khader, near Bethlehem, on Tuesday. The settlers used 20 beehives as fuel for the fire, after stealing the beehives from a Palestinian farm located near the mosque.



MK Orlev presents updated list of mortal enemies of Israel

The list of « contemporary Amalekites » is significant among religious Jews. The term Amalek has a much deeper meaning than any standard enemy. Jews are commanded to wage an all out war against them: « We do not negotiate with Amalek. There are no agreements and no political solutions. The mitzvah, the commandment, of remembrance also requires us to wipe out the memory of Amalek in the most literal sense of the word, » Orlev declared.

So political assasination based on ancient religious edicts is perfectly acceptible in Israel and a comforting thought for its citizens?



Military bulldozers uproot lands west of Bethlehem

Israeli military bulldozers uprooted on Sunday afternoon large areas of Palestinian orchards which belong to residents of Al Ma’sar village, south of Bethlehem; dozens of trees were uprooted.

Dozens of residents rushed to the area and tried to stop the uprooting of their lands, and the soldiers attacked them with batons and weapons; one resident was injured and was moved to a medical center after suffering concussions and bruises.

Ethnic cleansing, one olive orchard at a time.

These orchards are, in many cases, the only source of livelihood these Palestinians have.



Israeli airspace violation prompts Lebanese army to open fire



Israeli Apartheid: a truth known to all



Israeli Arab couple petitions High Court after residency denied

The couple, residents of Sakhnin, said they were denied residency in the town because they are Arab, but say that local authorities in Rakefet and officials at the Israel Lands Authority found an alternative way to keep them from moving into the town- by stating that according to a « suitability test, » the couple are « not fit to live in the town. »

Can you say « racism, pure and simple », boys and girls? I KNEW you could!



Israeli bulldozer crushes Palestinian teenager



Israeli forces demolish electricity transformer in northern Gaza



Israeli Holocaust trustee blasts Hebron settlers

A senior official of Israel’s central Holocaust memorial on Saturday assailed Jewish settlers who harass Palestinians in a tinderbox West Bank city, saying the abuse recalled the anti-Semitism of 1930s Europe.

The attack by Yosef Lapid, chairman of Yad Vashem’s advisory council, was prompted by Israeli television footage showing a Hebron settler woman hissing « whore » at a Palestinian neighbour and settler children lobbing rocks at Arab homes.



Israeli PM says Lebanon war was pre-planned: report

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has testified he launched last year’s war against Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon in line with a contingency plan he approved four months before, the Haaretz daily said on Thursday.

Olmert, under fire for his handling of the inconclusive 34-day war, told a judicial inquiry last month that Hezbollah’s capture of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 triggered the plans for a large-scale attack in Lebanon, the Israeli newspaper said.

Left unmentioned is that the two soldiers were INSIDE LEBANON when captured.



Israeli president brands Iran ‘centre of global terror’

Israeli President Shimon Peres launched a blistering attack on arch-foe Iran on Monday, calling the Islamic republic « the centre of global terror » aiming to dupe the world on its nuclear programme.

The problem here: no matter whether or not Israel launches a first strike against Iran’s alleged « weapons program sites », Bush – in his inimitable and reckless style – has totally committed that the US will back Israel, no matter if they fire the first bombs or not.

So if Israel does attack, this country has been obligated to come to Israel’s defense, with our kids, and our tax dollars.



Israeli pullout means ceding land to Iran’s extensions- Netanyahu

During a special Knesset session Tuesday, opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the establishment of a Palestinian state would increase Israel’s vulnerability to rocket attacks.

The Likud chairman said he was opposed to another Israeli withdrawal from the territories, saying « on the eve of Rosh Hashana, the nation has already done its soul-searching and realizes that another pullout means relinquishing land to extensions of Iran.

What the…..???????

Apparently, what Netanyahu wants is his own special « final solution » to the status of Palestinians.



Israeli security accused of torture

Two Israeli human rights groups claim the country’s security service uses torture in interrogating Palestinian prisoners, violating a 1999 court ruling outlawing such practices.

The physical abuse includes « beating, painful binding, back bending, body stretching and prolonged sleep deprivation », methods that constitute torture under international law, according to the report by B’Tselem and The Centre for the Defence of the Individual.

Israeli security forces continue to use torture with impunity, ignoring that fact that the Israeli Supreme Court outlawed its use in a 1999 decision.

What they hate like hell is getting caught at using torture.

Various articles and pictures concerning the use of torture at Abu Graib indicated very strongly that American security personnel got a little help from oiur friends the Israelis with « interrogation techniques ».



Israeli Soldiers who Shot Unarmed Palestinian in Back not Indicted by Chief Military Prosecutor



Israeli warplanes buzz South, Chouf, Bekaa



Israeli Forces shoot indiscriminately at Palestinian Women and Children.

Israel claimed they were fighting terrorists. The video shows something quite different.



Jews desecrate graves in West Bank



MEMRI Nazis



Olmert’s Testimony Reveals the Real Goal of the War in Lebanon



Rabbi calls for annihilation of Arabs

The spiritual leader of Israel’s ultra-orthodox Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, has provoked outrage with a sermon calling for the annihilation of Arabs.

« It is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable, » he was quoted as saying in a sermon delivered on Monday to mark the Jewish festival of Passover.

Let’s see if the media gives this the coverage they gave Ahmadinejad’s supposed comment about wiping Israel off of the map.



Pro-Israel lobby targets BBC online poll



RACISM STILL ALIVE AND WELL IN ISRAEL ~~ ADMITTED TO BY ISRAELI SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

Yes it’s true!! Palestinians are second class citizens in Israel even if they hold Israeli citizenship. Finally an admission of this by a leading member of the Israeli Parliament…



Settlers attack Palestinians in Hebron

A group of 8 settler men simultaneously cornered the 2 international HRWs who were filming the attack, attempting to steal and break their camera. The HRWs were repeatedly punched in the body and face as one of the settlers managed to grab the camera before police finally intervened. However, rather than destroy the tape, the settlers carelessly threw it in to a nearby skip where it was quickly rescued with the tape intact, though the camera was in fact broken.



Russia’s Putin : « Iran Is Not Afraid » Of US, Israel « Believe Me »

But barely known to most in the West is that Putin is not alone in backing Iran against the threats of military strikes from the United States and Israel. Putin has the support of China, most of the ‘Stans (including Afghanistan and Pakistan) and more than a dozen other countries who have lined up with China and Russia under the umbrella of new trade and economic alliances.

An attack on Iran will start WW3.



71% of Israelis Want US to fight their War against Iran

Fully 71 percent of Israelis believe that the United States should launch a military attack on Iran if diplomatic efforts fail to halt Tehran’s nuclear program, according to a new poll.

I’ll bet 98% of Americans would prefer Israel handle its own war with Iran.



Pakistan plans all-out war on militants

An all-out battle for control of Pakistan’s restive North and South Waziristan is about to commence between the Pakistani military and the Taliban and al-Qaeda adherents who have made these tribal areas their own.

According to a top Pakistani security official who spoke to Asia Times Online on condition of anonymity, the goal this time is to pacify the Waziristans once and for all. All previous military operations – usually spurred by intelligence provided by the Western coalition – have had limited objectives, aimed at specific bases or sanctuaries or blocking the cross-border movement of guerrillas. Now the military is going for broke to break the back of the Taliban and a-Qaeda in Pakistan and reclaim the entire area.

The fighting that erupted two weeks ago, and that has continued with bombing raids against guerrilla bases in North Waziristan – turning thousands of families into refugees and killing more people than any India-Pakistan war in the past 60 years – is but a precursor of the bloodiest battle that is coming.

One has to wonder how soon our « good buddy » (and our thug in the region), Musharaff is planning to have American « advisers » in the area to help with this operation.

This will be a bloodbath of horrendous enormity, ever further pushing the Pakistani people away from Musharraf, and the US presence in the region.



Iraqi Kurds vow region will fight if attacked

Iraq’s Kurdish region vowed Friday to fight off any attack as Washington said it was willing to help Baghdad crack down on rebels there to stave off a threatened Turkish incursion.

Kurdish regional president Massoud Barzani issued a strongly worded statement hours after US Defence Secretary Robert Gates hinted that US and Iraqi forces were ready to get involved if need be.

The Kurdish area of Iraq is where some of the greatest concentrations of its oil wealth are.

And, as reported by Reuters on 3 October of this year:

I »raq’s Kurdish regional government (KRG) has approved four new oil and gas deals that will attract around $500 million of investment in exploration, the KRG said in a statement on its Web site. »

The central Iraqi government is itching (as are its American masters) to get the hands on the money these contracts will generate, rather than have the Kurdish regional government get this revenue.



Iraqi Contracts With Iran and China Concern U.S.

Iraq has agreed to award $1.1 billion in contracts to Iranian and Chinese companies to build a pair of enormous power plants, the Iraqi electricity minister said Tuesday. Word of the project prompted serious concerns among American military officials, who fear that Iranian commercial investments can mask military activities at a time of heightened tension with Iran.

« But, darn it, those 1.1 billion dollars’ worth of contracts should have gone to US companies! » – official white horse souse.



Turkish troops ready for Kurdish operation on Iraqi border

Some 40,000 strong Turkish troops comprising helicopter, artillery and special forces units are ready to launch a full-scale operation against Kurdish militants on the Iraqi border, Turkish media reported.

« We are making it very clear to Turkey that we don’t think it is in their interest to send troops into Iraq, » President George Bush said.

Bush and this administration are absolute, totally impotent to do anything to stop a potential Turkish strike, given that so much of the US staging and logistics of people and material go through Turkey.

And our occupation of Iraq has been so botched (as in, we can barely hold on the the fortified « green zone » inside Baghdad) that we absolutely cannot defend Turkey from the attacks of the PKK.



Pushing War With Iran

Mr. Bolton told his British audience that any strike should be followed by an attempt to remove “the source of the problem,” namely, Iranian President Ahmadinejad. Here’s how IsraelNationalNews.com reported it:

“If we were to strike Iran,” Bolton said, “it should be accompanied by an effort at regime change as well, because I think that really sends the signal that we are not attacking the people, [but rather] the nuclear weapons program. The U.S. once had the capability to engineer the clandestine overthrow of governments. I wish we could get it back.” His words were met with applause and cheers. »

Of course, if Ahmadinejad were removed (and even executed), we would soon find (as we found in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Iraq when Milosevich, the Taliban and Saddam, respectively, were removed) that the mission had “evolved” from regime change to nation building. Which, naturally, means perpetual occupation of Iran by U.S. military forces (already spread deadly thin) or UN “coalition-of-the-willing” military forces paid for by the American taxpayers (already bled thin).

One always has to wonder how many of the kids of these folks shilling for the coming war actually have kids serving in the military, or perhaps on the front lines in Iraq or Afghanistan.

I would be willing to bet, precious few.

For people like Krauthammer, Podhoretz, Bolton, et al, it’s always other people’s kids who are supposed to fight, get maimed, and die in service to their geopolitical agendas.



World War III has already begun, says Israeli spy chief

A third World War is already underway between Islamic militancy and the West but most people do not realize it, the former head of Israel’s intelligence service Mossad said in an interview published Saturday in Portugal.

Translation: expect some sort of major stike(nuclear or other) which is going to be blamed on « Muslim terrorists » to goad the world into fighting more of Israel’s battles with its neighbors for Israel.



Vanunu guilty of violating court order

Vanunu told reporters that the verdict was « additional proof that there is no democracy in Israel, » adding that all he wanted was to move freely and to leave Israel.

« I want to leave this country, » he said. « I want to be free. »



Web’s ability to spark bigotry rattles ADL chief

The national director of the Anti-Defamation League speculated Friday that the Internet may be a major factor in growing anti-Semitism throughout the world.

Of course, Israel’s actions in Palestine have nothing to do with it.

Israel’s spying on the US has nothing to do with it.

Israel’s buying of our congress has nothing to do with it.

Israel’s attempts to censor all discussion about Israel has nothing to do with it.

Billions of dollars flowing to Israel while American women and children sleep in the alleys and eat out of trash dumpsters has nothing to do with it.

The Lavon affair has nothing to do with it.

It’s all the fault of that mean ol’ Internet!



US confirms that Israel bought their bombs



UN to open permanent probe on Israel

Israel has been « singled out » is based on what it has done – and is doing – in the Palestinian territories.

And fortunately, in this age of instant communication, cell phone cameras, etc., these human rights abuses cannot be hidden any more.



THERE WAS NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION …. ISRAELI APARTHEID CONTINUES



Supreme Court candidate proposes limiting Law of Return

Supreme Court candidate Ruth Gabison has proposed in a recent position paper that the Law of Return be significantly restricted, in order to limit Jewish immigration from countries with « a different culture. »

« Not that we are being racist or anything like that! And you’re a filthy anti-Semite if you say we are! »



Shooting erupts on Israel-Lebanon border

Lebanese troops opened fire on a bulldozer after it crossed the so-called Blue Line — the U.N.-demarcated boundary — and entered about 20 yards into Lebanon, Lebanese officials said.

Israeli troops responded with tanks and light weapons.

The Lebanon war began last summer when two Israeli soldiers crossed the border into Lebanon. In the weeks that followed, the media tried to spin the story that the two Israelis had been captured by a Lebanese force which had crossed into Israel, but a quick look at any map of the region shows that Aitaa al-Chaab, the town where the capture occurred, is well within Lebanon.

This looks to be a similar provocation. Expect the story about the bulldozer crossing into Lebanon to « go away. »



Shooting mars Gaza prisoner release

Israeli security forces have opened fire on a crowd of Palestinians waiting for 29 prisoners freed by Israel to cross into the Gaza Strip.



Shot West Bank woman ‘loses baby’



State of human rights in US ‘appalling’

Talk about Chutzpah!



THE ‘ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW’…. PHOTOS OF THE SABRA AND SHATILA MASSACRE



The Sampson Option



They punish the village by stealing our children

This is collective punishment in action. This is blatant repression of the non-violent struggle. These children marched alongside international Human Rights Workers last Friday, they marched with their families and compatriots. They would’ve marched alongside Israelis if the Israelis had not been blocked by the army from coming. They marched also side by side the Israeli army provoking them. But they were not provoked, they did not respond. The demonstration was non-violent, and successful, and this is what has the IOF running scared.



A must read: This is why Israel wants to steal Gaza by making it impossible for Palestinians to live there

Dr. Sarraj has unlocked Israel’s agenda. It is not to stop the Qassam rockets. If Israel were serious about that, it would have agreed to the ceasefire that Hamas has always offered. Rather, it is to rid itself once and for all of the Palestinians in Gaza. The preferred method would be, as he says, to push them through Rafah towards the Sinai desert.



Torture: Read it in the Israeli press



U.S. District Court in Manhattan clears Dichter in war crimes suit

The lawsuit accused Dichter of « war crimes for his participation » in the decision to drop a one-tonne bomb in a residential area of the Gaza Strip on July 22, 2002.

n a ruling issued at U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Judge William Pauley found Dichter could not be sued because he was acting as a government official at the time.

The judge is saying that « a government official is immune for a war crime, for killing people, if a government – in this case the Israelis and also the American government – says so, » LaHood said. « It makes the prohibition against war crimes almost meaningless. »

For the US and Israel, « war crimes » are what other governments do; not theirs.



UN aid chief attacks new Israeli checkpoint pland

Karen AbuZayd, head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said Israeli authorities had told them of plans to install six specially built terminals to check people and cargo, including aid deliveries.

« An insidious new regime to limit freedom of movement is threatening to further stifle economic activity and smother social interaction between villages and towns in the West Bank, » AbuZayd said today at a meeting of UNRWA donors in Amman, Jordan.



UN Rapporteur compares Israel to Apartheid South Africa

Dose de lucidité avec Michael Parenti et Keith Olbermann

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Dose de lucidité avec Michael Parenti et Keith Olbermann

Countdown: Special Comment « Bush Shut The Hell Up »

Youtube
Thursday, May 15, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr8nrRZOpXw






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrDnpYDQauw






The Myth of « Underdevelopment »

Michael Parenti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKMspN-7Co






How George Bush Supports our Troops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s2babZk_vQ



Émission de L’Autre Monde du 15 mai 2008: La famine mondiale – Contrôlez la nourriture et vous contrôlerez la population

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Émission de L’Autre Monde du 15 mai 2008: La famine mondiale – Contrôlez la nourriture et vous contrôlerez la population


Pour écouter, simplement cliquer sur le lien ici:

L’Autre Monde 15 mai 2008
60 min / Radio de l’UQAM, CHOQ FM

Pour télécharger, faite un clique droit puis “enregistrer la cible sous…”

– Tour du monde avec Les Nouvelles Internationales: Série de morts douteuses aux États-Unis, on couvre aussi le Moyen-Orient et l’Asie.

***Dossier spécial: La crise alimentaire, OGM et changements climatiques.


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


Woman fired over 16-cent doughnut

Canada‘s largest doughnut chain fired a woman in London, Ontario, for giving a customer’s toddler a 16-cent doughnut nugget for free.

Dear Tim Horton Donut company.

A 16 cent donut hole given to a child buys a lot of good will among customers. Call it cost of advertising.

FIRING an employee for giving a small child a donut in the store (we can assume the mother had made a purchase of some kind) is BAD FOR YOUR COMPANY IMAGE. There are no Tom Horton donut sops here in Hawaii, but if there were, they would join Best Buy as places I WILL NO LONGER GO INTO. I cannot abide by companies that place so much importance on a penny that they are blind to the fact that there are other aspects to running a business, like keeping customers happy.

I understand wanting to control losses. Those cops coming in for free donuts can get out of hand. But I would suggest a more reasonable policy is to simply tell employees that they must pay for anything they give out. I am certain the woman in question would not have minded the 16 cents at all.


Tim Hortons responds to firing of staff member

Unfortunately the action of the manager of this location was not appropriate nor grounds for dismissal. With an apology from management Ms. Lilliman has been rehired by the franchisee.


Mom gets job back

But even as a union official called, offering to represent her in a wrongful dismissal charge, and while outraged coffee drinkers were blasting Tims, Lilliman had been hired back on the company payroll.

No mere donut shop can stand up to the power of the blogs!!!!!!🙂


The Slump: It’s a Guy Thing

They eat from the same dishes and sleep in the same beds, but they seem to be operating in two different economies. From last November through this April, American women aged 20 and up gained nearly 300,000 jobs, according to the household survey of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At the same time, American men lost nearly 700,000 jobs. You might even say American men are in recession, and American women are not.

Feminism was sold to us on the promise of equality, but all it really did was create a new inequality.


CONTROVERSIAL DEATH MY EYE!


US police seen in kicking video

Folks, except for the uniforms, this looks just like the video we saw of drivers being pulled from their vehicles and stomped on during the Rodney King riots.


The Bumps under the Blanket and the Suicide Flu.

Sometimes it is hard to know what to talk about. You come to that point where you feel like you’ve talked about everything you could think of and you don’t know where to go next. There’s some kind of massive cleanup operation going on recently. A number of British policemen were found dead. A hooker and a madam wind up hung- the latter said she would never commit suicide. A CIA man gets shot to death by police. There’s some kind of Danny Casolaro virus going around.


Four strange deaths UPDTAED!

Seth Tobias and Paul Gillmore and now Oleg Zhukovsky all found dead, two died in their own swimming pools with signs of torture but were rules suicides anyway. Then Andrei Kozlov, connected to the same bank as Oleg was shot and killed outside his office after speaking out about cleaning up corruption in Banking. Gillmore worked on the finance committee in the US congress. Tobias was a Hedge fund manager he knew who many of these « speculators » AKA insiders were from Goldman Sacs who were going to make it big on the sub-prime crash. It came to light that Tobias was also a frequent client to a male prostitution ring in Florida. And now we have the mysterious « suicide » of the DC Madam. Somebody sure is cleaning up their loose ends. When you break it down it seems to be a massive bribing for trades scandal with a ring of sex slaves going all the way back to Russia and Israel to the US.

We now know from toxicology reports that Seth Tobias had been drugged and Oleg Zhukovsky was tortured and zip cuffed. Ryan Dawson has the scoop on a not so secret underground sex slavery operation tagging both government and banking officials. Who is holding the system hostage through blackmail? All Roads lead too…. « Foreign country A »


Don Clark’s Big Lie About Roland Carnaby

Apparently Carnaby’s vehicle was disabled by the police in some manner or another or he just stopped. This point’s a little unclear. What is clear is that the police were enraged and attempted to smash the front passenger window after the vehicle stopped. Carnaby was shot in the back while exiting the vehicle and then shot again in the chest by another officer. He was put in handcuffs and left on the road to die.

Do I still have your attention? Good. This is where you need it.


Man found in Lady Bird Lake was teacher, FBI target

Austin police said Thursday that they are leaning toward a ruling of suicide in the death of a middle school teacher and activist whose body was found Wednesday in Lady Bird Lake with his hands and legs bound and tape over his eyes.

Police identified Riad Hamad, 55, at a news conference Thursday and said the binding of his limbs and the placement of the tape was consistent with Hamad having done it himself.

See Mossad death squads operating in the US


Have Mossad death squads been activated in the US?


Roland Carnaby

Roland Carnaby was shot dead by police after an hour-long car chase on April 29, 2008.

After two police officers stopped Carnaby for speeding, Caraby showed them CIA identification. The officers were unsure whether the ID was genuine. According to reports, Carnaby drove off when the officer discovered his concealed weapon license. After they managed to stop Carnaby’s Jeep, the officers claim Carnaby made a sudden move and the officers opened fire. He died on his way to hospital.

Wayne Madsen is saying Houston has become a major ops base for Mossad, and weapons were planted in Carnaby’s car AFTER it was impounded


More on Carnaby shooting

Carnaby confirmed as CIA asset. VIDEO SHOWS HE WAS SHOT WHILE GETTING OUT OF THE CAR!!


ABC News Shielding Cheney after DC Madam Hanging?

One more point I wish to make. In the so-called « suicide notes » (now reported exposed as forgeries) mention is made of leaving jail penniless, yet we know that Palfrey owned a condo in Florida, PAID FOR (how many of us can claim that?) and had just finished making certain that the condo fees would be paid out of a special account during her absence.

Does that sound like she was expecting to come out of jail penniless?

Does that sound like a women without hope?


Palfrey Suicide: Wayne Madsen Goes On Record Against Cheney

Having seen this vast panoply of weirdness unfolding before our very eyes while creampuffs and lightweights like Matt Lauer and Brit Hume have made all the money — perhaps Madsen has just had enough. Perhaps he is ready to be a hero. Or a martyr.

At any rate, our intrepid Wayne Madsen wanted our beloved Vice President, Richard « the Dick » Cheney to know that his dealings with Palfrey’s escort agency in the 1990’s weren’t going to be forgotten.

Do you know what the difference between kinky and perverted is?

Kinky is using a feather to tickle your lover. Perverted is using the whole chicken.

The word is that Dick owns a chicken ranch!


9/11 Conspiracy Connection To DC Madam Murder

Former NSA analyst and Navy intelligence officer Wayne Madsen tells the The Alex Jones Show that one of the key motives behind the DC Madam’s murder may have been the information her call girls picked up from Washington’s top brass concerning foreknowledge and government complicity in the 9/11 attacks.


Former NSA analyst and Navy intelligence officer Wayne Madsen tells the The Alex Jones Show that one of the key motives behind the DC Madam’s murder may have been the information her call girls picked up from Washington’s top brass concerning foreknowledge and government complicity in the 9/11 attacks.


****Wayne Madsen Interrogated, Harrassed At Airport After DC Madam Controversy

It is now clear from a review of the events that unfolded that I was pre-selected for an intensive search and battery of questions even before arriving in line for the security screening. A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener was overheard saying, « the guy with the beard. » Since I was the only person in line who also had a beard, it was evident that a red flag had earlier been raised.


Contrived Media Ploy As DC Madam Tape Ignored

« She wasn’t going to jail, she told me that very clearly. She told me she would commit suicide, » Dan Moldea told Time Magazine. « She had done time once before [for prostitution], » Moldea recalls. « And it damn near killed her. She said there was enormous stress — it made her sick, she couldn’t take it, and she wasn’t going to let that happen to her again. »

Of course, Moldea never got this alleged « quote » on tape, as a truly responsible journalist would have done.

And we are to believe him just because he is making this claim?

Rational people wouldn’t, because they understand that he has utterly no basis in fact for these statements.

What we do have on tape is the absolute opposite of what he has claimed, period, end of discussion.

And unfortunately, this is what passes for « responsible journalism » in the so-called main stream media these days.

Media outlets simply hire people to bend, or distort the truth, (or outright lie) to place their favored « spin » on any topic or event, then feed that as the truth to their audience.


LISTEN to Deborah Palfrey, the so-called D.C. Madam, who tells Alex Jones she would never commit suicide!

WASHINGTON BREATHES BIG SIGH OF RELIEF
In an interview last year, Palfrey vowed to fight the federal prosecutors who brought the charges against her. « They just destroy you on every level, financially, emotionally, psychologically, » she said, but still she refused to accept any deal they offered. The Audio interview is with Alex Jones


DC Madam: « They will make it look like suicide »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzvrgQ5hOM4



List of Suicides by whistle blowers or those that knew things


The Palfrey-Cheney Connection

Palfrey believed her life could be in danger, and stated that it would not be suicide if she were found dead; she said so on a radio program along with implicating that the VP himself, and other extremely powerful, high-profile men in Washington were clients.

Is it possible that facing of a 55-year sentence, Ms. Palfrey was going to do some talking, in hopes of a reduced sentence? Were some persons concerned that an angry or vindictive Palfrey might write tell-all?


D.C. madam’s mystery death: The Orlando connection

On Thursday, Palfrey was found dead, hanging by a nylon rope from a metal beam in a backyard shed near her mother’s home in Tarpon Springs, on the coast 100 miles west of Orlando. Police said it was an apparent suicide.

« It’s hard to believe, » said Joseph Strizack, a condominium-association manager at Park Lake Towers who got to know Palfrey during her decade as an owner there. « She did not seem the least bit distraught. »

Okay, so let me get this straight, Palfrey went to visit her mother, then decided to commit suicide at Mom’s place?!?!?!?


FLASHBACK: DC Madam hookergate expands beyond Cheney & ABC to Maryland Governor, US Attorney, murder

Hookergate involves fired US Attorney. US District Judge for the District of Columbia Gladys Kessler, a Clinton appointee, has re-issued an order prohibiting DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey from releasing any more phone lists of her Pamela Martin & Associates customers. Secrecy of the phone records has been a priority for DC Assistant US Attorney William Cowden.

Since Palfrey was headed to jail anyway, she had little to lose by releasing the rest of her client lists in her planned book.


Police: Woman believed to be ‘D.C. madam’ kills herself

Palfrey was convicted April 15 by a federal jury of running a prostitution service that catered to members of Washington’s political elite.


Deborah Jeane Palfrey found dead of supposed suicide at her mother’s home in Florida. Brandy Britton was also found dead of a suicide hanging. Strange that both women decided to hang themselves?


DC Madam hauls big box of evidence to Mom’s before suicide

On one trip down the stairs, she lugged a 2-foot-wide box she suggested carried materials related to her infamous court case. « This is my evidence, » she told Strizack before carrying it out the door.

1 DC Madame….: had clients with the Pentagon and Govt

2 Lt. Col. Marshall A. Gutierrez Iraqi/Kuwait procurement officer: http://iraq.pigstye.net/article.php/GutierrezMarshallA

3 Abdulrahman,US citizen, contractor whistle-blower: http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmView…


4 Charles D. Riechers – Air Force- Ret. d: 10/07 suicide Boeing Tanker Deal: Still no autopsy report:
http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=9396

5 Col. Theodore S. Westhusing
General Dave Petraeus: http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/77313 /


6 Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil {re Westhusing letter to Maj. Gen. Fil on May 28, 2005],: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_S._Westhusing


7 Darleen Druyun , http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1004/100104g1.htm

8 Brandy Britton who worked for the DC madam : http://www.examiner.com/a-714063~Accused_D_C__madam__Br…

9 Clifford Baxter, Enron executive: http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/01/25/enron.suicide/ind…

10. David Kelly, British Weapons Expert on WMDs : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Kelly


11. James Hatfield, wrote book on George Bush and his crimes : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hatfield


12 Gary Webb, a prize-winning American investigative journalist, on Iran Contra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Webb

13 Margie Schoedinger (1965?-2003) was an American woman who filed a civil suit against former Texas governor and current U.S. President George W. Bush in 2002, alleging that Bush had sexually assaulted her.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margie_Schoedinger

Voting Machine Company Co-Founder Killed in Small Plane Crash

Smartmatic Co-Founder, Employee and Shareholder Dead After Both Engines on Small Plane Reportedly Failed Just After Takeoff





Cartoon creator Mike Adams / www.NaturalNews.com


Crise de la nourriture et OGM


*****La famine mondiale

par Michel Chossudovsky

Mondialisation.ca, Le 4 mai 2008


En cette époque d’après-guerre froide, l’humanité est confrontée à une crise économique et sociale d’une ampleur sans précédent et qui entraîne un appauvrissement rapide de larges secteurs de la population mondiale. Les économies nationales s’effondrent, le chômage est endémique. Des famines se déclarent en Afrique subsaharienne, en Asie du Sud et dans certaines parties de l’Amérique latine. Cette « mondialisation de la pauvreté, » qui a annulé bon nombre des progrès de la décolonisation d’après-guerre, a commencé dans le tiers-monde avec la crise de la dette du début des années 1980 et l’imposition des réformes économiques meurtrières du Fonds monétaires international (FMI).

Ce Nouvel Ordre Mondial se nourrit de la pauvreté humaine et de la destruction de l’environnement. Il engendre la ségrégation sociale, il encourage le racisme et les conflits ethniques et s’attaque aux droits des femmes et il précipite souvent les pays dans des affrontements destructeurs entre les nationalités. Depuis les années 1990, il s’étend, par l’entremise du « libre marché », dans toutes les régions du monde y compris l’Amérique du Nord, l’Europe occidentale, les pays de l’ex-bloc soviétique et les « nouveaux pays industriels » (NPI) de l’Asie du Sud-est et de l’Extrême-Orient.

Cette crise planétaire est encore plus dévastatrice que la Grande Dépression des années 1930. Elle a de lourdes conséquences géopolitiques; le démembrement économique donne lieu à des guerres régionales, à la fracture des sociétés nationales et, dans certains cas, à l’anéantissement de pays. Elle constitue de loin la plus grave crise économique des temps modernes.
(Livre de Michel Chossudovsky intitulé : Mondialisation de la pauvreté et le nouvel ordre mondial
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*****Biofuels ‘crime against humanity’

A United Nations expert has condemned the growing use of crops to produce biofuels as a replacement for petrol as a crime against humanity.


Man-made crisis pushing 100m into poverty: WB

The World Bank chief warned on Tuesday that 100 million people have already been pushed into poverty due to a man-made food crisis while as many as two billion are on the verge of disaster.

« This is not a natural disaster, » said Robert B. Zoellick, president of the World Bank. « Make no mistake; there is nothing natural about this. But for millions of people it is a disaster. »


Multinationals make billions in profit out of growing global food crisis

Giant agribusinesses are enjoying soaring earnings and profits out of the world food crisis which is driving millions of people towards starvation, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. And speculation is helping to drive the prices of basic foodstuffs out of the reach of the hungry.

The prices of wheat, corn and rice have soared over the past year driving the world’s poor – who already spend about 80 per cent of their income on food – into hunger and destitution.

The World Bank says that 100 million more people are facing severe hunger. Yet some of the world’s richest food companies are making record profits. Monsanto last month reported that its net income for the three months up to the end of February this year had more than doubled over the same period in 2007, from $543m (£275m) to $1.12bn. Its profits increased from $1.44bn to $2.22bn.

Cargill’s net earnings soared by 86 per cent from $553m to $1.030bn over the same three months. And Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors of soy, corn and wheat, increased its net earnings by 42 per cent in the first three months of this year from $363m to $517m. The operating profit of its grains merchandising and handling operations jumped 16-fold from $21m to $341m.

Similarly, the Mosaic Company, one of the world’s largest fertiliser companies, saw its income for the three months ending 29 February rise more than 12-fold, from $42.2m to $520.8m, on the back of a shortage of fertiliser. The prices of some kinds of fertiliser have more than tripled over the past year as demand has outstripped supply. As a result, plans to increase harvests in developing countries have been hit hard.


How the rich starved the world

World cereal stocks are at an all-time low, food-aid programmes have run out of money and millions face starvation. Yet wealthy countries persist with plans to use grain for petrol.

Well, Ted Turner has a solution! If you are not rich, kindly kill yourself!


Corn Futures Advance to Record as Weather Delays U.S. Planting

Corn futures in Chicago climbed to a record on supply concerns after a government report showed farmers in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer, had planted only half as much as a year ago because of cold, wet weather.

Well, here is a double body-blow to the global warming people, first because it is the COLD weather than is the problem here and because their much vaunted biofuels program eroded away the safety margins in US corn production which would have made it far easier to survive a shortage.


Riots, instability spread as food prices skyrocket

Grain prices up 120%; hungry people riot all over the world!


India considers ban on trading in food futures

India‘s finance minister said on Monday he was considering a blanket ban on trading in food futures, underlying growing concerns in Asia over the role of hedge funds and financial market traders in the recent surge in commodities prices.


Food vs fuel debate shakes Canadian breadbasket

« None of that has worked, » said Boyle. « I just don’t think they’re willing to take the risk. They’re used to selling food and so when prices go up, they go back to that. »

This, say biofuel defenders, means market economics is naturally determining whether grain is needed for food primarily or not. This, they say, should quell alarmist fears that biofuels will provoke higher prices globally and more hunger in developing countries.

« The price of food has gone up, and producers will produce if the prices go up, » Judie Dyck, president of the Saskatchewan Biofuels Development Council, told FoodNavigator-USA.

Judie’s comment betrays a terrible ignorance. There is only so much land and only so much that can be taken form the land. Existing farms are already working at maximum capacity. Producers cannot simply produce more to meet increased demand. Farms do not work that way.

But Judie, like many in « the cult », doesn’t think these things all the way through. They get sold an idea in the media, they are told it is a great idea and they accept it as a matter of faith, oblivious to the fact that everything they do has to have a consequence.

The food crisis we are in is a direct result of the theory that crops can be converted to fuel for cars, coupled with an assumption (and we know what « assume » means) that the farm land to grow those crops would simply appear out of thin air.

Needless to say, it didn’t work. And in « politicking » a solution to a problem that did not exist in the first place, « the cult » has triggered a real human crisis, as seen in places like Haiti.


An entire village turns against supermarkets and grows its own food

« They can;t do that!!! They are not ALLOWED to do that!!! » — ConAgraMonsanAmalgamated


Finance Ministers Emphasize Food Crisis Over Credit Crisis

Haiti was the warning shot. Left to itself, the food crisis will bring down governments, and the new governments that replace them may not honor debts to the World Bank. So, in order to protect those loans, now we will see a scramble to alleviate the starvation around the world.

… Except Palestine, of course.


Food Shortages, Creating import dependent states.

Brilliant idea. While there is a food shortage for billions of people, convert food into fuel even though at the root it is still using fossil fuels like coal to make it. It’s OK just claim global warming (theory) as the rationalization, don’t let global starvation (fact) stand in the way.


Food and energy costs lead wholesale prices to soar in March

Inflation at the wholesale level soared in March at nearly triple the rate that had been expected as the costs of energy and food both climbed rapidly.


Rice Futures Tumble in Chicago as U.S. Crop Sowing Accelerates

Rice futures in Chicago plunged the most in three weeks after a government report showed planting of the U.S. crop accelerated last week, easing concern that global demand will outstrip supply.


The food crisis begins to bite

Rioting in Haiti. Rationing in America. Queues in Egypt. Protests in Afghanistan. As the price of food continues to soar, the impact is being felt by people around the globe

« But we have all this lovely ethanol to put in your gas tank! And we’re sorry it melts the hoses and gaskets, but we really had good intentions! »


Emptying the breadbasket

Half a continent away, in the North Dakota country that grows the high-quality wheats used in Fleishman’s bagels, many farmers are cutting back on growing wheat in favor of more profitable, less disease-prone corn and soybeans for ethanol refineries and Asian consumers.


Wheat Crop Failures Could be Total, Experts Warn

On top of record-breaking rice prices and corn through the roof on ethanol demand, wheat is now rusting in the fields across Africa.

Officials fear near total crop losses, and the fungus, known as Ug99, is spreading.

« It’s Al Qaeda! » — Official White Horse Souse

Seriously, look at all the trillions of tax dollars wasted chasing after Iraq’s non-existent ‘nookular’ bombs.

Where did that money come from? Well, Bush borrowed a lot of it., but he got the rest CUTTING THE DOMESTIC BUDGET. That means no money to repair levees, no money to inspect bridges, no money to clear up dead brush in California, etc.

Tons of money was spent trying to « promote » global warming at the expense of the less glamorous task of protecting our food supply from calamity.


UN alert: One-fourth of world’s wheat at risk from new fungus

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in March that Iran had detected a new highly pathogenic strain of wheat stem rust called Ug99.


In lean times, biotech grains are less taboo

Reuters

Soaring food prices and global grain shortages are bringing new pressures on governments, food companies and consumers to relax their longstanding resistance to genetically engineered crops.

Which is odd, since the latest studies show that GM crops produce LESS food than their natural counterparts.


Major new study shows that modified soya produces 10 per cent less food than its conventional equivalent

Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.

Last week the biggest study of its kind ever conducted – the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development – concluded that GM was not the answer to world hunger

Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.

The study – carried out over the past three years at the University of Kansas in the US grain belt – has found that GM soya produces about 10 per cent less food than its conventional equivalent, contradicting assertions by advocates of the technology that it increases yields.

And we only had to kill a lot of the bees to find this out.


Japan’s hunger becomes a dire warning for other nations

While soaring food prices have triggered rioting among the starving millions of the third world, in wealthy Japan they have forced a pampered population to contemplate the shocking possibility of a long-term — perhaps permanent — reduction in the quality and quantity of its food.

A 130% rise in the global cost of wheat in the past year, caused partly by surging demand from China and India and a huge injection of speculative funds into wheat futures, has forced the Government to hit flour millers with three rounds of stiff mark-ups. The latest — a 30% increase this month — has given rise to speculation that Japan, which relies on imports for 90% of its annual wheat consumption, is no longer on the brink of a food crisis, but has fallen off the cliff.


Changements climatiques



Climate change confirmed but global warming is cancelled

In December last year, at the UN conference in Bali, I heard Viscount Monckton present a paper prepared by himself, the Australian Dr David Evans and our own Dr Vincent Gray (who were at Bali, too) that showed while the IPCC models predict that greenhouse gases would produce an extensive « hot spot » in the upper troposphere over the tropics, the satellite measurements show no such hotspots have appeared.

Monckton and Evans found a large part of this discrepancy is the result of some basic errors in the IPCC’s assessment of the Stefan-Boltzmann equation. When they applied their revised factor to the effect of greenhouse gases, the temperature rise was about a third of that predicted by the IPCC.


Ocean Cooling to Briefly Halt Global Warming, Researchers Say

By Jim Efstathiou Jr.

April 30 (Bloomberg) — Parts of North America and Europe may cool naturally over the next decade, as shifting ocean currents temporarily blunt the global-warming effect caused by mankind, Germany’s Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences said.

Average temperatures in areas such as California and France may drop over the next 10 years, influenced by colder flows in the North Atlantic, said a report today by the institution based in Kiel, Germany. Temperatures worldwide may stabilize in the period.

The study was based on sea-surface temperatures of currents that move heat around the world, and vary from decade to decade. This regional cooling effect may temporarily neutralize the long- term warming phenomenon caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases building up around the earth, said Richard Wood, a research scientist at the Met Office Hadley Centre, a U.K. provider of environmental and weather-related services.


Globe may be cooling on Global Warming

« Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, the average temperature on Earth has remained steady or slowly declined during the past decade, despite the continued increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and now the global temperature is falling precipitously. » Dr. Phil Chapman wrote in The Australian on April 23. « All those urging action to curb global warming need to take off the blinkers and give some thought to what we should do if we are facing global cooling instead. »

What should we do? Stop listening to politicians who take what nature does NATURALLY and turn it into a crisis requiring our money and obedience to « solve. »

NASA satellites found that last winter’s Arctic Sea ice covered 2 million square kilometers (772,000 square miles) more than the last three years’ average. It also was 10 to 20 centimeters (about 4-8 inches) thicker than in 2007. The ice between Canada and southwest Greenland also spread dramatically. « We have to go back 15 years to find ice expansion so far south, » Denmark’s Meteorological Institute stated.

« Snows Return to Mount Kilimanjaro, » cheered a January 21 International Herald Tribune headline, as Africa also defies the « warming » narrative.

While neither anecdotes nor one year’s statistics confirm global cooling, a decade of data contradicts the « melting planet » rhetoric that heats Capitol Hill and America’s newsrooms.

« The University of Alabama-Huntsville’s analysis of data from satellites launched in 1979 showed a warming trend of 0.14 degrees Centigrade (0.25 Fahrenheit) per decade, » Joseph D’Aleo, the Weather Channel’s first Director of Meteorology, told me. « This warmth peaked in 1998, and the temperature trend the last decade has been flat, even as CO2 has increased 5.5 percent. Cooling began in 2002. Over the last six years, global temperatures from satellite and land-temperature gauges have cooled (-0.14 F and -0.22 F, respectively). Ocean buoys have echoed that slight cooling since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration deployed them in 2003. »

These researchers are not alone. They are among a rising tide of scientists who question the so-called « global warming » theory. Some further argue that global cooling merits urgent concern.

« In stark contrast to the often repeated assertion that the science of climate change is ‘settled,’ significant new peer-reviewed research has cast even more doubt on the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming, » 100 prestigious geologists, physicists, meteorologists, and other scientists wrote United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon last December. They also noted « today’s computer models cannot predict climate. Consistent with this, and despite computer projections of temperature rises, there has been no net global warming since 1998. »

In a December 2007 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority-staff report, some 400 scientists — from such respected institutions as Princeton, the National Academy of Sciences, the University of London, and Paris’ Pasteur Institute — declared their independence from the pro-warming « conventional wisdom. »

« Not CO2, but water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas, » asserted climatologist Luc Debontridder of Belgium’s Royal Meteorological Institute. « It is responsible for at least 75 percent of the greenhouse effect. This is a simple scientific fact, but Al Gore’s movie has hyped CO2 so much that nobody seems to take note of it. »

AccuWeather’s Expert Senior Forecaster Joe Bastardi has stated: « People are concerned that 50 years from now, it will be warm beyond a point of no return. My concern is almost opposite, that it’s cold and getting colder. »

And on Wednesday, the respected journal, Nature, indicated that Earth’s climactic cycles have stopped global warming through 2015.


Global warming may ‘stop’, scientists predict

Global warming will stop until at least 2015 because of natural variations in the climate, scientists have said.

Researchers studying long-term changes in sea temperatures said they now expect a « lull » for up to a decade while natural variations in climate cancel out the increases caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

The average temperature of the sea around Europe and North America is expected to cool slightly over the decade while the tropical Pacific remains unchanged.

This would mean that the 0.3°C global average temperature rise which has been predicted for the next decade by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may not happen, according to the paper published in the scientific journal Nature.

However, the effect of rising fossil fuel emissions will mean that warming will accelerate again after 2015 when natural trends in the oceans veer back towards warming, according to the computer model.

Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel, Germany, said: « The IPCC would predict a 0.3°C warming over the next decade. Our prediction is that there will be no warming until 2015 but it will pick up after that. »

He stressed that the results were just the initial findings from a new computer model of how the oceans behave over decades and it would be wholly misleading to infer that global warming, in the sense of the enhanced greenhouse effect from increased carbon emissions, had gone away.

The IPCC currently does not include in its models actual records of such events as the strength of the Gulf Stream and the El Nino cyclical warming event in the Pacific, which are known to have been behind the warmest year ever recorded in 1998.

« So, never mind the cold weather, global warming is still real and you better pay that carbon-tax and do what we tell you to do or YOU’RE ALL GONNA DIE HORRIBLE PAINFUL DEATHS AND BURN IN HECK FOREVER!!!!! »


Global Cooling Slows Global Warming

This appears to be a cover to me. Scientists are now predicting a cooling period over the next ten years. This natural cooling period will counter the man-made warming. Do you see the covering of all the bases that is going on here? Because the earth is beginning to go into a cooling period, scientists hoping to hold onto their global warming grants are now beginning to cover their asses.

Parts of North America and Europe may cool naturally over the next decade, as
shifting ocean currents temporarily blunt the global-warming effect caused by
mankind



Not only this but we are supposed to believe that the earth is still warming even as it cools.

Those natural climate variations could be stronger than the global-warming trend
over the next 10-year period,” Wood said in an interview. “Without knowing that,
you might erroneously think there’s no global warming going on.”

If we don’t experience warming over the next 10 years, it doesn’t mean that
greenhouse-gas warming is not with us,” Keenlyside said in an interview. “There
can be natural fluctuations that may mask climate change in the short term


Let me get this right, the earth is still warming, it is just cooling faster than it is warming. We are also just supposed to believe that the cooling is natural while the warming isn’t. How stupid do these people think we are? The earth goes through natural cooling and heating periods. PERIOD!

Let us just pretend for one moment that man-made global warming exists. If the earth is going to start naturally cooling, while man is causing the earth to heat, then don’t we owe it to the planet to keep on warming the earth. Without man-made global warming during this cooling period wouldn’t we be headed to another ice age?

Just one more question. If the earth is warming how is it possible for the oceans to be cooling in the first place? Shouldn’t the oceans be warming also? Okay, so that was two more questions. I can’t help it. The more that we hear about this subject, the more absurd it becomes. Scientists will do and say anything to protect their grant money. Politicians will also do or say anything to guilt people into paying more “green” taxes.

We are now told to believe that if the earth cools over the next decade that it doesn’t mean the warming has ended. It sounds like a cover to me.

http://oism.org/pproject/

Global Warming Petition

We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.

There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.

This petition has been signed by over 19,000 American scientists. Click here to sign a mail-in copy of this petition.
It cannot be signed by Internet.





Letter from Frederick Seitz


Research Review of Global Warming Evidence

Enclosed is a twelve-page review of information on the subject of « global warming, » a petition in the form of a reply card, and a return envelope. Please consider these materials carefully.

The United States is very close to adopting an international agreement that would ration the use of energy and of technologies that depend upon coal, oil, and natural gas and some other organic compounds.

This treaty is, in our opinion, based upon flawed ideas. Research data on climate change do not show that human use of hydrocarbons is harmful. To the contrary, there is good evidence that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is environmentally helpful.


Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

A review of the research literature concerning the environmental consequences of increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to the conclusion that increases during the 20th Century have produced no deleterious effects upon global weather, climate, or temperature. Increased carbon dioxide has, however, markedly increased plant growth rates. Predictions of harmful climatic effects due to future increases in minor greenhouse gases like CO2 are in error and do not conform to current experimental knowledge.

Note: The Petition Project has no funding from energy industries or other parties with special financial interests in the « global warming » debate. Funding for the project comes entirely from private non-tax deductible donations by interested individuals.


OFFICIAL: Global warming mistakes have been made

The IPCC’s computer models, used to predict the effects of global warming, it appears, failed to accurately predict the influence that water vapour has on the temperature of the earth. At the global climate change summit in Bali late last year, Dr Roy Spencer presented a paper to the IPCC, saying that rather than CO2 driving the formation of water vapour, which then drives up temperatures as a greenhouse gas, water vapour actually washes excess CO2 out of the atmosphere, dampening and balancing its affect as a greenhouse gas. This discovery was made thanks to weather satellites that showed water vapour forms a lot lower in the atmosphere than was initially suggested. Shock horror, the finely balanced system that is the global ecosystem is able to keep itself in balance… who’d have thought it?!

A far more thorough summary is available in Owen McShane’s column in the National Business Review (click here), which contains gems like this quote: « The delusion that by recycling and catching public transport we can help save the planet will quickly come to be seen for the childish nonsense it was all along. »

You can also read Dr Roy Spencer’s report in full by clicking here.

Or the IPCC’s latest report, Climate Change 2007, in .pdf format by clicking here.


Climate facts to warm to

Duffy asked Marohasy: « Is the Earth still warming? »

She replied: « No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you’d expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years. »


Weather Service: Whitest Easter in Detroit in decades

Already digging out from a storm that buried the state under up to 10 inches of snow near the Ohio border, forecasters are predicting a chance of snow showers Sunday across most of the Lower Peninsula and the western Upper Peninsula.

The weekly meeting of the first church of global warming has been canceled due to ice.


Perhaps The Climate Change Models Are Wrong

When they were first deployed in 2003, the Argos were hailed for their ability to collect information on ocean conditions more precisely, at more places and greater depths and in more conditions than ever before. No longer would scientists have to rely on measurements mostly at the surface from older scientific buoys or inconsistent shipboard monitors.

So why are some scientists now beginning to question the buoys’ findings? Because in five years, the little blighters have failed to detect any global warming. They are not reinforcing the scientific orthodoxy of the day, namely that man is causing the planet to warm dangerously. They are not proving the predetermined conclusions of their human masters. Therefore they, and not their masters’ hypotheses, must be wrong.


Fishing opener on ice for some MN lakes

For anglers it’s what separates heaven from nirvana. Ice too thin for a fish house, too thick for a boat.

« You’re looking at a lot of ice out there, » says Leech Lake resort owner Roy Huddle. One day from the fishing opener, Huddle is still missing his lake.

« But, but, but, Saint Al of the Gore said we would see boiling steam by mid-May if we didn;t all pay zillions of dollars in carbon taxes!!!! »


Al Gore And Climate Ka-Ching

So why the hype? Well, global warming is a growth industry designed to keep Earth and some bank accounts green.

Gore himself joined the venture capital group, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers just last September. On May 1, the firm announced a $500 million investment in maturing green technology firms called the Green Growth Fund.

The group announced another $700 million to be invested over the next three years in green-tech startup firms. But if the green technology business, uh, cools down, there will be no return on that investment. There would be no need for such investments if global warming wasn’t a threat. So Gore just launched, among other things, a $300 million on an ad campaign to convince us it is so.


UN chief calls for review of biofuels policy

The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has called for a comprehensive review of the policy on biofuels as a crisis in global food prices – partly caused by the increasing use of crops for energy generation – threatens to trigger global instability.


Ethanol fuel is not so green

It is not green, it is not economically viable, and any move to mandate its inclusion in fuel would have enormous repercussions for other sectors of Australian industry. It is something of a relief, therefore, to read a just-released parliamentary research paper on the economic effects of an ethanol mandate.

The paper concludes that « no prima facie economic case for a mandate has been established ».

And making ethanol is a hungry process. It requires some 200kg of corn to produce between 90 and 100 litres of ethanol, enough to fill the fuel tank of a typical four-wheel-drive vehicle. That same amount of corn could supply enough calories to feed a person for a year.

Corn has doubled in price in the past two years, while stockpiles have shrunk alarmingly. As ABN Amro Morgans chief economist Michael Knox put it so well recently: « Part of this increased (grain) consumption comes from turning corn into fodder for automobiles. This is the dumbest idea that politicians have produced this century. »


BBC Caught Editing Story To Appease Global Warming Lobbyist

The BBC has sensationally been caught red-handed editing a news story about global warming in order to appease a rhetorical e mail sent by an environmental activist, while it has also emerged that BBC writers are aware of the growing suspicions about apparent attempts to censor skeptics of man-made global warming.


Recipe for Catastrophe: Climate, Fuel, and Food

This didn’t start with the current economic crisis which comes with the so-called « mortgage crisis. » It doesn’t start with the recent sky rocketing increase in oil and gasoline. It started with the U.S. turn to bio-fuels production. It has been accelerated by multiple other issues.

The U.S. bio-fuels incentives put not just the U.S. food supply, but the global food supply, in competition with the fuel supply. Farmers (and corporate agriculture) in the U.S. took much of the corn crop to the refinery rather than to the food processing plants. Most of the food price increases seen in the U.S up until about a month ago were due solely to this shift.

Thanks a lot global-warmers. You took a non-existent danger built on selective data, tried to sell a tax agenda with it, and created a real human catastrophe in the process.

« Triggered global starvation » Imagine how that will look on your resume! Who is going to hire you now? I sure as hell won’t!


Scientists Unveil High-Res Map of the U.S. Carbon Footprint

And, since all animals exhale carbon dioxide, no surprise that the map shows higher levels of carbon dioxide where there is a higher concentration of living things.

But as property values are salaries drop, count on the government at all levels, which does NOT want to have to learn to get by with less like those of us living in the real world, will jump onto the global warming tax bandwagon, claim that the expected and obvious result of higher carbon dioxide where there are concentrations of animal life as proof of our « guilt », followed by calls for taxes to « correct » the « problem » to shore up their sagging revenues.

Wise leaders try to make the entire country prosperous. Poor leaders only worry about making themselves prosperous. We are cursed with the latter.


Finance Ministers Emphasize Food Crisis Over Credit Crisis

Haiti was the warning shot. Left to itself, the food crisis will bring down governments, and the new governments that replace them may not honor debts to the World Bank. So, in order to protect those loans, now we will see a scramble to alleviate the starvation around the world.

… Except Palestine, of course.


Wind Powers 40% Of Spain


World’s oldest tree discovered in Sweden

The tree has rewritten the history of the climate in the region, revealing that it was much warmer at that time and the ice had disappeared earlier than thought.

The tree has rewritten the history of the climate in the region, revealing that it was much warmer at that time and the ice had disappeared earlier than thought.

Previously, pine trees in North America were thought to be the oldest, at around 5,000 years old.

But Swedish scientists report that in the mountains, from Lapland in the north to Dalarna in central Sweden, there are much more ancient spruce trees (Picea abies).

Prof Leif Kullman at Umeå University and colleagues found a cluster of around 20 spruces that are over 8,000 years old.


BEWARE THE TRASH-BIN POLICE!!!!!!!


Bin Brother is Watching You.

About 500,000 trash bins across England has been fitted with an electronic bug that monitor the homeowner’s waste disposal habits

With his rubbish collected only once a fortnight, Gareth Corkhill’s wheelie bin was so full the lid wouldn’t shut.

And for that, the father of four finds himself with a criminal record.

Magistrates convicted the 26-year-old bus driver after hearing evidence that the lid was four inches ajar, which is against rules to stop bins overflowing.

Four inches too far: Gareth Corkhill with wife Claire and son Josh

He was ordered to pay £210 – a week’s wages – after he declined to pay an on-the-spot fine imposed by the local council’s bin police, who visited him wearing stab-proof vests and carrying photographic evidence of his crime.

To add insult to injury he was told to pay a £15 victim surcharge to help victims of violence – despite there being no victim – and threatened with prison if he failed to pay.

Rapists, murderers and other violent criminals who have earned a jail sentence rather than a fine are immune from the penalty.

Yesterday the council, Copeland in Cumbria, said that Mr Corkhill’s family had caused problems for « the battle to reduce waste ».

His penalty compares with the typical on-the-spot fine of £80 given to shoplifters – even repeat offenders.


Next – « Kill-Yourself-For-The-Earth Day »

Organized by the elite World Wildlife Fund, « Earth Hour » was a psy-op designed to remind us we are a burden on the ecosystem. The event was organized by an elite who represent one percent of the world’s population yet own over 40% of the resources.

From the elite perspective, we’re superfluous- the real message of ‘Earth Hour. »

Have they ever done anything to celebrate human life?

If we are energy challenged, it is because the Illuminati banking cartel has been suppressing non-polluting free-energy technology for almost a century. At the same time, this cartel has been fomenting wasteful and tragic wars.

A MODEST PROPOSAL

If people feel they are such a burden, why not kill themselves? Is there a more effective way to say you care about the planet? Erase your « carbon footprint » altogether.

We will need some time to get our affairs in order, and say our goodbyes, but perhaps next Spring, the World Wildlife Fund could sponsor a « Kill-Yourself-for-the-Earth Day. » Families, companies, cities and countries could offer sacrifices to the Environmental God. With proper promotion, millions might volunteer.

Why dither with symbolic gestures when we can make a real difference?

As former US vice-president Al Gore said last year in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize: « We are what is wrong and we must make it right! »

No, Al Gore. You and your Illuminati henchmen are the problem. Please consider my modest proposal.

19,000 Scientists Say Global Warming is Bunk

Gore Connection to Occidental Petroleum


Ted Turner Wants You Dead To Save The Planet

Ted Turner the largest U.S. land owner and wealthy media mogul has stated yet again during a PBS interview with Charlie Rose that the world’s population needs to be reduced. Turner also used the interview as an opportunity to continue the non stop irrational fear mongering of global warming. He stated that if something isn’t done about global warming that people would soon be forced to resort to cannibalism. Turner also stated that he believes that global warming is directly related to the fact that there are too many people on the planet using too much stuff. Therefore, to fight global warming you’d need to have a dramatic reduction in population.


Eco Group Calls For « Voluntary Human Extinction »

There is a lot of self-hate in the radical environmentalist movement.

Setting that aside, there is a fundamental problem with this approach. The people most willing to make such a sacrifice for the good of the whole world are the very ones you would WANT to encourage to have (and teach) offspring. It’s the ones least likely to voluntarily curb their instincts that are the problem.


Pétrole


Oil hits record high of $126 a barrel ahead of summer driving season

Oil rose above $126 a barrel for the first time Friday, bringing its advance this week to nearly $10, as investors questioned whether a possible confrontation between the U.S. and Venezuela could cut exports from the OPEC member.

Many analysts believe the dollar’s protracted decline has much to do with the doubling in oil prices since this time last year. Another school of thought thinks tight global supplies of oil, driven by growing demand in countries such as China, Brazil and India, is the primary factor driving oil higher.


Pump prices lift Shell and BP to record £7.2bn


£7bn profit for oil giants as £5 gallon arrives

BP and Shell fuelled the anger of UK motorists today after the two firms racked up combined profits of more than £7 billion in three months.


Oil speculators push price to £5 gallon

Petrol is likely to hit £5 a gallon today as « hot money » from speculators drives the oil price to record levels.

Lehman Brothers, the investment bank, has estimated that fuel is 30 per cent overpriced because of an influx of money into the oil market from investment funds.


Chevron profit rises 9.5 percent in 1Q on higher oil prices


Exxon posts $10.9 billion profit

Bolstered by record crude oil prices, Exxon Mobil Corp. yesterday reported huge first-quarter profits and fueled new congressional vows to come up with legislation that would tax windfall profits or demonstrate concern about high gasoline prices.

The oil giant earned $10.9 billion in profits, up 17 percent from the previous year. The amount was short of the all-time record Exxon set the previous quarter but high enough to put it on the defensive amid consumer ire and congressional indignation.


Enron Schemes Caught On Tape
2005-02-03, CBS News

During the West Coast Power crisis homes went dark and streetlights were out … causing injuries and accidents. But the danger didn’t stop Enron’s energy traders from having a good laugh. CBS … reports on the Enron scheme, as caught on new audio tape. The traders and plant operator laugh and plot in a display that seems to prove the theory that years before the energy crisis, Enron manipulated markets. « They had to do a rolling blackout through the town and there was a red light there he didn’t see, » one Enron trader says on tape. « That’s beautiful, » a second voice responds. The new tapes … confirm what CBS News has been reporting for four years: That Enron secretly shut power plants down so they could cause, and then cash in on, the crisis. « We want you guys to get a little creative… » one voice says on the tape, « and come up with a reason to go down. » Plant operators were coached on how to lie to officials. « Just call ’em, Hey guys…we’re coming down, » one Enron trader says. The plant operator replies, « OK, so we’re just comin’ down for some maintenance? » « Right, » the trader says. « And that’s cool? » the plant operator asks. « Hopefully, » the trader responds, to which the men are heard laughing. Enron also pulled power out of states like California, causing emergency conditions to worsen. The « shut downs » and « pull outs » triggered sky high power prices. « We’re just making money hand over fist! » one voice is heard saying on the tape. And when states complained, the guys at Enron seemed to have a response. « Get a f****** clue, » one says. « Yeah, » another chimes in. « Leave us alone. Let us make a little bit of money. »

Note: To watch short video clips on CBS of these blatant manipulations, click here. For lots more reliable, verifiable information on the energy cover-up, click here.


Refiners Maintain a Firm but Legal Grip on Supplies
2005-06-18, Los Angeles Times

California refiners are simply cashing in on a system that allows a handful of players to keep prices high by carefully controlling supplies. The result is a kind of miracle market in which profits abound, outsiders can’t compete and a dwindling cadre of gas station operators has little choice but go along. Refiners « not only control how much supply is in the marketplace, they control who gets it and at what price, » said Dennis DeCota, executive director of the California Service Station and Automotive Repair Assn. The recent history of California’s fuel industry is a textbook case of how a once-competitive business can become skewed to the advantage of a few, all with the federal government’s blessing. Refiners acknowledge their CaliforniaCalifornia — specialty fuels, a refinery shortage, the growing dominance of a few companies — have begun to plague other gasoline markets. businesses have become the most profitable in the nation. The rest of the country isn’t far behind. Characteristics once unique to

Une lettre d’Einstein à propos de Dieu

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AFP/File Photo: German-born physicist Albert Einstein, pictured here in 1948, described belief in God as « childish superstition »


Voilà qui est intéressant: une lettre d’Einstein de 1954 vient d’être publiée pour la première fois et relate sa pensée à propos de Dieu. Il en dérivait une autre pensée selon laquelle le peuple juif n’était pas le peuple choisi de Dieu.
Je vous laisse la découvrir vous-mêmes.


Belief in God ‘childish,’ Jews not chosen people: Einstein letter


Une lettre d’Einstein, datée du 3 janvier 1954, un peu avant sa mort, contient ces mots : « Le mot Dieu n’est pour moi rien de plus que l’expression et le produit des faiblesses humaines, la Bible un recueil de légendes, certes honorables mais primitives qui sont néanmoins assez puériles. »


Albert Einstein described belief in God as « childish superstition » and said Jews were not the chosen people, in a letter to be sold in London this week, an auctioneer said Tuesday.

The father of relativity, whose previously known views on religion have been more ambivalent and fuelled much discussion, made the comments in response to a philosopher in 1954.

As a Jew himself, Einstein said he had a great affinity with Jewish people but said they « have no different quality for me than all other people ».

À propos des préliminaires aux États-Unis

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À propos des préliminaires aux États-Unis


La dynastie Bush-Clinton semble s’écrouler alors que Hillary Clinton perd le contrôle des préliminaires pour Obama. Bien qui Barak Obama et John McCain sont des protégés de l’establishment et ne changeraient rien de plus que Clinton dans l’ensemble des politiques étrangères (guerres au Moyen-Orient)(Israël-Palestine), de l’économie et de l’état policier qui se déploie toujours plus rapidement à chaque jour, Hillary est probablement la pire de tous les trois. Les Clinton vont devoir comparaitre pour des fraudes substantielles d’argent et ont été impliqués dans le trafic de drogue, blanchiment d’argent et autres activités criminelles. Un nombre impressionnant de personnes ont trouvé la mort dans les cercles rapprochés des Clinton. Vous avez deux articles à ce sujet plus bas. Hillary a même menacé d’oblitérer l’Iran si elle était élue et que ce dernier pays attaquerait Israël. McCain est un vieux fini sénile qui ne pense qu’à faire sauter des bombes et qui appuie totalement les mesures d’état policier que Bush a mis en place et a déclaré qu’il n’hésiterait pas à les employer, en plus de rester en Irak pour 1000 ans s’il le fallait. Obama est dirigé par l’homme qui veut un conflit armé avec la Russie et la Chine. Et comme si ce n’était pas déjà assez comme ça, le processus électoral est truffé de fraudes et si les médias de masse étaient un tant soit peu honnête dans leur reportage, il serait complètement discrédité tant et aussi longtemps qu’on n’a pas la possibilité de pouvoir recompter les votes ouvertement et que toutes les machines à voter électroniques seraient éliminées.

Cindy Sheehan For Congress

Cindy is running for Nancy Pelosi’s seat. Given Pelosi’s total betrayal of the American people as Speaker, I am asking for all my California readers to get involved with Cindy’s campaign.


Do You Want a Defense Contractor Controlling The US Elections?

Yesterday, the New York Times reported a take-over attempt of the entire company by defense contractor conglomerate United Technologies Corp. (UTC). The initial $3 billion hostile bid to buy Diebold at $40/share is « a 66 percent premium over Diebold’s Friday closing price of $24.12, » according to the Times’ report.


Breaking News! : Hillary Clinton Required to Testify in November to FEC Fraud!

In the landmark civil fraud case against Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, where the former President is charged with defrauding a Hollywood dot com millionaire to help Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from him for her 2000 Senate campaign, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz ruled on Friday, April 25 that Hillary Clinton would not be required to testify in a sworn deposition as a material witness in the case until AFTER the November election!

While Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Al Gore, Ed Rendell, Barabara Streisand, Cher, Stan Lee, Brad Pitt, Mike Wallace, Larry King et al may be called to testify and be deposed starting in May, Hillary alone has been protected from explaining her role in her husband’s fraud charges.


Clintons to face fraud trial

Bill Clinton, according to the complaint, promised to promote Paul’s Internet entertainment company, Stan Lee Media, in exchange for stock, cash options and massive contributions to his wife’s 2000 Senate campaign. Paul contends he was directed by the Clintons and Democratic Party leaders to produce, pay for and then join them in lying about footing the bill for a Hollywood gala and fundraiser.


THE CLINTON BODY-COUNT


Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many ‘friends’ of the Clinton’s.


It’s all but over for Hillary Clinton

The celebration, I feel, is still a bit premature. The cork is still in my own champagne bottle. Hillary did not get where she is playing nice, or playing by the rules. A lot of enemies of the Clintons died at convenient times, including the guy who wanted to run for the Senate seat Hillary sits in.


HAS-BEEN HILL STILL IGNORING THE INEVITABLE

Hillary Rodham Clinton trails Barack Obama by every reasonable measure, and it’s become obvious to nearly everyone that she has virtually no hope of winning the nomination.

Yet the former first lady trudges on in some phantom contest oblivious to the sea of doubt around her.

… or …

She has reason to think Obama might not be around much longer.


Sen. Leahy calls for Clinton to drop out

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today called on Hillary Rodham Clinton to drop out of the presidential race, saying there is no way the New York senator can wrest the nomination from her rival Barack Obama.

Sure there is … if Obama gets « Arkanicided! »

Obama better stay out of small aircraft if he wants to beat Hillary.


Is Hillary broke?

Word is the cash feeding into Hillary Clinton’s campaign coffers has not only slowed down in a big way, undisclosed campaign debts that have yet to be made public could signal the end and have insiders biting their nails.


Clinton campaign manager out

Clinton’s campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, left the position today, to be replaced by Clinton’s former top White House aide, Maggie Williams. The change formalizes a shift in the campaign’s power structure that began to set in after Clinton’s win in New Hampshire,

This might be a good time to mention all those Clinton fundraisers who died shortly after Bill took office.


Hillary Clinton’s advisers ‘in a state of panic’

Hillary Clinton’s most senior advisers are in a state of « panic » about her presidential prospects and are plotting to enlist Democrat leaders in Congress to thwart her rival Barack Obama’s ambitions.

« If you don’t help me get ‘Osama’ out of the race, I’ll tell everyone who got cash from the Mena operation!!!! »


The Audacity of Chutzpah

To that, Lewis retorted: « The role of the president of the United States is to support the decisions that are made by the people of Israel. It is not up to us to pick and choose from among the political parties. » The audience members applauded.

And that right there tells you all you need to know about why this nation has gone into such a shit-hole.


Jewish functionaries stirring the Clinton-Obama race

Obama is working hard to allay the fears of « Israel’s friends, » a description reserved mainly for activists of the pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC and for Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents. As far as they’re concerned, whoever doesn’t support the Israeli government’s policy 100 percent is unfit for leadership.

This Haaretz article elevates one issue in the US presidential contest completely above all the rest.

Note the statement « …whoever doesn’t support the Israeli government’s policy 100 percent is unfit for leadership. »

The person who becomes the President, in these next elections, must put the US first, second, third, and foremost in their thinking, and domestic and foreign policies.


Ohio Does Its Magic: Hillary’s 3% Exit Poll Margin Morphs to 10% in the Vote

Ohio just did for HRC what it did for Bush in 2004.


Caucus chair uncovers discrepancies

When recounting, the volunteer noticed a whole list had Sen. Hillary Clinton written in similar handwriting in the presidential preference column for each of the six voters on that list. Skidmore started calling each of the voters on the list when he reached finance senior Ronesha Holmes, who told him she did not write Clinton as her preference; Holmes said she was instructed to leave that line blank.

If you were wondering why Hillary kept winning despite polls that favored Obama … now you know.


Senior Democrats mull Al Gore’s nomination

If neither Mr Obama nor Mrs Clinton has the 2,025 delegates needed to win the nomination, and if both appear unable to beat Mr McCain, under one scenario a group of about 100 party elders – the « super-delegates » – could sit out the first ballot in Denver, preventing either candidate winning outright, and then offer Mr Gore the nomination for the good of the party.

Well, let’s see here …

Some Al Gore sound bytes.


Unofficial Tallies in City Understated Obama Vote

Black voters are heavily represented in the 94th Election District in Harlem’s 70th Assembly District. Yet according to the unofficial results from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Senator Barack Obama.

That anomaly was not unique. In fact, a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city’s 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district.


McCain says al Qaeda might try to tip U.S. election

I need a category for « total BS »


McCain embraces Bush’s radical views of executive power

Virtually every abuse of the last eight years has its roots in the Bush/Cheney view of the President as Monarch, and John McCain clearly endorses its fundamentals. Indeed, when responding to a questionnaire on executive power circulated to all the candidates by The Boston Globe’s Charlie Savage earlier this year, McCain (while paying lip service to nice principles and even taking the extreme position that he would never issue a signing statement) refused to say that there was even a single aspect of Bush’s use of executive power that he found unconstitutional or otherwise objectionable:

If you liked everything that Bush has done during his two terms, you’re gonna just love what John McCain has in store for this country, should he get elected.


McCain found a tool with which to woo conservative Republicans: Israel

How does one win over the more radical wing of his party without alienating the more centrist voters on which one relies to help him win not just the nomination but also the general election. McCain is using a couple of tools as to try and achieve this goal. One of them, and not a marginal one, is the State of Israel.

Senator Joe Lieberman is playing a role here. The staunchest Jewish supporter McCain has, Lieberman can promise both Jews and Evangelical voters that McCain is the candidate who will not abandon Israel (no wonder some people still think Lieberman is McCain’s top pick for Vice President).

It is interesting to note in this Haaretz article that at this point in the campaign, a McCain/Lieberman ticket has been vetted as one of the most pro-Israel picks which can possibly exist on the Republican side of the isle. But don’t forget: they’re sizing up the Democrats to make sure that just such a ticket exists on that side as well.

So no matter who you vote for, Democrat or Republican (assuming you’re not dealing with massive vote fraud, which has become a major, predictable factor in US elections), you’re voting for wars, and more wars to neutralize Israel’s enemies.

And because 09 is not an election year, watch for the re-emergence of conscription (excuse me, national service) to be passed by congress to fatten up military resources for these new wars.


McCain: Israel would suffer in Iraq pullout

A premature withdrawal from Iraq would endanger Israel, John McCain said.

I fail to see why AMERICAN kids should die for #$^ing Israel.

And I will not support a candidate who does not put America first, second, and third.



Documentaire PBS de Bill Moyers: Culte de la guerre CUFI – Attaquer l’Iran pour Israël

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Documentaire PBS de Bill Moyers: Culte de la guerre CUFI – Attaquer l’Iran pour Israël

Insanity in Its Rawest Form – The CUFI War Cult: Strike Iran ‘For Israel’


The rabidly Zionist evangelical Christian right constitutes some of the most powerfully visible evidence that Zionism is the premier threat to world peace. Watching these flag-waving religious nut-jobs cheer and weep and pray with fervour for the annihilation of Iran and its people is about as scary as it gets.


These religiously deranged people are convinced that if they help Israel start WWIII that it will bring on the Rapture, and Jesus will come down and invite them all up to the Big House!

As a side note, the Rapture is not in the original Bible. It was created by a preacher named John Darby in the 1830s (who heard it from a delirious women named Margaret MacDonald). The Rapture was added to the Scofield Bible by Cyrus Scofield in 1909. -M.Rivero WRH


A PBS documentary hosted by Bill Moyers about the radical right wing Christians United For Israel cult, led by deluded Zionist lapdog Pastor John Hagee.

The rabidly Zionist evangelical Christian right constitutes some of the most powerfully visible evidence that Zionism is the premier threat to world peace. Watching these flag-waving religious nut-jobs cheer and weep and pray with fervour for the annihilation of Iran and its people is about as scary as it gets.

This is group insanity in its rawest form. These cultists are the embodiment of fanaticism and the unfathomable danger of institutionalised delusion. These are the Christian equivalents to Israel’s insanely racist Talmudic Zionist Jews. And they would have us believe that ‘God’ approves of this madness, and ‘founded Israel’. T’would be a God most unholy with hands most unclean that would give birth and sustenance to that shitty little state.

God save us from these fucking lunatics.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXs8MdmXWY











L’asymptote de la semaine!

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L’asymptote de cette semaine : cliquez sur l’image pour l’agrandir

Gaza : d’une prison à un zoo

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Gaza : d’une prison à un zoo
lundi 4 février 2008
Darryl Li


La métaphore qui présente la bande de Gaza comme la prison la plus grande du monde est malheureusement dépassée. Israël traite maintenant la Bande comme un zoo.


Le contrôle « humanitaire » de Gaza par Israël.


La gestion d’une prison vise à entraver et à réprimer la liberté ; dans un zoo, la question est de savoir comment garder en vie ceux qu’on maintient à l’intérieur, dans le souci de la façon dont ceux, à l’extérieur, vont pouvoir les regarder. La question de la liberté n’est jamais soulevée. La crise de l’électricité actuelle aide, pour ainsi dire, à illustrer ce changement politique.


La quasi-totalité de l’énergie de Gaza est fournie par Israël, à la fois directement depuis son propre réseau électrique – Israël se paie sur les revenus fiscaux qu’il collecte au nom de l’Autorité nationale palestinienne (ANP) -, et indirectement avec les livraisons de carburant par la compagnie israélienne Dor Alon à l’unique centrale électrique de Gaza, payées par l’Union européenne.


Gaza connaît une crise d’énergie électrique depuis juin 2006, quand les hélicoptères de combat israéliens ont lancé leurs missiles sur les transformateurs de la centrale électrique, suite à la capture d’un soldat israélien, la rendant inutilisable (1). Israël a par la suite entravé toutes possibilités de réparation en bloquant ou retardant l’entrée des pièces de rechange et des matériels dans la Bande. La centrale fonctionne à l’heure actuelle à un niveau infime de ses capacités, répondant à moins d’un tiers des besoins de Gaza en électricité. Avant même que la fourniture du carburant pour la centrale ne soit coupée, le 20 janvier 2008, la plupart des gens de Gaza subissaient de fréquentes coupures, jusqu’à 8 heures par jour (2).


Aggravant ce problème, l’intention annoncée par le cabinet de sécurité israélien, le 19 septembre, de couper l’approvisionnement en électricité et en carburant de Gaza. Le 29 novembre 2007, la Cour suprême israélienne a jugé que l’arrêt des fournitures en carburant pouvait être autorisée, arguant que la décision de l’Etat de réduire la quantité du carburant transférée à Gaza n’affectait pas les « besoins humanitaires essentiels » de la population (3). La Cour a autorisé la poursuite des réductions de carburant mais elle a réservé sa décision sur les coupures programmées en électricité, demandant parallèlement à l’Etat un complément d’informations pour lui permettre de se prononcer.


L’interaction entre l’Etat et la Cour est révélatrice de la façon dont Israël gère l’après désengagement de Gaza, et d’une mentalité de gardien de zoo. En 2006, Israël a décidé que la meilleure façon de punir les habitants de Gaza pour la capture de l’un de ses soldats était de leur porter un coup exceptionnel, un acte spectaculaire de violence qui conduirait à une privation généralisée (4). Maintenant, il recherche les mêmes résultats – par l’arrêt de l’électricité avec ses conséquences sur la vie quotidienne – mais par des moyens plus mesurés et à long terme. Cette différence dans la démarche est identique à celle qu’il y a entre les coups qu’on porte à la tête d’un prisonnier rebelle pour l’obliger à se soumettre, et le domptage d’un fauve où l’on dose soigneusement la longueur de sa laisse et son alimentation.

Bombardement de la centrale électrique de Gaza, par Israël, le 28 juin 2006.

La notion d’« humanitarisme essentiel »
Cette réorientation exigeait d’abord de balayer la base juridique, d’où l’absence de toute référence dans la décision de la Cour du 29 novembre à un antécédent, traité ou texte juridiques, ce qui reflète la vision de Gaza qu’avait l’Etat pour après son désengagement : une zone qui n’impliquerait pour lui aucune contrainte juridique. Le droit international de l’occupation, sur lequel la Cour se fonde pour ses décisions relatives à Gaza, du moins en théorie – sans restrictions contre la colonisation – est absent, y compris l’interdiction absolue des punitions collectives (art. 33 de la Quatrième Convention de Genève). La décision de la Cour doit se lire uniquement comme une sorte d’exercice de calcul pratique, hypothétique ; le tribunal agit plus en administrateur qu’en juge, tel un partenaire dans le dosage des souffrances que les gens de Gaza doivent endurer.


Au lieu d’un quelconque cadre juridique, l’Etat a proposé – et la Cour aujourd’hui l’a approuvé – une règle apparemment toute simple pour sa politique : une fois que « les besoins humanitaires essentiels » sont satisfaits, toutes les autres privations deviennent autorisées. S’il est possible de rationner le carburant pour les hôpitaux et le réseau d’égouts, alors, les besoins de l’économie de Gaza n’ont plus de rôle à jouer : « Nous réfutons l’argument des demandeurs (3) selon lequel il faudrait laisser « les forces du marché » jouer leur rôle à Gaza pour ce qui concerne la consommation de carburant. » (5)
Cette logique reflète le changement radical de la politique de blocus d’Israël depuis l’été 2007 : elle passe de la fermeture fréquente et paralysante à un blocus illimité, sauf pour les « articles humanitaires essentiels ». Israël change : avant il voulait punir l’économie de Gaza, maintenant il décide que l’économie de Gaza est un luxe superflu (bien qu’Israël autorise encore l’entrée de marchandises à Gaza quand les producteurs israéliens ont besoin d’écouler des surplus). Cette politique a contraint 90% des industries privées de Gaza à la fermeture, au gel de tous les chantiers de construction, et a fait monter le chômage à des niveaux records (6). Environ 80% de la population dépendent aujourd’hui de l’aide alimentaire, et les 20 autres pour cent vivent principalement sur les revenus des fonctionnaires, des salariés des ONG ou de ceux des organisations internationales, c’est-à-dire de gens qui dépendent économiquement de la bonne volonté extérieure d’une façon indirecte mais néanmoins réelle.


En pratique, la distinction pure et simple entre besoins vitaux et luxe est souvent impossible à faire. Le réseau électrique fatigué de Gaza peut assurer, et assure, la répartition entre les secteurs, mais les hôpitaux et les pompes pour les eaux usées sont trop dispersés pour être alimentés en électricité séparément du reste de la population (7). Le fait qu’une autorisation doive être obtenue par ceux qui sont dans un état de santé « critique » et qui ont besoin de traitements médicaux à l’extérieur de Gaza – une règle approuvée par la Cour suprême israélienne l’été dernier (8) – a été la cause de décès du fait de refus de ces autorisations, même pour de simples procédures de « qualité de vie », y compris pour des opérations à cour ouvert (9).


La notion d’ « humanitarisme essentiel » (on ne sait pas trop ce qui constitue l’humanitaire « non essentiel ») réduit les besoins, les aspirations et les droits de un million quatre cent mille humains à un exercice pour calculer le nombre de calories, de mégawatts et autres, d’unités unidimensionnelle, qui déterminent la distance qui sépare de la mort. Elle détourne l’attention de la destruction – et même elle la légitime – des capacités et des ressources intérieures de Gaza : son économie, ses institutions et son infrastructure. Et même si cette notion est mise en ouvre de bonne foi, et avec les meilleures intentions, elle ne promet rien d’autre que de transformer tous les Gazaouis, sans exception, en mendiants – ou plutôt en animaux bien nourris -, tributaires de l’argent international et des autorisations israéliennes.


Si les efforts passés d’Israël pour limiter les termes du débat aboutissent, la communauté internationale, les plaideurs locaux, les « dirigeants » palestiniens, et d’autres, pourraient bientôt dépenser l’essentiel de leur énergie à mendier, ici une citerne de carburant en plus, là quelques mégawatts d’électricité supplémentaires. Cependant, pour se confronter à la consolidation du régime de zoo, il faut une approche plus large.


A bien réfléchir, Gaza semble être moins un zoo qu’un enclos pour animaux, dans l’arrière-cour d’un grand manoir, à savoir l’Etat d’Israël. La bande de Gaza ne constitue pas un monde spécifique à part, mais un endroit annexe où un quart de toute la population palestinienne vit sous le contrôle d’Israël.

Les Gazaouis sont au plus bas degré de l’échelle d’une hiérarchie dans l’exclusion juridique qui couvre la moitié de la population non juive d’Israël/Palestine, laquelle se décompose en citoyens d’Israël, résidents de Jérusalem-Est et en Cisjordaniens (vivant soit sous l’administration de l’Autorité nationale palestinienne, soit sous la juridiction militaire israélienne directe). Les lendemains de Gaza sont inextricablement liés à ceux d’Israël, et le présent de Gaza fournit l’exemple le plus urgent de la nécessité de définir un système politique plus juste et un cadre juridique à l’Etat qui, de fait, a étendu son territoire depuis le fleuve jusqu’à la mer, depuis 4 décennies.



Darril Li est titulaire d’un doctorat en Anthropologie et d’Etudes sur le Moyen-Orient à l’université d’Harvard et d’un doctorat de Droit à la faculté de droit de Yale. Il est aussi consultant pour Trocaire, groupement catholique irlandais pour le développement outremer.
L’essentiel de cet article a été écrit à Gaza, entre les coupures de courant ; les opinions exprimées dans cet essai lui sont personnelles. Il a été écrit avant la décision de la Cour suprême du 30 janvier 2008 : HCJ 9132/07, Jaber al-Basyouni Ahmed c/Premier ministre (et avant la destruction du mur/frontière entre Rafah et l’Egypte par les Palestiniens, le 23 janvier – ndt).


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1) Pour une vue d’ensemble sur les effets de l’attaque et juger de sa légalité, voir « Acte de vengeance : le bombardement de la centrale électrique de Gaza par Israël et ses effets » (B’Tselem, septembre 2006).
· 2) « Rapport sur la situation humanitaire à Gaza : les pénuries d’énergie dans la bande de Gaza » (pdf) (OCHA-TPO, 8 janvier 2008).
· 3) HCJ 9132/07, Jaber al-Basyouni Ahmed c/Premier ministre : les demandeurs à la procédure sont : Adalah (centre juridique pour les droits de la minorité arabe en Israël), Gisha (centre juridique pour la liberté de mouvement), HaMoked (centre pour la défense de l’individu), PHR (Médecins pour les droits humains – Israël), PCHR (centre palestinien pour les droits humains), le Comité public contre la torture en Israël, le Programme de psychiatrie de la communauté de Gaza, B’Tselem (centre d’information israélien pour les droits humains dans les territoire occupés), Al-Haq et Al Mezan (centres pour les droits humains).
· 4) Selon Yoav Gallant, chef du Commandement Sud de l’armée israélienne, une alternative aux coupures de courant directes a aussi été examinée mais rejetée en raison de l’opposition de la société d’Electricité d’Israël, probablement pour des raisons contractuelles et financières. « Acte de Vengeance » p. 27.
· 5) HCJ 9132/07, Jaber al-Basyouni Ahmed c/Premier ministre, § I.4.
· 6) « Fermeture de la bande de Gaza : conséquences économiques et humanitaires » (pdf) (OCHA-TPO, 13 décembre 2007).
· 7) Pièce jointe A, attachée aux conclusions déposées par Usama Dabbour, directeur des relations extérieures de la Compagnie de distribution d’électricité de Gaza (GEDCO) devant la Cour suprême dans l’affaire HCJ 9132/07, Jaber al-Basyouni Ahmed c/Premier ministre, 9 janvier 2008.
· 8) HCJ 5429/07, PHR c/Ministre de la Défense.
· 9) « Israël : le gouvernement bloque les évacuations sanitaire depuis Gaza » (HRW, communiqué de presse du 20 octobre 2007).


Article présenté avec beaucoup d’intérêt par Laïla El-Haddad sur son blog, le 2 février 2008 : « Un excellent article que celui du grand ami Darry Li, après sa dernière visite en Gaza, qui explique la nouvelle politique israélienne, inhumaine, de « l’humanitarisme essentiel » ».
Texte en anglais diffusé par Gaza.ch ; texte initial en arabe sur Adalah’s Newsletter, volume 44, janvier 2008 – traduction de l’anglais : JPP

http://www.robertbibeau.ca/palestine.html

Émission de L’Autre Monde du 8 mai 2008: Les vrais dessous de la casse au Tibet

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Émission de L’Autre Monde du 8 mai 2008: Les vrais dessous de la casse au Tibet


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L’Autre Monde 8 mai 2008
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– Le Tibet: Campagne de désinformation mise à jour, connexions surprenantes du Dalaï Lama et explication de la vraie histoire derrière le « soulèvement » du mois de mars dernier. Ne manquez pas votre dose de lucidité!


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

La Chine et les États-Unis: : PsyOp sur les droits de l’homme au Tibet

par Michel Chossudovsky, Mondialisation.ca, Le 22 avril 2008


China and America: The Tibet Human Rights PsyOp


Tibet, the ‘great game’ and the CIA


Western Media Fabrications regarding the Tibet Riots


VIDEO: The Lhasa Riots: « Peaceful Protest » according to the Western media

VIDEO: The Tibet Riots: What Really Happened

Global Research, April 15, 2008




Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) is a terror group


Is the CIA behind the China-bashing Olympics protests?


Risky Geopolitical Game: Washington Plays ‘Tibet Roulette’ with China

by F. William Engdahl

La business d’agences d’escortes…

L’Irak – Partie II: Implication d’Israël, la Turquie, retirer le troupes et articles complémentaires




L’Irak – Partie II: Implication d’Israël, la Turquie, retirer le troupes et articles complémentaires

Implications d’Israël


Mossad increasing presence in western Iraq, tribal leader reports.t

Shaykh al-Khanjar said that they have also established their own headquarters similar to the facilities used by the American occupation forces. The Mossad set up one of its headquarters in the former Hafsah Primary School in al-Qa’im on the Syrian border, and in the large building that formerly housed the headquarters of the « Projects for Roads, Bridges, and Travelers’ Rest Stops. » The Zionists have surrounded their facilities with large security fortifications and barbed wire, making it virtually impossible to break in. They have also set up communication towers atop those headquarters. In addition, the Shaykh said, they have recruited Iraqis willing to work for them inside the city.

Notice that the report says that this Mossad presence is close to the Syrian border, and it appears that there is a permanent Mossad headquarters here, surrounded with security fortifications and barbed wire..

This looks like a listening post for intelligence, set up in advance of an attack on Syria.


Israel linked to Iraq intelligence failure

Israel was a « full partner » in American and British intelligence failures that exaggerated former president Saddam Hussein’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs before the US-led invasion of Iraq, a report by an Israeli military research centre has alleged.


How Israel Manipulated Western Intelligence Agencies

The report, titled « The War in Iraq: An Intelligence Failure? » was written by Shlomo Brom, a brigadier general in the Israeli Army reserves, and said what no one seems to have dared publish since President George W. Bush decided to wage war on Iraq. Shockingly, it told the full truth about the American and British intelligence « sources » making the case for war.

In fact, according to Brom, these sources were utterly compromised by Israeli intelligence, which made the case for starting the war and kept it going as long as necessary. The retired general described Israel as a « full partner » in US and British intelligence failures that exaggerated Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs in the lead up to the US-led invasion.


ISRAEL RUNNING THE SHOW

The reason for the war in Iraq. Oil flowing to Israel. This secret pipeline is buried deep underground and encased in cement

… and protected by three US military bases!


Operation Opera – 25 years ago today

25 years ago, Israel bombed Iraq’s power reactor complex, insisting Iraq was building nuclear weapons. One invasion later, we now know Iraq was in fact building nothing more than a power station.


Mossad mission: Murder Iraqi scholars

The report stated that the killings were part of a mission to get rid of those Iraqi nuclear specialists and university professors that refused to cooperate with the Zionist regime.


Iraqi PM lashes out at U.S. critics

Iraq‘s prime minister lashed out Wednesday at U.S. criticism, saying no one has the right to impose timetables on his elected government and that his country « can find friends elsewhere. »


Why they hate us.

Warning graphic pictures of Real victims of the war.

Why we care. Why do some people talk about politics so much? Well because some people don’t have their heads in the sand. And some people after they are aware, lack the lack of heart to just turn away and forget about it.


Insurgents ‘right to take on US’

Insurgents in Iraq are right to try to force US troops out of the country, a former British army commander has said.

Gen Sir Michael Rose also told the BBC’s Newsnight programme that the US and the UK must « admit defeat » and stop fighting « a hopeless war » in Iraq.

If you think about it, the people of Iraq and the people of the United States are really on the same side. We all want the war to end and our kids to come home.

Only Bush and the Neocons want this war to continue.


US general damns Iraq ‘nightmare’

Retired Lt Gen Ricardo Sanchez also labelled US political leaders as « incompetent » and « corrupted ».

He said they would have faced courts martial for dereliction of duty had they been in the military.

Mutiny in the air?


Marine tells of order to execute Haditha women and children

A US Marine was ordered to execute a room full of Iraqi women and children during an alleged massacre in Haditha that left 24 people dead, a military court heard Thursday.

A US Marine was ordered to execute a room full of Iraqi women and children during an alleged massacre in Haditha that left 24 people dead, a military court heard Thursday. During a subsequent search of the house, Mendoza said he received an order from another Marine, Lance Corporal Stephen Tatum, to shoot seven women and children he had found in a rear bedroom.

So killing unarmed and terrified women and children has now become accepted practice under US military rules of engagement.

One has to wonder whether people who have willingly participated in these activities will be the government’s first line of « defence » if there is any significant civil unrest here in the US..

Remember: this is an administration with a penchant for rewarding really, really bad behavior.


Iraq’s biggest dam at risk U.S. warns of 65-foot wave flooding Mosul

The top U.S. military commander in Iraq warned Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in May that the country’s biggest dam, just up the Tigris River from the northern city of Mosul, is at risk of collapse, putting the city’s 1.7 million people in danger of being inundated by a 65-foot flood wave.

The letter from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, co-signed by the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, is included in an audit to be published tomorrow. The report found that little or no progress has been made to shore up the Mosul Dam since the May warning, largely because a $27 million project funded by U.S. reconstruction money has been plagued by mismanagement and possible fraud.

You just have to love how wonderfully well « reconstruction » is going in Iraq.


Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki ‘copies Saddam Hussein’

raq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is orchestrating a campaign of persecution against political rivals « even worse » than Saddam Hussein’s reign of terror, his predecessor has claimed.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Ayad Allawi claimed agents of Mr Maliki’s Dawa Party were tightening their control of Iraq to emulate the creeping coup tactics used by the deposed Ba’ath Party to take over in the 1960s.

« I love the smell of democracy in Iraq in the morning! » – official white horse souse.


Construction on Baghdad barrier halted


Saddam Provided More Food Than the U.S.

The Iraqi government announcement that monthly food rations will be cut by half has left many Iraqis asking how they can survive.


Children As “Collateral Damage” Of The War In Iraq

It appears that it is still not in the interest of the system to eliminate poverty. War is profitable, and the profits coming from the war in Iraq are evidently more valuable than human lives. Naturally, we are all the same under the skin, and the suffering of men and women is not intrinsically less terrible than the suffering of children. Nonetheless, there is something particularly grotesque in the soulless manner in which the world powers behave towards the must vulnerable and least culpable generation. Perhaps it is precisely the hypocritical attitude towards them that best reflects the conscience of today’s world society.

Warning: very graphic pictures.

But please, don’t turn away; imagine, just for one moment, that these kids were your kids.


Bush and Abu Risha

heikh Sattar, whose tribe is notorious for highway banditry, is also building a personal militia, loyal not to the Iraqi government but only to him. Other tribes — even those who want no truck with terrorists — complain they are being forced to kowtow to him. Those who refuse risk being branded as friends of al-Qaeda and tossed in jail, or worse. In Baghdad, government delight at the Anbar Front’s impact on al-Qaeda is tempered by concern that the Marines have unwittingly turned Sheikh Sattar into a warlord who will turn the province into his personal fiefdom.

That’s our guy. That’s the pillar of America’s Sunni strategy, and a key player in Fred Kagan’s fantasy life.

But that’s not even the worst of it.


Bomb Kills Iraqi Sheik Who Met With Bush – World on The Huffington Post

The most prominent figure in a U.S.-backed revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaida in Iraq was killed Thursday by a bomb planted near his home in Anbar province, 10 days after he met with President Bush, police and tribal leaders said.

The death of the charismatic young sheik dealt a blow to American efforts to recruit tribal leaders to fight the terror network.

Apparently, meeting with, and being photographed and filmed in Iraq with President Bush, can be hazardous to one’s health.


Bush vows to 60 Minutes that ‘no matter what Congress wants’ surge is on


U.S. Pushed Allies on Iraq, Diplomat Writes

In the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration threatened trade reprisals against friendly countries who withheld their support, spied on its allies, and pressed for the recall of U.N. envoys that resisted U.S. pressure to endorse the war, according to an upcoming book by a top Chilean diplomat.

I relinked this today because this is an important story and I wanted to make sure you all read this.


The Baghdad gulag

There are three overlapping wars in Iraq: the Sunni Arab guerrilla struggle against the US; strands of Sunni Arab guerrillas against assorted Shi’ite militias/death squads; and al-Qaeda in Iraq against the puppet, US-backed Iraqi government in the Green Zone. Make it four wars: the Sunni Arab guerrilla war against the government inside the Green Zone. Better yet, make it five wars: the Sadrists, from Sadr City to Kufa and Najaf, against the Americans.


Images show pleading Iraq prisoners

So this is now what Iraqi « justice » looks like: men slammed into cages with no charges filed against them, and no trials.

And members of this administration can stand there with a straight face and talk about « progress » with this occupation?


In Iraq, jailed women tell of abuse

Sad, tired eyes peer out from behind the bars of Kadhimiya Prison. The pleas are desperate: « I swear I am innocent. » « The criminal investigators raped us. » « I have been here eight months and I have not seen a judge. »

Nearly 200 women, some with their toddlers and infants living with them in their cells, are imprisoned in Baghdad’s only detention facility for women. Suspected killers bunk with women charged with petty crimes. Some don’t know why they were arrested.

Oh yes, things are SOOOOOOOOOO much better in Iraq under US occupation!


Iraq corruption whistleblowers face penalties

One after another, the men and women who have stepped forward to report corruption in the massive effort to rebuild Iraq have been vilified, fired and demoted.

Or worse.


US Army loses another 12,000 guns and trucks

Dang it, they were right here just a moment ago!


US surge sees 600,000 more Iraqis abandon home


U.S. arming some Sunni groups to fight Al Qaeda

With the four-month-old « surge » in U.S. troops showing only modest success in curbing insurgent attacks, American commanders are turning to another strategy they acknowledge is fraught with risk: arming Sunni Arab groups that have promised to fight Al Qaeda-linked militants who have been their allies in the past.

This pretty much proves that the « Sectarian Violence » is simply tricking the Sunni and Shia into killing each other off.


Middle East »>The surge has failed

Death squads are returning to the streets of Baghdad despite the security plan for the capital launched with great fanfare by the US two months ago.

« Get ready for Surge II – The Revenge! » — Official White Horse Souse


Retirer les troupes d’Irak


Cheney: chaos if U.S. pulls out too soon from Iraq

Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday accused critics of the administration’s war strategy of ignoring the bloodshed and chaos he said would follow a premature U.S. troop withdrawal.

Well, I guess you clowns shouldn’t have lied us into Iraq in the first place, then. And given that you DID lie to get us into Iraq, it stands to reason you are lying to keep us there.

Go *uck yourself, Mr. Vice President. You want to stay in Iraq, do it yourself. You already have experience shooting helpless old men with your shotgun.


Bush Says U.S. Pullout Would Let Iraq Radicals Use Oil as a Weapon


Iraq withdrawals « off the table »: Republicans

Leading Republicans in Congress on Thursday declared that troop withdrawal legislation should be scrapped because the United States has made significant progress in the Iraq war, just as Democrats were resuming efforts to bring soldiers home.

« It should be off the table, » House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio said of Democratic attempts to pass legislation to force President George W. Bush to withdraw some of the 168,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and wind down the combat mission there.

Memo to house republican leader John Boehner: sir, how are you defining « progress » in Iraq?

That appears to be the question most of your constituents – and fellow Americans – are really having a tough time with right now.

Are you defining « progress » by a complete breakdown of normal services, such as the delivery of electricity and water?

Are you defining it by the fact that 4 million Iraqis have been displaced?

Are you defining « progress » as the continuing intractable sectarian strife between Sunni and Shiia and the presence of roaming death squads?

Are you defining « progress » as an almost complete collapse of El Maliki’s government?

Are you defining « progress » as the huge jump in aggressive cancers for both Iraqi citizens and our own troops, courtesy of the use of depleted uranium weapons?

Forgive me, sir, but if this is « progress », what is failure?


Another case for the US to leave


Iraqi Lawmakers Pass Resolution That May Force End to Occupation

While Washington lawmakers play procedural games with an out-of-control executive branch, Iraqi legislators are working to bring an end to the occupation of their country.

While most observers are focused on the U.S. Congress as it continues to issue new rubber stamps to legitimize Bush’s permanent designs on Iraq, nationalists in the Iraqi parliament — now representing a majority of the body — continue to make progress toward bringing an end to their country’s occupation.

The Iraqis want their country back, period, end of discussion.


Troop pullouts to leave only US in Iraq

Nearly five years into the occupation of Iraq, the ‘coalition of the willing’ is about to lose two of its key supporters.


McCain: Iraqi government can’t order U.S. withdrawal

« But, Senator, » Russert countered, « the Iraqi parliament, a majority of the Iraqi parliament, has signed a petition asking for a date certain for withdrawal of American troops. If the Iraqi parliament wants it, a majority in the Congress want it… then why do you stand there and say, ‘No, you can’t have it’? »

vMcCain replied that he understands « that if the American people don’t continue to support this effort that [the US] will be forced to withdraw » but his job as a senator is to tell the American people that his assessment is that withdrawal would be « catastrophic. »

Memo to John McCain: President Bush has stated that if the Iraqi government asked us to leave, we would do just that.

They just have.

And the folks for whom American withdrawal would be ‘catastrophic’, senator, are the defense contractors.


Prime Minister warns against hasty U.S. withdrawal from Iraq

« Never mind what those American voters want, WE think you should stay! »


Turquie attaque le nord de l’Irak


Maliki: Turkey’s bombardment violation of Iraq’s sovereignty

Maliki: Turkey’s bombardment violation of Iraq’s sovereignty Iraq’s beleaguered prime minister on Sunday took a swipe at the governments of Turkey and Iran, both countries he has visited recently, and challenged their recent artillery bombardments inside Iraq in the Kurdish-dominated northern region where both the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the anti-Iranian Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (PEJAK), linked to the PKK, have found refuge.

So let me get this straight: we’ve done such a magnificent job of securing Iraq’s borders that both Turkey (our friend in the region) and Iran have found it necessary to shell border areas to stop cross -border raids by the PKK?

unflipping believable.


Turkey Shells Rebels in Northern Iraq

Turkey is shelling suspected Kurdish rebel camps across the border in northern Iraq, a newspaper reported Wednesday, but the government appeared unlikely to move toward sending ground troops until next week.

A member of the governing Justice and Development Party said a request for parliamentary approval for a cross-border ground offensive was unlikely to come to the floor before the end of a four-day religious holiday on Sunday. He asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

So if Turkey goes for a ground invasion of northern Iraq, what next?

The US is bogged down with the rest of the country, and can’t begin to secure thr border from which the PKK is conducting their raids.


Turkey Authorizes Troops to Enter Iraq to Fight Rebels

Turkey took a step toward a military operation in Iraq on Tuesday, as its top political and military leaders issued a statement authorizing troops to cross the Iraq border to eliminate separatist Kurdish rebel camps in the northern region.

Turkey moved toward military action in the face of strong opposition by the United States, which is anxious to maintain peace in the region, one of the rare areas of stability in conflict-torn Iraq. But more than two dozen Turkish soldiers have been killed in recent days, and the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seemed far more determined than before to act decisively.

The US occupation forces cannot stop the rebel attacks, nor the coming Turkish incursion.


NATO, U.S. Aiding PKK Terrorists In Turkey

Turkish newspapers have slammed NATO for its support of the PKK terrorist organization, while also alleging that U.S. forces are arming the militant group in Iraq, as part of an agenda to crush the democratic process and prevent the election of a populist government in Turkey.

Allegations of international support to the PKK are long-standing. According to a report in the London Telegraph, Kurdish guerrillas are being funded by the U.S. to wage a clandestine war in north-western Iran.

If in fact these allegations prove true, could the US possibly have a more psychotic and dysfunctional foreign policy than it does right now?

We are fast descending to the status of the pariah state in the eyes of the world, and it will take generations to undo the damage that this administration has done to the reputation of this country.


‘Mission Accomplished’ By The Numbers


US warplanes pound Baghdad

US warplanes dropped 40,000 pounds of bombs on more than 40 targets on Baghdad’s southern outskirts, the military said in a statement.

*If they are having to do this kind of bombing in the capital city this many years after the invasion, then it means we are losing this war.

*Take a good look at the picture on the right.

If the US military is attacking densely populated civilian areas, this means that they absolutely cannot control the situation on the ground.

Look for very heavy civilian casualties to result from this.


All Iraqi Groups Blame U.S. Invasion for Discord, Study Shows

Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the U.S. military invasion is the primary root of the violent differences among them, and see the departure of « occupying forces » as the key to national reconciliation, according to focus groups conducted for the U.S. military last month.


Awaiting justice

Since the US and UK forces invaded Iraq in 2003, an estimated 4.2 million Iraqis have fled their homes, the majority in the last two years. Up to two million are estimated to have sought refuge outside Iraq, while the remainder has been displaced within the country. The exodus is the largest the region has witnessed since the Palestinian Nakba. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the flight of Iraqis continues at a rate of 60,000 per month.


Ghetto Blaster: Bush Accelerates Concrete Cage Plan for Baghdad

So this is the « freedom » Baghdad residents are about to get, courtesy of Bush & Company: walled-off cities.


Bush Seeks Iraq War Funds ‘With No Strings’

President Bush on Sunday called for Congress to provide financing for the Iraq war “with no strings attached.” And he defended his decision, made formal this weekend, to send more than 8,000 more troops to Iraq and Afghanistan by saying they would be dedicated to training and support missions.

You can just hear the sound of defense contractors salivating collectively upon hearing this.

And unfortunately, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the only people really « winning » (insert sound of Las Vegas slot machine here) are the defense contractors.


uniformed gunmen kidnap 150 in Iraq


Desperate Bush administration ends already blown Zarqawi deception

The purported execution of “Al-Qaeda mystery man” Musab al-Zarqawi ends what was exposed two months ago as a Pentagon psychological operation in leaked military documents.

The pursuit of Zarqawi is being sold as the “turning point” of the Iraq war. It is nothing of the sort. This is another lie, heaped upon the multitude of lies that comprise the “war on terrorism” itself.


The view from Baghdad: Mounting death toll which makes a mockery of US optimism

In Baghdad, on the surface the overt violence appears to have diminished. There are fewer loud explosions. But, the city is now being partitioned by sectarian hatred and fear; by concrete walls and barbed wire. Claims that the US military strategy is paving the way for a stable society bear little resemblance to the reality on the ground.


Nationality dictates media coverage


Samarra Boiling Over US Curfews


Scores killed in US Iraq raid: Women and children among victims of air strike targeting « criminals » in Sadr City

Warning: extremely graphic pictures.

But take a good, hard look at them and don’t turn away, particularly at the photos of the children who have been wounded or killed in this attack.

This is what is being done in Iraq with your tax dollars and in your name.


Life in the ‘triangle of death’


Defiant Iraqi PM disavows timetable


Bush says Iraq attacks are propaganda

No, idiot, LYING US INTO THE WAR IN THE FIRST PLACE was propaganda.

These attacks ARE the war you lied us into.


A U.S. Fortress Rises in Baghdad: Asian Workers Trafficked to Build World’s Largest Embassy


America may penalise Iraq if it fails to stop the violence

Oh, now we’re going to ‘punish Bagdad’ if it can’t control the violence our invasion and subsequent occupation has created?<->Un-flipping believeable.

Annan calls Iraq a civil war

Yet more handwriting on the wall

Mr. Bush’s ill-fated « surge » is unraveling even faster than most observers expected. Rather than yielding tentative refuge from the sectarian storm — during which peaceful negotiations would proceed, transforming the tentative into the lasting — all hell is breaking loose.


Cheney: ‘General Overall Situation’ In Iraq Is Going ‘Remarkably Well’


Another Disastrous Coverup: Ammo dump explosion may have killed hundreds of US soldiers


Cholera spreading, authorities in Baghdad doing little

« We are in need of 150 million chlorine tablets to purify water until the end of this wear but we do not have that, » a health minister official said.

The epidemic is spreading because Iraqis don’t have access to clean water, and this epidemic is something which is of no concern to US occupation forces (they’ve been vaccinated, remember?)

If anyone thought the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was about anything else besides the oil, they need to look with both eyes, and wonder why the US is not lifting a finger to stop this epidemic.


Another US helicopter down, British bases bombed


Another U.S. Military Assault on Media


CNN cuts Inflammatory Interview with Michael Berg Re Zarqawi

This morning I watched CNN’s Soledad O’Brien conduct an incredible interview with Michael Berg, the father of Nick Berg, who was beheaded by al-Zarqawi, but the most interesting and upsetting part of the interview was cut from further broadcasts on CNN later on in the day. They had Berg on many times, but they didn’t have the following provocative thoughts. (SEE BELOW)

CNN must have considered the words too inflammatory to put on the mainstream media. They balanced the coverage with predictable interviews with other relatives of Zarqawi victims


AP Exclusive: Kissinger says military victory not possible in Iraq

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who helped engineer the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, said Sunday the problems in Iraq are more complex than that conflict, and military victory is no longer possible.

Will Bush nuke the place and call it peace?


ULTRA HOT NEWS: Al-Sadi: Al-Jihad and Change Front, Al-Jihad and Reform Front and all the other Armed Resistance Groups Are to Unify, Solve All Their Mutual Questions and to Keep AMSI’s Fatwas and Directions as Their Reference


As attacks rise in Green Zone, U.S. tamps down

A sharp increase in mortar attacks on the Green Zone – the onetime oasis of security in Iraq’s turbulent capital – has prompted the U.S. Embassy to issue a strict new order telling all employees to wear flak vests and helmets while in unprotected buildings or whenever they are outside.

The order, obtained by the Associated Press, has created a siege mentality among U.S. staff inside the Green Zone after a recent suicide attack on parliament. It has also led to new fears about long-term safety in the place where the United States is building a huge, expensive embassy

If the US military cannot control the Green Zone, it absolutely cannot control the rest of the country.

The Iraqi people (not just a few ‘malcontents, but the entire Iraqi nation) see us as occupiers, and want us out, period, end of discussion.


Coup against Maliki reported in the making

Iraqi army officers are reportedly planning to stage a military coup with U.S. help to oust the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Cairo-based Iraqi and Arab sources said Monday several officers visited Washington recently for talks with U.S. officials on plans for replacing Maliki’s administration by a « national salvation » government with the mission to re-establish security and stability in Iraq.

Prediction; if such a coup goes forward, look for another « strong-man/military dictator » to head the new government.

And this guy will make Saddam look like a saint.


Crisis looms for Iraq refugees: Amnesty


Death squad activity up 40 percent in a month


Attacks in Iraq hit all-time high


Australia backs Cheney pledge on Iraq fight; protesters clash with police


Bad Water Afflicting Iraq’s Children


Blair rejected Iraq troops plea

TONY Blair formally rejected an American appeal to send hundreds more British troops to Iraq to help with US « surge » tactics.

Translation: the « coalition of the willing » has now devolved to « the coalition of the non-existent », and Bush is very much on his own with his « surge ».


Iraqi raises questions on al-Zarqawi death

Iraq – U.S. officials have altered their account of the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, saying he was alive and partly conscious after bombs destroyed his hideout, and an Iraqi man raised fresh questions Saturday about the events surrounding the end of Iraq’s most-wanted militant. ADVERTISEMENT

The man, who lived near the scene of the bombing, claimed in an interview with AP Television News to have seen U.S. soldiers beating an injured man resembling al-Zarqawi until blood flowed from the man’s nose.

Now then, ask yourself this. If the man they caught was the real Zarqawi, and they caught him alive, WHY WOULD THE US FORCES KILL HIM?

Or is it more likely that the man passed off as Zarqawi for the last several months was a phony, and had to be killed rather than risk exposure during interrogation?


Iraqi lawmakers demand U.S. withdrawal

Some 133 Iraqi lawmakers from different political blocs, calling themselves the « free deputies, » signed a document demanding a scheduled withdrawal of the U.S.-led multinational troops from their country, according to the Sadrist bloc in Parliament.

Bush promised we would leave Iraq when the Iraqi government asked. Well, they are asking.


Down’s syndrome bombers kill 91

Baghdad’s fragile peace was shattered yesterday when explosives strapped to two women with Down’s syndrome were detonated by remote control in crowded pet markets, killing at least 91 people in the worst attacks that the capital had experienced for almost a year.


Iraqis Blame US for Carnage


Iraqis Blame US Occupation for Bloody Week


Iraqis Resist Four Years of Occupation

Fours years of occupation by Anglo-American forces in Iraq was marked in many countries around the world by massive demonstrations this past week. But as the occupation entered another year, Iraqis themselves did not demonstrate. In the country where democracy was promised, a sweeping emergency law, implemented in 2004, bans demonstrations in Iraq without government permission.

« Every three months the government renews this emergency order, » says Baghdadi Zahra, « but even if we wanted to go into the streets, it’s too violent to do so. After four years, we cannot even walk down the street without risking death. »

You’ve just got to love this « democracy » we’ve handed to the Iraqi people!


Ex -US soldier: ‘If he didn’t answer the way we liked, we would shoot his youngest kid in the head’


Iraq’s Kurd villagers see no hope after air strikes

Since Turkish warplanes turned her village home into a heap of rubble last week, mother of eight Aziya Rasheed says she has lost all hope for the future.

Air strikes on mountain villages around the town of Sankasar in northern Iraq on Dec. 16 destroyed much of Rasheed’s modest home as the family slept, injuring her 16-year-old daughter so severely that she had to have her leg amputated above the knee.

« We lost everything, even my daughter’s leg. Isn’t this terrorism from Turkey? » she said angrily.

The Turks attacked northern Iraq because the US remains impotent to protect it

Would someone please tell me again how much better life is for Iraqi Kurds under American occupation?


Key players unite in bid to rescue Iraq

A conference aimed at rescuing Iraq from chaos and bankruptcy kicked off Thursday in Egypt amid an unprecedented display of international unity.

Translation: these foreign ministers and diplomats from over 50 countries are hoping to « rescue » Iraq from the misery and carnage created from its US-engineered « liberation ».


Gates visited Baghdad to quell US soldiers mutiny in Anbar, US imminent attack on Ramadi soon


Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation

More than half of the members of Iraq’s parliament rejected for the first time on Tuesday the continuing occupation of their country. The U.S. media ignored the story.

Bush promised that he would leave Iraq when the Iraqi government asked us to.

They are asking.


Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Sudan: coldly premeditated neocon wars


Laura Bush on Iraq: ‘No one suffers more than their president and I do’

Memo to Laura Bush: please tell that to the mother of 3 barely able to make ends meet, who has just been informed that her husband has died in the line of duty.

Please tell that to a father whose daughter in the military is dying from the cancer caused by the use of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq.

Please tell that to the uncle visiting his nephew at Walter Reid who had his brain blown open by an improvised explosive device, who will never fully recover.

And by the way, Mrs. Bush: if you believe this war is such a splendid idea, where are all the men and women in your family of appropriate military age?

Has your husband’s and your case for this war inspired them to serve in the military?

I thought not.


L’ancien ministre britannique de l’Intérieur admet avoir demandé le bombardement d’Al-Jazeera


General Petraeus: Iraqis will have to ‘learn to live’ with ‘sensational attacks’

« Hey, as long as the oil is secure for the big western oil companies, nothing else really matters. I mean, who cares if hundreds to thousands of Iraqis get blown to smithereens: what’s important is that oil companies to be secure enough to extract and export that oil!  » – Official white horse souse.


Has the US Ceded Southern Iraq?


In Iraq’s four-year looting frenzy, the allies have become the vandals


Iraq ‘hiding true casualty figures’

And what country wouldn’t want the true number of civilian casualties known by
the world, particularly beforeits mid-term election?


Iraq Launches Drive to Subdue Baghdad

The puppet regime is not even able to control their own capitol city!


Iraq: New Martial Law Powers Threaten Basic Rights

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s new security plan for Baghdad grants military commanders sweeping powers to arrest people and restrict their basic freedoms of speech and association, Human Rights Watch said today. On February 13, al-Maliki issued martial law powers giving military commanders authority to conduct warrantless arrests, monitor private communications, and restrict civil society groups in Baghdad. General Qanbar Hashim, commander of Baghdad operations, announced the decree as part of the Iraqi government’s latest plan to curb the escalating civil war in the country.

So, martial law is the « democracy » we’ve brought to Iraq?


Iraq on alert ahead of Saddam verdict

You’ve got to love the timing on this: three days before US mid-terms.

And death is the only way the US can silence Saddam about the level -and degree -of support the US gave him during the Iran/Iraq war.


Saddam verdict date ‘rigged’ for Bush

Okay folks, Bush is expecting you all to obediently clap and cheer when Saddam is sentenced.

But what is he being sentenced FOR?

WMDs? Saddam didn’t have them.

9-11? Saddam was not involved.

Aiding Al Qaeda? Iraq was a secular government and Al Qaeda favors religious rule. Saddam and Al Qaeda were enemies.

Killing his own people? Evidence suggests Iran gassed the Kurds as an act of war, and in any event, the US Government has killed more Iraqis than Saddam’s regime ever did.

So, what is Saddam being sentenced for?

And why should we vote for the government that told so many lies about him to trick us into a war of conquest?


Iraq on brink of collapse: report –


Iraq: over 3,700 civilians killed in October in new monthly high, UN reports


Iraq politicians oppose US pact

The Sunni group the Association of Muslim Scholars said the Iraqi signatories of the declaration would be looked on a « collaborators with the occupier ».


Iraq Struggles With Cholera Outbreak

WHO has confirmed at least 3,315 cholera cases and registered more than 30,000 cases of acute watery diarrhea _ which could also prove to be cholera in its more common, milder form. The group has also warned that _ as the weather cools and temperatures become more favorable for transmission _ the bacteria could spread further.


Iraqi children bear the burden of an uncalled-for war

Looking at photos of Iraqi children maimed by the war makes the conflict unforgettable. Reflecting on the causes that led to that war makes it unforgivable. Slowly but steadily new information is coming out on the effects of the war on children, and how it has affected not only their health but also their quality of life and prospects for the future.

One child dies every five minutes because of the war, and many more are left with severe injuries. Of the estimated 4 million Iraqis who have been displaced in Iraq or left the country, 1.5 million are children. For the most part, they don’t have access to basic health care, education, shelter or water and sanitation. They carry on their shoulders the tragic consequences of an uncalled for war.

The US attack and occupation of Iraq was never about « bringing freedom and democracy » to the people of Iraq and their well-being: it always was, and will be, about the oil.


Iraq to seek long-term US presence

Iraq’s government, seeking protection against foreign threats and internal coups, will offer the U.S. a long-term troop presence in Iraq in return for U.S. security guarantees as part of a strategic partnership, two Iraqi officials said Monday.

The proposal, described to The Associated Press by two senior Iraqi officials familiar with the issue, is one of the first indications that the United States and Iraq are beginning to explore what their relationship might look like once the U.S. significantly draws down its troop presence.

Translation: we’re going to be in Iraq for the forseeable future.


Iraq: Worse than you can Imagine


Iraqi al-Qaida leader killed


The Many Times Killed and Maimed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is Reportedly Finally, Really, Definitely Killed


Saudis and Iran prepare to do battle over corpse of Iraq


More than 160 arrested at Iraq protest


Mort de Zarkaoui : satisfaction mesurée et faux débat


Mortars hit U.S. office in Iraq – Conflict in Iraq – MSNBC.com

The U.S. government’s office in central Iraq came under mortar fire early Saturday, an attack that touched off a blaze in part of the complex, Iraqi police said. There was no immediate word on damage or casualties.

This story is still in the MSNBC archives but has been erased from their main pages. Indeed, Google still has an entry for « Mortars strike U.S. office in Iraq » bu7t the link now goes to a different story.

This must have been bad if they are scurrying to bury it.


Neocon Lieutenant Colonel Blames Iraq’s Victims


Middle East »>Operation enduring chaos: The retreat of the coalition & rise of the militias

Yet, ironically, the death squads are the result of US policy. At the beginning of last year, with no end to the Sunni insurgency in sight, the Pentagon was reported to have decided to train Shia and Kurdish fighters to carry out « irregular missions ». The policy, exposed in the US media, was called the « Salvador Option » after the American-backed counter-insurgency in Latin America more than 20 years ago, which led to 70,000 deaths and countless instances of human rights abuse.


Pentagon: Iraq suffers 1,000 attacks a week


Qaeda announces Zarqawi successor

« Okay, so THIS is the guy we’ll be waving at you as you head for those polls in November. Don;t he look really mean??? » — Official White Horse Souse


Get ready for the Two Minute Hate

The new manufactured villain to keep you scared into agreeing with the state’s demands makes his debut.

Remember, « Al Qaeda » is just a fake front group for US, UK<>


Progress Report: Redefining Forward Motion in Iraq


Reporter ‘shot by US military on way to hospital’


Red Cross warns of ‘ever-worsening’ crisis for Iraqi civilians


Sadr group to boycott Iraq government


Sand Storm in Iraq: April 26, 2005

If the insurgents can interdict ground supply convoys (as they have been doing), then when these sandstorms crank up this spring cutting off air support, Baghdad will fall.


Saudi king slams ‘illegitimate occupation’ of Iraq


Saudi will intervene in Iraq if US withdraws-aide

If Saudi Arabia boosted production and cut the price of oil in half … it would be devastating to Iran … The result would be to limit Tehran’s ability to continue funnelling hundreds of millions each year to Shi’ite militias in Iraq and elsewhere. »

Oh, I see. Okay to lower oil prices to help the Sunni, but not okay to lower oil prices to help Americans?


Top Shi’ite seeks total US pullout


A key Shi’ite member of Iraq’s ruling coalition called yesterday for the complete
withdrawal of foreign troops from his country and rejected the possibility of permanent bases.


They want their country back.


Now that I think about it, so do I.


Three million uprooted Iraqis face « bleak future », UNHCR says


Third of Iraqi children now malnourished four years after US invasion

Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Iraq say that malnutrition rates have risen in Iraq from 19 percent before the US-led invasion to a national average of 28 percent four years later.

Caritas says that rising hunger has been caused by high levels of insecurity, collapsed healthcare and other infrastructure, increased polarisation between different sects and tribes, and rising poverty.


More mission accomplished!


Imagine, for just one moment, if these kids were your kids, dying due a foreign occupation.


What would be your opinion of the occupiers?


The real story of what happened in Najaf –


The US Occupation forces in Iraq throw Iraqi detainees in the streets after lacerating theirs faces and killing them


The news not in the news: Baghdad is surrounded…


The Real Cost of the Iraq War: 50,000 U.S. Casualties


The Disneyfication of war allows us to ignore its real savagery


The Anniversary From Hell


Surging toward the holy oil grail


Tariq Aziz: Iran gassed the Kurds


Surge working: top US general


David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, said the build-up of American forces in Baghdad since late January had produced positive outcomes. These included the killing or capture of al-Qa’ida fighters, causing the terrorist group to lose influence with local Sunnis.

General Petraeus, can you please explain for whom the surge is working? Is it for the 4 million Iraqis have left their homes due to sectarian violence?


For the people who have left their homes in Iraqi border areas because Iran has conducted cross-border raids into Iraq against the PPK because the US and the Iraqi military cannot secure the border?


Is it working to restore electricity and clean water?


Is it working to rehabilitate »reconstruction » projects so shabbily built that they can barely function?


Is it working for Iraqi kids dying from aggressive cancers caused by the use of depleted uranium by the US military?


Is it working for our vets are dying from agressive cancers caused by the US military’s use of depleted uranium?


If the answers to all of the above are honestly « absolutely not », then for whom is the surge working?


General this evaluation of the surge as successful is for two groups, and two groups only: the companies salivating over the potential to control Iraq’s oil, and the US congress which appears to be block-headed enough (or « bought » enough) to continue funding this debacle.

Surge Protection Plan

Struggle to find fresh troops for Iraq buildup


Military leaders are struggling to choose Army units to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan longer or go there earlier than planned, but five years of war have made fresh troops harder to find.


Well, here is a suggestion! Send the people in favor of the war but who haven’t actually fought in one. Obviously they are very fresh and rested and ready to go! You know who I mean. People like Paul Wolfowitz, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, Joe Scarborough, Bill O’Reilly, Bill Kristol, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbhaugh, etc. etc. etc. Don Rumsfeld and George Bush flew a few jets and looked good while doing it, but never really served in actual combat.

So let’s send them into Iraq for a tour or two or five and see how they feel about the war then.


Staticide, Not Civil War in Iraq


Spanish Judge calls for architects of Iraq invasion to be tried for war crimes


Southern Iraqi Tribes Joining Armed Resistancel


Violence is spreading further across Iraq, as Shi’ite Arab tribes in the south begin to engage occupation forces in new armed resistance.<> »This is not about vengeance, » a former Iraqi army officer from Kut, 200 km south of Baghdad told IPS in Baghdad. « People have lost hope in the US-led occupation’s promises, and they are thinking of saving the country from Iranian influence which has been supported, or at least allowed by the Multinational Forces. »


Is it a civil war yet??


Soldiers building wall separating Sunnis, Shiites


U.S. soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division in a Baghdad district are “building a three-mile protective wall on the dividing line between a Sunni enclave and the surrounding Shiite neighborhood,” according to a U.S. military press release issued Wednesday.

So things are going so magnificently well with the US escalation that the only way to cool tensions is by dividing Sunni and Shiite neighborhoods?

And this is what the current administration calls ‘progress’?


Shaken Saddam sentenced to hang


Senate Endorses Plan to Divide Iraq

Showing rare bipartisan consensus over war policy, the Senate overwhelmingly endorsed a political settlement for Iraq that would divide the country into three semi-autonomous regions.

The reason for the bipartisan consensus is because splitting up Iraq into three smaller (weaker) nations is EXACTLY WHAT ISRAEL WANTED ALL ALONG.


Senate report: No Saddam, al-Qaida link


Scenes From An Iraki Childhood

The Americans have once again deliberately bombed a civilian area from the air knowing, and not caring, that they were going to kill and maim women and children.

There is no « if » about these dead children.

There is no « if » about these dead men.

And there is no « if » about who killed them. The Americans killed them.


Warning: very graphic pictures.

These people do not hate us « because we are free »: they hate us because we are occupying their sovereign country to steal their oil: it’s just that simple.


IRAQ AND IRAN SET TO EXPLODE. AL-SADR MAKES HIS POINT – HE CAN TAKE ON THE U.S. IN A GUERRILLA WAR AT ANY TIME.

The recent attempt by Nouri al-Maliki to take on Moqtada al-Sadr has demonstrated two points; first, Maliki has no real powerbase without US support, and secondly, even with US support, al-Sadr has the ability to take on the Iraqi puppet government and the US in a guerrilla war with recruits joining any future insurgency that al-Sadr leads actually coming from the US-trained Iraqi police and army while others simply refuse to fight against the insurgents.


Iraq Oil to be Shipped to Israel

Our children died in Iraq. Our economy is crippled by the costs of the war. Daily we are told that the rising price of gas is due to shortages.

And look who gets the prize!


Gunmen kill Sadrist official in Iraq

I believe this is Al-Sadr’s brother-in-law. This will really ramp things up! (Which is probably the intent).


Washington Post journalist shot – apparently at close range – in Iraq


Video: Occupation forces bombed a village with cluster-bombs


‘US withdrawal from Iraq would be disastrous for Israel’

It is high time that that this government stop thinking about what might be ‘disasterous’ for Israel, and start thinking about the degree to which the war in Iraq continues to be disasterous for our own country.


US suffers 34 casualities in Iraq in one day


US strikes in Baghdad kill 14 sleeping civilians

US combat helicopters and tanks bombarded a Baghdad neighbourhood in pre-dawn strikes on Thursday, killing 14 sleeping civilians and destroying houses, angry residents and Iraqi officials said.

The US military, which has deployed thousands of extra troops in the Iraqi capital to try to stem rampant violence, said the operation was aimed at Shiite extremists and the houses destroyed were « enemy strongholds. »

Still « winning the hearts and minds » of the Iraqis, I see.


US soldier admits killing family after raping girl


US ‘planning to keep 50,000 troops in Iraq for many years’


Early June 2005: US Intelligence Find Evidence of Mossad or CIA Support For Insurgents in Iraq

As suspected, the CIA and Mossad have been fanning the sectarian violence all along.


US helicopters strike high-rises in Baghdad battle

U.S. helicopters attacked gunmen holed up inside high-rise buildings in Baghdad on Wednesday in what the U.S. military said was an operation to regain control of a major street cutting through the heart of the city.

The US is fighting to « regain » streets. i.e. the US is no longer in control of Baghdad, and by attacking high-rises, the US has stopped worrying about collateral damage.

Conclusion: The tactical situation in Baghdad is deteriorating.


US fumes as Iraq backs Israel boycott


US crimes in Diyala

Warning: very, very graphic photos of what US « success » looks like in Diyala.

Imagine, for one brief second, that the dead in these photos were your brother, your mom, your sister, your cousin, your child: what would you think about the occupying military force which created this carnage?

Would you would want to embrace them and give them flowers?

I think not.


US force storms Allawi’s Home

An Iraqi security source disclosed Wednesday that the US forces stormed the home of former Iraqi Premier Iyad Allawi who leads the Iraqi list, one of the biggest Iraqi parliament blocs, and arrested eight of his bodyguards.

Hey, wasn’t this one of the administration’s « good guys » in Iraq?

And you have to wonder just what those US forces were looking for when they ransacked his office.


US death toll in Iraq – higher than you think


US bombs Iraqi mosque


Zarqaoui : Le Pentagone admet avoir fabriqué un Fantomas


Qui est derrière « al Qaïda en Irak »? Le Pentagone reconnaît fabriquer une « Légende Zarkaoui »


Zarqawi killed – WANTED: new mascot for War on Terror

Must be available immediately, love to travel, have a mean look, Familiarity with automatic weapons a plus!


WTO: cholera infects 16,000 people in northern Iraq

Translation: the water infrastructure has been destroyed in Iraq, which has caused food and water to become contaminated.

Please tell me again how much improvement has happened in the lives of Iraqis since the invasion and occupation.


You owe us, Bush sayt


World is blind to real situation in Iraq: activists


Women prisoners languish in jail without trial

The prison is in the neighborhood of Kadhimiya and is believed to hold mainly Sunni Muslim women.

There are more than 30,000 Iraqis in jails run by the U.S. and Iraqi government and most of them have been incarcerated merely on suspicion and held without trial.

This is what your tax dollars have been buying, folks, and in your name.

Women here are simply suspected, rounded up, and receive no trial, but potentially a lifetime in jail without charge.

Doesn’t that make you feel proud!?!?!?


Wolfowitz May Bring Bank Back to Iraq


What Bush’s invasion would look like in the United States

How would you feel if some foreign nation did this to our country?


US army ‘seized Iraqi homes’


US accused of using neutron bombs


Unmanned « Surge »: 3000 More Robots for War

Robots do not care that the war is immoral.


U.S. warns against Turkish action in Iraq

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for all necessary measures to be taken against Kurdish rebels, including a possible incursion into northern Iraq, after they carried out a series of attacks.

But the U.S. State Department warned against such a move.

The US is absolutely impotent to prevent these attacks, and Turkey knows it.


U.S. to expand Iraq prisons

The United States decided to expand its major detention centers in Iraq after military officials predicted that the ongoing security crackdown in Baghdad will add hundreds or thousands of prisoners to the 17,000 detainees already in U.S. custody, an army spokesman said.

More « liberation » for Iraq, couresty of the US government.


U.S. troop drive said faltering in Iraq

U.S.-led forces have control of fewer than one-third of Baghdad’s neighborhoods despite thousands of extra troops nearly four months into a security crackdown, a newspaper reported Monday — an assessment that came as the U.S. casualty toll soared.


U.S. blames Iran, Syria for violence in Iraq

« Yep, it’s got nothing to do with us. The Iraqis love us being here. Iran and Syria are the ones causing the trouble. Really. » — Official White Horse Souse


U.S. copter down in Iraq; 13 aboard dead


Three million uprooted Iraqis face « bleak future », UNHCR says


Turkey mulls ‘invading’ Iraq

Turkey‘s parliament went into secret session this week to debate sending troops to invade and occupy northern Iraq for security purposes.

When an ally’s parliament is debating invading a portion of the country you allegedly occupy because you can’t create security there, you know the situation’s bad!


Top Shi’ite seeks total US pullout

A key Shi’ite member of Iraq’s ruling coalition called yesterday for the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from his country and rejected the possibility of permanent bases.

They want their country back.

Now that I think about it, so do I.


Third of Iraqi children now malnourished four years after US invasion

Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Iraq say that malnutrition rates have risen in Iraq from 19 percent before the US-led invasion to a national average of 28 percent four years later.

Caritas says that rising hunger has been caused by high levels of insecurity, collapsed healthcare and other infrastructure, increased polarisation between different sects and tribes, and rising poverty.

More mission accomplished!

Imagine, for just one moment, if these kids were your kids, dying due a foreign occupation.

What would be your opinion of the occupiers?


The US Occupation forces in Iraq throw Iraqi detainees in the streets after lacerating theirs faces and killing them


L’Irak – Partie I – Guerre prévue, les victimes, le pétrole, Basra

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L’Irak – Partie I – Guerre prévue, les victimes, le pétrole, Basra

Voici une panoplie d’articles à propos de la situation en Irak. Ceci est une banque de données précieuse pour ceux qui veulent mieux comprendre ce qui s’y passe sans s’y perdre. Mais ça se résume quand même assez bien par: guerre d’agression, crimes de guerre et contre l’humanité, destruction totale du pays et décimation de la population (1.2 millions de morts), génocide. Allez, bon appétit….

-LNI

Guerre prévue


Pouvons-nous enfin nommer cela un génocide ?


True US Bush Iraq-Afghan Wars Deaths At 21,000

« In the last four years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the unreported death toll of American military personnel is in excess of 20,000 (20, 871) and the wounded who had to be evacuated from the combat areas for out-of-theater hospitals are in excess of 56,000. This is from a highly classified report sent by the Pentagon to the White House and is of a severely restricted circulation. »


Treasury Secretary O’Neal says Iraq WAR was being planned 8 months BEFORE Sept. 11, 2001.

Buried 60 minutes interview

This is a great video that everyone needs to watch that shows the Bush regimes main goal from day 1 in office.





Cheney video causing uproar

Comments made back in 1994 by the then US Secretary of Defence Dick Cheney about Iraq are causing an uproar in America. In a videotaped interview, the current Vice-President explains why he thinks an invasion would be a bad idea. The video has come to light on the same day US troops in Iraq launched a new offensive – Operation Phantom Strike.





Killing Without Conscience : Iraq – The Hidden War

05/29/06 – Run Time 49 Minutes

Iraq: The Hidden War

Iraq: The Hidden Story shows the footage used by TV news broadcasts, and compares it with the devastatingly powerful uncensored footage of the aftermath of the carnage that is becoming a part of the fabric of life in Iraq.

Prod/ Dir: Christian Trumble; Exec Prod: Stephen Phelps; Prod Co: Zenith Entertainment Ltd – 2006

Images of Iraq dominate our TV news bulletins every night but in this film, Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, questions whether these reports are sugar-coating the bloody reality of war under the US-led occupation

– Warning –

This video contains images that should only be viewed by a mature audience


Whose mass graves are these?

« The current mass graves we are talking about are not those of Saddam Hussein, » said Ubaidi.

They are, he added, a feature of the U.S.-dominated, post-Saddam era.

No one says the U.S. itself dug mass graves in Iraq. U.S. occupation troops are notorious for their being trigger-happy bands and the worst jailors the world has ever known. There is enough evidence of this in Iraq.

But many Iraqis today have none to blame for the atrocities unfolding in their country but the United States and specifically its current President.


Flashback- Bush: God told me to invade Iraq


Bush’s Global ‘Dirty War’

George W. Bush has transformed elite units of the U.S. military – including Special Forces and highly trained sniper teams – into « death squads » with a license to kill unarmed targets on the suspicion that they are a threat to American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to evidence from recent court cases.

Though this reality has been the subject of whispers within the U.S. intelligence community for several years, it has now emerged into public view with two attempted prosecutions of American soldiers whose defense attorneys cited « rules of engagement » that permit the killing of suspected insurgents.

In Bush’s world, giving people a license to kill with extreme prejudice always trumps diplomacy every time.


US Tank crushes Iraqi civilian’s car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT1I95dqrAY





Mossad in Iraq – Google Video


Bush’s hand in the Terror War

Seen through a Syrian lens, “Unknown Americans’ are provoking civil war” Robert Fisk, UK Independent

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.” William Butler Yeats; “The Second Coming”

Book says CIA tried to provoke Saddam to war

PRESIDENT SIGNS DOCUMENT EFFECTIVELY MAKING IRAQ A COLONY OF THE U.S.

Bush Blames Al Qaeda for Rising Iraq Violence

Bush calls for Saddam execution

US President George W Bush has said that the captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein should pay the « ultimate penalty » for his crimes.

What crimes? There were no WMDs, Saddam had nothing to do with 9-11, did not aid Al Qaeda, was not in defiance of the UN. Iran gassed the Kurds as an act of war.

So what did Saddam do? Lie his people into a war? Yeah, I agree that deserves the death penalty. Spy on his own people? Yeah, if he did that, that deserves the death penalty. Murder his own people without due process? Ever hear of a place called Waco?

U.S. invasion was « idiot decision »-Iraq vice president

The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 was an « idiot decision » and Iraqi troops now need to secure Baghdad to ensure the country’s future, Vice-President Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday.

Well, there you have it – From the American-supported Vice President of Iraq.

If this guy is making this comment at Davos, you have to imagine what ordinary Iraqis think about it, looking at the total carnage their country has endured.

Looting By Another Name

The Corporate Takeover of Iraq’s Economy

IMF in Iraq: The Second Invasion

Bush – ‘Expect 50 Years of War in Iraq’

Durbin kept silent on prewar knowledger

The Senate’s No. 2 Democrat says he knew that the American public was being misled into the Iraq war but remained silent because he was sworn to secrecy as a member of the intelligence committee.

« The information we had in the intelligence committee was not the same information being given to the American people. I couldn’t believe it, » Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said Wednesday when talking on the Senate floor about the run-up to the Iraq war in 2002.

« I was angry about it. [But] frankly, I couldn’t do much about it because, in the intelligence committee, we are sworn to secrecy. We can’t walk outside the door and say the statement made yesterday by the White House is in direct contradiction to classified information that is being given to this Congress. »

Well, there you have it from the horse’s mouth.

But Durbin, and every other intelligence committee member had a higher oath than the one swearing them to secrecy as part of his intelligence committee: it has to do with the oath they take when they become a member of the US legislative branch of government.

Ex-CIA analyst: Forged ‘yellowcake’ memo ‘leads right back to’ Cheney

Why Cheney Lost It When Joe Wilson Spoke Out

60 Minutes: CIA Official Reveals Bush, Cheney, Rice Were Personally Told Iraq Had No WMD in Fall 2002

One Third of the “Coalition of the Willing” are Mercenaries

Johann Hari »>Iraq’s mercenaries – with a licence to kill

Blackwater

On March 31, 2004 the world was shocked as they witnessed images of four burned bodies hanging from a bridge in Fallujah, Iraq. We were told that these men were American contractors hired to secure food deliveries. The interesting thing was that the families of these men were actually told a different story. They were told that they were hired as a special military detailed to protect Paul Bremer, head of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Somebody wasn’t getting the story straight.

Blackwater, Inc. And The Privatization Of The Bush War Machine

Making a Killing: America’s Private Army and the Business of War

These private companies are part of a huge surge in the outsourcing of war, which is extremely evident in Iraq, as well as Afghanistan, Colombia, Haiti, and numerous other countries. Private contractors are the second-largest con- tingent of the « Coalition of the Willing » with a ratio of about one armed con- tractor for every two American soldiers. This is up from a ratio of one to sixty during the first Gulf War. The Pentagon estimates the number of contractors at around 100,000—but this is only an estimate because after four years in Iraq the military is only now beginning a survey to find the size of its contractor force.

Evil Is as Evil Does

According to a BBC news report (Oct. 30), British private security firm personnel – mercenaries to some – outnumber British soldiers in Iraq six to one. A British charity group accuses PM Tony Blair of « allowing mercenary armies to operate completely outside the law. » In Britain, it is no longer permissible to hunt foxes, because it is « cruel and inhumane, » but it is perfectly all right for private mercenaries and British soldiers to murder Iraqi and Afghan men, women, and children for the sake of Anglo-American-Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.

Democrats Won’t Stop Bush’s Mercenary Armies in Iraq

Democrats Back Down On Iraq Timetable

President Bush and congressional leaders began negotiating a second war funding bill yesterday, with Democrats offering the first major concession: an agreement to drop their demand for a timeline to bring troops home from Iraq.

And I told you that this was EXACTLY what was going to happen. The Democrats would make a big noise about withdrawel, Bush would veto, and the Democrats would cave so that Bush has his endless war and the Democrats are able to go into the 2008 elections saying, « Well, we tried to stop the war. »

Well, trying is not good enough. We The People worked hard to put the Democrats into Congress in 2006 and the Democrats have officially blown their chance. They do not get another one as far as I am concerned.

I don;t care what Congress wants to do or tries to do, only what they actually do matters and in terms of the mandate they were sent to power with in 2006, they have failed utterly and completely. They will not stop the war. They have ignored Kucinich’s bill of impeachment against Dick Cheney.

Anyone have a good blueprint for a decent guillotine?

Only One In Ten US Dead In Iraq Are Reported

BAGHDAD — « Six days ago, I was in an armed convoy driving through the McCain-safe streets of Baghdad when a non-existent rocket, made right here and not in Tehran, blasted into a truck carrying fifteen GIs. We had to stop, could not turn around because there were vehicles behind us, frantically trying to flee in all directions, and so I saw what were the shredded remains of all fifteen soldiers littering the street and smoldering. Not the sort of thing to look at, or smell, after breakfast or before lunch.

Troops argue Iraq is ‘unwinnable’

A belief that Iraq is unwinnable, fears that Afghanistan could go the same way and an overwhelming feeling that the government has not looked after the Armed Forces properly in return for the sacrifices they make.

The war in Iraq was never winnable because none of the publicly stated reasons for starting the war can be accomplished. We cannot destroy Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction because they didn’t have any. We cannot punish Saddam for 9-11 because he didn’t have anything to do with it. We cannot stop Iraq from supporting Al Qaeda because Iraq was never supporting Al Qaeda to start with.

Therefore nothing can be accomplished in Iraq that will be perceived as a win.

US soldiers shy from battle in Iraq

Iraq war veterans now stationed at a base here in upstate New York say that morale among US soldiers in the country is so poor, many are simply parking their Humvees and pretending to be on patrol, a practice dubbed « search and avoid » missions.

The US has lost the initiative, which means they have lost the war.

Blair announces Iraq troop pullout : Tony Blair, the British prime minister, has said that Britain will reduce the number of its troops in Iraq by 1,600 within the coming months, but UK forces will maintain a presence into 2008.

From his office in clouded cuckoo land: Cheney says: UK Troop Withdrawal ‘Sign Of Success’ In Iraq: Cheney said Pelosi and other Democrats were pushing a policy in Iraq that would « validate the al Qaeda strategy. »


Reid: The British Acknowledge a Reality Bush Refuses to Accept : – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today released the following statement on news that the British government will begin to redeploy its troops from Iraq.


Denmark to withdraw its Iraq troop contingent by August: Denmark’s prime minister said Wednesday that his country will withdraw its 460-member contingent from southern Iraq by August and transfer security responsibilities to Iraqi forces.


Iraqis welcome British and Danish pullout: Sami al-Askari, a Shiite lawmaker and political adviser to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said: « The withdrawal is the wish of the Iraqi government and all the political powers in the country. »


Lithuania mulling Iraq troop withdrawal: Defense Ministry spokeswoman Ruta Apeitkyte told The Associated Press that the Baltic country was considering not replacing the contingent when its mission ends in August.

CRS: Bush Administration Has Intensified False Reporting On Al Qaeda Since ‘Surge’ Began

In a new report, the Congressional Research Service notes that attacks from al Qaeda are only a small percentage of the violence in Iraq, criticizing the Bush administration’s statistics and noting that this false reporting on AQI has increased since Bush’s « surge » began:

« Increasingly in 2007, U.S. commanders have seemed to equate AQ-I with the insurgency, even though most of the daily attacks are carried out by Iraqi Sunni insurgents. »

Similarly, ret. Gen. James Jones, author of a major report on Iraqi security forces, acknowledged to Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) this week that 98 percent of violence in Iraq is « Iraqis fighting amongst Iraqis ».

Cheney says critics of new US Iraq plan play into hands of Bin Laden – Yahoo! News

Cheney says critics of new US Iraq plan play into hands of Bin Laden

US Vice-President Dick Cheney accused critics of the administration’s new strategy inIraq of playing into the hands of Osama bin Laden and global terrorism.

Memo to Vice-President Cheney: Bin Laden has been dead for years, Dick.

Or didn’t you get the news, holed up there in your bunker as you craft World War III?

U.N. closes down Iraq weapons monitors

And, surprise, surprise, no ‘nookular’ bombs were ever found.

See The Lie Of The Century

A War Conspiracy Documented
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17144.htm


By John Prados

02/21/07 « TomPaine » — – The now-infamous Downing Street documents showed how President George Bush managed his move to war by fitting intelligence to his policy, and by refusing to accept the reports of United Nations inspectors who could find no Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Now there is a new hot document that confirms that Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair intended to sucker Saddam into war. It demonstrates that this aim was present long before the Bush-Blair talks, and indeed that provocation formed an integral feature of the U.S. war plan.

A January 31, 2003 meeting between Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair clearly shows the two leaders discussing ways to provoke Saddam Hussein so as to justify war, indicating premeditation. Last week the National Security Archive in Washington posted the U. S. war plan—the set of briefing slides used by Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General Tommy Franks to brief President Bush on “Polo Step,” CENTCOM’s Iraq invasion scheme. The PowerPoint slides were prepared for a series of presidential meetings held from December 2001 to August 2002. The slides summarized CENTCOM’s buildup and maneuver concepts for Bush’s deliberations. Bush backed Franks’ concept of “adjusting” Iraqi defenses by executing what amounted to a covert offensive air campaign. They would use forces already in the Persian Gulf region for the ostensible purpose of enforcing no-fly zones created after the first Gulf War. TomPaine.com has previously covered this operation (“The War Before the War ,” June 24, 2005), but the new evidence establishes an explicit link between the aerial offensive and the Iraq war plans.



Les victimes

Goldsmith ‘told Army to ignore Rights Act’ in Iraq

U.K.’s Top Lawyer Accused of Telling Brit Commanders Not to Protect Iraqis’ Human Rights

Who’s Counting the Dead?

McClatchy Newspapers reported on 26/4/2007 that the United States Government is discounting the use of car bombs as being one of “the main killers of Iraqi civilians”.

The President explained his motives on Tuesday, that “If the standard of success is no car bombings or suicide bombings, we have just handed those who commit suicide bombings a huge victory”.

In response to the US President, James Denselow, an Iraq specialist at the London-based Chatham House, claimed that “Since the administration keeps saying that failure is not an option, they are redefining success in a way that suits them.”

« Victory in Iraq is whatever we say it is at any given moment in time: live with it! » – Official white horse souse.

In Iraq, Anyone Can Make a Bomb

Civilian death toll in Iraq may top 1 million

According to the ORB poll, a survey of 1,461 adults suggested that the total number slain during more than four years of war was more than 1.2 million.

Getting into « Nazi-sized » numbers, now!

Number of Iraqi displaced tops 4.2 million; shanty towns mushroom

he situation in Iraq continues to worsen, with more than 2 million Iraqis now believed to be displaced inside the country and another 2.2 million sheltering in neighbouring states. Calls for increased international support for governments in the region have so far brought few results, and access to social services for Iraqis remains limited. Most of the burden is being carried by Jordan and Syria.

Bush likes big numbers: he must be thrilled as heck with this one!

No Refuge Within or Outside the Country

US occupation authorities and successive US-backed Iraqi governments have done little to stem the flow of Iraqis fleeing their war-torn country since the beginning of the occupation.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are at least 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Syria, but many experts believe the number is now closer to two million. The number streaming across Iraq’s border is now as high as 50,000 every month.

If you want a real picture of what’s happening in Iraq, the person you should speak with is an expatriate Iraqi who has had to flee their country just to survive.

More Iraqis flee as figure tops four million

More than four million Iraqis have fled their homes because of sectarian violence, the largest population movement in the Middle East since Palestinians left the new state of Israel, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Bush loves large numbers: he’s got to be prouder than heck of this one!

Iraqi Returnees: Surge success, failure, problem?

The 2.5 million plus folks who have fled – many to Syria and Jordan are being forced back to Iraq. This is being facilitated by the Iraqi government. The spin is that they are returning home because the violence has dropped. Forget the fact that their removal was a key.

But not so fast. We must cover our bases after all. Where exactly are these refugees going to go? Do you think that their former homes are just sitting there waiting for them? I doubt it. So, they start returning « home. » Someone must of realized that this might « reverse the progress. » Or maybe the U.S. military and the Iraqi government are at cross purposes. Or maybe, the U.S. is creating a scapegoat of the Iraqi government.component of that drop in violence. So the word is that their return is yet another sign of « success. »

Iraq: It’s worse than you think

Now that all is going so well in Iraq, and the flower strewing appears imminent, the New York Times has discovered what might just be a small problem:

As Iraqi refugees begin to stream back to Baghdad, American military officials say the Iraqi government has yet to develop a plan to absorb the influx and prevent it from setting off a new round of sectarian violence.

Oops.

Senate to vote on Iraq division plan

The US Senate is expected to vote as early as Tuesday on a Bosnia-style plan to subdivide Iraq on ethnic lines, touted by backers as the sole hope of forging a federal state out of sectarian strife.

The American army has imprisoned about 750 Iraqi childrent

Military officials said that the American occupation army arrested 750 children, aged between 11 to 17 years in its prisons in Iraq.

Imprisoning children: how Israeli of us!

43% of Iraqis live in absolute poverty – government report

The survey by the Central Statistical Bureau says that 43 percent of Iraqis suffer from ‘absolute poverty’ and another 11 percent of them live in ‘abject poverty’.

You’ve got to love what « American-style liberation » has meant for at least 54% of the Iraqi people!

Iraq water plant treatment causes cholera

Just another wonderful way in which the surge is working!

North Iraq faces cholera outbreak

Cholera is a gastrointestinal disease that is spread by drinking contaminated water. Severe cases can cause fatal dehydration.

Shellfire and Damnation: The Never-Ending Shock and Awe Barrage of Baghdad

The U.S. military in Iraq launched an artillery barrage in southern Baghdad on Sunday against suspected insurgent targets, with two dozen loud explosions shaking the southern outskirts of the capital….The Iraqi police said the artillery was being fired from the U.S. Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad into the al-Buaitha neighbourhood of Dora, a volatile district that is a Sunni insurgent stronghold.

Think of it: launching artillery shells into residential areas of a city that you supposedly conquered – sorry, « liberated » – four years ago.

Kind of reminds one of the observation made by an Army Colonel at the time of the capture and subsequent destruction of the Vietnamese village Ben Tre during the war in Viet Nam: « We had to destroy the city in order to save it ».

Sunni insurgents form alliance against US

Six Iraqi insurgent groups took a step towards unifying the factions fighting the US yesterday by announcing the creation of a political umbrella organisation.

The surge must go on, Petraeus to tell Congress

The appearance of Gen Petraeus has drawn comparisons with General William Westmoreland’s bullish assessment in 1967 of progress in the Vietnam war, a note underlined by Democratic senators yesterday who said they doubted that the general’s testimony would be free of influence from the Bush administration.

Petraeus will simply be reading a script « ghost-written » by the pentagon and the white house.

Under siege: what the surge really means in Baghdadh

For many Iraqis, the Americans have turned their land into a prison. The barriers, which have turned Baghdad into a series of ghettos, are meant to keep the bombers out, but they also keep residents penned in. People may feel safer inside their neighbourhoods, but are more wary of venturing outside them. A short journey across the city can take hours with roads blocked off and numerous checkpoints, discouraging people from visiting relations and friends and reinforcing the sense of isolation.

The walls, being put up by American contractors at a record speed, are formalising the break up of Baghdad. The city where Sunni, Shia and Christians once lived in comparative social amity – although not the same access to political power – is now so divided along sectarian lines that it may be impossible ever to reunify it.

Reporting From Baghdad

Nearly 4 1/2 years after President Bush’s ill-fated (and illegal) decision to invade and occupy Iraq, few people in a position to influence policy formulation and implementation in America have actually grasped the horrible truth about what has transpired, and what is transpiring, in Mesopotamia today. As the United States places the finishing touches on Fortress America, the new half-billion-dollar Embassy complex in the heart of the Green Zone in downtown Baghdad, and more troops pour into mega-bases throughout Iraq, the reality (and futility) of permanent occupation has yet to sink in. What could be going through the minds of those members of Congress who keep signing blank checks for the president? Is there no oversight of how and why this money is spent? How can someone fund permanent infrastructure one day, then speak of the need to get out of Iraq the next?

JOIN IRAQ VETS IN THE HISTORIC MARCH AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR ON SEPTEMBER 15th

The People vs. the Establishment: Peace March on September 15th Scares the Powers that Be Because the People Have The Power to End the War

Iraq: not just a war but a looming global disaster

Ghetto Blaster: Bush Accelerates Concrete Cage Plan for Baghdad

So this is the « freedom » Baghdad residents are about to get, courtesy of Bush & Company: walled-off cities.

24 die in Iraq peace meeting blast

A suicide bombing in Iraq’s volatile Diyala province ripped through a « reconciliation meeting » on Monday night attended by Sunni and Shiite militia leaders — a brazen attack that killed and wounded dozens and fractured an effort to foster amity between the rival sects.

Okay,. who WANTS the civil war to continue? Who WANTS Iraq to be split up into smaller nations?

Robert Fisk »>It is the death of history

2,000-year-old Sumerian cities torn apart and plundered by robbers. The very walls of the mighty Ur of the Chaldees cracking under the strain of massive troop movements, the privatisation of looting as landlords buy up the remaining sites of ancient Mesopotamia to strip them of their artefacts and wealth. The near total destruction of Iraq’s historic past – the very cradle of human civilisation – has emerged as one of the most shameful symbols of our disastrous occupation.

There is one very obvious reason for the destruction of the Iraqi cultural heritage. Israel has long been « inconvenienced » by the fact that there is little archaeological evidence to support their version of the history of the region. There is no evidence that the Temple of Soloman actually existed (the only two known purported artifacts having both been exposed as frauds). There is growing evidence that the walls surrounding the Temple Mount, including the wailing wall, are the remains of a temple built to the Roman gods after Judea was conquered, a temple that was « repurposed » by Herod the Great rather than actually built by him.

In contrast, other nations of the Middle East have no end of archaeological sites on which their history rests. Egypt has the Pyramids, tombs, and temples, as one example, and in Iraq, there were the remains of the great cities of Sumeria. All of these surviving archaeological treasures pose a problem for Israel, which cannot explain why virtually no trace remains of the history they claim to have taken place at the same time Egypt flourished. Certainly Israel would feel far more comfortable if, unable to locate the ruins of the palaces and temples mentioned in their religious myths, the artifacts of other nations’ ancient past were to be scattered to the winds.

U.S. occupation creates humanitarian disaster in Iraq

A huge number of reports that are largely ignored or given only passing mention in the corporate media confirm an unprecedented level of destruction of essential infrastructure, loss of life and massive displacement of people.

There are more than 4 million Iraqi refugees and more than 1 million dead. Seventy percent of Iraqi children are not in school. Yet these reports and statistics do not begin to tell the story of destruction and violence caused by the U.S. occupation.

This will be Bush’s true legacy in Iraq: destruction, death, and desolation.

But hey, after the oil law gets signed by the Iraqi parliament this year, that makes it all « worth it », doesn’t it?!?

Baghdad blasts: At least 150 dead in another day of bloody U.S. occupation: : A series of car bombs have killed at least 133 people in the predominantly Shia neighbourhood of Sadr City in Baghdad. About 30 masked and heavily-armed men also attacked the health ministry in central Baghdad and engaged security guards in a fierce gun battle, trapping 2,000 employees inside the building on Thursday.

52 bodies found in occupied Baghdad : The grim discovery came as the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq said 7,054 Iraqi civilians met violent deaths in September and October — with nearly 5,000 of the slayings occurring in Baghdad.

3 U.S. Occupation Force Soldier Among 7 Killed In Iraq: Three U.S. marines died on Wednesday from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

Four Iraqi civilians killed by US occupation forces: U.S. troops opened fire on a minibus, killing four passengers, during a raid on a Shi’ite militia stronghold in Baghdad on Thursday, police and residents said.

Baghdad Airport shut at end of bloody day in Iraq : At the end of a day in which attacks killed at least 160 Iraqis and wounded more than 250, comes word that Baghdad’s airport is shut.

Iraq oil profits reportedly used to back militants: The Iraqi oil ministry has uncovered illegal operations whereby oil products were sold and profits were pooled into financing local militancy, Al Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Baghdad calls insurgents for peace talks: THE Prime Minister of Iraq will sit down for the first time next week with representatives of insurgent groups in his most concerted effort yet to quell the country’s sectarian war.

Civil war could ripple outward: Whether the U.S. military departs Iraq sooner or later, the United States will be hard-pressed to leave behind a country that does not threaten U.S. interests and regional peace, according to American and Arab analysts and political observers.

Iraq war was good for Israel: Olmert : The Iraq war was a boon for Israel’s security, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Wednesday, voicing fresh endorsement for a Bush administration sapped by the unpopularity at home of its Middle East policies.

Killing Without Conscience : Iraq – The Hidden War

Bombings Kill at Least 171 Iraqis in Baghdad – New York Times

Bombs over Baghdad: The Pentagon’s Secret Air War in Iraq

There are indications that the U.S. air war has taken an especially grievous toll on Iraqi children. According to statistics provided to Tomdispatch by The Lancet study’s authors, 50% of all violent deaths of Iraqi children under 15 years of age, between March 2003 and June 2006, were due to coalition air strikes.

We are not « liberators » of anything else except the oil in Iraq.



Pétrole

Bush: US Must Stay in Middle East to Keep Oil Available

Iraqi oil minister vows tenders this year even if new law isn’t ready

In Kurdistan, Hunt Oil Co. of the Kurdistan region will begin geological survey and seismic work by the end of 2007 and hopes to drill an exploration well in 2008, Hunt Oil and the Kurdistan Regional Government said in a news release Saturday.

Hunt is a privately held, independent oil company based in Dallas, Texas. A third partner, Impulse Energy Corp., also has a stake in the project.

When the Kurdish self-governing region in northern Iraq enacted its own law governing foreign oil investments, in August, the move angered the central government in Baghdad, but the Kurds are determined to push ahead with oil exploration.

It appears that Hunt and other oil companies are betting that Iraq will partition, rather than stay as one unified country: his successful negotiations with the Kurdistani officials prove that.

Neocon Sandwich: U.S. Building Military Base Directly Atop Iraqi Oil Platform

The U.S. Navy is building a military installation atop this petroleum-export platform as the U.S. establishes a more lasting military mission in the oil-rich north Persian Gulf.

While presidential candidates debate whether to start bringing ground troops home from Iraq, the new construction suggests that one footprint of U.S. military power in Iraq isn’t shrinking anytime soon: American officials are girding for an open-ended commitment to protect the country’s oil industry.

Iraqis will never accept this sellout to the oil corporations

This law has been discussed behind closed doors for much of the past year. Secret drafts have been viewed and commented on by the US government, but have not been released to the Iraqi public – and not even to all members of parliament. If the law is pushed through in these circumstances, the political process will be further discredited even further. Talk of a moderate cross-sectarian front appears designed to ease the passage of the law and the sellout to oil corporations.

This has been nothing less than a rape of a country for its resouces, and will go down in history as one of America’s darkest deeds.

Future of Iraq: The spoils of war

he US government has been involved in drawing up the law, a draft of which has been seen by The Independent on Sunday. It would give big oil companies such as BP, Shell and Exxon 30-year contracts to extract Iraqi crude and allow the first large-scale operation of foreign oil interests in the country since the industry was nationalised in 1972.

The huge potential prizes for Western firms will give ammunition to critics who say the Iraq war was fought for oil. They point to statements such as one from Vice-President Dick Cheney, who said in 1999, while he was still chief executive of the oil services company Halliburton, that the world would need an additional 50 million barrels of oil a day by 2010. « So where is the oil going to come from?… The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world’s oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies, » he said.

So the American troops who are fighting and dying in Iraq are not fighting and dying because Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, or because Saddam Hussein was in any way a threat to the US: they are dying for oil.

Kurds declare « oil independence »

Iraqi Kurds fed up with the bickering in Baghdad and the failure of the central government to pass a comprehensive hydrocarbons law have virtually declared their independence signing new oil contracts with western companies and legislating their own oil law in August in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament.

Iraqi Oil Minister Minister Hussain al-Shahristani, has declared the contracts that the Kurds signed null and void while the Kurds have called for his resignation…

Please note that the production-sharing contract is with Hunt Oil Company of Texas.

In other words, this company is betting that Iraq will shatter and partition, and that their deal will be sound.

They are betting against everything Washington has told us about the future of « progress » in a unified Iraq.

A TIMELINE OF OIL AND VIOLENCE – II
IRAQ

– Last updated: June 19, 2006 –
http://www.ringnebula.com/Oil/Timeline-Iraq_040903c.htm

Iraqis resist U.S. pressure to enact oil law

The Iraqis want to keep their oil and they want the US out of their country. What will Bush do now, re-invade?

The Iraqis’ Failure to Pass the U.S.-Authored Oil Law

But something happened — something the arrogant, sneaky, bullying, greedy proponents of the law in this country somehow didn’t anticipate. Civil society rebelled against the Hydrocarbon Act. The Sunni bloc in parliament rejected the law. So did the Shiite followers of Muqtada al-Sadr who denounce the act as an attack on Iraqi sovereignty. Oil field workers have staged protests and vowed “mutiny” if the law is passed. “This law cancels the great achievements of the Iraq people,” Subhi al-Badri, who heads the Iraqi Federation of Union Councils, said in a televised interview last week. “If the Iraqi Parliament approves this law, we will resort to mutiny. This law is a bomb that may kill everyone. Iraqi oil. … belongs to all future generations.” Even the Iraqi minister of planning and development, Ali Baban, has vowed to “resign one hour after [the] passing [of the] oil and gas draft law.”

Official Calls Kurd Oil Deal at Odds With Baghdad

Hunt Oil, a closely held company, signed a production-sharing agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government this month. The company’s chief executive and president, Ray L. Hunt, is a close political ally of President Bush and serves on the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

Translation: Ray Hunt and HUNT OIL are betting on Iraq balkanizing, and that there will be independent Kurdistan, no matter what Bush and the white house speak about « Iraqi national unity ».


Basra

Serving British soldier exposes horror of war in ‘crazy’ Basra

« Basra is lost, they are in control now. It’s a full-scale riot and the Government are just trying to save face, » said Private Paul Barton.

…. along with Bush and Blair.

I want to plant an idea with all of you right now. It is clear that the war is lost and we are headed for that Saigon moment. It may be that the reason the Democrats are not working to stop the war is that they are HOPING it will turn into a disaster they can blame on the GOP for the benefit of future elections. Well, the war will be lost, and the GOP stands guilty of at least allowing President Bush and the Neocons to lie us into it, but never forget that the Democrats are playing politics with the lives of our kids in uniform. Never forget that BOTH parties allowed the war to go on, each for their own reasons.

Iraqis say Basra quieter after British troop pullout

Oooooh, so you mean that when the invading army leaves, things quiet down? Who would have thought it so?!?!?!?!?!?!?

British move out of Basra police center, Mahdi army moves in

British forces useless in Basra, say officials

Military commanders tell Brown to withdraw from Iraq without delay

Two generals told The Independent on Sunday last week that the military advice given to the Prime Minister was, « We’ve done what we can in the south [of Iraq] ». Commanders want to hand over Basra Palace – where 500 British troops are subjected to up to 60 rocket and mortar strikes a day, and resupply convoys have been described as « nightly suicide missions » – by the end of August. The withdrawal of 500 soldiers has already been announced by the Government. The Army is drawing up plans to « reposture » the 5,000 that will be left at Basra airport, and aims to bring the bulk of them home in the next few months.

Middle East »>Muqtada al-Sadr: The British are retreating from Basra

The British Army has been defeated in Iraq and left with no option but to retreat from the country, claims radical Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Violent resistance and a rising death toll among UK troops has forced a withdrawal, he said in an interview with The Independent.

Middle East »>British leave last remaining Basra base: What was achieved?

The British departure from their last remaining base inside the walls of Basra City, signalled their disengagement from the conflict and has highlighted a growing and public discord between Washington and London over Iraq, with the Americans claiming the move will severely undermine security.

Bush furious over British pull out from Basra

Bush administration officials were reportedly furious that the operation was launched at a time when the president is begging for more time for his « surge » strategy to turn the tide of the war – though no official comment has yet been made.

Britain pulls out of downtown Basra base

At al-Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, meanwhile, President Bush made a surprise visit to Iraq, hoping to bolster his case that the buildup of U.S. troops is helping stabilizing the country.

« You know, like how them there Nazis stabilized France! » — Official White Horse Souse

Soldier says he randomly shot at Iraqis

The Army is investigating possible war crimes after a Fort Carson soldier facing first-degree murder charges in the slayings of two Iraq war veterans told investigators he and another soldier randomly fired at Iraqi civilians.

Winning their hearts and minds.

Return to Fallujah

Three years after the devastating US assault, our correspondent enters besieged Iraqi city left without clean water, electricity and medicine

Your tax dollars at work, folks – while homeless war vets sleep in our streets.

U.S. Is Paying Off Iraq’s Worst War Criminals in Attempt to Ward Off Attacks

Rick Rowley, a journalist and independent filmmaker of Big Noise Films, was one of the last people to videotape and interview the Sunni sheikh, and his video report Uncovering the Truth Behind the Anbar Success Story, presents a very different picture of the Anbar Awakening.

Embedded with the U.S. Army and Iraqi militias, Rowley shows us that the Sunni « freedom fighters » with whom the United States is now allied are not just insurgents who had been killing Americans but war criminals responsible for sectarian cleansing.

« Hey, they’re thugs, and they’ve killed other Iraqis and our troops, but they’re OUR thugs now, for the right price! » – official white horse souse.

Le morse qui danse!

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Le pire président de l’histoire des É-U: George Bush

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Le pire président de l’histoire des É-U: George Bush

La vie de George Bush sera vu historiquement comme celle d’un criminel de guerre, et du pire président de l’histoire des États-Unis, avec des tons d’un psychopathe assoiffé de pouvoir, avec une tendance totalitaire.
Voici quelques articles pour soutenir mon point:


King George W. Bush’s United Police States

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wdTOBWa-Xg






Bush’s Conspiracy to Create an American Police State: Part I, Police States Begin With False Flag Attacks

Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few, and the implicit submission with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers.

May I Quote You, Mr. President?

A selection of 50 quotes from President George W. Bush, for entertainment or meditation

by Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay, Global Research, November 19, 2006


•A man lost in his geography:

1-« We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe. »

George W. Bush

2-« It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system. »

George W. Bush

3-« The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country. »

George W. Bush

•A man lost in his logic:

4- » It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment.

It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. « 

George W. Bush

5-« Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. »

George W. Bush

6-« These people are trying to shake the will of the Iraqi citizens, and they want us to leave…I think the world would be better off if we did leave… »

George W. Bush

7-« I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family. »

George W. Bush

8-« If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure. »

George W. Bush

9-« Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. »

George W. Bush

10-Well, I think if you say you’re going to do something and don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness.

George W. Bush

•A man lost in space:

11-« For NASA, space is still a high priority. »

George W. Bush

•A MAN WITH HEAVEN ON HIS SIDE:

12-« I believe God wants me to be president. »

George W. Bush

13- [I was] « chosen by the grace of God to lead at that moment. »

George W. Bush

14-« God told me to strike at al-Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. »

George W. Bush

15-« I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job. »

George W. Bush


Bush quietly advising Hillary Clinton, top Democrats

President Bush is quietly providing back-channel advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton, urging her to modulate her rhetoric so she can effectively prosecute the war in Iraq if elected president.

In an interview for the new book “The Evangelical President,” White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten said Bush has “been urging candidates: ‘Don’t get yourself too locked in where you stand right now. If you end up sitting where I sit, things could change dramatically.’ ”

These gestures sound very conciliatory, but mask the real reason that Bush appears to be helping Clinton: it’s to insure the continuation of the massive cover ups that run from Iran-Contra to Mena, from Eugene Hassenfuss to the « neutralization » of Vince Foster to 9/11.

Just as in 1993 when Bill Clinton -from literally out of nowhere – received the Democratic party’s nomination (courtesy of some interesting moves by Bush Sr.), Bush Jr. has to hand off the presidency to someone who won’t blow the cover on the terrible abuses of power and outright deceptions which have been been perpetrated against the American people under the presidencies of Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr.


House panel boosts Bush plan to build new nuclear warheads – Many arms control experts say idea is huge waste of money


Bush’s Secret Weapons For Secure Borders…
Tethered Aerostat Radar… Global Hawk…


Bush « Developing Illegal Bioterror Weapons » for Offensive Use

Bush Approves Army Reorganization


Bush Senior Early CIA Ties Revealed

NEW YORK–Newly released internal CIA documents assert that former president George Herbert Walker Bush’s oil company emerged from a 1950’s collaboration with a covert CIA officer.

Bush has long denied allegations that he had connections to the intelligence community prior to 1976, when he became Central Intelligence Agency director under President Gerald Ford. At the time, he described his appointment as a ‘real shocker.’

But the freshly uncovered memos contend that Bush maintained a close personal and business relationship for decades with a CIA staff employee who, according to those CIA documents, was instrumental in the establishment of Bush’s oil venture, Zapata, in the early 1950s, and who would later accompany Bush to Vietnam as a “cleared and witting commercial asset” of the agency.


Yale alums snatched Geronimo’s skull, letter says

A Yale University historian has uncovered a 1918 letter that seems to lend validity to the lore that Yale University’s ultra-secret Skull and Bones society swiped the skull of American Indian leader Geronimo.

Interesting that they don’t mention the current President in their list of members at the bottom.


Bush Almost Blows Himself Up


Bush Proclaims Sunday « National Sanctity of Human Life Day »

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 21, 2007, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.

Bush’s signing statement for this one reads, « Does not apply to Arabs, Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics, the poor, anyone who used to live in New Orleans, bloggers, the military, non-citizens (except those working as gardeners and laborers in the US … actually, them too), everyone in a post-foetus stage, heretics, peaceniks, and anyone else I don’t like. »

“V” Makes A Mark In DC



Censure en Tunisie du site Come4news: Basta!



Censure en Tunisie du site Come4news: Basta!

Pour les lecteurs qui ne sont pas au courant de ce dossier, je vous renvoie à l’article original publié sur LNI, autorisé par Come4news. Je tiens à appuyer ces gens qui comme vous et moi cherchons la vérité et s’impliquent dans leur milieu de façon constructive et respectueuse, mais qui doivent présentement lutter contre une censure de leur site Internet pour avoir commit le crime de pensée indépendante, d’exercer le droit fondamental et universel de liberté d’expression, pour avoir froissé la classe dirigeante.

Ne doutez jamais que nos actions individuelles peuvent et changent le monde. Elles sont encore plus fortes si elles se combinent en un effort commun. La seule chose qui vous est demandé est de prendre conscience de cette force que nous avons et d’une autre part, la censure réelle et qui est parfois mise en place et qui nous menace tous. Rien ne changera si vous ne passez pas à l’action. La classe dirigeante compte sur vous pour ne pas réagir et être indifférents, pour penser que tout est séparé et que le sort de nos frères et soeurs de par le monde ne vous concerne pas. Ils comptent sur vous pour que vous vous sentiez impuissants. Parce qu’ils savent bien que nous sommes la définition même du « pouvoir ». Sans notre consentement ou notre silence, ils ne peuvent rien faire.

Ce qu’on vous demande gentiment de la part de nos amis de la Tunisie, c’est de lire ces articles ci-bas et de vous rendre sur leurs pages originales et de laisser vos commentaires pour en avoir une quantité suffisante pour qu’ils puissent remettre une demande officielle au président de lever la censure de leur site de nouvelles alternatives.

Merci beaucoup de votre attention.

-LNI



Come4News en Tunisie: une popularité qui dérange sur fond de CENSURE

par michel

Le journalisme citoyen est en plein essor. La popularité de Come4News a largement dépassé nos frontières, donnant désormais au site un aspect international, pluriculturel. Les plumes s’escriment, ironiques, impertinentes, passionnées…

Hélas l’ombre de la censure s’installe. Comme le relève Fabien Bardoux, Come4News s’est vu censuré par les autorités tunisiennes. Come4News nous permet de délivrer notre sentiment personnel de l’information. On ne peut permettre l’instauration d’un diktat, se permettant de s’immiscer lachement, aux seuls fins d’empêcher des rédacteurs de s’exprimer.

La censure, l’arme des lâches.

L’information est bridée en Tunisie par des autorités désireuses de ne pas voir certains articles dérangeants, pouvant ébranler l’opinion publique. Le filtrage insidieux est inacceptable et doit conduire à une réplique journalistique, dénoncant cette perfidie. La liberté de la presse est une nouvelle fois soumise au diktat des autorités, muselant un site citoyen et international.

Je m’associe aux rédacteurs, venus de tous les horizons, pour exprimer leurs pensées, qui se voient par cette décision honteuse, reclus dans le silence. La muselière a remplacé les chaines.

Le totalitarisme est toujour aux aguets. La Chine, la Birmanie, le Tibet et maintenant la Tunisie…

Le cas particulier de la Chine, occupant le Tibet, réprimant les mouvements pacifistes par la force, le meurtre devrait reconsidérer la position internationale et lancer un appel au boycott des Jeux Olympiques si la Chine refuse de quitter le territoire tibetain. A une époque, pas si lointaine;les JO de Moscou avait subi pareille mésaventure, fortement diligentée par les USA. Pourquoi ne pas imposer des conditions aux autorités chinoises…

Honte aux autorités tunisiennes et à tous les pays, se permettant de toucher aux libertés individuelles, étalant par ce fait une conduite anti-démocratique ou seule la raison d’état l’emporte, pour glorifier un peu plus ces hauts dignitaires, voulant dicter leurs volontés abjectes.

NON A LA CENSURE.

Le projet de loi Oliviennes présente des caractérisques dangereuses, allant jusqu’à un filtrage pur et simple des connexions…La Haute autorité devrait siéger au sinistre 93 de la rue LAURISTON, fliquant Internet à la recherche de l’internaute indélicat…pathétique …

COME4NEWS , « NOTRE SITE » censuré en Tunisie!!!!!

par SOPHY

« REAGISSEZ AVEC MODERATION, SOYEZ CONSTRUCTIF », voilà la devise de COME4NEWS, que nous avons TOUS, respectée jusqu’à ce jour!

COME4NEWS, notre site, est INTERDIT, en TUNISIE, depuis la semaine dernière!!!

Motif revendiqué par les « autorités » Tunisiennes : on nous reproche notre « LIBERTE DE TON » !

Tous les « Journalistes Citoyens » que nous sommes devont réagir devant une telle INJUSTICE!

JAMAIS, la Rédaction de C4N, n’a EDITE un article digne d’être censuré. Le CONTROLE DES PROPOS tenus, dans les articles, se fait avec RIGUEUR, il en est de même pour les COMMENTAIRES

Nous avons la CHANCE de pouvoir nous exprimer, avec le vocabulaire, propre à chacun de NOUS!, et c’est une CHANCE, que peu de Magasines Papiers nous accorderaient!

La LIBERTE D’EXPRESSION est en DANGER, dans de nombreux Pays Africains.et dans le reste du Monde!!!

Madame Rachida DATI, j’espère de tout coeur, qu’après la Loi sur la Protection des Sources des Journaliste, vous pourrez nous garantir, encore LONGTEMPS  » La LIBERTE DE LA PRESSE », en France!!

Ce petit billet n’a aucune prétention, si ce n’est de tirer la Sonnette d’ALARME!!!

Blaise et Michel, ont rédigés chacun un article tres documenté, qui vous donnera à réfléchir, bien plus que ce cri de REVOLTE, mais je ne pouvais passer à coté de cette information sans REAGIR.

Vous aussi, comme COME4NEWS, réagissez, et RECLAMEZ, la LEVEE de CETTE RESTRICTION.

Amis LECTEURS, anonymes, venez, crier votre indignation à la CENSURE, exercée par l’ETAT TUNISIEN, envers VOTRE SITE,

L’IMAGE, glissée sur ce « cri d’alarme », vous en dit, beaucoup plus que les quelques mots , écrits, dans l’indignation, qui m’a animée à l’annonce de cette « nouvelle »

Dominique DUTILLOY, a écrit, lui aussi, un article, très réfléchi, et très complet sur la Censure, sous la forme d’une Lettre ouverte, au Président de la République Tunisienne. Allez lire cette Lettre, et commentez, celà en vaut réellement la peine!!

Appel lancé à Son Excellence, Monsieur Zine Abedine Ben Ali, Président de la République Tunisienne

par Dominique Dutilloy

J’espère que cette lettre ouverte, que j’adresse à Son Excellence, Monsieur Zine Abedine Ben Ali, Président de la République Tunisienne, permettra au Gouvernement tunisien de revenir sur sa décision irréfléchie de censurer come4news…

Je ne me fais aucune illusion… Cependant, la colère aidant, car je ne supporte pas qu’un état me dise ce que je dois écrire, lire, dire ou filmer, je ne pouvais que rédiger cette lettre au Président tunisien !

Que nous soyons Français, Tunisiens, Algériens, Marocains… nous sommes des journalsites responsables : nous n’avons besoin d’aucun pouvoir politique pour dicter nos écrits !

Merci à toutes et à tous de venir commenter et signer cet appel, que je compte bien envoyer au Gouvernement tunisien ! […/…]

Monsieur le Président de la République,

En prenant la décision d’interdire notre Journal en ligne, come4news, vous vous déconsidérez…

Pire encore, vous déconsidérez l’esprit même du Président Habib Bourguiba, qui voulait amener la Tunisie, votre Nation, vers la voie de la modernité, de la démocratie, de l’Etat de Droit, du respect des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen !

N’est-ce pas le Président Habib Bourguiba, le Père de l’Indépendance de la Tunisie, qui donna aux femmes des droits qu’aucun pays arabe n’osait donner ?

N’est-ce pas lui qui permit à votre Peuple de s’émanciper en lui permettant d’entrer dans la modernité ?

Osons le dire ! Vous mettez en péril l’exercice même du journalisme !

Osons le dire ! Vous entraînez bon nombre de vos compatriotes dans la clandestinité en les muselant !

Osons le dire ! Vous enfoncez la Tunisie dans une Dictature de la pensée !

Le peuple tunisien, on l’a bien compris, est responsable… Il est maître de ses lectures, il est maître de ses écrits, il est maître de ses pensées… Aucun Etat ne pourra contrôler son cerveau !

Alors, pourquoi vouloir l’infantiliser ?

Alors, pourquoi vouloir lui ôter ce droit qu’il a de pouvoir commenter, écrire, lire… selon son bon vouloir ?

Alors, pourquoi vouloir lui interdire l’exercice de tout débat démocratique dans la transparence et dans l’alternance ?

Certes, Monsieur le Président de la République, vous menez une lutte acharnée contre les factions islamistes !

Nous vous donnons totalement raison dans cette guerre opiniâtre, que vous menez contre ces Fous de Dieu, qui n’ont qu’un seul et unique objectif : celui de restreindre les libertés individuelles et religieuses du Peuple tunisien !

Mais, pensez-vous, Monsieur le Président de la République, qu’en commettant, osons le dire, cette lâcheté, que vous arriverez à combattre l’insoutenable ?

Non… Nous n’en sommes pas persuadés !

Au contraire, vous obtiendrez l’effet inverse de celui que vous recherchez : cette publicité « involontaire » et « gratuite » va accroître de plus en plus la consultation de come4news, ce, au-delà des frontières !

Ce qui est un bien…

Mais, ne risquez-vous pas d’entraîner certains vers la consultation de sites extrêmement dangereux ?

Monsieur le Président de la République, beaucoup de vos compatriotes, qui sont des journalistes responsables, écrivent sur come4news ! Ils formulent des critiques et font des suggestions ! Il convient de débattre avec eux ! Il ne convient pas de les bâillonner…

Nous n’avons pas besoin d’un Ministère de l’Information pour nous dicter nos écrits, nos opinions ou nos lectures…

Nous ne sommes pas des porteurs de stylos à bille !

Nous sommes tous des journalistes responsables !

Notre profession, au-delà des frontières, est le garant même de l’exercice de toute Démocratie dans un Etat de Droit !

De plus, notre Site n’est pas un site appelant à la sédition, à la révolte ou au désordre !

Monsieur le Président de la République, je tiens à vous informer que trois autres articles consacrés à votre ukase sont parus sur come4news :
– « COME4NEWS , « NOTRE SITE » censuré en Tunisie!!!!! », rédigé par SOPHY(
1),
« Come4News en Tunisie: une popularité qui dérange sur fond de CENSURE », rédigé par Michel(
2),
« Le site Come4news, censuré en Tunisie par les autorités », rédigé par Blaise(
3).

Aussi, Monsieur le Président de la République, je vous demande de revenir sur votre décret avant qu’il ne soit trop tard pour votre Pays, en mon nom propre, mais également aux noms de mes consoeurs, de mes confrères, de nos lectrices et de nos lecteurs, et, aux noms de come4news et de tous les sites censurés !

Vous remerciant pour toute l’attention que vous porterez à mon appel, je vous prie de croire, Monsieur le Président de la République, en l’expression de ma très haute considération.

Dominique Dutilloy,

Journaliste

Big Brother, Big Business

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Big Brother, Big Business


CNBC Special Report:

Technology is being used to monitor Americans more than ever before.

« Big Brother Big Business, » CNBC takes a look at the companies behind the powerful business of personal information and the people whose lives are affected by it, including: a woman who lost her job due to mistaken identity; a man whose cell phone records were stolen by his former employer; a woman whose personal information was stolen from a company she had never heard of; a man who discovered his rental car company was tracking his every move.

The documentary also looks at how the FBI, the Border Patrol, police departments and schools are using biometric technologies to establish identity as well as an inside peek at an AOL division that works solely to satisfy the requests of law enforcement for information about AOL’s members.

Video Broadcast 11/01/06 – Runtime 120 Minutes

CNBC: Big Brother – Big Business


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k12-yxStwIc


























SO YOU THINK YOU CAN HIDE!

The North American Union authorities are busy.

There’s a program up in Canada, called ALPR, (Automatic License Plate Recon) It’s a way of scanning 3,000 cars an hour that the police pass on the highways.

They can check parked cars for stolen vehicles as well as find uninsured motorists.

Here’s how they do it…please watch this 4 min. video.

ALPR – Automatic License Plate Recon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j_On_1zRig




Nous, les terroristes…

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Nous, les terroristes…

Pour ceux qui auraient encore des doutes à savoir si la dérape vers une forme d’état policier, une dictature scientifique, voici une autre liste (de 17 pages) d’articles à ce sujet. La définition du terrorisme s’élargie et commence graduellement à inclure la population en général qu’on présume suspecte de prime abord. Le système de présumé innocent jusqu’à preuve du contraire se transforme en présumé coupable avant même d’avoir commis ou pensé quelque acte de violence ou de terrorisme. Pourtant, l’on sait maintenant que les très médiatisés actes de terrorisme des dernières années ont été le produit des services secrets avec l’aide de certains éléments criminels d’état et du complexe militaro-industriel. Je parle ici du 9/11, des attaques à Londres, Oklahoma City, WTC en 1993 et les attaques de Madrid.

Toute cette matrice de surveillance mise en place autour de nous se veut une grille de contrôle nous plaçant virtuellement dans une prison planétaire où chacun de nos mouvement sont surveillés. Le but étant de consolider le pouvoir entre les mains des déjà trop puissants de ce monde et surtout de vous maintenir dans un état de peur, de tension constante.

C’est la façon dont trop de politiciens à la solde des intérêts financiers voudraient nous mener: à coup de terreur et de cauchemars.

Alors le mot clef ici est de ne surtout pas vivre dans a peur et de reprendre notre pouvoir et destinée en main. Soyons responsables et assumons notre pouvoir au lieu de le déléguer sans cesse aux autres.

Bonne lecture!

ECHELON

The NSA has been listening in and taping your phone calls for years. What makes you think they stopped now?


Government Spying Goes Global

What we learned from the witch hysteria is that if you pay people to find witches, they will see witches everywhere. Now we have a huge bureaucracy paid to see terrorists, and they see them everywhere. Both groups, witch hunters and terrorist hunters, used torture to wrest confessions form their victims in order to « prove » the reality of that which they sought. Both groups, witch hunters and terrorist hunters, were caught in many cases fabricating the « evidence » of the existence of that which they were paid to seek.

We are at a dangerous time when the hunters of terrorists, who have failed to find any real terrorists amidst all the blood and fear of the last few years, are desperate to prove just to themselves that they have not been wasting their time and the taxpayers’ money. They are desperate to find terrorists, and as a result, none of us are safe any more. The hunters of terrorists have become that which they claim to oppose.


Three States Subjected To « Martial Law Sweeps »

Federal law enforcement agencies co-opted sheriffs offices as well state and local police forces in three states last weekend for a vast round up operation that one sheriff’s deputy has described as « martial law training ».


La peur au service du néolibéralisme


Legal definition of « terrorist » starts to expand

When the law allowing torture and detaining of terrorists without judicial review was passed, I predicted that exactly what constituted a terrorist was likely to grow, including more and more activities, thus subjecting the accused to legal persecutions without the protection of the Bill of Rights.

Well, I hate being right all the time, but this particular legislation allows the government to declare someone a terrorist if they expose inhumane treatment of animals, thereby resulting in financial loss to the abuser.


Outrage at 500,000 DNA database mistakes

Civil liberties campaigners and MPs have raised doubts about the national DNA database after the Home Office confirmed it contained more than 500,000 false or wrongly recorded names.

And the folks at #10 Downing Street are curious as to why so many Britons are intent on getting the heck out of the country and starting their lives elsewhere!

Between this, cradle to grave surveillance, and crime, is it any wonder that so many Britons are desperate to leave?


Half a million names on controversial DNA database contain errors

‘Well, Mr. Rivero, the DNA proves you’re not a terrorist, but it does say quite clearly that you are a zebra, so these gentlemen are here to escort you to the zoo! »

Surveillance society: The DNA files

Police files hold the DNA of more than 50,000 children who have committed no offence. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg – Britain now has the largest DNA database in the world. By Marie Woolf and Sophie Goodchild

A generation is all they need

A generation is all they need

One day we will all happily be implanted with microchips, and our every move will be monitored. The technology exists; the only barrier is society’s resistance to the loss of privacy


World’s Smallest RFID Tag


Wisconsin Bans Forced Human RFID Chipping

« As Long As You’re Not Doing Anything Wrong, You Have Nothing To Worry About »


Film a voir:


CNBC: Big Brother – Big Business


Opinion: In the U.S. of A., we are all suspects now

The administration’s demand that Congress shield the telecommunications industry from lawsuits for aiding in the systematic warrantless wiretapping of Americans has far less to do with protecting national security than its own exposed flanks.

Make no mistake, telecom immunity is about keeping a flagrantly illegal program from public scrutiny and maintaining the illusion that the president ordered a small, precision surveillance program, when the opposite is true.


The abuse excuse: Social services or Salem witch hunts?

In recent years, we’ve seen a geometric increase of media attention on the abuse and neglect of children. There are now even television shows devoted to tracking potential child molesters by encouraging them to visit a house set up with hidden video cameras so that we all can watch. The entire concept makes me question what type of psychological condition one must suffer from to actually want to « watch » a child molester in the act.

This article relates to the shocking treatment in New York of the two girls whose mother became ill while on vacation from the UK. The young girls were taken from the mother, strip-searched, interrogated to determine if they were victims of sexual abuse, then separated and dumped in orphanages.


Australia pushes further Web censorship

A bill introduced this week by Australia’s Parliament would give the Australian federal police the power to control which sites can and cannot be viewed by Australian Web surfers.


Big Brother is watching us all

Unless they were polling exhibitionists, I don’t believe the blurb about 75% of people wanting more surveillance.

My objection remains that these gizmos always sound good during development, but when they get to the field they have a high rate of false-positives, which inconveniences innocent people and adds unreliable data to the system.

The very best way to stop terror is to stop screwing around with other peoples’ countries.


Government seeks to redefine privacy

WASHINGTON – A top intelligence official says it is time people in the United States changed their definition of privacy.


Surveillance Cameras Installed In New Elementary Schools

What now, surveillance cameras in pre-schools, just to get kids used to the idea?

This is another great argument in favor of home schooling.


Kids Buy Lunches With Scans of Fingers

« It may be perfectly secure, but my daughter is a minor and I understand that supposedly the kids have the option to not have their prints scanned, but that’s not being articulated to my daughter, » said Hal Storey, who’s daughter is a 10th grader at Rome High.

Of course not. Get them used to constant scanning at a young age!

I don’t know about you but I get very uneasy with the change from simply paying for your lunch, to proving your identity simply to eat! What is next? No water unless you can prove who you are? No access to the bathroom unless you are on the approved list?


UK: Pupils face tracking bugs in school blazers

A school uniform maker said yesterday it was « seriously considering » adding tracking devices to its clothes after a survey found many parents would be interested in knowing where their offspring were.

Trutex would not say whether it was studying a spy in the waistband or a bug in the blazer but admitted teenagers were less keen than younger children on the « big brother » idea.

« Hey, get ’em used to tracking devices on them from the cradle, and they won’t mind our monitoring their every move right on the the grave! » Official #10 Downing Street souse.

But seriously, if there was ever an argument for home schooling your kids if you live in the UK, this is it.

Watch this uniform feature go from voluntary to mandatory very, very quickly.


Montclair State Unveils Mandatory ‘School Phone’

Students Must Carry And Pay For GPS-Based Cell Device.

It isn’t the cost these kids should be worried about; it’s the surveillance. These phones can listen to the entire room and report the location of the student at all times.


Cameras in fire engines … the new way to spy on motorists

Fire engines are being fitted with CCTV cameras that may be used to trap motorists driving without seatbelts or using a mobile phone at the wheel.


West Virginia: Bill Turns Traffic Cameras into Spy Cameras

Cameras once proposed solely for the purpose of monitoring the level of traffic on freeways may soon have a new mission in West Virginia following unanimous state House passage of the « Guardian Angel Video Monitoring Act » last Wednesday. Introduced by state House Majority Leader Joe DeLong (D), the bill authorizes the state’s secretary of military affairs and public safety to take control of video recording devices whenever an Amber Alert is declared. These alerts were originally designed to enlist the help of the public in finding vehicles bearing the license plate of a suspected child kidnapper.

… but will soon expand to enlist the public to find anyone the government does not like, such as political dissenters, bloggers, people with evidence of corruption, whistleblowers, etc.


wcbstv.com NJ School Cameras Fed Live To Cops

Surveillance cameras rolling inside our local schools is nothing new, but what’s taking place inside Demarest’s public schools is truly cutting edge: a live feed from more than two dozen cameras with a direct connection to the police.

Sign of the times: intelligent New Jersey parents saying « no » to this surveillance by pulling their kids out of public schools and into private schools or home schools.

Although the writer is trying to put his best spin on this, it seriously looks as though the US may actually overtake the the UK as the big Surveillance Nation on this planet.


Tens of thousands of CCTV cameras, yet 80% of crime unsolved

Remember how we were told that the cameras were not about spying on ordinary citizens, but would prevent crime?

Well, that part about preventing crime hasn’t worked out.


Almost all CCTV systems are illegal, says expert

As many as 95% of CCTV systems in the UK are operating illegally, according to a CCTV expert. The revelation comes as new legislation is about to take effect in Scotland which could render even more systems illegal.


Big Brother is shouting at you


‘Big Brother’ might have seen your car

Did you drive on Interstate 35 in early September? Where were you going, and why? How many people were in the car with you? And by the way, how many people live in your house?

The Texas Department of Transportation wants to know — and a company it hired may have videotaped your license plate, then sent a survey to your home to find out.


Big Brother sugars the surveillance pill


Big Brother: Watching, Listening, Shouting And Firing X-Rays


Big Brother’s new toy: Another bloated gas bag watching you from the sky


New Law Gives Government Six Months to Turn Internet and Phone Systems into Permanent Spying Architecture

attention NSA: Decode THIS!


US spook calls for web map censorship

In the former USSR, maps were classified documents.

This demand for censoring maps does NOT affect our enemies, who have their own assets operating in real time. The maps on the web are usually very much outdated (as one example, the Google Earth photo of the Hawaii State Soundstages on Oahu is at least a year old and does not show new construction).

This is about keeping things secret from the American people, because the government is afraid of us.


Real Big Brother






439,000 snooping requests made

And 4,000 errors…

UK security and law enforcement agencies made nearly 439,000 requests to monitor people’s phone calls, emails and post during a 15-month period, the spying watchdog has revealed.

But nearly 4,000 errors in requests were also reported within the same period between 1 January 2005 and 31 March 2006, according to a report from the Interceptions of Communications Commissioner (ICC).


Bush orders NSA to snoop on US agencies

During Bush’s presidency, US citizens have come under an unprecedented spying regime. In addition to upping its focus on suspected criminals, the administration permitted a system for wiretapping the phone calls of Average Joes and Janes. The government is also funding specialized computers from companies such as Cray that can search through enormous databases at incredible speed. Ah, if only Stalin could see us now.

One has to wonder: have Bush and his cronies gone completely paranoid??


Even if they’re off, cellphones allow FBI to listen in


FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool

FBI can turn on the mic on your cell phone and eaves drop even with the phone is turned off.






Cellphone Tracking Powers on Request

Federal officials are routinely asking courts to order cellphone companies to furnish real-time tracking data so they can pinpoint the whereabouts of drug traffickers, fugitives and other criminal suspects, according to judges and industry lawyers.

In some cases, judges have granted the requests without requiring the government to demonstrate that there is probable cause to believe that a crime is taking place or that the inquiry will yield evidence of a crime. Privacy advocates fear such a practice may expose average Americans to a new level of government scrutiny of their daily lives.

« Most people don’t realize it, but they’re carrying a tracking device in their pocket, » said Kevin Bankston of the privacy advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation. « Cellphones can reveal very precise information about your location, and yet legal protections are very much up in the air. »

The bad guys can generally afford to hire people who can scramble the GPS signal to the point where those tracking them can’t really tell if they’re in Boston or Bangladesh. In fact, you can buy GPS jammers or if you are handy with tools, you can build one. So, once again the real criminals, like drug runners, terrorists and Congressmen, easily evade the new surveillance, but your life is a wide open book to the government.

Beyond that, this administration appears to be veering off the standard of « probable cause » into Code Napoleon Law, which means that a person is guilty until proven innocent.

Your phone calls are no longer private

Details of every phone call made in Britain will be available to the police and the Government from today.

Your hard drive can be searched without a warrant and without probable cause.

Coming Soon An X-ray Vision Gun

« We are still in the research stage but have conducted successful trials and the government is keen to test it. « It can detect bombs, contraband or people and will show up anything within a couple of metres. »

Can you find the Constitution with it?

US won’t tell Britons why they’re banned from travelling to Americal

British holidaymakers and businessmen banned from travelling to America under anti-terror laws will no longer have any right to know why they have been turned away.

The US Department of Homeland Security, set up following the September 11 attacks, last week applied for a blanket ban on disclosing the information it holds on Britons and other EU citizens.

And for those of you not banned from travel to the US, just please don’t right now.

Put the hospitality airline and related industries into such a state that their lobbyists are screaming in the ears of congress 24/7, relentlessly, to do something about restoring sanity to the business of travel, while keeping people safe.

Mind how you walk. It could be a crime

Lip Reading Surveillance Cameras To Stop Terror

Word on the street … they’re listening

Des millions de voyageurs secrètement mis en fiches depuis quatre ans

Airport Hustlers

Airport-style metal detectors to be used in UK schools

Yet another reason for thinking Britons to consider home-schooling their kids.


Airport to tag passengers

Airport security chiefs and efficiency geeks will be able to keep close tabs on airport passengers by tagging them with a high powered radio chip developed at the University of Central London.

People will be told to wear radio tags round their necks when they get to the airport. The tag would notify a computer system of their identity and whereabouts. The system would then track their activities in the airport using a network of high definition cameras.

One solution might be to require people to use their tags to get through gates placed throughout the airport, he said. Perhaps a little like a shepherd might gate off his pasture and check the tags on his sheep as they passed into this field

Coming to an airport, school, workplace, and home near you!

And you have to love that line in the last paragraph about using the tag as a shepherd uses a « shepherd’s gate »: that really says it all.

With full-body X-ray, a closer look at air travelers

Most passengers asked to submit to a full-body X-ray at Security Checkpoint B didn’t bat an eyelash. Nine in 10 gamely stepped up to a scanner about the size of a vending machine, placed their feet on the red footprints painted on the carpet, and raised their arms – all in the name of airport security.

« Friendly Skies »?

Not any more. Just don’t travel by air, period, end of discussion.

These processes are really not about keeping Americans more safe.

If this was a real objective of this administration, we would have something approximating a sane foreign policy, something which the members of this administration cannot seem to find with a flashlight and both hands.

The indignities this government has inflicted on its citizens regarding travel (strip-searching grandmothers with metal joints, etc.) is simply about getting the public condititioned to them; nothing more.

Travel only if you don’t mind being seen NAKED

For people who HAVE to travel, get used to it; you WILL be seen naked by some anonymous pervert at the TSA.

But the real damage will be to tourism. What family on vacation will want to come to the US now, knowing that at every airport, they are electronically forced to strip before the eyes of strangers.

And what investors will come to the US to start a business here, when they have to be so humiliated at the airports?

Travelers Beware: Homeland Security is Googling Your

We’ve all undoubtedly heard the warnings about being careful about the information we put online, as well as the stories of potential employers and college admissions and coaches checking up on people online through Google and social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. But here’s a new one for you: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is also using this information to check up on individuals entering the country. « They » are watching you, and « they » know what you’ve been up to.

U.S. drafts Holocaust denial resolution

To be followed by the « 9-11 denial resolution » which will punish everyone who does not accept the official story of 9-11, and the « Bush is a nice guy denial resolution » which will jail those who do not like the President, leaving the entire country to be supported by just 47 people.

UK: Labour will force everyone to give fingerprints at ID card interview centres

Ministers plan to force all adults to travel miles at their own expense to fingerprint scanning units so their details can go onto an identity card database. From 2009, everyone will have to attend one of 69 « interview centres », whose locations are revealed today for the first time.

That steady « thumpa-thumpa » sound the folks in the UK are hearing right now is George Orwell, turning over in his grave at mach 2 speed.

What the article doesn’t ask is, what happens to people who don’t choose to get the new ID cards?

Will they become « enemy combattants » of the UK, and put in permanent detention somewhere?

UK: MPs attack plan to give police access to ID card database

Tax on ‘peace and quiet’ revealed

Harry Potter and the Digital Fingerprints

Last year, we received a letter expressing surprise that many digital cameras embed their serial numbers (and other information) into every photo they take. A large number of photographers are apparently unaware of this possibility, although it’s not a secret and is described in some camera manuals (as well as digital photography tutorials and other documentation). It’s also possible to remove (or change) the EXIF tag data using photo-editing software.

FLASHBACK: Who’s Watching You in Your Hotel Room?

FCC approves Net-wiretapping taxes

Broadband providers and Internet phone companies will have to pick up the tab for the cost of building in mandatory wiretap access for police surveillance, federal regulators ruled Wednesday.

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to levy what likely will amount to wiretapping taxes on companies, municipalities and universities, saying it would create an incentive for them to keep costs down and that it was necessary to fight the war on terror. Universities have estimated their cost to be about $7 billion.

No, it will not be ‘broadband providers and Internet phone companies’ who will be paying for this: it will be the very citizens being wiretapped who will ultimately be paying for their own surveillance.

Big Microsoft Brother

Comcast Cameras to Start Watching You?

If you have some tinfoil handy, now might be a good time to fashion a hat. At the Digital Living Room conference today, Gerard Kunkel, Comcast’s senior VP of user experience, told me the cable company is experimenting with different camera technologies built into devices so it can know who’s in your living room.

Court temporarily OKs domestic spying

Dragonfly or Insect Spy? Scientists at Work on Robobugs.

I wondered why the mosquitos exploded when I swatted them!

Don’t like ID cards? Hand over your passport (UK)

Notice to citizens of the UK: that continuing thumping sound you’re now hearing, 24/7 is not some new construction; it’s George Orwell, turning over in his grave at Mach 4.

France Bans Laypeople From Reporting Violence

George Orwell, Big Brother is watching your house

Gonzales Wants ISPs to Save User Data

Google developing eavesdropping software

Government, Industry To Use Computer Microphones To Spy On 150 Million Americans

Google: Disabling the Politically Incorrect

Is Google Evil?

Internet Calls Subject To Phone Tapping

Companies that provide Internet phone service have just six days to meet a deadline from the Justice Department. By next Monday, they’ll have to make their systems easier to tap. That’s right — make it easier to secretly listen in on your phone calls, or face daily fines of $10,000 dollars.

Okay, all I ask is that President Bush’s phones be open to We The People (who after all paid for them in the first place) to listen in on as he does the job we pay him to do.

GPS Surveillance Creeps into Daily Life

If my bra is a threat to national security, we’re in big trouble

Maxtor drives contain password-stealing Trojans

Seagate Technology LLC has shipped Maxtor disk drives that contain Trojan horses that upload data to a pair of Chinese Web sites, the Taiwanese government’s security service warned this weekend.

The Investigation Bureau, a part of the Ministry of Justice that’s responsible for both internal security and foreign threats, said it suspected mainland China’s authorities were responsible for planting the malware on the drives at the factory. « The bureau said that the method of attack was unusual, adding that it suspected Chinese authorities were involved, » a story posted by the English-language Taipei Times reported Sunday. « Sensitive information may have already been intercepted by Beijing through the two Web sites, the bureau said. »

Media Cranks Up Hard Sell of Biometric and RFID Microchipped Future

Military shows off new ray gun

The military calls its new weapon an « active denial system, » but that’s an understatement. It’s a ray gun that shoots a beam that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire.

Coming to a police department near you……..

Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates

Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation show that the FBI has developed a capability to instantly wiretap almost any communications device in the country

New federal rules require companies to audit IMs

New type of Speed Cameras appearing

The system does not use instantaneous speed like the cameras we’re all familiar with, instead measuring the average speed of every vehicle over a distance of about a mile. How? By reading your license plates and matching them up camera-to-camera.

…. which also gives the government the means to track your every move.

‘Secret clause lets Shin Bet get data from cell phone firms’

SECURITY CAMERA PLAYERS

There are a young group of people who call themselves the New York Surveillance Camera Players: With cameras being mounted in cities, highways, small towns, stores, parking lots etc, they decided to put on different skits or inform the CAMERA of their comings and goings (note this has taken hold in Europe) See:

Australia: ‘Super prison’ to be unveiled

Speed camera fines used to buy plasma TVs and T-shirts

Web Tool Said to Offer Way Past the Government Censor

Droguer les enfants, le marché lucratif et débile de Big Pharma

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Droguer les enfants, le marché lucratif et débile de Big Pharma

Droguer les enfants, le marché lucratif et débile de Big Pharma. Sans compter les effets secondaires qui peuvent mener jusqu’à la mort. N’oubliez pas que les médicaments administrés sous surveillance du docteur dans les hôpitaux aux États-Unis tuent 100 000 par année, comparé aux 11 000 que causent les drogues illicites. Soyez informés et critiques. Posez des questions. Soyez intelligents et intuitifs.


Drugging Children

The radical news organizations (NBC & CBS News😉 investigate and find that kids, including toddlers (!) are being given powerful psychotropic drugs in order to manage their behavior. Instead of providing human care, we are drugging these children because it is cheaper (in the short term, but not the long term) and because it is very lucrative for the pharmaceutical companies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISFPJL66p4c



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Une Réponse to “les nouvelles internationales”

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